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  • Experience Celebrity Chefs and Southern Flavor Over a Weekend in Washington DC

    Washington, DC News
    31 Oct 2014 | 11:58 am
    Need to get out of town for a weekend? This column highlights food vacations you can explore in your two days off of work. For more getaways, check out our archives.
  • D.C. Elections: What to Watch

    Roll Call: Daily News
    31 Oct 2014 | 4:03 pm
    An upside-down flag on the District of Columbia's official voter guide set election season off to a rocky start, but the Board of Elections is promising a successful result on Nov. 4.
  • In Alaska, Begich fights to the finish

    TheHill - Top News
    Cameron Joseph
    31 Oct 2014 | 3:57 pm
    Sitting Democratic senator is locked in a tight race with Republican challenger Dan Sullivan.
  • The Needle: Party On

    City Desk
    Perry Stein
    31 Oct 2014 | 2:27 pm
    Hour of Mayhem: Set those clocks back. Daylight Savings Time ends at 2 a.m. Sunday, which means you have an extra hour to drink Saturday night. +5 Pumpkin Craze Hits the Zoo: Even D.C.'s gorillas can't stop eating pumpkins. +1 Haunted Row Houses: D.C.'s houses get spoooooky this Hallows' Eve. +2 Wizards Captain: New Wizards player Paul Pierce gets in the Halloween spirit today and dresses as Captain America. +2 Yesterday's Needle rating: 55 Today's score: 10 Friday Bonus: +2 Today's Needle rating: 67
  • EagleBank closes merger with Virginia Heritage

    Washington, D.C. Business News - Local Washington, D.C. News | The Washington Business Journal
    Mark Holan
    31 Oct 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Eagle Bancorp, parent of Bethesda-based EagleBank, has officially closed its merger of Virginia Heritage Bank, company chairman and CEO Ron Paul told me late Friday. "Everything I hoped for when we signed the definitive agreement in June has come through," he said. "Going forward, we have the integration process to go through in November. That's something David [Summers, VHB's chairman and CEO], both boards and all 400 employees will work to accomplish." The conversion process begins Nov. 7 and…
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    Washington, DC News

  • Experience Celebrity Chefs and Southern Flavor Over a Weekend in Washington DC

    31 Oct 2014 | 11:58 am
    Need to get out of town for a weekend? This column highlights food vacations you can explore in your two days off of work. For more getaways, check out our archives.
  • D.C. Council Talks Marijuana Legalization, 'Rookie Cookies'

    31 Oct 2014 | 8:02 am
    Votes on pot legalization have yet to be tallied, but the D.C. Council is already talking about "Rookie Cookies." Five days before Washingtonians head to the polls, the council's Committee on Business, Consumer and Regulatory Affairs and Committee on Finance and Revenue held a joint public hearing to explore how the District of Columbia would tax and regulate its marijuana industry.
  • Jake Gyllenhaal hopes a Nightcrawlera really messes you up

    31 Oct 2014 | 4:12 am
    "I didn't come to Washington, D.C. to talk," said Jake Gyllenhaal, before plunging into a crowd of cameraphone-wielding college students still gobsmacked by the actor's surprise appearance last weekend at a late-night screening of the new movie "Nightcrawler." "l came to Washington, D.C. to take some pictures and selfies and s---."
  • Michelle Nunn To Campaign With Man Her Dad Thought Was A Bad Role Model

    31 Oct 2014 | 12:28 am
    In this Nov. 3, 2011 photo provided by A Billion + Change, Points of Light CEO Michelle Nunn speaks at the launch of A Billion + Change, a national campaign to mobilize billions of pro bono and skills-based service resources by 2013, at a ceremony on Capitol Hill in Washington. The race for Georgia's U.S. Senate seat started to take shape Monday as Nunn, a Democrat, announced plans to run for her father's old seat, joining a crowded field of Republicans contenders.
  • Ebola response: National, Calif. nurses unions to strike for better training, protection

    30 Oct 2014 | 8:41 pm
    RoseAnn DeMoro, executive director of the California Nurses Association. National Nurses United and the California Nurses Association are planning a "national day of action" on Nov. 12 to protest how hospitals are preparing for Ebola cases.
 
