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Day Trippin'; Where to Go, What to Do around Metro DC

Day Trippin'; Where to Go, What to Do around Metro DC

What is your idea of a perfect spring day? Sipping vino on the Potomac? Sightseeing with map in hand at historic landmarks? Riding adrenaline-pulsing roller coasters? All of these are available here in the mid-Atlantic region within an hour (or two) from home. Decide what mood you're in, fill 'er up and hit the road with a friend, alone or with the whole family in tow.

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Staying Fit Locally, Quit Making Excuses

Staying Fit Locally, Quit Making Excuses

It is predicted that, over the course of the present decade, Americans will be looking to spend less money on exercise options and a lot less time to it due to tighter budgets and hectic schedules. Combine that with a mostly unregulated commercial food industry that still relies heavily on inexpensive and low quality resources high in fat, salt and processed additives. Not enough time to move and poor food choices at the ready. This is our nation’s crisis with obesity, which is expected to climb as high as 85%, up from an already disheartening 60%. Prevention is possible, through awareness and a little creativity. While nutrition accounts largely for body fat content, exercise raises metabolism and muscle can fill up space previously occupied by fat cells. It’s a package deal. Making wholesome food choices (yes, it really is that easy—just do it) will give you energy to work burning fat.

PGFD Hockey Team Finishes Second in Tournament

PGFD Hockey Team Finishes Second in Tournament

This story comes to us from Mark Brady:

Congratulation to Team PGFD for playing great hockey in this weekends DCFD Burn Center Hockey Tournament.  The Hockey Tournament was played at The Ice House in Beltsville, Maryland. 

PGFD played outstanding hockey throughout the weekend and into the Championship game. They skated a great game against Eastern Ohio but came up short by a final score of 9-6. Team PGFD finished in second place which is the highest of local area teams. 

CityDance DREAM Program Performs On Big Stage

CityDance DREAM Program Performs On Big Stage

This past Tuesday, March 8, 144 students from the District and Prince George’s County, Maryland who participate in the D.C. CityDance DREAM after-school outreach program performed a six-minute dance routine at halftime of the Washington Wizards game against the Milwaukee Bucks.

CityDance, which was founded in 1996, is a professional dance company and a conservatory, training school that offers free community dance and literacy programs to children throughout the D.C. area, taught by CityDance Ensemble members.  Tuesday evening marked the sixth year that the DREAM program students have performed at the Verizon Center.

The after-school program combines dance lessons with reading and writing help, something that DREAM teacher Charonne Butler believes is incredibly beneficial to the students.

Former Redskins Player, Dexter Manley, Speaks at Charles County Detention Center

Former Redskins Player, Dexter Manley, Speaks at Charles County Detention Center

Motivational Speech Addressed Inmates Enrolled in Innovative Corrections Programs

Dexter Manley, former Washington Redskins football player and current motivational speaker, paid a visit to inmates enrolled in educational and rehabilitative programs at the Charles County Detention Center.  

Manley, who won two Super Bowl rings with the Washington Redskins and was named an All-Pro defensive lineman, was asked by Ryan Taylor, Reentry Coordinator and Classification Officer at the Detention Center, to talk with the inmates and to share his personal story of his struggles with substance abuse. 

Gold's Gym Offering Couples Workouts

Gold's Gym Offering Couples Workouts

Sweat it out with your sweetie!  Gold’s gym Opens their gyms for “More Love, Less Handles” couples’ workouts

Gold’s Gym works with leading sex and relationship expert to create four workouts to up the intensity, communication, trust and intimacy in your relationship

Orioles Owner Angelos Bids to Buy Rosecroft, Put Slots There

Orioles Owner Angelos Bids to Buy Rosecroft, Put Slots There
Bid comes as Maryland's second casino opens at Ocean Downs

Hanah Cho of the Baltimore Sun reports that Baltimore Orioles owner Peter G. Angelos is bidding to buy a bankrupt horse-racing track in Prince George's County and resurrecting a push to allow slot machines at that facility.

Angelos' proposal came as Maryland's second slots casino opened Tuesday at the Ocean Downs racetrack on the Eastern Shore. Gov. Martin O'Malley, state leaders and Worcester County officials attended the grand opening of the $45 million casino, the latest expansion of Maryland gambling that took many years and rancorous debate to become a reality.

And the debate hasn't ended. While voters approved slots at five locations in 2008, efforts have been underway since then to expand gambling to other sites.