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63rd Annual Montgomery County Agricultural Fair

63rd Annual Montgomery County Agricultural Fair

 

How Far Would You Travel For Your Food?

Do you ever wonder what Wonder Bread is really made of, or how many miles that head of lettuce has traveled? There's nothing like fresh, whole, organic foods to maintain your health and well-being. Farm-fresh produce and meats go directly from the source to your table, leaving little time for nutrients and it's natural vibration to be lost. Many foods at your supermarket have been picked or slaughtered weeks or even months before they make it onto the shelf. Most of these items are preserved by nitrogen or other artificial means, making them appear fresh. Moreover, foods treated with pesticides and artificial fertilizers have lower nutritional value than foods growing organically.

Take care of your local producer. Visit your local farmers market, support and join your local CSA. The money you spend on your food speaks louder than you can ever imagine, spend it wisely.

 

Tips for Parents and Educators on School Backpack Safety

 Tips for Parents and Educators on School Backpack Safety

 

September 21, 2011 is National School Backpack Awareness Day

 

 

Bethesda, MD—Low back pain experienced by children and teens can often carry into adulthood.

Strathmore Goes International

 

Strathmore’s Backyard Theater provides innovative performances during Free Summer Outdoor Concerts for adults and a Backyard Theater for children, featuring international artists and musicians who bring eclectic, multicultural flavor to Strathmore’s campus through August.

Children can experience performances inspired by the cultures of Japan, Russia,India and Spain on Strathmore’s tented backyard theater stage during Backyard Theater for Children, every Thursday in July at 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. Families will see performances by Sin Miedo, Taikoza, Citydance and Barynya. Tickets are $8 for the general public, $7.20 for Strathmore Stars members and free for kids 2 years old and under.

Celebrating the Meaning of the Fourth!

Last night my family and I watched the fireworks. It has long been my feeling that for national holidays such as these, that everything should be closed. July Fourth, Memorial Day, and so on, end up being retail sales days.

I believe people forget the meaning of the actual day, especially children who haven’t really learned the meaning yet. Men and women have died in order to protect our country. As more and more people from different lands come to the United States to live, it is of great importance that they know the meaning of what they are celebrating, and then in turn, can teach their families.

So while we may have celebrated these holidays it is not too late to celebrate what they stand for and to wish the home of the brave and the land of the free a very Happy Birthday.  If you have not already, have this conversation tonight at dinner!

It’s a wonderful time to talk about your family values and the values of our country.

Summer Programs For Children At The National Capital Trolley Museum

Summer Programs For Children At The National Capital Trolley Museum

The National Capital Trolley Museum facility on 1313 Bonifant Road, in cooperation with the Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission, brings the sights and sounds of the streetcar era to visitors of all ages, especially children. This summer kids can enjoy a program of stories, crafts and videos about trolleys and railroads designed to appeal to, and educate, elementary aged children. 

 

Programs run on the following days:

Friday, July 01, 2011 @ 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Thursday, July 07, 2011 @ 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Friday, July 08, 2011 @ 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Thursday, July 14, 2011 @ 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Friday, July 15, 2011 @ 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Thursday, July 21, 2011 @ 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Friday, July 22, 2011 @ 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Thursday, June 30, 2011 @ 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Are You A Weiner, A Whiner, Or A Winner?

Are You A Weiner, A Whiner, Or A Winner?

With more than 14 million Americans currently looking for work, it is definitely a buyer’s market out there.  Companies understandably want to hire the best candidates they can find.  With so many people to choose among, businesses are looking beyond black-and-white credentials such as education and experience to identify prospective employees who bring something more to the table, such as basic common sense. 

In this regard, New York Congressman Anthony Weiner’s recent fall from grace should serve as an object lesson for anyone who has a job...and especially for anyone who is seeking a job.