Regal Majestic Stadium 20 & IMAX undergoing renovations

Regal Majestic Stadium 20 & IMAX is undergoing renovations. (David Lay/Source of the Spring) The Regal Majestic Stadium 20 & IMAX theatre on Ellsworth Drive is undergoing renovations, as part of a industry-wide effort to bring patrons back to watching movies on the big screen. According to permits filed earlier this month, the renovations include removal and replacement of existing seats and furnishings in auditoriums and employee break room. Recliner seating will be installed in the auditoriums, as well as updated fixtures. On its website, Regal describes the  move to recliner seating in its theatres: Kick back and enjoy...

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Upcoming Events, June 28-July 7

Illustration from FiveStone Church Wednesday, June 28 Progressive Maryland District 5 Happy Hour, Denizens Brewing Co., 1115 East-West Highway, 6-8 p.m. Thursday, June 29 Silver Spring Summer Concert, David Bach Consort, Veterans Plaza, Fenton and Ellsworth, 7-9 p.m. Friday, June 30 Application deadline, Maryland Hispanic Achievement Scholarship. Music in the Park, Triangle Park, 4th and Blair Rd., NW, Takoma, 6-8 p.m. Monday, July 3 Vietnamese American Art Festival, Silver Spring Civic Building, 1 Veterans Place, 2-8 p.m., Reception 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, July 4 Montgomery County Holiday Schedule 4th of July Parade, Carroll and Ethan Allen Avenues, Takoma Park, 10...

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#SourceSunsets: Four Corners

University Boulevard in Four Corners last night. Photo by Mike Diegel. 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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New nonprofit Silver Spring Cares officially launched

Heather Foley (center), director of Silver Spring Cares, and founder Liz Brent (right) talk with a guest at the launch party. Photo by Mike Diegel. Silver Spring Cares, a new local nonprofit organization, officially launched yesterday with a party at Kaldi’s Social House. Founded by Liz Brent, a local real estate agent, the group’s mission statement is “Silver Spring Cares works to strengthen the Silver Spring community through the power of connection.” “We want to be the destination for information on community needs and opportunities for service between all the wonderful Silver Spring and Takoma Park nonprofits and everybody...

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Rental Housing Study to be presented to council committee

While new construction has brought many condos and apartments to downtown Silver Spring, there’s a lack of affordable rental units. Photo from Wikimedia Commons. The key findings and recommendations of a countywide Rental Housing Study is expected to be presented to the County Council’s Planning, Housing and Economic Development Committee following a recent presentation to the Planning Board. The two-year study was done for the Montgomery County Planning Department and the Montgomery County Department of Housing and Community Affairs by consulting firms RKG Associates and Lisa Sturtevant and Associates. Many of the recommendations are technical and primarily affect developers, such as...

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Updated park rules go into effect July 1

North Four Corners park photo by Mike Diegel. Montgomery Parks has updated rules and regulations for the use of county parks that will go into effect July 1. This is the first comprehensive update of the rules since March 2001. Some of the major changes include: Except where otherwise prohibited, fishing is allowed in all park locations, as long as the angler has a state fishing license Hours for bicycling on paved trails is now allowed from 5 a.m. to midnight Bicyclists may now use all official paved and natural trails unless otherwise prohibited Smoking and vaping is prohibited...

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NOAA’s Science On a Sphere upgrades to 4K

NOAA’s Science On a Sphere, located at NOAA’s Silver Spring headquarters and at locations around the world, recently upgraded to 4K projection. (Photo: NOAA) Visitors to NOAA’s Science On a Sphere may notice some major upgrades to it exhibit, including high-resolution video and graphics, as well as a public kiosk. NOAA recently announced the upgrades on their Education and Outreach Facebook page. 4K projector support was included in the Science On a Sphere’s 5.0 software version, which was released in November 2015: Availability of 4K projectors at an affordable price is now becoming feasible for SOS installations.  4K projectors have 4...

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#SourceSunsets: Woodmoor

Outside Santucci’s Italian Deli last night. Photo by Jessica Cavuoto. 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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Work underway on two new restaurants in Silver Spring

A crew is busy getting Pollo Campero ready to open. Photo by Mike Diegel. Work is ongoing on two new restaurants in the 8600 block of Colesville Road in Silver Spring. Of the two, Pollo Campero is the closest to opening. Work crews are onsite cleaning the interior and getting furniture in place. According to the construction foreman, the company had hoped to open at 8666 Colesville Rd. (next to the Fillmore) next weekend and be open for the Fourth of July holiday. However, there are two factors pushing back the opening. One is a delay in the delivery...

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Core now leasing apartments in Silver Spring

Photo by Mike  Diegel. Core Silver Spring at 8621 Georgia Ave. is now leasing apartments and several already have occupants. The building has a total of 292 units. Of those, there are 61 studio apartments (some with dens), 174 one-bedroom units (again, some have dens) and 57 two-bedroom apartments. Some units have private balconies and patios. The monthly rent for each size varies. Studios run from $1,483-$1,673. One-bedroom apartments range from $1,607-$2,117 and two-bedroom apartments rent for $2,361-$2,596. There are a variety of floor plans to choose from for each size unit; each two-bedroom apartment also has two baths....

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