Saturday, July 2, 2011
Not all holiday activities are safe for pets; some can be potentially hazardous to their health.
The Fourth of July is a time to show your patiriotism, throw back a few beers, grill some hot dogs and sit back for a breathtaking firework show. Picnics and small local parades are often dog-friendly, but it is up to pet owners to make sure their furry friend remains safe and healthy during the celebrations. The Washington Humane Society (WHS) encourages pet families to enjoy the upcoming July 4th holiday safely with their animals and offers some tips to keep everyone happy: If you see an animal in need, contact the District of Columbia Animal Care and Control at (202) 576-6664 in the case of an emergency.
Friday, July 1, 2011
Some ideas for what to do during your July 4 weekend.
Stop by Telegraph Station on Friday, July 1 for a performance by the Scott Fallon Experience. Fallon will play from 5:45 p.m. to 9 p.m. The Smithsonian Folk Life Festival will be held on the National Mall Saturday and Sunday. The event features music, food, workshops and more. You can celebrate our nation's day of independence at the historic Mount Vernon estate. The Alexandria Art Market will be open on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the parking lot next to Del Ray Artisans building. There couldn't be a better time to walk around the District of Columbia! Sure, it's going to be busy, but if you can stand the tourists, then we have some tips for how to make the most of your sight-seeing.
Happy Canada Day, July 4 Metro track work and schedule changes, VDOT lifts lane closures and more.
Today will be sunny, with a high temperature of 89 degrees. Happy Canada Day! Canada will celebrate its 144th birthday today, so we hope any and all Canadian Rose Hill residents have a great day! Metro has made some changes to its service for July 4. See themhere. There will also be track work late tonight and tomorrow night on the Red, Orange and Blue lines. VDOT has lifted lane closures for July 4 weekend. We have more information right here. A number of new Virginia laws go into effect today. Read moreabout them.
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
No scheduled track work; Smithsonian Metrorail station will be closed until fireworks conclude.
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Metro issued this release about July 4 service for trains and busses: "Metro will offer extra service on July 4th for the benefit of customers attending holiday festivities on the National Mall and the Washington Nationals day game. Metrorail service will operate from 7 a.m. to midnight, with near rush-hour service levels from 6 p.m. to midnight. To facilitate the safe movement of crowds, Smithsonian Station will be closed most of the day July 4. The station will reopen for entry-only at the conclusion of the fireworks display. Customers should use other stations to access the National Mall, including Foggy Bottom-GWU, Metro Center, Archives Navy Mem’l-Penn Quarter, Gallery Pl-Chinatown, Judiciary Square, Union Station, L’Enfant Plaza, …