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October 11, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Public Hearing Will Help Decide Fate of Potential Royals Farms in Gaithersburg

The City of Gaithersburg might be getting the first-ever Royal Farms in Montgomery County. MyMCMedia caught up with Gaithersburg Mayor Jud Ashman who confirmed the proposal. Ashman said the plan is to build a Royal Farms around North Frederick Avenue and MD 335 at Watkins Mill as part of the new Spectrum community plan. There […]

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June 4, 2019 | Abigail Brooke

Gaithersburg Mayor Declares June 7th ‘Gun Violence Awareness Day’

On Monday, the Gaithersburg Mayor and City Council designated June 7th, 2019 as “Gun Violence Awareness Day,” or “Wear Orange Day.” Jennifer Stein and other representatives from Moms Demand Action, an anti-gun violence organization, accepted the proclamation. June 7th will be observed across the U.S. as a day of remembrance and activism against gun violence […]

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February 7, 2019 | Staff Writer

Gaithersburg Mayor Reacts to Passing of Local Businessman Basil Waters

Gaithersburg Mayor Jud Ashman has released a statement about the passing of Basil Waters, a longtime resident and business owner: “The Gaithersburg City Council and I, along with the entire Gaithersburg community, are deeply saddened by the passing of a longtime resident, business owner and friend of our community, Basil W. Waters III. Our heartfelt […]

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March 30, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Spelling Bee Puts Competitors in non-English Speakers’ Shoes

It’s an annual fundraiser where native English speakers put themselves in the shoes of those who are not.  The Montgomery Coalition for Adult English Literacy is hosing their fourth annual Grown-up Spelling Bee on April 5. “Learning and mastering English is a life-long process,” Monica Buitrago, community outreach coordinator for Montgomery Coalition for Adult English Literacy […]

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March 14, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Gaithersburg Mayor Jud Ashman Shares March Madness Picks and Issues a Challenge (VIDEO)

Can you beat the mayor? Gaithersburg Mayor Jud Ashman wants you to “bring it.” Ashman has unveiled his 2017 NCAA men’s basketball bracket picks in a 12-minute video posted on the city’s YouTube page, and he is challenging residents to try and beat him in the March madness challenge. The video is hosted by the […]

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February 6, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Sidney Katz Inducted in Hall of Mayors at Gaithersburg City Hall (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Council member Sidney Katz was inducted in the Gaithersburg Hall of Mayors on Monday night at Gaithersburg City Hall.  Katz served the city as mayor from 1998-2014. MyMCMedia’s Sonya Burke has more in this report, below: Watch the entire presentation, which included some good-natured teasing from his former city colleagues and a surprise […]

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January 30, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Gaithersburg Leaders Select Yvette Monroe to Fill Vacancy on City Council

Gaithersburg Councilmembers have announced that Olde Towne resident Yvette Monroe will fill a vacancy on the Gaithersburg City Council. According to a city news release, the official Council vote for appointment will take place at the Feb. 6 meeting, and Monroe will be sworn into office at a ceremony on Feb. 8. A reception in […]

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January 27, 2017 | Staff Writer

Gaithersburg Mayor Jud Ashman Releases Statement about Passing of Community Activist Linda Hanson

Gaithersburg Mayor Jud Ashman has released a statement about the passing of Linda Hanson, a community activist and volunteer: “The Gaithersburg City Council and I, along with the entire Gaithersburg community, are deeply saddened by the passing of Linda Hanson, which we learned of yesterday. Our heartfelt condolences are extended to her husband, John, her […]

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November 23, 2016 | Sonya Burke and Mitti Hicks

Giving Thanks: What Are You Thankful for This Thanksgiving?

What are you thankful for this Thanksgiving? We asked local leaders, business leaders and residents to tell us what they are thankful for this holiday season. “Pepe and I are grateful for so many things…our relationship with God, our family, the success our children are experiencing, and our small business.  We are so very grateful […]

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January 29, 2016 | Sonya Burke, Maureen Chowdhury and Willie James Inman

MoCo Snow Blog: Blizzard 2016

This is your source for the latest blizzard news from across Montgomery County. For more snow news, visit our MoCo Snow page. We hope you will contribute your updates and photos for this blog as well. You can email photos to pix@mymcmedia or Tweet images and updates @MyMCMedia, #MoCo #Snow. You can also follow us […]

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