Saturday, May 25, 2013
See what bargains you can find at the following yard sales, moving sales, estate sales and flea markets in Montgomery County this weekend.
Each week, Patch puts together a list of local sales coming up over the weekend. Are you having a yard sale? Make sure you go to Events at the top of the page and click "Add an Event" to list your yard sale in the Patch for free. Check back weekly for additional bargain opportunities. Yard Sale (Germantown) Great yard sale (Silver Spring) Community Yard Sale (Rockville) Estate Sale (Silver Spring) “Huge” Yard Sale (College Park) Multi-Family Yard Sale (Silver Spring) Moving Sale (Montgomery Village) “Gargantuan” Yard Sale (Clarksburg) Yard Sale (Bethesda) “Huge” Yard Sale (Fairfax City) Check back next week for more sales.
Sunday, May 19, 2013
What advice did the first lady give graduates? Will electricity rates go up - again? Get all the Maryland news with one click on Patch.
Sunday, May 19
By Patch Staff It was a big news week in Maryland last week, with a visit by the first lady, a commuter nightmare in Montgomery and a heads up for a sixth casino in the state. All the headlines from 48 Patch sites across Maryland: Berliner Calls for Better Electricity Service with 'Utility 2.0' Montgomery County Council Member Roger Berliner asked the Maryland Public Service Commission to require that substantial changes be made to electricity services in the state. Meanwhile, Pepco is asking for permission to raise rates. Michelle Obama to Bowie State Grads: It's Time to Feel Hungry Again In a speech rich with historical references, the first lady reminded the BSU class of 2013 why education is important. Report: Quince Orchard Students…
Restaurant news from around the county and adjacent DC neighborhoods.
Get caught up with the food scene in Montgomery County and adjacent Washington, DC, neighborhoods with 1 Meat, 3 Sides. This week, the closure of a popular seafood restaurant that recently celebrated its 90th year takes center plate. One meat: O'Donnell's Sea Grill—which recently celebrated its 90th year in the Washington, DC, area—announced on its Facebook page that this year will be its last, Gaithersburg Patch reported. "...[We] have made the purposeful decision to officially close our doors and exit on a most high note," the restaurant stated. The restaurant originally opened in DC, at 1207 E St. NW, in 1922. In the second half of the 20th century, a Bethesda location was opened, and the DC locations (by then there were two) were …
New locomotives could put $300 million in electricity back on the grid.
Amtrak plans to replace a total of 70 locomotives on its Northeast Regional line, which transports passengers between Newport News, VA, and Boston, MA, according to the dcist website. Trains on the popular route, which often involve long lines of waiting commuters at DC's Union Station, are pulled by locomotives that are more than 25 years old and feature outdated technology, according to the article. In a May 13 news release, Amtrak president and CEO Joseph Boardman said, “The new Amtrak locomotives will help power the economic future of the Northeast region, provide more reliable and efficient service for passengers and support the rebirth of rail manufacturing in America.” The new locomotives, dubbed “Amtrak Cities Sprinters,” will …
Thursday, May 16, 2013
The restaurant announced in a Facebook post that its 90th year will also be its last.
O'Donnell's Sea Grill—currently celebrating its 90th year in the DC-metropolitan area—announced on its Facebook page this year will also be its last: Dear Friend/Customer of O’Donnell’s Sea Grill: We have proudly been serving the Washington D.C. metropolitan area for 90 years – and are celebrating our anniversary this year with joy and excitement. It is in this same year, that we have made the purposeful decision to officially close our doors and exit on a most high note. The restaurant has not announced an official closing date, according to The Town Courier. Customers took to the comments section to weigh in on the announcement. "This is very sad news! O'Donnells has been part of my family's history for 4 generations," Vicky Waldron …
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
A "nighttime economy" task force is just a fancy way for county officials to say they want Montgomery County to be cooler after dark.
Only in Montgomery County do elected officials study how to get people to have fun. But, in Montgomery County we are and an official task force has been assembled—of local business people, no less—to spot trends on the county's "nighttime economy." That's just a fancy way of saying, "how people get out and go out (and spend money) at night." Now, the answer to the following question may very well be lodged in the former paragraph, but WUSA9 took to the streets last weekend to ask young, trendy people where they'd rather hang out: Bethesda or Adams Morgan in The District? "It's a different kind of nightlife here [in Bethesda], it's more low-key, mellow," said Tiffany Moy, who lives in Silver Spring. "Adams Morgan is like crazy like …
Sunday, May 12, 2013
From crime - hear about the backhoe bandits? - to politics and new places for Mexican food, be well-informed with one click.
Sunday, May 12
By Patch Staff Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown Kicks Off Gubernatorial Bid In a speech highlighting his military and government service, Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown announced in his home county of Prince George's Friday night that he is running for governor of Maryland in the November 2014 election. Dan Bongino’s Home Burglarized Wednesday Night While Family Slept A spokeswoman says computers, purses and a wallet were taken from the Severna Park home of Bongino, the former Secret Service agent who ran for U.S. Senate in 2012. Report: Anne Arundel County Top in State for Generating Tourism Money The county saw a more than 7 percent increase in money from tourism between 2010 and 2011, according to a new report. Businesses Look to Marketplace Fairness…
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
A collection of food trucks in Montgomery County organized a collective website, www.mocofoodtrucks.com.
The grown-up lunch line is just as likely to be outside, on the corner of a busy intersection as it is inside of a strip mall restaurant. (And it's been that way for years now.) And while residents and workers in places lousy with food trucks may enjoy the variety and speed of mobile food offerings, keeping up with what's available and when can be a challenge. A new website, www.mocofoodtrucks.com, organizes about a dozen food trucks within the county and includes a comprehensive calendar of when some of the trucks will be in which area. Here's how the organizers describe the site: "This site will tell you the three "Ws" of food trucks: Where we are, Who we are and What we serve. Our trucks operate throughout Montgomery County, MD from…
Monday, May 6, 2013
An outside company tallied the rate of job growth at 3.9 percent from 2010 to 2012, according to a report from county government.
Employers in the financial sector that included The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and Capital One led the list of companies that have added the most jobs in Montgomery County since 2010, according to a release from county government. The county's job growth rate from 2010 to 2012 was 3.9 percent, the release stated, higher than those of bordering jurisdictions Fairfax, VA (3.6 percent) and the District of Columbia (2.8 percent.) Overall, 24,670 jobs were added during the period. The data was provided by Economic Modeling Specialists International, a private firm that provides jobs data on the county level. FINRA, which operates four offices in Rockville, added more jobs than any other company, the county said, with 330 …
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Want to be more informed about what goes on in your neighborhood? Maryland made big news this week. Will the death penalty repeal stick? Will Walmart come to Aspen Hill? Find out more state news in one click on Patch.
By Patch Staff A robbery stuns Cartier shoppers on a quiet mid-morning, an investigation into a county police force and just one question: Which Maryland county has a lot of "excessive drinkers?" Headlines from 48 Patch sites across Maryland: Gov. O'Malley Signs Law to Take Away Death Penalty, Politicians Move to Bring it Back Maryland is now the 18th state to abolish the death penalty but a bipartisan group of elected officials says the threat of terrorism is an incentive to reverse that move. Del. Ron George to Make Bid for Governor's Office Del. Ron George, an Anne Arundel County Republican, says he plans to start campaigning in June for the 2014 race. Columbia Native Jayson Blair Reflects on Resignation from New York Times "I'm …