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    Roll Call: Daily News

  • D.C. Elections: What to Watch

    31 Oct 2014 | 4:03 pm
    An upside-down flag on the District of Columbia's official voter guide set election season off to a rocky start, but the Board of Elections is promising a successful result on Nov. 4.
  • Hoping You'll Join CQ Roll Call for Election Results and Analysis

    31 Oct 2014 | 10:31 am
    For those who have been immersed in the midterm campaign since its inception, the suspense in the final hundred hours is particularly intense. But even for people with only a passing (or late-blooming) interest, the wait for Election Day is starting to get acute.
  • Senegal Represents at Phillips Collection

    31 Oct 2014 | 10:23 am
    The paint filling in the sketched lines on an alley wall behind the Phillips Collection couldn't have come at a more appropriate time.
  • The Three Types of Political Halloween Costumes

    31 Oct 2014 | 10:22 am
    Since Ebola entered U.S. borders, the disease has sparked fear, galvanized policy discussions and, unfortunately, inspired Halloween costumes. Hazmat suits have been reportedly flying off the shelves at Halloween stores, while there are even rumors of a "sexy Ebola containment suit" costume.
  • Trey Radel Sheds Coke Charges

    31 Oct 2014 | 10:11 am
    Disgraced former Rep. Trey Radel has managed to keep his nose clean. So authorities have gone ahead and made that whole nasty cocaine business disappear.
 
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    City Desk

  • The Needle: Party On

    Perry Stein
    31 Oct 2014 | 2:27 pm
    Hour of Mayhem: Set those clocks back. Daylight Savings Time ends at 2 a.m. Sunday, which means you have an extra hour to drink Saturday night. +5 Pumpkin Craze Hits the Zoo: Even D.C.'s gorillas can't stop eating pumpkins. +1 Haunted Row Houses: D.C.'s houses get spoooooky this Hallows' Eve. +2 Wizards Captain: New Wizards player Paul Pierce gets in the Halloween spirit today and dresses as Captain America. +2 Yesterday's Needle rating: 55 Today's score: 10 Friday Bonus: +2 Today's Needle rating: 67
  • No Arrests Made After Teens Storm Bus

    Jenny Rogers
    31 Oct 2014 | 10:45 am
    A series of photos of what appeared to be a group of teenagers mobbing a 97 bus at the Stadium-Armory Metro station made the rounds on Twitter this afternoon. Taken by Tim Krepp, the photos show several kids climbing on top of and on the sides of the bus.   According to Metro spokesperson Dan Stessel, D.C. police received a call about the incident around 12:30 p.m. MPD and the Metro Transit Police responded at the scene. Stessel was unable to provide details about what precisely happened prior to the police arriving, but says officers found a few dozen juveniles, ages 15 to 17,…
  • Here Are Otters Playing With Pumpkins

    Jenny Rogers
    31 Oct 2014 | 9:36 am
    Courtesy of the National Zoo, here are 10 Asian small-clawed otters spending time with pumpkins. The purpose of the exercise, beyond providing the public visual stimulation, is to introduce new smells to the animals and encourage them to use their paws. Photo courtesy Smithsonian National Zoo
  • Photo: Corner Office

    Darrow Montgomery
    31 Oct 2014 | 9:12 am
    H Street NW, October 30
  • District Line Daily: Marijuana-Fueled Election

    Perry Stein
    31 Oct 2014 | 6:02 am
    A morning roundup of news, opinion, and links from Washington City Paper and around the District. Send tips and ideas to citydesk@washingtoncitypaper.com. Sign up: To get District Line Daily—or any of our other email newsletters—sent straight to your mailbox, click here. Election officials predict the initiative to legalize marijuana on Nov. 4's ballot could help push voter turnout during the general election to 40 percent—higher than any similar election since 1998. The first-ever attorney general race and an unusually competitive mayoral election could also contribute to higher…
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    Washington, D.C. Business News - Local Washington, D.C. News | The Washington Business Journal

  • EagleBank closes merger with Virginia Heritage

    Mark Holan
    31 Oct 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Eagle Bancorp, parent of Bethesda-based EagleBank, has officially closed its merger of Virginia Heritage Bank, company chairman and CEO Ron Paul told me late Friday. "Everything I hoped for when we signed the definitive agreement in June has come through," he said. "Going forward, we have the integration process to go through in November. That's something David [Summers, VHB's chairman and CEO], both boards and all 400 employees will work to accomplish." The conversion process begins Nov. 7 and…
  • Citing Ebola preparedness, Providence Hospital nurses announce plans to strike. But are politics involved?

