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Photo | City of Gaithersburg At their meeting on April 2, the Mayor and City Council designated the week of April 8 - 15 as Days of Remembrance in the City of Gaithersburg. A proclamation for Days of Remembrance, which was established by the U.S. Congress as an annual national commemoration of the Holocaust, was accepted by Gaithersburg resident Howard Smiga and Rabbi Jacob Blumenthal of Shaare Torah.

Photo | City of Gaithersburg
At their meeting on April 2, the Mayor and City Council designated the week of April 8 – 15 as Days of Remembrance in the City of Gaithersburg. A proclamation for Days of Remembrance, which was established by the U.S. Congress as an annual national commemoration of the Holocaust, was accepted by Gaithersburg resident Howard Smiga and Rabbi Jacob Blumenthal of Shaare Torah.

Laurie-Anne Sayles Named to Maryland’s Top 100 Women

Gaithersburg City Councilmember Laurie-Anne Sayles has been recognized by The Daily Record, included in its 2018 listing of Maryland’s Top 100 Women. This listing recognizes outstanding achievements by women demonstrated through professional accomplishments, community leadership and mentoring. Nearly 425 women were nominated this year for the statewide honor.

The Maryland’s Top 100 Women awards celebration will be held on April 23 starting with a reception at 5 p.m. at Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral St., in Baltimore. The awards will be presented at 6:30 p.m. followed by a dessert reception. The event hashtag is #TDRawards.

Winners will be profiled in a special magazine that will be inserted into the April 24 issue of The Daily Record and will be available online at www.TheDailyRecord.com.

Summer Camp Registration Fair

Summer is around the corner, and the City of Gaithersburg has some great summer camp fun planned. Attend the Summer Camp Registration Fair at Bohrer Park on April 13, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. to learn more.

Environmental Awards Ceremony Planned

It’s Green Month in the City of Gaithersburg. Sponsored by the city’s Environmental Affairs Committee, the 17th Annual Environmental Awards are planned for April 16, 6:15 p.m. in the City Hall Gallery. The awards recognize individuals, businesses, schools, homeowner’s associations, nonprofits and scouting groups for their commitment to the environment.

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

The Gaithersburg Police Department will give residents an opportunity to prevent prescription drug abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your unused medications for disposal to the Gaithersburg Police Station, located at 14 Fulks Corner Ave., between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on April 28. No liquids or syringes will be accepted. The service is free, anonymous, and there will be no questions asked. In addition, since June 2014, a Prescription Drop Box has been available in the Gaithersburg Police Department lobby, accessible throughout the year from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Citizenship Awards to Be Presented

Gaithersburg Mayor Jud Ashman and members of the City Council will host the annual State of the City Address on Thursday, April 26, 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Rosborough Cultural Arts Center on the grounds of Asbury Methodist Village. In addition to the mayor’s annual address, the event also includes the presentation of awards for the Distinguished Citizen, Outstanding Organization and Distinguished Friend of Gaithersburg, and serves as the final official event for Junior Mayor Purani Kannan. The incoming junior mayor will be introduced as well.

Retired teacher and longtime community volunteer Michael Bucci will be presented with the 2018 Distinguished Citizen Award. The Outstanding Organization Award is being presented to the Chinese Culture and Community Service Center for its comprehensive social service programs. The Distinguished Friend Award will be presented to Larry Luhn, an apartment complex owner whose compassion has led to housing stability for hundreds of families.

The full program will be videotaped and available for viewing a few days after the event on Gaithersburg TV, available on Comcast and RCN channel 13 and FiOS channel 25 within the City limits. The program will also be available on the city’s website at www.gaithersburgmd.gov and on its YouTube channel @GburgMD.

Invited guests include civic partners who serve on city boards, commissions and committees, community leaders, county and state representatives, and others whose involvement is invaluable to our community.

Seating for the event is limited. Should space be available after invited guests have submitted their reservations, the event will be opened to the public on a first come, first served basis. Those interested in being placed on the waiting list may call the city’s Public Information Office at 240.805.1107 or e-mail mfullerton@gaithersburgmd.gov.

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