It’s all happening at the zoo – at night during the holidays

WASHINGTON – Each holiday season since 2007, after the animals go to sleep, the rest of the Smithsonian National Zoo comes to life as a colorful winter wonderland.  More than half a million LED lights are transforming the zoo’s grounds…

This year’s White House ornament marks first presidential helicopter ride

WASHINGTON – This year’s White House Historical Association’s 39th official White House Christmas ornament honors a precedent that, to later generations of Americans, became routine. That precedent was a president of the United States riding in a helicopter. The first…

Discover festive holiday activities across Maryland

‘Tis the season to be jolly! Take a look at some holiday activities in your area.

The Washington Bullpen, Episode 5

On this week’s “Washington Bullpen,” CNS reporters Julia Karron and Jarod Golub discuss the recent shooting in Parkland, Florida, and some of the new and pending federal legislation regarding gun control. They also dig into the indictments of Russian nationals…

The “most famous reindeer of all” leads the way at local annual icy holiday celebration

But do you recall, the most famous reindeer of all? He has made his way to town just before Christmas and came bearing gifts of colored, clear and glowing ice all from Harbin, China.

Local garden clubs join in decorating the Maryland State House for the holidays

ANNAPOLIS – Garden clubs from around the state joined in decorating some two dozen Christmas trees inside the Maryland State House with themes honoring the 24 jurisdictions in Maryland. Each garden club was then presented with a certificate of appreciation…

Garden Clubs Fill State House With Christmas cheer

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas … everywhere you go. That includes the State House in Annapolis, thanks to the generosity of some local garden clubs.

Ice Festival: Santa Claus is Coming to Town at The Gaylord Resort

Santa Claus has come to town…a town entirely out of Ice. The Gaylord National Resort opens their Ice festival where over 2 million pounds of ice make up a realistic North Pole.

Wreaths for Fallen Soldiers

A last minute change of fortune for Wreaths Across America volunteer Kristina Seidel who was seeking sufficient donations to place Christmas wreaths on the graves at the Annapolis Veterans Cemetery. For the first time every one of the 2,996 graves will be presented a wreath on December 12th.

Ten Md. School Districts Recognize Religious Holidays by Name

This school year, 14 of Maryland’s 24 school systems will not recognize any religious holidays — such as Christmas and Rosh Hashanah – by name.