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From AlertDC:

All MARC Brunswick Line (Union Station to West Virginia) has been suspended indefinitely because of an accident involving a train. Please plan an alternate route if you normally use the Brunswick line.”

From Montgomery County Police:

“UPDATE: Seminary Rd CLOSED at Forest Glen Rd for collision involving a Marc train and a vehicle.”

“UPDATE: The collision involves a Marc train with passengers and a vehicle. No injuries reported as of yet.”

“UPDATE: train track maint veh struck by CSX commuter train”

From Montgomery County Police:

“Call received at approx. 10:48 a.m. for report of single shot heard on Walter Reed campus. Officers have not confirmed initial report.”

A reader writes:

“I just got a text from a friend that there is an active shooter at Walter reed hospital. She said that all entrance gates have been locked, and all employees have been told to shelter in place and lock themselves in.”

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From the Montgomery County Police Department:

“Recently, Damascus area residents have reported multiple sightings of a black bear at locations in and around the Oak Ridge Park. The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) reminds residents that sightings in suburban areas are not uncommon this time of year. In early summer, young bears begin to find their territory.

The Montgomery County Police are cautioning residents not to approach or feed bears that they encounter. Furthermore, no one should ever corner a bear, but allow a bear a route of escape or a way out.

For more information or to report a bear sighting, contact DNR Wildlife & Heritage Service at 410-260-8540. After-hour non-emergency sightings, please leave a message; after-hour emergency, 410-260-8888. Residents may still call 9-1-1 if there is an immediate threat due to the bear’s behavior.”

Open house postcard

From an email:

“Jesse Robinson is a metalsmith who uses the traditional blacksmithing way to produce unique art pieces made out of metal. Jesse’s work has been exhibited at the National Ornamental Metals Museum in Memphis, The James Renwick Alliance, a support group for the Renwick Gallery in DC and he has worked with several leading interior designers in the DC area. You can see more of his work at Robinson Forged Metals.

At the open house, Jesse we will be demoing on a forge how he crafts his work as well as displaying some of his latest work.

The 2014 Washington, DC Area Music Award winner for Best Folk/Traditional Group (ragtime) band the Bumper Jacksons  will also be at the open house playing some of their new songs!
What: Robinson Forged Metals Open House
When: May 31, 12:00pm6:00pm
Where: 5530 Tuxedo Road, Hyattsville, MD 
RSVP: HERE

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“As part of the Annual Spring Open Studio Tour by the Gateway Arts District Prince George’s County, Otis Street Arts Project will open with a studio tour and our Grand Opening festivities.

As with all the Gateway Arts District Open Studio Tours, there is a ton of great art to see, and fun artists to meet.

We will be open starting at Noon, then once the open studio tour ends at 5:00, join us in celebration of our grand opening. We’ll have Art, Projections, and a DJ.

Come out and see what’s going on!

Our Artists Include
Sean Hennessey
David Mordini
Gloria Chapa
Hebron Chism
Matthew Duffy
Alma Selimovic
Scott G. Brooks
Anne Smith

Our special guest artist exhibition series:
Cory Oberndorfer
Jeff Huntington
DJ New will be playing tracks.

Be sure to visit our neighbors:
The Washington Glass School
White Point Studios
Blue Door Studios
Orange Door Studios
Tanglewood Arts

3706 Otis Street
Mount Rainier, MD 201712
otisstreetartsproject@gmail”

4574 Jefferson Street, Hyattsville, Maryland | www.stratacollective.com

From a press release:

Hyattsville’s newest studio space will host its first art show and grand opening at Vigilante Coffee 4327 Gallatin St., Hyattsville, March 21 from 6PM – 10:30PM.

The event kicks off the curated Urban Canopy show, which will run from March 21 through June 20 and is open to the public. It is Studio SoHy’s first show, focusing on the interplay of nature and the urban environment.
The kick-off features art, music, and lively company.

From 6PM – 8PM, Hyattsville artists Chris Suspect, Kathleen Geldard, Bronwyn King, and Christine Monaco will be on hand to exhibit recent work as part of the studio’s Urban Canopy show.

From 8PM – 10:30PM, Wild Anacostias Brass Band will be playing two sets of Louisiana-inspired music. Light refreshments and food will be provided. Vigilante Coffee available for purchase. Donations welcome.

Located near Hyattsville’s thriving arts district and with easy access to Route 1, Studio SoHy is situated to draw a diverse crowd of creators and viewers. By expanding beyond just the visual arts, the studio will offer new opportunities for performance artists and musicians.
Studio SoHy focuses on local and regional artists, displaying their work in a dynamic space. Acting as both a gallery and an event space, Studio SoHy’s mission is to connect artists and audiences. A free exchange of ideas and easy access to artists supports increased collaboration and a vibrant artist community.

The studio is located in the same refurbished 1920s car dealership as Vigilante Coffee, a destination café in the DC Metro area. Building owner Daniel Simon worked with local artists to launch Studio SoHy in support of the local arts scene. The gallery is managed by Bronwyn King and Kathleen Geldard.”

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From WMATA:

“This weekend, Metro’s escalator contractor will install major components of the first new entrance escalator at Bethesda Station.

Bethesda’s entrance escalators are the second longest in the Western Hemisphere. Throughout the day on Saturday and Sunday, large gantries will move and position nine large sections of escalator truss. In addition, two motors, each the size of a small car, will also be moved into the escalator pit and will replace the outdated six-motor configuration that powered the original escalator. Control systems and other equipment also will be delivered this weekend.

To support this work, on Saturday, February 21 and Sunday, February 22, Bethesda Station will be temporarily closed so that construction crews can safely install, align and mechanically fasten the escalator truss sections. For safety reasons, the work, which will take nearly 52 consecutive hours, cannot take place with customers nearby. (more…)

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From @Serial:

“MD Court of Special Appeals rules it will hear arguments in Adnan Syed case in June session.”

MD Court of Appeals Order (PDF)

From Serial:

“Now that the appellate court has granted this order, what happens next is that, in its June session, a panel of judges will hear oral arguments from Adnan’s side, and also from the state. Neither side can bring in new evidence or witnesses. Then the court will either deny or grant Adnan further relief. That relief could be a whole new trial in the circuit court, or it could be that the circuit court just has to allow Adnan to present new evidence.”