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Kirk Johnson, National Museum of Natural History, Lt. Gen. Thomas P. Bostick, Chief of Engineers and Commanding General, US Army Corps of Engineers, unveil the femur bone of the Nation's T. rex. Photo by James Di Loreto / Smithsonian Insitution
Jodi Beatty April 17, 2014 at 08:17 am
This is all very cool! Can't wait to see all of this! The timeline of life on the planet and theRead More interactive sound especially cool. I was startled to see a Koch brother listed as part of the funding. That just surprised me.
Megan Huntsman: Credit KLTV screen grab
Geoff Burton April 15, 2014 at 05:05 pm
Nothing new there Black panther o Poetry the human race has been delving the depth of depravity forRead More eons. There are a lot of good people in our world, but unfortunately evil is hyper active
D Penta April 15, 2014 at 05:29 pm
It says Around Town but the headline is UTAH. Utah is not near Natick!! I think everyone should notRead More open an article on Patch unless they see their town's name in the headline. So If it doesn't say Natick, then we all know it is not LOCAL to the Natick Patch. The less clicks these Patch sites get, the fewer advertisers they will get and then perhaps they will realize if we want sensational news from across the country we'd go back to Patch's former owners AOL and the HuffPost! Those here from other Patch sites - I think you should do the same only click on articles that mention your community's name. No name. No click!
Steven Spiegel April 21, 2014 at 09:52 pm
The way the house looks maybe the husband found them while he was expanding his Meth Lab !!!
April's blood moon eclipse will show itself on April 15, 2014. Photo Credit: jurvetson, via flickr creative commons
art doyle April 15, 2014 at 07:52 am
noah was a story in a book. just sayin'
M L Goins April 15, 2014 at 11:16 am
I am a Christian and have accepted Jesus Christ as the only begotten Son of God as my Lord andRead More Saviour. Some of you posting must not have actually heard what Pastor John Hagee said. What he said was, that when other blood moons ocurred that something significant ocurred regarding the Jews, the blood moon of 1492 and the expulsion edict to remove all Jews from Spain, the 1948 blood moon Israel became a nation, the 1967 blood moon and the six day war resulting in some Israeli land being reclaimed. Pastor Hagee said NOTHING about the end of the world ocurring to coincide with the four blood moons ( he did however say people would say he did - which looking at these posts some have misconstrued his words). Perhaps all the posters that are commenting on what Pastor Hagee said should actually hear what he said PRIOR to commenting/mocking/judging. Pastor Hagee and his statements. Perhaps, in time, we will see if the government of Israel has made a significant decision today. Personally (my very own personal opinion- no Biblical prophecy just me), I hope they decide NOT to ever release any more terrorists from prison to bribe the palestinians to "talk" about making a peace agreement.....just saying....
Tom Hollman April 15, 2014 at 11:36 am
THIS ALL HAS TO DO WITH ORBITAL POSITIONING-----------------JUST SAYING.
Metro fares increase. (Patch file photo.)
John Strother March 28, 2014 at 12:41 pm
$1.00 surcharge for using the paper fare card purchased at the gate, you got to be kidding me. TheRead More metro has lied about not seeking funds to complete the rail. Va has done many taxes that is suppose to fund this rail and still loses money on it.
Kim McCoy March 28, 2014 at 03:40 pm
...and while you will be paying more to ride the metro, you get the added benefit of a 30% increaseRead More in snatch-and-grab robberies! I'm so glad Virginia was forced to spend all of our tax dollars on a metro expansion for people from Maryland and the District to come over here and take Virginia jobs while also being able to snatch a new phone or bicycle on their way back to where ever they came from!
Liz March 29, 2014 at 08:32 am
What a shame that metro doesn't increase the quality of their service at the same rate as theyRead More increase their fares.
Visit the White House at the annual Gardens and Grounds Tour scheduled for April 18 and 19. National Park Service photo
Kimberly Carletta March 20, 2014 at 10:50 am
These dates are for Friday and Saturday, not Saturday and Sunday. Is that because Easter is thatRead More Sunday or are the dates incorrect? I googled the dates of this years garden tour and an article from whitehouse.gov popped up saying these same dates...but for the year 2009.
