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Registration opens for the Marine Corps Marathon Kids Run

Kids & Family - 12 hours 3 min ago
Marine Corps Marathon Kids Run registration opens on May 20. The Kids Run is on Saturday, Oct. 24 and will be held in the Pentagon North parking lot. Nearly 3,600 children ages 5-12 will participate in the one-mile just-for-fun event. All participants receive a T-shirt, medal and snacks at the finish line. Register at marinemarathon.com
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Weekend East City Event Round Up

The Arts - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 12:24pm
By Jess Oros Thursday, May 21

Hamiltonian – 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

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Sapore Launches Bipartisan Barbecue Sauce

Dining - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 12:16pm
By Annette Nielsen

Just in time for grilling season, and with a goal of finding something that both the Republicans and Democrats can agree on, Sapore Oil and Vinegar launches Bipartisan Barbecue Sauce.

Co-Founders Renee and John Farr have created “Hotter than a Congressional Debate” Bipartisan Barbecue sauce to add to the diverse line of olive oils and vinegars at their shop on Capitol Hill.

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Evening Robbery on Walter Street

Neighborhood News - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 12:02pm
By Andrew Lightman

A male pedestrian on the 1200 block of Walter St. SE was struck from behind and robbed at at 8:59 p.m.

There was an assault with a deadly weapon at the 14th St. Safeway at 7:21 p.m. A shoplifter threatened a security guard with a knife. Police arrested the assailant.

In Other News

Cars were stolen on:

  • the 200 block of I St. SW;

  • the 1200 block Delaware Ave. SW;

  • the 1200 block of Delaware Ave. SE.

There were thefts on:

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Afternoon Sidewalk Purse-Snatching in PSA 107

Neighborhood News - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 9:54am
By Andrew Lightman

There was a sidewalk purse-snatching in PSA 107 at 4:45 p.m.

In Other News

There was a burglary on the 1200 block of 19th St. NE at an apartment building.

Cars were stolen on:

  • the 500 block of Oklahoma Ave. NE;

  • the unit block of 16th St. SE.

There were thefts on:

  • the 1700 block of D St. NE;

  • the 200 block of K St. NE at a restaurant;

  • the 1100 block of Fourth St. SW from Safeway;

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Three Convenience Store Thefts

Neighborhood News - Mon, 05/18/2015 - 11:23am
By Andrew Lightman

There were thefts on:

  • the 1600 block of A St. NE at a residence;

  • the 400 block of 14th St. SE at Safeway;

  • the 800 block of Bladensburg Rd. NE at a convenience store;

  • the 800 block of Bladensburg R. NE at a convenience store;

  • the 1100 block of Bladensburg Rd. NE at a convenience store.

There were thefts from automobiles on:

  • the 700 block of 11th St. NE;

  • the 400 block of 12th St. SE;

  • the 1000 block of D St. SE;

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Bring On The Bowser-Ettes

Commentary - Fri, 05/15/2015 - 3:30pm
By Anonymous

There is nothing like an election to get this columnist's blood flowing. Whether it is the sight of M.C. “Baby” Barry” parading astride a white steed or listening to fellow talking head, “Earnest” Eugene Kinlow, bravely soldiering through a position paper at a news conference.

Why binge watch Game of Thrones, when one can sip one's favorite poison awaiting the Ward 8 returns?

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Weekend East City Event Round Up

The Arts - Fri, 05/15/2015 - 10:59am
By Jess Oros Thursday, May 14

Wild Hand Workspace – 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Join the artists at Wild Hand Workspace for an open studio event at the Brookland Arts Walk. Artwork from APT50 will be on display.

Wild Hand Workspace is located at 716 Monroe St. NE.

Friday, May 15 

Leica Gallery – 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

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Afternoon Purse-Snatching in Southwest

Neighborhood News - Fri, 05/15/2015 - 10:55am
By Andrew Lightman

There was a purse-snatching on the 400 block of M St. SW at 3:30 p.m.

There was a knifing on the 1600 block of Benning Rd. NE at 11:56 a.m.

In Other News

There were thefts on:

  • the 1000 block of Third St. SW at a residence;

  • the 300 block of A St. SE at a church;

  • the 200 block of Seventh St. SE at Eastern Market;

  • the 2000 block of 14th St. NW.

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CALL TO ARTISTS: Request for Qualifications for Urban Farm Environmental Public Art Project

The Arts - Fri, 05/15/2015 - 12:00am
The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (DCCAH) in partnership with the University of the District of Columbia (UDC) and the Urban Waters Federal Partnership (UWFP) is seeking qualifications from artists or artist teams for a public art project that will result in an environmentally-focused sculpture in a new urban farm to be created in the Washington, DC neighborhood of Capitol View in Ward 7. Up to five artists/artist teams will be selected for a short-list phase. Semifinalists will receive a $1,000 to $2,000 stipend to be used for design proposal and travel.

