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Metro To Replace Bethesda Escalators In The Year 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Metro says it plans to replace the long entrance escalators at the Bethesda station, but it won't be anytime soon.

According to a statement from the transit agency, Metro General Manager Rich Sarles told the Greater Bethesda-Chevy Chase Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday that the three escalators will be replaced in 2014. However, Sarles says he has asked his staff to review the maintenance schedule to see if there is any way to speed up the project.

About 23,000 people use the Bethesda station daily, and its escalators often have problems.

Metro is currently replacing three escalators at the Foggy Bottom station, and has plans to replace escalators at other stations.

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Local Ice Cream Sold in Whole Foods

Local Ice Cream Sold in Whole Foods

 

 

 BOSS Ice-Cream is produced in Gaithersburg, Maryland using only the highest quality ingredients to promote healthy mind and bodies. Recently, BOSS Ice-Cream has been accepted onto the shelves of Whole Foods (Kentland, MD).  

Metro plans to replace Bethesda escalators in 2014

Metro plans to replace Bethesda escalators in 2014

 

The following information comes to us from WTOP:

 

 They are some of the longest, busiest and most troublesome escalators in the Metro system, so riders may rejoice that the entrance escalators at the Bethesda station are going to be replaced.

Metro General Manager Rich Sarles told the Greater Bethesda-Chevy Chase Chamber of Commerce Wednesday that all three will be ripped out and replaced. There is a downside to the good news -- the project isn't expected to start until 2014.

Regular riders often complain about these escalators at Bethesda. They are long, and walking up or down them can be a real workout, especially in the heat.

The Summer Food Service Program: Hunger Doesn't Take a Summer Break

 

Each summer Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) serves children throughout the county free nutritious meals as part of a variety of summer programs.

“The Summer Food Service program began in 1976. The reality is that hunger does not take a vacation. This is the perfect way to reach out to children in the community and provide healthy, balanced breakfast and lunch options for anyone under 18,” said MCPS Director of Food and Nutrition Services Marla Caplon.

This summer nearly 9,000 students will receive meals at 111 locations and six walk-in locations including Summit Hall Elementary, Merryville Elementary, Rolling Terrace Elementary, John F. Kennedy High School.

“Slightly more than 32% of children in Montgomery County are eligible for free or reduced price meals during the school year and might otherwise go without those meals during the summer when school is not in session,” explained Board of Education President Christopher Barclay.

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Maryland Ranks Third on Credit Karma's Most Indebted List

Maryland Ranks Third on Credit Karma's Most Indebted List

 

According to Credit Karma, an online credit score provider, residents of California and Hawaii are the most indebted individuals in America, but they're also among a group that are making the most progress in paying down the amount they owe, according to a MoneyWatch analysis of state-by-state debt statistics.

MCPS Summer Food Service Program Provides Free Meals To Montgomery County Children

Each summer Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) serves children throughout the county free nutritious meals as part of a variety of summer programs. This summer nearly 9,000 students will receive meals at 111 locations including six walk-in locations where any child 18 and under can come in for a free meal. 

The MCPS Summer Food Service Program, created in 1976, provides nutritious meals to children when school closes and is designed to bridge the summer vacation “nutrition gap.”  Slightly more than 32% of children in Montgomery County are eligible for free or reduced price meals during the school year and might otherwise go without those meals during the summer when school is not in session.  Last year, the Summer Food Service Program served more than 285,000 meals.

A Change In The Guard

Friends, we are in the midst of a global paradigm shift in health care. At the center of these changes are health and nutrition counselors, wellness coaches of various niches and specialties, acupuncturists, organic farmers, independent film makers, and the list now goes on and on. For example, healing modalities like TCM and Ayurveda are healing systems which promote health using natural, nontoxic substances and which recognizes the important role of the mind and emotions. A paradigm is a model used to explain how and why events happen the way they do, and as mankind's comprehension of the universe evolves, new paradigms emerge. The best example of paradigm shifts is in the field of modern physics. The classical Newtonian explanation of the world which for two hundred years was accepted as reality has now been replaced by quantum mechanics, superstrings, and field theory. In the old paradigm, every event had a definite cause and every action had an equal and opposite reaction.