Nonprofit Offered Weekend Gift-Wrapping Service

Silver Spring Timebank members provided free gift wrapping on Dec. 9 at Loyalty Bookstore, a pop-up bookstore on Ellsworth Drive in downtown Silver Spring. SSTB is a timebank in which people exchange their services for hours of credit that are “banked” so they can use the credit later for other services they may need. No cash is exchanged. However, the timebank has expenses for special activities and for supplies such as the wrapping paper used at this event, so donations rom events such as these are always welcome.  Members enjoyed doing the wrapping as a service to the community...

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Pennyworth Shop to Open Two More Days on Bonifant

Pennyworth Thrift Shop will be open for two more shopping days before shutting down in preparation for an eventual move to the basement of Grace House on the grounds of Grace Episcopal Church at 1607 Grace Church Rd. The shop at 949 Bonifant St. will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8 and again on Saturday, Dec. 15. Everything in the store will be sold for $1 on those two days. On the final day of shopping, patrons can enjoy snacks and sparkling beverages from 1-4 p.m. The shop hopes to reopen in its new location...

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Clearing Out Closets and Packing Up

So these fall and winter months have brought out a surprising number of people looking to buy a home in Silver Spring. Some have been renting and are now buying their first home; others are looking for more space in a nearby community. Usually, this time of year is slower as kids are settled in school and the holidays have us entertaining and shopping. One thing I hear a lot is how daunting it is to imagine clearing things out of their current home that are packed away in closets and storage—things that haven’t been used for years, and...

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Flying V Theatre Company Joins Theatre Consortium

Flying V Theatre has joined the Theatre Consortium of Silver Spring, taking the place of Forum Theatre, which folded at the end of July. “We had been performing about once a year for the last couple of years at the Silver Spring Black Box, and I think we always hoped that if there had been a spot that opened up, the we might be able to make that a home of ours,” said Jason Schlafstein, the producing artistic director and a founder. “It’s a really amazing building and we love it. “The hope was never that a company would...

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Upcoming Events, Dec. 5-13

Wednesday, Dec. 5 Takoma Park Police Winter Coat Drive underway, drop-off at 7500 Maple Ave., ends 4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14. Josiah Henson Park & Museum Talk, Holy Cross Senior Source, 8580 Second Ave., 1-3 p.m. Art Journaling for Stress Reduction (first session), CREATE Arts Center, 914 Silver Spring Ave., $90, 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6 Jump Start Family Fun Night Out with The Jelly Roll Mortals!, El Golfo Restaurant, 8739 Flower Ave., $5, 5:45 and 6:45 p.m. “Celebrate the Solstice” Collage Workshop, CREATE Arts Center, 914 Silver Spring Ave., $50, 7-9 p.m. Building Community Celebration with Montgomery Renters...

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Elrich Names Department Heads; Navarro Elected Council President

County Executive Marc Elrich has nominated three people to serve in his administration and will keep eight department heads from the Leggett administration, according to announcements from his office. As expected, Indian Spring resident Andrew Kleine, former Baltimore budget director, has been nominated to serve as chief administrative officer. The CAO supervises the county’s departments and oversees day-to-day operations of the government. “I am honored to be Marc’s nominee for Chief Administrative Officer,” said Kleine said in a press release. “I have been a resident of Montgomery County for half of my life, and I’m excited to get to...

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County DHHS, Gandhi Brigade Sponsoring Video PSA Contest

The county’s Department of Health and Human Services and Gandhi Brigade Youth Media are sponsoring a contest for middle and high school students who create a video public service announcement. The purpose of the video is to support the campaign by to raise awareness about teen suicide prevention. The contest, open to county students only, asks students to produce a 30-second PSA based on the themes and information found on the BTheOne website. Some of the themes student can consider include, among others: Why suicide is a public health concern Warning signs of suicidal thoughts or mental health problems...

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Krazy Steve’s Restaurant Apparently in the Works

A new restaurant called Krazy Steve’s is apparently in the works in the space on Seminary Road formerly occupied by Armand’s Chicago Pizzeria. According to the (unconfirmed) word on the street, “Krazy Steve” is a former Armand’s staff person who intends to offer some form of comfort food in the new outlet. The operator has applied for a Class D alcohol license to permit sales of beer and wine for both on-premise consumption and carry out. Armand’s closed in July after 29 years in the Montgomery Hills neighborhood. Regardless of the cuisine Krazy Steve’s will serve, it offers a...

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Pepco Meeting Tonight on New Infrastructure Project

A community meeting will be held tonight (Nov. 28) to discuss another phase of Pepco’s efforts to upgrade its infrastructure in the Silver Spring/Takoma Park service area. Expected to start construction shortly, this phase will include installation of three underground lines connecting the Sligo substation on Cameron Street with the Linden substation near the intersection of Montgomery Street and Fraser Avenue. Other streets that will be affected in Georgia Avenue, Linden Lane, Seminary Road, Hale Place and Brookville Road, according to documents the company has circulated to customers in the affected area. Work will take place weekdays between 9...

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Upcoming Events, Nov. 28-Dec. 6

Wednesday, Nov. 28 Takoma Park Police Winter Coat Drive underway, drop-off at 7500 Maple Ave., ends 4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14. Revels World Story Time, 531 Dale Dr., 10-11 a.m. “From Minimum Wage to #MeToo—The Role of the Press in State and Local Politics,” Astro Lab Brewing, 8216 Georgia Ave., 5:30 p.m. An Evening with Herb Simmens, author of “A Climate Vocabulary of the Future,” Silver Spring Library, 900 Wayne Ave., 6-7:30 p.m. Community Meeting: Pepco’sSligo to Linden Underground Line Project, Yeshiva School of Greater Washington, 2010 Linden Lane, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29 U.S. 29 Mobility and Reliability Study...

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  1. 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training @ Grace

    September 22, 2018 - March 4, 2019
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    November 23 @ 5:30 pm - December 23 @ 9:00 pm
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