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Celebration Brings Chanukah Spirit to Communities

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A local Chanukah tradition organized each year since 2003 by Chabad Lubavitch of Upper Montgomery County, the Chanukah Fire Truck Parade returns this year on Thursday, Dec. 18.

Rabbi Sholom Raichik was at a conference among some 2,500 of his colleagues in late November. All were planning Chanukah events in their respective communities, said the spiritual leader of Chabad Lubavitch of Upper Montgomery County. But, he pointed out…

Kentlands Wall Work Still Ongoing

Photo | Karen O’Keefe

On Nov. 30, 14 concrete-encased steel columns support the Kentlands wall  that runs atop a high elevation next to Quince Orchard Road. The concrete will be stained to match the wall color. Concrete barrier walls remain in place on the sidewalk.

A section of a retaining wall owned by the Kentlands Citizens Assembly (KCA), located on Quince Orchard Road, collapsed on March 30, 2014, causing evacuation and temporary condemnation of two townhomes. The order of condemnation on the homes was lifted…

Around Town

Cheers to Pinky & Pepe’s Grape Escape The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) awarded the 8th Annual Small Business of the Year Award (SBY) to Pinky & Pepe’s Grape Escape. This award recognizes the small business that demonstrates success, community…

City Scene

Bus Rapid Transit Meetings Communities for Transit, a nonprofit advocacy and education organization, will host a public meeting in Gaithersburg to discuss Montgomery County’s plans for a Rapid Transit System (RTS), sometimes referred to as Bus Rapid Transit (BRT). The…

Police Blotter

Residential Burglaries On 11/23/2014 at 12:54 p.m., two residential burglaries were reported in the 600 blocks of Main Street and Lake Varuna Drive. An unknown suspect(s) entered both garages and removed property from the vehicles.  Assorted items left in vehicles were…

Assignment Education

Country Music Artist Visits RCES Lizzie Sider, a 16-year old rising country music artist, brought her “NOBODY HAS THE POWER TO RUIN YOUR DAY”™ Bully Prevention Assembly Tour through the Washington, D.C., area Nov. 12 – 21, stopping at Rachel…