Category: News

Politicians Pack PSC Hearing

Hundreds of people packed the Montgomery County Council hearing room on August 30 to testify at a Maryland Public Service Commission (PSC) public hearing about the reliability of Pepco. The meeting began with dozens of elected leaders who testified on…

Race Day Round Up

The Kentlands/Lakelands 5K celebrated its 17th year with the top two male finishers completing the course that winds through both communities on September 4 in under 15 minutes. Gurmessa Megerssa of Washington, D.C., finished the race in 14:43. He was…

Washington Freedom Almost in Playoffs

Abby Wambach is one of America’s most amazing athletes. At nearly 6 feet tall and with a muscular build, her feet move, as one coach put it “like somebody 4-foot-11.” Wambach is a crucial member of the Washington Freedom, which…

Sports Wrap-Up

By Mike Cuthbert and Julia Shapiro Football QO had over 200 total yards in the first half, Kennedy had 39, and nothing changed in the second half as the Cougars rolled to an easy 48-6 win in their opener. Kennedy’s…

QOHS Sports Preview

By Mike Cuthbert and Julia Shapiro Football QO Coach Dave Mencarini is “cautiously optimistic.” He has a lot of strong players returning, but he looks at the schedule and realizes that most of his opponents this year were playoff contenders,…

Shop Talk

Welcome Capital One Bank Chevy Chase Bank will begin to serve customers as Capital One Bank on September 13. For more information about how the transition will take place, www.welcometocapitalone.com. Save the Date: September 17 Birthday Celebration Whole Foods Market…

Soccer Field Planned for GE Tech Park

A new soccer field may replace the dilapidated tennis courts and basketball courts on the GE Technology Park site between Lakelands and Kentlands. This month, Montgomery County will be soliciting bids from private companies to rip up the tennis and…

City Cites Verizon, Restoration Complaints Continue

Complaints about subpar restoration work are following Verizon as the company continues to install FiOS in the city limits of Gaithersburg. Currently, crews are digging holes for the fiber optic service in Quince Orchard Park (QOP). Community Manager Ruchita Patel…

The Miracle of Family Reunion

When I was a child and learned that some kids were adopted, I did not understand why anyone would want to find their biological parents. My world was one of fantasy and the happily-ever-after dramas of children’s literature. I’d never…

City’s Database Missing Neighborhoods

Keeping up with new Gaithersburg neighborhoods appears to be an administrative challenge at City Hall. A recent mailing list attached to several items on the city’s August 11 Planning Commission agenda did not include notification to several new neighborhoods, nor…