Leggett Calls for Review of the County’s Airpark Operations (VIDEO)

Residents are questioning the safety of the Montgomery County Airpark after a plane crashed into a neighborhood nearby killing six people on Dec. 8.

 
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Playground Honoring Gemmell Family to Open in September

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The city of Gaithersburg is joining the Where Angels Play Foundation to build a new tot lot play area at Griffith Park to honor and celebrate the lives of Marie, Cole and Devin Gemmell. The Gemmells were tragically killed in 2014 when a private plane crashed into their family home in Gaithersburg. Marie’s husband Ken […]

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Refurbished Playground to Honor Gemmell Family

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Gaithersburg is on the verge of replacing a playground that would be named for the Gemmell family, who lost three members when a plane crashed into their home in December 2014. Work on the tot lot will be done by the Where Angels Play Foundation, an organization that since 2013 has been building playgrounds. The […]

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Gemmells to Grand Marshal Kentlands Day Parade on May 2nd

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Ken Gemmell and his daughter, Arabelle, are the grand marshals of the Kentlands Day Parade, according to the event’s organizer, Andrew Ross. The parade begins at 10 a.m. at the Main Street Pavilion in the Kentlands community of Gaithersburg, and other participants include local schools, dance groups, businesses and community leaders. The parade leads to […]

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Ken Gemmell: One Month After the Tragic Plane Crash

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“This wouldn’t have been on my top 1,000 fears in life.” Yet, one month ago today, a jet plane headed from North Carolina to the Montgomery County Airpark sliced through two houses in a Gaithersburg neighborhood, the wing shearing off and into Ken Gemmell’s home that he shared with his wife Marie and their two sons, […]

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Gaithersburg Leaders to Recognize Woman Who Set Up Fund for Gemmell Family

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The woman who set up a GoFundMe account for the Gemmell family following a fatal Dec. 8 plane crash in Gaithersburg is scheduled to be recognized for her efforts at the Gaithersburg Mayor and City Council meeting on Jan. 5. Gaithersburg Mayor Jud Ashman said it was his idea to recognize Jenifer Miller, who is […]

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Dogfish Head Alehouse Donates $2K to Gemmells

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A fundraiser at a local restaurant raised about $2,000 for the Gemmell family. Dogfish Head Alehouse of Gaithersburg hosted a fundraiser Dec. 22 donating 20 percent of the proceeds to the Gemmell family. Marie Gemmell and her two young sons died on Dec. 8 when a jet crashed into their Gaithersburg home. Jenifer Miller, a […]

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Savi Technology Launches College Fund for Gemmell Daughter

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Savi Technology established the Arabelle Gemmell Fund, a campaign designed to create a college fund for Arabelle Gemmell, daughter of Savi employee Ken Gemmell. Arabelle’s mother and two young brothers, Devin and Cole, were killed when a small plane hit their home near Gaithersburg on Dec. 8, 2014. Ken Gemmell was at work at the […]

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Leggett Calls for Review of the County's Airpark Operations (VIDEO)

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Residents are questioning the safety of the Montgomery County Airpark after a plane crashed into a neighborhood nearby killing six people on Dec. 8.   Related:

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DogFish Head Alehouse to Host Gemmell Fundraiser

Marie Gemmell and sons Cole and Devon.

A Gaithersburg restaurant has scheduled a fundraiser for Dec. 22 to benefit the Gemmell family, who lost Marie Gemmell and her two young sons when a plane crashed into their Gaithersburg home earlier this month. Dogfish Head Alehouse at 800 West Diamond Avenue is donating 20 percent of the day’s profits as well as money from a […]

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Executive Ike Leggett on Airpark Review (Video)

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In this MyMCMedia Extra, Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett details the information he is looking for from the Revenue Authority when it comes to reviewing operations at the Montgomery County Airpark. Related:

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About Sonya Burke

Sonya Burke is the Multimedia Manager at Montgomery Community Media (MCM). You can email story ideas at sburke@mymcmedia.org or reach her on Twitter @SonyaNBurke.

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