Thursday, May 23, 2013
With Memorial Day coming up, use this gas price widget to find the lowest price of the moment.
Click here for a full-screen view of the gas price map. If you don't see a map of our local area, click the magnifying glass in the upper right to enter your address. Nationwide, gas prices were predicted to be lower this summer compared to the last three years, but that won't translate into savings at the pump this Memorial Day weekend, experts said. "Motorists this year are facing rising gas prices heading into the Memorial Day holiday," said Michael Green, a AAA spokesman, adding that Memorial Day 2013 would probably be the most expensive since 2011. In past years, prices have declined heading into early summer as oil refineries produced more gasoline to meet expected summer driving demand. This year, though, Midwest refineries haven't…
Corporal Kenny Cheung, Officer Michael Risher, and Officer Michael Stargel captured two armed robbery suspects.
Three members of the Prince George's County Department have been named "Patrol Officers of the Month" for their role in capturing a pair armed robbery suspects in South Laurel. On April 17, District VI Corporal Kenny Cheung, Officer Michael Risher, and Officer Michael Stargel responded to a report of an armed robbery at an apartment complex on Avebury Drive. When they arrived, they made contact with the victim and established a perimeter around the victim's building. Two suspects tried to escape but ran back inside when they saw the officers, police said. The suspects eventually surrendered to police. Two loaded handguns were also recovered from the scene, according to the PGPD.
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 …
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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.
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 …
Looking for something to do this weekend? Check out what's going on around the area.
Below, find a list of fun activities and events going on around Prince George's County this weekend. To submit something to the Patch calendar, click on “Events” at the top of the page and then on the green "Add an event" button at the right side of the page. Latin Festival 2013 8th Annual Rivers to Rockets Bike Rally FREE Movie Night - "An Incredible Diet - Healthy from the Inside Out" FREE Face Painting for Movie Goers - EPIC Bowie Baysox Game Community Day at Pointer Ridge Swim and Racquet Club BenT but not Broken Benefit Concert Kenny Chesney’s “No Shoes Nation” Tour Car Wash Fundraiser Check back next week for more upcoming weekend events.
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
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 …
Bring questions, concerns, comments for city officials from 6:30-8:00 p.m.
From the City of Laurel: Mayor Craig A. Moe is pleased to announce the next 2013 City Hall in the Park meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 22, 2013, at the Wellington Pool House/Park, located at 14404 Rosemore Lane, from 6:30 – 8:00pm. Bring your lawn chairs or a blanket for an informative and informal “City Hall in the Park” meeting. Mayor Moe encourages all area residents to attend to hear about their local government and its activities, meet the City’s elected officials and Senior Staff. Mayor Moe will begin the meeting with an update of City activities and projects and then hold a brief question and answer period. At the conclusion of the meeting, Management Staff members will be available to meet individually with residents …
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…
According to Long and Foster, the market is seeing 'positive trends.'
This April in suburban Maryland, home sales increased, inventory levels continued to fall and "homes continued to sell at a rapid pace," according to Long & Foster. The real estate company's Market Minute reports show that in April, homes were on the market for an average of less than two months and throughout the area. The number of homes sold also increased compared to this time last year, acocording to the report. And the number of homes for sale dropped significantly throughout the Maryland suburbs. Looking to buy a home in Laurel? Check out local listings.