Monthly Archives: September 2010

Plans Unveiled for Second Bethesda Metro Station Entrance

Plans were unveiled yesterday for a second entrance for the Bethesda metro.

County and Maryland Transit Administration plans call for six elevators that would connect Bethesda station’s underground Red Line platform, the planned Purple Line light-rail station and street level, at the corner of Elm Street and Wisconsin Avenue in downtown Bethesda.

Read more here.

Bethesda Magazine Presents Bethesda Green Gala (info below)

Bethesda Green Gala
You’re invited to an evening of inspiration, celebration and community recognition of local green champions

Thursday, October 7, 2010
6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Imagination Stage
4908 Auburn Avenue

· Presentation of the 2010 Bethesda Magazine Green Awards.
· Seasonal menu with fare from local purveyors
· Auction including sustainable trips, gifts and services

We’ll be honoring local green champions in 7 categories.
Nominees include businesses, non-profits, communities and individuals.

Click Here for Complete Event Information.

Open House at PeriPoint – Today!

Just to let everyone know that there’s an open house today at our favourite Bethesda building – PeriPoint – between 11am – 1pm.  All are welcome to stop by and check out this unique space which offers a perfect fit for restaurant/cafe, small business and roof bar.  More on PeriPoint here.

PeriPoint is located at 5001 Wilson Lane Bethesda, MD 20814-2455 (corner of Old Georgetown Road).

American Tap Room Open For Business

Amid the excitement of Montgomery County elections it suddenly occured to me that we’d not posted an update on American Tap Room which, only a short time ago, was till being decked out inside and looked a some way off opening.  But it’s fantastic to now have this new addition to Bethesda’s street – and food and drink – scene open to the public in these pleasant late summer/early fall days.

The House on Hampden Lane

We’ve posted before about this house on Hampden Lane opposite The Shoppes of Bethesda, which has been empty and boarded up for months now.  Cars parked outside suggest that something is happening to the old building, but what that might be is as yet unclear…

Equinox Building Update

Over the course of the last nine months we’ve tracked the progress of the landmark Equinox building in downtown Bethesda (Woodmont Ave) but haven’t added any photos of it over the last few weeks – other than to say that Vapianio has opened, which is a nice new addition to the local restaurant scene.

So here’s the lastest couple of pics in a series that will be brought together as soon as the building is complete.  For more information about Equinox Bethesda, including membership info and what’s on offer, click here.

Did you Vote?

Thanks to all the people who make voting happen!

Thanks to all the people who make voting happen. These are the two delightful ladies that met us this morning. But there are many others who took the time to be trained and then got up early today or will be working late tonight to make sure we get to vote.  THANKS from Bethesda Actually!

Want to know where YOU should go to vote?

Want to know where YOU should go to vote?   Go here:

While you are there you can also get a sample ballot (to see who is running for what)

 According to Montgomery County Government, polls will be open until 8pm tonight!!  (link to

 For the most up to the minute election results:

“Results may be found at, or at where an election-related logo will provide a link directly to the Board of Elections return page”

Primary Voting Day in Bethesda!