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Gaithersburg Crimes Declined in 2016

Serious crimes like rapes and aggravated assaults declined nearly 9 percent in Gaithersburg in 2016, according to the Gaithersburg Police Department. In its 2016 annual report, the department noted that serious or “Part I” crimes went down by 8.9 percent…

City Scene

Gaithersburg Skate Park to Open The City of Gaithersburg Skate Park will open for the 2017 season at 3 p.m. on Friday, April 7. Skateboarders, inline skaters and BMX bike riders of all ages and skill levels are welcome; there is no admission…

Raising a Paw & Money for Independence

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Socialization skills are a key component of raising a Canine Companions for Independence service dog like Nadav.

Puppy Nadav, whelped three days before July 4th celebrations, was destined to provide independence. Born on July 1, 2016, the yellow Labrador retriever joined longtime Kentlands residents Tina and Chris Campbell in August after they volunteered to be puppy raisers…

Shop Talk

Kentlands Flowers & Bows Debuts Signature Scent Do you love how Kentlands Flowers & Bows on Main Street smells? Now you can get that uplifting and distinctively Kentlands fragrance from the flower shop’s sigsignature-scented, handcrafted in the USA soy-based candle.…

PMA Groups Head to State Competition

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Two Pritchard Music Academy groups are headed to the state competition May 20. They are Powerhouse Brass (top photo) featuring (L to R, back row) Christopher Hunter, Arjun Guthal, Jason McFadden, Kristen Gottlieb and (front row) Alex Loane; and (bottom photo) Brass Choir (L to R, back row) featuring Ethan  Hankins, Luke Wonnacott, George Casper, Jacky Chung, (front row) Katie Judge and Ana Powell.

Competitions are a big deal for Pritchard Music Academy (PMA), and four of the school’s ensembles participated in the Montgomery County Public Schools Solo/Ensemble competition in early March. And now two of the groups are headed to the state competition…

Assignment Education

St. Martin’s School Science Teacher Recognized Maria-Rose Cain, science teacher at St. Martin’s School in Gaithersburg, was named one of only four national finalists in the Shell Oil Science Lab Challenge. Thanks to Cain’s creative efforts in engaging and motivating…

Arts & Entertainment

‘Arte di Primavera’ Through May 1, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 1:30-5:30 p.m. Sun., Arts Barn Come celebrate the awakening of spring at a juried art show of maidens, flowers, birds and landscapes depicted in a variety of media. Free. www.gaithersburgmd.gov…

The Park Pages

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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…

Recipes for Passover and Easter

Chef Becky Foulk’s “Cooking Soup to Nuts” offers hope, help and some wonderful recipes that can be used for Passover and Easter. This cookbook, full of easy, mouthwatering dishes and color photos, was written to honor Becky’s mother and to support…