Category: News

Thomas DeCastro Receives Cougar Award

Photo | Tracy Rouleau (L to R) QO senior Thomas DeCastro received the Quince Orchard Outstanding Scout Team Award from Quince Orchard Offensive Coordinator TJ Changuris at the end-of-season football banquet.

John Wooden, the legendary former UCLA basketball coach, once said, “It’s not how big you are, it’s how big you play.” This mantra is strong in the mind of Quince Orchard High School senior Thomas DeCastro. DeCastro, the football team’s…

City Considers Opting in to Healthy Lawns Act

What began on Jan. 27 as a fairly straightforward Mayor and City Council work session on Montgomery County’s Healthy Lawns Act (Bill 52-14) and the city’s possible participation in it, grew into an in-depth discussion of three related issues: opting…

Business Owners Learn About Social Media

Photo | Alex Stavitsky-Zeineddin Downtown business owners gathered at Cinépolis on Jan. 16 to learn about social media from Kelly Dillon.

The Kentlands Business Owners and Operators group met at the Kentlands Cinépolis on Jan. 16 to learn about maximizing return with digital marketing. The social media presentation was given by Kelly Dillon, owner of local business Naked Girl Media. Business…

QO Boys’ Basketball Working to Rebound

Photo | Phil Fabrizio The Quince Orchard varsity basketball team lost Jan. 17’s neutral conference game against Gaithersburg by a score of 72-64.

As the hardwood squeaks, the season goes by quickly. Quince Orchard boys’ basketball knows how quickly a season can change. The first stretch of their season was strong through the holidays with a five-win one-loss start and a five-game winning…

Lady Cougars Continue to Head in the Right Direction

Already halfway through their regular season, the Quince Orchard girls’ basketball team has been working hard nonstop to continue getting better and improve their record. With six games left until playoffs, their overall record is 10-5 with a division record…

Shop Local

Photo | Brent Pernak Noontime rain on Jan. 25 didn’t put a damper on the Dog Haus Biergarten’s grand opening event in Kentlands Market Square.

Brews & Barrels to Open Soon According to Tom Lonergan, assistant city manager for the City of Gaithersburg, Brews & Barrels at 625 Center Point Way expects to open on Tuesday, Feb. 11. The whiskey bar and kitchen is hiring…

Around Town

Learn About New Compost Program Join neighbors for a discussion with local leaders, sustainability professionals and Key City Compost to learn about the composting program coming to Kentlands this spring. The Compost Program Town Hall will be held on Monday,…

Healthy Bones: How to Build Them for Life and Keep Them Healthy

All of the following is excerpted from “Healthy Bones: Build Them for Life: The Food-for-Bones Cookbook” edited by Paula Jacobson and Sheilah Kaufman for the Osteoporosis Foundation. Copies of the book are available on store.nof.org. Many of us have heard…

Trees Removed on Midtown Road in Kentlands

Photo | Alex Stavitsky-Zeineddin The City of Gaithersburg recently removed trees on Midtown Road.

Residents were surprised recently by the removal of trees on Midtown Road in Kentlands. Mark Scafide, City of Gaithersburg Public Works operations division chief, explained that their removal was necessary to stabilize the pond embankment. “A recent inspection of the…