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Potomac Lanes Bowling

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owling has gone through a major transformation since its heydays in the 90s. There has been a steady reduction in bowling leagues over the years and investors have realized that bowling centers can be sold and the land could be used for more profitable ventures. The decrease in league bowlers is the main reason there has been a sizeable decline in …

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Throngs of Women Accuse Massage Envy of Abuse

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Over a 180  women have reported sexual assaults at Massage Envy Spas across the nation. Despite these allegations, the company has failed to take accountability or even admonish the assailant, often keeping them on the payrolls. Massage Envy the largest chain of massage franchises in the country, is a billion-dollar business that promises trustworthy services at an affordable price. One …

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Argentine Submarine is Missing

In Navy by RUNINdc

No contact has been made with the Argentine submarine, the ARA San Juan for the last 72 hours and an extensive air and sea search operation is underway with assistance from the US and UK. A Nasa research plane as well as a U.S. Navy P3 has joined the search for the vessel. The TR-1700 class diesel-electric vessel had been …

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La Niña Means a Green Christmas for the East

In Food by RUNINdc

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is calling for a warmer than normal winter in much of the Eastern coast of the US. La Niña is the opposite of an El Niño weather pattern which happens when the surface waters of the Pacific Ocean are unusually cold, causing the air above to be quite dry. That cool air sinks …

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US Navy Draws Gigantic Penis in the Sky

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Plenty of onlookers from the ground in Okanogan County, Washington were amused by Thursday afternoon’s sky doodle. A spokesman for Naval Airbase Whidbey Island airbase confirmed that the aircraft involved was one of its Boeing EA-18G Growlers. The jet specialises in electronic warfare and is a specialized version of the two-seat F/A-18F Super Hornet. Lt. Cmdr. Leslie Hubbell from Pacific Fleet Headquarters …

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Museum of Bible Opens

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After much anticipation, the Museum of the Bible opens in Washington, DC The Museum is the brainchild of Hobby Lobby owner Steve Green. The $500 million museum contains eight floors of biblical artifacts and exhibits from over the centuries ― including fragments from the Dead Sea Scrolls, one of the largest private collections of Torahs in the world, The Museum is open 10am …

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Veteran’s Day Deals Nov 10-12 ’17

In Food, Military by RUNINdc

Saturday, Nov 11 Cici’s Pizza Free adult buffet Buffalo Wild Wings  Free small order of traditional or boneless wings with a side of fries. California Pizza Kitchen: Free entrée from a special Veterans Day menu at participating locations. Logan’s Roadhouse Free meal from special menu between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Dunkin Donuts  Free donut Greene Turtle Up to $12 …

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“HAVE A BOGO ON US” Tuesday

In Military by RUNINdc

Chipotle is saluting the military Veterans with a military ID can buy-one/get-one free burrito, bowl, salad or order of tacos on Tuesday, Nov. 7 from 5 p.m. to close. The offer is valid for all active-duty, Reserves, National Guard and retired service members, their spouses and veterans. In-restaurant orders only. Here are some area Chipotles

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McCormick and Schmick’s Veterans Appreciation Day

In Food, Military by RUNINdc

Are you a veteran and like Seafood or Steak? Then you should consider visiting McCormick and Schmick’s Seafood Restaurants for its annual Veterans Appreciation Day on Sunday Nov 5, 2017 for a free entree during lunch or dinner. Proof of military service required, but not needed for Gold Star Family members (parents or spouse). Be sure to contact your local McCormick …

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Lerner Family Dysfunction Impacts Nationals Future

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or the seventh time in 13 years, the Nationals will be looking for new leadership for next season. I never agreed with Dusty Baker’s hiring – He was a little bit outdated and it was in the other end of the spectrum. How did we go from unproven, inflexible and inexperienced in Matt Williams to a proven players-manager, but old-fashioned …

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Rays Provide Relief to Puerto Rico

In Food by RUNINdc

The Tampa Bay Rays stepped up to help the victims of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico by chartering a plane to deliver medical supplies and equipment to Ponce, Puerto Rico. While in Puerto Rico, the organizations helped preserve cancer tissue samples from a Puerto Rico biobank and pick up cancer patients, caregivers and nuns from a local church. Rays left-handed pitcher and …

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Golden Corral to get Redesign

