Tastee Diner in Laurel: As American as the Fourth of July

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LAUREL — The small Tastee Diner chain, opened in 1935, is a venerable staple in the historic districts of Laurel, Bethesda and Silver Spring. Anticipating Independence Day, I took a trip to a couple of these restaurants in the chain to experience a bit of Americana as American as the Fourth of July – or as apple pie, keeping with the diner theme.


Hometown Heroes: Mike and Kathleen Dugan

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HH courtesy photo 02LAUREL – The day before the gala, the Dugan’s home was full of their children and grandchildren popping in and out the door. The next night’s gala was for the 20th anniversary of Center for Adoption Support and Education (C.A.S.E.), which the couple Mike and Kathleen Dugan founded to support families who, like themselves, adopted children.


Visiting Joseph in Laurel, Kate in Annapolis

Kiss Me Kate Kate and PetruchioLAUREL – “Take you the lute, and you the set of books,” writes Shakespeare in his raucous comedy “The Taming of the Shrew.” Two area shows take up both classic books and, if not the lute, then indeed a variety of instruments to bring vividly to life two classic stories which are so universal that they continue to speak to us today.


Local business opens second location

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LAUREL – The SharfPointers Driving Academy, Inc., also known as the SP Driving Academy, held a grand opening for their new location in Laurel on March 24. The small local business opened their first location in Lanham in late 2016.

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