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Dog Found in Bethesda Reunited with Owner after Being Missing for a Year

02/05/16

Dog Found in Bethesda Reunited with Owner after Being Missing for a Year

The owner flew from Texas to pick up the dog last month

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Bethesda Couple Plans ‘Modern Take On An Old World’ Candy Store

02/05/16

Bethesda Couple Plans ‘Modern Take On An Old World’ Candy Store

Tom and Patty Craver hope to open Henry’s Sweet Retreat in June in Woodmont Triangle

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Organizations Describe Struggles of Refugees Entering Montgomery County

02/05/16

Organizations Describe Struggles of Refugees Entering Montgomery County

The groups thanked the county for welcoming refugees and asylees, but said more assistance is needed

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Berliner Asks County Council Committee to Include $6 Million For Wall Park Garage

02/05/16

Berliner Asks County Council Committee to Include $6 Million For Wall Park Garage

Request comes after County Executive Ike Leggett left funding out of his proposed capital budget

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After Uncertainty Surrounding Joshua Starr’s Resignation, Officials Express Confidence in New Superintendent Pick

02/05/16

After Uncertainty Surrounding Joshua Starr’s Resignation, Officials Express Confidence in New Superintendent Pick

Board of Education introduced Jack Smith as the school system’s next leader almost a year after Starr’s departure

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Snow Cleanup on State Roads Questioned; Metro Hires Chevy Chase Bankruptcy Attorney

02/05/16

Snow Cleanup on State Roads Questioned; Metro Hires Chevy Chase Bankruptcy Attorney

News, announcements and other helpful links for Friday morning

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Planning Board Finds Compromise on Controversial Redevelopment of Bethesda Fire Station

02/05/16

Planning Board Finds Compromise on Controversial Redevelopment of Bethesda Fire Station

The board on Thursday recommended a ‘floating zone’ for the site, which will require extensive review if the redevelopment ever moves forward

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Montgomery County School System Announces Jack Smith As Choice for New Superintendent

02/04/16

Montgomery County School System Announces Jack Smith As Choice for New Superintendent

Smith is set to start July 1 as schools chief

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Weekend Events: Two New Plays Begin in Kensington and Bethesda; Buddy Holly Tribute Concert

02/04/16

Weekend Events: Two New Plays Begin in Kensington and Bethesda; Buddy Holly Tribute Concert

What’s happening Feb. 5-7

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Whitman Grad Takes #SororityRevamp Message to Today Show

02/04/16

Whitman Grad Takes #SororityRevamp Message to Today Show

The Syracuse University public relations student quit her sorority and made a YouTube video explaining why

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Welcome to Shop Talk. We’ll keep you posted on the local retail scene: openings, closings and what’s new from local entrepreneurs. Jump in and tell us what you want to hear about: Fashion trends? Trunk shows? Events?

A contributing editor of Bethesda Magazine, Karen Watkins has lived in Bethesda for over 20 years, and has been with the magazine since the first issue. She has written for nearly every department and started writing Shop Talk in 2005. When she’s not busy writing, she’s likely to be shopping—doing “research.” It’s a dirty job, but someone’s got to do it.

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