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Discovery to Lay Off More Than 200 in Silver Spring Office

Photo of Discovery’s headquarters with the famous Chompy by Flickr user and ©GlynLowe.com, published under a Creative Commons license. Discovery Communications will lay off more than 200 workers in its downtown Silver Spring office, according to several reports citing a state workforce adjustment filing. First reported by the Washington Business Journal, the move will affect 212 workers, effective Oct. 1, as the company prepares to relocate its headquarters to New York City and sell the Silver Spring building. The sale was announced in January, and a July report in the Washington Business Journal, said locally based Foulger-Pratt Co. and...

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Photo of Silver Spring Landmark Chosen in International Competition

Selected photo of the Georgia Avenue mosaic courtesy Ralph Blessing. A smartphone photo of a Silver Spring landmark is one of 34 selected for exhibition in the 4th International Phone-ography Competition. The photo is of the mosaic displayed under the Metro overpass above Georgia Avenue. Ralph Blessing, who lives a few blocks south of Silver Spring in Washington, D.C, took the shot back in January using a Motorola moto z. The competition, sponsored by fotofoto Gallery, a nonprofit organization in Huntington, N.Y., was open to anyone 18 years of age or older, and the entries were limited only to...

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Armand’s Chicago Pizzeria in Montgomery Hills Closed

Image from Armand’s Facebook page Armand’s Chicago Pizzeria in Montgomery Hills has closed, according to a post on the company Facebook page. “The Newmyer family would like to THANK YOU for your support at this location for the last 29 years,” the post reads in part. The post refers customers to the Rockville location (a franchisee) on Halpine Road, and said catering is still available by calling Ron Newmyer at 202.439.8015. The company was founded in 1975 by Ron’s father Lew, pioneering Chicago deep-dish pizza in the Washington area, and had 14 locations at its peak. In an April...

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County Council Campaign Sign Challenge: Elite 8

Photo from barbarajpeters.com We’re now down to just eight contestants left in the Source’s County Council campaign sign challenge. Today’s poll will determine who makes Monday’s Final Four signs, just before Election Day. With the competition stiffening, we thought we’d remind you of what our design consultant, Eric Robbins, said in his initial review of these eight contestants: Brandy Brooks—Good concept but difficult to read the first name, and border of county lines interferes with last name. Evan Glass—Good name typography. Simple and direct with non-traditional color scheme. Will Jawando—Good, classic high-contrast color scheme with blue and orange (War...

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Join the Candidate Sign Tournament and Pick the Best

Photo from barbarajpeters.com You’ve studied the at-large County Council candidates to make your choices for the best. But what about their signs? Who has the best, most effective art and message? We asked the candidates for examples of their campaign signs and collected 22. We’ve randomly seeded them in the poll below for the Tournament of Signs; some candidates were matched against those for whom we were unable to collect a sample. The Round of 32 is today. Tomorrow, look for our Sweet 16, the Elite 8 will post on Saturday, and Sunday we’ll have our Final four before...

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