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Gaithersburg Hosts Tuesday Topics: Slavery

The Gaithersburg Community Museum continues its Tuesday Topics series with a discussion about slavery with historian and author, James Johnston, on January 13 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Admission is $5. Slavery in the Washington area was different than that in the Deep South just before the Civil War. While it began the same – […]

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Gaithersburg Man Allegedly Tried to Get Officers to Shoot Him

The man who barricaded himself in his home on Sunday evening told police he had wanted to force officers to shoot him, according to a release from Montgomery County Police. Jeffrey Allan Flaherty is being held on $250,000 bond charged with four counts of first-degree assault. Police said the man barricaded himself in his Gaithersburg […]

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Gaithersburg Man Surrenders After Three-Hour Barricade Situation

UPDATED: A barricade situation ended peacefully when a Gaithersburg man surrendered after a three-hour standoff with police. Montgomery County Police report that a 53-year-old Jeffrey Allan Flaherty finally surrendered to police after initial reports he threatened a woman and her family and then barricaded himself in his home off Maryland Avenue. Police worked from about 7:15 p.m. […]

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Santa and Chanukah Parades Share Spotlight at Rockville Fire Station (PHOTOS) (VIDEO)

There were a few rabbis, Christmas lights, a menorah and Santa Claus and it was all under one roof and the roof was that of the Rockville Volunteer Fire Department Thursday night.   For the first time, Station 3 out of Rockville hosted the Santa Ride, a parade through the community with Santa on the […]

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Five Things to Know Today, Dec. 17, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, Dec. 17, in Montgomery County: 1. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has released a preliminary report about the plane crash that killed six people in Montgomery County on Dec. 8. 2. Santa will ride across Montgomery County on a motorcycle today collecting gift bags and donations for […]

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Gaithersburg Schedules Arts Meeting

The City of Gaithersburg and the Kentlands Downtown Partnership will host a community meeting on Tuesday, December 16 at 11 a.m. at the Arts Barn, 311 Kent Square Road in Gaithersburg. Representatives from the Maryland State Arts Council will be on hand to discuss Maryland’s Arts & Entertainment (A&E) Districts, which are designed to help […]

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Gaithersburg Fast Tracks BRT Study, Council Wants to See Corridor Improvements

Gaithersburg city officials agreed to spend up to $105,000 for a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) study of the five-mile Maryland 355 corridor. “We want to do this in a hurry,” said Gaithersburg Planning and Code Administration Director John Schlichting. His request for the study came at the end of the Dec. 15 City Council meeting, […]

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Kentlands Home Dances to the Sounds of the Season (PHOTOS) (VIDEO)

If you need a little Christmas…you can find it in Kentlands. This private home display in Gaithersburg has 18,600 lights timed to dance to music. It’s the work of Mike Draghici who built his first display in 2012. For each 30 seconds of the synchronized show, Draghici says it takes up to 1.5 hours to […]

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Gaithersburg Hosts African American History Month Essay Contest

In celebration of African American History Month, the City of Gaithersburg’s Multicultural Affairs Committee is hosting an essay contest for third, fourth and fifth grade students from Gaithersburg elementary schools. The top three essay winners will read their essays and receive awards during a special reception on Wednesday, February 18 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. […]

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‘Shop with A Cop’ in Gaithersburg

The Gaithersburg Police Department is partnering with the Lakeforest Mall to host its first, “Shop with a Cop” program on December 18. According to a city news release, Lakeforest Mall has donated gift cards so that children can purchase holiday gifts for themselves and their family members. “This type of program provides children the opportunity […]

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