7 hrs ago
Maryland rates in top places to live
Five Maryland communities have made Livability.com's list of the Top 100 Best Places to Live in the United States: Rockville , Frederick , Towson , North Bethesda and Silver Spring . This was the website's second ranking of small to midsized cities.
14 hrs ago
Swim coach gets 10 years for abuse of Silver Spring girl
Three decades after the abuse began, a former swim coach received a 10-year prison sentence Thursday for sexually abusing a young girl in his care over a period of five years. Christopher Thomas Huott, 52, of Fulton was both coach and live-in baby sitter for his now-grown victim, Danielle Bostick, and lived at her family's home in Silver Spring for 14 years.
Sun Sep 14, 2014
Terra Incognita: Jewish self-flagellation and Islamic denial
On September 7 in what was deemed a condemnation of Islamic State jihadists, the grand sheikh Ahmed al-Tayyeb of Egypt's al-Azhar, the leading Sunni religious authority in the country, claimed that IS are criminals. "They have been able to transmit to the world a tarnished and alarming image of Islam," he asserted.
Sat Sep 13, 2014
The Washington Post
Algebra failures in Montgomery did not lead to summer session for most students
Mathematics teacher Melanie Wilson, right hand, helps 8th-grader Vanessa Kidd with algebra during math class at Spring International Middle School in Silver Spring in this 2010 file photo. One in seven students who failed the most recent Algebra 1 final exam in Montgomery County - a test that produced high failure rates and led to a mass grade recalculation - attended special summer reteaching sessions, according to newly released schools data.
Fri Sep 12, 2014
MCPS spends $140K in legal fees amid Board of Education credit card scandal
The probe, which did not result in charges being filed, followed an ABC 7 Watchdog investigation. Our series of reports uncovered members enjoying fine dining, luxury hotels and galas, all with public dollars.
MoCo WOW Houses: $1.8M Georgian Colonial; $1.1M Brick Colonial; $834K Brick Home in Orchard Ridge
Stepping through the double doors will bring you to a large, two-story foyer. The home has a spacious living room with a wall of windows to let in lots of natural light.
Thu Sep 11, 2014
Montgomery County Council wants contractors to fund apprenticeship program
A bill, co-sponsored by Councilman Hans Riemer and Councilwoman Nancy Navarro, would require county construction contractors and subcontractors to provide apprenticeship training for workers or pay a fee to support the Building and Construction Technology Program operated by Montgomery College. Most county contractors do provide some form of training for workers, including through membership in a trade organization, Riemer said.
Swim coach gets 10 years for abuse of Silver Spring girl
Two decades after the abuse began, a former swim coach received a 10-year prison sentence Thursday for sexually abusing a young girl in his care over a period of five years. Christopher Thomas Huott, 52, was both coach and live-in babysitter for his now-grown victim, Danielle Bostick, and lived at her family's home in Silver Spring for 14 years.
Digital Post Production
New Hit Australian Period Drama ANZAC Girls Makes U.S. Premiere on Acorn TV in October
SILVER SPRING, Md., Sept. 11, 2014 -- Riding the success of the U.S. premieres of Australian mysteries Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries and Guy Pearce's Jack Irish , Acorn TV will be adding the U.S. Premiere of ANZAC Girls , the new hit Australian drama from All3Media International.
Live Traffic Blog: Crash on I-270 S and Montrose Rd
LIVE TRAFFIC BLOG: Crash on I-270 S and Montrose Rd There are no early problems on the Beltway through Oxon Hill and Alexandria. Check out this story on WUSA9.com: http://on.wusa9.com/1tAQro6 There are no early problems on the Beltway through Oxon Hill and Alexandria.
Discovery Educator Network
Host Your Own Streamathon Bash
While many people consider the Streamathon the best free professional development you can get while still in your pajamas, there's nothing quite like the energy you get from experiencing it with others! The live event will be broadcast from Discovery HQ in Silver Spring, MD. If in the area or interested in making the pilgramage to our mother ship, One Discovery Place, register here to be a member of our studio audience for the day ! Seats are VERY limited, so only register if you are committed to being there.
Wed Sep 10, 2014
The Washington Post
Going Out Guide for Montgomery County, Sept. 11-17, 2014.
Savoy This electronic dance trio always has lots of lasers and effects on hand. With Bright Lights and Mathias.
Silver Spring Maker Faire features robots, drones and more
If you like watching and fiddling with drones, blimps and other flying machines, downtown Silver Spring on Sunday will be just for you. The Silver Spring Maker Faire will feature some 90 booths with such creations made by young and old inventors, craftspeople and artists inside and outside the Silver Spring Civic Building.
Acacia TV is the Premier Destination to Stream Shiva Rea's Award-Winning Workouts
SILVER SPRING, Md., Sept. 10, 2014 -- Offering a diverse, user-friendly selection of fitness programing from a variety of the world's leading instructors and popular celebrities, Acacia TV , RLJ Entertainment's proprietary digital fitness channel , continues to grow as a go-to destination for health-conscious consumers looking for convenient ways to keep their exercise regimens fun and fresh.
ADEC Estimates 1,640 Gallons of Diesel Spilled by NOAA Ship
An oily sheen in Women's Bay has been traced to the NOAA research ship Rainier docked at Nyman Peninsula on the Kodiak Coast Guard base. According to NOAA Office of Marine and Aviation Operations spokesman David Hall in Silver Spring, Maryland, the spill volume was originally pegged at 400 gallons.
Tue Sep 09, 2014
Elizabeth Square $200M project would add affordable housing in downtown Silver Spring
A $200 million project would convert two apartment towers and a townhouse-style office park into a mixed-use community with affordable units near the downtown Silver Spring Metro station. Silver Spring-based Lee Development Group and the Housing Opportunities Commission of Montgomery County plan to transform the Elizabeth House and Alexander House apartment towers and Fenwick Professional Park into a cohesive development bounded by Fenwick Lane, Second Avenue, Apple Avenue and the Metro rail line.
2 pedestrians struck in separate accidents
A 41-year-old woman sustained life-threatening injuries when she was struck at the Quince Orchard Park and Ride in Gaithersburg. In Silver Spring, near the intersection of Forrest Glen and Capitol View Avenue, authorities say a man was struck.
Mon Sep 08, 2014
MoCo working to move back fence in Purple Line path
Montgomery County officials say a fence built last week in the path of the planned Purple Line light rail must be moved back. The fence, built behind the property at 4303 Elm St. in Chevy Chase, backs almost all the way up to the Georgetown Branch Trail extension of the Capital Crescent Trail.
Where Does Fillmore Rank on Billboard's List of Top 25 Music Clubs?
Fillmore venues and House of Blues clubs across the country rule Billboard's list of the most attended clubs in the country, with The Fillmore in Silver Spring ranking high. The rankings were based on attendance figures reported to Billboard Boxscore between May 1, 2013 and April 30, 2014.
Women arrested for robbery, assault in Takoma Park
Chief Alan M. Goldberg from the Takoma Park Police Department announces the arrests of Jasmine Ward, 20, of Silver Spring, Maryland; Taresha Women arrested for robbery, assault in Takoma Park Chief Alan M. Goldberg from the Takoma Park Police Department announces the arrests of Jasmine Ward, 20, of Silver Spring, Maryland; Taresha Check out this story on WUSA9.com: http://on.wusa9.com/1rTxjpl Taresha Pendarvis charged with Strong Arm Robbery, Conspiracy to Commit Strong Arm Robbery, Attempt Robbery, Assault and Conspiracy to Commit Assault. According to police, a woman was approached by three females in the 7300 block of Carroll Avenue at 9:50 p.m. Sunday.