April 25, 2014

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Party Stabbing Victims Released from Hospital; No Arrests

04/21/14

Party Stabbing Victims Released from Hospital; No Arrests

Three people were injured in the early-morning Saturday stabbing at a Potomac house party.

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Planning Board Questions Lack of Office Space in Saul Centers’ Plan

04/21/14

Planning Board Questions Lack of Office Space in Saul Centers’ Plan

Planning Board Chair stresses that White Flint master plan language calls for mixed-use, after developer pitches residential-heavy plan.

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Developer Plans to Begin Construction on 17-Story Condo in January

04/21/14

Developer Plans to Begin Construction on 17-Story Condo in January

4990 Fairmont received final approval from the planning board earlier this month.

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Feinberg: Boston Leaders Critical to Victims’ Fund Success

04/21/14

Feinberg: Boston Leaders Critical to Victims’ Fund Success

The Bethesda resident didn't attend the marathon, but reflected on his work distributing The One Fund.

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Police Ask for Public’s Help in Two Fraud Schemes

04/21/14

Police Ask for Public’s Help in Two Fraud Schemes

In one instance, police believe a man obtained data from a dozen credit cards and “cloned” them.

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Cool Nights, Warm Days; Filmfest DC: The Week Ahead

04/21/14

Cool Nights, Warm Days; Filmfest DC: The Week Ahead

This week's weather is expected to be spring-like, Filmfest DC airs several movies in Bethesda and more to expect this week.

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The Natural Gardener

04/21/14

The Natural Gardener

For Silver Spring’s Edamarie Mattei, a landscaping career developed…well, organically

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Against the Grain

04/21/14

Against the Grain

Non-celiac gluten sensitivity is hard to diagnose and some doctors are skeptical it’s even real. But plenty of people say they have it all right—and they’re helping to fuel an entire food industry.

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Penang Restaurant Prepares to Unveil New Renovations

04/18/14

Penang Restaurant Prepares to Unveil New Renovations

The owner described the new look as "vintage warehouse."

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Bethesda Literary Festival 2014

04/17/14

Bethesda Literary Festival 2014

The 15th annual event on April 11-13

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“Semi-Charmed Life is a blog about my personal impressions of life in the Maryland suburbs and the greater D.C. Metropolitan Area. How’s that for giving myself permission to write about anything? There we go: It’s a blog about anything. Please stay tuned.”

Paula Whyman is an award-winning writer who grew up in Montgomery County. Her stories can be found in literary journals and anthologies, and her humor essays have appeared in The Washington Post and on National Public Radio. She is working on a novel. Plus, she can teach any dog to sit.

For more on Paula and her work, see www.paulawhyman.com. Also see Bethesda World News, the parody newspaper founded by Paula’s alter ego, Isabel Brooke.

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