Author: Pam Schipper

Around Town

Reforestation Planned for Lake Varuna On Jan. 23, 7 p.m. at Rachel Carson Elementary School, the city of Gaithersburg invites the community to learn about and comment on the proposed Reforestation Project Plan for Lake Varuna. The goal of reforestation…

City Scene

Update on Pepco’s Request for Rate Increase On Jan. 7, the Public Service Commission (PSC) granted the City’s Petition to Intervene in Pepco’s latest rate case. PSC also set the hearing schedule for the case, with hearings to be held…

Ton of Fun Kicks Off at Fleet Feet

Sometimes all it takes is a little encouragement and motivation. If you can throw some fun in there, you just might have the right formula for weight loss success. That’s what the more than 120 people enrolled in Fleet Feet…

School Bus Safety Heightened

On Jan. 2, Montgomery County Police (MCP) and Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) launched a new enforcement program aimed at reducing the number of motorists who illegally pass stopped school buses with activated flashing red lights. Five camera-equipped buses hit…

School Notes

QO Alum Awarded Music Scholarship Leah Senseney, a Quince Orchard High School graduate who is currently a sophomore at St. Mary’s College of Maryland, was recently awarded the Christine C. Cihlar Memorial Music Scholarship. Established in 1994 by Fred Rippy…

The Backstory on the Backstage Comedy by John Morogiello

When Playwright John Morogiello started writing in third grade, it was on his mother’s old manual typewriter that he had found in the back of a closet. He set to work embellishing “F Troop” episodes, shown on Channel 11 in…

The Magic Behind the Dancing Lights

If you stopped by Mikel and Linda Draghici’s house at 202 Little Quarry Road this December, you were no doubt mesmerized by 10,000-plus lights dancing to hip Christmas tunes like “Christmas Eve in Sarajevo” by the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, “Last Christmas”…

‘Blame It on Beckett’ Opens at Arts Barn

“Blame it on Beckett” does for playwrights and dramaturges what “A Chorus Line” did for actors and dancers. With heart, comedy and acerbic wit, not to mention great doses of anxiety, it reveals a play’s harrowing journey to the stage…

Around Town

Christmas on the Run Fleet Feet Sports held its annual Christmas Carol Fun Run and Walk on Thursday, Dec. 19. More than 70 participants ran from restaurant to restaurant throughout Kentlands, stopping to sing a carol to diners at each…

City Scene

Gaithersburg Library Grand Reopening On Jan. 4 at 9:30 a.m., the Gaithersburg Library at the corner of Montgomery Village Avenue and Lost Knife Road holds its grand reopening ceremony. Explore the library and enjoy special programming throughout the day, provided…