The cherry trees in the nation’s capital are expected to bloom later than usual this year. That means the peak bloom should occur smack-dab in the middle of the 2009 National Cherry Blossom Festival. High fives!
Policing National Capital Parks-East can be downright scary at times. On August 21, for example, Park Police officers patrolling Anacostia Park arrested two men who had brought a loaded submachine gun to a picnic area playground.