In Food by RUNINdc

Golden Corral will be getting a new look and feel starting next year. The privately held Golden Corral, which has nearly 500 restaurants, saw revenue fall 2.6 percent last year. Buffet restaurants are suffering because their core customer tends to be a lower-income diner who eats out less often The new building design seeks to boost Golden Corral’s curb appeal. …

Chilly Sales for Chili’s

In Food, News by RUNINdc

he casual dining chain whose sales have been slim in recent quarters has restructured its corporate staff and has now put their menu on an extreme weight loss diet. Chili’s is slashing its menu by a whopping 40% from 125 to 75 items to focus on three things: Burgers, Fajitas and Ribs. “We had to take control of what we …

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Dolphins Coach Snorting Coke

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The Dolphins Offense completely stinks and one of their coaches may have been snorting coke. The Miami Dolphins are investigating a video that allegedly shows offensive line coach Chris Foerster snorting a white powder off a table. This is the video supposedly of Dolphins offensive line coach Chris Foerster snorting coke before a meeting pic.twitter.com/L7ZsdZMH7U — Ollie Connolly (@OllieConnolly) October …

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Hard Rock Cafe in the News

In News by RUNINdc

The Hard Rock Cafe an anchor in San Diego since 1998 will be closing at the end of the year. ‘mreedy02’ in Instagram captured video from the Biloxi, Miss Hard Rock Cafe’s parking lot showing cars tossed around like electric guitars in the raging flood water. Hurricane Nate made it’s second landfall Sunday as Category I hurricane To contact Hard …

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UFC to recognize First Responders

In News by RUNINdc

Dana White, President of the UFC plans to make UFC 216 a celebration of the city and provide more than 1,500 free tickets to first responders They will also get food and beverage vouchers courtesy of the arena and have t-shirts on their seats upon arrival. An acknowledgement of their heroism is planned for the pay-per-view broadcast. White also expects …

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Hy-Vee to Develop 26 Wahlburgers

In Food by RUNINdc

Hy-Vee will develop 26 Wahlburgers in its Midwest stores The 26 locations that Hy-Vee is planning to develop will double the chain’s size. The deal gives Wahlburgers a well-funded, well connected franchisee who can effectively spread the brand in Iowa and throughout the Midwest. Hy-Vee will bring Wahlburgers items into its Market Grilles as they open restaurants in various markets.

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Dollar Margaritas @Applebees

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You can get endless margaritas for a dollar, & I’m basically already hungover https://t.co/07apuEcHkR via @sheknows #margarita #applebees — Momo Go (@mogo44444) October 7, 2017 .@Applebees Is it true your Dollaritas are 1 part cheap tequila, 1 part cheap margarita mix & 3 parts tap water? #SIU #Salukis #Applebees pic.twitter.com/SgfNlTsvUn — Soberly Intoxicated (@SIDrunks) October 7, 2017 #Dolarita ayeeee🥂🤘🏼 #Margarita …

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Black Chick labeled at Tropical Smoothie Cafe

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Cassandra Peoples visited a Gainesville Tropical Smoothie Cafe looking forward to enjoying a detox shake. The employee asked for her name when taking her order, like they normally do. But when she looked at the receipt, she saw “Black Chick” instead of Cassandra. Tropical Smoothie Cafe provided this response. “Tropical Smoothie Cafe, LLC is aware of the incident that occurred …

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Team St John Strong

In Charity, Food, Running by RUNINdc

e have watched our nation buffeted and drowned by mother nature, and we feel truly overwhelmed. Lets use the national reach of our powerful little organization to make a difference. TRR will focus our efforts on St John, USVI. The people and businesses on St John have supported our TRR wounded and disabled veterans with limitless support for more than 10 years. They …

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Tesla Semi Beast to Disrupt Trucking

In Food by RUNINdc

Next month, Tesla will be unveil the first semi-autonomous fully-electric class 8 semi truck – Electrek Though only boasting a range of 200-300 miles — a far cry from what a typical Over-the-Road truck driver drives a day, the announcement is expected to be disrupt the commercial trucking industry. With a price tag of $100,000 it is significantly cheaper than …

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Busiest Day of Year Since Inauguration

