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The Buzz: March, 2011

Posted at 05:43 PM ET, 03/30/2011

Lunchline: Baltimore is the new Brooklyn?

Is it the D.C. rival’s burgeoning hipster status that gave it this honorary moniker — or simply the fact that it’s “a short train ride from where you wanna be”?

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  05:43 PM ET, 03/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:33 PM ET, 03/30/2011

Mercury’s in retrograde and we’re all in trouble

As of 4:48 Wednesday, astrologers say, Mercury is in retrograde and Earth is in a world of trouble.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  03:33 PM ET, 03/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:58 PM ET, 03/30/2011

Remembering Liz Taylor: D.C.’s blogs

There’s a wide variety of intriguing posts from D.C. bloggers today, including a wrap-up of the most recent forum for D.C. council candidates and details about a tribute to Elizabeth Taylor.

By Lori Aratani  |  02:58 PM ET, 03/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:54 AM ET, 03/30/2011

Ban on rooftop furniture angers U-Md. students

By Justin Jouvenal  |  09:54 AM ET, 03/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:48 AM ET, 03/30/2011

New Preakness mascot: ‘Kegasus’

By Justin Jouvenal  |  09:48 AM ET, 03/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:07 AM ET, 03/30/2011

Virginia Tech shooting fine: Weigh in

By The Buzz bloggers  |  09:07 AM ET, 03/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:03 AM ET, 03/30/2011

Mrs. Obama at Ballou; D.C. snow forecast

Good morning. It’s cold and rainy — but Michelle Obama will be out and about visiting Ballou High School in D.C.

By Lori Aratani  |  06:03 AM ET, 03/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:29 PM ET, 03/29/2011

Obama’s favorite D.C. neighborhood? D.C.’s blogs

Mac and cheese, tax cheats and Columbia Heights spring up on D.C.’s blogs

By Lori Aratani  |  03:29 PM ET, 03/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:29 PM ET, 03/29/2011

White House Easter eggs for sale

You no longer need to have an in at the executive mansion to score a coveted collectible egg. $7.50 will do just as well.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  02:29 PM ET, 03/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:22 PM ET, 03/29/2011

Contest: Name Va. rest stops

Naming rights are being sold for seemingly everything these days from stadiums to monkeys, but the state of Virginia has broken new ground by concocting a plan to auction off the naming rights for its 42 rest stops.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  12:22 PM ET, 03/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:01 AM ET, 03/29/2011

Gray’s D.C. speech; Circulator fares; free Cherry Blossom maps

Good morning. D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray’s State of the City Address. Metro’s boss says without Congressional funding WMATA will be in ‘bad shape.’ And Circulator fares may be going up.

By Lori Aratani  |  08:01 AM ET, 03/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:39 PM ET, 03/28/2011

Moonshine makes a comeback in Va.; Md. brewery sues over beer name

Authorities say they’re seeing a resurgence in illegal liquor-making in parts of Virginia. Meanwhile, a beer name is the subject of a lawsuit.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  05:39 PM ET, 03/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:36 PM ET, 03/28/2011

Cardboard coyotes, Opening Day: D.C.’s blogs

A chilly start to to a week that might also include more snow. But we’ve got plenty to distract you today in the D.C.-area blogosphere. JDLand reminds us that Thursday is Opening Day at National’s Park. Every Food Fits offers us a peek at an Easter candy/cookie experience gone, ahem, bad.

By Lori Aratani  |  04:36 PM ET, 03/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:46 PM ET, 03/28/2011

Cherry blossoms, free maps and a Foursquare experiment

Find us on Foursquare or send a picture and get a Cherry Blossoms map.

By Katie Rogers  |  03:46 PM ET, 03/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:24 PM ET, 03/28/2011

Lunchline: VCU wins the weekend

Check out today’s Lunchline with Clinton Yates for newsy gems from The Washington Post and its partner sites.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  01:24 PM ET, 03/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:45 AM ET, 03/28/2011

Google map glitch jumps gun on ICC opening

The search engine’s mapping function shows all 18 miles of the Intercounty Connector are open to traffic — wreaking potential mayhem for travelers who don’t know only a third of the highway is complete

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  11:45 AM ET, 03/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:42 AM ET, 03/28/2011

Prince George’s executive to deliver State of the Economy address Tuesday

County executive will deliver the State of the Economy address Tuesday night.

