Winter 2016: D.C. panda makes snow angels while Tahoe skiers rejoice

Out West we are enjoying the return of big snowfalls, which is heartwarming to the merchants, ski resorts and locals who have endured a prolonged drought. This month Truckee has won a “ski town of the year” honor. Back East, meanwhile, the Eastern Seaboard is experience one of the worst blizzards in years. Double-digit snowfalls […]

Sixth annual planting of White House Kitchen Garden

For the sixth year, fruits and vegetables were planted in the White House Kitchen Garden. This year, it also will be a pollinating garden, with a flower section designed to attract bees and butterflies. “Make sure all of them get a little water,” First Lady Michelle Obama said while kneeling alongside students from several D.C. […]

Video: Building the 300-pound, edible Gingerbread White House for 2013

The Resort at Squaw Creek has a memorable Gingerbread Village at Squaw Valley. The Ritz-Carlton Lake Tahoe has a Gingerbread workshop, where families convene to experience the magic of creating a personalized gingerbread house under the expert tutelage of a Ritz-Carlton pastry chef. But the granddaddy of Gingerbread Houses is at the White House in […]