Category: Community

Kentlands/Lakelands Projects Win Planning Awards

For the first time in over five years, the Gaithersburg Planning Commission is recognizing local projects and organizations for excellence in planning. The commission publicly voted on the 2009 nominees at the June 16 meeting and plans to recognize the…

Ridgepoint Pathway Leads to Notification Questions

The last leg of the Ridgepoint Pathway project in Kentlands was completed this summer, but questions are now being raised about why the neighboring community was not notified of the construction. Ted Blitgen lives in The Orchards community and says…

Fair Opens on August 13

The 62nd Montgomery County Agricultural Fair opens on August 13 from 3 p.m. – midnight. Inside you will find lots of entertainment ranging from the demolition derby, rodeo, monster trucks, tractor pull, stilt walker, fair idol, musical entertainment, community performances,…

Storm Rips Through Gaithersburg

A severe thunderstorm ripped through Gaithersburg on July 25 shortly after 3:00 p.m. knocking out power to thousands and causing minor storm damage throughout the city. Tree damage in Quince Orchard Park (QOP) was especially severe on Winter Walk Drive…

Gaithersburg Ranked 25th Best Place to Live

Money magazine ranks Gaithersburg as the 25th best place to live on its 2010 list of 100 best places to live in the country. “We all know this is a great place to live, work, learn and play,” said Mayor…

District 17 Senate Race Heats Up

Two long-time politicians have tossed their hat in the ring for the District 17 State Senate seat. Democrat Jennie Forehand is seeking her fifth term representing the district that includes Gaithersburg, Rockville and Garrett Park. Challenger Democrat Cheryl Kagan is…

Earthquake Shakes Gaithersburg

A minor 3.6 earthquake rattled many residents out of bed shortly after 5 a.m. on July 16 to the surprise of almost everyone. The U.S. Geological Survey reports the epicenter was located one mile north of Gaithersburg in Germantown, although…

Around Town

Bunny Rescue Operation Take a walk in Lakelands or Quince Orchard Park this summer, and you may see a lot of bunnies hopping around. “I constantly see bunnies,” said Lakelands resident Chris Neal. “We have a ton of big rabbits.”…

City Renames Grant Program for Felton

The Gaithersburg City Council is renaming the Neighborhood Matching Grant Program in memory of Fred Felton, a former assistant city manager. The idea for the Frederick J. Felton Neighborhood Matching Grant Program originated with City Council member Michael Sesma, who…

Antenna Proposed for Lakelands Park

T-Mobile wants to install a telecommunications antenna in a light pole at Lakelands Park and Gaithersburg leaders want to know what you think about it. The project includes the replacement of an existing 70-foot tall field light with a new…