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Remembering the Importance of George Washington ~ LISTEN

Opinion George Washington USA – -(AmmoLand.com)- When you observe Presidents’ Day, whether you are spending a long weekend with friends and family or just relaxing and catching up on chores or hobbies, take some time to reflect on why this holiday is so important to our country. What we now call Presidents’ Day was originally the national recognition of the birth of President George Washington. As a country, we have celebrated Washington’s birth since 1800 (the year after Washington died) be...
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QUICK ENDING! History.com Presidents Day Trip Sweepstakes 3/3 1PPD18+

Enter for your chance to win a trip for two to Washington, DC from History.com where you will get a VIP tour of Mount Vernon and also receive a $1,000 gift card! Click Here to Enter Grand Prize (1):... Click to read more...
Tags: Washington, Frugality, Mount Vernon, Daily Entries, Ending in March, Trips & Travel Prizes


Bob Freedman (1934-2018)

Robert M. Freedman, a jazz pianist, saxophonist and Grammy-winning arranger who orchestrated for artists ranging from Sarah Vaughan and Harry Belefonte to Maynard Ferguson and Paul Simon, and scored theme music for TV shows, including ABC's Monday Night Football, died on Dec. 22, 2018. He was 84. Bob was a long-time JazzWax reader and an avid email correspondent, particularly whenever I posted on Ferguson or Pomeroy. I was informed late last year that Bob might have passed away, a fact I relaye...
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Trump Asks Appeals Court To Consider How Great His Hotels Are

Facing a lawsuit claiming that he is violating the Constitution’s emoluments clause by remaining financially linked to his Washington, D.C., hotel, President Trump argued last week that there are many reasons why foreign governments and lobbyists would want to stay at his hotel. Trump’s lawyers wrote in a brief filed in the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals that there’s no way to prove that a foreign official looking to curry favor with the White House would stay at a Trump Organization hotel o...
Tags: News, Maryland, Obama, Washington, White House, Doj, Trump, Fourth Circuit, Mount Vernon, Trump Organization, Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit Court, Old Post Office, England Portugal, Muckraker, Trump Swamp


Weekly Primer: Take A Closer Look At Zinke’s Deputy, Waiting In The Wings

Just like Scott Pruitt, Ryan Zinke had a deregulatory insurance policy in case of his resignation: A fossil fuel lobbyist waiting in the wings. President Donald Trump announced Saturday that Zinke would be out of his job as secretary of the Interior Department by the end of the year. Whoever Zinke’s replacement is — Trump said he would name a successor soon — the department will for the time being likely be left in the hands of the deputy secretary, David Bernhardt. Like Acting EPA Administra...
Tags: New York, News, Maryland, Washington Post, Wings, Commerce, Epa, Halliburton, District Of Columbia, Interior Department, Donald Trump, Justice Department, Ross, Forbes, Trump, Interior


DOJ Cites Mount Vernon Tourist Website To Defend Trump In Emoluments Case

The Justice Department finds itself mired in a high-stakes game of warding off pending evidence requests in a state attorneys general emoluments lawsuit against Donald Trump, but took an odd tack in emergency appeal: citing a Mount Vernon tourist website to claim that George Washington did business with foreign governments. The website lists “Ten Facts About the Gristmill” at Mount Vernon, providing tidbits for tourists, elementary school students preparing reports on American history, and DO...
Tags: News, Washington, Donald Trump, Doj, Justice Department, Trump, Southpaw, George Washington, Circuit Court, Mount Vernon, Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, England Portugal, Muckraker, Trump Swamp, Josh Kovensky, Jamaica New York City


Mount Vernon NY Unveils First Arts, Culture & Heritage Master Plan

Mayor Richard Thomas' Weekly Report City of Mount Vernon, New York December 15, 2018 Mount Vernon Unveils First Arts, Culture & Heritage Master Plan - Designed to Spur Economic Growth Mayor Richard Thomas unveiled Mount Vernon’s first Arts, Culture & Heritage Master Plan, a blueprint for economic development that capitalizes on the city’s rich history as a home to legendary singers, actors and entertainers, such as Nina Simone, Denzel Washington, Dick Clark. P. Diddy and Heav...
Tags: New York City, Religion, Thomas, Mount Vernon, Richard Thomas, New York State Council, William J Zick, Richard Thomas Weekly, Report City of Mount Vernon New York, Nina Simone Denzel Washington Dick Clark P Diddy, Chantelle Okarter


