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Group raising funds to continue legal fight against Purple Line

Graphic courtesy of the Maryland Transit Administration. Update: At last night’s meeting, the Town Council voted 4-1 to deny the $50,000 request mentioned below. Friends of the Capital Crescent Trail is circulating an email in an attempt to raise funds for legal fees to continue its opposition to the Purple Line construction. “If you’re reading this, you are telling the money interests pushing this wasteful project, ‘IT AIN’T OVER!’ We’re not done fighting for the Trail,” the text begins. The same email, a copy of which was obtained by the Source, urges readers to sign a petition addressed to the...

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2017 Reader Survey

We’re nearing the end of 2017, and Source of the Spring is 1 Year Old, which means it’s time for our Annual Reader Survey. We want to serve our readers as well as we possibly can. To that end, we’d like to know something about you. Please take this survey to tell us a little about yourself and what you’d like to see in the Source. Readers that complete the Survey and enter their contact information will be entered to win a $50 gift card to All Set Restaurant & Bar. The survey will close Monday, October 23. Thank...

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Source Neighborhoods: Hillwood Manor

Guest post by Dan Metcalf Over the next several months, we’ll be rolling out a new feature, Source Neighborhoods, which will look at the communities in which we live, outlining their boundaries, community resources, and the local real estate market. This month, we’re starting with the Hillwood Manor neighborhood of Takoma Park. On the easternmost border of the City of Takoma Park, entered via and bounded by Erskine Avenue to the north, New Hampshire Avenue to the west, 15th Avenue to the east, and Sligo Creek to the south, this sylvan sliver of a neighborhood is roughly two miles...

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Proposal would replace library with senior independent living facility (Part 2 of 2)

Victory House rendering of Spring House as seen from Ellsworth Urban Park. The former Silver Spring Library on Colesville Road would be torn down and replaced with a four-story senior independent living facility, with a child care component, under a plan proposed by the second of two finalists selected in a Request for Proposals process. The 92-unit Spring House would be owned and operated by Victory Housing, the affordable housing development arm of the Archdiocese of Washington. The organization operates or oversees 31 facilities in the area that provide more than 2,100 rental units. “The design of the building...

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Source of the Spring Celebrates 1 Year

Source of the Spring is turning 1 year old, and it’s time to celebrate! Join us at All Set Restaurant on Thursday, October 26 from 6-9pm as we commemorate our first year. In order to give All Set an accurate number of attendees, please RSVP with Eventbrite below. Thank You for supporting us, and we’ll see you October 26!  Powered by Eventbrite As part of our Anniversary Celebration, we have also designed a new Silver Spring-themed shirt: I <3 SS. Show your love of Silver Spring and support us as the same time! Pre-Order your shirt now, and pick...

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