Sunday, December 11, 2011
Get out the lights and holly, take a photo and upload to Patch's contest for a chance to win.
Patch.com is launching a nationwide contest to find the best dressed home in its Patch communities, and the winner’s school district will receive $100,000—no strings attached. Here’s how the contest works. Beginning on Dec. 8 and continuing through Dec. 26, you can nominate your home by uploading a photo to the contest entry form on the site. During that same time period, you and your neighbors will also be able to vote for your favorite festive home. The winning entry will be forwarded to a national Patch judge that will select 24 finalists. Each finalist will receive $500 that they can apply to their December electric bill. From Dec. 30 through Jan. 8, you will be able to vote for the Best Decked House in all of Patch. The grand prize …
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Are you a by-the-budget person or is the sky the limit for you?
Holiday gifts involve so many perplexing choices, and all add up to one thing: What is your budget? Should you get the hottest in Xbox 360 for that 10-year-old boy? How about the latest in Justin Bieber holiday tunes for your teenage girl? And we’re sure Aunt Martha would just love that silk scarf imported from Italy. It all adds up, so Patch wants to know, how much will you spend on holiday gifts this year?
Monday, December 5, 2011
Bowie dives into the holiday season with a ceremonial Christmas tree lighting followed by caroling and a special guest visit from Santa Claus.
Bowie families gathered Sunday evening at Belair mansion on Tulip Grove Drive for the city’s ceremonial Christmas tree lighting. Mayor G. Frederick Robinson made opening remarks and introduced the “dean” of the city council, Dennis Brady, along with state Del. Geraldine Valentino-Smith and the rest of the city council. The group then sang holiday carols led by Bowie resident Nichelle Fullen. They sang until the guests of honor, Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus, arrived on a fire truck from Bowie Volunteer Fire Station No. 39.