Author: Pam Schipper

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Children at Shaare Torah Help Those in Need In late November, Shaare Torah Congregation children prepared Thanksgiving baskets for needy families in the Gaithersburg area. Children in the religious school brought in food, baked brownies, assembled baskets and wrote Thanksgiving/Hanukkah…

Stephen Fearing Drives Home Beauty of Singer Songwriter Series

You’re not alone. The following 1,500 words or so that attempt to reflect the fascinating journey of Canadian Stephen Fearing and his beautiful music will come down to this. These three words will also sum up the importance of the…

Assignment Education

QOHS Wins on NBC’s “It’s Academic” In a competition against Edison, Gonzaga and West Springfield high schools, Quince Orchard High School’s Academic Team won by a comfortable margin, according to Joshua Schuman, QO Academic Team sponsor. The competition that was…

Arts & Entertainment

Winter Lights Festival Nov. 29-Dec. 31, 6-9 p.m. Sundays-Thursdays, 6-10 p.m. Fridays & Saturdays Closed to cars Dec. 2 & 9; closed to all on Dec. 25, Seneca Creek State Park Drive 3.5 miles through a winter wonderland of 365…

Star Diner Stays in Business With Chapter 11

When Marty Kobrin signed his lease with Beatty Management Company in 2000, the economy was booming and the 3,795-square-foot space, built in 1999, was almost brand new. His rent was set appropriately. When the economy slowed in 2009, Kobrin found…

Assignment Education

County Leaders Ask for More School Construction Funds At an Oct. 31 event at Julius West Middle School, Montgomery County School Board President Christopher Barclay and Superintendent Joshua Starr joined a group of state and county leaders in asking the…

Carol Sher Lives Life With a Bit of a Giggle

Meet Lulu and Mew, the incorrigibly fun girlfriend and her faithful sidekick cat. Lulu is your sister, daughter, mother, aunt, cousin or friend—or the BFF you wish you had. “I started drawing Lulu when I was about 10 years old,”…

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Veterans Day at Kentlands Manor On a picture-perfect Veterans Day, 18 men and one woman who had served in World War II through the Vietnam War were honored by Kentlands Manor staff and their fellow residents. Michael Baniak, Quince Orchard…

Arts & Entertainment

Sugarloaf Crafts Festival Nov. 22-24, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday & Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Montgomery County Fairgrounds, Gaithersburg More than 400 top artisans sell unique creations—jewelry, clothing, ceramics, fine art and more. Admission is $10 for adults, and children…

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2014 Montgomery County Master Gardener’s Training Program Plan ahead and enroll now for the popular Master Gardeners Training Program. The registration deadline for the Jan. 21, 2014 through March 7, 2014 class is Dec. 31. Faculty and staff of the…