Friday, November 30, 2012
About 40 percent of Christmas tree fires involved some type of electrical failure or malfunction between 2000 and 2004, according to the National Christmas Tree Association.
With Thanksgiving behind us, many families are turning their attention toward buying a Christmas tree. The National Christmas Tree Association wants customers to keep a few safety tips in mind when they purchase their tree. Consumers also need to know how to care for it once it's in their home.
Monday, September 26, 2011
This circa-1850 container is available at Flotsam & Jetsam.
As everyone in Kensington knows, Antique Row is one of the community’s points of pride. Howard Avenue and its side streets are lined with shops specializing in antique furniture, rugs, vintage toys, used books and more. This large presence in the community sparked our feature, Antique of the Week, where we will showcase a different item or curiosity each week to bring attention to pieces from the past. This week, we’re featuring a vinaigrette circa 1850. Stacy Newton, the proprietor of Flotsam & Jetsam, said women carried vinaigrettes on their dresses, and they would take a sniff to relieve themselves of the foul smell wafting in the streets before a proper sewage system was available. Newton said this ivory-cast vinaigrette is from the …
Friday, September 23, 2011
National Weather Service says tomorrow's race is likely to stay dry.
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Friday, September 23, 2011
If you're planning on getting up early for tomorrow's Kensington 8K, you'll likely be able to avoid a rainy race. According to the National Weather Service, tonight's rain should let up by morning, and there's just a 30 percent chance of precipitation tomorrow. The races get underway as early as 7:45 a.m. For more on the event, check out our article from earlier this week. And if you still need to register, you can do so at the event's website.
Ideas on how to spend your weekend.
Friday, Sept. 23: Rockville Town Square Friday Night Concerts Each week, you can find free outdoor concerts in Rockville. Tonight, Irish-American roots rock band Donegal Express will play at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24: Kensington 8K The 18th annual Kensington 8K is Saturday, with races and fun run's all morning. For more information, check out our story. Ayreheart at Cedar Lane Unitarian Universalist Church The band Ayreheart combines folk, classical and jazz to create a unique sound. They'll be playing at Cedar Lane Unitarian Universalist Church on Saturday night at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25: Maryland Renaissance Festival If you're up for the trek out to Annopolis, the Maryland Renaissance Festival is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday…