I am an immigrant. I arrived in the US in the fall of 1999, and I was 15 at the time, with a decent level of English. This meant placement in the right grade for my age and attending...
Rosh Hashanah is one of the holiest days in the Jewish calendar (the reason this holiday, along with Yom Kippur, are called the High Holidays or High Holy Days). Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish New Year (literally meaning "head...
We are in a pandemic, so if you choose to leave your home to visit a pumpkin patch for fall fun, please wear a mask and keep a distance of at least 6 feet from others and stay home if...
July 4th celebrations, like pretty much everything else, will be very different this year. Most of our area's annual fireworks displays and other public gatherings are canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Here are four ways you can celebrate...
What is Juneteenth? Juneteenth is a holiday that commemorates the freeing of the last enslaved Africans in Texas in 1865. It is the United States' most widely celebrated holiday of the Emancipation of enslaved African descendants. Freedom bells...
Father's Day is right around the corner! And for many of us (myself included), the pressures and stresses of the past few months - the pandemic and social justice issues to name two - have pushed it to the...
We may not be able to go out for a nice brunch or host all of our extended family, but there are some advantages to Mother's Day during a shelter in place order. I present to you the Guilt-Free...
It's Mother's Day and we are all stuck in a situation where everyday feels the same as we stay home hunkered down and suffer from cabin fever. Mother’s Day is a challenge because it's a day when we want...
For those of us who've lost track of which day it is after being at home for weeks, Mother's Day is almost here! Obviously, this year will be a little different without the option to head out to brunch or...
Last year I wrote about what a typical Ramadan in a Muslim household feels like. This year Ramadan comes and possibly will end during a worldwide pandemic. It will have a different flavor and different challenges. A big part of...
This post about Earth Day's 50th Anniversary is written by Guest Writers: Seema Thomas and Junu Shrestha The thoughts presented in the article are the writers' own and do not represent views of the organizations they are employed in. Please note...
Good news: the Easter Bunny is not under a stay-at-home order and will be delighting children with treats this weekend. Bad news: just about everything else about this Easter will be different, thanks to the global health crisis that...
With Easter plans officially scrapped, it is time to focus on decorating our house for the most festive, socially distant, self-isolated Easter possible. How are we going to do this? Easter bunny crafts. My nearly four-year-olds and I spent the...
"Why is tonight different from all other nights?" This is one of the most iconic questions asked during a Passover seder (ritual meal). In celebration of being led out of Egypt from slavery to freedom, Jewish people all over...

Stay Connected

4,580FansLike
4,993FollowersFollow
58FollowersFollow
438FollowersFollow

In + Around DC

Takoma Park, MD Neighborhood Guide

0
We are grateful for the sponsor of this guide: Kelly Kelley with Compass Real Estate. Kelly Kelley is an expert for this area. Please be sure...