Saturday, October 25, 2014
In a statement, PMA Executive Vice President Thomas B. Cohn said, “PACE recognizes exceptional apartments and identifies communities that are passionate about providing exceptional resident services and delivering unparalleled living experiences. PACE not only celebrates excellence in the management of apartment communities, it also fills a void. PACE is the only awards program in the national capital region that evaluates apartment communities on their operating efficiencies and ability to deliver world-class customer service. Unlike many apartment award programs in other parts of the nation, PACE is not a beauty contest or a program to honor as many communities as possible. Instead, PACE looks to recognize truly extraordinary properties that are the best of the best.”
Theft. Bethesda Metro station.
Theft. 7200 block Wisconsin Avenue.
Assault. Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School.
Vehicle burglary. 10300 block Grosvenor Place.
Theft. CVS Pharmacy (Wildwood).
Theft. 11400 block Rockville Pike (White Flint).
Burglary. 6200 block Mazwood Road (Luxmanor).
Theft. Nordstrom at Westfield Montgomery Mall.
Theft. Macy's at Westfield Montgomery Mall.
Friday, October 24, 2014
Food Wine & Co. has new lunch and dinner menus for fall. Don't worry, Tater Tots and the Prime Angus Truffle Burger are still on there. But new, fall-themed dishes include Butternut Squash Soup with clove yogurt, curry and pumpkin seed; and Pumpkin Risotto. Ready for dessert? How about a house-made Pumpkin-Spiced Cheesecake with pecan praline, salted caramel popcorn and rum raisin ice cream? The restaurant is located in the Apex Building, near the Regal Cinemas Bethesda 10.
Food Wine & Co.
7272 Wisconsin Avenue
Here's a roundup of crimes reported across Bethesda on October 21, according to crime data:
Theft. 5100 block Wilson Lane.
Drug arrest. Huntington Parkway at Bradley Boulevard.
Theft. 5500 block Johnson Avenue.*
Vehicle burglary. 5800 block Johnson Court.*
Vehicle burglary. 8800 block Brierly Road.
Vehicle burglary. 5900 block Johnson Avenue.*
Vehicle burglary. 5800 block Phoenix Drive.*
Vehicle burglary. 5900 block Conway Road.*
Vehicle burglary. 5900 block Beech Avenue.*
Burglary. 6300 block Landon Lane.
Vehicle burglary. 5000 block Allan Road (Crestview).
Vehicle burglary. 6200 block Hollins Drive (Wyngate).*
Vehicle burglary. 10800 block Montrose Avenue (Parkside area).
Vehicle burglary. 7500 block Arden Road (Cabin John).
Assault. 6200 block Charnwood Drive (Luxmanor).
Theft. 11900 block Hunters Lane (Randolph Hills).
Vehicle burglary. 9000 block Seven Locks Road.
Thursday, October 23, 2014
|There's that rabbit,|
doing his best to blend
into the dirt at the site
Theft. 4800 block Bethesda Avenue.
Assault. Suburban Hospital.
Drug arrest. 10400 block Old Georgetown Road.
Theft. 7100 block Democracy Boulevard.
Replacing it is a small bank building, one of the more bizarre land use decisions by the Montgomery County Planning Board in recent years (although the Hoyt property decision is still at the top of the bizarro list). Allowing a bank branch on an urban main street near Metro, while plotting to jam high-density urban growth into suburban residential areas like Westbard and Chevy Chase Lake, is simply indefensible. Yet it is happening again with the TD Bank approval - just steps away from Metro - on the Shell station site on Old Georgetown Road. At worst, give us some additional retail and restaurant space along with the banks!
These decisions are contrary to all of the claims about smart growth we hear on a daily basis in the county.
Photo: Jason Yang
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Krispy Kreme may have the greatest Halloween-related treats of 2014. During October, the shop is selling official Ghostbusters donuts, which feature either the famous movie logo atop slime-green colored frosting, or the equally-famous Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man - complete with hat! In keeping with the Stay-Puft theme, both donuts are filled with a ton of Stay-Puft marshmallow creme filling. How do they taste? Watch my epic review now to find out!
|Extra butter for me|
|Chris Nolan's Interstellar dominates|
the lobby at the moment
|This is just plain impressive|
|Light fixtures and a screen|
"curtain" accent the upscale
feel of the lobby
|Time waits for no man - and|
neither will the movie, if
|Costume from Black Swan|
|Robin Hood - as portrayed by|
comic book legend Stan Lee for
|Ready for dessert?|
|Your diet just went out|
|"Cookies are a sometimes thing"|
- Cookie Monster (yeah, right!)
|Not the typical theater food|
|"I'm crackers about cheese"|
- Wallace, The Curse of the Were-Rabbit
|Popcorn chicken. Verdict?|
|Just about all of your favorite|
movie theater candies - plus
local Glarus chocolate bars!
|The lobby's cafe|
|Enjoy food and cocktails|
here, or take them into
|Classic or caramel corn?|
|Try an adult beverage|
During an advance preview of Nightcrawler later in the afternoon, that movie's unique color scheme for its stunning cinematographic views of Los Angeles was richly displayed. As several representatives of ArcLight mentioned, the chain's California locations are where directors go when they want to see their films as they were meant to be seen. That includes the black box theater concept, no crackling popcorn bags (it comes in tubs, instead) and nacho-crunching, and no texting during the movies. Ushers take more of a host role here, and forget about standing in line - there are no lines, and all seating is reserved. As I mentioned in the past, there are also no ads. You might get a bonus feature after the movie, or a very short one as one of the few previews before it - you may recall some of those ArcLight-exclusive features I have posted here on the blog in the past.
|Large numbers help you quickly|
locate your reserved seat
|Remember the movie poster|
cases from the hard hat tour?
|Little movie called Hunger Games|
|Big Hero 6|
|Returning to the lobby|
from the auditoriums
ArcLight has set the bar high for the next generation of movie theaters in Montgomery County, and it will be interesting to see how iPic Theaters will stack up at Pike and Rose up the road.
|But first let me|
take a selfie