city of gaithersburg

December 8, 2020 | Toluwa Famuyide

Gaithersburg Councilwoman Receives Leadership Award from National League of Cities

The National League of Cities (NLC) announced Laurie-Anne Sayles, a Gaithersburg city council member, as the recipient of its 2020 leadership award. The honor recognizes a local elected leader who has been pivotal in serving as a role model for future female leaders. One of NLC’s five constituency groups, the Women in Municipal Government, presented […]

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December 7, 2020 | Sydney Bullock

The Show Goes On: Gaithersburg Hosts 25th Winter Lights Festival (Reservation Required)

Update (Dec. 7): The City of Gaithersburg tweeted Sunday that tickets to the Winter Lights Festival must now be purchased in advance. Tickets to the festival are not available at the door any longer. ❗EVENT ALERT❗Due to the number of vehicles visiting the Winter Lights Festival, there is an excessively long wait to get in. […]

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December 4, 2020 | Nicolle Schorchit

Rockville, Gaithersburg Rank High Nationally in LGBTQ Support

For a fourth consecutive year, Rockville has scored perfect marks on the Human Rights Campaign’s 2020 Municipal Equality Index (MEI) for the city’s comprehensive laws, policies and services for its LGBTQ community. According to their website, the MEI examines how inclusive municipal laws, policies, and services are for LGBTQ people who live and work there. […]

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November 20, 2020 | Nicolle Schorchit

New Name for Olde Towne Bridge Honors Former Gaithersburg City Manager

The Olde Towne Gaithersburg bridge over the railroad tracks connecting the Olde Towne Parking Garage to the Olde Towne Commercial District was formally named the Tomasello Pedestrian Bridge on Nov. 16, according to a press release from the City of Gaithersburg. It was named after Tony Tomasello, who served as Gaithersburg city manager from 2012 […]

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October 30, 2020 | Nicolle Schorchit

$6.6 Million Investment Approved For Gaithersburg Square Renovation

A $6.6 million investment was approved to fund the renovation of the Gaithersburg Square shopping center at 524 North Frederick Avenue, according to a City of Gaithersburg press release. During a Gaithersburg Planning Commission meeting on Oct. 7, Federal Realty Investment Trust (FRIT) proposed significant property improvements, including a new plaza area featuring outdoor dining, […]

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October 20, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

City of Gaithersburg Seeks Public’s Input on Lakeforest Redevelopment

The City of Gaithersburg is holding six virtual public forums to hear what the community would prefer to see at the Lakeforest property where a thriving mall once stood. To assist with its update of the Lakeforest Master Plan, Gaithersburg has established an online survey that closes Nov. 6. It also will hold six public […]

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August 12, 2020 | Isabel Cleary

City of Gaithersburg’s Labor Day Parade Canceled for First Time Since WWII

The City of Gaithersburg has moved its Labor Day celebration online, due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The virtual celebrations will include a retrospective video celebrating the history of the parade and “Salute to Everyday Working Heroes” messages throughout the weekend. These messages and the video will be available on the Gaithersburg Special Events Facebook […]

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July 14, 2020 | Tori Bergel

‘The Fight Isn’t Over’: Gaithersburg Students Plan Black Lives Matter Protest for July 23

“The fight isn’t over.” Students from Gaithersburg High School are emphasizing this point as they prepare to protest for Black Lives Matter on Thursday, July 23. The event is set to begin at 3 p.m. at Diamond Farm Park at 857 Quince Orchard Blvd. here is a protest planned by our own gburg students!! Be […]

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July 9, 2020 | Staff Writer

Police Request Help in Search for Missing Montgomery Village Teen

The Montgomery County Police Special Victims Investigations Division (SVID) is asking for help in locating a missing teen from Montgomery Village. Tabria Robinson, 17, was last seen at her house on Chadburn Place at around 3 a.m. on June 7, according to police. Robinson has since been in contact with family members over the phone, […]

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June 30, 2020 | Aiesha Solomon

Gaithersburg Announces Openings for Yoga, Meditation and Fitness Classes

To help residents de-stress during the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Gaithersburg is offering outdoor yoga, meditation and fitness classes starting the week of July 6. “Keep Calm with Yoga and Meditation in the Park” sessions are free and open to anyone 16 and older. Outdoor recreation classes require registration and have varying prices, limited […]

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