Lumberjacks in East Bakersfield has closed

A letter left on the restaurant's window has shown that Lumberjacks on Mount Vernon has closed its doors.The note read: To all our loyal customers who have supported Lumberjacks this past year! We are saddened to say that we will be closing the restaurant, today will be the last day.We have appreciated you.Thank you from all of us here at Lumberjacks. 23ABC has reached out to Lumberjacks for specifics on the closing.
Tags: Local News, Lumberjacks, Mount Vernon, East Bakersfield


Two Teens Discovered a 6,000-Year-Old Stone Ax at Mount Vernon

A group of students last month was involved with the discovery of a stone artifact nearly 6,000 years old while on a school trip to Mount Vernon, and officials are characterizing the find as particularly noteworthy. The item, a stone ax head approximately seven inches long and three inches wide, is believed to be work…Read more...
Tags: Science, Teens, Discoveries, Archaeology, Artifacts, Mount Vernon, Ax


Students find 6,000-year-old ax at George Washington estate

MOUNT VERNON, Va. (AP) — Six millennia after a stone ax was carved, it was rediscovered by a pair of Ohio teens on an archaeological dig at George Washington’s Mount Vernon estate. The Washington Post reports Mount Vernon officials announced the Oct. 12 find Wednesday. They called it a major discovery that provides a look […]
Tags: News, Washington Post, Ap, Ohio, George Washington, Mount Vernon, Nation & World, Mount Vernon Va


‘SpongeBob NoPants’ and body paint: Halloween offers Seattle-area nudists chance to celebrate amid fading popularity

"You have a lot of options for costumes when it doesn’t matter if you’re naked or not naked," says one Mount Vernon nudist. "As the night goes on, the costumes usually start to come off. By the end of the evening, people might not be wearing much of anything."
Tags: News, Life, Lifestyle, Dance, Nation, Seattle, Local News, Northwest, Nightlife, Oddities, Puget Sound, Eastside, Mount Vernon


Frugal & Free Activities For Kids / Families in the Northwest 10/12 – 10/18

So many fun Fall and Halloween festivals this weekend to attend with the family. Along with some concerts and other fun events! Definitely something for everyone to enjoy. Hope everyone has a great weekend. Make sure to check out these fun ideas around the Northwest: NW Fall Consignment Sale Roundup 2018 PNW Fall Festivals & Pumpkin Patches – Western Washington for 2018 Portland Staycation Ideas Seattle Staycation Ideas NW Weekend Getaway Ideas on a Budget (updated weekly) And if you find a f...
Tags: Budget, Entertainment, Portland, Party, Seattle, Frugality, Pacific Northwest, Tacoma, Northwest, Michael, Hillsboro, Barnes, Tukwila, Western Washington, Mount Vernon, Lattin


Check out giant pumpkins in Skagit Valley

Great pumpkins are in competition at a Mount Vernon weigh-off.
Tags: Photography, News, Local News, Mount Vernon, Skagit Valley


Statement on the Passing of NOBLE Former National President John S. Pritchard III

John S. Pritchard III [Alexandria, VA]  Today, September 19, 2018, National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE) National President Vera Bumpers, released the following statement on the passing of former NOBLE National President John Pritchard:  "The members of NOBLE are mourning the loss of our dear friend and former National President, John S. Pritchard III.  Pritchard served as NOBLE's national president from 1993-1994 spearheading reforms...
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Mount Vernon man pleads not guilty in girlfriend’s beheading

