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The Park Pages

Photo | Pam Schipper

Daffodils are a harbinger of spring in Quince Orchard Park.

QOP NEWS Save the Date Mark your calendars to attend the 2017 Annual Meeting, scheduled for Tuesday, April 11, 7 p.m. in the newly renovated clubhouse. Your attendance is needed—a quorum of 51 households is required to hold this important…

A Mother’s Rest Offers Respite

Usually, it’s Andrea Roberts’ father, Lee Faris, who’s making announcements. His familiar voice can be heard over the loud speakers during football season at Quince Orchard High School. Now Roberts has an announcement of her own. In January, the Gaithersburg…

Kentlands Day Kicks Off Soon

Photo | Pam Schipper

Last year’s Kentlands Day Parade down Center Point Way featured community groups, politicians and local businesses, including Kicks Karate, the family martial arts and kickboxing academy located in The Shops at Potomac Valley.

The 9th Annual Kentlands Day is in the works and looking for volunteers. If you would like to help plan this popular event, set for Saturday, May 6, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., please contact event coordinator Jennifer Matheson at…

Around Town

Kentlands/Lakelands 5K Leadership Volunteer Roles Available Mariann Zylstra, executive director of the Kentlands Community Foundation (KCF), said that the KCF is “off and running with the plans for the 24th Kentlands/Lakelands 5K to be held on Saturday, September 2, 2017.” She is…

In Harmony: Arts Barn Coordinator Plays Many Roles

Photo | Submitted

Monica Harwood took over as the Arts on the Green community arts program coordinator for the Arts Barn in December 2016.

Monica Harwood enjoys the challenges of a complex professional life. The City of Gaithersburg’s Arts on the Green community arts program coordinator for the Arts Barn has two other jobs. Since 2009, she has been Poolesville Presbyterian Church’s music director…

Arts & Entertainment

‘Arte di Primavera’ Through May 1, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 1:30-5:30 p.m. Sun.; artist reception March 16, 7-8:30 p.m., Arts Barn Come celebrate the awakening of spring at a juried art show of maidens, flowers, birds and landscapes depicted in…

The QOP Park Pages

Photo | Mac Kennedy

Before the late winter snowstorm, cherry blossoms were blooming in Quince Orchard Park.

QOP NEWS Clubhouse Opening Delayed The Quince Orchard Park Clubhouse opening has been delayed until the end of the month because of additional work needed for the sprinkler system. When this is complete, an occupancy permit will be issued. Flooring…

Digging Up Retail History

Photo | Sharon Allen Gilder

Mike Watkins, former Kentlands town architect, shared his knowledge of the history of retail in the community as part of the Kentlands Community Foundation’s new urbanist lecture series organized by Ruthzaly Weich.

Mike Watkins knows the origins of Kentlands and Lakelands from the ground up. The Kentlands resident and founder and principal of Michael Watkins Architect, LLC, located on Firehouse Lane, was a member of the original design charrette—the intensive planning session…