Saturday, December 29, 2012
Your guide to movies premiering this holiday season in and around Rockville.
- HOLIDAY GUIDE
- Ben Gross
Saturday, December 29, 2012
Hollywood is unleashing some serious star power to end 2012 and welcome 2013. Patch has put together this handy guide to all of the great year-end movie releases that are playing in and around Rockville. Click here to see what's playing at Regal Rockville Center Stadium 13. Now Showing Movie: The Impossible Stars: Naomi Watts and Ewan McGregor What it’s about: The main stars play a couple vacationing in Thailand with their three sons who get caught in the 2004 tsunami. Rating: PG-13 Movie: Jack Reacher Stars: Tom Cruise and Robert Duvall What it’s about: Cruise plays the role of Jack Reacher (the hero of many Lee Child books) as a former military investigator who is lured back to help with the case of a sniper attack. Rating: PG-13 Movie…
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Do you have items you no longer need? A number of holiday collections are underway and items can be easily donated at one location. Find out more!
Are you buying a new winter jacket? Do you have holiday lights that no longer work? Did your kids get duplicate toys this year? Did Santa bring you a new cell phone? If you have items you’d like to toss but aren’t sure what to do with them, a number of collections are taking place in Montgomery County and items can be dropped off right at the Salvation Army at 18705 North Frederick Avenue in Gaithersburg, MD. You can also drop off items at Goodwill of Greater Washington at 619 South Frederick Avenue in Gaithersburg or 4816 Boiling Brook Parkway in Rockville. Have any unwrapped, unused toys? They can be donated to Toys for Tots in 2013. If you have coats you no longer need, donations are being collected through many local churches. Cell …
Friday, December 21, 2012
Rockville and Montgomery County facilities will be operate on modified schedules over the holidays.
All Montgomery County and City of Rockville facilities will be closed and no programs will operate on Dec. 25 and Jan. 1. Holiday hours for city facilities are as follows: Recycling and refuse collection for Monday and for Dec. 31 will not be affected. Collection for the remainder of each week will shift forward one day, with Friday collection made on Saturday. The city also is recycling cut and artificial Christmas trees. Click here for details. Parking will be free at city-owned meters and garages on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. For payment information on Rockville Town Square parking garages, go to rockvilletownsquare.com/parking. For more information about city facilities or programs call 240-314-5000 or visitwww.rockvillemd.gov…
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Five quick tips for keeping toys safe for kids.
As the countdown to Christmas Day continues and parents rush out to get their children gifts this season, safety tops the list for one expert. Local Voice’s blogger Anna Schmitt from the American Academy of Ophthalmology advises parents to keep in mind their kids' eye safety. Schmitt says toys such as airsoft guns, bb guns and paintball guns can be particularly hazardous. Read more: Keep Eye Safety in Mind When Choosing Gifts this Holiday Season. Join Patch’s Local Voices! We want to provide a platform for your message. Email Tamika Smith, the Community Manager for Montgomery County, at Tamika@Patch.com to sign up.
Friday, December 14, 2012
Looking for something exciting to do this weekend? Check out some of the fun things going on around town.
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. Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra Sweeney Todd at The Highwood Theatre Waverly Street Gallery Holiday Exhibition of 24 Gallery Artists Cresthaven Craft Fair Holly Trolleyfest Nutcracker Olney Ballet Theater A Christmas Carol: A Ghost Story of Christmas Miracle on 34th Street Festival of Lights Garden of …
While the two holidays fall in close proximity to each other and are celebrated in popular culture together, Hanukkah does not hold the religious significance for Jews that Christmas holds for Christians.
Each year, Hanukkah falls in close proximity or during Christmas according to the Hebrew calendar. Because of that, the two are celebrated side by side under the “Happy Holidays” moniker. But in terms of religious significance, Hanukkah doesn’t rank as high for Jews as Christmas ranks for Christians. “It’s hard to not make a big deal of out Hanukkah living in America, and I’m not sure it’s a bad thing,” said Rabbi Rhoda Silverman of Temple Emanuel in Reisterstown. “That’s not a problem for me as long as we don’t forget about everything else that makes us Jewish.” Jonathan Schwartz, senior aide to Baltimore County Council Chairwoman Vicki Almond and a member of Temple Emanuel, sees Hanukkah as having two roles in the lives of American Jews…
Friday, December 7, 2012
Looking for something exciting to do this weekend? Check out these happenings in and around Rockville.
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. The Nutcracker Go Ape at Rock Creek Regional Park Miracle on 34th Street 17th Annual, Gaithersburg Winter Lights Festival Festival of Lights A Christmas Carol: A Ghost Story of Christmas Ukrainian Christmas Bazaar Christmas Bazaar Garden of Lights - Winter Walk-through Holiday Light Display Holly Trolleyfest
Friday, November 30, 2012
About 40 percent of Christmas tree fires involved some type of electrical failure or malfunction between 2000 and 2004, according to the National Christmas Tree Association.
With Thanksgiving behind us, many families are turning their attention toward buying a Christmas tree. The National Christmas Tree Association wants customers to keep a few safety tips in mind when they purchase their tree. Consumers also need to know how to care for it once it's in their home.
Friday, November 16, 2012
St. Nick's coming to Montgomery and Prince George's county malls. Here's where you can snap a picture with the family—and your pets.
It's that time of year again! Santa Claus is coming to town and he's available to take those adorable family photos with you and your children. Here's where Santa will be this holiday season. Rockville Rockville Town Square holds its holiday open house and tree lighting from 6:30 to 9 p.m. on Nov. 29, with free photos with Santa from 6:45 to 8:30 p.m. Glenview Mansion will host Children’s Day with Santa and Mrs. Claus from 1 to 4 p.m. on Dec. 9. The mansion's 15 rooms and numerous halls will be decked for the season as part of the decades-long Rockville tradition. Bethesda Westfield Montgomery, 7101 Democracy Blvd Bethesda, MD 20817 In Bethesda, you can have your child’s photo taken with Santa on the lower level of the mall, 11 a.m. to 8…
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Employees of the retail giant hope to take advantage of one of the year's busiest shopping days.
Employees of DC-area Walmart and Sam's Club locations are joining a national strike effort this Black Friday to protest what they view as low wages, poor scheduling practices, and worker intimidation on the part of the retail giant. The campaign, organized by Making Change at Walmart and linked with the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union, is planning demonstrations outside dozens of stores nationwide on one of the busiest shopping days of the year. In the DC area, Nov. 23 protests are scheduled for Walmart and Sam's Club locations in Laurel, Hyattsville, Bowie, Gaithersburg, Woodlawn, Severn, Clinton, Abingdon, Alexandria, and Fairfax. (Both chains are owned by parent company Walmart Stores, Inc.) The strike action …