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.
Few Takers for Huge, Smelly, Beheaded Chicken — Imagine That By Katherine Shaver Washington Post Staff Writer Friday, June 4, 2010
It wasn’t typical fare for the neighborhood e-mail discussion group, but Jean Teichroew hoped that another Silver Spring resident might know the answer to her question: “Whose responsibility in the county is it to remove a dead chicken?”
The rust-colored, feathered corpse had been lying rear-up near an empty Heineken box at 16th Street and Second Avenue, just north of downtown Silver Spring, since late last week, Teichroew wrote on the North Woodside forum Tuesday. After it had begun to “ripen” in the heat, she wrote, she called Montgomery County’s Animal Services Division but was told that officers couldn’t retrieve it unless the bird was “the size of a vulture.”
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.