Mary Ann Barton (Editor) March 20, 2014 at 11:12 am
Thanks Kimberly! You're correct, sorry for the misinformation. We'll update the story with thoseRead More dates as soon as they become available.
Artist's rendering of the center being named after John R. Thompson Jr.
millersway55 March 8, 2014 at 09:23 am
Is GU going to build new outdoor tennis courts somewhere to replace the ones displaced by the newRead More athletic center?
Shera and cubs in the Great Cats Exhibit. Photo by
Elsa March 8, 2014 at 02:20 pm
Beautiful family, although the mother was probably artificially inseminated. I hope these gorgeousRead More cubs are humanely cared for & able to live out long healthy lives, not sold to disreputable ends: http://voiceofrussia.com/2014_02_27/Zoos-in-Europe-slaughter-5-000-healthy-animals-annually-8375/ This happens in zoos around the world, not just Europe, including America. The very dark side of breeding captive animals for profit when the babies are only little & cute for a short while.
When is peak bloom? The 2014 Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, DC is March 20-April 13. Patch archive photo
Dorothy Anne Spruzen April 8, 2014 at 10:51 pm
The National Museum of Crime & Punishment is sponsoring a book signing for six crime authors onRead More Saturday from 1 - 5 p.m. It will be on the set of America's Most Wanted! I (D. A. Spruzen) will be one of them. There is a charge for entry to the museum, but entry to the book signing is free.
Live updates on Winter Storm Titan. (Patch file photo.)
Mike March 3, 2014 at 11:37 am
Grabs popcorn and waits for the people to start whining and crying about snow removal again...
sre March 4, 2014 at 09:38 am
When the snow starts faling it seems that people lay around and wait for VDOT to remove the snowRead More when in theory you should be off the roads
D N March 4, 2014 at 09:57 am
This winter storm has absolutely no name associated with it. The for-profit Weather Channel comes upRead More with these ridiculous winter storm names. I'm shocked that a news outlet like Patch would use a name that was assigned by a commercial entity. The National Weather Service - the official source for storm names - DOES NOT assign names to winter storms!
Patch is keeping an eye out for delays, closing and cancellations as the area braces for yet another winter storm. Patch archive photo
Mary Ann Barton (Editor) March 3, 2014 at 09:40 am
Thanks for the info Stacy! How were the roads? Are people coming in to work out today?
Stacy Adams March 3, 2014 at 09:44 am
The roads are pretty slick. Most of our clients live close enough to walk & won't miss a day atRead More the studio so we're fortunate to be able to still open today. I did, however, ask my employees to staff at home today. The roads are very slick
Mary Ann Barton (Editor) March 3, 2014 at 09:56 am
That sounds like a smart move all around; be careful going home!
The entire Virginia, Maryland and Washington region, in pink, is under a Winter Storm Warning from midnight Sunday until 6 p.m. Monday. NWS map
Todd Richissin (Editor) March 31, 2014 at 10:13 am
Thanks, Patch Reader. As I pointed out (not very successfully, I guess), the weather story cameRead More under the headline, "March in Review." We do this monthly. CS: As you may or may not have read, Patch spun out from AOL in February to become a private company. The staffing was scaled down to get the company's finances in order, and now we are in the process of rebuilding. Patch does offer ways for readers like you to contribute to the sites, including with information on local sports events. We'd welcome your contributions. And thanks for the feedback!
CS March 31, 2014 at 10:43 am
Thanks for the information, Todd. I know there are opportunities for us to contribute, but I wonderRead More if your journalists can cover local sports teams and do a run down of them even by week. I am on the board of a large girls house softball team 350+ kids each season and I know they would love to see their names in a cool write-up. I loved that when I was a kid, but of course, it wasn't online back then :-) I'll see what we can do to submit write-ups to you periodically as to how the games each week.
Todd Richissin (Editor) March 31, 2014 at 11:55 am
Thanks, CS. Would love to see it on our sites. Don't hesitate to contact me if you run into anyRead More problems submitting. Glad to help. todd.richissin@patch.com