By Miranda S. Spivack  |  11:42 AM ET, 03/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:57 AM ET, 03/28/2011

Cold weather, higher taxi fares, and VCU to the Final Four

Pizza delivery driver killed in Prince George’s, Mayor Gray’s first State of the City address

By Lori Aratani  |  05:57 AM ET, 03/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:10 PM ET, 03/26/2011

Eastwood’s biopic on J. Edgar Hoover filming in D.C.

By The Associated Press  |  05:10 PM ET, 03/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:57 AM ET, 03/26/2011

Lights out: Will you observe Earth Hour?

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  10:57 AM ET, 03/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:30 PM ET, 03/25/2011

Lunchline with Clinton Yates: Blossoms, marathoners and trivia night

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  04:30 PM ET, 03/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:45 PM ET, 03/25/2011

Steak and disco fries? D.C.’s blogs

What are D.C. bloggers talking about today? They’re celebrating the pitcher who helped the Red Sox break the “Curse of the Bambino.” They’re also thinking steak — at a dining spot in Cleveland Park. Have you ever heard of “disco fries?” Plight of the Pumpernickel dishes.

By Lori Aratani  |  03:45 PM ET, 03/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 03/25/2011

After the census: D.C. bloggers react

Local bloggers are buzzing about Marion Barry’s remarks and Georgetown’s ‘astounding’ growth

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  12:01 PM ET, 03/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:41 AM ET, 03/25/2011

Are you a Washingtologist?

By The Buzz bloggers  |  11:41 AM ET, 03/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:05 AM ET, 03/25/2011

Cupcake bakers celebrate Cherry Blossom Festival

Sprinkles D.C. and Georgetown Cupcake are baking up cherry blossom-themed cupcakes.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  11:05 AM ET, 03/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:20 AM ET, 03/25/2011

Do Twitter and Facebook have a place in school?

By Justin Jouvenal  |  10:20 AM ET, 03/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:34 AM ET, 03/25/2011

Cherry blossoms, sunshine and snow

D.C.’s new Census, phys ed in Va., the Olney shootings, and the official National Cherry Blossom festival.

By Lori Aratani  |  08:34 AM ET, 03/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:07 PM ET, 03/24/2011

Leonardo DiCaprio & the FBI: D.C.’s blogs

It’s spring in D.C. — thought it probably doesn’t feel like it today. But this weekend is chock-full of great activities, including the start of the 2011 Cherry Blossom Festival and the National Marathon. If you’d like to do a little stargazing, we hear that Leonardo DiCaprio is in town filming his new flick.

By Lori Aratani  |  04:07 PM ET, 03/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:23 PM ET, 03/24/2011

Lunchline with Clinton Yates: Immigration battles and pole dancing for Jesus

The immigration battle brewing over at Chipotle. Blind landings due to “staffer unavailability” at National Airport. Why Moammar Gaddafi is the Charlie Sheen of dictators.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  01:23 PM ET, 03/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:01 PM ET, 03/24/2011

Stand With Japan fundraiser to kick off Cherry Blossom Festival tonight

The National Cherry Blossom Festival doesn’t officially kick off until this weekend, but organizers will hold a special event in support of victims and survivors of the recent earthquake and tsunami.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  01:01 PM ET, 03/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:42 PM ET, 03/24/2011

Oriole Park’s new locally inspired menu

Oriole Park may have the edge on Nationals Stadium with a new locally inspired menu, reports the Baltimore Sun.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  12:42 PM ET, 03/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:52 AM ET, 03/24/2011

2011 Reliable Source Tournament

Vincent Gray, Michele Salahi, Gilbert Arenas and Dan Snyder are among the D.C. area newsmakers going head to head in this year’s bracket

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  11:52 AM ET, 03/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:56 AM ET, 03/24/2011

The changing face of D.C.: Tell us how the city has changed #FaceofDC

Whether you live or work in D.C., tell us how you’ve seen it change in the last decade. Send us a photo or tell us with #faceofDC.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  10:56 AM ET, 03/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:48 AM ET, 03/24/2011

Best of D.C.: Washington City Paper

Washington City Paper launches its Best of D.C. 2011 list, featuring picks like best restaurant, rapper, and suburban fake downtown.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  10:48 AM ET, 03/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 03/24/2011

Reagan air traffic, Va. March Madness, Sunday snow

A double shooting in Suitland, the budget debate in Annapolis, and a proposal for 150 minutes of high school PE a week.

