Author: Pam Schipper

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…

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,…

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,…

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…