Date archive for June, 2015
By David Gaines On Sunday, June 28th, 2015
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Back to the BBQ Festival

Some days, you just don’t want to cook. Luckily, some days, the Safeway BBQ Festival is going on downtown. It had been a few years since we were last here. Najwa was itty bitty and didn’t take More...

By David Gaines On Saturday, June 27th, 2015
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Closet Room Gets Fresh Coat of Paint, Brand New Look

It’s funny when I think about the first time I painted a room in our house. Not only did it seem to take forever for me to get it done, but I felt like I was guessing the whole time. I had no sense of what More...

By David Gaines On Saturday, June 27th, 2015
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Another Dead Rhododendron; Update on the Other Plants on the Side of the House

Well, two out of three isn’t too bad. The first time I ever in my life planted a real live plant, it was an absolute failure. I knew nothing about planting plants. Since it wasn’t a cheap plant, I didn’t More...

By David Gaines On Saturday, June 20th, 2015
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Kennedy Street NW Street Festival and National Conservatory of Arts

Nduku found a summer camp for Najwa, something different, at the National Conservatory of Arts on Kennedy Street NW. They were having an open house during the Kennedy Street NW Street Festival, so how could More...

By David Gaines On Sunday, June 14th, 2015
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Najwa Learning to Re-pot Her Own Tomato Plant

At the Watha T. Daniel Library in Shaw, they have a program called “I Made It Myself.” Every Sunday at 2:00 pm there’s an activity for kids to make something. We checked it out for the More...

Truck Touch - RFK Stadium
By David Gaines On Saturday, June 6th, 2015
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Truck Touch at RFK Stadium

Well, this event is different. The main attraction at Truck Touch are vehicles, but it’s not a car show. These vehicles are those everyday vehicles you see being used by city employees from sanitation More...