Posts Tagged ‘fourth of july’

Photos: 46th Annual Palisades Parade

Slideshow.  MacArthur Blvd to Sherier Pl., NW.  July 4th.  © 2012 Matt Dunn

Photos: Shaw Fireworks

The Needle: Independence Edition

Yes We Can (Continue The War On Drugs): Advocates of D.C.'s new medical marijuana law were relieved to find the zealous new House Republican majority didn't try to block it while writing the next fiscal year's budget this spring. Turns out they were worried about the wrong end of Pennsylvania Avenue. The Department of Justice [...]

The Needle: Curried Sheep Edition

That Real Estate Management Firm Sure Plays A Mean Pinball: Most museums in town have powerful financial backers—in the case of the Smithsonian Institution, for instance, the full faith and credit of the U.S. government (which, admittedly, isn't quite as strong a guarantee as it used to be). The National Pinball Museum, on the other [...]

Petworth Sounds: Fourth of July 2010

Here's a few minutes of what it sounded like pretty much all night on Independence Day near Sherman Circle, taken from a porch on Illinois Avenue NW.
Turn it up and lose yourself in the mesmerizing lawlessness!

No last call for SoberRide, after all

Go ahead and drink all you want this holiday weekend: free cabs will be around to tote you home from the bar once again.
Just before the Fourth of July, the organizers of SoberRide managed to scrape together the $31,000 they needed to keep the program running. MillerCoors kicked in $15,000 (which, presumably, it'll make back [...]

Photos: Palisades Parade, An Album

Petworth Fourth of July 2009

Here's a few minutes of what freedom sounded like this year from a porch in Petworth.
Every Independence Day, the show on the streets gives me giggles and makes me fall in love with my neighborhood all over again.