January 12, 2012
Lynne Kolkmeyer, 64, who taught at Wood Acres Elementary School in Bethesda from 1993 to 2010, died Dec. 23 at her home in Chevy Chase. She had cancer. The death was confirmed by a friend, Deborah DeMille-Wagman. Ms. Kolkmeyer taught at public schools in Illinois and, in the Washington area, at the private Beauvoir and Holton-Arms schools before joining the Montgomery County Public School system. She was known in her classrooms for emphasizing the importance of memorizing poetry, DeMille-Wagman said.
February 24, 2010
Everyone has a favorite comfort food. At the moment, mine is a bowl of steaming ramen. Sure, this rich noodle soup fills the bill when it's cold. But I also look forward to slurping away in spring and even summer. One meal at Ren's Ramen can hatch that sort of addiction in a person. About 15 years ago, Yoko Nakamura and her husband, Eiji, moved to New York from Osaka, Japan. Eiji's culinary career eventually brought them to Washington, where he worked for a time at the Mandarin Oriental hotel before the couple broke out on their own. ...
July 20, 2008
WALTER REED Army Medical Center's move to Bethesda in 2011 is a boon for wounded soldiers but a burden for already congested roadways. Officials predict that ensnarled roads could smother a facility Pentagon officials describe as the "crown jewel" of military medicine. Ambulances carrying critically injured soldiers will struggle to maneuver through the traffic, experts warn. The Defense Department has so far shirked its responsibility to alleviate the congestion caused by the move. It comes as a relief, then, that the Pentagon has agreed to pay $1 million...
October 18, 2011 |
Marcel Proust had his madeleines . For Alonso Roche, childhood memories are triggered by a less delicate food: hot dogs. "Every time I have that first bite," he says, "it takes me right back to the streets of Venezuela. " Specifically, he's referring to the Bold ($3.99), one of a handful of dogs on offer at Bold Bite, the mod 30-seat restaurant he opened in July with his brother, Alvaro. Topped with onions, shredded cabbage, crisped potato sticks, ketchup, mayonnaise and mustard, it's a tribute to the late-night snack of his youth in Caracas.
March 5, 2013 |
One of the four owners behind Brickside in Bethesda wants to make something crystal clear: Although his new watering hole and restaurant includes a 12-foot HD projector and roars as loud as a racetrack, it's "a bar that has sports" rather than a sports bar, says Brian Vasile. On non-game nights, offers the restaurateur, who also owns Grand Central in Adams Morgan, the space has screened a range of films that include "The Matrix" and "The Wizard of Oz. " Throwing a party? The industrial design features six garage...
November 2, 2012
Jere J. Daum, 81, an internist who owned and operated a private practice in Bethesda for 51 years, died Oct. 22 at Suburban Hospital in Bethesda. He had complications from empyema, said his daughter, Catherine Daum. Dr. Daum, a Potomac resident, worked until July at his Bethesda practice. He was recognized by Washingtonian magazine as a top area physician. Jere Jack Daum was born in Lancaster, Pa. He was a 1953 graduate of Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster and received a medical degree from George...