Author Archive for Donna Marks

Kentlands Downtown Partnership Meets

Cheryl Stafford, owner of Stafford Music, Drama & Public Speaking, shared tips on how business owners can best present their business to others at the Kentlands Downtown Partnership’s recent open meeting on March 5. Stafford was the scheduled guest speaker…

KDP to Focus on Branding This Year Under Newly Elected Board

The Kentlands Downtown Partnership (KDP) will focus on branding the local business district this year, including cross-marketing among KDP member businesses, partnering around social responsibility issues, effective volunteering and philanthropic events, and promoting the upcoming Kentlands 25th anniversary celebration events.…

KDP Annual Meeting to Take Place Nov. 20

At its monthly meeting on Sept. 26, the Kentlands Downtown Partnership announced that their annual meeting on Kentlands downtown will take place Nov. 20, when they will report on the activities of the board. Local dignitaries, including Mayor Sidney Katz,…

Committee Focuses on City’s Social Services

As our local economy slowly recovers from recent financial crises, the city of Gaithersburg reaches out to meet residents’ special needs through several committees under the auspices of the Community Services Division of the Department of Community and Public Relations.…

Kentlands Historic Designation Delayed

At the Sept. 4 Mayor and Council meeting, Gaithersburg’s city leaders raised questions about the value of historic designation for eight properties original to Kentlands Old Farm/Tschiffely-Kent Farm and discussed the requirements and potential benefits of such a designation. They…

City Recommends Alternative Uses for Firehouse

At a Mayor and Council work session on June 11, the Kentlands Firehouse RFP Committee recommended converting the now-vacant Kentlands Firehouse into residential units or small offices while preserving the original look and character of the property. The committee, comprised…

Planning Commission Recommends Fairgrounds Rezoning

After more than a year of negotiations, hearings and work sessions, the Gaithersburg Planning Commission voted unanimously on May 2 to recommend the Montgomery County Agricultural Center’s application to rezone approximately 63 acres for mixed-use development. The property, best known…