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October 23, 2020 | Clara Longo de Freitas

North Pole Quarantine: Macy’s Announces Santa Will Not Visit Department Stores

For the first time in nearly 160 years, Santa Claus won’t be coming to town… well, more specifically, he won’t be stopping by at Macy’s department stores, including the Bethesda, Gaithersburg and Wheaton locations. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Macy’s announced it will instead host a “virtual experience” -to preserve the safety of customers and […]

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October 22, 2020 | Sydney Bullock

Dolcezza Remains Open For The Holiday Season

Dolcezza, a gelato and coffee shop, will remain open on Bethesda Row this holiday season. The news was announced this Tuesday, Oct. 20, to Dolcezza lovers who will miss the store when it closes soon. On their website, Dolcezza said their Bethesda and four D.C. locations will be closing during the month of October due […]

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October 21, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Former Walter Reed Manager Pleads Guilty to Accepting Bribes

A former high-ranking manager at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda pleaded guilty to federal charges of accepting money, travel and sporting event tickets from a company in which his department conducted business. David Laufer, 63, of Pittsburgh and formerly of Bethesda, pleaded guilty Oct. 20 to acceptance of gratuities by a public […]

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October 16, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know Today, Oct. 16, in Montgomery County

It’s Friday, Oct. 16, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County: 1. Bethesda Food Distribution:  A group of nonprofits, businesses and churches are distributing food every Friday in Bethesda at the Bethesda Chevy-Chase Rescue Squad located at 5020 Battery Lane. The hours are from 1 to 3 p.m. 2. COVID-19 Testing: Free testing is […]

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October 9, 2020 | Charles Nyonga

Registration Now Open for 2020 Montgomery County Energy Summit

There is still time to register for the seventh annual Montgomery County Energy Summit. The three-day event runs from Nov. 17 to Nov. 19. Previously, the summit was an in-person conference. However, it transitioned to online networking sessions because of COVID-19. Still offered are in-depth workshops to educate people about innovative renewable and sustainable energy […]

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October 9, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know Today, Oct. 9, in Montgomery County

It’s Friday, Oct. 9, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County: 1. COVID-19 Testing: Montgomery County is offering free COVID-19 testing today in Germantown, Rockville and Silver Spring. From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. testing is available at the parking garage behind the Regal Cinema in Germantown and at the Recreation Department […]

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October 6, 2020 | Staff Writer

Elrich to Trump: 210,000 Americans Died of Covid-19, Not Fear

After President Donald Trump was discharged from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center Monday evening, where he was treated for coronavirus, County Executive Marc Elrich tweeted a message to the president: As you celebrate, we are thinking about the over 210,000 Americans, and over 800 of our neighbors, lost to COVID. Fear didn’t take their […]

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October 6, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

NIH Scientist Wins 2020 Nobel Prize in Medicine

Dr. Harvey Alter, a National Institutes of Health intramural researcher, was one of three people to win the 2020 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his contributions to the discovery of the hepatitis C virus. Alter, a senior scholar at the NIH Clinical Center’s Department of Transfusion Medicine in Bethesda, shared the prize with […]

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October 5, 2020 | Nicolle Schorchit

Strathmore Opens Unique Nighttime ‘Monuments’ Exhibit

Strathmore’s campus-wide outdoor nighttime exhibit “Monuments: Creative Forces” is now open through Oct. 25. The exhibit by Australian artist Craig Walsh honors six artists whose work and artistic endeavors have impacted Montgomery County’s community, according to the press release. “We’re thrilled to be able to honor and celebrate the way these artists are impacting the […]

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October 5, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Three Days in Bethesda: President Trump’s 72-Hour Stay at Walter Reed

72 hours after his stunning arrival and admittance to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, President Trump says he is “feeling really good” and is checking out. After tweeting early Friday morning that he and First Lady Melania Trump had tested positive for COVID-19, he was airlifted by helicopter to Walter Reed Friday […]

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