Category: General News

A Candidate Forum for Policy Lovers Last Night in Silver Spring

Robert McCartney of The Washington Post moderated last night’s Democratic gubernatorial candidate forum. Photo courtesy David Asche Photography. For anyone who loves policy, last night’s Democratic gubernatorial forum in Silver Spring was a complete wonkfest. However, any undecided resident looking for significant differences between the seven candidates would have to search hard. The seven who appeared at the forum are: Rushern Baker, current county executive of Prince George’s County, Ben Jealous, former president and CEO of the NAACP and currently an investor with Kapor Capital, Kevin Kamenetz, county executive of Baltimore County, State Sen. Richard Madaleno (D-District 18), Alec...

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Upcoming Events, April 25-May 3

Illustration from FiveStone Church Wednesday, April 25 Shakespeare and Company Present Othello, Cultural Arts Center, Montgomery College, 7995 Georgia Ave., Regular: $25, Senior: $20, Student: $2, MC ID: $15, Faculty: $15, Child: $10, 11 a.m. Thursday, April 26 Shakespeare & Company present A Midsummer’s Night Dream, Cultural Arts Center, Montgomery College, 7995 Georgia Ave., Regular: $25, Senior: $20, Student: $2, MC ID: $15, Faculty: $15, Child: $10, 11 a.m. Friday, April 27 Shakespeare and Company Present Othello, Cultural Arts Center, Montgomery College, 7995 Georgia Ave., Regular: $25, Senior: $20, Student: $2, MC ID: $15, Faculty: $15, Child: $10, 10:30...

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Volunteers mark Earth Day sweeping part of Sligo Creek

With volunteers such as Anne Vorce managing the check-in table, a large group cleaned up a portion of Sligo Creek Sunday. Photo courtesy Alan Bowser. About 50 volunteers joined Friends of Sligo Creek to mark Earth Day by sweeping the creek Sunday afternoon. According to Chris Richardson, who helped organize the event, the group picked up 38 large bags of trash and eight large bags of recyclables from the section between Piney Branch Road and Wayne Avenue. FOSC supplied the bags and work gloves to the volunteers, which included Daisy Troop 34024 and Boy Scout Pack 275, Richardson said. In...

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Curb Appeal of Homes Goes a Long Way

Guest post by Melinda Schnare, photo courtesy Schnare Silver Spring homes are so unique. It is inspiring to see how we who live here uniquely landscape, paint, build out and add on. More and more of our subdivisions are developing into communities enjoyable to live in with enormous charm and appeal. These types of neighborhoods are sought after. A house that has curb appeal and outside character adds value to a home. For those looking for homes to buy, it is a real draw. Here are a few pointers if you’re inclined to take on some projects this spring: Unless...

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Upcoming Events, April 18-25

Illustration from FiveStone Church Wednesday, April 18 Community Bridges fundraiser, El Golfo Restaurant, 8739 Flower Ave., 5-9 p.m. Community meeting: Silver Spring Intermediate Neighborhood Park, 8787 Georgia Ave., 7-9 p.m. Thursday, April 19 Mornings at the Museum, National Museum of Health and Medicine, 2500 Linden Lane, 9-10 a.m. Silver Spring Urban District Advisory Committee meeting, Silver Spring Fire Station, 8110 Georgia Ave., 3rd Floor, 4 p.m. Discover Long Branch Salsa Network, El Gavilan Restaurant, 8805 Flower Ave., 6 p.m. Author Series: Elizabeth Baer, “The Origin of the Holocaust in Africa?,” Silver Spring Library, 900 Wayne Ave., 7-8:30 p.m. County...

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  1. Children’s tap classes at Knock On Wood Tap Studio

    January 8 @ 8:00 am - June 9 @ 5:00 pm
  2. The Logic of Dreams: Paintings and Drawings by Jim Klumpner

    March 3 @ 8:00 am - April 28 @ 5:00 pm
  3. The Body Love Yoga Project

    April 12 @ 5:00 pm - May 31 @ 6:00 pm
  4. SOON at The Highwood Theatre

    April 13 @ 8:00 pm - April 29 @ 7:00 pm
  5. Shakespeare and Company Present Othello & A Midsummer Night’s Dream

    April 25 @ 11:00 am - April 29 @ 12:00 am

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