By Lori Aratani  |  06:00 AM ET, 03/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:08 PM ET, 03/23/2011

March Madness at the Smithsonian: D.C.’s blogs

We had a little taste of spring, and now it appears we’re headed back to winter. Snow on Sunday? Really? Really? Ah well, into every life a little rain must fall. Fortunately, we’ve got our D.C.-area bloggers to distract us. Today’s selection includes March Madness, as well as a question I’m sure many of us ask after a bad day on the job: Would I still work if I won the lottery?

By Lori Aratani  |  02:08 PM ET, 03/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:35 PM ET, 03/23/2011

Study: D.C. area has worst cellphone reception

J.D. Power and Associates has found 18 out of every 100 calls in the Washington region are affected by static or other problems.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  12:35 PM ET, 03/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:15 AM ET, 03/23/2011

Cherry blossom peak bloom dates amended

D.C.’s beloved cherry blossoms will be in peak bloom for a shorter period than predicted, the National Park Service announced this morning

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  11:15 AM ET, 03/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:07 AM ET, 03/23/2011

Md. wine, Gray’s popularity, snow on Sunday?

Good morning. It’s Wednesday — and we’re that much closer to the weekend. Plenty of news from around the region: garbage cans, Wal-Mart, and killings in Olney.

By Lori Aratani  |  06:07 AM ET, 03/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:49 PM ET, 03/22/2011

3.1 Philip Lim at Muleh and other D.C. fashion news

3.1 Philip Lim at Muleh, DSW in Columbia Heights and Ivanka Trump at Tysons Corner

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  04:49 PM ET, 03/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:45 PM ET, 03/22/2011

Pop-up dining? D.C.-area blogs

Good afternoon. A pretty nice day out there. Hope you had a chance to get out and enjoy yourself since the Capital Weather Gang says it’s only going to get colder and wetter as the week progresses. Sigh. Today’s entries from the D.C.-area blogosphere? A chance to have fun and benefit a good cause as well as a too good to pass up caption contest from Swimming in Quicksand. And it wouldn’t be spring in D.C. without a shot of cherry blossoms.

By Lori Aratani  |  04:45 PM ET, 03/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:05 PM ET, 03/22/2011

D.C. rated nation’s happiest city: Do you agree?

A new survey reveals that despite our griping, D.C. residents are the happiest city dwellers in the country.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  03:05 PM ET, 03/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:32 PM ET, 03/22/2011

Chat: Clinton Yates chats on pop culture

By Justin Jouvenal  |  02:32 PM ET, 03/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:48 PM ET, 03/22/2011

Elephant Walk in downtown Washington today: Share your photos #DCElephantWalk

Elephants march down D.C. streets this afternoon, heralding the return of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus to Washington.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  12:48 PM ET, 03/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:14 AM ET, 03/22/2011

Washingtology: 5 favorite D.C. spots

Environmental Film Festival Executive Director Peter O’Brien shares his 5 favorite D.C. places.

By Kyle Balluck  |  11:14 AM ET, 03/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:47 AM ET, 03/22/2011

Lululemon killing, Corcoran fire, quake relief

By Lori Aratani  |  05:47 AM ET, 03/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:06 PM ET, 03/21/2011

Thwarting bike thieves: D.C.’s blogs

Happy first day of spring. Hope you had a great weekend. So what does the D.C.-area blogosphere hold for us today? Several area restaurants are pitching in to help raise money for quake /tsunami relief efforts in Japan. Temperatures are getting warmer, which may mean an uptick in bicycle thefts. TheWashCycle has some tips on how to protect your bike

By Lori Aratani  |  03:06 PM ET, 03/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:06 AM ET, 03/21/2011

A.M. Buzz: Lululemon suspect, rain, Twitter’s birthday

A.M. BUZZ | Brittany Norwood will make her first appearance before a judge today.

