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Favorite Fridays: What's Your Favorite Summer Drink?

Favorite Fridays: What's Your Favorite Summer Drink?

The 9 to 5 grind stressing you out? What better way to start the weekend then planning where you will spend your Friday and Saturday nights? 

If you are looking to mix up the usual night out and the typical drink: Vodka soda, splash of Cranberry or Pineapple? Look no further.

Put a spin on the traditional with a few of my favorite summer cocktails.

 

Uncle Julio’s Swirl Margarita in Bethesda, Md:

The Swirl layers margarita with Uncle Julio's secret sangria is a shockingly good frozen marriage alternated in decadent layers. Can’t go wrong with this double duo, accompanied by chips and salsa!

Carmine's Watermelon Cricket in DC:

Police Adventure Camp!

 

The 4th Police Adventure Camp at Viers Mill Elementary School focused on teaching incoming 4th, 5th, and 6th graders skills like decision making, how to refuse drugs and alcohol, and resisting peer pressure. 

"It started out with 30 at-risk youth. They came in, we talked about making good decisions: resisting drugs, alcohol and gangs and gave them skills to be better students," said Officer Amy Daum.

The camp is a partnership between Montgomery County Police Department, Montgomery County Public Schools and Linkages to Learning. The Linkages to Learning Program assists students and their families with services to help children be successful in school, at home, and in the community.  

BEST OF DC Suburbs Survey: Vote Now!

BEST OF DC Suburbs Survey: Vote Now!

It’s that time of the year again where you, dear readers, can make your voices heard and help choose the absolute best the D.C. metro area has to offer. After an exhaustive elimination process, we have narrowed down the list to the below categories and selections so that you can help make our Best Of Issue the ultimate insider’s guide to the best of the best in this region. The deadline for voting is July 1st , so don’t wait and cast your vote for your favorite businesses and people in our area.


 

CLICK HERE TO TAKE SURVEY     

Pay-By-Cell Parking Now Available in Wheaton

Pay-By-Cell Parking Now Available in Wheaton

 

Cell phones can now be used to pay for parking at 830 County parking meters in Wheaton.  By summer, the program will be expanded to include meters in Montgomery Hills and North Bethesda.  Staff completed converting Bethesda’s 5,000 parking meters in March and Silver Spring’s 4,500 parking meters in May. 

To use pay-by-cell, first-time patrons register for the program once by going online anytime to www.mc.goparknow.com or calling 301-830-7074.  Parkers set up an account and indicate which credit card will be used for the parking charges.  The step-by-step instructions, printed on each meter, direct parkers to:

·        Use a cell phone to call 301-830-7074.

Tee-Off US Open Week at BlackFinn Bethesda

Tee-Off US Open Week at BlackFinn Bethesda

Before the first tee shot at Congressional takes place, several of the US Open's biggest stars will converge on BlackFinn American Saloon to raise money for Caddy for a Cure.

This non profit is a unique charity that donates 100% of its proceeds to other charities while providing an ultimate in-golf experience – the opportunity to caddy for a PGA or LPGA professional during a practice or Pro-Am round of an official PGA or LPGA Tour event.

"This guy's got Sole": A Man's 7,000 Mile Walk For Charity

 

Memorial Day is a day of remembrance for those who have died serving our country. It’s a great time to honor the men and women who fight daily to keep America free.

It is normally a time when most people leave the city for a nearby beach and some much needed relaxation, to celebrate the start of summer and pool season. However, not all people leave.

We met Iraq War Veteran, Troy Yocum Friday morning at Modell’s in Bethesda. He is honoring his fellow military servicemen by hiking 7,000 miles across America with a goal of raising $5 million dollars to help military families in need.

Rockville's Annual Memorial Day Street Festival

Rockville's Annual Memorial Day Street Festival

 

Rockville's  three-day Street Festival features dozens of entertainers performing on seven stages, children's rides, teen activities, VisArts Fine Arts Festival, an environmental expo, the Taste of Rockville, the Annual Ride for Rockville Bicycle Tour, and the Memorial Day Ceremony and Parade. The 2011 Hometown Holidays will feature George Clinton & Parliament/Funkadelic, who have been entertaining audiences for decades with their blend of funk and rock.

This year's Memorial Day ceremony includes music by the Rockville Concert Band and Chorus, a wreath laying led by American Legion Post 86, and 21-gun salute and presentation of colors by American Legion Post 86 Color Guard. The Memorial Day Parade includes drill teams, marching bands, community groups, military units, and more.