Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Two local residents are trying to drum up enough support to convince the grocery to open in Bowie.
The recent closing of the Safeway on Superior Lane in Bowie left yet another vacant grocery front in Bowie, a grocery front that two local residents think could be perfect for a Trader Joe’s. Suspecting that they were not the only ones in Bowie who would like to see the grocery franchise in the city, Alex and his wife Lourdes (who have asked to have their last name withheld) decided to start a Facebook Page—We Want Trader Joe's in Bowie, MD—to drum up support. Bowie’s nearest Trader Joe’s is in Annapolis. There are also locations in Silver Spring, Columbia and Rockville, but there are no stores in Prince George's County. “We know what it’s like to drive all the way to Annapolis to get to Trader Joe’s,” said Alex, noting that in traffic it …
Monday, October 8, 2012
The property is not for sale, but it may be in the near future.
Though the property is not yet for sale, the City of Bowie--with help from the state of Maryland and Prince George’s County--may acquire the property known as the Bowie Racetrack if it becomes available. The racetrack is currently operated as a training facility by the Maryland Jockey Club, although a letter from Gov. Martin O’Malley to Bowie Mayor G. Frederick Robinson indicated that the owners might be considering moving the training facilities to another location. "It is my understanding that the track owners are in discussions with the horsemen to move the training facilities to other tracks. It is therefore appropriate to plan for the future of this historic property," wrote O'Malley in his letter to Robinson. The legislation making …
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Bowie native and naval veteran Valerie Ormond has been nominated for two awards by the Military Writers of America.
Bowie native Valerie Ormond fell in love with horses when she was 3-years-old, after a mounted police officer at the National Cherry Blossom Festival gave her her first horse ride. “He put me on that horse and that was it,” said Ormond. Decades later, after a 25-year career in naval intelligence that took her around the globe, Ormond is back in Bowie and her young adult novel, Believing in Horses, has been nominated for two national awards. Believing in Horses tells the story of horse-crazy Sadie, a little girl who moves to Bowie with her family only to find out that her Dad is being deployed for a year. To ease her transition, her parents buy her a horse, Lucky. Sadie then learns of several horses being auctioned off and makes it her …
Friday, May 25, 2012
Patch rounds up a few open houses in Bowie and Upper Marlboro this weekend.
Are you in the market? Here are a few open houses in Bowie and Upper Marlboro this weekend: 12800 Kernel Circle, Bowie 12415 Salem Lane, Bowie 12718 Holiday Lane, Bowie 4022 Ranch Road, Upper Marlboro 11202 Dappled Grey Way, Upper Marlboro 9528 Victoria Drive, Upper Marlboro
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
PGSTT is seeking actors ages 12 through 20 for this summer's production.
Calling all teen-age thespians! Prince George's Summer Teen Theatre (PGSTT) is seeking cast members between the ages of 12 and 20 for Alan Haehnel’s 30 Reasons Not to Be in a Play. Auditions will be held next week on Monday, June 4 and Tuesday, June 5 at 7 p.m. at the Charis Center for the Arts in 13010 8th Street Bowie, MD 20720. Callbacks will take place on Wednesday, June 6th at 7 p.m. Actors are encouraged to bring their schedules and to be prepared to declare any conflicts with the rehearsal schedule. Rehearsals will begin on June 11 and be held Mondays through Thursdays at 7 p.m. each week at the Charis Center. Evening performances will be Friday, August 3, 4, 10, and 11 at 7 p.m. Sunday matinees are August 5 and 12 at 2 pm. The …
Friday, May 18, 2012
The 257th Army Band will be performing a free concert on May 21 at the Bowie Center for the Performing Arts.
Looking for an evening of patriotic music and entertainment? The 257th Army Band is holding a free concert on Monday, May 21 at 7:30 p.m. at the Bowie Center for the Performing Arts. The mission of the band is, "to provide musical support for the troops and provide community relations performances using our concert band and music teams." The concert will include music by Sousa, Grainger, Copland, Michael Buble' and the Beatles, and the saxophone section will step forward to perform a collection of the most popular songs on the sax. Also featured will be the 257th Army Band's newest performance group, "Brigadier Brass." The concert is free and open to the public and will be held in the Bowie Center for the Performing Arts, 15200 Annapolis …
Humans aren't the only creatures that enjoy a refreshing drink on a spring day.
This beautiful swallowtail butterfly was photographed in the Arnold Wildlife Habitat, located in the Bowie backyard of Maria Arnold and her family, feeding on the nectar of a mountain mint plant. To see more butterflies and their habitats, don't miss the Bowie Certified Wildlife Habitat Tour tomorrow!