May 24, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Mayor Jud Ashman on What Makes City’s Book Festival So Special (VIDEO)

It rained almost all day but the Gaithersburg Book Festival was no washout. Organizers say approximately 12,000 people attended the 7th annual event at the grounds of City Hall. In this MyMCMedia Extra video, below, Gaithersburg Mayor and Book Festival founder Jud Ashman talks about what makes this annual literary event so special. He also […]

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January 4, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Water Park at Bohrer Park

City Staff Proposes Changes to Water Park Operations

It may be a cold January night but there’s a hot spot on the Gaithersburg City Council agenda tonight. City staffers are proposing some changes to the operations at the Water Park for the 2016 season, including updated fees for nonresidents and limiting the size and number of groups visiting the pool during the summer […]

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May 20, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Gaithersburg Book Festival: So Many Stories, So Little Time (VIDEO)

The 6th annual Gaithersburg Book Festival took place on the grounds of City Hall on May 16. MyMCMedia’s Sonya Burke reports there was a story to tell everywhere you turned. There were some unusual challenges for the one-day festival this year. First, there was the weather. It was beautiful from the start, although hot, until […]

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July 8, 2014 | Sonya Burke

photo of fireworks in with US flag in background

Fireworks Attendance Figures Are Up This Year, Except in Rockville

UPDATED What do you get when you combine great weather and the Fourth of July in Montgomery County? A great turnout at some of the area’s 4th of July fireworks shows. Montgomery County Recreation Spokesperson Judy Stiles said approximately 33,000 people attended the Germantown Glory and Wheaton Sparkles events on July 4. “The event is […]

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May 28, 2014 | Sonya Burke

Water Park at Bohrer Park

Water Park Attendance

The city of Gaithersburg has released attendance figures for opening weekend at the Water Park at Bohrer Park and despite the beautiful weather it was not a record-setting weekend. The total opening weekend attendance for the Water Park was 2,795 visitors, which compares to 693 in 2013, 4,660 in 2012, and 3,874 in 2011. According […]

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May 20, 2013 | Sonya Burke

Gaithersburg Book Festival Attendees listen to an author.

Ashman Applauded: Book Fest Sets Record for Attendance

The founder of the Gaithersburg Book Festival (GBF), Jud Ashman, also a City Council member, received a standing ovation at the May 20 Gaithersburg City Council meeting for his leadership and vision for the popular event. Despite less than perfect weather, Ashman reports that approximately 18,500 people attended this year’s event. That’s up slightly from […]

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