Monday, January 21, 2013
Photos from the Virginia Inaugural Ball on Sunday in Arlington.
This year's Virginia Inaugural Ball was Sunday night at the Westin Arlington Gateway. U.S. Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine, along with Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Terry McAuliffe and an estimated 1,100 others attended. [Full story: Virginia Inaugural Ball: 'You Can't Help But Feel Optimistic'] The Democratic Party of Virginia and the Arlington County Democratic Committee hosted the event.
... and who would he support in 2016?
U.S. Rep. Jim Moran, D-Va., talks to Patch about why President Barack Obama doesn't get a honeymoon this time, obstruction in the House of Representatives, sequestration and other topics at the Virginia Inaugural Ball. More: Virginia Inaugural Ball: 'You Can't Help But Feel Optimistic' Photos: Virginia Inaugural Ball
Sunday, January 20, 2013
See photos from President Obama's 2013 Inaugural Parade here. If you're attending the inaugural parade, upload your photos to this page!
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See photos from other local residents attending the 2013 presidential inauguration Monday. Are you going to be in downtown D.C.? Upload your photos here, too!
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Thursday, January 17, 2013
How to get around Washington on Inauguration Day, including Metro rail, bus, driving, biking and walking.
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Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Metro offers several route suggestions to get to the National Mall, the parade route and to the White House on Inauguration Day.
Whether you are attending the inauguration on the National Mall, taking in the parade along Pennsylvania Avenue or cheering the President's return at the White House, you can expect to do a lot of walking on Inauguration Day. Between metro station closures, parade route street closures and bus route changes, you will be using your own two feet to get you where you want to be once you arrive downtown on Metro. See also: Guide to Taking the Metro to the 2013 Presidential Inauguration. To help, Metro has created a list of walking directions from various locations near to the National Mall area: Arlington Cemetery (1.5 miles to Mall) Walk 0.7 miles toward the Lincoln Memorial (away from Arlington Cemetery). Go around the left side of the …
When is metro running? Which stations are closed? How much will it cost? Patch has you covered.
Inauguration Day 2009 set the all time ridership record for Metro at about 1.54 million trips on rail and bus combined. The rail ridership in 2009 alone was 1.12 million trips. Metro is preparing for a crowded system this year as well, spokesman Dan Stessel told Patch. WMATA estimates 600,000 to 800,000 people will use Metrorail for the 2013 inauguration events. Metro has been working with external partners like the U.S. Secret Service, U.S. Park Police and other agencies involved in inauguration activities to help alleviate some of the crowding that plagued metro during the 2009 inauguration. The transit agency is doing everything it can to communicate with riders about their best routes and about planning ahead to help reduce congestion …
Monday, January 7, 2013
Constituents are waiting to hear whether they received tickets to President Obama's inauguration Jan. 21.
UPDATE Sunday, Jan. 6: Interested in attending the presidential inauguration and being close to the action? You had until mid-December to contact your congressman or one of Virginia's senators. Now what? Patch recently checked in with Congressman Gerry Connolly's (D-11th) office to get an update on how constituents can get tickets to the presidential inauguration. Patch spoke to Connolly's Communications Director George Burke via e-mail: Patch: Are all of the inaugural tickets gone? Burke: "Not yet. We haven't received them yet, but they will be dispensed by lottery among those who requested." Patch: How many tickets have you given out? How many people asked for tickets? Burke: "We are in the process of conducting a blind lottery to …
Thursday, January 3, 2013
George Washington’s home will host special activities in honor of the 2013 presidential inauguration.
If you can’t make it to D.C. to see the 2013 Presidential Inauguration, you can commemorate this historic event at Mount Vernon. Historic Mount Vernon will host a variety of family-friendly events during the weekend of the presidential inauguration. During that weekend, children can participate in the George Washington Presidential Scavenger Hunt, searching the Mount Vernon Estate for clues that will lead to a special prize. Visitors can also view a replica of the first presidential inauguration and place their hand on a reproduction of the bible upon which George Washington took the oath of office. The annotated copy of George Washington’s Acts of Congress will be on display at the Donald W. Reynolds Museum. All activities will take …
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Many hotels in D.C. are booked for the inauguration. Hotels along Richmond Highway have been fielding calls since July.
Hotels along Richmond Highway are preparing for a possible "trickle down effect" for the 2013 Presidential Inauguration. Many hotels already are completely booked in D.C., so customers are setting their sights on hotels in the greater Alexandria area for the Jan. 21 event. Carmen Fierro, general manager of The Quality Inn-Mount Vernon, said calls about room availability started back in July. "We started receiving calls, I would say around July of this year, with inquiries for the time frame," Fierro said. "Then I think they just sat back until the president-elect was in office and once that was done, that's when it really started." Fierro said The Quality Inn doesn't usually see a full house in January unless the weather is bad, but …