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MCPS to Make Up One Snow Day Maryland State Superintendent of Schools Lillian Lowery has approved a plan that will allow Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) to go two days below the 180 days of instruction required by state law.…

SPAM A LOT

In this age of social media and rampant technology, I have accepted the fact that Big Brother is watching me. It would appear as if he truly wants me to have a better life. Big Brother has decided the best…

Mike at the Movies

Home (PG) *** Animated and with a complex plot, “Home” features the voices of Jim Parsons (Oh) and Rihanna (Gratuity “Tip” Tucci) and Steve Martin (Captain Smek). The colors are vivid and the characters hard to keep track of because…

QO Baseball on Hot Streak

By Mac Kennedy  Once again, the Quince Orchard High School baseball team is off to a hot start.  The Cougars began the 2015 season with an impressive 5-0 record, an achievement that Coach Gasaway attributes to the hard work players put in during the offseason.  “These…

Keeping Kids in the Game All Summer Long

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The City of Gaithersburg’s School of Skate summer half-day clinic offers thrills and skills.

Camp options in Montgomery County are about as varied and tantalizing as Baskin Robbins’ 31 flavors. You could spend your whole summer sampling one camp after another and not experience them all. Art, music, theater, outdoor recreation, language, sports, combination…

Looking for Adventure

Summer is a time for making magical childhood memories. Two camps in the area, both faith-based, offer summer adventure to kids ages 2 through 17. On the Go at Camp Sonshine Germantown Brandon Cooper, director of Camp Sonshine Germantown, has…

Irish Eyes Smiled on St. Paddy’s Day Run

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Some 160 runners participated in this year’s Fleet Feet Sports’ St. Paddy’s Day Run.

Exhilarated by blue skies and mild weather, more than 160 runners and walkers, many clad in shades of green, turned out March 12 for Fleet Feet Sports’ St. Paddy’s Day Pub Run through the Kentlands. Adidas and Yelp were sponsors,…