Wtf is going on in Fairfax?

Via The New York Post: A Virginia grandmother threw her 2½-year-old granddaughter several stories to her death from a shopping mall walkway after a family outing, police said yesterday. Carmela Dela Rosa, 50, was charged with the Friday murder of Angelyn Ogdoc at Tysons Corner Center mall in Fairfax. Investigators believe Dela Rosa threw the child over the railing, Fairfax County police said. One of Dela Rosa’s neighbors, Russell Jackson, said she and her husband would often take care of the young girl. “She was a sweet, happy baby,” he said, adding that Dela Rosa and her grandchild could often … Continue reading Wtf is going on in Fairfax?

Gold Cup 2010

Please come enjoy the 85th running of the world famous Virginia Gold Cup steeplechase race, Saturday, May 1, 2010 at Great Meadow in The Plains, Virginia. The Virginia Gold Cup is a grand spring tradition as well as a fixture on the social calendar. Run in Fauquier County since 1922 and attended by over 50,000 spectators, this race is one of the largest and most popular sporting events in the greater Washington metropolitan area. Race day features six hurdle and timber horses races, Jack Russell Terrier races, tent, tailgate and hat contests, and over 30 vendor booths for shopping. Continue reading Gold Cup 2010

RFK right on point with climate change

As the District gears up for yet another snow storm, take comfort in these wise words from RFK, written a little over a year ago: In Virginia, the weather also has changed dramatically. Recently arrived residents in the northern suburbs, accustomed to today’s anemic winters, might find it astonishing to learn that there were once ski runs on Ballantrae Hill in McLean, with a rope tow and local ski club. Snow is so scarce today that most Virginia children probably don’t own a sled. But neighbors came to our home at Hickory Hill nearly every winter weekend to ride saucers … Continue reading RFK right on point with climate change

In DC for Thanksgiving?

Concerned everyone’s fled the city for the holiday? Whether you’re trekking in to see loved ones around the Beltway or completely friendless and sticking around the Capitol, there’s lots going on in DC during the Turkey Day weekend. Starting on Wednesday, they will be a huge Thanksgiving Eve party at Tattoo Bar on K Street. It’s sure to be the hottest party since the pilgrims met the Indians. Vodka-copias and colonial dressing strongly encouraged. After you eat your way into bigger pants, hit up Black Friday sales for more stuffing-friendly clothing for overeating dressing in style. Here’s a great list … Continue reading In DC for Thanksgiving?