MOUNT VERNON — A Washington man accused of beheading his girlfriend has pleaded not guilty to murder. The Skagit Valley Herald reports 32-year-old Timothy Paul Hernandez of Mount Vernon entered the plea Thursday in Skagit County Superior Court. A probable cause affidavit says 27-year-old Vanessa Cons was found beheaded in the couples’ Mount Vernon home […]
Tags: Crime, News, Washington, Local News, Mount Vernon, Nation & World, Skagit Valley Herald, Timothy Paul Hernandez, Skagit County Superior Court, Vanessa Cons


Washington man pleads not guilty to beheading girlfriend

MOUNT VERNON, Wash. (AP) — A Washington man accused of beheading his girlfriend has pleaded not guilty to murder. The Skagit Valley Herald reports 32-year-old Timothy Paul Hernandez of Mount Vernon entered the plea Thursday in Skagit County Superior Court. A probable cause affidavit says 27-year-old Vanessa Cons was found beheaded in the couples’ Mount […]
Tags: Crime, News, Washington, Local News, Mount Vernon, Nation & World, Skagit Valley Herald, Timothy Paul Hernandez, Skagit County Superior Court, Vanessa Cons, VERNON Wash AP


Two Skagit County teachers unions reject contracts, vote to strike

Two Skagit County districts, La Conner and Mount Vernon, have voted to strike. La Conner teachers take to the pickets on Wednesday.
Tags: News, Education, Local News, Mount Vernon, Skagit county, La Conner


Mount Vernon man charged with slaying girlfriend

Mount Vernon man charged with homicide for slaying and beheading girlfriend, taking child
Tags: Crime, News, Local News, Mount Vernon


After Centuries, Hemp Makes A Comeback At George Washington's Home

George Washington grew cannabis. Not the kind you toke, but the kind to make rope. Industrial hemp was returned to Mount Vernon this year to help cultivate a new image for the crop.(Image credit: Claire Harbage/NPR)
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Rope, not dope: Hemp harvest at Washington’s Mount Vernon

MOUNT VERNON, Va. (AP) — Chopping cherry trees is not the only horticultural myth surrounding our most famous Founding Father — slacker culture has long reveled in the tenuous link between George Washington and marijuana. Like many myths, though, Washington’s connections to cannabis are not invented out of whole cloth. Washington did indeed grow industrial […]
Tags: News, Washington, Ap, George Washington, Mount Vernon, Nation & World, Mount Vernon Va


2018 NRA Youth Education Summit: Two Sessions of Leading the Legacy

NRA 2018 Youth Education Summit (Y.E.S.) FAIRFAX, Va –. -(Ammoland.com)- 2018 has been a banner year for the National Rifle Association Youth Education Summit (Y.E.S.). Last month, for the first time ever, the program hosted two separate sessions in Washington, D.C. The 2018 National Y.E.S. program welcomed a total of 91 students from 38 states for weeklong, all-expense-paid trips to learn about our constitutionally protected Second Amendment rights and American history.The growing demand for ...
Tags: Guns, Washington, White House, United States, Middle East, Marine Corps, Nra, Mount Vernon, Jeff Duncan, Gun Rights News, NRA Foundation, Fairfax Va Ammoland, Alex Mooney, Sarah Engeset, NRA Youth Education Summit, National Rifle Association Youth Education


America's Founding Terrier

George Washington fox hunting in Virginia. The case can be made that America might not exist today were it not for "our Founding Terrier." Robert Brooke of Maryland introduced foxhunting to the United States in 1650, and imported the first pack of foxhounds from Great Britain. Dr. Thomas Walker of Virginia (who discovered the Cumberland Gap and for whom the Walker Coon Hound is named) imported another pack to Virginia in 1742. The first fox hunting pack maintained for the benefit of a group of...
Tags: Maryland, Congress, Washington, France, Virginia, Pets, New York City, America, Fox, United States, New Jersey, Philadelphia, Long Island, Great Britain, Thomas, George Washington


As part of effort to make it a National Historic Trail, Route 66 added to Most Endangered Historic Places list

