Monday, October 22, 2007

east county in review: not quite halloween edition

This sort-of spooky old farmhouse on Georgia Avenue will soon be incorporated into a new townhouse development.

Dan Silverman of Prince of Petworth, one of my favorite D.C. blogs, shows how community-based blogs are supposed to be done. (It's no surprise that the Post's Marc Fisher nominated him Blogger of the Month. Next month, Fisher picks a MoCo blog . . . we've [I've] got our fingers crossed over here at Just Up The Pike. Anyway. (I digress.) Here's a look at what's going on in East County this week:

PEDESTRIAN PERILS: Georgia Avenue makes no friends of pedestrians. A new video of the dangerous Georgia Avenue/Forest Glen Road intersection has been posted on Crossing Georgia's website. The Forest Glen-based advocacy group is lobbying for safety improvements to make walking a little easier one stoplight north of the State's busiest intersection, Georgia Avenue and the Beltway.

B'VILLE BURGEONS: The Amish Market may be on its way out, but bigger things may be in store for Burtonsville Town Center. Montgomery County unveils its Burtonsville economic study to East County residents and businesses 7pm Wednesday at the East County Regional Services Center, 3300 Briggs Chaney Road.

INTERCOUNTY COMMUNIQUE: As InterCounty Connector construction begins in Gaithersburg, residents on the eastern end of the controversial highway will get their first glimpse of what life with the ICC will be like. The State Highway Administration's hosting a ICC Outreach Meeting 7pm Thursday at Paint Branch High School.

DIVERSE AND ENDANGERED: The 700 block of Bonifant Street might be the most eclectic in Downtown Silver Spring - but it may not be long for this Earth if the Purple Line rolls through. Seven Oaks resident Elisabeth Higgins-Null writes this guest post on the "micro-neighborhood" of Bonifant Street later this week.

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