Category: City News

County Exec Candidates Support Affordable Housing Stock

Six of the seven county executive (CE) candidates met at a forum on May 30 sponsored by Action in Montgomery (AIM), one of many similar campaign events. Action in Montgomery is a broad-based community power organization, rooted in county neighborhoods…

OMSI Pitches New Organizations to Benefit Downtown

Members of the One Main Street Initiative (OMSI) appeared before the Gaithersburg City Council on June 5 to present the results of their five-month mandate. OMSI was created by the Kentlands Community Foundation (KCF) in 2017 to come up with…

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City Receives MML Achievement Award for Book Festival At its annual conference in Ocean City, the Maryland Municipal League presented a 2018 LEAD Achievement Award in the Large City Category to the City of Gaithersburg. The award, which recognizes initiatives…

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Apply for Improvement Matching Grant Neighborhood groups and HOAs are encouraged to apply for the Frederick J. Felton Neighborhood Matching Grant program. The program provides an incentive for neighborhood organizations to improve their communities by awarding dollar-for-dollar matching grants of…

Democratic County Exec Candidates Debate Montgomery’s Economy

The six Democratic candidates for Montgomery County Executive met last week to debate the economic future of the county, amid a recent study showing declining trends in the county’s economic indicators. Empower Montgomery, a nonpartisan organization that describes its mission…

Pet Stores Banned From Selling Puppies

Around a decade ago, Kentlands resident Sara Yassin was looking for a Maltese puppy. She went online, looked at some websites and called one when she saw a puppy she liked. She began asking questions like “How big are the…

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Police Foundation Fundraiser Planned The Gaithersburg Police Foundation returns to Dogfish Head Alehouse on Tuesday, May 15 for its most popular fundraiser of the year. This is the tenth consecutive year for the event, which raises money for the nonprofit…

Kimco Proposes Long-Term Mixed-Use Development

Outlined in four phases and nine development blocks, the mixed-use development plan proposed for Kentlands Market Square by Kimco Realty is envisioned to span decades—and the sketch plan before the city Monday night should be seen as “a broad framework,”…

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Manna CEO Honored With Global Women Stop Hunger Award Jackie DeCarlo, chief executive officer of Manna Food Center, was awarded Stop Hunger’s 2018 Women Stop Hunger Award at a ceremony in Paris, France, on March 13. The second annual Women…

Passing the Torch: Fleet Feet Has New Owners

After owning and operating Fleet Feet Sports, one of the Kentlands’ most community-engaged retailers, since May 19, 2005, Robyn and Chris Gault have sold the store. The new owners, Ilene and Ethan Lish of Rockville, took over on Friday, March…