New principals have been appointed at Damascus, Einstein, and Poolesville High Schools.
Kevin Yates, who spent the end of last year as the interim principal at Damascus will take on the role permanently moving forward.
Dr. Christine Handy has been being appointed principal at Albert Einstein High School. Dr. Handy was previously President of the National Association of Secondary School Principals and principal at Gaithersburg High School.
Mark Carothers will be the new principal at Poolesville High School. He recently served as assistant principal at Clarksburg High School.
Congratulations to all three principals and the communities they will serve.
A mural of Sugarloaf Mountain will be featured on the ‘Post Office Murals’ forever stamp series.
These stamps will be issued tomorrow (Wednesday, 4/10), and will be available for purchase on the USPS website.
The stamp is labeled “Rockville, MD” because the mural depicted on the stamp is in the old Rockville Post Office building.
A preliminary plan that would bring a winery to Darnestown has been approved.
Windridge Winery could be opening their winery and tasting room within the next few years in MoCo.
Their vineyard (15700 Darnestown Rd) is already up and running. The winery would be on Darnestown Rd., approximately 500 feet NW of Bellingham Dr.
Mail truck in Poolesville (17100blk Chiswell Rd) catches fire.
Montgomery County Fire & Rescue PIO, Pete Piringer, tweeted these photos and let us know that A722 responded.
Luckily, no injuries! Credit for the Hotmail title goes to Pete Piringer as well (@MCFRSPIO)
The Town of Poolesville has decided to march on with their 26thannual Poolesville Day celebration this Saturday– rain or shine!
The potential threats of Hurricane Florence sparked fear of cancelling earlier in the week, but it no longer looks like wind will be an issue later this week and into the weekend.
Poolesville Celebrates 26th Annual Poolesville Day With Thousands of Visitors to the Agricultural Reserve****
Poolesville Day Includes Parade, Food Vendors, Fun Activities for Kids and 80s Tribute Band
Note: Members of the media who would like to attend and schedule on-site interviews are asked to make arrangements in advance with the media contact listed above.
WHEN: Saturday, September 15, 2018
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Rain or Shine
WHAT: Town of Poolesville, Maryland, is hosting its 26thannual Poolesville Day. This charming small town in Western Montgomery County is welcoming more than 12,000 visitors from District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia. This year, 80’s tribute bandThe Reagan Yearshas been added to the festival lineup.
19701 Fisher Avenue
Poolesville, MD 20837
Poolesville Day Highlights:
For more information about Poolesville Day, visit www.poolesvilleday.com.Go to the Town’s website for details on the celebrations at www.poolesvillemd.gov or call (301) 428-8927. Follow the Town for year-round news on Twitter at: @Poolesville_MD.
After a MCFRS investigator spoke with a person of interest, it was determined that a group of people were discharging fireworks last night in the Poolesville area. According to MCFRSPIO, Pete Piringer, a mortar detonated in the vehicle resulting in a fire on Hunting Quarter Rd.
The vehicle was found this morning by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources with various fireworks all around.
There were approximately two dozen people present at the time and the fire department was not called. Multiple attempts to extinguish the fire were not successful. There was over $5k in damages, but luckily nobody was hurt.
Photos courtesy of Pete Piringer.
I just got done checking out Bassett’s in Poolesville. They’ve recently rolled out a new menu and are debuting their bottomless brunch this weekend ($27.95 per person featuring .1¢ mimosas).
The food is described as “a fun twist on American.” Take a look below.
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Collin Turner (Poolesville HS) Becomes First Montgomery College Player To Be Named NJCAA Player Of The Year
Collin Turner has been named the NJCAA DIII Player of the Year.
After playing just one year year of high school basketball at Poolesville High School, the Montgomery College sophomore averaged 28 points per game and shot 42% from beyond the arc, making 3.7 threes per game.
He is the first player from Montgomery College to ever earn the award.
A few months back we reported on the Washington Business Journal article that quoted Chaps Pit Beef owner, Bob Creager, as nearing a deal to bring the Baltimore style BBQ spot to Rockville. We reached out for an update and were told that “Rockville doesn’t look like it’s going to happen at this time.”
That article can be found here: www.mocoshow.com/blog/chaps-pit-beef-in-talks-to-come-to-moco
In the article we mentioned that a Frederick location will be opening soon. We spoke with the owner of the Frederick location and found out that he is a MoCo native.
Josh VerStandig was raised in Bethesda and Poolesville. He and his brother, Mac VerStandig, grew up in households that centered around family barbecues and cookouts. Josh tells me grilling and barbecue is in his blood, so when he found out Chaps was franchising it only made sense for them to get involved.
He chose Frederick because there isn’t as much competition when it comes to barbecue and because Chaps is pretty well known in the area.
The restaurant will be located in the Westview South Shopping Center at 4969 Westview Dr. Frederick, MD. That’s about 20 miles north of the central MoCo.
Josh and Mac VerStandig plan on opening Chaps Pit Beef in Frederick in late May.
Below you’ll see some samples of the food that’s available at Chaps, courtesy of their Facebook page.