City Scene

Input Needed on Revised Kentlands Square Infill Site E Drive-Thru

Saul Holdings Limited Partnership submitted a revised plan for its proposed drive-thru, attached to one of three infill commercial buildings suggested for the current Lowe’s parking lot. The revised plan, exhibit 61, can be reviewed on the city’s projects page, Kentlands Square Infill Sites SDP-7712-2017 or

At its Feb. 21 meeting, the Planning Commission announced the re-closing of its record at 5 p.m. on March 9 with an anticipated Mayor and City Council recommendation on March 21. Residents are urged to comment on the revision.

GPD Officers Recognized

Promotional recognition was given to three members of the Gaithersburg Police Department (GDP) at the Feb. 20 Mayor and City Council meeting. Sergeant Shawn Eastman was promoted to Special Operations Bureau lieutenant; Corporal Shane Eastman was promoted to sergeant; and Officer Marlon Ramirz was promoted to corporal.

County Leaders Hold Call to Action on Gun Control

On March 2, 4 p.m., leaders from Montgomery County and its municipalities will hold a call to action at the Old Grey District Courthouse in Rockville. County Councilmember Sidney Katz will be joined by Rockville Mayor Bridget Newton, Gaithersburg Mayor Jud Ashman, Washington Grove Mayor Joli McCathran and leaders from the Montgomery County Police Department and other invited community leaders to remember those who lost their lives at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, and to call for action on federal and state gun control.

St. Patrick’s Day Brings Parade, Music

The City of Gaithersburg, in partnership with Rio Washingtonian Center, will host the 18th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 10 at Rio Washingtonian Center (I-370 and Washingtonian Boulevard). This year’s Grand Marshal is 2017 Distinguished Friend of Gaithersburg Ken Weiss. The parade will be emceed by Tommy McFly, Kelly Collis and Jen Richer of 94.7 Fresh FM’s “The Tommy Show.”

Following the parade, there will be live entertainment by the Lloyd Dobler Effect on the Lakefront Plaza until 2 p.m. Free parking is available in three garages along Washingtonian Boulevard.

City Offers Spring BreakYouth Programs

If you’re spending Spring Break in the city, there’s a lot of fun in store for you. From the Skate Park, open March 24 through April 2, to classes and camps, the city has resources for every family. Visit for a full listing.

Gaithersburg Receives Flu Fighter Award

For the seventh consecutive year, the City of Gaithersburg received a Flu Fighter Award from Adventist HealthCare and its workplace wellness division, LifeWork Strategies. The award, presented at the annual LifeWork Connections luncheon on Feb. 21, recognizes local employers for their efforts to prevent the spread of influenza.

Participate in Active Aging Expo

Businesses and nonprofit organizations are invited to apply for participation in the 10th Annual Active Aging Expo, Gaithersburg’s premier event for active living. The event takes place on Monday, May 7 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Activity Center at Bohrer Park, 506 S. Frederick Ave.

The Active Aging Expo draws older adults from all over Montgomery County to Bohrer Park for a day filled with energy, educational talks, interactive demonstrations, facials, massages, manicures, and preventive screenings. Fun activities include caricature drawings, tattoos and a photo booth. A free lunch is provided to all attendees. Admission is free.
Not-for-profit organizations providing health and wellness information as well as businesses that specialize in serving older adults are invited to apply for participation. Application forms are available online at