May 27, 2012 |
Local office brokers say Sodexo , the global services firm, is considering moving its U.S. headquarters out of Gaithersburg, setting off a competition among property owners, developers and local governments looking to land the company's 550 to 570 local jobs. Sodexo operates in 80 countries and has more than 413,000 employees worldwide, with global headquarters outside of Paris. The company offers all manner of on-site services to corporate, government, defense and academic clients.
July 21, 2013 |
A body was discovered Sunday afternoon in a pond in Gaithersburg, officials said. Montgomery County Police said the body was reported shortly before 1 p.m. It was floating in what police described as "a little neighborhood pond in a park" in the 8500 block of Snouffer School Road near Montgomery County Airpark. No other details were immediately available.
October 28, 2011
Gaithersburg standout Billy Brown was taken by ambulance to Shady Grove Adventist Hospital during the first quarter of Friday's 35-0 loss at No. 3 Quince Orchard due to an irregular heartbeat, according to Trojans Coach Kreg Kephart. Kephart said that Brown, a senior who plays wide receiver and defensive end and is considered one of the Washington area's top players, was going to spend the night in the hospital for observation. "I just hope he's okay," Kephart said. Brown...
November 5, 2009
Dentists from Gaithersburg are preparing to travel to Kenya in February to set up dental-care programs for children and families in the Nyumbani Children's Home and Nyumbani Village. Paul Niesen, who practices in Olde Towne, and Larry Fields, who recently retired after three decades of general practice in Gaithersburg, will lead a six-member team. The dentists will provide "desperately needed" care for 600 children and their caregivers at the home and village, Niesen said. The children's home is an orphanage in Nairobi which...
November 11, 2011 |
Lansana Keita is not the most physically imposing football player. Asked his height and weight, the Churchill senior quarterback is quick to respond, "Officially or unofficially?" Just 5 feet 9 and 175 pounds, Keita still finds plenty of ways to make things happen. He rushed for two touchdowns and threw for another Friday night, leading the 19th-ranked Bulldogs to their first postseason victory in seven years, 24-6 over visiting Gaithersburg in a Maryland 4A West Region semifinal.
June 23, 2011
Two years after bacteria caused Gaithersburg to shut down its biodiesel pumps, the city is using the fuel again. Gaithersburg refilled its biodiesel fuel tank at the Public Works Department pumping station in May after stopping the biofuel program in November 2008 when a bacterial buildup in the fuel tank began clogging the filters on the city's trucks, haulers and street sweepers. For the past two years, the department has been researching how to improve biodiesel storage and maintenance for the vehicles...