04.25.2015 / Blog Posts Local Lifestyle
According to the Associated Press, Mary Doyle Keefe, the inspiration behind Norman Rockwell’s iconic WWII-era painting, “Rosie The Riveter,” died April 21, 2015 in Simsbury, Connecticut at the age of 92.
In 1943, Keefe was 19 years old when she posed for Rockwell and what came to symbolize one of the biggest World War II efforts in history. The petite telephone operator aided in an inspiring work of art that empowered women and spoke volumes to society. The "Rosie the Riveter" painting, features a muscular giant snacking on a sandwich, with a rivet gun on her lap and one ... Read More
04.18.2015 / Blog Posts Local Lifestyle
By: Julie Donaldson
Anchor, Comcast SportsNet Central
While I can not speak for all the ladies in the industry, I feel comfortable saying we feel grateful for the jobs we have, it is not as glamourous as you may think, and we work hard to earn the respect we deserve.
I recently had the opportunity to lead a panel with the Women of the Washington Redskins for a WISE and WOW! event at FedExField. About 200 women showed up to learn how these amazing women achieved success in a male dominated business.
I could have talked with them for hours ... Read More
04.11.2015 / Blog Posts Local Lifestyle
Today we celebrate our pets by showing them how much we love them. Our pets give us so much and it is important that we show our appreciation. There are so many traditional things to do for your pet such as buying them a new toy, tasty treats, or taking them on a long walk in the park if you have dog! But this year get creative and celebrate your relationship with your pet by doing something different.
Here is a quick list of ideas:
Take professional pictures: This is a perfect way to create memories that will last a ... Read More
03.23.2015 / Blog Posts Local Lifestyle
In the nation's capital, men may head every branch of the federal government—but increasingly, it's women who are stepping up, taking charge, and getting things done. Here are a select few of ELLE's fifth annual Washington Power List.
Muriel Boswer, Mayor of Washington, D.C.
Capitol Hill may still be mostly a boys' club, but with the recent election of Mayor Muriel Bowser, 42, you might say that girls rule the 650,000 residents of the city around it: Bowser is actually Washington, D.C.'s second female mayor, and both the city's police chief ... Read More
03.20.2015 / Blog Posts Local Lifestyle
Whatever you have on your grill this 4-piece Redskins BBQ Set has everything you need for a great backyard barbecue or Redskins Tailgate! The Redskins barbecue set is stainless steel and features a fork, tongs, spatula and brush! Each utensil is branded with the Redskins team logo. The spatula also features a laser etched logo.
Item: 4-piece Redskins BBQ Set
WOW Deal: Take 25% off with the promo code WOWDEAL150
Valid online only and while supplies last. Cannot be combined with any other offer, discount, or promotion. Read More
03.16.2015 / Blog Posts Local Lifestyle Redskins
“I’ve been known as the crazy, fearless chick on the hill,” says Olympic freestyle skier, Ashley Caldwell.
“There’s no one else really doing triples so it kind of makes it my signature move…It kind of helps to stand out,” she states. Caldwell, a native of Ashburn, VA, and a lifelong Redskins fan, achieves a not so average accomplishment by launching herself 60 feet into the air and twisting into three backflips before landing at incredible speed.
Caldwell recently wrapped up the Freestyle Ski World Cup, where she won second place overall and finished first in two of ... Read More
03.10.2015 / Blog Posts Community Local Lifestyle Redskins
You may have seen this van on the Redskins.com blog, however we decided to dig further to find out the real story behind it. This van is hand-painted with Redskins team members' names but the real significance of the story is who the original owner was, and who the new owner is!
Everyone from “Slingin’ Sammy Baugh” to Dexter Manley to Sean Taylor to Alfred Morris line the siding. Others, many with the team for shorter periods of time, are pushed near the top in the smaller font. Maybe it’s not the cleanest looking design, but it deserves ... Read More
03.07.2015 / Blog Posts Community Local Lifestyle
Every March, the country celebrates Women’s History Month and promotes the awareness of the accomplishments of women throughout American history. All month long we will bring you the facts and history on our beloved kind. We will honor those who paved the way for us and encourage those who are paving the way for the next generation. Washington, DC is the home to the important sites that are dedicated to preserving and honoring the contributions of women.
Check out some of these historical sites and activities:
03.03.2015 / Blog Posts Community Local Lifestyle
Powder Puff Football between Woodgrove and Loudoun Valley Raises $1,191
Purcellville, VA – When most people think of high school powder puff football games, they think of high school girls wearing war paint on their faces, sporting their school colors, and participating in fun rally chants on the sidelines – all in good friendly, comradery leading up to Homecoming celebrations. However, on November 5, 2014, the young ladies from Woodgrove High School and Loudoun Valley High School changed the game. They wanted this opportunity to count by helping a nonprofit that addresses an issue that hits home for many people – mental ... Read More
03.02.2015 / Blog Posts Local Lifestyle
Celebrity Redskins fan Giuliana Rancic and her husband, Bill, are proud parents!
We're proud of their son, Duke, too with that shirt he's sporting!
Seen on PEOPLE.com
At just 2½ years old, Duke is already hitting some big milestones: The tyke speaks not just one, but three different languages. “He can count to 10 in Spanish, which is pretty awesome,” the reality star tells PEOPLE of his son with Giuliana Rancic.
“And Giuliana’s teaching him Italian,” he adds. “It’s great! He’s a sponge.”
Of course, the 43-year-old dad is especially excited to see his ... Read More
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