Chef Geoff’s caters to organic aficionados

At 3201 New Mexico Avenue NW, Washington, D.C., Chef Geoff Tracy prepares for another chaotic day at his D.C. restaurant, Chef Geoff’s, which is located near the American University campus.  The graduate of the Culinary Institute of America (CIA, “pies, not spies”) has climbed the entrepreneurial ladder after having “jumped off the entrepreneurial cliff.” He…

The bee-witch trials

This stifling 91-degree morning, students in the Discover the World of Communication summer program took pictures of the plant life and inhabitants of American University’s Quad.   A couple students got into quite the sticky situation with a bee, who seemed intent on keeping them away from his blooming, prized flowers by using his stinger.  They…

How will you celebrate the Fourth of July?

Barbecues, watching the fireworks display on the National Mall and partying with friends and family are some of the activities that people around the country will be participating in on the extended July 4th weekend. The memorable holiday that celebrates the Declaration of Independence, is “super because it is a time for us to remember the forefathers…

Dogs and veggies soon side by side

What entertains 97 degree summer heat, sweaty gardeners, construction workers and enough food to feed a vegetarian army? Need another hint? It was a World War II  temporary office building and established in 1974. It’s the Newark Community Garden on 4 1/2 acres, overseen by Linda Berry, president, and her husband, Lew, vice president. In…