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Just a Few More Days for Giant's Annual Good Neighbor Food and Funds Drive

There are just a few more days to contribute to Giant's annual Good Neighbor Food and Funds Drive. The drive helps five regional food banks keep their shelves stocked this holiday season. The annual hunger relief program gives customers the opportunity to help needy families by making a monetary contribution or donating non-perishable food items at neighborhood Giant stores. The Good Neighbor program is taking place in all Giant Food stores from now through November 28, 2010.

Has National Harbor Helped Changed The Image of Prince George's County?

Ask drivers from Virginia, who travel into Maryland, and they will tell you it is hard not to notice the beautiful development that overlooks the Potomac River, especially during the evening and night times where the National Harbor is illuminated with bright vibrate colors.  The National Harbor has not only become a destination, located just minutes away from our Nation's capital, but also a symbol of change for a county that has long struggled with attracting large public and private sector employers as well as high to middle-class retail options for its' residents compared to the surrounding counties. 

Excitement Builds with a New Wegman’s Opening in Prince George’s County

With the opening of a Wegman’s in Lanham, Md. Sunday, residents and officials feel that the often disregarded Prince George’s county can show everyone it has the strength to support high-end shopping.

Neighboring Montgomery County boasts numerous high end grocery stores, including five Whole Foods Markets and three Trader Joe's.  Prince George’s County has none.  Most of the time luxury retailers skip over Prince George’s County when it comes to business development like Nordstrom’s and Bloomingdales have in the past. Officials are hoping that the success of the new Wegman’s will change all of that.

Currently, Wegman’s has five Northern Virginia locations and six more are planned for the Maryland region including Germantown.

Bowiefest Business Expo

Join the Greater Bowie Chamber of Commerce at the most popular event in the Greater Bowie ARea! Held at the Allen Pond Ice Arena in Allen Pond Park Bowie, MDRides, games, crafts for sale, food, and entertainment; fill Allen Pond at this annual event.

Bowiefest celebrates the best of Bowie through food entertainment, rides, non-profit organizations and crafters. Rain date June 6.

Hours: Sat. 11-6 Note: The date and/or time of this event has not been confirmed. Please check source event page for updates.

Where: Allen Pond Park

Source: http://www.EventLister.com/E1336065

When: Unknown Start Time

Two Maryland Banks Merge

Global Newswire reports that Old Line Bancshares, Inc., the parent company of Old Line Bank, and Maryland Bankcorp, Inc., the parent company of Maryland Bank & Trust Company, N.A., today jointly announced the execution of a definitive merger agreement (the "Merger Agreement") that provides for the acquisition of Maryland Bankcorp, Inc. by Old Line Bancshares, Inc. for approximately $20 million, or approximately $30.93 per share, in cash and stock, subjstect to adjustment (the "total consideration").

Pursuant to the terms of the Merger Agreement, Maryland Bankcorp, Inc. will be merged with and into Old Line Bancshares, Inc., with Old Line Bancshares, Inc. surviving the merger (the "Merger"). Immediately after the Merger, Maryland Bank & Trust Company, N.A. ("MB&T") will merge with and into Old Line Bank, with Old Line Bank being the surviving bank.

Noodles & Company Opens in Bowie Town Center

QSR Magazine reports: Noodles & Company opened its doors to the Bowie, Maryland, community on August 19 at 11 a.m. The new restaurant is located in the Bowie Town Center at 3916 Town Center Blvd.

"We are excited to open in Bowie and introduce our fast, fresh, and affordable menu to the local community," says Kevin Reddy, CEO and chairman of Noodles & Company. "We believe our new restaurant will provide people with a variety of menu options from healthful to indulgent to satisfy the entire family, at a great value."

The Bowie Baysox Host Fan Appreciate Night

Tonight, the Bowie Baysox are returning the love to their fans.

Come out to watch the Baysox play the Richmond squirrels.   Fans get the opportunity to meet Baysox players and coaches from 4:30-5:15pm, win giveaways, participate in raffles, and watch a fireworks show.

The first 500 fans ages 3 to 12 to enter the stadium receive a free cloth Baysox growth chart featuring the team's lovable mascot, Louie. The first 500 fans ages 13 and older receive a black and orange Baysox umbrella.

The event starts at 6pm at the Prince George’s Stadium, 4101 Crain Highway, Bowie, MD 20816.