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Thu Dec 13th, 2012

So long to a shining star of Wolf Trap

For 17 years Terre Jones has been at the helm of Wolf Trap guiding it through a tremendous time of growth not just in the scope of entertainment on the Filene Stage or the Barns of Wolf Trap, the commissioning of more than 70 new pieces in diverse genres but especially in education programs. The board of directors hailed the opening of the Center for Education at Wolf Trap as "one of Jones' greatest achievements during his tenure. It is a national resource for artists, teachers, children, and the community". Now that he is retiring at year's end, a wing of the center has been named in his honor: "The Terrence D. Jones Family Education Hall."

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Thu Dec 13th, 2012

Festival of Lights shines on

The National Menorah is 30 feet tall, on the Ellipse on the south side of the White House Each night of Hanukkah another candle will be lighted until all 8 are illuminated. Rabbi Levi Shemtov presided over the annual lighting on Sunday saying, "Indeed, this menorah has become a national symbol of the festival of Chanukah. After all, this is the essence of the celebration - to proclaim and celebrate the miracle of Chanukah - The Festival of Lights in the most public manner possible." The National Menorah is sponsored by American Friends of Lubavitch privately through its National Menorah Council. Check out the two reports by clicking below.

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Wed Dec 12th, 2012

Guys, nail polish will help your nails during winter

WTOP's David Burd reports.

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Wed Dec 12th, 2012

Charges dismissed in Bristow daycare death

WTOP's Andrew Mollenbeck reports.

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Tue Dec 11th, 2012

Terror group threatens attack on U.S. bank websites

JJ Green, WTOP national security correspondent

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Tue Dec 11th, 2012

Do you know how much time people spend on social media sites?

WTOP's Veronica Robinson reports.

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Sat Dec 08th, 2012

Kids' anxiety could be caused by parents' lifestyles

Carolyn Bick, special to WTOP

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Fri Dec 07th, 2012

Rep. Hoyer to deliver toys in Charles County

Rep. Steny Hoyer is getting into the holiday spirit.

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Thu Dec 06th, 2012

Nothing says Christmas like this!

The Washington Ballet's production of Septime Webre's critically acclaimed "The Nutcracker". It magically transports the audience back in time to historic Washington, DC and stars George Washington as the heroic Nutcracker. Along side the professional dancers are 400 youngsters from the Washington School of Ballet. At the Warner Theatre thru December 23rd. Meet some of stars of tomorrow in the two clips below.

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Thu Dec 06th, 2012

Junior Achievement achieves!

There are 52,000 students in the Greater Washington area getting a leg up on life thanks to Junior Achievement of Greater Washington which empowers young people to own their economic success. Meet some of them in the two clips below.

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Thu Dec 06th, 2012

Yo Yo takes a turn in a turn-around school

Grammy Award Winning, National Medal of Arts and Presidential Medal of Freedom awardee, cellist Yo-Yo Ma and dancer Damian Woetzel spent Tuesday morning at Savoy Elementary School in Washington's Anacostia neighborhood. Listen to the two cuts below to find out what the Washington Performing Arts Society did for these youngsters.

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Thu Dec 06th, 2012

Eye scan unlocks phone

WTOP's Del Walters reports. More on EyeVerify.

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Thu Dec 06th, 2012

Chevy Chase toy store shuns 'must have' toys

WTOP's Dick Uliano reports.

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Wed Dec 05th, 2012

Police in Montgomery and Fairfax cos. see more kids doing heroin

WTOP's Kristi King reports. More from The Examiner.

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Tue Dec 04th, 2012

Good news is good for you!

There is science to prove it. Where to get good news other than here?? The Good News Network® the brain child of a Manassass mom, Geri Weis-Corbley who began this effort in 1997 with a passion to serve humanity in doses of positive news.

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Tue Dec 04th, 2012

Fairfax Co. tried and abandoned expanded curriculum

WTOP's Hank Silverberg reports.

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Mon Dec 03rd, 2012

Flu shot may help heart patients live longer

WTOP's Kathy Stewart reports. More from EurekAlert.

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Sun Dec 02nd, 2012

A chef who cooks without tasting the food??

Samantha Pecoraro is a 15 year-old young lady who dreams of being a chef - but she cannot eat.
From Cape Coral, Florida she is in DC this weekend as an apprentice to Cedar Restaurant's Chef Aaron McCloud. Samantha has a condition called Eosinophilic Esophagitis, an autoimmune disease that causes food to make her extremely ill. Because of this disease Samantha can only eat white potatoes which her body is able to digest.
Yet even though she cannot eat she dreams of being a professional chef. She takes a culinary class every day. She calls herself a "blind chef" because she cannot taste what she cooks so she focuses on presentation which she documents in photographs for her culinary portfolio.
No shy chef, Samantha recently perfected recipes for escargot and crème brulee.
Sunday December 2, Cedar Restaurant's Chef Aaron McCloud and Samantha will host a dinner benefiting CURED, the research foundation for Eosinophilic Esophagitis, the condition that affects one in 1,000 people. Sunday December 2, 2012 - 6 p.m. Cedar Chef Aaron McCloud hosts benefit dinner for Samantha 822 E Street NW Washington DC 20004 202-637-0012 Tickets: $150 per person

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Sun Dec 02nd, 2012

Bright lights

Lots of red, green, blue and aqua lights sparkled along the waters of the Potomac River in Alexandria Saturday. Dozens of light bedecked boats took part in the 13th Annual Alexandria Holiday Boat Parade of Lights. Earlier in the day Santa was on hand for pictures and warm cider with the youngsters. The mild weather brought out thousands for what organizers feel was the largest crowd yet.

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Fri Nov 30th, 2012

ZooLights highlights noctural animals

WTOP's Megan Cloherty reports.

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