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First Taste: TapaBar

08/25/16

First Taste: TapaBar

Roche brothers find favor with tapas, sangria

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St. Andrew's Teacher To Receive White House Honor

08/25/16

St. Andrew's Teacher To Receive White House Honor

St. Andrew's educator Hilarie Hall wins $10,000 national award

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County Planners Seek Additional Input on Proposed Regulations for Short-Term Rentals

08/25/16

County Planners Seek Additional Input on Proposed Regulations for Short-Term Rentals

Airbnb and similar online businesses currently violate county code

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State Eradicates Invasive Plants along I-495 in County

08/25/16

State Eradicates Invasive Plants along I-495 in County

SHA uses herbicide on non-native species, leaving brown patches behind

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Quiz: Which President Broke the Ground for the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal?

08/25/16

Quiz: Which President Broke the Ground for the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal?

Click for list of potential answers

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Maryland Redistricting Challenge Progresses; Ledecky Adorns Harper with Medals

08/25/16

Maryland Redistricting Challenge Progresses; Ledecky Adorns Harper with Medals

News, announcements and other helpful links for Thursday morning

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08/25/16

Answer

Which president broke the ground for the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal?   ANSWER: B: John Quincy Adams In 1828, just above Little Falls on the Potomac River, near the Montgomery County line, President Adams ceremoniously turned the first shovelful of dirt to the cheers of a crowd. The canal would not be completed until 1852. In 1939, the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal became a national park.  

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Federal Transit Administration Asks Judge to Alter Purple Line Ruling

08/24/16

Federal Transit Administration Asks Judge to Alter Purple Line Ruling

State says delaying light-rail project could cost more than $13 million per month

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Two Injured in Collision on Jones Bridge Road

08/24/16

Two Injured in Collision on Jones Bridge Road

Police briefly closed the Bethesda road Wednesday afternoon

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Construction at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School Relocates Portables

08/24/16

Construction at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School Relocates Portables

Football team to play home games at Walter Johnson

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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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