Community | Gaithersburg
Book Festival launches short story contest
If this phrase, ‘This is your captain speaking,” compels you to prose, then the Gaithersburg Book Festival’s short story contest is for you. The GBF is now accepting entries to its fourth annual short story contest for high school students. Details are posted at the GBF’s blog, GaithersburgBookFestival.org.
Gaithersburg gas stations burgled
There were reports of three gas station burglaries in Gaithersburg, according to Montgomery County police. Here's what else was in this week's crime summary.
Behind the scenes
| Gamer Symphony Orchestra Tryouts
For the musicians hoping to join the Washington Metropolitan Gamer Symphony Orchestra it’s not enough to play the video games—they’re musicians who want to play music from the video games. Read about what happened at Thursday’s tryouts for the video-game themed symphony.
Crime | Former
Sheriff’s Office Employee charged in theft scheme
A retired receptionist at the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office was charged with theft. She’s accused of luring people who wanted to serve civil complaints and subpoenas through the sheriff’s office to her private business, where she charged them at least twice as much.