Three Little Words

“Why?” This is the mantra of toddlers everywhere—and the bane of toddler parents everywhere. Although listening to the word “why” on continuous loop can try anyone’s patience, at this innocent stage of the game, the questions were pretty easy to…

QO Ground Game Pounds NW, 52-27

Photo | Arthur Cadeaux

Quince Orchard’s Kyle Green carries the ball for some of the 209 yards he gained as the Cougars upset Northwest.

All season long, the Quince Orchard Cougars, while battling opponents on the gridiron, have been haunted by two demons from the past: The specter of two stunning defeats at home last season to up-county rival and 2013 state champion Northwest,…

Northwest Loses First Game

Photo | Arthur Cadeaux

Northwest Quarterback Mark Pierce tries to evade the Quince Orchard 
pass rush.

During their first seven games, the Northwest Jaguars averaged 48.5 points per game, and only gave up a total of 12 points.  Over the past two weeks, the Jaguar defense has given up 86 total points, 34 in a narrow…

Ebola Vaccine in the Works at Novavax

A Gaithersburg biopharmaceutical company is on the verge of proving the effectiveness of its vaccine against the Ebola virus. Gale Smith, Ph.D., Novavax’s vice president of vaccine development, announced the status of the fast-track project Oct. 26 at the Vaccine…

Neil Harris Moves to City Council

Photo | City of Gaithersburg

Neil Harris, Kentlands Citizens Assembly Board of 
Trustees chair, has been selected to serve on 
Gaithersburg City Council.

Neil Harris, longtime local community activist and Kentlands Citizens Assembly Board of Trustees chair, has been selected by the members of the Gaithersburg City Council to fill the council vacancy left by Jud Ashman. He will be sworn in on…

Around Town

Eco-Friendly Field Opens at Lakelands Park City of Gaithersburg officials joined youth and parents of the city’s sports programs, representatives of Lakelands Park Middle School, and the Quince Orchard High School cheerleaders to officially open the new synthetic turf field…