Articles by Joe Yasharoff

August 23, 2019 | Joe Yasharoff

Montgomery International Film Festival Gets the Red Carpet Treatment

Three ingredients for a successful film festival are a string of quality films, some buzz and, of course, a red carpet. The Montgomery International Film Festival at Rio in Gaithersburg kicked into high gear this afternoon with their opening ceremony including a ribbon-cutting ceremony and a Hollywood-style red carpet. The festival began on August 18 […]

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August 23, 2019 | Joe Yasharoff

Silver Diner Now Open at Rio

The brand new Silver Diner at Rio in Gaithersburg is now open from 4 pm-2 am Friday and Saturday, 4 pm-midnight Sunday then officially opens Monday for full hours beginning with breakfast.  

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August 22, 2019 | Joe Yasharoff

Quince Orchard Alum Ankrah Calls Opportunity to Play for Redskins ‘A Blessing’

Quarterback Dwayne Haskins (Bullis) is the most famous Montgomery County product on the Washington Redskins roster but he is not the only one. Haskins is in a battle for the starting quarterback job. Andrew Ankrah is a rookie linebacker fighting just to make the roster. “Everybody has a story, everybody has a different way how […]

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August 21, 2019 | Joe Yasharoff

Popeyes Locations Selling Out of New Chicken Sandwiches

To say that Popeyes’ new fried chicken sandwich is popular would be an understatement. The cajun-style fast-food chain introduced a new chicken sandwich this week and people have lost their minds. Chicken. Brioche. Pickles. New. Sandwich. Popeyes. Nationwide. So. Good. Forgot. How. Speak. In. Complete. Sandwiches. I mean, sentences. pic.twitter.com/14kXBv4jJw — Popeyes Chicken (@PopeyesChicken) August […]

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August 19, 2019 | Joe Yasharoff

Bringing NBA Trophy Home a ‘Dream Come True’ for Former Gaithersburg High’s Miller

Less than 10 years ago, Malcolm Miller was playing basketball at Gaithersburg High School. He had high aspirations for himself but winning the NBA championship last year as a member of the Toronto Raptor exceeded even his dreams. Miller got to spend one day with the Lawrence O’Brien Trophy, given each year to the NBA […]

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August 16, 2019 | Joe Yasharoff

Lights! Camera! Action! Montgomery County Gets Its Own International Film Festival

Thanks to Karina Hou and Margaret Sha, you now don’t need to travel all the way to Cannes, France or Park City, Utah to attend an independent, international film festival. The Montgomery International Film Festival, featuring many highly acclaimed films and panel discussions, debuts at the Rio in Gaithersburg this Sunday and the co-chairs could […]

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August 16, 2019 | Joe Yasharoff

Former Gaithersburg Star Malcolm Miller Brings NBA Championship Trophy Back Home

A few years back, Malcolm Miller was a very good basketball player at Gaithersburg High School. Now he’s a member of the world-champion Toronto Raptors and he’s bringing the championship trophy back home for everyone to enjoy. The public is invited to a celebration at Gaithersburg High School where you can take pictures with Miller […]

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August 16, 2019 | Joe Yasharoff

Joe’s Crab Shack in Rio to be Replaced by True Food Kitchen

Years ago, Joe’s Crab Shack at the Rio Washingtonian Center in Gaithersburg was the place to be with a good food, fun atmosphere and a scenic location overlooking the popular lake. But like so many others, Joe’s became the latest in a long list of casualties in the ultra competitive and ever-changing restaurant world. True […]

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August 15, 2019 | Joe Yasharoff

MoCo’s Most Famous: Montgomery College President Dr. DeRionne Pollard

Dr. DeRionne Pollard is not your father’s college president. Not even close. She’s out, she’s proud and she’s in charge. In her 10th year of leading Montgomery College, Pollard discusses what the goals of higher education should be, why community colleges matter and who her go to musical artist is after a tough day at […]

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August 12, 2019 | Joe Yasharoff

Northwest High’s DiCello Wins U.S. Junior Women’s Gymnastics Championship

Northwest High School rising sophomore Kayla DiCello won the all-around title at the U.S. junior women’s gymnastics championship in Kansas City, Missouri on Sunday. DiCello, 15, who clinched the title with a stellar performance in the floor exercise, earned a spot on the 2019-20 Junior National Team. Germantown’s Anya Pilgrim, a 14 year-old rising freshman […]

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