Community

New Gaithersburg Library to Open Fall 2013

If all goes well, Gaithersburg will have an extensively remodeled library this fall with a host of new features and services designed to meet the needs of the city’s diverse population. “We want this to be something that the community…

Arts & Entertainment

On Stage in the Schools Talent abounds onstage in musical productions at nearby schools this spring. Get ready to enjoy a tale as old as time! “Beauty and the Beast” began its run at Quince Orchard High School on April…

Proposed Budget Seeks ‘Strategic’ Increases

Andrews Demands More Budget Fairness for Taxpayers and Employees Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett sent his proposed Fiscal Year 2014 (FY 14) Operating Budget to the County Council on March 15. The total recommended operating budget is approximately $4,803,000,000 (including…

Nora Fitzpatrick: An Ambassador for Autism

Although April is National Autism Awareness Month, Lakelands resident Nora Fitzpatrick makes it her mission to share autism education with the masses every day. “I am so passionate about this cause. It is my job to raise awareness through community…

Spring in the Air Means It’s Tax Time

By Kenneth S. Savell, J.D., L.L.M. With the clock ticking down to April 15 and the days getting just a little bit warmer and longer, it is hard to focus on the annual ritual that is preparing taxes. Below are…

Around Town

State of the City Address to Take Place April 11 Gaithersburg Mayor Sidney Katz and members of the City Council will host the annual State of the City address on April 11 from 6:30 to 8:45 p.m. at the Rosborough…

Dance Draws Kentlands Families Together

The demands of today’s society often make carving out family time difficult. Cross-county schedules and overlapping activities can pull kids and parents in many different directions. Two Kentlands families, however, are bonding through dance. Heather and Jeff Katz are parents…

Arts & Entertainment

‘Nunsense A-Men!’ Takes Arts Barn Stage In partnership with Rockville Musical Theatre, the Arts Barn presents the musical comedy “Nunsense A-Men!” The show runs April 5 – 21, with performances on Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at…

City Evaluates Changes to Oktoberfest

During a public work session on March 11, Gaithersburg’s mayor and City Council members considered the pros and cons of the recent proposal to replace Kentlands Oktoberfest with a summer arts and wine festival as a city-sponsored event. “If we’re…