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Shaare Torah Rabbi Celebrated After more than 20 years at Shaare Torah, Rabbi Jacob Blumenthal is moving on to become the chief executive of the International Rabbinical Assembly, the governing body for all rabbis of Conservative Judaism around the world.…

City Councilman Robert Wu Seeks Second Term

Photo | Submitted Elected to his first term on the Gaithersburg City Council in 2015, Robert Wu is seeking a second term. On Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019, Gaithersburg residents will cast their ballots to elect three individuals to the City Council.

Having acquired solid experience and successes during his first term as a Gaithersburg City Councilmember, Robert Wu wants to retain the seat he has occupied since 2015. “Learning the role of a councilmember has been a challenge,” he acknowledged. “There…

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Photo | Christine Darton-Henrichsen, potshots by Christine K-9 Max visited with residents at a Gaithersburg Police Foundation fundraiser at the Kentlands PetSmart in June 2016.

GPD Officers Recognized at Public Safety Ceremony The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce’s annual Public Safety Breakfast recognized first responders throughout the area for their service. Many Gaithersburg Police Department (GPD) officers were recognized for their bravery. Officer Kyle Khuen and…

Ryan Spiegel Seeks Another Term

(L to R) Ryan Spiegel visits with Rob Garretson and Jud Ashman at the fifth annual Kentlands Under the Lights. Photo | Markham Luke

Ryan Spiegel knew he had a lot to learn when he first took a seat on the Gaithersburg City Council back in 2007. He recalled, “I took the time to listen and observe, to understand what makes for a successful…

Neil Harris Runs for Second Term on City Council

Photo | Mac Kennedy (L to R) City Councilmember Mike Sesma, City Councilmember Neil Harris, and Gaithersburg Mayor Jud Ashman enjoyed a kickoff party for Harris’ re-election campaign at The Wine Harvest on June 6.

Gaithersburg City Councilmember Neil Harris kicked off his re-election campaign with a Thursday evening party at The Wine Harvest. Sixty to 75 people attended the June 6 event, including co-hosts Gaithersburg Mayor Jud Ashman, City Councilmember Mike Sesma and Montgomery…

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Work to Start Mid-July for Discovery Park The Mayor and City Council formally approved the Discovery Park project on June 17, awarding the contract to Patriot Construction from Dunkirk, Maryland. “The tentative start date for the park is mid-July 2019,…

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Photo | Pam Schipper The Boy Scouts of America Troop 457 presents the colors at the May 25 opening ceremony for Flags for our Heroes, held at Bohrer Park.

Rotary Clubs, City Sponsor Flags for Our Heroes Every Memorial Day weekend, beginning in 2014, Bohrer Park has been transformed by a patriotic sea of eight-foot flags. The flags honor members of the military, police, firefighters, teachers, coaches, mentors and…

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Book Festival to Welcome Maryland Poet Laureate The Gaithersburg Book Festival, planned for Saturday, May 18, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at City Hall, is honored to host a tribute to Maryland’s new Poet Laureate, Grace Cavalieri, the author of…

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Photo | | City of Gaithersburg The Kentlands Community Foundation was the recipient of the 2019 Outstanding Organization Award at the State of the City on April 25 at the Rosborough Cultural Arts and Wellness Center.

Gaithersburg State of the City Recognizes Change Makers At the 2019 State of the City on April 25, Gaithersburg recognized volunteers for their contributions to the community. These “change makers” were Janet Neumann, who received the Distinguished Citizen Award for…