Thursday, May 17, 2012
Check out our weekend picks for activities and events in and around Wheaton.
Here are some suggestions for fun activities for the weekend of May 19-20: The Taste of Wheaton Festival is Wheaton's biggest annual event, attracting people from all over Montgomery County and beyond to sample the food sold in small "tastes" by Wheaton's eclectic range of restaurants. Area nonprofits and local businesses (including Wheaton Patch!) will set up booths and give away freebies. Come and enjoy the live music, and be sure to bring the kids. Where: Downtown Wheaton, on the Triangle parking lot on Reedie Drive When: Sunday, May 20, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. The Greater Glenmont Civic Association is holding its first-ever community yard sale on Hathaway Drive this Saturday. Where: 12700 block of Hathaway Drive When: Saturday, May 20, 9 a.m…
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
The train and carousel will be open during the Montgomery County Public Schools' spring break.
Beginning March 31, the Wheaton Miniature Train and the Ovid Hazen Wells Carousel will be open every day at Wheaton Regional Park during the MCPS spring break, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. After April 8 though, the train and carousel will be open only on Saturdays and Sundays until May 1. For ticket information, see the Montgomery Parks website.
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
My family finally got a chance to check out Wheaton Regional's renovated playground. My kids had a blast. I had a panic attack.
Let's talk about Wheaton Regional Park, shall we? Now, I know that the renovated playground over there opened at the end of September, but I didn't get a chance to visit with my kids until a couple of weeks ago. The first thing I want to say is that my kids had a blast. There are giant slides, a climbing mound, swings, a climbing web, plentiful sand, and more than enough playground equipment to keep my three children happy for hours. I, on the other hand, nearly had a panic attack. The playground seemed intentionally designed to help kids escape from their parents. For instance, there is a giant, fenced, raised boardwalk bisecting the playground. Its sole purpose seems to be to obstruct parents' view of their kids and to provide child-…
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
A look at ongoing construction projects in Wheaton.
Each week, we take a look at how construction projects in Wheaton are coming along. Both sites - Wheaton Regional Playground and the Glenmont Metro Parking Garage - are moving swiftly. See more previous weeks here.
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
A look at ongoing construction in the Wheaton area.
Each week, we show the progress of current construction projects in Wheaton. This week, the Regional Park playground continues to grow rapidly, while the Glenmont Metro parking garage site is very active. Check out the previous Time Lapse entry here.