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.
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Looking for a job in the community or nearby? Patch will bring the classifieds to you.
Each week, we'll highlight a few open positions in town. Note that the descriptions below are abbreviated from the original postings and do not reflect all of each job's duties and requirements. Job: Program Assistant for Housing and Community Development Location: Takoma Park, Md Description: The ideal candidate should be able to assist with various requests, inquiries or issues, and serve as back up to other clerical staff as needed Job: Recreation Program Assistant for Teens Location: Takoma Park, Md Description: The City of Takoma Park Recreation Department is looking for an enthusiastic Recreation Program Assistant to work with teens ages 13-19. The typical work hours are from 2:00 to 8:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 2:00 to 9…
Monday, December 5, 2011
Takoma Park stores offered shoppers a discount for shopping in their pajamas Sunday morning from 7-10 a.m.
Takoma Park stores offered shoppers a discount for shopping in their pajamas Sunday morning from 7-10 a.m. Sweats didn't count. The full list of participating stores were Amano, Art Spring, The Big Bad Woof, The Covered Market, Eco-Massage by Fanny, Fair Day's Play, Magic Carpet, Now and Then, Old Takoma Ace Hardware, Park Florist, Polly Sue's Vintage, S & A Beads, The Stillpoint Mind and Body, Takoma Bicycle, Trohv, and Video Americain.
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
The video rental store, which has been open for 15 years, caters to all kinds of movie fans.
On a recent Friday evening, three employees at Video Americain discuss the trajectory of actor Joe Pesci’s career. Behind them is a sea of clear DVD cases and behind that is a wall of VHS tapes, which are hardly obsolete here, despite the changes in home entertainment technology. In the kids section of the store, 6-year-old Bella Tilford clutches a Barbie DVD and timidly retreats to a plastic Little Tikes playground sitting between the shelves. Her sister, Elli, 8, talks about the benefits of having Video Americain right down the street from Pizza Movers. She’s a big fan of “Harry Potter,” but she’s been getting into “Spy Kids,” too, she says. Bella and Elli’s mom, Monique Tilford, says she takes the girls to the video store weekly, but …
Monday, September 26, 2011
Francis donated $70,000 toward renovation of the park.
Former NBA star, University of Maryland basketball player and Takoma Park native Steve Francis donated $70,000 to help with the renovation of Takoma Piney Branch Park, The Washington Examiner reported. Francis's donation will be used for future maintenance of the park and renovation of the park's basketball courts.
Sunday, September 25, 2011
The 32-minute StarryTelling audio program originally premiered at the Einstein Planetarium in 2010.
Five Takoma Park Middle School students will have their stories of the night sky told at the Night Visions IV Festival in Flagstaff, AZ. The 32-minute StarryTelling audio program, running Sept. 27 to Nov. 2, will feature stories inspired by the night sky written and narrated by the TPMS students. The stories selected from TPMS were: The project originated in November of 2009 when Giraffe 'n' Ant Productions asked Takoma Park Middle School students, who were members of the creative writing group, to write their own sky lore that was to be included in a planetarium show at the Einstein Planetarium at the National Air and Space Museum. The stories can be heard on the StarryTelling website.