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Archive for August, 2009

Lazy Summertime at the Beach in Pre-World War II Washington

In the early 1920s, when these images were taken, during the hot summer months, Washingtonians headed to a sandy beach along the Potomac River located where the Jefferson Memorial is now situated. The large building shown across the Tidal Basin in one image is the Bureau of Engraving and Printing. Called the Washington Bathing Beach, […]

Royal Raves: Regent Thai

Frequently heard among DC foodies: “I love Thai food.” “Thai cooking is my favorite Asian cuisine.” “Pssst — I know where to fine the best Thai food.” Considering that in the past decade the number of local Thai eateries (in the entire metro area) has rocketed up from about 75 to more than 200, it’s […]

NOT SURE ANYONE IS REALLY MINDING THE STORE

Question: Where’s the boss? Seemingly, he’s never in the office keeping track of whether the many minions are really following through on their assignments and responsibilities. Instead, every day he’s everywhere “out in the field” — as the bureaucratic like to say when someone needs to track down a government manager. Now, we don’t want […]

Historic Courthouse Restoration Seen As Completing the Judiciary Square Ensemble

By Anthony L. Harvey [Note: Photographs accompanying this news story in the print edition can be viewed in the full PDF copy in the Current & Back Issues Archive.] To mark the stunning re-emergence of Washington’s first federally funded municipal building, constructed in the early 1820s and designed by noted architect George Hadfield — and […]

Adams Morgan MainStreet Gearing Up for Annual Adams Morgan Day Festival

By Janet Lugo-Tafur* [Note: Photographs accompanying this news story in the print edition can be viewed in the full PDF copy in the Current & Back Issues Archive.] The 31st annual Adams Morgan Day Festival will soon be here — on Sunday, September 13.  The regional attraction returns with its signature focus on culture and […]

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