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The power company’s response to the power outages in Montgomery County was slow-going while communication with customers was incredibly poor. Pepco’s outage maps should be accurate, its reporting system should be reliable, and information about what is going on in the field should be gathered and shared.

Alert Gaithersburg

If you have not signed up for Alert Gaithersburg, do it now. It could save your life. When severe thunderstorms struck the area in July, the alert system immediately notified subscribers of rotation in the weather system and warned residents to seek shelter. That’s the kind of information you need to know.

Swim Teams

All the neighborhood swim teams reported such a great summer season with increased participation and lots of wins in the water. We are always amazed by the parental volunteers who make it all happen. Way to go!


Gaithersburg was recently ranked the 25th best place to live this year by the editors of Money magazine. It’s not the first time the city has made the list, and the national recognition makes us proud.

Music on Main Street

The Pritchards deserve two thumbs up for their fabulous musician selections for the Wednesday nights concerts on Main Street. Those who have attended have been treated to a wide range of talent — each has been engaging and fun in a unique way. For those who have not had an opportunity to attend, there are two more concerts to go, and they are free.