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East of the River

03/09/2015 - 10:12am
Ward 8 is at a crossroads. The recent demise of former DC Councilmember Marion Barry has ended a political era. Pending socioeconomic changes could finally drag the ward--oft referred to as the home of the last, the least and the lost--into the... >>more
03/10/2015 - 1:12pm
In December 2014, California health officials declared that a measles outbreak had occurred at Disneyland in Anaheim. Measles is not very common these days, but when it surfaces in one person it is highly contagious. In fact, a person can be... >>more
03/10/2015 - 12:32pm
The Washington Women in Jazz Festival celebrates five straight years of ever-expanding artistry and also Women’s History Month. Brought to us again by the talented Amy K. Bormet, impresario, musician and bandleader, this year’s festival... >>more
03/10/2015 - 11:21am
When Shileathea Tyler was growing up in DC’s Sursum Corda housing project and attending Terrell Junior High School (JHS), she was breaking up fights. School administrators expressed concern that her friends were fighting. But, in 2000,... >>more
03/10/2015 - 10:28am
When some think of the Civil War, they think of battles, soldiers, and President Abraham Lincoln; others think of the conflict's impact on African-Americans. However, the Anacostia Community Museum's (ACM) newest exhibit brings a new... >>more
03/09/2015 - 12:12pm
In the 19th century when farmers from Southern Maryland drove their product carts to markets in downtown Washington, through what is today Ward 8, they had the option to stay at the Robert Martin’s Farmers & Drovers Hotel on lower Nichols... >>more
03/07/2015 - 12:27pm
With the sparkling new waterfront parks and restaurants below M Street, the new riverfront trails being laid down, the huge new stormwater tunnels, the bald eagles raising their young up by the National Arboretum and the appearance of more and more... >>more

Food & Dining

03/12/2015 - 8:30am
I’ve started working from home. Now, before you get jealous of mornings spent working in my bathrobe or throwing in a load of laundry when I get up to grab a cup of coffee, I should warn you of the downsides. First, it can get a little lonely... >>more

Midcity DC

03/10/2015 - 1:20pm
Shaw Development Deals Up for Review The Bowser Administration announced that a number of projects in Shaw recently awarded to developers would have to be reviewed by the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development. And one project, Parcel 42... >>more
03/10/2015 - 12:23pm
Planet Pet has landed a new home on 14th After missing out on a couple of opportunities, Planet Pet has finally found a new home at 1738 14th Street near the corner of S Street in the old World Fitness building.   The space is still being built... >>more
03/10/2015 - 11:12am
Galentines’ Day at Ace For the fifth year in a row, a block-full of ladies lined up along 5th Street, NW for Ace Hardware’s annual Ladies’ Night. While the first 100 women in line were rewarded with goody-filled gift bags, everyone... >>more
03/10/2015 - 10:11am
DC is Her Piece of the Rock  For Natalie Hopkinson, Bloomingdale is both her home and a dynamic laboratory where she is able to witness the effects of gentrification. By examining the interplay of race, culture and the arts, Hopkinson is... >>more
03/09/2015 - 12:38pm
Mary D. Ott’s Compulsive Botany at Touchstone Mary Ott has created a series of seemingly uniform paintings of the same subject with color appearing as the only variant.  At first sight, the viewer might find the repetitive nature of the... >>more
03/09/2015 - 11:34am
It may not feel like it outside, but it’s do-or-die time for anyone trying to tone up for summer 2015. Get ready for the sun’s return with this list of five Let’s Get Physical features that will sculpt and shape you in time for... >>more
03/09/2015 - 10:12am
I’ve started working from home. Now, before you get jealous of mornings spent working in my bathrobe or throwing in a load of laundry when I get up to grab a cup of coffee, I should warn you of the downsides. First, it can get a little lonely... >>more
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