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Longtime Bethesda Favorite Closing In Bradley Shopping Center

  After 60 years, the Bruce Variety store in Bradley Shopping Center is closing. The supply shop known for its vast collection of crafts, fabrics and other assorted items you probably didn’t even know existed is having a clearance sale today. Everything is half off. A sign in the window says the store will be […]

Metro Elevators Face Yet Another Delay

The reopening of the elevator at the Bethesda Metro station has again been pushed back, seven months after it was closed and two months since Metro officials first said it would reopen. The Washington Examiner reported last week that Metro is still waiting on state elevator inspectors to clear its rehabilitation work and allow the […]

Morning Notes

County to Drop Dog Park Fee – Citing a decline in dog park use since instituting a $40 annual fee in 2010, Montgomery County Parks will do away with the fee and look for other ways to make up budget shortfalls. [The Gazette] NIH Orchestra Performs For A Good Cause – The volunteer NIH Orchestra, which includes […]

WWBG: Poppin’ Bottles

Editor’s Note: This weekly sponsored column is written by Arash Tafakor, owner of There are many types of champagne available at most reputable wine stores. Picking one maybe pretty daunting unless you can read French. You cannot go wrong with a big name such as Moet, Pierre Jouet, Taittinger, Piper Heidesick, and my personal favorite Veuve Clicquot […]

Weekly Crime Report: Dec. 10 to Dec. 18

Two commercial burglaries in Woodmont Triangle earlier this month left one business without some property: A commercial burglary occurred at 7910 Woodmont Avenue #455 in Bethesda, sometime between the afternoon of Friday 12/14 and noon on Saturday 12/15.  Forced entry; property taken. A commercial burglary occurred at 4915 St Elmo Avenue #100 in Bethesda, on […]

Morning Notes

Winter Weather Advisory Coming Tonight – The National Weather Service says a storm system will bring a wintry mix starting tonight and continuing Saturday to Central Maryland and the greater Washington area. [National Weather Service] Third Person Dies From Christmas Eve Beltway Crash – A third passenger in a car that hydroplaned across the outer loop of […]

Bethesda Group Sends Kids to College

Montgomery Community Media recently profiled a Bethesda nonprofit that helps kids navigate the complicated path to college or college scholarships. Collegiate Directions Inc. helps students from their junior year in high school through college graduation, first with gaining admission to colleges and also with managing the transition to campus life. Some of the group’s students […]

Strong Winds Could Mean Power Outages Today

The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Advisory that remains in effect today for Montgomery County. The Advisory will last until 6 p.m. today. Winds of 25 to 35 mph with gusts of 50 mph could mean downed trees and power lines. Already some have lost power in the 20817 zip code of Bethesda. […]

Morning Notes

Leggett Says Ambulance Ride Information Will Be Secure – As Montgomery County begins County Executive Isiah Leggett’s “ambulance fee,” Leggett said billing and personal information of those who use ambulances will be kept private. The fee will charge insurance companies and out-of-county residents for ambulance rides starting in January. [The Gazette] State Leaders Ask For Gas […]

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