Category: News

Summer Scoop

I’m not too proud to say it. I was in Rockville, I was having a bad day and I needed an ice cream cone. I spotted an ice cream place up the street and had a sudden, triumphant vision of myself…

The Power of Silence

Few events spark greater terror in the hearts of suburbanites than the loss of that precious stream of electrons that sustains nearly every aspect of our modern lives. Around here, we’re perhaps more sensitive since it seems we live through…

Frick Runs for District 17

Craig Frick knows what it’s like to compromise. The youngest of 10 children, Frick has fine-tuned his negotiating skills. Now Frick, 38, of Lake Varuna Drive in Lakelands, wants to use his apply his abilities as a Maryland State Delegate…

Leaders Meet in Closed Session

The Gaithersburg Mayor and City Council met 15 times behind closed doors in the last 12 months. In the last month, leaders convened behind closed doors twice to discuss potential litigation and to obtain legal advice. On July 19, Gaithersburg…

City Changes Notification Methods

Gaithersburg Spokesperson Britta Monaco said city officials expect to save $20,000 by not advertising public hearings for ordinances, the budget and the levy of special assessment in local newspapers. Instead these notices will be posted on the city’s web site…

County Considers Soccer Fields

Montgomery County is exploring a concept to build more soccer fields on 4 acres adjacent to Lakelands Park. Gaithersburg Mayor Sidney Katz and other city officials learned of the idea at a meeting in late July with county officials about…

City Awards Matching Grants

The city of Gaithersburg is awarding $46,448 in matching grants to local neighborhoods for improvements. The Mayor and Council approved the following grants at the August 2 meeting: Amberfield HOA Security system $2,937 Carolann Courts Condominium Signage $2,700 Dorsey Estates…

Suspect Accused of Spraying Semen on Woman

Gaithersburg police have arrested a 28-year-old Gaithersburg man who is suspected of spraying human semen on a woman standing in line at a Giant grocery store two weeks ago. Michael Wayne Edwards Jr. of Downing Street was charged with second…

Crime Summary*

Burglary On July 20 at 2:21 p.m., a burglary was reported at the Lakelands Community snack bar located at 960 Main Street. Forced entry was not made, but candy was taken. Burglary On July 21 at 6:05 p.m., a burglary…

Hot Weather Reminders for Pet Owners

Whenever the National Weather Service issues an “Excessive Heat Warning” for Montgomery County and surrounding areas, the Director of the Montgomery County Police Animal Services Division may authorize enforcement of Executive Regulation 5-01, Anti-Cruelty Conditions for Dogs, Section 11-C. Executive…