Thursday, March 31, 2011
Take a mini-vacation - without ever leaving Silver Spring.
With spring break approaching and summer soon to follow, thoughts are turning towards vacations. While that trip to the beach or the mountains may not fit the budget or schedule this year, there are some great “staycations” you can take right here in our community! We’ve scoured the area to bring you the best “staycations” that Silver Spring has to offer:
Thursday, March 24, 2011
Our picks this week tell where to go for some old-fashioned pampering.
We all need a break from time to time. The stresses of work and family life can really take their toll on our well being. Try some of the rejuvenating services offered by one of these top spas: Nail & Art Spa: A full-service nail salon located in West Tech Village Corner, Nail & Art Spa is one of the newer spas in the area and offers the usual manicures and pedicures, plus waxing. Blue Heron Wellness Center: This Burnt Mills destination combines exercise activities like yoga, Pilates and belly-dancing with wellness offering like acupuncture, massage, herbal medicine and skin care. Additionally, they have a mobile wellness center, which can bring most of their services to your office. True Nails Spa: As White Oak’s lone spa, True Nails …
Thursday, March 17, 2011
Here are the Patch Picks for St. Patty's Day in Silver Spring!
Here are Patch's Top Five Silver Spring St. Patrick’s Day Picks: McGinty’s Public House will feature a classic Irish menu (corned beef & cabbage, beef & Guinness stew and more), Irish entertainment including the Culkin School of Irish Dance, Pete Moss & The Bog Band and 40 Thieves. Starting at 6pm, there is a $10 cover charge. Brookside Gardens – Little ones will enjoy following giant leprechaun footprints as they search for green clues through the garden during the Green and Growing Scavenger Hunt, plus leprechaun helpers will lead some healthy activities. Advance registration is required. Silver Spring Volunteer Fire Department – Go green and support your local volunteer fire department at the same time! The SSVFD has St. Patrick’s Day …
It's time to get your green on! Kegs and Eggs, Irish soda bread and green beer are sure to help you get in the St. Patrick's Day spirit.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Ben Gross
Thursday, March 17, 2011
While Kermit the Frog may disagree, it is easy to be green in Colesville. This week, we present our picks for St. Patrick's Day fun: Siebel’s: One of Burtonsville’s longest-standing restaurants will feature corned beef & cabbage for $12.99, lamb stew for $10.99 and drink specials including Irish coffee, $2.50 Guinness and Killian’s Irish Red beers and any draft beer can be colored green for $2.50. Siebel’s closes at 9:30pm. Greene Turtle: This Olney destination will open at 9am for Kegs & Eggs, a breakfast buffet featuring fried eggs, hash browns, grilled tomatoes, bacon and sausage for $8.99. Later in the day, green beer pints are $3.17, and from 3 p.m. until closing, Guinness drafts are $4.75 and bottles of wine are half price. For those…
Thursday, March 10, 2011
Wondering what to do with your kids this summer? Get patched in to the best camps Silver Spring has to offer with this handy guide.
Finding ways to keep your children occupied during their summer break from school can be a challenge, both logistically and financially. We scoured the area to bring you our Top 5 Picks for summer camps right here in Silver Spring. 1. YMCA – For 50 years, the Silver Spring YMCA has kept kids busy during the summer with everything from aquatics and crafts to sports and science-based sessions. Camps begin the week of June 19 and are open to children ages 4 to fourteen. Registration deadline: May 31 for early registration discounts. 2. SilverStars Gynmastics – Have a budding gymnast in the house? SilverStars’s summer camp sessions will help boys and girls ages 3 in a half to 15 develop self-confidence and physical skills through their half- …
From swimming and horseback riding to Tae Kwon Do and robot building, there are plenty of great options for summer camps in the area.
Finding a summer camp that matches your child’s interests and abilities and doesn’t add hours to your commute can be tough. Never fear, Patch is here with our Top 5 Picks for local summer camps: 1. Camp Sonshine, 16819 New Hampshire Ave.: Programs for children as young as 4 years old and as old as 16 are offered at their Silver Spring location. Regular activities include sports, crafts and music and off-site trips. Camp Sonshine is a Christian-based organization, so it may not be appropriate for every family. Registration deadline: April 8 (Accepting registrations until camp ends in August.) 2. Reddemeade, 1701 Ednor Road: Have a budding equestrian in the house? Reddemeade runs four summer camp sessions featuring hands-on experiences …
Thursday, March 3, 2011
Local librarians offer their suggestions for adults and young people alike.
We're a day behind, but we still thought we should celebrate Read Across America Day. What's that, you ask? It's the day the National Education Association sets aside each year for parents and teachers to focus on getting kids to read. It also happens to be Dr. Seuss' birthday, who may be responsible for many of us ever having picked up a book. In honor of that, we've asked local librarians to share a few book picks with us. Jane Greene, a librarian at White Oak Library, offers the following titles for adults: Long Branch Library's Lori Beth Spector, who works with the children's collection, offers titles for children from toddlers to young adults:
Thursday, February 24, 2011
No need to sit in traffic trying to get to The Mall at Columbia or Montgomery Mall ,when there are so many specialty shops in the area.
While mall-less, there are tons of small shops dotting the Colesvillian landscape. Here are five within super-fast driving distance: 1. Chico’s – What started out as a single shop selling artwork and sweaters in Florida has become a national chain of specialty women’s boutiques carrying all types of clothing from casual to dressy, and intimate to their popular “Travelers” line. Stop by the Burnt Mills location if you're in the market for a few pieces with a tailored look. (See our directory listing for more information.) 2. The Hair and Body Boutique – If natural and organic skin and hair care products are your tools of choice, The Hair and Body Boutique in the White Oak Shopping Center is a great place to locate those often hard-to-find …
Thursday, February 10, 2011
There are many local florists who will add a personal touch to your Valentine's Day bouquet.
This Valentine’s Day, forget the 1-800 numbers and generic online flower purveyors. Visit a florist in the area who will give your bouquet or gift a personal touch -- and discounts to boot! 1. Colesville Floral Design – This local shop is super-prepared for V-Day -- they've got long-stem roses ready. Mention you heard about them here and you'll get 5 percent off. (Check their listing in our directory.) 2. Amanda’s Arrangements – This Burtonsville florist is offering a personalized rose bouquet with a vase and box for $69.99, plus more than 25 additional Valentine’s Day arrangements in store. (301) 384-4620 3. Creative Floral Design of Olney – Just for readers of Colesville Patch, mention “Patch” when ordering via phone (…