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March 29, 2009
national cherry blossom festival Where:: Washington. When:: Now through April 12. What:: Annual Cherry Blossom Festival commemorates the gift of 3,000 cherry trees from the people of Tokyo to the people of Washington in 1912. Many activities and exhibits, including boat rides, film showings, the Freedom Walk, bike rides, a kite festival and more can be enjoyed by visitors. The annual parade, sponsored by Southwest Airlines, kicks off at 10 a.m. Saturday with a multitude of celebrity appearances, including singer Thelma Houston, Miss America 2009 Katie Stam, Elmo and Jeopardy!
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By Samantha Iacia, For The Baltimore Sun | May 13, 2014
Date: March 23 Her story: Tiane Johnson, 32, grew up in Washington. She attended Goucher College in Towson, where she received a bachelor's degree in communications, and then graduated with a master's degree in broadcast journalism from the University of Maryland, College Park. She is a media coordinator at the CNN Washington bureau. Her parents, Diane Johnson Arrington and Kenny Arrington, live in Seat Pleasant. His story: Charles Austin, 33, grew up in Columbia.
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April 4, 2012
The deadline for submitting sports copy is 9 a.m. on Mondays. We prefer email (howardcountysports@patuxent.com). We do not accept results by phone. When two Howard County teams play, players from both teams (first and last names) must be mentioned in the write-up. Questions? Call 410-332-6578. Running Cherry Blossom 10 Miler Ellicott City's Danny Rau, a junior at Howard High School and a member of the Howard County Striders, placed first out of 65 entrants in the under-20 age group in the 2012 Cherry Blossom 10 Miler held April 1, in Washington, DC. His time of 59:34 bested last year's winning time by over four minutes.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | April 15, 2014
A total of 13,338 people rode MARC trains along the Penn Line this weekend, setting a record for the new service as many made their way to Washington for cherry blossom celebrations. That's more than triple the number — 4,085 — who rode the service in its first weekend of operations, in December. Weekend service began with $46 million in funding put toward the state transportation department's six-year budget and raised through an increase in the state's new gas tax, after years of cost being cited as an obstacle to the expansion.
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By [LORI SEARS] | March 25, 2007
Spring may have officially started Wednesday, but as anyone knows, spring really begins with the start of the National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington. This year's festival, which kicks off Saturday and runs through April 15, features daily cultural performances, arts and crafts demonstrations, sporting events and various other events throughout the district. The festival is a commemoration of the gift of 3,000 cherry trees from the people of Tokyo to the people of Washington in 1912.
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By Michael Sragow and Michael Sragow,SUN MOVIE CRITIC | April 8, 2005
The centerpiece of AFI Silver Theatre's "Cherry Blossom Cinema," Kon Ichikawa's 1983 film The Makioka Sisters, starts with a family gathering in 1938 Kyoto, when the cherry blossoms are at their peak. The bluffs of bright pink flowers softened by spring rain, framing vista-visions of hills and valleys, are schoolbook memories of Japan brought to life by a light-fingered poet. And, as the Makiokas, aristocrats from Osaka, sit in their tearoom with a view, their ceremonious beauty matches the allure of all outdoors.
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March 21, 1996
The Arts of Japan Festival is a prelude to the National Cherry Blossom Festival, a two-week showcase of Japanese culture that honors the continuing friendship between the United States and Japan. The celebration, highlighted by the National Cherry Blossom Festival parade, begins March 31 and concludes on April 14. Here are some festival highlights:Throughout the festivalStamp collectors can add a National Cherry Blossom Festival Postal Cancellation to their collection, from 10 a.m. until 5: 30 p.m. at the National Postal Museum, 2 Massachusetts Ave. NE."
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By LORI SEARS | April 19, 2007
If you're a dog person (and you know who you are), you'll want to visit the Maryland State Fairgrounds sometime between tomorrow and Monday. Why, you ask? Let's just say the Cow Palace will be more like the Canine Palace for those four days. The Cherry Blossom Cluster dog shows feature three all-breed shows and multiple specialty shows at the Cow Palace. Featured will be the Columbia Terrier Club and other specialties tomorrow, the Old Dominion Kennel Club of Northern Virginia Kennel Club on Saturday, the Baltimore County Kennel Club on Sunday and the Catoctin Kennel Club on Monday.
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By Dorothy Fleetwood and Dorothy Fleetwood,Contributing Writer | March 27, 1994
Believe it or not, spring is here. One sure sign is the opening of the annual National Cherry Blossom Festival tomorrow in the nation's capital. At last check, the National Park Service reported that tree blooming is expected to take place between April 4 and 10. For updated information, call (202) 619-PARK.This year's festival has been expanded to two full weeks through April 10, and it is filled with receptions, concerts, sports tournaments, fashion shows, a cultural festival and an arts festival, a river cruise, a gala ball and a 2 1/2 -hour parade.
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By Dorothy Fleetwood and Dorothy Fleetwood,Contributing Writer | March 28, 1993
The time has come to forget the rigors of winter and enjoy the season at hand, and what better place to do so than the nation's capital during cherry blossom time?The cherry trees were a gift from the mayor of Tokyo. They were presented in 1912 as an expression of friendship between Japan and the United States.The festival opens today with the lighting of a 300-year-old Japanese lantern and a ceremony and concert at 3 p.m. at the Sylvan Theater on Washington Monument grounds. Throughout the afternoon the annual Cherry Blossom Arts Festival will be held along the Southwest waterfront.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | April 13, 2014
Tourists never come to see the cherry blossoms in West Baltimore, in the heart of what local residents warmly refer to as "the hood. " But they could, as far as Marvin "Doc" Cheatham is concerned. "We could have people ride through, neighbors selling hot dogs and hamburgers, saying, 'You don't got to go to Washington for cherry blossoms!'" Cheatham said this weekend from his front steps in the 1600 block of Appleton St. The block has about 40 occupied homes, 11 boarded-up vacants, and about a dozen cherry trees - planted by the city in the 1970s, as Cheatham recalls.
