Earth Day is an annual event celebrated on April 22 each year since 1970. The concept was first proposed by United States Senator Gaylor Nelson, who after witnessing the massive oil spill in California the year before, wanted to combine the energy and enthusiasm of the student anti-war movement with an emerging public consciousness regarding air and water pollution. That first event, held in cities across the United States, saw 20 million Americans take to the streets, with 200 million people in 141 countries around the world celebrating it just 20 years later. This year, over 190 countries are expected to participate and there are several ways in which you can join in right here in Silver Spring, MD and the surrounding communities. Continue reading “Celebrate Earth Day This Weekend (and All Year-Round)”
Do you remember “Snowzilla?” It seems like a distant memory but it was only a year ago that nearly three feet of snow fell across Maryland in what was the biggest snowfall in the history of the state. This winter paled in comparison to that – after all, it reached nearly 70 degrees for one week in February – so with such a mild winter it’s hard to believe that spring is almost here! The first official day of spring is next Monday, March 20, which means it is time to take advantage of all the amazing activities and events the greater Silver Spring, MD area offers when the weather turns warm. Continue reading “Taking Advantage of the Spring Season in Silver Spring, MD”
A new year means making resolutions and like over 75% of the population your resolution for 2017 probably has something to do with self-improvement, nutrition, fitness, or overall health. However, if you are like nearly 50% of the population, you will probably have little to no success in achieving your goals by the time this year comes to a close. Luckily, Montgomery White Oak Apartments is here to help! Continue reading “Keeping Your Health & Fitness New Year’s Resolutions”
After a scorching summer, autumn is finally here! Sweater weather brings colorful leaves coating the ground, pumpkins, candy, and festive and spooky decorations. There’s still plenty of time to get in the spirit and prepare your apartment home for a festive fall season!
While summer’s winding down, visit local produce markets for great deals on fresh fruits, vegetables, meat, and sweet and savory baked goods among many other delicious and nutritious options.