    Tina Reed
    31 Oct 2014 | 12:06 pm
    Are nurses pointing out glaring gaps in Providence Hospital's abilities to safely respond to Ebola? Or are they trying to use the virus to push forward ongoing labor negotiations? That seems to be the question as the hospital's union announced plans to protest inadequate Ebola preparedness next month in conjunction with a nationwide National Nurses United "National Day of Action." Providence Hospital nurses, who are in the midst of negotiating their first contract as members of National Nurses…
  • Millionaires really do care about income inequality

    Mark Holan
    31 Oct 2014 | 11:54 am
    About two thirds of American millionaires think at least a little about economic inequality, according to PNC's latest Wealth and Values survey. While 64 percent said they are "extremely" or "somewhat" concerned about the issue, people with big money have bigger issues on their minds. Among 476 millionaires surveyed, 91 percent said are most concerned about U.S. military involvement in global conflicts, 84 percent listed immigration reform as a top issue and 78 percent said they are concerned about…
  • Scenes from the 50 Fastest Growing Companies 2014 event

    Bob Niedt
    31 Oct 2014 | 11:15 am
    It all happened so fast... But then, why wouldn't it? Gathered at Thursday night at the Hilton McLean Tysons Corner were representatives of the 50 Fastest Growing Companies 2014, plus others honoring the group. Hosted by the Washington Business Journal, the event honored some of the best and the brightest in the region. Couldn't make it? Check out the slideshow to the right of this article for a look inside.
  • Navy Federal continues to expand Florida campus

    Mark Holan
    31 Oct 2014 | 11:05 am
    Mars Inc. isn't the only Northern Virginia-based company spending money and creating jobs outside the region. Vienna-based Navy Federal Credit Union this week announced that it is adding 5,000 jobs with a $350 million expansion of its Pensacola, Florida, operation. This spring the company announced 2,000 jobs for the 68-acre campus near Naval Air Station Pensacola. "This is our largest expansion in Pensacola thus far," Navy Federal CEO and President Cutler Dawson said in a release. "It underscores…
 
 
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    The Fix

  • 9 things you didn’t read today (but should have)

    Jaime Fuller
    31 Oct 2014 | 3:05 pm
    1. Tom Hamburger and Alexander Becker report that the Brookings Institution's research agenda may be affected by the wishes of donors. 2. Molly Ball profiles Colorado Senate candidate Cory Gardner at the Atlantic. He talks fast, in abbreviated clauses that don't always gel into complete sentences. His affect falls somewhere between a human ray of sunshine […]
  • Look at all these Halloween champions who dressed up like Ruth Bader Ginsburg

    Sarah Larimer
    31 Oct 2014 | 2:35 pm
    I don't know, guys. I like to think that Ruth Bader Ginsburg saw this picture of Ruth Baby Ginsburg, all dressed up for Halloween, and thought: "I should send that baby a T-shirt." I mean, I'm assuming she saw Ruth Baby Ginsburg. Last month she told Nina Totenberg that she keeps up with Notorious R.B.G., […]
  • For most of history, politicians haven’t been able to have Halloween Twitter names. This is a travesty.

    Jaime Fuller and Philip Bump
    31 Oct 2014 | 1:54 pm
    Yes, Rep. John Dingell, you are doing it right. Every Halloween, Twitter users celebrate by making puns. This would seem unremarkable at all other points of the year, since 46 percent of Twitter users have been found to use the social media platform primarily for making bad puns about current events that can no longer be accurately […]
  • Ranking the presidents on how completely terrible their midterm elections turned out

    Philip Bump
    31 Oct 2014 | 10:50 am
    President Obama, political guru Stuart Rothenberg writes, is "likely to have the worst midterm numbers of any two-term president going back to Democrat Harry S. Truman." Usually presidents have one terrible midterm and a mediocre one; 2014, Rothenberg thinks, could vault Obama into the top tier of midterm losers. Or, it could not. We don't […]
  • Which campaigns are the worst robocall offenders?

    Jaime Fuller
    31 Oct 2014 | 10:30 am
    It's fitting that the midterms occur only days after Halloween, seeing as campaigns deploy terrifying-sounding tactics to drive you insane (and/or to vote). They slip literature under your door after knocking forever. They blanket your TV in ominous ads. They call your house non-stop. There are ways to avoid all of this, though -- if […]
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    The Hill: Contributors

  • Obama and the Democrats' sexist double standard

    31 Oct 2014 | 10:30 am
    The media had a field day this week when South Carolina Democratic gubernatorial candidate, State Sen. Vincent Sheheen, called his opponent, Gov. Nikki Haley (R), a "whore" while campaigning in Florence."We are going to escort whore out the door,"...
  • Amnesty is 2014's ObamaCare

    31 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    Many are predicting a bad year for Democrats in 2014, and Democratic apologists are pointing to an unfavorable map as the reason.It is true that Democrats had to defend a number of incumbents who represented states that voted for GOP presidential...
  • Budowsky: Don't believe 2014 polls

    31 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    "Morning Joe" on MSNBC around 6:04 a.m. on Friday misrepresented polling results about the Colorado Senate election. Anyone who reads the latest polling section on Real Clear Politics will find two Colorado polls posted adjacent to each other. One...
  • Executive order on credit card security shouldn't overlook mobile payments

    31 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    In response to a series of high-profile data breaches at Target, Home Depot and JPMorgan Chase, earlier this month President Obama signed a new executive order designed to improve the security of consumer financial payment transactions. Specifically...
  • Social Security could be a strong campaign issue for Democrats

    31 Oct 2014 | 4:30 am
    With the prospect of the Republicans gaining control of the Senate and increasing their majority in the House of Representatives, retired folks on Social Security and Medicare or those on Medicaid have every right to be scared. Once Republicans are...
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    News

  • Chocolates and licorice for Obama Halloween

    31 Oct 2014 | 2:36 pm
    President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama will be handing out Hershey Kisses, black licorice, orange tangerine jelly beans, kettle corn and White House sweet dough butter cookies for Halloween.More befitting of the first lady’s initiatives on...
  • Obama puts focus on economy in closing days of midterm campaign

    30 Oct 2014 | 9:01 pm
    President Obama will host a roundtable discussion on women’s economic issues Friday in Rhode Island as the White House looks to tout recent signs of recovery in the final days before the midterm elections.The president is expected to highlight...
  • Obama 'proud' of security team

    30 Oct 2014 | 1:49 pm
    President Obama is “proud” of his national security team despite a report suggesting key advisers are engaged in turf battles and struggling to penetrate his inner circle, the White House said Thursday.“The president and his senior team at the White...
  • White men will 'do great in my presidency'

    29 Oct 2014 | 4:51 pm
    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) joked to a private gathering that "white men who are in male-only clubs are going to do great in my presidency," according to a recording obtained by CNN. "I'm trying to help you with your tax status," Graham said...
  • Holder: No replacement until next year

    29 Oct 2014 | 12:03 pm
    Attorney General Eric Holder said Wednesday that he hoped his replacement would be confirmed by early February, suggesting that the White House would not push for a vote during the Senate's lame-duck session."I think that ... there’ll be a...
 
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    A Parent in Silver Spring

  • iPic Theaters in North Bethesda Opening: Halloween Party, Free Tickets, Free Memberships

    Jessica McFadden
    29 Oct 2014 | 5:21 am
      Ground-breaking new luxury movie theater (that is actually affordable!)  Free Halloween family event on Friday October 31 when school is out and open house celebrations through Thursday November 6 Free Premium Seating movie ticket when you join by November 5 Future fabulous dinner and movie date nights and memorable family movie experiences  iPic Theater Opens in […]
  • FREE Blowouts, Massages and More at Bubbles Bethesda Home Depot Square

    Jessica McFadden
    24 Oct 2014 | 9:25 am
    Get all dolled up tomorrow Saturday October 25 from 12-4pm at the Bubbles Salon at Home Depot Square in Bethesda! There will be a live DJ, drinks, makeup applications, seated massages and more.  You can call ahead at 301.767.9889 to schedule your free blowout appointment slot. I will confess that when I do make personal […]
  • Frozen on Ice: Disney on Ice’s Finest Show Yet

