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In Va. enclave shattered by baseball shooting, making beauty out of pain
The neighborhood where an angry gunman appears to have targeted Republican politicians is known for its closeness and diversity.

3 Star Brewing Co. offering a yoga and beer session
WashingtonTimes.com / Thu, 15 Jun 2017 20:35:05 -0400

Walking into a yoga studio for the first time can be a daunting experience: Everyone else seems to know how the class works and the room swelters.

So a change of venue — say, a brewery — could help a would-be yogi ease into downward dog. Especially with a cold ...

Jim Graham, former D.C. councilman, dies at 71
WashingtonTimes.com / Thu, 15 Jun 2017 20:24:10 -0400

Jim Graham, the second openly gay member of the D.C. Council who represented Ward 1 and advocated for gay rights, died Sunday of intestinal infection complications at George Washington University Hospital. He was 71.

The council announced his death Thursday via a tweet, and said information about services will be ...

National Arboretum fights invastive species
WashingtonTimes.com / Thu, 15 Jun 2017 20:24:06 -0400

Foreign plants and insects intent on wiping out native flora have invaded the National Arboretum and the surrounding D.C. area, forcing gardeners and horticulturists alike into a silent war against destructive pests.

At the arboretum's New York Avenue entrance in Northeast, green creeping vines — English ivy — hugs the ...

D.C. Metro SafeTrack improvements move on to final segments
WashingtonTimes.com / Thu, 15 Jun 2017 20:01:06 -0400

In the past year Metro has replaced 50,000 wooden rail ties, enough to reach as high as the Washington Monument — twice — if stacked.

Smoke and fire incidents have declined 32 percent. Rail service interruptions have fallen 45 percent.

Metro General Manager Paul Weidefeld on Thursday presented a slew ...

Nudity at the beach. Quelle horreur!
WashingtonTimes.com / Thu, 15 Jun 2017 19:27:05 -0400


The trusty Old Farmers Almanac says June 20 is the day those of us in the Northern Hemisphere can officially celebrate the arrival of summer.

Are you looking forward to the break? To enjoying your summer?

Ordinarily, when one season ends and another begins, journalists tend to write about ...

Fort Meade centennial looks through history
WashingtonTimes.com / Thu, 15 Jun 2017 18:57:05 -0400

FORT MEADE, Maryland | The site of the military's — and the nation's — best-kept secrets is now 100 years old.

The hub of U.S. cybersecurity, Fort George G. Meade in Anne Arundel County, Maryland, remains the game-changer in defense that it has been since its inception.

To celebrate, Fort ...

Corey Stewart surprises pollsters who miss Trump voters
WashingtonTimes.com / Thu, 15 Jun 2017 17:49:05 -0400

Pollsters had major trouble spotting the surge of support for Corey Stewart in Virginia's Republican governor's primary this week, suggesting they still can't figure out how to successfully survey Trump supporters.

Mr. Stewart, chairman of the Prince William Board of County Supervisors and onetime Trump campaign chairman in Virginia, ran ...

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