Category: City News

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…

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Photo | City of Gaithersburg Diego Flores-Cerezo of Summit Hall Elementary School has been selected as Gaithersburg’s next Junior Mayor.

Diego Flores-Cerezo Selected as Junior Mayor Out of more than 50 entries submitted by resident 4th graders in the City of Gaithersburg, Diego Flores-Cerezo of Summit Hall Elementary School has been selected as Gaithersburg’s next Junior Mayor. His first appearance…

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Photo | Submitted Ride Allegheny’s fifth annual Pub Ride on April 7 began at Coal Fire in Kentlands Square. The 20-mile ride made stops at Dogfish Head Alehouse, Greene Growlers, Gordon Biersch and Nantucket’s Reef before concluding at Grape Escape Kentlands.

Ride Allegheny Gears Up for 2019 Journey Ride Allegheny, a 310-mile/four-day bicycle journey from Pittsburgh to Gaithersburg to raise funds for Operation Second Chance, is planned for Oct. 2–6. Since 2005, Ride Allegheny has raised more than 2.3 million for…

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Gaithersburg Police Station Receives Funds from State Included in the Maryland State Budget is $1,000,000 for a new police station in Gaithersburg. The site, 16 S. Summit Ave., was purchased in 2016. The bigger, approximately 40,000-square-foot station is estimated to…

City Exploring Options for Its Historical Railroad Artifacts

Photo | Submitted The restored 1950s Budd Company of Philadelphia Car No. 1951 was moved from the B&O Museum to Olde Towne Gaithersburg in January 2012.

With the approval of the developer’s site plan for a mixed-use development—109 rental units plus retail space at 315 Diamond Ave., the property adjacent to Olde Towne’s Gaithersburg Community Museum, the City of Gaithersburg is considering the fate of two…