City of Gaithersburg Mayor Jud Ashman

August 26, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

City of Gaithersburg Celebrates Labor Day with Picnic, Fireworks

The City of Gaithersburg is hosting its first major event since the start of the pandemic on Sept. 5. Traditionally, the city has a fireworks event on the Fourth of July, but the event was pushed back to Labor Day weekend. So now, on Sept. 5, community members can stop by Bohrer Park at Summit […]

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May 7, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Gaithersburg Book Festival’s ‘StoryWalks’ Get Families Outside and Reading

The Gaithersburg Book Festival is offering a way for families to enjoy children’s books by exploring five outdoor locations in the city throughout the month of May. “Gaithersburg StoryWalks” is sponsored by Nonprofit Montgomery and The Basics and will display pages of four children’s books. It will offer families the chance to take a stroll […]

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April 30, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Ashman Introduces Authors Featured in Virtual Gaithersburg Book Fest

Gaithersburg Mayor Jud Ashman spoke to MyMCM about the authors who are involved in the the month-long virtual Gaithersburg Book Festival. The Gaithersburg Book Festival officially kicks off Saturday and MyMCM created a guide to help you identify all of the virtual author discussions GBF has to offer. All of the author discussions will premiere […]

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April 29, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Guide to the 2021 Virtual Gaithersburg Book Festival

Another year, another Gaithersburg Book Festival (GBF). But for the second year in a row, the festival will operate virtually. Gaithersburg Mayor Jud Ashman, the founder of the popular event, spoke to MyMCM about what to expect at this year’s Virtual Gaithersburg Book Festival: The Virtual Gaithersburg Book Festival begins Saturday, May 1 and there […]

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February 17, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Virtual Gaithersburg Book Festival to Feature ‘American Dirt’ Author

The 11th annual Gaithersburg Book Festival will be held virtually this year throughout the month of May. This will be the second year the Gaithersburg Book Festival will be all virtual because of the coronavirus. The announcement was made on social media on Feb. 12: “Programming will start on May 1st and continue throughout the […]

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June 17, 2020 | Shauneen Miranda

Gaithersburg Book Festival Hosting Virtual Diversity Discussion

The Gaithersburg Book Festival will host a live YouTube discussion about understanding diversity through literature on June 24 at 7 p.m. As protests continue & another chapter is written in the record of US's struggle /w race relations the @GburgBookFest has put together a special panel on how books & stories from diverse voices can […]

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May 26, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Fields Road Elementary Student Wins Gaithersburg Junior Mayor Contest

A fourth grade student at Fields Road Elementary student will serve as the the City of Gaithersburg’s 2020 Junior Mayor. Hayden Sandlin wrote an essay reimagining Gaithersburg as a more environmentally friendly place to help the future. His essay won the city-wide contest. ūüéČIntroducing our next Junior Mayor, Hayden Sandlin of Field Roads Elementary School.ūüéČOut […]

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May 15, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

What to Expect at the Virtual Gaithersburg Book Festival

Another year, another Gaithersburg Book Festival. The coronavirus can’t stop the city’s book worms and writers from coming together, even if they won’t be gathering in Bohrer Park. Mayor Jud Ashman discusses what to expect at this year’s Virtual Gaithersburg Book Festival: The Virtual Gaithersburg Book Festival launches Saturday and there there will be activities […]

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May 12, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Gaithersburg Mayor Responds to Reports of Proposal for Amazon Distribution Center

The City of Gaithersburg received a $92 million proposal to build an Amazon distribution center at the location of the former Leidos site, located in the area of 355 Montgomery Village Avenue. The proposal would create 850 total jobs. Bethesda Beat broke the news Monday evening. Gaithersburg Mayor Jud Ashman confirmed to MyMCMedia “an application […]

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May 8, 2020 | Veronica Canales

City Manager of Gaithersburg Retires

Gaithersburg City Manager Tony Tomasello has retired after 24 years of service to the city. Tomasello joined Gaithersburg as its first Economic Development Director in 1996. He became Assistant City Manager in 2001 and later promoted to Deputy City Manager in 2009. He has served as City Manager since 2012. “I’ve often considered, and been […]

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