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04/28/16

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An 1803 patent was granted to county resident Thomas Moore for a new device to help farmers keep dairy products cool when transporting to market. President Thomas Jefferson bought the first device. What word did Moore make up to describe his invention?   ANSWER: C: Refrigerator

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04/28/16

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Before Camp David became a presidential retreat, Franklin Delano Roosevelt would escape the Washington heat by spending time at a farm in which Montgomery County town?   ANSWER: A: Olney Roosevelt frequently went to Headwaters Farm in Olney, owned by Harold Ickes, his secretary of the interior.

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04/28/16

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What well-known person has the remains of seven dogs buried in an Aspen Hill pet cemetery?   ANSWER: B: J. Edgar Hoover Seven of J. Edgar Hoover’s dogs, including one named Spee De Bozo, are buried in Aspin Hill Memorial Park (the correct spelling), believed to be the second-oldest pet cemetery in the nation

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County, Westfield Montgomery Mall Celebrate Opening of New Transit Center

04/28/16

County, Westfield Montgomery Mall Celebrate Opening of New Transit Center

The $7.1 million facility features more seating and features than existing bus bays near Westlake Terrace

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Metro to Conduct Maintenance Surge on Leaking Bethesda Red Line Tunnel

04/28/16

Metro to Conduct Maintenance Surge on Leaking Bethesda Red Line Tunnel

Work follows recent arcing insulator incidents near Friendship Heights station

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Reflecting on Failed Congressional Bid, Trone Sees Future in Public Service, Not Business

04/28/16

Reflecting on Failed Congressional Bid, Trone Sees Future in Public Service, Not Business

Unsuccessful District 8 candidate doesn’t rule out presidential appointment, another House run

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Small Bites: New Panera Coming to Rockville

04/28/16

Small Bites: New Panera Coming to Rockville

Plus: Domino’s opens on St. Elmo Avenue in Bethesda; Denizens beer cans now for sale

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Montgomery Parks Asks for More Funding to Remove Trees Killed by Invasive Beetle

04/28/16

Montgomery Parks Asks for More Funding to Remove Trees Killed by Invasive Beetle

The emerald ash borer has infected hundreds along Beach Drive in Kensington

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Serendipity Labs Targeting July Opening in Downtown Bethesda

04/28/16

Serendipity Labs Targeting July Opening in Downtown Bethesda

The co-working space promises an upscale design catering to start-ups and established companies alike

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Daily Quiz: What Bethesda Restaurant Is the Site of the Former Club Where Singer Emmylou Harris Got Her Start?

04/28/16

Daily Quiz: What Bethesda Restaurant Is the Site of the Former Club Where Singer Emmylou Harris Got Her Start?

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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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