Category: General News

Demolition work begins on Silver Spring Avenue

Work has begun to take down two houses. Photo by Mike Diegel. Demolition work on two long-abandoned homes on Silver Spring Avenue began Friday. The houses, owned by The Fenton Group, are part of a property that’s slated to be redeveloped with an office building, retail and apartments. However, the property is currently for sale. At least one of the houses was an example of a kit home marketed by Sears, Roebuck and Co. from 1908 to 1940, as shown in the graphic below. In an effort to combat a growing number of unmaintained properties like those at 812...

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Downtown Silver Spring banners unveiled

Members of the Urban District Advisory Committee and guests under one of the new Silver Spring banners. Photo courtesy Silver Spring Regional Center. Downtown Silver Spring has a new set of seasonal banners that were officially unveiled yesterday afternoon. The brief ceremony included the presentation of a proclamation from County Executive Isaiah Leggett to Brian Abramson and The Tower Companies for their contributions to the effort to create the banners. Abramson is the current chair of the Silver Spring Urban District Advisory Committee, which also was involved in the program The proclamation reads, in part, “You have made this...

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County releases reminders for coping with high temperatures

Animals can be particularly vulnerable to heat. Photo by Mike Diegel. Montgomery County once again has released tips for coping with the high temperatures expected today through the weekend. People who are at the most risk for heat-related illnesses include risk of heat-related illness include infants and children up to four years of age; individuals 65 and older; people who are ill or on certain medications; and overweight people. Also, the county has announced that, due to the high heat, the Police Animal Services Division will enforce “Executive Regulation 10-10AM, Anti-Cruelty Conditions for Dogs, Section 11-D, which states, ‘A person must...

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Upcoming Events, July 19-27

Illustration from FiveStone Church Wednesday, July 19 Live online discussion with County Executive Isaiah Leggett, 1-2 p.m. Montgomery County Humane Society Yappy Hour benefit, Denizens Brewing Co., 1115 East-West Highway, $15-$25, 6-9 p.m. WSSC Community Meeting, Colesville Road Transmission Water Main Project, Montgomery Blair High School, 51 University Blvd. East, 6:30-8 p.m. Soul Gravity concert at Sonny’s Green, The Blairs, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, July 20 Long Branch-Wayne Local Park concept plan presentation to Planning Board, 8787 Georgia Ave., see agenda for time. Bubble Lady Margie Lynch, Silver Spring Library, 900 Wayne Ave., 11 a.m.-noon Silver Spring downtown banners unveiling,...

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Local union offers culinary training in former Progress Place

Local 23 of the international labor union UNITE HERE is opening a culinary training kitchen for members at 3210 Colonial Lane, the former location of Progress Place. The union, which is leasing space from owner Washington Property Company, will use the commercial kitchen space for a nonprofit training program offered by Service Workers Training & Education Partnership. Shown in the photo is Councilmember Tom Hucker (back row, second from right), Washington Property Company President Charlie Nulsen (second row, right) and Amelia Kalant, Director of STEP (front row, right), joining culinary students and their instructor, Sandy Patterson (first row, third...

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