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Local Links: Local Love, DC Summer Fun, Chestnut Lodge Fire, Yesterday’s Storm, GM Dealerships

Local Links: Local Love, DC Summer Fun, Chestnut Lodge Fire, Yesterday’s Storm, GM Dealerships

Since we started local links a few months ago, we’ve only focused on other things happening around Gaithersburg. In addition to moving Local Links to the blog, we are also going to be covering things outside of Gaithersburg. We will continue to focus on the local area however. Montgomery County, Washington DC, and maybe even Prince George’s and  Northern Virginia will no be included in our Local Links feature.

Why Change the Format?

There are a ton of local bloggers in our area spanning from DC to Silver Spring to Bethesda, and more. And I’ve got to say, most of them don’t get the attention the deserve. I hope other local bloggers can join in on the fun, and share the local love. If you are a blogger and find an interesting story in the area, do your own Local Links feature and help spread the word about other bloggers in the area.

This installment of local links will only include blogs/sites focusing on areas outside of Gaithersburg, in ‘celebration’ of the new format. We may even do a themed Follow Friday on twitter (@GaithersburgMD) this week!

Destination DC has a super-detailed list of things you can do in Washington DC this summer. The list is targeted to tourists, but just glancing over the list, I see quite a few things I haven’t done. And even somethings that never would have crossed my mind, like visiting the FRESHFARM Market in Dupont. If you’re like me, you could always use new things to do in DC, this is a great place to start.

Rockville Central was one of the first sites to cover the Chestnut Lodge fire that occurred on Sunday. I had passed the old building many times on West Montgomery Ave. in Rockville, and was often reminded that it was an old mental institution. There were plans to convert the old building into luxury apartments, but construction never started.

While I was covering today’s storm in Gaithersburg on twitter (@GaithersburgMD), The Silver Spring Penguin was one-upping me with spectacular photos of the storm. Check them out, and follow The Silver Spring Penguin on twitter (@sspenguin) as well.

But even cooler is the time-lapse video of the storm sent in by a reader of DCist. News related to the storm also included.

There has been a lot of talk about the closing down of GM dealerships both locally, nationally, and internationally.

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