Locavino Featured in ‘Made In Montgomery’ Series

Locavino Opening to Feature Wine Tastings, Special Drafts, Full Menu

Locavino, the wine café that overlooks Veterans Plaza in Downtown Silver Spring, is the featured business in a new episode of the ‘Made In Montgomery’ series from the County Council and County Cable Montgomery.

County Council Passes ZTA to Facilitate 5G Cell Antennas

The County Council yesterday approved a zoning text amendment intended to facilitate deployment of small-cell antennas to provide 5G wireless technology. Zoning Text Amendment (ZTA) 19-07, Telecommunications Towers – Limited Use, would allow antennas on utility and light poles that would offer 5G’s faster speeds, enhanced reliability and greater capacity for wireless users.

Little Loft to Reopen, Rebrand as The Loft Collective

The Little Loft in Takoma Park will reopen and rebrand as The Loft Collective in its original location with a grand reopening planned for Aug. 29. The Loft, founded in 2012 by Lia Salza, is a children’s art studio and community space with classes and aftercare programs for children ages 2-12 from Takoma Park and Piney Branch elementary schools.

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.