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By Mike Giuliano | April 24, 2013
Art and poetry support a worthy cause in the group exhibit "Haiku for Hope," which is co-sponsored by the Columbia Art Center and Howard County Promotion and Tourism's Blossoms of Hope and Cherrybration. Proceeds go toward Howard County General Hospital's Claudia Mayer Cancer Resource Center. Each artwork has an accompanying short poem that reinforces its inspirational themes. That inspiration generally is found in nature and, more specifically, a number of the artists and poets respond to the cherry blossoms that cheerfully light up the landscape in April.
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by Richard Gorelick and The Baltimore Sun | April 15, 2013
Cherry blossoms are the inspiration behind Wednesday night's special Tatami Table Dinner at Pabu. Each monthly Tatami Table Dinner at Pabu is a one-time only dining adventure, guided by chef Jonah Kim, where guests are taken on a culinary journey into a new area of Japanese cuisine. For Wednesday's Sakura Cocktail Dinne r, Kim is preparing a multi-course meal inspired by Washington's celebrated cherry blossoms, or "sakura. " There will also be beverage pairings from Pabu's spring cocktail menu inspired by flowers.
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RECORD STAFF REPORT | April 11, 2013
The Havre de Grace High School Warrior Pride Marching Band was chosen to perform in the prestigious Cherry Blossom Parade in Washington, D.C., Saturday, April 13. The marching band auditioned for the parade for the first time and was selected to be a part of a special All-Star Maryland marching band. The Warriors band will be combined with the Westminster High School marching band and the two will have the privilege of leading off the parade, band director Rick Hauf said. The parade travels down Constitution Avenue from the Washington Monument to the White House and is televised live in the D.C. market.
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By Laura Lefavor, The Baltimore Sun | April 5, 2013
When it comes to spring color, Washington knows how to put on a show. The National Cherry Blossom Festival blossoms each year to commemorate the gift of some 3,000 cherry trees from Tokyo to the nation's capital in 1912. While the festival had modest beginnings, the event has since evolved into a springtime celebration that attracts millions of visitors from around the world. "It's truly amazing how a gift from over 100 years ago has now reached so many people," says Diana Mayhew, the festival's president.
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April 10, 2012
The deadline for submitting sports copy is 9 a.m. on Mondays. We prefer email (howardcountysports@patuxent.com). We do not accept results by phone. When two Howard County teams play, players from both teams (first and last names) must be mentioned in the write-up. Questions? Call 410-332-6578. Soccer Thunder Soccer Club CMSSL Thunder Soccer Club's Furia Roja (U-10 girls) won their season's first tournament at the MSC Cherry Blossom Classic at the Maryland Soccerplex in Rockville, March 24 and 25. Sophia Villalba scored the winning goal of the championship game.
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By Dorothy Fleetwood | March 24, 1991
One of the top events in Washington, one that draws half a million visitors annually, is the National Cherry Blossom Festival, which this year opens Easter Sunday and runs through April 7.The festival celebrates springtime and the blooming of the more than 6,000 Japanese cherry trees planted in city parks and along the Tidal Basin. The first trees arrived in 1912 as a gift from Japan to symbolize the friendship between the two countries. The first tree was planted in March of that year by first lady Helen Herron Taft in a small ceremony that included the wife of the Japanese ambassador.
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By Dorothy Fleetwood and Dorothy Fleetwood,Contributing Writer | March 26, 1995
The blossoming Japanese cherry trees in the nation's capital are cause for a festive two-week celebration. The National Cherry Blossom Festival celebrates the gift of 3,000 Japanese cherry trees sent to Washington in 1912 by the mayor of Tokyo and the friendship between the two countries. Opening ceremonies are scheduled at 2 p.m. today with the traditional lighting of the Japanese lantern at Sixth and Water streets Southwest. In addition, the Cherry Blossom Arts and Crafts Show will be held on the southwest waterfront from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. aboard the vessel Potomac Spirit, moored at Pier 4.Events during the two-week festival range from concerts to a black-tie gala to a spectacular parade.
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April 4, 2012
The deadline for submitting sports copy is 9 a.m. on Mondays. We prefer email (howardcountysports@patuxent.com). We do not accept results by phone. When two Howard County teams play, players from both teams (first and last names) must be mentioned in the write-up. Questions? Call 410-332-6578. Running Cherry Blossom 10 Miler Ellicott City's Danny Rau, a junior at Howard High School and a member of the Howard County Striders, placed first out of 65 entrants in the under-20 age group in the 2012 Cherry Blossom 10 Miler held April 1, in Washington, DC. His time of 59:34 bested last year's winning time by over four minutes.
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By Richard Gorelick and The Baltimore Sun | March 21, 2012
The National Cherry Blossom Festival continues through April 27, but peak bloom is expected to run only through Friday. So are you going to brave the crowds for peak bloom or wait a few weeks and risk missing out on some rapture Take my advice and skip it entirely. Here's the thing. Getting there from Baltimore is a huge giant pain in the neck no matter how you slice it. And, when you actually get to the Tidal Basin, you remember, too late, that other people don't know how to walk.
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