#SourceSunsets: Silver Spring Metro

Silver Spring Metro. Photo by David Lay. If you have a Silver Spring sunset photo you’d like to share, please submit through our News Tips form, or send an email to info[at]sourceofthespring.com. Please include #SourceSunsets in the subject, along with your name and where the photo was...

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Local union offers culinary training in former Progress Place

Local 23 of the international labor union UNITE HERE is opening a culinary training kitchen for members at 3210 Colonial Lane, the former location of Progress Place. The union, which is leasing space from owner Washington Property Company, will use the commercial kitchen space for a nonprofit training program offered by Service Workers Training & Education Partnership. Shown in the photo is Councilmember Tom Hucker (back row, second from right), Washington Property Company President Charlie Nulsen (second row, right) and Amelia Kalant, Director of STEP (front row, right), joining culinary students and their instructor, Sandy Patterson (first row, third...

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County looking for help with telephone scam

Image by Alachua County on Flickr. Someone is spoofing county telephone numbers in an apparent scam, and the county would like help to catch the caller(s). Several residents have reported receiving phone calls from county telephone numbers 240-773-xxxx and 240-777-xxxx, according to a press release. The callers generally don’t leave a message, prompting some who receive the call to call the number back. The county employee who answers is not aware that anyone is using his or her number. The motive of the caller(s) is unknown, but there are no reports thus far of anyone losing money or personal...

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Fajita & Sub Factory reopens on University Boulevard

Photo by Mike Diegel Fajita & Sub Factory’s familiar Airstream trailer, formerly located at the corner of Georgia Avenue and Colesville Road, is parked in a new location at 2121 University Blvd. West. The popular food truck reopened Monday with the same lunch menu of soft tacos, fajita subs, areas, salads and fajita bowls. Customers and choose fillings including chicken, steak ceviche, votable options, and chicken/chorizo fajita style. Prices range for $2.50-$8.50. The breakfast menu includes a corn bagel with choice of fillings (black beans, scrambled eggs, turkey ham, cheese) for $2 (avocado an additional $.50) and yogurt with fresh...

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Public invited to comment online about Bicycle Master Plan recommendations

Graphic from Montgomery County Planning Department The Montgomery County Planning Department is seeking additional public comments on the preliminary bikeway recommendations from the Bicycle Master Plan. The department has launched an interactive Bikeway ReactMap on its website to encourage reactions to the preliminary recommendations. Users can view the map and its legend, review a description of bikeway facility types and add comments about the recommendations. Planners began working on the master plan in July 2015, considering ways to implement the newest types of bikeways, such as separated bike lanes and neighborhood greenways, as well as secure bicycle storage facilities at...

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Upcoming Events, July 12-20

Illustration from FiveStone Church Wednesday, July 12 National Alliance on Mental Health Mental Health Awareness program, Long Branch Library, 8800 Garland Ave., 3:30 p.m. Summer Drum Circles at the Gazebo, 7035 Carroll, Ave., Takoma Park, 7-9 p.m. Thursday, July 13 Silver Spring Transportation Management District meeting, Discovery Communications, 1 Discovery Place, 8 a.m. Silver Spring Summer Concert Series, Second Wind, Veterans Plaza, 7-9 p.m. Carpe Diem Contra Dance, Silver Spring Civic Building, 1 Veterans Place, $10 general; $8 FSGW, CDSS members & Revels; $5 students and those without income; Free to first-timers. 7-10 p.m. Friday, July 14 Stories from...

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County Council seeks applicants for Board of Appeals

Stella B. Werner Council Office Building. Montgomery County photo. The County Council announced today that it is looking for applicants to fill an upcoming vacancy on the Board of Appeals. The five-member board holds hearings and makes decision on variances from the zoning code, hears appeals from some decisions made by county agencies, decides appeals for decisions rendered by the hearing examiner on certain uses, and decides requests for modifications of special exceptions. The board, which is part of the legislative branch, typically meets all day on Wednesday and on an as-needed basis, and holds work sessions every other...

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County seeks internet access data to help improve service

Image from Flickr user Lars Ploughman. In an effort to learn more about internet access for residents and businesses, Montgomery County has launched a web-based survey to collect information about quality, speed and costs. Checkspeedmontgomery.com is a short survey individuals can take to test internet speed. The survey also collects and shares user-generated information about broadband service rates, quality, and customer satisfaction. “The data gathered from this website will help the county better understand where residents and businesses access high-quality internet service and where service may need improvement,” according to a recent press release. “Ensuring consistent, high-speed broadband connectivity...

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Foulger-Pratt sells Silver Spring medical office building

Medical office building photo by Mike Diegel. Local developer Foulger-Pratt has sold a medical office building that is part of the campus of Holy Cross Hospital. The Class A office space, located at 1400 Forest Glen Rd., was purchased by Nashville-based Healthcare Realty for a reported $24 million. This is the second D.C.-area medical office building the company has purchased in the D.C. area. The 64,000 square foot building was built in 2004 in a joint venture between Foulger-Pratt and a global real estate investment management firm. It houses women’s health care providers, such as Maryland Perinatal Associates and...

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Arts show includes look at Silver Spring Blues Festival

Photo from Pexels The Silver Spring Blues Festival is featured in this month’s edition of Montgomery Arts Infusion, the second show of the program featuring arts and entertainment in the county. The show also features a local producer named Michael Bailey and his efforts to promote jazz, especially to a younger generation, through media including a show on Montgomery Community television. In addition, this edition takes a look at a program by Montgomery College to revive dinner theater in the area. These shows, in which actors also served dinner to attendees, were once popular locally but have fallen off...

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