Several adults were transported to the hospital on Wednesday afternoon after being attacked and bitten by a dog on Bailey’s Ct (off Norbeck Rd) in the Aspen Hill area.  An older adult male was transported with Priority 1 trauma. Witnesses told ABC7 that “the dog kept biting the man’s legs and forearms and would not stop.” According to Chief Spokesperson for Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Pete Piringer, one person was also transported with Priority 2 injuries and two people were transported with Priority 3 injuries, all non life threatening.

According to ABC7, the dog has been signed over to Montgomery County Animal Services by its owners and will be euthanized. It is unclear if the dog was on a leash at the time of the attack.


Chef Robert Irvine will be holding a meet and greet at the Aspen Hill Liquor and Wine (13661 Connecticut Ave) on Friday, May 13th from 2-5pm.  Irvine will be signing bottles of his Dry American Gin and Precision Distilled Vodka, which are now available at Montgomery County ABS stores. The event is free but registration is required.

Irvine is best know for his Food Network programs Dinner: Impossible and Worst Cooks in America, and is married to professional wrestler Gail Kim.
Per Eventbrite:
Meet and Greet Bottle Signing with Celebrity Chef Robert Irvine featuring Irvine’s Gin and Irvine’s Vodka!
Love Chef Irvine? Want to have a bottle of his new Gin or Vodka signed personally by him?
Now’s your chance!

On Friday, May 13th from 2pm – 5pm at the Aspen Hill Liquor and Wine Store in Silver Spring, MD Chef Robert Irvine will be in-store for a bottle signing event. Chef Robert Irvine is available for a meet and greet featuring his newly released products to Montgomery County, MD.

Irvine’s Dry American Gin – $26.99
Irvine’s Precision Distilled Vodka – $24.99
Sign up now to reserve your spot and bottles for this special meet and greet!!

No Purchase Necessary for meet and greet. Reservations required. No one will be admitted without registration. Signed bottles must be purchased on location on the day of the event. Gifts, Food, & Drink for Chef Irvine are prohibited. Must be 21+ to register and participate.

Aspen Hill Liquor and Wine

13661-13665 Connecticut Ave

Silver Spring, MD 20906

 Meet & Greet Bottle Signing with Celebrity Chef Robert Irvine image


For Immediate Release: Saturday, March 26, 2022

Gaithersburg, MD –  A 31-year-old Lanham, Maryland man has died following a collision in Aspen Hill.

On March 23, 2022, at approximately 10 a.m., Montgomery County Police and Montgomery County Fire-Rescue, responded to the intersection of Georgia Avenue and Hewitt Avenue in Aspen Hill for the report of a two-vehicle collision with entrapment. One of the vehicles involved had also collided with a wooden utility pole.

The initial investigation has revealed that a silver, 2011 Audi T5 was traveling northbound on Georgia Avenue, approaching Hewitt Avenue. As the Audi reached the intersection of Hewitt Avenue, it struck a gray, 2015 Mercedes GLK350 that was making a left turn from southbound Georgia Avenue to eastbound Hewitt Avenue. The collision caused the Audi to leave the roadway and strike a wooden utility pole causing significant damage.

Both operators were transported to Suburban Hospital with serious injuries. The driver of the of the Audi T5 has been identified as Chad Edward Anthony Richards. Richards was initially stabilized but ultimately succumbed to his injuries on March 24.

This collision is now being investigated by the Montgomery County Collision Reconstruction Unit.

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Jerry’s Subs and Pizza has closed its Aspen Hill location at 13645 Connecticut Ave, an employee of the store confirmed last week.

The location was closed today and all items in the restaurant were sold via auction and picked up today. Our very own Alex T. won auctions for two of the signs and picked them up today.


The employee we spoke to told us “we are going to open again maybe closer to Kohl’s”. He did not have a comment on the auction of everything inside the restaurant. We have reached out to management of the shopping center twice since we first learned of the news last week and are awaiting a response.

The closing of this location would leave Jerry’s with just one location left in Montgomery County (8517 Colesville Rd in Silver Spring), where the first Jerry’s opened on University Blvd in Wheaton back in 1954.

