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Make a World of Difference on Halloween This year, Halloween will bring tricks and treats, and teachable moments, too, thanks to Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF. Under the guidance of teachers across the nation, thousands of students can learn positive global citizenship values and be empowered to make a difference. On Halloween, equipped with the knowledge that they can make the world a better place for children, kids can go door-to-door with the iconic orange UNICEF boxes to collect donations that add up to lifesaving change for vulnerable children. In order to bring the program to classrooms and help educators engage their…

“A Matter of Perspective,” a play that depicts eight people deliberating the fate of a young black man arrested by two white police officers premieres at the Silver Spring Black Box Theatre in Maryland. This play will stir passions and demystify attitudes about race and racial biases. SILVER SPRING, MARYLAND Live Garra Theatre presents the World premiere of “A Matter of Perspective,” by C.G. Gardiner, on Tuesday, October 4, 2016, 8:00 pm, at Silver Spring Black Box Theatre, 8641 Colesville Road, Silver Spring, MD, 20910. The play depicts eight people deliberating the fate of a young black man arrested by…

The growing season isn’t over with the arrival of cool weather. Until the first hard frost hits, you have time to plant, pick and plate delicious homegrown cool-weather crops – and save yourself some money in the produce aisle. Favorable fall conditions mean growing cool weather crops is comparatively easy, with less care needed for a successful garden. Cool crops will start out strong, growing quickly and then slow their growth as days become shorter and cooler. You’ll also need to work less to protect your garden from destructive pests, as both insect and animal populations will taper off in…

Fashionably Fall Add to your autumn wardrobe When fall comes on quick and brings cool weather with it, you can’t afford to be caught with an unprepared wardrobe. With every season change, there comes an opportunity to make sure your closet reflects your unique style. With crisp air settling in and beautiful leaves scattered on the ground, it’s about more than just a long-sleeve shirt or a football jersey – stay warm from head to toe without sacrificing a look worthy of showing off. For this fall’s fashion must-haves, turn to comfortable clothing that holds up against chilly weather with…

The smart traveler’s guide to affordable autumn travel Are you in need of a vacation but would rather skip the cost and the crowds during the busy travel months? You’re in luck; fall is considered the shoulder season at destinations across the country, which means you can relax and enjoy America’s beauty without breaking the bank. Shoulder seasons are travel enthusiasts’ best-kept secret. Autumn, falling right between the busier summer vacation period and end-of-the-year holidays, offers plenty of affordable options. So give into your wanderlust and start planning with these travel tips for an amazing fall getaway. Watch the weather…

Biles, Douglas, Liukin, Raisman, Wieber headlining 2016 Kellogg’s Tour of Gymnastics Champions November 10 at 7:30 p.m at Verizon Center Tickets are on sale now Three-time World all-around champion Simone Biles of Spring, Texas/World Champion Centre, 2012 Olympic team and all-around champion Gabby Douglas of Virginia Beach, Va./Buckeye Gymnastics, 2012 Olympic team and floor exercise champion Aly Raisman of Needham, Mass./Brestyan’s American Gymnastics, 2008 Olympic all-around champion Nastia Liukin and 2012 Olympic team gold-medalist Jordyn Wieber headline the 2016 Kellogg’s Tour of Gymnastics Champions cast that also includes members of the both 2012 and 2016 U.S. Olympic Gymnastics Teams. The…

There’s always something new to experience in Annapolis and Anne Arundel County, Maryland. Here are a few activities you might want to treat yourself to in the lazy, hazy days of summer ahead. There’s always something new to experience in Annapolis and Anne Arundel County, Maryland. Here are a few activities you might want to treat yourself to in the lazy, hazy days of summer ahead. Wine and Dine Under the Stars – Enjoy an intimate evening of music, wine and pizza under the stars during Great Frogs Winery’s new Date Night. Held the last Friday of the month through…

Watches, rings and pendants go high-tech, combining beauty with technology Jewelry has signified the bonds between people since the ancient Egyptians created the wedding band. But the digital revolution is quickly converting jewelry from a symbol of connection to wireless ways to stay connected. Rings, watches, pendants – even cufflinks – have been transformed into miniature electronic devices that keep us in touch with people, including ourselves. This merger of fashion and function is catching on fast with consumers. According to Gartner Inc., an information technology and research advisory firm, purchases of wearable smart devices will increase 16 percent in…

Brighter skies. Longer days. Warmer nights. As summer sets in, the time is right to make the most of every sun-kissed day and embrace each sizzling night through no-holds-barred fun and good times all season long. From barbecues and trips to the beach, to hanging out poolside and going on bike rides, there is no shortage of activities in which to participate. Yet despite the endless possibilities summer brings, people are creatures of habit and often slip into a rut, going back, time and time again, to tried-and-true activities. Summer should be a time to push the limits of fun…

Liquid Assets of Ocean City, MD received international accolades this week after receiving a nod from Conde Naste Traveler as one of the Best Burgers in America. OCEAN CITY, MARYLAND -APRIL 15, 2016 Liquid Assets received international accolades this week after receiving a nod from Conde Naste Traveler as one of the Best Burgers in America. The international publication, which focuses on travel, food & drink, and arts & culture, selected 15 cities across the country to stop for the tastiest burger creations and burger-based combos. The selections were based on the 2015 Reader’s Choice Awards, which honed in on…