Monday, November 30, 2009

what's up the pike: don't have a seasonally-appropriate photo today

I Like The Facade of 8525 Georgia
- Acha Kamara, the Sierra Leone Inspector General of Police, was honored last week at a dinner held in The Warwick, an apartment complex on University Boulevard . . .? The building's party room played host to the police chief, who was welcomed by "Sierra Leoneans who . . . came from all works of life like Vir­ginia, Dis­trict of Colum­bia, Philadel­phia and New Jer­sey" but were "all loy­al­ists to their coun­try." This isn't quite as cool as having a Ghananian king living in Silver Spring, though.

- Cyndy at Photo-Cyn-Thesis mourns the loss of Scenic Wheaton. Adele, whose poignant narratives about her life and work rehabilitating veterans at Walter Reed brought many a tear to my eye, shut down her blog sometime within the past month. "I loved the subtle humor that often accompanied her otherwise very earnest and thoughtful point of view," Cyndy writes. This brings the number of blogs based exclusively in Wheaton to zero.

- Tomorrow, the Silver Spring Transportation and Pedestrian Safety Committee holds its monthly meeting. They'll be talking about new development in Downtown Silver Spring - from the Fillmore to the new Silver Spring Library - and how to handle the increase in pedestrian traffic that will follow. Don Scheuerman and David Dise from the county's Department of General Service will be on hand to answer questions. The meeting's at 7:30pm in the Silver Spring Regional Services Center, located on 8435 Georgia Avenue at Wayne.

- And on Saturday, the Silver Spring Historical Society and Montgomery Preservation are holding an open house at the B&O Railroad Station. There will be tours of the restored train station, an exhibit on former station agent Robert Davis, a performance by the Seraphim Singers a cappella quartet ("Clad in Victorian Garb, they will also Croon 1940s songs!"). For the kids, Thomas the Tank Engine will be giving rides. The event's from 10am to 3pm at the station, 8100 Georgia Avenue at Sligo. For more information, visit Montgomery Preservation's website.


dave in wheaton said...

I too will miss Scenic Wheaton. As much for the posts not having anything to do with Wheaton as the ones that did. One fewer bookmarks in my browser.

There is, in point of fact, at least one Wheaton Blog left (or blog with Wheaton in the title) that has a similar habit of regularly not being about Wheaton; Good Eatin' in Wheaton.

Dan Reed said...

That's absolutely right. If you're still looking for a blog with "Wheaton" in the name to read, you should check out Good Eatin' in Wheaton, which is telling the world about something those who already live or eat in Wheaton have known for a long time.

Thomas Hardman said...

Well, Wheaton is in fact full of great restaurants.

It's also pretty sketchy in parts, but now that "Scenic Wheaton" is silenced, I guess I'll be the only person to mention that.

Oh, and the hundreds of readers who chime in at WaPo and WTOP's message boards will doubtless mention it, too.