by Prince Of Petworth March 6, 2018 at 10:15 am 0

Quarry House Tavern (before fire/flood) via Facebook

Thanks to April for sending the good news from the Washington Post:

“Almost three years after a fire closed Silver Spring’s beloved Quarry House Tavern [8401 Georgia Ave.], the 1930s-era dive bar is set to reopen to the public on Sunday. After a careful restoration, it looks just like regulars will remember, if slightly cleaner.”

by Prince Of Petworth January 9, 2018 at 1:10 pm 0

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.”

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by Prince Of Petworth June 13, 2017 at 10:45 am 11 Comments

“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.

by Prince Of Petworth April 18, 2017 at 11:15 am 3 Comments


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.

by Prince Of Petworth March 15, 2017 at 2:15 pm 13 Comments


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.

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by Prince Of Petworth March 3, 2017 at 4:00 pm 1 Comment


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.

Performers: (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth February 7, 2017 at 11:10 am 4 Comments


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.

by Prince Of Petworth August 16, 2016 at 4:15 pm 6 Comments

silver spring
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″

by Prince Of Petworth June 28, 2016 at 1:50 pm 3 Comments

sharks of war
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.”


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