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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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