Category Archives: In the Community
Friends, be careful out there. It seems as if we could be in for a major negative weather event today in Bethesda. A massive storm has been moving through the Midwest to our area. A good place for updates is the site for the Capital Weather Gang or the site www.weather.com.
The National Weather Service has a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for MoCo until 11am.
Stay safe folks!
Bethesda Central Farm Market is celebrating Father’s Day June 15-16 and we’re all welcome to join! From the website:
Celebrate Father’s Day at the markets! There will be a Kids Club at both markets where kids can make photo-block gifts for dad. This weekend there will also be music, wine, lots of food, and a special Cook’s Corner at Pike Central where Chef Lynn will be making lamb sliders from 10am-12pm.
See you there!
Cool event from our friends at Bethesda Green:
Friends, this Saturday the Concord-St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church is holding its annual yard sale and flea market! It is always good fun and there are lots of different sales to putter through. The sale starts at 9am and runs through to mid afternoon – 3pm. If you are in the area pop along and see what fun things you can snag!
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We received a nice note from a member of the Bethesda Actually community asking us to highlight Westmooreland Berry Farm and Orchard. They are one of the participants in the Bethesda Central Farmers Market and our reader bought some cherries from their stall on Sunday. Two positive things came out of this – one apparently she loved the fruit and two, she was thrilled that Westmooreland Berry Farm uses biodegradable bags for those folks who forget to bring their own bags from home. Thanks for letting us know! Don’t forget to send your Bethesda thoughts to us via email email@example.com
There is no doubt about it, we are living in an increasingly connected world and it is important that our economy continues to adapt and reflect this reality in the years ahead.
In the spirit of 21st Century jobs, we wanted to share a story we stumbled across about React Labs, an early stage mobile company, receiving $100,000 in funding from the Maryland Innovation Initiative. We don’t know much about the company, though its work sounds interesting, but love the fact that it is based in Bethesda, MD.
Here is a bit more on them:
About React Labs React Labs LLC, based in Bethesda, Maryland, offers the industry’s most innovative and flexible technology platform for collecting moment-by-moment reactions on a large scale using mobile devices. Originating in research at the University of Maryland by founder Philip Resnik , Ph.D., the technology was developed in collaboration with user experience and political science experts and has been used in large-scale research, political coverage, and studies of advertising effectiveness. For more information, see reactlabs.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Perhaps we will reach out to the folks at React Labs and find out a bit more about their work and why they have decided to build their business right here in Bethesda.
Would that be of interest?
We were strolling around the neighborhood over the weekend and, judging by the wide range of goods next to their trash cans, lots of folks have clearly been doing some Spring/ early Summer cleaning.
If you have already finished your Spring cleaning – well done!
BUT, if you haven’t had a chance to start/ or are still in the process, please consider dropping off some of your “stuff” to the goodwill, instead of trashing it. For instance, we saw a large pile of sports equipment near some trash cans in the Battery Park area and my guess is that much of that could be sold by the local goodwill shop. When decent quality and appropriate stuff is donated to good will, their are has 3 benefits:
1. people can buy inexpensive, but good quality “stuff”
2. money is raised for charity
3. Less stuff in land fills – hurrah!
With the launch of the new Bethesda Actually 2.0, we have a lot of catching up to do – but our new platform is built on solid foundations of cool content featuring latest news and developments to community submitted photography and the dreaded (prepare for a shiver down the spine!) Snowmageddon.
So as Raj continues to update on the latest goings-on around town, I thought it would be fun to highlight some past posts. Here, Verónica Magán showcases her photography of the rich yet often unnoticed patterns and textures of Bethesda’s street-scene (see above).
Meanwhile, these wonderful images of Bethesda bird life by local photographer Victoria Porter offer a more pleasant image of what seemed to be a rather long winter. Check out more birds in the blizzard here.