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Riderwood Resident Roots For Her Hometown Detroit Tigers With The Help Of Her iPad

Riderwood Resident Roots For Her Hometown Detroit Tigers With The Help Of Her iPad

This week as the Detroit Tigers clinched the American League Central division and third baseman Miguel Cabrara stood to capture baseball's coveted triple crown, Riderwood resident Patricia Gibson White in Silver Spring, MD, sat glued to her Apple TV, more than 2,000 miles away, not missing a second of the drama.

With the help of Apple TV, a digital media receiver connected to her personal computer, she has not missed a Tigers game all season.

"I grew up as a young girl in Detroit watching the Tigers," says White.  "It's part of my history and my enjoyment. My dad was a Detroit police officer in the 1930's and he would take me to the games along with the school safety patrol students from the public schools. I love that even now, thousands of miles away, I can bring the Tigers games into my living room."

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

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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.