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 …
If it's deals you want, you'll have to pay the price in traffic delays.
Washington, DC, will have the fifth worst traffic congestion on Thanksgiving and Black Friday, according to a Huffington Post report. In the DC region, rush hour will peak Wednesday between 3:30 p.m. and 5 p.m., according to the report. Travel will take 30 percent longer than usual on average. Black Friday shoppers will be clogging the roads as well. On Friday, traffic across the country is expected to peak between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. and 7 p.m., according to the report. Read the full story on the Huffington Post. Getting ready to head out of town? Check our live traffic map and avoid delays.
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Acceptance of the holiday dinner underdog has grown steadily since the product's introduction in 1995.
It's not exactly a vegetarian takeover, but still something for Tofurky lovers to celebrate: The three-millionth Tofurky roast was sold last week, according to a Turtle Island Foods statement. Tofurky—invented by Chevy Chase native Seth Tibbott, The Washington Post reported—was first introduced in 1995 by the small Oregon-based food processor. That year, 500 Tofurky Roasts were sold from about 20 natural foods stores in the Pacific Northwest, according to the statement. Since then, Tofurky acceptance has improved every year. The Tofurky Roast is "a savory combination of organic tofu, wheat protein, plant extracts and spices that give it a taste and texture similar to a boneless breast of turkey stuffed with a wild rice, celery and whole …
No track work is planned for the weekend after Thanksgiving.
Metro will take a break from its weekend track work schedule for the Thanksgiving holiday. On Thanksgiving day, Metro trains will operate on a Sunday schedule. The Metrorail system will open at 7 a.m. and close at midnight. Off-peak fares will be in effect all day and parking will be free at Metro-operated parking facilities, according to Metro's website. Metrobuses also will operate on a Sunday schedule on Thanksgiving day. Check bus timetables for details. MetroAccess will operate during the same hours as Metrorail and Metrobus. Subscription trips will be cancelled on Thanksgiving day, Metro added. Ride On buses will operate on a Sunday schedule on Thanksgiving day. Regular weekday service for Metrorail and Metrobus will return on Friday…
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
Larry White, director of Mid-County United Ministries in Wheaton, shares what he is thankful for this year.
Larry White tells Patch he is thankful for a career change that led him to the executive director position at Mid-County United Ministries in Wheaton. What are you thankful for? Tell us in the comments or upload your own video.
Grocery stores and pharmacies, basically.
Whether you find yourself one pack of paper napkins too short or in need of an emergency dose of allergy medicine because of a relative's cat, you might need to visit a business or two on Thanksgiving Day. Here's what will be open in Silver Spring. We'll keep updating this list through Wednesday night. Grocery stores: Whole Foods, downtown Silver Spring—8 a.m. to 3 p.m. ShopRite, Cherry Hill Road—8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Giant grocery stores, locations include East-West Highway, Arliss Street, White Oak, Colesville and Burtonsville—6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Pharmacy is closed. Safeway grocery stores, locations include Thayer Avenue, University Boulevard West, Hillandale, Cloverly, Briggs Chaney—6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Pharmacies are open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. …
Even though it feels like Thanksgiving sneaked up out of nowhere this year, there is a lot that I am thankful for.
You guys, I don't want to freak you out or anything, but Thanksgiving is two days from now. I know. How did that happen?! Just thinking about it makes me a little panicky and sweaty. The end of November kind of sneaked up on me this year, although I don't know how. Leaves have been turning orange for weeks now, and my kids keep bringing home creative writing assignments that start with "I am thankful for..." What did I think this was for? Election Day? I think maybe I was thrown off by all the Christmas decorations that went up November 1, making me think that it was already December. Now that I realize that it is Thanksgiving week, I have come to terms with it and wanted to let you know a few of the things that I am thankful for this year…
Did you attend the store's Wildwood Shopping Center opening benefit?
The new Bethesda location of Chop’t Creative Salad Company opened with a nod to the season’s charitable giving, raising hundreds of dollars for the county’s largest food distribution center. More than 700 customers turned out to the store’s Wildwood Shopping Center opening, Nov. 14, featuring free food in exchange for a $2 donation to the Manna Food Center, according to Allison Anderson, development organizer for the charity group. The five-hour promotion raised a total of $1,504, directly benefiting Montgomery County’s main food bank, she said. “At one point, the [Chop’t general manager] told me they were making three salads a minute; over 300 in the first hour and a half,” Anderson said. “The line was out the door all afternoon and they …