Photo by Thomas Hawk. Time’s running out to preserve Route 66, the National Trust for Historic Preservation warned. The nonprofit, which has already endorsed the proposal to designate the Mother Road a National Historic Trail, this week highlighted the urgency of the situation by adding Route 66 to its annual list of the country’s Most Endangered Historic Places. “While Congress has taken important steps to designate Route 66 a permanent National Historic Trail, which would bring national recog...
Tags: Congress, Senate, Legislation, Regulation, Selma, House Of Representatives, Autos, Louisiana, Illinois, National Trust, National Trust For Historic Preservation, Route 66, Puerto Rico, National Park Service, Nps, Chicago Tribune


Founding Fathers Whiskey Glasses

The Founding Fathers of the United States didn't plan the revolution in coworking spaces. They met in taverns. Toast their drink-fueled disruption with these rocks glasses, each of which bears a Founding Father's personal seal, signature, and a quote. "Honesty is always the best policy," said George Washington, who had one of the biggest whiskey distilleries in the country at Mount Vernon. "Without Freedom of Thought, there can be no such Thing as Wisdom; and no such Thing as publick Liberty, w...
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Founding Father Whiskey Glasses

The Founding Fathers of the United States didn't plan the revolution in coworking spaces. They met in taverns. Toast their drink-fueled disruption with these rocks glasses, each of which bears a portrait and a quote.?Honesty is always the best policy,? said George Washington, who had one of the biggest whiskey distilleries in the country at Mount Vernon. ?Without Freedom of Thought, there can be no such Thing as Wisdom; and no such Thing as publick Liberty, without Freedom of Speech,? said Ben F...
Tags: Shopping, United States, Ben Franklin, George Washington, Mount Vernon, Pidgeon, Sampson, Virginville Pennsylvania


17 moments to have in Virginia

V irginia is a vibrant microcosm of our nation’s geographic and cultural diversity, with everything from rolling rural landscapes to big-city energy, from vast mountain wilderness to coastal escapes. Whether you’re taking a side trip from neighboring DC or spending a month exploring the state’s trails and waterways, your time in Virginia will be unforgettable. Here are 17 moments to look forward to. 1. Spotting wild island horses Photo: m01229 The small town of Chincoteague, located on the...
Tags: Travel, Virginia, Nasa, Things To Do, Moments, Food And Drink, John F Kennedy, Bristol, Dc, Norfolk, Richmond, Alexandria, All, Trip Planning, Thomas Jefferson, Virginia Beach


Taco Bell, KFC and Denny's vandalized

Three restaurants in east Bakersfield were vandalized Monday night.Taco Bell, Denny's and KFC on Mount Vernon near Highway 178 were vandalized. Windows were shattered at all three businesses.23ABC reached out to Bakersfield Police who was not aware of the situation but are now investigating. A Taco Bell employee said no one was hurt and the dining room will be closed until the windows are fixed.BPD is investigating.This is a developing story, check back for updates.
Tags: Local News, Kfc, Taco Bell, Bakersfield, Denny, Mount Vernon, Taco Bell Denny, Taco Bell KFC


Little Washington chef plants at original Washington garden

MOUNT VERNON, Va. (AP) — A famous chef is coming to the home of George Washington to plant vegetables ahead of a special feast. Patrick O’Connell, chef at the renowned The Inn at Little Washington, is planting carrots, turnips and radishes Thursday at Washington’s Mount Vernon estate. The vegetables will be used at a special […]
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A Week In Baltimore, MD, On A $44,000 Salary

Welcome toMoney Diaries , where we're tackling what might be the last taboo facing modern working women: money. We're asking millennials how they spend their hard-earned money during a seven-day period — and we're tracking every last dollar.Today: a program associate working in nonprofit who makes $44,000 per year and spends some of her paycheck this week on pain au chocolat.Occupation: Program AssociateIndustry: NonprofitAge: 25Location: BaltimoreSalary: $44,000Paycheck Amount (2x/month): $1,2...
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Mount Vernon club shooter gets 125 years to life in prison

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — A Bronx man has been sentenced to 125 years to life in prison for the fatal shooting of a Mount Vernon nightclub owner and the wounding of five other men in the club on Christmas day, 2016. Errol Hillary was sentenced on Monday in a Westchester County court after being […]
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