Snow Day = Fun Day: Reader-Submitted Photos

Our readers didn’t let a little snow keep them down. (Photo: Adam Lloyd Williams) As Winter Storm Toby whipped through the area earlier this week, many of our readers didn’t let the snow keep them inside. Thanks for sending in your photos! Snow Baby! Photo: Adam Lloyd Williams Last Winter for the Talbot Avenue Bridge? Photo: Ivan Vidyakin Quick Snap from the Front Door. Photo: Dave Choat   Snow-dusted cherry blossoms. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ At Fairview Park. #springsnow #cherryblossom A post shared by VG (@azn.her) on Mar 22, 2018 at 7:51am PDT Kindness is like snow- It beautifies everything...

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HerbaFi dispensary plans May opening

Photo courtesy HerbaFi After experiencing construction delays, HerbaFi will undergo final inspections next week and plan to open in May, according to founder Zeina Frayha and her husband, Terry Saad. Signs for the medical marijuana dispensary at 8413 Ramsey Ave., across from the Silver Spring Transit Center, went up this week. The dispensary will be the second to open in downtown Silver Spring. Company staff recently toured Green Leaf Medical, a medical cannabis grower in Frederick County led by Montgomery County native Philip Goldberg. HerbaFi plans to carry the grower’s products. gLeaf, as the company is known, grows more...

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MNCPPC issues request for proposals for Nolte Park building

Nolte Park activity building, MNCPPC photo The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission has issued a Request for Proposals for the adaptive reuse of the park activity building at Nolte Local Park, located at 200 Denver Rd. Proposals must include a business plan and financing structure that meets the commission’s general goals for adaptive reuse, which includes enhancing the park’s stewardship without disrupting “surrounding park activities and community character.” The building is being offered on an “as-is” basis and bidders will be expected to not only propose rental and interior/exterior maintenance fees, but also to be prepared to invest...

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Send Us Your Snow Photos!

We want to feature your photos from Winter Storm Toby. (Photo: Mike Mowery) Do you have some photos from Winter Storm Toby? We would love to feature them in a post this week! You can submit them in the form below, tweet us at @SourceTheSpring, or tag us on Instagram at @sourceofthespring. Your Name (required) Your Email (required) Your Message (required) Attach a file (optional). By submitting a file, you give us permission to use. Sign me up for the Weekly Newsletters!...

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Keep these things in mind as snowstorm winds down

Photo by Mike Diegel As the today’s snowstorm winds down, there are a few things to keep in mind during the aftermath. Be mindful of the state and county snow emergency routes, designated with red and white signs. Parking on these streets during a declared emergency is illegal, and vehicles must have snow or all-weather tires, or chains, to drive on these routes. Any cars or trucks that block snow emergency routes during an emergency may be ticketed and towed at the owner’s expense. Numbered roads in the county are state routes and are maintained by the State Highway...

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Heavy Snow Snarls Montgomery County

Heavy snow is moving through the area but is expected to taper off later today. (Graphic: National Weather Service) Winter Storm Toby is currently moving through the area, which is predicted to leave as much as 6 to 7 inches of snow in Silver Spring, according to the National Weather Service. A Winter Storm Warning is currently in effect until 8 PM Wednesday evening, however, the snow is expected to taper off this afternoon and into the evening. Montgomery County Public Schools, as well as federal, county & local government offices and facilities, are currently closed. Metro and RideOn...

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Upcoming Events, March 21-29

Illustration from FiveStone Church Please check with the event for additional postponements/cancellations Wednesday, March 21 POSTPONED: Speaker Series: Learn About the 11th Street Bridge Park and the Restoration of the Anacostia Watershed, Park and Planning Headquarters, 8787 Georgia Ave., Free, must register for lunch, 12:30-2:30 p.m. Progressive Maryland Happy Hour, Republic, 6939 Carroll Ave., 6-8 p.m. POSTPONED: Silver Spring Blues Festival benefit jam, El Golfo Restaurant, 8739 Flower Ave., 6-9 p.m. Carpe Diem-Revels March Community Sing, Seekers Church, 276 Carroll St. N.W., $5, 6:30-8:30 p.m. POSTPONED: Bus Rapid Transit U.S. 29 Open House, Montgomery Blair High School cafeteria, 51...

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Residence Inn start delayed, gas station reopened temporarily

Photo by David Lay The gas station at the corner of Georgia Avenue and Colesville Road that closed recently in preparation for construction of a new Residence Inn has reopened temporarily. The project has run into delays in the county permitting process, according to Timothy Eden, managing director of Starr Capital LLC. The company is overseeing the project for a partnership of investors who will own the building. Eden said they now hoped to break ground in May. As previously reported, the approved plans include a 173-room hotel with about 4,200 square feet of ground-level retail, about 5,000 square...

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New Flower Branch Apartments construction to start next week

Artist rendering from Kay Apartment Communities Construction is scheduled to begin next week on two new apartment buildings at the Flower Branch Apartments, 8701 and 8703 Arliss St. in Long Branch. The buildings will replace the two lost in an explosion and fire Aug. 10, 2016, according to a press release from the management company, Kay Apartment Communities. Seven people were killed and more than 40 injured in the blast, which was blamed on a natural gas leak. The two buildings will include 27 units—six one-bedroom apartments, 16 two-bedroom and five three-bedroom units, the company said—and will be constructed...

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Wintry Weather Expected Tuesday into Wednesday

A mix of wintry weather is expected Tuesday into Wednesday. (Graphic: National Weather Service) Montgomery County is in for some Winter Weather to welcome Spring, according to the National Weather Service. The Spring Equinox occurs at 12:15 PM today. A Winter Weather Advisory went into effect at 6 AM this morning, with a Winter Storm Watch taking effect at 12 AM Wednesday, according to Montgomery County EMA: A Winter Storm Watch has been issued for Montgomery County beginning Wednesday, 3/21 at 12:00 a.m. Residents should prepare for possibly significant snow or ice within the next 48 hours. More info:...

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