We love hosting events in our home. Since we were first married and were showered with fine dinnerware and wine glasses to serve large gatherings, we have been planning and hosting fun and lively groups in our home. As a result, every holiday season in Windermere has been a truly festive period with many get togethers, different carefully planned menus, and sometimes a different set of guests to join in with the core family gatherings.
The holiday season begins in the preparation period to Thanksgiving and ends with Christmas and New Year’s. Each year, as predictable as the sun rises and the sun sets, it is hectic in planning and deliberate in taking the necessary steps to enjoy a full house in a relaxed atmosphere. The hectic nature of the frenzy is in part due to the fact that there is a lot less sunlight during the autumn months leading to winter. And, there is an across the board feeling of winding down for the year.
At times it feels like we are running an embassy and a bed and breakfast rolled into one. Our guests often fly in and stay for more than one week per visit. And it’s always a pleasure to see a neighbor, because it gives us a chance to take a break and talk about other matters. Our breaks from the frenzy include escapes to our favorite vineyard in Middleburg for an afternoon of a bottle of Albariño and a cheese board in the pavilion at Cana Vienyards and Winery. The walks around Windermere Circle are especially meaningful when the sound of Christmas carols and a party are heard in the brisk air as we encounter our neighbors walking their dogs.
We launched North Bethesda Magazine to exclusively serve the concerns and interests of the pocket of just 2,262 single family homes, and the numerous townhouses and condominiums, in the 20852 zip code with localized news, events, and key contact information. With the loss of a community paper, we recognized that there was a gaping hole in local and relevant news for our immediate concerns. Important developments in our own community are oftentimes difficult to find. A quarterly magazine focused on our concerns and interests. Not the LCA Green Sheet. And, not Bethesda Magazine. Our local businesses from grocery stores and restaurants to an array of service providers all create the fabric of our community. North Bethesda Magazine is made possible because of the support of our patrons, advertisers, and our contributors. From leaders in the local PTA , county council candidates, to those who attend the public hearings, we will deliver feature articles describing the happenings in the different spheres of our community that impact the quality of life in North Bethesda.
The several communities in the 20852 zip code of North Bethesda are nestled within suburban enclave just two miles of the White Flint and Grosvenor metro, I -270 and I-495, and Cabin John Park. Suburban Hospital is just down the street. And, numerous grocery stores and shopping centers provide all of the day to day services. North Bethesda Magazine exists to provide community niche reporting and support our local business community.
From the White Flint Pike District, Cabin John Mall, Montgomery Mall, Rock Spring, Grosvenor Metro, and along Rockville Pike up towards Rockville Town Center - radical transformation and major growth are in the plans. The proposed smart growth designed close to metro stops will include office towers, apartment buildings, condominium towers, and a new mix of offices and retail stores. With that will come economic growth, a broader tax base, more traffic congestion, and greater challenges for our schools. North Bethesda Magazine will focus on how these changes will impact us.
HEBERT PUBLISHERS, A Limited Liability Company
Copyright © 2019, 2020, 2021 North Bethesda Magazine - All Rights Reserved.
For image, map, or content reuse, please feel free to contact us.
Powered by GoDaddy