Sunday, November 14, 2010
After a crazy weekend of political scandal, it's important to put things into perspective.
Obviously, the big news of the weekend was Prince George's County Executive Jack Johnson's arrest. Myself and several other Patch editors were at the courthouse and put together some great coverage if you haven't seen the articles and video of his statements, take a look. We have our first restaurant review up, of Monterey Mexican Restaurant, let us know what you think in the comments, or add your own review to the restaurant's directory listing. This week the Ravens played a Thursday night game against the Atlanta Falcons, but lost 26-21, and won't play today this week. The Washington Redskins also won't play today as they face off against the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday Night Football this week. It's World Diabetes Day, check out the …
Monday, November 8, 2010
As we readjust to standard time, we're getting close to the holiday season.
The Maryland Energy Administration's enery efficient applicance program ends on Friday. The program is part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and provides an incentive to purchase and use more efficient appliances. See the program's website for details on qualify purchases and to download the appropriate application. This Wednesday the City of Bowie Police Department is holding a crime prevention seminar, as the holidays are right around the corner. It starts at 7 p.m. and will by held at city hall. Curious about the Belair Mansion? City Museums Curator Samantha Dorsey will be giving the talk "A token of my affection: The History of American Gift-giving" at noon. Coffee and tea will be provided, bringing a lunch is …
Sunday, November 7, 2010
There's plenty of opportunities to get involved in Bowie.
The City of Bowie is looking to fill spots in several volunteer committees. If you want to get involved and advise the City Council please contact Ms. Pam Fleming, City Clerk, at 301-809-3029 or email@example.com. Here's a list of committees looking for people to get involved: Heritage Committee Community Recreation Committee Arts Committee Education Committee Community Outreach Committee Financial Advisory Committee The city's Board of Elections is also looking for volunteers to work during the 2011 City Elections. If you're interested please contact Ms. Pam Fleming, City Clerk, at 301-809-3029 or firstname.lastname@example.org. This Wednesday the City of Bowie Police Department is holding a crime prevention seminar, as the …
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Not too many surprises in the mid-term elections yesterday.
House of Delegates - District 23A 24 of 32 Precincts Reporting Candidate County Council - District 4 28 of 36 Precincts Reporting Candidate County Board of Education - District 5 Editor's Note: This story has been changed from an original version. There are two seats in District 23A, both Jim Hubbard and Geraldine Valentino-Smith won seats.
Thursday, October 28, 2010
Early voting closes out today, our video series continues with a question from a Bowie resident in this evening edition of Sync O' the Day.
First of all, I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank our guest editor Nicky Cornelison for looking after Bowie Patch during my recent departure, she did a great job and I had a productive few days at a conference in New York for Patch. I'm still playing catch up with my inbox, so if you've e-mailed me and are still waiting for a response, I apologize, and will get back to you soon! We're running a series of videos from the gubernatorial race, check out part two of four for both O'Malley and Ehrlich from today's edition. The video with O'Malley features a Bowie resident who responded to our call for questions a few weeks back. You still have a few hours to get your early votes in, the polls at the Bowie Library close at 8 p.m. …
Sunday, October 24, 2010
A day to unwind, watch some football, and enjoy life in Bowie.
Today is the last day of the always popular Maryland Renaissance Festival, it will be open from 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Check out their website for more details. The Bowie Farmers' Market is having its Octoberfest celebration today starting at 10 a.m. in the Bowie Library's parking lot. Free activities include pumpkin painting (which can be purchased at the market) scarecrow making (participants bring a shirt and pants for construction) and live music. For more information, contact Matt Corley at 301-809-3078 or email@example.com. Today is the annual UN (United Nations) Day, commemorating 65 years of existence for the organization. Here's a message from the Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon: "UN Day is a day on which we resolve to do more…
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Leaf collection is starting up in a few weeks, we had another robbery last week, and our columnists have been hard at work.
There was a robbery at the Beauty Center and Salon at the Shoppes at Bowie Town Center last week in which a store employee was sprayed in the face with pepper spray as the trio made their way out with hair extensions and fake eyelashes. A lot of people have been sharing their thoughts about Bowie in reaction to Sam Fatzinger's first column for Bowie Patch, join in the conversation and let everybody know what you think about our city. Made the switch to hands-free cell phone use when driving yet? Our columnist Kathy Lang shares her thoughts on the transition in her latest column. November 1st starts the city's Curbside Leaf Collection Program, and will run through December 13th. The leaves must be on the curb by 7 a.m. on the day …
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Have some photos or you want to share from the weekend in Bowie? Add it to our gallery.
Bowie High School plays several games at home tomorrow. Boys soccer plays Laurel High School at 3 p.m., the girls team plays Laurel at 4:30. The volleyball team also plays tomorrow against Wise High School. The JV game is at 5:30, varsity at 6:15. Did you know you can add photos to articles, events, and directory listings? Were you at the Bowie High School or Bowie State University homecoming parades, games, Oktoberfest or any other events going on this weekend? Add your photos to our gallery. According to Accuweather, we'll likely have rain until the afternoon, with mostly cloudy skies into the evening. The predicted high is 66 degrees, the low is 44. A reminder that early voting starts on Friday at the Bowie Library and other locations …
Monday, October 18, 2010
A recap of the weekend and looking ahead to the third week of October.
Both Bowie State and Bowie High had their homecoming games this weekend, with Bowie State pulling out a win, and Bowie High falling to their rival Roosevelt High School. The Rolling Thunder Skate Competition was yesterday, we weren't able to make it out, but check out some photos from local blog Bowie Living. Congressman Steny Hoyer came out to Bowie to rally for Democrats in the upcoming election, we have a great photo gallery from the visit! Tonight Bowie's City Council meeting will take place at 8 p.m. at City Hall. You can take a look at the agenda, and be sure to check back Tuesday morning for the details. As with all the meetings, it will be televised live on Verizon Channel 10 and Comcast Channel 71, and can also be seen live online…
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
It's National School Lunch Week, the recent homicide was discussed at the work session last night, and there's NOT a forum for education tonight.
Editor's Note: We had originally reported that there would be a meeting at the Bowie Center for the Performing Arts this evening about the state of education in our city. That information was incorrect. The meeting will be held on 11/16/10 at 6:30 at the same venue, but the event is not being put on by the city's education committee. Sorry for the confusion.