QO Wins Summer League Hoop Championship

Photo | Phil Fabrizio
Quince Orchard sophomore Johnny Fierstein has the ball at the St. Andrews Summer Basketball League Championship game on July 17.

A precocious Quince Orchard High School boys’ basketball team announced its arrival on the Montgomery County scene last month, winning the St. Andrew’s Summer Basketball League Championship and setting the stage for a promising future of Cougar basketball for the…

Multitude of Ticks Discovered in QOP Sweep


By Karen O’Keefe When he learned that some of his neighbors were suffering from Lyme disease, scientist and board-certified clinical pathologist Ahmed Kilani began to wonder about the ticks in his Quince Orchard Park (QOP) neighborhood. How prevalent were the…

Get Your Funk on at BlackRock

Photo | John Shore

The 12 members of Chopteeth have been affectionately referred to as “The Crazy Fools of Afrobeat.”

Chopteeth, a 12-piece Afrofunk orchestra, takes the outdoor stage at BlackRock on Saturday, July 19, 7 p.m. Known for its distinctive and fun fusion of West African and American popular music, Chopteeth’s sound is based on Afrobeat, a big band…

Around Town

K25 Fourth Fun and Fundraising As part of the ongoing celebration of the 25th anniversary of Kentlands, this year’s Fourth of July parade featured floats for the first time. A panel of judges comprised of Gina Dropik, Bridget Edell and…