Sandoval to Headline Silver Spring Jazz Festival

Grammy-award winning trumpeter Arturo Sandoval will headline the 16th annual Silver Spring Jazz Festival, according to an announcement from the Silver Spring Arts & Entertainment District. The free festival will be held Saturday, Aug. 24 from 3-10 p.m. on two stages, with performances by festival cofounder Marcus Johnson, The Eric Byrd Trio, Paul Carr and The Real Jazz Ambassadors, and others.

Upcoming Events, July 26-Aug. 2

Upcoming Events

Highlights for the coming week include live music at Sligo Creek Golf Course and Cissel-Saxon American Legion Post 41, a comedy show at the Legion, free riding lessons on an e-Scooter, Beacon Market, a Yappy Hour for your pup in Takoma Park, and opening night of an Agatha Christie play at The Highwood Theatre.

Council Passes Zoning Changes for Accessory Dwelling Units

Council Passes Zoning Changes for Accessory Dwelling Units

The County Council yesterday unanimously passed a zoning text amendment to make it easier for homeowners to add accessory dwelling units to their property. An ADU is a separate dwelling unit that is on the same lot as a single dwelling unit with its own entrance, full kitchen and bathroom. The ADU tenant does not have access to the rest of the home. Examples include an apartment over a garage, a basement apartment (known as an “English basement”), an in-law suite, or a so-called tiny house on a side lot.

Program Offers Home Buyers Down Payment Assistance

County residents interested in buying a home may qualify for a no-interest loan to assist with the down payment or closing costs under a county-administered program. Applicants must be 18, first-time home buyers (with one exception) and meet income eligibility limits, which vary by location and household size.

Fat Fingers Begins Operating, Plans Aug. 19 Grand Opening

Fat Fingers Begins Operating, Plans Aug. 19 Grand Opening

Fat Fingers began operating last week with a soft opening at 8213 Georgia Ave. in anticipation of its grand opening, tentatively scheduled for August 19. The restaurant features comfort foods such as several types of cheesesteaks, burgers and other sandwiches, pizzas, half smokes and hot dogs, three salads, fish sandwiches, a crab cake, and side dishes such as mac and cheese.

County Issues Emergency Heat Alert for People, Pets

The county has issued a heat emergency alert for people and pets effective from noon today (July 19) through Sunday, July 21 at 8 p.m. A heat alert means the heat indices during the period are expected to reach 105 degrees or higher. During this time, the Animal Services Division will be enforcing anti-cruelty regulations for dogs.

Upcoming Events, July 19-26

Upcoming Events

This week, you’ll find fundraising concerts for the D.C. Blues Society and the Takoma Park Folk Festival, three chances to watch the Thunderbolts baseball team in action, and the opening nights for two different shows at The Highwood Theatre.

New Bill Would Require Air Conditioning in All Rental Units

Landlords would be required to provide and maintain working air conditioning in county rental units under the terms of a bill introduced yesterday by Councilmember Tom Hucker (D-District 5). Systems would have to provide an inside temperature of eighty degrees or less from May 1 through Sept. 30 each year.