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  • Courtyard by Marriott Walla Walla
    Room Report: Courtyard by Marriott Walla Walla, Washington
    Arrival Experience: The Courtyard by Marriott Walla Walla is the 1,000th hotel opening in the Courtyard by Marriott portfolio, and it is an excellent example of the brand’s evolution to appeal to young millennials and frequent business...
  • Smithsonian Craft Show through April 26 has gorgeous focus on sustainability
    Smithsonian Craft Show through April 26 has gorgeous focus on sustainability
    The Smithsonian Craft Show, the "queen of America's craft shows," today through April 26 has a first-time emphasis on sustainability. The 33rd annualshow is particularly timely -- it opened on the day after Earth Day.Many of the...
  • Smithsonian's Renwick Gallery to reopen Nov. 13 after two-year renovation
    Smithsonian's Renwick Gallery to reopen Nov. 13 after two-year renovation
    The Renwick Gallery, home to the Smithsonian American Art Museum's craft and decorative arts program, will reopen on Friday, Nov. 13, following a comprehensive two-year renovation, the museum announced April 20.The reopening will be celebrated...
  • The Inn at Harbour Village in Ilwaco
    Inn at Harbour Village: Ilwaco Washington Bed and Breakfast
    The Inn at Harbour Village, in the little fishing town of Ilwaco, Washington on the Long Beach Peninsula, is the perfect place for a relaxing getaway rain or shine.It was one of those days when it rained on and off. My drive from the Portland area...
  • Sad beekeeper mourns
    Beenado: Millions of angry bees spilled over interstate near Seattle
    A swarm of angry bees escaped from an overturned semi truck on Friday April 17 in Lynnwood, Washington. The Washington State Patrol reported that the semi carrying the cargo tipped when the driver was headed onto the interstate. Boxes of bees...
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    Filmfest DC Returns to the Nation's Capital Today
    There's a reason why I never quite make the trip up north to the Tribeca Film Festival, and it's because Filmfest DC compels me to stay closer to home. As the Washington DC International Film Festival gets ready to launch its unbelievable...
  • National Golf Day 2015
    National Golf Day means golf goes to Washington
    Thanks to "We Are Golf," the sport of golf had a presence in our nation's capital on National Golf Day, Wednesday, April 15.Even though many say there is no bipartisanship in Washington D.C., one thing both Democrats and Republicans...
  • Poet Robert Frost on his 85th birthday. His 1959 interview will be streamed online by Library of Congress
    Famous poets and writers reading their work now online at Library of Congress
    Happy Poetry Month from the Library of Congress!It's celebrating by launching online streaming recordings of renowned poets including Robert Frost, Gwendolyn Brooks, Robert Lowell, and major prose writers like Kurt Vonnegut.The Library of...
  • Temptation of Booth
    A not so Good Friday
    On November9, 1863, John T. Ford opened the 1,500-seatFord's Theatre in Washington, D.C., having leased out the previously abandoned First Baptist Church to do so. One of the first leading men to appear there was family friend John Wilkes...
  • Razor Clam Festival on the Long Beach Peninsula
    Long Beach Washington resurrects the historic Razor Clam Festival
    It will be all about razor clams during the Razor Clam Festival on the Long Beach Peninsula of Washington. They are bringing back the historic Razor Clam Festival from the 1940s that helped put the Long Beach Peninsula on the map! April 18 &...
  • St. Paul's Chapel
    Mystery and miracle of Ground Zero
    A new day dawned for America on April 30, 1789. It was on that day George Washington took the oath of office and became the first president of the United States of America. At the time of Washington’s inauguration, the nation’s capital...
  • Scottish mezzo-soprano Karen Cargill soared at her Washington, D.C. debut April 7 at Kennedy Center
    Scottish mezzo-soprano Karen Cargill soared at Washington, D.C. debut April 7
    Scottish mezzo-soprano Karen Cargill created a wee sensation at her Washington, D.C. debut April 7 at Kennedy Center, just days before making her Carnegie Hall debut.Aye, Cargill gave winter-weary Washingtonians exactly what they yearned for, a...
  • Report (p. 1) of the doctor who attended President Lincoln at his assassination and death 150 years ago. Displayed at National Archives through April 29
    'End of Civil War Book Fair' at National Archives April 18
    To honor the end of the Civil War 150 years ago on April 9, the National Archives is having an "End of Civil War Book Fair" on Saturday, April 18, with free author discussions and book signings.The Archives is also displaying the report...
  • Escape to Seattle: The Spa at Cedarbrook
    Escape to Seattle: The Spa at Cedarbrook
    This little oasis in SeaTac, Washington immediately stole my heart. The Spa is part of the Cedarbrook Lodge; situated on 15 acres of wetlands just 5 minutes from the Seattle airport. I immediately felt a sense of calm after a long flight from my...
  • Courtyard by Marriott Walla Walla
    Courtyard by Marriott marks milestone; brand evolves to appeal to millennials
    Courtyard by Marriott hotels, the eighth largest hotel brand in the world based on room number and a strong part of the Marriott family, cut the ribbon on its 1,000th property in Walla Walla, Washington on March 31. The brand opened its first...
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