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Hogan Order Draws Fire from Teachers Union President, Some Lawmakers

08/31/16

Hogan Order Draws Fire from Teachers Union President, Some Lawmakers

Chris Lloyd says post-Labor Day start could require school system to shorten breaks to fit in class time

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Studio Plaza in Silver Spring Preparing To Begin Construction

08/31/16

Studio Plaza in Silver Spring Preparing To Begin Construction

A Montgomery County surface parking lot downtown will close at the end of September to make way for major redevelopment project

Posted at 03:35 PM | Permalink | Comments

County School Board Opposes Hogan’s Order to Start School after Labor Day

08/31/16

County School Board Opposes Hogan’s Order to Start School after Labor Day

Board president Michael Durso says decision should be left to county

Posted at 02:02 PM | Permalink | Comments

MCPS Volunteers Required To Take Online Training in Spotting Child Abuse

08/31/16

MCPS Volunteers Required To Take Online Training in Spotting Child Abuse

School system still needs more transparency, advocate says

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Maryland Mum on Reasons Behind Mosquito Spraying

08/31/16

Maryland Mum on Reasons Behind Mosquito Spraying

Parts of Kensington, Gaithersburg sprayed in fight against Zika virus

Posted at 10:17 AM | Permalink | Comments

Chevy Chase Grandmother Goes Skydiving; Take a Look at Maryland’s New License Plate Design

08/31/16

Chevy Chase Grandmother Goes Skydiving; Take a Look at Maryland’s New License Plate Design

News, announcements and other helpful links for Wednesday morning

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Quiz: What Were the First Two Major National Retail Stores To Arrive in Montgomery County in 1959?

08/31/16

Quiz: What Were the First Two Major National Retail Stores To Arrive in Montgomery County in 1959?

Click for list of potential answers

Posted at 09:00 AM | Permalink | Comments

County Police Looking for Thieves Who Pepper Sprayed Security Guard, Stole Purses

08/30/16

County Police Looking for Thieves Who Pepper Sprayed Security Guard, Stole Purses

The two suspects fled Chevy Chase store with three purses valued at nearly $6,000

Posted at 05:09 PM | Permalink | Comments

Pescadeli Team To Open New Cheese and Charcuterie Shop at Bethesda Water Store Location

08/30/16

Pescadeli Team To Open New Cheese and Charcuterie Shop at Bethesda Water Store Location

The business will soon have a seafood market, butcher shop and fromagerie on the same block

Posted at 03:53 PM | Permalink | Comments

Silver Spring Restaurant Week Returns for Second Year

08/30/16

Silver Spring Restaurant Week Returns for Second Year

About 30 Silver Spring and Takoma Park restaurants will participate in the event that starts Sept. 6

Posted at 03:03 PM | Permalink | Comments

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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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