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Archive for December, 2007

When Fido, Fluffy or Tweety Go Missing in Silver Spring

Robin Siegel is resident of the Woodside Park Neighborhood of Silver Spring and a tireless lost and found volunteer for the Montgomery County Humane Society.  You may have seen her vehicle in and around Silver Spring. She has the vehicle “wrapped with what she does”, so you can’t miss it!

Dog cat togetherRobin is a Volunteer who has a mission, a passion for and a great deal of success finding owners of lost pets by using neighborhood Yahoo groups.  She has joined over 100 groups in the past two years so that she can monitor for lost pets, post information, and notify of animals picked up in the area.   

If you get a request from her to join your Yahoo group, please permit her to do so, so that she can add your Silver Spring neighborhood to the range that she is able to cover. I hope you have no objections to her posting notices to groups when pets are found in your area.  She can also answer questions regarding the shelter, and advise on lost and found pets in general.  

If you find a any lost pet in your Silver Spring Neighborhood (including cats, dogs, birds, ferrets, hamsters, lizards, rabbits .  . . just about anything!) and you don’t know who it belongs to feel free to contact her for suggestions on finding the owners.  
Robin Siegel Woodside Park resident
Volunteer, Montgomery County
Humane Society www.mchumane.org  
Best Way to REACH Robin is by email at:   [email protected]

As a pet owner, animal lover and resident of Silver Spring I want to give a big, grateful THANK YOU to Robin!

Posted by Debbie Cook | Discussion: 3 Comments »

The McMansions in East Silver Spring

Old easley
This post was inspired by a another local blogger www.ThayerAvenue.com  who posted about a ginormous McMansion going up in East Silver Spring on Thayer Avenue.                                              

Most of East Silver Spring still has “normal sized” older houses.  The few McMansions or new infill construction Easley Middlethat we do have REALLY stand out. 

One example on Easley street is the “McMansion with no windows”  It started out as a small bungalow home built in 1928 between 2 other similar houses.  The home had a larger and deeper than average lot size of 12,180 sq ft. 

It was torn down sometime ago and remained a big watery mud hole with trash and debris in it for a few years.  I once walked by the lot and noticed they were still getting junk and other mail delivered to 701 Easley, it was strewn all over the front of the mud hole. While it was still just a hole, it caused a lot of concern and complaints from the adjoining neighbors and the neighborhood in general. 
I though they’d never build anything there.  Then all of a sudden a huge foundation went up this past year.  The picture does not do it justice – it is ENORMOUS.  Can’t wait to see what it will look like when it’s finished.  It will certainly stand out amongst the small old bungalows on that street. 
Deerfield - million
A tasteful newly constructed infill home was completed recently just down the way at 608 Deerfield in East Silver Spring – McNeills Subdivision. The lot was a little over 7,000 square feet and an old garage at the back of the vacant lot was the only thing torn down to build the house.

This house sold for $1,191,064.00 ( one million, one hundred ninety one thousand and sixty four dollars ) and settled less than 3 months ago.  I think this NEW house just “nails it” for a perfect fit with the neighborhood character of East Silver Spring.
Check out the Listing and Interior Photos Link for 608 Deerfield Avenue, Silver Spring, Md 20910.

Some Gigantic Monster Houses have gone up or are going up in some older Silver Spring neighborhoods, for instance this one on Randolph Road.  There is a Monster Palace on New Hamphire Avenue in Hillandale and a Giant House going up in Woodmoor just past the Woodmoor Shopping Center going North on Colesville that you just can’t miss when driving out that way.  Sligo from Silver Spring Singular has posted a few blogs about McMansions in Silver Spring.  I liked this post about Mc Mansions by a local blogger.  Dan Reed (Our future architect/Urban Planner) from Just Up the Pike writes about them all the time and Silver Spring Daily Photo has a lot of photos of McMansions in and around Silver Spring.

So, How do you feel about McMansions in Silver Spring?  What’s your opinion?  Want more? Want less? Want Larger? Smaller? or just don’t care?

Posted by Debbie Cook | Discussion: 4 Comments »

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