Monday, August 07, 2006

Silver Spring News 'N Notes

- While it won't technically be located in Silver Spring, residents of downtown S.S. will be happy to learn that Ledo Pizza's newest location will be opening next week at 7435 Georgia Avenue, just a few blocks past the District line.

- What's with the grammar on Silver Spring Downtown website? Don't they have spellchecker? Its a good looking site (and is far better than anything that preceded it), but they seem to have a lot of proofreading issues. I'd expect better from a county-sponsored site. Check out this entry under 'attractions' for the bust of The Mayor on "Georgial Avenue":

Located just off Georgial Avenue in Mayor's Promenade, this bust of the "unofficial Mayor" of Silver Spring, Norman Lane reminds us of Silver Spring's past. Norman Lane walked the streets of Silver Spring for almost 20 years, doning odd jobs around the neighborhoods and handout floowers to women on the street that he picked out of the Bell Flowers dumpster. Norman Lane was a mainstay in teh community, and his enjoyment of life hass been immortalized in this bronze bust created by artist and friend, Fred Folsom. The plaque beneath Norman Lane's likeness reads. "Remembering the Caring, Kindhearted Forbearance of the People of Silver Spring."


Capt. Jack Sparrow said...

Oh, my gosh, that IS bad. What were they thinking?

Anonymous said...

They got one thing right: not including the trashy, crime incubator that is the Travelodge on the Lodging list. Then again, I guess the pimps and outlaws who keep that place in business have other sources to find it.

Twoste said...

HA! Travel Lodge. hmmm...should I be afraid?

Anonymous said...

It is fixed. Thanks

It was late at night what can I say.