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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. Local politicians came up for the pre-festival celebration, including Gaithersburg Mayor […]

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May 17, 2019 | Staff Writer

Books And Burgers: Laytonsville Class Earns Lunch With Mayor Ashman

As winners of the 10th annual Mayor’s Book Club Contest, students from Laytonsville Elementary will eat hamburgers with Gaithersburg mayor Jud Ashman at the end of the school year. The students, from teacher Diane Hudson’s class, won the lunchtime treat by reading at least 30  minutes a day for one month. This is the second […]

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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 22, 2019 | Laura Rowles

Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber Presented with 70-Year Milestone Citation

Maryland Department of Commerce Secretary Kelly Schulz presented the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) with a citation from Governor Larry Hogan commemorating its 70-year milestone on March 20, 2019. In her remarks she applauded the Chamber on its accomplishments and sent best wishes for future success. Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce president Marilyn Balcombe – joined […]

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March 8, 2019 | Laura Rowles

Dance Education is Blossoming in Gaithersburg

Dancers are given an encouraging environment to grow and excel their dance education at Impact Performing Arts, LLC. The Impact team “supports dancers to grow artistically and academically, and develop them into well-rounded individuals”. The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) supported Impact Performing Arts, LLC on the grand opening of their new dance studio on […]

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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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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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October 23, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Democrat Ashman Makes Case for Republican Hogan

Gaithersburg Mayor Jud Ashman addressed as many as 200 people Tuesday night, exhorting the crowd to vote for the re-election of Gov. Larry Hogan. Ashman has crossed party lines in his endorsement, in a county about as deep a blue as Maryland gets. The mayor told the crowd, gathered in Gaithersburg’s new Spectrum neighborhood, that […]

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October 22, 2018 | Laura Rowles

Hillside Apartments Offers Senior’s Living Options in Gaithersburg

Been wondering what was going into the old Hyatt House hotel in Gaithersburg?  We know, it’s the Hillside Senior Apartments. The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) supported Hillside Senior Apartments and celebrated the grand opening by conducting a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Friday, October 19, 2018. They are located at 200 Skidmore Boulevard, Gaithersburg. Hillside […]

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August 2, 2018 | Staff Writer

Gaithersburg Ranks in Top Ten Cities for Green Roofs

The city of Gaithersburg was ranked in the top 10 cities in a survey measuring green roof square footage in North America. The trade association Green Roofs for Healthy Cities conducted a survey to find the most greenery on roofs and mid-building patios which placed Gaithersburg at number 10. Washington D.C. ranked number one, followed by Newark, […]

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