Friday, November 30, 2012
Looking for something exciting 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. Sister Girl Annual Benefit Concert Bethesda's Winter Wonderland Festival of Lights Julia Nixon: Songs of Burt Bacharach Winterfest Garden of Lights - Winter Walk-through Holiday Light Display 17th Annual, Gaithersburg Winter Lights Festival
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, December 10, 2010
The largest room is nicknamed "The Ballroom" for the more than 200 ornaments that gracefully dangle from the ceiling beams.
While many things have changed on Colesville Road over the past 80 years, there has been one constant: Mrs. K's Toll House. Originally an actual Toll House, where horse drawn carriages had to pay a toll to travel north or south, the Kruezberg family opened Mrs. K's Toll House restaurant on April 1, 1930. Longtime local residents will recall the extraordinary display of more than 3,000 white lights on the restaurant's roof line and two massive trees. The oak that was visible from blocks away at the restaurant's front was lost to Hurricane Ivan in 2004 (it is now an open patio area) and the one behind Mrs. K's was severely damaged by the 2008 summer storms, and had to be cut down. While the exterior display may have slightly less twinkle, …