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The JBG Companies acquires prime apartments near transit

The JBG Companies acquires prime apartments near transit

 

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The JBG Companies acquires prime apartments near transit

Silver Spring’s Falkland Chase apartments fit company’s portfolio  

 

Chevy Chase, MD (April 2, 2013) – A prominent apartment community in downtown Silver Spring has changed hands. The JBG Companies has purchased Falkland Chase apartments from Home Properties of Rochester.

 

“Falkland Chase is a great addition to our residential portfolio,” said David Paul, a JBG partner. “This is a well-located, transit-oriented community that we are proud to own. We are committed to providing excellent customer service to the residents at Falkland Chase from day one.”

 

Hundreds Attend New Year Celebrations At Riderwood Chapel In Silver Spring

Hundreds Attend New Year Celebrations At Riderwood Chapel In Silver Spring

SILVER SPRING, MD  -- Three hundred people today attended a Celebrations of the New Year event in the Riderwood Chapel. Faith communities and cultural groups represented by Riderwood residents and staff participated.

The program included an array of spiritual readings, musical selections and cultural performances, among them a Chinese New Year Lion Dance. The Catholic, Protestant, Unitarian, Jewish, and Muslim faiths wererepresented. In addition, a “Gratitude” video was shown.

The Riderwood Chinese Club (pictured above) performed a Chinese New Year Lion dance. Tow May narrated the dance. The Lion was comprised of Ken Lee, Glenna Lee and Florence Dick. Musicians were Peggy Zee, Muriel Tso, King Zee, and MeiKuo Zee.

WPGC's Jeannie Jones alongside Rapper T.I. collects over 600 toys for DC charities

WPGC's Jeannie Jones alongside Rapper T.I. collects over 600 toys for DC charities

 

Washington, D.C.- Jeannie "Kitty of the City” Jones, media personality of WPGC 95.5/Fox 5 News and Ready Set Impact, a multi-media company, hosted  “Grant My Wish” holiday event with her Grant My Wish Foundation December 21st  through the 23rd.  

This weekend long event began on Friday and featured a 24 hour drive at the 1301 Pennsylvania Avenue Starbucks  along with WPGC their radio partner. Rapper T.I. made a special appearance along with US Marines to assist with the toy collection.

It’s Official: Santa Retires and Moves Into Riderwood Retirement Community

It’s Official: Santa Retires and Moves Into Riderwood Retirement Community

After hundreds of years of hard work, Santa Claus has decided to hang up his jingle bells, park his reindeer, close the woodshop and retire.  Old St. Nick sold his North Pole residence, downsized and moved into retirement paradise at Riderwood retirement community in Silver Spring, MD,  (www.RiderwoodVillage.us ) where he is experiencing life as never before.      

In a new candid video chronicling his retirement experiences, Santa’s up close and personal moments with neighbors are captured as never before.   While he may have been looking forward to his retirement years, the man in the red suit is shown to be having trouble adapting to life below the North Pole. 

Riderwood Residents Reflect On Previous New Years and The Ensuing Decades

Riderwood Residents Reflect On Previous New Years and The Ensuing Decades

As the new year 2013 fast approaches,  Riderwood retirement community residents  in Silver Spring, MD, are recalling the memorable, rewarding and surprising directions their lives took with the start of New Years past and the ensuing decades.

“I’m glad to have been around when women began to have more interesting jobs,” said a resident. “I did the marriage and four children phase. Then I loved working at NIH for twenty-two years.”.

“The ‘Fifties were very exciting to me,” said another resident. “ I never expected to go to college, but I used every penny of my G.I. Bill, which enabled me to have a rewarding career as an engineer.”

Fascinating stories are being shared at the 120-acre Riderwood campus:

“I staffed a horticultural research station in Puerto Rico in the ‘Seventies,” a resident said. “ We had weekends free for beaches and mountains. Collecting wild orchids was half hobby, half research.”

5 Ways to Help the Animals of Hurricane Sandy

5 Ways to Help the Animals of Hurricane Sandy

When Hurricane Sandy struck the coast at the end of October it did damage that hit the news channels around the globe. The 80 mile per hour winds took lives, did billions of dollars in damage, and left thousands of people homeless. Many people are aware of the human impact of this tragedy, but few know about how the animals were in impacted in the area. As it turns out, many pets were lost, displaced, injured, and separated from their families.

“There is an element of tragedy here that many people have not even heard about and it is all the animals that have been impacted,” explains Robert Misseri, president of Guardians of Rescue, an organization dedicated to helping animals in need. “What we try to do is help raise awareness and to help as many animals as we can, but we really need the support of others in order to be more successful at our mission.”

METROPOLITAN FINE ARTS CENTER FEATURES NUTCRACKER; DONATES TO MAKE-A-WISH FOUNDATION

METROPOLITAN FINE ARTS CENTER FEATURES NUTCRACKER;  DONATES TO MAKE-A-WISH FOUNDATION

Metropolitan Fine Arts Center (MFAC) of Alexandria and Fairfax Station, Va. will present their annual Nutcracker performances on Sat., Dec. 1 and Sun., Dec. 2 at the Northern Virginia Community College, Ernst Cultural Center at the Annandale Campus. All tickets can be purchased online, with $1 of every ticket going to the Make-A-Wish Foundation in memory of MFAC’s former dance student, Emma Jordan, who lost her battle with cancer.  Nutcracker tickets can be purchased at www.metrofinearts.com.

The dance studio will also offer free Frosty Follies performances at:
            Sat., Dec. 8 at 7 p.m. - Reston Town Center,  Reston Va.

            Sat., Dec. 15 at 7 p.m. – Kingstowne Towne Center,  Alexandria, Va.