SSSNA on Yahoo! Groups

On February 1, 2012, in Uncategorized, by Jimmy Obomsawin

Before the SSSNA blog there was the Yahoo! Group. It’s still very actively used by residents of South Silver Spring to discuss topics via email. Many of our important discussions make their way to the website. In case some of our readers have missed this option, I wanted to post here telling everyone about it. […]

Election results from last night

On January 31, 2012, in Uncategorized, by Jimmy Obomsawin

Our annual SSSNA elections were held at last night’s meeting. In addition to the standard offices, we are reflecting the growth of our community by growing our board with the addition of five at large members. Evan Glass, who was instrumental in starting and cultivating our neighborhood association, has stepped down as president because he […]

Recent Crime Concerns

On January 25, 2012, in Uncategorized, by Evan Glass

Neighbors – A few Silver Spring residents and I attended a meeting Monday night to learn about the recent criminal activity across the border in DC’s Shepherd Park community. The discussion was hosted by DC Councilmember Muriel Bowser and attended by MPD Chief Cathy Lanier, with representatives from the police departments of Montgomery County, Prince George’s County and the […]

Trader Joe’s: We Want You In Downtown Silver Spring

On January 19, 2012, in Uncategorized, by Maxwell Hessman

Are you like me? Do you love Trader Joe’s but hate the inconvenient drive up Colesville Rd? Would you like the quirky and loveable grocery store chain with-in walking distance of your home? Well then, click on the link below and let them know. The large retail space in the Viridian sits empty, as does […]

SSSNA Quarterly Meeting

On January 10, 2012, in News, by Evan Glass

Did you know that the cost to park in a county operated garage in downtown Silver Spring recently increased to $113 a month? And did you know that this fee was originally designed to impact commuters who were driving to the area for work, not the long-term residents who already pay an extra “parking lot district tax?” […]

A Season For Giving

On December 29, 2011, in News, by Evan Glass

“We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men” – Herman Melville As 2011 comes to a close, the South Silver Spring Neighborhood Association’s executive committee is thankful for another wonderful year. We celebrated our 5th annual street fest (nee block party), helped open the first community garden in […]

Expand DC Streetcars to Silver Spring!

On November 17, 2011, in Transit, by Evan Glass

As residents of Montgomery and Prince George’s counties continue waiting for the Purple Line, people living in the District are also waiting for their streetcar system (though the District is much further along with their project). And as we continue planning for the future, recognizing that traffic knows no jurisdictional boundaries, Montgomery Councilmembers Nancy Floreen and Hans […]

PCS Parking Problems

On November 14, 2011, in Uncategorized, by Jimmy Obomsawin

South Silver Spring resident Brian Savoie recently submitted this letter to the Montgomery County Council and has provided it to us for discussion on our website: Dear Council President Ervin and Members of the County Council: I am writing to you today about a problem with the current Parking Convenience Sticker (PCS) program and its […]

SSSNA Quarterly Meeting

On November 1, 2011, in Uncategorized, by Jimmy Obomsawin

Growth and development continues all around us in downtown Silver Spring, but when will it stop and what will the future look like in our community? What is a “benefit corporation” and why does one socially conscious coffee shop owner want to use his business to help South Silver Spring? Those questions will be answered […]

Thank You From Our Four Legged Friends

On October 23, 2011, in Uncategorized, by Katherine Giuffre

The Washington Animal Rescue League (WARL) was thrilled to be a part of the 5th annual South Silver Spring Street Fest in Septemeber. Dedicated WARL staff and volunteers brought several dogs, puppies, cats, and kittens to the event. Street Fest attendees were able to interact with the animals in WARL’s state-of-the-art adoption truck and with […]

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