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Jing Jing Tsong’s Colorful Poster
Trumpets the Cherry Blossom Festival

Wednesday, March 18th, 2015
by on Woman Around Town

The National Cherry Blossom Festival officially begins on Friday, March 20, running through Sunday, April 12. This year, Jing Jing Tsong was tapped to design

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Out of Many, One: Celebrating Diversity on the National Mall

Saturday, October 4th, 2014
by on Playing Around

When viewed from above ground, Jorge Rodríguez-Gerada’s Out of Many, One, is staggering. The latest in Rodríguez-Gerada’s “facescapes,” or oversized portraits that are visible from

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Flowers, Sake, Festivals – Cherry Blossom Festival 2014

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014
by on Living Around

The 102nd National Cherry Blossom Festival (NCBF) came to a close April 13th, 2014 and during those 24 days there were enough festivities to make

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White House Holiday Tour – Deck the Halls!

Wednesday, December 18th, 2013
by on Living Around

As an employee of the National Park Service, I have been outside the White House many times escorting tourists who are amazed by the landmarks

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Virginia’s Manassas Battlefield:
Two Critical Civil War Conflicts

Monday, May 28th, 2012
by on Living Around

Visiting the Manassas National Battlefield Park on a warm spring day, there’s no indication of the bloody conflicts that occurred on those grounds during the

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Governors Island: Little-Known Park Treasure

Monday, August 31st, 2009
by on Living Around

“Who knew it was this close,” said one friend. “Who knew the ferry was free,” said another. “And what a fabulous view of downtown.” Like

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