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As surely as the pink buds pop open there will be a National Cherry Blossom Festival this spring. And despite across-the-board federal spending cuts expected to kick in Friday, the National Park Service offers assurances there will be summer concerts on the grounds of the Capitol and there will be Fourth of July fireworks on the National Mall.
WTOP's Kate Ryan reports.
Para-mutual betting is coming to Gold Cup this spring. As first reported on Fauquier.com that the "Virginia Racing Commission approved a pari-mutuel application from the Gold Cup that will allow wagering, previously illegal under state and local code." Gold Cup is May 4th. You can hear more details on how this is being done by clicking on the clips below.
The brand new Edgar Bar & Kitchen hosted a Champagne infused "Moet & Chandon" Oscar Party" It was a great way to watch the Oscars and see this new place to "see and be seen" in DC. It is located in The Mayflower Renaissance Washington, DC Hotel. Click on the clips below to hear some of that fun night which included spending time with psychic Sherry Sherry.
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Whether it is a watching the Oscars or a movie itself, nothing makes the experience pop more than popcorn. But buttered popcorn is chock full of calories. A better and tasty alternative is a special kind of Olive Oil. As we learn from Renee Farr at Sapore Oil & Vinegar in the heart of historic Capitol Hill. 660 Pennsylvania Avenue SE. Click and listen below.
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Some people throw huge parties, but not Deb Fiscella. The Montgomery County resident is using the occasion to help kids with cancer. She's telling friends "no gifts for me, just donate to $50forthekids". Listen to the two clips below for more of this loving story!
WTOP's Kate Ryan reports.
The high school winners of the National 2012-2013 AbilityOne® Design Challenge got to strut their stuff. The only competition in the country for high school students where students use science and engineering to help people with disabilities. Winners received scholarship awards. Among the five finalists (listed below)were two teams from Poolesville High School in Poolesville, Maryland. They took 2nd & 3rd Place.
There are thousands who did, including those who enjoyed the National Crime Museum's annual "Crimes of Passion". It was a three night adventure into the world of crimes and crime solving while being handcuffed to your date. Get a "feel" for what it was like in the two clips below.
One of those who decided to stretch Valentine's Day beyond the 14th was Imagination Stage with Love, Friendship, and Possibility: A Benefit Concert by Mario Bonds we spoke before his Friday concert. You may listen to the two clips below.
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