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Firefighters Battle Brush Fires

High winds fueled brush fires in Germantown on 8 to 18 acres of noncontiguous parkland in the area of Indian Grass Court and Riffle Ford Road on Feb. 19. “The fires are spotty around. We have a good handle on…

“Spring in February…It Couldn’t Be Better”

Gaithersburg residents got an early taste of spring as temperatures reached the mid-70’s today. The neighborhood was full of people having lunch outside, riding bikes and motorcycles, working on their laptops, and driving around with the top down. “Spring in…

“Race to Nowhere” Draws Hundreds to QOHS

About 500 parents, educators and even some students turned out at Quince Orchard High School (QOHS) to see the much-buzzed about film, “Race to Nowhere,” which documents the struggles American teenagers face because of the extreme pressure to succeed. The…

Sports Shorts

Indoor Track: Boys Finish Second in Region At the 3A West regional meet, the QO boys’ indoor track team finished second overall with 46 points, and a number of Cougars qualified for the state championship meet, to be held Feb.…

Tree Swap in the Works

They have been growing for over 10 years, but soon the London Plane trees along Hart Road in Kentlands will be replaced “with more suitable ones,” according to Gaithersburg city officials. Gaithersburg Public Works Operations Director Wally DeBord said a…

Woman Arrested after Boarding LPMS Bus

A Gaithersburg woman was arrested after she attempted to catch a ride on a bus headed for Lakelands Park Middle School (LPMS) and then allegedly stole a car. Kidest Warren, 21 of Gaithersburg, was hanging out at the bus stop…

First Stretch of ICC Opens Feb. 22

The first stretch of the long-awaited Intercounty Connector (ICC) opens on Tuesday, Feb. 22, weather permitting. The ICC is the state’s first all-electronic toll road, and this first segment connects I-370 at Shady Grove with Georgia Avenue in Olney. “With…

Work Session Set for Economic Consultant’s Report

A work session has been scheduled for April 25 at Gaithersburg City Hall where the city’s economic development consultant, Mike Knapp, will present a final report documenting months of interviews and research. Knapp, a former Montgomery County Council member, was…

City Announces Young Artist Award Winners

The city of Gaithersburg announced the winners (see below) of the 8th annual Young Artist Awards competition today. The event is a juried competition for musicians between the ages of 12 – 18, sponsored by the city of Gaithersburg and…