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Blood Donors Can Get Free Pound of Coffee Today

Blood donors can get a free pound of Dunkin’ coffee today by donating a pint of blood at the Montgomery County Red Cross Chapter House, 2020 East-West Highway, according to a press release. Dunkin’ of Washington, D.C. has partnered with the American Red Crossfor the annual Pint for Pound program as part of National Blood Donor Month to provide 25,000 coupons for blood donors in the region. As part of the program, Dunkin’ will host a donor event at a blood drive from 2-5 p.m. Jan. 28. During the event, presenting donors will receive a voucher for a free...

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Woodside Park Resident is Latest Jeopardy! Champion

Jeopardy! crowned a new champion on last night’s show and he’s a Woodside Park resident. Aaron Lichtig, who’s lived in the area since 2015, won $14,401 to knock off the previous champion, an astrophysicist who had just won her title Wednesday night. Lichtig was selected for the show after first taking an online test. “Anyone can register for that and they usually offer it once or twice a year,” he explained. “They’ve been doing that every year since 2006. “If you pass that test, you get put into a pool of people who can be called for an in-person...

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Takoma Park Council Votes to Convert to LED Streetlights

The Takoma Park City Council recently voted unanimously to replace all of its traditional streetlights with high-efficiency LED fixtures, according to an announcement on the city’s website. There are 1,505 streetlights in the city, and the replacement fixtures could save up to $100,000 per year in energy and maintenance costs, according to a Pepco estimate. Takoma Park currently pays Pepco, which owns the lights, about $233,00 per year for streetlights, including about $53,000 paid to WGL for wind-powered electricity.  “Today we take a huge step forward as a community in fighting climate change and reducing our energy consumption,” said...

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Gazebo in Takoma Park Gets New Public Art Installation

Takoma Park’s gazebo has a new installation of public art that people can use while enjoying a performance or other public gathering. The Old Takoma Business Association/Main Street Takoma, using a grant from the state of Maryland, commissioned “Blue Benches,” which was created by artist Howard Connelly Design.  The association worked with a small group of volunteers to come up with themes to share with Connelly, who provided sketches that were voted on by the community. The design incorporates musical references including the treble clef, bass clef and musical notes on a staff. Upon completion, the benches were galvanized...

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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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