Tuesday, May 21, 2013
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How does Montgomery County light up? Pharmacies, roads and town hubs—Patch was inspired by the photos you submitted this week that show our community at dusk or just after. (Are you a photographer? Both iPhone and professional photogs welcome in our Montgomery County Patch Flickr pool. Join here and upload! Your photos may end up on any of our 11 websites throughout the county.)
Sunday, May 19, 2013
Forty-two percent of people asked have an unfavorable view of the very hip, says a new poll.
A poll released by Public Policy Polling shows that a large percentage of Americans (42 percent) have an unfavorable opinion of “hipsters,” a group of men and women “unusually aware of and interested in new and unconventional patterns,” according to Merriam Webster. The Urban Dictionary says members of this subculture are “typically in their 20s and 30s” and “value independent thinking, counter-culture, progressive politics, indie-rock” and “witty banter.” Locally, data from the 2010 Census shows that only 19 percent of Montgomery County’s population is between the ages of 20 and 34. In Silver Spring though, nearly half of the residents in some parts of downtown—near the Metro (52 percent), between East-West Highway and Fenton Street (…
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Celebrate the summer movie release with some of these local tie-ins.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Ben Gross
Sunday, May 12
The Great Gatsby is slated to premier on the big screen and it's inspiring people to delve deeper into the story’s history, culture, music, food and drink. Starting with F. Scott Fitzgerald’s grave at St. Mary’s Church in Rockville, there are a number of local places to help you get your Gatsby on, according to The Washington Post. If you venture to Fitzgerald’s gravesite, take note of the epitaph, which reads, “So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.” This quote is the final line in The Great Gatsby. You can view costumes, set designs, paintings and films from the Gatsby era at the National Gallery of Art’s “Diaghilev and the Ballets Russes” exhibit, which opens May 12. Check out some Art Deco …
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
What did you see outside your window Wednesday morning? Share your snow photos with Patch.
Monday, July 9, 2012
City Manager Barbara Matthews will be leaving to take a position in Rockville.
Takoma Park City Manager Barbara Matthews will be resigning Sept. 7 to take a position as city manager for Rockville. Matthews leaves after eight years as Takoma Park's top administrative manager. "We are grateful for the many contributions Barb made to the Takoma Park community. While we hate to see her go, we know that she is leaving our government with a solid financial footing and with a great group of professional and dedicated city staff," Takoma Park Mayor Bruce Williams, who was a Councilmember from Ward 3 when the City Council hired Matthews in 2004 said. "We look forward to continuing to work with Barb in her new position in Rockville on issues of common interest to both municipalities." During her tenure, the Takoma Park …
Saturday, June 9, 2012
The week’s top Montgomery County news.
Each week editors compile the top stories from Patch sites across Montgomery County — arrests in connection with six burglaries in Takoma Park, a state-of-the-art cancer center broke ground at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital and a Germantown technologist building a hydroponic farm run by salvaged junk robots are a few of the headlines corralled this week. You can get the news delivered to your inbox daily by subscribing to your Patch’s newsletter. Third Man Arrested in Takoma Park Burglaries After two arrests this week in connection with six burglaries in Takoma Park's Ward 1, Takoma Park Police arrested a third man Friday, Takoma Park Police Chief Ron Ricucci said. Alexander Gorge Ellis, 19, of no fixed address,was arrested for first-…
Thursday, September 2, 2010
Spreading information is a top priority for Takoma Park's newly hired media specialist.
In Mayorga Coffee Shop, just across the street from the Takoma Metro, Craig Terrill recently sat working on his plan to get information out to the citizens of Takoma Park more effectively through social media. His job didn't exist three weeks ago, but he has already started networking and has launched a campaign to guide the city's government into the digital age. Through Twitter and Facebook, Terrill hopes to give citizens more access to everything from city events to how to participate in the government process. "Social media is the fastest and best way to get information out," Terrill said. Terrill will help the city design a new website and hopes to use social media to make Takoma Park a mobile city. "We need a site that looks outward…