Documentary to Premiere Soon

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The Pleasant View congregation in Quince Orchard was established after the Civil War. The site is home to the former Quince Orchard Colored School. Pictured is the old schoolhouse before it burned down.

Five years ago, Kisha Davis and her brother, Jason Green, sat down with their grandmother, Pearl Green, to talk about the past. Mrs. Green, who will celebrate 100 years in June, was 95 at the time—and her grandchildren wanted to…

New Owners Work It at My Gym Kentlands

Photo | Pam Schipper
Camille Williams and Christin Shifflett took over ownership of My Gym Kentlands this January.

Christin Shifflett is not a new My Gym franchise owner—she owns and runs three other children’s gyms in Anne Arundel and Howard counties. But when she took over My Gym Kentlands at 620 Center Point Way on Jan. 22, she…

The Dish on Kentlands Under the Lights

Photo | Sharon Allen Gilder
A Beer Garden is new this year at Kentlands Under the Lights.

Have some beer with Donuts for Dinner at Kentlands Under the Lights this year. The popular summer kick-off event organized annually by the Kentlands Community Foundation and supported by the Kentlands Citizens Assembly is planned for Saturday, June 16, 6…

Around Town

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Kentlands residents Alessandra Cuffaro (violin) and Simeone Tartaglione (piano) performed at a fundraiser for Musica Viva on Sunday, May 6. The husband-and-wife team performed five pieces at the Kentlands Clubhouse. Musica Viva is planned for Saturday, June 23, 7:30 p.m. on the Kentlands Mansion lawn.

KDWG Presents ‘Future of Kentlands’ The Kentlands Downtown Working Group (KDWG) will host a happy hour and panel discussion at the Kentlands Clubhouse on May 24, 7:30 p.m. Learn about Kentlands Downtown development plans and projects underway. This event is…

Have Furnace, Will Travel: Valencia Glass

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You can find Valencia Glassworks at the Main Street Farmers and Artists Market every Saturday.

Phil Valencia established his traveling glass-blowing studio, Valencia Glass, in spring 2015 to organize the revenue coming from sales of his glass creations at craft shows, farmers markets and county and state fairs. “I knew in college that I wanted…

Eye on Art

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Angela Lacy’s watercolor, entitled “NOT Abbey Road,” won first place in the watermedia category at the Gaithersburg Fine Arts Association 32nd annual juried exhibition.

Fine Work by the Gaithersburg Fine Arts Association Award-winners were celebrated May 10 at the Kentlands Mansion during a special reception for the Gaithersburg Fine Arts Association (GFAA) 32nd Annual Juried Exhibition. Sandra Schraibman, GFAA show chairwoman, said that 90…

Arts & Entertainment

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Look for lots of great activities for kids in the Children’s Village at the Gaithersburg Book Festival.

‘Marksmanship’ Through June 25; artists reception May 24, Arts Barn Complex compositions are made of intricate mark systems. Gaithersburg Fine Arts Association (GFAA) Exhibit Through July 6, Kentlands Mansion GFAA presents an annual juried exhibit of diverse mediums. Harmonious Art…

Assignment Education

Photo | Katie Czworka
Class of 2018 seniors from Quince Orchard High School pose for a photo before departing for the prom, held on May 11 at the Samuel Riggs Alumni Center, University of Maryland-College Park.

New QO Principal Announced Elizabeth L. Thomas will be the new principal of Quince Orchard High School, effective July 1. Thomas has more than 23 years of experience in education. In addition to five years as a classroom teacher at…

The Park Pages

Photo | Pam Schipper
The summer pool season is about to begin! Opening day is Saturday, May 26. Look for fun social events throughout the summer.

Meeting Calendar May 28—Condo I Board Meeting, QOP Clubhouse, 7 p.m. May 30—Condo II Board Meeting, QOP Clubhouse, 7 p.m. June 12—QOP Board of Directors Annual Meeting, QOP Clubhouse, 7 p.m. Prepare to Make a Splash The QOP pool will…