Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Tuesday saw an increase in commute times as thousands of residents headed back to school and work.
Commuters braved the-day-after-Labor Day work and school rush today – an event named “Terrible Traffic Tuesday” by AAA. Drivers were expected to see commutes increase from the summertime average of 20.4 minutes per day to 25.8 minutes, according to AAA, which released a heads up to drivers last week. The number of vehicles increases by an overall of 26 percent, with a total of 2.8 million commuters. Numerous construction projects across Montgomery County added to the congestion woes, as well as the hundreds of school buses driving kids to and from school Where you caught in Terrible Traffic Tuesday? What did you do you keep calm?
Friday, August 17, 2012
Check out the latest news from the Potomac foodie scene.
The space formerly occupied by Pomegranate Bistro will soon open its doors to a Chesapeake-Bay themed restaurant, just in time for Labor Day. The new eatery is accepting applications for employees. Washingtonian Magazine reports that husband-and-wife team Valerie and Rick Dugan are putting the final touches on the first solo venture in their 25 years of Washington restaurant service. The restaurant, called The Grilled Oyster Company, will be located in the Cabin John Mall in Potomac. Bethesda and Chevy Chase residents may recognize the two from Clyde’s Restaurant Group and O’Donnell’s Sea Grill, the magazine reported. Rick Dugan told Patch the restaurant will have a soft opening on Aug. 29, if all necessary permits come through. A grand …
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Check out our list of participating farms to see what events, programs and deals you can find this weekend.
Montgomery County’s farms open their barn doors this weekend for the 23rd Annual Farm Tour and Harvest Sale. Area residents will have the opportunity to tour 15 local farms Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Farms will offer visitors the chance to pet animals, pick fruits, brave flower mazes and purchase harvest goods. For a list of participating farms check out the attached PDF. Some of the more central Montgomery County vendors include: Butler’s Orchard, Germantown Located at 22222 Davis Mill Rd. in Germantown, Butler’s Orchard provides seasonal pick-your-own produce, including berries, flowers, pumpkins and Christmas trees. This weekend the farm will provide free hayrides, races and slides. Good Life Farm Inc., Darnestown The …
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
With many area grocers forced to toss hundreds of pounds of perishable foods after Friday's storm, residents may find restocking their refrigerators a challenge.
As community members look to restock their refrigerators following four days of countywide power outages, many may find empty shelves at local grocery stores. Restaurants weren’t the only businesses forced to throw out stocks of perishable food items after Friday’s derecho storm knocked out the power to refrigerators and freezers in grocery stores across Montgomery County. Patch saw dozens of store workers cleaning and restocking empty shelves in Safeway and Giant store locations on River and Falls roads in Potomac Monday morning. The stores were open for business, but had little in the way of frozen foods, ice, produce and other perishables. Many shelves were empty or quickly running out of perishable food at the Safeway at the Shoppes …
Saturday, June 30, 2012
Crowds wrapped around blocks Saturday as Montgomery County residents without power searched for food and a place to cool off.
Bethesda businesses have turned into a place of refuge for residents still without power following Friday night’s storms. There wasn't an open power plug to be found Saturday afternoon at the Starbucks at Woodmont, while floor space was at a premium for the dozens of community members piled into the Barnes & Noble on Bethesda Row. The Zen Tara Tea shop opened its doors early to residents searching for coffee Saturday morning, and may stay open late tonight. Coffee shops, tea gardens and bookstores around Bethesda have opened their doors to residents looking for a place to cool off and for power charges for cell phones and laptops. Check out our list of Montgomery County cooling centers here. "We're a business, but we're also a community…
Friday, June 15, 2012
You've made your nominations on Potomac Patch and Bethesda Patch. Now let's put it to a vote and name a Readers’ Choice 2012 winner.
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Friday, June 15, 2012
What's the best farmers market around Potomac and Bethesda? Patch is relaunching its Readers’ Choice program and we’re asking you, your friends, family, neighbors, coworkers and anyone with an appetite for local food to nominate the best markets around Potomac and Bethesda. The nomination period ended July 9. Voting begins July 23 and ends at midnight August 17. Nominees were added as comments below and Patch is using its discretion in adding to the nominations if readers declined to weigh in. Remember, voting will be closed before July 23 and after Aug. 17. During live voting, you'll be asked to create an account in order to cast your ballot. Thanks in advance for your participation! PS: Sign up for the Potomac or Bethesda newsletter to …
Friday, March 9, 2012
Patch readers chose the Bethesda-Chevy Chase YMCA as their favorite workout spot.
In our second "Readers' Choice" contest, in which we asked readers to tell us about their favorite workout spots, the Bethesda-Chevy Chase YMCA emerged as the most popular workout spot in the area. "What a great and diverse place to work out," wrote Patch reader June Gardner in a review of the YMCA. "There are the standards: weights, machines, etc. and then there are the multiple pools (outdoor pool year 'round: fabulous!) as well as classes, tennis, sauna, etc. The staff is incredibly friendly and helpful; it feels like family," Gardner added. "I love the Bethesda Chevy Chase Y. I am training for a triathlon and am able to run, bike and swim each time I stop by," Patch reader Rachel Ullman wrote in a review. "The equipment is in …