Sunday, April 7, 2013
Blogging on Patch is a great way to share your views with the community.
You might be wondering, who blogs with Patch? We have experts, business owners and everyday readers who share their perspectives in the Local Voices section. If you have an event coming up and you want to share photos with the county, Patch’s Local Voices section is for you. How to Blog with Patch? Send Tamika Smith, the community manager for Montgomery and Prince George's counties, an email at Tamika@Patch.com. Tell her the name of your organization or event and she will get you signed up. Why should you blog with Patch? We have a robust readership on Patch. We are connected to thousands of readers on a daily basis who have a vested interest in their community. Whether you are a stay-at-home mom or a new business owner, our readers want…
Saturday, March 16, 2013
Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with a corned beef and cabbage recipe that is delicious and incredibly easy to make.
Five ingredients, one crockpot and a few hours of cooking time is all it takes to prepare this corned beef and cabbage recipe. With minimal preparation time, you can start this meal early in the day and enjoy a St. Patrick's Day feast by supper. Ingredients: Corned beef brisket (I used Murphy's and David with included seasoning packet) 1/2 small onion, sliced 8 - ounces of baby carrots 1 dozen very small potatoes (I used baby golds) 1 head of cabbage, cut into wedges Directions: Place brisket in a 6-quart crockpot and sprinkle with seasoning packet. Top with sliced onion, carrots and potatoes. Cover meat and vegetables with water and cook on high for four hours. Reduce heat to low. Place cabbage wedges on top of meat and vegetable mixture …
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Lindsey Rodkey gets her kicks by creating special hand-decorated shoes honoring her home team.
University of Maryland student Lindsey Rodkey gets her kicks by creating special hand-decorated shoes honoring her home team.
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
The city of Bowie is hosting their second book expo on May 22.
The city of Bowie is seeking local authors to participate in their second Bowie Book Expo, which will be on May 22 iat the Bowie Senior Center. Any local author that is published, self-published or independently published is invited to take part in the expo. An application and $20 fee are required for participation. The city will provide a table for authors, who will be welcome to display their books. Authors should come prepared to do a five minute reading or synopsis of their book, said Jenny Tringali. This year’s event will be set up a little differently, allowing for two rooms—one for the book displays and author mingling, and a separate room for the readings. “The setup was too close to the readings last year and when people were …
Sunday, March 10, 2013
A photo exhibit features the heyday of the Baby Boomers, millions of whom settled in the DC suburbs.
The aging population in Prince George's and Montgomery counties is often the topic of discussion among local planning officials, with the Baby Boom generation entering the retirement years. That makes this area, with its millions of boomers—many of whom who came to DC decades ago and settled in—a prime audience for what The Washington Post calls a captivating photo exhibit of the 1970s, a decade known for disco, polyester, pollution and political strife. The exhibit, Searching for the Seventies: The Documerica Photography Project, seeks to tell the story of the turbulent decade in a series of color photographs taken for the Federal Documerica project. The Environmental Protection Agency initiated the project in 1971 to document the “…
Friday, March 8, 2013
The two old town Bowie institutions are partnering to host the event for a second year.
The Charis Center for the Arts and Mama Cocoa's Delights will be partnering for a second year to host old town Bowie's second ArtsFest, scheduled for April 13. “Our inaugural year was extremely successful and we are excited to bring this event back again this year,” said Emma Hadley, executive director of the Charis Center, in a statement. The rain-or-shine event will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., starting in front of the Charis Center on 8th Street and following Chapel Avenue down to Mama Cocoa's Delights. “We have theatre demonstrations and performances, a children’s chorus, several bands, and street Buskers to entrain the public while they peruse and shop for high quality art," Hadley said. Hadley also said she is pleased to …
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Share with your neighbors and friends in the Maryland Love Project.
Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley recently announced the “Maryland Love Project,” an on-line portal where Maryland residents can express what they most appreciate about their state. Born of a partnership between the State of Maryland, the Baltimore Love Project, the Digital Harbor Foundation’s STEM Engine program and the Maryland State Arts Council, the Maryland Love Project is designed to “showcase all of the reasons why people love Maryland while shining a light on the important role that the arts and technology play in our communities,” O’Malley said in an annoucement. With the assistance of two mentors, four middle and high school students from the STEM Engine project created the portal--love.maryland.gov--during a seven-hour session at …
Saturday, February 23, 2013
It's not too late to make sure you've seen all nine Best Picture nominees.
Film fans in Bowie needing to catch up on the Academy Award-nominated movies before Oscar Sunday are in luck—several of the Best Picture nominees are still playing. There are nine films contending for the Academy's top honor at the 85th Oscars: Use the Moviefone search window above to find local showtimes for the films or—if you prefer a movie marathon at home—find Oscar-nominated movies available on On Demand by clicking here. Buoyed by its Golden Globe win, Argo is considered the front-runner for Best Picture by many Hollywood watchers. Lincoln and Zero Dark Thirty are also in the mix. See the nominees in all categories here. The Academy Awards air Sunday at 7 p.m. on ABC. Movie buffs can download the free Oscars App. The app promises a…
Friday, February 15, 2013
Looking for something to do this weekend? Check out what's going on around the county.
Each week, Patch puts together a list of local activities and events going on in your area this weekend. Check back weekly and tell us in the comments if you know of any additional activities coming up. To submit an event in the Patch events calendar, click on “Events” at the top of the page and then click on the green "Add an event" button on the right side of the page. 23rd Annual Mineral, Jewelry and Fossil Show Jazz: A Dialogue in the Performance and Visual Arts RKC Kidz Expo - Free Admission Honky Tonk Dance Jazz Brunch Calvert House Restaurant Discovery Hike G.E.A.R.: Passion for Fashion Project
Monday, February 11, 2013
The winners will be selected sometime in mid-February.