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Photo | Pam Schipper

QOP NEWS QOP’s Independence Day Parade & Festival Draws Community Together On a picture-perfect Saturday morning beneath gorgeous blue skies, families gathered at the Quince Orchard Park Community Center with red-white-and-blue decorated bicycles, wagons, scooters and strollers for the community’s…

The Park Pages

Photo | Mac Kennedy

The Winter Walk pond is now ready for summer. Repairs to the pond fountain, which were delayed due to a special-ordered part, were completed Monday, June 14.

QOP NEWS Sidewalk/Concrete Repairs Delayed The City of Gaithersburg Street Maintenance Division is understaffed, as several employees left to pursue other career opportunities, according to David Arthur, streets and special projects supervisor. As soon as new staff are hired, repairs…

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Photo | Pam Schipper

The QOP pool opened for the summer on Saturday, May 28, and residents enjoyed seeing the pool house makeover—no-mold Palmalite flooring, new paint, new bathroom partitions 
and more.

Clubhouse Expansion Plans on Track The City of Gaithersburg Planning Commission approved plans for the Quince Orchard Park Clubhouse expansion on Wednesday, May 18. The 782-square-foot addition to the clubhouse expands the fitness room out 17. The new outer wall…

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Photo | Christine Darton-Henrichsen, potshots by Christine

The Stake family and new QOP Board member Daniel Lowery (second from left) joined other residents on April 16 for Quince Orchard Park’s Community Clean-up Day.

QOP NEWS Board Member Elected, Two Appointed At the April 12 Quince Orchard Park annual meeting, Yue Liu was elected to fill one open Board position with 48 votes. A software engineer, Liu submitted an advance application to run for…

The Park Pages

Photo | Christine Darton-Henrichsen, potshots by Christine

Cherry blossoms bloom near the Quince Orchard Park pond.

QOP News Signs of Spring The management company has been working to refresh the neighborhood after a long winter. Expect more landscaping and tree pruning, as well as the return of bubbling fountains in Quince Orchard Park ponds and Mill…

Police Blotter

Burglaries On 12/26/2015 at 12:38 p.m., a residential burglary was reported in the 200 block of Chestertown Street. An unknown suspect(s) entered an unlocked garage and removed property. On 12/24/2015 at 11:44 p.m., a residential burglary was reported in the…

Your Views

Resident Concerns About Quince Orchard Retaining Wall I am rereading the article “Living on the Edge” in THE TOWN COURIER for the fifth time. I take “Living on the Edge” to mean both the physical danger of the wall falling…