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Week Ahead: Update on Silver Spring County Buildings; Public Hearing Tuesday on Collective Bargaining Bill

07/11/16

Week Ahead: Update on Silver Spring County Buildings; Public Hearing Tuesday on Collective Bargaining Bill

Plus: Planning director to speak about Bethesda Downtown Plan Tuesday night

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Sold In Bethesda, Chevy Chase and Potomac: July 5-10

07/11/16

Sold In Bethesda, Chevy Chase and Potomac: July 5-10

Notable homes sold last week

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Four Notable Locals on Their Most Memorable Summer Jobs

07/11/16

Four Notable Locals on Their Most Memorable Summer Jobs

Working construction, waiting tables, going on coffee runs—summer jobs are a rite of passage

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An Evening With an Overnight Newborn Care Specialist

07/11/16

An Evening With an Overnight Newborn Care Specialist

Nighttime with a newborn is exhausting— unless a pro is there to help

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Abbey Kendzior and David Stickney

07/11/16

Abbey Kendzior and David Stickney

Married July 4, 2015

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Where Maryland Began

07/11/16

Where Maryland Began

With more than 500 miles of shoreline, St. Mary’s County is rich in water views and Colonial history

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Daily Quiz: The Opening of Which Store in the 1960s Was Referred to as a “Commercial Rape” by an Opponent?

07/11/16

Daily Quiz: The Opening of Which Store in the 1960s Was Referred to as a “Commercial Rape” by an Opponent?

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Answer

The opening of which store in the 1960s was referred to as a “commercial rape” by an opponent?   ANSWER: D: Saks Fifth Avenue Many Chevy Chase residents in the 1960s opposed Saks Fifth Avenue’s plan to open a large store on Wisconsin Avenue in Friendship Heights. “Certainly they take up a large amount of space that would otherwise perhaps be given over to rather honky-tonky places of business,” said Edith Claude Jarvis, a member of Chevy Chase Village Board of Governors in the 1950s and early ’60s.   Source: Bethesda Magazine

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High School Sports: The Best of Montgomery County Tennis

07/11/16

High School Sports: The Best of Montgomery County Tennis

A list of top performers from player of the year to biggest breakout season

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Anti-Abortion Protest Planned for Connecticut Ave; Neighbor Describes Rockville School Trailer Site

07/11/16

Anti-Abortion Protest Planned for Connecticut Ave; Neighbor Describes Rockville School Trailer Site

News, announcements and other helpful links for Monday morning

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Education Matters will discuss the news and issues affecting both public and private schools in Montgomery County. We want to talk about what’s happening inside—and outside—the classroom, who’s making the grade and who isn’t.

Julie Rasicot is a former newspaper reporter and managing editor who’s been writing about education for 25 years. She’s a veteran PTA and classroom volunteer who’s the mother of two girls—an eighth-grader and a fifth-grader—attending MCPS schools. None of that seems to matter, though, when she’s struggling to help her kids with their math homework.

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