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D.C. bike trail rangers will help cyclists, monitor trails

Trained bicyclists will ride D.C.'s four off-road biking trails, helping cyclists with emergency bike repairs and first aid while also collecting data on the maintenance needs of the trails.

Tuesday - 06/25/2013, 05:03am EDT

Tags: Megan Cloherty, D.C., trails, bicycling, Metropolitan Branch Trail, Anacostia River Walk Trail, Marvin Gaye Trail, Suitland Parkway Trial, Garrett Hannigan, trail rangers

How to hire a reliable contractor in Maryland

The Montgomery County Office of Consumer Protection is asking consumers to do their homework before signing any contracts for any home repair, tree work or home improvement.

Tuesday - 06/18/2013, 06:22am EDT

Tags: Megan Cloherty, home improvement, contractors, home repairs, Montgomery County Office of Consumer Protection, Eric Friedman

What is in the Potomac River's water?

The Potomac River's drinking water is safe, but chemicals in the river are raising concerns among water quality experts.

Friday - 06/07/2013, 09:53am EDT

Tags: Megan Cloherty, Troubled Waters, Washington Aqueduct, EPA, Potomac River, swimming in Potomac, Department of Environment, Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin

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Mom of sick baby asks federal workers to donate their leave

An employee of the Department of Veterans Affairs is asking federal employees to donate their vacation leave so she can stay with her sick baby in the hospital.

Monday - 05/13/2013, 03:49am EDT

Tags: Megan Cloherty, sick baby, Veterans Affairs, Kelly Anderson, FMLA

As 'Gatsby' movie premieres, author rests in Md.

As the latest "Great Gatsby" movie premieres Friday, fans of author F. Scott Fitzgerald are finding he's closer than they knew.

Friday - 05/10/2013, 12:57pm EDT

Tags: gatsby, great gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald, St. Mary, Megan Cloherty, Mary van Balgooy, Peerless Rockville

'Nashville' star returns to his Va. roots to help college fund

An Alexandria high school is getting a boost from an alum who happens to be a celebrity. Charles "Chip" Esten, who plays Deacon Claybourne on the ABC show "Nashville," returned to his hometown this weekend to play at a fundraiser for his alma mater T.C. Williams High School.

Tuesday - 05/07/2013, 10:46am EDT

Tags: Nashville, Chip Esten, Deacon Claybourne, T.C. Williams High School, Megan Cloherty

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Local high schools ranked best in country

The Washington area boasts many of the top 500 high schools ranked among the best in the nation by U.S. News and World Report.

Tuesday - 04/23/2013, 02:25pm EDT

Tags: best high schools, U.S. News and World Report, Megan Cloherty, dick uliano

'Kill The Wave' effort at Nats Park gains following

A group of Washington Nationals fans want to end the fan tradition of doing the wave at Nats Park. The effort, called "Kill The Wave," is getting mixed reviews from Nats fans.

Friday - 04/12/2013, 06:21pm EDT

Tags: the wave, Megan Cloherty, Nats Park

Dozens celebrate 100 years and offer up advice

George Boggess fought in World War II, marched along Martin Luther King Jr. and served his neighbors at the D.C. Superior Court. Now, the 101-year-old is imparting advice on how to live a long life.

Wednesday - 04/10/2013, 10:02am EDT

Tags: aging, 100, centenarians, Megan Cloherty

Brew and a bite before the Nats game: What's open at Navy Yard

Baseball fans have been waiting for the restaurants and bars to open around Nationals Park far longer than they've waited for the season to come back around. Now a handful of watering holes, restaurants and sandwich shops have opened, while some are still under construction.

Monday - 04/08/2013, 08:23pm EDT

Tags: Megan Cloherty, Nationals Park, Navy Yards, The Yards, Bluejacket Brewery, Buzz Bakery, Potbellys, Lot 38 Expresso, Nando

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