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Ride On Bus Collision On Wisconsin Avenue

by BethesdaNow.com | October 10, 2012 at 4:10 pm | 762 views | No Comments

A car and Ride On bus collided shortly after 3:30 p.m. on Wisconsin Avenue near Woodmont Avenue, causing northbound traffic to backup into downtown Bethesda just as the afternoon rush hour started.

The sedan appeared to get stuck to the bus as both vehicles were turning north onto Wisconsin Avenue from Woodmont Avenue. The driver of the car remained in the vehicle.

Nobody appeared to be injured and the bus was empty.

The accident blocked the two right lanes of Wisconsin Avenue traffic at Terrace Garden Way.

 

Crime Report: Sept. 24 to Oct. 2

by BethesdaNow.com | October 10, 2012 at 2:45 pm | 446 views | No Comments

Montgomery County Police are looking for someone who stole construction materials from a Bethesda elementary school undergoing an addition:

A theft occurred at Wyngate Elementary, 9300 Wadsworth Drive in Bethesda, over the weekend from 9/28 to 10/1.  Construction materials were taken.

The rest of the most recent MCPD crime summary after the jump:

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‘Bistro BoyZ’ Coming to Chef Tony’s For Cookbook Fundraiser

by BethesdaNow.com | October 10, 2012 at 11:30 am | 878 views | No Comments

The Junior Women’s Club of Chevy Chase and the National Center for Children and Families are getting together with Chef Tony’s restaurant for a cookbook fundraiser to benefit a special NCCF program.

A group of teens from NCCF’s Greentree Road boys shelter called the “Bistro BoyZ” regularly gets together with the Junior Women’s Club for cooking lessons and food shopping tips to use when they leave the shelter.

Many come from troubled family backgrounds and will go on to live by themselves. As part of the program, the teens who are leaving the shelter receive a Bistro Boyz Box of assorted kitchen equipment for their new homes.

On Oct. 17, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Chef Tony’s (4926 St. Elmo Ave.) Women’s Club members, chef Tony Marciante and NCCF Executive Director Dr. Sheryl Brissett Chapman will sign copies of the “Pie in the Sky” book, a collection of favorite recipes from Bethesda and Chevy Chase chefs.

Proceeds from the event, which costs $25 a ticket, will go to the Bistro Boyz program and some of the teens will be on hand to help prepare tastings featured in the book.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the event website.

Two-Car Crash Causes Downtown Traffic Backup

by BethesdaNow.com | October 10, 2012 at 10:45 am | 587 views | No Comments

A two-car collision in front of the Bethesda Police Station caused traffic problems on eastbound Montgomery Lane and northbound Wisconsin Avenue this morning.

Nobody appeared to be hurt in the incident, which involved a pick-up truck and sedan, just east of the intersection of Montgomery Lane and Wisconsin Avenue a little after 10 a.m. Police called for a tow for one of the vehicles.

Only the far right lane of Montgomery Lane was open for traffic immediately following the accident, which temporarily caused a backup to Woodmont Avenue.

Town of Chevy Chase Hosting Oktoberfest Friday

by BethesdaNow.com | October 10, 2012 at 9:30 am | 459 views | No Comments

The Town of Chevy Chase’s 6th Annual Oktoberfest Volunteer Appreciation Event is set for Friday and will double as the kick-off of the Town’s Thanksgiving Food Drive.

Attendees are asked to bring a Giant or Safeway gift card, 64-ounce containers of apple or cranapple juice or 16-ounce cans of green beans, or peas and corn. The Town prepares Thanksgiving food baskets for delivery to families in need.

The Town’s Community Relations Committee will also accept checks for the B-CC High School/Thanksgiving Food Drive.

The Oktoberfest celebration will include the Rockville German Band, dancing, beer and Bavarian-themed eats from D.C.’s Wagshal’s Deli from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Jane E. Lawton Community Recreation Center (4301 Willow Lane).

For more information, visit the event website.

Morning Notes

by BethesdaNow.com | October 10, 2012 at 8:30 am | 450 views | No Comments

B-CC Students Deal With Loss of ‘Color Day’ — There were no reported problems at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School last Friday, the day the school dropped “color day” and replaced it with “Blue and Gold Day” after a number of alcohol-related and hazing incidents last year. One group of students did hang a banner that read “RIP COLOR DAY.” [The Gazette]

Pepe the Food Truck Comes to Bethesda — The popular D.C. food truck made its first trek into Bethesda yesterday, stopping in front of chef Jose Andres’ Bethesda Row Jaleo location. [Jaleo Bethesda via Facebook]

County Looks to Redistribute Unused Food — Modeled on a program at the University of Maryland, Montgomery County Councilwoman Valerie Ervin (D-Silver Spring) yesterday announced plans for a food recovery process from restaurants, hospitals, supermarkets and schools to go to local food banks and shelters. [Washington Post]

Free Flu Shots at Montgomery Mall — WTOP, Adventist HealthCare, Washington Adventist Hospital, Shady Grove Adventist Hospital and M&T Bank are sponsoring free flu shots tomorrow (Thursday) morning at Westfield Montgomery Mall (7101 Democracy Blvd.). The first 103 people at the event, in the second level food court, will get free flu shots. The next 100 shots will be $25 each. The flu shot clinic will be 7 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. [WTOP]

Flickr photo by Michael Adler2

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