FOOD & DRINK
Food truck locations and events this week: June 8-11
Thursday Location: I9 Friday Night Sports Basketball League, Mountain View Community Church,8330 Fingerboard Road, Frederick, 6 to 8 p.m.
Frederick County: Then and Now
Get comfy, and take in our local community in photos, then and now.
Fire causes 'heavy damage' to Buckeystown Pub kitchen
A fire at Buckeystown Pub on Monday evening caused “heavy damage” to the kitchen, according to Sarah Campbell, a spokesperson for the Frederick County Division of Fire and Rescue Services. A call came in at 5:43 p.m. about a fire in the 6800 block of Michaels Mill Road...
Sweetz Bakery closing its doors in Leesburg
Sad news on the local sweets scene as the owner of Sweetz Bakery in Leesburg has announced that she will be closing the store permanently this summer. The news was first reported by the Loudoun Times-Mirror. “Our passion for creating delicious products and a desire to serve our community drove...
Smithsonian Channel to air new documentary about story of Catoctin Furnace ironworkers
THURMONT, Md. (DC News Now) — A documentary called “America’s Hidden Stories: Forged in Slavery” will soon air on the Smithsonian Channel. Filming for the documentary began in 2021 and will take a look at who the enslaved ironworkers of Catoctin Furnace were and what happened to their community. Crystal Claggette said she’s a descendant […]
$50,000 Winning Scratch-off Sold at Food Lion
Per the Maryland Lottery: A Rockville man who keeps his eyes open for new Lottery scratch-offs had just finished his grocery shopping at a Food Lion store when he spotted the new Hot 7s Tripler game. “I was on the way out the door and I always check the (Lottery...
KID Museum FREE For MCPS Students on Sundays This Summer (Registration Required)
KID Museum is dedicated to expanding access for the MCPS community by providing free opportunities to participate in our programming. “Thanks to the generous support of Montgomery County Public Schools, all MCPS students and families can register for free admission to KID Museum through June 30, 2023” (registration link below).
Scotland Freedom Day Concert Featuring Wyclef Jean Moves From MoCo Fairgrounds to Howard County
The Scotland Freedom Day Concert featuring artists Wyclef Jean, Gyptian, Jamaican reggae legend Tarrus Riley, and Dean Fraser & The Blak Soil Band scheduled for Monday, June 19th at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds in Gaithersburg has been relocated to the Howard County Fairgrounds in West Friendship, MD. According to a report from MoCo360, festival chairperson LaTisha Gasaway-Paul said, “it was easier for Riley and Wyclef who were more familiar with performing there”, and that the alcohol permit was approved with Howard County several weeks ago, while there wasn’t enough time to get permits approved from the City of Gaithersburg. Additional details below:
Pet of the Week June 5-9
Introducing Anthony, our adorable Pet of the Week! Anthony is a 2-year-old male Domestic Short Hair cat. With his sleek and shiny coat, he is a true charmer. Domestic Short Hair cats are known for their friendly and affectionate nature, making them excellent companions. Jay Day and The Day Home...
Fernando Santiago of Silver Spring Selected as Winner of 2023 Wheaton Arts Parade & Festival Poster
Per Montgomery County: The poster for the seventh annual Wheaton Arts Parade & Festival will be based on a design submitted by Fernando Santiago, a Silver Spring artist and resident. As the winner of poster contest, he will receive a cash prize of $500 donated by IHOP Wheaton. The poster contest was open to all residents of Montgomery County. After Mr. Santiago’s artwork was selected, Wheaton Arts Parade designer Josue Martinez of Corinto Gallery incorporated it into the design for the poster and T-shirt. It will be featured in all promotional materials leading up to the parade.
Lend a Hand: Adding Color to the World
The Muse and artists Whitney Dahlberg and Courtney Prahl are launching the 12th annual Lend a Hand Art Auction. This year, they have chosen The Frederick Center as the beneficiary. The Frederick Center’s mission is to support and advocate for LGBTQ community members and their families. Incorporated in 2013, The...
Coming Soon Signage Up at Site of MoCo’s First Wawa
Coming soon signage for Wawa is up at 405 S Frederick Ave. in Gaithersburg. The convenience store/gas station will be located at the site of the old Becraft Antiques on 355, across from Gaithersburg High School. We first let you know the news of Wawa’s Gaithersburg location in May of 2019. Since then, the first MoCo Royal Farms was announced, constructed, and opened, and construction on MoCo’s first Sheetz is expected to be completed this summer. Construction on a second Sheetz in MoCo is expected to begin in 2024. Photos of WaWa’s construction progress, or lack there of, can be seen below:
Dunkin’ Now Open in Montgomery Village
Dunkin’ Donuts is now open at at 20000 Goshen Rd. (former Capital One Bank building) in the Goshen Crossing Shopping Center in Montgomery Village. While the store is now open for business, we’re told Dunkin’ will hold its official grand opening/ribbon cutting on Saturday, July 8, in which Dunkin’ typically gives away free coffee for one year to the first 100 guests.
Looking for a home — June 3
Contact Frederick County Animal Control Center, 1832 Rosemont Ave., Frederick. To see more pets available at FCAC, go to petango.com/fcac. For general questions, call 301-600-1546.
Construction Worker’s Mistake Leads to $50K Scratch-Off Win
BALTIMORE, MD- A man from Montgomery County recently shared with lottery officials how his usual precision surprisingly played no role in his incredible stroke of luck. While purchasing a scratch-off ticket a few weeks ago, a minor oversight resulted in a life-changing $50,000 windfall for his family. Hailing from Silver Spring, this fortunate resident works in the construction industry, where precision is paramount in tasks such as building bridges and overpasses. Reflecting on his occupation, he explained, “We have to be precise in our work.” However, it was during his lunch break in mid-May at Metro Coffee Convenience in Rockville The post Construction Worker’s Mistake Leads to $50K Scratch-Off Win appeared first on Shore News Network.
Neko Kitchen prepares to launch Loudoun-based food truck
A new Loudoun-based food truck is coming to the local culinary scene. It’s called Neko Kitchen and it specializes in sushi in its many forms. While the menu will likely change regularly, examples of offerings include a spicy tuna makimono (roll) and a smoked salmon makimono. The nascent brand...
'Lost Threads' exhibition at FCC
Regional artist Mary Scire will present “Lost Threads,” a series of acrylic paintings, from June 10 to 12 in the Frederick Community College Mary Condon Hodgson Art Gallery. An opening reception will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. June 10 in the Visual and Performing Arts Center...
This Diner has the Largest Cinnamon Rolls in all of Maryland
The day that someone figured out they could cover a slab of dough with cinnamon and sugar, the world changed indefinitely. Maryland carries the tradition started that day with some pretty amazing bakeries and one of the very best can be found within Montgomery County, keep reading to learn more.
Artist unveils plan for sports mural honoring Frederick’s greatest athletes
FREDERICK, Md. (DC News Now) — A mural showcasing Frederick County’s greatest athletes at the Harry Grove Stadium is expected in 2025. It’s expected to be 550 feet long and 14 feet high. Yemi Fagbohun is the artist of this new sports mural. When the opportunity presented itself to create what could be one of […]
Chocolate discusses benefits of journalism in life
Some of my most fond memories took place in the Journalism classroom. While some classes are dreadful, I looked forward to every 45 minute class period in Journalism with Ms. Zitnik. I never saw myself taking journalism when I was a freshman, but I decided that for my junior year...
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