County Government Closed Today – Following the federal government’s lead, the Montgomery County government will close all offices today. Parking at county parking lots and meters will be free today. [Montgomery County]

Bocce Team at B-CC Allows Special Needs Students to Participate – Montgomery County’s corollary sports program lets students who wouldn’t normally get to compete in a varsity sport participate. At Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School, as well as a number of others in the county, half of the corollary bocce team must be made up of special needs students. [Washington Post]

Federal Realty’s Ambitious Plan For White Flint – The developer is testing the limits of creating an urban environment from scratch with its Pike & Rose plan for Mid-Pike Plaza. One blogger looks at what it could mean for North Bethesda. [Friends of White Flint]

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