Thursday, September 20, 2012
Let's explore this town and the creative minds that call Silver Spring home.
- Ben Gross
Thursday, September 20, 2012
What makes many thousands of people call Silver Spring home? That’s what I Am Silver Spring is asking some of the city’s most interesting residents—authors, entertainers, athletes and all-around awesome people alike. This week we profile local business owner Bahia Akerele, raised all over the world, who now calls Silver Spring home. Find out her unique perspective on Silver Spring. Hometown? Good question! I've lived all over the world - born in Boston to West African Parents, lived in Liberia, Ivory Coast, New York, Senegal, Mauritius, Paris, Vienna, Connecticut and now Silver Spring. My mom worked for the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and my dad was an investment banker, so we were rocking and rolling a lot. What do …
Friday, July 27, 2012
Montgomery County Police officers also are recognized for bravery.
The Greater Silver Spring Chamber of Commerce (GSSCC) awarded six local businesses "Shining Stars" Wednesday evening for their dedication to making their establishments a great place to work, live and play. Award winners include: Fenwick Beer & Wine, DB Consulting, A Wider Circle, and United Therapeutics. The Silver Spring Urban District and the Montgomery County Department of Correction & Rehabilitation were recognized for the “Weekend Warriors” program. GSSC also honored officers Eric Hammelton and Richard Reynold as “Montgomery County 3rd District Police Officers of the Year.” They were both honored for their bravery during an April 2011 incident in which a 5-month-old baby boy’s life was threatened by a person with a knife during a …
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Check out our list of participating farms to see what events, programs and deals you can find this weekend.
Montgomery County’s farms open their barn doors this weekend for the 23rd Annual Farm Tour and Harvest Sale. Area residents will have the opportunity to tour 15 local farms Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Farms will offer visitors the chance to pet animals, pick fruits, brave flower mazes and purchase harvest goods. For a list of participating farms check out the attached PDF. Some of the more central Montgomery County vendors include: Butler’s Orchard, Germantown Located at 22222 Davis Mill Rd. in Germantown, Butler’s Orchard provides seasonal pick-your-own produce, including berries, flowers, pumpkins and Christmas trees. This weekend the farm will provide free hayrides, races and slides. Good Life Farm Inc., Darnestown The …
Friday, October 1, 2010
Months after America's recession officially ended, Colesville business owners still feel the pinch of slow sales.
While some people respond to uncertain economic times by tightening purse strings, it seems that their frugality is driving some local shops out of business. Examples of this abound at Colesville Center as a small building that once housed two stores is boarded up and retail space that was once home to a frame store sits silent and empty. Across New Hampshire Avenue, in small strip malls, a store space beside a 7-Eleven sits empty, and nearby three or four stores are closed. They end near a vacant lot where unmowed grass grows about a yard high. Patch spoke to business owners who've managed to stay open. We asked about the area's retail climate and, in some cases, the answer was not good. One shop owner, who declined to give his name, …