Category: Community

Annual Report Shows Crime Down in Gaithersburg

Photo | City of Gaithersburg Gaithersburg Police Department spokesman Officer Dan Lane said lower crime is the result of more community involvement with officers talking to residents and attending community events.

Personal, property and society crimes were all down last year even as calls for service increased, according to the Gaithersburg Police Department (GPD) annual report released in mid-March. Last year, officers were sent out on 37,710 calls for service, which…

Lakelands Resident Strives for LLS Man of the Year Title

Photo | Submitted Rob McGowan, who is in the running of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Man of the Year, is pictured with his mother, Eve McGowan, and (L to R) Ryder, Landon and Hali McGowan.

Rob McGowan wants to be Man of the Year. And his quest is far nobler than anything to do with excellence on or off an athletic field. Instead, it is all about philanthropy. The Lakelands resident and Kentlands Main Street…

Panda Programmer Camp Is IT

Photo | Submitted Last summer, Panda Programmer campers and instructors had fun with coding and more.

This camp is IT. In a world increasingly powered by IT acumen and computer-generated wizardry, Panda Programmer has  attracted kids who want to learn that coding magic. Gaming fans, many kids dream of designing their own. Founded by Kentlands resident…

Safe Grow Montgomery Activists Star in New Environmental Documentary

Photo | Helen Jurkowski (L to R) Julie Taddeo, Jennifer Quinn, Ethan Quinn, Alex Stavitsky-Zeineddin and Catherine Cummings attend the screening of “Ground War at the March 19 Environmental Film Festival in DC.

Kentlands resident Alex Stavitsky-Zeineddin and her Safe Grow Montgomery (SGM) colleagues are featured in a 2018 documentary titled “Ground War: When Playing Fields Become Battlefields.” When it premiered as part of the Environmental Film Festival on March 19 at D.C.’s…

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KCF to Receive Citizenship Award The Kentlands Community Foundation (KCF) will receive the City of Gaithersburg Citizenship Award as Outstanding Organization on April 25 at the State of the City address. The Mayor and City Council will host the State of…

Lakelands Teen Wins Chamber Baking Contest

Photo | Paula Ross Lakelands resident Anna Ross won first place in the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce Business Networking & Baking Contest.

Lakelands resident Anna Ross has been baking ever since she was young. Learning from her mom, Paula, she started with simple items like brownies and moved her way up to muffins, cupcakes, cookie cakes and cookies. A fan of the…

City Researching Impacts of Dog Park

Photo | Submitted The proposed dog park would occupy one acre of the 4.7-acre lot recently leased by the City of Gaithersburg from Montgomery County.

The City of Gaithersburg will be looking into potential environmental impacts and mitigation if a one-acre dog park were to be created on a 4.7-acre lot adjacent to Lakelands Park. At their March 4 meeting, the Mayor and City Council…

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Montgomery County Police App Launched The Montgomery County Police Department announced the release of its smartphone application (app). This mobile data app links to press releases, arrest data and crime trends. App users are not able to report crimes via…