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Report Says Converting Empty Local Office Buildings Not Viable

06/24/16

Report Says Converting Empty Local Office Buildings Not Viable

Planning Department asked consultants to gauge reuse potential for struggling Rock Spring, Executive Boulevard properties

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Fish Taco Set to Open Second Bethesda Location

06/24/16

Fish Taco Set to Open Second Bethesda Location

Restaurant holds soft opening today, plans to officially open this weekend

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Complaints Persist About Mail Delivery From Post Office in Bethesda

06/24/16

Complaints Persist About Mail Delivery From Post Office in Bethesda

Rep. Chris Van Hollen asks postmaster general for investigation into late and incorrect deliveries

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New High-Intensity Gym Coming to Gallery Bethesda Apartment Building

06/24/16

New High-Intensity Gym Coming to Gallery Bethesda Apartment Building

F45 Training plans to open in August

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Humane Society Objects To Plan To Kill Geese Living in Two County Parks

06/24/16

Humane Society Objects To Plan To Kill Geese Living in Two County Parks

Montgomery Parks says it has tried nonlethal methods, but geese population has continued to grow

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Daily Quiz: In 1968, Montgomery Mall Gained Distinction as What?

06/24/16

Daily Quiz: In 1968, Montgomery Mall Gained Distinction as What?

Click for list of potential answers

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Civil Rights Complaint Against MCPS; New Crosswalk in Chevy Chase; Heritage Days Festival

06/24/16

Civil Rights Complaint Against MCPS; New Crosswalk in Chevy Chase; Heritage Days Festival

News, announcements and other helpful links for Friday morning

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Dogs of Bethesda - Web Exclusive

06/23/16

Dogs of Bethesda - Web Exclusive

  Spike, 12 y/o West Highland Terrier Favorite foods are carrots and gelato from Dolcezza in Bethesda   Bean, 1 y/o Old English Bulldog His owner, Rod Santos, takes him to work at Bethesda Vapor Company most days   Andrian, 5 y/o Coton de Tulear Breed was once the Royal Breed of Madagascar     Finley, 4 y/o Labrodoodle mix Woodmont and Rugby Lane   Pretzel Vizsla Pretzel is the CrossFit Bethesda mascot     Finn, 9 months Cocker Spaniel Adopted from a friend in the area; loves hiking at Great Falls  ...

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High School Sports: The Best of Montgomery County Girls Lacrosse

06/23/16

High School Sports: The Best of Montgomery County Girls Lacrosse

A list of top performers from player of the year to biggest breakout season

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County Says It Won’t Move School Buses to Controversial Rockville Sites

06/23/16

County Says It Won’t Move School Buses to Controversial Rockville Sites

Ike Leggett announced decision in Thursday memo to council president

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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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