June 16, 2020 | Emma Shuster

Katz, Local Business Owners Will Team up for Friday’s Business Briefing

Montgomery County Council President Sidney Katz will host his next Business Briefing Friday, June 19, from 12:30 p.m. to 1 p.m. Katz will be accompanied by Brendan and Bailey O’Leary, owners of Rockville’s True Respite Brewing Company as well as Shannon Gorman, owner of Olney’s Gorman’s Garments and Gear. Throughout the meeting, the group will […]

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June 8, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Photos: Good Counsel Students Organize Protest in Olney Sunday

Several Black Lives Matter protests – demanding racial justice after the death of George Floyd by a police officer in Minneapolis – took place in Montgomery County over the weekend, On Sunday, Our Lady of Good Counsel High School students organized one of the protests. The students and community met at the Olney campus in […]

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June 5, 2020 | Samantha Subin

Several Protests Scheduled Across Montgomery County This Weekend

Severals protests are scheduled this weekend in Montgomery County as nationwide protests calling for racial equality and justice for George Floyd continue to emerge nationwide. On Friday, Montgomery County residents took to Twitter, sharing flyers and tweets to spread awareness about upcoming protests. Mocoprotest, a county-based protest group has compiled a public document that lists […]

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June 4, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Fotos de las Manifestaciones de “Black Lives Matter” en Olney

El miércoles, más de 100 personas protestaron pacíficamente, en la intersección de la Ruta 108 y Georgia Avenue en Olney, con carteles de Black Lives Matter. Mientras los autos pasaban, varios conductores saludaban y tocaban la bocina de manera solidaria. Aquí hay algunas imágenes de la protesta pacífica: Y aquí hay aún más imágenes en […]

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June 4, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Photos: Peaceful Protesters Hold Black Lives Matter Signs in Olney

On Wednesday, more than 100 people peacefully protested on sidewalks at the intersection of Route 108 and Georgia Avenue in Olney, holding Black Lives Matter signs. As cars drove by, several drivers waved and honked their horns supportively. Here are some images from the peaceful protest: And here are even more images on MyMCMedia’s Instagram: […]

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June 3, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Inspired Montgomery College Student Organizes Peaceful Protest in Olney

Franco Ortuno, an Olney resident and a Montgomery College student, attended his first protest ever at the Rio in Gaithersburg Monday. Like thousands of others around the country, Ortuno was protesting police brutality after the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Ortuno found the protest so impactful, he organized his own peaceful protest along sidewalks in […]

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June 2, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Hit Hard Economically, Taco Bar Owner Hopeful with Phase 1 Reopening

Taco Bar, a family-owned business in Olney, Gaithersburg, and Frederick, is one of the many small food businesses in Montgomery County hurting from the coronavirus. Now that Montgomery County is in phase 1 of the coronavirus reopening plan, Raul Valdivia, the owner, is feeling hopeful about having patrons dining patrons outside. Valdivia spoke to MyMCMedia at […]

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June 1, 2020 | Isabel Cleary

Restaurants Now Allowed to Offer Outdoor Dining with Restrictions

Phase One of reopening Montgomery County went into effect Monday morning. This allows restaurants to offer outdoor seating with restrictions, including maintaining social distancing between patrons. Bassett’s Restaurant in Poolesville has opened outdoor dining in their parking lot and a Silver Diner in Rio Lakefront has expanded seating into a space that usually belongs to […]

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May 29, 2020 | Staff Writer

Police Need Help Locating Missing Olney Teen

Montgomery County police are asking the public for help in finding a missing Olney teenager. Deon-Dren Zanders, 15, of Golden Spring Court was recently reported as missing to police. Police say she was last seen 7 p.m. May 26 at her residence. Zanders is described as 5 feet 2 inches tall and weighs about 125 […]

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May 8, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Carmen’s Italian Ice Opens in Olney

Carmen’s Italian Ice officially opened in Olney April 30. It’s located on Spartan Road, in the same location as the old Rita’s Italian Ice and Frozen Custard, which closed permanently in the winter. Carmen’s has been open in Rockville for 19 years. Its owner, Jason Mandler, who hales from New Jersey, describes the establishment’s frozen […]

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