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April 21, 2021 | Grace Kpetemey

County Announces Construction of Avocet Towers in Bethesda

The construction of Avocet Towers in Bethesda will close two lanes on Montgomery Avenue between Wisconsin Avenue and Waverly Street during mid-summer. It will occur near the future building located at 7373 Wisconsin Ave.  According to officials, the lanes will remain temporarily closed overnight from 9 p.m. through 5 a.m. Sundays through Thursdays. In an […]

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April 20, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Bethesda Resident Dies in Collision Involving Motorcycle

A 57-year-old Bethesda man died in a collision while riding a motorcycle Monday morning. Babak Roboubi of Helmsdale Road was pronounced dead on the scene. According to detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department Collision Reconstruction Unit, the collision occurred at 11:28 a.m. April 19 on River Road. Following a preliminary investigation, MCPD announced that […]

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April 19, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Josiah Henson Museum Debuts Friday; Tickets Available Now

The Josiah Henson Museum and park, home to the 19th Century Riley plantation where Henson was enslaved, opens April 23, Montgomery Parks, which is part of Maryland National-Capital Park and Planning Commission, announced. Visitors must register and pay for tickets on line. Walk ins will not be admitted. Tickets are $5 for adults ages 18 […]

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April 16, 2021 | Michelle Queen

5 Things to Know Today, April 16, in Montgomery County

Today is Friday, April 16, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County: 1. County COVID-19 Testing Clinics: Free COVID-19 testing is available throughout the county at five testing sites today, and 12 sites this weekend. Health officials continue to stress the importance of testing to prevent the spread of COVID-19. 2. COVID-19 […]

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April 14, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Jawando Plans to Continue Virtual Stories Throughout Term on Council

Since the start of the coronavirus closures in March 2020, Councilmember Will Jawando has been live streaming videos of himself and guests reading children’s books. “Virtual Storytime with Councilmember Jawando” launched in March 2020 after schools were abruptly closed and families were adjusting to virtual learning. One year into the pandemic, Jawando has filmed more […]

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April 13, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

ArcLight Cinemas Closing Permanently, Including Westfield Montgomery Location 

ArcLight Cinemas is permanently closing all locations after shutting its doors more than a year ago due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Along with locations in Boston, Chicago and California, there was one ArcLight theater in Maryland — at Westfield Montgomery Mall in Bethesda. It first opened its doors in 2014. Theaters in Montgomery County were […]

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April 13, 2021 | Rachel Clair

National 4-H Conference Center in Chevy Chase Up For Sale

The National 4-H Council announced it is selling its Chevy Chase-based national conference center in March. The council’s decision to sell was due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the economic stress it has placed on the youth organization. The National 4-H Conference Center has been closed since March 2020. “In 4‑H programs, kids and teens […]

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April 13, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

New Capital Crescent Digital Display Counts Bicyclists and Pedestrians

A real-time digital trail display that counts the number of bicyclists and pedestrians who use the Capital Crescent Trail in Bethesda was installed April 9 next to Ourisman Honda in Bethesda. The counter display is approximately eight feet tall and two feet wide. It is double-sided and displays the number of pedestrians on one side […]

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April 12, 2021 | Abby Espiritu

Upcoming Bethesda Film Fest Showcases Local Filmmakers

April 16 marks the 9th annual Bethesda Film Fest, a documentary film festival featuring the works of local filmmakers, uncovering stories of the DMV and beyond. First on the lineup is Isabelle Carbonell’s “A Mirror of the Earth.” Carbonell is an award-winning documentary filmmaker from Rockville. Her film’s subject is a small mining town in […]

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April 8, 2021 | Michael Hernández

Un Año Después, las Bibliotecas del Condado Siguen Sin Poder Abrir Completamente

A medida que más personas reciben la vacuna contra el coronavirus, la vida comienza a parecerse a una “nueva normalidad”: los niños regresan a las aulas, la gente come afuera y los centros de recreación permiten que algunos clientes usen sus instalaciones. En vista de que se cesan las restricciones para los establecimientos, los edificios […]

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