I grew up in Gaithersburg, not too far from Damascus, yet one of the only things I knew about Damascus was the existence of Jimmie Cone. Since then, I've learned plenty more about the wonderful, tight-knit community, but one thing's for certain...I still love Jimmie Cone.
Jimmor Cone has been serving soft serve ice cream and frozen yogurt in Damascus since 1962 (that's 56 years!). They close when the weather gets colder in the late Fall, but don't worry...March 17th marked the first day of the 2018 Jimmie Cone season.
Below is their official announcement, via their Facebook page.
We sifted through the hundreds of MoCo facts we’ve come across and chose these ten to share with you today.
Tell us your favorite Fun MoCo fact that wasn’t on this list, and you may see it on one of our future lists!
1. Brookeville was the United States capital for a day on August 26th, 1814 after the British troops burned down the White House during the War of 1812.
2. Though MoCo was named after Richard Montgomery, it was Thomas Wootton that founded the county by introducing a bill that divided Frederick into three counties in 1776 (one was Montgomery County).
3. The robin is the official bird of MoCo and the Dogwood is the official tree.
4. Damascus was originally known as “The Pleasant Plains of Damascus.”
5. The Montgomery Village symbol is not trees. It's 2 stick figures reaching toward the heavens in a gesture of friendship and peace.
6. From 1987-2004 Northwood was not its own high school (it was used to hold students from other high schools during renovations).
7. The hit 90s series, Beverly Hills 90210, was originally going to be set in MoCo and called Potomac 20854.
8. Gaithersburg’s original name was Logtown. It officially took on the Gaithersburg name in 1878.
9. The inventor of the first home television set, C. Francis Jenkins, lived in Wheaton, at Windham Ln and Georgia Ave.
10. Wheaton was known as Leesborough until being renamed Wheaton in 1869.
HazMat and EMS evaluated 10 people for carbon monoxide poisoning on the 9800 block of Main Street in Damascus this evening. This is the shopping center that contains Dollar Tree, Hair Cuttery, etc.
According to Montgomery County Fire & Rescue PIO, Pete Piringer, a propane floor scrubber was to blame. All 10 people evaluated are ok.
See Pete Piringer’s tweets below.
In a setting similar to Damascus High School’s regional final against Walkersville earlier this year, the undefeated Swarmin’ Hornets (25-0) had to face another undefeated team, this time in the state finals, in order to take home the championship.
Damascus defeated previously undefeated Glenelg (23-1), 46-19, to win their sixth straight state title.
In previous years, there was one 3A/4A champion and one 1A/2A champion, but a change was made to allow each classification to crown their own champion. Damascus, previously classified in 3A, was moved to 2A prior to this school year.
Damascus High School has now won six straight wrestling state championships to go alone with their three consecutive state football titles.
Earlier today the Germantown Pulse reported a bank robbery in Damascus. Montgomery County Police received a call at 2:03 for a robbery at M&T Bank on 9801 Main Street in Damascus.
The suspects were caught in Howard County when Howard County Police assisted in stopping the vehicle involved in the robbery. All 3 suspects are now in custody.
Tweets below are from the Montgomery County Police Department.
The Damascus Hornets are your 2A Maryland State Champs! Congratulations on 42 straight wins and a great season.
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Welcome to The MoCoShow’s Best Pizza in MoCo list!
I made the decision to go with two different lists this year, giving the the brick oven/woodfired/Neapolitan style pizzas their own category in a Top 5 list. Almost every other type of pizza is included in the Classic Style Top 20 List.
Please read a few of the rules we used at the end of this article to avoid any confusion.
Here we go!