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Chevy Chase Resident Seeks Unusual Record: World’s Largest Donkey Memorabilia Collection

08/17/16

Chevy Chase Resident Seeks Unusual Record: World’s Largest Donkey Memorabilia Collection

Bernice Rabin estimates she has well over 1,000 items related to the animal

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Since You Asked: Why Is the Former Exxon Property in Downtown Bethesda Still Vacant?

08/17/16

Since You Asked: Why Is the Former Exxon Property in Downtown Bethesda Still Vacant?

Questions and answers about the Bethesda area

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Sprint Wireless Restores 911 Service after Tuesday Outages

08/17/16

Sprint Wireless Restores 911 Service after Tuesday Outages

The wireless company said a fire caused the problem

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08/17/16

Answer

What was the name of the local donut store that was popular from the 1940s to the early 2000s?   ANSWER: A: Montgomery Donuts Founded in the 1940s with stores in Bethesda, Rockville and Silver Spring, Montgomery Donuts (originally called Dixie Cream Donuts) was a go-to place for county residents long before Dunkin’ Donuts. Despite being squeezed by national chains, Montgomery Donuts survived into the early 2000s when the collapse of its Rockville bakery put the company out of business.

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SafeTrack Survey; Rescue and Search in Potomac River; Bernard/Ebb Songwriting Awards

08/17/16

SafeTrack Survey; Rescue and Search in Potomac River; Bernard/Ebb Songwriting Awards

News, announcements and other helpful links for Wednesday morning

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Metro To Extend Rockville-Area SafeTrack Work and Close Several Red Line Stations This Weekend

08/16/16

Metro To Extend Rockville-Area SafeTrack Work and Close Several Red Line Stations This Weekend

The transit operator said heat and humidity have slowed repair work

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WJ, Poolesville Make List of 'America’s Top High Schools'

08/16/16

WJ, Poolesville Make List of 'America’s Top High Schools'

Wootton, Churchill and Whitman weren’t ranked despite being included last year

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Woodmont Triangle Restaurants Unite To Raise Funds for Local Bartender

08/16/16

Woodmont Triangle Restaurants Unite To Raise Funds for Local Bartender

Ed Stone, who has worked for 17 years at a variety of Bethesda restaurants, has lung cancer

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Developers Scheduled for December Hearing on Chevy Chase Lake Project

08/16/16

Developers Scheduled for December Hearing on Chevy Chase Lake Project

The Chevy Chase Land Co. and Bozzuto filed applications earlier this month

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Silver Spring Nonprofit Employee Sentenced for Stealing $270,000

08/16/16

Silver Spring Nonprofit Employee Sentenced for Stealing $270,000

The woman started pilfering funds from the unnamed nonprofit shortly after she was hired, prosecutors said

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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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