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Planning Board Approves 295-foot Building on Apex Site in Bethesda

01/19/17

Planning Board Approves 295-foot Building on Apex Site in Bethesda

Officials said citizens had urged them to delay vote

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Weekend Events: Inaugural Idiocracy, MoComCon and Carla Cooke

01/19/17

Weekend Events: Inaugural Idiocracy, MoComCon and Carla Cooke

What’s happening Jan. 20-22

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Bethesda Hotels Benefiting from Inauguration, Women’s March

01/19/17

Bethesda Hotels Benefiting from Inauguration, Women’s March

Rates climb for busy weekend

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Faryab Afghan Restaurant to Reopen in Bethesda

01/19/17

Faryab Afghan Restaurant to Reopen in Bethesda

The restaurant that closed more than a year ago is making a comeback at the same location

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North Bethesda Children To Hold ‘Mini-March’ Saturday in Their Neighborhood

01/19/17

North Bethesda Children To Hold ‘Mini-March’ Saturday in Their Neighborhood

As hundreds of thousands rally in D.C., local kids will learn power of demonstration on smaller scale

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How To Get to the Inauguration and Women’s March on Washington from Montgomery County

01/19/17

How To Get to the Inauguration and Women’s March on Washington from Montgomery County

Large crowds expected to make travel difficult into the District on Friday and Saturday

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Van Hollen Objects to Trump Nominees for Attorney General, EPA Head; Hogan Wants Background Checks for Legislative Appointees

01/19/17

Van Hollen Objects to Trump Nominees for Attorney General, EPA Head; Hogan Wants Background Checks for Legislative Appointees

News, announcements and other helpful links for your Thursday morning

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Roxy the Dog Recovering After Being Shot in Rockville

01/19/17

Roxy the Dog Recovering After Being Shot in Rockville

Police are investigating the Dec. 30 shooting

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Queer Dance Party for Mike Pence Twerks Its Way Through Friendship Heights, Chevy Chase, DC

01/19/17

Queer Dance Party for Mike Pence Twerks Its Way Through Friendship Heights, Chevy Chase, DC

Gay rights activists shimmied to music in the vice president-elect’s D.C. neighborhood

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After Announcing Inauguration Boycott, Raskin Invites Supporters to Friday Nature Walk

01/18/17

After Announcing Inauguration Boycott, Raskin Invites Supporters to Friday Nature Walk

Also secures 30 buses to transport 1,800 local demonstrators for Saturday’s Women’s March

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“Minivan Diaries” will chronicle the adventures and misadventures of raising a family in the Bethesda area, as well as provide hot parenting tips such as how to survive your child’s birthday party and how to transcend summer carpool planning.

Maura Mahoney is a writer and editor who lives in Chevy Chase with her husband, three kids, and a mountain of laundry. Maura has worked in the publishing industry for more than twenty years, including stints at Reader’s Digest, Mother Jones, and CQ Weekly Report. She has been writing for the past two years on parenting topics for ExaminerDC and Chevy Chase Patch.

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