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Boffi-Maxalto create Albero di Natale, Italian for Christmas tree, at this year’s Georgetown Jingle

Boffi-Maxalto create Albero di Natale, Italian for Christmas tree, at this year’s Georgetown Jingle

Julia Walter of Boffi and Brian Fell of Maxalto designed an Italian-themed tree that includes a Tuscany Villa getaway and gift certificates from local Italian restaurants and beauty salon.

Spectacular holiday trees and décor are now on display in the lobby of the Four Seasons Hotel in anticipation of the 8th Annual Georgetown Jingle held this Sunday, December 15th. The event benefits pediatric programs at Medstar Georgetown University Hospital’s Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Meet the Rabkin Behind the Rubik

Meet the Rabkin Behind the Rubik

Ashby Ponds resident Dick Rabkin worked as a patent attorney who helped bring the Rubik’s Cube to America
 

(ASHBURN, VIRGINIA) – Dick Rabkin spent over 15 years working as a patent and trademark attorney for Ideal Toy Company, which manufactured and distributed toys, dolls, and games beginning with the Teddy Bear in the early 1900s.  “I had toys and games all over my office,” said Rabkin.  The Ideal Company’s largest competitors were Hasbro and Mattel before the company was dissolved in 1985 a few years after being purchased by CBS.  Some notable toys produced by the Ideal Toy Company include Mr. Machine, Chrissy, Betsy Wetsy, the Magic 8-Ball, and the Rubik’s Cube. 

Montgomery Parks July 4th Operating Schedule And Events

Montgomery Parks July 4th Operating Schedule And Events

SILVER SPRING, Md.  – Most Montgomery Parks and facilities will operate its usual hours on Wednesday, July 4th. But before you plan your outing, check out what parks will be closed or operate on shortened schedules on Independence Day.

The following facilities and programs will be closed on July 4:

  • Montgomery Parks Nature Centers:
  • Locust Grove Nature Center
  • Meadowside Nature Center
  • Brookside Nature Center
  • Montgomery Parks Summer Camps
  • Park Permits Office
  • Pauline Betz Addie Tennis Center at Cabin John Regional Park
  • Wheaton Ice Arena at Wheaton Regional Park

The following facilities will close early on July 4th:

  • Cabin John Ice Rink at Cabin John Regional Park: Open 6 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Olney Skate Park at Olney Manor Recreational Park: Open 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • South Germantown Driving Range at South Germantown Recreational Park: Open 9 a.m.

It’s ‘Match Point’ For Tennis Club at Local Retirement Community

It’s ‘Match Point’ For Tennis Club at Local Retirement Community

The following information was sent to us by Mel Tansill:

 

Former NBA All-Star Gives Back to Md.

Former NBA All-Star Gives Back to Md.

Want to shoot hoops with a former NBA All-Star? Here's your chance.

Takoma Park native, and former NBA All-Star, Steve Francis, will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony, and community celebration for the newly renovated Takoma-Piney Branch Local Park on Sunday, June 3rd at 1 p.m.

The Steve Francis Foundation donated $70,000 for improvements to the park including a renovated basketball court featuring a color-coated surface and six new basketball hoops, two new playgrounds, a new skateboard park, and a new picnic pavilion.

Montgomery Parks Director, Mary Bradford, Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett, and the City of Takoma Park’s Mayor, Bruce Williams will be in attendance.