Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Chevy Chase resident Dana Peritz took first place in the contest—held at the Town of Chevy Chase Town Hall—with her homemade lemon fudge.
Chefs revved up their spatulas for the Town of Chevy Chase's “Sweet Treats” bake-off on April 14. The annual event was open to the community to enjoy pastries, tarts, puddings and chocolates. Twelve bakers battled for the first-place spot. Fraiche Cupcakery owner Nina Deva judged the competition, and out of all of the contestants, Dana Peritz took first place with her lemon fudge. Victoria Hunt’s apple tart took second place, and Donna Worsham’s coconut crème bars came in third. The bake-off raised money for Habitat for Humanity’s homeownership project, "Maple Hill," in Gaithersburg. The project is set to help 19 working families in Montgomery County earning 30 to 60 percent of the area’s median household income own their own homes. “We …
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Several Montgomery County nonprofits are participating in a new nationwide campaign.
- Ben Gross
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Will donating to charity ever be as popular as shopping during the holiday season? A partnership of nonprofits hopes so. For many people, the holiday shopping marathon began on Thanksgiving day, with some national chains opening their doors just hours after the traditional turkey dinner. Then comes Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday, which has morphed into Cyber Week. Now, there's a new campaign asking you to open your wallet: Giving Tuesday. Coming on the heels of days devoted to consumerism, Giving Tuesday is designed "to create a national day of giving at the start of the annual holiday season. It celebrates and encourages charitable activities that support nonprofit organizations." Several Montgomery County …
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Children got a chance to participate in a construction site for Habitat for Humanity last Saturday—but with gingerbread for drywall and candy roof tiles.
Sometimes, drywall is just a little too heavy. That's when walls of gingerbread come in handy. Children (of all ages) were invited last Saturday to make and decorate gingerbread houses at Bloomingdale's (at the Shops at Wisconsin Place, in Chevy Chase) as part of a fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County, MD. During the afternoon, Bloomingdale's shoppers could take their receipts to the Habitat for Humanity desk set up in the store, and have the store donate 10 percent of the value of their purchases to Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County, MD. And while they were at it, they could decorate a gingerbread house donated for the event by Whole Foods Market. Habitat for Humanity was founded in Georgia in 1976 as a …
Saturday, May 21, 2011
A newly formed organization in the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community begins raising the funds necessary to build a Habitat for Humanity home for a deserving, low-income family in Montgomery County.
Pride Build—a new organization in the gay and lesbian community formed to raise money to build a Habitat for Humanity house for a deserving, low-income family—kicked off its first event Thursday evening with a fundraising reception at the home of Town of Somerset Mayor Jeffrey Slavin. Several state delegates and Rep. Christopher Van Hollen, D-Md., attended the reception, which raised over $6,000 to build or rehabilitate a home for a low-income Montgomery County family. “What a great partnership we have with Habitat for Humanity,” Van Hollen said. “(It) gives a new meaning to ‘building with pride.’ ” With resources “very tight right now,” Van Hollen added, “this is the kind of collaboration that helps the community in so many ways.” Habitat…
Thursday, May 19, 2011
It's Thursday, which means it's almost Friday...but before we get to Friday, here are five things to know today, Thursday, May 19.
Good morning, Chevy Chase! Here are five things of interest to Chevy Chase this morning: 1.) Today's weather will be more of the same sort of weather we've been experiencing this week. (No need to belabor those details here, but do note that we should be getting some clearing of the clouds by the weekend.) 2.) Nordstrom Rack opens today at 5333 Wisconsin Ave. In celebration of the opening, the first 1,000 customers will receive a complimentary Nordstrom Rack reusable tote as a gift with their purchase. Arrive extra early and enter an 8:45 a.m. drawing for a $2,000 "Race Through the Rack" shopping spree, in which the lucky winner will have 90 seconds to select up to $2,000 worth of merchandise. 3.) Westland Middle School performs "Alice in …