Where to See Cherry Blossoms in DC, Maryland and Virginia

NBC DC (Local) 3/19 5:56A Sophia Barnes
Sign up for The Weekend Scene newsletter to get our full guide to cherry blossom season on Wednesday. Did you know there s a special word in Japanese just to describe cherry blossom viewing? It s...

DC man sentenced for Adams Morgan home invasion sexual assaults

WTOP News 3/18 6:21A Valerie Bonk
A D.C. man will serve two consecutive life sentences for breaking into women s homes and sexually assaulting them in 2007 and 2010, U.S. Attorney Matthew M. Graves announced Friday . Ronald P. Berton, Jr., 48, of D.C., was sentenced Friday in two...

DC cherry blossom season could be spoiled by wind, freezing temps

WTOP News 3/18 3:33A Luke Lukert
D.C. s National Cherry Blossom Festival kicks off on Saturday and while the trees are expected to bloom early this year, cold temperatures over the weekend could spoil the fun. “The critical temperature we re looking at is about 27 [degrees] for...

DC ranks in top 10 destinations for cheap flights

WTOP News 3/17 11:02A Gigi Barnett
D.C. was just ranked among cities with the best low airfare nationwide, and travel experts say now is the time to book to get the best summer travel deals. The city was recently ranked seventh on a top 10 list of U.S. destinations from,...

DC schools’ teacher retention rate falls for second year in a row

WTOP News 3/17 10:17A Scott Gelman
Thirty-percent of D.C. teachers left their schools last year, according to recently-released city data, prompting education leaders to double down on investments in staff well-being. The latest data from the city superintendent s office reveals...

????Weekend Cherry Blossom Update: Some Blooms at the Tidal Basin????

Washingtonian Things To Do 3/17 8:53A Daniella Byck
Peak bloom is predicted for next week, but some cherry trees around the Tidal Basin are already blossoming. According to NPS spokesperson Mike Litterst, those trees account for less than 25 percent of the Tidal Basin s cherry blossoms. Still,...

5 Films to See at the DC Environmental Film Festival

Washingtonian Things To Do 3/17 5:52A Julia Rosenberg
The DC Environmental Film Festival is screening documentaries about the planet and ecological issues until March 26. Tickets are currently on sale for in-person and free virtual showings of 131 films. Some screenings are already sold out, such as...

You Can See DC’s Rediscovered Last Supper Sculpture in April

Washingtonian Things To Do 3/17 5:05A Andrew Beaujon
Studio Acting Conservatory discovered a massive African American Last Supper sculpture behind drywall in its Columbia Heights building back in 2019. The theater school originally hoped to find a new home for the work by DC artist Akili Ron...
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