Sunday, May 19, 2013
Forty-two percent of people asked have an unfavorable view of the very hip, says a new poll.
A poll released by Public Policy Polling shows that a large percentage of Americans (42 percent) have an unfavorable opinion of “hipsters,” a group of men and women “unusually aware of and interested in new and unconventional patterns,” according to Merriam Webster. The Urban Dictionary says members of this subculture are “typically in their 20s and 30s” and “value independent thinking, counter-culture, progressive politics, indie-rock” and “witty banter.” Locally, data from the 2010 Census shows that only 19 percent of Montgomery County’s population is between the ages of 20 and 34. In Silver Spring though, nearly half of the residents in some parts of downtown—near the Metro (52 percent), between East-West Highway and Fenton Street (…
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.
Monday, November 26, 2012
‘Fragility’ includes photographs by Woody Woodroof, founder of Red Wiggler Community
Photographs taken by an organic vegetable farmer in Germantown will be part of an exhibit in Silver Spring and will include banner-size prints of plant silhouettes on hemp—all created without the aid of a dark room. The exhibit, “Fragility,” will be on view at the Betty Mae Kramer Gallery and Music Room in the Silver Spring Civic Center from Dec. 3 through Jan. 28. An opening reception set for Dec. 13, the Montgomery County arts council announced Monday. Woody Woodroof, an established artist and founder of Red Wiggler Community Farm, will display his cyanotype photograms of plants on and around the farm. Printed on hemp, the delicate images appear on both sides of the fabric, creating ghost-like forms. Woodroof has been using alternative …
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 …
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 …