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Archive - 2013

December 18th

Retail Therapy


May your holidays be silver-lined! XOX Simone B

Mariessa Terrell, aka Simone Butterfly, Fashion Investigator, does her sleuthing at and @SimoneBtrfly.

Pound Your Way to Fitness

Let’s Get Physical

Until this class I’d never noticed how many stairs I climb every day: establishments with doors that aren’t level to the sidewalk; my own apartment, which is a walk-up (a short walk-up, but still). Post-workout, just the sight of an out-of-service escalator was enough to trigger a visceral groan. Basically I’m saying that after Pound, your quads, hamstrings, and glutes will make you painfully aware of anything above a toe-tap.

Jazz Avenues

Gift-giving Idea: “Ballin’ the Jack”

’Tis the Season for Candy Canes, Cookies and Asian

I know ’tis the season for generosity and joy, but I have always been a bit jealous. You see, Asian cuisines are my absolute favorite, and the thought that so many of my Jewish friends are enjoying Moo Shu, steamed dumplings and lo mein on Christmas night is only made bearable by the annual opportunity to feast on Beef Wellington, a crown roast, or pheasants draped in bacon.

DC Strokes Receives Award

On Saturday, Dec. 14, The Anacostia Community Boathouse Association (ACBA) held it's annual community awards ceremony. The Oars Community Outreach award was given to Mo Beltangady from DC Strokes Rowing Club in recognition for her club's partnership with Serve Your City, a local nonprofit serving Ward 6 disadvantaged youth.

Late Night Robbery on 1000 Block of Third Street SW

The Crime Blotter - December 17

There was a violent robbery on the 1000 block of Third St. SW in a park at 11:05 p.m.

There was an attempted, sidewalk robbery on the 600 block of 26th St. NE at 9:32 a.m.

There was an assault with a deadly weapon on the 1400 block of L St. SE at 9:45 at a residence.

In Other News

There were burglaries:

  • the 1500 block of Benning Rd. NE at a residence;

  • the 1500 block of Potomac Ave. SE at 9:30 a.m. at a residence.

The Blotter is based on the reports posted on December 18, 2013 by the MPD to the 1D Listserv and 5D Listerv.

December 17th

“Dancing with the Scholars” Dazzles in Its Third Year

As the lights dim, the three couples await the results after three rounds of competition. The three judges have already had their say, using their paddles to score each performance and joking about the contestants' costumes. More than five weeks of practice led to this moment. This is not an episode of “Dancing with the Stars” but “Dancing with the Scholars,” the William O. Lockridge Community Foundation's (WOLCF) annual fundraiser and tribute to its namesake.

The William O. Lockridge Community Foundation

Jessica Tacka

In Your Kitchen

Jessica Tacka grew up in the Pittsburgh suburbs with a huge Italian contingent representing her mom’s side of the family. “Most people refer to their second or third cousins – in my family, they were all just cousins.” While Tacka understands Italian, she’s excited to try to learn to speak this “gentle, floral language.”