Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Kids at the YMCA and the Boys and Girls Club participate every Tuesday.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
- Tamika Smith
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
About 30 Silver Spring area children recently participated in a nutritional program introduced to the Silver Spring YMCA and the Boys and Girls Club called Grocery Dash. The exercise, Created by five University of Maryland students, is a nutritional activity that educates students about healthier options by tasking them with developing their own grocery list. You can learn more about Grocery Dash and implementing this program in your community centers on Mission: FITPossible.
Sunday, January 29, 2012
The week’s top Montgomery County news.
With more than a dozen websites across Montgomery County, Patch brings you news from every corner of our community. Catch up on headlines you may have missed this week, including a record-setting high school hockey player and county plans for Bus Rapid Transit. County Planners Target Glenmont Shopping Center An update to the Glenmont Sector Plan is in its early stages, as the county considers possibilities for private and public development and seeks community input. Montgomery County planners consider the Glenmont Shopping Center ripe for development, but forging consensus among 15 properties with 13 owners has proved difficult in the past. Read more in the Wheaton Patch. Middle School Siting Could Pit MCPS Against Parks As Montgomery …
Friday, January 27, 2012
The Patch RV campaign helped to foster one-on-one conversations with the Silver Spring Patch Local Editor Tamika Smith.
The Lunar New Year began January 23.
Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) will draw on the spirit of those who are celebrating the year of the dragon with various events throughout the community. On Jan. 23, The Huffington Post reported that millions of people in Asia and other ethnic Chinese, Vietnamese and Koreans joined in the festivities of the Lunar New Year with fireworks and feasting with family members. The Lunar New Year started with the new moon and will end 15-days later with a full moon. Here's how you can experience the year of the dragon: Silver Spring Library located on 8901 Colesville Rd. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library, author and storyteller, Linda Fang will present “Tales of Ancient China and the Origins of Chinese New Year Traditions.” The …
Thursday, January 26, 2012
Band kicks-off their first-ever acoustic tour in Silver Spring.
Over the past 25 years, Georgia-based band Widespread Panic has crafted a reputation as one of the most acclaimed live bands by keeping the audience guessing whether the next song would be a directionally straight, album track-length version, or simply serve as the on-ramp to an extended jam session that would take them on a remarkable journey through sonic corridors. During their performance at the Fillmore Silver Spring, the band took the road less travelled with a 23-song all-acoustic set list that transformed the music venue into an intimate living room setting, marking the first night of an their “Wood” tour, the band’s first-ever acoustic tour. A “paperless ticket” tour meant fans had to jump through more hoops than usual as ID and …
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Photography was a hobby that has turned into something more for 17-year-old Tolu Omokehinde.
When most students are finding their way home or socializing with friends, one Silver Spring student is braving the cold and pursuing his passion in photography. Tolu Omokehinde, a 17-year-old senior at Blair High School, found his passion for taking pictures when he was a sophomore trying to find a hobby and was inspired by his father. “My dad was a photographer a long time ago and when I was really young he bought me one my first cameras," Omokehinde said. "I used to take pictures with it all the time." Omokehinde, who is the Print Managing Photo Editor at Blair's school paper Silver Chips Online, and his friend Nick Grossman started a photography series that documents life in Silver Spring through time-lapses videos. Their first project…
Here are five things to know as you go through your day.
Good morning, Silver Spring! Here are five things to know this Tuesday to help you keep up-to-date about what’s going on in the community: 1. The roads are filled with patchy fog through 8 a.m. this morning, according to the National Weather Service. Officials advise driving slowly with the low beam headlights in low visibilty. Throughout the day you can expect a mostly sunny day, with temperatures in the low 50s. Tonight: The skies should be mostly clear, with temperatures dropping to the low 30s. 2. What will the park and recreation needs be in the future of Montgomery County? Help make that determination at the upcoming meeting in the Montgomery Regional Office Auditorium located at 8787 Georgia Avenue. This effort will build on the …
Friday, January 20, 2012
Unique Closet Gift Certificate Program started in 2007.
About 100 customers and representatives of area nonprofit organizations joined Unique Thrift Store managers to celebrate their fifth-annual "Unique Fashion Show" Wednesday. The program Unique Closet Gift Certificate Program is an annual $100,000 initiative operated by Montgomery County Unique Thrift and Value Village stores, which partner with more than 80 County agencies, nonprofit organizations and schools to distribute free gift cards to disadvantaged County residents. Since the program began in 2007, stores have distributed $500,000 in gift cards to more than 15,000 County residents in need, enabling them to obtain a variety of merchandise from clothing and winter coats, to books and school supplies, to toys, bed linens, furniture, …
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Here are five things to know as you go out throughout your day.
Good morning, Silver Spring! Here are five things to know this Wednesday to help you keep up-to-date about what’s going on in the community: 1. Expect a sunny day, with temperatures reaching a high of 40 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. Tonight: The skies should be mostly clear, with temperatures dropping to the low 20s. 2. The Silver Spring Town Center needs volunteers. They have a full program this year with "An Evening with the Stars" on Oscars Night, their Blues Festival in June, and Upscale Yard Sale on the Plaza. If you are interested, please call 240.595.8858 or email lisa@silverspringtowncenter. 3. There is still time to sign up for the 6th Annual Washington Gardener Photo Contest in the community. Anyone can …
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Hundreds of volunteers perform community service at Civic Building.
- Ben Gross
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Montgomery County residents personified the spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., through learning, crafts, donations and more at the Silver Spring Civic Building as a part of the county-wide 2012 Day of Service. Other locations included the Bethesda North Marriott and Conference Center, WSSC’s offices in Silver Spring and Giant Food stores in Montgomery County. In conjunction with the Montgomery County Volunteer Center, the GapBuster Learning Center—an education and leadership program for Montgomery County—hosted hundreds of volunteers of all ages, races and creeds, guiding them through a number of activities sponsored by local organizations. Some volunteers made “I Have a Dream” catchers which could be donated to local nursing homes or …