Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Many City of Rockville and Montgomery County facilities will be closed Thursday and on modified schedules on Friday.
Most city and county facilities will be closed for Thanksgiving on Thursday. All City of Rockville facilities will be closed and no programs will operate. Many city facilities and programs will remain closed or operate on a limited schedule on Friday. City Hall will be closed on Friday. Other city facilities will be open with limited hours on Friday: Recycling and refuse collection will shift forward one day. Thursday collection will be made on Friday. Friday collection will be made on Saturday. Call 240-314-8568 for questions about collections. For more information about city facilities or programs call 240-314-5000 or visit www.rockvillemd.gov. In unincorporated parts of Rockville the following facilities will be closed on Thanksgiving …
Sunday, November 18, 2012
Retail 'sale' creep hits the all-American holiday big time this year.
Sunday, November 18, 2012
If all you can wait to do after you chow down on your Thanksgiving meal is start the holiday shopping marathon, retailers are ready to help you. Other Americans, including some retail workers, are saying they want to keep one Thursday in November free of American capitalistic intrusion. Target, Walmart, Sears, KMart and Toys"R"Us have all announced they will open as early as 8 p.m. Thanksgiving Day, making 2012's holiday shopping season of 32 days and four hours perhaps the longest ever due to the way the calendar fell this year. At least one online petition says enough, already. A campaign on the site Change.org entitled, "Target: Take the high road and save Thanksgiving," had been signed by more than 230,000 users as of Friday night. …
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Thanksgiving should be celebrated four times a year—at a minimum.
Thanksgiving is at once both the most complicated and simplest holiday of the year. It's the most complicated because it is a travel and logistical nightmare. Think about it. Everyone celebrating needs a turkey. They’re also all sitting down to eat in the same four- or five-hour window of time, with all guests at the table at said appointed time. For that to happen, a lot of people have to travel at the same time as a lot of other people. It’s not a pretty sight, especially along the Northeast Corridor. The food isn't any less complicated. Everything from rolls to stuffing to salad to turkey has to be ready to serve at the right moment within that same narrow timeframe. All in all, it requires a lot of planning, patience and flexibility. …