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At their meeting on April 2, the Mayor and City Council designated the week of April 8 - 15 as Days of Remembrance in the City of Gaithersburg. A proclamation for Days of Remembrance, which was established by the U.S. Congress as an annual national commemoration of the Holocaust, was accepted by Gaithersburg resident Howard Smiga and Rabbi Jacob Blumenthal of Shaare Torah.

Laurie-Anne Sayles Named to Maryland’s Top 100 Women Gaithersburg City Councilmember Laurie-Anne Sayles has been recognized by The Daily Record, included in its 2018 listing of Maryland’s Top 100 Women. This listing recognizes outstanding achievements by women demonstrated through professional…

Proposed Drive-Through Ignites Discussion

Courtesy of Michael Watkins Architect, LLC
The proposed infill buildings shouldn’t be considered in isolation;  Watkins depicts some suggested changes for the center.

The three commercial infill buildings proposed for the Lowe’s parking lot area in Kentlands Square—Kentlands Square Infill Sites SDP-7712-2017—are moving through the city’s development process again with the close of the Planning Commission’s public comment period on March 9. Framed…

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This year’s Young Artist Award winners performed March 2 to a sold-out audience at the Arts Barn

Kimco Realty Requests Approval for Long-Term Redevelopment of Market Square Kimco Realty has requested approval of Sketch Plan Application SK-7837-2018, outlining a plan for redevelopment of Kentlands Market Square per the 2008 Kentlands Boulevard Commercial District Master Plan. The application…

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Gaithersburg City Councilmember Mike Sesma, City Councilmember Neil Harris and Mayor Jud Ashman endorsed Marilyn Balcombe, candidate for Montgomery County Council At-Large. Balcombe, the current president and CEO of the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce, has partnered with the City Council and Mayor’s Office on numerous issues.

City Issues Call to Action Over State Small Cell Bill Public testimony will be heard by the Finance Committee for Senate Bill 1188 on Tuesday, March 20 at 1 p.m. in the Miller Senate Office Building at 11 Bladen St.…

Arts & Entertainment

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The opening night performance of “Peter Pan Jr.” at the Arts Barn presented by KAT Second Stage was sold out thanks to its talented cast. Nora Suliman plays Peter Pan alongside Matthew Rubin (Captain Hook) and Elena Yeatts-Lonske (Wendy). Performances of this KAT Second Stage production continue through March 18. For tickets, visit

‘Abstract Imaginations’ Through March 31; The Framer’s Choice Gallery Local artist and teacher Vian Shamounki Borchert presents 30 of her latest paintings in this solo exhibition. ‘Art of the Print’ Through April 2; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday; 1:30-5…

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Gaithersburg Poets Workshop Planned Lucinda Marshall, poet and Quince Orchard Park resident, is adding a Gaithersburg Poets Workshop to the DiVerse Gaithersburg Poetry Series. “The workshop is an informal opportunity for poets to share their work with other poets and…

Shop Talk

PMA Picks Up Medals at County Solo/Ensemble Festival Pritchard Music Academy (PMA) ensembles won six gold medals and two silver medals at the County Ensemble Festival, held at Wootton High School on Feb. 23. Ensembles that earned gold medals move…