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Bike lane project on Spring and Cedar close to completion

Bike lanes and bike boxes are in green at the intersection of Cedar Street and Ellsworth Drive. Photo by Mike Diegel. The completion of a project to create separated bike lanes on Spring and Cedar streets is at hand as the Planning Department continues to work on an updated bicycle master plan. “The purpose of the plan is to create a bicycling network that is comfortable for most people, from young kids to older adults,” said David Anspacher, the plan’s project manager, who has been working on it since 2015. The last time the bicycling plan had a comprehensive...

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Upcoming Events, Sept. 20-26

Illustration from FiveStone Church Wednesday, September 20 Virtual Town Hall with County Executive Ike Leggett, 1-2 p.m. Silver Spring Arts & Entertainment Advisory Committee meeting, Silver Spring Civic Building, 4 p.m. Thursday, September 21 Silver Spring Urban District Advisory Committee meeting, 8110 Georgia Ave., 3rd Floor, 3:30 p.m. Washington Revels-Carpe Diem Community Sing, Bennington Drive Park, 599 Bennington Dr., 6:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, September 22 Car-Free Day Lunch with the Mayor, Campeon Rotisserie Chicken & Bakery, 902 Merrimac Dr., Takmoa Park, noon. Improv Comedy Night, The Highwood Theatre, 914 Silver Spring Ave., $11, 8-9:30 p.m. Saturday, September 23 DC Denizens...

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Manna Food Center demonstrates new mobile kitchen

The converted bus was parked on Ellsworth Drive during the farmers market. Photo by Mike Diegel. “Manny,” a mobile kitchen from Manna Food Center, made its first appearance in Silver Spring over the weekend. The new program will provide a hands-on cooking classroom and will be used for targeted food distribution in areas with limited access. Manna has identified 20 census areas in the county that are most at-risk for food insecurity, including East County and Long Branch. Starting in October, the bus will be a “pop-up pantry” to deliver fresh produce in these communities on certain days. Other...

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Departments, groups create downtown pop-ups for PARK(ing) Day

The Department of Environmental Protection and WSSC demonstrated ways to reduce runoff. Photo by Mike Diegel. Several county departments and other organizations created pop-up spaces along Fenton Street and Ellsworth Drive in Silver Spring Friday to mark International PARK(ing) Day. “PARK(ing) Day is a annual, open-source, global event where citizens, artists and activists collaborate to temporarily transform metered parking spaces into “PARK(ing)” spaces: temporary public places,” according to the IPD website. The intent is to point out that cities need more urban open space, to talk about how public space is created and allocated, and to improve the quality of...

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WSSC water main excavation on Colesville to begin Monday

WSSC water main project map WSSC has finished marking underground utilities and will begin excavating Colesville Road to replace water mains on Monday, Sept. 18, weather permitting. The project will start near the intersection with Georgia Avenue and move north toward the Beltway as work progresses, the utility said in a press release. Drivers can expect to find one- and two-lane closures during the water main work, which is expected to be finished in the spring of 2019, depending on the weather. Sidewalk, roadways and landscaping restoration will follow the completion of the water main work. Most of the...

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