Category: News

District 17 Senate Race Heats Up

Two long-time politicians have tossed their hat in the ring for the District 17 State Senate seat. Democrat Jennie Forehand is seeking her fifth term representing the district that includes Gaithersburg, Rockville and Garrett Park. Challenger Democrat Cheryl Kagan is…

Earthquake Shakes Gaithersburg

A minor 3.6 earthquake rattled many residents out of bed shortly after 5 a.m. on July 16 to the surprise of almost everyone. The U.S. Geological Survey reports the epicenter was located one mile north of Gaithersburg in Germantown, although…

Construction Zone Grows at MedImmune

As the temperatures soar this summer, the construction zone at MedImmune is an ever growing hotspot for hundreds of workers who report to the development site each day. After reading in The Town Courier that residents were raising questions about…

Summer Swim Season 2010

The Lakelands Lionfish swim team continued its winning streak, coming up top of the division in the relay competition, while the Kentlands Kingfish said goodbye to seniors ending their career with the team. The Lionfish continue to dominate the J…

Reverse Swim Meet Fun

They struggled their way down the pool on kickboards, they smashed their faces into plates of whipped cream, and they pulled on lane ropes to get to the other end. What they didn’t do is act like parents. It’s a…

Knapp Attends City’s Economic Work Session

He didn’t testify, but Montgomery County Council member and Germantown resident Michael Knapp (District 2) was not missed as he sat in the front row of Gaithersburg’s economic development work session at City Hall on July 12. “I was curious…

Town Courier Unveils New Web Site

On July 14, The Town Courier unveiled an updated website at www.towncourier.com designed to provide visitors with more of an interactive experience. “The idea is to have a much more active site, easier to use and navigate and easier to…

Shop Talk

In and Out Bark is now open in the Kentlands Square Shopping Center while Image Ace has moved from its Kentlands location to a storefront office in a shopping Center along Darnestown Road and Quince Orchard Road. KDP Meeting Canceled…

MedImmune Security

To the Editor: I am writing in response to the letter to the editor published in the July 9 issue of The Town Courier in which the author had, in part, written that her opinion of MedImmune had been “greatly…

The Argument for CCT as Light Rail

This week a civil engineer from the state of Maryland gave a presentation in the Lakelands Clubhouse updating us on the Corridor Cities Transitway project. The CCT is a vital project to our region, and there is a key decision…