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THIS WEBSITE HAS MOVED!

I guess I should’ve posted this a while back. Yes I’m still writing just on a new site. Hope you can join me at angie.goff.com for more. Also make sure you subscribe to our Facebook LIVES. We do them every Saturday and Sunday morning during our NBC4 broadcast. Happy New Year!

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Reading is Fundamental’s 50th Birthday Bash!

IMG_8203To be honest… I didn’t think sharing some personal stories about how important reading has been in my life would be that interesting. Then there was dead silence. One of the stories I told was about my mom Chin. I talked about how she struggled with the language barrier but insisted on reading to me when I was a child. I don’t remember the words she didn’t know or sometimes skipped. I never cared that some sentences were incomplete or didn’t make sense at all. All I remember is that it was me and her. She surrounded us with books. When she opened them with her broken English she still read them like she wrote them.

The reality is that experience is a luxury. Two thirds of children living in poverty in our Country.. in the USA have NO books. For the last half century Reading is Fundamental has worked to change that. Giving more than 412 million books to tens of millions of children nationwide. After tonight, many more kids will be introduced to the magic of reading. What will they feel? Hope, happiness, liberation, adventure? You better believe a book can change someone’s life.  Books have power.

I was thrilled to meet many of the more than 400 literacy lovers who gathered at the Four Seasons in Georgetown to celebrate RIF’s 50th Anniversary. I had the true honor of emceeing the Eric Carle themed birthday bash. Even the VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR  showed up. Word has it …he came for the food!

It was great to meet Margy McNamara Pastor, the daughter of RIF’s founder. Scholastic’s President Dick Robinson also shared some really funny and historic anecdotes from the beginning of RIF.Dick’s father founded Scholastic and teamed up with RIF from the beginning.  Also spotted in the crowd, Author Kitty Kelley. The best part… the night raised more than $150,000 dollars just in the live auction alone!

 

RIF President and CEO Carol H. Rasco, center, poses for a photo with the Legacy of Literacy Honorees at the Reading Is FundamentalÕs 50th Anniversary Birthday Bash Gala Celebration at the Four Seasons Hotel on Thursday, May 5, 2016 in Washington, DC. (Paul Morigi/AP Images for Reading Is Fundamental)

RIF President and CEO Carol H. Rasco, center, poses for a photo with the Legacy of Literacy Honorees at the Reading Is FundamentalÕs 50th Anniversary Birthday Bash Gala Celebration at the Four Seasons Hotel on Thursday, May 5, 2016 in Washington, DC. (Paul Morigi/AP Images for Reading Is Fundamental)

The Very Hungry Caterpillar birthday cake at the Reading Is FundamentalÕs 50th Anniversary Birthday Bash Gala Celebration at the Four Seasons Hotel on Thursday, May 5, 2016 in Washington, DC. (Paul Morigi/AP Images for Reading Is Fundamental)

The Very Hungry Caterpillar birthday cake at the Reading Is FundamentalÕs 50th Anniversary Birthday Bash Gala Celebration at the Four Seasons Hotel on Thursday, May 5, 2016 in Washington, DC. (Paul Morigi/AP Images for Reading Is Fundamental)

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Left to right, Jack Remondi, Chairman RIF Board of Directors; Carol B. Sisco; RIF President and CEO Carol H. Rasco; Lynda Johnson Robb; and Margy McNamara pose for a photo at the Reading Is FundamentalÕs 50th Anniversary Birthday Bash Gala Celebration at the Four Seasons Hotel on Thursday, May 5, 2016 in Washington, DC. (Paul Morigi/AP Images for Reading Is Fundamental)

Left to right, Jack Remondi, Chairman RIF Board of Directors; Carol B. Sisco; RIF President and CEO Carol H. Rasco; Lynda Johnson Robb; and Margy McNamara pose for a photo at the Reading Is FundamentalÕs 50th Anniversary Birthday Bash Gala Celebration at the Four Seasons Hotel on Thursday, May 5, 2016 in Washington, DC. (Paul Morigi/AP Images for Reading Is Fundamental)

