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City Scene

Watkins Mill Interchange Ahead of Schedule According to the city’s Office of Economic Development, the Watkins Mill Interchange project is proceeding ahead of schedule. The project is now 83 percent complete and is scheduled to be finished in summer 2020.…

Shop Talk

Photo | Jodi Rapaport It was a dark and stormy night, but thanks to local shopkeepers, area kids and their parents were able to trick the weather and collect some great treats in Kentlands Downtown. Pictured is My Big Finds owner Jodi Rapaport passing out candy.

Foundry Fitness Supports The Tree House Foundry Fitness, 205 Market St. West, teamed up with The Tree House Child Advocacy Center this month with their first-ever Thanksgiving Charity Food Drive. Fitness studio members donated baskets full of non-perishable items and…

Shop Talk

Occasions Gift Store Grand Opening This Saturday Lakelands resident Stephanie Menick is opening another location for her Occasions Gift Store, this one close to home. The 113 Market St. store in Kentlands Market Square will celebrate its grand opening this…

Fade to Black

The problem with working at home is that when weird things happen, there is no one around to dissect the situation with. And so it was every afternoon at slightly after 12 p.m. when the satellite would just stop working.…

Arts and Entertainment Briefs

Photo | Marylou Bono Local artists participated in the Oktoberfest Plein Aire Paint Out on Oct. 13. They are (L to R) Jim Rolfes, a member of the Gaithersburg Fine Arts Association (GFFA) and the Gaithersburg Cultural Arts Advisory Committee; Matt Baker, a member of GFAA and Gaithersburg Artist Collective; and Janet Belich, a Kentlands resident and member of the Baltimore Watercolor Society.

Latino Art League Exhibition Through Oct. 28, Bohrer Park Contemporary art featuring Latino artists in the greater D.C. area. ‘The New Wave’ Solo Art Exhibit Through Oct. 31 The Framer’s Choice Gallery, 402 Main St. This solo art exhibition features…

Park Pages

Halloween Party at the Clubhouse Next Saturday QOP’s annual Halloween treat will return on Saturday, Oct. 26 with a monster bash at the clubhouse, 5 to 7 p.m. According to Fran Gianaris, QOP resident and real estate agent sponsoring the…

Remembering Dr. Maria Annette Cook Hayes

Dr. Maria Annette Cook Hayes, 57, mother and dear friend to many, passed peacefully on September 12, 2019 at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital, Rockville, MD. She had spent 58 days battling complications from an undiagnosed brain AVM. Although Maria grew…

Quince Orchard Unbeaten But Wants to Get Better

Photo | Mac Kennedy QO’s Ryan Barnes (no. 11) tackles a Gaithersburg ball carrier while teammate Frank Yagaka (no. 22) comes flying in to help. Barnes returned an interception for a touchdown during the Sept. n QO FOOTBALL continues on page 15 20 game.

The defending state champion Quince Orchard football team has reached the point in their season where their toughest competition is with themselves and the goal of each game is not just winning, but also getting better. After winning their last…

Kentlands Starbucks Hosts Coffee with a Cop

Photo | Lilly Price Lieutenant Ian Clark covers Gaithersburg for the Montgomery County Police Department.

Montgomery County Police officers gathered at Starbucks in Kentlands Tuesday to participate in the fourth annual national “Coffee with a Cop” day. Officers mingled, chatted and hung out with community members, even served coffee behind the counter, in an initiative…