Pi Day

Pi Day 2016Tuesday marks a special day for mathematicians because it’s March 14th (a.k.a. 3-14), otherwise known as International Pi Day.

Pi, not to be confused with the much more appetizing pie, is the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter. The first three digits of the calculation are 3.14 which has made March 14 the official day of Pi.

Here are 3.14 cool facts about Pi.

2016 Mount Vernon Patriot Run (Courtesy photo)

Registration Now Open for the George Washington Patriot Run 5K/10K Race

Dash through history during the George Washington Patriot Run, a road race to enter the historic property at George Washington’s Mount Vernon! On Sunday, September 10, the George Washington Patriot Run will host thousands of runners for its 5K and 10K races beginning at 8 a.m. This spectacular road race will take runners up the scenic George Washington Memorial Parkway. Return down the Parkway and trace Washington’s footsteps through the historic area at Mount Vernon. Cross the finish line with the beautiful Mansion in view! Patriot Run participants can take a finisher photo with General Washington. Runners will receive a post-race drink ticket.

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Dulles International Airport

Across-the-Board Passenger Growth Sets New Records at Both Airports

The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority reported this week that Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport and Washington Dulles International Airport served 45.6 million passengers in 2016—growing 1.9 percent year-over-year to the highest annual passenger total in the two-airport system’s history. Increases were driven by record-breaking domestic airline activity at Reagan National Airport and international activity at Dulles International Airport combined with sustained growth of domestic service at Dulles.

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Giant Panda Bao Bao at the National Zoo in Washington, D.C. (Photo credit David Galen for the National Zoo)

Giant Panda Bao Bao Moving to China Feb. 21

Giant panda Bao Bao will depart the Smithsonian’s National Zoo for China Feb. 21. FedEx, the Zoo’s official transport sponsor, will fly Bao Bao from Washington, D.C., to Chengdu, China. One keeper and one veterinarian will fly with Bao Bao to China. The panda team will continuously monitor Bao Bao during the trip and will travel with a supply of her favorite treats, including bamboo, apples, pears, cooked sweet potatoes and water. 

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The Washington Nationals 2017 season begins this April! Check out this fan club promo featuring Alexandria, Virginia.

Washington Nationals fan club members get the following:

  • Early access to ticket presales beginning February 22
  • Special Nationals discounts
  • Dedicated fan club newsletter
  • Access to behind-the-scenes experiences
  • Surprises throughout the year
  • And much, much more!

For more information on joining the Washington Nationals Fan Club, click this link.

Here’s what the Nationals motto ‘One Pursuit’ means to the players. What does it mean to you?

What do you think of the Washington Nationals this year? How far can they go? Who’s your favorite player on the team?

10 great places to watch the BIG game (Super Bowl) in Alexandria, Virginia

Long ago, fans of the Washington Redskins like me got to watch their football team in the Super Bowl – four (4) of them (seems like its bee a LONG time since then eh?). But, if you’re like me with one TV at home and a wife that doesn’t enjoy sports, you can still enjoy the biggest sports event of the year in Alexandria, Virginia.

Alexandria, Virginia  has plenty of sports bars with big screens for the big game. So, grab some friends and head down to one of these great joints to watch Super Bowl LI (51) and enjoy the biggest sports event of the year. This list would include Pork Barrel BBQ but, they are closed for Bill Euille’s annual Super Bowl party.

What’s your favorite spot to watch the Super Bowl? Did we miss your favorite watering hole? Who are you rooting for? As a Washington fan, I’m rooting for the Atlanta Falcons. What about you? Sound off in the comments below. (more…)

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