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Schwarz Named City Planning Division Chief

Photo | City of Gaithersburg

Trudy Schwarz, new city planning division chief, has worked for the City of Gaithersburg since 1978.

Community Planning Manager Trudy M. Schwarz has been named to the position of Gaithersburg planning division chief, filling the vacancy left by Marty Matsen who has accepted the position of community development director for the City of Bozeman, Montana. Matsen’s last day was Oct. 19. Gaithersburg’s planning division…

The Park Pages

Photo | Mac Kennedy

Homes in Quince Orchard Park are ready for Halloween.

QOP NEWS Annual Halloween Bash in Limbo While it’s fun to dress up as ghosts, vampires, zombies and all manner of the undead for Halloween, the demise of Quince Orchard Park’s Halloween Bash for lack of volunteers would not be…

QO Sports Roundup

Girls’ Varsity Soccer 10.10.2016 v. Magruder, 6-0, win 10.13.2016 v. Richard Montgomery, 1-2, loss Boys’ Varsity Soccer 10.10.2016 v. Magruder, 5-1, win 10.13.2016 v. Richard Montgomery, 3-0, win Varsity Field Hockey 10.7.2016 v. Northwest, 2-1, win 10.10.2016 v. B-CC, 4-0,…

The Park Pages

Photo | Mac Kennedy

Construction on the Quince Orchard Park Clubhouse began as planned the week of Sept. 19.

QOP NEWS Let’s Get Physical: Renovations Begin to Clubhouse Construction on the clubhouse started as planned during the week of Sept. 19. Approximately $400,000 will be spent to double the size of the fitness room. All of the fitness equipment…

Police Blotter

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A severe storm wreaked havoc in Montgomery County on Sept. 7.  This Washingtonian Woods home was hit by lightning and engulfed in flames.

Lightning Strikes Washingtonian Woods Home Around 6 p.m. on Sept. 7, a home on the 200 block of Midsummer Drive was struck by lightning. According to Montgomery County Fire & Rescue Service reports, the attic quickly caught fire. One occupant…

The Park Pages

Photos | Pam Schipper

Nearly 20 dogs enjoyed the last hour of the Quince Orchard Park pool season at the community’s annual Labor Day Pet Swim, organized by Board Treasurer Victor Liau and his wife, Camilla Kuo.

QOP NEWS Play, Dogs, Play It was a dog party. Big dogs, little dogs, black dogs and white dogs—all came to the Quince Orchard Park pool Sept. 5 to close down the pool season in style. The Labs, Irish Setter…

The Park Pages

QOP NEWS Clubhouse Expansion to Begin Building permits have been approved by the City of Gaithersburg for expansion of the clubhouse fitness room. Ultra Company will begin construction soon. You will see preparatory work at the clubhouse between now and…

Register Now for the Kentlands/Lakelands 5K

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This course map includes information on road closings and parking.

Online registration closes Sept. 2 for the 23rd Annual Kentlands/Lakelands 5K Run, Walk and Kids Fun Runs, scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 3. The popular chip-timed Run/Walk, limited to the first 1,500 registrants, may sell out. Early online registration is encouraged. The…