Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Heroines with bows, vampires, super heroes and James Bond dominated the 2012 box office.
In 2012, box office tallies increased for the first time in three years, hitting an all-time high of $10.8 billion, according to a recent Huffington Post article. Superheroes, secret agents, strong females wielding weapons, and animated fare took seven of the top 10 slots in terms of domestic gross, with Marvels' The Avengers raking in more than $623 million, The Dark Knight Rises over $448 million and the Hunger Games over $408 billion. Rounding out the top 10 were: While they may not (yet) be in the $200 million+ range, a number of other films are both critically and popularly acclaimed. The recently opened Les Miserables and Django Unchained seem likely to cross that barrier, while Lincoln, Argo and Life of Pi will probably enjoy a …
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Patch wants to know what parents are packing for school lunches this year.
The back-to-school countdown is on, with only five days of summer vacation remaining for Prince George’s County Public School students. By now, many parents have finished back-to-school shopping and are getting ready for kindergarten open houses, or mapping out their children's bus routes. Prepared or not, come Monday new shoes will be donned, backpacks zipped and school lunches packed as students begin the 2012-2013 school year. What will you put in your kid’s lunch box this year? Same old peanut butter and jelly, or perhaps you get more creative? Maybe you pack a bento box filled with several different options for lunchtime snacking. Tell us in the comments. If your child will buy lunch at school this year, click here to see the PGCPS …
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
About 85 percent of Bowie residents were out of power after Friday's storm.
At the height of the power outages caused by Friday's derecho, more than 18,000 Bowie residents, or 85 percent, were left without power. As of Monday night at 7:30 p.m., BGE estimated that number was down to 6,600. Bowie's substations and most of the traffic lights were restored yesterday, and now BGE is working to get all residential power restored. If you are in a small pocket of homes that has not been restored, please check again with BGE to make sure they’re aware that your power is still out. Call 1-877-778-2222. For those still without power, the Bowie Senior Center is serving as a 24-hour cooling center, and Northwestern High School on Adelphi Road in Hyattsville is a pet-friendly shelter. St. Matthews Church is also open to …
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Patch wants to know how you keep it cool on steamy days.
According to The Weather Channel, the next two days will be among the hottest Bowie has seen so far this summer season with temperatures in the mid-to-upper 90s. What are you doing to beat the heat? Trips to your community pool? Popsicles in the afternoon? Are you taking your coffee or tea iced? Maybe you’re cooking out on the grill to keep the house cool. Tell us in the comments how you plan to stay cool as the weather heats up.