City Scene

Flag Day Ceremony Planned

The Gaithersburg Community Museum and Boy Scout Troop 1760 will hold a Flag Day Ceremony on Wednesday, June 14, from 7 to 8 p.m. at the City Hall Concert Pavilion, 31 South Summit Ave. in Olde Towne. Gaithersburg Young Artist Award winner Madison Middleton will sing the National Anthem, Junior Mayor Purani Kannan will lead the Pledge of Allegiance and deliver brief remarks, and Mayor Jud Ashman will reflect on the meaning of our country’s symbol.

Proper disposal of the American flag is an important part of honoring its significance. Anyone with a flag in need of retirement may bring it to the Community Museum between the hours of 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. June 1 through 3.

Neighborhoods, HOAs Invited to Apply for Grants

The City of Gaithersburg is accepting applications for funding under the Frederick J. Felton Neighborhood Matching Grant Program.  The program provides an incentive for neighborhood organizations to improve their communities by awarding dollar-for-dollar matching grants of up to $5,000. A total of $60,000 is allocated for this purpose in the proposed Fiscal Year 2018 budget.

Neighborhood groups and associations have used these funds for such things as sidewalk enhancement, lighting upgrades, signage, fence replacement, parking lot enhancements, community block parties, and even neighborhood birdhouses.

Application forms are available online under the “City Manager’s” button in the “Government” section at  The deadline to apply is July 15, 2017.

For more information on the program, please contact Monica Marquina in the City Manager’s Office at 240.805.1090 or