Author: Pam Schipper

Award-Winning Karousel Plays Kentlands Under the Lights

Photo | Submitted (L to R) Luke Jordan, Maya Ronick, Sammy Krimstein, Maddie Aponte and Jake Husted perform on June 15 at Kentlands Under the Lights.

The five members of Karousel—Maya Ronick (guitar and vocals), Luke Jordan (bass and vocals), Sammy Krimstein (lead guitar and vocals), Maddie Aponte (keys and vocals) and Jack Husted (drums and vocals)—shone at Kentlands Under the Lights on June 15. Taking…

Assignment Education

Photo | Rachel Carson Elementary School PTA Randy Aleshevich, vice principal at Rachel Carson Elementary, does the floss at the fifth-grade promotion ceremony on June 7. Mr. Aleshevich will be principal intern at Ronald McNair Elementary School in Germantown next year. Ronald McNair Assistant Principal Amanda Dali will join the administration at Rachel Carson next year.

MCPS Honors Retirees The Board of Education and Superintendent Jack R. Smith honored 652 retirees at the MCPS annual retirement recognition ceremony and reception on June 6 at Richard Montgomery High School. Certificates of appreciation were presented to the retirees…

Shop Talk

Update on Kentlands Market Square Caren Garfield, Kimco director of development, updated the Mayor and City Council and Planning Commission June 17 on improvements to Kentlands Market Square. “The paseo is completed with the exception of some final plantings and…

Arts & Entertainment Briefs

Harmonious Art Group Through June 23, Activity Center at Bohrer Park Artists exhibit work in traditional and contemporary Chinese styles. Free. How the Other Half Loves’ Through June 23, 8 p.m. Fri. & Sat., 2 p.m. Sun., Arts Barn in…

Around Town

Arts Barn to Close for Energy Upgrade The Arts Barn will be closed from Aug. 5 through Sept. 13 for capital improvements. These include an energy upgrade.  Current equipment was installed in 2000, and according to the City of Gaithersburg,…

City Scene

Work to Start Mid-July for Discovery Park The Mayor and City Council formally approved the Discovery Park project on June 17, awarding the contract to Patriot Construction from Dunkirk, Maryland. “The tentative start date for the park is mid-July 2019,…

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…