Last year, the door dash account for Jerry’s in Aspen Hill was changed to “Jay’s Subs and Pizza.”  We gave the restaurant a call at that time and were told that the restaurant would be undergoing a name change soon and that it will remain “almost the same as Jerry’s.” It doesn’t seem like the restaurant ever went though with the rebranding, as it returned to Jerry’s Subs and Pizza.

Back in December of 2020, we let you know about the Jerry’s Subs and Pizza in Burtonsville rebranded to Jeffrey’s Subs and Pizza.

The company once had over 100 restaurants in the mid-Atlantic region, but would be down to 5 once the Aspen Hill store closes. The Silver Spring location is not listed on the official Jerry’s website.

Featured photo courtesy of Google maps.


My Mom’s Place flower shop on Georgia Avenue was nothing but a pad of dirt when the Ember family family took over the space 50 years ago in the early 70s. They built up the location to be one of the most iconic flower shops in the area.

While the stand has been closed since the end of December, Mary Jo Ember who also owns Aspen Hill Florist (3833 Aspen Hill Rd in Northgate Plaza) across the street, has told us that it won’t be returning.

“We appreciate everyone’s support over the last 50 years.” Ember told us. “It just got to be a little too much” she said while emotionally discussing the closing of the stand.

Over the years ‘My Mom’s Place’ has become a landmark in Montgomery County, located in a highly visible part of Georgia Avenue in the Aspen Manor shopping center. The stand has now reverted back to the landlords of the shopping center, who will put something else in that does not have any connection to the Ember family, per Mary Jo.

The Ember family looks forward to continuing to serve the community through Aspen Hill Florist. Below, you’ll see an older photo of My Mom’s Place.



For Immediate Release: Wednesday, February 23, 2022

Gaithersburg, MD – Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – Special Victims Investigations Division (SVID) are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing juvenile female from Aspen Hill.

Jessica Gonzalez, age 15, was last seen on February 23, 2022 at approximately 9 a.m. in the 1900 block of Randolph Road in Silver Spring.

Jessica Gonzalez is approximately 5-feet, 1-inches tall, and weighs 140 pounds. She has short brown hair and brown eyes.  Jessica has a nose piercing.

Jessica Gonzalez was last seen wearing a blue tie dye hoodie, gray Nike sweatpants and white Crocs.

Police and family are concerned for her welfare.

Anyone with information about the whereabouts of Jessica Gonzalez is asked to call the Montgomery County Police SVID at (240) 773- 5400 or the police non-emergency number at (301) 279- 8000 (24-hour line). Callers may remain anonymous.


Patient First opened its Aspen Hill location last month in the Aspen Manor shopping center on Georgia Avenue, next to Outback Steakhouse. The location was even the subject of local television commercials advertising the opening. Though the commercials still air and say the urgent and primary care facility will be “opening soon,” it has already opened.

Patient Care expanded its services in Maryland with the opening of a new medical center Aspen Hill, MD, on Thursday, December 2, 2021. The new center, located at 13671 Georgia Ave, Aspen Hill, MD 20906-5214, provides area residents with walk-in, non-appointment access to urgent and primary medical care services 365 days a year, including all holidays.

“The goal of Patient First is to provide convenient, cost-effective medical care on a walk-in basis,” says R.P. Sowers, M.D., founder and CEO of Patient First.  “At the same time, our physicians and staff always work closely and in a collaborative fashion with the area’s existing medical community to provide care.”

Like all Patient First medical centers, the Aspen Hill facility will feature a wide range of on-site services, all available each day during the center’s operating hours, including:

Urgent Care
Patient First provides treatment for routine injuries and illnesses – offering a convenient, lower-cost alternative to visiting a hospital emergency department.  Services offered include care for colds, flu, allergic reactions, ear and sinus infections, pneumonia, minor burns, skin rashes, sprains, minor fractures, lacerations and sports injuries.

Primary Care
Patient First physicians provide preventative and primary medical services for patients who do not have a regular physician.  While appointments are not necessary, a patient selecting a Patient First physician for primary care can refer to the Patient First web site at to see when their preferred physician is scheduled. Patients may also call the center for a three-day physician schedule.

Patient First provides telehealth service making it even more convenient to visit a Patient First physician. A patient may visit with a Patient First health care provider directly through their smartphone, tablet, or computer. Patients may register through the Patient First website or dial (866) 990-2533. Telehealth visits are available from Monday through Friday.

