Martha Washington

See Shakespeare and Martha Washington at This Hudson Valley Fest

Into the Woods photo by T. Charles Erickson / Courtesy of Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival. Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival returns to Boscobel House and Gardens for its final season before moving to a new home. The Bard is back in the Hudson Valley. At least, his spirit is. Thanks to...
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Political Spouses Have Evolved Since Martha Washington

Politics has long been the domain of men, but from the very beginning political spouses have wielded significant power behind the scenes. More recently, political spouses have forged formidable roles as partners and allies. Their role reveals the complicated relationship between power and gender, while demonstrating how our cultural expectations have evolved and what has remained the same.
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New restaurant named for Martha Washington coming to New Kent County

A Tidewater restaurant group is going for seconds in eastern New Kent County. Martha’s Kitchen is expected to open at 11861 New Kent Highway in late May, near the county’s administration building and courthouse. The restaurant is named for Martha Washington, the country’s first First Lady who was born in...

Celebrating the FIRST, First Lady, Martha Washington, and Other Marthas During Women’s History Month

Women’s History Month. An oxymoron if we ever heard one. Just a month? But there’s no complaining here. We’re going to be like our honored FIRST, First Lady, Martha Washington, and just continue on with the work at hand. And, in her case, some of the most important work in our history. Little did she know that after marrying the eligible bachelor George in 1759, this wealthy widow would have a life like no other before, or since. Lady Washington (the title “first lady” would not be coined until the mid-1850’s) went about her day, as she writes, “steady as a clock, busy as a bee, and cheerful as a cricket.”

George and Martha Washington visit Westfield classroom

WESTFIELD, NJ — To celebrate the president’s recent birthday, George and Martha Washington ‘visited’ with the Westfield Area YMCA kindergartners. The children caught them up on what changes they could expect to find in our current century, including indoor plumbing, cars and Alexa. George and Martha Washington visit Westfield classroom...

Will's Secret tallies Oaks points with Martha Washington upset

At the top of the Oaklawn stretch in the $200,000 Martha Washington Stakes, four 3-year-old fillies had a chance at a win. In the end, it was Will’s Secret who fought through the muddy straightaway to earn the victory over the favored Coach and Joy’s Rocket. Contested at a flat...

Martha Washington Preview: Sylvia Q Faces Stiff Pace Scenario

HOT SPRINGS, AR – Rigney Racing’s Sylvia Q faces a stiff pace scenario as she makes her stakes debut in Saturday’s $200,000 Martha Washington Stakes at Oaklawn Park. The Martha Washington is a mile-long dirt route restricted to 3-year-old fillies. This year’s edition is the fifth event on a 9-race card and has a local post time of 3:06 PM.

Joy's Rocket Stretches Back Out for Martha Washington

Team Hanley and Parkland Thoroughbreds' Joy's Rocket, already a three-time stakes winner sprinting, will stretch back out to a mile for the second time in her career in the $200,000 Martha Washington Stakes Jan. 30 at Oaklawn Park. The feature, which attracted six 3-year-old fillies, offers points on the Road to the Kentucky Oaks on a 10-4-2-1 scale to the top four finishers.