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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…

City Considers Amendments to Regulations for Small Cells

Photo | Submitted Industry provider Crown Castle shared this example of light pole mounted equipment with the City of Gaithersburg

The Mayor and City Council, at its Dec. 18, 2018 meeting, approved the introduction of amendments to regulations adopted in December 2017 that govern the installation of small cell/wireless facilities within city rights-of-ways (ROWs). Staff proposed these amendments in response…

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Register for Gaithersburg Spring Chorus The Gaithersburg Chorus, a non-audition ensemble, begins formal weekly rehearsals on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Activity Center at Bohrer Park. The chorus is a class, with sessions in the…

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Photo | City of Gaithersburg Rob Garretson, chair of the Kentlands Community Foundation, and Elisabeth Monaco, Foundation executive director, present a check for $11,000 to the City of Gaithersburg for its Dolores C. Swoyer Scholarship Fund.

Kentlands Community Foundation Donates $11K The Kentlands/Lakelands 5K, hosted by the Kentlands Community Foundation in partnership with the City of Gaithersburg, benefits local charities. On Monday, Dec. 3, the Foundation presented the city with a check for $11,000 for the…

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Gaithersburg Celebrates GIS Day With a Week of Activities The City of Gaithersburg celebrates GIS Day, an annual global event, in November with discussions and activities designed to promote geography awareness and showcase Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and how they…