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Walking the National Mall

Walking the National Mall

WASHINGTON — I enjoyed today’s walk with my fellow Savannah State alum and soror L. Michelle Woods and Miss G. (Go Bubbles Soap) around parts of the National Mall. Our stops included the Lincoln, Martin Luther King Jr., and World War II memorials, and the Washington Monument.

 

Fairfax Art League Art Reception

Fairfax Art League Art Reception

FAIRFAX, Va. — A wonderful evening supporting our friend Nancy M. Patrick at the art reception at the Old Town Hall, hosted by the Fairfax Art League, the nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting and promoting local artists in the Fairfax, Virginia, area.

The Fairfax Art League provides a platform for artists to showcase their work, offers educational programs, and fosters a vibrant community of art enthusiasts. Through exhibitions, workshops, and community events, the league aims to enhance the cultural landscape of Fairfax and create opportunities for artists to connect and grow.

Tonight's meet and greet was with the local artists who bring art to the Fairfax Regional Library, Old Town Hall, Green Acres Community Center, Main Street Child Development Center, local churches, and regional festivals.

 

Book Signing Photo with Actress BernNadette Stanis

Book Signing Photo with Actress BernNadette Stanis
Book Signing Photo with Actress BernNadette Stanis

FORT BELVOIR, Va. — Best known for portraying the smart, beautiful, and talented daughter Thelma Evans on the popular 1970s sitcom "Good Times," BernNadette Stanis became a cultural icon. After "Good Times," Stanis continued to act in various television shows and films, became a motivational speaker and an advocate for Alzheimer's awareness, and wrote books that include "Situations 101: Relationships, The Good, The Bad & The Ugly" and "The Last Night: A Caregiver’s Journey Through Transition and Beyond," inspired by her experiences caring for her mother.

 

C&O Canal Mile 0

C&O Canal Mile 0

WASHINGTON — The Mile 0 marker for the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal, located in Georgetown, marks the starting point of the historic 184.5-mile-long canal. Constructed in the early 19th century to facilitate transportation of goods between the nation's capital and the western frontier, the canal played a crucial role in the region's economic development.

The C&O Canal National Historical Park and the surrounding area are a popular spot for walking, cycling, and learning about the canal's scenic towpaths, and restored structures, and the canal's significance in American history.

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Rock Creek Park, Peirce Mill, and the Old Stone House

Rock Creek Park, Peirce Mill, and the Old Stone House
Rock Creek Park, Peirce Mill, and the Old Stone House
Rock Creek Park, Peirce Mill, and the Old Stone House

WASHINGTON — Rock Creek Park spans over 1,754 acres and is a natural refuge that offers diverse recreational opportunities and historical sites within the city.

Peirce Mill stands as a testament to the area's agricultural past. Constructed in the 1820s, the mill was restored to operational status in the 1930s and continues demonstrating traditional milling techniques to the public.

The Old Stone House, which dates back to 1765, is the oldest unchanged building in the capital and offers visitors a glimpse into pre-Revolutionary War architecture and life.

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