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Holidaze from Fenton Street Market draws crowds

Fenton Street Market co-owner Elizabeth Baer was interviewed by Hagerstown’s WDVM-TV. (Photo by Mike Diegel.) The chilly weather didn’t deter the shoppers roaming Ellsworth Drive looking for crafts and other holiday gifts at the Fenton Street Market Holidaze event. Here are some photos of the people and the products (all photos by Mike Diegel). Market co-owner (and Source co-founder) Mike Mowery, lower left, and friend. These pop-up cards were popular. Everything here was made from recycled materials. Books and cards for kids and pun lovers. There were several jewelry vendors. Pray or play? Or both? Merry Christmas to...

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Upcoming Events, Dec. 6-14

Illustration from FiveStone Church Wednesday, December 6 Planning Department Winter Speaker Series, “The Economic Future of the Suburbs: Infill, Commerce, Placemaking,” 8787 Georgia Ave., 6-7:30 p.m. “The Economic Future of the Suburbs: Infill, Commerce, Placemaking,” Session 1: Infill, Planning Headquarters, 8787 Georgia Ave., 6-7:30 p.m. “Poverty and Our Shared Humanity,”
 Dr. Mark Bergel, Founder, A Wider Circle, Silver Spring
Civic Building, Pot luck dinner 
6:30 p.m., program 7 p.m. RSVP Thursday, December 7 “Building Community Celebration,” Montgomery County Renters Alliance Inc., Denizens Brewing Co., 1115 East-West Highway, $25-$175, 6-9 p.m. Friday, December 8 Seabury at Springvale Terrace Craft and Vendor...

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UPDATED: Third dockless bikeshare company coming next week

Photo by Mike Mowery A third dockless bikeshare company is scheduled to begin operating in a demonstration area beginning Dec. 7, according to a press release. Spin, founded in San Francisco in 2016, will join Limebike and Ofo to offer riders the chance to pick one of 100 Spin-branded bikes, ride it to a destination and park it on public space for the next user. The county has also designated specific areas to park shared bikes on Ellsworth Street next to Veterans Plaza and on Ripley Street behind the Silver Spring Transit Center. Dockless bikeshare companies do not rely...

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Holiday Wellness Benefit for Shepherd’s Table tomorrow night

Graphic courtesy UP—Healing, Wellness, Adventure UP—Healing, Wellness, Adventure and Silver Spring Cares have teamed up for a Holiday Wellness Benefit for Shepherd’s Table tomorrow night, Dec. 1. “When you look out the window [of UP’s studio], I look at the need every single day with the homeless lining up to get meals every single day, three times a day,” said Dave Giacomin, co-owner of UP. “It’s hard for me to sit there and not want to do anything about that as a human being that walks this Earth that has a soul.” During conversations with staff from Shepherd’s Table,...

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Upcoming Events Nov. 29-Dec. 6

Illustration from FiveStone Church Thursday, November 30 Truth, Trust, Transformation (T3) Network Night, Long Branch Community Center, 8700 Piney Branch Rd., 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Public Forum On Proposed Route New Bus Service Expansions (Effective: January 2018) East County Regional Service Center, 3300 Briggs Chaney Rd., 6:30 p.m. Friday, December 1 Holiday Wellness Benefit for Shepherd’s Table, UP Healing, Wellness and Adventure, 8083 Georgia Ave., 2nd Floor, $15 donation online, $20 at the door, 6-9 p.m. Karen Collins and the Backroads Band, Takoma Park VFW, 6420 Orchard Ave., $10, 8-11 p.m. Saturday, December 2 Silver Spring Craft Market,...

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