Friday, March 29, 2013
Easter Chocolate Bunny: What makes the holiday treat so sweet?
It’s a busy time of year for lots of chocolate makers. SPAGnVOLA, Gaithersburg's Kentlands-based chocolatier, provides a peek inside to see what really goes into the making of all those Easter bunnies.
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
In it's 135th year, the 2013 White House Easter Egg Roll will take place April 1 on the South Lawn.
The ticket raffle for the wildly popular White House Easter Egg Roll starts Feb. 21. An online lottery system will distribute thousands of tickets for the 2013 White House Easter Egg Roll. The deadline for lottery entries is 10 a.m. Feb. 25. Lottery results will be available March 1. This year’s Easter Egg Roll will take place April 1 on the South Lawn of the White House. The event is open to children age 13 and younger and their families. Signing up for the 2013 White House Easter Egg Roll lottery is free. You will need to create a free account at recreation.gov to be able to enter the lottery when it opens. More information about the event is available at www.whitehouse.gov/eastereggroll. Have you been the to the White House Easter Egg …
Friday, April 6, 2012
Rocklands Farm, located a little north of Potomac, is giving families the chance to raise a little spring cheer this year. Families can "rent" chicks to raise through spring and return them later in the year.
Updated Monday, April 16: A local farm is trying something a little different this year to get people interested in farming and supporting local agriculture. Rocklands Farm, near Darnestown, is renting its chicks. "We are running a special program this year to kick off our Spring farmer's market season," said AJ Minite, who works with the farm. "We are giving families an opportunity to borrow our baby chicks for two weeks around Easter time and then they can return them to the farm once they've grown up a bit." This is the first year the farm, just three years operational, has offered the program, but according to Minite interest is growing. One family that decided to take on the challenge has offered to share their experience with Patch…
Sunday, April 24, 2011
Quince Orchard Library will be closed and several local businesses are reducing their normal hours.
Happy Easter, North Potomac and Darnestown. If you are looking for last minute Easter services, check out our list of what is happening at churches in our area. How about Easter brunch? We have you and your stomachs covered, too. We found local restaurants offereing special prix fixe menus, brunch buffets and casual atmospheres. Staying in? Check out this recipe for Easter Egg Cookies shared by our Cooking in Real Time columnist. But if you are planning to treat today as any typical Sunday, be aware many places around town are closed. Public Transportation: Gyms:
Thursday, April 21, 2011
A look at local Easter services.
There are plenty of options for people to attend holy week services in North Potomac and Darnestown. Here is a guide to Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Sunday services in our area. Darnestown Presbyterian Church Fairhaven United Methodist Church St. Nicholas Episcopal Church Our Lady of Visitation Parish Seneca Creek Community Church Poplar Grove Baptist Church
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Five great options for Easter Brunch in Potomac, Rockville, Gaithersburg and Poolesville.
For some people brunch is as much a part of Easter sunday tradition as the eggs, bunnies and church. Whether you are looking for a buffet, formal fixed-course meal or casual family breakfast, we have choices for you. Prix fixe menu: 1. Le Palais: This classical French restaurant in Kentlands is offering a three-course brunch, fixed menu for $50 per person from 12 to 4 p.m. Reservations are required. Call 301-947-405 for more information. 2. Old Angler's Inn: This historic Potomac restaurant is serving a three-course brunch for $59 per person. Choose from the selection of lobster bisque, duck risotto, salmon, eggs and tiramasu. Call 301-983-0630 for reservations. Brunch buffet: 3. Againn Tavern: Bring the family to this Rockville gastropub …