Mayor Jud Ashman

August 31, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Ashman: Lakeforest Master Plan Could Bring ‘Redevelopment We’ve All Been Dreaming Of’

The Gaithersburg City Council recently approved the Lakeforest Master Plan, which lays out how community members believe the area can be revitalized. MyMCM spoke to Gaithersburg Mayor Jud Ashman about why he thinks the approval marks a step toward bringing Lakeforest the “redevelopment we’ve all been dreaming of”: Related Post: Gaithersburg Passes Lakeforest Master Plan, […]

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August 26, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

City of Gaithersburg Celebrates Labor Day with Picnic, Fireworks

The City of Gaithersburg is hosting its first major event since the start of the pandemic on Sept. 5. Traditionally, the city has a fireworks event on the Fourth of July, but the event was pushed back to Labor Day weekend. So now, on Sept. 5, community members can stop by Bohrer Park at Summit […]

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May 7, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Gaithersburg Book Festival’s ‘StoryWalks’ Get Families Outside and Reading

The Gaithersburg Book Festival is offering a way for families to enjoy children’s books by exploring five outdoor locations in the city throughout the month of May. “Gaithersburg StoryWalks” is sponsored by Nonprofit Montgomery and The Basics and will display pages of four children’s books. It will offer families the chance to take a stroll […]

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April 30, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Ashman Introduces Authors Featured in Virtual Gaithersburg Book Fest

Gaithersburg Mayor Jud Ashman spoke to MyMCM about the authors who are involved in the the month-long virtual Gaithersburg Book Festival. The Gaithersburg Book Festival officially kicks off Saturday and MyMCM created a guide to help you identify all of the virtual author discussions GBF has to offer. All of the author discussions will premiere […]

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April 29, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Guide to the 2021 Virtual Gaithersburg Book Festival

Another year, another Gaithersburg Book Festival (GBF). But for the second year in a row, the festival will operate virtually. Gaithersburg Mayor Jud Ashman, the founder of the popular event, spoke to MyMCM about what to expect at this year’s Virtual Gaithersburg Book Festival: The Virtual Gaithersburg Book Festival begins Saturday, May 1 and there […]

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February 19, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Cuatro Ciudades de Montgomery Entre las Diez más Diversas del País

Cuatro ciudades del condado de Montgomery figuraron entre las 10 ciudades con mayor diversidad étnica del país, según un informe de WalletHub publicado esta semana. El estudio clasificó a Gaithersburg como la segunda ciudad más diversa, seguida de Germantown y Silver Spring en tercer y quinto lugar respectivamente, junto con Rockville en séptimo lugar. El […]

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February 19, 2021 | Jasmine Boykin

Four Montgomery County Cities Named Top 10 Most Ethnically Diverse in U.S.

Four Montgomery County cities were listed in the top 10 most ethnically diverse cities in the country, according to a WalletHub report released this week. The study ranked Gaithersburg as the second most diverse city, followed by Germantown and Silver Spring in third and fifth place respectively, along with Rockville in seventh place. The report […]

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February 17, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Virtual Gaithersburg Book Festival to Feature ‘American Dirt’ Author

The 11th annual Gaithersburg Book Festival will be held virtually this year throughout the month of May. This will be the second year the Gaithersburg Book Festival will be all virtual because of the coronavirus. The announcement was made on social media on Feb. 12: “Programming will start on May 1st and continue throughout the […]

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September 29, 2020 | Sydney Bullock

Discovery Park Opens in Gaithersburg

Discovery Park officially opened in Gaithersburg, Sept. 25, with a ribbon cutting ceremony featuring city officials.  The project cost $1.4 million and was funded by the city’s Capital Improvement Plan. Across the new 15 acre parkland, there are five walking trails and picnic structures, with two being ADA accessible; two playgrounds; a secret garden and […]

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June 17, 2020 | Shauneen Miranda

Gaithersburg Book Festival Hosting Virtual Diversity Discussion

The Gaithersburg Book Festival will host a live YouTube discussion about understanding diversity through literature on June 24 at 7 p.m. As protests continue & another chapter is written in the record of US's struggle /w race relations the @GburgBookFest has put together a special panel on how books & stories from diverse voices can […]

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