June 2019 - From the Mayor

June 17, 2019

The Town’s 125th Anniversary celebration at Kensington Cabin Park on June 2nd was a wonderful event celebrating the Town’s history, and I would like to thank Gary Ditto and Julie O’Malley of the Kensington Historical Society for organizing the days activities. I would also like to thank Boy Scout Troop 439, the Kensington Volunteer Fire Department, Kensington CAN!, Friends of Old Time Banjo, The Kensington Parkwood Choir and Instrumental Group, and the Friends of Warner Circle for…

May 2019 - From the Mayor

May 16, 2019

The Town’s 125th Anniversary celebration will continue Sunday, June 2, 1 – 4 pm, at Kensington Cabin Park (10000 Kensington Parkway). This is a great opportunity to celebrate the Town with your family and neighbors by learning about local history and checking out the newly restored Mayor Jayne H. Plank Kensington Cabin Park Activity Building. The event will also include live music, activities and games, and free hotdogs. I want to thank the Kensington Historical Society for organizing the…

April 2019 - From the Mayor

April 17, 2019

I would like to acknowledge the 125thAnniversary Committee: Nicole Andrews (Chair); Judy Beach-Uhlman (Co-Chair); Gloria Capron; Dawn Frattarelli; Megan Griggs; Kyle Richards; Angelika Stablow; Katherine Wood; and Council Member Duane Rollins. The Committee did a wonderful job planning this fabulous event and I continue to receive compliments from Residents who have expressed a desire to hold a similar event sooner than later. If you were not able to attend our formal event on April 6th, the…

February 2019 - From the Mayor

March 11, 2019

The Council and I have been receiving many questions of late with regards to a number of development projects that have been presented to the Town. The process for evaluating these projects actually began in 2008 when County Planning took steps to update our 30-year-old Sector Plan. This was a lengthy process that involved the Town Council, Town Residents, and the surrounding Kensington Community. Adopted by the County Council in 2012, the Kensington and Vicinity Sector Plan placed parameters…

December 2018 - From the Mayor

November 30, 2018

December 2018 – Around Town Journal Aside from Safeway and Strosniders, when was the last time you shopped local? With a thriving business district, along with a new bakery (Metropolitan Avenue) and Knowles Station set to open in early 2019, we are very fortunate to have so many local shopping options. In fact, if you have not had the chance to ‘Explore’ Kensington’s businesses of late, I would encourage all to attend Antique Row’s annual Holiday Open House on Friday, December…

October 2018 - From the Mayor

October 26, 2018

October 2018 Around Town Journal We recently installed new Wayfinding signs along Connecticut, Armory, Howard, and Metropolitan Avenues to help direct visitors to our Historic Business District, along with other points of interest. Also, you may have noticed that we have temporarily removed our Gateway signs, which are currently being refurbished and will be back by Thanksgiving. The ‘I Found it in Kensington’ campaign officially kicked-off on October 22nd and will run through…

September 2018

October 8, 2018

September 2018 Around Town Journal How do you know when it has been a busy weekend in Kensington. Count the number of portable restrooms scattered about the Town. September 22nd was another busy Saturday in the life of our small Town as we welcomed hundreds (if not thousands) of people from surrounding communities to multiple events throughout the day. Streets started to close at 7 am in preparation of the 25th Annual Kensington 8K Race, the Farmers Market opened at 9 am, and the Kensington…

June 2018 - From the Mayor

June 28, 2018

June 2018 Around Town Journal Thank you again for the opportunity to serve as your Mayor for a second term following the June 4, 2018 Town Election. The last two years has been a wonderful experience and I am proud that we have been able to accomplish many of the goals that I set out within my first term. I expect that the next two years will be exciting as well, especially with a number of redevelopment projects on the horizon. With this in mind, I continue to ask that both residents and…

May 2018 – From the Mayor

June 6, 2018

The Town staff and I are working with Actualize Studio on the final touches of our new TOK.MD.GOV website. The new website should launch the first week of June, and we hope that you find it informative and user friendly. The new site will allow residents, and the business community, to submit service request forms, apply and pay for permits online, and will have ADA and mobile accessibility. I would also like to thank Council Member Conor Crimmins for his yeoman’s work to guide this project…

April 2018 Around Town Journal

April 23, 2018

  April 2018 Around Town Journal The Town will be hosting in cooperation with McCaffery Interests, the developer for the proposed Solera Senior Living project, a Community Meeting at Town Hall on Thursday, May 3rd, beginning at 7 pm. The Architect for the project will present a re-designed concept plan for the north façade of the building, along with new drawings of the south façade (including day and evening views), and an update for the transition between the two existing…

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