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Bethesda Barbecue Company Owner Hanging on After Power Outage Damages Equipment

05/01/15

Bethesda Barbecue Company Owner Hanging on After Power Outage Damages Equipment

Dennis Friedman says he had to close the restaurant for a week after a power outage blew out the restaurant’s ventilation system

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Interview: The Broadway Hit Makers from Montgomery

05/01/15

Interview: The Broadway Hit Makers from Montgomery

Michael Mayer and Dick Scanlan talk about their road from Montgomery County to Broadway

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First of Dozens of Million Dollar Homes Completed at Crown

05/01/15

First of Dozens of Million Dollar Homes Completed at Crown

Wormald plans to build 59 large homes priced from $1.1 million to $1.4 million in the new Gaithersburg community

Posted at 11:23 AM | Permalink | Comments

Pet Acupuncture Rises in Popularity

05/01/15

Pet Acupuncture Rises in Popularity

More pet owners are trying acupuncture to treat arthritis and other ailments in dogs and cats

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Barrel and Crow Plans to Open Next Week in Bethesda

05/01/15

Barrel and Crow Plans to Open Next Week in Bethesda

Two former Grapeseed managers are behind the concept opening at the former Freddy’s Lobster + Clams location

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Gutierrez to Run For Congress, Field to Succeed Van Hollen Grows to Four

05/01/15

Gutierrez to Run For Congress, Field to Succeed Van Hollen Grows to Four

Former County Council member Ervin reiterates plans to run; at least three others still eyeing race

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Confidential Search for New Montgomery County Schools Chief Sparks Debate

04/30/15

Confidential Search for New Montgomery County Schools Chief Sparks Debate

Some question why the public can’t meet the school board’s candidates

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Police Blotter: Woodmont Triangle Businesses Burglarized

04/30/15

Police Blotter: Woodmont Triangle Businesses Burglarized

The following incidents were reported to Montgomery County police from April 13 to 21

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North Bethesda Doctor Participates in Record Skin Removal Surgery on Former 980 Pound Man

04/30/15

North Bethesda Doctor Participates in Record Skin Removal Surgery on Former 980 Pound Man

Paul Mason had lost 650 pounds but was still weighed down by 100 pounds of skin, so a team of doctors stepped up to help

Posted at 11:36 AM | Permalink | Comments

Montgomery County Planning Staff Recommends Brick or Stone Exterior for Police Station

04/30/15

Montgomery County Planning Staff Recommends Brick or Stone Exterior for Police Station

The new station is being developed by StonebridgeCarras on Bethesda’s Rugby Avenue as part of a deal with Montgomery County

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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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