Category: News

Quince Orchard Basketballers Split Opening Two Games

Photo | Courtesy of Edith Lee Paul Foringer coaches his team to their victory over Whitman, 54-47, on Dec. 13.

The Quince Orchard boys’ basketball team split their season-opening games last week, dropping their debut at home to Walter Johnson, 69-64, but rebounding on the road on Friday night to earn a hard-fought victory over Whitman, 54-47. Friday’s victory was…

Sharon Cantrell Joins Planning Commission

Photo | Phil Fabrizio In mid-November, Kentlands resident Sharon Cantrell became alternate commissioner for the City of Gaithers- burg’s Planning Commission.

If you want something done, ask a busy person. Sharon Cantrell is one of those people. The longtime Kentlands resident, who has a degree in finance, insurance and business law from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, works full-time as…

Colored Pencils Create ‘Life in Color’

Photo | Marylou Bono (L to R, above) Juror Allen Bentley and Colored Pencil Society of America members Maryann DellaRocco, (below) Mary Ellen Geissenhainer, Betty Hafner and Deborah Maklowski shared their views on art at a Dec. 5 reception for “Life in Color” at the Arts Barn.

The Arts Barn is alive with color this holiday season as the Metro Washington Chapter of the Colored Pencil Society of America presents its “Life in Color” show. Accompanying works are ceramics by Frederick potter Shari Jacobs and multimedia sculpture…

New Book Tells Story of Hunt for Nazis Hiding in the U.S.

Photo | Submitted Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Debbie Cenziper's new book "Citizen 865" was published in November.

A Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter dwells in our midst. Debbie Cenziper came to Montgomery County in 2007 upon taking a job with The Washington Post. Pulitzer already in hand for a series about affordable housing corruption that she wrote for…

Meetings in DuFief Elementary Expansion to Resume in 2020

Just a little over a year before breaking ground for the DuFief Elementary expansion, Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) officials are continuing with the planning stage. The $38-million project, included in the Board of Education’s (BOE) Capital Improvements Plan 2019-2024,…

Road Rules: College Pick-Up Edition

As I made my roundtrip to Salisbury University to pick up my college freshman for winter break last week, I had plenty of time to ponder life. I mean, spending the equivalent of an average workday in the car makes…

Around Town

Photo | Alex Stavitsky-Zeineddin (L to R) Gaithersburg City Councilmembers Neil Harris and Mike Sesma, Mayor Jud Ashman, Quince Orchard High Principal Beth Thomas and QO Athletic Director Jeff Rabberman participated in the Dec. 4 Kentlands Holiday Tree & Menorah Lighting in Market Square.

GBF Launches Community-Wide Read Gaithersburg native Jeanine Cummins’ new book, “American Dirt,” will be published Jan. 21, and the Gaithersburg Book Festival (GBF) invites the entire community to participate in a first-ever “Gaithersburg Reads.” This immigrant tale, while fictional, is…

Shop Local

Bella Ballet Named Small Business of the Year Bella Ballet, 347 Kentlands Boulevard, received the 13th Annual Small Business of the Year Award (SBY) on Dec. 5 at the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) Annual Celebration Dinner & Awards Ceremony.…

A&E Briefs

Winter Lights Festival Through Dec. 31; 6-9 p.m. Mon.-Thurs., 6-10 p.m. Fri. & Sat.; closed Dec. 25, Seneca Creek State Park Take a 3.5-mile drive through more than 450 illuminated displays. Admission is $12-$20. Kentlands Christmas Light Show Created by…

Slow Food

Slow Food is an organization I believe in. It envisions a world in which all people can access and enjoy food that is good for them, good for those who grow it, and good for the planet. Recently I attended…