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Archive for January, 2007

Silver Spring, Md Interesting Happenings, Events and Sweepstakes

4shotThe Go Green at Home Takoma Park Green Building Conference is for homeowners and contractors to learn and share information about green building. The conference will be on February 18th from 11 AM to 5 PM. John Spears of Sustainable Design Group, Inc. will be the keynote speaker at 11 AM. There are over twenty additional speakers to choose from and many more topics on subjects ranging from landscaping to finishes. Registration is $5, with an optional $10 for lunch (only for registration prior to Feb. 12) through the Recreation Department. A flier with registration information is attached. For additional information, you may also look at the “Upcoming Events” section of the City website at www.takomaparkmd. gov or call Ilona Blanchard at (301) 891-7205.

 On February 23, Brookside Gardens will be hosting a Green Matters symposium on urban trees and forestry. “Green Matters, an annual symposium, concentrates attention on environmental issues with which we are currently faced and over which we have some control. Environmental stewardship is a core value of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC), Brookside Garden’s parent organization. As such, we strive to provide timely information and viable solutions to environmental challenges, because we feel strongly that green does matter. The 2007 Green Matters Symposium focuses on the topic of trees.”

Canada dry picNeo-metro-cerine-stainless-cherry-toilet-8995-seriesThe South Silver Spring Neighborhood Association has a website. It is in BLOG form that residents can comment on and includes a Community Guide. The site is very innovative with an integrated Event Calander. The Community Guide takes the form of a wiki. This is the only community website of it’s kind that I have seen in our area. The website contains information about local parks, businesses and residences in the community, as well as information about business that provide services to South Silver Spring.

Congratulations to South Silver Spring – I think the new site looks great! And Last but not least, for the ultimate in Home Improvement and Bathroom renovation….. I recieved an email from Roto Rooter, I have used them in my Real Estate business and at home over the last few years. They are great in an emergency and at a reasoanble charge. I was surprised when they sent me this email about giving away a TRICKED OUT TOILET? in their PIMPED Out JOHN sweepstakes. This is for Real? What will they think of next?

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Silver Spring MD Oakview Pool Celebrates 50th Anniversary this Year!

BRRRR– It is so hard to think right now that it will EVER be Summertime Again! But the Oakview Recreation Corporation is getting an early start planning their 50th Anniversary Season and they would like your HELP!  Oakview PoolThe Oakview Pool was the first Community Neighborhood Swimming Pool in Mongomery County.  The Oakview Pool opened in 1957. The pool was built and is still owned by the Oakview Recreation Corporation a group of Oakview Residents. The circa late 1950’s pool was refurbished by the Corporation in 2004. Oakview Pool is home to the OAKVIEW OCTOPI, a very active swim team that competes with other swim teams in Mongomery County.  This year, they mark their 50th Aniversary.  Along with their regularly scheduled Annual Community Day in early June, the Oakview Pool is planning a Big 50th Aniversary Event for Pool Members.Retro bathing beauties   In honor of their 50th year the Recreation Corporation is putting together a scrap book for a trip down memory lane. The Board members would like help finding old photographs and memorabilia for the scrapbook.  If you, or your relatives, or Esther Williamssomeone you know ever lived in the Oakview Neighborhood of Silver Spring, Maryland and have old photos or memorabilia, or a story of the Pool or Neighborhood – Please contact Jean Mack, Treasurer of the Oakview Recreation Corporation:  By phone (240) 601–9334 or her email  She will return all photos and memorabilia after copies are made. For more info about the Oakview Pool and the Swim Team visit the Pool Website For More information about the Oakview Community visit the Oakview Community Website.  For Directions and Address Location Map of the Oakview Pool and Swimclub Click Here

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Silver Spring, Md Happy 50th Anniversary to Four Corners Animal Hospital

4 corners animal Hospital BuildingFour Corners Animal Hospital was established in 1957, and moved to its present location in 1963. Through Dr. Rosswell Bowersett, Sr., and Dr. Bowersett, Jr., they have seen two generations of Silver Spring clients. In 1988, Dr. Bowersett, Jr., began working at Four Corners with his dad. Dr. Rosswell Bowersett, Sr., worked daily with the practice from 1957 until his death in July 2000. He will be greatly missed by all who loved him. Presently, Dr. Bowersett, Jr. owns and runs Four Corners Animal Hospital as a sole proprietor.

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Fond Farewell to the Silver Spring, Md Horses

Horse Silver SpringRemember the Mounted Park Police Horses that patroled Downtown Silver Spring?

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