Digital X-Ray Services
Like all Patient First centers, the new Patient First – Aspen Hill location will be equipped with on-site digital x-ray equipment for routine x-rays.

Lab Work
The new Patient First facility’s CLIA-approved laboratory will provide on-site services for routine office labs and send-out service for more complex tests.

As a convenience, Patient First dispenses routine prescription drugs on-site.

Occupational Health
Since 1981, Patient First has provided Occupational Health services for employees and employers. These services include treatment for workplace injuries covered by Workers’ Compensation, as well as DOT physicals, and drug screenings.

For continuity of care, Patient First routinely transmits a copy of the visit record to the patient’s primary care physician, according to the patient’s wishes.

Patient First accepts most major insurance plans including Aetna, Amerigroup, Beech Street, CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna Healthcare, Great-West Healthcare, UnitedHealthcare, Medicare and TRICARE. Patient First offers simplified pricing for patients without insurance.


Strathmore Local Park is located at the terminus of Beaverwood Lane in Aspen Hill, MD. The park serves adjacent neighborhoods and is also adjacent to Strathmore Elementary School and Gate of Heaven Cemetery.

Per Montgomery Parks:

You can provide feedback on plans to approve the park, here.

The existing park amenities include a playground, two tennis courts, a picnic shelter, and a rectangular field for soccer/football, etc. The existing park does not have on-site parking. Montgomery Parks is now working to make improvements at Strathmore Local Park to potentially include:

  • The replacement of the aging playground
  • Adding on-site parking and a loop path
  • Adding new gathering spaces/picnic areas
  • Renovations to the field area, and
  • Renovations or conversions of the existing tennis courts.

Your feedback is important to us. Parks staff will use your input to inform the continued design of the park. Comments are being accepted until December 31, 2021.

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The Aspen Hill Library (4407 Aspen Hill Rd) will be holding a TEENtober event this Saturday, October 23 from 3-4:00pm. The event will feature a pumpkin painting contest for tweens and teens ages 11 and up.

Per Montgomery County Public Libraries:

Join us for a Halloween pumpkin painting contest for Tweens and Teens ages 11 and up. The Aspen Hill library will provide small pumpkins, paint, glitter and more, for your pumpkin creations! The winner will receive a $10.00 gift card and everyone will receive a sweet treat.  This program is weather permitting, so please check the status if it is raining.



For Immediate Release: Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Gaithersburg, MD – Officers from the Montgomery County Police Department – 4th District Community Action Team have arrested Jeison Romero-Reyes, age 20 of Laurel, with crimes to include firearm related offenses and possession with intent to distribute marijuana.

On September 15,  the 4th District Community Action Team was conducting High Visibility Traffic Enforcement in the Aspen Hill area due to ongoing traffic complaints from members of the community. The team observed a vehicle traveling 59 mph in a posted 35 mph zone and conducted a traffic stop of the vehicle.

Officers detected an overwhelming odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. During a search of the vehicle, officers observed evidence in the vehicle and on the occupants that indicated the individuals were distributing drugs. This evidence included a digital scale, marijuana and packaging material.

Romero-Reyes was detained and officers recovered three large bags of marijuana and a loaded 9 MM, privately made, non-serialized firearm from his backpack.

Romero-Reyes was charged with firearm related offenses and possession with intent to distribute marijuana. Romero-Reyes was determined to be prohibited from owning a firearm.




Jeison Romero-Reyes


For Immediate Release: Saturday, September 4, 2021

Gaithersburg, MD – Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Major Crimes Division have arrested and charged Gary Wayne Savage, age 58, with first-degree murder for the September 3 homicide on Baileys Court of an adult male from Germantown.

On Friday, September 3, at approximately 4:35 p.m., 4th District officers responded to the area of Baileys Court and Baileys Lane for the report of a shooting that just occurred.

When officers arrived at the scene, Savage was completely unclothed. Officers placed Savage into custody without incident. Officers found an adult male victim suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. Officers and Fire and Rescue personnel provided first aid to the victim who was then pronounced deceased at the scene.  A firearm was recovered on scene.

Savage was transported to the Central Processing Unit and charged with first-degree murder. Savage is held without bond. His bond review will be on Tuesday, September 7 at 1 p.m. at the Rockville District Court.

An autopsy is scheduled for Sunday, September 5th to determine cause and manner of death.




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