Monday, February 25, 2013
The Washington Post reports that Michael Bernard Dorsey, 47, stole more than $25,000.
A Silver Spring man has been found guilty in a series of thefts from autos and fraud cases in Bethesda and Potomac, during which prosecutors say he stole more than $25,000, The Washington Post reports. Michael Bernard Dorsey, 47, has been convicted of 20 counts of thefts from vehicles and identity theft and fraud-related charges over the course of five trials, according to the report. He could face a maximum of more than 58 years in prison. Prosecutors said Dorsey took items from cars parked at locations including MacArthur Boulevard and the Potomac Tennis Club, stealing credit cards and property including a $1,000 Anya Hindmarch purse and Louis Vuitton handbag. One of his victims, Glen Echo Mayor Deborah Beers, told The Post that …
Monday, September 24, 2012
DC-area stores take one house brand off the shelves and offer refunds.
Trader Joe’s corporate officials say they are acting “out of an abundance of caution” and ordering the recall of one type of its house brand peanut butter over salmonella concerns. “Trader Joe’s Creamy Salted Valencia Peanut Butter” should not be eaten, the Monrovia-based specialty grocery chain said to City News Service, a southern California based wire service. “We have no confirmed information that suggests this peanut butter is unsafe to eat,” the company stated to City News Service. But the food should not be eaten “pending health-related inquiries.” Trader Joe’s has several locations in the area, including Chevy Chase, Silver Spring and Foggy Bottom. In advance of this recall, Trader Joe’s removed the product from all store shelves. …
Monday, August 13, 2012
Are you sad to see the Olympics go? What did you think of the closing ceremony?
The 2012 Summer Olympics officially ended last night with memorable performances from The Who, George Michael and of course, a Spice Girls reunion. Olympians have returned home – some, like Bethesda swimmer Katie Ledecky, with gold medals. Other Montgomery County Olympians, like rhythmic gymnast Julie Zetlin and Darnestown kayaker Caroline Queen, may not have taken home a medal, but they still made Olympic history in their own ways. Zetlin, another Bethesda native, was the first U.S. rhythmic athlete to compete at the Olympics since 2004 and the only American in this year’s competition. Queen wrote in a personal essay that though she wished she had finished better, she was still honored to compete in the games. Overall the U.S. had a …
Friday, December 2, 2011
Dr. Jason "Jack" Geiger is survived by wife of 66 years.
Jason “Jack” Geiger, of Rockville died at age 88 on Nov. 14 at Suburban Hospital in Bethesda. Geiger practiced medicine in Silver Spring for more than 45 years, and is survived by his wife of 66 years, Gertrude Friedman Geiger, five children, ten grandchildren and one great grandchild. Geiger earned a medical degree from George Washington University in 1945 and went on to serve in the U.S. Navy before opening his practice in Silver Spring in 1950. Dr. Geiger served as president of the Maryland chapter of the American Heart Association, as well as the Montgomery County Heart Association. Outside of practicing medicine, Geiger was a docent at the National Museum of Health and Medicine, an amateur aviator and the co-owner of a small airplane.
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
The Bethesda location was one of three stops on Brown's tour after Hurricane Irene.
Pepco officials detailed their power restoration efforts in the wake of Hurricane Irene as Maryland Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown visited the Pepco Control Center in Bethesda Tuesday. Brown's visit was part of a planned multi-city tour that included Odenton and Greenbelt. Brown met with Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett, Pepco President Thomas Graham, Maryland Emergency Management Administration representative Mark Demski and dozens of other Pepco officials and employees. Hurricane Irene left approximately 220,000 Pepco customers without power in Maryland and Washington, D.C., including more than 100,000 in Prince George’s County alone. As of Tuesday afternoon, Pepco has been able to restore power to close to 210,000 customers. “I feel very…
Saturday, May 14, 2011
At the Bethesda Central Farm Market, inspiring people are living their dreams.
Do you have a secret dream percolating on the backburner? If so, take some inspiration from the Bethesda Central Farm Market, where vendors, through selling local produce, beef and even coffee, are living their dreams. Bethesda Central Farm Market is small compared to some other farmers’ markets in Montgomery County, but what it lacks in size, it makes up for in personality and diverse products. Sandra Miller, for example, is a dynamic woman who owns Painted Hands Farm. Miller used to work in industry, but 10 years ago decided to buy her own farm. She said she found her previous work very interesting, but felt that by doing that work she was contributing to the problem. Now, she feels she is contributing to the solution, because people …
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Some worried code will affect open atmosphere of the downtown Bethesda restaurant scene.
The atmosphere of the downtown Bethesda restaurant scene may be affected by a state health code that requires restaurants to screen or close their windows, some restaurant managers say. The state health code, which is enforced by county health officials and based on a federal regulation, requires the screening in order to "eliminate rodents, flies, roaches, and other vermin from the building." It's not new, but it first came to the attention of the downtown Bethesda restaurant community as the American Tap Room was getting ready to open last month, according to Ken Hartman, director of the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center. Like many other restaurants in downtown Bethesda, along with downtown Rockville and Silver Spring, the …