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


Author Archives: Barnaby Zall

Changes Coming to the FLOG

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At its Feb. 16 meeting, the Friends of White Flint Board of Directors approved changes in the FLOG. Almost all of these will be “behind-the-scenes,” and what readers see will remain largely the same.

But the FLOG will be “migrating” to a higher version of its underlying program software, including more security, and additional features.…

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Reminder: Friends of White Flint Board Meeting Wednesday, 2-16 6PM

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Just a reminder: the Annual Meeting of the Friends of White Flint will be held on Wednesday, February 16 at 6PM at the offices of Federal Realty, 1626 E. Jefferson, Rockville 20852 (behind Congressional Plaza). The Annual Meeting should take only a few minutes, including the announcement of the results of the 2011 Board elections.…

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Want to Know About the New White Flint? Look Here

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For much of the five-year-long effort to develop the White Flint Sector Plan, the Montgomery Planning staff’s www.whiteflintplanning.org web page was a “go-to” resource. It got a little dusty when most of the action moved from the Planning Board to the Montgomery County Council, but it’s back now, and has some wonderful information available on the laws, regulations, codes, and specific plans governing the new White Flint.…

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Next Meeting of the White Flint Implementation Committee

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The next meeting of the new White Flint Implementation Committee will be held at the Montgomery Aquatic Center, 5900 Executive Blvd. (across from the Conference Center) at 7PM on Monday, February 14 (Valentine’s Day).

Please note that this is a half-hour before the usual meeting time, in order to accomodate a very full agenda.…

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Upcoming Meetings in February

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White Flint Implementation Committee, Feb. 14 

The next meeting of the White Flint Implementation Committee will be held on Monday, February 14 (yes, Valentine’s Day), at 7:30PM. Site has not been announced. The topic will be schools.

Friends of White Flint Board Meeting, Feb. 16

The next meeting of the Friends of White Flint Board of Directors will be held on Wednesday, February 16, at 6PM, at the offices of Federal Realty Investment Trust, 1626 E.…

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White Flint Rising Pt. 2 – The County’s First Steps

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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.…

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Sketching in Pencil? Or in Ink?

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I have tried my hand at sketching. I did the logo for Friends of White Flint, available in the Gallery at www.bzall.com.

Friends of White Flint logo

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.…

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Passing of An Underappreciated Man

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R. Sargent Shriver, the only Presidential candidate from White Flint, died yesterday at Suburban Hospital. He was 95, and had Alzheimer’s Disease.  

Sargent Shriver and John F. Kennedy

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.…

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Jan. 10 Meeting of White Flint Implementation Committee

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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.…

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Freishtat, Hurdle, Trimmer Re-elected to FoWF Board

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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).…

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