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Tuesday, December 25, 2012

RFK Stadium Set To Sell Military Bowl Tickets

It's a sure sign of the season... the fifth annual Military Bowl is set for later this week. The RFK Stadium box office will be open Wednesday and Thursday for ticket sales.

D.C. Area Prepares For Tree Recycling

Public works departments across the D.C. area are gearing up for tree recycling efforts.

Virginia Tech Football Team Honors Sandy Hook Victims

The Virginia Tech football team is honoring the Connecticut school shooting victims with a helmet decal.

Doctors Urge Moderation During Holiday Season

Doctors in the area are urging caution when handling foods this holiday season.

JMU Professor Writes About Herbert Huncke's Life And The Beat Generation

Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg and William Burroughs are all names you might recognize as poets of the Beat Generation. But a scholar in Virginia has published a book tracing the life of a friend and inspiration to all three of them.

D.C. Jewish Community Center Volunteers Help On The Holidays

This holiday season, a thousand people are expected to take part in volunteer projects organized by the D.C Jewish Community Center.

Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Dec. 25, 2012

Tonight you can have a merry Christmas or a happy Tuesday in D.C.!

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Dec. 26, 2012

If your favorite things include cinema and jazz, you're in for a fun 48 hours.

Monday, December 24, 2012

Redskins-Cowboys Game Moved To Sunday Night

The Washington Redskins-Dallas Cowboys matchup that will decide the NFC East has been moved to prime time at 8:20 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 30.

Md. Elk Tourism Would Raise $4.5 Million Annually, Advocates Say

A new proposal to reintroduce the once-native elk to western Maryland says tourism would generate nearly $4.5 million every year.

Norton 'Optimistic' About D.C. Budget Autonomy In 2013

D.C. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton says she's optimistic federal lawmakers will grant the District budget autonomy in the 113th Congress.

Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Dec. 24, 2012

You can spend Christmas Eve caroling, or look forward to some post-holiday theater.

Sunday, December 23, 2012

D.C. Churches Host Annual Holiday Party For Homeless

Two churches in the District join together at this time every year, to help the homeless and the hungry celebrate the season.

Crowd Control Plans For 2013 Inauguration Underway

President Obama's inauguration is set to draw large crowds of people to downtown Washington. The trick will be making sure those crowds don't clog up the National Mall.

Virginia Gets High Marks For Public Health Preparedness

A new report by two health advocacy groups ranks Virginia as high compared to the rest of the country in being prepared for public health emergencies.