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We post this with great sadness. Carrie was editor of The Town Courier from 2004 to 2010. We will miss her bright spirit...
05/17/2020
Carrie Marie McMahon, Writer, Editor and Community Builder, Dies at 52 - The Town Courier

We post this with great sadness. Carrie was editor of The Town Courier from 2004 to 2010. We will miss her bright spirit and boundless energy. http://towncourier.com/carrie-marie-mcmahon-writer-editor-and-community-builder-dies-at-52/

Carrie Marie McMahon, age 52, of Gaithersburg and St. Paul, beloved mother, sister, aunt and friend, passed away unexpectedly on May 3, 2020. She is preceded in death by her parents, John (Jack) and Mary Kay McMahon. She is survived…Read more →

We are very sad to have lost one of our own, Nora H. Caplan. She wrote the column "Nora's Corner" for many years. She wi...
05/01/2020
Nora H. Caplan, Writer and Advocate for Justice and Peace, Dies at 93 - The Town Courier

We are very sad to have lost one of our own, Nora H. Caplan. She wrote the column "Nora's Corner" for many years. She will be missed. http://towncourier.com/nora-h-caplan-writer-and-advocate-for-justice-and-peace-dies-at-93/

Sandy Spring, MD, Nora Hickman Caplan, age 93, passed away in Thomas Hall at Friends House of Covid-19, on Saturday, April 25, 2020. Born in Springfield, MO on July 13, 1926, Nora relocated to Washington, D.C. after WWII. She worked…Read more →

Potomac Pizza
04/09/2020

Potomac Pizza

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

We have officially passed our goal of $15,000 on our GoFundMe! We could not have done it without the help of our amazing community and customers. We have also received 2 very generous direct donations from the Washington Hebrew Congregation Youth Group and Sysco Corporation that put us at $20,000 to feed all of the front line workers who are facing COVID-19 day in and day out. $20,000 is an amazing amount of money, but we have decided to match it, bringing our total to $40,000! This will feed all of the hospitals, fire and police departments for several weeks to come!

We truly appreciate everyone coming together so we can make this happen!

-From the entire Potomac Pizza family

Kentlands Mansion Virtual Bridal Show  Gaithersburg, MD - (April 3, 2020)  Trying to plan your dream wedding while socia...
04/03/2020

Kentlands Mansion Virtual Bridal Show

Gaithersburg, MD - (April 3, 2020) Trying to plan your dream wedding while social distancing? Look no further! We are showcasing fantastic local vendors during the Kentlands Mansion Virtual Bridal Show! This free event starts on April 8 and will feature one vendor each day through the month of April.

Follow Kentlands Mansion on Pinterest, Instagram, Twitter and Facebook for ideas to make your dream day unforgettable.

Whether you are just starting your planning, finalizing the details, or somewhere in between, you’ll find exactly what you’re looking for at the Virtual Bridal Show. Find inspiration from the comforts of your own home!

For information and please email [email protected].

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03/20/2020

From Montgomery County Public School about meal distribution. Locations and times, listed below.

Meal distribution for youth 18 years and younger and all Students Enrolled in MCPS will begin today at Brown Station and Green Castle Elementary Schools between 11:00am -1:00pm. Additionally, MCPS school buses will distribute meals today at the following locations (please make note of times).

11:00am Great Seneca Creek ES
11:30am Climbing Ivy Dr @ the common area
12:00pm Sweetgum Circle
12:30pm Lullaby Rd & Lullaby Ct @ the common area
1:00pm Waterford Hills Blvd & Carlow Point Cir
11:00am White Oak Shopping Center
11:30am Key Middle School
12:00pm Hillandale Shopping Center
12:30pm Mt Pisgah Lane and Hampshire Green Lane
1:00pm Forest Park Apartments
Furthermore, we have collaborated with Manna Food and will distribute Weekend Back Pack food sacks throughout the county today at Damascus HS, Quince Orchard HS, McGruder HS, Brown Station ES, Clopper Mill ES and McAullife ES sites with pick-up from 10AM -12 NOON

City of Gaithersburg Update: Non-essential Services Curtailed, Program Cancellations in Place through April 30March 16, ...
03/16/2020
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City of Gaithersburg Update: Non-essential Services Curtailed, Program Cancellations in Place through April 30
March 16, 2020
Contact: Britta Monaco, Public Information Director
City of Gaithersburg
240-805-1126
[email protected]

For Immediate Release

The City of Gaithersburg continues to closely coordinate with state and county health and emergency response agencies as the coronavirus situation changes almost daily. We are committed to following the stringent guidelines that are necessary to help slow the spread of infection.

