New and notable in
our area.

March 31st Links

1. FDA authorizes second coronavirus booster shot for people 50 and older
2. Judge strikes down Maryland’s congressional map as unconstitutional
3. Smithsonian Museums Will Once Again Be Open Seven Days a Week
4. ‘Historic’ Tax Cuts In Maryland Would Benefit Senior Citizens And Parents, Officials Say
5. Local businesses in downtown Hyattsville are hosting a Cherry Blossom Scavenger Hunt from April 1 – April 17
6. The Breakfast Club Targeting May Opening in Downtown Silver Spring
7. DC women’s teams band together to boost sports for girls
8. Ride On’s 47th Anniversary To Be Celebrated With Rider Gifts
9. New Hyattsville Library Holds Official Grand Opening With Ribbon-Cutting

March 25th Links

1. DC’s Kite Festival Is Back This Weekend.
2. Streeteries In Silver Spring To Remain Open Through Labor Day
3. Takoma Park Native Opens Tattoo Studio
4. Trail Extended Along Northwest Branch of the Anacostia River
5. White House Easter Egg Roll to Return in April
6. Polar Vortex To Bring Cold Blast, Snow Chance To MD Weather
7. San Pancho Featured in Washingtonian
8. Route 1’s New Eclectic Underground Music Station Plays Vinyls 24-7
9. Montgomery Council approves $100,000 to increase youth sports opportunities for girls

March 18th Links

  1.  Maryland Lawmakers Pass Emergency Gas Tax Holiday Bill
  2.  Pickleball: America’s Fastest Growing Sport Is Gaining Popularity on Route 1
  3.  The Missing Link on the Trolley Trail in Hyattsville Will Come By Next Year
  4.  DC cherry blossoms hit peduncle elongation stage
  5.  Maryland primary election delayed until July 19
  6.  Trader Joe’s opens another store in Bethesda
  7.  MHP Raises Nearly $500k for Friendly Garden Apartments Explosion Victims
  8.  The National Zoo Celebrates Its 50th Pandaversary
  9.  The DC Environmental Film Festival kicked off their 30th anniversary season on 3/17

March 10th Links

1. New Hyattsville Library to Hold Grand Opening March 30

2. Old Bay Vodka To Hit MD, DE Shelves In March

3. Takoma Flea is now accepting vendor applications for the 5/14 market on Grant Ave.

4. Franklin’s Brewery makes progress on their new outdoor seating area.

5. SmithsonianMCPS and the City of Takoma Park have ended their respective mask mandates.

6. Butler’s Orchard is set to open for their 2022 season on 3/18.

7. Roda Juice Now Open in Takoma Park

8. County executive candidates divided on Montgomery’s alcohol monopoly

9. Bonchon to Open in Silver Spring; Site Selection Underway

March 4th Links

1. Restaurants in Montgomery County that offer children’s menus will be required to have a healthy drink and food option, the Council voted.
2. Mall at Prince Georges Plans Apartments for Old J.C. Penney Site
3. Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services is working with partners like the Red Cross and MHP to coordinate assistance to residents affected by the Friendly Garden Apartment explosion
4. A trucker convoy  is expected to arrive in the D.C. region this weekend.
5. Portion of Sligo Creek Trail, Parkway to be Closed for Trail Repairs
6. Developers for upcoming Silver Spring food hall announce two vendors
7. A Bunch of DC’s Top Chefs Are Planning a Big Fundraising Dinner for Ukraine
8. Silver Branch Brewing Company celebrated their Three Year Anniversary with a week long list of events
9. On behalf of the Town of Riverdale Park, the Hyattsville CDC is announcing a Call for Artists for the Riverdale Park Public Art Initiative.

February 25th Links

1. Capital Pride returns to DC for in-person celebrations
2. Metro to improve weekday Red Line service beginning Tuesday
3. Many restaurants in our area continue to require masks and/ or vaccines
4. Rapid tests are back in stock at the Silver Spring, Takoma, Petworth and Tenleytown ACE Hardware
5. Tropical Smoothie Cafe to Open at Woodmoor Shopping Center
6. MCPS to Continue to Require Indoor Masking
7. Mandalay Considering Reopening, Asking for Public Comment
8. In-person Marine Corps Marathon is back on, but sign up quickly
9. The city of Mount Rainier is encouraging homeowners and businesses to add native plants to their properties.

February 15th Links

1. 120 Bright Orange Statues Are Coming to Smithsonian Museums, celebrating women in science and technology.
2. Toronto export Planta brings an all-vegan lineup of sushi and pizza to Bethesda.
3. Underground Pizza Company will open its Silver Spring location on Friday, February 18, in the former home of Olazzo in downtown Silver Spring.
4. AHCMC Seeks BIPOC Applicants for Emerging Arts Leadership Coaching Program. 
5. D.C. To Lift Vaccine And Mask Mandates As COVID Cases Fall. 
6. Inspectors Gave Failing Grade to Several Bridges on the Route 1 Corridor. 
7. Takoma Park welcomed Indigro, a Design Studio and Plant Shop on Carroll Ave.
8. Live Music Returns to Quarry House Beginning This Month
9. Mount Rainier’s Era Wine Bar Makes List of DC’s ‘Hottest New Restaurants’ 

February 10th Links

1. Takoma Park welcomed Soko, a new butcher on Carroll Ave, offering meat, deli, fermented food and sandwiches.
2. Franklin’s Brewery unveils new brew- “The Beer that Fell to Earth”
3. Riverdale Park welcomed Taqueria Los Perez, offering traditional Mexican birria tacos and quesabirrias.
4. Monifa McKnight was named the next superintendent of Montgomery County Public Schools in an historic vote that makes her the first woman to lead the state’s largest school district.

February 2nd Links

1. Loyalty Books to host conversation about Jayne Allen’s “Black Girls Must Be Magic” this Friday
2. The Takoma Park Street Fest is now accepting vendor applications for this year’s festival
3. Metrobus will return to regular weekday service, as the agency recovers from reduced staffing levels due to COVID-19 infections.
4. Hirshhorn Museum to open One With Eternity: Yayoi Kusama exhibition this spring (dates TBA)
5. The city if Hyattsville continues to grieve the loss of Mayor Kevin Ward. Services will be held this Friday
6. Sip & Develop, a new business coming to DTSS is set to open in early March
7. Amazon to open a brick-and-mortar grocery store in White Oak
8. Downtown Silver Spring’s DSW to relocate to Ellsworth Place in March.
9. The Washington Football Team officially rebrands as the Washington Commanders

January 26th Links

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