Tuesday, December 18, 2012
The city was recognized for its production of the 2011 "Building on Our Success" video.
The city of Gaithersburg received a Government Programming Award for its production of "Building on Our Success" from the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (NATOA), the city announced Monday. The piece also received an Honorable Mention in the category of Community Awareness. "Building on Our Success" debuted at the April 2011 State of the City dinner and focused on economic development, highlighting the many housing and commercial projects currently underway, and other initiatives designed to spur the local economy. The video runs periodically on the city's Cable TV station — Comcast and RCN Channel 13 and FiOS Channel 25 within City limits — and can also be viewed online at the city of Gaithersburg website …
Saturday, December 15, 2012
Photographers, volunteers and schoolchildren among 56 honorees.
- Ben Gross
Saturday, December 15, 2012
At the Dec. 4 26th annual “Keep Montgomery County Beautiful” community beautification award ceremony, organizers handed out 56 awards for municipal street plantings, community plantings, community landscape projects, outdoor projects at commercial and retail locations, outdoor projects at schools/government buildings/hospitals/churches, under-19 age groups, sustained maintenance, photographs of Montgomery County landmarks, adopt-a-road participants and forestry stewardship. The fifty-six award winners represent a number of areas in Montgomery County. Silver Spring/Colesville/ Wheaton/Takoma Park-area winners CITYSCAPE for municipal street plantings in median strips, near traffic ramps and next to sidewalks: Award of Excellence: Wheaton …
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Gaithersburg presents its 2012 Second Quarter Employee Recognition Awards at mayor and Council meeting.
Five Gaithersburg employees were presented with 2012 Second Quarter Employee Recognition Awards for outstanding service to the city during Tuesday evening's mayor and Council meeting. Maura Dinwiddie, Recreation Program Supervisor for the Department of Parks, Recreation and Culture, was named the Employee of the Second Quarter (April-June 2012) for her professionalism, personality and work ethics, Acting City Manager Tony Tomasello said. The Facilities Maintenance Team — comprised of Justin Storm, Rob Barclay, Alberto Aguilar-Solano, and Kerry Bodmer from the Department of Public Works — were named the Team of the Second Quarter (April–June 2012) for their quality customer service on a daily basis. Of Dinwiddie, Tomasello said, "Maura is …
Friday, May 11, 2012
Two Gaithersburg High School students earned awards from the Automotive Technology Foundation of the Montgomery County Public School system.
Having car troubles? Two students from Gaithersburg High School might be able to help. Helena Benitez and William Stevens were recognized by the Automotive Technology Foundation of the Montgomery County Public School system in a ceremony honoring outstanding students in the Automotive and Information Technology Systems program on Friday, May 4. Benitez earned an outstanding award in auto technology, and Stevens was recognized for his work in auto body/collision. "Students who participate in the Foundations programs take classes that offer specialized training in any of three career programs for high school credit," a press release states. In addition to the automotive and technology programs, the Montgomery County Students Foundations …
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Rachel Carson Elementary School in Kentlands wins the coveted Maryland Blue Ribbon School title for 2012, and now qualifies to run for the National Blue Ribbon award.
Rachel Carson Elementary School was named a Blue Ribbon School by the Maryland State Department of Education for 2012, one of six in the state to be awarded the coveted title this year. The title is given to schools that have shown high performance or significant improvement in student achievement, and the schools must demonstrate high achievement over a five-year period. The latest Blue Ribbon recipient school, which is in the Kentlands development of Gaithersburg, is one of the largest elementary schools in Montgomery County with nearly 900 students from pre-K to fifth grade. Rachel Carson students come from the Kentlands and Lakelands communities as well as the Orchards, Orchard Knolls, Potomac Valley, and Governor’s Square Apartment…