Council Passes Bill to Require Air Conditioning in Rental Units

All rental units in the county will be required to provide air conditioning under the terms of a bill passed unanimously yesterday by the County Council. The bill will require that individual air conditioning units, or a central air conditioning system, be maintained in good working condition to provide an inside temperature of 80 degrees or less from June 1 through Sept. 30.

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Upcoming Events, Feb. 21–28

Seekers Church hosts a community sing Friday night, while Improbable Comedy brings a show to the American Legion on Saturday. Also Saturday, the Silver Spring Library hosts a conversation with Nigerian-American author Tope Folarin. Committees of the Silver Spring Citizens Advisory Board will get an update on Thrive Montgomery at a public meeting on Monday, while United Therapeutics hosts the county’s town hall on climate action next Thursday evening.

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Strosniders Silver Spring Store Sold to Local Hardware Group

Strosniders Hardware’s Silver Spring store has been sold to A Few Cool Hardware Stores, according to an announcement circulated to customers by the company. AFCHS is another locally based member of the Ace Hardware cooperative that operates a dozen other hardware stores in the Washington, D.C./Baltimore area, including the Old Takoma Ace Hardware at 7001 Carroll Ave.

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The Eleanor to Open Silver Spring Location on Monday

The Eleanor, a bowling lounge, bar and grille, will open its second location at 931 Ellsworth Dr. on Monday, Feb. 24, company officials said at a preview event last night. Adam Stein, the managing partner and face of the ownership team, said he first got the idea for “a bowling alley that had elevated food and beverage offerings” when he was a student at Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio.

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Club Pilates to Open Silver Spring Studio

Club Pilates, a national boutique fitness studio, will open a Silver Spring location at 956 Thayer Ave. on the ground floor of the Thayer & Spring Apartments. The company is offering 20 percent off the cost of membership “forever” for the first 50 people who enroll. Potential clients also can sign up to reserve a free class.

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Upcoming Events, Feb. 14–21

Saturday is your chance to meet a young kangaroo or wallaby at the Silver Spring Library. There’s also a record fair and later that day, a comedy show at Silver Branch Brewing Co. Presentations on microplastics in the Chesapeake and synthetic turf will be offered on Tuesday, while on Wednesday, the Long Branch Library hosts a talk on the local Underground Railroad.

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