Upcoming Events, March 22-29

Friday, March 22 DC Blues Society 4th Friday Happy Hour, Cissel-Saxon American Legion Post 41, 905 Sligo Ave., 6:30-9:30 p.m. Performance Institute Showcase, Levine Music, 900 Wayne Ave., 7:30-9 p.m. Improv Comedy Night, The Highwood Theatre, 914 Silver Spring Ave., $11, 8-9:30 p.m. Saturday, March 23 Takoma Park Clean Up Day, various locations, 10 a.m.-noon Learn to Mediate Workshop, Meditation Museum, 9525 Georgia Ave., donations accepted, 11 a.m.-noon Grace Open House, 8435 Georgia Ave., noon-2 p.m. Tour National Park Seminary, 9615 Dewitt Dr., $5-$12, 1-3 p.m. “God! The One-Man Show,” Unitarian Universalist Church of Silver Spring, 10309 New Hampshire Ave.,...

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Jawando, Council Urge Public Involvement in Search for New Chief

Councilmember Will Jawando (D-At Large) has sent a letter to County Executive Marc Elrich asking him to seek community involvement in the search for a new police chief. The letter, co-signed by the other eight councilmembers, suggests that, “An open and inclusive search for a new police chief is an important first step as we usher in a new era here in Montgomery County.” Chief Thomas Manger recently announced that he would retire in April after 15 years serving as the head of the county police department. “Choosing a new police chief will set the tone and culture for...

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Company’s Coming

We learned we were having six guests, a family spanning three generations, come to stay and visit the history within D.C. back in January. That’s when it started. We had two months to get things in shape as well as figure out where people were going to sleep. You probably have experienced the same and that’s when your eyes open to spots on the walls, cabinets that need to be organized, the yard’s a wreck and you have dirty windows. But it doesn’t stop there. Then the towels you use every day look down trodden, couch pillows slouched and...

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Childcare Center Proposed for Veterinary Clinic Location

A Silver Spring veterinary clinic would be redeveloped into a childcare center under a proposal presented last night during a meeting of the East Silver Spring Civic Association. Ambassador Animal Hospital at 811 Sligo Ave., owned by Dr. Sailendra and Aruna Roy, would become a franchise of Kiddie Academy, an Abingdon, Md. company that provides educational childcare at about 200 locations around the country. The existing building will remain, said Grant Gary, president of brokerage services for The Woodmont Company, a Texas-based real estate services company serving as the project’s developer.  “We would actually be constructing the upper floor...

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Park Police Investigating Alleged Embezzlement from Foundation

The Maryland-National Capital Park Police are investigating an alleged case of embezzlement from the Montgomery Parks Foundation, according Lt. Jeffrey Coe, public information officer for the Montgomery County division of the park police. There has not yet been an arrest in the case, Coe said, which the department estimated involves five or six figures. “It’s still under investigation,” Coe said. “We haven’t got the exact amounts yet.” An employee of the Maryland-National Park and Planning Commission assigned to support the foundation was described as a “person of interest” in the case, according to an earlier statement from the police....

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Hibachi-Style Restaurant Coming to Hillandale Center

A hibachi-style quick-serve restaurant has signed a lease to open an outlet in the Hillandale Shopping Center, according to an announcement by the company’s leasing representative. Quickway Japanese Hibachi will join several other restaurants in the center, which is on New Hampshire Avenue just north of the Beltway, The 2,000-square-foot restaurant will feature the teppanyaki style of open-grill cooking to order. The hibachi menu includes tofu, chicken, beef, shrimp and salmon served with mixed vegetables, rice or noodles. The menu also includes bento boxes (with a make-your-own option), specialty and sushi rolls, and soft drinks. The typical hours of...

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Upcoming Events, March 15-22

Friday, March 15 Montgomery Parks Speakers Series, “The Case For Open Space,” 8787 Georgia Ave., noon-2 p.m. “Titanic” opening night, The Highwood Theatre, 914 Silver Spring Ave., $20, 8 p.m. Improv Comedy Night, The Highwood Theatre, 914 Silver Spring Ave., $11, 8-9:30 p.m. Saturday, March 16 Brain Awareness Day, National Museum of Health and Medicine, 2500 Linden Lane, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Learn to Mediate Workshop, Meditation Museum, 9525 Georgia Ave., donations accepted, 11 a.m.-noon Pouring Madness! A Paint Pouring Experience, Plaza Artists Materials, 8205 Georgia Ave., 1-4 p.m. Feeling Healthy and Vibrant, Meditation Museum, 9525 Georgia Ave., donations accepted,...

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New Takoma Park Market/Bar/Café Aims for March 18 Opening

UPDATE: We have been told that the opening is now planned for March 25. A new market, bar and café planned for Takoma Park is “shooting for” a March 18 opening, according to co-owner Jocelyne DeHaas. The Girl & The Vine (a crowd-sourced name from friends, based on the photo at the top) will open at 7071 Carroll Ave., the former location of Capital City Cheesecake. DeHaas and co-owner David Fritzler live in Takoma Park with their two children (daughter Grace is the girl in the photo) and have teamed up with a third owner, Rob Theriot, to open this...

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Police Investigating Armed Robbery Seek Help to Identify Suspect

Montgomery County police are investigating an armed robbery at the T.J. Maxx in Ellsworth Place and is seeking help to identify the suspect, according to a press release. The department reported that the robbery took place about 1:53 p.m. on Tuesday, March 5 in the mall, located at 8661 Colesville Rd. The suspect approached a cashier, displayed a handgun and threated to kill the cashier. “The suspect stole cash from one of the registers and placed it in a plastic bag. As the suspect exited the counter area, he pointed the handgun at a security officer who had just arrived...

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Ellsworth Dog Park Closing for Maintenance

Ellsworth Urban Dog Park at 621 Ellsworth Dr. is scheduled to close today for annual maintenance, according to the Montgomery Parks website. Crews will be replacing the mulch and wood chips in the park, as well as swale work to manage storm water run-off, and digging out and leveling retaining walls, a spokesperson said. The work is expected to take about two weeks, and then the park will reopen for its usual hours of sunrise to sunset. Photo taken at the park by Mike...

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