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Is Paul Strauss A Danger to DC Tenants?

Commentary - Wed, 05/13/2015 - 2:55pm
By Jonetta Rose Barras

DC Council Chairman Phil Mendelson recently lambasted attorney Paul Strauss, characterizing his actions at the Maycroft apartments on Columbia Rd. NW. as those of a shakedown artist. Residents at that building have been locked in a controversy surrounding the renovation of the property and its possible sale through the city’s Tenant Opportunity to Purchase Act (TOPA).

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Is Paul Strauss A Danger to DC Tenants?

Neighborhood News - Wed, 05/13/2015 - 2:55pm
By Jonetta Rose Barras

DC Council Chairman Phil Mendelson recently lambasted attorney Paul Strauss, characterizing his actions at the Maycroft apartments on Columbia Rd. NW. as those of a shakedown artist. Residents at that building have been locked in a controversy surrounding the renovation of the property and its possible sale through the city’s Tenant Opportunity to Purchase Act (TOPA).

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Insatiable

Dining - Wed, 05/13/2015 - 11:23am
By Jonathan Bardzik

Last Saturday I nearly fell to my knees to offer thanks upon sighting the first, farm-fresh, local asparagus of the season. Let’s face it, it was a long winter, and while I love seasonal eating, there are only so many months in a row I can find joy and inspiration from root vegetables and cold-weather greens.

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Depeche Art

The Arts - Wed, 05/13/2015 - 11:20am
By Phil Hutinet

A Peek into NASCAR at PPW

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Words Cut by a Diamond

Commentary - Wed, 05/13/2015 - 11:19am
By E. Ethelbert Miller

“Part of baseball’s enduring charm, or so it is said, is the theoretical chance that a game could last forever.”

Tyler Kepner, writing on baseball for The New York Times 4/12/15

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Security Guard Injured at 14th St. Safeway

Neighborhood News - Wed, 05/13/2015 - 11:16am
By Andrew Lightman

On Sun., May 10 at 4:54 p.m., a security guard working at the 14th Safeway attempted to prevent a shoplifter from leaving the premises. The thief hit the guard in the face with a bag containing bottles and managed to escape.

In Other News

There was a violent robbery on the 800 block of 20th St. NE at 12:20 a.m.

There was a shooting on the 1900 block of Bennett Pl. at 5:19 p.m. at a residence.

There were thefts on:

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Conversation with Mosaic Theater Artistic Director Ari Roth

The Arts - Wed, 05/13/2015 - 12:00am
Ari Roth, artistic director of the Mosaic Theater Company, 1333 H St. NE, will speak at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 301 A St. SE on Sunday, May 17, 2-4 p.m. Roth will discuss the wide range of American Jewish responses to the Arab-Israeli conflict as well as his dreams for the Mosaic Theater. Roth spent 18 years as artistic director of the  DC Jewish Community Center’s Theater J. His controversial firing raised important questions about how American Jewish communities think about Palestinians and the conflict.

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Bayou Bakery, Coffee Bar and Eatery Opens at Hill Center

Dining - Tue, 05/12/2015 - 11:10am
By Annette Nielsen

Once a carriage house for horse-drawn ambulances serving the Civil War-era hospital, the adaptive re-use of this building is an attractive addition to the Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital’s campus, already a gathering place for the community. Now, after a beautiful restoration on the part of architect David Bell as well as historic details brought in by chef David Guas, the Bayou Bakery, Coffee Bar and Eatery is opening today on Capitol Hill.

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Police Seek Public Assistance in Recent Southwest Shooting

Neighborhood News - Tue, 05/12/2015 - 11:04am
By Andrew Lightman

There was a shooting on the grounds of the King Greenleaf Recreation Center on N St. in Southwest at 3:21 p.m on Thursday, May 7. First District officers heard the shots. A search of the area revealed several shell casings as well as a shattered window at the Rec Center. The police are seeking the public's assistance in identifying two persons of interest related to the shooting.

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Opera in the Outfield Activities for Kids

Kids & Family - Tue, 05/12/2015 - 12:00am

On Saturday, May 16, prior to the "Cinderella" simulcast, enjoy entertainment and activities including a Royal Parade in which kids are invited to arrive in costume and march around the lower concourse (begins at 5:30 p.m. Meet at section 132-133 at 5:20 p.m.). There will also be photo opportunities for kids with characters from Cinderella, with the living statue of Babe Ruth and chances to win prizes. There will be performances by students from the Duke Ellington School of the Arts Opera Program and the Watkins Elementary Choir. There will be a screening of the Warner Bros.

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