Salon Nader’s New Location at Wildwood Shopping Center Opens this Month

Salon Nader is expanding to a new location in the Wildwood Shopping Center in the former location of Red Door.

“The new salon is undergoing a complete renovation,” Nader Lofti says. “We are very excited to bring the most beautiful, elegant full-service salon to our Bethesda, Chevy Chase and Potomac neighborhood! The salon will feature an amazing design and a fantastic team of artists. Our clients deserve the best! We have been the best of Bethesda for many years and intend to keep the title as long as I am in business.” 

The opening is predicted to be the beginning of 2019. Stay tuned to Potomac Lifestyle’s Facebook page for further announcements about the opening in January and to receive your invite to Salon Nader’s Grand Opening Celebration. 

Montgomery Co. Looking Forward to Prosperity from New Amazon HQ

“Amazon’s decision to expand its existing presence in Northern Virginia is good news for the Washington region, which will benefit from the stronger private sector growth that Amazon will foster,” the Montgomery County Council said in a statement. “It is good news for everyone who cares about future job growth in Montgomery County and the region generally.”

Northern Virginia’s location will be in National Landing, which is less than miles away from downtown Washington, D.C. Northern Virginia and Long Island City will each receive a $2.5 million investment from the company and see 25,000 new jobs, Amazon said in a press release.

Montgomery County Public Libraries Hosted Stem Festival

Montgomery County Public Libraries offered dozens of free science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) activities in partnership with the Library Systems of Maryland as part of the 2018 Maryland STEM Festival in November. The activities provided fun, educational and interactive programs that inspire children and teens to enjoy STEM activities and encourage critical, innovative and creative thinking skills. 

Programs are designed for children of all ages. Younger children can choose from programs on animals, nature, building blocks and other preschool engineering projects. Older children can select sessions on topics such as neuroscience, building a website or creating an application software (app). 

MCPL’s participation in the festival emphasizes the year-round goal of providing STEM activities to increase access to resources and programs to help children develop the necessary skills to thrive in a digital/STEM-based culture. 

For more information about ongoing STEM activities at your public library, call Clotilde Puertolas at 240.777.0198.

Polar Bear Cubs Make Debut at Maryland Zoo

There are two new residents at the Maryland Zoo. Make your plans now to visit two new polar bear cubs at the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore this spring. Polar bears Neva and Amelia Gray made their first public appearance in Baltimore on Thursday, Nov. 1, according to Maryland Zoo officials.

Staff members say the bears’ personalities will likely make them a hit with zoo visitors.

“I think people will be very excited about them because they’re so playful,” Mammal Collection and Conservation Manager Erin Cantwell said in a statement.

The cubs, Neva and Amelia Gray, are half-sisters who celebrated their second birthday this past November.