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Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Friday, December 21, 2012
Highway officials will analyze crash data on the Intercounty Connector before increasing the speed limit, The Baltimore Sun reported.
Those clamoring for an increase in the Intercounter Connector's 55 mph speed limit may have some positive news on the horizon. An engineering study of the ICC has concluded that the speed of the highway can safely be raised to 60 mph, pending an analysis of crash data, The Baltimore Sun reported Thursday. The accident review of the toll road is expected to be completed by the end of February, at which point the Maryland Transportation Authority will make a decision on the speed limit, according to the report. The highway — designed for speeds up to 60 mph — has yet to see a fatality and MdTA Police have recorded just 20 single-vehicle accidents, according to the report. Earlier in December, Montgomery County Council Member Phil Andrews …
Friday, December 14, 2012
The Lakeside Ballroom at Gaithersburg Marriott will be completed in March 2013.
Marriott Washingtonian Center is working on a new venue for parties big and small. The Gaithersburg hotel announced Monday its new Lakeside Ballroom, featuring floor-to-ceiling windows and a private terrace overlooking the lake that anchors the Rio Washingtonian Center shopping, dining and entertainment complex. “The new ballroom embraces the natural beauty that surrounds Gaithersburg Marriott," Gaithersburg Marriott General Manager Sara Moore said in a statement. "When the Lakeside Ballroom is completed in March 2013, no other venue in the region will rival its sophisticated charm and exclusive amenities.” The ballroom, which combines meeting and event space, features a 672 square-foot pre-function area, 2,700-square foot ballroom and 2,…
Monday, November 26, 2012
Gaithersburg and Montgomery County Police Departments conducted a two day “Holiday Safety” initiative at Lakeforest Mall.
Plain clothed officers from Gaithersburg and Montgomery County police departments arrested 13 people during a two day "Holiday Safety" intitative at Lakeforest Mall, police said Monday afternoon. The initiative, conducted on Nov. 23 and 24 in partnership with mall security, resulted in four people being charged with misdemeaner thefts, three charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance paraphernalia, one charged with possession of alcohol, two had outstanding warrants for failure to appear in court, and three were charged with possession with intent to distribute a controlled dangerous substance. “We appreciate the efforts and support of the Gaithersburg police and the Montgomery County police departments during the busy …
Thursday, October 4, 2012
County officials joined Manna Food Center in Gaithersburg for the unveiling of three new food trucks.
Manna Food Center debuted its new trucks Wednesday evening. Trucks measure almost twice the size of some of Manna’s older fleet and have the ability to keep the refrigeration running while the engine is off, saving gas and reducing pollution as the trucks make stops across the county. Josh Rales, of the RFI Foundation, who created the truck challenge last year, told attendees to “be the spark” in the community and help neighbors succeed, Manna spokeswoman Allison Anderson told Patch. Read the full story on Manna's new trucks.
Thursday, September 27, 2012
Paul Jerome Holt, 34, was responsible for at least nine burglaries, and took over $80,000 worth of equipment, WUSA 9 reported.
A man responsible for breaking into businesses from Gaithersburg to Silver Spring and taking laptops, iPads and other electronics has been sentenced to 75 years in prison, WUSA 9 reported. Paul Jerome Holt, 34, was responsible for at least nine burglaries, and took over $80,000 worth of equipment, according to the report. Holt was caught on surveillance video during one of the burglaries using an umbrella to conceal his face. "From Urban Nation to Mars Symbioscience to a dentist office, Mr. Holt preyed upon unsuspecting people who thought their personal or business property to be safe," John J. McCarthy, State's Attorney for Montgomery County, said in a press release. Holt also "stole from a church and a funeral home in the same day," …
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Photos of animals, rides, demolition derby and more.
The 64th annual Montgomery County Agricultural Fair came to a close Saturday, Aug. 18.
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Join Gaithersburg and Montgomery Village Patch as they sample the food at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds Wednesday afternoon.
The list of food at the Montgomery County Agricultural Fair is mighty long, but we hope to try them all. Follow Patch Wednesday afternoon as Gaithersburg's Greg Cohen and Montgomery Village's Sebastian Montes sample the fare at the fair. The list of available food includes, according to the fair website: Barbeque, Gyros, Pizza, Grilled Cheese, Roasted Corn, Italian Sausage & Peppers, Latin Food, International Asian Cuisine, Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Taco Salad, Curds, Fudge Puppie Waffles, Fried Chicken, Fried Fish, Shrimp, Crabcakes, Ribs, BBQ Nachos, Chili Cheese Fries, Lemonade, Funnel Cakes, Snow Cones, Soft Pretzels, Roasted Nuts, French Fries, Kettle Corn, Dippin' Dots, Fudge, Cotton Candy, Root Beer Floats, Specialty Apples, Smoothies, …
Monday, June 13, 2011
Parking lots are seeing a somewhat slow start to U.S. Open week.
The U.S. Open hordes have begun their descent on Gaithersburg, so far amounting only to a pale premonition of the many thousands of vehicles expected to throng this week to parking lots at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds and Crown Farm. The fleet of 80 buses lined up at the fairgrounds this morning began shuttling spectators to Congressional Country Club at 6 a.m. for the tournament’s opening day. By 9 a.m., roughly half of the 4,000-plus parking spots were taken as the 30th bus of the day embarked on its hour-long trip to Bethesda and back. Tournament play doesn't tee off until Thursday; the first three days are only practice rounds for the 156 players. "This isn’t a good idea of what we’re going to get," said Zach Adler, a manager for …