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Councilmember Riemer elected council president

Photo courtesy Council President Riemer Councilmember Hans Riemer (D-At Large) has been unanimously elected as president of the County Council for a one-year term. Riemer, who previously served as vice president, succeeds Councilmember Roger Berliner (D-District 1). Traditionally, the vice president is elevated to the presidency after serving a one-year term. Riemer, who is entering his eighth year on the council, is the council’s lead member for digital government on the Government Operations and Fiscal Policy Committee and on the Planning, Housing and Economic Development Committee. He has been a strong advocate for funding public education and public transportation,...

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Upcoming Events, Nov. 15-24

Illustration from FiveStone Church Wednesday, November 15 Community Meeting Acorn Park Renovation, Eastern Village Cohousing Common House, 7981 Eastern Ave., 7-9 p.m. Community Stories Screening, “The Bridge,” Easter Seals building, 1420 Spring St., Nancy Lawson, author, “The Humane Gardener: Nurturing a Backyard Habitat for Wildlife,” Takoma Horticultural Club, Historic Takoma, Inc., 7328 Carroll Ave., 7:30-9 p.m. Montgomery County NOW Women’s Trivia Night, Denizens Brewing Co., 1115 East-West Highway, $5 donation, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Thursday, November 16 MCEDC and DPS Business Breakfast, Silver Spring Civic Building, 7:30-10:30 a.m., RSVP Live Online Discussion with County Executive Ike Leggett, 1-2 p.m. Council Transportation &...

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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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