Thursday, November 29, 2012
Father in the car with young daughter was approached by male suspects with a gun, according to the Sheriff's Office.
Prince George's Sheriff's Deputies arrested two male suspects who allegedly robbed and carjacked a man and his young daughter at gunpoint on Thanksgiving. The Sheriff's office alleges Francis Holmes and James Gross approached the man as he was parked in the 3200 block of Taylor Street in Mt. Rainer. One of the suspects pointed a silver handgun at the victim when he got out of the car and took his wallet, cell phone and vehicle keys, according to the Sheriff's Office. The victim was able to remove his daughter before the suspects fled the scene in his car. Detectives apprehended Holmes and Gross at the 2900 block of Bunker Hill Rd., according to the Sheriff's Office. Holmes and Gross were charged with armed carjacking, first- and second-…
Friday, November 23, 2012
The bird's not done yet.
Editor's note: This article was originally published in November 2011, but we're bringing it back by popular demand. Thanksgiving is a favorite foodie holiday for many reasons, one of which is that big turkey. The bird not only feeds a table-full on the actual day, but it keeps on giving in the form of leftovers. What once seemed an afterthought, the leftover menu now is loaded with possibilities. After carving every possible shred of meat of our bird, I always like to make turkey soup. But those chunks of succulent light and dark meat also have the potential for some more creative comfort food, such as pot pies. This year I threw my fear of pastry crusts out the window and resolved to make my first turkey pot pie. When searching for …
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Need a last-minute item for your Thanksgiving meal? Check our guide before you leave the house.
There's nothing worse than beginning preparation on a Thanksgiving feast for your family, only to discover that you forgot to grab that one key ingredient! Before you head out, we suggest consulting the list below: Giant Food All stores in Montgomery and Prince George’s counties are open from 6:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Safeway Many stores are open until 5:00 p.m. - check with your local store. Trader Joe’s Closed Harris Teeter Open until 2:00 p.m. Food Lion Open from 7:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. Kosher Mart Rockville Open from 7:30 a.m. - noon MOM’s Organic Market Closed Whole Foods Market
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
County announces Thanksgiving schedule for government, landfills, transit.
Prince George's County government officials have released its Thanksgiving holiday schedule. Most county offices will be closed on both Thanksgiving day, Thusday, Nov. 22, and Black Friday, Nov. 23. The Prince George's County Department of Environmental Resources, however, will only be closing its landfills, hazardous waste and recycling centers on Thanksgiving day before re-opening for normal service on Black Friday. Also, TheBus, the countywide bus-transit system, will be closed on Thanksgiving before re-opening most of its routes on Black Friday. The only routes that won't be running on Friday, Nov. 23 are routes 51, 51-extended, 52 and 53, all of which service county government buildings. Service returns to normal on Monday, Nov. 26.
Sunday, November 27, 2011
How well do you know turkeys?
Chances are you ate some turkey on Thursday, and you'll continue eating turkey leftovers for a week. But just how much about the traditional Thanksgiving meal do you really know? Take this quiz about the gobbling fowl, and we'll reveal the answers next week.
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Shoppers at the Mall at Prince George's in Hyattsville share what they are thankful for this holiday season.
Do you want to share your thankfulness? Tell us what you're thankful for in the comments section below. Happy Thanksgiving, Hyattsville!
Join columnist Ann Brennan and other Patch readers in a quest to maintain your fitness and weight during the holiday season.
This morning I found myself wanting to kick my scale under the bed, hoping that if I hide it, I might be able to avoid the anxiety that comes with weight gain over the holiday season. Unfortunately, tighter waistbands will reveal the same news if I am not careful. But I have a new plan. This year, I’m organizing a Prince George’s County Fitness Challenge, and I’m inviting the Patch community to participate. The challenge is meant to be motivating. It is meant to offer support and encouragement throughout the holiday season, as we try to maintain our current fitness and weight. Most importantly it is meant to be fun. Starting on Thanksgiving Day and ending on Jan. 3, the challenge is open to any Patch readers who are interested in …
About recycling, Thanksgiving and Occupy.
Morning, Hyattsville! Here are five things you need to know today: 1. WSSC is replacing sewer/water mains in Hyattsville and you can provide input at a Nov. 19 meeting. 2. No recycling pickup tomorrow! 3. City offices are closed Thursday and Friday for the Thanksgiving holiday. 4. There’s a Thanksgiving Eve church service at 7 p.m. at First United Methodist Church. 5. Did you see the Occupy DC-ers walking through Hyattsville yesterday? Here are some photos of them in University Park and College Park.
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Mom and daughter bond over book reading.
Many of my columns are written about the triumphs and challenges I face being a mom. But it's comforting to know that I’m always in good company. Some time ago, my own mom was a new mom enjoying a baby of her own—me. Well, at least she says she enjoyed it. I'm an only child and I'm close with both of my parents. We talk about raising kids a lot now that I have entered the prestigious parenting club. But sometimes, it's fun to step outside the box and do grown-up things together. My mom and I had just the opportunity. She came into town for a special visit that included a night out on the town—just me, her and a few of my friends. We went to the Sixth & I Historic Synagogue to hear Diane Keaton speak about her new book, Then Again. Keaton …
Monday, November 21, 2011
Life might be a highway, but who wants to drive all night long to get home for Thanksgiving?
The 411 for travel this Thanksgiving is safety — and if you want to have smooth sailing along the byways this weekend, be sure to plug into 511, the state’s database for Maryland roads information. You can call 511 or visit www.md511.org to find out about major incidents, delays, estimated travel times and weather conditions. The State Highway Administration also is suspending all non-emergency roadwork on SHA-maintained roadways between 9 a.m. on Nov. 23 and the morning of Nov. 28. Emergency response units will patrol metropolitan interstates in case any motorists are stranded and need help. More than 90 percent of all fatal traffic crashes are preventable, the SHA reported in a press release. Here are some of their tips for holiday …