Washington, D.C.: Memorable Images from 2021 (photos by Jeff Malet)

December 31, 2021

2021 saw a partial resumption of activities in the District suggesting better times ahead. It was also a year marked by political turmoil. Click on the photo icons below for […]

Wreaths Across America Honors Veterans Buried at Arlington National Cemetery (photos)

December 20, 2021

Thousands gathered at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., in seasonably mild weather on Saturday, Dec. 18, to participate in Wreaths Across America by laying holiday wreaths over each of […]

Happy Hanukkah: National Menorah Lighting Ceremony (photos)

November 29, 2021

On Sunday, Nov. 28, the first night of the eight-day Jewish holiday, thousands attended the 2021 National Hanukkah Menorah lighting ceremony on the Ellipse, just across from the White House […]

Ward 2 to Expand Under Redistricting Plans

November 22, 2021

The District’s Ward 2, of which Georgetown is a part, will expand its eastern boundaries to include all of the Shaw neighborhood, according to a D.C. Council report released last […]

Smithsonian Focuses on the Future with New Exhibit (photos)

November 21, 2021

The Smithsonian’s Arts and Industries Building came back to life on Saturday Nov. 20 with “Futures,” an exhibition scheduled to run until July 6, 2022. It will be part of […]

An Embassy Chat with Albanian Ambassador Floreta Faber

November 17, 2021

Albania, a small country on the Adriatic with three million people, is little known to Americans. I was therefore particularly glad to meet with its warm and gracious Ambassador, Floreta […]

Cherry Blossom Festival to Go Live and In-Person in 2022 (photos)

November 10, 2021

After a two-year pause, the National Cherry Blossom Festival announced plans to return to “live and in-person” events in 2022.” The announcement by Cherry Festival President Diana Mayhew became official […]

Iconic ‘LOVE HATE’ Sculpture on Display in Downtown D.C. (photos)


“The love of one’s country is a splendid thing. But why should love stop at the border? There is a brotherhood among all men. This must be recognized if life […]

D.C. Hosts Diwali 2021, Indian Festival of Lights (photos)

November 3, 2021

Hundreds gathered at the Burke Theater inside the U.S. Navy Memorial on Tuesday, Nov. 2, to celebrate the festival of Diwali.  Diwali, or Deepavali, a Sanskrit word meaning “rows of […]

Legendary New Zealand Rugby Squad Rolls Against U.S. at Fedex Field (photos)

October 26, 2021

“Rugby is great. The players don’t wear helmets or padding; they just beat the living daylights out of each other and then go for a beer. I love that.” – […]