Childcare providers and working families with school-age children could receive financial support via a special appropriation introduced by the County Council yesterday. The appropriation of nearly $7.7 million would include $1.8 million provide grants to full day, school-age childcare services reopening in Montgomery County Public Schools buildings.Read More
El Sapo Cuban Social Club will reopen its indoor dining space beginning today (Tuesday, Sept. 22), according to an announcement from the restaurant’s management. Dining capacity will be limited to 50 percent to comply with the county’s pandemic restrictions and reservations are “highly recommended,” the announcement reads.Read More
The Urban Winery, BIBIBOP Asian Grill and All Set Restaurant & Bar Participating in Restaurant Weeks
The Urban Winery and BIBIBOP Asian Grill are participating in the first statewide Maryland Restaurant Week, and All Set Restaurant & Bar is participating in The Greater Washington DC Black Restaurant Week. Both are running through Sunday, September 27.Read More
Picnickers in nine county parks will be able to enjoy alcoholic drinks with their meals beginning on Thursday, Sept. 24. The action is a pilot program that will run through May 31, 2021 as part of the Picnic in the Park initiative launched in August. Picnic in the Park allows park visitors to easily find nearby restaurants offering takeout and delivery.Read More
Pet of the Week: “Bryce is a sweet and affectionate Cavachon (half Bichon Frise and half Cavalier) that loves his human 1 year old sister.”
“He enjoys long walks in Sligo Creek Park and playing with his neighborhood dog friends. He spends most of his days lounging around the house and looking out our big picture windows in back to “guard” his backyard.”Read More
Fans of outdoor entertainment now will be able to attend performances under certain guidelines released yesterday by the county. Audiences will be limited to 50 attendees, who must buy tickets in advance and will have to maintain social distancing (at least six feet) from those who are not part of the same household.Read More
Montgomery Parks will close two sections of Sligo Creek Parkway tomorrow, Sept. 18 to vehicles, bicyclists and pedestrians from 8 a.m.–2 p.m. The sections are:
Parkway from Colesville Road to Wayne Avenue, and
Parkway from Kennebec Avenue to Maple Avenues.
Let’s Promote The Vote has issued a call for artists to create works encouraging residents to get out and vote in the November election.
The project was launched by the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County and the Montgomery County Public Arts Trust.
AHCMC is looking for up to 10 artists or designers for paid commissions of $1,500 to create temporary public murals in any media. The art is for display in traditionally marginalized/hard to count communities throughout the county.Read More
The County Council yesterday approved more than $1 million in two special appropriations to support area youth sports. In addition, two council members introduced a bill to lower annual license fees for county retailers and restaurant operators.Read More
Ulta Beauty is set to open Tuesday, September 29 at its new location at 8510 Fenton Street, according to signage posted in windows at the new storefront. The space was previously home to City Sports and more recently, Arts on the Block.Read More
All Set Restaurant & Bar owners Ed Reavis and Jennifer Meltzer have launched Money Muscle BBQ, a barbecue food truck with takeout and delivery options.Read More
Source of the Spring: Peterson hasn’t announced that yet.
whycantwejustloveeverybody: What’s going in the other space?