Thursday, December 13, 2012
Take note of these holiday shipping deadlines, and plan accordingly.
Time is running out for holiday gift and card shipping through the U.S. Postal Service. Mail parcels and packages by Dec. 14 for parcel post delivery by Christmas, and cards by Dec. 21, the post office's blog advises. If you miss those days, though, you're still OK—as long as you're fine with paying a little extra. Here are the absolute-last-day deadlines to keep in mind, according to the U.S. Postal Service's holiday calendar: One more date to keep in mind is Monday, Dec. 18: Traditionally, the post office's "busiest day is ... the Monday before Christmas as people mail cards and packages they prepared over the weekend," The Huffington Post reported last year. A good way to cut down on time spent waiting in line is to order your holiday…
Sunday, December 2, 2012
When the shopping gets tough, we’ve got the ideas to keep your gift-giving on track.
Thursday, November 22, 2012
Holiday shoppers have much to choose from in Chevy Chase.
The holiday shopping season is here, and Chevy Chase—with its wide variety of stores—is a great place to find gifts for everyone on your list. Here's a list of some of Chevy Chase's businesses, organized by category: Gifts: Art: For the kids: For the chefs: For the bookworms: Clothing: Top shelf: Restaurants (for gift certificates):
Saturday, November 17, 2012
A handy guide to donating toys this holiday season.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
- Ben Gross
Saturday, November 17, 2012
In 1947, Diane Hendricks made a doll and asked her husband, Maj. Bill Hendricks, U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, to find a local charity in the Los Angeles area that would give it to a needy child. When he was unable to locate one, she suggested that he start one. That year, Maj. Hendricks teamed with other Marine reservists, collecting and distributing 5,000 toys to children that year. In 1948, the Marine Corps adopted the Toys for Tots program and it has been running steadily since, with the help of celebrities such as Bob Hope, Kenny Rodgers and First Lady Michelle Obama. One little known fact: Walt Disney designed the organization’s logo. You can drop off toys at Toys and/or Babies R Us, or at one of the locations listed below. You can also…
Friday, November 9, 2012
Check out these great holiday events in and around the region.
Bethesda’s Winter Wonderland Zoo Lights Mormon Temple Festival of Lights "Season's Greenings" at the United States Botanic Garden Cathedral Creche Exhibition at Washington National Cathedral National Hanukkah Menorah Christmas on the Potomac at Gaylord National Resort Winter’s Eve and Silent Art Auction Winter Lights at Seneca Creek State Park National Harbor Holiday Festival Glen Echo Holiday Arts Show and Sale Lights on the Bay at Sandy Point State Park Evangel Christmas Celebration WQMZ’s Christmas Show at The Fillmore, Silver Spring
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Seven new businesses are coming to the area.
Business has been booming lately for the Westfield Montgomery Mall located on the border of Potomac and Bethesda. We contacted the mall’s director of marketing, Joanna Caputi, to find out what the community can expect next. The mall has seven new businesses, two that already have opened and five more to open in the coming months, Caputi said. They are: Check out our stories we’ve already posted on these new business, and keep checking back as we feature more.