Quote from Dirk "I always have fun doing this parade, this is my 10th year MCing. I moved around a lot as a kid, and it's great being able to participate in a hometown event as exciting as this."
Monday, September 3, 2012
Friday, August 31, 2012
From parking to new events and everything in between, Patch explains what you can expect from the state fair this Labor Day weekend.
Maryland State Fairgrounds president and general manager Howard “Max” Mosner remembers the irate — although he calls them “funny” — phone calls he received during the 2011 state fair. “How dare you run that fair and use up our electricity,” he said, reciting the common theme of calls relating the massive outages caused by Hurricane Irene. Of course, the state fair’s power use did not impact the surrounding the community. The hurricane, followed by Tropical Storm Lee, however caused the lowest attendance at the Maryland State Fair in Mosner’s 50-year legacy, which was decidedly not comical. “You can never make up what we lost that first weekend,” Mosner said. But you can learn a lesson or two. Scroll to the bottom of the page to read …
Monday, August 27, 2012
Staying in town for the holiday? Not to worry—there's plenty nearby to do.
Labor Day Weekend marks the "unofficial" end of summer and the last holiday weekend of the season. But with the start of school—and soaring gas prices—it may be tough to get away. Fear not, there are plenty of options nearby. We've rounded up some of the area's best picks for Labor Day weekend: Happy Labor Day weekend!
Thursday, August 23, 2012
More than 30 companies seek to fill more than 2,000 positions in the Washington, D.C. metro region.
Are you a military veteran in search of a job? A major hiring event for vets, wounded warriors, transitioning service members and military spouses is planned for Saturday on the campus of Bethesda’s Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. The event is organized by the 100,000 Jobs Mission – a coalition of 59 companies aiming to hire 100,000 U.S. military vets by 2020. More than 30 major employers seek to fill more than 2,000 positions in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan region and thousands more across the country, according to a media announcement. Industries include defense, technology, customer service, health care, financial services and retail, among others, and open positions range from entry-level to senior management. Some …
Planning a Labor Day getaway? You're not the only one -- 33 million Americans are heading out for the long holiday weekend.
If you’re getting tickets to the University of Maryland’s first home football game this Labor Day weekend, you may be one of the few sticking around the region. According to AAA Mid-Atlantic, 33 million Americans will choose to vacation 50 miles or more from home this Labor Day – a 2.8 percent increase from those who traveled last year. The number of holiday travelers this Labor Day signals a new post-recession high, and is following a trend in increased holiday travel. AAA reported that Memorial Day and Independence Day travel also increased this year. “Despite a sluggish economy and recent rises in gas prices, the increase in expected Labor Day holiday weekend travelers is driven by improving consumer confidence compared to one year ago …
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
One word can mean so many things, and this Labor Day drove that point home.
"Mommy, what does 'labor' mean?" Certainly, to any woman who has huffed and puffed through delivering a baby, this word carries much weight. At this time of year, though, I know that the question coming from my five year old daughter has nothing to do with childbirth. Living in Greenbelt, Labor Day really only means one thing to my children—the festival. I feel a responsibility to fill her in on the real meaning behind Labor Day, lest she grow up to never add anything to her current association of the holiday with carnival fare and spinny rides. Ironically enough, with my recent return to full-time work, my younger children are being exposed to life with two working parents for the first time. While they won't be privvy to the positive …
Oh the sights you will see!
The 2011 Greenbelt Labor Day Festival showed that Greenbelters of all ages love music, dance, food, safe and scary rides—and Greenbelt. More 57th Annual Greenbelt Labor Day Festival Stories that You Won't Want to Miss:
Thursday, September 1, 2011
Get ticket costs and height requirements as well, for rides at Greenbelt's annual Labor Day Festival, running Sept. 2 through Sept. 5.
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Labor Day Festival wristbands — buying now, saves you later.
All-you-can-ride wristbands, via vouchers, are on sale now at the Co-op Supermarket’s business office. They’re $10 if you buy them before noon on Friday, Sept. 2. After that they’ll cost you $20. What You Save With the wristband, you get unlimited rides for ONE DAY ONLY during set hours of the day. As you can see, the savings stack up. For Example 2 children x 8 rides (if they average 3 tickets/ride) = $48 2 children x 8 rides (if they average 3 tickets/ride) = $20, with pre-purchased wristbands Festival Hours When Wristbands Will Be Accepted 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3 12 noon – 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 4 You can exchange your vouchers for wristbands at the festival. Prices are subject to change by Rosedale Attractions without notice …
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
The former city manager accepted the award with a wave and smile.
Greenbelters were buzzing Friday night as they waited to hear who among them would be named this year's outstanding citizen. An annual tradition, the announcement of the outstanding citizen award has been a much-anticipated moment of the Labor Day Festival's opening ceremony since 1973. Prior to the announcement, Maryland Lieutenant Governor Anthony Brown presented a proclamation to the mayor, in honor of this year's festival. "You have a lot to be proud of in the City of Greenbelt," Brown said. "This is a hometown event we truly appreciate," Mayor Judith "J" Davis said. "It takes the entire community to create this kind of event." Bob Zugby, chairman of the Outstanding Citizen Selection Committee, then took the stage and announced this …