Friday, December 21, 2012
Gaithersburg news in brief.
The city of Gaithersburg released the following news within the last week: Experience Shakespeare in a Whole New Way With A Commedia Romeo and Juliet at Arts Barn In partnership with Faction of Fools Theatre Company, the Arts Barn presents A Commedia Romeo and Juliet, based on William Shakespeare’s classic story of two young lovers divided by a family feud. The show runs Jan. 11 through Jan. 26, with evening performances on Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and matinees on Saturdays at 2 p.m. A sign interpreted performance will take place at the Jan. 26 matinee. Admission is $22, $20 for city residents, and $9 for students through grade 12. Check the city of Gaithersburg website for more information. Shop in Comfort, Discover Bargains at …
Friday, November 2, 2012
Three Gaithersburg area artists are participating in the Nov. 16-18 Sugarloaf Crafts Festival at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds.
The Sugarloaf Crafts Festival is returning to the Montgomery County Fairgrounds Friday, Nov. 16, through Sunday, Nov. 18, and three Gaithersburg area artists are among the more than 400 other nationally known craftspeople: The festival is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. For more information, visit the Sugarloaf Crafts Festival website.
Monday, August 20, 2012
The Montgomery County Agricultural Fair saw another successful festival in 2012. Festivities ended Saturday night.
The 64th annual Montgomery County Agricultural Fair came to a close Saturday night as volunteers dismantled rides, cleaned up the barns, closed up stands and said goodbye to one another until next summer. The county fair held at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds saw an estimated 220,000 guests, about the same number as last year, according to Martin Svcrek, the executive director of the Montgomery County Agricultural Center, Inc. Great weather conditions welcomed festival-goers throughout most of the week, except for a few rainstorms and a power outage. Running the fair required many volunteers, an estimated 2,000 to 2,400 volunteer hours, according to Gerda Sherwood from Laytonsville, herself a volunteer at the Dairy Barn. Sherwood said …
Friday, August 17, 2012
Vendors at the Montgomery County Agricultural Fair share their thoughts on selling products.
The 64th annual Montgomery County Agricultural Fair has a variety of activities—from carnival rides and games to farm animals on display—but guests often need breaks from walking around under the hot, summer sun. Fortunately, vendors around the fairground provide foods and drinks for people looking to cool down with a snack or to have a meal with family and friends. Guests can enjoy a wide assortment of treats, from pizzas and pretzels to stir-fried Asian cuisine and crab cakes. While many of the vendors sell general fairground food, some smaller vendors specialize in their own unique products. A favorite of many fairgoers is the kettle corn from Annie’s Addiction, which sells big bags of sweet and crunchy kettle corn to guests from its …
Monday, August 13, 2012
The 64th annual Montgomery County Agricultural Fair opened its gates this weekend, welcoming those from all around the state for a week of festivities.
The 64th annual Montgomery County Agricultural Fair opened this weekend, drawing guests from all over the county and other parts of Maryland. The fair kicked off Friday at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds, welcoming families and friends to join in this year’s celebration, “Sew It, Grow It, Show It.” Aside from the rain storm Saturday night, the fair has seen huge crowds thus far. “It’s been busy,” Thomas Poole, the supervisor at the fair’s rabbit barn, said. “If we have weather like this for the rest of the week, we’ll continue to have good crowds.” The agricultural accomplishments of Montgomery County were on full display as guests wandered through the rows of stables and pens filled with sheep, pigs, chickens, cows, rabbits and other …
Monday, July 16, 2012
A week after storms left many without power, firework celebrations at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds bring community together.
The power may have been out in Gaithersburg a week ago, but the city would not let a storm ruin its Independence Day festivities, rescheduling the annual celebration a week later in the event titled “Finally, Fireworks!” The name was fitting after Gaithersburg and other cities affected by the power outages canceled their scheduled fireworks celebrations. Many cities, such as Germantown, decided not to reschedule fireworks shows, but on July 13, the festivities at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds carried on as if no one realized the celebration was a week late. “I was expecting the event to take place on the Fourth of July, but when I found it was canceled, I just ended up staying home,” Abdulai Conteh, of Gaithersburg, said. “I’m really…
Thursday, July 5, 2012
Gaithersburg officials have decided to deliver "a midsummer celebration" next Friday that includes music, food and fireworks.
Thursday, July 5, 2012
Gaithersburg will celebrate a bigger, belated version of the Fourth of July next Friday with an event called “Finally, Fireworks!” Dubbed “a midsummer celebration featuring live music, food, and spectacular fireworks,” gates at the Montgomery County fairgrounds open at 5 p.m. Friday, July 13, according to a a city press release. The event, sponsored in part by the Montgomery County Agricultural Center, is a result of officials canceling this year's Fourth of July festivities in the wake of this weekend's violent storm system that left much of the state's population in the dark. Bobby and the Believers will provide live music starting at 7:30 p.m. until dusk, or about 9:25 p.m. – when the fireworks display begins, according to the release…
Saturday, June 23, 2012
There's a lot you should know about what's been going on in Montgomery County this week.
Saturday, June 23, 2012
With more than a dozen websites across Montgomery County, Patch brings you news from every corner of our community. Catch up on headlines you may have missed this week, including the latest on a burglary ring in Germantown, the uproar over 'mega' gas stations and Rockville workers' claims of harassment. City to Rezone Part of Fairgrounds for Retail, Office, Residential Use GAITHERSBURG -- An application to rezone 62.83 acres of land from the Montgomery County Fairgrounds property was unanimously approved by Gaithersburg Mayor Sidney Katz and the city council. Read the full story on Gaithersburg Patch. Costco Gas Station Dominates Zoning Amendment Testimony WHEATON -- Nearly 30 people testified at Tuesday’s public hearing on a rule change…