This Saturday, Veteran's Plaza will host the final Fenton Street Market of the season. The move down the street from its old location seems to have revitalized the Market, as this past weekend there were more vendors featuring a wider variety of items. (Thank goodness the crêpe cart also made the move.) I even made my first non-food purchase at the Market on Saturday:
If you didn't get a chance to get one on Saturday night, a limited quantity of Silver Spring Zombie Walk t-shirts will be available for sale at the Market this weekend.
- On the subject of the Zombie Walk, the Post created a short video feature of the event, featuring at the 0:45 mark a clip of the infamous zombie window-shattering as seen from inside the Afrikutz barber shop.
- Jerry McCoy of the Silver Spring Historical Society has a new book out entitled Downtown Silver Spring: Then and Now which features vintage photographs of Silver Spring juxtaposed with shots from the same location today. The book's forward was penned by George Pelecanos.
- A roasted nut cart was spotted yesterday on Veteran's Plaza. Let's hope this becomes a regular occurrence. I love the smell of roasted chestnuts on a winter day. It reminds me of Christmas in New York. Of course, I don't actually like the taste of chestnuts but I'll inhale fresh honey roasted peanuts.
- Don't forget, tomorrow is the last day you can vote early at the Civic Building and avoid the hassle of going to the polls next Tuesday. Very convenient if, say, you wanted to go and make a protest vote over a particular issue in Silver Spring or something. I went last night and was in and out of there pretty quickly.