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


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Public Hearing: Proposed Grosvenor Station Parking Modifications — Tonight

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Metro is seeking feedback on proposed modifications to the parking garage addition previously approved at the Grosvenor-Strathmore Metrorail Station. Learn more about this proposal, review the Environmental Evaluation, and ask the project team a question at https://www.wmata.com/initiatives/plans/grosvenor-garage-modifications.cfm

You are invited to attend a public hearing by telephone on Monday, April 20 between 6:30-8:30 p.m.…

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Bike and Walk on Beach Drive

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Remember — Little Falls Parkway (from Mass Ave to Arlington Road) and Beach Drive (from Knowles Ave to Connecticut) from Friday at 9 a.m. to Sunday at 6 p.m. will be closed to automobile traffic and open them to walkers, runners, bikers and scooters! (Friends of White Flint advocated for the opening of Beach Drive to pedestrian and bikes, and we’re delighted that Beach Drive will open for recreation during this pandemic.)…

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Thrive Montgomery 2050

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As we work on surviving 2020, the Planning Department is working on thriving in 2050 as it updates the Montgomery County general plan. Tomorrow, the Planning Board will meet to discuss the broad goals of the plan, which you can find in the Thrive Montgomery Issues Report. You can also read the Planning Department’s Staff Memo for tomorrow’s meeting.…

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Great News! Beach Drive Will Be Closed to Cars and Open for Peds and Bikes Friday – Sunday

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Excited to announce that Montgomery Parks will be closing Little Falls Parkway (from Mass Ave to Arlington Road) and Beach Drive (from Knowles Ave to Connecticut) from Friday at 9 a.m. to Sunday at 6 p.m. to automobile traffic and opening them to walkers, runners, bikers and scooters! (Friends of White Flint advocated for the opening of Beach Drive to pedestrian and bikes, and we’re delighted that Beach Drive will open.)…

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I don’t know about you, but I need a couple of cheery, funny songs today.

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Enjoy these songs to make you smile on yet another Monday spent at home. Even though it’s crucial that we stay home, I am hardly eager to suffer through another Zoom meeting, wear my sad hand-sewn homemade mask, or play any more hands of gin rummy. But that’s exactly what I’ll do until we crush the curve.

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Strathmore can entertain you during your home stay

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FRIDAY, April 10 10:30 am & 4:00 pm   Art Talk & Tours for Kids and Adults 

Explore Shake It Out: Mandi Moerland and meet the artist at our virtual art talks on Friday, April 10, 10:30am for kids and 4pm for adults on Zoom. Moerland’s work captures the movement and grace of dance.…

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District 16 Delegation Asks for Route 355 Crosswalk Repairs

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In a recent letter to the State Highway Administration, Senator Susan Lee and Delegates Mark Korman, Ariana Kelly, and Sara Love wrote:

… In recent months, we have received increased reports of crosswalks along MD 355 that are in need of maintenance. In the attached document, we have compiled a list of crosswalks that warrant your office’s attention. The

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Filing for Unemployment?

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The Maryland Labor’s Unemployment Insurance Claim Center hours have been further extended to 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. They encourage Marylanders to file their claim online or by phone using the new system outlined below.

You can find more information at https://www.dllr.state.md.us/employment/unemployment.shtml

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Which Restaurants and Retail are Still Open in the Pike District?

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Here’s a great list of Pike District restaurants that are open for delivery or curbside delivery. Despite the shelter-in-place order, you can get your fix of pretty much any one of your favorite cuisines in the White Flint area. (All while helping these restaurants stay in business.)

And if you want to know if a White Flint/Pike District store is open, visit this list on pikedistrict.org.

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