Thursday, April 25, 2013
Special activities going on for opening day at the corner of Ellsworth Drive and Fenton Street in Silver Spring
The Fenton Street Market opens again for the season this Saturday, April 27, on Silver Spring's Veterans Plaza. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Some special highlights for opening day include a scavenger hunt challenge, youth baseball and softball league registration, a pop-up community cafe, and Q&A time with representatives from the new Silver Spring Library from 1-3 p.m. You can find out more details on the market's website and see a map of the vendors who will be there. April 27 also happens to be Neighborday. What do you like about your neighbors in Silver Spring? Tell us in the comments.
Friday, August 24, 2012
The market runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Saturday on Veterans Plaza in downtown Silver Spring (across from the Majestic Movie Theaters).
The Fenton Street Market wraps up the month of August with a mix of artists, authors, a puppet show and much more. Marketgoers can expect over 60 vendors to be on hand to close out with a blast. Melanie Hatter: Meet local author selling her novel “The Color of My Soul.” Red Table Press: Meet the man behind our market posters and website. Little Peeps Emporium: Creative jewelry for young and old alike. Tree to Art: Dancing pig cutting boards. Elixology: All-natural bath products. The one-person poet show with Wit’s End Poets. Time: 10 a.m. to noon Maritime Voice from The Washington Revels. Time: 11 a.m. to noon Paper-making class with Pyramid Atlantic. Time: Starts at 2 p.m.
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Joslyn Chandle has always loved being healthy. In 2009, she started her blog to encourage others to stay fit and healthy and also started experimenting with homemade body products. This venture led her to fitbliss Organics, an organic skincare product.
Saturday, April 28, 2012
It will reopen Sunday, April 29 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Flower Avenue (Flea) Market waves goodbye to Saturday and reopens Sunday, April 29 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Shoppers can find a different mix of vendors and treasures each week at the market located at 8809 Flower Ave. Some of the goodies available include antiques, art, collectibles, hand-made jewelry, toys, clothing and accessories, decorative glass, china, hand-carved safari animals, CDs, records and a great selection of hand bags made by the Long Branch Women’s Sewing Circle. There are also activities for the kids including a moon bounce tent to give kids a chance to jump all over the place for $1. The market is always looking for people who can make the market more festive through face painting, juggling, and musicians. Contact …
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 …
Sunday, April 1, 2012
The fate of the market was undetermined when it closed November 2011.
After the Silver Spring community banded together in support of the Fenton Street Market (FSM), organizers were proud to announce Saturday it's reopening this spring after a struggle with Montgomery County officials. According to a FSM newsletter, the lease isn't outlined as of yet because they "are still negotiating the final details of [their] contract with Montgomery County," but remain optimistic that they will open on Saturday, April 28 through the end of October from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. In July of 2011, county officials were considering an increase of the market's fee from $48 per Saturday to more than $1,200 each week. The larger fee is based on an hourly rate of $125 for use of half of the plaza. FSM officials were given the …
Friday, March 30, 2012
Political, community, business and non-profit leaders celebrate Hannah McCann and Sharon Einbinder Friedman.
For the first time, members and guests of Montgomery Women filled the Mansion at Strathmore to capacity for the 8th Annual Awards Ceremony and Power Tea and one of Silver Spring's own was recognized with a top honor. After celebrating a 10-year milestone last year, the membership has grown to record levels as many join the organization to empower women to pursue elected and appointed leadership positions in Montgomery County. The welcoming remarks were made by Montgomery Women President, Meredith Wellington, who emphasized, “Women, and not just one woman, a lot of women, need to be at the table!” She introduced founding member, Montgomery County Councilmember Nancy Floreen (D-At large) who served as Honorary Chair for the Power Tea. …
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Montgomery County sent out an application requesting proposals for a market-like venue to use Veterans Plaza.
When Fenton Street Market closes in November for the winter, it won't be returning in the spring, according to organizer Hannah McCann. At about 7 p.m. on Monday a tweet read,"@FentonStMarket will close after Nov 12, a victim of MoCo's regulatory process. I hope you reconsider," signed by McCann. Recently, Montgomery County has sent out an application asking for proposals from small businesses registered with Local Small Business Reserve Program. Businesses that qualify under the county guidelines can apply to use the Silver Spring Veterans Plaza. It's unclear if Fenton Street Market organizer Hannah McCann will apply, and she declined to say so. But she did note that it was interesting the county is looking for a similar atmosphere …
Thursday, August 11, 2011
Meet a designer that's contributing his artistic talents throughout the county.
Jack of artistic trades, Geoffrey Uyehara--an architectural designer at Crest Design--not only redesigns residential properties, but uses his creative skill to make artisan craft pieces like the ones he sells at the Fenton Street market. Having earned a Master of Architecture in 1993 at Catholic University, Uyehara says the time it takes for him to create his pieces can vary. “Sometimes inspiration is a snap, sometimes it’s not,” said Uyehara. Yet when he is working with a client, Uyehara says his vision is always collaborative. “It’s what I see and how they envision the project. You have to listen to what they want and you figure out how to work your ideas with their ideas together so everyone is happy,” said Uyehara. Uyehara started his …
Saturday, July 16, 2011
Fenton Street Market offered full use of Veterans Plaza for half-price.
In a memorandum dated July 12, 2011, Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett formally responded to a letter that Councilmember-at-Large Hans Reimer sent to him regarding the Fenton Street Market and the usage fees for Veterans Plaza. In the memorandum, Leggett praises Fenton Street Market for being popular, benefitting the surrounding businesses and serving as a good model of what he terms "a for-profit Benefit Corporation." However, he goes on to state that “paradoxically, its success has demonstrated that there are other options for using the Plaza to meet the facility’s mission.” Referring to the mission of the Montgomery County Interagency Coordinating Board for Community Use of Public Facilities (ICB/CUPF), County Executive Leggett …