Category: Neighborhoods

Krazy Steve’s Restaurant Apparently in the Works

A new restaurant called Krazy Steve’s is apparently in the works in the space on Seminary Road formerly occupied by Armand’s Chicago Pizzeria. According to the (unconfirmed) word on the street, “Krazy Steve” is a former Armand’s staff person who intends to offer some form of comfort food in the new outlet. The operator has applied for a Class D alcohol license to permit sales of beer and wine for both on-premise consumption and carry out. Armand’s closed in July after 29 years in the Montgomery Hills neighborhood. Regardless of the cuisine Krazy Steve’s will serve, it offers a...

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Pepco Meeting Tonight on New Infrastructure Project

A community meeting will be held tonight (Nov. 28) to discuss another phase of Pepco’s efforts to upgrade its infrastructure in the Silver Spring/Takoma Park service area. Expected to start construction shortly, this phase will include installation of three underground lines connecting the Sligo substation on Cameron Street with the Linden substation near the intersection of Montgomery Street and Fraser Avenue. Other streets that will be affected in Georgia Avenue, Linden Lane, Seminary Road, Hale Place and Brookville Road, according to documents the company has circulated to customers in the affected area. Work will take place weekdays between 9...

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All Ages Attended Talbot Avenue Bridge Lantern Walk

About 50 people braved the fall’s first blustery streak last Saturday to sing and carry lanterns across the Talbot Avenue Bridge in the inaugural Talbot Avenue Bridge Lantern Walk. North Woodside resident Anna White conceived the event as a way to build off of the momentum achieved during September’s centennial celebration for the bridge. Working with neighbors, artist Bertie LoPiccolo and educator Kate Elliot, White organized a morning lantern-making workshop at the Gwendolyn E. Coffield Community Center. Approximately 20 people ranging in age from 2 years old to 99 learned how to make lanterns from recycled plastic bottles, tissue...

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Downtown Silver Spring Residents Looking to Form Civic Association

A group of downtown Silver Spring residents is in the early stages of forming a new civic association to represent that area. “We’ve been trying to start this organization for three years, with many stops and starts,” said Dan Reed, one of the organizers (and who blogs at Just Up the Pike). A group of them met last night at Kaldi’s Social House for a combination kickoff and happy hour for the Silver Spring Downtown Neighborhood Association. “One of the recurring things that had come up [in earlier discussions] was [that] we wanted to do more social activities, both...

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Unknown Artist’s Work Brightens Trail Users Day

An unknown sidewalk artist, or artists, has been brightening the days of at least one Sligo Creek Trail user for several years now. “I’d like to publicly thank the unknown artist who, for at least the last couple of years, has been leaving hopeful, inspirational messages chalked along the Sligo Creek Trail,” wrote Bob Ferguson, who sent his pictures to the Source. The temporary art appears along the trail north of Colesville Road toward Forest Glen Road and Dennis Avenue, he said. “They are always an unexpected bright point in my day, helping me feel a connection to the...

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