Upcoming Events, Feb. 7-15

Upcoming Events

Illustration from FiveStone Church Wednesday, February 7 Join the Resistance February general meeting, Montgomery Blair High School cafeteria, 51 University Blvd. E., 7-9 p.m. Thursday, February 8 Silver Spring Transportation Management District meeting, Discovery Communications, 8-10 a.m. RSVP required Black History and Heritage, Silver Spring Library, 900 Wayne Ave., 6:30-8:30 p.m. Carpe Diem! Second Thursday Contra Dance, Silver Spring Civic … Read More

In Search of the Lost Souls of “Silver Spring”

It was a mild 61 degrees and a little before 8 p.m., April 17, 1917, when members of the Columbia Historical Society began to stream into the Gold Room of the Shoreham Hotel at the corner of 15th and H St., N.W., in Washington, D.C. Scheduled to speak that evening was Maj. Gist Blair, whose talk was titled “Silver Spring.” Blair was the grandson of Silver Spring’s founder, Francis Preston Blair, Sr., advisor to U.S. presidents from Andrew Jackson to Ulysses S. Grant, and son of Montgomery Blair, United States Postmaster General during the first term of President Abraham Lincoln.

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