Sunday, February 3, 2013
A Silver Spring Boy Scouts pack was forced to remove a non-discrimination statement from its website that did not specifically exclude gay people from participating.
By Rashee Raj Kumar of Capital News Service When the Boy Scouts of America announced this week that it was considering changing its longstanding ban on openly gay scouts and troop leaders, it came as a surprise to many Maryland scouts, especially Cub Scout Pack 442 in the Silver Spring neighborhood of Cloverly. Last month, regional scouting officials threatened to revoke Pack 442’s charter unless it removed a non-discrimination statement from its website that did not specifically exclude gays from participating. Since 1991, the Boy Scouts of America has prevented local troops from making their own decisions about admitting gay scouts and leaders. The position put the scouts, founded in 1910, at the center of a cultural war that led to a …
Friday, January 27, 2012
Cloverly Civic Association’s president told the Planning Board that a proposed subdivision has too many homes and may harm the area’s water quality.
Some Cloverly residents are concerned that a planned subdivision on Briggs Chaney Road will have too many homes. Quent Remain, president of the Cloverly Civic Association, told Montgomery County’s Planning Board Thursday that higher density in the neighborhood will strain the Paint Branch, a 14-mile stream that flows to the Anacostia and Potomac Rivers and the Chesapeake Bay. A portion of the stream extends onto the property. “The density of the project is far greater than any other project that's been done in Cloverly since the master plan,” he said. R.A.M. Investing, a Rockville-based land development company, plans to build 38 homes on a 42-acre plot adjacent to Cloverly Park. The subdivision will include 33 one-family attached houses …
Saturday, December 24, 2011
Patch's handy guide to all of Colesville's Christmas services and events.
- HOLIDAY GUIDE
- Ben Gross
Saturday, December 24, 2011
The East County has a number of houses of worship, each with their own individual schedules, services, plays, events and Christmas celebrations. We hope you find this "Where to Worship" guide helpful, and wish you Happy Holidays! Colesville Presbyterian Church Christmas Eve - Candlelight Services, 5:00 p.m. and 11 p.m. Christmas Day - Worship, 11:00 a.m. Good Hope Union Methodist Church Christmas Day – Worship Service, 11:00 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. St. John the Baptist Catholic Church Christmas Eve – Two masses at 5:00 p.m., one at 7:00 p.m., and midnight Christmas Day – Masses 7:30 a.m., 9:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 12 noon First Alliance Church Christmas Day – Worship, 11:00 a.m. Colesville United Methodist Church Christmas Eve – Family …
Saturday, October 29, 2011
Police say Marilyn Keiser suffers from Alzheimer's and does not have her medication with her.
Update, 11 a.m.: Keiser was located this morning in Howard County. Original story, 1:52 a.m.: A 70-year-old Cloverly woman with Alzheimer's is missing and her family is concerned for her welfare. She does not have her medication with her, police say. Marilyn Keiser, of Birch Springs Court, was last seen at home around 6 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 28. She may be driving a red, 2004 Chevrolet Malibu with Maryland tags. She is known to visit Columbia Mall in Columbia, MD. Her family describes her as a white female, 5-feet-5-inches tall, about 130 pounds with gray hair. If you have seen Keiser or have information on her whereabouts, police ask that you call (301) 279-8000.
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Popularity of restaurant's cuisine keeps family dynasty on course.
The minute lovely photos of blue water and white buildings come into view, diners should recognize the culinary journey they will take to Greece. "I love Greek food and this restaurant has very good Greek food," says Shirley Highfill. "The service is quick too." Prompt service gets Highfill and her co-worker, Ana Tang, back to work in the Cherry Hill Road area on time. They eat lunch at the Greek Islands Grill in Cloverly several times a year. "I like the salad. It gives me a chance to eat something different that you usually don't find around," adds Tang. Christina Xenohristos was only 12 when she started learning the art of running an authentic Greek restaurant. She worked at her sister's Tally-Ho Restaurant in Potomac for 33 years. …
Monday, October 3, 2011
Some local alcohol merchants say sales haven't slowed since the tax went into effect in July.
Three months after a state-wide tax increase on alcohol products went into effect, local merchants say sales have not decreased. Montgomery County Liquor & Wine store in Cloverly reported an 8 percent hike this August, the most recent month statistics were available, as compared to August of 2010. Gus Montes de Oca, head of retail operations for the Montgomery County Department of Liquor Control, said sales information for the quarter, which ended in September, should be available by mid-October. Other merchants in Cloverly, Family Market, Andy’s Beer and Wine, Greek Island Grill Restaurant and Buffalo Wings and Beer, all said that July sales were about the same as in 2010. More recent sales data wasn’t available. The Maryland House of …
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Fresh food and cultural connections sell patrons on Kabob n Karahi.
The atmosphere is casual and the eating utensils are plastic. That matters very little to the diners who frequent Kabob n Karahi for the food. "The spices, the aroma, the smell of it, the taste and texture," says Faten Alajmi, a patron since the restaurant opened in November of 2008. From the beginning, the three owners set out to provide a neighborhood place offering cuisine that is popular in Northern India, Pakistan, Southeast Asia and the Middle East. Raza Rehman used to travel to Virginia or D.C. for the meals he and his partners now serve in Cloverly. "I'm Muslim and this is a halal restaurant. We cook only halal food. That means no alcohol or pork," says Rehman, a self-proclaimed food lover. He describes the restaurant's food as …
Thursday, August 18, 2011
Both men were residents of Silver Spring.
Five days after police reported that two people died early Saturday morning in a car fire while driving along Holly Grove Road in Cloverly, the identities of both the driver and the passenger were released by Montgomery County Police. The driver was Daniel Baker, 27, of the 13000 block of Cedar Creek Lane in Fairland. The passenger was Richard Scotton II, 26, of the 12000 block Theresa Drive in Colesville. Both men were already dead when police arrived at the scene of the crash. Around 12:22 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 13, officers from the fourth Police District and Montgomery County Fire & Rescue personnel were called to the 15700 block of Holly Grove Road with a report that a vehicle was on fire. When they arrived on scene, the car--a 2002…
Monday, August 15, 2011
Patch will be providing a local perspective on national issues.
Monday, August 15, 2011
We're inaugurating a new series for our readers here and across the country: "Dispatches: The Changing American Dream." Every day, you see national stories on the economy, politics, social issues, health and policy. Debates seem to be raging about unemployment, the housing market, the national debt, education and the nation's infrastructure. American families, business leaders, workers and entrepreneurs are trying to adjust to trying times. We want to explore the effects of these challenges locally--in the neighborhoods of East Montgomery County. We already know that many businesses are putting off expansion plans, people are without jobs, college students are having to leave school and governments are juggling funding priorities. But …
Saturday, August 13, 2011
Police say both victims died in the fire.
Two people died early Saturday morning in a car fire while driving along Holly Grove Road in Cloverly, according to a release from Montgomery County Police. Officers from the 4th Police District and Montgomery County Fire & Rescue personnel were called to the 15700 block of Holly Grove Road around 12:22 a.m. on Aug. 13 with a report that a vehicle was on fire. When they arrived on scene, the car, a 2002 silver Subaru, was engulfed in flames. Detectives from the Collision Reconstruction Unit are investigating the cause of the accident, but police know that the car was traveling north on Holly Grove Road and began to rotate counter-clockwise, for unknown reasons. The car hit a tree on the passenger side of the vehicle and caught fire. …