Category: People

Silver Spring Cares Superhero: Pavy Bacon

Who: Pavy Bacon Where: Her Home For: Little Drops While the work of Silver Spring Cares focuses on our immediate community, we wanted to take an opportunity to share the work of local super mom Pavy Bacon. Her family is a great example of a busy working family who supports local businesses and charities whenever possible. Her husband, Rick, works for Greater DC Diaper Bank and coaches for Takoma Soccer. She serves on the board of Silver Spring Day School and volunteers for the East Silver Spring Elementary School PTA. These nonprofits help neighbors and strengthen community ties, and...

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Silver Spring Cares Superhero Spotlight: Meredith Dedolph

Editor’s Note: Today is the first installment of a content sharing arrangement with Silver Spring Cares, a local nonprofit founded to make connections between the community and charitable groups in the area. Periodically, the organization features local people taking actions to support local charities: Silver Spring Cares Superheros. Who: Meredith Dedolph Where: Her home, Mansfield Avenue, Silver Spring For: Comfort Cases What inspired you to host a party and tie a charitable cause into it? We wanted to have a party with just adults and thought instead of everyone bringing a drink to share, that they bring something to...

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Long Branch business holds annual children’s Christmas party

Nok Kim, owner of Rainbow Laundry, hands out gifts at his annual Christmas party. Photo from Paul Grenier. Guest post by Paul Grenier Christmas parties for local Long Branch children has become an annual tradition at Rainbow Laundry in Silver Spring, whose owner, Nok Kim, has become a favorite with neighborhood children and parents alike. What started as a small event run just by the laundromat has now blossomed into an expression of the spirit of this area, whose small shop owners and bilingual residents have become something special in recent years.  At this year’s Christmas party, on Thursday,...

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Gifford’s heir talks ice cream and empire

Photo of old Gifford’s menus courtesy Andrew Gifford. Andrew Gifford, grandson of founder John Gifford, will discuss his memoir “We All Scream: The Fall of Gifford’s Ice Cream Empire” at the Silver Spring Library at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19. The project began in 2013 as a hunt for the authentic Gifford’s recipes. “I sat down with a guy who was trying to reboot the effort,” Gifford said. “He was hunting the recipes and trying to find where’s the recipes, how to make them, what’s the actual source? “I have all the old recipe cards, and I have a...

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A Wider Circle seeking Neighbor-To-Neighbor Program Associates

A Wider Circle is seeking associates for its Neighbor-To-Neighbor program. (David Lay/Source of the Spring) Silver Spring-based nonprofit A Wider Circle is seeking associates for its Neighbor-To-Neighbor program. Associates are needed to do the “heavy lifting” in their movement to end poverty. According to the flyer obtained by the Source, associates “help collect donated furniture that we then distribute free of charge to individuals and families transitioning out of homelessness, escaping domestic violence, or who have just been living for too long without life’s necessities.” The position is a one-year term, working 4 days per week, with a $35,000/year...

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