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Thousands Celebrate DC’s Diversity @ H St Festival

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Photos and gifs by Jason Morenz Despite Whole Foods and Starbucks refusing to sponsor the H St Festival, the turnout and support was tremendous.  Over 500 vendors and performances lined up throughout the 11-block, one-mile street festival billed as the Superbowl of Street Fests. The weather was spotless although a bit unseasonably warm for mid-September. Last years event was postponed …

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9/11 Remembrance

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It has been 18 long years since terrorists-hijacked airplanes brought down the twin towers and struck the Pentagon. It’s a tragedy that’s seared into the souls of most Americans especially those who were directly affected. But with each passing year, there’s less commemoration as if our nation’s wounds have now been healed and the day becomes a distant memory. In …

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D.C. State Fair will take place in St Elizabeth’s

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For the first time, the annual DC State Fair will take place Sunday, Sept 8th at the St. Elizabeths East Campus in between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. The venue will be the Gateway DC pavilion, a 16,300 square-foot, open-air building at 2700 Martin Luther King Jr Avenue SE that features a green roof and is surrounded by a 1-acre …

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Winging It @ The National Zoo

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Photos by Jason Morenz They were winging it at The National Zoo on Saturday. More than 200 people showed up to experience the phenomenon of migration at Smithsonian’s National Zoo’s Wildlife Migration Day Sept. 7. This event featured fun, hands-on activities for kids of all ages, as well as live Caribbean calypso music, bird banding demonstrations and opportunities to talk …

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Hull ArtWalk Opens to much Fanfare

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Hull, Massachusetts used to be the playground for the rich and famous. The super wealthy from all over New England vacationed here. Paragon Park was a popular amusement park with rides and entertainment for all ages. Tourists from all over flocked here in the summer to swim, relax and catch a thrill on the 98-foot wooden coaster, the tallest in …

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Red Eye’s Bikini Contest

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photos by Jason Morenz This past Sunday, the Red Eye’s Sports Bar in Grasonville, MD held a Red Eye’s Bikini Contest. The beautiful girls from the International Bikini Team took over the stage with DJ Manilla and Kirk McEwen mixing up the beat. Besides bikini-cladded girls, there were lots of bikers munching on burgers, downing beer and puffing on cigars …

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T2R – an Answer to Anacostia’s Food Dessert

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The USDA defines a “food desert” as an area lacking fresh fruit, vegetables from grocery stores and other healthy food providers usually found in impoverished areas. Sadly, about 11% of DC and most of Wards 7 and 8 – east of the Anacostia River – has been grossly suffering from this travesty for decades. It takes the average, in-shape person …

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Storms Sweep the DMV

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Severe weather has struck the DMV area again during a blistering August heat wave. Streets flooded as the skies poured heavy rain and hail and trees came down throughout D.C. The severe storm unleashed a burst of intense gust of 60 MPH. Lightning struck many times and over 9,000 residents were left without power in MD and VA. 2.5 inch …

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Side-by-Side Shows D.C. Police Friendly Side

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The Police were performing in Congress Heights, D.C. a day after a deadly shooting in the area. No, not Police the Band and this wasn’t a sting. It was the D.C. Metropolitan Police cover band named “Side by Side.” The band has been in existence since the 1970s, but recently regrouped after many years in hiatus. They play at family-friendly …

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The Band’s Visit

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An Egyptian band gets stuck in an Israeli dirt town for the night. What was supposed to be coughed up as a simple but embarrassing mistake turned out to be a life-changing ordeal for the eight-member band and the astonished residents of the small town. Songwriter, David Yazbek, whose mother is Jewish and father Lebanese, decided to fuse two cultural …

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Mystics Magic in Ward 8

In News, Openings, Sports by RUNINdc

Seems out of place to be watching professional basketball in an arena the same size as some high school gyms. But after all, having the Mystics, the reigning Eastern Conference champions, play in my neck of the woods feels quite surreal. Last year, they played across the River at the Capital One, sharing a home with the struggling Wizards. There …

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Truck Explodes at Warfield VA Trucksop

