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Silver Spring, MD's First Ever Restaurant Week! February 5-11, 2007 - 01/26/07 10:11 AM
"Get ready for a mouth-watering, lip-smacking week of great food from Silver Spring restaurants! Join us February 5-11 for Silver Spring Restaurant Week. Co-sponsored by Downtown Silver Spring, the Greater Silver Spring Chamber of Commerce, the Silver Spring Regional Center and The Washington Post, Restaurant Week is the perfect opportunity to dine out. Enjoy Silver Spring Restaurant Week at your "tried and true" or somewhere new.Participating restaurants will feature prix fixe lunch ($12) and dinner ($22 or $30) menus from Monday, February 5 to Sunday, February 11. In addition to these exclusive Restaurant Week menus, most participating restaurants will also offer (1 comments)
Silver Spring, Md Oakview Pool Celebrates 50 Years! and First Community Pool in Montgomery County - 01/18/07 04:20 PM
The Oakview Pool was the first Community Neighborhood Swimming Pool in Mongomery County. The Pool opened in 1957. The pool was built and is still owned by the Oakview Recreation Corporation, a group of Oakview Residents.Oakview Pool is home to the OAKVIEW OCTOPI a very active swim team that competes with other swim teams in Mongomery County. This year, they mark their 50th Aniversary. Along with their regularly scheduled Annual Community Day in early June, the Oakview Pool is planning a Big 50th Aniversary Event for Pool Members. In honor of their 50th year the Recreation Corporation is putting together a scrap (1 comments)
Silver Spring, MD - Happy 50th Anniversary to Four Corners Animal Hospital! - 01/17/07 06:35 PM
Four Corners Animal Hospital was established in 1957, and moved to its present location in 1963. Through Dr. Rosswell Bowersett, Sr., and Dr. Bowersett, Jr., they have seen two generations of Silver Spring clients. In 1988, Dr. Bowersett, Jr., began working at Four Corners with his dad. Dr. Bowersett, Sr., worked daily with the practice from 1957 until his death in July 2000. He will be greatly missed by all who loved him. Presently, Dr. Bowersett, Jr. owns and runs Four Corners Animal Hospital as a sole proprietor Ros Bowersett, Jr., DVM, MPH (University of Georgia 1988 & Johns Hopkins (1 comments)
Silver Spring, MD, Local Businesses that Have Survived the Test of Time - 01/16/07 05:28 PM
I am amazed at several businesses that have survived and thrived the rise, the decline, the fall and the current surge in popularity of "Silver Sprung", Md. As a native of Silver Spring, I have lived, gone to school, played and worked here all my life. I've seen the good the bad and the ugly times in Silver Spring. There are several places in Silver Spring that are gone but not forgotten by me, such as Billy Boy's Subshop, The Hecht Co., Hahns, Eddie Leonards, the bowling alley, the smell of the Heidi -Giant Food Bakery, the Hot Shoppes, the Old Armory Building, The Trojan Horse night club in (29 comments)
Quaint Acres, Silver Spring, MD Two Famous Pioneer Women were Neighbors Here - 01/16/07 09:50 AM
Rachel Carson, this pioneer activist stirred up controversy with her book "Silent Spring" She wrote the book in her house in the Quaint Acres Neighborhood of Silver Spring, Md. This fairly modest rambler with english basement was built in 1957 and sits on a heavily wood lot of a little over an acre. A Conservation park in Brookville and an elementary school in Gaithersburg are named after Carson. Rachel Carson lived in a cape cod style home on Williamsburg Drive in the Woodmoor Subdivision of Silver Spring, Md, many years before moving to her "Quaint Acres" house. Rachel also rented the (3 comments)
Wierd Wacky Wonderful Forest Glen Gets a Long Awaited Face Lift, Silver Spring, Md - 01/15/07 01:21 PM
Hats off to the SOS (Save Our Seminary) folks in Forest Glen. I used to love driving through there on my way to Bethesda. I took their tour in the mid 1990's. It was like entering another world, wierd, wacky, whimsical and wonderful all at the same time, it reminded me of that old amusement park in Baltimore off Rt 40 called the "Enchanted Forest". At the time I took the tour of the grounds, the Army was trying to let the place decay, so they could get the buildings condemed and tear it all down. The small handfull of people at SOS have been tireless and perservered (0 comments)
Oakview Neighborhood Silver Spring, MD - 01/15/07 12:10 PM
A neighborhood of post war cape cods colonials ramblers and split levels. Oakview is located in a convenient area of Silver Spring, inside the beltway and approximately 2 miles to the Washington, D.C. border. Oakview is bordered by Northwest Branch Park, the Beltway, New Hampshire Avenue and Stateside Drive. There are 692 Single Family Homes in Oakview. Oakview has the most affordable single family homes in Silver Spring that are located INSIDE the Beltway! Oakview's pride and joy is the Neighborhood Swim Club. Built in the 1950's it was the first Community Swim Club in Montgomery County. The pool was refurbished recently and has a very active (0 comments)
South Four Corners Neighborhood, Silver Spring, Md - 01/15/07 11:54 AM
South Four Corners Neighborhood of Silver Spring Boundaries: University Boulevard West and Dennis Avenue to the north. Colesville Road to the east. Forest Glen Road to the south and Tenbrook Drive to the west Highly desirable location close to Forest Glen Metro Station and Downtown Silver Spring. Walking distance to recently renovated "Woodmoor Shopping Center" and a very friendly "Neighborhood Safeway Store" Bordered by Sligo Creek park with an abundance of nature, hiking-biking trails and recreation. This neighborhood has a very active Civic association, many events such as an annual COMMUNITY DAY and neigborhood yard sale. There are a lot of young families with children, a (0 comments)
Takoma Park, or "Granola Park" as some locals call it now, was the first planned suburban community of Washington, DC. Founded in 1883, by Benjamin Franklin Gilbert, Takoma Park was developed along a branch of the B & O railroad. It was originally conceived as a "summer resort" area, as a healthful clean-water alternative to Washington, DC's malarial swamps. With a population of 18,000 it rests along the upper northeast boundary of D.C. and strattles Montgomery and Prince Georges Counties in Maryland. B.F. Gilbert named his community TAKOMA an Indian word meaning "High Up - Near Heaven". Takoma Park has it's own city government, police department, library and (0 comments)
Silver Spring, Maryland - A Wonderful Place to Live! - 01/13/07 05:02 PM
Ahhh .... Silver Spring, Md, Unique, Diverse, Interesting, Rich in History, Revitalized, Historic, Charming and Modern all at the same time. There is no place like Silver Spring and, with regards to Housing, still affordable compared to the rest of Montgomery County. A Superb Location just over the Washington, DC line. Silver Spring is located along the north east border of Washington D.C., a sprawling area that was named for a spring with sparkling bits of mica. The eastern arm of the red line serves the four metro stops in Silver Spring, the Silver Spring station, the Forest Glen station, the Wheaton (1 comments)
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