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The Town Courier’s offer to publish two pages of Town Crier news and information at no charge in each issue was rejected unanimously last night by the Kentlands board of trustees. The offer, which would save the community $14,000 plus…

Around Town

Special Adoption Event Coming May 2 at AWLMC On Saturday, May 2, noon to 4 p.m., the Animal Welfare League of Montgomery County (AWLMC), located at 12 Park Ave. in Gaithersburg’s Olde Towne, will hold a “Love Is Special” adoption…

MCCF Meeting Looks at the Future of Transportation

Photo | Christine Darton-Henrichsen, Potshots by Christine

Washingtonian Woods resident Lisa Cline stands on the berm that will be used for the Corridor Cities Transitway.  She demonstrates the proximity of homes to Great Seneca Highway.

Real-time computer control of traffic signals at congestion points, incentives to encourage drivers to avoid peak rush hour times or routes, and automated vehicle controls that prevent accidents are some strategies for solving our national transportation problems. This was the…

Marissa Moss: A Q&A

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Marissa Moss, author of the bestselling series Amelia’s Notebooks, speaks at the Gaithersburg Book Festival on Saturday, May 16.

Prolific children’s book author and illustrator Marissa Moss, 55, a University of California, Berkeley, graduate and author of more than 50 picture books, middle grade and young adult novels, will be a featured author at the Gaithersburg Book Festival on…

Arts & Entertainment

‘The Landscape’ art exhibit, Arts Entwine jewelry exhibit Through May 17, Arts Barn The City of Gaithersburg presents “The Landscape” featuring paintings by Joanne Bleichner, Rulei Bu, and Todd Baxter Dawson and jewelry from resident artists Arts Entwine at the…

Hate Crime Strengthens Resolve to Promote Tolerance

Photo | Mac Kennedy

April 7 dawned with the discovery of anti-Semitic defacement of the Shaare Torah Synagogue. By 8 p.m. that evening, the congregation and the community gathered at the synagogue for a special service to reflect, heal and focus on strength.

In the still of the night of April 7, two masked vandals spray-painted 11 white swastikas, “KKK,” “Hitler” and a misspelled expletive on three sides of Shaare Torah Congregation’s exterior. Within hours of discovering the defilement of the 10-year-old Lakelands…