19501 Georgia Avenue in Brookeville was the longtime home of The Inn at Brookeville Farms. It is now the home of The Manor at Silo Falls.
According to their Facebook page , The Manor At Silo Falls will be a restaurant, but they will also be hosting and catering indoor and outdoor events.
The restaurant will have the same owner, management team, and focus as Bolder, a restaurant located in Howard County. I spoke with management at Bolder today and they told me they are expecting a late summer opening (August/September 2018).
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Zelalem was born in Germany to Ethiopian parents. Following his mother’s death, he and his father moved to the United States in 2006 when he was 9 years old.
He joined the elite club team, Olney Rangers, in Montgomery county, and played varsity soccer at Walter Johnson High school. Zelalem joined Aresenal’s youth squad in 2013 and made his senior squad debut in 2014. Most recently, Zelalem accepted a loan to Dutch second-tier club, VVV-Venlo, that lasted until the end of last season.
He has also played for the U.S Youth National teams.
Ebobisse also attended Walter Johnson High School, where he played with the previously mentioned Gedion Zelalem. He played at Duke University for two years before being drafted by the Portland Timbers.
The 21 year old is currently playing for MLS side, Portland Timbers, and has played for the U.S Youth National teams.
Adu, of Sequoyah Elementary School in Derwood and The Heights School in Potomac, is the youngest athlete to ever sign a professional contract in the United States.
In 2004, at age 14, he was selected by DC United in the MLS draft. A few months later he scored his first MLS goal (also at age 14). He was considered the future of U.S. Soccer and dubbed “the next Pele.”
Unfortunately, Adu never lived up to expectations. After leaving DC United in 2006, he has played for 13 teams in 8 different countries.
Freddy, now 29, currently plays for Las Vegas Lights FC in the USL (second division in USA).
Wallce moves to the United States with his family when he was 9, growing up in Rockville and playing for Potomac Soccer Association and The Bullis School. He also played at the University of Maryland, College Park.
He was drafted by D.C. United when he was 20 and played there for two seasons before being traded to the Portland Timbers. He went on to play internationally in Portugal (F.C. Arouca) and Brazil (Sport Recife) before returning to MLS when he signed with New York City FC In 2017.
He recently participated in the World Cup, coming on as a substitute for Costa Rica in their 2-2 tie against Switzerland.
Nirvana Indian Cuisine (3474 Olney Laytonsville Rd.) has been “coming soon” for a while, but Bethesda Beat has reported that the restaurant will open on July 5th.
The owner, Kalistus Gomes, owned Bombay Gaylord in Silver Spring. As many of you remember, a fire damaged the restaurant over three years ago and also caused enough damage for Quarry House Tavern to close. Quarry House has since re-opened.
The restaurant will serve traditional Indian dishes.
In what was one of the worst kept secrets in Olney, Greater Olney News has reported that Giant is now confirming that they will be moving into the old Shopper’s location.
Two weeks ago I was told by an employee of a neighboring establishment that Giant would start renovating the Shoppers space before the month came to an end.
With Capital One announcing that their branch on the corner of Georgia and Spartan will be closing in September, it adds fuel to the speculation of what may move into the current Giant location.
Here are some possibilities we heard a couple weeks back: https://www.mocoshow.com/blog/speculating-on-the-shoppers-space-in-olney
MoCo Golf presents FORE!th Monday’s. Today it will be hosted at Hampshire Greens in Silver Spring from 6pm-8pm and will include:
• FREE food
• Live Music
• Access to driving range 🏌️ 🏌️♀️
• Putting competitions ⛳️
• Cash Bar
Social event that’s great for networking, bringing the family, or just coming to enjoy yourself.
I’m not a golf guy, so I was a bit hesitant to attend when I heard about yesterday’s “par-tee” at Northwest golf course on Layhill Road.
It was awesome...and free! Though the day started out rainy, everything had cleared up and dried out by the 6pm start time (I didn’t get there until
about 7:45). It ran until 11pm.
The “par-tee” had a live DJ, free games (corn hole, giant Connect 4 and giant Jenga), a food truck, ice cream stand, putting and driving range competitions, a cash bar, and an overall great vibe.
