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Storm Rips Through Gaithersburg

A severe thunderstorm ripped through Gaithersburg on July 25 shortly after 3:00 p.m. knocking out power to thousands and causing minor storm damage throughout the city. Tree damage in Quince Orchard Park (QOP) was especially severe on Winter Walk Drive…

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…

Around Town

Bunny Rescue Operation Take a walk in Lakelands or Quince Orchard Park this summer, and you may see a lot of bunnies hopping around. “I constantly see bunnies,” said Lakelands resident Chris Neal. “We have a ton of big rabbits.”…

Earthquake Shakes Gaithersburg

A minor 3.6 earthquake rattled many residents out of bed shortly after 5 a.m. this morning. The U.S. Geological Survey reports the epicenter was located one mile north of Gaithersburg in Germantown, although the rumbling was felt from Frederick to…

Skate Spots Open

It took almost three years, and construction was prolonged by wet weather this winter, but Gaithersburg skateboarders can now practice their sport at two new spots in the city. The long-awaited skate spots opened late last month at Lakelands Park…

Report Slights Kentlands Side of Gaithersburg

A final 2009 planning report filed by Gaithersburg planners with the state and obtained by The Town Courier contains no information or data about any planning activity at Crown Farm, Kentlands, Lakelands, Quince Orchard Park (QOP), the Vistas or MedImmune.…

Kentlands Attracts Tourists

Trudy Schwarz is Gaithersburg’s community planning director, and in her city role she is often called upon to take out-of-town visitors on walking and driving tours of the Kentlands community, one of the oldest existing examples of new urbanism. Schwarz…

Water Restrictions Lifted

On the morning of one of the hottest days of the year, Gaithersburg residents learned that Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) was lifting a mandatory water use restriction. “Our pipe is back in service. I want to thank our customers…