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Enter the Junior Mayor Contest Fourth graders in the City of Gaithersburg are encouraged to share what they would do if they were mayor in a statewide essay contest sponsored by the Maryland Municipal League in partnership with the Maryland…

Beef Up Your Cybersecurity

The Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD) is reaching out to local citizens to encourage them to be more vigilant when it comes to their online information. According to data released in 2015 by the federal Bureau of Justice Statistics, about…

Assignment Education

Mulch Madness Begins Spring is just around the corner. Order your mulch from the Quince Orchard High School (QOHS) Booster Club and support the Cougar community. Purchase brown or black shredded mulch before March 15, and then pick it up…

Arts & Entertainment

‘I Love You Because’ Presented by Damascus Theatre Company Through Feb. 26, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, Arts Barn In a modern retelling of Jane Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice,” a young, uptight greeting card writer’s life is changed…

The Park Pages

Photo | Mac Kennedy

The new QOP Clubhouse fitness room is much bigger! You can check it out mid-March when it opens.

QOP NEWS Get Pumped! Fitness Room to Reopen Mid-March On a cold day in mid-February, the Quince Orchard Park Clubhouse renovation was nearing completion. Talk centered around hardware for the new exterior doors, where to mount the exterior key fob…

‘Commonwealth’ Written by Ann Patchett

“Commonwealth” (2016) is Ann Patchett’s seventh novel, but she facetiously calls it her “autobiographical first novel,” alluding to the debut novel a 20-something might write where it’s unabashedly stolen from her own life. If you’ve read other books by Patchett,…

Mike at the Movies

The Comedian (R) **** Your preference or distaste for this film may depend mostly on your predilection for rough insult humor. Jackie Burke (Robert De Niro) is an old sitcom star now playing clubs and comedy venues and not a…

Quince Orchard Wrestling’s Comeback Kids

Three years ago, during his freshman football season at Thomas S. Wootton High School, current Quince Orchard senior Alec Falconer suffered a season-ending anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear in his knee that also forced him to sit out the entire…