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QOP NEWS Quince Orchard Park Shines With Holiday Cheer Just before Christmas, the QOP Board selected this year’s winners of the annual Holiday Home Decorating Contest. They are 736 Summer Walk Drive (first place), 334 Winter Walk Drive (second place),…

Permit Required to Use Main Street Pavilion and Park

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This “Permit Required for Organized Programs and Activities” sign was recently posted at the Main Street Pavilion and Park.

Denise Kayser, the City of Gaithersburg Arts and Events division chief, explained the need for new signs erected at the Main Street Pavilion and Park in an email to The Town Courier. “Privately organized activities held in City parks require…

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QOP NEWS Color Me Wonderful The Quince Orchard Clubhouse renovation continues. Roof trusses should arrive near the end of the year. Upon arrival, they will be measured in place and roofing will begin. In the meantime, colors for the exterior…

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Quince Orchard Park ponds offer a peaceful respite.

QOP NEWS Fish Are Our Friends An important measure of a pond’s health is the fish and other wildlife it supports. In Quince Orchard Park, our mature ponds are rich with fish. They are oases for residents and wildlife alike…

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QOP NEWS Status of Pond 1 Fountain The fountain at Pond 1 off Winter Walk Drive is not working because an impeller inside the motor has malfunctioned. The Board will discuss fixing or replacing the fountain at its Nov. 1…

Schwarz Named City Planning Division Chief

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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…

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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,…