Monday, November 12, 2012
After balmy weekend, temperatures take a plunge — high of 47 degrees on Wednesday.
After this weekend's balmy above-average temperatures that hit 71 degrees on Sunday, prepare for chillier weather this week. The week could start out with fog on Monday, according to the National Weather Service, with a 90 percent chance of showers Monday night. The warmer temperatures will hold on Monday, reaching 66 degrees. Showers are expected to linger (70 percent chance) on Tuesday through the morning and temperatures will dip 20 degrees — into the 40s for a high Tuesday. The skies will clear and temperatures will stay in the 40s for a high on Wednesday, making for a brisk, sunny day with a high of 47 degrees, about 10 degrees below normal for November, according to the National Weather Service. Wednesday through the weekend should …
Thursday, July 5, 2012
The show was spectacular on the National Mall Wednesday night.
The national fireworks show was launched at approximately 9:10 p.m. on Wednesday night. If you have your own pictures or video of the fireworks, email firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll feature them on the site.
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
The spaceship looped over the Washington metro area several times this morning.
Whether you were standing on a rooftop or waiting down by the waterfront, Georgetown proved a prime viewing spot to catch a glimpse of the space shuttle Discovery on Tuesday morning. The aircraft, which was carried atop a Boeing 747, flew over the metro area several times before landing at Dulles International Airport. It will be transferred to its permanent home at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum's Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Dulles, Va. It truly was an awesome sight to behold! If you snapped some photos or video with your camera, we'd love to share them with all our Patch readers. Email your submissions to email@example.com or upload them directly to this article. (Note the button under the photo.)
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
A downtown bomb would likely destroy the White House and other key government buildings.
If a 10-kiloton nuclear bomb exploded near the intersection of 16th and K streets NW, Georgetown would largely be spared from the destruction, a government study suggests. The Associated Press reports that the study concludes the bomb would likely destroy everything with a half-mile radius of the explosion, including the White House. But even if Georgetowners and the rest of the city happened to avoid complete obliteration, Huffington Post D.C. Editor Michael Grass speculates that the survivors would to be thrown into utter chaos. "Those of us who survive are supposed to hunker down for a few hours to let the worst of the radioactive fallout decrease. But our natural tendency will be to evacuate, which is something D.C. does not do very …
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
The Georgetown Ministry Center serves D.C.'s homeless.
Every day this week, Patch is profiling a local nonprofit agency. If there's a nonprofit that you think your neighbors need to know about, email Doug Tallman or Lauren Sausser. Mission: Georgetown Ministry Center operates a winter shelter that offers a safe haven for withdrawn and vulnerable homeless neighbors, according to its website. "GMC's unique presence in Georgetown makes us an essential part of the 'net' of services cast to the city’s homeless population," the website says. Contact information: Phone - 202-338-8301; E-mail - firstname.lastname@example.org; 1041 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20007. Financials: According to the organization's 2010 tax filing, Georgetown Ministry Center raised about $469,000. It spent about that much in 2010 as …
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Are you following the "Occupy D.C." and "Stop the Machine" movements?
The "Occupy Wall Street" movement started in Manhattan and quickly spread south to D.C. Have you been following the Freedom Plaza protests in Washington? Do you think the protesters are disruptive or are you eager to join them? Follow the latest news on the protests on the new Huffington Post D.C. website and let Patch know where you fall on the issue.
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
The sustainable public bike program celebrates its first birthday this week.
This Tuesday, Capital Bikeshare, Washington, D.C.’s popular public bike program, will celebrate its first birthday. Over the past year, the program has become a staple of the district’s public transportation system. “They’re almost every place I need to go,” said Wayne HarIell, a D.C. resident and Capital Bikeshare member. The program currently consists of 116 solar-powered stations and 1,100 bikes, with 60 additional stations on the way. HarIell is one of 17,000 D.C. bicyclists to purchase a bikeshare membership in the last year. “I really like that it frees you from waiting for the bus and the metro,” said Doris Yu, a Georgetown University student who purchased a bikeshare membership a few months ago. Capital Bikeshare will celebrate …
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
The Broadway play is currently on tour at The Kennedy Center.
After the final curtain dropped at the Kennedy Center, my first impression of “Wicked” was that it was different from the book. For those of you who have read Gregory Maguire’s novel, you’ll understand this came as a disappointment. I loved the book. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoyed the play – and the songs and the talent of the actors and actresses were unsurpassed – but it was different from the book. That’s all I’ll say about that. This Tony Award-winning musical is on tour at The Kennedy Center through Aug. 21. It explores the true nature of good and evil through the “untold” story of the witches of Oz. The play is funny and touching and, unlike the novel, definitely family-friendly. I kept hoping I’d run into Sasha and Malia. My husband …