Silver Spring Stage celebrating 50th season of community theater

During rehearsals for “Deathtrap,” Sidney Bruhl is played by J.McAndrew Breen, Myra Bruhl played by Kryss Lacovaro and Clifford Anderson, played by Nick Temple, is the apparently dead body in the photo. Is he really dead? You have to see the play to find out. Photo by Harvey Levine courtesy Silver Spring Stage.    The first full-length play celebrating Silver Spring Stage’s 50th season offering community theater, Ira Levin’s “Deathtrap,” opens Friday in the theater’s Woodmoor Shopping Center location. “Originally, [the company] started as part of a church, [and] like a lot of community theaters, began in a church basement,” said...

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Gandhi Brigade, libraries to offer teens video production classes

Registration is underway for free 12-week video production classes for high school students that will begin next week. The classes are being offered by Gandhi Brigade Youth Media at their location in the Silver Spring Black Box Theatre at 8641 Colesville Rd. and at five county library locations. “We are proud to continue our partnership with Montgomery County Public Libraries and offer our free programming at five branches across the county, in addition to our Silver Spring Black Box Theater location,” said Executive Director Evan Glass in response to emailed questions. In the classes, students will learn the fundamentals...

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Community kitchen to give small entrepreneurs a boost

Nancia Sical, owner of Nancia’s Antojitos, roasting tomatoes and tomatillos and doing other prep for her chicken tamales. Photo by Mike Diegel.  The Takoma Park Silver Spring Community Kitchen will hold its grand opening this weekend, bringing a new production facility to local, small-scale food entrepreneurs. The venture grew out of the Crossroads Farmers Market, which was the reason the Crossroads Community Food Network was founded, said Executive Director Christie Balch. The group discovered that a number of customers wanted to start a food business of their own and sell at the market. “We had to say ‘no’ to everyone...

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8th Grader from Takoma Park Middle School reported missing (UPDATE: Found Safe & Unharmed)

Takoma Park Middle School 8th grader Kevin Franklin has been reported missing. (National Center for Missing & Exploited Children) UPDATE: Kevin was found safe and unharmed this morning. An 8th Grade student from Takoma Park Middle School has been reported missing by his family. Kevin Franklin was last seen yesterday afternoon in the College Gardens Area of Rockville.  A friend of the family posted on a local listserv this morning: “As of last night there is indication he is going online, meaning he is finding access to a computer. His family is scouring libraries and other places with public...

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Upcoming Events, Sept. 13-21

Illustration from FiveStone Church Thursday, September 14 Silver Spring Transportation Management District Advisory Committee meeting, Discovery Communications, 8 a.m. Carpe Diem! Second Thursday Contra Dance, Silver Spring Civic Center, free to first timers, others $5-$10, 7-10 p.m. Friday, September 15 PARKing Day, Wayne Avenue, Ellsworth Drive and Fenton Street in downtown Silver Spring, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Health and Wellness Expo & Dance Fitness Festival, Veterans Plaza, 1-9 p.m. Salsa & Bachata Block Party, Silver Spring Civic Center, 5-9 p.m. MCAEL Potluck for Welcoming Week—In Support of Welcoming America, Catherine F. Scott Commons Building, 7600 Takoma Ave., 6:30-8:30 p.m. Saturday,...

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Council to hold hearing tonight on short-term rentals

Graphic from Wikimedia Commons. The County Council will hold a public hearing tonight on changes to the zoning code affecting short-term rentals under services such as Airbnb, Home Away and others. The hearing on Zoning Text Amendment 17-03, Accessory Residential Uses–Short-term Rentals, will be at 7:30 p.m. in the Seventh Floor Council Hearing Room of the Council Office Building at 100 Maryland Ave. in Rockville. According to the council’s staff report, ZTA 17-03 would permit short-term rentals under these conditions: Allowed only on sites without either a farm tenant dwelling or an accessory apartment Allowed only if the site...

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Fenton Street Market returns to Silver Spring

Photo by Mike Diegel. The Fenton Street Market returned in a new location on Ellsworth Drive in downtown Silver Spring yesterday, eight years after its inception as a craft, cultural and community marketplace. Here is a gallery of photos from yesterday’s event. The next market will be held Oct. 8 from noon-6 p.m. (Note: Source of the Spring co-founder Mike Mowery is a partner in the Fenton Street Market.) All photos by Mike Diegel. Click on the thumbnail to enlarge. UP provided a free yoga session. We don’t think the pup got a tasting. Cooking with Gas played two sets...

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Source Neighborhoods real estate section debuts today

Guest post by Dan Metcalf. Over the next several months, we’ll be rolling out a new feature, “Source Neighborhoods,” which will unpack the communities in which we live, outlining their boundaries, community resources, and, in particular, local real estate markets. Beginning in a week or two, we’ll start bopping from neighborhood to neighborhood, looking at what makes each pocket of our community unique and the sorts of opportunities for housing and recreation they offer. Today we’ll be looking at our market generally—look forward to a more granular level of detail in the weeks to come! In the anything-but-normal year...

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City Taste restaurant opening today

Photo by Mike Diegel. City Taste Asian Cuisine opens today at 930 Wayne Ave., on the ground floor of The Crescent condominiums, featuring up to 50 percent off sushi rolls. The restaurant is dine-in and carryout and offers sushi, sashimi, Chinese and Thai dishes. The extensive menu lists 70 sushi rolls alone. Other choices include teriyaki, hibachi and tempura selections, noodle dishes including pad Thai, Thai curry choices, many of the familiar Chinese dishes like General Tso’s chicken, Hunan and Szechuan entrees, and vegetarian options. Party trays are available as well. City Taste is open from 11 a.m.-10 p.m....

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#SourceSunsets: 13th Street & Kennett Street

13th Street & Kennett Street. Photo by Marcus Jelks. 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] Please include #SourceSunsets in the subject, along with your name and where the photo was...

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