In Alcohol, Bar, Capitol Hill, Events, Fashion by RUNINdc

The National Mall will hold a huge rally in support of President Trump, while those opposing Trump will be protesting nearby. MOAR,  The Mother of All Rallies Patriots Unification Gathering will take place at the  near the Washington Monument from 10 a.m. ET to 5 p.m with an estimated 2,000 participants. The event will feature speeches from vocal Trump supporters …

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Art All Night @CongressHeights

In Art, Congress Heights, Food by RUNINdc

Sat, Sept 23 Art All Night – the Chocolate City Edition – welcomes all to come experience all forms of visual and performing arts, that takes you on a journey across the DC African American Diaspora.  Through myriad forms of art and cuisine, there will be over 20 venues featuring over 300 artists celebrating the history and future of Gospel, …

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DC Mayor Considering St Elizabeth’s for UMC Replacement

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Mayor Bowser is considering the St. Elizabeths East campus in Congress Heights as the best home for a new hospital to replace the ailing, District-owned United Medical Center. “St. Elizabeths campus was chosen after an analysis of six available potential building sites within Wards 7 and 8,  Mayor Muriel Bowser said in a statement. Political support for replacing UMC, the only hospital east …

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The American Red Cross Provides Disaster Relief

In Charity, Food by RUNINdc

There are roughly 6,000 American Red Cross volunteers on the ground in 13 states and U.S. territories whose sole purpose is to help their neighbors. These 6,000 volunteers are helping thousands they’ve never met, who have been devastated by Hurricanes Irma and Harvey, as well as thousands more threatened by wildfires across the West and Northwest. Irma: Overnight, nearly 22,000 …

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JMS – Hauling for Houston

In Charity by RUNINdc

For the last several days, Riley Larson, general manager of JMS Transportation, launched a donation drive to fill up a 53 foot trailer with essential items for Houston. Riley was pleasantly surprised by the response.  People from all over the neighborhood came in droves. Many even donated money – $3,500 was raised which was used to purchase groceries. And on …

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Big Top on the Mall

In Food, Music, News by RUNINdc

The Greatest Show on Earth my have come and gone, but the days of circus acrobatics are far from over. And this year for the 50th anniversary of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival – a historic stroll down memory lane, how appropriate it is to spotlight the circus, it’s impact on society – past and present. When the Folklife Fest held …

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DC Westin Hotel Kitchen Fire

In Food by RUNINdc

Fire broke out in the kitchen at the Westin Hotel at Thomas Circle in Northwest DC Saturday evening. Smoke was billowing from the Westin’s rooftop and more than a dozen fire trucks reported on the scene. The fire started in the kitchen of Rural Society, a restaurant in the Loews Hotel which shares the ventilation system with The Westin. By 9pm, …

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A Scalding Roasting from DC’s Filter Coffeehouse

In Coffee, Food by RUNINdc

by Chito Peppler Filter Coffeehouse and Espresso Bar  the long-time coffee shop in downtown DC  just called RUNINOut a “Piece of Crap.” Apparently they weren’t happy with the pictures that the search engine had gleaned from Filter’s Facebook page, even though RUNINOut has been asking for input for the last several years. After the fifth inquiry (since Sept 2013), Filter finally …

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Tacos & Tequila Festival

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*** DC’s 1st Taco Festival *** ** Over 40 Craft Breweries/80+ Beers Included ** ** Tequila Pavilion (Mezcal Too!) ** DC’s Best Taquerias and Taco Trucks Come Together to Showcase DC’s Best Tacos! 2 SESSIONS Session 1: VIP: 11 am – 3 pm General Admission: Noon – 3 pm Session 2: VIP: 5 pm – 9 pm General Admission: 6 pm …

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Days Inn Easton to be Torn Down for Da Vinci Science Center

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The Da Vinci Center is coming to Easton.  A 170,000 square foot science center with a 500,000 gallon saltwater tank featuring sharks and a large-screen movie theater is coming to downtown Easton. The $130 million project, which is an expansion of the Da Vinchi Science Center in Allentown will be billed as the largest aquarium in Pennsylvania. The Days Inn …

EU Embassy Run Record $4K Raised

In Food by RUNINdc

Washington, D.C. – The 8th annual EU Embassy Run kicked off without a hitch last Saturday. Earlier on, the cold front threatened to dump rain all across DC that morning, but thankfully the weather cleared up just in time for our 9am run. Over 75 runners and volunteers participated in the run that covered 10-13 miles, visiting over a dozen …

