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

Some Coronavirus Songs to Make you Smile

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Adversity clearly brings out the creative genius in many people.  Enjoy this selection of Covid-19 songs to brighten your day and fill some time as you shelter in place.

We’re All Home Bound

“Stayin’ Inside” – Corona Virus Bee Gees Parody 

My Corona Home – (“Kokomo” Parody Song)

What the World Needs Now – for Virtual Orchestra

“U CAN’T TOUCH THIS” – COVID 19 Edition – Made Entirely With Healthcare Products

Coronavirus Rhapsody 

One Day More – A Quarantined #BroadwayLipSync 

The Broadway Coronavirus Medley 

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Maryland COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund Programs for Businesses

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Do you own a small business? Here are some Maryland funding resources that you might find helpful as we make our way through the coronavirus pandemic.

Maryland has authorized $130 million in loan and grant funding for small businesses and manufacturers that have been negatively impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19). This emergency assistance provides interim relief and proceeds that can be used to pay cash operating expenses including payroll, suppliers, rent, fixed debt payments and other mission critical cash operating costs.…

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Rents in North Bethesda Growing Fast

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From WTOP

Based solely on jurisdiction, Bethesda currently tops the area for most expensive rent. Apartment search site RentCafe said the average apartment rent, considering all sizes, is $2,466 a month in Bethesda.

The second-most expensive market for apartment rents is currently College Park, at an average $2,298 a month.

Rents in North Bethesda have increased the fastest in the D.C.

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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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