Tuesday, January 29, 2013
The program will help small businesses in Wheaton that anticipate a loss of customer parking when construction begins for an office building on Lot 13. But when will the program be funded?
Montgomery County's Department of Economic Development plans to get a headstart on the new Small Business Assistance Program to help local merchants prepare for massive construction on Lot 13 in the heart of Wheaton. Although the program applies to all businesses in the county that are adversely impacted by county redevelopment projects or redevelopment projects on county property, Wheaton businesses will likely be the primary beneficiaries as plans for redevelopment in the downtown area move forward. The County Council passed legislation establishing the program last spring, and the economic development department has been in the process of crafting regulations to implement it. The regulations have been posted on the Executive Register …
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
The Nighthawks will perform this Friday to close out the summer outdoor concert series in downtown Wheaton.
The Nighthawks will be performing from 6:30-8 p.m. on Aug. 24 in the Wheaton Triangle, at the corner of Grandview Avenue and Reedie Drive, as the last act in the TGIF Summer Concert series. The free concerts took place every second and fourth Friday this summer. The Nighthawks, a Maryland blues and roots rock band, also performed last summer in downtown Wheaton. Mark Wenner: Vocals, Harmonica Johnny Castle: Vocals, Bass Paul Bell: Guitar Mark Stutso: Drums, Vocals Listen to music clips on the band's website.
Friday, July 27, 2012
Ever wonder where the mural in the Wheaton Triangle came from?
Thursday, July 26, 2012
Find out when this free event will be held in downtown Wheaton.
Mark your calendars for the Salvadoran-American Festival on Aug. 5. Sample traditional Salvadoran foods and listen to live music from local and international bands at this free event in the heart of Wheaton on the first Sunday in August. The festival, which is organized by Salvadoran-American Transnational Communities and Montgomery County, will feature a Latino Health Fair that will provide health screenings and health information for Spanish speakers. The event runs from 12-6 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 5, in the Wheaton Triangle at 2424 Reedie Drive, Wheaton, MD 20902 (one block from the Wheaton Metro.)
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
The Spanish guitar-playing trio is coming to downtown Wheaton.
Trio Caliente will be performing from 6:30-8 p.m. on July 27 in the Wheaton Triangle, at the corner of Grandview Avenue and Reedie Drive, as part of the TGIF Summer Concert series. Vocalist Deborah Benner and guitarists Michael Bard and Amilcar Cruz present a blend of flamenco, pop and Brazilian jazz. Cruz is a Wheaton native. Listen to audio samples of Trio Caliente's music on the group's website. The free concerts will take place every second and fourth Friday, through August. Here's the rest of the summer lineup: August 10—Soul Crackers (Motown) August 24—The Nighthawks (Roots Rock, Blues)
Friday, June 15, 2012
Take a self-guided tour of rainscapes in Montgomery County this Saturday.
How much do you know about watersheds in Montgomery County? Part of protecting these watershed is reducing stormwater pollution, which is the goal of the Montgomery County RainScapes program. This Saturday, from 9 a.m. to noon, the program is offering a self-guided tour of different rainscapes around the county. The tour features landscaping projects on both public and private property that demonstrate how to help protect streams from runoff water pollution. Two stops on the RainScapes 2012 tour are in Wheaton: at the Wheaton Triangle and on Arcola Avenue. See the annotated map for more details about what to expect at each place. GreenWheaton, which will soon be celebrating its first anniversary, held its ribbon-cutting ceremony at the …
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Unity Reggae Band is the first performer.
Wheaton's "TGIF" Summer Concert Series kicks off this Friday with a performance from the Unity Reggae Band at 6:30 p.m. The free concerts will take place every second and fourth Friday, June through August, from 6:30-8 p.m., in the Wheaton Triangle. See the line-up for this summer: June 8—Unity Reggae Band (Reggae) June 22—Mary Ann Redmond (Soul, Jazz) July 13—John Kocur (Jazz) July 27—Trio Caliente (Latin) August 10—Soul Crackers (Motown) August 24—The Nighthawks (Roots Rock, Blues) Which performances are you most looking forward to? Tell us in the comments.
Monday, April 16, 2012
Website triples customer base at cake decorating supply shop.
For more than 30 years, Wheaton’s Little Bitts has stood as Montgomery County’s only dedicated cake decorating and candy supply shop. Cake decorating largely remains an analog activity, unaffected by technology, yet technology may be exactly what saves one of the area’s true retail treasures. Without the big advertising budgets that large companies employ, many small businesses rely on word of mouth to drive sales. For years, Little Bitts used a combination of advertising in small newspapers, phone directories and sponsorships of fundraisers and educational programs at Einstein, Kennedy and Wheaton High Schools. While that strategy has served the sweet shop well, changing customer habits and the looming redevelopment of Wheaton and its …
Friday, October 21, 2011
The Wheaton Redevelopment Advisory Committee has not officially endorsed the potential move, but securing a government tenant for office space in downtown Wheaton would further WRAC aims.
The Wheaton Redevelopment Advisory Committee does not yet have an official position about the Montgomery County Planning Board’s recent decision to approve $200,000 for a feasibility study on moving the headquarters of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission to downtown Wheaton from Silver Spring. However, there does not seem to be anyone on the advisory body speaking out against it. “I haven’t heard any opposition to it from the committee,” WRAC vice chair Susan Petersen said. “I think people are generally excited about it and hopeful.” Rob Klein, who presented the redevelopment report to WRAC at its Oct. 19 meeting, called the funding approval “a major step.” “It’s an opportunity to make an office complex,” said Klein…
Saturday, October 8, 2011
A roundup of what's going on in Wheaton around the web.
Financial Fitness Daily picked up a number of Wheaton Patch articles from this past week. WJLA.com spotlighted the upcoming World of Montgomery event in Wheaton Triangle. The Wheaton Eye Clinic was mentioned in a WebMD story about a possible pinkeye treatment. The Washington Post ran an obituary of longtime Wheaton resident Ruth Kenefick.