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A tractor trailer caught on fire and exploded just before 3 a.m. on Monday, August 5, at the Davis Travel Center in Warfield, VA. Seven fire trucks from Alberta and Brunswick County, Virginia responded and were able to put out the fire within thirty minutes.   The flames was so intense, onlookers could not tell whether anyone was inside the …

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Nats Beef Up Their Bullpen

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The Nationals made a lot of acquisitions by the trade deadline to bolster their bullpen. One of the acquisitions will be sure to add some excitement to the pennant race. The Nats acquired Hunter Strickland from Seattle. Hunter is known as the guy who drilled Bryce Harper with a 98-mph fastball in 2017 which led to Harper charging the mound …

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Sports Betting in Washington DC To Start At NFL Season

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In late 2018, D.C. became the first to approve sports betting in the DMV. This came about after a vote by the District of Columbia Council resulted in a 9-2 decision in favor of approving sports betting, with Mayor Bowser eventually approving the bill. Although officials had hoped to offer sports betting in time for the start of the baseball season, …

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Fat Jack’s – There is Life After Dark in Texarkana

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Texarkana, located in the Ark-LA-Tex region, is a town with a unique name that confoundedly straddles two state lines. Considered one of Texas’ most dangerous cities, it had three Superfund sites since the 70’s earning its moniker “Toxicana, USA,” When Harvey blew through two years ago, toxic waste was washed up creating a deadly brew. Knowing this and hearing the …

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Niagara Falls – Which Side to Visit

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The Niagara Falls with the all the snow and heavy rainfall this spring has seen an increase in water levels. However the number of tourists has steadily declined. This effect is the result of new rules on travel as well as the persistent trade war with China. So when you plan your trip to Niagara Falls – which side should …

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Destiny’s Destiny

In New York, News, Shopping by RUNINdc

Destiny USA in Syracuse, a six-story shopping and entertainment complex on the shore of Onondega Lake.The 2.4 million square foot mall is the nation’s sixth largest shopping mall and is owned by Pyramid Companies who owns 17 properties mostly in New York. The site of Destiny was originally a landfill surrounded by dozens of oil tanks called Oil City. Pyramid …

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Arkansas Floods into Little Rock

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Heavy snowfall followed by rainfall over the past few months have caused the Arkansas River to swell.  The river originates from the snowpack in the Rocky Mountains in Colorado, flows through Kansas into Little Rock and finally through Oklahoma and Arkansas. The crest on the River at Little Rock increased to nearly 30 feet, an all-time record and higher than …

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DC Bike Ride Raises Safety Awareness

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Photos by Jason Morenz The fourth annual, D.C. Bike Ride, organized to raise awareness to biker safety in the city, attracted thousands of participants that biked 20 miles throughout DC and Virginia. Bands, DJs were along the route for people to show support and participate in during their ride. After the event, bikers and non-riders participated in a huge festival …

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Horace & Dickies Comes to Congress Heights

In Food, News, Openings by RUNINdc

Inspired by the everyday family cooking, Horace and Dickies comes to Southeast with a pop-up at 2927 Martin Luther King Ave SE. Horace and Dickeys has beebn in business for more than 25 years and this is the first time moving to Southeast You’ll feel at home while savoring a great meal. Experience the famouys Fish that has been featured …

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Awesome Con Returns to DC

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The seventh annual Awesome Con, the local version of Comic Con, happens all weekend with approx 80,000 comic book and science-fiction nerds expected to attend. Awesome Con begins at noon Friday at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center with daily passes priced at $40 for adults and a $20 weekend pass for kids. The convention features a display of the …

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Broccoli City Festival @ Fedex Field

In Events, Food by RUNINdc

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Broccoli City and Live Nation Urban announced  the official lineup for Broccoli City Weekend 2019 taking place April 25-27, 2019. The three-day multi-format event will include musical performances, immersive activations, curated food programming, live art installations, educational workshops, a fitness festival and more. This year’s conference will be held at the National Union Building, 918 F St …

