Articles by Joe Yasharoff

August 31, 2020 | Joe Yasharoff

Tributes Pour in for Georgetown Coaching Legend Thompson

The man who put Georgetown University basketball on the map and who was known as “Big John” has died. John Thompson, Jr, coached the Hoyas for 27 seasons taking a less than middling program and turned it into a national power. Thompson led the Hoyas to three Final Fours in the 1980’s winning a national […]

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August 19, 2020 | Joe Yasharoff

James Brown Inducted Into Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame

Three-time Emmy Award winner James Brown is one of nine luminaries that comprise the Class of 2020 of the Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame that was announced on Tuesday. Brown, 69, is the host of The NFL Today on CBS and a special correspondent for CBS News. Brown is also an ordained minister and a […]

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August 12, 2020 | Joe Yasharoff

Springbrook Grad Weinstein Named Radio Voice of Washington Football Team

The Washington Football Team (WFT) named Bram Weinstein as their new radio play-by-play announcer on Tuesday. Weinstein, 47, grew up in Montgomery County graduating from Springbrook High School and the American University. He has worked at ESPN, ESPN radio and FOX5 over the last several years. In the late 1990’s he worked at Montgomery Community […]

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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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