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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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Gandhi Brigade to premiere documentary on immigration reform tonight

Graphic courtesy Gandhi Brigade Youth Media Gandhi Brigade Youth Media will premiere its documentary on immigration reform in a joint presentation tonight with Montgomery College. “The Fabric of America” will be shown at 7:30 p.m. in the Cultural Arts Center, 7995 Georgia Ave., and be followed by a panel discussion with Councilmember Nancy Navarro, Casa de Maryland, UndocuBlack Network and the office of U.S. Rep. Adriano Espaillat (D-New York’s 13th District). Eight students from Montgomery Blair, Northwood and Kennedy high schools worked in an intensive five-week program to produce the 7 1/2-minute documentary (see trailer below), according to Evan...

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Documentary explores history of Silver Spring

Gifford’s Ice Cream parlor in Silver Spring, 1956, courtesy of Silver Spring Historical Society. Anyone who hasn’t heard the story of how Silver Spring got its name can learn that and much more about local history Sunday at a free screening of “Silver Spring: Story of an American Suburb.” AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center is hosting a 15th anniversary showing of this 88-minute documentary that “explores the history of Silver Spring, MD, from its earliest days, through the growth during the New Deal, its heyday as a booming retail center in the 1940s and ’50s, and its eventual...

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Fall means beer festival season

Photo courtesy Denizens Brewing Co. It’s fall, which means it’s beer festival season, and there are two local ones coming up. First is the Takoma Park Nuclear-Free Beer Fest IX, which runs from 4-8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23 at the Cady Lee House, 7064 Eastern Avenue, N.W. The festival will feature beers from 15 local breweries and food from about 20 area restaurants, along with live entertainment. Ticket sales from the event typically raises about $20,000 a year to benefit the Takoma Foundation and its grant program for local organizations. The following Saturday, Sept. 30, Denizens Brewing Co. hosts...

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Upcoming Events Sept. 6-14

Illustration from FiveStone Church Wednesday, September 6 Silver Spring-Takoma Park Restaurant Week continues through Sept. 10 Historical Fiction: Its Past And Future—Conversation With Annamaria Alfieri, Silver Spring Library, 900 Wayne Ave., 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, September 7 Grand Opening Takowork shared space, 7000 Carroll Ave., 2nd Floor, 6:30-8 p.m. Meet Barry Wood, author, “Exploring New Europe: A Bicycle Journey,” Silver Spring Library, 900 Wayne Ave., 7-8 p.m. Safe Silver Spring quarterly meeting with 3rd District Police, 1002 Milestone Dr., 7-10 p.m. Friday, September 8 Lunch with the Mayor, El Marinero Comida Lantina and Grill, 1319 University Blvd. E., Takoma Park,...

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