Tag: Thanksgiving News

‘We still have our lives’: Residents from DC senior housing fire reflect on year

WASHINGTON —  Two months after a major fire damaged a senior housing building in Southeast D.C., some of its residents are still giving thanks today. “No matter what we lost, we still have our lives,” said Roberta Miller, one of the roughly 160 residents of the Arthur Capper Senior building that was destroyed in a […]

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Victim tried to extinguish Thanksgiving Eve house fire that killed 2

WASHINGTON — Investigators believe a Montgomery County man tried to extinguish the fire that killed him and his elderly mother in their home along the Maryland and D.C. line early Wednesday morning. At approximately 1 a.m., firefighters responded to a 911 call from neighbors of a burning house in the 4900 block of Western Avenue. […]

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DC group delivers more than 8,000 lbs. of turkey to help feed sick adults and kids

WASHINGTON — In a building on Riggs Road in Northeast Washington, hundreds of volunteers have been working day and night to prepare massive quantities of Thanksgiving food and get it out the door. The nonprofit organization Food & Friends prepared and delivered 3,500 Thanksgiving meals to sick adults and children in the D.C. region on […]

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DC group delivers more than 8,000 pounds of turkey to help feed sick adults and kids

WASHINGTON — In a building on Riggs Road in Northeast Washington, hundreds of volunteers have been working day and night to prepare massive quantities of Thanksgiving food and get it out the door. The nonprofit organization Food & Friends prepared and delivered 3,500 Thanksgiving meals to sick adults and children in the D.C. region on […]

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No thaw for Thanksgiving Day weather

WASHINGTON — Mother nature may have forgotten to defrost the weather, but Thanksgiving Day is not completely ruined. It will be sunny and dry on turkey day. Meteorologists predict that the D.C. area could experience the coldest Thanksgiving since 1996. D.C. activated its Cold Emergency Plan on Wednesday, and it will be in place until […]

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DC mayor stirs up controversy with saucy mumbo criticism

By Eli Watkins, CNN (CNN) — Washington’s mayor started a heated Thanksgiving discussion early by telling the city she is “annoyed” with a beloved condiment in the nation’s capital. “Is anybody else annoyed by Mumbo sauce? I wish people would stop suggesting that it is quintessential DC. I’m just saying I was a full grown […]

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Think big, shop local: A roundup of Small Business Saturday deals in DC

WASHINGTON — Shoppers have their pick of big box stores to head to on Black Friday and prominent online retailers to check out on Cyber Monday. But nestled between two of the biggest shopping holidays, is one that encourages people nationwide to think and shop on a smaller, local level. Small Business Saturday, Nov. 24, […]

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WATCH: Trump to pardon Thanksgiving turkey

WASHINGTON – Two turkeys from South Dakota are expected to receive presidential pardons Tuesday, as President Donald Trump participates in the White House Thanksgiving tradition. The 40-pound birds have been named Peas and Carrots, and come from a farm near Huron, South Dakota. After making the trip to D.C. the turkeys have been at the […]

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When are the worst times to travel on D.C.-area roads this Thanksgiving?

WASHINGTON — Before stuffing turkeys and cracking wishbones, millions of drivers in the D.C. area will have to endure traffic delays and backups this Thanksgiving eve — with Tuesday projected to be the busiest time to drive, and congestion only continuing into Wednesday. More people are expected to travel this year than they have in […]

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400 free Thanksgiving dinners mean more than full bellies to local military

WASHINGTON — The old adage that the fruit doesn’t fall far from the tree reflects how children often share the values of their parents. That sentiment was on full display Monday during a free turkey giveaway at the D.C. Armory. Four hundred turkey dinners were distributed to military members at the armory. Operation Homefront sponsors Holiday […]

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Georgetown, Adams Morgan gear up for Small Business Saturday

WASHINGTON — Nov. 24 is the annual Small Business Saturday, a nationwide promotion to encourage shopping at small, independent and locally-owned businesses. The District has plenty of those. Some of the biggest concentrations of locally-owned businesses — many of them that have been around for decades — are in Georgetown and Adams Morgan. “Georgetown has […]

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DC nonprofit Project GiveBack provides thousands of meals for families

WASHINGTON — Thanksgiving is just days away and there are many families in need of a little help when it comes to making sure everyone enjoys a nice meal. Luckily, a local nonprofit helped make that happen Saturday. D.C.-based Project GiveBack held its 24th annual Thanksgiving Food Distribution event Saturday morning. Inside the DC Armory, […]

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Where to take the family while they visit DC

WASHINGTON — The next time you have visitors in town, try these not-so-typical destinations, and show your family another side of D.C. Tour the National Cathedral The National Cathedral is a great destination for those interested in learning more about art and history (the Cathedral offers several different tours, including one that ends with a […]

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