Wednesday, August 4, 2010

what's up the pike: good neighbors don't fix cars at 11pm

Sunny Days & Starry Nights
- You won't be riding Metro over Labor Day weekend, as they're shutting down the entire Red Line in East County for maintenance and rehabiliation, reports DCist. The Glenmont, Wheaton, Forest Glen, Silver Spring and Takoma stations will all be closed from 10pm on Friday, September 3 until Tuesday morning.

Metro will run shuttles between Fort Totten and Glenmont, but you might be better off taking the bus - the 70s or S buses between Silver Spring and downtown D.C., the J buses between Silver Spring and Bethesda, or the Q buses between Silver Spring, Wheaton, and Rockville, among other routes.

- Takoma Park resident Steve Davies has started a new blog about the area. There isn't much on there yet, but he's looking to join up with, a blogging network/news source run by the good folks at Allbritton Communications (you know, Channel 7!)

- And here's the difference between Silver Spring and Oklahoma: "One thing you can expect in Silver Spring is an encounter with a drunk person. Public intoxication is not a crime -- it's a rite of passage here. Walking after dark in Silver Spring is an invitation for a bottle of vodka and a story from a stranger."

- Move over, Bedding Barn. It looks like you've got some competition for best farm-themed bedroom furniture store:

Last, but not least:

- Rockville Central points us to this article about Rockville Town Square and the growing popularity of urban living in the suburbs.

- Samurai_SS, the last remaining original contributor at The Georgian Confidential (the blog of record for residents of The Georgian apartments) is giving up the reins.

- Come to a special going-away happy hour TOMORROW from 6 to 8pm at Jackie's Sidebar, 8081 Georgia Avenue!

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