Culture

On the Radio: Vegetative states

December 18, 2016

Federal News Radio’s Nicole Ogrysko speaks with Recreation News Editor Marvin Bond about interesting things to do in and near the nation’s capital. Week of Dec. 18: The United States Botanical Garden is honoring the […]

Civil War

Three Civil War cities in Coastal Virginia that saw action

October 15, 2016

Hampton, Newport News, and Norfolk are cities where the sacrifices of the American Civil War are remembered and honored. Tucked into the southeastern corner of Virginia, these now-thriving cities and surrounding waterways were once war-torn […]

Culture

Free in D.C.: New exhibitions

October 1, 2016

Check out the just-opened Smithsonian National Museum of African-American History and Culture. Items relating to Harriet Tubman, Rosa Parks, Louis Armstrong, and James Brown are among the museum’s 37,000 objects. Timed passes are needed.  Enjoy […]

Culture

Get a different view of Gettysburg

August 16, 2016

The images of Gettysburg are burned into the consciousness of anyone who has visited the battlefield area: the expanse of grass across which Confederate Gen. George Pickett’s men charged; the rocks of Little Round Top […]

Biking

Rejuvenate indoors and outdoors around Gettysburg

August 15, 2016

Seven score and 13 years ago, our forefathers hiked to Gettysburg for a monumental battle. Today’s visitors to Gettysburg don’t have to wage war, but they’ll be pleasantly surprised to learn that scenic Adams County […]