December 14, 2012 |
When Stefan and Jennifer Hull beat out other interested buyers for a four-bedroom, two-bathroom Cape Cod house in Bethesda, they felt sure they'd gotten a bargain at $759,200. They were shocked when their lender's appraiser valued the home at only $744,000. Because of the low appraisal, their bank would only give them a $595,200 mortgage, instead of the $607,360 they'd been approved for initially. The Hulls said they didn't believe the home was worth the lower appraisal amount — it turned out that the...
May 17, 2013 |
B rittany Lofton spots them all the time: teens and college students clutching their beat-up cellphones, with screens so cracked that spider-web-like patterns creep across the glass. Sure, the screen's razory shards make reading a text and posting Instagram photos super blurry, not to mention slightly painful. But that's part of the appeal. Introducing the cracked cellphone screen, which raises the bar by lowering it. Think of it as the tech generation's ripped...
January 31, 2013 |
Correction: An earlier version of this story incorrectly identified Linda Ridenour as Linda Dimock. Bruce Variety, a Bethesda fixture that after 60 years in business came close to shutting down for good , is relocating. The store will reopen in March at the former Creative Parties space, at 8011 Woodmont Ave. in Bethesda, Linda Ridenour, the wife of owner Richard Dimock, said Thursday in an interview. The store closed Jan. 20 after Dimock said he could no longer afford the $22,000 monthly rent in the...
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 doors that...
August 9, 2008
7131 Arlington Rd. Bethesda, Md. 20814 301-654-5529 · APPLICATION FEE: $25 per applicant · SECURITY DEPOSIT: $250, refundable · LEASE TERM: 12 to 24 months · UTILITIES: Not included · AMENITIES: Lounge with big-screen TV, gym, public terrace space, 24-hour front desk coverage; units have dishwashers, built-in microwaves, washers and dryers · PARKING: Garage, $150...
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.