What’s Your Valentine’s Day Go-To Restaurant?

Illustration from Wikipedia Commons. We have so many good, local restaurants in Silver Spring and Takoma Park that it’s sometimes hard to choose which one to go to on any given night. But hey, it’s Valentine’s Day and lots of folks will be celebrating with dinner out. What’s your go-to for this most romantic of holidays? Tell us what’s your favorite and why in the comments below. Happy Valentine’s...

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New apartment building at The Blairs officially opens

Jeffrey Abramson (second from left), partner in The Tower Companies, and members of his family cut the ribbon on Sonny’s Green, making the opening of The Pearl apartments. Photo by Mike Diegel. Officials with The Tower Companies marked the opening of new apartment building that’s part of the redevelopment of the Blairs with a Feb. 11 ribbon cutting and unveiling of an art installation. The installation by D.C.-based artist Kelly Towles, titled “Light the Way,” is modeled after meditation mazes and is illuminated at night. It will be on display until Feb. 20 The ribbon cutting marked the official...

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Leo’s Run 2017 raises more than $7,000

Runners having fun along Sligo Creek during Leo’s Run. Photo courtesy Jonna Michelle Photography. More than 400 people registered for this year’s Leo’s Run benefit 5k, raising between $7-8,000 for charity. Of those, 26 were Spirit Runners, who couldn’t participate but sent in support, got a t-shirt and were with the group in spirit Feb. 5. All told, 284 runners and walkers were able to participate that day. The third annual run, a 5K Run/Walk, is a memorial to a son of Mike Mowery (co-founder of Source of the Spring) and wife Caroline Joyce who was stillborn in 2014. The funds...

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Council member compiles suggested improvements for Department of Liquor Control

Photo from Wikipedia Councilmember Tom Hucker (D-District 5) has compiled a series of suggestions that could improve the operations of the county’s Department of Liquor Control and sent them in a letter to new DLC Director Robert Dorfman. Hucker said the ideas came from a number of sources, including surveying licensees in his district to solicit opinions and suggestions concerning the DLC, as well as an earlier ad hoc committee chaired by Councilmember Hans Riemer (D-At Large). “I’ve been hearing suggestions from licensees and from regular, ordinary consumers for years,” he said. “The more I looked into it, I...

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Upcoming Events Feb. 8-16

Illustration from FiveStone Church Wednesday, Feb. 8 Poetry Adventure with poet JoAnne Growney, Silver Spring Civic Building, 1 Veteran’s Plaza, 2 p.m. Action in Montgomery meeting, Silver Spring United Methodist Church, 8900 Georgia Ave., 7-9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9 Silver Spring Contra Dance, Silver Spring Civic Building, 1 Veteran’s Plaza, 7:30-10 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10 Books and Basketball, Takoma Middle School, 7611 Piney Branch Rd., 6-9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11 Lane Closures, all SB and one NB lane of Colesville Rd. will be closed for work related to the United Therapeutics project, 12:01 a.m. through 12:01 a.m. Monday Takoma...

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Two Silver Spring houses available for salvage

814 Silver Spring Ave. will be demolished soon. Photo by Mike Mowery. The owners of two houses slated for demolition on Silver Spring Avenue are offering interested people the chance to salvage anything they might find useful, according to a post circulated on the East Silver Spring Civic Association listserv. 812 and 814 Silver Spring Ave. are owned by The Fenton Group, which can be reached at 301.585.8448 for more information. The properties were rezoned for commercial use and it is expected the owners will build multifamily housing. 812 Silver Spring Ave. also will be torn down. Photo by...

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Candy box scam turning up in county

Photo courtesy Office of Consumer Protection. Those candy boxes you see asking for donations to help or find pets or children? Careful, it’s likely a scam, according to the Montgomery County Office of Consumer Protection. According to an OCP press release, the boxes are actually property of for-profit business ventures that keep all the cash for themselves, and they have been spotted in the area. A genuine charitable organization must list the name and address of the group on the box, according to state law. “Unfortunately, businesses and consumers may not take the time to fully read and research...

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Developers present sketch plan for Park and Planning site redevelopment

This is a concept of what new town homes along Spring Street could look like. Photo of Bozzuto illustration by Mike Diegel. The team selected to redevelop the Park and Planning headquarters property at 8787 Georgia Ave. presented its sketch plan to about 25 people Wednesday night. Attendees got a preliminary look at what will be an evolving design and site plan during a development approval process likely to last several years. Mike Henehan, senior vice president with Bozzutto Development Company, explained that the team of companies involved was selected during a request for proposals process in 2013. “We were selected...

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Docs in Progress cuts the ribbon on new home

Scott Gordon, CEO of Word Wizards (a Docs in Progress platinum sponsor), Executive Director Erica Ginsberg, Greater Silver Spring Chamber of Commerce President & CEO Jane Redicker, and Jay Elvove, vice president of the Docs in Progress board (from left) cut the ribbon in the group’s new space. Photo by Mike Diegel. Docs in Progress, the Silver Spring-based nonprofit devoted to educating and supporting documentary filmmakers, celebrated moving into its new headquarters with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Tuesday evening. The group moved into 801 Wayne Ave., Suite G-100 during the first week in January and began offering classes there last weekend,...

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Upcoming Events Feb. 1-9

Illustration from FiveStone Church Wednesday, Feb. 1 FeBREWary Beer Tasting, Sheraton Silver Spring Hotel, 8777 Georgia Ave., 6-11 p.m. Silver Spring African American Book Discussion, Silver Spring Library, 900 Wayne Ave., 6-8:30 p.m. Public Presentation, Redevelopment of Park and Planning Headquarters Property, Silver Spring Civic Building, 1 Veteran’s Plaza, 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4 Jazz Jam, Levine Music, Silver Spring Library, 900 Wayne Ave., 1-3 p.m. Takoma Park: Sanctuary City — Then & Now, 7500 Maple Ave., Takoma Park, 3 p.m. Chinese New Year Celebration, Silver Spring Library, 900 Wayne Ave., 1:45-3:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 5 Leo’s Run/Walk 5K...

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