Bethesda Magazine

UPDATED: Gayles issues new order prohibiting reopening of nonpublic schools

Health officer cites different Maryland law; governor overturned earlier order

Man charged with six armed bank robberies in Montgomery County since 2012

Police said most recent was Tuesday at PNC Bank in Potomac at gunpoint

Help for Black residents is goal of new $3.4M COVID-19 health program

Population dies from virus at higher rate than other races

Council approves order reopening tattoo parlors, tanning salons, more

But officials express concern about some terms of order

Montgomery County COVID-19 cases increase about 0.5% per day in past week

County has had 755 confirmed deaths; no new deaths reported Wednesday


Business Notes: EagleBank names new chief real estate lending officer

Plus: Potomac toy store closing after 41 years; Gene and cell therapy company moves to bigger space in Rockville


Novavax reports positive phase 1 data on its COVID-19 vaccine candidate

Plus: House bill would remove white supremacist’s name from Chevy Chase fountain; Video of Ledecky swimming with milk on her head seen millions of times

Sold in Bethesda, Chevy Chase and Potomac: July 28-Aug. 4

Notable homes sold in the past week

Voters could get competing plans for County Council structure

After group petitions to have nine districts, current council pitches different idea

MCPS expects full days of classes in fall semester as students learn from home

Free meals still will be provided; opportunities for virtual sports

Lord & Taylor closing in White Flint after company files for bankruptcy

Friendship Heights location not on list of stores set to close


Man accused of robbing PNC Bank in Potomac

He is in custody, but no other details from police

Changing direction

Artistic Director Chil Kong is putting his spin on Adventure Theatre MTC

‘Miracle man’

When Mike Lavorel developed a rare infection, likely from something he ate, it didn’t look like he would survive. Less than a year later, the Bethesda dad was coaching soccer again—and adjusting to challenges he never expected.

Screen time

How the pandemic is changing the way a Chevy Chase pediatrician connects with her patients

Ruff times

When we asked local residents to tell us about the pets they’ve added to the family during the pandemic, the adorable photos came rolling in

Porch life

Enjoy the ultimate outdoor staycation with great local finds

Stuck at home

With little warning, local residents had nowhere to go so they tried to make the best of it. We checked in with 12 of them in April and May to see how the pandemic was affecting their lives.

Spreading kindness

A new book by a Potomac mother and daughter offers kids 52 ideas for how to make the world a nicer place

Beach memories

With many summer plans still up in the air, six local families reflect on why Bethany, Rehoboth, Dewey and Ocean City are so important to them

Bethesda Interview: Riccardo and Roberto Pietrobono

The brothers who own Olazzo, Gringos & Mariachis and Alatri Bros. talk about the stress of the pandemic, pivoting to takeout, and how they’re handling the county’s phased reopening

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