Category: News

Back to School

Kindergarten Play Dates at Billy’s Playground Rachel Carson Elementary School’s incoming kindergartners are invited to a play date at Billy’s Playground from 10 a.m. – noon on August 18 and 25 at Lakelands Park. This is a great chance to…

Fair Opens on August 13

The 62nd Montgomery County Agricultural Fair opens on August 13 from 3 p.m. – midnight. Inside you will find lots of entertainment ranging from the demolition derby, rodeo, monster trucks, tractor pull, stilt walker, fair idol, musical entertainment, community performances,…

Chili Out

Summer will be over soon and the kids will be back in school, so let’s eat out while we can. I recently met Spike at a charity affair and was very impressed by him, his food and his book. The…

Commission Defers Bank Signs

The Gaithersburg Planning Commission deferred an application for a revised sign package for Capital One Bank at its meeting on July 28 after a Kentlands resident called for a public hearing. Initially, the item was on the commission’s consent agenda…

“1000 Places To See Before You Die: A Traveler’s Life List”

“1000 Places To See Before You Die: A Traveler’s Life List” Written by Patricia Schultz During a Christmas shopping trip to a mega-bookseller in 2003, I noticed a display promoting the newly published “1,000 Places To See Before You Die:…

Savoring Steinbeck Country

Ever since I read “John Steinbeck: A Writer” by Jay Parini, I’ve longed to visit his literary landscape of Monterey County, Calif. I’ve yearned to see Cannery Row in Monterey, Monterey Bay, and especially Salinas, Calif., Steinbeck’s birthplace and now…

Skate Spots Vandalized

Gaithersburg police are investigating two cases of vandalism at the skate spot in Lakelands. Police are trying to find out who tried to build a concrete skateboard ramp at the skate spot and who ripped down the metal sign posting…

Storm Rips Through Gaithersburg

A severe thunderstorm ripped through Gaithersburg on July 25 shortly after 3:00 p.m. knocking out power to thousands and causing minor storm damage throughout the city. Tree damage in Quince Orchard Park (QOP) was especially severe on Winter Walk Drive…

Stairway to MedImmune on Hold

Construction of an exterior staircase up a grassy bank along Great Seneca Highway and leading to the MedImmune campus has been temporarily stopped after questions about the project were raised by The Town Courier. Gaithersburg’s Planning and Code Administration Director…

Gaithersburg Ranked 25th Best Place to Live

Money magazine ranks Gaithersburg as the 25th best place to live on its 2010 list of 100 best places to live in the country. “We all know this is a great place to live, work, learn and play,” said Mayor…