By Lori Aratani  |  09:06 AM ET, 03/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:49 PM ET, 03/19/2011

‘Supermoon’: Did you miss it?

The moon might not actually have changed sizes, but it sure looked like it.

By Terri Rupar  |  11:49 PM ET, 03/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:21 AM ET, 03/19/2011

Are you a Washingtologist?

By The Buzz bloggers  |  11:21 AM ET, 03/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:36 PM ET, 03/18/2011

NCAA eats, spring cleaning: D.C.’s blogs

Some folks think the NCAA Tournament is about basketball, but at least on D.C.-area food blog has found something else to rank: top eats in the college towns that are part of the tournament. Thinking of getting some exercise this weekend? The Natural Capital has some suggestions for outdoor activities you can do on Saturday — the last day of winter.

By Lori Aratani  |  03:36 PM ET, 03/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:23 PM ET, 03/18/2011

Your reaction: D.C. elementary school student faces drug charge

By Justin Jouvenal  |  01:23 PM ET, 03/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:32 PM ET, 03/18/2011

Super moon: It’s coming this weekend

The biggest full moon since 1983 will be visible in area skies on Saturday night.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  12:32 PM ET, 03/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:29 AM ET, 03/18/2011

Bad week for Vincent Gray, NPR; zoo says goodbye to a gorilla

It’s Friday and the hits just keep coming for D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray. In Virginia, mental health officials are scrambling to find beds for patients after cuts at the state psychiatric hospital that serves Northern Virginia. Montgomery police continue to investigate an explosion that caused more than $25,000 in damage to a home in Potomac.

By Lori Aratani  |  08:29 AM ET, 03/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:58 PM ET, 03/17/2011

St. Patrick’s Day, Metro Peeps: D.C.-area blogs

Lots to love in the D.C.-blogosphere today. We've got a debate over food trucks in Silver Spring and a Peeps diorama contest preview from UnsuckDCMetro. Also -- we have two posts about groups around town are beginning to organize fundraisers to help quake and tsunami victims in Japan.

By Lori Aratani  |  02:58 PM ET, 03/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:42 AM ET, 03/17/2011

D.C. area travelers treated to a bit of the Irish

By Associated Press  |  10:42 AM ET, 03/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Buzz

Posted at 10:42 AM ET, 03/17/2011

D.C. area travelers treated to a bit of the Irish

By Associated Press  |  10:42 AM ET, 03/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:45 AM ET, 03/17/2011

D.C. mayor troubles, St. Patrick’s Day, Capital Weather Gang

A.M. BUZZ | It’s St. Patrick’s Day; don’t forget to wear your green. There’s a lot of turmoil in government agencies around the D.C. region: a firing in D.C., a resignation in Virginia.

By Lori Aratani  |  05:45 AM ET, 03/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:41 PM ET, 03/16/2011

Crowdsource your paint job? D.C.’s blogs

Spring is most definitely in the air. We’ve got a fine selection of intriguing posts from around the D.C. area blogosphere today.

By Lori Aratani, Good afternoon. Spring is most definitely in the air. We’ve got a fine selection of intriguing posts from around the D.C. area blogosphere today. Ever have trouble deciding what color to paint your house? Well, according to the Georgetown Metropolitan and one homeowner has found a unique way to choose a color. And here’s a new one: stolen bike racks. Will bike thieves stop at nothing?  |  05:41 PM ET, 03/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:41 PM ET, 03/16/2011

TimKaine.com takes readers to Cuccinelli site

No, you didn’t mistype. And no, Tim Kaine is not Ken Cuccinelli’s alter-ego. The fact that www.timkaine.com redirects to www.cuccinelli.com is simply the latest in Web hijinks involving Kaine’s namesake Web site

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  02:41 PM ET, 03/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:37 AM ET, 03/16/2011

Airport security, parking tickets, body in a car trunk

It’s a newsy day in the D.C. region. Read on for more news about airport security, nice weather on the way, and parking tickets.

