Category: News

New Book Tells Story of Hunt for Nazis Hiding in the U.S.

Photo | Submitted Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Debbie Cenziper's new book "Citizen 865" was published in November.

A Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter dwells in our midst. Debbie Cenziper came to Montgomery County in 2007 upon taking a job with The Washington Post. Pulitzer already in hand for a series about affordable housing corruption that she wrote for…

Meetings in DuFief Elementary Expansion to Resume in 2020

Just a little over a year before breaking ground for the DuFief Elementary expansion, Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) officials are continuing with the planning stage. The $38-million project, included in the Board of Education’s (BOE) Capital Improvements Plan 2019-2024,…

Road Rules: College Pick-Up Edition

As I made my roundtrip to Salisbury University to pick up my college freshman for winter break last week, I had plenty of time to ponder life. I mean, spending the equivalent of an average workday in the car makes…

Around Town

Photo | Alex Stavitsky-Zeineddin (L to R) Gaithersburg City Councilmembers Neil Harris and Mike Sesma, Mayor Jud Ashman, Quince Orchard High Principal Beth Thomas and QO Athletic Director Jeff Rabberman participated in the Dec. 4 Kentlands Holiday Tree & Menorah Lighting in Market Square.

GBF Launches Community-Wide Read Gaithersburg native Jeanine Cummins’ new book, “American Dirt,” will be published Jan. 21, and the Gaithersburg Book Festival (GBF) invites the entire community to participate in a first-ever “Gaithersburg Reads.” This immigrant tale, while fictional, is…

Shop Local

Bella Ballet Named Small Business of the Year Bella Ballet, 347 Kentlands Boulevard, received the 13th Annual Small Business of the Year Award (SBY) on Dec. 5 at the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) Annual Celebration Dinner & Awards Ceremony.…

A&E Briefs

Winter Lights Festival Through Dec. 31; 6-9 p.m. Mon.-Thurs., 6-10 p.m. Fri. & Sat.; closed Dec. 25, Seneca Creek State Park Take a 3.5-mile drive through more than 450 illuminated displays. Admission is $12-$20. Kentlands Christmas Light Show Created by…

Slow Food

Slow Food is an organization I believe in. It envisions a world in which all people can access and enjoy food that is good for them, good for those who grow it, and good for the planet. Recently I attended…

Mike at the Movies: Richard Jewell

Richard Jewell (R) Richard Jewell (Paul Walter Hauser) was the security guard at the Olympic Park in Atlanta who was hailed as a hero immediately after the bombing, appearing with Katie Couric, Tom Brokaw and others. He lived with his…

Lee Faris Signs Off As Voice of the Cougar Dome

Photo | Phil Fabrizio Lee Faris was honored Nov. 15 at the Cougar Dome for his 25 years of service as the voice of Cougar football. Pictured are Jeff Rabberman, QO athletic director, Lee Faris, Cougar football PA announcer, and Beth Thomas, QO principal.

After 25 years as the Voice of the Cougar Dome, Lee Faris called his last game last Friday night, fittingly enough, the state semifinal contest between Quince Orchard and Northwest. “It’s been amazing that someone will be allowed to spend…

From VHS to YouTube—How Quince Orchard TV Has Evolved

When Kunal Arora first joined the staff of Quince Orchard High School six years ago, the morning announcements show featured students sitting behind a desk reading announcements written for them by staff. Put together as part of a school club,…