Council now looking for Planning Board applicants

Montgomery County photo The County Council is looking for applicants to fill a vacancy on the Montgomery County Planning Board. The first term of Natali Fani-Gonzalez (D) will expire on June 14 and she has indicated that she will apply for reappointment. Applications must be received no later than 5 p.m. on Wednesday, March 28. Board members serve a four-year … Read More

Silver Spring Cares Superhero: Michelle Tebor

Silver Spring Cares Superhero: Michelle Tebor

“Silver Spring Creative Reuse is a community grassroots project. We collect unwanted art and office supplies and donate them to local teachers for educational and creative repurposing. We believe that teachers should not have to pay out of pocket for materials that already exist for free in our communities. By diverting these materials from the waste stream and into our classrooms we are reducing our environmental impact and teaching sustainability to the next generation.”

More BRT open houses set, part of $1M+ outreach program

Montgomery County graphic Another set of open houses covering the proposed Bus Rapid Transit system on U.S. Route 29 will begin March 15, part of a $1 million-plus outreach program. For the U.S. 29 BRT project, the County Council approved $6.5 million in the Capital Improvement Program budget for planning and design. “The portion for education and outreach is less than … Read More

Upcoming Events, March 8-15

Upcoming Events

Illustration from FiveStone Church Thursday, March 8 Silver Spring Transportation Management District meeting, Discovery Communications, 8-10 a.m. RSVP Showtime with Local Filmmakers Series: To Serve and Protect/The Fabric of America, Silver Spring Library, 900 Wayne Ave., 6 p.m. Scotlund Haisley, author, “Compassion in Action,” Busboys and Poets Takoma, 235 Carroll St. N.W., 6:30-8 p.m. Safe Silver Spring meeting with 3rd … Read More

County to hold auditions for MoCo’s Got Talent starting next week

Talent winners were part of last year’s Thanksgiving parade. Photo by Mike Diegel. The county’s Recreation Department will hold auditions for the 2018 MoCo’s Got Talent competition beginning next week. The contest is open to county residents enrolled in high school or middle school, who may enter in three categories—music, dance and visual arts. The top performers from each audition … Read More

County looking for storm damage information, warns of likely scams

Photo by Mike Diegel In the aftermath of the windstorm Friday and Saturday, the county is looking for residents’ help in an attempt to qualify for federal disaster assistance, while warning of scams likely to come. Gov. Larry Hogan (R) declared an emergency last week due to the storm and if there’s enough damage, Maryland could be declared a federal … Read More

Will You Really Miss It?

As a real estate agent, between showing and getting homes ready for sale, I have heard first hand comments of how overflowing closets and crowded basements and garages impact a person. I also know how daunting it can be to get rid of stuff in an effort to move on or clear out. [sponsored]