Saturday, March 30, 2013
Blogger Colleen Walsh Fong is the author of "Easy Weekly Meals" and is a freelance writer.
In its "Local Voices" section, Patch shares varied perspectives on the news from users like you. Colleen Walsh Fong joined the Patch community in May 2011 and writes on being health conscious about the food she eats. In her latest blog, she writes about chocolate week and chocolate's benefits. Fong writes that "antioxidant properties and high blood pressure reduction are among dark chocolate’s benefits." Read the entire blog: 'No Worries' Chocolate Week.
Friday, March 29, 2013
The traditional deviled eggs served with my family’s Easter meal can be even more delightful with a few twists.
Easter brings people together for special meals like other religious and cultural celebrations we share with family and friends. My memories of that Sunday remind me that we were among the fortunate children. We had Easter baskets filled with decorated eggs, candy and an Easter Bunny waiting for us after church. The celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ also meant a spread of delicious dishes would be served at our home. My mother usually made roasted lamb, mashed potatoes and asparagus or baked ham, sweet potatoes and green beans. Whatever menu she decided on, we always had deviled eggs with Easter dinner. Our family recipe was southern-style with mayonnaise, mustard and pickle relish. Now, cooking large quantities of meat …
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Remember the days when most adults were smokers? Ellouise Schoettler does. Listen to her tell a riveting tale from back in the days when everyone smoked.
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Despite the prediction of snow, spring is here—and the evidence is all over the ground.
Sunday, March 3, 2013
IDA is calling on the Montgomery County Park Service to stop wounding and killing deer following the horrific discovery of a doe who was shot through the face and left to die in a public park.
Saturday, March 2, 2013
Here are the best of this week's Local Voices posts from Maryland Patch sites.
Here are some of the best Local Voices posts in the past week from around Maryland's Patch sites. Remember, if you have something on your mind, it's quick and easy to join the conversation. Just click "Start a Blog" under the top story on our front page. Sequestration: We Have a Choice: U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin talks about the impact budget cuts mandated by sequestration will have on Maryland. Gratia Benedictus XVI: In Montgomery County, a reader wonders what the legacy of Pope Benedict XVI will be. Benedict stepped down from the papacy on Thursday. Starting School Later Does Not Have to Cost More: A Howard County dad points out other jurisdictions that have later start times for schools. Marks Changes Position On County Cars for …
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
A letter to the editor about raising the speed limit on the Intercounty Connector and other state highways.
Monday, February 25, 2013
A member of the community writes in to Patch about an advertisement appearing on Patch on Feb. 23.
Monday, February 25
Editor’s note: This is an opinion piece submitted to Patch by a member of the community. An ad today [Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013] said "View your background check. Step 1, enter name and state. Step 2, access public records." Nothing more is said. The ad turns out to be bait-and-switch. Once you click on the ad, you're invited to pay $22.86 to $59.16 and submit a credit card number. Then, if you try to click off, the site says Wait Wait, "you can have a full access trial membership for $1." But by then, they've got your email address and credit card number, and they go to great ends to foil your attempt to decline. Maybe most folks are inured enough by that kind of Internet deception by now, but I bet this irks other folks and leads them …
Sunday, February 3, 2013
Why is there such a shortage of homes for sale in our area? McEnearney Associates, Inc. gives us some answers.
Saturday, January 26, 2013
Now is the time to refinance your current mortgage, even if it means extending the life of your mortgage. You can save on interest paid and pay off your loan in fewer years.