Get Away This Fall to Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay

November 19, 2020

Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa and Marina is providing an ideal staycation destination with its “Getaway Fall” promotion. The special offer provides 15% off room rates plus breakfast for two each day. It is available when booked between …

D.C. Mayor, Union Agree to Open Schools — Maybe

November 16, 2020

In late-breaking news on Friday, Nov. 13, the impasse between the Washington Teachers’ Union and D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser — which prevented a partial reopening of District public schools as planned on Nov. 9 — seemed to be melting. 

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Downtowner DC: Holiday Market, Wilson High, Tidal Basin


Holiday Market Is Coming Back

The Downtown Holiday Market, centered on 8th and F Streets NW, will return for its 16th season, choosing not to let COVID get in its way. There will be new health and safety …

News Bytes: Helicopters, GU Campus, Student Arrested


Helicopters Measure Aerial Radiation

Don’t be alarmed: the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration is operating low-altitude helicopter flights over downtown D.C. to prepare for Inauguration Day, Jan. 20, 2021. As part of a standard pre-inaugural protocol to …

Reopening of Public Schools in D.C. Delayed Again

November 9, 2020

At an Oct. 29 assembly, over 93 percent of Washington Teachers’ Union members voted against the planned reopening, 11 days later, of Washington, D.C., public schools. A press release issued on Nov. 2 stated that the union had expressed: “No …

Travel Restrictions Tightened for D.C.


New travel restrictions on District visitors took effect just as airline fares and D.C. hotel room rates were reported to be spiking for out-of-towners wanting to attend the Jan. 20 inauguration of President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr.

Effective Nov. 9,

Holiday Happenings on the Eastern Shore

November 5, 2020

Craving to untether from your safe space and get a dose of holiday magic? Bored with virtual experiences? Don’t fret. Charming historic towns on Maryland’s Eastern Shore are offering creative ways to cheer even the most pandemic-weary.

Nothing like a …

Nature Encounters at the Red Sea and in Egypt’s Eastern Desert

October 29, 2020

Dreaming of travel during the pandemic is a great way to get away in our minds, but now’s the time to start planning. Here is some inspiration …

Marsa Alam is a travel destination on the Red Sea in the …

Black and White Congregations Unite to Honor Dead, Nov. 1


In a display of unity during a tumultuous year, two congregations with distinctly different racial makeup will honor dead from their own churches and others who have died of COVID-19 or racial violence.

Dumbarton United Methodist Church and Mount Zion …

4 Candidates Vie for Ward 2 School Board Seat

October 26, 2020

The DC State Board of Education, with nine elected representatives, is one of those District entities that is little known and with little power beyond advising the state superintendent of education and the mayor. Yet its vacant seats in Ward …