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Bethesda Row rolls out hot sidewalk sale

BETHESDA, MD (WUSA)-- Angie Goff (@OhMyGoff) reports it was so hot you could fry an egg on the sidewalk, but many Virginians decided to shop instead.
 
Bethesda Row hosted a Summer Sidewalk Sale featuring major markdowns from designer boutiques and restaurants.

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One shop had designer denim for as low as $25. Many shoppers did their business before noon to beat the heat. Live music helped keep the mood cool.

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How Far Would You Travel For Your Food?

Do you ever wonder what Wonder Bread is really made of, or how many miles that head of lettuce has traveled? There's nothing like fresh, whole, organic foods to maintain your health and well-being. Farm-fresh produce and meats go directly from the source to your table, leaving little time for nutrients and it's natural vibration to be lost. Many foods at your supermarket have been picked or slaughtered weeks or even months before they make it onto the shelf. Most of these items are preserved by nitrogen or other artificial means, making them appear fresh. Moreover, foods treated with pesticides and artificial fertilizers have lower nutritional value than foods growing organically.

Take care of your local producer. Visit your local farmers market, support and join your local CSA. The money you spend on your food speaks louder than you can ever imagine, spend it wisely.

 

Bethesda FRESHFARM market

Bethesda FRESHFARM market

 

Community Support Needed To Adopt Homeless Animals

 

This story comes to us from Jacquie Toppings:

The nation’s capital’s two animal shelters—the Washington Humane Society (WHS) and the Washington Animal Rescue League (the League)—are hoping to increase significantly the number of homeless, abandoned and mistreated animals who find new, caring homes in the next three months. Both groups have entered a national challenge, issued by the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), to re-home 300 more pets than they did last year during the same three months. Together they are calling on the community to open their hearts and homes to the many deserving animals who are seeking adoption.

 

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Favorite Fridays: What's Your Favorite Sushi Spot?

Favorite Fridays: What's Your Favorite Sushi Spot?

 

Sushi has taken off here in the United States. It’s not for everyone, but try it and you may be pleasantly surprised.

All types can be healthy, but you receive more vitamins from sushi made with vegetables, more minerals from sushi that is wrapped in seaweed, and more protein (and omega-3s, depending on the type of fish) from sushi topped with fish.

I love sushi...and Sake bombs so check out a few of my favorite spots and vote on yours!

SushiKo, Chevy Chase: The seared lobster and scallops are delicious and a must-try. My suggestion: If you want to enjoy this restaurant experience, select items that feature ingredient combinations that normally you wouldn’t try.

Raku, Bethesda: Fabulous sushi. Fresh, delicious, and in my opinion they make the best vegetable tempura and fried calamari. The steamed Chicken and Pork dumplings are by far my favorite item on the menu.

Chocolate Factory Tour At SPAGnVOLA Chocolatier

Chocolate Factory Tour At SPAGnVOLA Chocolatier

 

Visit Maryland's first premium chocolate factory on 360 Main St, Gaithersburg, MD 20878. Saturdays and Sundays from 2- 6 pm, visitors will have the chance to meet the SPAGnVOLA Chocolatier owners, and to learn about the origin of chocolate and how it is grown and processed—from the cacao seeds to the final chocolate that we love. From chocolate bars to Truffles and Bonbons, you will experience a "sweet" educational tour, which also includes a free chocolate tasting!

 

 

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.