By Lori Aratani  |  08:37 AM ET, 03/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:55 PM ET, 03/15/2011

Bear found hibernating at Md. summer home

A Maryland Department of Natural Resources biologist said Tuesday that a 327-pound black bear spent the winter hibernating under the back deck of a summer home at Deep Creek Lake in western Maryland.

By Associated Press  |  04:55 PM ET, 03/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:36 PM ET, 03/15/2011

Sweetlife Festival’s full lineup and other concert news

The festival has gathered an impressive group of acts including the Strokes, Girl Talk and Lupe Fiasco.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  03:36 PM ET, 03/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:32 PM ET, 03/15/2011

Topless cupcakes? D.C.-area blogs

Just when you thought the cupcake trend was exhausted, a company in Alexandria has a new twist: topless cupcakes. (Strictly G-rated, however). It’s not all food today. Surprising Science has a useful explaination for those wondering about Japan’s nuclear situation in the aftermath of the March 11 quake and tsunami.

By Lori Aratani and Good afternoon.  |  02:32 PM ET, 03/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:15 PM ET, 03/15/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: The skinny on St. Paddy’s

Tim Carman rounds up these and other tasty tidbits from the world of food in today’s Lunch Room Chatter.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  02:15 PM ET, 03/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:53 PM ET, 03/15/2011

Stripped-down protestors support WikiLeaker

Protesters stripped down in Foggy Bottom Monday, baring their, err, assets outside the State Department to show support for accused WikiLeaker Bradley Manning, reported Post columnist Dana Milbank.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  12:53 PM ET, 03/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:37 PM ET, 03/15/2011

Make a lunch date with Clinton Yates

Get ready to chat with our Lunchline writer Clinton Yates, Tuesday at noon.

By The Buzz Bloggers  |  12:37 PM ET, 03/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:53 AM ET, 03/15/2011

Md. increases DUI patrols for St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s week is upon us (we do get to celebrate all week since it falls on a Thursday, right?) and, to coincide with the parades, pub crawls and house parties, local police agencies are upping their game and increasing DUI patrols this week.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  11:53 AM ET, 03/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:46 AM ET, 03/15/2011

Gray, Fenty and Brown

Good morning. It’s Tuesday and we’ve got plenty of headlines for you today. There’s good news for former D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty and bad news for current Mayor Vincent Gray.

By Lori Aratani  |  05:46 AM ET, 03/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:46 PM ET, 03/14/2011

In Arlington: The once and future presidents

President Obama meets future candidates at an Arlington Middle School.

By The Buzz Bloggers  |  05:46 PM ET, 03/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:31 PM ET, 03/14/2011

Pi, nature and adventure: D.C.’s blogs

We’ve got a wide variety of items from the D.C. area blogosphere. A little math, a little nature and some ad­ven­ture.

By Lori Aratani  |  04:31 PM ET, 03/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:52 AM ET, 03/14/2011

Kwame Brown, MARC changes, Jack Johnson

Good morning. It’s Monday. Hmmm, something feels different. Could it be ... yes, Post Local has a new look.

By Lori Aratani  |  05:52 AM ET, 03/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:52 AM ET, 03/13/2011

O’Malley to attend St. Patrick’s Day parade

Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley is scheduled to march in the 56th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Baltimore.

By The Associated Press  |  10:52 AM ET, 03/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:53 AM ET, 03/13/2011

Are you a Washingtologist?

It’s Women’s History Month -- how much do you know about the topic?

By The Buzz bloggers  |  08:53 AM ET, 03/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:44 PM ET, 03/11/2011

The Japan earthquake: What are you seeing?

Here are some ways to share what you’re experiencing in Japan, Hawaii and the west coast after the earthquake and the resulting tsunami.

