Source Neighborhoods: Woodside Park


“The streets are wide and houses are set back far away from the street, so you feel like being in a park rather than a residential area,” said Gayane Markaryan, who moved to close-in Woodside Park just a few short years ago.

County Council votes to approve $15 per hour minimum wage

There is a national movement advocating for a $15 per hour minimum wage. Photo from Wikimedia Commons. The County Council voted unanimously to require all county employers to pay employees a minimum wage of $15 an hour by July 1, 2024. In addition, the bill requires that the minimum wage be adjusted annually for inflation according to the Consumer Price … Read More

Upcoming Events, Nov. 8-16

Upcoming Events

Illustration from FiveStone Church Wednesday, November 8 850 Sligo Ave. Redevelopment community meeting, Silver Spring Civic Building, 6:30 p.m. Community Bridges 20th Anniversary Celebration, Girl Legacy, The Fillmore Silver Spring, 8656 Colesville Rd., 6:30-10 p.m. Silver Spring Transportation Management District Advisory Committee monthly meeting, Discovery Communications, 8 a.m. Bus Rapid Transit U.S. 29 Central meeting, Silver Spring United Methodist Church—Four … Read More

Veterans Day holiday schedule announced

Photo from Public Domain Pictures. The county has announced its holiday schedule for Veterans Day on Friday. All county offices will be closed on Veterans Day, as will libraries, state offices and courts. Trash and recycling pickups will run on the usual schedule and the Shady Grove Processing Facility will be open. Aquatic and community centers will open as scheduled … Read More

County survey seeks residents’ opinions

Graphic from Wikimedia Commons Montgomery County is asking residents to complete an online survey assessing opinions about county government, services and quality of life. Copies of the survey were mailed to 5,000 randomly selected households last month and the online survey is intended to supplement the information collected from the random survey. The survey is open to residents 18 and … Read More

Health care coverage enrollment help offered Nov. 4

Graphic from Montgomery HealthConnection Residents can get help enrolling in health care coverage plans under the Affordable Care Act at a Beat the Rush enrollment event Saturday, Nov. 4. Open enrollment for 2018 coverage began Nov. 1. This year’s enrollment period has been shortened from previous years and will end Dec. 15. Locally, enrollment assistance from trained health navigators will … Read More