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Winter Lights Festival Nov. 29-Dec. 31, 6-9 p.m. Sundays-Thursdays, 6-10 p.m. Fridays & Saturdays Closed to cars Dec. 2 & 9; closed to all on Dec. 25, Seneca Creek State Park Drive 3.5 miles through a winter wonderland of 365…

Police Say Cameras Are Saving Lives

Photo | Phil Fabrizio

A traffic camera at Education Boulevard enforces safe speed near Gaithersburg High School.

Speed cameras might be annoying, but they have curtailed speeding and saved lives, according to Sgt. Scott Scarff of the Gaithersburg Police Department’s traffic unit. Scarf recounted the origins and accomplishments of the Safe Speed Program on Nov. 6, a…

Clongen Labs Opens in Gaithersburg

Photo | Karen O’Keefe

Dr. Ahmed Kilani, founder and president of Clongen Laboratories and Quince Orchard Park resident, celebrates the grand opening of the lab’s new facility on Nov. 7 with Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett, Gaithersburg Mayor Sidney Katz and many others.

On Nov. 7, county and Gaithersburg officials joined lobbyists, scientists, businesspeople and others to celebrate the opening in Gaithersburg of the new home of Clongen Laboratories. The lab’s relocation to Gaithersburg is significant because Clongen is a business that has…

Star Diner Stays in Business With Chapter 11

Photo | Phil Fabrizio

(Left to right) Star Diner owners Marty and Sharon Kobrin with their baby Charley enjoy Saturday morning at the restaurant with longtime employees Fernando Argaez and Carmen Fleites.

When Marty Kobrin signed his lease with Beatty Management Company in 2000, the economy was booming and the 3,795-square-foot space, built in 1999, was almost brand new. His rent was set appropriately. When the economy slowed in 2009, Kobrin found…

A Sweet Success

Photo | Phil Fabrizio

Meghan Lisle and Brooke Eyrich have cooked up $1,500 for St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital by selling homemade cookies through their charity business, M&B’s Cookie Jar.

Like typical parents of a teen would, the Eyrichs and Lisles regarded their daughters’ plan for charity fundraising as half-baked at best. And as any typical teen would, the two girls used that lackluster reaction as part of their motivation…

Shop Talk

Whether your extended family is coming to town for Thanksgiving or you’re staying home with your family, Kentlands has plenty to offer. We compiled a list of special things that area restaurants and shops have to offer for the holiday.…

Around Town

Veterans Day at Kentlands Manor On a picture-perfect Veterans Day, 18 men and one woman who had served in World War II through the Vietnam War were honored by Kentlands Manor staff and their fellow residents. Michael Baniak, Quince Orchard…

Arts & Entertainment

Sugarloaf Crafts Festival Nov. 22-24, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday & Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Montgomery County Fairgrounds, Gaithersburg More than 400 top artisans sell unique creations—jewelry, clothing, ceramics, fine art and more. Admission is $10 for adults, and children…

QOHS Directors Discuss The Mousetrap

Photo | Phil Fabrizio

The cast of the Nov. 16 QOHS production of Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap includes Scotty Fletcher, Joanna Wolfgram, Wyatt Muma, Sanjana Taskar, Lawrence Simon, Sarah MacPhee, Slava Yun and Simon Brake.

Quince Orchard High School’s production of Agatha Christie’s murder mystery The Mousetrap came to a close on Saturday, Nov. 16. The play was the culmination of eight intensive weeks of rehearsal and set construction, led by QOHS Drama Director Scott…