A lot of people talk about being able to shoot 3’s, but who can back it up?
The MoCoShow and MoCoSnow will be teaming up with Koa Sports to host a “Best Shooter in MoCo Competition” on Saturday, March 24th at 4pm.
We will have 3 different age groups:
• 12 and under
• 17 and up
$23 per athlete.
Every participant gets a t-shirt and the winners get a $50 Amazon gift card as well as a trophy that lets everyone know they’re the “Best Shooter in MoCo.”
The runner-up at each age group gets a $25 Amazon gift card too!
Sign up here today:
The image above shows part of Gaithersburg and Montgomery Village as they looked in 1964 (year of photo has been confirmed.) The labels show what the roads are currently named.
They removed most of the cloverleaf to make the park-n-ride lot and to have southbound entry off Clopper Road.
Lakeforest Mall went in above 355 in this photo. Gaithersburg High School is to the right of the area this photo encompasses. The bottom right of this photo is where Motel 6 is currently located.
Rapper Logic, who grew up in the West Deer Park neighborhood of Gaithersburg, expressed a message at the Grammys that has garnered him hundreds of thousands of likes and retweets on Twitter.
Late last night, after his performance, he tweeted an image of the written message he performed.
The video is available here:
UPDATE (12:15pm, 1/28/18): A reader has sent us a photo of the store already closed.
This morning Robert Dyer reported that Brookstone in Montgomery Mall will be closing permanently on January 30th (robertdyer.blogspot.com/2018/01/brookstone-to-close-at-westfield.html).
I worked at that Brookstone for about 6 months in the early-2000s. I remember a few of us that worked there would call Sharper Image at the end of the night and tell them that the products at Brookstone were better. Immature, I know, but I was an 18 year old college student trying to pass the time.
Most look at Brookstone as a place to stop in for a few minutes, sample the massage chairs, take a look around at the innovative gifts, and move on (usually without purchasing anything).
Dyer also reports that it doesn’t seem like there will be closings as only the Charlotte store is scheduled to close at the same time as the Montgomery Mall store.
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Home to U.S. News and World Report’s second best high school in the state of Maryland (Wootton High School), Rockville was named the best place to live in the state of Maryland by Time Magazine’s Money.com
Touting low unemployment and crime rates along with amenities and proximity to city parks, Money also mentions the 50+ restaurants and shops in Rockville Town Square.
Full article here: http://time.com/money/5108196/best-places-to-live-every-state-us/
WalletHub has named Maryland the third worst state to drive in.
Their rankings are based on average gas prices, rush-hour traffic congestion, road quality, and more.
While none of these lists should be taken as gospel, it’s always interesting to see what goes into making them and where Maryland ranks on them.
Hawaii and Washington come in ahead of Maryland on the list.
Full WalletHub article here: https://wallethub.com/edu/best-worst-states-to-drive-in/43012/#methodology
When Lincoln’s BBQ closed on Ellsworth Drive in Silver Spring, many responded with comments about the location being “cursed” due to three businesses closing in recent years in that same spot.
I don’t think “cursed” is the right word for it, but there are definitely locations in the county that have not had the best of luck with long-lasting businesses.
With that said, I’d like to discuss the one location that I feel may be the unluckiest of them all. 654 Centerpoint Way in the Kentlands in Gaithersburg. This location has been home to The Last Mango, Zodiac Grill, Tony and James, 44 Sports Bar and Grill, and most recently Largent’s Restaurant and Bar.
Nothing has worked in the two story space and now there are talks of splitting it into two different spaces with Cinepolis Luxury Theaters coming in across the street. Is that the answer? Is there anything that you think would work in this space? Has it simply been one of the biggest strings of bad luck for one location in the county? Is there another location you feel has had similar bad luck?
With the Super Bowl just over a week away, I asked the seven Montgomery County Executive candidates for their official Super Bowl predictions and here’s what they had to say along with the official MoCoShow prediction!
Roger Berliner: Patriots win 27-24
David Blair: Eagles win 29-26
Marc Elrich: Patriots win 31-23
Robin Ficker: Eagles win 24-22
Bill Frick: Patriots win 31-14
Rose Krasnow: Eagles win 27-24
George Leventhal: Eagles win 38-35
In a bit of a surprise, four of the candidates have taken the underdog Philadelphia Eagles.
The average score based on the candidate predictions
New England Patriots: 28
Philadelphia Eagles: 26
The Official MoCoShow Prediction
New England Patriots: 30
Philadelphia Eagles: 20
Global apparel retailer, UNIQLO, will open a new store early this Fall at Pike & Rose.
This will be UNIQLO’s first Maryland store and the third in the DMV area. They offer LifeWear for men, women, and children. UNIQLO defines LifeWear as clothing that meets the needs of everyone’s daily lifestyles.
Joleen Johnson, a kindergarten teacher at Lakewood Elementary School in Rockville, was one of many MCEA members to show up to Ike Leggett’s budget meeting wearing red (red for ed).
Joleen spoke about how difficult it is to successfully teach a kindergarten class full of 30 students. To do this, she dumped 30 ping pong balls on the floor to demonstrate what could happen.
“Of my 30 students, some of them are gonna roll away and get lost.”
Full video available here: https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1493098274141981&id=100003254682601