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Mayoral Candidates Share Their Priorities for the City

Just weeks before the election, Gaithersburg’s three mayoral candidates—Jud Ashman, Darline D.H. Bell-Zuccarelli, and Henry F. Marraffa, Jr.—shared their thoughts on managing growth within the city to enhance Gaithersburg’s already high quality of life. How would you balance competing demands…

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Art Inspires Stories Through Book Festival Contest Photographs taken by three young artists will serve as the inspiration for the Gaithersburg Book Festival’s annual High School Short Story Contest. More than 100 entries including photographs, drawings and paintings were received…

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Constitution Gardens Re-Opens as Natural Play Space On Sept. 19, the City of Gaithersburg re-opened Constitution Gardens. It has grown into Maryland’s first natural play space in a municipal setting. Set aside a day, a morning or afternoon to explore…

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Award Leads to White House Invitation After receiving high recognition from the National League of Cities (NLC) and the Let’s Move! Cities, Towns and Counties initiative, the City of Gaithersburg will be acknowledged at an event at The White House…

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Plan in Development for Olde Towne Park Plaza A development plan for Olde Towne Park Plaza, located at South Summit and East Diamond avenues, is in the works. A. Morton Thomas and Associates, an engineering and design firm, will analyze…

Living on the Edge

Photo | Pam Schipper

Phase 1 remediation to portions of the Quince Orchard upper retaining wall adjacent to buildings will be completed by early fall.

Living on the edge is just what the Kentlands Citizens Assembly (KCA) and Mark Avon, president of the company doing remediation work, do not want to do when it comes to the Quince Orchard retaining wall. Following a portion of…