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Two Video Pirates Charged with Illegally Recording Fate of the Furious

In News, Police by RUNINdc

LINTHICUM, Md. —  Two men were caught in the Hoyt’s Movie Theater in Linthicum, MD yesterday recording The Fate of the Furious. An investigator from the Motion Picture Association of America told police he had been watching two men who were known to be movie piracy suspects. He said he saw them go into the movie theater and illegally record …

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Mad Man Rampage on Good Friday @ Glory Days

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hortly after noon, a mad man forced his way to Glory Days Grill on John Milton Drive in Reston, VA swinging a big chain at customers and employees. First he threatened patrons and employees that were on the front patio. People rushed inside and locked the doors, but the man managed to break in by breaking the glass door with a …

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Ben’s ChilI Bowl Honors Wizards

In Food by RUNINdc

new mural has been painted on the wall of Ben’s Chili Bowl on U Street. The mural features star players John Wall and Bradley Beal of the Washington Wizards. The mural is temporary, but we hope the Wizards have a long and successful playoff stretch.

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Flower Power in Anacostia

In Food by RUNINdc

njoy an interactive art installation, art exhibitions, floral arranging classes, workshops, live music, spring fashion. Free and Family-Friendly. Part of the Anacostia River Festival, a premier event of the 2017 National Cherry Blossom Festival. Live Music from the “funk with soul” band Aztec Sun Retro Beats with DJ Laura Lopez Art Exhibitions: “Pathfinders” by Michael Platt in Honfleur Gallery “Reclamation” by …

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Construction Workers Stuck on a Boom in SE DC

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DC Fire and EMS have rescued two construction workers stuck about 10 stories high on a disabled boom lift in the Navy Yard neighborhood in Southeast DC. The construction workers were working on a building in the 1200 block of First Street SE. Using a ladder, both workers was rescued by the first responders at around 6:20 p.m. Tuesday. The workers …

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DC’s Namesake Bar Closes

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One of Foggy Bottom’s premier sports bars has closed its doors for the last time.  After after opening in 2002, the tavern that bears the name of DC’s statehood  movement has sadly closed. Located in between George Washington University and Georgetown, 51st State Tavern was a perfect spot for GWU students during happy hour and to hang out after school. Despite its …

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Apple Store Pentagon City Expands

In Arlington, News, Openings by RUNINdc

he Apple store at Pentagon City has just completed a major rebuild. Gone are the days of stuffy spaces with cramed customers. The new build is quite transformative, taking over two neighboring stores and closing for nearly six months. It now offers  large glass doors, touch-sensitive sequoia wood tables and shelves, seating areas for community events, large 6K resolution video …

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Atlanta’s First Cat Cafe

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his month, the first cat cafe in Atlanta will open. Java Cats Cafe was initially funded as a kickstarter project by founder Hadyn Hilton. They have partnered with PAWS Atlanta, which is the oldest no-kill animal shelter in Georgia. Java Cats Cafe will serve as a foster for up to 20 cats at a time in their cat room. All of …

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Bardo Brewing on the Anacostia River

In Alcohol, Beer by RUNINdc

here’s a new brewery on the Anacostia River and it has began a month-long soft opening – just in time for baseball season. Bardo Brewery which moved from the Trinidad location Bladensburg has moved after five years. Now the beergarden on 25 Potomac Ave SE, recognized as one of the best 22 in America by Timeout, has 2 acres right on the …

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#NotmyPresidents Day Protest in DC

In Dupont Circle, Misc, News, Police by RUNINdc

#NotMyPresident’s Day Protest resident’s Day celebrates the great leaders of our nation and reminds Americans the presidency is not only a position, but a symbol of America and our values Today, a day after Donald Trump held a campaign rally in Florida to defend his first 30 tumultuous days in office, DC residents as well as many across America protested Trump’s …

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All 230 Arrested Charged with Felony Rioting

In Food, News by RUNINdc

Police arrested 230 on Inauguration Day and charged all of them with felony rioting. The U.S. Attorney’s Office stated the offense is punishable by up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000. Many of the protesters were dressed in black clothing, scarves and masks. Picking up bricks and using crowbars, they smashed storefront windows and …

