Friday, May 24, 2013
See what bargains you can find at the following yard sales, moving sales, estate sales and flea markets in Montgomery County this weekend. (May 24-26)
Each week, Patch puts together a list of local sales coming up over the weekend. Are you having a yard sale? Make sure you go to Events at the top of the page and click "Add an Event" to list your yard sale in the Patch for free. Check back weekly for additional bargain opportunities. Yard Sale (Germantown) Great yard sale (Silver Spring) Community Yard Sale (Rockville) Estate Sale (Silver Spring) “Huge” Yard Sale (College Park) Multi-Family Yard Sale (Silver Spring) Moving Sale (Montgomery Village) “Gargantuan” Yard Sale (Clarksburg) Yard Sale (Bethesda) “Huge” Yard Sale (Fairfax City) Check back next week for more sales.
Thursday, May 23, 2013
See who's talking about the new restaurant in town and its craft beer.
Scion Restaurant is located at 1200 East-West Highway in Silver Spring. What do you think of Scion? Tell us in the comments.
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
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Wednesday, May 22
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Explore Fenton Village restaurants and businesses just steps away from the center of downtown Silver Spring
Every year, bright lights and familiar names attract more than 250,000 visitors to the restaurants, stores and entertainment in downtown Silver Spring. Many of those people miss out on the world of dining and shopping a few doors away from the heart of the business district. They will have another chance to walk through Fenton Village and taste this neighborhood's unique flavor on Sunday, June 2. See also: Countdown to Taste the World in Fenton Village "We want to activate Fenton Street, and then up Georgia Avenue, so that people are aware that there are these wonderful gems, the real jewels of Silver Spring right there," said Jessica Fusillo, co-chair of the Commercial Economic Development Committee for the Silver Spring Advisory Board. …
Monday, May 20, 2013
A 'nighttime economy' task force is just a fancy way for county officials to say they want Silver Spring to be 'cooler' after dark.
Only in Montgomery County do elected officials study how to get people to have fun. But, in Montgomery County, an official task force has been assembled—of local business people, no less—to spot trends in the county's "nighttime economy." That's just a fancy way of saying "how people get out and go out (and spend money) at night." Now, the answer to the following question may very well be lodged in the former paragraph, but WUSA9 took to the streets on a recent weekend to ask young, trendy people where they'd rather hang out: Bethesda or Adams Morgan in DC? "It's a different kind of nightlife here [in Bethesda], it's more low-key, mellow," said Tiffany Moy, who lives in Silver Spring. "Adams Morgan is like crazy like college kids." That's…
New locomotives could put $300 million in electricity back on the grid.
Amtrak plans to replace a total of 70 locomotives on its Northeast Regional line, which transports passengers between Newport News, VA, and Boston, MA, according to the DCist website. Trains on the popular route, which often involve long lines of waiting commuters at DC's Union Station, are pulled by locomotives that are more than 25 years old and feature outdated technology, according to the article. In a May 13 news release, Amtrak president and CEO Joseph Boardman said, “The new Amtrak locomotives will help power the economic future of the Northeast region, provide more reliable and efficient service for passengers and support the rebirth of rail manufacturing in America.” The new locomotives, dubbed “Amtrak Cities Sprinters,” will …
Sunday, May 19, 2013
What advice did the first lady give graduates? Will electricity rates go up - again? Get all the Maryland news with one click on Patch.
Sunday, May 19
By Patch Staff It was a big news week in Maryland last week, with a visit by the first lady, a commuter nightmare in Montgomery and a heads up for a sixth casino in the state. All the headlines from 48 Patch sites across Maryland: Berliner Calls for Better Electricity Service with 'Utility 2.0' Montgomery County Council Member Roger Berliner asked the Maryland Public Service Commission to require that substantial changes be made to electricity services in the state. Meanwhile, Pepco is asking for permission to raise rates. Michelle Obama to Bowie State Grads: It's Time to Feel Hungry Again In a speech rich with historical references, the first lady reminded the BSU class of 2013 why education is important. Report: Quince Orchard Students…
Restaurant news from around the county and adjacent DC neighborhoods.
Get caught up with the food scene in Montgomery County and adjacent Washington, DC, neighborhoods with 1 Meat, 3 Sides. This week, the closure of a popular seafood restaurant that recently celebrated its 90th year takes center plate. One meat: O'Donnell's Sea Grill—which recently celebrated its 90th year in the Washington, DC, area—announced on its Facebook page that this year will be its last, Gaithersburg Patch reported. "...[We] have made the purposeful decision to officially close our doors and exit on a most high note," the restaurant stated. The restaurant originally opened in DC, at 1207 E St. NW, in 1922. In the second half of the 20th century, a Bethesda location was opened, and the DC locations (by then there were two) were …
Monday, May 13, 2013
Have you changed your opinion toward your nearby J.C. Penney?
J.C. Penney has begun airing a video apologizing to customers for its recent changes in the way it does business -- changes that it concedes alienated many of its most loyal customers. The company's ill-advised shift away from discounts and loyal brands could be compared to the New Coke debacle of 1985, a series of security slip-ups by Facebook and the BP Gulf oil spill, according to Bloomberg news. The article details the changes instituted by former CEO Ron Johnson who is blamed for losing the retail titan nearly $1 billion ($985 million) in his one-year tenure. Similar to BP’s CEO Tony Hayward’s plain-speak “I’m deeply sorry” video following the Gulf of Mexico oil spill in 2012, the J.C. Penney spot says: “It’s no secret, recently J.C …
Sunday, May 12, 2013
From crime - hear about the backhoe bandits? - to politics and new places for Mexican food, be well-informed with one click.
Sunday, May 12
By Patch Staff Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown Kicks Off Gubernatorial Bid In a speech highlighting his military and government service, Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown announced in his home county of Prince George's Friday night that he is running for governor of Maryland in the November 2014 election. Dan Bongino’s Home Burglarized Wednesday Night While Family Slept A spokeswoman says computers, purses and a wallet were taken from the Severna Park home of Bongino, the former Secret Service agent who ran for U.S. Senate in 2012. Report: Anne Arundel County Top in State for Generating Tourism Money The county saw a more than 7 percent increase in money from tourism between 2010 and 2011, according to a new report. Businesses Look to Marketplace Fairness…