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City Considers Merging Celebrate Gaithersburg and Independence Day Events Michele Potter, director of parks, recreation and culture, and Denise Kayser, cultural arts director, addressed the Mayor and City Council Oct. 10 with a proposal to merge Celebrate Gaithersburg and the…

Schwarz Named City Planning Division Chief

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Trudy Schwarz, new city planning division chief, has worked for the City of Gaithersburg since 1978.

Community Planning Manager Trudy M. Schwarz has been named to the position of Gaithersburg planning division chief, filling the vacancy left by Marty Matsen who has accepted the position of community development director for the City of Bozeman, Montana. Matsen’s last day was Oct. 19. Gaithersburg’s planning division…

Gaithersburg Solar Co-Op Forms

Gaithersburg residents now have an opportunity to band together and purchase solar energy as a group. Those who participate in the group, known as a solar co-op, stand to reap substantial savings thanks to their collective power. “It’s essentially a…

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Gaithersburg Welcomes CBH Health There’s a new tenant at 9318 Gaither Road. CBH Health specializes in central nervous system disorders, and this treatment center has unique facilities that accommodate the rigorous standards required for inpatient clinical trials. The City of Gaithersburg assisted…

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Public Hearing on Stevenson Property Reveals Access Issues Craftmark Homes would like to build a maximum of 83 townhomes and condos on the 5.69-acre Stevenson property, located adjacent to the Watkins Mill Town Center (Parklands) subdivision and currently zoned MXD…

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Cultural Arts Committee Reappointments Anthony Glander, Arts Barn artist-in-residence, and Nanette Horan, owner of Kentlands-based Positive Energy Art Studio (P.E.A.S.), were reappointed to the City of Gaithersburg Cultural Arts Committee. The reappointments were made at the Aug. 15 Mayor and…

Watershed Restoration Grants Now Available

As part of continued attempts to reduce water pollution from pavement runoff, the city recently announced a collection of grants for groups that created watershed restoration projects. “Watershed restoration projects are designed to go back and increase vegetation to absorb…

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Gaithersburg Chorus Holds Open House Sept. 6 The Gaithersburg Chorus enters its 29th year and welcomes new members at an Open House on Tuesday, Sept. 6 from 7:30-9:30 p.m. at the Activity Center at Bohrer Park, 506 South Frederick Ave.…