Friday, October 30, 2009

what's up the pike: big birds, little birds

Big Bird, Little Birds
- Just twelve people showed up at a public hearing for the InterCounty Connector tolling plan in Calverton Wednesday night. But Prince George's lawmakers say the charges to use the 16-mile highway - up to 35 cents a mile, or $6 to drive it from end to end - disproportionately hurt their residents, who according to them are uniformly poor. Meanwhile, the Columbia Talk blog calls B.S. on the suggestion that the ICC's users will be people from "Howard County and Anne Arundel County in their Lexuses." What, don't people in MoCo have nice cars too?

- Over on The Other Pike, Cindy from Rockville Central and others are hosting a Zombie Walk of their own. That'll be this Friday at 7:30pm outside the Apollo Bar at 12 N. Washington Street before lurching through Rockville Town Square.

- And the Rocky Horror Show - a theatrical version of the 1976 cult-film Rocky Horror Picture Show has its second local run this month with the Kensington Arts Theatre. There'll be performances tonight and tomorrow and continuing well into November at the Kensington Town Hall, 3710 Mitchell Street. Check out KAT's website for more info.

- The Wheaton Urban District's starting a weekly flea market. Like the successful Fenton Street Market in Downtown Silver Spring, the Wheaton flea will offer a mix of used goods and locally-made crafts. The first one is this Sunday from 9am to 3pm at Grandview Avenue and Reedie Drive in Downtown Wheaton.

- Cyndy at Photo-Cyn-Thesis reviews Pho Real, the cleverly-named Vietnamese soup joint at Briggs Chaney Road and Old Columbia Pike. "It is very attractively decorated and very clean, and the broth is always fresh and delicious, and never greasy," she writes. Be warned: the post has some terrible, terrible puns.


retgroclk said...

Over the past few years a number ofcandidates have run on an anti ICC platform, citing cost, damage to the environment and a host of other problems.

These candidates were ignored and the voters elected pro ICC candidates.

I have been against the ICC since the idea first cropped up- it is a little to late to protest now-- the politicians will listen to the complaints- ignore the omplaints and do what ever the hell they wish.

Bob Fustero

Cyndy said...

Hey, thanks for the link!

WashingtonGardener said...

On that night I was literally around the corner from High Point at Duckworth Middle School - I attracted 45+ peeps for my "Urban Trees" talk - that'll show them ICC folks for scheduling a hearing the same time as a garden event! Plus, we had free doughnut holes.