Monday, December 31, 2012
If you're out celebrating on New Year's and don't have a designated driver, here are some choices for getting home.
The highest number of alcohol-related traffic fatalities in the last decade occurred on New Year's Day, according to Michael Green, AAA spokesman. But once you start your 2013 pre-celebration, you may not be thinking about statistics. So right now while you're thinking clearly, consider your options. Getting a designated driver or hailing a cab are some of your choices. But if you find yourself with empty pockets and no driver, you have options. Sober Ride Call Sober Ride 1-800-200-TAXI (1-880-200-8294) for a free ride home (up to a $30 fare) from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m., according to the Washington Regional Alcohol Program (WRAP). It says rides started Dec. 14 and are available every night until Jan. 1, 2013. People using the service must be 21…
Sunday, December 30, 2012
If you could make a New Year's resolution for Silver Spring, what would it be?
More than 45 percent of Americans make a resolution every year, according to statisticbrain.com. Some people vow to live a healthier lifestyle, others promise to spend more time with family, and many say they will try to save money. As millions of Americans make resolutions to improve their lives, what do you want to see happen here in greater Silver Spring to make it an even better place to live? We'll start the list off, you finish: A Completed Silver Spring Transit Center: This project has had some bumps—in its foundation, that is. County officials say it should be open this summer, but the $108 million convergence of Metro, Marc, buses and cars has been delayed for years. Walker and Biker-friendly Streets: Downtown Silver Spring's a …
Monday, January 2, 2012
Spill it! What kind of fun/relaxing/crazy/boring times did you have this New Year's?
Another year behind us, and, as usual, we're curious about how East County-ers spent the holiday. Did you do any of the local activities we recommended? Did you head out of town? Were you relaxing with friends or family? Now's the time to over-share: Tell us your stories in the comments; upload your best pictures; send us your funniest tweets.