Indivisible Montgomery starts off the New Year with a special guest appearance from Montgomery County Councilmember Evan Glass. Glass will present the group with a commendation from Montgomery County for its work in preserving American democracy. Also at the meeting, we will welcome new Executive Director Steve Pressman, who will take the helm of Indivisible … Read More
County Executive Marc Elrich will open public discussion of a Draft Climate Action Plan released yesterday with a virtual meeting tonight (Dec. 15) at 6 p.m., the Executive Office announced. The plan is described as a “strategic” plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the county by 80% by 2027 and by 100% by 2035.
The presidential election is 34 days away. Get off the sidelines with Indivisible Montgomery and make a difference! Indivisible Montgomery for the Win is a phone and text bank project focused on the presidential and U.S. Senate elections in selected key battleground states. Sponsored by Indivisible Montgomery, we are working to energize voters to propel … Read More
Join TP Mob TALLE’s Climate Action Coffee for a presentation on restorating pollinator habitat to attract and support our littlest residents. Presentors Dr. Sam Droege, Nancy Hawkins, Liz Humes and Maeve Monahan will discuss how climate change affects bees and insects and how to build habitat in your backyards, balconies, public spaces and to pair … Read More
Two Silver Spring breweries have joined other local brewers and organizations to launch a campaign to thank first responders and other frontline workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Denizens Brewing Company and Silver Branch Brewing Co. are part of #CraftingGratitude, an initiative begun by @TheBeerFairiez, a husband and wife team of Jen and Josh Beinstock that’s described as “a Montgomery County-based community social and networking group.”
Visionary two-time Montgomery Planning Board Chairman Royce Hanson and author of Suburb: Planning Politics and the Public Interest, will discuss the thinking and process that shaped our County and its extraordinary protected places. We will be joined by Caroline Taylor, Executive Director of the Montgomery Countryside Alliance, the advocacy group for the Agricultural Reserve; Diane … Read More
The newest commissioner on the Montgomery County Planning Board refers to himself as “the accidental candidate” when talking about his appointment. Partap Verma, who joined the board in July, looks at this as a natural transformation from work he began after moving to the Forest Glen area in 2013. His priorities include pedestrian safety, affordable housing, and the upcoming Silver Spring master plan process.
There is no shortage of opportunities for civic or charitable involvement this week. The Victim’s Rights Foundation and Passion4Learning are both holding gala celebrations, while there are fundraisers planned for WOWD Radio and Shepherd’s Table and Takoma Park Library’s fall sale. On the civic side, there are meetings about saving trees in downtown Silver Spring, PEPCO’s ongoing work, and the Countywide Pedestrian Master Plan.
The County Council has unanimously passed a bill to outlaw smoking in some outdoor seating areas where food is served. Bill 35-18, Health and Sanitation – Smoking- Outdoor Serving Areas, and a companion county Board of Health regulation, will prohibit smoking in areas such as patios, decks or porches in order to help protect people … Read More