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Setting the Stage for A&E Designation

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Kentlands’ Arts Barn was the venue on Dec. 16 for a public meeting to concentrate attention on efforts by the Kentlands Downtown Partnership (KDP) and the City of Gaithersburg to achieve the designation of Arts & Entertainment (A&E) District. Comprising…

Group to Bring I-270 Corridor Up to Speed

Photo | Karen O’Keefe

(Left to right) Ilaya Hopkins, vice president,  Montgomery County Chamber;  Frederick County Executive Jan Gardner; Congressman John K. Delaney (MD-6) ; and Delegate Aruna Miller ( Dist 15 - north Montgomery County from Germantown to the Frederick County line) participated in a roundtable discussion on the transportation issues of the I-270 Corridor.

Sixteen leaders from government and business in Montgomery and Frederick counties accepted an invitation from Congressman John Delaney (D-6) Dec. 18 to discuss strategies to resolve transportation problems and improve the economic health of people living in the I-270 corridor.…

City Scene

Local Foster Children Featured Gaithersburg’s Activity Center at Bohrer Park hosts the Heart Gallery Presented by Adoptions Together from Dec. 26 through Jan. 7.  The gallery features compelling portraits of local children in foster care who are waiting to be…

Getting Up to Speed With Rapid Transit

Photo | Sharon Allen Gilder

David Hauck, executive director of the non-profit Communities for Transit, addresses Montgomery County residents at Bohrer Park on Dec. 4.

An informative meeting at Bohrer Park on Dec. 4 gave the community an opportunity to get up to speed with the Rapid Transit System (RTS) that includes Bus Rapid Transit (BRT). Twenty-four citizens attended the meeting that included representatives from…

Phil Andrews Joins State’s Attorney’s Office

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Phil Andrews has joined the staff of Montgomery
County State’s Attorney John McCarthy.

Former Montgomery County Councilmember and Gaithersburg resident Phil Andrews, whose Democratic primary run for county executive against incumbent Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett and former county executive Doug Duncan ended in defeat last August, has landed a new position serving…

Kentlands Downtown Partnership Is in the Black

Photo | Debbie Boderman

Quince Orchard freshman Jordan Odom (1) leads Lady Cougars in scoring against Rockville last Friday, as Coach Chris Campbell (arms folded) looks on.

“Partnership and participation” was the theme of the Kentlands Downtown Partnership’s annual meeting the evening of Dec. 10 at Largent’s Restaurant Bar. The group of 40-plus business owners is committed “to working together to enhance the customer experience and bringing…

City Scene

Bus Rapid Transit Meetings Communities for Transit, a nonprofit advocacy and education organization, will host a public meeting in Gaithersburg to discuss Montgomery County’s plans for a Rapid Transit System (RTS), sometimes referred to as Bus Rapid Transit (BRT). The…