1 Discovery Pl, Silver Spring, MD Photo by PoPville flickr user Brandon Kopp
From a press release:
“Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) announced today plans to relocate its global headquarters from Silver Spring, Maryland, to New York City in 2019. Contingent upon the closing of the company’s acquisition of Scripps Networks Interactive, Discovery also will establish a National Operations Headquarters at Scripps’ current campus in Knoxville, Tennessee.
“The media industry is rapidly evolving, increasingly global, more consumer focused and more multi-platform and Discovery must evolve with it,” said David Zaslav, Discovery’s President and CEO, in announcing the changes first to employees this morning. “The decision to move our global headquarters from its founding home is one we do not make lightly. We remain unwavering in our support of the Maryland and Greater Washington, DC area and we thank the leadership of the State of Maryland, Montgomery County and, most importantly, our employees for their cooperation and understanding as we make this important next step for the long-term success of Discovery.”
New York Global Headquarters (more…)
“My 18-year-old cat has been missing since Saturday morning. She was spotted two streets down and someone called animal control, but animal control did not take her into custody. She should still be in our South Four Corners neighborhood, which is close to Holy Cross Hospital and Sligo Creek Park. I’ve had her since high school, and I’m devastated by her disappearance.
Details – Black, orange, and white calico. She’s about 5 lbs, has a little black “beauty mark” by her nose, and a white belly. Arthritic hind legs and deaf – once again, she’s very old for a cat.”
Please call 417-268-5552 with any sightings.
Thanks to Sara Multanen for sending:
“I recently stayed at the Double Tree motel in Silver Spring, MD and this peregrine falcon is nesting right outside the window on the 12th floor and currently has 4 eggs. It was a treat to observe this beautiful creature up close for the 4 days that I was there. I mentioned it at the front desk–they knew about the falcon but were unaware of the eggs.”
If you spot a hawk or any other bird of prey or any interesting wildlife around town, lunching or otherwise, and get a good photo please send in an email where you spotted it to [email protected] and I’ll add it to the queue. Hawks around Town is made possible by a generous grant from the Ben and Sylvia Gardner foundation.
This rental is located at 7923 Eastern Ave. The Craigslist ad says:
“$1995 / 2br – 1050ft2 – 2 bed, 2 bath & parking in Silver Spring
Newly renovated 2 bed/2 bath condo, with garage parking and 1050+ sq ft on the 8th floor of a modern building in downtown Silver Spring. Short walk to metro stop.
Apartment details: (more…)
From a press release:
“Silver Spring-based Improbable Comedy will partner with the popular brewery Denizens, and offer a monthly live, stand-up comedy show in downtown Silver Spring. The first one will be Thursday March 9 at 8pm in the taproom at Denizens. Four performers will make up the line-up of the 90-minute show. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased in advance at www.improbablecomedy.com or at the door on the night of the show.
Thanks to a reader for sending from Silver Spring: “Spotted this Peregrine Falcon outside of our window on the 16th floor.”
If you spot a hawk or any other bird of prey around town, lunching or otherwise, please send a photo and an email where you spotted it to [email protected] Hawks around Town is made possible by a generous grant from the Ben and Sylvia Gardner foundation.
A reader reports:
“Took this pic on the metro this morning and thought maybe you could share this. She looks a little older but she’s only 12.”
Photo by PoPville flickr user Jordan Barab
From an email:
“This past Thursday, an explosion and fire broke out at the Flower Branch Apartments complex in Silver Spring. More than 30 people were injured, including three firefighters, and nearly 100 people were forced from their homes. Among those evacuated were two of our Silver Spring team members.
The Red Cross was immediately on the scene, setting up a shelter a few blocks away for a safe place where families could reconnect with one another. They provided beds, food, counselors, and caseworkers for all of the victims.
Join us at our Silver Spring Cava Grill Today- Tuesday, August 16th, between 6pm – 10pm for dinner. Cava will donate 100% of sales during this time to The Red Cross’ relief efforts, supporting the residents of the Flower Branch Apartments and our two team members.
Cava Grill Silver Spring
8515 Fenton Street
Silver Spring, MD 20910″
Photo by PoPville flickr user Paul Sirajuddin
“When: Tuesday, July 26, 2016, 6-7 p.m.
National Museum of Health and Medicine
2500 Linden Lane
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Before World War II, experts dismissed sharks as a serious threat to service members. Then in 1942, the U.S. Navy received reports about horrific attacks on castaways adrift from sunken ships and downed airplanes. Many of these reports proved to be true. Soon after the war, diving pioneers sought out sharks, expecting the worst because of the shark attack stories. Instead, they found an animal less to be feared than understood. Join Robert Cantrell, filmmaker and shark researcher for a presentation on the history of shark attacks and how the “fear of sharks” impacted the Navy’s policy in World War II as well as present-day knowledge of sharks.
FREE! Open to the public. No RSVP required.”
8081 Georgia Avenue via Jackie’s
Update – full press release from Jackie’s:
“Jackie’s Restaurant, a Silver Spring institution for over 11 years, plans to close on or about March 31, 2016. Opened in 2004 by co-owners Jackie Greenbaum and Patrick Higgins, Jackie’s was the first chef-driven “farm to table” restaurant to open in Silver Spring’s history. Coinciding with the incipient revitalization of Silver Spring, Jackie’s opened the same year as Discovery Communications’ headquarters and the American Film Institute—all signaling a new era for the region. Its arrival marked a turning point for Silver Spring as it garnered attention as a dining destination, in part due to its initial affiliation with James Beard award winning chef Ann Cashion.
“Jackie’s has been and always will be my proudest achievement,” said Jackie Greenbaum. “Not just for its brilliant food and atmosphere—which is pretty badass—but for the community it created in Silver Spring.” The bar and restaurant has become a home away from home for many Silver Spring and Takoma Park residents, and has hosted many memorable events. In 2005, it held the premiere reception for the academy award winning film “Crash,” with director and cast in attendance. In 2007, it was the home of the AFI’s SilverDocs hospitality center, ending with a blowout block party for Mayor Marion Barry’s documentary film, which included a performance by legendary DC go-go band Trouble Funk. Additionally, Jackie’s has received consistently high critical praise over its many years of operation. (more…)