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The Art of Summer

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Fun and creativity go hand in hand at P.E.A.S. summer camp on Little Quarry Road.

Summer equals freedom for school-age kids, and what better way to celebrate the broad expanse of potential-filled days than enroll in a camp that nurtures self-expression? Fortunately, the Gaithersburg area has a variety of camps that run the gamut from…

Mike at the Movies

The Revenant (R) ***** Between them, the two movies opening in the past two weeks set a collective record for blood-shedding. Both are quality films, just not for everybody. The plot of “The Revenant” was borrowed from a novel by…

Travel Talk

When I was a child, my mother’s strictest rule for me was “Never talk to strangers.” Many years later, I not only unconsciously ignored that rule, but talking to strangers became an essential part of my travel experiences. I found…

I’ve Got You Under My Skin(s)

My dad was the best armchair quarterback who ever lived. As a kid, I was sure they could hear him on the sidelines as he barked orders at the television, bellowing keen analysis at the top of his lungs from…

Northwest Girls Look to Compete for State Title

Just 10 years ago, Montgomery County’s top swimming and diving programs were almost exclusively concentrated in the Bethesda/Potomac/Rockville areas. But depth across the region has grown to the point that there are three legitimate state title contenders within the county’s…

2015 Sports in Review

Photo | Phil Fabrizio

No. 1 in the Town Courier’s Top 10 storylines of 2015 is Northwest girls’ volleyball for winning the team’s first state title on Nov. 23.

On this first day of 2016, what better way to ring in the new year than to reflect on some of the best high school sporting moments enjoyed by the Quince Orchard and Northwest communities over the last 12 months?…