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: June 2019

Check out the Route 355 BRT Presentation

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Couldn’t make it to one of the open houses? Click these links to learn all about the Route 355 Bus Rapid Transit Route — station options, cost, benefits, numbers of riders, options. This is a large, important transit project for the White Flint/Pike District area, and you should know more about it.…

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Learn about Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) tonight and tomorrow night

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The Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) is studying options for a new BRT (Bus Rapid Transit) service along MD 355 called FLASH.

MCDOT invites you to a public Open House to learn more about FLASH on MD 355 and to see the results of the extensive evaluation and preliminary engineering of the alternatives, including ridership, benefits, impacts, and estimated costs.…

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Canopy by Hilton’s Rooftop Terrace at Pike & Rose — the place to be this summer

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From Bethesda Beat

The area atop the Canopy by Hilton in North Bethesda features an all-day menu, three communal tables and a variety of outdoor games. Now instead of hockey, patrons can play giant Jenga, Connect 4 and cornhole. Customers can grab craft beers from local breweries, including Rockville’s 7 Locks Brewing and Waredaca Brewing in Damascus.…

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Time to chow at Fogo de Chão

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From Store Reporter

Last week Store Reporter took a preview tour of Fogo de Chão, the Brazilian steakhouse that will open June 24th at Pike & Rose. The showpiece of the menu is the “Fogo Churrasco Experience,” featuring unlimited meats sliced at your table along with cheese bread, polenta, mashed potatoes, caramelized bananas and an all-you-can-eat spread on the center “market table.” (Price: $53.95 at dinner, $37.95 at lunch, $41.95 for weekend brunch.)

For a closer look at Fogo’s posh interior, check out their photos on Facebook and Instagram.…

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Citing ‘market forces,’ property owner adding three-bedroom units at East Village

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From Bethesda Beat

Developers of a 5-acre North Bethesda property have submitted altered plans to the county Planning Board, reducing the number of total apartments to incorporate about three dozen three-bedroom units.

The Planning Board in 2016 approved plans for 614 residential units and up to 34,000 square feet of retail use to be built in two phases at the intersection of Nicholson Lane and Huff Court.…

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WJ Moratorium Review at the Planning Board Thursday

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The Planning Board will review the annual schools test next Thursday, which will determine if a school cluster (including the Walter Johnson cluster) would be placed in moratorium and if a Preliminary Plan of Subdivision could be submitted .

The staff report can be found here and recommends the Walter Johnson cluster be put in moratorium for one year because WJ is at 129.3% of capacity.…

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Kick off official summer with the NoBe Summer Block Party

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Celebrate the First Day of Summer at the NoBe Market Plaza at a family-friendly event open to the public from 4 to 7 p.m, Friday, June 21 !

The NoBe Summer Block Party features live music by Justin Trawick & The Common Good, a beer garden, grill bites by Seasons52, sweet treats by The Orange Cow, a photo booth presented by PopSocial, games and more!…

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Get Dad a Gift at the Pike Central Farmers Market

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Here are the vendors at tomorrow’s Farm Market at Pike & Rose. You’re sure to find a unique gift for dad … or for yourself.

FARMS & FARM PRODUCTS

Bee’s Knees – pollinator-friendly plants

King Mushrooms – locally grown mushrooms, soup and other mushroom products

Liberty Delight Farms – farm raised beef, eggs, pork, poultry, rabbit, pet food, pet treats

Metro Microgreens – 15-20 varieties of microgreens locally & hydroponically grown

Mock’s Greenhouse – pesticide-free, hydroponic produce year round

Springfield Farm – meats, poultry, eggs

Stonyman Gourmet Farmer – farm & artisan produced cheeses

Toigo Orchards – fruits, organic vegetables, fruit butters, cider

Twin Springs Fruit Farm – fruits, berries, vegetables, fruit products, cider

Up Top Acres – DC’s first commercial rooftop farming company offering vegetables and herbs

Young Harvests – locally and naturally grown salad mixes and vegetables

ARTISAN FOOD PRODUCERS

All Things Olive – California olive oils – extra virgin, herb-infused, citrus-infused, wine vinegars, and tapenades

Lindera Farms – artisanally made, all-natural vinegars

MeatCrafters – handcrafted sausages, salamis & other charcuterie

Number 1 Sons – Pickles, pickled vegetables, kimchi, kombucha

Senzu Juicery – Cold pressed juices and nut milks

Zeke’s Coffee –  locally roasted coffee, ground and beans

BREADS AND BAKERIES

Sunday Morning Bakehouse – handmade croissants and pastries

The Farm Market Bakery – seasonal sweets brings artisanal hearth baked breads from Crest Hill Breads

PREPARED FOODS

Bun’d Up – Korean buns and rice bowls with local ingredients

DMV Empanadas – variety of handcrafted empanadas

Rita’s Crepes – handcrafted crepes

VegHeaven – vegan food and desserts

HANDCRAFTED GOODS

Painted Pastures – goats milk soap

SERVICES

Robb’s Edge Express – expert sharpening services for knives, scissors, and tools

SEAFOOD

Lobster Maine-ia – fresh fish, shellfish, lobsters, lobster salads and rolls

FUN

Music by Calvin Thomas

COMMUNITY SPONSORS

Progressions Salon Spa Store…

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Bethesda North Marriott completes $25M renovation, eyes more conventions

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As reported in Washington Business Week

Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center celebrated the completion of more than $25 million in renovations and additions with a launch party last week. Located just one block from the White Flint Metro station, the Rockville hotel has made changes to each of the 455 guest rooms by upgrading the bathrooms and replacing carpeting with solid floors.…

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