A Montgomery County Police Officer was struck this morning around 10:55am on Norwood Rd in front of Blake High School in Colesville/Silver Spring.  The Community Engagement Officer was on foot for a detail at the school’s graduation, according to our traffic and public safety reporter Cordell Pugh. The officer suffered non life-threating injuries and was transported to a trauma center as a precaution.

Chief Spokesperson for Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services Pete Piringer tweeted: “IFO Blake high school, 300 Norwood Rd., near Bryant’s Nursery Road, school entrance, collision, involves a SUV vehicle and pedestrian” and
Update – James Hubert Blake high school, Cloverly, Norwood Road near Bryant’s Nursery Rd, collision, involves a pedestrian, @mcfrs  PE740, A724, AT724, BC701, EMS704, C704, C704B responding & on scene, some lanes blocked”

We will post more information as it becomes available.

St. Andrew’s Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Colesville (15100 New Hampshire Ave. Silver Spring, MD 20905) has opened a Humanitarian Crisis Center, accepting donations and financial support.
Additional details below:


1. WE NEED FINANCIAL SUPPORT CLICK ON DONATE BUTTON. 100% Goes to humanitarian support.

2. MOST IMPORTANT THINGS WE NEED: Medical Supply (bandaids, Neosporin, ibuprofen,  vitamins etc) Nonperishable foods Meat cans, dry soups, coffee, energy bars candy/chocolate,  Personal Hygiene.


3. Order on amazon and deliver to: 15100 New Hampshire Ave. Silver Spring, MD 20905

3. Please contact government and non-government organizations to support. Be our representatives. Please contact us at [email protected], or 301 384 9182. PLEASE don’t call or email with small questions such as where and when it goes.  Things change from hour to hour and day today. We are taking donations and will do for a very long time. Our staff is working 24/7 on logistics and there is little time for anything else. Thank you for everything.

Detailed list in the images below:


Hunan Manor, located at 11237 New Hampshire Avenue, will close permanently.

The restaurant has been in the White Oak shopping center for the last twenty years (by current ownership) and will close  at the end of business tomorrow (Sunday, February 21st).

There is no news regarding a new tenant for the location at this moment.

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For Immediate Release: Friday, January 14, 2022

Gaithersburg, MD – A 59-year-old woman is dead after being intentionally struck by a vehicle in a Silver Spring bank parking lot.

On Friday, Jan. 14, 2022, at approximately noon, Alka Himanshu Tanna of Silver Spring, exited the Capital One bank on the 13000 block of New Hampshire Ave. As she attempted to cross the parking lot, a white Lexus SUV, driven by her husband, 59-year-old Himanshu Maganlal Tanna of Silver Spring, accelerated and struck his wife several times with his vehicle.

The suspect then collided with a lamp post, disabling the SUV. When Montgomery County Police officers arrived, suspect Tanna was taken into custody without incident. Major Crimes Detectives responded to the location and transported suspect Tanna to police headquarters, where he provided a statement to detectives.

Himanshu Maganlal Tanna has been charged with First Degree Murder and has been transported to the Central Processing Unit, where he is being held without bond.

This is an active and ongoing investigation.




There will be a floating pumpkin patch event this Saturday at the Martin Luther King, Jr Indoor Swim Center at 1201 Jackson Rd in Colesville. Tickets can be purchased here.

Per Montgomery Rec:

Join us for a fun afternoon picking pumpkins in our pool. Kids aged 2 – 12 will pick a pumpkin and enjoy a decorating craft. Swimming with your pumpkin will be available from 4 – 6 p.m. and decorating will be available until 6:30 p.m. in our meeting room.

All children must be accompanied on deck with an adult in swimming attire and children 5 and under must have an adult in the water with them. If you have extra visitors not in swimming attire, they will need to remain in the upstairs lobby.

Participants can arrive anytime between 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. to pick their pumpkin.


Signage has been installed at 24B Vital Way in Silver Spring (Colesville) for carry out / delivery only restaurant Sweet Block. Sweet Block will offer tropical desserts along with traditional treats only found in the streets of various Latin countries.

