April 18, 2013
The 2013 TIME 100
TIME presents its annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world, from artists and leaders to pioneers, titans and icons.
April 17, 2013
Civil War HistoryMobile
The Civil War HistoryMobile is making its way through Virginia to mark 150 years since the end of the Civil War. Find out when the HistoryMobile is making a stop in your town here.
April 15, 2013
Boston Marathon Explosions
If you know someone who was visiting the Boston region or running the Boston Marathon today, visit these “person finder” sites from Red Cross and Google to check on their condition. Boston Police have also set up a hotline to help people find loved ones — 617-635-4500.
Proposed Silver Line Bus Routes
See the proposed Silver Line bus routes for Fairfax County here.
Doug Gansler’s Online Privacy Campaign
Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler has announced a public education campaign to help teens, parents and all digital consumers manage their online privacy and personal safety. See the video announcement here.
Free Tax Help
If you’ve waited until the last minute to do your taxes, you can obtain free Maryland income tax assistance over the phone by contacting Taxpayer Service or in person at any of 12 locations.
April 10, 2013
District Town Hall Meetings
D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray is hosting a series of town-hall-style meetings to introduce District residents to, and receive feedback from them on, his Fiscal Year 2014 Proposed Budget and Financial Plan. The dates, times and locations for all the meetings can be found here.
April 5, 2013
Cherry Blossom Web Cam
Live, streaming video of the Cherry Blossoms and festival in Washington.
April 2, 2013
Autism Awareness Day
Thanks to the Office of the First Lady, nearly 3,000 iconic structures, buildings and landmarks in more than 600 U.S. cities and 50 countries around the world will shine a bright light on autism as a growing public health crisis. Visit www.lightitupblue.org to find out how you can help.
April 1, 2013
D.C. Crime Map
If you want to check on whether your neighborhood is a hotbed of robberies or a target for car thieves, it’s once again easy to do so with the return of the D.C. Crime Map.
March 27, 2013
Thomas Maslin Fundraiser
There’s a fundraiser tonight from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at The 201 Bar, 201 Massachusetts Ave. NE for the family of Thomas Maslin, the man who was left for dead on his front porch near Eastern Market last August. There is a $10 suggested donation at the door and there will be a cash bar. People also can make donations online.
Marine Corps Marathon Registration
Registration for this year’s Marine Corps Marathon opens at noon on March 27.
March 26, 2013
Metro Rider Survey
Call it the Metro rider’s wish list. It’s a new survey of Washington commuters on what they’d do to improve public transportation.
March 25, 2013
Blood Glucose Meter Recall
Johnson & Johnson has announced a voluntary recall for all its OneTouch VerioIQ blood glucose meters in the U.S. because they do not provide a warning when a diabetic’s blood sugar level is dangerously high. Instead, the meters turn off.
March 24, 2013
RiverSmart Homes Rain Barrels
Interested keeping pollutants out of the region’s rivers while collecting rain water from your own downspout for your garden or yard? You can get two rain barrels, for just $45 each, from the RiverSmart Homes program.
First Night Seder
Looking for a first-night Passover seder in your area? See a list here.