Saturday, April 20, 2013
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: Patch Reader Listing of the Week: 7402 16th Ave., Takoma Park Homes for sale this week: 13916 Willow Tree Dr Rockville 14821 Spring Meadows Dr Germantown 14224 Masterpiece Ln North Potomac 9412 Union Pl Montgomery Village 10209 Grant Ave Silver Spring 7425 Carroll Ave Takoma Park 6609 Lybrook Ct Bethesda 9220 Jones Mill Rd Chevy Chase Check back next week for more virtual tours.
Monday, April 1, 2013
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Ban imposes a certain group’s agenda onto others, some residents say.
Takoma Park residents Julie Taddeo and Catherine Cummings are continuing their fight against the use of pesticides and herbicides in Takoma Park. The city's proposed Safe Grow Zone ordinance seeks to ban the use of pesticides, herbicides, fungicides and various other substances used to control pests for cosmetic use—or use intended for aesthetic purposes—according to a a draft of the proposed ordinance. Some of the pesticide products the proposed ordinance seeks to ban are Ortho Max, Ortho Ground Clear, and Roundup, which contain harmful chemicals like 2, 4-D, Imazapyr, and Glyphosate. Studies have linked 2, 4-D to non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, finding that it disrupts hormones, according to the Natural Resources Defense Council. It tends to…
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Takoma Park leaders say young people are smart and should be allowed to participate in the election process.
Takoma Park could become the first city in the United States to lower its voting age to 16 for local elections. In an effort to encourage more voters in local elections, council members Tim Male and Seth Grimes have proposed several initiatives—one being lowering the voting age. “I really care about making elections easier,” Male, council member for Ward 2, said. “I have honestly been interested in this since I’ve been campaigning. You meet young people who are really engaged but cannot vote." Male and Grimes said they hope to make other changes to local elections to raise voter turnout as well. Some include easing candidates’ access to apartments and requiring apartments to put up notices regarding voting. They also want the city to …
Saturday, March 16, 2013
Now and Then, a staple in Takoma Park for books, clothing and accessories, is celebrating its 30-year anniversary.
While many small businesses are trying to stay afloat during these tough economic times, Now and Then is celebrating its 30-year anniversary this April, and residents say it's an integral part of what makes Takoma Park unique. Jude Garrett opened her shop on April 1, 1983. The shop catered to her interest in vintage collectibles and Boho clothing and accessories. “Opening Now and Then was an easy transition from working for others to owning my own business as it was just an extension of what I was interested in personally—vintage clothing and antiques,” Garrett said. From the outside, Now and Then seems like a simple shop. The window display shows a couple of cookbooks, frames, mugs and plates. However, once inside, there is a burst of…
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
The Washington, DC, area was projected to get about 5-10 inches of snow. Most of it hasn't been sticking.
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Takoma Park will have the Grant Avenue Market, its own version of the Fenton Street Market, starting this spring.
Takoma Park residents can shop at a new outdoor market in their own neighborhood starting May 12. Fenton Street Market has paired up with Old Takoma Business Association to bring about the Grant Avenue Market—a market that will feature the same winning combination of vendor booths, music and food—and will be available May 12, June 9, and July 14 from 10 am to 3 pm. “Takoma Park has a long history of successful, well-attended outdoor street festivals and markets like the Takoma Park Farmers Market and the Takoma Park Street Festival. While the winning formula is the same, this market will offer a whole new mix of items that are not available at the other markets,” said Laura Barclay, co-executive director of the Old Takoma Business …
Saturday, January 26, 2013
Police said they are looking for 21-year-old Alexander Buckley, The Washington Examiner reported.
DC police said they are looking for 21-year-old Alexander Buckley, who is charged with the murder of 18-year-old Siobhan Nichole Lee, The Washington Examiner reported. Read more on The Washington Examiner.
Friday, January 4, 2013
Black plans on using the Takoma Park Farmers Market and to offer meatless options.
Jeff Black, owner of D.C.-based restaurants BlackSalt and Pearl Dive Oyster Palace, thinks Takoma Park is starved for restaurants, according to a Tom Sietsema story in The Washington Post. So Black and his chef, Danny Wells, plan on opening a restaurant at 6937-6939 Lauren Ave., in the space occupied by Video Americain, a longtime Takoma Park landmark, that will be closing. According to the Sietsema story: Still to be named, their modern American restaurant will embrace a dining room, two spots for drinking, a patio, live entertainment a couple times a week and — to absolutely no one’s surprise given Black’s multiple seafood-themed establishments — a raw bar. Wells said in the story he is eager to tap into the Takoma Park Farmers Market …
Friday, November 16, 2012
How well do you know Takoma Park? Put that knowledge to test and guess where this photo was taken.
Update, Nov. 16 11:47 a.m. This week's name that photo comes from Capital City Cheesecake located at 7071 Carroll Ave. Nov. 14 Put your Takoma Park knowledge to the test. Patch wants you to guess where this photo was taken. The answer will be revealed Friday. Leave your guess in the comments.