Category: Neighborhoods

Montgomery Hills Residents to Hold First Street Festival Saturday

Residents of six neighborhoods along the Georgia Avenue corridor have joined together to plan the first Montgomery Hills Street Fest, which will be held Saturday, Sept. 29 from 3-7 p.m. In addition to entertainment, food from area restaurant and food trucks, and games, the festival was created “to generate support for fixing the unsafe, congested seven-lane roadway, improving pedestrian access, and enhancing the retail environment” in the area, organizers said. “We created the Montgomery Hills Neighborhood Street Fest to showcase the richness of our area—musical and artistic talent, entrepreneurs, community organizations—and build unified support for an area that’s long...

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Upcoming Events, Sept. 26-Oct. 4

Wednesday, Sept. 26 Grand Opening of Big Escape Rooms, 8505 Fenton St., Suite 210, 5-7:30 p.m. Community Meeting Update on Nolte Local Park Activity Building, 8787 Georgia Ave., 7-9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27 Collage Landscapes Workshop for Adults, CREATE Arts Center, 914 Silver Spring Ave., $50, 7-9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28 D.C. Blues Society 4th Friday Happy Hour, Cissel-Saxon American Legion Post 41, 905 Sligo Ave., 5-10 p.m. Music of Love and Freedom Concert with Cecily, Takoma Park Community Center, 7500 Maple Ave., $10 donation suggested, 7:30-9 p.m. Opening, “The Glass Menagerie,” The Highwood Theatre, 914 Silver Spring Ave.,...

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Multi-generational Living Together

Guest post and photo from Melinda Schnare Multi-generational living is growing in popularity. Families in a variety of stages of their lives are seeking homes for multi-generational living. Features families are looking for include homes that provide privacy and seclusion and yet allow their family to come together in enjoyable ways. This trend includes young parents seeking the benefit of grandparents to care for their children while they’re working. College graduates are coming home to either save money to pay off their student loan debt or save the down payment for a home of their own. Additionally, parents are...

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Gallery: Talbot Bridge Centennial Celebration

About 200 people gathered at the Talbot Avenue Bridge in Lyttonsville Saturday to celebrate the centennial of its construction. Here is a gallery of photos from the day, taken by and courtesy of David Rotenstein, one of the event organizers. Additional photos and videos can be viewed at the centennial’s website. Planners fabricated banners to hang from the Talbot Avenue Bridge during the celebration. Emcee Rev. Ella Redfield (left), speakers former Lyttonsville resident Theresa Tyson Saxton (middle) and Rosemary Hills resident Loretta Argrett (right) wait for the program to begin. The center of the bridge was a space where...

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100th Anniversary Celebration of Talbot Bridge Construction Planned

The 100th anniversary of the construction of the Talbot Avenue bridge in Lyttonsville will be marked by a celebration from 2-5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22 at Talbot and Fourth avenues. Built in 1918 of wood and steel, the bridge connected Lyttonsville, a historically African-American community, to the rest of Silver Spring. At the time, the area was racially segregated and African-Americans couldn’t live in communities like North Woodside, which is on the other side of the bridge. The celebration will include music, storytelling, a pop-up museum with exhibits about the bridge’s history, drumming and a children’s art show, among...

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