Articles by Joe Yasharoff

July 2, 2020 | Joe Yasharoff

MoCo’s Most Famous: Olympian Dominique Dawes Opens New Gymnastics Academy

Silver Spring native Dominique Dawes is known by many as a three-time Olympic gymnast and a gold medal winner. But this week Dawes is doing something she considers much more significant – opening the Dominique Dawes Gymnastics Academy in Clarksburg. Dawes talked to MyMCMedia’s Joe Yasharoff in the latest episode of MoCo’s Most Famous about […]

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June 30, 2020 | Joe Yasharoff

Attman’s Deli Moving to Park Potomac

Attman’s Deli, which closed up shop in Cabin John Mall in Potomac in early April, is planning on reopening in mid-August at a new, nearby location. The deli is moving less than two miles away into the space formerly occupied by Zoe’s Kitchen, which closed in January, in Park Potomac. Attman’s new neighbors will be Sugo […]

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June 26, 2020 | Joe Yasharoff

Georgetown Prep Alum McCarthy Tests Positive for COVID-19, Withdraws from PGA Tour Event

PGA Tour member Denny McCarthy has withdrawn from the Travelers Championship prior to the second round after testing positive for COVID-19. McCarthy, 27, was born in Takoma Park, attended Georgetown Prep High School where he played golf and basketball all four years and graduated from the University of Virginia. “I was feeling pretty tired and […]

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June 18, 2020 | Joe Yasharoff

Tastee Diner Reopening on Saturday

After three months of being closed due to the COVID-19, pandemic, Tastee Diner in Bethesda – a Montgomery County institution – will reopen its doors this Saturday at 6 a.m. Bethesda Magazine was the first to report the story. This comes as part of Phase 2 reopening in the County. The hours for the diner […]

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June 13, 2020 | Joe Yasharoff

Bagel City in Rockville Appears to Have Closed for Good

All indications are that Bagel City in Rockville has gone out of business. For over 40 years, the popular deli has been serving up bagels at its familiar location at the Pike Center on Rockville Pike. MyMCMedia has not heard back from the owners for confirmation but all indications point to the shop being closed for […]

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June 4, 2020 | Joe Yasharoff

Elrich ‘Evaluating’ Hogan’s Phase 2 Reopening Announcement

County Executive Marc Elrich responded Wednesday night on Twitter to Governor’s Hogan’s announcement that Maryland will begin Phase 2 of reopening this Friday: “We will be evaluating Governor Hogan’s new Executive Order and determining if any of his Phase 2 provisions will work with our Phase 1 policies and guidelines. With little notice and time […]

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June 1, 2020 | Joe Yasharoff

Walter Johnson High School Hosting Unique Senior Celebration

Walter Johnson High School in Bethesda is hosting a unique senior celebration Monday for its 620 seniors who will not have a “normal” graduation ceremony due to the coronavirus pandemic. One organizer said, “we wanted to creat a memory and to make it extra special.” Beginning at 10 am Monday, students will come to the […]

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June 1, 2020 | Joe Yasharoff

MCPD Officer Kneels in Solidarity at Peaceful Protest in Germantown

Several dozen protesters gathered in Germantown on Sunday marching peacefully for several hours. The organized march was in response to the death of George Floyd who died last week in Minneapolis after being pinned to the ground by police officer Derek Chavin who pressed his knee into Floyd’s neck for several minutes. A video capturing […]

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May 29, 2020 | Joe Yasharoff

Elrich Talks to MyMCMedia About Reopening, Protesters

One day after holding an outdoor press conference at the Kentlands that was interrupted often by protesters, County Executive Marc Elrich spoke with MyMCMedia. The discussion included his reaction to the protesters and centered around what went into his decision to hold off reopening – not in lockstep with most of the rest of the […]

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May 22, 2020 | Joe Yasharoff

A Virtual Visit to the Woodend Nature Sanctuary in Chevy Chase

Woodend Nature Sanctuary is the headquarters of the Audubon Naturalist Society (ANS) and is located just minutes from our nation’s capital in Chevy Chase. Admission is free and trails are open daily dawn to dusk. Enjoy the serenity of the wildflower meadow, walk the meandering trails, visit the native plant garden, and explore the aquatic life […]

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