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Civil War tributes make Manassas tourism hot spot

The commemoration Manassas is planning to mark the 150th anniversary of the Civil War prompted the American Bus Association to list the site of the Civil War's first major battle as the premiere destination for its bus tours.

Tags: Manassas , Civil War , American Bus Association , Ann Marie Maher , First Battle of Manassas , Bull Run , Ed Clark , Pageland Farms , Hank Silverberg

Tuesday - 09/14/2010, 06:41pm EDT

Additional problem complicates Ohio Drive work

Road crews working on Ohio Drive near the Lincoln Memorial have found a problem underneath the original road surface.

Tags: Ohio Drive , Bill Line , Adam Tuss

Tuesday - 08/03/2010, 12:55pm EDT

When will the Ohio Drive backups go away?

Keep grousing. It could be Christmas time before this reconstruction project gets wrapped up.

Tags: Ohio Drive , Bill Line , WTOP Answer Desk , Andrew Mollenbeck

Monday - 07/19/2010, 09:36pm EDT

New 30-year plan installed to improve National Mall

With help from 20 federal and local agencies, as well as more than 30,000 written comments, the National Park Service has created a plan to improve the appearance of the Mall over the next 30 years.

Tags: National Mall , Bill Line

Wednesday - 07/14/2010, 08:46pm EDT

Potomac River can be deadly

Warmer weather has more people flocking to the Potomac River, and that has the National Park Service warning people about its dangers.

Tags: Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department , Mark Segraves , Potomac River , Great Falls , Key Bridge , Swift Water Rescue , Billy Goat Trails

Saturday - 05/01/2010, 01:57pm EDT

Cherry Blossoms to peak even earlier

The chief horticulturist for the U.S. Park Service revised his prediction. He now says 70 percent of the blossoms will be open Wednesday.

Tags: National Cherry Blossom Festival , cherry blossoms , Tidal Basin , Rob DeFeo , tourism

Tuesday - 03/30/2010, 01:19pm EDT

Japanese translators needed for Cherry Blossom Festival

"We're looking for people from the Washington area who are not necessarily of Japanese ancestry -- although that would be fantastic -- but people who are fluent in both Japanese and English who can translate back and forth," says National Park Service spokesman Bill Line.

Tags: Cherry Blossom Festival , volunteer , Japanese translator , Bill Line , Michelle Basch , Colleen Kelleher

Friday - 03/19/2010, 04:59pm EDT
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