Monday, December 24, 2012
Check out this week's Grocery Specials before stocking up on home necessities.
As you start planning your holiday menus to feed family and friends, make sure you’re getting the best deal possible at the grocery story. Patch has launched a new feature to help you save on your holiday meals — local Grocery Specials featuring local coupons you can print before shopping. Get coupons for everything from cleaning supplies to kitchen basics from all local stores including Harris Teeter, Giant and Safeway. Make sure you’re well stocked with supplies to keep guests comfortable and your wallet not-so-empty. Local deals have included name brands such as: Click here to find deals near you.
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
An increased police presence will provide extra security and pedestrian safety awareness in some of the county's busiest retail centers.
Black Friday shoppers might notice an increased police presence in some of the county’s busiest shopping areas. Beginning Friday through Dec. 23 the Montgomery County Police Department’s annual “Shop With a Cop” campaign will provide extra security in retail areas in all six county police districts. Officers also will distribute 9,000 reusable bright yellow shopping bags, county police Chief J. Thomas Manger said at a news conference on Tuesday in Rockville Town Square. The bags have a drawing of a pair of eyes above the slogan “Can you see me now?” and are part of a Montgomery County pedestrian safety campaign also announced Tuesday. Shop With a Cop is focused on making drivers aware of increased pedestrian holiday traffic in shopping …
Thursday, November 15, 2012
The county school board asked that absenteeism be monitored on Islamic holidays to determine whether or not adding Islamic holidays to the list of no-school days is warranted.
Islamic holidays will not be added to the Montgomery County Public Schools list of no-school days in the foreseeable future, The Washington Post reported. Members of the county school board said Tuesday that they could not add a school holiday just for religious reasons, but asked that attendance be monitored closely on Islamic holidays to determine if closing school on those days would be warranted, The Post added. Students who miss school for religions reasons are excused from class, but still need to make up the work from the school day. "There are no exact figures on Muslim students or teachers in Montgomery, but Muslim leaders say the population is sizable and growing. ... [Still, in] recent years, absenteeism on Muslim holidays has …