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D.C. Road Closures For 4th Of July Festivities

WASHINGTON (WUSA) - The Metropolitan Police Department would like to remind motorists of parking restrictions and street closings on July 4, for Independence Day festivities.

The 14th Street Bridge and the Roosevelt Bridge will be open all day, but the Arlington Memorial Bridge and Memorial Circle will be closed.

The following streets near the National Mall will be closed from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. for A Capitol Fourth concert.

Smithsonian Folklife Festival To Resume In DC


WASHINGTON (AP) - The Smithsonian Folklife Festival is set to resume on the National Mall.

The festival paused on Monday and Tuesday and will resume Wednesday through Sunday. It also was suspended last Saturday after damage to its tents from storms that moved through the area.

This year's festival explores the AIDS Memorial Quilt; the 150th anniversary of public and land-grant universities and the U.S. Department of Agriculture; and the arts and creativity of neighborhoods East of the Anacostia River in Washington.

 

 

 

Update: DC Public Library Cooling Centers Close July 4th

WASHINGTON (WUSA) -- The D.C. Public Library system will extend hours at 10 facilities to serve as cooling centers but will be closed on July the 4th.

These libraries will be open from 1 p.m.  to 9 p.m. on Tuesday and will close Wednesday, July 4th:

Anacostia....................................800 Good Hope Road SE
Cleveland Park............................3310 Connecticut Avenue NW
Dorothy I. Height/Benning..........3935 Benning Road NE
Georgetown................................3269 R Street NW
Lamont-Riggs..............................5401 South Dakota Avenue NE
Martin Luther King Jr...................901 G Street NW
Northwest One...........................155 L Street NW
Palisades....................................4901 V Street NW
Southeast...................................403 7th Street SE
William O. Lockridge/Bellevue.....155 Atlantic Street SW

EnvyDerm Helps Women Get Celebrity Eyelashes, Has Celebrity Following

EnvyDerm Helps Women Get Celebrity Eyelashes, Has Celebrity Following

Throughout history, long, lush eyelashes have been considered a thing of beauty and have been sought after. Even during the Middle Ages, women are believed to have secretly used crushed berries or soot from fireplaces to darken their eyelashes and enhance their appearance. Today, many people, including celebrities, are turning to products like those created by EnvyDerm in an effort to get the eyelash results they want.

“People look at celebrities and think their eyelashes are amazing – and they are,” explains Nadia Smith, founder of EnvyDerm Cosmetics Company. “The great thing is that we have helped many of them get those beautiful eyelashes. Our products are sought out by celebrities but are available to all consumers, so anyone can have celebrity lashes.”

Officials Are Cracking Down on Fireworks in D.C. Area

Officials Are Cracking Down on Fireworks in D.C. Area

Each year, locally and across the U.S., people of all ages are seriously injured by fireworks.

In anticipation of July 4th festivities, fire officials throughout the D.C. area met Thursday at a news conference where they discussed the dangers of mishandled fireworks.

In an effort to stop the illegal use of fireworks, fire marshals and police officers will patrol the region looking for and confiscating illegal fireworks.

If you're found with illegal fireworks, you will be charged and required to appear in court.

If you’re a Virginia resident, the use of illegal fireworks is a Class 1 misdemeanor and you could receive up to one year in jail, and face a $2,500.00 fine.

Fire officials in Montgomery County want to remind residents that all fireworks in the county are illegal. 

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