Half price buckets for the driving range for anyone that wants to work on their swing.
Night time putting competitions with neon golf balls and a spotlight.
More par-tees this summer into the early fall at Northwest Golf Course on Layhill Rd (15711 Layhill Rd Silver Spring, MD).
• July 7th
• July 21st
• August 4th
• August 18th
• September 1st
• September 15th
• September 29th
Fore!th Monday’s (every fourth Monday of the month) is also happening this Monday, 6/25 at Hampshire Greens Golf Course (616 Firestone Dr Silver Spring, MD) from 6-8pm.
• Live Music
• FREE FOOD
• Cash bar with discounted drinks
• Contests & Prizes
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.
As many of you have probably heard, IHOP announced that they’ll be changing their name to IHOb starting June, 11th 2018.
Yesterday it was reported by BusinessInsider that the “b” will stand for...burgers.
My server at the Olney IHOP confirmed that the “b” in the new name (IHOb) will stand for burgers.
I was told the burgers will come with unlimited fries and that the promotion and name will only last for the summer (the rest of the menu will still be available).
Pictured below are the cupcake pancakes that are available at all IHOP locations.
On May 7th, we broke the sad news (for many) that Shoppers would be closing their Olney location. Since then, the grocery store has closed and the rumors have been running rampant regarding what will take its place.
Here’s what we know (or think we know):
Giant owns the space they’re currently in. Some say they’ve already bought the old Shoppers space, while others have said they’ll be renting the space. Either way, many believe that Giant will be moving to the old Shoppers location (seems likely, but no confirmation).
So what will move into the Shoppers or Giant location?
Here’s a list of everything we’ve heard, and I can tell you that there has been a new rumor each week.
• Target. I can’t see it happening in the Shoppers location because it’s too small and would likely cause TJ Maxx and Home Goods to close.
• Trader Joe’s. I’ve heard this one a lot, and it would be able to slide into either location.
• Wegmans. With the new Rockville location announced, are they really going to bring another new location to the area?
• Dick’s Sporting Goods. This one was brought up a little more recently and would be an interesting fit in the area, as there’s not a sporting goods store nearby and Olney has plenty of youth sports.
• Movie theater. Olney 9 has been gone for about a decade, but the reviews for the theater were terrible during its final years. Would someone bring something back that already failed in the area? Times have changed, so it remains a possibility.
• Civic center. In 2005, the Olney Master Plan was approved. It called for the creation of “a civic center in the Town Center through redevelopment of a major shooping center.” Could this be it?
• Aldi. Trader Joe’s is a subsidiary of Aldi Nord, so if the company was looking at the space they’d likely speak with Aldi Süd (operating in the U.S. as Aldi) about which store is a better fit.
I’ve received information from people “in the know” and from people who have inside sources, but the information I’ve received (all above), has been different from almost every source... so I wouldn’t bet on anything.
As soon as we receive some concrete news, we’ll have it posted right here on The MoCoShow.
I was sent a few images of the Sherwood High School yearbook from 1940.
The yearbook contains:
• a hand-carved wooden cover
• pages that are hand-typed
• pictures that are actual prints glued on to each page.
In the image below you’ll see a page of students that contains a photo of “Fritzi” Farquhar. Those familiar with Olney will recognize the last name.
William Henry Farquhar (1813-1887), known for his influence in the development of Montgomery County, moved to Sandy Spring with his family when he was just 11. Throughout the course of his life, he was a teacher, principal, and president of the board of school commissioners among various other important roles in the county.
The first middle school in MoCo was named in his honor in 1968 (William H. Farquhar Middle School).
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On this page below you’ll see William Alvin Gaither– another familiar last name in the county.
Benjamin Gaither (1784-1838) is the namesake of Gaithersburg. Gaithersburg was incorporated as a town in 1878 and as a city in 1968.
Fun fact: Gaithersburg campaigned, unsuccessfully, to replace Rockville as the county seat in 1881.
In the pages below you’ll see the detailed history of Sherwood High School, including sketches of how the school looked through the years (until 1940).