There was a light dusting of snow on the ground today, so that of course means that Montgomery County schools are completely closed. When I was a kid, this MIGHT have gotten you a two hour reprieve if you were lucky.
Anyway, around town...
- While I don't want to see Ellsworth street turn into Rockville Pike, lined with sign-wielding costume characters, at least the Blue Pearl Buffet & Grill earns points for cuteness:
$10.95 all you can eat? Who needs restaurant week?
Speaking of which, has anyone taken advantage of/been taken advantage of by restaurant week? Were the meals you had worth the $30?
- There's more discussion on the lack of green space in Silver Spring in today's Gazette. (It's a regular subject in that paper.)
Within the article, there is a mention of recent improvements to Jesup Blair Park:
Renovations for [Jesup Blair Park], completed in 2005, included a playground, two basketball courts, a tennis court, small stage and soccer field, as well as new lighting and a stone with a sculpture and poetry.
With all due respect to South Silver Spring residents, these upgrades to Jesup Blair Park (at Montgomery County taxpayers' expense) probably benefited D.C. residents as much as us, if not more. It is literally right on the border of the District line. With no parks available in this residential area of D.C., where do you think these residents take their kids or play basketball? I'd prefer they spend funds on a more central Silver Spring park or on good turf for Veteran's Field.