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Millions Protest Trump’s Presidency

In News by RUNINdc

rotesters filled the streets in Washington, DC and around the globe Saturday to protest President Trump’s administration. Due to demeaning comments made to Muslims, Minorities and Women, the Women’s March served as a rebuttal to formally protest Trump’s inauguration as commander-in-chief. The numbers don’t lie. Over 500,000 amassed at the National Mall, while barely 100,000 showed up for the Inauguration. This …

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Unprecedented Inaugural Concert Held at Lincoln for Trump

In Food by RUNINdc

ccording to President-elect Donald Trump, the Make America Great Again Concert was one-of-a-kind, unprecedented. “So this journey began 18 months ago. I had something to do with it, but you had much more to do with it.” He continued, “We all got tired of seeing what was happening, and we wanted change… This started out tonight being a small little …

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Trump’s Inauguration Looms without the Stars

In Festival, Openings, Patriotic, Smithsonian, Transportation, Travelling by RUNINdc

nauguration events will begin in just over a week. Street closures and parking restrictions throughout D.C. will begin shortly after noon on Jan. 18, and expand to major roads and bridges by 3 a.m. on Jan. 19. These closures will continue even after the Inauguration. Meanwhile, the President-Elect is having trouble finding talent to perform. Trump, however, claims that he’s …

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DC Council Member Nadeau Attacks Airbnb

In Adams Morgan, Hotel by RUNINdc

C Council member (Ward 1) Brianne Nadeau has ramped up the offensive against the home-sharing company, Airbnb. In D.C., as well as in most metropolitan areas in the US, rental properties are required to have a basic business license which entails checking for proper zoning and getting inspected by the city. Unfortunately the vast majority of Airbnb landlords are skirting …

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George Michael Dies on Christmas Day

In Food by RUNINdc

George Michael, the British pop star renowned for his hits Careless Whisper and Last Christmas died today in London. He was 53. In a statement, the star’s publicist said: “It is with great sadness that we can confirm our beloved son, brother and friend George passed away peacefully at home over the Christmas period. Michael had been struggling with pneumonia …

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New Cleveland Park Library to Open Mid 2018

In Food by RUNINdc

onstruction of the Cleveland Park Neighborhood Library, located at 3310 Connecticut Ave. NW has begun. The Library hired the design/build team of Gilbane and Perkins Eastman for the project, which is currently funded at $19.7 million. The new library will be larger to accommodate expanded space for children, teens and adults. Design Update Plans for the new library are now complete with the support …

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Cuban Corner’s Cabrejas Reflects Castro’s Death

In Food, News by RUNINdc

The walls of the Cuban Corner in Rockville MD, are adorned with names of famous and accomplished Cubans, chronicling major events in US-Cuba  relations.  Although owner, Joaquin Cabrejas hasn’t been home since he fled the country in 1960 at the age of 10 as part of Operation Peter Pan, he hopes to someday. In the last ten years, Joaquin and millions of …

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MD SmartBuy – Dream come True for Homebuyers

In Food by RUNINdc

As part of the Maryland “You’ve Earned It” Program, the state of MD will provide a lower interest rate loan and provide $5K down. Best of all, they will pay off your student loan completely (up to 15% of purchase price) Requirement: Must pay at least 5% of purchase price down payment Must live in house for 5 yrs Must …

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Thanksgiving at the Black Squirrel

In Food by RUNINdc

Get ready this Thanksgiving (Thursday, November 24th) for The Black Squirrel’s annual Thank-You Thanksgiving $10 All-You-Can-Eat Black Squirrel Feast. Starting at 11:30 am, we’re putting out a full Thanksgiving buffet spread complete with turkey and all the trimmings for only $10 as our special thank-you to you, our customers! The menu this year will include: Roast turkey, honeybaked spiral-cut ham, …

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Senator Schumer’s Hunan Hangout Burns

In Food by RUNINdc

unan Dynasty located at 215 Pennsylvania Ave SE in Capitol Hill caught on fire yesterday. The fire came from the HVAC system possibly from something in the air duct. Besides local Washingtonians who frequently visit this local time-tried staple, Senator Chuck Schumer the senior senator from New York was saddened by the news. In his 2008 book,  “Positively American“, Schumer …

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Sing along with Jon Adelson at Mr Smith’s

