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Get Ready for the 26th Annual Oktoberfest

Photo | City of Gaithersburg

Prost! Don’t miss this year’s Tap & Taste at the Main Street Pavilion.

By Kira Sansone Grab your lederhosen, don that dirndl—the 26th annual Oktoberfest at the Kentlands is here. On Sunday, Oct. 8, noon to 5 p.m., the popular community event will take over Kentlands Market Square, Kentlands Village Green, the grounds…

Arts & Entertainment

Compiled by Kira Sansone ‘Escapes’ Through Oct. 23, Kentlands Mansion and Arts Barn This invitational landscape exhibit features the work of eight artists. Latino Art League Through Nov. 12, Activity Center at Bohrer Park This exhibit celebrates National Hispanic Heritage…

The Park Pages

Photo | Brent Pernak 

A beautiful sky shines above Vistas and Quince Orchard Park.

QOP NEWS Spooktacular Halloween Celebration Planned Francesca Gianaris and Charles Wilson of RE/MAX Metropolitan Realty in the Kentlands are sponsoring a Halloween Celebration at the Quince Orchard Park Community Center on Saturday, Oct. 28, 5 to 7 p.m. Families are…

Bus #201 Offers Convenient Run to BWI Marshall

By Kira Sansone Although the holidays may seem far away, it’s never too early to start planning for travel during the busiest time of the year. The Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) #201 bus offers services from the Gaithersburg Park and…

Getting to and From School Safely

Photo | Mac Kennedy

Local law enforcement are adding special school bus enforcement patrols to safeguard student safety this month.

Police are focusing on ensuring the safety of students as they travel to and from school each day. Maryland State Police are stressing bus safety for motorists, and Montgomery County Police released great tips for walking safely to school. State…

Police Blotter

Residential Burglary On Sept. 3 at 5:58 p.m., a residential burglary was reported in the 200 block of Firehouse Lane. Known suspect entered the residence but removed no property. On Sept. 2 at 10:20 p.m., a residential burglary was reported…

The Park Pages

Photo | Pam Schipper

Doggy Swim is planned for the last day of the pool season, Sept. 4. Please volunteer for this yappy event.

MedImmune Neighbors Visit With Board Rebecca Einhorn, director of external communications & community affairs, Martin Sharpless, project director, and Patrick Miller, project manager, attended QOP’s Aug. 8 Board meeting to discuss MedImmune’s new Discovery Meadows Child Care Center on Orchard…

Correction – June 30 Issue

In the June 30 issue of the Courier, two errors ran in the article “Find Your New Beginning With Retirement Coach Fran Randolph.” Fran Randolph attended the Coaches Training Institute, where she earned a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach®  (CPCC) certification from…

Photos | Pam Schipper

Patriotism and community spirit was on display at the QOP Independence Day celebration.

QOP NEWS Community’s Annual Independence Day Celebration Shines On a beautifully sunny, if humid, Saturday, July 1, Quince Orchard Park residents turned out in force to celebrate patriotism and community spirit. After brief remarks by City Council Vice President Neil…