Readers who care about the Silver Spring/Takoma Park area as much as we at the Source do can help ensure our survival by joining our spring membership drive.

Local journalism matters, and can make a difference in your community.

Here’s a prime example: When County Executive Marc Elrich decided to cancel the annual Silver Spring Jazz Festival, you read about it here.

The community’s reaction—your reaction—was swift, decrying the loss of a major cultural event. The outcry was enough to cause the county executive to rethink his decision, and the festival was back on.

Whether it’s stories about major events, a new business opening (or, sadly, closing), news from the County Council or information about community events, we’re committed to offering our stories to all, never putting news behind a paywall.

That’s why we’re asking you become a member, so we can keep bringing you the stories you want to read.

So don’t hesitate—join us with an investment in our community today.

Mike Diegel