WMATA Racing to Ensure Cell Service As Deadline Looms – The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority must deliver cell phone service to underground portions of the Metrorail system by Oct. 16 or face the possibility of losing federal funding. [Greater Greater Washington]

Independent Comic Festival Coming to North Bethesda – The 15th Annual Small Press Expo, an exhibition of work by celebrated comic artists and cartoonists, will take over the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center (5701 Marinelli Rd.) this weekend. [Washington Post Express]

Bethesda Brothers Making Waves in Canoe Competitions – Walt Whitman High School junior Gavin Ross and his older brother Ian Ross both had career best showings in a national sprint canoe competition last month in Seattle. Gavin Ross was invited to an international competition this week in Hungary. [The Gazette]

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