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  • Mt. Rainier - It's Wildflower Time
    Head to Mt. Rainier for wildflowers
    Wildflower season is just starting at Mt. Rainier. Less snow this past winter means Mt. Rainier's world-famous wildflowers are ahead of schedule, making their colorful debut now, much earlier than previous years."Wildflower season usually...
  • Pirate skeleton
    Pirates on both coasts brush with law enforcement
    It's only Wednesday, but it has already been a busy week for pirates in the news. We have reports from law enforcement of acts of piracy from both ends of this great country. Not all of them make us look good.On Monday night in the Florida...
  • iConic Tour
    Next in the 2015 iConic Tour is Washington, DC on November 11
    This year, Inc. magazine and CNBC will host three one-day iConic Tour experiences to connect with visionaries and provocateurs. The first event took place May 19 in Chicago. Then, the tour went to Los Angeles on June 23. Next up is Washington, DC...
  • No drone zone
    Drones may not fly in D.C., FAA warns
    With Independence Day approaching, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is reminding residents and visitors in the Washington, D.C., region that the city and its surroundings are a “no drone zone.”“So if you’re in the...
  • 'Ingrid Bergman - in Sweden!' exhibit opens at Embassy of Sweden in Washington on Aug. 29 celebrating centennial of her birth. Photo: Swedish Film Institute, courtesy of Embassy of Sweden, used with permission
    Ingrid Bergman Centennial celebrated with film fest and Swedish Embassy exhibits
    Ingrid Bergman fans will be spellbound by her centennial celebrations in the Washington, D.C. area:'Ingrid Bergman Centennial'retrospective film series July 2-Sept. 13 is now showing at the American Film Institute'sAFI Silver Theatre...
  • Gustave Caillebotte, 'On the Pont de l’Europe,' Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth. Image courtesy of National Gallery of Art and Kimbell Art Museum, used with permission
    Impressionist Caillebotte has impressive rare exhibit at D.C.'s National Gallery
    One of the best but least-known Impressionists, Gustave Caillebotte, finally can be appreciated as he deserves, thanks to a rare and breathtaking exhibition of his greatest works that opened June 28 at Washington'sNational Gallery of Art."...
  • Kurdish women have defeated ISIS in many battles
    Local response to an open letter to ISIS
    Today, local parents gave determined support to an open letter to ISIS.John from Melvindale said, “This letter expresses what I know to be true – Washington DC has taken itself out of the game of guaranteeing our rights and safety....
  • Patriotic paintings discussed July 3 at D.C.'s National Gallery of Art
    Patriotic paintings discussed July 3 at D.C.'s National Gallery of Art
    To begin Independence Weekend with a flair, Washington's National Gallery of Artpresented "Patriotic Pop-Ups: The American Story through Art" July 3.Docents discussed 14 of the museum's patriotic paintings -- ranging from a...
  • Jane Austen outdoor free film fest at D.C.'s Dumbarton House in July
    Jane Austen outdoor free film fest at D.C.'s Dumbarton House in July
    Jane Austen fans have the "liveliest of pleasure" at the free Jane Austen Film Festival in July on the grounds of Georgetown's historic 1799 Dumbarton House, built during the time the wise, witty woman was writing.The fest began July...
  • Dad walks in on daycare teacher raping his 5-year-old daughter
    Dad walks in on daycare teacher raping his 5-year-old daughter
    Police in Normandy Park, Washington, arrested a 31-year-old male daycare teacher after a father said he walked into a classroom at Kid’s Country Childcare to find the man raping his five-year-old daughter. The father said that he found the...
  • The Declaration of Independence
    July 4th inspiring declarations by signers of Declaration of Independence
    July 4's not just for fireworks and work holidays. So get Independence Day inspiration from these declarations by signers of the Declaration of Independence.John Adams termed it "the Day of Deliverance" in a letter to his wife...
  • George Washington
    George Washington and the Jews of Newport
    On August 17, 1790, Rabbi Moses Seixas of the Hebrew Congregation of Newport Rhode Island (Congregation Kahal Kadosh Yeshuat Israel) sent a note of congratulations to America’s newly elected president, George Washington. In his letter, Rabbi...
  • Milky rain mystery solved
    Milky rain mystery in Washington, Oregon solved by scientists
    The milky rain mystery that occurred earlier this year has finally been solved by scientists. On February 6, rain fell across the Pacific Northwest that covered cars in a powdery grey residue. Four months later, scientists say they have found an...
  • George Washington
    Farewell to Washington’s Farewell Address
    Unfortunately for the youth of America and those who study American history at the college level, Washington’s Farewell Address has been absent from textbooks for some time. This is attributed to the four religious warnings mentioned in the...
  • George Washington
    A presidential farewell
    On September 19, 1796, President George Washington bid farewell to the people of the United States with respect to being their first president. Having led the young nation through its struggle for independence, the establishment of its government...
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