May 12, 2013 |
Dallas-based La Madeleine says mais oui to the Washington market. The French country-themed bakery/cafe will increase the number of stores here from its current eight to a total of around 31 over the next three to four years, including two next year, one in the Kingstowne section of Alexandria and another in Gaithersburg. Why? Washington is full of 25- to 45-year-old, well-compensated, highly educated women, which are La Madeleine's core customers. In Maryland, possible new locations include Chevy...
May 8, 2013 |
THU 09 "The Submission" A white playwright finds success when he submits his work as a black woman to a national theater festival in Jeff Talbott's play, produced by the Olney Theatre Center. Contains mature themes. Opens Thursday at 7:45 p.m., continues Friday at 7:45 p.m., Saturday-Sunday and Wednesday at 1:45 and 7:45 p.m. Through June 9. Olney Theatre Center, 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Rd., Olney. 301-924-3400. www.olneytheatre.org . $38.50-$63.50. Rockville Art League show A juried exhibit of...
May 8, 2013
Virginia S. "Ginnabeth" Butts, 73, a Navy wife who was vice president of Management Recruiters Inc., a Gaithersburg headhunting firm that she and her husband ran in the 1980s and '90s, died April 19 at her home in Gaithersburg. The apparent cause was a heart attack, said her daughter, Allison Roulier. Mrs. Butts specialized in the placement of civil and environmental engineers. At the time of her death, she did part-time bookkeeping through Heymann, Suissa and Stone, a Rockville accounting firm.
May 8, 2013
Thursday, May 9 "Ride the Riverside" fundraiser, registration is open for the June 8-9 bike ride to benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Routes are 30 miles to more than 100 miles over one or two days. Visit www.bikemsdc.org for details and registration information. "Wings of Fancy," the popular live butterfly and caterpillar exhibit is back. Open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily through Sept. 22. Brookside Gardens Conservatory, 1500 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton.
May 6, 2013 |
Though Monday's Montgomery County interdivision baseball game between No. 8 Gaithersburg and Sherwood marked the regular-season finale, both teams saw it as the perfect tuneup for the upcoming postseason. Instead, a back-and-forth game that lived up to the playoff-like atmosphere sputtered to a 2-2 tie after eight innings, a call made by the umpires with darkness and rain looming in Sandy Spring. "When two teams like this lock horns, the last thing you want to see is it end in a draw,"...
May 2, 2013 |
Passing on the keys to the ‘Passive House' What is believed to be the Washington area's first "Passive House" — a super-insulated, airtight structure that uses 90 percent less energy than a comparable conventional home — has a pending sale after first being purchased less than two years ago. The owners, Ian and Lydia Kline , bought the clapboard-sided, four-square Craftsman-style house on Bethesda's North Chelsea Lane...