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Archive - 2012

November 12th

Logan Circles

Mean Girls in Town

Bloomingdale Bites

Restaurateurs Take on Bloomingdale

When it comes to new restaurant establishments opening in Bloomingdale, business is booming. According to the Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington, the area, much like the rest of Washington, is undergoing tremendous growth in diversity and in the number of restaurant additions. Every year, more and more restaurateurs look to the area to make a name for themselves, thanks to the success of more established eateries, such as Big Bear Cafe, Boundary Stone and pizza joint Rustik Tavern.

Kids and Family Notebook

Art Trails at the American Art Museum

On Saturday, Nov 10, 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., lace up your favorite pair of comfy sneakers as you prepare to explore the galleries of the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Pick up a themed scavenger hunt and begin your trek through time, through space, and through art. You’ll have to answer questions, solve puzzles, and look closely. Some curious characters might even be waiting for you along the way! It's free. American Art Museum (begin in the Kogod Courtyard), Eighth and F sts. NW.

November 9th

Union Market Expands Hours

Now Open Five Days a Week

Union Market, located at 1309 Fifth St. NE, is expanding its hours of operation. The market will now be open  Wed. to Fri. from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. On Sat. and Sun., it will open at 8 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. The new hours begin on Nov. 10.

This weekend the Union Market will celebrate its new hours with several events:

  • Amanda McClements will host a holiday pop-up gift shop on Nov. 9 to 11. Come see this preview of her lifestyle boutique, Salt & Sundry, opening soon.

The U.S. Ranks 19th in State Success

Ranking America

According to the Fund for Peace, the United States has a “failed state index” score of 34.8, which makes the United States the nineteenth most successful state in the world, out of one hundred seventy seven countries ranked in that category. Finland ranks first, with a score of 20.0. The least successful state in the world is Somalia, with a score of 114.9 out of 120 possible points.

November 8th

Eastern Market Announces New Outdoor Venue

Barry Margeson, manager of the historic Eastern Market, announced plans last night at the monthly meeting of the Eastern Market Community Advisory Committee to expand the Market's operations across 7th St. SE to the concrete slab that once supported the temporary East Hall. This new venue will house Christmas tree sales and holiday festivities.

"I am very excited about this new venue. I think it will give us more room for tree sales and other festive events," said Barry Margeson.

What A Long, Strange Race It's Been!

The Nose

Michael A. Brown was born with the proverbial silver spoon firmly wedged in his mouth. Charismatic, tall, dark and handsome, scion of a Clinton BFF, Brown is a native Washingtonian, favorite son of vote-rich Ward 4. What better combination could one offer to the District electorate?

This brings us, Dear Readers, to the subject of Brown's recent defeat. The Nose has learned four lessons from this fiasco:

  1. You don't get elected unless you campaign.

  2. You can't campaign effectively without money.

November 7th

The 2012 Local Election

A Game Changer?