County Council Votes to Reinstate Indoor Mask Mandate

The County Council, sitting as the Board of Health, yesterday voted unanimously to reinstate a mandate requiring all residents, regardless of vaccination status to wear masks indoors. The vote followed recommendations from County Executive Marc Elrich and County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles to take the action.

Owners of Local Hardware Group Selling Company to Employees

The owners of A Few Cool Hardware Stores are selling the company to their employees, allowing them to own the company through an Employee Stock Ownership Program. Gina Schaefer and Marc Friedman operate Silver Spring Ace Hardware at 815 Wayne Ave. and Old Takoma Ace Hardware at 7001 Carroll Ave. in Takoma Park.

Seoul Food DC Announces Winner of 10th Anniversary Contest

Seoul Food DC has announced the winner of the contest the Takoma Park restaurant created to mark its 10th anniversary in business. The $5,000 award goes to Main Street Pearl, the company said on Twitter, “who offers a space for our youth in Takoma Park. We’d like to support these collective efforts to build a small business.”

Takoma Park Police to Mark National Night Out Tuesday

The Takoma Park Police Department will mark National Night Out on Tuesday, Aug. 3 at Piney Branch Elementary School, 7510 Maple Ave., according to a community advisory. The event will run from 6–9 p.m. and feature McGruff the Crime Dog along with a display of police vehicles and Maryland National Park Police horses.