Category: City News

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Gaithersburg Poets Workshop Planned Lucinda Marshall, poet and Quince Orchard Park resident, is adding a Gaithersburg Poets Workshop to the DiVerse Gaithersburg Poetry Series. “The workshop is an informal opportunity for poets to share their work with other poets and…

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PMA Picks Up Medals at County Solo/Ensemble Festival Pritchard Music Academy (PMA) ensembles won six gold medals and two silver medals at the County Ensemble Festival, held at Wootton High School on Feb. 23. Ensembles that earned gold medals move…

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Input Needed on Revised Kentlands Square Infill Site E Drive-Thru Saul Holdings Limited Partnership submitted a revised plan for its proposed drive-thru, attached to one of three infill commercial buildings suggested for the current Lowe’s parking lot. The revised plan,…

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New City Park Planned Learn about the new city park planned for Orchard Ridge Drive, between Great Seneca Highway and Mill Greene Avenue, on Wednesday, March 7, 7 p.m. at the Quince Orchard Park Clubhouse, 515 Highland Ridge Ave. The…

City Brings Focus to AM Traffic Safety on MD 28 Near QOHS

Responding to a Nov. 2 request from City of Gaithersburg Councilmember Neil Harris, the State Highway Administration (SHA) studied traffic on MD 28/Darnestown Road near the MD 124/Quince Orchard Road intersection. SHA traffic engineering staff assessed safety concerns related to…

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Parcel Plus Offers New Sunday Hours Parcel Plus, 267 Kentlands Boulevard, is now open on Sunday to better accommodate today’s busy lifestyle. Stop by on Sunday, noon to 4 p.m., to ship packages via UPS, USPS, FedEx and DHL. Parcel…

New Foundation Director Passionate About Community

New Kentlands Community Foundation Executive Director Elisabeth Monaco has deep roots in the community. She and her husband, John Kraft, began planning their “starter house” here in the early ‘90s. Two children and 25-plus years later, the house has grown…

Study to Look at Potential for New Elementary School

A study looking at four potential sites is set to take place this year, examining whether Gaithersburg could benefit from a newly constructed elementary school. Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) spokesman Derek G. Turner believed the yearlong study may begin…

New Urbanism Makes Kentlands/Lakelands a Happy Place to Live

Marina Khoury quoted a very old Greek philosopher during her Jan. 9 lecture about New Urbanism at the Arts Barn. The architect, urban designer and planner noted that the statement the ancient Socrates made—“By far, the greatest and most admirable…

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KCF Donates Funds to Nonprofits The Kentlands Community Foundation (KCF) presented funds raised from the 2017 Kentlands/Lakelands 5K at the Jan. 16 Mayor and City Council meeting. Executive Director Elisabeth Monaco presented the City of Gaithersburg with $11,000 for the…