Category: People

Silver Spring Cares Superhero: Tim Abrahams

Tim Abrahams, Abrahams Lawn Service Inc. Tell us how Abrahams’ Lawn Service came to be? I started mowing lawns in the downtown Silver Spring area off Dale Drive where I grew up at about age 12. Built the business up during high school and continued while at University of Maryland. After college I got a real job and hated it! So I started doing landscaping full time. What inspired you to make serving our community a part of the fabric of your business? When my son started kindergarten at Sligo Creek Elementary around 2005, I noted the grounds where...

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Silver Spring Cares Superhero: Michelle Tebor

Michelle Tebor, Founder, Silver Spring Creative Reuse What is Silver Spring Creative Reuse? Silver Spring Creative Reuse is a community grassroots project. We collect unwanted art and office supplies and donate them to local teachers for educational and creative repurposing. We believe that teachers should not have to pay out of pocket for materials that already exist for free in our communities. By diverting these materials from the waste stream and into our classrooms we are reducing our environmental impact and teaching sustainability to the next generation. How did the idea come about? I am passionate about art education,...

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In Search of the Lost Souls of “Silver Spring:” Coachman William Henry Lemon (ca. 1806/16 -1893)

Sunken but visible stones at Mt. Olivet Cemetery where Henry Lemon is buried. Photo by Jerry A. McCoy. Guest post by Jerry A. McCoy Between 1850 and 1860, Francis Preston Blair, Sr. (1791-1876), advisor to U.S. presidents from Andrew Jackson to Ulysses S. Grant, enslaved up to 20 human beings at his Montgomery County home, “Silver Spring.” These individuals ranged in age from a 60-year-old man to a one-month-old boy. These men, women, and children were documented in the 1850 and 1860 “U.S. Federal Census—Slave Schedules” yet were not listed by name; the only description noted was their age, sex,...

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Silver Spring Cares Superhero: The Davis Family

The Davis Family Maura & Aaron Davis Nate, 7 years old, Flora M. Singer Elementary School Margaret, 5 years old, St. John the Evangelist School Caroline, 1 year old What inspired you to make serving our community a part of the fabric of your family? I think it is a few things. One, we are so fortunate. We have good jobs that allow us the financial comfort to do many things. But we don’t have to look far to see those who are not as financially fortunate. Wanting to give to our community was an easy decision. We have,...

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Snowmageddon turned into a blessing for first Cupid’s Undie Run

Photo from the 2017 run from Wikimedia Commons Snowmageddon 2010 was a proverbial blessing in disguise for the founders of Cupid’s Undie Run. Silver Spring resident Brendan Hanrahan and some friends scheduled their initial charity event for what turned out to be the weekend after the storm dropped nearly 30 inches of snow on the area. “Everybody was so pent up that they were Googling ‘What can I do this weekend? Please get me out of the house,’” he recalled. “All they found was us, because we were the only ones stupid enough that [we] didn’t cancel our event.”...

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