MOD Pizza, which specializes in serving individual artisan-style pizzas and salads “superfast” since 2008, will be opening in the Kentlands.
Though only about a decade old, the Seattle based chain has over 330 locations in the United States and United Kingdom.
Their other MoCo location is located in Silver Spring at 909 Ellsworth Dr.
The Kentlands location will be located off of Center Point Way, across from Cinepolis. It is expected to open later this year, but we don’t have a more specific timeframe at the moment.
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.
The Pizza Hut location at The Shops at Potomac Valley (12167 Darnestown Rd. in Gaithersburg) has closed temporarily due to renovations.
Reader Chase Carter was able to send us some photos of the restaurant and it looks like it may take a while before the restaurant is serving Pizza again.
There is no time table for when the renovations will be completed, but it certainly looks like a long process before this location is up and running.
Rockville will hold their Independence Day Celebration at Mattie J.T. Stepanek Park, 1800 Piccard Drive, in King Farm.
The celebration starts at 7pm and fireworks at 9:15 pm.
Parking is available in lots on Shady Grove Rd, Gaither Rd, and Piccard Dr., but driving is not recommended.
Food and beverage will be available for purchase. Guests may bring their own food and beverage, although no barbecuing or open flames will be allowed at the event.
More info at www.rockvillemd.gov
MoCo will host Independence Day Celebrations at South Germantown Recreational Park and Albert Einstein High School In Boyds and Kensington today.
Germantown Glory will begin at 7 p.m. at South Germantown Recreational Park, 18041 Central Park Circle in Boyds. Driving is not recommended, but there will be on-site parking available.
Mid-County Sparkles will begin at 7:30 p.m. at Albert Einstein High School, 11135 Newport Mill Road in Kensington. Driving is not recommended, but there will be general parking and shuttle buses available at Westfield Wheaton.
More info at www.montgomerycountymd.gov
According to their Facebook page, Armand’s pizza in Silver Spring (1909 Seminary Rd) has closed permanently.
The once-thriving local pizza chain is now down to one location– Rockville (190 Halpine Rd).
We’ve included the Armand’s Facebook post below.
For the first time ever, the Montgomery County Board of Education will be made up entirely of women following the election in November.
The Board of Education will consist of current Vice President Shebra Evans of District 4, Jeannette Dixon (At-Large), Rebecca Smondrowski (District 2), and Student member of the Board Ananya Tadikonda.
They will be joined by the winners of the District 1, District 3, District 5, and At-Large elections. All of the candidates that have made it through to the general election in November are women.
On the heels of the major changes coming to the Sears location at Montgomery Mall, Grow Gaithersburg (the official office of Gaithersburg economic development) has announced that Northwood investors recently purchased the Lakeforest Sears location for $4 million.
One of the biggest issues when it comes to redevelopment of the mall, or land that the mall is on, is that the anchor stores own the land they’re on. Could this be one of many dominos to fall?
Lakeforest Mall was recently added to Gaithersburg’s enterprise zone in an effort to attract new development by providing local property and and state income tax credits to any businesses that come to the area and create jobs.
The bubble tea ...bubble... is the biggest it has been in MoCo, so it’s only right that The Kentlands get in on the action.
Bobapop offers “bubble tea reimagined” according to their website. They plan to open in mid-August in Main Street in the Kentlands (directly across from the new Yoyogi location).
Check then out on Facebook here: https://m.facebook.com/BobapopKentlands/
It would be nearly impossible to name the thousand’s of former Montgomery County students that have gone on to achieve a certain level of success, so we are breaking it down into individual schools and going with just five of the most famous alumni from each of them.
As with any list of this nature, you will probably not agree with all five people we chose. That’s ok! We welcome your opinion.
To keep it simple, we are not listing people who almost made the list, as there would be way too many to list. Some of these celebrities attended two MoCo schools, so if you don’t see them on one list, you may see them in another.
The five people we are listing as the most famous alumni of Winston Churchill High School are not ranked in any particular order.
Nichols graduated from Churchill in 1991. She’s currently hosts The Jump on ESPN and ESPN2. In the past, she has been a regular on SportsCenter, and NFL Countdown.
She has also been named to Sports Illustrated’s Twitter 100 and MMQB 100 in the past. Prior to her time with ESPN, Nichols covered the Caps for the Washington Post.
You may know Dhani Jones as one of the stars of the Shark Tank replica, Adventure Capitalists (CNBC), but he was a three Time All-Big Ten player and National Champion at the University of Michigan. He then played in the NFL for 11 years, starting in 131 games.
During his time at Churchill, he was an All-Met and All-County pick.
Coleman graduated from Churchill in 2003. She also attended Beverly Farms ES and Hoover MS in the county.
She has started in shows such as The Office, Men at Work, The Mindy Project, Big Little Lies among others.
Star grew up in Potomac. He attended Wyngate ES, Caning John MS (then Junior High), and graduated from Churchill.
After graduating from UCLA, he went on to create hit shows like Beverly Hills 90210, Melrose Place, and Sex and the City. Beverly Hills 90210 was originally going to be named Potomac 20854 and focus on teens growing up in the area!
Jeff Halpern, formerly of the Washington Capitals (and many other NHL teams), attended Churchill High School in Potomac. He later transferred to St. Paul’s in New Hampshire so he can play high school hockey, before attending Princeton.
He first played in the NHL with the Caps in 1999, when he became the first D.C. area player to ever play for the Caps.
Everyone is invited to SummerFest at Bohrer Park in Gaithersburg from 5:00pm-11:30pm tonight!
Live music, great food, and lots of activities for kids! The night will end with fireworks in the sky and a SummerGlo after party!
There won’t be any fireworks in Gaithersburg in July 4th, so don’t miss this even unless you plan on attending fireworks elsewhere (we’ll have a list of other places in MoCo with fireworks on July 4th out in the next couple days).
For more information, check out the official Gaithersburg, MD website: http://www.gaithersburgmd.gov/leisure/summerfest