Category: Community

MedImmune: A Busy Work Site

It’s one of the largest construction sites in Montgomery County as hundreds of construction workers report to MedImmune every day to build the company’s newest tower and parking garage adjacent to Great Seneca Highway in Quince Orchard Park. Passersby may…

Go Green

Free Compost Bins for Montgomery County Residents The Montgomery County Division of Solid Waste Services has selected Brookside Gardens’ Library as one of its distribution sites for free compost bins. The bins are lightweight and collapsible, and Montgomery County residents can…

County News

Select Libraries Begin Year-Round Sunday Service Beginning August 15, the following Montgomery County public libraries will be open on Sundays year-round — except on certain major holiday weekends — from 1 to 5 p.m.:  Bethesda, Germantown, Marilyn J. Praisner, Rockville…

Skate Spots Vandalized

Gaithersburg police are investigating two cases of vandalism at the skate spot in Lakelands. Police are trying to find out who tried to build a concrete skateboard ramp at the skate spot and who ripped down the metal sign posting…

Henn Killed by Lightning

Rockville community activist and environmentalist Carl Henn died on July 27, two days after he was struck by lightning from a severe thunderstorm at an organic garden in King Farm. Henn, 48, was instrumental in the creation of three 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…