March 28, 2009 |
Some residents of the Riverbend area of Fort Washington have been neighbors for decades, raising their children, attending picnics and potluck suppers, holding holiday decorating contests, and running food and toy drives. "Folks really watch out for one another. You see some of the old-fashioned neighborliness folks used to have before the hustle and bustle of the day," said Zeno W. St. Cyr II, who is president of the citizens group for the Riverbend subdivision. One stealthy neighbor in Riverbend Estates has been known to leave vases...
March 4, 2012 |
For those who have always wanted to feel the rush of jumping out of an airplane without actually, well, jumping out of an airplane, you may be in luck. Executives at iFly, which claims to be the world's largest operator of vertical wind tunnels that simulate the sky diving experience, are on the hunt for two to three locations in the Washington area and could open their first here as early as 2013. Vertical wind tunnels that simulate skydiving are not new but are beginning to expand as an attraction in...
May 8, 2013 |
Officials from MGM Resorts on Wednesday confirmed that the company will bid this week for a license to build and operate a new casino in Prince George's County. MGM announced plans for a news conference on Thursday, the day before bids are due to the state, at their proposed casino site at National Harbor , the 300-acre mini-city on the banks of the Potomac River. Following the morning news conference, company officials said they plan to drive their bid materials up to Baltimore to the...
December 27, 2012 |
The best thing about the new National Children's Museum ? "Frederick" was the verdict from my 8-year-old. He ran into an old classmate he hadn't seen in a while and he said that seeing Frederick was the highlight of his visit to the new $7 million interactive children's museum that's been eight years in the making. And I have to agree with him. Compared with children's museums across the country that we have visited — Baltimore, Boston, New York, Miami, Durham, N.C., San Francisco,...
January 1, 2009
National Harbor, the little city being built by Milton Peterson, took shape all year along the banks of the Potomac River in Oxon Hill, where yachts filled the marina all summer. Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center, above, opened in April. Gaylord, the largest hotel and convention center on the Eastern Seaboard, has several restaurants and stores, two art galleries and a couple of accessory shops at the 300-acre waterfront development. Two other hotels are open at National Harbor.
November 19, 2009
The signature holiday attraction of the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center at National Harbor contemplates what an ice age would be like if there were carefully crafted holiday scenes everywhere. The event, in a 15,000-square-foot room, features 2 million pounds of ice hand-sculpted by 40 international artists over 40 days. Walk across an ice bridge, get your picture taken in an ice sleigh, take in 10 holiday scenes or ride down a two-story ice slide. Remember to bring a winter coat, though if you forget, the attraction will provide one for...