County Announces Labor Day Schedule

Illustration from Public Domain Pictures. The county has announced its holiday schedule for Labor Day on Monday, Sept. 3. All county offices will be closed on Labor Day, as will libraries, state offices and courts. There will be no trash or recycling pickup Monday. All pickups will be pushed back one day (Monday’s collection will be Tuesday, etc.). The Shady Grove Processing Facility also will be closed. The Wheaton/Glenmont and Martin Luther King outdoor aquatic facilities will be open from noon to 6 p.m. Except for the Olney Swim Center, all indoor aquatic facilities, as well as the Long...

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Upcoming Events, Aug. 29-Sept. 6

Illustration from FiveStone Church Friday, Aug. 31 Silver Spring Post Office Grand Re-Opening, 900 Wayne Ave., 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 2 Greyhound Welfare Meet and Greet, Big Bad Woof, 6960 Maple St. N.W. 9-11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 3 Labor Day Holiday Tuesday Sept. 4 Silver Spring-Takoma Park Restaurant Week begins, various locations through Sept. 9 Thursday, Sept. 6 Citizen Heroes: Local Activists Share Their Stories, Silver Spring Civic Building, 7 p.m. Picturing the Chesapeake Lecture with Mark Hendricks, Takoma Park Community Center, 7500 Maple Ave., 7:30-9...

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Local Author Tells Story of African-Americans and John Brown’s Raid

Screenshot from book cover used with author’s permission. A Woodside Forest resident has told a little-known story of five African-American men who fought alongside John Brown in the raid on Harpers Ferry. Gene Meyer recently published “Five for Freedom: The African American Soldiers in John Brown’s Army” about Osborne Perry Anderson, John Anthony Copeland, Shields Green, Lewis Sheridan Leary and Dangerfield Newby. Meyer, a reporter and editor for The Washington Post for 34 years, originally got interested in the story when he covered a Veterans Day event that included the dedication of memorial plaque to Anderson at National Harmony...

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The Charmed Silver Spring Bungalow

Guest post and photos from Melinda Schnare. Photo above is prior to the renovation of the outside of the bungalow. Walking through my neighborhood in North Woodside, or when I’m out and about driving, it is often the bungalow’s charm that gives me pause, imagining what the inside looks like, admiring how nice the outside is. I asked my good neighbors what it is like to live in their 1920s Craftsman-style bungalow. They told me that when they found their bungalow that it was not very welcoming. The years had not been kind. Painted a dark rustic brown, weeds...

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Catylator Closing Downtown Workshop

After 3 years in business, Catylator is closing its Downtown Silver Spring Workshop this Friday, August 24, according to an email obtained by the Source: The Catylator workshop will close August 24 and is selling equipment: Tables Workbenches Stools Chairs Bookcases Monitors Desktop computers Laptops Drill press 2HP Dust collector Whiteboards Books Moleskine journals Solar cells Raspberry Pi Sensehats Jewelry soldering kits Plus we have a 3D Printer to be raffled off: one free ticket for each person will be given out at the door. Swing by on Saturday September 1st 10am-2pm and take a look at what we...

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Upcoming Events, Aug. 22-29

Illustration from FiveStone Church Wednesday, Aug. 22 “A Wrinkle in Time” screening, Long Branch Library, 8800 Garland Ave., 4 p.m. Succulent Terrarium Workshop, Catylator Makerspace, 8121 Georgia Ave., Suite LL1, $35 plus service fee, 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 23 “Traditional Animal Stories of South Sudan,” book discussion with author Repent Ritti Jada, Long Branch Library, 8800 Garland Ave., 6:30 p.m. 3rd Session: STEM 3D Modelisation After-School, Silver Spring Library, 900 Wayne Ave., 7-8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 24 DC Blues Society Live Music w/ Happy Hour, Cissel-Saxon American Legion Post 41, 905 Sligo Ave., 5-10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25 11th...

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Silver Branch Brewing Company shares updates with Brew Daddies podcast

Silver Branch Brewing Company recently shared updates on its progress with locally-produced beer podcast Brew Daddies. Silver Branch Brewing Company (formerly Parallel World Brewing Company) shared updates on its progress toward opening with Brew Daddies, a locally-produced podcast about beer and breweries. Following up from their first episode in April, host Richard Fawal writes: If you’ve ever thought about opening a brewery, listen up! Richard returns to Silver Branch Brewery to talk to Christian Layke and Brett Robison as they prepare to begin the build-out of their brewing facility and taproom in Silver Spring. Christian and Brett talk about the...

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Photo of Silver Spring Landmark Chosen in International Competition

Selected photo of the Georgia Avenue mosaic courtesy Ralph Blessing. A smartphone photo of a Silver Spring landmark is one of 34 selected for exhibition in the 4th International Phone-ography Competition. The photo is of the mosaic displayed under the Metro overpass above Georgia Avenue. Ralph Blessing, who lives a few blocks south of Silver Spring in Washington, D.C, took the shot back in January using a Motorola moto z. The competition, sponsored by fotofoto Gallery, a nonprofit organization in Huntington, N.Y., was open to anyone 18 years of age or older, and the entries were limited only to...

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Astrolab Brewing Weeks Away From Opening

The fermenters are installed at Astrolab Brewing. The boiler room is in the back. Photo by Mike Diegel. Brewery fans are just weeks away from enjoying a fresh cold one at Astrolab Brewing, according to cofounder Emma Whelan. “We’re currently in the process of getting our boiler up and running and properly functioning, and we’re hoping that will be early next week when that’s finalized,” Whelan said. “Our aim is to brew at the end of next week,” she added. “We have a 15-barrel brew system,” including five 15-barrel fermenters in the back of the house. The back end...

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With Public’s Help, Police Identify, Arrest Two Robbery Suspects

Screenshot of surveillance video showing suspects in July robbery; victim’s faces are blurred out. With help from the public’s tips, county detectives have identified and arrested two of the three suspects in a July 27 robbery at Esther’s Beauty Salon/Supplies at 9309 Georgia Ave., according to a press release. One suspect was identified as Curtis Pegues, age 19, of Saint Mortiz Drive in Temple Hills, Md. He was arrested and charged with armed robbery and first-degree assault and is being held without bond. Charges are pending against a second suspect, a 14-year-old male juvenile from Washington, D.C. The third suspect,...

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