News Around MoCo… 5/8/17 Edition

News Around MoCo, 5/8/17 Edition

Staples on Georgia Avenue has closed permanently (Silver Spring).

​After 41 years, Seneca Valley held the last sporting event at the stadium last Thursday (Germantown).

The five most challenging schools in Maryland are located in Montgomery County, according to the Washington Post’s list of most challenging schools in the nation. Full list available here:(

Brio Tuscan Grille, located on the corner of Rockville Pike and Executive Blvd. (North Bethesda) has closed permanently.

The brand new Spring/Summer 2017 menu has rolled out at Cava Mezze locations (Olney/Rockville).

Peruvian Chicken and Grill will be opening soon in Damascus.

The creators of Serial (including host Sarah Koenig) will be at Strathmore on May 11th (North Bethesda).

Le Madeleine in Silver Spring has closed permanently.

The principal of Kensington Parkwood Elementary School that set up a “smash space” for teacher will step down following this school year (Kensington).

Class 520 (Thai ice cream) has opened a second MoCo location in Bethesda.

Takoma Beverage Co. (coffee, beer, cocktails, and wine) will open in Takoma Park this month or next.

MoCo liquor stores used to card people that “looked under 35.” Starting July 1st, everyone will be carded.

Pie 360, Coal Fire’s quick pizza experiment, has closed after just 5 months off of Twinbrook Parkway (Rockville).

The MoCo Council voted unanimously to pass a bill that would fine owners of abandoned homes to avoid eyesores that attract crime and reduce property value (per WTOP).

MoCo Police will be visiting MCPS schools to enforce cell phone and seat belt laws in and around the schools (parking lots, drop-off/pick-up loops, etc.).

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Royal Farms recently named “Best Gas Station for Food” by USA Today’s 10Best Awards.

The City of Rockville has announced that Callie Walker, a fourth grade student at St. Mary’s School in Rockville, will be honorary “Mayor for a Day” this Thursday, May 23.

The City of Gaithersburg will hold its Memorial Day Observance on Thursday, May 30 at Christman Park (304 West Deer Park Road).

Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services (MCFRS) responded to a collision with entrapment on Tuesday, May 21, in Wheaton-Glenmont.

Washington City Paper is hosting its annual Best of D.C. contest -- and Well-Paid Maids is eyeing the Best Maid Service category. If you missed it: Well-Paid Maids has secured first place for the past three years. Can you help us snag gold again? Simply go to the ballot and write in your vote for the best maid service. In case you need a refresher before you vote, Well-Paid Maids is the only certified living-wage cleaning company in the D.C. area. We pay our cleaners, who are W-2 employees, at least $24 an hour and offer benefits like insurance, 24 paid days off per year and more. Voting is open until June 10 at 5 p.m., and the winner will be announced July 18. (We'll keep you posted!) Thank you for your support -- and if you still haven't booked a spring cleaning yet, now is the time!

Submit your own Announcement here.

Oak Chapel is excited that Priority Partners Managed Care Organization (PPMCO) in partnership with Johns Hopkins HealthCare (JHHC) have selected the Oak Chapel Hub as the location for the first mini-food pantry/mini library in Montgomery County. Please join us for the cupboard unveiling on Saturday, May 18th, at 10 AM (rain or shine). This is scheduled to be an outdoor event. If there is inclement weather, the event will be held in the multi-purpose room of the main church building (Hub distribution location). The cupboard will be fully stocked and ready for the community to take what they need and leave what they can. It is a privilege to be able to continue to serve the 20906 community.

Fighting food insecurity, feeding families.

Submit your own Announcement here.

Free Community Father-Daughter Dance

Fathers and father figures, create unforgettable memories with your daughter at our free community father-daughter dance on June 1st, from 6-8 pm. Hosted outdoors at Olney Baptist Church. This event offers a delightful outdoor experience complete with a DJ spinning tunes, interactive games, a charming photo booth, delicious treats, and exciting raffle prizes. Fathers/father figures and daughters of all ages are warmly welcomed to share in this special evening together. Join us for an evening of joy, laughter, and cherished moments!

In the spirit of giving back to our community, we are partnering with Quest to Feed Montgomery to make a meaningful difference in the lives of those in need. We kindly ask each attendee to bring along a non-perishable food item to donate during the event. Every contribution, no matter how small, will go a long way in supporting families facing food insecurity in our area.


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