Gaithersburg Mayor Jud Ashman

May 17, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Local Officials Excited to Meet Authors at Gaithersburg Book Fest

Some of the biggest authors are coming from around the world to attend the 10th annual Gaithersburg Book Festival on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The night before the big event, authors are invited to mingle with one another at a VIP Authors Reception. Local politicians came up for the pre-festival celebration, including Gaithersburg […]

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May 16, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Why Gaithersburg’s Mayor is Pumped for Book Fest

There’s no one more excited for the 10th annual Gaithersburg Book Festival than the city’s mayor, Jud Ashman. More than 140 authors will be at the festival — here’s what Ashman had to say about these authors: Some of the biggest names at the festival, according to Ashman, include Kwame Onwuachi, author of “Notes From […]

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March 20, 2019 | Staff Writer

Gaithersburg Mayor’s March Madness Bracket Challenge

Gaithersburg Mayor Jud Ashman revealed his picks for the NCAA Tournament. This is the third year Ashman has challenged the city — and anyone — on with his #MarchMadness bracket. You can participate in his challenge at gburg.md/brackets19 University of Maryland fans might blanch when they see the mayor’s national champion.

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February 22, 2019 | Laura Rowles

Chamber Networking Event to Raise Awareness for Food Insecurity in County

Five thousand Montgomery County Public School students have experienced -over the past seven years- King Arthur Flour’s “Bake for Good” program at Johns Hopkins University Montgomery County Campus (JHU). The kids program affords them the opportunity to share what it feels like to bake and give to those in need. King Arthur Flour (KAF) wanted […]

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January 17, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Gaithersburg Offers Assistance to Furloughed Residents Struggling Financially

The City of Gaithersburg has adopted a resolution which allows “fee waivers for its residents, providing them free access to select recreation programs during the shut-down period.” Gaithersburg residents who are struggling financially—because they are either a furloughed government employee or a federal contractor—are eligible to use the waiver. In a press release, Gaithersburg Mayor […]

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January 16, 2019 | Laura Rowles

Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber Kicks Off the New Year with Its First Ribbon Cutting

Hollier Eyecare, located in the Muddy Branch Square shopping center, is now open for business. The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) supported Hollier Eyecare on the grand opening of their new location on Friday, Jan. 11. They are located at 832 Muddy Branch Road, Gaithersburg. In their 10th year, they decided growth was needed to […]

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November 5, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Ashman, Franchot Talk Politics in Gaithersburg

Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot visited Gaithersburg on Monday to get in some last-minute politicking in Crown in Gaithersburg, meeting up with Mayor Jud Ashman. We met with the two to talk about what they expect to happen on Election Day on Tuesday.

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October 12, 2018 | Laura Rowles

New Drug Addiction Treatment Center Opens in Gaithersburg, Maryland

A new drug treatment center has opened in Gaithersburg to help addicted individuals stop compulsive drug seeking and use. The Gaithersburg-Germantown  & Clarksburg Chambers of Commerce (GGCC) supported The Freedom Center and celebrated the grand opening of their new location by conducting a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Thursday, October 11. They are located at 202 […]

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July 26, 2018 | Staff Writer

Ashman Offers Update on Graffiti Incident

Gaithersburg Mayor Jud Ashman was asked if he had any new information on the graffiti spray-painted on a fence in the Kentlands earlier this week. The graffiti included the phrase, “revolucion o muerto” (“revolution or death” in Spanish) and odd symbols. Here’s what Ashman said:

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June 14, 2018 | Laura Rowles

You Don’t Need a Parachute to Skydive in Gaithersburg

You can now take flight in Montgomery County, a skydive flight that is. As many drivers along I-270 might have already noticed, iFLY recently opened its doors to a brand-new facility in Gaithersburg at 9318 Gaither Road. The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) supported iFLY Montgomery and celebrated the grand opening of their Gaithersburg location […]

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