Thursday, May 23, 2013
Rosie Clark's memories drive her to raise money to fight hunger.
About this sponsorship: In honor of the 60th anniversary of Sir Edmund Hillary’s historic ascent of Mount Everest, Patch and Grape-Nuts are teaming up to highlight those who inspire people around them to climb their own mountains. This story originally ran March 29. Local Zumba instructor Rosie Clark doesn't want any child in Prince William County to go hungry. She vividly remembers going hungry as a child growing up in Dale City, and on a recent Sunday, she held a Zumbathon to raise money to fight hunger in the greater DC area. "Nowadays, I hear families complain about going without name brands or eating out at fancy restuarants," Clark said. "When I was growing up right here in PWC, we went without hot water, electricity and food. I …
Duke is a fun-loving, young miniature pinscher mix who gets along well with everyone and is looking for his new family.
Hey guys, my name is Duke and I’m very pleased to meet you! I’m a charming and energetic one-and-a-half to two year old miniature pinscher mix with loads of personality. I’m the complete package: smart, social, affectionate, and playful, with a little mischief mixed in to keep things interesting. I only weigh about 12 pounds, but I’m no shrinking violet, and can run and play with the best of them. Sadly, my owners surrendered me to a shelter in Maryland, and said they just didn’t want me anymore. I don’t understand it, but I’m better off without those guys anyway. I was pretty scared in the shelter and realize how lucky I am to make it out alive. I’ve settled into home life now, and am so thankful for my second chance and the opportunity …
Who’s NOT planning a BBQ this weekend? If the weather holds and you’ve got propane or charcoal, chances are you’re grilling something with your friends and family. Here are Memorial Day recipes and ideas for keeping costs down. Sponsored by Home Depot.
Here at Patch, we like to be thrifty, so we talked to two barbeque experts and uncovered some really good ideas to help you save money on your next outdoor party. 1. Start with a marinade. This means planning ahead -- say, Friday. But it’s worth it, says Rick Browne, host of Barbeque America on PBS, because you can pass up that well-marbled ribeye steak and buy a less tender and less expensive choice to grill like a flank steak or chuck steak. Just marinate it or brine for one or two days and then cook long and slow on the barbeque grill to break down tissues but maintain moisture. “You need to include an acid in the marinade --perhaps juice, vinegar or soy sauce -- but avoid cola, which is so acidic it can turn meat into a soggy mess…
Her dog, an American Eskimo, was allegedly underweight and maltreated
A Fairfax Station woman has been charged with cruelty to an animal after turning her dog over to the Fairfax County Animal Shelter on Tuesday, May 21. Leonela Cruz, 45, brought the American Eskimo to the shelter on Tuesday afternoon. "The dog allegedly appeared under-weight with other signs of maltreatment," according to Fairfax County Police daily crime report. Charges are pending for the dog’s co-owner.
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Regional law enforcement officers will be patrolling Interstates 66, 95, 395, 270 and the Dulles Toll Road.
HOV Violators should think twice before taking the restricted lanes in Virginia and Maryland on Thursday: May 23 is the Capitol Region HOV Awareness Day. Patrols by Maryland State Police, Virginia State Police, Arlington County Police, Fairfax County Police, Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Police and Prince William County Police will be targeting violators on area interstates. In Virginia patrols will target HOV violators on Interstates 66, 95, 395 and the Dulles Toll Road. In Maryland, the focus will be on Interstate 270. This is the 4th annual Capitol Region HOV Awareness Day. Last year the effort yielded 646 summonses and arrests between Virginia and Maryland.
See what's going on in Northern Virginia this weekend.
The long holiday weekend is upon us in Northern Virginia and it's time to start making plans for some fun. Patch has compiled a list of events that the whole family can enjoy. Have a great weekend! Do you have an upcoming event you'd like to post on Patch? Email email@example.com for info. ViVa!Vienna! Memorial Day Weekend Festival The ViVa!Vienna! Memorial Day weekend festival will take place in Vienna from Saturday through Monday. The festival is a major fundraiser for the local Rotary Club. Visitors can partake in games, visit food and merchandise vendors, listen to live music, and more. For more information, visit http://www.vivavienna.org/. Cranford UMC Annual Strawberry Social Strawberries galore! The Strawberry Social is …
But a new poll suggests small business owners are worried about long term growth.
Virginia has been ranked the third-best state for starting a business, according to a new report from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The Commonwealth came in behind only Maryland and Colorado among all states in supporting innovation and entreprenuership, as ranked by the chamber's Enterprising States report. Tell us: Are you confident local business can thrive? Are you spending? Virginia has the highest concentration of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) jobs in the nation, according to the report, and ranks second in STEM jobs growth. It also has the largest share of high-tech businesses, which helped it to the Top 3. The businesses include satellite services leader IntelSat, which plans to relocate to Tysons Corner …
Monster storm flattened Oklahoma City suburb of Moore Monday afternoon, where dozens are reported dead.
Dozens of people—including schoolchildren—were killed Monday when a massive tornado ripped through the town of Moore, OK, a suburb of Oklahoma City. The tornado, initially classified as an EF-4, means wind speeds up to 200 miles per hour whipped through the town of about 56,000, flattening much in its path. Initial reports of 51 people killed in the tornado have been revised to 24 people, but the devastation is overwhelming to many. The mile-wide tornado was on the ground for 40 minutes, according to ABC News. How you can help tornado victims:
What do you want to watch tonight?
Don't have the time or energy to go to the movies? Red Box Rentals could be the answer, and for just over $1 per day you can rent the latest releases from a Lorton drugstore or supermarket, and then walk through the door of your castle bearing a pleasant surprise for those eagerly awaiting your arrival. It turns out that there's only one Redbox in the Fairfax Station area and it's at the Giant FoodStore at 5740 Union Mill Rd. in Clifton Here's the latest Red Box new releases at that location: To find more Red Box movies in the Fairfax Station area, click here. Happy watching! Are you following us on Facebook or Twitter?
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
You could win a family four-pack of tickets courtesy of Six Flags America.
Memorial Day is a day to remember the men and women who died while serving in the armed forces. Originally known as Decoration Day, it originated in the United State following the Civil War and was made an official federal holiday in 1971. Many people commemorate Memorial Day by visiting cemeteries or memorials to pay tribute to those who served. At Patch, we encourage our readers to remember those serving our country this Memorial Day by sharing a memory of your favorite military service member or veteran. Enter Patch’s Memorial Day sweepstakes and you could win a Family Outing at Six Flags America in Mitchellville, MD, just 15 miles east of Washington D.C. The Family Outing is valued at $350 and includes: To enter, comment below with …