Monday, February 25, 2013
That figure does not include 'ripple effects' through the economy from an expected slow down in consumer spending.
The White House Sunday released state-by-state information on how sequestration may affect residents of all 50 states—and Virginia stands to lose millions. When Patch asked its readers this weekend whether President Obama and Senate Democrats are “to blame” for sequestration or if fault lies with John Boehner and the House Republicans, opinions were mixed. “Both parties are to blamed for this event, as neither are attempting to compromise on the issues that each party brings to the table. Neither party is governing at this point in time,” said reader Roger Todd. See: Thanks to Sequestration, You’re About to Lose Your Job: Who’s to Blame? Another reader, who went by the username cmvorhees, wrote, “It is absurd that the failure of elected …
Sunday, February 17, 2013
The lottery for the 2013 White House Easter Egg Roll, in its 135th year, opens Feb. 21.
The ticket raffle for the wildly popular White House Easter Egg Roll starts Feb. 21. An online lottery system will distribute thousands of tickets for the 2013 White House Easter Egg Roll. The event is open to children ages 13 and younger and their families. This year’s White House Easter Egg Roll is April 1 on the South Lawn of the White House. The lottery is open at 10 a.m. Feb. 21. Signing up for the 2013 White House Easter Egg Roll lottery is free. The deadline for lottery entries is at 10 a.m. Feb. 25. Lottery results will be available on March 1. You will need to create a free account at recreation.gov to be able to enter the lottery when it opens. More information about the event is available at www.whitehouse.gov/eastereggroll.
Friday, June 1, 2012
Powell has written a new book
Former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell and McLean resident Colin Powell signed his new book for more than 200 fans who crowded into a downtown McLean bookstore Thursday evening. Powell chatted amicably with the guests who lined up around the Books-A-Million on Chain Bridge Road to meet one of the most respected men in America. A couple near the front of line had six copies of his new book, "It Worked for Me: In Life and Leadership." "I hope some of these are gifts," he told the couple. He was assured they were. Grandparents brought their grandchildren. There was lots of picture taking: wives snapping husbands with the retired four-star general. Husbands snapping wives. Powell spent two hours signing and chatting in the evening hours…
Sunday, March 18, 2012
Big News in McLean Last Week
Monday March 12 Tuesday March 13 Wednesday March 14 MCA To Ask for Tax Reduction. Citizens Association to ask Dranesville Supervisor to support reducing Community Center property tax on residents. Neighbor Newt Loses Two More. Presidential candidate, McLean neighbor Newt Gingrich lost two primaries in Southern states Tuesday night. Breakout the Parasols. The welcomed arrival of unseasonably warm temperatures continues for next 10 days. Hug a daffodil. Thursday March 15 Longfellow Champs. Longfellow students Win Virginia Science Bowl. McLean Resident Becomes White House Intern. Recent college grad wins prestigious internship. SAIC to Pay $500 Million. Settlement in federal criminal investigation into scandal-ridden New York City project. …
Thursday, March 15, 2012
Thursday, March 15, 2012
Good Morning, McLean, Longfellow Champs. Longfellow students Win Virginia Science Bowl. McLean Resident Becomes White House Intern. Recent college grad wins prestigious internship. SAIC to Pay $500 Million. Settlement in federal criminal investigation into scandal-ridden New York City project. Foster Parents Needed. Training sessions begin Saturday.