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Founding Farmer's Comes to Potomac Fall 2011

Washington’s greenest restaurant, and one of the most popular food destinations in the country, announces plans to open a second location in the Park Potomac Development in Potomac, Maryland. Dan Simons and Mike Vucurevich, principals of Vucurevich Simons Advisory Group (VSAG) and concept developers of Founding Farmers, will manage investors and operations for this second location set to open in Fall 2011.

Montgomery County Foreclosures Hit Two-Year Low

The Gazette.net reports that Home foreclosures in Montgomery County are at their lowest level in two years, according to a county report released last week.

There were 1,428 foreclosure events in Montgomery County in the third quarter of the year — July through September — data shows, a number that is down about 10 percent from the previous quarter.

Among those county residents who narrowly escaped foreclosure is Carol Smouse, who nearly lost her Germantown home last year when she was laid off from her job as a saleswoman and couldn't pay her bills.

After losing her job in February 2009, Smouse, 50, was able to make her $1,500 mortgage payments for about two months using money from her savings and retirement funds.

"Eventually I ran out of money and was unable to make my payments," she said.

Finger Lakes Winemaker Comes Home

Mel Goldman, former Chevy Chase resident, to sample his

award-winning Finger Lakes wines locally

Longtime Chevy Chase resident and former World Bank staffer Mel Goldman, now a New York wine producer, will sample his award-winning Keuka Lake Vineyards wines at Magruder’s Fine Wine and Spirits, 5626 Connecticut Ave., NW, Washington, D.C. 20015 November 18th from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

November Power Networking Breakfast

Join the B-CC Chamber for casual networking and a full hot breakfast buffet before an emcee guides you through three structured rounds of networking. This is the perfect way for newcomers to make lasting connections with established business contacts from across the B-CC community. Set your alarm clock and be sure to bring plenty of business cards with you; you won't regret making time for this opportunity!

Members $20, Guests $30

Anyone not pre-registered will pay an additional $10 at the door on the day of an event.

New District measure requires six-months of mediation before foreclosure.

The District Council recently passed a measure that requires that mortgage lenders work with homeowners for six months through mediation before they will be able to foreclose on a home in the District. Mediation allows the borrower and the lender to negotiate with the guidance of a neutral third party possible alternatives to foreclosure.

What this means for struggling homeowners is that they now have an opportunity to work with their lender and possibly save their homes from the auction block. This is especially helpful in the District since there isn't a requirement that courts review foreclosure cases. In the District alone, there are more than 3,000 homes in the foreclosure process.

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KEENfest draws hundreds to help area kids

WASHINGTON, DC-- Angie Goff reports 400 community members celebrate KEENfest and Washington women attend 'Bras and Brunch' in Chevy Chase.