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Compiled by Claire Fleischer and Pam Schipper Streetscape Banners Celebrate Downtown On Aug. 16, the Kentlands Streetscape Initiative debuted colorful banners celebrating the downtown area’s unique businesses, organizations and events. Nearly 40 in all, the banners now grace Main Street…

QO Football Going All In

PHOTO | Phil Fabrizio

Quince Orchard Coach Dave Mencarini (center) and captains (left to right) Malcolm Brown, Bradley Walker, Michael Murtaugh and Scott Mongold hold a strong hand this season and are going “all in.”

So how do you approach a football season when your team has lost the last two Maryland state championship games in heartbreaking fashion in the final minutes? “That’s the past,” said senior offensive lineman Scott Mongold, a returning starter and…

New QO AD Hits the Ground Running

Photo | Phil Fabrizio

George Awkard begins the school year as Quince Orchard’s new athletic director.

After 35 years of teaching, most of them at Quince Orchard High School, Athletic Director (AD) Lisa Schrader has recast her life at a lower level of angst and assumed the AD position at The Academy of Holy Cross in…

Summer Adventures

“Mom, I am bored.” A common summer lament, yet these words will never be uttered by some teens and young adults this year who found adventure outside of Gaithersburg city limits. Washingtonian Woods resident Quinn Rowe headed to Annapolis and…

Summer Entertainment Guide

There’s still plenty of free outdoor entertainment happening nearby this month! Check out these upcoming events: Washingtonian Center Summer Event Series Lakefront Live! Concert Series: Every Friday through Sept. 6, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., Lakefront Plaza at Washingtonian Center Nando’s…

Around Town

5K Road Closures The Kentlands/Lakelands 5K Run, Walk and Kids’ Fun Runs will take place on Saturday, Aug. 31 starting at 8 a.m. on Main Street near Market Square Plaza. To ensure the safety of all race participants, race streets…

Arts & Entertainment

Fantasy, Comedy Combine in ‘Medieval Story Land’ In partnership with Red Knight Productions, the Arts Barn presents “Medieval Story Land,” a fast-paced, action-packed comedy adventure that parodies the fantasy genre. Featuring furious swordplay, trolls, knights and wizards, the show runs…

KDP, City Plan Oktoberfest Expansion

At the latest in a series of meetings regarding the newly expanded Oktoberfest in Kentlands, city of Gaithersburg staffers met with members of the Kentlands Downtown Partnership (KDP) on July 24 to provide an update on plans and receive additional…