Our well-established friendly neighborhood has been featured in The Washington Post:
North Woodside: History, Convenience and Song Near Silver Spring By Barbara Ruben Special to The Washington Post Saturday, December 12, 2009
On a sunny Sunday afternoon in late fall, a perfect time to practice their big holiday performance, the North Woodside Tree Singers broke into a chorus of “Let It Snow” under a massive evergreen that dominates a small traffic circle in their Silver Spring community. The neighborhood singing group has been a fixture for more than 20 years at North Woodside’s annual tree lighting — which is scheduled for Sunday — singing a medley of Christmas, Hanukkah and secular favorites.
Amelia Henchey, one of the dozen singers in the group, has lived in North Woodside since 1986. Her daughter, now 27, returns to the neighborhood for the holiday get-together, which draws more than 75 neighbors each year. “The tree lighting is so important for her. She looks back at it as part of her youth,” Henchey said.
But it’s not just this time of year that brings this Montgomery County community together. There’s a Memorial Day yard sale, a Labor Day parade, Halloween party and more.
Porches Are King in Silver Spring Neighborliness Rules, and Moving Up Doesn't Mean Moving Out By Eugene L. Meyer Washington Post Staff Writer Saturday, December 8, 2001
In many modest neighborhoods, upwardly mobile residents tend to move up by moving out. Not in North Woodside, a collection of 350 bungalows and assorted other houses in Silver Spring.
There, residents add on — and sometimes up — to stay put, within walking distance of two Metrorail stations, a neighborhood public school, Snider's supermarket, two dry cleaners, Staples, Kirsten's Cafe, Tropical Ice Cream, the Woodside Deli and a host of other attractions on nearby Georgia Avenue.