Friends of White Flint

Promoting a Sustainable, Walkable and Engaging Community

P.O. Box 2761

White Flint Station

Kensington, MD 20891

Phone: 301-980-3768

Email: info@whiteflint.org


Monthly Archives: January 2016

Email County Council to Create a Park Paradise in the Pike District!

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According to the 2010 White Flint Sector Plan, Wall Park next to the Kennedy Shriver Aquatic Center is supposed to become a park paradise. The plan creates an eight-acre park with room for sports, heart-healthy walks, quiet contemplation, a children’s playground, public events, and maybe even a dog park.

To create this essential community amenity, we need to pull up the parking lot that covers much of Wall Park.…

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Happy Anniversary, Dietle’s

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The Pike District isn’t only about the new; there’s also the historic. Hank Dietle’s Tavern on Rockville Pike is celebrating its 100 year anniversary this year. Dietle’s opened in 1916 as Offutt’s, a general store and filling station.  Hank Dietle took over in the 1950s when the tavern served as a pit stop for drivers making their way down Rockville Pike. …

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Living near Whole Foods or Trader Joe’s? Your home is worth more.

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According to a study performed by Zillow,  homes grow more rapidly in value if they are closer to a Trader Joe’s or Whole Foods. Between 1997 and 2014, homes near the two grocery chains were consistently worth more than the median U.S. home. By the end of 2014, homes within a mile of either store were worth more than twice as much as the median home in the rest of the country.…

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Poignant reminders from a perfect snowstorm

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Snowzilla — more than 2 feet of light and lovely snow. The power stayed on, thankfully, so we could be toasty warm and well-fed while we watched the flakes drift down. Most importantly, I love how neighbors tromped through the un-plowed roads, stopping to chat with both old friends and ones just met rather than hurrying to the metro or car with barely a hello.…

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Please attend tonight’s FOWF community/board meeting

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Board/Community Meeting

January 19, 2016   6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Kennedy Shriver Aquatic Center

Agenda

Before the meeting at 6:10 pm: Tour of Wall Park and new Wall Park Garage Site (Montgomery Parks, Eddie Meder).

6:30 pm       Approval of minutes from November board meeting (Amy Ginsburg)

6:35 pm       2015 Financial Report and 2016 Budget (Eric Grosse)

6:45 pm       Development Update (Property Owners)

6:55 pm       Wall Park Advocacy Campaign “Un-pave paradise.…

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Will you be eating at a Pike District restaurant during Restaurant Week?

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Emblem_mocoRWJan2016Here’s a wonderful chance to eat a delicious meal at a local restaurant right in the White Flint area during MoCo Restaurant Week, January 22 to 31. Lunch is just $18 and Dinner is only $36. Discover a new restaurant or re-visit an old favorite.

Seasons 52

Stella Barra and Summer House

Paladar Latin Kitchen & Rum Bar

Del Frisco’s Grille

City Perch

 

 

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Service Projects in the Pike District on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day

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Montgomery County will host its annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service on January 18, 2016.  During this Day of Service they have over 3,000 volunteers who come out to participate in community service projects that help individuals, children, families in the county, as well as international organizations serving those in need.  
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What you missed at the White Flint Implementation and Downtown Advisory Committee Meetings

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Mark your calendars! The next Friends of White Flint board/community meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 19th at from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm at the Kennedy Shriver Aquatic Center.

And speaking of meetings, here’s what was discussed at this week’s White Flint Implementation Committee and Downtown Advisory Committee Meetings.…

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A great looking new garage at the Conference Center

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At last night’s White Flint Implementation Committee Meeting, Tina Benjamin, Chief of Staff at Montgomery County Economic Development, presented plans for the new parking garage for the Bethesda North Conference Center. The new garage is necessary because many of the surface parking lot spaces behind the Conference Center will disappear as the Western Workaround is constructed.…

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