Silver Spring Cares Superhero: Chris Richardson

“It’s up to us to maintain our precious green spaces. If you want to see where Sligo Creek trash ends up, take a pontoon boat ride at high tide on the Anacostia River at Bladensburg Waterfront Park. In our section of Sligo Creek, I have personally seen egrets and great blue herons, as well as listserv photos of night herons, green herons, and wood ducks – one of the most impressive North American birds. Sligo Creek is well enjoyed by its residents for recreation and exercise; I see Councilmember Tom Hucker jogging there all the time.”

Police asking residents to complete survey about department, crime and safety

Graphic from Wikimedia Commons The county’s police department is looking for residents to participate in a short survey about the department, neighborhood crime and public safety issues. According to the survey’s introductory statement, “Understanding community views of the police is important to ensure MCPD is operating with appropriate enforcement and social service responses, improving police-community relations, and enhancing the performance … Read More

Preparations underway to market Discovery headquarters to buyers

Photo of the Discovery headquarters, which will be vacated in mid-2019, with the beloved Chompie from Wikimedia Commons A group of county and state officials were among those who came to Silver Spring as preparations get underway to market Discovery Communications’ headquarters building to potential buyers. “We need to understand the ins and outs of the building,” said David Petr, … Read More

County Council votes to approve FY18 budget savings plan

Photo from Pexels The County Council yesterday approved a resolution calling for $53.4 million in cuts to the FY18 operating budget and $9.3 million in cuts to the Capital Improvements Program. County Executive Isiah Leggett had proposed a FY18 savings plan that included $58.7 million in operating budget savings and $13.5 million in current revenue capital budget savings to reduce … Read More

Upcoming Events Jan. 31-Feb. 8

Upcoming Events

Illustration from FiveStone Church Thursday, February 1 Acorn Hill Waldorf Kindergarten & Nursery Tour, 9504 Brunett Ave., 9:15-9:45 a.m. Carpe Diem Arts’ Jump Start Family Fun Night Out, benefit for Jump Start Arts Outreach Fund, El Golfo, 8739 Flower Ave., Adults $5, 5:45 and 6:45 p.m. Screening, “This Little Light of Mine: The Legacy of Fannie Lou Hamer,” Takoma Park … Read More

County executive to hold budget forum Tuesday night

Montgomery County graphic Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett will hold a Fiscal Year 2019 budget forum and briefing from 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, January 30 in the Silver Spring Civic Building. The forum, one of a series of five being held around the county beginning last week, is intended to get input from residents about FY19 operating budget priorities.  “Public forums … Read More

Silver Spring Cares Superhero: Chase Spahr

“Because I usually get a lot of presents that I don’t really need, so instead I thought I could give it to people who couldn’t afford it (plus it was my mom’s idea). To be honest, I wasn’t super excited about it until I went to meet Max [Levitt, executive director] at Leveling the Playing Field.”