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Hit the Trail

Hit the Trail

What would you expect a four-and-three-quarter-year-old to say at the end of a four-and-a-half-mile hike that she just finished using her own two feet? “What a wonderful day,” Sofi announced when we walked past the old Tavern (that I was wishing was still a tavern) at Great Falls National Park.

Annual Farm Tour & Harvest Sale

Annual Farm Tour & Harvest Sale

 

Montgomery County will celebrate its agricultural heritage, promote local farms, and indulge in seasonally fresh food during the 22nd Annual Farm Tour and Harvest Sale.  All farms will be open Saturday July 23, with most also participating on Sunday July 24, 2011.  Farms will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  This event will take place rain or shine.  However, if it rains, some events and activities scheduled at the farms may be delayed or cancelled. 

A Dose of Nature

 

Wow.  I just got back from working out outside…talk about something nourishing for the mind and soul.  Now that the weather is consistently warmer it has been wonderful to work out in the fresh air and amongst nature. 

Walking, running, stretching is a great way to clear the mind…just what the doctor ordered.  My schedule has been extremely busy and although I am good at balancing work and life, the life piece has recently kicked in between a long distance elderly mother, the kids, and the everyday stresses of life.  So what’s the best medicine…exercising out in nature is top on my list!  Natural endorphins are released into your body when you exercise and you feel better…mentally and physically.

So here’s what you can do if you’re feeling stressed and you want to clear your head:

Shady Grove Adventist Hospital Earns Gold Medal

 

 

Rockville, MD – Shady Grove Adventist Hospital is the only hospital in Maryland to earn the Gold Medal award for quality care provided to critically ill newborns from the Maryland Patient Safety Center (MPSC) Neonatal Collaborative.

Twenty-six hospitals in Maryland, the District of Columbia and Northern Virginia participate in the Neonatal Collaborative, which strives to

 

Get Your Veggie Fix!

Get Your Veggie Fix!

Every Saturday, June through October, enjoy fresh produce at National Harbor's American Market, an upscale farmer's market. 

Stroll along the outdoor promenade and choose from a vast offering of producer-only merchadise including farm fresh produce and meats, specialty foods, handmade crafts, jewelry and more. Sample goods grown from local farmers, specialty goods, and hand-crafted gift ideas.

The American Market takes place from 10am to 2pm on National Harbor's American Way. 

 

Free Blood Pressure Screenings for World Hypertension Day

In recognition of World Hypertension Day, Kaiser Permanente gassed-up their mobile health vehicle and headed to Upper Marlboro to provide free blood pressure screenings to County employees on Tuesday, May 31st.

The vehicle provided blood pressure screenings to all County employees, retirees, their dependents and community residents.  The blood pressure screenings will be held from 10:00 a.m. through 2:00 p.m. in front of the County Administration Building.

Heat Advisory for Prince George's County

Heat Advisory for Prince George's County

The National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory for Prince George’s County until 8 p.m. on Tuesday, May 31.

A heat advisory means that a period of excessive temperatures is expected.  Because this is the first round of seasonal heat and bodies are not acclimated yet, heat exhaustion and heatstroke will be a bigger threat than they would be later in the summer. The Prince George’s County Office of Homeland Security recommends the following tips: