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Illustration from FiveStone Church Wednesday, Feb. 22 Montgomery County Chapter, ACLU meeting, Silver Spring Civic Building, 1 Veterans Place, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23 Rock Climbing Wall pop up, Acorn Urban Park, 8060 Newell St., 3-5 p.m. Takoma Junction Community Consultation, 7201 Carroll Ave., Takoma Park, 7-9 p.m. “Place Not Race” by Sheryll Cashin, author event, Silver Spring Library, 3rd Floor, 900 Wayne Ave., 7-8:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24            Reopening of Sligo Creek Golf Course, 9701 Sligo Creek Parkway, 8 a.m. Fake News: How to Spot It, Silver Spring Library, 900 Wayne Ave., 4-6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25 Janet’s...

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Adega Wine Cellars closed

Photo by Mike Diegel Adega Wine Cellars and Café in downtown Silver Spring has closed “indefinitely,” according to a sign posted on the door Feb. 19. The sign refers to “unforeseen circumstances.” We have emailed the owner, asking for comment, and will provide updated information if and when we get it. Photo by Mike...

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Local entrepreneurs start community wellness fund

Photo courtesy Jonna Huseman, Jonna Michelle Phtotography. A group of local entrepreneurs has started a community wellness fund inspired by a resident undergoing cancer treatment. The Community Wellness Fund Inspired by Bethany Meissner was announced on Valentine’s Day. It’s designed to help her and others in need of self-care not covered by insurance. Jonna Huseman, owner of Jonna Michelle Photography, was moved by an article Meissner posted when she was initially diagnosed that urged people not just to say something like “what can I do to help?” but to take action. “I knew that her insurance didn’t cover acupuncture and...

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Residents hope for shops, restaurants under new apartments

Central on the corner of Fenton St. and Wayne Ave. will have space for retail. Photo by Mike Mowery. A new apartment building on the corner of Fenton Street and Wayne Avenue is scheduled to open in the summer with ground-level retail spaces facing Fenton, and East Silver Spring residents are dreaming about what they’d like to see in those spaces. A recent thread on the East Silver Spring Civic Association listserv asked residents to voice their views on what should occupy the the first floor of Central, which will have more than 240 studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments....

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Source of the Spring to host first tweetup March 7

Source of the Spring graphic. Cofounders Mike Diegel and Mike Mowery will host the first Source of the Spring tweetup to support local journalism Tuesday, March 7 from 6-9 p.m at Not Your Average Joe’s in Silver Spring. Not Your Average Joe’s has generously offered to support the Source’s local journalism efforts by contributing 15 percent of the proceeds from the tweetup to the organization. The bar and restaurant is located on the corner of Colesville Road and Fenton Street in Ellsworth Place (8661 Colesville Rd.). Happy hour pricing will be in effect for tweetup attendees. Get more info...

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Upcoming Events Feb. 15-21

Illustration from FiveStone Church Wednesday, Feb. 15 Meredith Sheperd of Love and Carrots, “Edible Landscaping in Small Spaces,” 7328 Carroll Ave., Takoma Park, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16 Author Iris Krasnow, “Finding Purpose and Passion at Every Stage and Age,” Easter Seals Regional Headquarters, 1420 Spring St., 2 p.m. RSVP required X-Treme Biking Pump Track Pop-up, Argyle Local Park, 1030 Forest Glen Rd., 3-5 p.m. Silver Spring Urban District Advisory Committee meeting, Silver Spring Fire Station, 8110 Georgia Ave., 3rd floor, 3:30 p.m. Third Thursday Poetry, Takoma Park Community Center, 7500 Maple Ave. 7:30-9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17 Love...

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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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