Upcoming Events May 31-June 6

Upcoming Events

Illustration from FiveStone Church Thursday, June 1 Safe Silver Spring Community Meeting with 3rd District police, Long Branch Community Center, 8700 Piney Branch Rd., 7-9 p.m. Silver Spring Timebank Screenprinting social, Catylator Makerspace, 8121 Georgia Ave., Suite LL1, $5 per shirt, 7-9 p.m. Saturday, June 3 Takoma Langley Crossroads Clean-Up Day, 6900 New Hampshire Ave., 8:30-10 a.m. Joel Friedman Lecture … Read More

Regulation for short-term rentals recommended by Planning Department

Council Passes Zoning Changes for Accessory Dwelling Units

The County Council will consider recommendations for regulating short-term rentals. Photo from Wikimedia Commons. Owners who rent out their homes on a short-term basis through services such as Airbnb, HomeAway and similar companies would face regulation under terms of a recommendation for a zoning text amendment from the Montgomery County Planning Department. The County Council introduced ZTA 16-03 in February … Read More

Volunteers needed to assist sexual assault, other victims

The county is looking for those willing to help. Photo from Ellsworth Air Force Base. The county’s Department of Health and Human Services is looking for volunteers to help sexual assault, rape and domestic violence victims and their families through the department’s Victim Assistance and Sexual Assault Program. Volunteers are expected to serve for one year and be on call … Read More

Memorial Day schedules announced

Memorial Day Schedule for County Facilities Released

Memorial Day is Monday, May 29. Photo from Wikimedia Commons. Memorial Day schedules for the county and several local businesses have been announced. All county offices and libraries, along with Montgomery County schools and administrative offices, will be closed in recognition of the holiday, which honors those who died while serving in the armed forces. The Recreation Department’s administrative offices, senior … Read More