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


Category Archives: General

North Bethesda — Second Best Place to Live in Maryland

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While it’s no surprise to us, Money Inc. named North Bethesda the second best place to live in Maryland. Our neighbor, Garrett Park is #3.

2. North Bethesda

The large Washington suburb of North Bethesda has the kind of stellar infrastructure, abundant range of recreational and leisure facilities, and excellent job market you’d expect of a place that supports 50,056 very happy residents.…

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Pike District Branding and Marketing Update November 2019

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Pike District Branding/Marketing Update November 2019 from Maier Warner, the contractor handling the Pike District campaign.

  • Website – We anticipate launching a new website soon.
  • Social Media – Since the month of April, Pike District Facebook has increased its followership by 452 fans. Additionally, each week we are reaching around 1700 people with our content, helping to promote the brand.
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Curious about the Pike District Branding and Placemaking Campaign? Here’s an update.

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Kris Warner of Maier Warner provided the following update on their Pike District branding and placemaking work.

  1. Website – the new site is in production and we anticipate an early November launch.
  2. Social Media – Since the month of April, Pike District Facebook has increased to 823 followers and reaching nearly 4,000 people each month.
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See you Saturday at the Randolph Civic Association Community Day!

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The annual RCA Community Day will feature a 5K road race, a kids fun run, and an opportunity to enjoy a nice fall day with your neighbors.

RCA 5K
Saturday, October 12th, 10:00 am (check-in at 9:30am) Randolph Hills Shopping Center. Sign up Here: https://forms.gle/5cP11xHjMUP89tzB7

Kids Fun Run (all ages welcome) Saturday, October 12th 11:30 am Randolph Hills Shopping Center.…

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Another Pedestrian Safety Addition to the Pike District!

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Thanks to community activism from Action Committee for Transit, Friends of White Flint, and Councilmember Andrew Friedson, we received word Friday from MCDOT Traffic Engineering that they will be converting the existing flashers at the Bethesda Trolley Trail crossing of Tuckerman Lane to a full pedestrian hybrid beacon that includes a solid red light signal phase.

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A little history of the Pike District

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For those of you who grew up here and/or hung out in the Pike District of 40 years ago, here’s a little bit of history. Do you remember of the Rainbow Inn? Check out this document from the Maryland Historical Trust.

The Rainbow Inn was located at 11520 Rockville Pike, which is now a strip mall with Palm Beach Tan, Mirage Nails, and Stella’s Bakery and will one day be Saul Center West.…

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Potential good news about the intersection of the Trolley Trail and Tuckerman

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Councilmember Andrew Friedson has requested that MCDOT Traffic Engineering and Operations evaluate safety upgrades including a pedestrian-activated HAWK signal that goes full red, at the intersection of the Trolley Trail and Tuckerman Lane. You may recall that a pedestrian tragically died at this intersection last month.

Councilmember Friedson also asked MCDOT to investigate any other safety improvements along the Tuckerman corridor.…

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Montgomery County Native Pens Dystopian Novel About …Montgomery County/Pike District

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From Montgomery Community Media by BY AMBIKA NARULA

Eight-year-old Amy Ginsburg fell passionately in love with writing after scribbling a story about her favorite stuffed animal in a spiral notebook.

Things have changed drastically since those spiral notebook days. Ginsburg has now independently published her first novel, “The After Days,” through Amazon.…

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How fun — a community bike ride in North Bethesda!

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Saturday, May 11 – Better Bicycling Ride in the Pike District

Join your neighbors for a community education bike ride in cooperation with the Washington Area Bicyclists Association (WABA) on May 11 in North Bethesda. Join riders of all levels to explore Montgomery County and learn the techniques urban riders use to get around the region.…

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