Jennifer Kelly shares her thoughts on the closure of Arlington Road's Bruce Variety store.
- LOCAL CONNECTIONS
Wednesday, January 2
By Jennifer Kelly There is rumor that has made its way from Bethesda, Maryland to Denver – and probably beyond – in less than a week. The news affects people from three or four generations. It has traveled by Facebook and email and texts. It has been on the local news. And it is triggering emotions from panic to nostalgia. Bruce Variety is closing. According to a DC local news report, the sign went up the day after Christmas. Everything half off. The rent is just too high. Remember when Bethesda was just a small town? There was Baskin-Robbins next to the A&P, the Chinese food place, the Bethesda Crab House, and Montgomery Donuts. Not much more within walking distance… except for that small strip of stores on Arlington Road that housed “…
Community members speak out against what they feel is excessive tree-trimming and tree-cutting by Pepco.
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Editor’s note: This is an opinion piece submitted to Patch by members of the community. As an opinion piece, it does not represent the views of Patch. Trees have been shown to absorb a huge amount of carbon dioxide greenhouse gas. They live all around us, usually benignly, not only absorbing our pollution but also offering us shade, beauty, protection for animals and serenity. Pepco is about to kill 77 of 83 trees in its few-blocks-long easement area for its wires near us in Bethesda. The trees will join hundreds of other trees that Pepco has already felled in easement and right-of-way areas in Montgomery County. The ostensible reason for the tree cutting is to protect the wires from potentially falling trees. A certain amount of cutting …