Sports betting became law in West Virginia this past March. Yesterday, the West Virginia lottery approved regulations that will likely allow sports betting to begin this year in the state’s five casinos.
Hollywood Casino At Charles Town Races is less than an hour away from about half of MoCo (approximately 40 miles and 45 minutes away from Clarksburg).
According to the West Virginia Lottery Managing Counsel, Danielle Boyd, the sportsbooks will be ready for both the NFL and NCAA football seasons. Boyd expects sports betting to be in place by September 1st.
According to the Charleston Gazette-Mail, off-site wagers will be allowed, but casinos have to make sure the wagers come from people that are present in West Virginia at the time of the wager.
Ted’s Montana Grill (Gaithersburg) Is Giving Away Free Onion Rings To Celebrate National Onion Ring Day
Ted’s Montana Grill (Downtown Crown in Gaithersburg) is giving away free onion rings to celebrate National Onion Ring Day!
Though the “holiday” isn’t until Friday, June 22, they’ll be giving away free salt & pepper onion rings (with the purchase of an entree) on Thursday 6/21 and Friday 6/22.
Ted’s Montana Grill has a MoCo location at 105 Ellington Blvd in Gaithersburg (Downtown Crown). The offer is good for dine-in and carry-out.
To redeem just display the coupon below, which is also available on their website.
”Big Little Problems”
Rose Krasnow Encourages Focus on Quality of Life Issues
June 19, 2018
Sure, there are the big, multimillion-dollar political issues: Build more schools. Expand Ride-On. Fund universal pre-K. Improve roads. Support public safety. Create affordable housing. Provide free community college tuition.
On the campaign trail, the lists are long and the promises sincere. We all want bigger, better, newer. Clearly our wish list outpaces our resources – even with Montgomery’s $5.6 billion budget – but that’s the fuel that fires political debates.
We must also address the quality of life issues, the daily annoyances that make taxpayers question what they are getting for their money. I know we need to focus on the big-ticket issues, but are we overlooking the more in-your-face, obvious issues?
I believe Montgomery County must pay more attention to the quality of life issues that matter to each and every one of us: Pothole repair. Graffiti removal. Poorly timed traffic lights. Overgrown, weedy medians. Broken recycling containers. Unplowed winter streets. Attention to these concerns make a county a community – unless they go ignored. It’s been said that if you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way. I believe we have the capacity to do both. That’s what I think we owe to every resident, to every taxpayer.
I’m running for County Executive to bring my experience, creativity and careful financial management to all of Montgomery County. I did that for Rockville residents, and I will do that for the entire community as County Executive.
I hope you will cast your vote for me on June 26.
Popular Korean barbecue restaurant, Iron Age, posted a sign that announced that their Rockville restaurant will be closed for renovations.
The sign doesn't make it clear when the restaurant will be closing, but an Iron Age employee told me that it wouldn't be until September and that the renovations will be specifically for a new ventilation system.
We've heard conflicting reports from some of our readers, so stay tuned!
Get your Unlimited Toppings Pizza for $8.90 when you mention The MoCoShow at Bassett’s of Poolesville until June 30th, 2018!
Not a pizza person? They have rolled out a new menu, that you can have a sneak peak at right here: Bassett’s of Poolesville new menu.
iLoveKickboxing owner, Emallie Daniels, says that she wants to reach those who are struggling with a regular gym, self-esteem, or even just the stress of life.
“It’s a heart pumping, sweat inducing workout that anyone can do at any level.” says Daniels.
She chose the Montgomery Village/Gaithersburg location (9118 Rothbury Drive) because it’s so home to so many people! Daniels wanted to “bring an incredible experience just footsteps from the residents’ front door.”
They are working towards an early July opening.
Check out their Facebook page for some incredible offers: iLoveKickboxingGaithersburgMD
Honey Pig has officially opened in Rockville (12015-G Rockville Pike). The Korean BBQ restaurant, known for tabletop grilling, know has 5 locations (one other MoCo location, in Germantown).
