Council passes tax credit for urban farms

The Koiner property in east Silver Spring, shown in this photo taken last fall, will be eligible for a substantial tax credit under a new program. Photo by Mike Mowery. The County Council unanimously passed a bill March 7 that would grant a tax credit to certain properties that qualify as urban farms. The new law was driven by what … Read More

Upcoming Events March 8-16

Upcoming Events

Illustration from FiveStone Church Wednesday, March 8 Black Feminism, Intersectionality and Building Democratic Communities, Cultural Arts Center, 7995 Georgia Ave., 6:30 p.m. LGBTQ Community Meeting with County Police, Silver Spring Civic Building, 1 Veterans’ Place, 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, March 9 4 + 1 Exhibition Opening and Reception, 7500 Maple Ave. Takoma Park, 7-8:30 p.m. Takoma Junction Community Consultation, 7500 Maple … Read More

Local high-density areas now eligible for free trees

Graphic from Montgomery County Planning Department website. Property owners in three high-density areas within the Silver Spring Regional Center boundaries are eligible for free trees under the Shades of Green project, according to a recent announcement from the Montgomery County Planning Department. The project was launched as a pilot program four years ago and has expanded to 19 areas around … Read More

Thunderbolts baseball prepping for 18th season

The Silver Spring/Takoma Park Thunderbolts will return for their 18th season of baseball in Montgomery County. The Tbolts, who compete in the Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball League, play their home games at Montgomery Blair High School. The first home game is June 9. See the complete schedule and information about this year’s team at www.Tbolts.org.  

Upcoming Events March 1-9

Upcoming Events

Illustration from FiveStone Church Wednesday, March 1 Public Hearing on City Election Date Change, 7500 Maple Ave., Takoma Park, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 2 “Feminist and Progressive ‘Doctor Who’” talk, 7500 Maple Ave. Takoma Park, 7:30-9 p.m. Tuesday, March 7 Bus Rapid Transit Open House, Silver Spring Civic Building, 1 Veterans’ Place, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 8 Black Feminism, Intersectionality … Read More

County’s first STEM Summit held in Silver Spring

This homemade boom box was part of the Kid Museum’s exhibit at the summit. Photo by Mike Diegel. Educators and other stakeholders gathered Sunday to discuss how to increase students’ interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) and prepare them for jobs in those fields. The STEM Summit, held in the Silver Spring Civic Building, was designed to “do … Read More