Columns

Hugh’s News: First into Nagasaki

August 10, 2011

BY HUGH TURLEY — On August 6 and 9, 1945, Paul Tibbetts and Charles W. Sweeney piloted the bombers that dropped atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. A little-known fact almost stranger than fiction is that they were also the first Americans to go to Japan and see the devastation of their [read more]

Hugh’s News: Summer camp for leaders of the free world

July 10, 2011

BY HUGH TURLEY — This summer, the sweet fragrance of honeysuckle will be in the air as area children head off to sleep-away camp. On the West Coast, under the canopy of the California redwood forest, over 2,000 carefully chosen industrialists, bankers, government officials and other luminaries [read more]

From the Editor: East Side Story

July 10, 2011

BY SUSIE CURRIE —What’s in a name? When it comes to brand names, plenty. Take EYA. When the townhouses on the west side of Route 1 were being developed, EYA established its brand here by lining several blocks along the east side with mural-sized ads. So it’s understandable that many residents [read more]

Nature Nearby: Return of the Natives

July 10, 2011

BY FRED SEITZ — Since 2005, the Anacostia Watershed Society and more than 250 volunteer “weed warriors” have been working to remove invasive species of plants in Magruder Park and other nearby areas. Their efforts are paying off; coordinator Marc Imlay estimates that approximately 80 [read more]

From the Editor: From where I sit

June 10, 2011

BY PAULA MINAERT — We’ve all heard the expression, “One person’s trash is another person’s treasure.” I know this well. A blue-and-white ceramic lamp that a neighbor put out for the trash found a home in our living room. I think the expression reflects a deeper reality, though. Two [read more]

Hugh’s News: “Always have a lookout”

May 10, 2011

BY HUGH TURLEY — With CIA director Leon Panetta poised to take over as Secretary of Defense as soon as next month, I was put in mind of the first man to hold that job, James V. Forrestal.  He was appointed in 1947 by President Harry S. Truman after holding the post of Secretary of the Navy for [read more]

Nature Nearby: Avian attention-getters in our city

May 10, 2011

BY FRED SEITZ — For the past four years, residents of Oglethorpe Street have enjoyed (for the most part) the company and child-rearing of a group of Yellow-crowned Night Herons. Considerably smaller than the Great Blue Herons who frequent the Northwest Branch, they are 25 inches long and weigh [read more]

Miss Floribunda: A week’s worth of farmers’ markets

May 10, 2011

Dear Miss Floribunda, My wife and I recently returned from the Riverdale Park Farmers’ Market with some asparagus, eggs and honey, which we shared with the young couple next door. They accused of us of being “locovores,” and when I indignantly asked what they meant by that, they laughed and [read more]
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