Wednesday, May 15, 2013
A helpful map of speed cameras, and their types, throughout Montgomery County
Montgomery County has become a beacon for speed cameras. Search through the map below, which details where mobile, fixed and portable speed cameras lie throughout the county, along with which direction they point in. In camera-dense areas, especially, zoom in to track just how many cameras police have at their disposal.
Friday, April 26, 2013
The County Council president tweeted a letter from the council to County Executive Leggett.
The Silver Spring Transit Center has become a $120 million headache for Montgomery County taxpayers. When the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority told the county it would not operate the transit center as planned, the pain got worse. County Council President Nancy Navarro (D-Dist. 4) of Silver Spring tweeted on Friday, referencing WMATA's decision and including a link to a letter the council sent to County Executive Isiah Leggett (D) on the topic. The letter requested that Leggett appear before the council Wednesday to discuss the ramifications of WMATA's decision.
Saturday, November 17, 2012
A roundup of the top headlines in Montgomery County this past week.
UPDATE: Police: Witness Said Montgomery College Student Told Them He Was 'Going to Shoot Everyone' ROCKVILLE—A 19-year-old Montgomery College student was taken into custody by Rockville city police on Monday afternoon after fellow students said the man told them he—in his words—“felt like shooting people just for fun,” a college spokeswoman said. Read more on Rockville Patch. Sex Abuse Trial Involving Germantown Middle School Teacher Continues GERMANTOWN—The trial of a Germantown middle school teacher accused of sexually abusing one of his students began in Montgomery County Circuit Court on Tuesday. Cuyler Jay Cornell, 51, Germantown, was indicted on charges of sexual abuse of a minor and sexual offense. The trial was expected to reach …
Thursday, August 30, 2012
This fall season Silver Spring residents can enjoy compelling films and live concerts in November.
National Geographic Live is back and will be filled with plenty of events to choose from. Beginning Sept. 14 and running through December, National Geographic will host world-renowned photographers, travel writers, scholars, and Nobel Prize winners. All programs will take place in the Grosvenor Auditorium at 1600 M St. NW, Washington, DC (unless otherwise noted). BIRDS OF PARADISE: EXTREME, BIZARRE, EXTRAORDINARY Thursday, Nov. 1 at 7:30 pm ADVENTURES IN THE TREETOPS Saturday, Nov. 3 at 1 p.m. Adults: $16 /Children 12 & under: $12 Event & exhibit Adults: $20/ Children 12 & under: $16 Purchase tickets on filmfestdc.org. PAINTED BODIES OF AFRICA Thursday, Nov. 8 at 7:30 p.m. This exhibit explores the art of using the skin as a canvas, a …
Monday, August 27, 2012
This fall season, enjoy compelling films and live concerts in September.
National Geographic Live is back this fall with discussions and talks on everything from travel to music and exotic food. Beginning Sept. 14, National Geographic will host world-renowned photographers, travel writers, scholars, and Nobel Prize winners in events open to the public. All programs will take place in the Grosvenor Auditorium at 1600 M St. NW, Washington, DC (unless otherwise noted). 1001 INVENTIONS: THE ENDURING LEGACY OF MUSLIM CIVILIZATION Friday, Sept. 14 at 7:30 p.m. $20 THE ARAB TABLE Tuesday, Sept. 1 at 7 p.m. $60 tasting/ tasting & exhibit $65 THE LONGEST WAY HOME: ONE MAN’S QUEST FOR THE COURAGE TO SETTLE DOWN Friday, Sept. 21 at 7:30 p.m. NG member: $18/ 3-pt series: $51 Public: $20/3-pt series: $57 ALL ROADS FILM …
Friday, August 10, 2012
Upload your photos of Shark Week 2012 below.
Shark Week kicks off Sunday with week-long programming of the underwater predator on Discovery, but if you're chomping at the bit, you can enjoy a free sneak preview of Sharkzilla. Discovery resurrects the largest shark to swim the oceans, Megalodon. This prehistoric shark weighed at least 100,000 pounds and could have grown to be about 60 feet long. During Friday’s sneak preview at the Fountain Plaza, Shark Week fans can enjoy shark freebies. We want to see how much fun you'll be having, so upload your photos! To upload your photos, click on the "upload photos and videos" button below the photo gallery. Check out Shark Week 2011 photos.
Thursday, June 28, 2012
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Just Up the Pike, a news blog focused on issues in downtown Silver Spring and surrounding areas of Montgomery County, celebrated six years online Tuesday. Creator Dan Reed started JUTP in 2006 after his bus to work didn't arrive on time and he wrote a blog about it. Reed dedicates his anniversary post to Kevin Keegan, a journalism teacher who encouraged him when he was a student at Jame Hubert Blake High School. Reed explains: Kevin Keegan approached me during my junior year at Blake High School about writing for the Blake Beat, the student paper. I was skeptical at first. I already had ceramics as my elective and was looking forward to honing my skills on the throwing wheel. However, Mr. Keegan suggested that my talents were better …
Friday, December 2, 2011
Dr. Jason "Jack" Geiger is survived by wife of 66 years.
Jason “Jack” Geiger, of Rockville died at age 88 on Nov. 14 at Suburban Hospital in Bethesda. Geiger practiced medicine in Silver Spring for more than 45 years, and is survived by his wife of 66 years, Gertrude Friedman Geiger, five children, ten grandchildren and one great grandchild. Geiger earned a medical degree from George Washington University in 1945 and went on to serve in the U.S. Navy before opening his practice in Silver Spring in 1950. Dr. Geiger served as president of the Maryland chapter of the American Heart Association, as well as the Montgomery County Heart Association. Outside of practicing medicine, Geiger was a docent at the National Museum of Health and Medicine, an amateur aviator and the co-owner of a small airplane.
Thursday, October 28, 2010
Fernando Antonio Asturizaga is accused of abuse between 1999 and 2001.
A Vermont man has been arrested and charged with sexually abusing a 10-year-old girl in Silver Spring and Bethesda between 1999 and 2001, according to the Montgomery County Police. Fernando Antonio Asturizaga, 44, of Montpelier, Vt., was arrested Wednesday. According to a release from the police, the female victim was Asturizaga's student at a private school in Prince George's County. Police said Asturizaga sexually abused the girl while he was babysitting her at her home in Silver Spring and at another residence in Bethesda. Police said they have developed a "substantial" amount of evidence to connect Asturizaga to the crimes. Asturizaga has been charged with two counts of second-degree rape, six counts of sex offense and two counts of …