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QO Parents Give Coach’s Office a Makeover

Photo | Phil Fabrizio

New Quince Orchard Head Football Coach John Kelley shows off his new office that sports the QO color scheme throughout and a QO football logo over the sofa.

Let’s say you’re the new head coach of one of the most successful high school football programs in Maryland. What are the first things you do? Meet with players and parents. Check. Hire assistant coaches. Check. Plan training camp and…

Arts Barn Draws Homeschoolers With Teacher Sue Kay

Arts Barn Draws Homeschoolers With Teacher Sue Kay

When Sue Kay talks about teaching, her eyes light up. A professional artist who these days concentrates on watercolors—many of Maine lighthouses and Maryland farms—Kay began her career in the arts as an illustrator, doing agency and architectural firm work.…

Fleet Feet Idol Raises Fun and Funds

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Fun and fundraising went hand in hand on Aug. 7 at the Kentlands Clubhouse. (Left to right) Lisa Kolman Wilcos, Mary Willett and Bridgette Schiefer entertain the crowd at Fleet Feet Idol.

It’s Friday night and the Kentlands Clubhouse has been transformed. Disco lights spray star shapes on the walls, couples crowd in at the photobooth, and up front there’s a stage with the words “Fleet Feet Idol” in a font reminiscent…

Kentlands Film Society Season Opens Sept. 7

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The film “Barbara,” set in 1980 East Germany, is about a Berlin doctor who applies for an exit visa. Instead of receiving approval, she is reassigned to a country medical clinic.

The 2014-15 season of the Kentlands Film Society features seven special nights. The season starts with a gala opening at the Arts Barn featuring a light French/Russian film, “The Concert,” about a hastily assembled Russian orchestra playing in Paris. With…

Around Town

Photo | Phil Fabrizio

Phil Fabrizio’s image “High Noon on the Boards” was taken in August 2012 on the boardwalk in Seaside Heights, New Jersey, some 14 months before the arrival of Hurricane Sandy that destroyed the entire boardwalk.

Plan Ahead for Race Day The Kentlands/Lakelands 5K is now the biggest race in Montgomery County. With thousands of runners expected at this year’s event, it’s important to plan ahead. Here’s what you can expect on Aug. 30. Beginning midnight…

Safety Tips for Starting School

Photo | Phil Fabrizio
Many children walk to Rachel Carson Elementary School on Tschiffely Square Road.

The smells of pencil shavings, whiteboard markers and freshly unwrapped notebook paper are again filling the air as area schools gear up for the start of the new year on Aug. 25. As school buses and classrooms become full again,…

Assignment Education

NWHS Enjoys New Track Anne Rossiter, Northwest High School athletic director, said, “We’re ecstatic” about the new track just completed during the first week of August. “We have a great track program,” she noted, and coaches and athletes are looking…