Category: General News

Upcoming Events, May 17-24

Friday, May 17 Bike to Work Day, Veterans Plaza Pit Stop, 6:30-9 a.m., also at Takoma Park Gazebo, 6-9 a.m. and Sligo Creek Trail at New Hampshire Avenue, 7-9:30 a.m. Conversation On Community Collaboration: Non-Profit/Government Roundtable, Takoma Park City Hall, 7500 Maple Ave., 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 2019 Christmas Revels Adult Auditions, 531 Dale Dr., 5:15-10:15 p.m. Saturday, May 18 Beacon Market, East-West Highway and Blair Mill Road, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Hands-On Decorative Lettering, Plaza Artist Materials, 8205 Georgia Ave. 1-4 p.m. Screening, “Free Trip to Egypt,” Meditation Museum, 9525 Georgia Ave. Suite 101, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Silence of Himalayas –...

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Police Release Surveillance Video from Ellsworth Place Theft

Investigators from the county police’s 3rd District Patrol Investigation Unit have released surveillance video from a theft that occurred in Ellsworth Place at 8661 Colesville Rd. The incident took place at approximately 9:45 p.m. on March 25 in the Trendy Nails & Spa Salon, police said. The two suspects, a male and a female, watched as an employee counted the day’s cash and checks and placed them in a bag, which was then put under the counter. “A review of business surveillance video showed the male suspect observing the employee placing the business proceeds in the bag,” according to a...

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Liquor License Revoked for Takoma Park Restaurant

The Board of License Commissioners has revoked the liquor license of the Congress Restaurant and Lounge, located at 6834 New Hampshire Ave. in Takoma Park. The action came following an April 11 hearing that was summarized as Resolution 19-124. The resolution was adopted on May 2 and detailed in a letter dated the same day to licensees Nde Aloh of Bowie and his mother, Rosalinde Attey of Takoma Park, informing them of the revocation. The licensees admitted to violating several regulations related to the dispensing of liquor at the restaurant, including serving customers after hours, but denied a charge...

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Upcoming Events, May 10-17

Friday, May 10 “How Faith Communities Can Help Shape Racial Equity Legislation in Montgomery County,” Grace Episcopal Church, 1607 Grace Church Rd., 6:30-8 p.m. OCEAN Celtic Quartet, Carroll Café, Seekers Church, 276 Carroll Ave., N.W., $18-$20, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 11 Audacity of Hoops, Silver Spring Civic Building, 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Techniques Of Medical Illustration: Carbon Dust, National Museum of Health and Medicine, 2500 Linden Lane, 10 a.m.-noon Silver Spring Craft Market, Silver Branch Brewing Co., 8401 Colesville Rd., noon-4 p.m. Friends of the Library Spring Book Sale, Silver Spring Library, 900 Wayne Ave., 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Crossroads Spring Fest,...

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Construction on Solaire II Expected to Begin in November

Construction on the Solaire Silver Spring II luxury apartment project in the Ripley District is targeted for a Nov. 1 start, according to Charles Nulsen III, president of the project’s developer, Washington Property Co. The building will be located next to the current Solaire Silver Spring at 1150 Ripley St., near the Metro tracks. Plans call for up to 420 apartments, approximately 18,000 square feet of retail space and six levels of aboveground parking. In order to facilitate the parking, the company received a height exemption of about 70 feet for the project. “We didn’t add any more building...

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