Quince Orchard

February 23, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Filmmaker, Father Reflect on Quince Orchard Black History in ‘Finding Fellowship’

Jason Green, director of the “Finding Fellowship” documentary—available on BlackRock Center for the Arts’ website—spoke to MyMCM about the three things he hopes viewers will take away from the film. Here’s what he said: Rev. Gerard Green, the father of Jason Green, is featured in the film, which examines how three segregated churches united after […]

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February 22, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Film Examines How MLK’s Death Unified Three Segregated Quince Orchard Churches

A new documentary, “Finding Fellowship,” explores the legacy of the Pleasant View historic site. Though not widely known, the Pleasant View Church, along Route 28 on a three-acre plot of land, was once the center of the Black community of Quince Orchard. After the Civil War, three Black men purchased the Pleasant View land for […]

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February 12, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Elrich Addresses Chaotic Vaccine Lines at Richard Montgomery, Quince Orchard

The coronavirus vaccination lines at Richard Montgomery and Quince Orchard High Schools were chaotic on Thursday because people with appointments were sharing their confirmation links to people who did not have an appointment. County Executive Marc Elrich addressed the problem in a statement Friday: “It is extremely important that residents do not share the vaccination […]

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March 30, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Kentlands and Quince Orchard Restaurants Open for Take Out, Pick Up, and Delivery During Coronavirus Shutdown

Many restaurants have modified their hours and services in response to Gov. Hogan’s ban on dine-in service at all Maryland restaurants and bars. One resource to determine the status of restaurants in the Kentlands and Quince Orchard area is the new MoCo Eats To-Go Guide by Visit Montgomery which may be found here. The Gaithersburg-Germantown […]

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March 5, 2020 | Staff Writer

Voter Registration, Election Worker Drives Set for Montgomery Libraries

Montgomery County Board of Elections will conduct these voter registrations and election worker recruitment drives March 7 through March 28 at local public libraries: Saturday, March 7 (11 a.m.-1 p.m.) Damascus, 9701 Main Street, Damascus Gaithersburg, 18330 Montgomery Village Avenue, Gaithersburg Silver Spring, 900 Wayne Ave., Silver Spring Saturday, March 14 (11 a.m.-1 p.m.) Bethesda […]

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March 4, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Bad News for Local News: The Town Courier in Gaithersburg Ends 17-Year Run

There’s more bad news for local news in Montgomery County. The Town Courier, an independent newspaper in Gaithersburg, announced it is “closing up shop” after 17 years. A statement from the editor posted on The Courier’s website on Feb. 20 says, “The Town Courier will be suspending publication to reorganize. We want to thank local […]

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January 9, 2020 | Staff Writer

Police Need Help Locating Missing Gaithersburg Teen

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – Special Victims Investigations Division are asking the public for help in locating a missing Gaithersburg teenager. Roni Diggs, 13, was last seen Jan. 7 when she left her home on Quince Orchard Boulevard on foot. Diggs is described as 5 feet 1 inch tall, weighing 140 […]

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January 3, 2020 | Joe Yasharoff

NFL Playoffs Feature Several MoCo Alums

The NFL playoffs begin this weekend. Three of the four wild card games played on Saturday and Sunday will feature players and coaches from Montgomery County. Here’s the list: Stefon Diggs (Minnesota Vikings wide receiver): Played at Good Counsel High School and was Washington Post All-Met Defensive Player of the Year as a cornerback in […]

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December 12, 2019 | Joe Yasharoff

Alabama Head Coach Saban Visits Quince Orchard High School

Nick Saban, Alabama’s head football coach, paid a visit to Quince Orchard High School in Gaithersburg this week to check in on two players he is recruiting. The six-time national championship coach (five at Alabama) met with junior linebacker Demeioun Robinson (6’4″, 220 lbs) and junior defensive tackle Marcus Bradley (6’3″, 265 lbs). Neither player […]

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November 28, 2019 | Joe Yasharoff

Quince Orchard Ready for Clash with Northwest, Chance at Perfect Season

If you’re a football fan and you live in Montgomery County, there’s only one place to be Friday night — the Cougar Dome in Gaithersburg — where Quince Orchard (12-0) hosts Northwest (11-1) at 7 p.m. for the right to play in the state 4A championship game. The state semi-final game promises to be the […]

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