Thursday, May 23, 2013
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 …
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 are Memorial Day recipes and ideas for keeping 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. and, share their tips on how to save money on your Memorial Day feast. 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 -- …
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by Virginia Patch Staff Gas prices nationwide 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 been able to produce as much gas, which has pushed prices up. "If you can gas up today to prepare for your Memorial Day driving, do so," said …
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
The following information was supplied by the Fairfax County Police Department in the most recent daily reports released May 22. Arrests do not indicate a conviction.
On the above map, the addresses are block numbers, not specific home or business addresses. The following items are from the recent daily activity report from the Mount Vernon Police District of the Fairfax County Police Department. Assault (red on map), 1:50 a.m., May 21, 6200 block of Richmond Highway, An employee was separating several patrons which were arguing. The employee was allegedly assaulted and the suspect fled. Officers located the suspects. Carlos Vasquez, 18, of Springfield, was charged with assault. Ginno Zambrano, 21, of Burke, was charged with assault and DWI. In separate and unrelated incidents: Larcenies (green on map):
Regional law enforcement officers will be patrolling Interstates 66, 95, 395, 270 and the Dulles Toll Road.
HOV Violators should think twice before taking the restricted lanes in Virginia and Maryland on Thursday: May 23 is the Capitol Region HOV Awareness Day. Patrols by Maryland State Police, Virginia State Police, Arlington County Police, Fairfax County Police, Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Police and Prince William County Police will be targeting violators on area interstates. In Virginia patrols will target HOV violators on Interstates 66, 95, 395 and the Dulles Toll Road. In Maryland, the focus will be on Interstate 270. This is the 4th annual Capitol Region HOV Awareness Day. Last year the effort yielded 646 summonses and arrests between Virginia and Maryland.
Pets may think cicadas are a great snack, but eating too many can be dangerous.
Dogs, cats, squirrels and birds will have a four- to six-week feast this summer as the Brood II 17-year cicadas emerge from the ground throughout the Mid-Atlantic. Like junk food, though, too many cicadas down the gullet can cause tummy aches and other issues for pets. The Humane Society warned in 2004 that cicadas’ exoskeletons are not digestible, so eating too many could cause constipation or vomiting. (he 17-year Brood X cicadas emerged in our region in 2004.) Animals could also choke on cicadas’ legs and wings. The Humane Society also noted that cicadas are like little flying toys to dogs and cats -- they’re small (but not too small), they fly slowly and usually stay pretty low to the ground. In addition, the exoskeletons of cicadas …
See what's going on in Northern Virginia this weekend.
The long holiday weekend is upon us in Northern Virginia and it's time to start making plans for some fun. Patch has compiled a list of events that the whole family can enjoy. Have a great weekend! Do you have an upcoming event you'd like to post on Patch? Email email@example.com for info. ViVa!Vienna! Memorial Day Weekend Festival The ViVa!Vienna! Memorial Day weekend festival will take place in Vienna from Saturday through Monday. The festival is a major fundraiser for the local Rotary Club. Visitors can partake in games, visit food and merchandise vendors, listen to live music, and more. For more information, visit http://www.vivavienna.org/. Cranford UMC Annual Strawberry Social Strawberries galore! The Strawberry Social is …
The following information was supplied by the Fairfax County Police Department in the most recent daily reports released May 21. Arrests do not indicate a conviction.
On the above map, the addresses are block numbers, not specific home or business addresses. The following items are from the recent daily activity report from the Mount Vernon Police District of the Fairfax County Police Department. Robbery (blue on map), 12:55 a.m., May 20, 5600 block of Kathryn Street, A 25-year-old man reported two men attempted to steal his book bag. The suspects approached from behind and grabbed the bag. The victim was able to hold onto his property. The suspects fled and the victim was not injured. Burglary (red on map), 4:45 p.m., May 20, 2000 block of Huntington Avenue, A resident reported someone entered his home and stole a handgun. There were no signs of forced entry. Larcenies (green on map):
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Tuesday, May 21, 2013
You could win a family four-pack of tickets courtesy of Six Flags America.
Memorial Day is a day to remember the men and women who died while serving in the armed forces. Originally known as Decoration Day, it originated in the United State following the Civil War and was made an official federal holiday in 1971. Many people commemorate Memorial Day by visiting cemeteries or memorials to pay tribute to those who served. At Patch, we encourage our readers to remember those serving our country this Memorial Day by sharing a memory of your favorite military service member or veteran. Enter Patch’s Memorial Day sweepstakes and you could win a Family Outing at Six Flags America in Mitchellville, MD, just 15 miles east of Washington D.C. The Family Outing is valued at $350 and includes: To enter, comment below with …