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Literacy at the Library

Photo | Courtesy of Literacy Council of Montgomery County

Students gather for the Literacy Council of Montgomery County  conversation class taught by Carol Dymond.

It’s Saturday morning and Quince Orchard Library is bustling. Kids dressed in their karate uniforms are running around, stopping occasionally to look at the pictures in Flora and Ulysses or tapping out a game at the computer section. High school…

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St. Patrick’s Day Parade Seeks Participants Community groups and other organizations are invited to march in the parade, planned for March 15, 10 a.m. to noon at the Washingtonian Center. The grand marshals and emcees for this year’s parade are…

Reforestation Project Grows Environmental Education

Photo | City of Gaithersburg

Some 165 trees were planted behind Casey Community Center this fall.

When Michele Potter and her department, Gaithersburg’s Parks, Recreation and Culture, applied for funding from the Governor’s Stream Restoration Challenge, what stood out about their application was their excellent educational component. The city’s application was for reforestation of the Muddy…

CCT Design Team Faces Questions, Critics

The Maryland Transit Authority is marking new milestones in the evolution of the Corridor Cities Transitway. On Jan. 29, project manager Rick Kiegel and a team of two engineers and two information specialists came to the Lakelands Clubhouse to talk…

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City Enhances Security of Free Wireless Network On Thursday, Jan. 23, traffic on Public-COG, the city of Gaithersburg’s free wireless network that is available at several municipal facilities, was encrypted.  A password is now required, and can be obtained from…

County Council Race Is Hot in City Hall

It may be a cold January, but in the race to select a Democratic candidate to run for the Montgomery County Council’s third district seat, things are beginning to heat up. Primary election day is June 24. To date, two…

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Update on Pepco’s Request for Rate Increase On Jan. 7, the Public Service Commission (PSC) granted the City’s Petition to Intervene in Pepco’s latest rate case. PSC also set the hearing schedule for the case, with hearings to be held…

Montgomery County Council: Past, Present and Future

Every year, the nine-member Montgomery County Council reinvents itself by naming a new president and vice president. On Dec. 5, 2013, Councilmember Craig Rice (District 2, upcounty including Germantown and Clarksburg) was unanimously elected council president by his colleagues. He…

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Gaithersburg Library Grand Reopening On Jan. 4 at 9:30 a.m., the Gaithersburg Library at the corner of Montgomery Village Avenue and Lost Knife Road holds its grand reopening ceremony. Explore the library and enjoy special programming throughout the day, provided…