    Jessica McFadden
    23 Oct 2014 | 10:42 am
    I know I always blog that Disney on Ice is so great for families, but OMG, Frozen on Ice is the best show yet. Seriously. The special effects, combined with everyone’s favorite winter’s tale of sisterly love, is incredible. My kids, jaded Disney on Ice regulars that we are, were astounded by the show’s beauty. […]
  • Truck Touch in Bethesda Oct. 25

    Jessica McFadden
    10 Oct 2014 | 11:20 am
    This looks totally fun! To learn more info about the event, visit the Suburban Nursery School Truck Touch page.
  • Free Fall Style Event Thursday Night with DC Style Factory

    Jessica McFadden
    7 Oct 2014 | 1:11 pm
    You need a women’s night out. You know you do. How about a comped night out while you get to see firsthand how to wear fall’s best trends and see the picks from DC’s coolest boutique? DC Style Factory, Rosana Vollmerhausen’s celebrated personal stylist service is hosting this fabulous, free, fall style event. I will […]
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    DCBlogs

  • DC Blogs Noted

    dcblogs
    30 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    Tulip Frenzy takes photos of the annual high heel race in Dupont. The images were taken with a Leica Monochrom, a seriously expensive camera, but the photographer clearly knows how to use it. It’s very good and different work. On the problem of street harassment in DC, Manda Writes Things offers her take on the woman videotaped walking around NYC who receives numerous catcalls. Excerpt: Culturally, moving from DC to Dallas, it took a lot to get used to people interacting with me in a way that is genuinely pleasant (sometimes people actually just say “hello” in Dallas with no strings…
  • DC Blogs Noted

    dcblogs
    29 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    This kiss wasn’t acting. Unemployed Kat. Good story telling. What the hell is wrong with people in DC? Sexual assault while leaving a DC grocery store. Collective Action. From the Journal of Homebrew Therapy: Emily Kate DC says that when she feels angry, sad or overwhelmed, she “dances it out” in her apartment. Have you seen these around? They are called Alphabet Animals and deserve a name. East City Art. When my mama comes to town. Art in Life. DC has a reputation as being transient, and populated by an increasing number of the young and single. Developers are responding to…
  • DC Blogs Noted

    dcblogs
    28 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    Great photo collection: Meandering Through Hong Kong. WhereaboutsPhoto. The artist Sean Hennessey presents and explains some of this work, including She Drowns The World With Her Sorrow. My Amused Bouche is one of the best writers in the blogosphere. The opening sentence of her latest restaurant review: It’s a rural place where I currently live and I’ve come to miss those things that just seem silly in a place like this. Since CVS dominates DC, this post may be of interest: Why you won’t be using Apple Pay at CVS any time soon. InTheCapital. A date at DGS in Dupont Circle. DC…
  • DC Blogs Noted

    dcblogs
    27 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    Cupcakes and Shoes, or a Georgia peach in DC, writes about the thing she never thought she would do. (It’s about housing in DC.) Reading a “A Discovery of Witches,” on the bus, prompts a not-so-kind-or-thoughtful comment from a fellow bus rider. Half My Heart. (Tweet below). The Yik Yak App is used for nonsense on the Hill. Post Grad Problems. Ten of the stupidest comments left in the comment section. Scary Mommy. More about moving by an interesting writer. And then there was Mel. Fall in #DC is a little slice of paradise. pic.twitter.com/f1ptC285CN — alexlohman…
  • DC Blogs Noted

    dcblogs
    24 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    Long, long ago, when blogging was still a new thing, someone wrote that blogs will help humanize our communities. The writings will give people an opportunity to share little parts of their lives, their worries, celebrations, experiences and reactions. And that sharing might begin to change how we see our world. The anonymous people on the Metro, while still anonymous, might be seen in a somewhat different light. The intellectual realization that we’re not all that different might become an emotional realization. This post is a good example of that thought. In 2005, Occam’s Razor…
 
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    FishbowlDC

  • Weekend Show Preview – 11.2.14

    Nick Massella
    31 Oct 2014 | 12:02 pm
    Who’s on the talk shows this weekend? Glad you asked. Highlights include former Gov. Mitt Romney (R-MA) on “FOX News Sunday,” The Intercept’s Glenn Greenwald on CNN’s “Reliable Sources,” and Jeffrey Lacker, president, Richmond Federal Reserve on FOX News’ “Sunday Morning Futures.” Not all lineups have been announced. But click through for those that have and we’ll continue to update throughout the day. (more…) New Career Opportunities Daily: The best jobs in media.
  • Magazine Cover of the Week: Theo Padnos Details ‘My Captivity’ in New York Times Magazine

