Thursday, March 26, 2015
Theft. 7100 block Woodmont Avenue.
Burglary. 7800 block Exeter Road (Edgemoor).
Theft. 5400 block Wisconsin Avenue.
Theft. 4400 block Willard Avenue.
Robbery. Walt Whitman High School.
visit the UBR website.
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
close the road last October after a culvert failed. At the time, engineers estimated the road could be closed for up to six months.
The worst case scenario indeed played out, as the MCDOT's Division of Highway Services yesterday announced the fix is finally underway, and could allow the road to open on-schedule in six weeks if all goes well.
What was the holdup?
According to MCDOT, it turned out that the needed multi-plate pipe was only available from one vendor. That Florida vendor could only recently deliver the pipe to Maryland.
I noticed something was up at the site last week. The barricades were haphazardly moved aside one day, and a county police cruiser was parked on the road near the Bethesda public pool. By the next day, the barricades were back up again.
At last the end of the tunnel is nearing for Hillandale Road. I have to say, though, that the closure greatly sped up trips on Little Falls Parkway for two reasons. Obviously, there was no red light at that intersection, and, second, there wasn't that problem of people jamming the right lane of the parkway by making slow turns onto Hillandale.
In fact, given Hillandale's reduced role in accessing downtown Bethesda, the reopening could be a minor negative for some drivers who are just trying to get to and from Arlington Road.
Here's a video of the signal in action, and some additional photos:
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Assault. Suburban Hospital at 8:23 PM.
"Other sexual offense." Clyde's of Chevy Chase.
Assault. 6200 block Winston Drive at 1:18 AM.
Theft. 7100 block Democracy Boulevard.
Robbery. 11700 block Old Georgetown Road at 6:09 AM (Pike District).
BMW sedan smashed through the side wall, and into the store, last Thursday. While the store is open again, the gash in the building remains covered with plywood.
stove fire caused damage in the kitchen.
Monday, March 23, 2015
Theft. 4900 block Dorset Avenue (Somerset).
Assault. Bethesda Marriott.
Theft. 5300 block Tuckerman Lane.
Theft. 6700 block Rockledge Drive.
Theft from vehicle. Pepperell Court (Al Marah).
Burglary. 7100 block Democracy Boulevard.
Theft. Nordstrom at Westfield Montgomery Mall.
His hours are:
I caught him taking a carrot break on Saturday:
A Kendra Scott boutique will fill the vacant former home of the Picture Frame Shop on Bethesda Avenue. Earrings, necklaces, rings, bracelets and accessories also include custom colors and bridal designs.
Philanthropy is also a major part of the Kendra Scott brand, with stores hosting events to benefit local individuals and charities, in addition to national causes. She also has a line of Kendra Gives Back charms, from which 20% of the proceeds go to charity.
Sunday, March 22, 2015
Rick Allen greets fans at Wentworth Gallery
Saturday at Westfield Montgomery Mall
|Montgomery County Police officers|
were on hand to provide security for Allen
|Allen's works took up the entire |
gallery's wall space
|Allen (center) meets his fans|
While full VIP meet-and-greets were granted to those who purchased Allen's works, the rock star was gracious enough to remain afterward to greet fans who stood for the full 3 hour show. Of course, free beer and wine helped them pass the time.
|The packed house included Fox 5|
anchorman Steve Chenevey (right)
|British phone booths|
|The U.S. Capitol (Allen now lives in |
|America and the U.K. are major|
themes in Allen's works
|These smaller works were under $800|
|Allen tackles the complexities of|
America in several variations on
this theme, which centers
on his hand
|LED lights on Allen's drumstick tip|
capture every strike in a live performance
of the Hysteria hit, "Rocket"
|You can see Allen's face at the top center,|
from the original, long-exposure photograph
that provides the basis for this mixed-media
piece on canvas, titled, "RhythMantra"
There was also a lot of detail to examine in Allen's mixed-media on canvas art - at least while they remained on the wall. Many pieces were snapped up by fans, with the lowest priced works being just under $800. You can still purchase works from the exhibit from those that remain at the gallery. Call 301-365-3270, or visit their website for more details.
|This London scene, like the Capitol painting,|
sold at the show yesterday
|A younger Joe Elliott performs on a flatscreen|
near some of Allen's works in the lobby of the
|...and back to the U.K, to Def Leppard's|
birthplace of Sheffield
A portion of each painting's proceeds went to Project Resiliency's Warrior Resiliency program. The program, co-founded by Allen and his wife, Lauren Monroe, helps wounded servicemembers through workshops, retreats and holistic care. Allen does more than lend his name to the charity. He is an active participant. While he did not trumpet it himself at yesterday's event, Allen reportedly spent many hours visiting with wounded servicemembers at Walter Reed on Friday.
|A Wentworth employee brings down a|
work based on another drum performance,
|which one lucky fan would|
be taking home
|After taking time to meet|
with every fan, Allen made
an exit for his second show,
at the Wentworth Gallery
in Tysons Corner
|Heading out the door|
|the police escort made it|
worthy of a rock star exit
|Elvis has left the building...|
|...but not before posing for a photo|
with the world's biggest Def Leppard fan