Wednesday, November 4, 2009

what's up the pike: hump hump hump day

Car Logo Sign, Sligo Avenue
- The Department of Parks is holding a community meeting to discuss a temporary skate spot that'll be built in Woodside Park this winter. That meeting's at 7pm tonight at the Park and Planning Commission, located across from the park at Spring and Georgia.

- Samuel Myers, better known as Bonifant Street dry-cleaner Jim Dandy, will receive the 2009 Neal Potter Path of Achievement Award this year. Named for the former County Executive, the prize honors Montgomery County residents over 60 who have contributed to their community.

Ninety-four years old, Myers has owned the cleaners since 1972 but will have to leave soon as his and several other businesses along Bonifant are cleared to make way for a new apartment building. He'll be recognized in a ceremony at 4pm tomorrow in the Music Center at Strathmore at Rockville Pike and Tuckerman Lane in North Bethesda.

- On Friday, everyone's favorite youth media collective, the Gandhi Brigade, premieres their latest documentaries. Crossing Borders is a series of four short films produced alongside kids in El Salvador while on a ten-day trip there last summer. The screening is from 6:30pm to 8:30pm in the Cafritz Arts Building at Georgia Avenue and King Street on Montgomery College's Takoma Park-Silver Spring campus.

- MoCo's Department of General Services hosts the follow-up to last week's sneak peek of the new Silver Spring Library this Saturday. You can check out final drawings of the soon-to-be-built complex at Wayne and Fenton, which will include County offices, an art gallery, and a future Purple Line stop in addition to a new library. That meeting will be at 1pm Saturday in the current library, 8901 Colesville Road.

1 comment:

Sk8ter Mom said...

Regarding the meeting on the Woodside Park skate spot, 30 skateboarders (most of them teens) showed up to speak up for the need for a legitimate skating facility in Silver Spring. They were so polite and so well-behaved, that at the end Mike Riley, Department of Parks Deputy Director, complimented them on that, and said their behavior was much better than a lot of the behavior he's seen when that room has been filled with adults.