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Weekend Events: Movies at Strathmore, UB40, Fishing Lessons

08/18/16

Weekend Events: Movies at Strathmore, UB40, Fishing Lessons

What’s happening Aug. 19-21

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Police Blotter: Theft from Vehicle Suspects Arrested; Strong-Arm Robbery in South Silver Spring

08/18/16

Police Blotter: Theft from Vehicle Suspects Arrested; Strong-Arm Robbery in South Silver Spring

The following crimes were reported to Montgomery County and Rockville police Aug. 3-9

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Ministry of Supply Coming to Bethesda Row

08/18/16

Ministry of Supply Coming to Bethesda Row

The men’s clothing company started online before opening stores in San Francisco, Boston and D.C.

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Rockville Native Jack Conger Stopped from Leaving Brazil

08/18/16

Rockville Native Jack Conger Stopped from Leaving Brazil

The Olympic swimmer was part of a group that claimed to be robbed at gunpoint early Sunday morning

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Small Bites: Silver Spring Restaurant Raises $17,000 for Long Branch Apartment Fire Victims

08/18/16

Small Bites: Silver Spring Restaurant Raises $17,000 for Long Branch Apartment Fire Victims

Plus: Fundraising page for Brickside bartender quickly reaches goal

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Quiz: The Sewage from the Town of Somerset Used to Run Directly into What?

08/18/16

Quiz: The Sewage from the Town of Somerset Used to Run Directly into What?

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08/18/16

Answer

The sewage from the town of Somerset used to run directly into what?   ANSWER: C: Little Falls Run In 1906, the town of Somerset in Chevy Chase was incorporated and officials immediately turned their attention to the town’s main sewer. The sewer, a large terra cotta pipe, emptied directly into Little Falls Run – a health hazard for those downstream. Town officials arranged for the sewage to be diverted from the creek to a community cesspool in a nearby field. After 1918, with the creation of the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission, the county’s safe water and sewer system arrived.    

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FAA to Hold Meeting on Airplane Noise; MCPS Backpack Campaign; Giveaways at Nike Factory Store Opening

08/18/16

FAA to Hold Meeting on Airplane Noise; MCPS Backpack Campaign; Giveaways at Nike Factory Store Opening

News, announcements and other helpful links for Thursday morning

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Police Say Man Charged $6,100 to Stolen Credit Cards

08/17/16

Police Say Man Charged $6,100 to Stolen Credit Cards

The cards were stolen from a woman shopping at a Bethesda grocery store

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For 15 Years, Bethesda Man Has Introduced Lacrosse to New Audiences

08/17/16

For 15 Years, Bethesda Man Has Introduced Lacrosse to New Audiences

Jeff Wagner’s summer programs have taught basic skills to kids from lower income neighborhoods

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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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