Category: General News

Gas station closes to prepare for hotel construction

Photo by David Lay The gas station at the corner of Georgia Avenue and Colesville Road closed last week in preparation for construction of a new Residence Inn. The final site plans were approved in December, 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. “We’re hoping to break ground in the second quarter of this year,” he said. The approved plans include a 173-room hotel that will stand 145 feet tall. It will include about 4,200 square feet of ground-level retail,...

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CREATE Arts moving to Silver Spring Avenue

Photo courtesy CREATE Arts Center. CREATE Arts Center is leaving its current home on Thayer Avenue and moving a few blocks away to the Atrium Building at 914 Silver Spring Ave. The center, a nonprofit visual arts organization that’s been in Silver Spring since 2003, will relocate into the space formerly occupied by Roadhouse Oldies. In addition, Jeremy Flick, CREATE’s executive director, said the group was knocking down a wall to take over The Highwood Theatre’s black box space, giving the group a total of 2,250 square feet. “We are all very excited about this opportunity. This new facility...

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Local students stage walkout, march to Washington for gun control

Students head down Colesville Road for a march on Washginton. Several hundred Montgomery Blair High School students joined others from the area yesterday to march on Washington to demand new gun controls in the aftermath of the high school killings last week in Parkland, Fla. The students began gathering at 9:30 a.m. and walked down Colesville Road accompanied by a police escort to the Silver Spring Metro. From Union Station, the marchers went to the Capitol to link up with other students from the region, meeting with U. S. Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-8th District) before heading, via the National...

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Upcoming Events, Feb. 21-28

Illustration from FiveStone Church Wednesday, February 21 Schweinhaut Song Circle, Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center, 1000 Forest Glen Rd., 1-3 p.m. Book Discussion, “Indignation” by Phillip Roth, Long Branch Library, 8800 Garland Ave., 2 p.m. Carpe Diem-Revels Community Sing, Seekers Church, 276 Carroll St. N.W., $5 donation suggested, 7-8:30 p.m. Flower Avenue Classical House Concert, BannerArts, 7502 Flower Ave, $20, 8 p.m. Thursday, February 22 “African American Dolls: Culture, Image, & Personal Identity,” Silver Spring Civic Building, 7-9 p.m. Saturday, February 24 Piccolo’s Trunk mime and pantomime, Silver Spring Library, 900 Wayne Ave., 10:30-11:15 a.m. Black History Month—The Heritage Signature...

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Upcoming Events, Feb.14-21

Illustration from FiveStone Church Thursday, February 15 Virtual town hall meeting with County Executive Ike Leggett, 1-2 p.m. Silver Spring Urban District Advisory Committee meeting, Silver Spring Fire Station (8110 Georgia Ave.), 3rd Floor, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Author Series: Panel Discussion with Angela J. Davis, Editor Of “Policing The Black Man,” Silver Spring Library, 900 Wayne Ave., 7-8:30 p.m. Friday, February 16 Pennyworth Thrift Shop 65th Birthday Celebration, 949 Bonifant St., 4-8 p.m. Saturday, February 17 Coffee with a Cop, Kefa Café, Silver Spring Library, 900 Wayne Ave., 9-11 a.m. “The Human Body,” presentation by the National Museum of Health...

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