    Nick Massella
    31 Oct 2014 | 10:38 am
    It’s Friday, almost the weekend, and therefore, time to gather up your reading list…everything you saw this week but didn’t have time to actually read. This week, FishbowlDC presents the latest issue of New York Times Magazine and its cover story “My Captivity” by Theo Padnos, who in August 2014 was released after 22 months by Islamic militants after being kidnapped in Syria. Padnos writes: The F.S.A., it turned out, had given me to the Nusra Front, or Jebhat al Nusra, which was using the Children’s Hospital in Aleppo as a headquarters and a prison. During my first…
  • FishbowlDC Top 5 Stories of the Week

    Nick Massella
    31 Oct 2014 | 9:08 am
    Here are your top 5 stories of the week across the site. 5 – The Washington Post Commemorates Ben Bradlee’s Legacy with New Staff Award 4 – Mark Halperin, John Heilemann to Anchor Bloomberg Politics Election Night Coverage 3 – ICYMI – ‘SNL’ Mocks President Obama’s Ebola Strategy 2 – WUSA9 Anchors Mike Hydeck, Andrea Roane Headline DC’s Dancing Stars Gala 1 – Fishbowl Five with the Washington Ideas Forum’s Steve Clemons and Margaret Carlson New Career Opportunities Daily: The best jobs in media.
  • Hey Isn’t That…Chris Wallace in Womens Wear Daily??

    Nick Massella
    31 Oct 2014 | 7:57 am
    Hey, isn’t that “FOX News Sunday” host Chris Wallace in the latest issue of Women’s Wear Daily? The FOX News host recently spoke with Alexandra Steigrad on his career in journalism and where the industry is headed and the upcoming midterm elections. On how journalism has changed in the past 50 years, Wallace offered: It’s completely different because the platforms are different. When I started out as a 16-year-old high school senior, it was a very hierarchical system. There were three networks, a half dozen major newspapers, and that was about it. There was a very…
  • Barbara Starr to Receive Jefferson-Lincoln Award from Panetta Institute

    Nick Massella
    31 Oct 2014 | 7:04 am
    CNN Pentagon correspondent Barbara Starr will receive a Jefferson-Lincoln Award for her reporting from the Panetta Institute in early November. The ceremony, “An Evening to Honor Lives of Public Service,” will take place November 8 at The Inn at Spanish Bay at Pebble Beach. Also to receive the award: Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI). The institute writes of Starr in its announcement of the awards: Americans and the rest of the world have had the benefit of Barbara Starr’s exemplary journalism as Pentagon correspondent for CNN. Ms. Starr has been embedded with…
 
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    Frozen Tropics

  • Weekend East City Event Round Up: Pottery on the Hill Edition

    31 Oct 2014 | 5:51 am
    Stacey Snyder's tumblers. Image by Terricka Johnson. Courtesy Pottery on the HillFriday, October 31CHAW – 5:30 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.Celebrate Halloween on the Hill with CHAW, Eastern Market, and the DC Public Library. Events include arts activities, music, trick-or-treating for art, and much more for kids of all ages. For more information about HILLoween, click here.All events will be taking place at Eastern Market located at 225 7th Street SEFriday, Saturday and Sunday, October 31, November 1-2Pottery on the HillThe Third Annual Pottery on the Hill begins with a preview reception to celebrate…
  • Trick or Treat on the West End of H Street

    31 Oct 2014 | 5:43 am
    The following is a list of west end H Street businesses that have announced they will hand out candy to trick or treaters tonight. There are also plenty of specials for the adult chaperones.The Big Board @thebigboarddc 421 H StreetMicho's Lebanese Grill @michosgrill 500 H StreetDriftwood Kitchen @DriftwoodKitchin 400 H StreetCirque du Rouge @Cirque_Du_Rouge 416 H StreetLe Grenier @legrenierdc 502 H StreetBoundary Road @boundaryrd 414 H StreetMetro Mutts @MetroMutts 508 H StreetD.C. Harvest @dcharvest 517 H Street
  • Thriller on H Street Tonight