We urge you to continue to rely on trusted sources for the most up-to-date information about coronavirus, including what to do if you are experiencing symptoms. We encourage residents to visit the Montgomery County Health and Human Services website.

City Status
The City of Gaithersburg remains open for essential business only. For the health and safety of our residents and employees, services are being limited and/or modified to minimize face to face interaction. The following changes, cancellations and modifications are in place through at least April 30, 2020. Updates will be made on the City’s website at www.gaithersburgmd.gov and on Facebook and Twitter @GburgMD.

Facilities
All public facing areas of all City facilities, with the exception of the Police Station lobby, are closed. Essential business will be transacted at City Hall and the Activity Center by appointment only. Please call the facility for instructions.

Services
The following services are suspended through at least April 30, 2020:
· Bulk pick-up
· Passports
· Rental housing inspections and non-essential interior maintenance inspections
· Non-emergency animal control services

Recycling will be picked up on its regular schedule. Spring loose leaf collection will take place March 30 – April 17. For all other services, please call or email the appropriate department for instructions.

Events & Activities
There will be no public events, programs, classes, sports, performances, or non-essential meetings through at least April 30, 2020. Facilities are not available for rent.

Legislative Meetings
Meetings of the Planning Commission, Board of Appeals and Historic District Commission will be held only if necessary. Public comment can be made to [email protected].

Regular meetings of the Mayor and City Council will be held as scheduled. Work sessions are cancelled. Only essential business will be conducted at the Regular meetings. The “Public Comment” agenda item is being removed. Public comment will be accepted via e-mail to [email protected]. Content of the Mayor and City Council meetings is tweeted in real time.

Legislative meetings are aired live on the City’s cable channel, Comcast 13 and RCN/FiOS 25, on YouTube, and via the website at www.gaithersburgmd.gov.

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Quince Orchard High School Booster Club
03/04/2020

Quince Orchard High School Booster Club

Girls Varsity basketball is heading to Regional finals at Clarksburg this Wednesday at 7pm! Come support an exciting game as the Cougars look to move a step closer to the State AAAA Finals!! 🏀

Clear Skies Meadery, 325 Main St., plans to open its doors to public on Friday, April 3 at 3 p.m.
03/02/2020

Clear Skies Meadery, 325 Main St., plans to open its doors to public on Friday, April 3 at 3 p.m.

Muddy Branch, crossing under the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal, just before emptying into the Potomac River
03/01/2020

Muddy Branch, crossing under the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal, just before emptying into the Potomac River

03/01/2020
City of Gaithersburg Government
03/01/2020

City of Gaithersburg Government

Leap into Monday night's March 2 Mayor & City Council meeting agenda today!

👮‍♂️Gaithersburg Police Department Awards
⛹️‍♀️Good Sportsmanship Month
☑️Legislative Update
🙋‍♀️Public Hearings: ebikes/escooters & CPSC site

▶️ Explore it all: https://gburg.md/Meeting_03-02-20

Come out if your shell and enter to feature your art!  Artists are invited to create an original artwork to be considere...
03/01/2020

Come out if your shell and enter to feature your art! Artists are invited to create an original artwork to be considered as the featured graphic image on the Arts on the Green season brochure, signage and other marketing materials during the Fiscal Year 2021 (July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021). Thousands of Arts on the Green marketing materials are distributed annually.

CALL TO ARTISTS FOR ARTS ON THE GREEN MARKETING ART
https://fs30.formsite.com/GBurgMD/qr75f6o9ti/index.html?fbclid=IwAR3PZJMA_j_1ieSNwc3ch-19xOSgmM3vvLFn0cq8ngVCRJnHLkSd-4RobFE

Harris’ Heroes: Two Foundations Fighting Teen Suicide
03/01/2020
Harris’ Heroes: Two Foundations Fighting Teen Suicide

Harris’ Heroes: Two Foundations Fighting Teen Suicide

Mental health is a hot topic for Generation Z. In one Montgomery County high school, students have come together to fight stigma around issues like depression, anxiety and suicide.

