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Photo | Submitted Look for a full listing of pool social events in the May 17 edition of Park Pages

Almost Time to Make a Splash The QOP pool will open on Saturday, May 25. Do you have a valid 2019 pool pass? If you already have a barcoded pass and your information (emergency contacts, etc.) has not changed since…

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Photo | Brent Pernak, Cruising Altitude Photography LLC The wooded site shown adjacent to Discovery Meadows Child Care Center on Orchard Ridge Drive will soon be home to a city park with three walking trails, two playgrounds and a butterfly garden.

Due to lack of a quorum, the QOP Board of Directors Annual Meeting, originally planned for April 9, has been rescheduled to Tuesday, May 14, 7 p.m. in the QOP Clubhouse. In order to hold the May 14 Annual Meeting,…

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Photo | Pam Schipper Excess sediment has been removed from Pond 2 and placed on the pond slope to dry out.

Pond 2 Dredging Phase Complete SOLitude Lake Management has finished dredging Pond 2 behind Summer Walk Drive. The removed sediment, which is currently drying on the pond slope, will be spread around the outside of the pond and seeded. Silt…

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Photo | Submitted QOP resident Fran Gianaris and Charles Wilson, both with Re/Max Metropolitan Realty, hosted Quince Orchard Park’s popular Bingo Night on Feb. 23.

QOP Now Included in MCPS Boundary Study Quince Orchard Park was added to the Montgomery County Public Schools boundary study this fall. Some Northwest and Clarksburg high school students will be reassigned to Seneca Valley High School when that school’s…

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Photo | Pam Schipper A great blue heron continues to make Pond 2 home during the de-watering phase.

Looking for Window in Weather for Pond 2 Dredging John Phelps, environmental scientist with SOLitude Lake Management, said dredging of Pond 2 behind Summer Walk Drive will begin as soon as conditions become more amenable. “We’re looking for dry, cold…

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Photo | Submitted A great blue heron surveys Pond 2 behind Summer Walk Drive as snow begins to fall.

Pond 2 Dredging Project Underway QOP Community Manager Ruchita Patel and SOLitude Lake Management project manager and environmental scientist John Phelps met with City of Gaithersburg representatives on Jan. 16 to walk the Pond 2 site and discuss details of…

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Photo | Mac Kennedy The Pond 2 dredging project has begun, but de-watering did not deter geese on a wintry day.

Pond 2 Dredging Project Begins John Phelps, environmental scientist with SOLitude Lake Management, briefed the Board and residents on Jan. 8 on the Pond 2 dredging project. The dredging of Pond 2, a small retention basin behind homes on Summer…

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Photos | Submitted Please decorate your home by Dec. 17 for a chance to win a Lowe’s gift card in the QOP Holiday Decorating Contest.

New Year Brings Sediment Removal for Pond 2 Sediment removal for Pond 2, located behind Summer Walk Drive and Tannery Drive, will begin in late January or early February. This sort of pond maintenance needs to be done every 15…

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Photo | Pam Schipper QOP’s annual Halloween bash was a scream—and a fiesta. It was sponsored and hosted by Chuck Wilson and Fran Gianaris of RE/MAX Metropolitan Realty.

QOP Halloween Party Another Thriller Despite a last-minute date change and rainy weather, families poured into the Quince Orchard Park Clubhouse on Oct. 26 for pizza, cake, candy and a costume contest. In addition to grand prizes—a blanket, speaker and…

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Photo | Pam Schipper Costumes were not just for kids at last year’s QOP Halloween bash.

Halloween Spook-tacular Planned QOP’s annual Halloween bash is planned for Saturday, Oct. 27, 5 to 7 p.m. Come out to the QOP Clubhouse for a costume contest and enjoy pizza, cake and beverages. Kids will receive candy goodie bags. The…