Thursday, May 23, 2013
An Upper Marlboro doctor discusses how schools prepare to safeguard students with allergies.
Q: I just heard that there are some states that require public schools to have epinephrine injectors not targeted for a specific child available in case of an emergency. Is this safe? - Sydney, Crofton A: This is a perfect topic to discuss as Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE)’s Food Allergy Awareness Week, was last week. What you are referring to is called the “stock” epinephrine law, which has been enacted by about 20 states thus far, including Maryland and Virginia. It requires schools to keep epinephrine stocked for use in case of an emergency for children who do not have their own prescription epinephrine injectors at the school. When someone comes into contact with a food allergen, an immune response is triggered and …
Looking for some exciting things to do this weekend? Check out some of the fun things going on around town.
Each week, Patch puts together a list of local activities and events going on in your area this weekend. Check back weekly and tell us in the comments if you know of any additional activities coming up. To submit an event in the Patch events calendar, click on “Events” at the top of the page and then click on the green "Add an event" button on the right side of the page. FREE Face Painting for Movie Goers - EPIC 8th Annual Rivers to Rockets Bike Rally Kenny Chesney’s “No Shoes Nation” Tour Car Wash Fundraiser Latin Festival 2013 FREE Movie Night - "An Incredible Diet - Healthy from the Inside Out" Bowie Baysox Game Community Day at Pointer Ridge Swim and Racquet Club BenT but not Broken Benefit Concert To submit an event in the Patch …
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
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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, new ideas for keeping your costs down. Sponsored by Home Depot.
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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.” Try…
Here's the list of commencement ceremonies scheduled for the University of Maryland Comcast Center.
High school graduation ceremonies can be a memorable experience, especially if shared with friends and family. And if those friends all drive their own cars and the family is a big one—high school graduation traffic has the potential to be memorable, as well. Several Prince George’s County high schools are holding graduation ceremonies in the University of Maryland’s Comcast Center this year, and as a result, anyone headed to campus should expect some heavy traffic and parking difficulties. Parking for graduation ceremonies will be in the surface lot surrounding the Center, according to a statement released by the university. On the days of the ceremonies, traffic will be heaviest at the intersections of Campus Drive and Route One, and …
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 to…
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Yes, Wednesdays can be a challenge. Need some inspiration from those who "climbed a mountain?"
Are Wednesdays really so tough? Well, yes, they can be. Here, though, is to keeping things in perspective. For more than a month now, Patch and Grape-Nuts have teamed up to present stories about your neighbors - neighbors who have faced challenges that would seem insurmountable to many of us. But not to the people we've featured in this series, Journeys. Not surprisingly, the stories have generated dozens of comments on Patch and on Facebook: "Great story..." "Thanks for sharing..." "So wonderfully inspiring..." And, so, here they are again. Great stories shared to inspire. Take a look at what these people have faced. Then click on the story to see their responses. And feel better about your tough Wednesday. Enterprising Dad Juggles …
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Didn't plan a whole weekend away? Here are a few places where you can go to for just the day.
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 days, a solidly-planned day trip with the family may do you some good. To avoid traffic, don't travel Friday evening through Saturday morning and Sunday evening through Monday. 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 are a lot 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 …
Durant, who has roots in Prince George's County, donated the money through the American Red Cross.
A Prince George's County native is hoping to help victims of the massive tornado in Moore, Oklahoma, by donating $1 million to the cause. NBA Player Kevin Durant donated the money to the American Red Cross today, according to the organization's Twitter account. Durant is the forward for the Oklahoma City Thunder. You can give back too. Text "REDCROSS" to 90999 for a $10 donation.