MCPS teachers Matt Slatkin and Shannon Spencer have been working to get MCPS students more active for years. They traveled to Annapolis along with Doctors to encourage the General Assembly to pass legislation bringing Maryland in alignment with best practices.
Experts from the Society of Health and Shape America recommend that elementary school children get at least 150 minutes of P.E. each week. Montgomery County is near the bottom in the state and currently only provides 35-45 minutes per week for Elementary School children. Our neighboring counties, Frederick and Howard counties, currently provide 90 minutes of Physical Education per week!
MCPS and the current Board of Education opposed the legislation, despite strong support in the community and now Shannon and Matt are taking a different approach. Instead of asking the the General Assembly, they hope to make a difference for kids by advocating closer to home. They have reached out to all of the Board of Education candidates to see if they would sign The Kids’ Health Pledge, ensuring our Elementary school students have access to at least 90 minutes a week of physical education, working towards a healthier environment within MCPS for students both physically and mentally.
Maria Blaeuer (District 1), Lynn Amano (District 3) have signed the pledge. Julie Reiley (at-large) declined to sign, but indicated that she was supportive of the goals of the pledge. Other candidates either did not sign, or declined to reply at all. Said Blaeuer “increasing PE time is developmentally appropriate for our youngest students, addresses inequities in access to sports and recreation programs, and works to improve both education and health outcomes over the long term.” According to Matt Slatkin, “Stephen Sugg’s primary campaign brought attention and awareness to this issue, which we hope will continue until MCPS does more to support student health.”
Roll by Goodyear is opening in Downtown Crown (321 Ellington Blvd) and Rockville Town Square (Gibbs St).
It will offer motor vehicle retail, repair and maintenance services (specifically mobile motor vehicle tire sales installation services).
They’re both expected to open prior to 2019.
For the first time, Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett has announced his support for Democratic Maryland gubernatorial candidate, Ben Jealous.
This occurred today at the Latinos for Ben Jealous fundraiser event in Kensington.
Leggett had previously shared concerns over Jealous’s views on education and tax plan.
Kensington residents have long known about the unique shops and local artisans that are the backbone of Kensington’s business district. Now a marketing campaign is hoping others will share in the experience and say ‘I Found it in Kensington!’
“Unlike chain shopping and dining, Kensington offers a one-of-a-kind experience that we want to share! Our shops sell unique gifts and our restaurant offer creative dishes that will make you want to tell others that you found it here!,” said Kensington Mayor Tracey Furman.
And the campaign could have you winning a total of $200 in gift cards to participating Kensington restaurants and shops of your choosing. Just sign up for the drawing at a participating merchant. At the end of the campaign a town official will draw a winner.
The ‘I Found It In Kensington’ campaign runs from Oct. 22 to Dec. 18.
Doner Kebab is coming to Olney! It’s a variation of meat cooked on a vertical rotisserie. The seasoned meet is stacked on an inverted cone and turned slowly on the rotisserie, similar to gyro and shawarma.
We don’t have much news other than a sign pointed out to us by WBAL NewsRadio’s Stacy Lyn. The sign reads “Doner, The Ottoman Experience.”
It will be taking over the old Corned Beef King Spot at the Olney Exxon (18000 Georgia Ave.).
Last November we broke the news of Yard House coming to the Rio Washingtonian Center. Today we’re letting you know that their first day is set for December 10th!
Yard House, which offers “great food, classic rock, and the worlds largest selection of draft beer”, is taking over the old Macaroni Grill location at 211 Rio Blvd.
Below you’ll see a sneak peek of what’s to come, courtesy of Yard House social media.
Per Nando’s Peri-Peri in Gaithersburg (224 Boardwalk Place):
Need dinner, Gaithersburg? Then hurry to Nando’s Wednesday for a Nando’s Dash. Nando’s will be offering succulent PERi-PERi chicken and other entrees—for free—to our guests on Wednesday October 10
What’s a #Nando’sDash? Simply show up at the Nando’s PERi-PERi restaurant in Gaithersburg between 6 pm and 8 pm to get a free quarter-chicken, chicken sandwich, wrap, or pita.
You’ll have to get your dash on early since it’s first-come, first-served. There’s a limited number of seats available (though we'll try and accommodate as many of you as we can).
So, what are you waiting for? Come and get some free chicken, on us!
*Terms & Conditions: Only available on October 10, 2018, from 6pm to 8pm ET at Nando's PERi-PERi located at 224 Boardwalk Pl, Gaithersburg, MD. One free 1/4 chicken, chicken sandwich, wrap, or pita per person, on a first come, first served basis, dine-in or take out. You need to pay for any extras, including sides or drinks (only if you want them!).
Remember the old Flaming Pit?
The classic MoCo restaurant was located on 355 in Gaithersburg between Watkins Mill and Game Preserve Roads. It was owned by Aris Mardirossian (the founder of another classic MoCo chain, 6-12).
After a few years as Stonehouse Grill it is now known as La Villa Restaurant, a Tex-Mex Bar & Grill. The restaurant is open for business!
Rockville Town Square loses another one.
MoCoShow contributor Kristin Johnson was told that Pandora Seafood House & Bar will be closing after just a year in Rockville Town Square.
We are told that Pandora is pursuing legal action against their landlords for charging them more rent than their other tenants.
Rockville Mayor, Bridget Donnell Newton, has scheduled a public meeting for Tuesday, October 9th at 7pm in the Buchanan Room at VisArts On Gibbs Street to discuss the future of Rockville Town Square.
Yesterday, we broke the news of Mango Mango Dessert likely opening a location in Downtown Crown. Today, we have news on the location that used to be home to Venti Tre and Smashburger.
We’ve received word that SpiceLife Indian Fare will be taking over the location.
We will have more information for you when its available, but this has been confirmed.