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2020 

  Friluftsliv (Free-loofts-leev) is a Scandinavian concept which best translates to "fresh air life." Basically, it's enjoying life outdoors. In fact, in Norway kindergartens are, for the most part, held outdoors. As the children are told...   “Det finnes ikke dårlig vær, bare dårlige klær!” (Th...
11/07/2020
Virtual Council in the Communities Meeting, Nov. 9th The entire Gaithersburg community is invited to meet with City officials and staff during a Council in the Communities meeting on November 9 at 7 p.m. Representatives of key City departments will provide updates and discuss neighborhood concern...
11/06/2020
McCormick & Company to Open New Distribution Center  Maryland-based McCormick & Company Inc. will be opening a new distribution center in Sparrows Point. The 1.8 million square foot Northeast Distribution Center will be located in the Tradepoint Atlantic Industrial Park. "Maryland has been McCorm...
11/06/2020
Probably one of the most popular hikes in Central Oregon is the trail from Century Drive via Fall Creek up to Green Lakes in the Three Sisters Wilderness.  This nine mile round trip gains 1500 feet elevation, crossing the creek three times, but is relatively easy to moderate for most hikers.  Hu...
11/06/2020
City of Gaithersburg Employee Awards Congratulations to Homeless Services Division Manager Jimmy Frazier-Bey and the COVID-19 Carpentry Team for being selected by their peers as the Employee and Team of the Quarter. Jimmy was nominated for his commitment to our community's homeless population and...
11/05/2020
Damascus, Maryland Food Distribution on Friday, Nov. 6th Damascus distribution this week! Please Share this information with families who may be food insecure.BlackRock Center for the ArtsMontgomery County GovernmentMontgomery County Food Council    Autumn Colors, Kentlands Photowalk, Gaithersbur...
11/05/2020
Book Recommendation: Unspeakable Prayers by John Ellsworth Unspeakable Prayers (2015) is a work of historical fiction with the story of a young prisoner at the Treblinka extermination camp during World War II by The New York Times best selling American author John Ellsworth. I recommend this book...
11/05/2020
Three Things that Make Q4 2020 a Great Time to Make a Move into the Luxury Housing Space   By the end of the last decade, many homeowners found themselves with more equity than they knew they had, while simultaneously, job stability was sound and wages were increasing. When those factors unite, ...
11/05/2020
Future of Lakeforest Mall Public Forums, Thurs. Nov. 5 Let's talk about the future of Lakeforest! What amenities do you desire? What types of businesses and open space would you like to see? What about residential development? Share your thoughts on what you think the Lakeforest Mall site should ...
11/04/2020
The Gaithersburg Police Department is Now Hiring   The Gaithersburg Police Department is NOW HIRING Police Officer Candidates for the July 2021 Police Academy Session!   For more information and to apply, go to https://www.governmentjobs.com/.../police-officer-police...  This is a Gaithersburg Po...
11/04/2020