The Angry Jerk to Host Soft Opening Event This Week

The Angry Jerk, a new Caribbean restaurant from Society Restaurant & Lounge founder Jason Miskiri, will host a soft opening event this week, according to a post on the outlet’s Instagram account.

Design Excellence Awards Return for 2021

The Montgomery County Planning Department’s Design Excellence Awards have returned for 2021, according to an announcement on the department’s website. “The Montgomery County Planning Department is seeking to recognize exceptional architecture, landscape architecture and urbanism that makes a difference in people’s lives and represents the county’s highest quality of design to the region, state and nation. This year, Montgomery Planning will hold its fifth Design Excellence Awards competition to honor this work.”

Veterans Plaza to Host One Ethiopian Festival this Sunday

Veterans Plaza in downtown Silver Spring will host the One Ethiopian Festival this Sunday, July 11 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. The festival will feature live performances from over 10 artists, a Made in Ethiopia trade fair, fashion and food vendors, comedy, and more.

Detectives Release Photos, Ask for Help Identifying Carjacking Suspect

Detectives from the Major Crimes Division have released surveillance photos of one of the two suspects in an attempted Silver Spring carjacking and are asking for the public’s help to identify him. The incident occurred at about 8:35 a.m. on Friday, June 18 at the parking garage at 8700 Cameron Street.

Six New Businesses Open in Takoma Business Corridor

Six new businesses have recently opened in the Takoma Park business corridor, according to an announcement from Main Street Takoma. The businesses include restaurants, personal and business services.