WTOP's Bob Madigan

Mon Dec 12th, 2011

Having a steak in helping our injured warriors

That is NOT a misspelling. This is a story about how one small all-volunteer non-profit reaches out to our wounded by providing Friday night dinners at restaurants. The Aleethia Foundation has been doing dinners every Friday night since October of 2003. Click here for more information about helping!

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Mon Dec 12th, 2011

Tis the season for parties

But, "The Greatest Holiday Party of All" ??!!?? That's what it was called. And it was the Kennedy Center. What did the party goers think?

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Sun Dec 11th, 2011

The bells keep ringing

Because there are still many people in our area who need your help. That is one reason why so many WTOP staffers, reporters and anchors have volunteered to be bell ringers for the Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign

And they have a high tech virtual Red Kettle so you can donate on line by clicking here

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Fri Dec 09th, 2011

Funny family fun

The British Players production of "Puss and Boots" is a wonderful example of British Pantomime traditionally performed in the winter months, with family audiences. It is not Mime as we know it, but a popular form of theatre, incorporating song, dance, buffoonery, slapstick, in-jokes, audience participation, and mild innuendo. Friday - Sunday thru December 18, For ticket information click here. Kensington Town Hall 3710 Mitchell St Kensington, MD

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Thu Dec 08th, 2011

It is one of the glitziest of the year

And this will be the 25th Anniversary Leukemia Ball "Toast to Making a Difference". Saturday, March 31, 2012 Walter E. Washington Convention Center Between 7th and 9th Streets, NW

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Wed Dec 07th, 2011

Pagaent of Peace seen peacefully

The National Christmas Tree, the National Menorah and The Pathway of Peace -- 56 small, decorated trees were planted surrounding the National Christmas Tree to represent all 50 states, five territories, and the District of Columbia -- are all beautiful but getting to see them is not. Now, here comes the Washington Wine Academy with an idea to remove the parking pain.

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Wed Dec 07th, 2011

Fantasy on stage

at the 50th Anniversary presentation of The Washington Ballet's "The Nutcracker". And guess who is going to be on stage at the historic Warner Theatre this Friday evening (12/9).

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Wed Dec 07th, 2011

When being a ding-a-ling is a good thing

When you are a Salvation Army volunteer Red Kettle Bell Ringer. But what does it take to ring the bell??
Every time you see a Red Kettle and hear the familiar bell ringing, please donate generously. Every dollar you give stays right here, supporting programs in our community!

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Wed Dec 07th, 2011

Meaning of an honor

as expressed by Oscar winning actress Meryl Streep after receiving one of the Kennedy Center Honors this past weekend.

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Mon Dec 05th, 2011

Honoring the arts

When the Kennedy Center Honors are celebrated they honor all of the Arts. Oscar winning actress Meryl Streep, jazz saxophonist Sonny Rollins, cellist Yo-Yo Ma, Broadway star-torch songstress Barbara Cook and singer song writer Neil Diamond were this year's honorees. The gala, which was taped Sunday, will be televised on CBS on Dec. 27 from 9-11 pm EST.

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Mon Dec 05th, 2011

Honors are fun

The Kennedy Center Honors gala was black tie but it wasn't buttoned down. The gala, which was taped Sunday, will be televised on CBS on Dec. 27 from 9-11 pm EST.

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Sat Dec 03rd, 2011

A holiday parade that makes a SPLASH!

And it is this Saturday evening(12/3)! 12th Annual Alexandria Holiday Boat Parade of Lights. 50 brightly lit powerboats and sailboats parade down the Potomac River to Old Town Alexandria fully decked out in lights and holiday décor. The parade is led by Alexandria's fireboat Vigilant and Washington, DC's fireboat John Glenn. Pre-parade festivities begin at 4 p.m. and include live musical performances and FREE photos with Santa Claus for kids and canines. Santa will arrive by fireboat at 4:15pm at the Alexandria City Marina behind the Torpedo Factory Art Center. Click here for more details

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Sat Dec 03rd, 2011

Victory! what is it really?

That was evident at the 25th Anniversary National Rehabilitation Hospital "Victory Awards Gala". Among those honored Robert David Hall, star of the CBS series CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. As well as Mickey Gilley, country music legend; Kevin Pearce, U.S. Snowboarder; Marquita Lister, opera star; and Edward Eckenhoff, the founder of NRH.

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Fri Dec 02nd, 2011

A tree for tots and toys, too!

For the 8th year Fairmont Washington DC has lighted it's Christmas Tree and Crystal Garden in support of the U.S Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program!

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Fri Dec 02nd, 2011

Tis the season for the

The 22nd Washington Jewish Film Festival (WJFF) Dec 1-11th. Eleven days of new and award-winning films from at least 6 countries each highlighting the wonderful diversity of Jewish cuture, history and contemporary life. click here for ticket information.

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Fri Dec 02nd, 2011

Little tree big job

There is a new live National Christmas Tree replacing the older one that was knocked down by Mother Nature last spring. You can watch the lighting anytime by clicking here for the National Park Foundation

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Sat Nov 26th, 2011

Some people just give and give and give

While many individual organizations honor their own supporters in the greater Washington, DC area, National Capital Philanthropy Day offers community-wide visibility and public recognition of individuals, companies, and foundations committed to philanthropy. Through their passion, dedication, and leadership, these outstanding leaders are improving the quality of life in the metropolitan region, and are making the world a better place for all.

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Fri Nov 18th, 2011

B Smith cooking up a new challenge

Life style icon B Smith is now the national spokesperson for The African American Experience Fund. Its mission is to connect all Americans to the considerable contributions of African Americans throughout our country's history that are commemorated and brought to life in our National Parks.
And there is a new intern program for students coming this summer. Click here for details.

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Tue Nov 15th, 2011

They're working their way back to you!

Jersey Boys is back" More than 130,000 theatergoers cheered when "Jersey Boys" made its sell-out Washington premiere in October 2009. Now the Tony®, Grammy® and Olivier Award-winning Best Musical about Rock and Roll Hall of Famers "The Four Seasons" is at the National Theatre 1321 Pennsylvania Ave., NW until January 7th.

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Tue Nov 15th, 2011

Ms Wheelchair DC 2012

There is a new Ms Wheelchair DC, crowned the other night. The selection process for Ms. Wheelchair DC includes participation in empowerment seminars, the delivery of a platform speech and judged interviews. And Dawn Patrice Jennings will represent the District competing in nationally with other state titleholders in the annual Ms. Wheelchair America Pageant.

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