Week in Review: Nov. 7 - 13
A wrap-up of the news week in Bethesda.
The news week in Bethesda began with an update in the case of George Huguely, the Chevy Chase native and Landon School graduate who is charged in the killing of his former girlfriend Yeardley Love.
Love and Huguely were both lacrosse players at the University of Virginia. Huguely is expected to face trial in Charlottesville in February of 2012, and Monday, lawyers held a motions hearing in his case.
Our mom columnist reported on moderating a panel for working mothers last week at the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center, and we also reported on another successful “Treats-4-Troops” campaign organized by Bethesda-based service group MoverMoms.
In Montgomery County Council news, we reported that the council voted in support of a plan to redraw the boundaries of the five council districts, and in schools news, Montgomery County Public Schools superintendent Joshua P. Starr detailed his recommended plan for a new site selection process for the controversial middle school in the Bethesda-Chevy Chase cluster.
Also this week, Bethesda Cares began an effort to canvas those living on the streets in Bethesda as part of a national housing initiative. Monday, the outreach group will share their findings with the community. And in development news, a “glass-breaking” ceremony marked the re-development of a downtown Bethesda office building.
We brought you two great videos this week – one of a Salvation Army officer attempting to break a world bell-ringing record at a Bethesda Giant, and another of the dedication of the new Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta cut the ribbon on the state-of-the-art military hospital that calls Bethesda home.
The news week ended with Veterans Day, and the community gathered in Bethesda’s Veterans Park for an annual ceremony honoring those who have served our country.
There’s lots more news to come next week, so stay tuned. Happy Sunday!