A driver error made by a 60 year old woman while practicing parking led to her car ending up in the North Creek Community Center pool earlier today.
Montgomery County Fire & Rescue PIO, Pete Piringer tweeted the photos featured in this article earlier today. According to his tweet, the two occupants of the vehicle were able to get out safely prior to the arrival of emergency personnel.
There were no injuries.
Jeff Schattner, a Montgomery Village native and 2001 graduate of Watkins Mill High School, is the founder and CEO of Lawrence Hunt– a company that specializes in moisture wicking dress shirts that virtually eliminate sweat stains, while still maintaining the look and feel of a quality dress shirt.
In 2014, Schattner was drenched in sweat at an outdoor summer wedding. He was working in finance at the time and always hated wearing uncomfortable dress shirts. As someone who played sports their whole life, he preferred wearing dri-fit/athletic wear material. That’s when he came up with the idea to bring the two worlds together by creating a moisture wicking dress shirt that contained both fabrics.
He spent the next couple years working on prototypes and launched Lawrence Hunt in 2016. The company is named after his father’s first and middle names and is based in Detroit, MI., where Schattner has lived with his wife since graduating from the University of Michigan in 2006.
In just over two years Lawrence Hunt has made significant progress. Earlier this month the company shipped their 10,000th order and they’ve had professional athletes Sterling Shepard (New York Giants) and James McCann (Detroit Tigers) participate in photo shoots for their products.
“I love to see the growth of the performance dress shirt” Schattner told me. Though there are competitors, his company is the only one to combine two different fabrics in one shirt rather than making the entire shirt using activewear. This allows for the look and feel of a traditional dress shirt, without any of the embarrassment that may come along with sweat stains.
Schattner gets back to the area every so often. The thing he misses the most are the pools in Montgomery Village. Some of his fondest memories are the summers he spent at these pools, as a lifeguard and patron. He hopes to do a pop-up shop in the DMV in the near future.
Check out the official Lawrence Hunt website at: www.lawrencehuntfashion.com
Wingstop will be opening a new location in the Flower Hill Shopping Center on Flower Hill Way by the end of the summer.
This will be the seventh Wingstop location in Montgomery County.
Try the Blended Bliss Burger, this week’s Burger of the Week, at Dogfish Head Alehouse in Gaithersburg!
Half pound burger patty with lettuce, tomato, onion, and herbed cream cheese blended with roasted red peppers, roasted tomato, and Serrano peppers; served with beach fries.
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
Montgomery County Police, 6th District Commander Dinesh Patil released a statement yesterday on the community app NextDoor, stating that the Montgomery County Police department will soon be launching a Montgomery Village team aimed to provide proactive patrols and problem solving in the Village, and has already launched a “gang team” that will be working on gang issues within the county.
Here is the statement:
I wanted to take a moment to update you on some new changes for your Montgomery County Police, 6th District Team. On June 10, 2018 we are launching our new Montgomery Village Team. This team is comprised of a sergeant, corporal and four police officers. Their primary responsibility will be to provide proactive patrols and problem solving in the Village. While they will run calls for service from time to time, their focus is to work on problem solving through community outreach, coordination of resources and of course enforcement efforts. The team is led by Sgt. Carlo Corvoisier. Sgt. Corvoisier has an extensive amount of experience in Wheaton patrol, the Special Assignment Team, Narcotics and more. His second in command is a long time 6D member, Corporal Edward Rodriguez who has served as our School Resource Officer at Watkins Mill as well as a patrol officer and Corporal in the “Robert Sector” which encompasses The Village. The officers are the team are Ofc. Sheri Bare, Ofc. Bastian Urriola, Ofc. Timothy Banker and Ofc. Paul Rodgerson. All of these officers were hand selected and they each bring a variety of experiences and all bring a strong passion for making a difference.
To ensure we are as coordinated as possible I have also moved the supervision of the School Resource Officer and the Community Services Officer under the Montgomery Village Team. This will ensure that some of our most critical efforts are coordinated in one chain of command. Our new school resource officer is Ofc. Ashely Breslin who has been on a temporary assignment at Watkins Mill High School for the entire 2017-2018 school year. Ashley has done a great job and made a big impact on WMHS.
