April 17, 2013 |
With every bag of cookies and cup of lemonade she sold, Annie Madden, 6, handed the customer a pink bauble, or a "cherry blossom gem," as she called it. Annie and her brother, Will, 9, needed a hook recently in Kenwood. They weren't the only kids operating a lemonade stand, hoping to capitalize on the neighborhood's abundance of cherry blossoms. Thanks to the fluttery pink and white flowers, Kenwood is transformed for about a week each spring from a tranquil enclave of million-dollar-homes to a tourist hot spot...
April 13, 2013
Like many others, I walked around the Tidal Basin this week, camera in hand. At the end, I looked at the three dozen or so photos I had taken. Some were fairly pleasant; all extremely ordinary. Even boring. I was glad to have taken them, but they looked just like the thousands of other cherry blossom photos I had seen, some taken with my own cameras throughout the years. I like to think I know a little something about the art of photography, so I consoled myself with the thought that it simply is impossible to get...
April 12, 2013 |
Correction: An earlier version of this article incorrectly said that Kishan Putta grew up in India. He was born and grew up in the United States. His parents are from the same part of India as the victim. The article has been updated. A man found floating in the Tidal Basin early Thursday was a tourist from the Chicago area who disappeared near the same spot on Easter Sunday, officials said. Sarath Kumar Potharaju, 35, of Grayslake, Ill., went missing the afternoon of March 31 during a tour that...
April 11, 2013
Blossom Watch Cherry Blossom events Friday, April 12 ● Coronation of Cherry Blossom Queen & Grand Ball . A black-tie evening culminating in the introduction of the Cherry Blossom princesses and the coronation of the 2013 Cherry Blossom Queen. 6 p.m.-midnight. $175 per person. Children 12 and younger, $75. Renaissance Washington hotel, 999 Ninth St. NW. Metro: Gallery Place-Chinatown. ● Capital Elite Cherry Blossom Sightseeing Cruises . A 45-minute...
April 11, 2013 |
The body of a man was found floating in the Tidal Basin early Thursday, D.C. police said. Police did not immediately comment on the man's identity and had not yet determined how he died. The body was found near the spot where a tourist from Chicago disappeared while visiting with his family on Easter Sunday. It was was the second body to be pulled from water close to the Mall in the past six days, both near the cherry trees, whose blossoms can draw a million visitors to the Tidal Basin area.
April 6, 2013
Telegraph Road Project Virginia, Fairfax County and Alexandria officials held a ceremony Thursday marking completion of the Telegraph Road interchange reconstruction , the last major phase of the Woodrow Wilson Bridge project , which involved building not only the bridge but also two interchanges on each side of the Potomac River. Over the years, some travelers have asked why the Telegraph Road interchange was taking so long, but this work, which began in 2008,...