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U.S. Open: Potomac Resident Turns Yard into Parking Lot

While players get ready for the first round of the U.S. Open, parking continues to be an issue.

According to the United States Golf Association, spectators attending the U.S. Open Championship at Congressional Country Club this week are reminded that there is no general spectator parking at or around the club.

Fifteen homeowners in Potomac, Maryland learned of the limited parking issue and decided to get permits for visitors to park on their lawns one week out of the year including David Stupar, whose two-acre lot has been in his family since 1960.

“We are the original owners. Horses used to graze our lot, but in 1997 we parked cars here for the U.S. Open and saw what a lucrative arrangement it was. We heard it was coming back this year, and knew we had a great business opportunity on our hands,” said Harrington Drive Resident, David Stupar.

Maryland and UVA go head-to-head for the 2011 NCAA Men's Lacrosse National Championship

Maryland and UVA go head-to-head  for the  2011 NCAA Men's Lacrosse National Championship

The unseeded Maryland Terrapins outmuscled defending national champions, Duke Blue Devils, last Saturday in the semi-finals to propel them into the 2011 NCAA Men's Lacrosse National Championship.

They take on ACC rival and 7th-seeded Virginia Cavaliers at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore on Monday, May 30th. This game could change history as no team seeded lower than five has ever claimed the national title. The Terps are hungry for a win since they haven’t won a championship game since 1975.

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.

Montgomery County’s Summer Guide for Recreation And Park Programs Now Available

From Montgomery County:

The Summer issue of the Montgomery County Guide for Recreation and Parks Programs is now available.  Registration for summer classes opened yesterday.  Registration for indoor swim lessons begins May 18 and outdoor pool swim class registration opens on June 6.

There are Yoga Classes for Everyone

There are Yoga Classes for Everyone

I have been hesitating to start taking yoga because I am not flexible and all the people I know that take yoga are flexible. Is there a yoga class for me?

Absolutely. The people you know that are taking yoga are flexible BECAUSE they are practicing yoga. They are not necessarily practicing yoga because they are flexible!

Most of the yoga classes offered at studios and fitness centers teach the physical practice of yoga (asana) which is designed to increase flexibility, strength, and balance. 

In classes you will be taught how to get into and out of poses safely, lengthen and strengthen muscles and to move in new and different ways than you are accustomed to moving.  New patterns of movement bring on increased flexibility and strength. 

Day Trippin'; Where to Go, What to Do around Metro DC

Day Trippin'; Where to Go, What to Do around Metro DC

What is your idea of a perfect spring day? Sipping vino on the Potomac? Sightseeing with map in hand at historic landmarks? Riding adrenaline-pulsing roller coasters? All of these are available here in the mid-Atlantic region within an hour (or two) from home. Decide what mood you're in, fill 'er up and hit the road with a friend, alone or with the whole family in tow.

IF YOU LIKE ADVENTURE

Staying Fit Locally, Quit Making Excuses

Staying Fit Locally, Quit Making Excuses

It is predicted that, over the course of the present decade, Americans will be looking to spend less money on exercise options and a lot less time to it due to tighter budgets and hectic schedules. Combine that with a mostly unregulated commercial food industry that still relies heavily on inexpensive and low quality resources high in fat, salt and processed additives. Not enough time to move and poor food choices at the ready. This is our nation’s crisis with obesity, which is expected to climb as high as 85%, up from an already disheartening 60%. Prevention is possible, through awareness and a little creativity. While nutrition accounts largely for body fat content, exercise raises metabolism and muscle can fill up space previously occupied by fat cells. It’s a package deal. Making wholesome food choices (yes, it really is that easy—just do it) will give you energy to work burning fat.