QO Girls’ Soccer Ends Stellar Run

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Junior Mary Wari (12) and senior Amber Argubie (10, ground) fight their way through a tough Urbana defense to try and put their team back on top.

The mark of a good team does not fall simply on talent and skill level; it is also the mental toughness and will to survive and win. Clearly the Quince Orchard girls’ soccer team had plenty of talent, but their…

QO Cheer Makes States Debut

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QO Cheer competed in the state championship for the first time on Nov. 11.

This season, for the first time, Montgomery County Public Schools competed in the Maryland State Cheerleading Championship track, making them eligible to qualify for regional and state meets. And Quince Orchard High School took full advantage. The Cougars finished 11th…

What the Dickens! Local Talents Collaborate

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Kentlands/Lakelands neighbors Miriam Bowden and Peter Wolff star in the Kensington Arts Theatre production of “A Christmas Carol,” opening Nov. 25 at the Arts Barn.

On the Arts Barn stage this holiday season are two Kentlands/Lakelands neighbors. Neither earns a living by acting, but that is what community theater is all about. Miriam Bowden, a Lakelands Park Middle School teacher, and Peter Wolff, a Kentlands…

Kentlands Christmas: A Labor of Love

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Last year’s Kentlands Christmas ended prematurely, but the Draghici family’s dancing Christmas light show will be back this December! Don’t miss the Annual Lighting Ceremony on Saturday, Dec. 2, 7 p.m. at 202 Little Quarry Road.

Mikel Draghici marks his sixth anniversary creating syncopating Christmas joy on Little Quarry Road this December. For five years his house has danced and dazzled, drawing visitors from far and wide. It has been featured on ABC7 News and NewsChannel…

Around Town

Scouts Learn About Great Outdoors On the weekend of Oct. 13 through 15, more than 20 Gaithersburg Cub Scouts from Pack 1440 camped two nights at Little Bennett Campground in Clarksburg. The Cubs and their parents slept in tents, cooked…

Assignment Education

NW Marching Band Places Third in Nation The Northwest High School Marching Band, led by Ms. Emily Carpenter, director, and Mr. Dave Eason, assistant director, placed third overall, received the Cadets Award of Excellence and Best Visual at the US…

Shop Talk

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(L to R) Kristen Gottlieb, Jason McFadden, David Rea (founding member of Powerhouse), Chris Hunter and Arjun Guthal performed Nov. 4 for hundreds of veterans at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport.

Powerhouse Brass Performs for Vets Pritchard Music Academy’s Powerhouse Brass performed for hundreds of veterans on Saturday, Nov. 4 at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. The veterans were part of an Honor Flight sponsored by the Honor Flight Network. This…

Arts & Entertainment

Digital Wonders Art Exhibit Through Nov. 27: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 1:30-5 p.m. Saturday, Arts Barn Work from digital artists Allen Hirsh, Lisa Sheirer and John Wise will be on display all month. Olney Art Association Annual Juried Exhibition Through…

Give Gifts From the Heart, Found Close to Home

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Does someone on your gift list want a bike? Roll on over to My Big Finds for this special beach buddy.

This week’s arctic blast seems to be welcoming in the holidays. Suddenly, “It’s starting to feel a lot like Christmas.” And with the change of the seasons comes the realization that it’s time to start stockpiling those Christmas and Chanukah…

The Park Pages

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QOP NEWS Please Remember to Register for the New QOP Website QOP’s new website is live! More modern in design and ease of use, the new website enables you to locate more documents and interact with the management company anytime,…