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02/06/2017 - 1:42pm
Have your family join children around the country in learning about the U.S. Bill of Rights through the National Education Project's fifth annual National Read-Along of the Bill of Rights Over the Internet. Though the read-a-long isn't scheduled until Dec. 15, 2017, you can print out the Bill of Rights, have your child sign it and put a small photo to show that they represent "We the people" of the Constitution and the United States.  You can find a copy of the Bill... >>more
02/02/2017 - 1:19pm
On any given evening you could always find Bill Phillips in Garfield Park accompanied by a St. Bernard. I often encountered him as I walked home after a day at the Hill Rag. As we watched our dogs play, Bill and I would talk about the neighborhood, the city, and national politics. In an age when many of our titans of industry exhibit an Olympian disdain for the less fortunate, his comments always combined business acumen and a strong dose of civic responsibility, leavened with a wickedly dry,... >>more
02/17/2017 - 10:12am
This month I decided to try something a bit different. The Insatiable domain contains many great options for everyone’s favorite cheesy Italian entree, pizza. While I didn’t have the space or resources to review each and every one of them, I’ve compiled a pretty solid guide to the highlights. Pidzza I’m starting with the eastern-most option, based on location and style. Pidzza, a Turkish pizzeria that has just opened in Ivy City, is owned by veteran DC restaurateur Koray... >>more
02/17/2017 - 9:12am
Emulsion 2017 “EMULSION 2017” will take place over a two-week period centering on an exhibition that includes an opening reception with an award ceremony and a series of artist talks. One of the region’s leading visual art events, “EMULSION” provides artists with the opportunity to win cash awards and exhibit their work in a well-publicized and public forum. It has helped propel the careers of participants by connecting them with acclaimed regional curators,... >>more
02/17/2017 - 9:07am
If you were violently attacked, how would you respond? This question was asked at a class I attended at District Combatives located in District Crossfit on Half Street SW. I thought to myself, “Well, I know I’m in good physical shape, but I also know that’s not enough.” My answer quickly became, “I don’t feel I would be able to get myself out of a sticky situation.” This got me thinking I need to do something about it. Maybe you have been in a violent... >>more
02/16/2017 - 9:15am
Washington is known for its wealth of museums and cultural offerings, providing educational and recreational opportunities to visitors and residents alike. With so many history, science, and art museums to choose from, it can be easy to overlook institutions off the beaten path. One such is the National Museum of the US Navy (NMUSN), located here in Capitol Hill at the Navy Yard. The NMUSN is also home to the Cold War Gallery, which provides a comprehensive understanding of the role of the Navy... >>more
02/16/2017 - 9:10am
Let’s Make a Deal! When I was eight years old, my great-grandparents gave me a book entitled “Now You Are 5!” Soon after, I held a yard sale. I really wanted to get rid of that book. A little kid came with his mom, and I went over and asked him how old he was. “Five.” Boy, did I have a book for him! That was my first intentional, pointed sale. The stakes are higher now, of course – houses, not 25-cent-books – but the mindset is the same. Eyes and ears... >>more
02/15/2017 - 10:12am
Capitol Riverfront BID The Capitol Riverfront Business Improvement District (BID) held its Annual Meeting Luncheon on Thursday, Jan. 12, at Nationals Park to celebrate our ninth year of BID activities and the accomplishments of our Clean Team and public and private partners. Over 250 attendees heard a summary of the BID’s activities over the past year, including new development that is occurring in all four market segments. It was also noted that the civic side of the neighborhood is... >>more
02/15/2017 - 9:12am
"Frédéric Bazille and the Birth of Impressionism" at the NGA Despite his contributions to the birth of impressionism, Frédéric Bazille (1841-1870) remains relatively unknown. A thematic presentation of 75 works including paintings by contemporaries such as Claude Monet and Auguste Renoir will bring to light Bazille’s place as a central figure. Several examples from the Gallery’s collection, which houses the largest group of Bazille’s works... >>more
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