Monday, January 14, 2013
The animals have been living in temporary shelter in New York City.
The Washington Animal Rescue League is doing its part to help pets displaced in October's Hurricane Sandy, according to an NBC Washington report. The WARL will be taking in eight dogs and five cats. The animals previously had been living in a temporary shelter in New York City and arrived in Washington on Monday, according to the report. The animals were all strays, abandoned by their owners or surrendered.
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
The celebrity-designed T-shirts retail for $50, and 80 percent of the proceeds go toward helping victims of Hurricane Sandy.
Bloomingdale's has a new T-shirt out, and while its $50 price tag may be high, it's for a good cause: 80 percent of the shirts' proceeds will go toward helping victims of Hurricane Sandy, style website Miss A reported. "Partnering with Alternative Apparel, these shirts were exclusively designed for Bloomingdale’s by ... celebrities including: supermodel Carolyn Murphy, professional surfers Kassia Meador and Jon Rose, fashion designer Billy Reid, New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez, musician and designer Pharrell Williams, and Saturdays Surf NYC designers Josh Rosen, Colin Tunstall and Morgan Collett," Miss A reported. The proceeds benefit Waves for Water, "a non-profit organization that focuses on rebuilding the families and businesses …
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
The new year looks like it will kick off chilly and dry.
- LOCAL CONNECTIONS
- Ben Gross
Tuesday, January 1
Twenty-twelve was a wild year for weather in the Washington metropolitan region. On June 29, the derecho terrorized the area, forcing President Obama to declare Montgomery County a disaster area. In the fall, while we were spared the major brunt, Hurricane Sandy caused widespread flooding, downed trees, food and supply shortages at local stores and numerous school, government and activity cancellations and postponements. Those two weather events may have been the most memorable, but according to WJLA's website, a number of weather records were set in 2012: How does the forecast for the start of 2013 look? Look for New Year's Eve temperatures in the mid-30s, with only a 20 percent chance of precipitation overnight. New Year's Day should…
Friday, December 21, 2012
A look back at the year in Bethesda news.
The sentencing of convicted Lululemon killer Brittany Norwood, the murder trial of a former Landon student accused of killing his ex-girlfriend at the University of Virginia, an outraged mother who said toddlers wandered off from her daycare center. These are just a few of the top stories Bethesda Patch reported on this year. From preparing for Hurricane Sandy to crime on the Capital Crescent Trail to a sad end to a search for Cokie Roberts' missing dog, there's been no shortage of news in 2012 in Bethesda. Catch up here on our most read headlines.
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Chevy Chase Elementary School students wanted to do something to help those left homeless or otherwise in need by Hurricane Sandy, The Gazette reported.
Chevy Chase Elementary School students recently sent 160 backpacks "filled with school supplies, games, stuffed animals and personal notes" to children in New York left homeless or otherwise in need by Hurricane Sandy, The Gazette reported. The project started when Fiona M. Newman, a third-grade student at the school, wanted to do something after her grandmother's home in Long Beach, NY, was damaged badly by the hurricane, The Gazette added: After first considering sending food for dogs and cats, the Chevy Chase Elementary School third-grader and her parents chose to fill backpacks for school children in need. Soon, the whole school was in on the project, and the backpacks were shipped or driven to McNulty’s relatives: a teacher and two …
Donate a toy at Mussel Bar and get a free chocolate treat.
In honor of 12/12/12, Bethesda Row's Mussel Bar & Grille is hosting a toy drive for Hurricane Sandy relief. Those who drop off an unwrapped toy at the Bethesda Row eatery today will be rewarded with a free chocolate treat to mark National Cocoa Day -- triple chocolate gateau with Young's Chocolate Stout Creme Anglaise and vanilla ice cream. Mussel Bar owner Robert Wiedmaier will collect toys for children in New Jersey displaced by Hurricane Sandy on behalf of his employees at the Mussel Bar & Grille location in Atlantic City, NJ. Chefs David Guas of Bayou Bakery, Coffee Bar and Eatery in Arlington, VA and R.J. Cooper of Washington, DC's Rogue 24 will also participate. The drive will be held in conjuncion with the 12/12/12 concert for …
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Learn about preparing for an emergency at the Wednesday evening event.
In the wake of the June's derecho storm and Hurricane Sandy, Bethesda Green is set to host a Wednesday evening panel discussion on emergency preparedness. The event will feature local officials and business owners, including Mongomery County Councilman Phil Andrews and Amicus Green Building Center owner Jason Holstine. Other invited speakers include Chris Voss of the Montgomery County Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security, Jim Resnick of Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service and Steward Beckham of the Federal Emergency Management Agency. According to Bethesda Green, the panel is set to address questions including: -- What plans does Montgomery County have in place in preparation for a hurricane Sandy or derecho type of …
Thursday, November 8, 2012
County police and fire/rescue personnel return from week helping Sandy victims in New York, where the situation was described as "Katrina-esque."
On Tuesday afternoon, while Montgomery County and the rest of the nation were paying attention to Election Day, 80 Montgomery County fire/rescue and police personnel unceremoniously returned home from spending an exhausting week assisting Hurricane Sandy victims in New York. The Maryland Task Force 1, made up of local medical workers, rescue experts, engineers and dog handlers with search canines, was assembled Sunday afternoon, Oct. 28, and dispatched to Fort Dix, NJ, to await orders, according to Montgomery County Assistant Chief Scott Graham. From there it was a long week of search and rescue and humanitarian relief that Graham says was similar to the situation in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. “I’ve been on the task force since …
Monday, November 5, 2012
Employees help out, and you can, too
It's been said it's far better to have a neighbor who's near, than a brother who's far away, but in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, Americans across the nation have proven to be the best neighbors and the strongest of families. This past weekend, AOL and Patch employees took an opportunity to pitch in, packing two tractor trailers worth of food, water and supplies in Dulles, VA, and Baltimore. The donations are headed to Hurricane Sandy ravaged areas in New Jersey and Long Island. Patch editors from Montgomery and Prince George's counties donated water, canned goods, juice, blankets, flashlights, activity books for children and snacks—like granola bars, crackers and chips. Maryland editors donated more than $2,500 worth of items families …
Soley Somma plans to drive a truckload of donations to New York City Tuesday morning to help victims of superstorm Sandy.
Wheaton resident Soley Somma has strong connections to New York City. It's where she met her husband, and it's where her brother now lives. And on Tuesday, Somma and her mother will be driving to the city with a truckload of donations for the people left cold, hungry and powerless in the wake of superstorm Sandy. Somma began collecting food and other emergency items on Friday at her home, and word spread quickly. She and other volunteers worked from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday, sorting through items and labeling them. "Every single room in my house is filled," she said. Somma is coordinating with Queens Mama, a neighborhood network for parents in New York, and she will be delivering supplies to Rockaway, Queens, a peninsula particularly hard-…