By Jane Elizabeth  |  05:44 PM ET, 03/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:09 PM ET, 03/11/2011

Quakes & tsunamis: D.C. area blogs

Good afternoon. A big news day here in the D.C. and in Asia, where the death toll continues to climb in the Japanese quake and tsunami that followed. Several D.C. areas blogs have posts about the quake, which I've included in today's roundup

By Lori Aratani  |  04:09 PM ET, 03/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:12 PM ET, 03/11/2011

Va. family finds Jesus in a tree

Many have claimed to have found religion in nature. One Virginia family claims to have found Jesus in a tree — literally.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  03:12 PM ET, 03/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:17 AM ET, 03/11/2011

Spring planting tips from a gardening meteorologist

With spring just about one week away, the Capital Weather Gang tells us this is the prime time to get planting.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  11:17 AM ET, 03/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:13 AM ET, 03/11/2011

Monkey in bra startles Va. workers

By Susan Kinzie  |  11:13 AM ET, 03/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:43 PM ET, 03/10/2011

Brownies, beer & squid: D.C.’s blogs

We're a week out from St. Patrick's Day and the D.C.-area blogosphere has taken note. And spring is almost here so gardeners around the area might want to take note of today's post from The Slow Cook.

By Lori Aratani  |  03:43 PM ET, 03/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:52 AM ET, 03/10/2011

D.C. is America’s top ‘Twitter Town’

What’s D.C.’s newest honor? Survey says we’re America’s ‘Top Twitter Town’.

By Katie Rogers  |  11:52 AM ET, 03/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:07 PM ET, 03/09/2011

Flood watch, D.C. schools chief, bike summit

Good morning.Grab an umbrella, and read about what’s coming at you today.

By Lori Aratani  |  04:07 PM ET, 03/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:34 PM ET, 03/09/2011

Local brews, fashionable duds: D.C.’s blogs

Good afternoon. Batten down the hatches — it sounds like the rain is on the way, and it's expected to last through much of Thursday, according to The Capital Weather Gang. Fortunately the temperature is almost always just right in the D.C. area blogosphere, where we have a fabulous selection of posts for this Wednesday afternoon.

By Lori Aratani  |  02:34 PM ET, 03/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:18 PM ET, 03/09/2011

Verizons cuts telephone time, weather service: Do you care?

After 70 years of offering weather (936-1212) and time (844-1212) by telephone, Verizon is pulling the plug on the services June 1.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  12:18 PM ET, 03/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:20 AM ET, 03/09/2011

Ocean City keeping wood boardwalk

The Ocean City Town Council has voted to rebuild the resort's deteriorating boardwalk with an all-wood deck.

By The Associated Press  |  11:20 AM ET, 03/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:04 PM ET, 03/08/2011

Sonny Bono remembered: D.C.’s blogs

Good afternoon.After a bit of a break, we're back with more great posts from the D.C. area blogosphere.

By Lori Aratani  |  04:04 PM ET, 03/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:21 AM ET, 03/08/2011

Lori’s AM Buzz

By Lori Aratani  |  11:21 AM ET, 03/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:54 PM ET, 03/07/2011

First glimpse of the new Washington Wizards logo?

By Buzz bloggers  |  01:54 PM ET, 03/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:00 PM ET, 03/04/2011

Metro shutdowns, thunderstorms, and Carnivale: That’s your weekend

Consider the weekend: rain, Metro shutdowns, and free stuff.

By Jane Elizabeth  |  05:00 PM ET, 03/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:50 PM ET, 03/04/2011

Last train home: Musical reminders of this weekend’s Metro closures

This weekend’s Metro shutdown will

By Buzz bloggers  |  12:50 PM ET, 03/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:42 AM ET, 03/04/2011

ACLU to sue Metro over random bag checks

The fight against Metro’s controversial bag searches could end up in court, with the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) stepping up efforts to end the “security theater,” reports the Examiner.

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Posted at 10:41 AM ET, 03/04/2011

Cheap gas: Where to find it in the D.C. area

Higher food and energy prices are taking a bite out of the benefits we were seeing from payroll tax cuts, according to the federal government. A spike in gas prices is largely responsible for the increase in the cost of energy. AAA reports the national average for a gallon of regular gas is now $3.38, which is up from $2.70 a year ago.

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Posted at 05:01 PM ET, 03/03/2011

Cherry blossoms, Charlie Sheen, and a chill in the air

Good morning, and let's just get this over with: It's not going to feel like spring today.

By Jane Elizabeth  |  05:01 PM ET, 03/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 03/03/2011

Report: Coyotes are here to stay

By Justin Jouvenal  |  12:01 PM ET, 03/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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