Monthly Archives: January 2011
Comments Off on White Flint Rising Pt. 2 – The County’s First Steps
One of the most common questions asked about the new White Flint Sector Plan, particularly by seniors, is “will I live to see any of it?” The answer is “yes.”
But up till now, the only people doing actual work on the new White Flint, as opposed to thinking about it or talking about it, or even planning it, were in the private sector.… Read More
Comments Off on Sketching in Pencil? Or in Ink?
I have tried my hand at sketching. I did the logo for Friends of White Flint, available in the Gallery at www.bzall.com.
But that tooks weeks of erasing, redo’s and comments by my best critics (err, my wife and kids). I worked first in pencil, then in a (very expensive) computer planning tool (for proportions and balance), and then reworked it with ink and paint, many, many times.… Read More
Comments Off on Passing of An Underappreciated Man
R. Sargent Shriver, the only Presidential candidate from White Flint, died yesterday at Suburban Hospital. He was 95, and had Alzheimer’s Disease.
Shriver was usually defined in relation to someone else (as I, regretfully, just did in the picture above): brother-in-law of JFK and Robert F. Kennedy; Vice-Presidential candidate for George McGovern; father of Maria Shriver, newswoman, author and wife of former California Gov.… Read More
Comments Off on Jan. 10 Meeting of White Flint Implementation Committee
The new White Flint Implementation Committee held its third meeting last Monday night, and for the first time, the meeting was in White Flint. The WFIC met in the multi-purpose room of the Montgomery Aquatic Center in Wall Park, part of the “core area” for development in White Flint. Amidst the smell of chlorine, the happy squeals of kids ready to splash, and the sight of parents herding their charges toward mini-vans, the WFIC heard from several Executive Branch officials and Planning Board staff on plans for “community amenities” promised in the White Flint Sector Plan, like libraries, recreation centers, and parks.… Read More
Comments Off on Freishtat, Hurdle, Trimmer Re-elected to FoWF Board
In the wake of last week’s deadly Tucson shootings, many observers have asked that elections be less contentious and more unifying. The 2011 elections for open seats on the Friends of White Flint Board of Directors could set the desired tone. They were quick, easy and civil.
Three nominees won unanimous support for their re-election to the FoWF Board: Ken Hurdle (Residents and Community Organizations’ seat), David Freishtat (Business seat), and Greg Trimmer (Property Owners and Developers’ seat).… Read More
Comments Off on 2011 FoWF Board Election Nominations Open
If you are a member of Friends of White Flint (or represent a member organization), you should have received a notice that nominations are open for seats on the FoWF Board of Directors. Nomination forms were sent with the notice. Only members in good standing can nominate or be nominated for a Board opening.… Read More