May 27, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

How Sweet It Is: Gaithersburg Candy Company Selling Chocolate Covered Cicadas

For many, the idea of eating a cicada might not be the most appetizing thing in the world. But add some chocolate into the mix and now you’re talking. Chouquette, a candy company in Gaithersburg, is now making the ultimate chocolate treat worth indulging in every 17 years. And it’s created quite a buzz. In […]

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September 2, 2015 | Staff Writer

Biologists Survey Bat Population in Brookeville (VIDEO)

A contractor for the Maryland State Highway Administration, Skelly and Loy, Inc., recently conducted an environmental survey to assess the bat population in an area near the designated route of the Brookeville Bypass. MyMCMedia’s Sonya Burke reports that wildlife biologists were looking for the northern long-eared bat, a threatened species. These biologists also conducted an […]

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July 18, 2012 | Staff Writer

image of Emerald Ash Borer

Gaithersburg Treating Trees for Invasive Insect

The Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), an invasive, wood-boring insect that kills Ash trees, has been discovered near the city limits of Gaithersburg. The city estimates it has fewer than 400 Ash trees in the public right-of-way. To educate the public about the EAB and what the City is doing to preserve its Ash trees, an […]

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