Though the restaurant doesn’t offer an all-you-can-eat option like its main competitor in the area, Iron Age, it does offer later hours. According to the Honey Pig Facebook page, the hours of operation will be as follows:
Sun-Thurs 10:00AM to 2:00AM Fri&Sat 10:00AM to 4:00AM
In February, we told you that Slapfish was coming to Rockville (10255 Rockville Pike). The restaurant has announced they’ll be opening in mid-July.
The “modern seafood shack” is a fast casual restaurant with locations primarily on the west coast and Southwestern United States. It has been called “the Chipotle of Seafood.”
The Rockville location will be their first on the east coast and will be joining Cava and Honeygrow at Montrose Crossing. These very strong fast casual restaurants will quickly help us forget about Timpano Italian Chophouse, the restaurant that was demolished to make way for the current structure that is home to the fast-casual eateries.
Slapfish is planning on opening over a dozen Mid-Atlantic locations in the coming years.
The Slapfish menu can be found here: www.slapfishrestaurant.com
Per the Sandy Spring Slave Museum & African Art Gallery press release:
“Immerse and educate yourself in the rich culture of the African American experience during Heritage Days June 23rd and 24th at the Sandy Spring Slave Museum & African Art Gallery located at 18524 Brooke Road in the historic Freeman’s Village of Sandy Spring, Maryland.
On Saturday, June 23rd, the museum will open our FREE Heritage Day celebration with a Libation ceremony at noon led by Maxine Holland noted historian. The ceremony commemorates our ancestors on whose shoulders we have stood, honor the struggle of our ancestors, and gives us strength for the continuing struggles ahead and uplifts future generations to continue to achieve greatness.
On both June 23rd and 24th, each guest will have the opportunity to make a quilt square that represents their family, themselves and/or the heritage of our amazing community. All materials will be supplied at no charge. The quilt will be sewn and unveiled on Emancipation Day, November 2018.
Sunday, June 24th the museum will be celebrating the heritage of African American Music with a festival style concert highlighting the importance and history of African-American music and musicians that have helped the country to dance, to express our faith through song, to march against injustice, and to defend our country's enduring promise of freedom and opportunity for all. The concert will take the listener on a walk-through time beginning with a traditional drumming circle followed by gospel, call songs of the underground railroad, music of the civil rights movement, Caribbean rhythms, jazz, and R & B classics.
The Sandy Spring Slave Museum will also offer guided and self-guide tours during Heritage Days
that will provide insights into history from Africa through the middle passage, the salvation of the Underground Railroad, the struggle for civil rights and the heritage of African American families for whom Montgomery County is home, that will engage and stimulate community conversation bringing people together. Guests can tour our full-sized replica of a slaving clipper ship, a replica of the boyhood home of Nelson Mandela, a historic log, cabin circa 1895, relocated from Olney Md to the museum grounds, and many more artifacts, art and treasures of the experiences of Black life.
Numerous information and food vendors will be participating in our Heritage Day celebration including local Sandy Spring vendors Tom Farquhar (Sandy Spring Farm) and Dani Smith (Bad Azz Bakery) whose families were founding members of the community, Norma Brooks (NJB Basket of Jewels) local folk artist and designer, Sistah Circle drummers, The African American Health Program, and much more!
For more information a complete listing can be found on the Sandy Spring Museum website,
Below you’ll see some images from the museum.
Tim Sweeney created Epic Games (then known as Potomac Computer Systems) while he was a mechanical engineering student at the University of Maryland, commuting between his dorm in College Park and his parents home in Potomac.
Sweeney was born and raised in Potomac, graduating from Winston Churchill High School in 1988. His first game, ZZT, was made on his computer at his parents home in Potomac, when he'd commute home on the weekends from College Park. It's considered responsible for the early growth of the company when it was made in 1991.
In 1992, the company name was changed to Epic MegaGames and Sweeney worked hard to grow from a one-person operation to a company with 50 employees by 1997. In 1999, they dropped the "Mega" and Epic Games relocated to Cary, North Carolina.
Since then, the company has created successful games like the Gears of War series and most recently, Fortnite.
Fortnite now has over 125 million users and has generated over $300 million worth of in-game sales.