Author: Pam Schipper

Assignment Education

Photo | Submitted The Quince Orchard High Class of 2019 graduated on Friday, May 31 at D.A.R. Constitution Hall. More than 10,500 MCPS students will receive diplomas this year.

School Counselor of the Year at QO David Mullaney, school counselor at Quince Orchard High school, was recognized as a 2019 School Counselor of the Year by the Montgomery County Board of Education on May 30. Mullaney was one of…

City Scene

Photo | Pam Schipper The Boy Scouts of America Troop 457 presents the colors at the May 25 opening ceremony for Flags for our Heroes, held at Bohrer Park.

Rotary Clubs, City Sponsor Flags for Our Heroes Every Memorial Day weekend, beginning in 2014, Bohrer Park has been transformed by a patriotic sea of eight-foot flags. The flags honor members of the military, police, firefighters, teachers, coaches, mentors and…

Around Town

Photo | Submitted Alex Stavitsky-Zeineddin and Brent Pernak won Best of Show and First Place for their video “Kentlands & Lakelands, Gaithersburg, Maryland” in the MDDC Press Association contest.

Courier Staff Win MDDC Press Awards Producer and reporter Alex Stavitsky-Zeineddin and Videographer/Drone Photographer Brent Pernak won Best of Show for their feature video “Kentlands & Lakelands, Gaithersburg, Maryland,” which focuses on the award-winning New Urbanist community as it experiences…

The Park Pages

Celebrate the end of the school year by going “Into the Spider-Verse” at the QOP pool. This first Summer Movie Night brings a screening of “Spider-Man” on June 15, 8:30 p.m. Popcorn is provided.

Lap Swim Replaces Adult Swim at QOP Pool To comply with the Federal Fair Housing Act, Adult Swim has been replaced with Lap Swim this summer. Adult Swim discriminates against youth. Adult Swim time is illegal in all pools owned…

Shop Talk

Photo | Submitted Construction of the paseo linking Market Street to Commerce Place should be finished by June.

New Businesses Coming Soon to Kentlands Market Square Kimco’s Kentlands Market Square $23.1 million redevelopment is well underway. Three new leases were recently announced: Berries & Bowls, Brews and Barrels and Goldfish Swim School. In total, eight businesses are anticipated…

Arts and Entertainment Briefs

‘Water’ Gallery Exhibition May 17-July 14; Artist Reception June 1, 1-3 p.m. • Arts Barn See paintings, mixed media, photography and glass. Free. Harmonious Art Group Through June 23; Reception May 19 • Activity Center at Bohrer Park Artists exhibit…

Around Town

Photo | Pam Schipper Jodi Rapaport, owner of My Big Finds, and her daughter, Madelyn Fox, were one of the local businesses and main organizer at the Afternoon Tea, held on Saturday, May 11 in Kentlands Market Square. The event was sponsored by Kimco Realty.

Kingfish Celebrate 25 Years Kentlands residents are invited to a 25th-season kickoff event, “Kentlands Celebrates 25 Years of Kingfish” on June 1, 5 p.m. on the Kentlands Clubhouse lawn. You’ll find a DJ, food trucks, games and inflatables. The evening…

SIUMC Awards Dream It, Be It Scholarships

Photo | Pam Schipper Young women in the Dream It, Be It: Career Support for Girls program were recognized at the Soroptimist International of Upper Montgomery County (SIUMC) 55th Annual Gala Fundraiser.

Ten Quince Orchard High School and six Gaithersburg High School scholarship winners were recognized at the Soroptimist International of Upper Montgomery County (SIUMC) 55th Annual Gala Fundraiser on Sunday, April 28, held at the Gaithersburg Hilton. The young women were…

Capitol Benefits a ‘Top 50 Great Places to Work’

Photo | Pam Schipper Capitol Benefits celebrated being named in Washingtonian Magazine’s “Top 50 Great Places to Work” with a catered breakfast and day at MGM National Harbor on April 18.

The day the embargo was lifted, Kelly Grossberg—and most of the Capitol Benefits team—climbed the stairs to the independent insurance agency’s second floor office on Main Street and got an awesome surprise. A banner at the top of the stairs…