In Bar, Events, Fun, Georgetown, Music by RUNINdc

here’s nothing that compares to singing along with the iconic Piano at Mr Smith’s on a weekend night in touristy and inviting Georgetown. While families with children in strollers and bikes and couples walk hand-in-hand across the street at the waterfront, party goers and birthday revelers filled the long-standing and iconic Georgetown bar, Mr Smith’s  

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Offloading Sheetrock in NYC

In Food by RUNINdc

  eople say that Flatbed trucking is the hardest job in trucking. You can see why. You definitely work up a sweat, and the job can have its hazards especially at busy job sites. Not only do you have to ensure your load gets to the consignee on time, you also have to ensure your load is properly secured and …

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Drag Queens Run DC

In Dupont Circle by RUNINdc

uesday night before Halloween is traditionally the High Heel Race.  For the past 30 years, the event has been held in Dupont Circle on 17th Street. The costume parade started at 7pm the same time runners checked in at Cobalt.  The race kicked off at 9pm sharp but folks started arriving several hours in advance. After the run, many of the …

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REI to Open Flagship Store in NOMA DC

In Events, Fashion, Food, News, News & Culture, NOMA by RUNINdc

REI is coming to DC and they’re throwing a block party for everyone: Doors open at 10am Friday and Saturday; and 11am Sunday. Weekend highlights include: Friday Festivities kick off with the award-winning music of the Ballou Majestic Marching band, followed by Little Bacon Bear and other local DJs on the Store Stage. Cap it off with a night of …

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DUI Driver Strikes and Kills Mad Rose Employee

In Arlington, Misc, News by RUNINdc

A DUI driver struck and killed Mad Rose employee yesterday. From Mad Rose Facebook page: On Tuesday, October 4, at 2:52 PM, an invaluable member of the Mad Rose Tavern family, Victoria Alicia Gonzalez, was tragically struck by a vehicle while working on the front patio of Mad Rose. Alicia is a devoted mother of a 2 year old baby …

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Half Smoke Eating Contest @Ben’s Chili Bowl H Street

In Food, H Street by RUNINdc

On Saturday, Sept 17, during the H Street Festival, Ben’s Chili Bowl welcomed eaters and spectators to the 4th Annual Half Smoke Eating Contest. Whoever ate the most half smokes in eight minutes wins the Ben’s Chili Bowl trophy and cash prize. Mary Jones ate 8 half-smokes in 8 minutes! — winning the prized trophy Ben’s stage also showcased some …

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H Street Fest 16 – Its a Wrap

In Food, H Street, Music, News & Culture by RUNINdc

Street Festival ’16 is one for the record books and once again another huge hit. From dancers to acrobats there was no shortage of performers. There were lots of exhibits on display along the H Street corridor And restaurants, bars and rooftops were packed with festival-goers. The DC region was blessed with good weather attracting tens of thousands of people to …

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Ben’s Upstairs – Southern with a Splash of Caribbean Debuts on H

In Food, Fun, H Street, Openings by RUNINdc

his weekend, H Street will transform into a boulevard of food, fun & festivities. And Ten01 will transform into Ben’s Upstairs, a new concept from the family that created Ben’s Chili Bowl and Ben’s Next Door The new restaurant will serve Southern-influenced cuisine food with a hint of Caribbean flavors Just like the name implies, the restaurant will feature a bar upstairs …

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Alphonse Closes

In Closing, U Street by RUNINdc

lphonse opened with much fanfare in U Street just two years ago. The design was amazing and the concept sound. Sadly without so much of a whisper, Alphonse  closed on Monday. No reason was giving for shuttering. The owners of Biergarten Haus and Russia House did not provide an explanation. A note on their door thanked patrons for their support …

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Festival Goers to take over H Street, Sat

In Bar, Beer, Events, Fashion, Festival, H Street by RUNINdc

his Saturday, Sept 17, H Street will transform once again into a celebration of food, culture and fun. For it’s eleventh year, a festival that seems to grow and expand every year, this year promises to be no different. For 7+ hours from noon to dusk, hundreds of vendors and thousands of festival-goers (last year attracted over 200,000) will flood …

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Adams Morgan Day kicks off on Sept 11

