Monday, December 21, 2009

what's up the pike: that's my brother, getting pelted with snow

Tyler and Eugene
- We hope you've managed to dig yourself out from this weekend's historic snowstorm. While most of us wisely stayed at home, one Colesville couple wouldn't let a foot of snow (as measured at JUTP headquarters) keep them from getting married, trudging over a mile in the snow to have their nuptials as planned at St. John the Baptist on New Hampshire Avenue. Now that's memorable. Anyway:

- The snow was too much for the salt dome on Cape May Road in Colesville, which collapsed late Saturday night atop a loading truck within, trapping the driver. Fortunately, he made it out okay, but there's no word on the condition of the dome or the salt inside.

- Georgian Confidential posts a letter from a long-term resident of Georgian Towers The Georgian who says they've had it with rent increases as the complex tries to rebrand itself as luxury apartments. "It is obvious from the amount of moving trucks outside the Georgian that trying to make The Georgian into a 'Rolls Royce' type of building during these economically challenged times is backfiring," writes the unidentified tenant.

- Tomorrow, the First Baptist Church of Silver Spring will present its plans to build housing and retail on their property, located at Wayne Avenue and Fenton Street. The cash-strapped congregation says profits from the development would help them stay in the neighborhood, but the neighbors themselves say it's too dense. The meeting's at 7:30pm Tuesday in the church.

- Would you like some gingerbread with your booze? A new blog called Silver Spring Sprinkles says a beer and wine shop is opening in a little old house on the corner of Fenwick Street and Second Avenue. It looks like they've got a pretty roomy parking lot - and a wheelchair ramp for our differently-abled drinkers.

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