Category: City News

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KCF Welcomes New Executive Director Elisabeth Monaco, known to friends and family as Liz, has joined the Kentlands Community Foundation (KCF) as executive director. She is a 25-year Kentlands resident. Former KCF Executive Director Mariann Zylstra stepped down at the…

Shop Talk

Tommy Joe’s Closed New Year’s Day Tommy Joe’s Kentlands location went out in style with a New Year’s Eve party before closing its Kentlands location doors for good on New Year’s Day. Their Bethesda location remains open. According to Aileen…

City Scene

City Adopts Small Cell Facility Regulations Requests from the telecommunications industry to install small cell facilities have been growing. Following study and recommendations by city staff, the Mayor and City Council adopted ordinance and regulation amendments related to small cell…

City Scene

Holiday Giving Serves Thousands The City of Gaithersburg will be serving approximately 785 households through its Holiday Giving program. These families include about 1,660 children, 1,000 of whom are under the age of 10. The city’s distribution took place on…

City Welcomes Comments on Proposed Kentlands Square Infill Sites

Residents are asked to comment on Saul Holding’s proposal to construct three buildings, totaling up to 16,000 square feet of commercial space, in the current Lowe’s parking lot space between the Mattress Firm and Chipotle/Cold Stone Creamery buildings. The Planning…

City Scene

Need for Performing Arts Venue Under Consideration The Cultural Arts Advisory Committee is looking into the feasibility of a large performing arts venue for the City of Gaithersburg. At the Mayor and City Council’s Oct. 23 meeting, Jim Hoehn, committee…

Candidates Discuss Challenges Facing City

Mayor Jud Ashman is running unopposed in the City of Gaithersburg Nov. 7 election. At the Kentlands Citizens Assembly’s Candidates Night on Oct. 11, he joked, “I like my chances.” But then he quickly struck a more serious tone, underscoring…

Microgrid to Ensure ‘Resiliency’ for Emergency Services

After Hurricanes Harvey and Irma devastated parts of the country and Hurricane Maria left the entire island of Puerto Rico without power, many saw just how vulnerable power systems are to the elements. Residents of Gaithersburg and Montgomery County will…

City Scene

Register to Vote in City Elections The City of Gaithersburg elections for mayor and two City Council positions will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 7. Mayor Jud Ashman is running for re-election unopposed. Four candidates—Yvette Monroe and Michael A. Sesma,…

Bus #201 Offers Convenient Run to BWI Marshall

By Kira Sansone Although the holidays may seem far away, it’s never too early to start planning for travel during the busiest time of the year. The Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) #201 bus offers services from the Gaithersburg Park and…