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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…

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Environmental Award Applications Now Open The Mayor and City Council and the Environmental Affairs Committee invite you to participate in the Environmental Awards Program. Through the awards, the city looks to recognize and show appreciation for those who give back…

Mayor and City Council to Discuss Dog Park

The Mayor and City Council plan to discuss the proposed Kentlands/Lakelands dog park at the March 4 meeting. According to Britta Monaco, the city’s public information director, the dog park discussion “is anticipated … during the ‘Staff Guidance’ portion of…

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Holiday Giving Coalition Recognized Mayor Jud Ashman recognized Holiday Giving Coalition members at the Feb. 4 Mayor and City Council meeting. He thanked volunteer coalition members for planning teen and senior gift bags and collecting enough books, hats and gloves…