Catalyst Hot Dogs Owner Featured in NPR’s ‘The Indicator from Planet Money’

Chris Van Jura, the owner of the Catalyst Hot Dogs food cart, is featured in an episode of ‘The Indicator from Planet Money,’ NPR’s “little show about big ideas”. The episode, titled “The COVID Small Business Boom,” discusses businesses that were started as a byproduct of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Wider Circle Board Names Javaid New President & CEO

A Wider Circle’s board of directors has appointed Amy S. Javaid as the Silver Spring nonprofit’s new president & CEO, according to an announcement on the organization’s website.

Construction of Silver Spring’s Tallest Building Tops Out

Silver Spring’s latest apartment development reached a milestone this week when the 26-story Solaire 8200 Dixon topped out, developer Washington Property Company announced. The development, which will be Silver Spring’s tallest building, is a 403-unit apartment tower in the heart of the Ripley District in downtown Silver Spring.

The Angry Jerk Set to Open at 4 p.m. Today

The Angry Jerk, featuring “authentic Caribbean cuisine,” will open at 4 p.m. today (July 21), according to a spokesperson for the restaurant. The menu features jerk chicken, curry chicken, and brown stew chicken with roasted carrots and gravy, along with jerk salmon as well as jerk or fried snapper.

Update: Police Investigating Case of Found Child in White Oak

County police officers are attempting to locate the parents or guardians of a male child who is believed to be three or four years of age and was found unattended outside in the 1700 block of January Drive in White Oak.

Dunkin’ and Baskin-Robbins to Hold Grand Opening Tomorrow in White Oak

Dunkin’ and Baskin-Robbins will hold a grand opening tomorrow of what’s being billed as a “next generation” combination restaurant, giving free coffee for a year beginning at 10 a.m. on Friday, July 16 to the first 100 customers at 11140 New Hampshire Ave. in the White Oak area of Silver Spring.

Kennedy Center to Screen Dave Chappelle Documentary Film

The Kennedy Center has announced the August 1 screening of “Untitled: Dave Chappelle Documentary Film,” a documentary film that follows comedian and Silver Spring native Dave Chappelle to his current home of Yellow Springs, Ohio, as the community reels from the events of 2020.