02/26/2020
Gaithersburg Arts on the Green
02/26/2020

Gaithersburg Arts on the Green

Steve Herberman has toured across the US and Europe playing and teaching. He has recorded numerous CDs as both leader and sideman and is also a respected jazz educator. Steve won 1st place in the jazz category of the 2018 USA Songwriting Competition with his original "What We Do." Hear his jazz guitar Saturday with Lena Seikaly on vocals, Arts Barn 8PM.

Info: https://www.gaithersburgmd.gov/recreation/performing-arts/concerts/jazz-concerts/steve-herberman-lena-seikaly-duo

Mike at the Movies: Birds of Prey - The Town Courier
02/24/2020
Mike at the Movies: Birds of Prey - The Town Courier

Mike at the Movies: Birds of Prey - The Town Courier

Birds of Prey (R) ***** This film did not turn out to be what I thought it might be. It became a feminist festival with strong and funny performances from all five of its stars: Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn;…Read more →

02/24/2020
6 Second Challenge

https://youtu.be/1jB020mUVr0

QO TV story: Cougars try to name 5 things in only 6 seconds in this fun game show. Video shot/edited/produced by Noah Argubie, Andre Masango, Cristian Medrano

Cougars try to name 5 things in only 6 seconds in this fun game show. Video shot/edited/produced by Noah Argubie, Andre Masango, Cristian Medrano

02/24/2020
Nipsey Hussle

QO TV segments for this week! Great inspirational story.
We put a spotlight on Nipsey Hussle, who was not only a rapper, but an entrepreneur who uplifted his hometown/community. Script by Ahmed Adelekan & Chloe Smith. Voice over by Malachi Green.
https://youtu.be/J3n1mwJRA3k

We put a spotlight on Nipsey Hussle, who was not only a rapper, but an entrepreneur who uplifted his hometown/community. Script by Ahmed Adelekan & Chloe Smi...

Quince Orchard High School Booster Club
02/24/2020

Quince Orchard High School Booster Club

Huge Congratulations to Rodrigo Cornejo who won the 126 pound weight class championship at the 58th annual Montgomery County Wrestling Championship on Saturday. The Cougars’ senior co-captain earned his finals match win in dramatic fashion. Trailing 5-2 with 15 seconds left in the match, Cornejo took his Springbrook opponent down and turned him to his back to add five points to his tally, moving the scoreboard to 7-5 in his favor as the final seconds ticked off of the clock. Rodrigo’s last-second move created a roar across the packed Gaithersburg High School gym, and his teammates from the stands mobbed him when he came off the mat. This was Cornejo’s 99th career win as a Cougar. Even more impressive is that he lost to this same Springbrook wrestler 4 weeks ago by a score of 12-0. Rico put on display a perfect example of one of the QO wrestling tenets that is repeated as a team at the end of each practice: “Never, ever give up!”

02/24/2020
City of Gaithersburg Government
02/24/2020

City of Gaithersburg Government

Do you give back to the environment? Well, we’d like to recognize you! All residents, businesses & organizations in Gaithersburg are invited to apply. Deadline: March 10

Get the details & apply here: gburg.md/2HEtEXP

Cinnaholic coming soon to Crown.
02/23/2020

Cinnaholic coming soon to Crown.

Custom cinnamon rolls by the dozen, coming to Gaithersburg soon! 💜🌀💜🌀💜

The Moco Show
02/23/2020
The Moco Show

The Moco Show

Sara Zandieh, a 1999 Quince Orchard High School graduate, is the writer and director of A Simple Wedding– a movie by the producers of My Big Fat Greek Wedding about an Iranian woman who finds love with an eccentric bisexual artist.

Born in Iran, Zandieh’s family moved to Gaithersburg when she was four years old. Through high school, her projected career path seemed clear. “Growing up in DC, the only available career options that I was exposed to were to be a journalist or a lawyer. I thought I wanted to be a journalist, and so I went to college [Hofstra University] and studied communications and French,” says Zandieh (Per Zandieh’s interview with the Alliance of Women Film Journalists).

After graduating, she spent three years in a newsroom and working on documentaries. She later decided to go back to school, attending Columbia’s graduate filmmaking program, which centers on writing and directing.

