Monday, May 28, 2012
Patch asks our readers to reflect on what this holiday means to them.
It's easy to focus on the nice weather and grilling during the Memorial Day holiday weekend; but the day was created to remember those that served our nation. Several communities, including the District of Columbia, will host ceremonies today honoring those lost. So what does Memorial Day mean to you? Who do you honor and remember on this day? Upload photos of those you are honoring today to this post.
Saturday, May 26, 2012
We've checked the weather so that you don't have to!
Memorial Day weekend is here, and we’re ready to celebrate the summer season right along with you. To help you plan your weekend, we’ve assembled a weather roundup from the National Weather Service of the popuular beach destinations and around Montgomery County. Plan for sun, and don’t forget the sunscreen. The Delaware beaches of Bethany, Dewey and Rehoboth promise clear skies and mild temperatures. Saturday, Sunday and Monday call for mostly sunny skies, with highs in the 70s and 80s. Lows will drop into the 60s. The weekend in Ocean City, MD will be similar: Saturday, Sunday and Monday call for mostly sunny skies, with highs in the 70s and 80s. Lows will drop into the upper 60s. Meanwhile, back in Montgomery County the forecast looks …
Friday, May 25, 2012
Inspections help ensure consumers are buying the type of gas advertised, officials said.
When you head to the gas station to fuel up this holiday weekend, will you be purchasing the type of gas that’s advertised? Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot hopes so. Thursday, ahead of Memorial Day, Franchot joined state field enforcers during a routine inspection of a Bethesda Exxon station near the Westfield Montgomery Mall. State inspectors regularly perform tests at Maryland stations to determine whether the gasoline grade that’s advertised matches the fuel’s octane level, Franchot said. “We want to make sure when someone comes into a gas station in Maryland and pays money for high octane gas, that it is in fact high octane gas,” Franchot told reporters. Of the 2,300 gas stations in Maryland, more than 2,000 have been inspected …
Check out which roads to avoid this holiday weekend.
Today is national Don't Fry Day, intended to encourage sun safety awareness today and every day.
Don’t forget your SPF this Memorial Day weekend. You might consider grabbing a hat and sunglasses, as well. The National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have deemed the Friday before May 25 this year Memorial Day as Don't Fry Day, and they encourage folks to Slip! Slop! Slap! and Wrap! when spending time outdoors this holiday weekend: Slip on a shirt, slop on sunscreen of SPF 15 or higher, slap on a hat, and wrap on sunglasses. According to the EPA, while some sun exposure is good for you, too much can have detrimental and sometimes deadly effects on your health, and children are particularly at risk. Some health issues from overexposure to the sun’s UV rays include skin cancer, premature …
Open houses hosted in Gaithersburg, Darnestown and North Potomac over Memorial Day weekend.
Thirteen homes will host open houses this Memorial Day weekend in North Potomac. Here's a few featured listings. For the full list, check out AOL Real Estate. 15313 Masonwood Dr Darnestown, MD 20878 224 Thaxton Street Gaithersburg, MD 20878 15120 Dufief Dr North Potomac, MD 20878
Thursday, May 24, 2012
Memorial Day weekend events and more
Each week Patch will publish a roundup of events throughout Montgomery County. Here’s a roundup of performances in and around Montgomery County, through Wednesday, May 30: Rockville Hometown Holiday ROCKVILLE — Easton Corbin headlines Rockville Hometown Holiday, a free Memorial Day weekend bash with more than 40 free concerts and shows booked across eight stages at Rockville Town Square Plaza. Saturday, May 26 through Monday, May 28. Bruce Springsteen Tribute act, Bruce in the USA, performs Saturday; Corbin performs Sunday; Memorial Day parade and ceremony is Monday. More information is available on the event’s website. National Memorial Day Concert at U.S. Capitol WASHINGTON — Daughtry, Trace Adkins, and Natalie Cole will perform with …
A look at events around town you may want to attend.
Not everyone is willing to tackle holiday traffic and head to the beach. So for those of you sticking around in North Potomac, here's what you can do this weekend: Memorial Day Holiday Jam @ Dance Bethesda Where/When: Friday, 8:00 pm, Dance Bethesda Price: $15.00 Laugh Riot at the Hyatt Where/When: Saturday, 8:00 p.m., Hyatt Regency Bethesda Price: $10.00 Jolly Shows Carnival Where: May 26, 700 Russell Ave, Gaithersburg Hometown Holidays - Memorial Day Celebration Where/When: May 26-27 from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. and on May 28 from 9 a.m. to noon, Rockville Town Center
Take a trip to the Delaware beaches, Annapolis waterfront, Harpers Ferry or Gettysburg this holiday weekend.
Not everyone plans a getaway for Memorial Day weekend. But if you don't want to be stuck in the house with the kids for three (whole) days, a solidly-planned day trip with the family may do you some good. To avoid traffic, don't travel Friday evening or Saturday morning or Monday - at all. Which leaves Saturday and Sunday as days to take one of these day trips. Being a native Delawarean, I will tell you that Delaware beaches are the best. (It's OK, I listed my biases in my profile.) But, seriously, the drive isn't too bad from our region and there's lots of options once you get there — from the games and rides on the Rehoboth boardwalk and outlet shopping, to the bars in Dewey, to the award-winning seafood and even just a good old picnic…
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Or pay the price.
If you don't want to start - or end - your Memorial Day weekend festivities with a ticket, then you better buckle up. Police across Maryland will be strictly enforcing seatbelt laws over the Memorial Day weekend. "We will be looking for you and your passengers who aren’t buckling up properly and we will issue tickets to anyone not in compliance," according to a news release by the Maryland National-Capital Park Police. The Park Police will be focusing on nighttime enforcement on Beach Drive, Sligo Creek Parkway and Little Falls Parkway, during the holiday weekend, police said. "Statistics show nighttime drivers are less likely to buckle up compared to daytime drivers," police said. Nationally, more than 10,000 passenger occupants were …