Category: Community

Earthquake Shakes Gaithersburg

A minor 3.6 earthquake rattled many residents out of bed shortly after 5 a.m. this morning. The U.S. Geological Survey reports the epicenter was located one mile north of Gaithersburg in Germantown, although the rumbling was felt from Frederick to…

Skate Spots Open

It took almost three years, and construction was prolonged by wet weather this winter, but Gaithersburg skateboarders can now practice their sport at two new spots in the city. The long-awaited skate spots opened late last month at Lakelands Park…

Report Slights Kentlands Side of Gaithersburg

A final 2009 planning report filed by Gaithersburg planners with the state and obtained by The Town Courier contains no information or data about any planning activity at Crown Farm, Kentlands, Lakelands, Quince Orchard Park (QOP), the Vistas or MedImmune.…

Kentlands Attracts Tourists

Trudy Schwarz is Gaithersburg’s community planning director, and in her city role she is often called upon to take out-of-town visitors on walking and driving tours of the Kentlands community, one of the oldest existing examples of new urbanism. Schwarz…

Water Restrictions Lifted

On the morning of one of the hottest days of the year, Gaithersburg residents learned that Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) was lifting a mandatory water use restriction. “Our pipe is back in service. I want to thank our customers…

Around Town

New Kentlands Manager Kentlands On-site Manager Thomas “Mac” Staples will be leaving the community this summer to take a new position in a CMC community in Virginia, and Randy Fox has been named as his replacement, according to an e-mail…

From the Foundation

New Board Members The Kentlands Community Foundation (KCF) recently held its annual meeting, and three new members were appointed to the 11-member board. Katy Thoms, Brendan Emerson and Lake Coulson are replacing outgoing members Norman Katz, Lynda Ullmer Gage and…

Montgomery County News

311 System Launched Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett announced last month the official launch of MC311, the county’s new online and telephone information system. The public is now able to access Montgomery County government information and non-emergency services online or…