Wednesday, May 22, 2013
May is “Asian Pacific History Month” in the city of Gaithersburg.
In honor of “Asian Pacific History Month,” the city of Gaithersburg is celebrating the heritage of its Vietnamese Americans. Of all city residents, 17 percent are comprised of Asian Pacific Americans. Each year, the Gaithersburg Multicultural Affairs Committee selects a different country to celebrate during the month of May. This year, the committee is paying tribute to Vietnam and to the Vietnamese Americans who have made Gaithersburg their home. Thomas K. Tran, executive director of the Association of Vietnamese Americans, accepted a proclamation at Monday evening's mayor and City Council meeting following an event in the City Hall Gallery where guests had an opportunity to enjoy the artwork, music and food of the Vietnamese culture. "…
Find out what city facilities are open on the holiday.
Looking for something to do in Gaithersburg on Memorial Day? There aren't many options. All city facilities will be closed on Monday, May 27, with the following three operating on a modified schedule: Administrative offices for the Gaithersburg police department will be closed from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., but this will not affect police patrol, according to the city. Monday recycling will instead be collected on Saturday, May 25.
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Police: Runner's injuries may be life threatening
A jogger was seriously injured after being hit by an unoccupied school bus in Rockville on Tuesday, Montgomery County police said. Police said Jason Alexander Estabrook, 42, of Point of Rocks, was running along Shady Grove Road at around 2:30 p.m. when he was hit by a bus at the intersection of Darnestown Road. Police said Estabrook's inuries were "possibly life-threatening." The driver, Tugjnyam Bavaa, 58, of Rockville, was not injured. Montgomery County Public Schools spokesman Dana Tofig said the driver had just finished his route from Wootton High School and was heading to pick up students at Frost Middle School.
Changes to Gaithersburg code would address 'peddlers, hawkers and solicitors,' and city exemptions from county regulations.
The Gaithersburg City Council on Monday set public hearing dates this summer for ordinances dealing with how county laws apply in the city and how the city treats "peddlers, hawkers and solicitors." A proposed emergency ordinance that deals with how Gaithersburg interacts with county laws—the city must opt in for them to be valid—would remove provisions from the county code that conflict with city law. As part of the ordinance, the city would remove the following county code provisions from the city code: Each of the areas already are regulated by the city. The ordinance also will delete the county provision establishing the county water quality protection charge. Gaithersburg included its own water quality protection charge in the fiscal …
Unofficial attendance estimates are around 18,500, Jud Ashman said.
In its fourth year, the Gaithersburg Book Festival is once again a hit. Festival founder and City Council Member Jud Ashman said unofficial attendance estimates are around 18,500, higher than 2012's 17,000. Use our CoverItLive blog to recap the event. Did you take great pictures at the Gaithersburg Book Festival? Add them to the gallery!
Monday, May 20, 2013
Judges are compensated at a rate of $175 for a full day shift and $117.50 for a half day shift.
The city of Gaithersburg is seeking election judges for its municipal elections in November, according to a news release. To be eligible, interested applicants must be registered to vote in Montgomery County. Residency within the City of Gaithersburg is not required and attendance at an election judge training session is mandatory. Judges may work either full or half-day shifts. A full day is from 6:15 a.m. until the closing of the polls. Half day shifts are available from 6:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and from 1 p.m. until close of polls. Judges are compensated at a rate of $175 for a full day shift and $117.50 for a half day shift. The city's six polling places are: On Nov. 5, Gaithersburg residents will cast their ballots for mayor and two …
The following information was provided by the Montgomery County Police Department. Arrests or charges do not indicate a conviction.
Montgomery County police released a crime summary for April 29 through May 7. The following incidents were reported in Gaithersburg: For questions about this blotter, email email@example.com.
The Gaithersburg mayor and City Council will meet at 7:30 p.m. at City Hall.
The Gaithersburg mayor and City Council will vote on the adoption of the Fiscal Year 2014 Strategic Plan at Monday evening's meeting. The mayor and City Council reviewed the draft Strategic Plan at its Feb. 25, Planning Retreat and provided input which was incorporated into the final document. In addition, the city will introduce an ordinance to amend Chapter 16 of the city code entitled entitled “Peddlers, Hawkers and Solicitors." The full agenda can be viewed on the city of Gaithersburg website.
Friday, May 17, 2013
Gaithersburg news in brief.
The city of Gaithersburg released the following news: Gaithersburg Announces New “Green Streets” The city of Gaithersburg announces the selection of three roads for Green Street construction: Construction will begin on May 22, 2013, weather permitting. After completion, each project will be thoroughly evaluated for effectiveness; the results will be incorporated in future projects. More information is available on the city of Gaithersburg website. Gaithersburg Water Park Opens for Season on May 25 Splash into summer at the Gaithersburg Water Park. The season begins at noon on Saturday, May 25, and continues through Labor Day. It is located within Bohrer Park near the Skate Park, Miniature Golf Course and Activity Center at 512 South …
The Gaithersburg Book Festival founder and City Councilman Jud Ashman talks to Patch about the fourth annual event.
The fourth annual Gaithersburg Book Festival is Saturday, May 18 and City Councilman Jud Ashman—the festival's founder and chairperson—took some time to talk with Patch about the event and its evolution. On Thursday, Ashman answered questions about the event's new format, local authors, and featured authors. Part II of the interview continues below: Gaithersburg Patch: The event has been packed in year's past. What kind of attendance numbers do you anticipate? Jud Ashman: My goal has always been to top 20,000 attendees, and I'm hoping we do that on Saturday. Patch: What books are you reading now? What recent reads have you really enjoyed? Ashman: I just read "Judging a Book by Its Lover," by GBF author Lauren Leto. It was a clever and …