Two New County Laws Go Into Effect on Sunday

Owners of short-term rentals through services such as airbnb will be required to register and license the properties. Graphic from Wikimedia Commons Two significant pieces of legislation will take effect in Montgomery County on Sunday, July 1. One will require owners of short-term residential rentals to register and license their rental properties. The second will raise the county’s minimum wage, … Read More

Riley Wins Council Campaign Sign Challenge

County Council Campaign Sign Design Review

Photo from She didn’t win a nomination as an at-large candidate in the Democratic County Council, but Michele Riley’s campaign sign is the winner of the Source’s council campaign sign challenge. All the candidates squared off in a tournament-style showdown, and Riley came out on top, besting the sign from Evan Glass’ campaign in yesterday’s final. Congratulations, Michele, and … Read More

Elrich Leading Blair, Riemer, Glass, Jawando, Albornoz Among Winners

Councilmember Hans Riemer interviewed during a post-election party at the Quarry House Tavern. Photo by Mike Diegel. Councilmember Marc Elrich (D-At Large) holds a slight lead over businessman David Blair in the race for the Democratic nomination for Montgomery County Executive. As of shortly before 1 a.m., unofficial results from the State Board of Elections showed Elrich leading, 34,729-34,277 (29.2 … Read More

Upcoming Events June 27-July 5

Upcoming Events

Illustration from FiveStone Church Thursday, June 28 Interfaith Works Fundraiser Night Out, El Golfo Restaurant, 8739 Flower Ave., 6-9 p.m. Built for Comfort Band, Veterans Plaza, 7-9 p.m. Design Kickoff Meeting, Montgomery College Takoma Park/Silver Spring Math and Science Building, Cultural Arts Center Theater 1, 7995 Georgia Ave., 7 p.m. Friday, June 29 Art for the People Opening Reception, Back … Read More

Glass, Riley Face Off in Final Council Candidate Sign Challenge

County Council Campaign Sign Design Review

Photo from We’re down to the final two contestants in the Source’s County Council at-large candidate campaign sign challenge. Evan Glass and Michele Riley have survived four rounds of voting and will face each other for championship. As a reminder, here’s what design consultant Eric Robbins had today about each candidate’s sign in his initial review: Evan Glass—Good name … Read More