Author: Mike Diegel

Libraries, Gandhi Brigade offer free video classes

Photo from Pexels Free classes in video production for high school students will start next week, part of a collaboration between Gandhi Brigade Youth Media and Montgomery County Public Libraries. Classes will meet weekly from 3:30-5:30 p.m. and run through May 25. Students will learn about the fundamentals of video production and create a short film of their own during the sessions. Locally, a class will meet on Tuesdays beginning Jan. 23 at the Long Branch Library at 8800 Garland Ave. Another class will be held on Thursdays beginning Jan. 25 at the Silver Spring Black Box Theatre, 8641...

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Silver Spring Cares Superhero: Pavy Bacon

Who: Pavy Bacon Where: Her Home For: Little Drops While the work of Silver Spring Cares focuses on our immediate community, we wanted to take an opportunity to share the work of local super mom Pavy Bacon. Her family is a great example of a busy working family who supports local businesses and charities whenever possible. Her husband, Rick, works for Greater DC Diaper Bank and coaches for Takoma Soccer. She serves on the board of Silver Spring Day School and volunteers for the East Silver Spring Elementary School PTA. These nonprofits help neighbors and strengthen community ties, and...

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County announces Martin Luther King holiday schedules

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at the 1963 Civil Rights March on Washington, D.C. Photo from U.S. Information Agency via Wikimedia Commons. The county has released its schedule of closings and other changes due to the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday Monday, Jan. 15. All county government offices and libraries will be closed for the holiday, as will state offices and courts. The Department of Recreation’s administrative offices, senior centers and community centers will be closed. However, aquatic facilities and programs will be open while all other programs and classes are cancelled. Patrons of the county’s parks, including...

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Paisano’s Pizza to open on Georgia Avenue

Photo by Mike Diegel Paisano’s Pizza, a northern Virginia-based chain, plans to open a location at 8213 Georgia Ave., formerly occupied by Radio Shack. In addition to pizza, the menu includes subs, burgers, salads, appetizers including wings, sandwiches and wraps, calzone and stromboli, and pasta dishes, along with a kids’ menu. Delivery is available for an extra charge, which varies by location. The first Paisano’s opened in June, 1998 in Fairfax, Va. The corporation operates a mixture of 36 company-owned and franchised stores primarily located in northern Virginia. Hours of operation typically are 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday...

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Upcoming Events, Jan. 10-18

Illustration from FiveStone Church Thursday, January 11 Silver Spring Transportation Management District meeting, Discovery Communications, 8-10 a.m., RSVP Carpe Diem Second Thursday Contra Dance, Silver Spring Civic Building, $5-$10, 7-10 p.m. Friday, January 12 Dr. Martin Luther King Food Drive begins, TPSS Co-op, 201 Ethan Allen Ave. Winter Choral Concert, Levine Music, Silver Spring Library, 900 Wayne Ave., 2nd Floor, 7-9 p.m. Jubilee Voices at Temple Shalom, 8401 Grubb Rd., 7:30-9 p.m. Saturday, January 13 Leo’s Run Fundraiser, Denizens Brewing Co., 1115 East-West Highway, $25 advance, $30 at door, 4-6 p.m. Monday, January 15 Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday...

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Discovery to sell Silver Spring headquarters, move to New York City

Photo of Discovery headquarters and the beloved Chompy from Wikimedia Commons Discovery Communications, a cornerstone of Silver Spring’s revitalization, will move its headquarters to New York City and sell its downtown building. As reported by NBC4, an email from CEO David Zaslav informed all employees earlier today. “We have…made the difficult decision to reduce our footprint in Maryland over time, with the ultimate closure and sale of our One Discovery Place headquarters building in Silver Spring, expected in 2019,” he wrote, according to the station’s report. The company agreed to move to the Silver Spring location in October, 1998...

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Source Neighborhoods: Sligo Park Hills

Guest post by Meg Finn Tucked between Sligo Creek and Piney Branch, bounded on the southern end by Mississippi Avenue in the city of Takoma Park, is the delightful neighborhood of Sligo Park Hills. With its winding streets graced by many, many trees, there’s a calm, forest feel. In spring, especially when there’s a canopy of flowering crabapples, you’ll feel like you’re taking a walk in the country. Abundant azaleas, glorious gardens and generous green spaces dot the neighborhood. Established in the late twenties with many houses built in the 30’s and 40s and continuing in to the 21st Century, Sligo Park HIlls offers a rich...

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Silver Spring to host second county comic convention

Photo from first MoCoComCon by Mike Diegel Montgomery County’s second comic convention, MoCoComCon, will be held from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, January 27 in the Silver Spring Library, 900 Wayne Ave. The free event includes a cosplay contest for ages 0-12, 13-17 and 18 and over; contest preregistration will begin at 11 a.m. and be limited to 20 participants in each age group. Judging will begin at 3:30 p.m. The convention will include a variety of presenters, workshops, programs, displays and exhibitors. The schedule of events includes: Superhero story time, 10:30 a.m. (prior to the event start); Light wands...

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Massage Envy to open Monday in downtown Silver Spring

General Manager Aiden Whitney-Dart behind the counter of the new Massage Envy. Photo by Mike Diegel. A local franchise of Massage Envy, a nationwide wellness company, will open Monday, January 8 at 955 Wayne Ave. The salon, co-owned by Wendy Muhammad, held a holiday open house Christmas weekend to meet the community in preparation for the opening. “This is my first Massage Envy franchise,” said Muhammad, who moved to Silver Spring from Chicago about nine years ago. Her partner in the franchise is Dr. Jeffrey Dorme, an area vascular surgeon, and she said the two were interested in a...

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Silver Spring Cares Superhero Spotlight: Meredith Dedolph

Editor’s Note: Today is the first installment of a content sharing arrangement with Silver Spring Cares, a local nonprofit founded to make connections between the community and charitable groups in the area. Periodically, the organization features local people taking actions to support local charities: Silver Spring Cares Superheros. Who: Meredith Dedolph Where: Her home, Mansfield Avenue, Silver Spring For: Comfort Cases What inspired you to host a party and tie a charitable cause into it? We wanted to have a party with just adults and thought instead of everyone bringing a drink to share, that they bring something to...

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