Monthly Archives: January 2016
Comments Off on Email County Council to Create a Park Paradise in the Pike District!
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.… Read More
Comments Off on Happy Anniversary, Dietle’s
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. … Read More
Comments Off on Living near Whole Foods or Trader Joe’s? Your home is worth more.
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.… Read More
Comments Off on Poignant reminders from a perfect snowstorm
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.… Read More
Whew — I’m impressed at how much we accomplished last night at our community/board meeting. Thanks to the fifty or so people who attended and participated.
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- We approved a $53,300 budget for 2016.
- We voted to launch an advocacy campaign to “un-pave paradise and pull up the parking lot” in Wall Park.
Comments Off on Please attend tonight’s FOWF community/board meeting
January 19, 2016 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Kennedy Shriver Aquatic Center
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.… Read More
Comments Off on Will you be eating at a Pike District restaurant during Restaurant Week?
Here’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.
Stella Barra and Summer House
Paladar Latin Kitchen & Rum Bar
Del Frisco’s Grille
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Comments Off on Service Projects in the Pike District on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day
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. … Read More
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.… Read More
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.… Read More