The owners tell us that they are looking to open this fall and that the one stop dessert shop will feature Latin food, art, and culture from various countries such as Mexico, Colombia, El Salvador, Brazil, Puerto Rico, and Peru.

Some of the menu items will include Mangonadas, Esquites (corn in a cup), in-house ice cream, carved/prepared fruits, and juices/smoothies.

More at www.sweetblockco.com


Fryer‘s Roadside at 12830 New Hampshire Ave (former location of Chopaan Kabob House) in the Meadowood Shopping Center is now open. The restaurant offers farm-fresh fried chicken, hand-cut fries, coleslaw, fried rice, soft-serve ice cream, and snowballs.

We spoke with owner Steve Englehardt back in the spring and he told us their sauces will all be made in-house and will feature mumbo sauce, a Memphis style hot sauce, and habanero sauce with the habanero and jalapeño peppers grown in the garden behind the restaurant.All of their rolls come from nearby, and locally legendary, Woodmoor Bakery. Hours of operation will be 11am-9pm daily. The menu can be seen below:



The National Capital Trolley Museum, on Bonifant Road in Colesville, has reopened for Saturday visits.

They will be open on Saturdays only until further notice. Saturdays the Museum is open from 12PM to 5PM. Saturday afternoons, the Museum hosts hourly guided tours and rides on the Museum’s fleet of historic streetcars.

The museum recommends visitors make online reservations. The Museum’s current hours are determined by staffing and local guidelines, including masking and social distancing. Online, the Museum also offers a virtual tour of their facility.





Fryer‘s Roadside has taken over the old Chopaan Kabob House location in the Meadowood Shopping Center on New Hampshire Ave (the same strip as Dominic’s). The restaurant will offer farm-fresh fried chicken, hand-cut fries, coleslaw, fried rice, soft-serve ice cream, and snowballs.

Their sauces will all be made in-house and will feature mumbo sauce, a Memphis style hot sauce, and habanero sauce with the habanero and jalapeño peppers grown in the garden behind the restaurant. All of their rolls will come from nearby, and locally legendary, Woodmoor Bakery.

We spoke with owner Steve Englehardt who told us he wanted to bring something unique to the area. Englehardt has been in the restaurant industry for decades, partially responsible for TGIFriday’s success in Rockville in the mid/late 90s and more recently the pub manager at McGinty’s in Downtown Silver Spring.

Fryer’s will have a walk-up counter in the front, will walk your food right to your car for curbside pick-up, and will offer tables on their outdoor patio as well. “You can even get your food and head over to Meadowood Park” Steve told us, in reference to the park right next to the restaurant.

Fryer’s also plans on having cornhole boards that they’ll let customers use for free at Meadowood Park in exchange for a drivers license.

They hope to open by the end of May.



Black Lives Matter Banner Vandalized Again

This morning a reader sent us a photo they took of the Black Lives Matter banner in front of Colesville Presbyterian Church that was vandalized sometime over the weekend.

The banner in front of the church has been replaced multiple times since it was first put up by the church back in 2015.  According to a message on the church’s website, Black Lives Matter banners have been repeatedly stolen, painted over, and destroyed.

“Colesville Presbyterian began displaying a Black Lives Matter banner, visible for drivers on New Hampshire Avenue, in early June.

After several weeks on display, this first banner was stolen. The replacement banner put up in early July was soon defaced with paint, then the words were cut out of the banner.

Session agreed to leave the damaged  banner on display, as testimony to the church’s continuing support for the black lives matter sentiment, in spite of detractors who would damage our church property.

Then CPC received a wonderful surprise in mid July – a replacement black lives matter flag hanging with the damaged banner, placed by a community member who also left a note of support. 

The church has received messages of support from others in the community as well, citing their appreciation that the church continues to display our banners despite theft and vandalism. 

As of July 21, the church has added a series of lawn signs in front of the church to amplify the black lives matter sentiment.”


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