In Adams Morgan by RUNINdc

his year’s Adams Morgan Day – the longest running neighborhood celebration in DC went off without a hitch.  As usual there was plenty of food, fun, music and dogs. Last year after experiencing a minor hiccup when its president Marc Morgan mismanaged finances, the event was scaled down from years past. This year’s festival kept the same “mellow” vibe – …

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Chaplin’s Co-Owner Armin Amin Dies in Car Accident

In News, Shaw by RUNINdc

The Chaplin’s family is heart-broken by the loss of our friend, brother and legend, Armin Amin. You were a gentle giant with a huge heart – taken from us, way too soon–while always caring for others. We were blessed by your generosity, grace and spirit. You have done so much for our city and from the bottom of our hearts, …

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Hanging up with the Hangar

In Food by RUNINdc

I really want this place to do well.  Hangar Club, a former strip club in Temple Hills, MD – closed two years ago, calling it an “imminent danger to the safety and welfare of the public.” Last year, the Hangar Club, located in the 6400 block of Old Branch Ave, reopened under new management and new business model as a …

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Canton Comes to 14th

In 14th Street, Chinese, Dim Sum by RUNINdc

here’s a roaring bar scene on 14th. New, upscale restaurants pop up as frequently as humid days in July.  That’s why it came as a huge surprise to see a new neighbor that has a totally different look and cuisine. There are the Meiwahs and the Tony Chengs that cater to the trendy Washingtonians and tourists alike. Ever good Chinese food …

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Breaking down ICT Barriers @Open Camps UN

In New York, web by RUNINdc

uly 8-17 2016 –  The United Nations has been hosting the world’s largest open sourced mission driven camp with over 6,000 attendees. Unite Open Source‘s goal is to break down barriers and build collaboration amongst developers, administrators, designers, managers, etc. Technology is a key enabler of sustainable development.  Partnership within the global ICT community is one of the best ways …

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Duck Chang’s Makes a Bang

In Annandale, Chinese by RUNINdc

Photos by Dan Rosenstein Duck Chang’s established in 1975, is known world-wide for its Peking duck – crispy and succulent.  They were the first restaurant in the US to serve a Peking Duck with less than 24 hours notice. And it’s my favorite place in the whole DMV for authentic Chinese cuisine. But there’s more to Duck Chang’s than just duck — Peter …

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#LoveJerk: Caribbean Citations – Downtown Anacostia

In Food by RUNINdc

nder the DC codes, there are more than 79 reasons you can get a parking ticket and in DC, with an average of 2.9 tickets issued every minute, it is a $179 million-a-year business. If you drive in DC, chances are you’ve probably gotten a ticket or two.  And you’ve probably fought them in Traffic Court. Now, there’s a new way to …

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EU Embassy Run Raises 2K for Team River Runner

In Charity, Food, Sports by RUNINdc

n Sat, May 14, the annual EU Embassy Run was held formally for only the fifth time, yet it was bigger and better than ever before. Doubling the numbers from the year prior, over 120 runners and volunteers gathered in front of Van Ness/UDC Metro station to embark on a trek across Europe (by way of DC) This was no easy task – …

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Time to Make the Truck Driver Cool Again

In News, News & Culture by RUNINdc

here’s no question that the image of  the American truck driver has gradually lost its cool.  Glorified in the 70s when Kris Kristofferson and Burt Reynolds graced the screen as modern day cowboys , the image has rapidly declined to that of outlaw, rebel and antagonist in movies. Today, the new generation has fostered the impression that the American truck driver is …

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Todd Gray Out

In Closing, NOMA by RUNINdc

Chef Todd Gray, renowned for his award-winning cuisine from Equinox is no longer affiliated with his namesake NOMA restaurant: Todd Gray’s Watershed.   The Hilton will be changing the restaurant concept later this year.

