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County Exec Debate Focuses on Future

Most Montgomery County voters are familiar with the three candidates who will face off June 24 in the Democratic primary election for Montgomery County Executive. Over the past two decades, County Executive Isiah Leggett, former County Executive Doug Duncan and…

QO Theatre Rocks ‘Bye Bye Birdie’

Photo | Alex Liebensfeld

The QO cast of “Bye Bye Birdie” sings about appearing on “The Ed Sullivan Show.” In the foreground are the “MacAfee Family,” (left to right) Annarose Kennedy, Grant Hayes, Tess Ericson and Drew Reuschlein. Chorus members in the background are (far left) Cio Defngin and (far right) Will Ericson and Olivia Pritchard.

It’s 1958 in Sweet Apple, Ohio, and that’s the first challenge in producing “Bye Bye Birdie” with today’s teenage performers. “The relevancy to today was something I talked with the students about last fall when we selected it to do,”…

Kelley Continues Cougar Tradition

Photo | Phil Fabrizio

QO veteran John Kelley replaces Dave Mencarini as head football coach.

Quince Orchard kept it in the family when they named Assistant Coach John Kelley as the new head football coach to replace Dave Mencarini, who resigned last month to coach closer to his home in Urbana. “QO has established itself…

Turf Management Goes Green

Photo | Phil Fabrizio

Areas frequented by children and pets, such as this park off of Tschiffely near Rachel Carson Elementary School, will be first in line for organic lawn maintenance.

By 2015, Kentlands landscaping could be at least 50 percent organically maintained. At least, that’s the vision of Paul Tukey, an organic landscaping consultant who helped develop the landscaping protocol for Glenstone, a living museum in Potomac, Md., that is…

Your Views

Cars and New Urbanism I am a recent advertiser (ArizonaWood — I’m a crafter and make rustic, Southwestern-style small tables, benches and wall hangings from reclaimed lumber) and longtime patron of the Kentlands. Being an advertiser, I am now getting…

Around Town

March Mulch Madness This past weekend, Boy Scout Troop 291 of North Potomac delivered 7,500 bags of mulch to approximately 430 homes and businesses. “It was a major operation,” said Silvio Renzi, father of longtime Scout Ryan Renzi. “We had…

Dig Those Master Gardeners

Photo | Lauren Greenberger

You can see the early spring demo garden at the March 29 Montgomery County Master Gardeners Grow It Eat It Open House,  Agricultural History Farm Park in Derwood.

You might spot them by the grass stains on their jeans, their comfortably broken-in headwear and old sneakers. Or maybe it’s something less tangible — a calm focus cultivated from hours working outdoors, encouraging their world to grow. Then again,…

City Scene

Quince Orchard Boulevard Street Reconstruction Beginning the week of March 31, the city will be conducting street reconstruction on Quince Orchard Boulevard. The work, affecting Quince Orchard Boulevard from Diamond Drive to approximately 600 feet east, consists of removal and…

Assignment Education

Will Snowcation Eat Into Vacation? Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) has had a total of 10 snow days this year, but the Montgomery County Board of Education only budgeted for four. That means that MCPS is six days over its…