Monday, March 11, 2013
County residents voice suggestions to county parks department staff about upgrades planned for the Willard Avenue Neighborhood Park.
A recent community meeting at the Friendship Heights Village Center left many Chevy Chase-area residents pleased that a dilapidated playground finally would be renovated. Montgomery County Department of Parks staff explained at the meeting on Thursday, Feb. 28, that new enhancements to the Willard Avenue Neighborhood Park—at the intersection of Willard Avenue and River Road—likely would be finished by the summer. With the park celebrating its 24th anniversary this year, residents agreed that the renovations were a long time in coming. "I can’t tell you how delighted I am that you all are moving forward," Friendship Heights Village resident David Cohen said. But after viewing the site plans for the park, residents’ concerns surfaced …
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
The Montgomery County Recreation Department releases its winter guide to programs and events.
Fall is nearly over, which means it's time to start perusing the Montgomery County Winter Recreational Guide and planning for winter events. Here are five Chevy Chase activities featured in the guide (register online at montgomerycountymd.gov/rec):
Friday, August 24, 2012
The Montgomery County Recreation Department releases its fall guide to programs and events.
Summer is nearly over, which means it's time to start perusing the Montgomery County Fall Recreational Guide and planning for fall events. Here are five Chevy Chase activities featured in the guide (register online at montgomerycountymd.gov/rec): What other fun events or programs are taking place in Chevy Chase this fall? Tell us in the comments and add them to Chevy Chase Patch's community calendar.
Monday, July 30, 2012
Bethesda comes in at number 17.
Do you think Bethesda is a cool place to live? If you answered yes, Forbes agrees with you. The magazine ranked Bethesda and its surrounding environs as the 17th coolest metropolitan area in the country in a recent ranking. So, how to determine what's cool and what's not? Forbes used criteria including entertainment options per capita (using Sperling’s Best Places for help), recreational opportunities and green space, number of pro and college sports teams, cultural diversity, net migration, unemployment rates and median age. The ranking favored diverse cities with lots of recreation opportunities, a large young adult population and a high number of people who relocated there in 2011, according to the article. The ranking also tallied the …
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.
Where can you find the best summer camp around Potomac and Bethesda? Patch is relaunching its Readers’ Choice program and we’re asking you, your friends, family, neighbors, coworkers and anyone else who knows summer fun in the area to nominate the best camp 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 …
Friday, April 20, 2012
RedGate Golf Course won by a large margin.
In 2000 Tiger Woods won the U.S. Open by 12 strokes, the largest margin ever in the tournament's history. It was an honest-to-goodness blowout. Well here at Readers' Choice we had a routing of similar proportions this week. Last week asked readers what their favorite public golf courses were in three regions with Northwest Golf Course, Little Bennett Golf Course and RedGate Municipal Golf Course winning the three regions. This week we put them all head-to-head for a battle royale of best public golf course in Montgomery County. The readers spoke loudly. RedGate Golf Course in Rockville won with 77 percent of the vote, or 129 votes. Little Bennett Golf Course came in second with 23 votes and Northwest Golf Course came in third with 15.
Monday, April 16, 2012
Which course is the best of the best?
The duffers and weekend warriors of Montgomery County have spoken and three public courses have stood out as the best in the county. Now we need you to vote on the best of the best. Tell us what public course in Montgomery County stands out. And rate those courses in our directory as well.
Friday, April 13, 2012
Patch readers in Potomac, Bethesda, Rockville and Chevy Chase chose RedGate Municipal Golf Course as their favorite public golf course in the area.
Patch readers in Potomac, Bethesda, Rockville and Chevy Chase chose RedGate Municipal Golf Course (in Rockville) as their favorite local public golf course in this past week's Readers' Choice poll. RedGate beat out Needwood Golf Course (in Rockville) and Falls Road Golf Course (in Potomac), winning 52 percent of the vote, while Needwood won only 33 percent of the vote and Falls Road won only 13 percent of the vote. "Of these 3 Redgate is probably the best. Others in the area are Laytonsville, Hampshire Greens and Northwest Park. All 3 of those 'might' be better than any of the 3 listed," Patch user Jeff Hawkins commented. "Redgate is not neutral ground. You either love it or hate it; it's a blind shot course in some places, and serious …
Monday, April 9, 2012
There is no dearth of golf courses in Montgomery County.
Rockville, Potomac, Chevy Chase and Bethesda are teaming up to find the best public golf course in our Readers' Choice contest. It's easy to participate: Simply vote for your favorite place in the poll below. Choose from the following places: Play other public courses in Montgomery County? Weigh in on Laytonsville, Little Bennett, Poolesville and Rattlewood, and Sligo Creek, Hampshire Greens and Northwest. The winners of each poll will go head-to-head next week for the title of Best Public Golf Course in Montgomery County. Be sure to click the links and review the courses in our community directory.
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 …