April 24, 2014

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Major County Union To Announce Endorsement Of Leggett For A Third Term

04/23/14

Major County Union To Announce Endorsement Of Leggett For A Third Term

SEIU Local 500 backs three incumbents, Daly for at-large Council; Leventhal dropped

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After First Year, Owner Hopes Bethesda Blues and Jazz Turns Profit

04/23/14

After First Year, Owner Hopes Bethesda Blues and Jazz Turns Profit

Rick Brown said the club dealt with challenges during its opening year, but believes it is on track for success.

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On Earth Day, Council Passes Nine Environmental Bills

04/23/14

On Earth Day, Council Passes Nine Environmental Bills

The bills deal with electric charging stations, solar panels, and county employee telecommuting.

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Bethesda Brunch Locations - An Interactive Map

04/23/14

Bethesda Brunch Locations - An Interactive Map

This map features the location, menu and brunch times of Downtown Bethesda restaurants.

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County Says Ex-Firefighter’s Tweets Violated Social Media Policy

04/23/14

County Says Ex-Firefighter’s Tweets Violated Social Media Policy

The former firefighter posted tweets that were religious in nature from what appears to be an official county account.

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County Proposes New Traffic Calming for Plyers Mill Road

04/23/14

County Proposes New Traffic Calming for Plyers Mill Road

Proposals to slow traffic on the road include islands, new crosswalks and more signage.

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Two Injured After Gas Leak Shuts Down Wisconsin Avenue

04/22/14

Two Injured After Gas Leak Shuts Down Wisconsin Avenue

Wisconsin Avenue was closed in both directions near the leak for 90 minutes while firefighters worked.

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A Moveable Feast

04/22/14

A Moveable Feast

Our picks for the best finds at local farmers markets

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Four Area High Schools Ranked Top in State by U.S. News

04/22/14

Four Area High Schools Ranked Top in State by U.S. News

Whitman and Wootton took top honors, but several local schools were left off the list.

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Crossing the Party Line

04/22/14

Crossing the Party Line

Should parents allow their underage kids to host drinking parties at home? The law says no—and anyone who doesn’t heed that may face some hefty consequences.

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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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