Announcing the Launch of BethesdaNow.com

by ARLnow.com September 5, 2012 at 2:30 pm 4,469 49 Comments

You might have seen us mention it on social media, or you might have seen some other websites link to it, but today we’re officially announcing the launch of BethesdaNow.com.

Bethesda Now will provide the same standard of up-to-the-minute, original news coverage for Bethesda and Chevy Chase, Maryland that ARLnow.com provides for Arlington. The site will seek to report on important community issues, interesting local stories, and breaking news that impacts the daily lives of those who live and work in the area. Bethesda Now will exclusively focus on Bethesda, Chevy Chase and parts of Potomac — not on other parts of Montgomery County.

BethesdaNow.com is up and running now, but we’re only just getting started. Readers can expect even more news, reported for and by Bethesda area residents, in the coming months. Plus, both ARLnow.com and BethesdaNow.com will be undergoing a site redesign this fall.

Know someone who lives or works in Bethesda or Chevy Chase? Tell them to follow Bethesda Now via Twitter, Facebook or email newsletter.

  • BrianKal

    And I hear a Tyson’s one is in the works too?

    • Barcrofter

      Pistol Grip county, Baldimore and the Ravens? Really? Muraland blows…

  • Quoth the Raven

    Aren’t the headwaters for Donaldson Run in Bethesda?

  • craig

    get some!

  • WestoverAndOver


  • Mary-Austin

    Bethesda sucks.

  • novasteve

    Why do you only do this for “hip ” or “cool” areas? Why is there no ManassasNOW or DamascusNOW or GaithersburgNOW???

    • CA

      Only pretentious areas allowed.

    • b

      hear they’re working on for Dumfries/Manassas which will be called….

      • meatrocket

        DumAss Now

        • Mary-Austin

          Will it cover Hoodbridge?

        • CrystalMikey

          Nice. lol

    • Froyolover

      not enough froyo stories, obviously

    • Not Me

      Hahaha GaithersburgNOW made me laugh.

    • bethesdasteve

      Why do you not understand the business model for publishing?

      • Michael H.


  • billj

    Nice work! Question, will ARLNow logins work over at BethesdaNOW?

  • ArlNow Suffers

    This explains why there are no longer many interesting stories on Arlnow. I used to look forward to reading it every hour, now I check once a day. Still get some good stuff, but not like during the first year. But that could be due to a reduction in bank robberies this summer.

    • BethesdaNow.com has its own, separate staff. It’s not being written by existing ARLnow.com reporters.

  • Regis

    My knowledge of Bethesda pretty much starts and stops with Parker’s.

    Good times though.

  • Curious

    Arlington? Bethesda? Are you affiliated with Arlington Magazine? Seems like your geographies are similar…

    • No, we are not affiliated with Arlington Magazine or Bethesda Magazine. Arlington Magazine launched about a year and a half after ARLnow.com launched.

      • Curious

        Are you going to partner up? Seems logical.

        • SomeGuy

          Logical in what way?

        • That’s a smart answer to a tricky qeustion

  • Tre

    Why not BETHnow.com?

    • novasteve

      Because Beth might not like that.

      • Tre

        You’ll be hearing from my uncle Arl’s lawyer (kidding of course). Congrats on the new page.

    • arlcyclist

      More like, what wasn’t it ArlingtonNow?

  • Eeew, it has articles about the red line. ;). Just kidding, congratulations Scott!

  • bum


  • curious george

    Will there be a CeMdSteve?

    • Tabby_TwoTone

      Maybe a FredTech posting in Md. to match FredTerp posting in Va.

      • SomeGuy

        Wouldn’t it be more like “FREDHOK”?

  • novasteve

    Should I christen bethesdanow with it’s first anti smoking ban posting?

    • bethesdasteve

      Too late, I did that a long time ago. Smoking is perfectly safe and never hurt anyone. Small children should breath more smoke.

  • Jack

    Haha, I wonder how the BethesdaNOW forum culture will evolve? Will it be better or worse?

    • Jack

      O wait, there are no forums there! *sad face*

  • WillNeverLiveInMD

    ah ok.. well i tried posting the Kaiser blocked message, bethesdanow is labeled as a porn site ha… why don’t we get any of that content?

    Internet Access Notification
    Per company policy you have been denied access to the URL:
    Not allowed to browse Nudity category

    • perv

      does that mean there’ll be “adult” content? perhaps to attract the arlington public wankers

    • b

      if you have an over sensitive web filter there are dozens of free proxy and vpn services let you surf around them.

  • Not Fair

    Looks like they can have murals and we can’t.

  • Chucks

    Ew, Maryland.

  • John Fontain

    Congrats and good luck Scott. Since we’re talking business, I’d like to make a request: Pretty please do some follow up on stories that generated significant interest. For example, Trev, guy on Irving who stabbed vandals, etc.

    • nom de guerre

      Trev-jury trial scheduled for 10/9/12
      Mauricio-sentencing hearing on 10/9/12. It appears he may have made a plea agreement.

      • John Fontain


  • avp

    Very exciting! I moved from Arlington to Bethesda in June and still read ArlingtonNow daily. I subscribed to Bethesda Patch and it sucks!


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