Friday, December 11, 2009

what's up the pike: think we should bring "rad" back

- Check out these RAD photos from East of Maui, the 1990's-era skatepark once located on Ellsworth Drive where Silver Plaza is today. If you're like me, you'll spend a few minutes wondering what this kid would've flown into today. (My guess is Romano's Macaroni Grill.) Thanks to Skateboard Mom Sk8ter Mom for the heads-up.

- New York-style pizzeria Flippin' Pizza will give two FREE slices and a drink to each customer at its grand opening next Tuesday from 4 to 7pm. Started in 2007 and using all-natural ingredients, Flippin' Pizza has twelve locations in the D.C. area and California, but you'll also find one at Colesville Road and Ramsey Avenue in Downtown Silver Spring.

- The Department of Parks proposes building two new community gardens in greater Silver Spring and seven countywide following the success of the county's first one in Takoma Park. In the spring, gardens would open on donated land at King Street and Eastern Avenue in South Silver Spring and in a park at Briggs Chaney and Crest Hill roads in Fairland. A proposal to create food gardens for local schools is also under consideration.

- U-Md.'s Diamondback writes about unique places to shop in Takoma Park, whose anti-chain politics have made the city a free-for-all for local businesses. Of course, there are no addresses or even streets listed for any of the stores in the article. Maryland is a state school, after all.

- The Silver Spring Citizens Advisory Board will talk about pedestrian safety at their next monthly meeting in the wake of an individual being hit by a car at Colesville and East-West Highway on Tuesday. They'll also hear from the County about new public works projects Downtown, including the Civic Building, the library, and the Transit Center. The meeting starts this Monday at 7pm in the Regional Services Center, located on Georgia at Wayne.

Photo courtesy of Stephen Voss at Skatedork.

1 comment:

hockeypunk said...

there was also a small roller hockey rink behind east of maui where i used to play in my first organized hockey league. good times...