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Takoma Park Commissions Three Public Art Installations

Takoma Park is the temporary home of three new public art installations commissioned from fiber artist Stacy Cantrell, according to a press release. Cantrell, who lives in Fairfax, crocheted the works in the city’s colors of orange, yellow, green and blue, including an octopus visitors can see draped over the clock tower in Ward Sinclair Plaza at the intersection of Laurel and Carroll avenues. The work, title Oct O’Clock, includes 360 crocheted suckers on the eight tentacles and is stuffed with more than 100 pounds of recycled plastic, such bags and water bottles. “I’ve always been in love with...

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Residents Can Adopt a Pet at No Charge During Adoption Week

Residents interested in adopting a pet can do so at no charge this week from the Montgomery County Animal Services and Adoption Center and Friends of Montgomery County Animals. The two organizations are holding an “Autumn Adoption Fest” and waiving the adoption fees on all species at the shelter to make room for new arrivals. “This event is going to be especially exciting because we’re temporarily changing how we do adoptions in order to decrease wait time for patrons and maximize the number of animals we can send home each day,” said MCASAC Deputy Director Lex Lepiarz in a...

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Local Churches to Hold Voter Registration Drive Sunday

Two local churches are teaming up with the League of Women Voters and the District’s Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner Stacey Lincoln for a “Procrastinators’ Voter Registration Drive” this weekend. The deadline to register to vote in the Nov. 6 general election in the District of Columbia and Maryland is Tuesday, Oct. 16. The registration drive will be held Sunday, Oct. 14 from 9:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. at Shepherd Park Christian Church, with assistance from DSK Mariam Church, at 7900 Eastern Ave., N.W. Volunteers will be available to assist with forms, registering online, making changes to registrations, checking registration status,...

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Mattress Firm Files for Bankruptcy, Will Close Some Stores

Mattress Firm, which operates three stores in the immediate area including at Colesville Road and Fenton Street, has filed for bankruptcy, the company announced today. “Leading up to the holiday shopping season, we will exit up to 700 stores in certain markets where we have too many locations in close proximity to each other,” said Steve Stagner, executive chairman, president and CEO of Mattress Firm. The company said it intends to close about 200 stores, “in the next few days. Decisions about additional store closings will be made in the next few weeks.” Today’s announcement of a Chapter 11...

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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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