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The Buzz: August, 2012

Posted at 03:25 PM ET, 08/31/2012

Zandra Chestnut: Insider’s guide to D.C.

Zandra Chestnut, co-founder of the Center for Green Urbanism (CGU), shares her five favorite local attractions and events.

By Andy Smith  |  03:25 PM ET, 08/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  insiders guide to dc

Posted at 05:13 PM ET, 08/30/2012

National Zoo’s American Trail seeks to help visitors better connect with wildlife (#DMVReads)

The zoo’s new American trail hopes to make visitors feel like they’re in animals’ natural habitats.

By Andy Smith  |  05:13 PM ET, 08/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 08/30/2012

Georgetown, Johns Hopkins make Newsweek’s list of most stressful colleges

Georgetown and Johns Hopkins made the top 10 in Newsweek’s list.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  10:02 AM ET, 08/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:55 PM ET, 08/29/2012

Olympians from Montgomery County honored

Five Olympians call Montgomery County home. They were honored at a ceremony on Wednesday.

By Washington Post staff  |  09:55 PM ET, 08/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:58 PM ET, 08/28/2012

D.C. residents most likely to take vacation, according to survey

While the nation’s capital is a magnet for tourists, District residents opt to leave home for leisure.

By Malu Banuelos  |  02:58 PM ET, 08/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:29 PM ET, 08/28/2012

Republican National Convention: Maryland delegates want focus on budget (#DMVReads)

Republican National Convention delegates from Maryland say a balanced budget is their most pressing concern.

By Andy Smith  |  01:29 PM ET, 08/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:43 AM ET, 08/28/2012

Panda pregnancy watch continues; ultrasound inconclusive

The National Zoo’s Mei Xiang finally cooperated for an inconclusive ultrasound today.

By Margaret Ely  |  10:43 AM ET, 08/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:53 PM ET, 08/27/2012

Capital Bikeshare important for Alexandria, says Greater Greater Washington (#DMVReads)

The eight new Capital Bikeshare stations make Old Town Alexandria much easier to access via mass transit.

By Andy Smith  |  02:53 PM ET, 08/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:43 AM ET, 08/27/2012

Are you a Washingtologist? Take the quiz.

Know why Eastern Market once closed for two year? Take the Washingtology quiz.

By Andy Smith  |  11:43 AM ET, 08/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:19 PM ET, 08/24/2012

Carolyn Crouch: Insider’s guide to D.C.

Carolyn Crouch, founder of walking tour company Washington Walks, shares her five favorite local attractions and events.

By Andy Smith  |  02:19 PM ET, 08/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  insider's guide to dc

Posted at 04:46 PM ET, 08/23/2012

Washington National Cathedral has been setting for many historical events (#DMVReads)

The cathedral, damaged in last year’s earthquake, has hosted prominent events like Martin Luther King Jr.’s final sermon.

By Andy Smith  |  04:46 PM ET, 08/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:06 AM ET, 08/23/2012

1 year later: Memories of the East Coast earthquake

It’s been one year since the 5.8-magnitude quake struck the Washington region. How did you react?

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  11:06 AM ET, 08/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:35 PM ET, 08/22/2012

Peter Bis, Capitol Hill homeless man, ‘always brightened my day’ (#DMVReads)

The friendly, quirky homeless man who died last week made a last impression on many of his acquaintances.

By Andy Smith  |  12:35 PM ET, 08/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:28 PM ET, 08/22/2012

Eight colleges in Va., Md. rank among ‘great colleges to work for’

Eight schools in Maryland and Virginia made The Chronicle’s fifth annual list of best institutions to work for.

By Malu Banuelos  |  12:28 PM ET, 08/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Buzz

Posted at 02:32 PM ET, 08/21/2012

Ben Olsen: Insider’s guide to D.C.

The Head Coach of D.C. United shares his five favorite local places and attractions.

By Andy Smith  |  02:32 PM ET, 08/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  insider's guide

Posted at 01:39 PM ET, 08/21/2012

Are you a Washingtologist? Take the quiz!

With questions on Jazz Week and Abraham Lincoln, it’s time for another Cultural Tourism DC quiz.

By Andy Smith  |  01:39 PM ET, 08/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  washingtology quiz

Posted at 02:50 PM ET, 08/20/2012

Princeton Review 2013 college rankings: How D.C., Md. and Va. schools stack up

From ‘This is a Library?’ to ‘Best Athletic Facilities,’ find out how D.C.-area schools stack up.

