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5 Stories You Might Have Missed on Germantown Patch

Bills addresses sewage leaks in Montgomery County, Newtown shooting sparks gun-control debate, Germantown TV actress does show in Gaithersburg, Santa arrives in Germantown on his motorcycle

A state delegate from Montgomery County has drafted bills that would require the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission to notify elected officials and residents of leaks. Read more here.

Speak Out: Will Newtown Change Your Attitude Toward Guns?
The Sandy Hook shooting has opened a broader discussion over gun control and whether there should be tighter restrictions on semi-automatic weapons like the one used by shooter Adam Lanza. Speak Out: Should there be tighter restrictions on semi-automatic weapons? A ban? Or do you think stricter laws would infringe on Second Amendment rights? Read more here. 

TV Actress from Germantown Does Charity Show in Gaithersburg
Television actress Kiersten Lyons, originally from Germantown, is bringing her one-woman show "Crushed" to Gaithersburg on Thursday and Friday to help raise money for a nonprofit that helps children with Down syndrome find adoptive homes, The Gazette reports. Read the story here.

St. Nick Arrives in Germantown on Motorcycle
On his way to drop off donations and gifts at Children’s Inn in Bethesda, Santa Claus swopped through Germantown on a motorcycle last week. He stopped by the Upcounty Regional Services Center to visit with kids from Peppertree Children’s Center and to receive a donation from the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce. The ride was part of a charitable effort, Montgomery County Police. Read the story here.

Sodexo Will Stay In Gaithersburg
GAITHERSBURG—Sodexo Inc., has renewed the lease on its Gaithersburg North American headquarters building, ensuring the company and its current 567 full-time jobs will remain at the site for the next decade. Gaithersburg Mayor Sidney A. Katz and state and county officials made the announcement Tuesday. Read the story here.

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