September 16, 2019 | Hannah Dalsheim

Gemmell Family Playground Officially Opens in Gaithersburg

The Gemmell Family Playground officially opened to the public on Sunday. This new tot lot play area at Griffith Park, adjacent to Gaithersburg City Hall, was created in memory of Marie, Cole and Devin Gemmell, who tragically died when a private plane crashed into their home in 2014. Marie’s widower Ken and daughter Arabelle helped […]

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November 12, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Dozens Attend Community Meeting About Operations at Montgomery County Airpark (VIDEO)

Dozens of Montgomery County residents and two County Councilmembers attended a community meeting about operations at the Montgomery County Airpark this month. The meeting was held on Nov. 4th at the Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission Training Room. County Cable Montgomery’s (CCM) Susan Kenedy reports. The NTSB’s final report on the Dec. 8, […]

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May 1, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Gemmells to Grand Marshal Kentlands Day Parade on May 2nd

Ken Gemmell and his daughter, Arabelle, are the grand marshals of the Kentlands Day Parade, according to the event’s organizer, Andrew Ross. The parade begins at 10 a.m. at the Main Street Pavilion in the Kentlands community of Gaithersburg, and other participants include local schools, dance groups, businesses and community leaders. The parade leads to […]

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February 22, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, Feb. 22, in Montgomery County

Here are your five things to know today, Feb. 22, in Montgomery County: 1. Montgomery County Government is closed today. That means public libraries and recreation centers are not open. 2. Community use activities at Montgomery County Public Schools are also canceled. For a list of other delays and closings in Montgomery County, visit here. […]

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January 12, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Top Ten MyMCMedia Posts, Jan. 5 – Jan. 11

The top ten posts on the MyMCMedia website for the week of Jan. 5 – Jan. 11: 1. Montgomery County Police plan to review New Jersey video for signs of the missing Hoggle children. 2. A house fire in Damascus causes $300,000 in damage and displaces occupants. 3. Fire at St. Elizabeth Church in Rockville […]

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January 8, 2015 | Krista Brick

Ken Gemmell: One Month After the Tragic Plane Crash

“This wouldn’t have been on my top 1,000 fears in life.” Yet, one month ago today, a jet plane headed from North Carolina to the Montgomery County Airpark sliced through two houses in a Gaithersburg neighborhood, the wing shearing off and into Ken Gemmell’s home that he shared with his wife Marie and their two sons, […]

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December 14, 2014 | Krista Brick

DogFish Head Alehouse to Host Gemmell Fundraiser

A Gaithersburg restaurant has scheduled a fundraiser for Dec. 22 to benefit the Gemmell family, who lost Marie Gemmell and her two young sons when a plane crashed into their Gaithersburg home earlier this month. Dogfish Head Alehouse at 800 West Diamond Avenue is donating 20 percent of the day’s profits as well as money from a […]

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December 10, 2014 | Krista Brick

Medical Report: Three On Board Plane Died of Traumatic Injuries

The three people on board the jet that crashed in Gaithersburg Monday died of multiple traumatic injuries, according to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. Police released the finding Wednesday afternoon. The three have been identified as Michael Rosenberg, 66; David Hartman, 52, and Chijioke Ogbuka, 31, all of Raleigh, N.C. The cause of […]

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December 10, 2014 | Krista Brick

Community Rallying to Help Local Victims of Gaithersburg Plane Crash

UPDATED – People throughout Montgomery County and even out of state are stepping up to help a father and his daughter through the pain of losing the rest of their family in a freak accident that had a jet crashing into their Gaithersburg home. A waitress at Dogfish Head Aleshouse who admits she barely knows the Gemmell […]

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December 9, 2014 | Krista Brick

Fund Established to Help Gaithersburg Victims of Plane Crash

UPDATED: The fund  created to help the Gemmell family who lost Marie Gemmell and her two young sons tragically Monday when a plane crashed into their Gaithersburg home, has topped $175,000 as  of 1:45 p.m. Tuesday. More than 4,000 people have donated on the The Go Fund Me page. All of the funds raised will be donated […]

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