By Margaret Ely  |  02:50 PM ET, 08/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:46 PM ET, 08/20/2012

Washington is 10th most honest U.S. city, ties with Las Vegas

Washingtonians are as honest as Las Vegas residents, according to a Bethesda company’s rankings.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  12:46 PM ET, 08/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:31 PM ET, 08/20/2012

Derecho 911 problems lead to changes from Verizon, Arlington County (#DMVReads)

Verizon and Arlington County are taking precautions to prevent another 911 outage after extreme weather.

By Andy Smith  |  12:31 PM ET, 08/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  dmvreads

Posted at 05:26 PM ET, 08/17/2012

University of Maryland students gather signatures to get Chick-fil-A out of food court

A campus organization wants the fast-food chain out, reports The Diamondback.

By Malu Banuelos  |  05:26 PM ET, 08/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:28 PM ET, 08/17/2012

Katie Ledecky, Olympians from Bethesda to be honored in ceremony (#DMVReads)

Gold medal winner Katie Ledecky highlights a list of Olympians from Bethesda who will be honored in a ceremony.

By Andy Smith  |  12:28 PM ET, 08/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:49 AM ET, 08/16/2012

Historic Ripken vehicle to be auctioned

The winning bidder will be invited to meet Ripken and attend his statue unveiling.

By Malu Banuelos  |  09:49 AM ET, 08/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:56 PM ET, 08/15/2012

Fall 2012 fashion trends: What to wear

White winter fabrics, cableknit sweaters and dark red highlight the season’s fashion trends, says local blogger Alison Gary.

By Andy Smith  |  12:56 PM ET, 08/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:16 PM ET, 08/13/2012

D.C. farmers markets full of unusual finds, says Borderstan.com

A list of some of the more unfamiliar foods found at D.C.-area farmers markets this summer.

By Andy Smith  |  03:16 PM ET, 08/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  dmvreads

Posted at 12:42 PM ET, 08/10/2012

Prince George’s casino: Construction jobs may take time, says MarylandReporter.com (#DMVReads)

Given restrictions on when the casino can open, no construction jobs would show up for at least two years.

By Andy Smith  |  12:42 PM ET, 08/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:15 PM ET, 08/09/2012

D.C. Beer Week: Tips for the local home brewer (#DMVReads)

Inspired local beer lovers might want to look to the Internet in order to find the best ingredients for home brewing.

By Andy Smith  |  04:15 PM ET, 08/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:16 PM ET, 08/09/2012

Visualizing the segregation of D.C.’s housing (#DMVReads)

A new graphic helps visualize the lack of diversity in D.C.’s neighborhoods.

By Andy Smith  |  12:16 PM ET, 08/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  dmvreads

Posted at 04:41 PM ET, 08/06/2012

Making a 2024 bid: Would you want the Olympics in the District?

Discussions have been informal, but the possibility of a 2024 D.C. games is there. Let us know what you think.

By Margaret Ely  |  04:41 PM ET, 08/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:09 PM ET, 08/06/2012

Bethesda’s ‘coolest city’ ranking explained (#DMVReads)

Demographic diversity and low unemployment help explain why Forbes ranked Bethesda the 17th coolest city in America.

By Andy Smith  |  01:09 PM ET, 08/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  dmvreads

Posted at 01:50 PM ET, 08/03/2012

Flower Theatre restoration to be discussed (#DMVReads)

Community members are being asked for their input on how to best restore the historic movie theatre in Silver Spring.

By Andy Smith  |  01:50 PM ET, 08/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:10 PM ET, 08/02/2012

Metro wants you to come pick up your bicycle (#DMVReads)

Metro has released photos of bikes abandoned outside stations, hoping owners will claim them.

By Andy Smith  |  04:10 PM ET, 08/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  dmvreads

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 08/02/2012

D.C. is not America’s vainest city, according to new research

There’s no shortage of egos in Washington, but according to a new list, vanity doesn’t rule in the nation’s capital.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  12:00 PM ET, 08/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:49 AM ET, 08/02/2012

Tommy K. Wong, slain Columbia Pike jeweler, remembered with candlelight vigil (#DMVReads)

Friends and familty gathered in a candlelight vigil to honor the Herndon, Va. jeweler killed in a robbery.

By Andy Smith  |  11:49 AM ET, 08/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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