Tom Hucker joins effort to save WMATA J5 Metrobus

Councilman Tom Hucker has joined the fight to save the WMATA J5 Metrobus. Photo from Wikimedia Commons. We previously reported that a petition is circulating to save the J5 Metrobus route that runs from the Silver Spring Transit Center to Twinbrook. Now, Montgomery County Councilman Tom Hucker has joined in efforts to save the route. “Many people depend on the J5 route every day,” Hucker said on his website. “If Metro needs to save money, it should consider other options such as reducing the number of daily runs or reroute it, rather than eliminate it entirely.” The petition is...

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All Set, Lincoln’s BBQ Participate in DC BBQ Week

All Set Restaurant & Bar and Lincoln’s BBQ are participating in RAMW’s DC BBQ Week. (Flickr/Derek Lee – CC BY 2.0 License) Downtown Silver Spring restaurants All Set Restaurant & Bar and Lincoln’s BBQ are participating in the DC BBQ & Grilling Week, presented by the Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington. The annual event runs through Sunday, culminating in the Annual Giant National Capital Barbecue Battle in Downtown DC. According to the website, ” DC BBQ & Grilling Week offers mouthwatering “Flavors of Summer in the City” themed menus of grilled, smoked & spiced dishes for $11, $22 or $33 varied...

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What’s happening on the Fourth of July? Tell us.

Photo from Wikimedia Commons. The Fourth of July holiday isn’t far off, and it falls on a Tuesday this year. (Sorry, no three-day weekend this time.) To help with your holiday planning, we’re looking to put together a list of restaurants, stores, businesses and so forth that are closed for the holiday. We’re also interested in any special promotions that may be running for the Fourth. The county releases its holiday schedule and we will include that information as well. Send notices of holiday plans to [email protected] to be included in our listings. Follow Source of the Spring on...

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#SourceSunsets: Happy Summer!

Happy Summer Solstice! 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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UPDATED: New food truck featuring waffles coming to Silver Spring

Graphic courtesy of the owner. We have learned there is a delay opening Bonjour. A new food truck is launching operations this weekend at 8600 Colesville Rd. in downtown Silver Spring. Bonjour Waffles, owned and operated by Irene Kinyoki-Adjeb, will serve authentic Belgian waffles, crêpes and Liège waffles. This is Kinyoki-Adjeb’s first venture into the world of food trucks, buying her truck in March. “I took some [cooking] classes when I was in Europe,” she said. “I lived in Europe for six months before I moved to the United States.” There’s a difference between the traditional (and more familiar)...

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Upcoming Events, June 21-28

Illustration from FiveStone Church Wednesday, June 21 Revels-Carpe Diem Picnic Supper and Sing in the Park, Sligo-Bennington Park, 599 Bennington Dr., 6-8 p.m. DC Denizens meeting with Councilmember Tom Hucker (D-District 5), Bump ’n Grind, 1200 East-West Highway, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Immigrant Heritage Month proclamation and reception, Takoma Park Recreation Center, 7315 New Hampshire Ave., 7-9 p.m. Thursday, June 22 Silver Spring Summer Concert Series, Bobby & the Believers, Veterans Plaza, 7-9 p.m. Saturday, June 24 Takoma Park Police Department Junior Police Explorer Car Wash Fundraiser, Takoma Park Middle School, 7611 Piney Branch Rd., 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Harry Potter Day:...

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BIBIBOP Asian Grill Opens on Ellsworth Drive

BIBIBOP Asian Grill opened today in the former ShopHouse Kitchen location at 935 Ellsworth Drive. Photos by Mike Mowery. BIBIBOP Asian Grill opened today at 935 Ellsworth Drive, offering free food from 11am-2pm. We reported yesterday that they would be opening in the former ShopHouse Kitchen location, after acquiring the leases from the shuttered Chipotle subsidiary.  The chain, based in Columbus, Ohio and founded in 2013, also operates stores in Bethesda, Rockville, Columbia and three locations in Washington, D.C. The Silver Spring location had been home to Cake Love bakery and a Fro-Yo frozen yogurt shop prior to ShopHouse....

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Weather Service confirms small tornado hit Four Corners area

National Weather Service graphic via Twitter. The National Weather Service confirmed that an EF-0 level tornado, the lowest level on the scale, touched down at 3:48 p.m. in Four Corners during yesterday’s storm. The most damage was done along Dennis Avenue between University Boulevard West and Lockridge Drive, and on Marvin Road. Large branches came down, damaging several homes. At least two houses were declared unsafe for occupancy. Two people were taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Maximum winds were estimated at 70 miles an hour during the minute the tornado was on the ground. The path it...

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UPDATED: Whole Foods renovations unveiled next week

Signs recently went up in the store. Photo by David Lay. We received the following from Whole Foods public relations department in response to an earlier request for information or an interview, and are passing it along to our readers. Below are the new features we are excited to unveil at our Silver Spring store this summer: Paper Horse, quick-serve Chinese street food venue. This new venue represents an expansion of Whole Foods Market’s exclusive partnership with noted chef Erik Bruner-Yang. Foggy Bottom and H Street Whole Foods Market locations also feature Paper Horse venues. Expanded juice and coffee...

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Takoma Beverage Co. holds grand opening ceremony

Seth Cook (pink shirt) and Chris Brown were joined by Mayor Kate Stewart for the opening of their new café. Photo by Mike Mowery. Takoma Park Mayor Kate Stewart joined the owners of Takoma Beverage Co. for a ribbon cutting and grand opening ceremony Sunday afternoon. Co-owners and cousins Chris Brown (general manager) and Seth Cook (coffee director) will operate the café at 6917 Laurel Ave., “specializing in hand-crafted beverages,” as their website describes it. In the morning, patrons can select from a variety of breakfast sandwiches and other offerings. After 11 a.m., the menu switches to soups, salads and...

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