Tuesday, April 23, 2013
The currently nameless heron appears on Maryland license plates.
Driving around Montgomery County, you are sure to see cars with the "Treasure the Chesapeake" Maryland license plates. But did you know that the heron pictured on the license plates doesn't have a name? That may soon change. Officials at the Chesapeake Bay Trust are looking for input to help name its blue heron mascot. From now through April 26, the organization is asking Marylanders to vote on its website for one of three finalists: Hattie the Heron, Seemore D. Bay and Wade. More than 550 names were submitted to the organization's contest, according to a press release. "Submissions ranged from names that rhymed with heron, to ones that represented famous Marylanders, to others that held a personal story or connection the submitter had …
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Did you decorate your house for the holidays this year? Enter our "Deck the House" contest and you could win $100,000 for your local school district and $500 to pay your electric bills!
We’re launching our annual Deck the House Contest to find the most over-the-top holiday decorations in America—the best “decked” house in the country—the one home so spectacularly decorated that everyone in town jokes your holiday decorations could rival Rockefeller Center’s. If this sounds like your house, upload a photo or video of your home to our contest page from Nov. 26 to Dec. 16. (Check back here next Monday for a direct link to our contest page so you can enter.) Only residents of Patch towns are eligible to enter. We’ll select 24 regional finalists, and from them, pick one grand prize winner. Patch will pay up to $500 of the utility bill for each finalist, while our national winner will have $100,000 donated to his or her local…
Friday, May 11, 2012
We announce the winner of our Mother's Day contest.
To honor mothers around Montgomery County, Patch asked users to upload photos of their moms and leave a comment about what makes them so great. The heartfelt expressions of love and gratitude made it too hard to choose, so Patch randomly chose a winner. And the winner of our best mom contest is... drumroll, please... Nneka St. Gerard. Her husband, Henroit, nominated his wife for the contest! Nneka will receive a $50 VISA gift card. Look for a post later on Patch that showcases photos of moms throughout the state of Maryland. Thank you to all of the entrants and Patch wishes all of the local moms a happy Mother's Day! Just because the contest is over doesn't mean it's too late to share your best memories. Upload photos and videos or tell …
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Most people loved this juicy, red fruit.
Over 250 tomato fans gathered for the Fourth Annual Washington Gardener Magazine Tomato Tasting on Saturday, Aug. 20 at the FreshFarm Market in downtown Silver Spring. Tomato taste attendees came from near and far. The majority were Silver Spring residents and from the nearby area (D.C., Ellicott City, Rockville, etc.). But some tasters made the journey from as far away as Massachusetts, Tennessee, New York, West Virginia, Illinois, New Mexico, and even Rome, Italy. The one thing they all had in common was a love of this juicy, red fruit. Many wanted to sample and see varieties they’d like to try out for themselves in their own home gardens. Others attend for the sheer love of great food and an appreciation for locally grown specialty …
Thursday, July 7, 2011
Stop by the Ellsworth Avenue location for free food and contests.
In honor of "Cow Appreciation Day 2011" on July 8, Chick-Fil-A restaurants across the region will celebrate with giveaways, contests and more! Dress from "head to hoof" in a full cow costume and recieve a FREE meal. If you aren't moooved to go quite that far, you can download the attached PDF (look in the photos section) which contains a partial cow costume that you can wear and get a FREE entree! You can RSVP for the event on their Facebook page or even download the iPhone app!