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Safety, Health and Survival Week

 Monday June 20, 2011, through Saturday June 25, 2011, is the annual Firefighter/EMS Safety, Health and Survival Week.

Shady Grove Adventist Hospital Earns Gold Medal



Rockville, MD – Shady Grove Adventist Hospital is the only hospital in Maryland to earn the Gold Medal award for quality care provided to critically ill newborns from the Maryland Patient Safety Center (MPSC) Neonatal Collaborative.

Twenty-six hospitals in Maryland, the District of Columbia and Northern Virginia participate in the Neonatal Collaborative, which strives to


MCFRS is Accepting Applications for Firefighter/Rescuer

MCFRS is Accepting Applications for Firefighter/Rescuer

                                                                                                  Candidates Must Possess Specific Levels of Training/Certification

Favorite Fridays: What's Your Favorite Lunch Spot in Bethesda? Take our Poll!


Every Friday I will feature a favorite place or item of mine and then have a poll to get your feedback.

On June 10th, I stopped by my preferred lunch spot, Sweetgreen on Bethesda Avenue, for a quick and healthy Santorini Salad (440 calories).

I have tried a few of their signature salads including: The Bondi, Curry Gold, and the most popular Guacamole Greens, but for summer I feel that the Santorini, with chopped romaine lettuce, roasted shrimp, feta cheese, grapes, fresh mint, chickpeas; topped with a fresh lemon squeeze is by far the best. The mint and lemon create a zesty flavor with no added sugar for the calorie conscious.

I occasionally get the cucumber basil yogurt dressing on the side in case I want to liven it up a bit; but trust me the lemon squeeze is all you need and you will save 100 calories!

Bethesda Fresh Farm Market This Saturday!

Bethesda Fresh Farm Market This Saturday!

Start your weekend right by visiting The Bethesda FRESHFARM Market, Saturday, 9 am to 1 pm. The market returns for its second season, featuring meat, artisan cheeses, breads, pastries, pies and all the fresh fruits and vegetables from local farmers and producers on Norfolk Ave. at Veteran's Park. Enjoy live music and cooking demonstrations by the area's top chefs. Located within walking distance of the Bethesda metro stop, this farmers market is the perfect start to your Saturday morning. 

 The market is run in partnership with the Bethesda Urban Partnership.

Farmers/Producers include:

Black Rock Orchard, Four Season's Nursery, Garden Path Farm, Gunpowder Bison and Trading Company, Knouse Fruitlands, Mocks Greenhouse, Praline Bakery, Spiral Path Farm, The Zahradka Farm 

Potomac River - - Just Stay Out! Firefighters Distribute Safety Tips Over the Holiday Weekend

Potomac River - - Just Stay Out!  Firefighters Distribute Safety Tips Over the Holiday Weekend

 Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service personnel were out in force over the Memorial Day weekend in and around the Potomac River reminding visitors of the inherent dangers associated with the river and passing out safety tips aimed at informing and educating visitors to stay out of the Potomac River.

Considerable interagency cooperation at the local, county, state and federal levels has focused attention on methods to prevent drownings in and around the Potomac River since 2004. The presence of Montgomery County Firefighters distributing bi-lingual educational materials over the holiday weekend served to underscore the continued commitment and importance of this initiative and the goal of “zero” drownings as the summer season kicks off in the Washington Metropolitan area.


Bethesda Preschool students raised more than $5,000 for LLS

Early this morning more than 250 preschool students gathered at Bethesda Country Day School in Bethesda, Md., to be recognized by a representative from the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society for their efforts in raising more than $5,000 for the Pennies for Patients campaign.

One of more than 400 participating schools in the Washington D.C. area, Bethesda Country Day School placed in the top 20 for the amount of money raised and greatly surpassed their original goal of $2,500.

“Pennies for Patients” is a nationwide fundraiser that raises money to help cure leukemia and other blood-relation cancers. Students of all ages collect pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters throughout the program.