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Residents Question Reforestation Project

For 21 years, the National Arbor Day Foundation has named Gaithersburg a “Tree City USA” but a new reforestation project is under fire from neighboring residents. A contractor working for the city of Gaithersburg planted hundreds of trees and shrubs…

Rockafellas Welcomes Sports Fans and Families

When father and son Bill and Matthew Tempchin were looking for a new space to open a family-friendly sports bar, a few things stood out about the former Fuddrucker’s restaurant on Darnestown Road. For one, the location was appealing. “We…

To Cook or Not to Cook, That Is the Question

With Thanksgiving fast approaching, people in the area are deciding whether they want to host Thanksgiving Day dinner or visit friends and family across the region. Those people who are not interested in cooking or traveling on the holiday now…

A New Holiday Tradition: “The Happy Elf”

“The Happy Elf,” a musical based on the song by Harry Connick Jr., is on stage at Montgomery College’s Robert E. Parrilla Performing Arts Center now through Nov. 28. Connick, who visited Rockville for the first time to watch the…

Lakelands Clubhouse Burglary

An estimated 20 kids broke into the Lakelands Clubhouse Halloween night and used it to host a party. According to Gaithersburg Police Officer Dan Lane, the juveniles entered the building through an unlocked window. A Lakelands T. Cooper Security Guard…

Speed Camera Fire Near Kentlands

Montgomery County fire investigators are trying to determine who set a fixed-pole, speed camera control box on fire sometime after 2 a.m. at Quince Orchard Road and McDonald Chapel Drive across from the Kentlands community on November 1. Captain Oscar…

Governor Surprises QOHS Fans

Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley surprised parents, teachers and administrators by dropping in on the Quince Orchard High football game on October 29. Sporting a red Cougars sweatshirt, he posed for photos with the presidents of the junior and senior classes.…

Halloween Rocks Festival

Winnie the Pooh and Tigger were spotted at the Halloween Rocks festival this afternoon in Kentlands along with their even cuter mini-versions. Although we didn’t spot Eeyore and Piglet, there were thousands of other trick or treaters playing games, dancing…