    31 Oct 2014 | 5:26 am
    Joy of Motion is once again doing its annual outdoor Thriller performance, but this year it's migrated down the street to 1333 H Street (under the Atlas marquee). The show should start around 10pm and it is free to watch, but you have to take the workshop if you want to dance.
  • Stay Safe

    30 Oct 2014 | 4:46 am
    I was reading a list of safety tips sent out over a local listserve. I don't quite agree with all of the tips and I thought I'd draft my own version. Feel free to critique my tips and add your own in the comments.Home Tips1. Know your neighbors and keep a friendly relationship with them. Exchange contact info. Ask your neighbors to look out for your place, and do the same for them.2. Make sure you have well functioning locks on all doors (make sure to actually lock them).3.Turn on lights on the rear and front porch/yard (motion detectors work fine).#I'll add a quick note that I've actually…
  • HIPS Headed to Fundrise Property at 906 H Street

    29 Oct 2014 | 5:17 am
    916 H Street when it held a pop-up gallery for Mumbo SauceThe harm-reduction based non-profit HIPS has held many fundraisers along H Street over the years, so it comes as no surprise that they would choose to relocate over our way. They just signed a five year $120,000 (annually) lease for 906 H Street. One notable thing about 906 H Street is that it was actually acquired in 2013 using money crowdfunded by 355 individual investors under Fundrise.Here's some information about HIPS from their website:HIPS promotes the health, rights, and dignity of individuals and communities impacted by sexual…
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    just up the pike

  • making room for transit can make better streets for everyone

    27 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    Many proposed transit projects in our region, from streetcars to bus rapid transit and the Purple Line, involve vehicles running in the street. Giving transit a place on our busy streets can be a hard sell, especially when it means displacing cars. But a recent trip to Minneapolis shows how it can create better places for everyone, including drivers. The new Green Line runs through the University of Minnesota. Photo by Michael Hicks on Flickr.Minneapolis finds a compromise on the Green LineWhile presenting at Rail~Volution last month in Minneapolis, I had a chance to ride the Green Line, a…
  • if there's one person you should vote for this year, it's jill ortman-fouse

    23 Oct 2014 | 7:17 am
    I started getting involved in Montgomery County school issues about a year and a half ago, and through that I got to know Jill Ortman-Fouse, who's one of the hardest-working people I have the privilege to know. She's been a tireless advocate for Montgomery County schools, not just for her own children, but for the thousands of kids and families who don't get a voice in school matters. Montgomery County is one of the richest counties in the United States, but we also have growing poverty, and more students on free and reduced lunch than the DC Public Schools have students. MCPS is becoming…
  • sharrows tell drivers to share the road with cyclists, except when that road is a state highway

    17 Oct 2014 | 9:10 am
    Sharrows are great for streets where there isn't room for a traditional bike lane. But sometimes, they're used as a way to avoid putting in a bike lane, which is bad for bicyclists and drivers alike. New sharrows on Georgia Avenue in Silver Spring. Photo by Paul Meyer.Last week, sharrows appeared on Georgia Avenue between Sligo and Wayne avenues in downtown Silver Spring. It's one of eighteen state highways in Maryland where cyclists are allowed to ride in the right lane, and the sharrows let drivers know to look out for them. Reader Paul Meyer tweeted this photo of the lane markings and…
  • how the department of liquor control is like the public library

    6 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Say what you will about Montgomery County's liquor laws, but one benefit is that you can search the inventory of available beverages at all 30 locations in the county via their website. You can see all of the products available in the county, and what each Department of Liquor Control store has in stock.I was thinking about making an old fashioned. Screenshots from my computer.After a few minutes of clicking around, I realized that the interface felt really familiar. So I visited the Montgomery County Public Library's site, where you can also see what books are available, and which libraries…
  • montgomery county wants to turn this dying strip mall into the next mosaic district

    2 Oct 2014 | 7:47 am
    Over the past few years, retail developer Edens has transformed a gritty wholesale market and a suburban multiplex into trendy retail destinations. Their next redevelopment project, a dying strip mall in Burtonsville, might be a little more challenging. One of the few remaining businesses at Burtonsville Crossing. Photo by the author.Burtonsville Crossing, on Route 29 in eastern Montgomery County, has been hemorrhaging tenants since a highway bypass was built behind it in 2006 and is now 70% vacant. This week, Edens, which has owned the strip mall since 2003, signed an agreement with the…
 
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