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Photo | Syl Sobel At a recent council meeting, Gaithersburg Mayor Jud Ashman and City Council honored the 2017 Quince Orchard football team for an outstanding season that saw the Cougars finish with a 12-2 record and runner-up in the Maryland 4A state championship.

Photo | Syl Sobel
At a recent council meeting, Gaithersburg Mayor Jud Ashman and City Council honored the 2017 Quince Orchard football team for an outstanding season that saw the Cougars finish with a 12-2 record and runner-up in the Maryland 4A state championship.

New City Park Planned

Learn about the new city park planned for Orchard Ridge Drive, between Great Seneca Highway and Mill Greene Avenue, on Wednesday, March 7, 7 p.m. at the Quince Orchard Park Clubhouse, 515 Highland Ridge Ave. The architect, engineers and city staff will present the park design and project timeline.

Persiano Gallery Moves to Rockville

Longtime Kentlands business Persiano Gallery closed its doors in Kentlands this week after a year of reducing inventory and preparing customers for the move. Owner John Hashempour said that some wondered about the long transition and continuing promotions, but this was part of his long-term plan to manage the business wisely and let his customers get used to the furniture gallery’s new Rockville location.

“I want to thank the people of Kentlands,” Hashempour said. “I started 18 years ago with no experience and the people in Kentlands gave me the chance, they taught me with their taste. … I became a designer and I am very grateful.”

Hashempour invited Kentlands customers to visit Persiano in Rockville at Persiano Furniture and Interiors and Persiano Rug at 1598 Rockville Pike and Persiano Furniture Outlet at 1560 Rockville Pike. “We have more variety and product,” he said of the Rockville locations. The Rockville furniture outlet is the first luxury furniture outlet for the area, he added.

Customers are also encouraged to visit the Persiano Furniture Outlet at Hagerstown Premium Outlets. Open weekends only, this store is as big as the Kentlands location, Hashempour said.
For more information, visit persianogallery.com or call 240.426.2066.

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