There's only one reason a pumpkin spice latte sounds delicious all of a sudden. It must be fall!
So, with heat waves, hurricanes and back-to-school behind us, the iPhone 5 unveiled, the election and holidays still a way off, what's there to talk about in Montgomery County and environs? Traffic, of course.
Here are some Patch headlines to get the conversation started:
On the Agenda: More HOV Lanes on I-270?
Walter Reed Bethesda Campus Upgrades Could Tack On 15 Seconds To Commute Times
Commuting Mess Reported On Red Line
Montgomery, Fairfax Leaders Urge Study Of High Occupancy Lanes Over Legion Bridge
Cracks on Intercounty Connector are Getting Fixed
Repairing Cracked ICC Bridges May Bring Road Closures
Then, there's always development to discuss, and it's coming fast and furious:
Planners Envision Chevy Chase Lake Sector Development
A Look at Rockville Town Center's Second Phase
Residents Ask 'What Now?' For Rockville Town Center
Washington Adventist Hospital Withdraws Application for White Oak Campus, Begins Work on New Proposal
Tech Firm Unveils New Facility in Germantown
Silver Spring a Model for Economic Stimulus Without Gentrifying
And, when in doubt, we never seem to tire of mulling over the future of Pepco or its alternatives:
Berliner To County Attorney: Re-examine Public Power Options
Government Develops Energy Efficient Test Home in Gaithersburg
Of course, one shouldn't bring up money in polite company, or brag about one's latest Pulitzer:
Maryland Counties Among Nation's Wealthiest
Cost Apparently No Obstacle as iPhone 5 Hits Apple Store in Bethesda
Local Pulitzer-Winning Authors Lead Fall Luncheons
And, police matters might be too edgy:
MAP: Montgomery County Crime
VIDEO: Rockville Police Move to New Station on Friday
So, why not just go out and see our county at its most lively. That will give you something to chat about:
PHOTOS: Celebrate Gaithersburg in Olde Towne Festival A Hit
Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club Set To Open In Early December
Hispanic Heritage Month to Culminate in World of Montgomery Festival
Kentlands' Oktoberfest Back for 21st Year
Or, forget about talking altogether; it's an antiquated activity in the digital age anyway. Try opening up your browser, grabbing that latte and indulging in a Twinkie instead:
Ding Dongs in Danger as Local Union Rejects Latest Proposal from Hostess Brands
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