8407 staff heading to Mrs. K’s

Photo by David Lay. The last meal at 8407 Kitchen Bar will be served tonight (Oct. 21), but fans needn’t despair. The chef and many of the restaurant’s bartenders and staff will decamp to Mrs. K’s, according to Theo Margas, owner of both establishments. Margas spoke to the Source earlier this week, citing his desire to keep as many good people as he could, and to revamp Mrs. K’s wine bar offerings at the same time. A sign spotted at the 8407 bar says, “Same Chef, Same Menu at Mrs. K’s,” adding a note that there will be piano...

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#SourceSaturday: Recommend Your Favorite Local Businesses

It’s #SourceSaturday, which is our weekly reminder to shop our local businesses here in the area. We’ve featured numerous local businesses in the past year: Velatis Caramels, Skincando, Koiner Farm, and Bonjour Waffles are just a few examples. What are your favorite local businesses? What is your favorite place that we should feature next? Let us know in the...

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#SourceSunsets: Four Corners

Four Corners last night. Photo by Amy Stacy. If you have a Silver Spring sunset photo you’d like to share, please submit through our News Tips form, or send an email to info[at]sourceofthespring.com. Please include #SourceSunsets in the subject, along with your name and where the photo was...

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Pepco trucks working along Wayne Avenue

Photo by Mike Diegel. The line of trucks along Wayne Avenue today were there for work related to ongoing reliability enhancements, according to a Pepco spokesperson. The work, in front of Silver Spring International Middle School, will be done during normal business hours, barring some kind of outage or other...

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Proposed zoning amendment would regulate antennas for wireless service

Photo from Wikimedia Commons. County Executive Ike Leggett has released a draft zoning text amendment to regulate the deployment of small cell antennas for wireless service in the county. Leggett has scheduled a public meeting to get input on this proposal before sending legislation to the County Council. The meeting will be held Monday, Oct. 23 from 7-9 p.m. in the Stella B. Werner Council Office Building, 100 Maryland Ave., 3rd Floor Hearing Room in Rockville. Because of the increasing demand for wireless capacity, the county is receiving applications for these antennas at an unprecedented level. According to a...

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Traffic, safety principal concerns raised at sector planning kick off

Graphic courtesy Montgomery County Planning Department (M-NCPPC). Traffic congestion and pedestrian safety along Georgia Avenue were the principal concerns among attendees at a presentation kicking off planning for a Forest Glen/Montgomery Hills sector plan. The comments primarily focused on the difficulty crossing Georgia Avenue at Forest Glen Road to get to and from the Metro, and at Seminary Place to get to shops and restaurants. Over and over, attendees said “you take your life in your hands” at those crossings. The purpose of this planning process is to consider “long-term land use and transportation strategies in response to the SHA...

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Gifford’s heir talks ice cream and empire

Photo of old Gifford’s menus courtesy Andrew Gifford. Andrew Gifford, grandson of founder John Gifford, will discuss his memoir “We All Scream: The Fall of Gifford’s Ice Cream Empire” at the Silver Spring Library at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19. The project began in 2013 as a hunt for the authentic Gifford’s recipes. “I sat down with a guy who was trying to reboot the effort,” Gifford said. “He was hunting the recipes and trying to find where’s the recipes, how to make them, what’s the actual source? “I have all the old recipe cards, and I have a...

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Sidewalk project underway in East Silver Spring

Photo by Mike Mowery Work has begun to repair and replace sidewalks in East Silver Spring, a project expected to take about 9-10 weeks, depending on the weather. According to information distributed by county’s Department of Transportation, a contractor will replace deteriorated, damaged and misaligned curbs and gutters, and then restore disturbed areas with soil, grass seed and straw mulch. This phase will cover Thayer, Sligo and Silver Spring avenues, as well as cross streets such as Fenton and Grove. Homeowners who have damaged driveway aprons and/or lead walks can have them repaired or replaced by the contractor at...

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Upcoming Events, Oct. 18-26

Illustration from FiveStone Church Wednesday, October 18 MusicaliTea concert, Levine Music, Silver Spring Library, 900 Wayne Ave., 2nd Floor, 11 a.m-12:30 p.m. Travel and Leisure in Maryland During Jim Crow, Silver Spring Civic Building, 7-8:30 p.m., RSVP required Community Sing, Levine Music, Silver Spring Library, 900 Wayne Ave., 2nd Floor, 7-9 p.m. Thursday, October 19 Silver Spring Urban District Advisory Committee meeting, Easter Seal, 1420 Spring St., 3:30 p.m. Mural Design Meeting, Takoma Park Recreation Center, 7315 New Hampshire Ave., 6:30-8 p.m. “We All Scream,” conversation with Andrew Gifford, Silver Spring Library, 900 Wayne Ave., 7-8:30 p.m. Friday, October...

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