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Why America Needs to Hire More Truck Drivers

In News, Transportation by RUNINdc

n 2005, Amazon introduced Amazon Prime – free two-day shipping in the US for a flat annual fee of $79.  Online retail continued to climb and now shoppers were buying just about anything of all types and sizes with no precedent. This led to a rapid disruption of the shipping industry and a large rise in shipping orders.  The nation did …

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Caribbean Culture Thrives at Sandovan

In Food by RUNINdc

I t's been a few years since the last Caribbean Carnival took place on Georgia Ave, and since then the big carnival has moved north to Baltimore.  But DC has its fair share of good ole, mouth-watering Caribbean food along with music, dancing and festivities - and look no further than Georgia Ave. When Sandra and Donovan opened Sandovan Restaurant and ...
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Urban Thai

In Food by RUNINdc

Urban Thai nestled in quaint Crystal City, VA strives to provide convenient, healthy, and authentic Thai food in modern counter-service restaurants. Food quality will be fully consistent, while the ambience will reflect the spirit of Thailand and its culture. Urban Thai offers the solution with a menu that has been developed to meet the needs of today’s health conscious consumer without compromising …

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Farewell Ole Mio

In Food by RUNINdc

To Our Loyal Patrons, Lovers of Fine Food, Great Drinks, and The Good Life, We want to personally reach out to all of you who we have met over the years, who have embarked with us on this wonderful journey we created. You have helped us build the joys of the Mio Restaurant experience.  We include in this announcement those who …

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Kush God Arrested for Pot Trafficking

In Police by RUNINdc

Beginning this summer, a Lexus coupe painted and a Mercedes-Benz adorned in bright green colors drove around DC hotspots, handing out brownies, cookies and gummy bears to passerbys. But these weren’t your father’s brownies — they were laced with pot and they weren’t exactly free for the taking. Nicholas Cunningham, owner of Kushgods were asking for donations. After an undercover …

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Upshur Rising

In Diner, Food, News, Openings, Petworth, Pizza, Wine by RUNINdc

Petworth News recently stated that the 800 block of Upshur Street NW is quickly becoming Restaurant Row. Already known for Crane & Turtle, Domku and Petworth Citizen, among others. Let’s see what’s coming down the pike in 2016: Food Network star chef Alex McCoy will be heading up a Thai restaurant: Alfie’s on 3301 Georgia Ave NW Diners are coming back …

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Duck Chang Recognized for Food Safety Excellence

In Annandale, Chinese, Food by RUNINdc

Peter Chang, owner of Duck Chang Restaurant in Annandale, VA, was recently recognized by Fairfax County for demonstrating excellent active managerial control in food safety. Over the past 10 months, the Health Department food safety inspectors have recognized Duck Chang and  a dozen other food establishments for their excellent oversight of food safety practices. Notably, Duck Chang was the only independently owned …

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North Face Founder Dies in Chilean Kayaking Accident

In Georgetown, News, Police by RUNINdc

Douglas Tompkins, the founder of North Face  died on Tuesday after a kayaking accident in the Patagonia region of Chile at the age of 72. Strong waves on the lake caused the group’s kayaks to capsize. . Mr. Tompkins had spent considerable amount of time in waters under 40 degrees Fahrenheit. A military patrol boat and helicopter rescued the kayakers and …

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Whites Ferry Breaks Free

In News by RUNINdc

The Whites Ferry car carrier broke loose from its cable this afternoon with 12 cars and passengers on board.  The ferry, named after confederate Civil War Gen Jubal A. Early was pulled to shore and there were no injuries onboard. White’s Ferry carries passengers from Whites Ferry Road in Montgomery County, Maryland, to Whites Ferry Road in Loudoun County, Virginia. …

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Hawthorne Opens on U Street

In Openings, Rooftop, U Street by RUNINdc

Boasting one of the best 360 degree view rooftops on U Street, Hawthorne opens in the former Tabaq Bistro space. Reed Landry and Fritz Brogan, owners of Chinese Disco, Mission and Mason Inn now have a great footprint on U Street. Hawthorne has four floors, a basement and an incredible glass rooftop. Stephen Dillon formerly of Dino and Mothership will be …

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Marine Corps Musem – Final Phase

In Food by RUNINdc

FINAL PHASE – Completing the Circle   On March 27, 2015 the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation, in cooperation with the National Museum of the Marine Corps , broke ground for the 126,000 square feet that will complete the Museum’s circle and tell the Marine Corps’ story from post-Vietnam to the present. “There are very few reflective moments in American life but the National …

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REI Bucks the Thanksgiving Trend

In Events, News by RUNINdc

With Walmart, Best Buy and many others opening on Thanksgiving Day, one store has refused to go with the flow. REI generated headlines last month when it announced that it would be closed on Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday REI has suggested employees and customers venture outside and share their activities on social media using the hashtag #optoutside.