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National Christmas Tree blown over

February 22, 2011, 3:36 pm
High winds have blown over the National Christmas Tree, the majestic Colorado blue spruce that stood near the White House on the Ellipse, according to Bill Line, a spokesman for the National Park Service. "At about 10:55 a.m. – with sustained winds of 25 miles per hour and 50 miles ...

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Holidays in the Parks

December 16, 2010, 5:17 pm
If you’re looking for something to do this holiday season, look no further than our national parks! Celebrate the holidays by sharing in traditions handed down through the ages or make your own tradition. This holiday season discover a range of winter activities including fireside chats, winter caroling, backcountry ...

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National Tree Lighting

November 7, 2010, 5:08 pm
The premier event of the Holiday season is here, the lighting of our Nation's tree. Tickets to the event are awarded to the public through a lottery.  If you can't get to the event, be sure to watch online on Thursday, December 9th.   The lottery will include 3,000 ticketed seats and ...

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National Tree Lighting

November 7, 2010, 5:03 pm
The premier event of the Holiday season is here, the lighting of our Nation's tree. Tickets to the event are awarded to the public through a lottery.  If you can't get to the event, be sure to watch online on Thursday, December 9th.   The lottery will include 3,000 ticketed seats and ...

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Top 10 Indoor Activities at our National Parks

March 17, 2010, 7:22 am
While the majority of activities at our public lands are meant to be enjoyed in the great outdoors, there are also fun and educational opportunities to be had under a roof. The next time you feel like getting out of the sun and/or the rain for a few hours, ...

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Celebrate the Holidays in our Parks

December 17, 2009, 10:13 am
Here’s our roundup of holiday events at parks across the country.     Holiday Homecoming at Great Smoky Mountains National Park, NC          On Saturday, December 19, Great Smoky Mountains National Park will host a Holiday Homecoming at the Oconaluftee Visitor Center and the Mountain Farm Museum. Enjoy historical demonstrations and holiday music ...

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Park Palates: Nancy Reagan's Monkey Bread

March 6, 2009, 1:42 pm
By Elif Kaynak Wanna Monkey around with Nancy Reagan’s Infamous White House Dessert? Dough, butter and sugar–who would have thought such simple ingredients could be so delicious? Although its origins are unknown, monkey bread emerged in bakeries in the 1950s and 60s and has been a staple in American households, from ...

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Raccoon Captured at the White House

February 26, 2009, 6:34 am
After weeks of stealthy avoidance, one of the masked mammals that had been prowling the White House grounds has been captured by the National Park Service, officials said today. In keeping with the interests of national security and animal civil rights, President Obama's staff released few details of ...

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Masked Intruders Roaming The White House Grounds

February 6, 2009, 10:50 am
With permission from the Secret Service, the National Park Service has been in hot pursuit of a pack of raccoons spotted roaming the manicured grounds near the White House, a spokesman said. Masked bandits scurrying through Washington aren't news to the seasoned trappers who have made a ...

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Obama's Chili Recipe

January 7, 2009, 10:14 am
By now it's a well-known fact that Hillary doesn't bake cookies, but Barack has been known to brag about his chili, and today Good Morning America ran the recipe. Obama Family Chili Recipe Ingredients: 1 large onion, chopped 1 green pepper, chopped Several cloves of garlic, chopped 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 pound ground turkey or ...

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The National Christmas Tree… Indicator?

December 23, 2008, 7:10 am
The National Christmas Tree has a fascinating history, especially at Christmastime. Like the price of gold, the height of the Tree has actually been “regulated” at times. In December 2006 I wrote a tongue-in-cheek piece for EWI's Market Watch page, which explained the correlation between stock prices and the ...

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Bright and Easy on the Treasury

December 9, 2008, 8:31 am
With the entire world in a slump and looking for ways to save money, Ashtabula native Kathy Presciano is doing her part to help the National Park Foundation and Service save a few hundred dollars on lighting the 2008 National Christmas ...

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Get into the White House Groove

December 5, 2008, 1:58 pm
Grab a loved one, a cup of hot cocoa and your mittens, and head to the White House to soak in the sights of the National Christmas Tree and the sounds of local musicians serenading visitors. Every night leading up to Christmas Eve, area musical groups will entertain White ...

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