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A Wider Circle Catches Flak For Honoring Paul Ryan at Annual Gala

08/19/16

A Wider Circle Catches Flak For Honoring Paul Ryan at Annual Gala

Head of nonprofit defends invitation to Republican speaker of the House in listserv message Friday

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Police Identify Man Who Drowned in Potomac River

08/19/16

Police Identify Man Who Drowned in Potomac River

Witnesses said 28-year-old Prince George’s County man slipped while wading close to Great Falls

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08/19/16

Thank You - Best of Bethesda

Thank You for Voting! Thank you for voting in the Best of Bethesda Readers' Poll. The results will appear in Bethesda Magazine's 2017 January/February "Best of Bethesda" issue. As a thank you for voting, you have been entered to win a $250 gift card to Summer House Santa Monica at Pike & Rose. The winner will be notified around Oct. 1. If you're not already a Bethesda Magazine subscriber, you can subscribe now to make sure you receive the Best of Bethesda issue. You can also read the results from the 2016 Best of Bethesda issue. Thank you again!          

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Whole Foods, Manna Food Center Team Up To Collect Food for Students From Low-Income Families

08/19/16

Whole Foods, Manna Food Center Team Up To Collect Food for Students From Low-Income Families

Grocery store chain looking for donations to pack buses full of food at county locations

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Police Searching for Missing Kensington Man

08/19/16

Police Searching for Missing Kensington Man

Aaron Watkins, who uses a wheelchair, was last seen Sunday

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Quiz: Before a Central Switchboard Came, How Did Bethesda Residents Get Phone Messages?

08/19/16

Quiz: Before a Central Switchboard Came, How Did Bethesda Residents Get Phone Messages?

Click for list of potential answers

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08/19/16

Answer

Before a central switchboard came, how did Bethesda residents get phone messages?   ANSWER: B: A local businessman had the only phone in town and he gave messages to passersby to deliver Before a central switchboard came to Bethesda in 1910, the only telephone in town was located in William Darcy’s store on Wisconsin Avenue. Darcy would take a message and then relay it to the next passerby headed in the direction of the intended recipient. Ten years after the switchboard came there were 1,000 phones in use in Bethesda.  

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Rockville’s Helen Maroulis Makes History by Winning Wrestling Gold

08/19/16

Rockville’s Helen Maroulis Makes History by Winning Wrestling Gold

News and notes about Montgomery County athletes in the Rio Olympic games

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Update on Silver Spring Fire Investigation; Trawick Prize Finalists; Westfield Montgomery Mall's Newest Tenant

08/19/16

Update on Silver Spring Fire Investigation; Trawick Prize Finalists; Westfield Montgomery Mall's Newest Tenant

News, announcements and other helpful links for Friday morning

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First Jonesville Home to Be Featured at Smithsonian’s African American Museum

08/18/16

First Jonesville Home to Be Featured at Smithsonian’s African American Museum

The home was built by two former slaves north of Poolesville

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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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