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  • 9am–12pm
    City residents can recycle old or unwanted computers, taped batteries, and other electronic items. Please call in advance for more than 10 items, multiple styrofoam pieces, or items over 50 pounds. Questions? Call 240-542-2153.
    Public Works Department
  • 9am–12pm
    Green Drop Charitable Donations. May end early if truck fills. Info: 301-474-8308.
    Municipal Building Parking Lot
  • 9am
    Attend this lecture to learn whether weight loss surgery is right for you. Registration is required online or by calling 301-DCH-4YOU (301-324-4968).
    Doctors Hospital Professional Building Suite 210
  • 10am–4pm
    Donations of clothing in good condition also welcome. Donation forms available for tax purposes.
    Holy Cross Lutheran Church

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Ads are of two types —

Display (or boxed) Ads and Classified Ads.

Display Ad Example


Ad Rates

Display Ad and Inserts

Display Ad Example

Styles: A display ad can have different sizes and styles of typefaces and include drawings, photos or borders.

Width: Exact widths for camera ready copy (in inches) are as follows: 1.9375” (1 column); 4” (2 columns); 6.125” (3 columns); 8.1825 (4 columns) or 10.25 (full page width). These widths account for gutters between columns. If ads do not conform to these widths, we may need to adjust the sizing, resulting in an additional charge if the ad becomes taller as a result.

Height: For the purposes of computing price, height is rounded up to the next highest half inch. Minimum height of a Display Ad is 1.5”. The maximum height less than a full page is 14.5” and a full page is 16”. Minimum Display Ad size: 1 column (~2 inches) wide by 1.5 inches high, $14.40

Display Ad Rates

Basic: $9.60 per column inch

Contract: $9.10 per column inch, if at least 45 inches are purchased in a 13-week period with a minimum of two insertions. Further discounts may be available – call for details

Other Display Ad Charges

Setup fee for new ads: $1.00 per column inch

Change fee: $0.50 per column inch

Back Page and Color charge: 25% extra, $10.00 minimum


GNR can insert pre-printed materials (e.g. flyers) within the newspaper at the time of printing for distribution throughout the city.  Contact the Ad Desk for further information.


Classified Ad

First two words are in capitalsClassified Ad Example

No variation in format

$3.00 for the first 10 words, $0.15 for each additional word

Phone number counts as one word


Camera-ready advertisements must be submitted by 8 p.m. Tuesday. Ads that are not camera ready must be received by 4 p.m. Monday to be prepared for publication.

Display advertisements must be submitted no later than 8 p.m. Tuesday (camera-ready) or 4 p.m. Monday if layout is required. Materials for publication may be emailed to, mailed to the address above, hand-delivered during office hours, or deposited in our box in the Co-op grocery store (by 7 p.m. Tuesday). Only on Thanksgiving and (rarely) Christmas and New Year’s will the schedule change and we notify readers in advance  

Unless credit has been approved, ads must be prepaid by cash, check or money order, by mail or in person.


Frequent advertisers may apply for credit.  Please see the credit-application information and application instructions.  All other ads must be prepaid: cash, check, or money order.


Discounts are available based on ad volume. Please see the fixed schedule of ad rates or feel free to call if you have any questions.

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