Spring Street to House United Therapeutics New Manufacturing Facility

FEB 9 | Read More

Rendering of 1101 Spring St. (left) courtesy United Therapeutics A Spring Street property that once housed United Therapeutics’ IT group will become the company’s newest manufacturing facility later this year. 1101 Spring St. will be the home of the Dinutuximab-Dedicated Oncology Medical & Analytical Laboratory (DDOMAL) that will increase the company’s capacity to produce Unituxin. UT bought the property in 2006, said Thomas Kaufman, the company’s associate director, corporate real estate, and it was a part of the Silver Spring campus. “In August 2016, our CEO [Martine Rothblatt] basically said, ‘Put everything down, focus all of our resources on..


Local Thirft Shop Celebrating 65 Years in Silver Spring

Feb 8 | Read More

Photo by Marsha Obusek courtesy Pennyworth Thrift Shop. A local thrift shop will mark 65 years in Silver Spring with a series of events next week. Pennyworth Thrift Shop began in 1953 when a parishioner at Grace Episcopal Church named Alice Maud Jones began collecting unwanted clothes from other church members. As the Rev. Andrew Walter, church rector, explained in a recent sermon, “[Jones] would take those clothes, put them in her car, and drive around Montgomery County; and, when she saw someone in need of those clothes, she would give them out. Her ministry eventually became the Pennyworth Shop...


Snowmageddon Turned into a Blessing for First Cupid's Undie Run

Feb 8 | Read More

Photo from the 2017 run from Wikimedia Commons Snowmageddon 2010 was a proverbial blessing in disguise for the founders of Cupid’s Undie Run. Silver Spring resident Brendan Hanrahan and some friends scheduled their initial charity event for what turned out to be the weekend after the storm dropped nearly 30 inches of snow on the area. “Everybody was so pent up that they were Googling ‘What can I do this weekend? Please get me out of the house,’” he recalled. “All they found was us, because we were the only ones stupid enough that [we] didn’t cancel our event.”

Northwest Hockey Club Heads into the Playoffs After Completing First Season

FEB 8 | Read More

The Northwest High School Hockey Club had one goal this season — become a team. In both the metaphorical and literal sense of the word. The club, which is just that — a club — at Northwest because hockey is not an officially sanctioned sport by Montgomery County Public Schools. The Northwest Hockey Club is finishing up its first season as a standalone Northwest only team before the playoffs start this Friday.


THINGS TO DO

Around MoCo County
9 Feb - 20 Apr
Art League of Germantown
The art league presents its members' artwork in "Companions," a juried exhibit at the Kentlands Mansion in Gaithersburg. The exhibit will be juried by Judith Ahistrom. There will be an artists' reception on February 15 at 7 p.m.
12 Feb - Nutrition Hope Connections for Cancer Support presents nutritionist Victoria Wood who will discuss which foods can turn on tumor suppressor genes at the Beaumont House at FASEB in Bethesda.
23 Feb - Marlow Rosado Band The Marlow Rosado Band featured two-time Grammy Award winner Tito Puente Jr. plays at BlackRock Center for the Arts in Germantown at 8 p.m.
28 Feb - Gynecologic Cancers Hope Connections for Cancer Support presents Stephanie Wethington, director of gynecologic oncology at Washington Hospital Center, who will discuss the importance of individualized care, specific surgeries, and targeted therapies at the Beaumont House at FASEB in Bethesda.
3 Mar - Rentals Open House Glen Echo Park is holding an open house from 1 pm to 4 pm to see why the park is an ideal place for your next event - wedding, birthday party, bar/bat mitzvahs, family reunion or corporate event. Event vendors will also be on hand.
10-11 Mar - Used Book Sale The used book sale at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School is the largest fundraiser for the PTSA and helps benefit every student. The event is looking for donations and volunteers.
24 Mar - Concert Series Arts on the Green in Gaithersburg presents its 2017-2018 music season in the Arts Barn with singer-songwriter Laura Cantrell known for her country music and clear, purposeful voice.
24 Mar - Political CollectorsThe American Items Political Collectors annual political memorabilia show and sale comes to the Rockville Hilton from 9 p.m. to 4 p.m. There will buttons, posters and political items for sale.
22 Apr - Kensignton Day of the BookThe 13th annual Kensington Day of the Book Festival will be held in Old Town Kensington from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. rain or shine. The festival features more than 100 local authors, poets, publishers, children's authors, literary, and community organizations set up along three blocks of Howard and Armory Avenues. There will also be live music, cookbook demos, food trucks, crafts, and more.
3 May - Annual GalaThe Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless is holding its annual gala, which this year will recognize the importance of the county's emergency responders' role in reducing homelessness. The gala will be held at the North Bethesda Marriott Hotel & Conference Center starting at 6 p.m.
5 May - Tour de CookieThe Tree House CAC, which is dedicated to reducing trauma and promoting healing for child victims of physical abuse, sexual abuse, and neglect, is sponsoring Tour de Cookie - "Montgomery County's Sweetest Ride." The bike ride has distances of 12, 27 and 43 miles and includes stops at numerous cookie stands sprinkled along the bike route.
12 May - Concert SeriesArts on the Green in Gaithersburg presents its 2017-2018 music season in the Arts Barn with singer-songwriter David Olney, a master craftsman and acclaimed singer-songwriter.
2 Jun - Concert SeriesArts on the Green in Gaithersburg presents its 2017-2018 music season in the Arts Barn with Hebret Musica led by drummer and composer Abinnet Berhanu who combines Ethiopian sounds with soulful, modern jazz.