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Coach Dwayne Henry Is “Good Sport” City of Gaithersburg Coach Dwayne Henry was presented with the Dennis Callahan Good Sports Award by the Mid-Atlantic Recreation and Parks’ Sports Alliance (MARPSA) at a special reception and awards ceremony in Annapolis on…

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Opinions Sought in Budget Forum Whether you agree with how public funds are being spent or have ideas on how they might be used better, the City of Gaithersburg is ready to hear from you. The Mayor and City Council…

Legislative Team Ready for 2015

Photo | Pam Schipper

Delegate Kumar Barve (standing) addresses the crowd assembled at a District 17 Democratic Club program in the Kentlands Clubhouse. (Left to right) Delegate Jim Gilchrist, Delegate-Elect Andrew Platt and Senator-Elect Cheryl Kagan listen.

The upcoming 2015 legislative session in Annapolis looks a bit daunting. Maryland’s budget shortfall is estimated at $1.2 billion, and new Republican Governor-Elect Larry Hogan was elected on a platform that promised to curb state spending. In December, Governor-Elect Hogan…

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Sesma Elected to NLC Board of Directors Gaithersburg City Council Member Michael A. Sesma will be serving a two-year term on the National League of Cities (NLC) Board of Directors after being elected by the group’s membership during its annual…

Setting the Stage for A&E Designation

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Kentlands’ Arts Barn was the venue on Dec. 16 for a public meeting to concentrate attention on efforts by the Kentlands Downtown Partnership (KDP) and the City of Gaithersburg to achieve the designation of Arts & Entertainment (A&E) District. Comprising…

Group to Bring I-270 Corridor Up to Speed

Photo | Karen O’Keefe

(Left to right) Ilaya Hopkins, vice president,  Montgomery County Chamber;  Frederick County Executive Jan Gardner; Congressman John K. Delaney (MD-6) ; and Delegate Aruna Miller ( Dist 15 - north Montgomery County from Germantown to the Frederick County line) participated in a roundtable discussion on the transportation issues of the I-270 Corridor.

Sixteen leaders from government and business in Montgomery and Frederick counties accepted an invitation from Congressman John Delaney (D-6) Dec. 18 to discuss strategies to resolve transportation problems and improve the economic health of people living in the I-270 corridor.…

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Local Foster Children Featured Gaithersburg’s Activity Center at Bohrer Park hosts the Heart Gallery Presented by Adoptions Together from Dec. 26 through Jan. 7.  The gallery features compelling portraits of local children in foster care who are waiting to be…

Getting Up to Speed With Rapid Transit

Photo | Sharon Allen Gilder

David Hauck, executive director of the non-profit Communities for Transit, addresses Montgomery County residents at Bohrer Park on Dec. 4.

An informative meeting at Bohrer Park on Dec. 4 gave the community an opportunity to get up to speed with the Rapid Transit System (RTS) that includes Bus Rapid Transit (BRT). Twenty-four citizens attended the meeting that included representatives from…

Phil Andrews Joins State’s Attorney’s Office

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Phil Andrews has joined the staff of Montgomery
County State’s Attorney John McCarthy.

Former Montgomery County Councilmember and Gaithersburg resident Phil Andrews, whose Democratic primary run for county executive against incumbent Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett and former county executive Doug Duncan ended in defeat last August, has landed a new position serving…