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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Come to Friends of White Flint’s Next Meeting!

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Friends of White Flint Meeting
Wednesday, September 3rd
6:30pm
Georgetown Village Condominium 
Community Room

Safety for pedestrians and bicyclists is paramount in White Flint.  If we want to encourage people to get out of their cars, we need to ensure they feel safe walking and biking.  Earlier this week, a pedestrian succumbed to his injuries after being hit by a car while crossing Rockville Pike at Executive Boulevard.  

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Community Involvement and Advocacy Matter

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We’ve talked a lot on this blog about the Rapid Transit system coming to Montgomery County. A recent development in the planning of the Georgia Avenue route highlights why community involvement, attention and advocacy is crucial in plans like these.

As David Hauck from Communities for Transit writes on the Greater Greater Washington blog,  the Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) has released an outlandish proposal for how the route will travel down Georgia Avenue.  

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Learn More About Rapid Transit on Rockville Pike

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For years now, you’ve been reading our posts about the county’s planned Rapid Transit System. This game-changer will allow us to truly navigate Montgomery County, reliably, without a car.  But, it remains a complex proposal with many areas for community input and engagement.

So, on Wednesday, July 23rd, join us for a beverage after work and learn the latest about the Rapid Transit System from our partners at Communities for Transit and Coalition for Smarter Growth.  …

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World Cup Specials at Paladar Latin Kitchen

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Do you have World Cup Fever? Need a local place to check out the matches? Come down to Paladar Latin Kitchen & Rum Bar. They are offering meal and drink specials until July 13th.

Check out there specials below from our Friends at Paladar!

World Cup Specials

Guac: Grilled Corn & Queso Fresco, 5.95

Fresh avocado smashed with grilled corn, queso fresco, topped with cayenne pepper and served with Paladar’s housemade chip blend.

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Something Unique at the Farmers Market

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The Pike Central Farmers Market will offer some unique entertainment tomorrow morning.  From 9:30am – 12:30pm, come out to enjoy the music of jazz singer (and Friend of White Flint) Christiana Drapkin as her alter-ego “Organ Grinder Lola.”

From OrganGrinderLola.com:

Organ Grinder Lola brings her beautiful hand-crafted German street organ, Scharmanka, to another Saturday morning at this popular farmers market.

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Rockville Rapid Transit Open House

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Come learn more about the Rapid Transit system proposed for Montgomery County and, specifically, to run along the MD-355 corridor!RockvilleInvite

When: Wednesday June 25, 2014 from 6:30pm- 8:00 pm

Where: Rockville Public Library; 21 Maryland Avenue Rockville, MD 20850

What: Communities for Transit and Coalition for Smarter Growth are sponsoring a open house on the rapid transit system coming to Montgomery County.…

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Action Committee for Transit looks at White Flint

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Next Tuesday, Action Committee for Transit (ACT) will use part of its June meeting to discuss how we’re working to make White Flint more walkable and transit-oriented.  Come check it out and note that they’ve had a location change!

From ACT:

PLEASE NOTE:  Our Meeting For June Will Be Held At A Different Location. 

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Pike Central Walking Club

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Walkability is an important interest for us here at Friends, especially because of walking’s positive effects on our health and environment. We recently learned about an exciting opportunity for some fun and healthy ways to incorporate walking and exercise around the White Flint area.

The Pike Central Farm Market is hosting the new Pike Central Walking Club.…

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June Meetings for County White Flint Advisory Committees

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Next week, county advisory committees will meet to discuss White Flint redevelopment:

White Flint Implementation Advisory Committee

Date: Monday, June 9, 2014 @ 7:00pm-8:30pm

Where: Federal Realty Investment Trust Headquarters, 1626 E. Jefferson Street Rockville, MD 20852

The agenda for the meeting includes:

  1. Introductions
  2. Updates
    1. Development Activity
    2. White Flint Downtown Committee (Francine Waters)
  1. WF Implementation Coordinator Report  (Dee Metz)
  2. North Bethesda Gateway-Lake Waverly/Foulger Pratt Presentation

 

White Flint Downtown Advisory Committee

Date: Tuesday, June 10th at 8am

Where: Bethesda North Conference Center, Cabin John Board Room

The agenda will include a presentation and discussion on naming and branding of the District.

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Check out Plank & Rose at Pike Central Market This Saturday

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This Saturday, May 31st, Pike & Rose will host a free, outdoor yoga event, Plank & Rose, at the Pike Central Farm Market. Please join us for this excellent event and another great chance to learn more about Pike & Rose.  We’ll also be out there with information about Friends of White Flint – make sure you stop and say “hello!”

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Plank & Rose will take place from 10 am to 12 noon with a free yoga class from 10:30 am- 11:30 am, as well as great music, an aqua bar, and a raffle to win a $250 gift card to Lululemon and a yoga pack from City Sports.…

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