Sunday, October 14, 2012
In the market for a new house? Just curious? Check out these recently listed homes for sale in Montgomery County.
These videos of Montgomery County homes for sale were recently uploaded to YouTube. Each listing links to the YouTube video (also attached to this article). Each home is also shown on the map attached to this article: Homes for sale this week: 56 Calabash Ct Rockville 12337 La Plata St., Silver Spring 46 Triple Crown Court, North Potomac 23614 White Peach Ct. Gaithersburg 7200 Carroll Ave Takoma Park 9200 Wilmett Ct Bethesda 10417 Montrose Ave 202 Bethesda 4601 N Park Ave Apt 1405E Chevy Chase 1 Apricot Ct North Potomac Check back next week for more virtual tours.
Montgomery County librarians pick their favorites and popular selections from the public library system.
That title sounds dramatic, right? The book is about a New York Times food critic. What's on your reading list? Montgomery County librarians share their recommendations. Tell us in the comments what you're reading this week. Children’s Fiction The Secret of the Fortune Wookiee by Tom Angleberger Origami Yoda series, Juvenile Fiction Amulet Books, 2012 Ages 8 to 12 When Dwight leaves for Tippett Academy, the McQuarrie Middle School students miss the guidance dispensing paper puppet Origami Yoda, but Dwight sends Sara a paper Fortune Wookiee that seems to give advice just as good as Yoda's--even if, in the hands of girls, it seems preoccupied with romance. In the meantime, Dwight is fitting in a little too well at Tippett. Has the …
Thursday, August 30, 2012
This fall season Silver Spring residents can enjoy compelling films and live concerts in November.
National Geographic Live is back and will be filled with plenty of events to choose from. Beginning Sept. 14 and running through December, National Geographic will host world-renowned photographers, travel writers, scholars, and Nobel Prize winners. All programs will take place in the Grosvenor Auditorium at 1600 M St. NW, Washington, DC (unless otherwise noted). BIRDS OF PARADISE: EXTREME, BIZARRE, EXTRAORDINARY Thursday, Nov. 1 at 7:30 pm ADVENTURES IN THE TREETOPS Saturday, Nov. 3 at 1 p.m. Adults: $16 /Children 12 & under: $12 Event & exhibit Adults: $20/ Children 12 & under: $16 Purchase tickets on filmfestdc.org. PAINTED BODIES OF AFRICA Thursday, Nov. 8 at 7:30 p.m. This exhibit explores the art of using the skin as a canvas, a …
Monday, August 27, 2012
This fall season, enjoy compelling films and live concerts in September.
National Geographic Live is back this fall with discussions and talks on everything from travel to music and exotic food. Beginning Sept. 14, National Geographic will host world-renowned photographers, travel writers, scholars, and Nobel Prize winners in events open to the public. All programs will take place in the Grosvenor Auditorium at 1600 M St. NW, Washington, DC (unless otherwise noted). 1001 INVENTIONS: THE ENDURING LEGACY OF MUSLIM CIVILIZATION Friday, Sept. 14 at 7:30 p.m. $20 THE ARAB TABLE Tuesday, Sept. 1 at 7 p.m. $60 tasting/ tasting & exhibit $65 THE LONGEST WAY HOME: ONE MAN’S QUEST FOR THE COURAGE TO SETTLE DOWN Friday, Sept. 21 at 7:30 p.m. NG member: $18/ 3-pt series: $51 Public: $20/3-pt series: $57 ALL ROADS FILM …
Friday, August 10, 2012
Upload your photos of Shark Week 2012 below.
Shark Week kicks off Sunday with week-long programming of the underwater predator on Discovery, but if you're chomping at the bit, you can enjoy a free sneak preview of Sharkzilla. Discovery resurrects the largest shark to swim the oceans, Megalodon. This prehistoric shark weighed at least 100,000 pounds and could have grown to be about 60 feet long. During Friday’s sneak preview at the Fountain Plaza, Shark Week fans can enjoy shark freebies. We want to see how much fun you'll be having, so upload your photos! To upload your photos, click on the "upload photos and videos" button below the photo gallery. Check out Shark Week 2011 photos.
Monday, July 30, 2012
Chompie's presence marks 25 years of shark week programming.
Downtown Silver Spring's favorite shark is here! Despite his ruthlessness, he seems to get the crowd going, with smiles all around. Crewmembers started installing the giant 446-foot Great White shark Friday evening and worked into Saturday. From afar, it looks as though Chompie's body goes through the middle of the Discovery Communications' Building at One Discovery Place in downtown. Chompie was just an idea 2006 until a scale model of the building with the shark was designed to help create measurements of the shark, according to Discovery Communications spokeswoman Tammy Shea. Then, individually scaled clay models of each portion of Chompie were built. This process allowed for patterned pieces to be created. The patterns were then …
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Silver Spring and other areas in Montgomery County will open their doors for free tours and activities this weekend.
The 15th annual Montgomery County Heritage Days festival takes place this weekend, with free events that offer visitors historic, cultural and nature adventure opportunities. On Saturday and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m., visitors are invited to more than 30 open houses and events across the county. There’s one event near Takoma Park, but most of the others are within a short drive – check out the full Montgomery County Heritage Days event guide. Historic Silver Spring B & O Railroad Station When: Saturday and Sunday Where: 8100 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring Why: Visitors can tour the restored 1945 National Register B&O station with model railroads for kids of all ages. Try your hand at the “Switcher” module and consult with the “Ask a …
Thursday, June 14, 2012
About 24 officials are expected to attend.
The White House will host a Hispanic Community Action Summit at Montgomery Blair High School—located at 51 University Boulevard East—on Saturday. The event starts at 9 a.m. This daylong summit is the latest in a series of gatherings held across the country to connect senior administration officials to Hispanic community leaders and members. During the event, White House and Cabinet officials will discuss issues critical to Maryland’s Hispanic community and what President Barack Obama could shed light on for congress. This will include forums ranging from the economy, healthcare, education, and immigration. If you would like to join in on this discussion, you can register to participate in the summit. A few of the local and White House …
Friday, May 11, 2012
The restaurant serves an average of 300 to 400 guests every Sunday.
Every weekend local residents in Silver Spring (and nearby) can depend on dining at Mrs K’s Toll House on Sunday for brunch. When you walk in the restaurant, the smells make your taste buds salivate with dishes including beef brisket, grits, baked salmon with dill, roasted turkey, baked ham, omelets, a raw bar, and homemade bread pudding. The historic restaurant—located at 9201 Colesville Rd.—took home the majority of the votes Wednesday in a Readers' Choice: Mother’s Day Brunch poll. Out of 15 votes, the restaurant received six. Spiro Gioldasis, the general manager for Mrs K’s Toll House, says it’s no surprise to him that his restaurant was voted number one. “We have been the best brunch for the past 12 years [in this area]. It’s very …
Friday, April 27, 2012
The market's spring debut is Saturday, April 28 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
When the Fenton Street Market reopens Saturday, Councilwoman Valerie Ervin (D-District 5) will be on hand to speak. Ervin has been one the market's strongest advocates alongside Councilmember Hans Riemer (At-Large). The ceremony to celebrate the reopening will be begin at 10 a.m. at the intersection of Fenton Street and Ellsworth Drive. This is a huge moment of success for lead organizers Hannah McCann and Megan Moriarty. The fate of the market was challenged in July 2011 after county officials considered increasing the market's fee from $48 per Saturday to more than $1,200 each week. The increased fee is based on an hourly rate of $125 to use half of the plaza. FSM officials were initally offered the discounted rate to help determine …