She made several short films as a student and even won an award at the Tribeca Film Festival, before deciding to make her first full-length feature film, A Simple Wedding.

A Simple Wedding was released in Valentine’s Day and is currently available on YouTube, Amazon Prime, Google Play and more.

The Many Faces of the North Bethesda Camera Club - The Town Courier
02/22/2020
The Many Faces of the North Bethesda Camera Club - The Town Courier

The Many Faces of the North Bethesda Camera Club - The Town Courier

Through the lenses of talented photographers, the “Faces” exhibit transports you to other worlds through the power of suggestion. Juried by studio portrait photographer Jill Bochiccio, this exhibit on view at the Arts Barn through March 23 celebrates the diverse work of North Bethesda Camera Clu...

The Moco Show
02/22/2020
The Moco Show

The Moco Show

Pedestrian Bridge from AstraZeneca to Kentlands Expected to be Completed by September 2022

Soon it will be even easier for AstraZeneca employees to head over to the Kentlands for lunch or dinner, as design of a new pedestrian bridge is expected to begin next month.

Per the City of Gaithersburg:

Earlier this week, Deputy City Manager Dennis Enslinger lead a resolution on a funding agreement w/ MedImmune, LLC (AstraZeneca) for design/construction of a pedestrian bridge across Great Seneca Hwy located just north of Great Seneca Hwy/Kentlands Blvd/Orchard Ridge Dr

MedImmune will be paying $4 million dollars for the project over the course of the next two years.

The Funding Agreement (linked in the article on our website) outlines the roles and responsibilities of both the City of Gaithersburg and MedImmune, LLC. The project is currently programmed in the FY20-25 Capital Improvement Plan. Design will begin in the spring of 2020, and completion of the pedestrian bridge is anticipated in the fall of 2022.

March 18th program with Marc Elrich at Bohrer Parkhttps://www.eventbrite.com/e/what-can-racial-equity-look-like-in-an-ag...
02/21/2020
What Can Racial Equity Look Like in an Age-Friendly Community?

March 18th program with Marc Elrich at Bohrer Park

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/what-can-racial-equity-look-like-in-an-age-friendly-community-tickets-93512308833?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

The Montgomery County Commission on Aging Public Forum Join us to discuss racial equity in Montgomery County, one of the most diverse communities in the nation. Learn about the intersection of race and age, and how racial equity impacts health, wellness, housing and transportation for people of all....

Gaithersburg to Host Inaugural Lucky Dog 5K Gaithersburg, Md. (February 20, 2020)  The City of Gaithersburg announces a ...
02/21/2020
Gaithersburg, MD | Home

Gaithersburg to Host Inaugural Lucky Dog 5K

Gaithersburg, Md. (February 20, 2020) The City of Gaithersburg announces a new event for runners/walkers and their four legged friends. The Lucky Dog 5K takes place on Sunday, March 15, starting at 8:30 a.m. The course starts at Fields Road Elementary School, located at 1 School Drive in Gaithersburg, winds its way through scenic Malcolm King Park, and finishes back at the school.

Please note that all dogs must be licensed and vaccinations must be current as of race day. Proof of Rabies vaccine should be available. Dogs must be leashed; retractable leashes are not recommended, but should be set at six feet if used. Disposable bags for pet waste will be provided with race packet pick-up. Click here for information on pet licenses and rabies clinics in Gaithersburg.

There is an early bird entry fee of $33 through March 1. Entry for those registering between March 1 and 14 is $35. Registration the day of the event is $40. Register online here.

A portion of the proceeds benefits the Dolores C. Swoyer Camp Scholarship fund, providing financial support to Gaithersburg families so children can participate in the summer camp experience.

Also for dog lovers, Gaithersburg’s annual Paws in the Park Dog Walk & Festival, hosted in conjunction with the Montgomery County Humane Society, takes place on the grounds of Bohrer Park on Sunday, April 26. This event serves as a fundraiser to help homeless and abandoned animals throughout Montgomery County.

For more information on any of these programs visit www.gaithersburgmd.gov or call the Gaithersburg Department of Parks, Recreation & Culture at 301-258-6350.

Contact: Britta Monaco, Public Information Director
City of Gaithersburg
240-805-1126
[email protected]

For Immediate Release

Link to online press release archive
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