Police seeking public’s help to identify robbery suspect

Graphic from the Montgomery County Police Department. The Montgomery County Police Department yesterday released a surveillance video of a suspect in the armed robbery of Moorenko’s ice cream shop at 8030 Georgia Ave. and is asking the public for help to identify this person. Police responded to a report of the incident at 9:50 p.m. on July 31. From the department’s press release: “The investigation by detectives revealed that the suspect entered the shop, displayed a handgun, and confronted a clerk who was working behind the counter. The suspect demanded cash from the register. The clerk complied with the suspect’s...

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Compliments & Complaints Friday

We’re rolling out a new column: Complaints & Compliments. On Mondays, you can share your complaints, and on Fridays, share your compliments. So, what compliments do you have, Silver Spring? Did a business go the extra mile? Did a neighbor help you out? Let us know in the...

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Seminary Road bridge over Beltway to be repaired

Seminary Road bridge photo from MDSHA. The Maryland State Highway Administration is planning a major rehabilitation of the bridge carrying Seminary Road over the Beltway. According to the SHA website, the project will completely replace the “structurally deficient” deck, replacing the deck, steel beams and making repairs to the piers and abutments as needed. Notices of a final pre-construction public meeting about the project have been mailed to area residents. The meeting, which will not include a formal presentation, will be held from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 15 in the Silver Spring Civic Building, 1 Veterans Place. Those interested...

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Beltway Elite 7s Chasing Championship Dreams at Rugby Nationals

Photo courtesy Roland Pratt/Beltway Elite 7s. The author is second from the left. Guest post by Alexander Diegel A Silver Spring-based rugby team, Beltway Elite, is heading to USA Rugby’s National Championship tournament. Beltway Elite plays the faster, seven-on-seven version of the game—the one on display at last summer’s Olympic games. The team has several players from Silver Spring and trains at Eastern Middle School off University Boulevard East, though the base of talent is drawn from Washington D.C. to Baltimore. The team earned the number one seed from the Mid-Atlantic region by winning the conference championship July 22....

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ArtStream moving office from Silver Spring to Chevy Chase

ArtStream is leaving the building it shares with Lumina Theatre. Photo by Mike Diegel. ArtStream, Inc., a Silver Spring-based, performance-focused organization, is moving its administrative office from 620 Pershing Dr. to Chevy Chase. The principal reason for the move, a staffer told Source of the Spring, is that the current office, located on a the second floor of a building the group shares with Lumina Theatre, is not accessible to people with disabilities, the organization’s primary constituents. Five women who were co-workers at Imagination Stage, a children’s theater in Bethesda, founded the organization in 2005. It was created with...

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Upcoming Events, Aug. 2-9

Illustration from FiveStone Church Wednesday, August 2 The Eclectiks concert, Sonny’s Green at The Blairs, 1401 Blair Rd., 6:30-8:30 p.m. Outdoor Salsa Night, Veterans Plaza, 7-9 p.m. Thursday, August 3 Let’s Make Some Music, Long Branch Library, 8800 Garland Ave., 4 p.m. Silver Spring Concert Series, Moxie Blues Band, Veterans Plaza, 7-9 p.m. Friday, August 4 Play, “Harriett Tubman: Defender,” Silver Spring Library, 900 Wayne Ave., 6:30 p.m. “The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940,” The Highwood Theatre, 914 Silver Spring Ave., $17, 8 p.m. Saturday, August 5 “The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940,” The Highwood Theatre, 914 Silver Spring...

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Two new businesses coming, a third is already open

Two new businesses coming to The Bonifant; dentist office opens Owner Michael Pope outside what will become his second Edible Arrangements location. He’s planning to change the awnings to match the company’s red. Photo by Mike Diegel. An Edible Arrangements and a café are in the works for The Bonifant, while a new dentist’s office has opened on East-West Highway. Michael Pope, who has owned Edible Arrangements in Rockville for about four years, is working on the space at 915 Bonifant St., hoping to open in early August. “Edible Arrangements is a franchise and it’s a gifting company,” Pope...

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National Night Out events planned in the area

The 2017 National Night Out is tonight. Graphic via Vimeo. Today marks National Night Out in thousands of communities across the country. Silver Spring and Takoma Park are no exceptions. National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make neighborhoods safer places to live. Traditionally, people leave outdoor lights on to show their support, but many communities have a variety of events to promote the NNO, now in its 34th year. These include block parties, festivals, parades, cookouts and various other community events with safety demonstrations, seminars, youth events, visits from...

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Compliments & Complaints Monday

We’re rolling out a new column: Complaints & Compliments. On Mondays, you can share your complaints, and on Fridays, share your compliments. So, what complaints do you have, Silver Spring? Did a business give you bad service? Hate all the rain that came over the weekend? Let us know in the...

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USA Women’s Rugby gets Silver Spring send off to World Cup

Team captain Tiffany Faaee, Scion owner Joanne Liu and Head Coach Pete Steinberg at last night’s event. Photo by Mike Diegel. The 28-member USA Rugby Women’s Team visited Scion Restaurant in Silver Spring for a dinner and fundraiser before heading to Ireland for the Women’s Rugby World Cup 2017. Joanne Liu, who’s owned the Dupont Circle Scion for eight years and Silver Spring’s for four years, also runs Scion Rugby Academy in Washington, D.C., which is a national development academy for players (one of her teams won the national Club 7s championship last year). “I’ve always been involved with...

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