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Rabies Clinic for Dogs and Cats The city of Gaithersburg will be participating in a Free Rabies Clinic for cats and dogs on Sunday, May 18, 8 to 10:30 a.m. at the Montgomery County Animal Services and Adoption Center, 7315…

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New Public Works Director On April 23, Gaithersburg City Manager Tony Tomasello announced the appointment of Michael Johnson as Gaithersburg’s public works director. The position has been vacant since the retirement of Jim Arnoult in the fall of 2013. Engineering…

Candidates Free to Campaign at Kentlands Day Festival

Photo | Phil Fabrizio

Last year’s Kentlands Day Parade featured appearances by elected officials.

On Friday, April 11, two days after a Gazette newspaper story was published announcing planned restrictions on free movement and campaigning by candidates for public office during the upcoming Sixth Annual Kentlands Day neighborhood festival, Gaithersburg officials met with a…

Recommended FY15 County Budget Unveiled

On March 17, Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett announced a recommended $4.97 billion operating budget for the fiscal year (FY) 2015, which begins July 1. The budget, a 3.4 percent increase over 2014, funds education $26 million beyond what is…

Second Chance Throws Wild Baby Shower

Photo | Phil Fabrizio

Orphans like this baby squirrel are cared for at the Second Chance Wildlife Center in Gaithersburg. Spring births make May the nonprofit’s busiest month.

Spring usually means the birth of trees, plants, flowers and babies. The Gaithersburg-based Second Chance Wildlife Center takes in around 3,500 wild animals annually for medical treatment, attentive care and release. By far the busiest month for the non-profit is…

City Looks at Avenues to Join Capital Bikeshare

Photo | Phil Fabrizio

The city of Gaithersburg considers joining the Capital Bikeshare program, which currently offers 300 stations and 2,600 bikes in the D.C metro area.

On March 24, the Gaithersburg Mayor and Council met in joint session with the members of the Gaithersburg Planning Board for a presentation on the logistics of joining the Capital Bikeshare program. The presentation by Anne Root, Bikeshare program manager…

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Emma Leath Named 2014 Gaithersburg Junior Mayor Of the 205 entries submitted by resident 4th graders in the city of Gaithersburg, Emma Leath of St. Martin’s School has been selected as Gaithersburg’s next Junior Mayor.  Her first appearance will be…

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Digital Dish The city of Gaithersburg launched its new and improved website on March 25. The web address remains the same, but the new site offers better organization and easier navigation, calendar filtering options, integration of emergency notifications and social…