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Hit the Trail

Hit the Trail

What would you expect a four-and-three-quarter-year-old to say at the end of a four-and-a-half-mile hike that she just finished using her own two feet? “What a wonderful day,” Sofi announced when we walked past the old Tavern (that I was wishing was still a tavern) at Great Falls National Park.

Annual Farm Tour & Harvest Sale

Annual Farm Tour & Harvest Sale

 

Montgomery County will celebrate its agricultural heritage, promote local farms, and indulge in seasonally fresh food during the 22nd Annual Farm Tour and Harvest Sale.  All farms will be open Saturday July 23, with most also participating on Sunday July 24, 2011.  Farms will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  This event will take place rain or shine.  However, if it rains, some events and activities scheduled at the farms may be delayed or cancelled. 

Prince George's County Health & Lifestyle Tour

LARGO, MD-- The Prince George’s County Health Department’s Division of Addictions and Mental Health Services will co-sponsor the Yolanda Adams’ Health and Lifestyle Tour on Saturday, June 18, 2011 at Jericho Christian Academy in Landover from 12:00pm – 5:00pm.

Award winning gospel artist Yolanda Adams is the force behind this fun-filled day of live performances by gospel artists, health screenings and health education. Workshops will be held during the event to provide information on substance abuse and other subjects to 1000+ individuals expected to attend.

 

 

 

Shady Grove Adventist Hospital Earns Gold Medal

 

 

Rockville, MD – Shady Grove Adventist Hospital is the only hospital in Maryland to earn the Gold Medal award for quality care provided to critically ill newborns from the Maryland Patient Safety Center (MPSC) Neonatal Collaborative.

Twenty-six hospitals in Maryland, the District of Columbia and Northern Virginia participate in the Neonatal Collaborative, which strives to

 

Get Your Veggie Fix!

Get Your Veggie Fix!

Every Saturday, June through October, enjoy fresh produce at National Harbor's American Market, an upscale farmer's market. 

Stroll along the outdoor promenade and choose from a vast offering of producer-only merchadise including farm fresh produce and meats, specialty foods, handmade crafts, jewelry and more. Sample goods grown from local farmers, specialty goods, and hand-crafted gift ideas.

The American Market takes place from 10am to 2pm on National Harbor's American Way. 

 

Celebrate National Dairy Month!

Celebrate National Dairy Month!

 

In honor of June being National Dairy Month, The Maryland Department of Agriculture encourages all Marylanders to enjoy healthy and nutritious local dairy products all month long and throughout the year.

As Maryland’s third largest agricultural commodity, milk and dairy products accounted for more than $144.6 million in farm receipts in 2009. National Dairy Month celebrates the value of milk and dairy products as part of well-balanced diets of every American, as well as the importance of milk production to the agricultural industry.

Much of the milk produced in Maryland, through its 528 dairy farms, is channeled through cooperatives and milk processors that include Maryland & Virginia Milk Producers.

Marylanders can also enjoy local dairy products by visiting farms that produce ice cream, bottled milk, yogurt and cheeses.

Below, find three of the local Maryland farms that offer the direct sale of farmstead cheese and ice cream.

Cooling Centers in Prince George's County

Cooling Centers in Prince George's County

In wake of a National Weather Service Heat Advisory for Prince George’s County until 8 p.m., May, 31st, Prince George’s County has opened six cooling centers around the County today. 

There will be two centers open exclusively for Seniors and four for the General Public. Residents are offered air-conditioned refuge from the excessive heat at the following locations:

Cooling centers open for Seniors at the following locations:

·         New Carrolton Municipal Center, 6016 Princess Garden Parkway, New Carrolton (10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.)