Law would ensure dogs off leash are legal in municipal dog parks

Grand opening of Takoma Park Dog Park. Photo by Mike Diegel. Dogs would be legally off leash in dog parks established by municipalities under legislation recently introduced by Councilmember Sidney Katz (D-District 3). Current rules allow dogs to be off leash in county dog parks run by the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, such as the Ellsworth Urban Dog Park in Silver Spring. However, those regulations don’t apply to dog parks established by municipalities within the county, such as the Takoma Park Dog Park. That park is located at the top of Takoma-Piney Local Park, at the end...

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Takoma Park business group wins grant for public art project

Photo of the Takoma Park Gazebo by Mike Diegel. The Old Takoma Business Association/Main Street Takoma has won a $15,000 grant from the state and will commission a set of five “Art Seats” that will be placed at the Takoma Park Gazebo. The grant, which came from the state’s Department of Housing & Community Development, will be supplemented by about $5,000 from the association, said Executive Director Laura Barclay. “We have an artist that we’ve worked with for a long time named Howard Connelly,” she said. “He’s fabricated seats for us . . . he’s done work for the...

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Growing theater organization expanding community outreach

Matthew Nicola, artistic director of The Highwood Theatre, with posters from recent productions. Photo by Mike Diegel. A Silver Spring-based theater organization that believes “anyone can do theater” has expanded into new spaces and is looking to increase its outreach to the community “The Highwood Theatre is all about building community through theater,” Artistic Director Matthew Nicola said of the organization, which is located at 914 Silver Spring Ave. Executive Director Kevin Kearney started the group in 2004 by when he was in high school. Its original location was the basement of his home on Highwood Drive in McLean,...

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Upcoming Events, July 5-12

Illustration from FiveStone Church Wednesday, July 5 Vietnamese American Art Festival, Silver Spring Civic Building, 1 Veterans Place, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday, July 6 Vietnamese American Art Festival, Silver Spring Civic Building, 1 Veterans Place, noon-6 p.m. Jazz Jam, Levine Music, 900 Wayne Ave., $5, 6-8 p.m. Silver Spring Summer Concert Series, MoCo’s Got Talent performers, Veterans Plaza, 7-9 p.m. Friday, July 7 Vietnamese American Art Festival, Silver Spring Civic Building, 1 Veterans Place, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, July 8 Maryland Zoo presents Going, Going, Gone, Silver Spring Library, 900 Wayne Ave., 11 a.m. Sunday, July 9 Silver Spring...

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#SourceSunsets: Spring Street

Spring Street. Photo by Laura Nix. If you have a Silver Spring sunset photo you’d like to share, please submit through our News Tips form, or send an email to info[at]sourceofthespring.com. Please include #SourceSunsets in the subject, along with your name and where the photo was...

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Takoma Park celebration highlights Fourth of July events

Photo from Wikimedia Commons. Takoma Park’s 128th Annual Independence Day Celebration will highlight the local Fourth of July activities tomorrow. The first part of the day will be the parade, which will begin at 10 a.m. at the intersection of Carroll and Ethan Allan avenues. Participants will go south on Carroll, turn right on Maple Avenue and go to Ritchie Avenue where the parade will end. The evening program will begin at 7 p.m.at Takoma Park Middle School, 7611 Piney Branch Rd. The program includes musical performances, the announcement of parade winners and a raffle drawing. Fireworks are scheduled...

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Closings, other scheduling for holiday announced

Photo from Wikimedia Commons. Most public offices will be closed tomorrow for the Fourth of July holiday. All county offices and libraries will be closed, as will Montgomery County schools and administrative offices. State offices and courts also will be closed. The county’s liquor stores, however, will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. There will be no trash or recycling pick up on the holiday. The schedule for pick up will shift one day—Tuesday pickup will take place on Wednesday, Wednesday’s on Thursday, etc. The Shady Grove Processing Facility and Transfer Station also will be closed. The...

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Bonjour Waffles opens in Downtown Silver Spring

Bonjour Waffles’ Berry Cheesecake Liège Waffle: Topped with blueberries & blackberries cooked in sweet syrup, and topped with confection sugar and a scoop of cream cheese. (David Lay/Source of the Spring) Bonjour Waffles opened for business at 7am today in Downtown Silver Spring. We previously reported that Bonjour Waffles, a food truck featuring Belgian Waffles, Crepes and Liège Waffles, would be opening at 8600 Georgia Avenue, in the space vacated by Fajita Sub Factory. Due to incorrect information regarding the permitting process, owner Irene Kinyoki-Adjeb had to delay opening by a week. Once the grand opening is over, she’ll operate...

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#SourceSunsets: East Silver Spring

Silver Spring Avenue. Photo by Mike Mowery. If you have a Silver Spring sunset photo you’d like to share, please submit through our News Tips form, or send an email to info[at]sourceofthespring.com. Please include #SourceSunsets in the subject, along with your name and where the photo was...

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#SourceSunsets: University & Williamsburg

University & Williamsburg in Four Corners. Photo by Sean Emerson. If you have a Silver Spring sunset photo you’d like to share, please submit through our News Tips form, or send an email to info[at]sourceofthespring.com. Please include #SourceSunsets in the subject, along with your name and where the photo was...

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