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Left to right, Margy McNamara, Lynda Johnson Robb and Carol B. Sisco read a goodnight story at the Reading Is FundamentalÕs 50th Anniversary Birthday Bash Gala Celebration at the Four Seasons Hotel on Thursday, May 5, 2016 in Washington, DC. (Paul Morigi/AP Images for Reading Is Fundamental)

Left to right, Margy McNamara, Lynda Johnson Robb and Carol B. Sisco read a goodnight story at the Reading Is FundamentalÕs 50th Anniversary Birthday Bash Gala Celebration at the Four Seasons Hotel on Thursday, May 5, 2016 in Washington, DC. (Paul Morigi/AP Images for Reading Is Fundamental)

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Journalist Angie Goff hosts the Reading Is Fundamental 50th Anniversary Birthday Bash Gala Celebration at the Four Seasons Hotel on Thursday, May 5, 2016 in Washington, DC. (Paul Morigi/AP Images for Reading Is Fundamental)

Journalist Angie Goff hosts the Reading Is Fundamental 50th Anniversary Birthday Bash Gala Celebration at the Four Seasons Hotel on Thursday, May 5, 2016 in Washington, DC. (Paul Morigi/AP Images for Reading Is Fundamental)

On Stage Now!

The Spring has welcomed some wonderful productions for the kiddos in our area. We just ventured to the charming Glen Echo Park to see Adora’s favorite story James and the Giant Peach. The production is showing through April 5th at Adventure Theater. More information here. It’s really a darling show with wonderful costumes and a lively cast. Adora loved meeting some of her favorite pests… Miss Spider.. Mr Centipede… the Grasshopper! I love the intimacy of this small theater. Note it’s about 75 minutes and there’s no intermission. Bathroom breaks are no problem.. just leave after a number and you’ll be escorted back in. Afterwards… it’s fun to let the kids play at the park’s playground.

This week we’re excited to see another fave.. Annie. The show is playing at the National Theatre.

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Here’s a sampling of the performance!

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Mother of a Murderer

After her son killed his new wife and then himself.. this mother  has found new purpose from unspeakable pain. If you are struggling with depression, suicidal thoughts or domestic abuse please know you are not alone. There are resources available.

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It’s Super Sunday

We started off with some astro doughnuts #FTW!
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GO CAROLINA Happy Super Bowl everybody!

Best Snow Shots: From building igloos to blizzard proposals

Thanks everyone for sending your photos and videos in!

Valentine Crafts for Snow-bound Kids

The kids will have a blast in the snow but at one point you gotta come in and warm up and drink some cocoa. Then what? It’s a perfect time for them to make their valentine’s for those they want to share the love with. I’ve included some that are wasy to do. You’ll just need to grab a few things while you’re at the store before the big snow hits! For more ideas on beating cabin fever including how to paint the snow check out my segment on KLG & Hoda.

You’re One in a Minion by Controlling My Chaos

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Iconic LOVE art– just get a canvas, finger paint and your kids’ hand and feet!

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Glitter Rocks! Collect your rocks now, add glue and glitter!

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 You Da Bomb! By Making Memories with your Kids

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 Star Wars: You Light Up My Day! by Keeping it Simple

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NBC4 Health Expo Time!

Come out and see us January 9th and 10th at the Washington Convention Center. On Saturday at 11 a.m. join me for a forum on “Smart Ways to Manage Weight and Prevent Diabetes”. We’ll have top experts on hand. Then I’ll be at the booth with my colleagues from noon-2pm. I would love to meet you. For more information and a schedule of expo events check out our Expo Page.

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KLG & Hoda: Keeping kids busy during Winter break

Loved joining the fabulous Kathie Lee and Hoda to talk about ways to keep the kiddos busy while they’re home on school break! Hope you find some of the tips helpful. Feel free to message me with any questions on facebook or twitter!

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Faith, Family & Finding Strength to Keep Moving

I recently sat down with Denise Mattison, the Ashburn mom who saw her ex pull the trigger destroying her new life and new love. Shortly after her husband’s death Denise found out she was expecting the couple’s first child. This Christmas talks about what she is thankful for despite losing so much.

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