Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Travilah Quarry - Earth Day Open House 2018

Not a lot of advertising but definitely not to be missed! Aggregate Industries is hosting their annual Quarry Earth Day on Saturday, May 5, 2018 from 10am-3pm. This is a great opportunity for area residents to tour inside the quarry and see firsthand what goes on inside. There's a great shuttle bus that drives you down inside. There's also a lot of area businesses that give away treats and other souvenirs. Great for adults, great for kids. Here's a link for more information.

Here's also a previous post I wrote back in 2014 about the Quarry Earth Day!

Friday, March 9, 2018

Goodbye Hyatt House Gaithersburg

It looks like the Hyatt House Gaithersburg has gone bye bye. They had started to liquidate all the furnishings and housewares.

Sounds like there's still a lot of inventory. According to the liquidator, tomorrow Saturday 3/10, they will be opening up another 2-3 buildings filled with furniture.

And lastly, what will the building be converted to? Senior housing!

Monday, February 26, 2018

Who from MoCo is having the Best February 2018?

Apparently Wootton grads are having the BEST - MONTH - EVER! Why you ask? Let's recap!

Wootton 2011 grad, Mack Hollins, won the 2018 Super Bowl with the Philadelphia Eagles in his rookie season. He was drafted in the 4th round.

Wootton grad 2012, Haley Skarupa, was part of the 2018 Winter Olympics U.S. women's hockey team and won their FIRST GOLD MEDAL since 1998!

Wootton grads that make up 4 of the 5 band members of O.A.R. got some notoriety due to the Olympics as well. Why? Because Russia was banned from this year's Winter Olympics and therefore competed under the name "Olympic Athletes from Russia", aka OAR which was seen on all of their uniforms. Spotify apparently reported a 46% increase in OAR streams between 2/9-2/16 due to this coincidence. LOL. 

Friday, January 5, 2018

Happy New Year! Bye bye 2017

A new year, and my resolution to post more content. It's been a busy year for me career wise and family wise and this site has been neglected.  Hopefully I can post more interesting MoCo related content for your viewing pleasure. These are some topics I plan to hit. If you have anything else I can research or post about, please let me know!

  • Neighborhood summaries: Crown, Kentlands, Fallsgrove, King Farm
  • MCPS: budget hot topics, magnet programs, immersion schools
  • Cultural: Chinese Schools, CCACC, etc.
  • Popular MD vaca spots: Ocean City, Annapolis, Baltimore
  • Hot eats: new restaurants, new entertainment centers

Monday, December 18, 2017

As Temperatures Fall, No Halt to Evictions Across Most of the Country

As Temperatures Fall, No Halt To Evictions Across Most of the Country

NPR just published the above story about landlord rights to evict. It paints a good picture of the trickle effect starting from the defaulted tenant, to the defaulted landlord.

Monday, October 30, 2017

MoCo Celebrities

I posted my own MoCo celebrities in the past but I just discovered this more extensive list by MoCo high school.  Check it out!

The MoCo Show.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Summer's Farm - 2017

I've been MIA, I know. But wanted to share our recent trip to Summer's Farm in Frederick. We've been blessed with such warm weather lately.  It's hard to imagine that Fall is upon us!

Their Fall Festival is in full swing: Corn maze, pumpkin patch, fireworks, bouncy area, BABY GOATS, slides, apple cannons, festival food, campsites for rent (when you want to do night time smores), and lots more.

Take a look at this. The farm has a pumpkin cannon that they shoot. While we were there, they happen to do a candy launch. Pretty cool!