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10/20/2014 - 9:13am
Every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday this past June, accomplished West African dance instructor Sylvia Soumah breezed into the sun-filled smaller studio at The Washington School of Ballet at THEARC like a gust of enthusiasm and humor. Her drummer... >>more
10/20/2014 - 9:10am
When the goal is to get shredded quickly, yoga is probably not the first fitness option that comes to mind. But Ripped Yoga makes a strong case for reimagining the possibilities. Ripped Yoga uses hand weights and crafted pose sequences to blend core... >>more
10/20/2014 - 9:09am
You know that moment in the workday when you’re not sure you’re going make it to the gym? That’s where my head was one brisk Tuesday evening as I headed over to Crunch Metro Center. However, their AntiGravity Yoga “Wings... >>more
10/20/2014 - 9:09am
Of all the tiresome internal struggles, talking yourself to the gym might be the most annoying. Thankfully it’s possible to enjoy the workout as much as the results. Get in shape with these five fitness options that won’t bore you to... >>more

East of the River

10/15/2014 - 10:52am
When Charmia Carolina was 14 years old she had her first child, Jada. Within a year she was out of a home. “I had a lot of struggles, being homeless after having my first child. I was homeless when I had my second child,” she said in a... >>more
10/15/2014 - 10:12am
Since completing its relocation to the West Campus of St. Elizabeths in December 2013, the US Coast Guard Headquarters’ workforce has been much talked about throughout community circles, and its economic and service potential for the... >>more
10/15/2014 - 9:42am
Here in the city, we are used to seeing additions to our skyline, but seldom do we watch a piece of it being removed.  Yet that is what is underway along our Anacostia River at Benning Road, where the old (1906) Benning Power Plant is being... >>more
10/15/2014 - 9:12am
“DC is blessed to have a huge amount of green space,” said Nathan Harrington, Congress Heights resident and former president of the Committee to Restore Shepherd Parkway (formerly the Shepherd Parkway Committee), “and Shepherd... >>more
10/14/2014 - 11:23am
If you stop by the B-Café for a bite to eat on Saturdays around three in the afternoon, you will see a trail of young girls making their way to Chess Girls DC, a nonprofit founded by Robin Ramson to get more girls interested in the game. Her... >>more
10/14/2014 - 9:55am
Nestled in the quiet community of Marshall Heights in Ward 7 – among homes, churches, and well-manicured lawns – is a quaint building that seems a little out of the ordinary. Malolo Bed and Breakfast is the city’s first B&B... >>more
10/14/2014 - 9:12am
You’ll probably see the long line before you see the proprietor and chef, Toyin Alli, through the window of her food truck.  While she’s parked in different places each day, people search her out for the Southern food offerings like... >>more

Midcity DC

10/13/2014 - 11:12am
On September 27, Shaw Main Streets presented the Art All Night DC festival in the neighborhood for the third time. Art All Night, an overnight arts festival of visual art installations, music and performance art modeled on the Nuit Blanche... >>more
10/13/2014 - 10:52am
In October, when September’s crowded festival schedule dissipates while the days and nights grow equal, Mid-City’s galleries continue to offer an exceptional selection of openings with mostly local artists taking center stage. Offerings... >>more
10/13/2014 - 9:42am
This one goes out to my old dance sneakers. They died in service at Dance Trance, hosted at Balance Gym Thomas Circle. Why did I think my 10-year-old footwear, unearthed from the back of my closet, could handle 20 or so back-to-back dance routines... >>more
10/13/2014 - 9:12am
September is insane. Though Labor Day may no longer mark your return to school, the month is still somehow packed with more work, social events, and beach-weekends-are-over-so-lets-get-togethers than you can handle. In the end, your firm resolve to... >>more
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