Lt. Jason Cokinos, my deputy commander in charge of the “Robert Sector” has been selected to fill an assignment as the Executive Officer for Assistant Chief of Police Russ Hamill. Lt. Cokinos will be helping lead the department’s Management Services Bureau and helping us get the tools and tech we need to do our job. Lt. Cokinos’ position in 6D will be filled by Lt. Daniel Friz. Lt. Friz has served with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, Gaithersburg Police and MCPD for the last 25 years. Lt. Friz is very familiar with The Village and 6D and will hit the ground running on June 10, 2018.
I am very excited about the new resources we have in our district. We will miss Lt. Cokinos’ energy and commitment but I know we are in great hands with Lt. Friz and I look forward to you meeting him at an upcoming event.
Finally, the department has launched a new proactive gang unit that will be connected closely to the police districts and working on our gang issues. I am very pleased to say that two officers from 6D were selected for this team and the new supervisor is a former 6D sergeant.
I hope you have a safe and happy summer and I look forward to seeing you soon. Thanks for the continued support from the community and our elected officials!
Commander Dinesh R. Patil”
Watkins Mill High School was evacuated this afternoon after a sprinkler in one of the hallways near the main entrance went off.
Though some believe the heat may have been the cause, the exact reason for the sprinkler going off isn’t known. The fire department was able to come and take care of the situation.
The incident occurred late in the afternoon, so it did not impact classes during the day.
Malia Zahra moved to the United States from Pakistan when she was just in middle school. She attended Redland Middle School and Magruder High School in Derwood prior to transferring to Watkins Mill High School, where she graduated from in 2015.
She has modeled for Nike, Barney’s, and Marie Claire among others. She recently completed her first international beauty campaign with CVS, where she can be found on billboards across the country. The CVS beauty ads are all photoshop-free and we’re produced by women.
In between travel for her work, Malia still lives in MoCo and takes accelerated classes at Montgomery College. She majors in communications and hopes to get into entertainment law in the future.
When she’s in town, she loves going to brunch at First Watch or Barking Mad Cafe. She also does kickboxing at iLoveKickboxing in Germantown to stay in shape.
Malia is more than willing to speak with anyone in MoCo that’s interested in pursuing a modeling career. Her advice to aspiring models is to stay focused on goals and put in hard work in everything you do.
Follow Malia on Instagram @MaliaZahra www.instagram.com/maliazahra
When we announced the news of the last Denny’s in MoCo closing permanently, many asked about the long term plans for the Montgomery Village Center.
Last year, MontgomeryVillage.com released the following article on the plans: www.montgomeryvillage.com/press-room/village-news/articles/arc-shares-plans-revitalize-village-center
In those plans, Denny’s was to move to a different part of the shopping center, but that’s no longer the case as management reached out to say they’re closing permanently.
There will be an additional entrance to the shopping center at Centerway and Watkins Mill Roads, as Centerway would cut all the way through the shopping center according to the new plans.
Suggestions from the community, regarding new retail spots, included Five Guys and Starbucks. While these were only suggestions, ARC (Atlantic Realty Companies) would like to bring in a high-end coffee shop and a national grocery store.
There’s no specific timeframe for the renovations but ARC is hoping it’s done “sooner, rather than later.”
Below you’ll see some of the renderings of what the shipping center may look like, courtesy of ARC (Atlantic Realty Companies).
I had brunch at Barking Mad Cafe at Spectrum Town Center today and was able to get an update on a few new spots that will be opening up by the end of the year.
ViVi Bubble Tea, a New York Based bubble tea chain, will be opening soon. They currently have over 30 locations nationwide, most being in New York. The closest ViVi Bubble Tea location is currently in Falls Church.
Per the Spectrum website, “Smooch! Studio is a unique boutique for everything makeup. Create your signature colors with custom formulated lipsticks, glosses, and foundations while you wait! Smooch offers a full line of makeup and skincare products, as well as tips, tricks, and how-to’s to help you bring out the beautiful you! “
I don’t know much about UU Hotpot & Kebab. It’s an interesting combo as hot pot is typically East Asian cuisine and kebabs are more of a middle eastern thing, but it brings two type of cuisine together. The company’s principal address is in Kensington and they filed in late 2016.
The last remaining Denny’s in MoCo, in Montgomery Village, is closing permanently this Sunday.
It seems like the wheels are in motion for the planned redevelopment of the Montgomery Village Shopping Center.