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A Very Composing Teen

Photo | Pam Schipper
Zoe Fischthal directs the witches in rehearsal for her original musical based on “ROALD DAHL’S THE WITCHES,” which she has subtitled “Fallen to Witches’ Snare.” The witches are (L to R) Uma Manikoth (Bruno), Olivia Luzquinos (Grand High Witch), Samantha Vidas (Carlotta the Witch, Mrs. Jenkins), Andrea Wilson(Millie the Witch), Miriam (Mia) Herman (Linda the Witch), and Sofia Rosenbaum (Beatrice the Witch).

Zoe Fischthal began playing piano when she was in kindergarten and started composing music in fifth grade. After appearing in a variety show at Rachel Carson Elementary, she decided to meld her talents. “Being in a show was really fun…

Around Town

Paw-sitive News Bring the four-legged member of your family to your neighborhood pool for the annual dog swim Labor Day weekend. Kentlands dogs and their owners are invited to the Kentlands pool on Sept. 4, 4 to 6 p.m.; Lakelands…

City Scene

Year-Round Lights Considered for Market Square City Manager Tony Tomasello said that the city is considering a request by Kentlands Under the Lights organizers to make event lights more of a year-round feature of the city park. He told the…

Shop Talk

XC Students Off and Running Fleet Feet Gaithersburg, 255 Kentlands Boulevard, held its annual Cross Country Day on Friday, Aug. 18. More than 300 student athletes and their coaches participated. Seven high schools came out, including Quince Orchard and Northwest.…

Arts & Entertainment

‘Keep Cool’ Through Sept. 5, Arts Barn  This eclectic exhibit features works by the visual arts faculty of the 2018 art education season. All work is dominated by cool colors. www.gaithersburgmd.gov Latino Art League Sept. 1-Nov. 12, Activity Center at…

Assignment Education

QOHS Featured on FOX 5 The Quince Orchard High School (QOHS) community come out in force on Friday, Aug. 18 to be featured on a FOX 5 Zip Trip in downtown Crown. DJ Evan Dunmyer, a QO senior, spun tunes…

Government Girl, 1948

As the B&O Pullman porter gave me a hand down at Union Station, straight ahead and rising above the trees was the U.S. Capitol dome. My legs grew weak. This was heady stuff for a 22-year-old from Springfield, Missouri. I’d…