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Anacostia River Festival

In Events, Food by RUNINdc

For a taste of local DC, come celebrate the Anacostia River at the annual Anacostia River Festival presented by the 11th Street Bridge Park and National Park Service. Take a canoe out to explore the River, ride in our bike parade, play lawn games with your family, and experience Southeast DC’s local arts scene at this special FREE event. The …

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Caps Host View Game vs Canes in Capital One

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The Washington Capitals hosted a free Game 4 Viewing Party Thursday to a packed Capital One Arena. Unfortunately, the Carolina Hurricanes won in Raleigh to even the series 2-2 .  Also the Caps lost right wing Oshie to injury. The Caps will host the Canes in Game 5 Saturday night.

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Jolly Shows Carnival

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Police arrested 26 people during a disturbance at Eastpoint Mall on Sunday night after a carnival at the Baltimore County shopping complex was shut down. Jolly Shows Spring Carnival and mall officials made the call to close the carnival for the evening, Baltimore County police spokesman Shawn Vinson said at a news conference at the scene Sunday. Mall ownership did …

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Cherry Blossom & Emancipation Day Fills Saturday Schedule

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There will be a ton of events in DC this Saturday and those participating should be aware of extensive road closures. Both the Cherry Blossom Parade and Festival and the Emancipation Day Celebration will take place near the National Mall, giving attendees an opportunity to attend both. On April 16, the city will celebrate 157 years since it freed over …

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Petalpalooza ’19

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Join The DC Wharf for Petalpalooza, a National Cherry Blossom Festival official event featuring a full day of art, music, and family-friendly fun along the waterfront! Enjoy live music on District Pier and the Pearl Street stage, stop by the Mars Pet station for a treat (or some relief) for your four legged friends and catch the WANADA Blossom Car …

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Cherry Blossoms to Peak Monday

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The annual Cherry Blossom festival, centered around the cherry tree blossoms that are expected to peak about April 1, according to the National Park Service, began March 20 and runs until April 14.The annual Cherry Blossom festival, centered around the cherry tree blossoms that are expected to peak about April 1, according to the National Park Service, began March 20 …

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Virginia Advances to Final Four in Buzzer Beater

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The Cavaliers and Boilermakers staged an epic Elite Eight battle Saturday night. Both teams played a phenomenal game, both looking to go back to the Final Four in decades. And despite an amazing 42 points from Carsen Edwards of Perdue, Virginia advanced to the Final Four for the first time since 1984. Virginia found itself down 3 after Ryan Cline …

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Nationals Open sans Harper with a Loss

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It was a beautiful day in DC, when the Nationals hosted the New York Mets for Opening Day 2018 Cy Young winner Jacob DeGrom outdueled Max Scherzer, last year’s Cy Young runner-up. Two runs was all the Mets needed to win and Robinson Canó hit a two-out solo homer in the first.

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Trump Heads Home to a Post-Mueller Era

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President Trump returned home from Mar-a-Largo Sunday feeling elated and emboldened that he his presidency can move on from the Mueller Report After having the Mueller investigation dangle over his head for the last 22 months, the President is relieved that the investigation is now over. Attorney General Barr even went as far to say he was exonerated. While this …

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Authentic Mexican Tacos in Hyattsville

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If you’re looking for authentic Mexican tacos in the DMV, then you’ve found the place at Taqueria La Placita. Amazing flavors with a large variety of meat and veggies. I had the tripe, lengua and barbacoa

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New Bridge Across Anacostia

In Construction by RUNINdc

This week groundbreaking began for the Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge, a project set to be the District’s largest construction project in history. Mayor Muriel Bowser attended the event, which celebrates the replacement of the 1950-built Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge and reconstruction of the Suitland Parkway/I-295 interchange. In June 2014, when the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) revealed the renderings on the …

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The Year of the Pig in DC

In Chinese, Downtown, Events, Festival by RUNINdc

The Year of the Pig, Chinese New Year in DC kicks-off on Feb. 10, 2-5pm with a big parade in Chinatown.  The festival will feature Chinese Dragon Dances, live musical performances, and more. The Chinese New Year is a 15-day event that starts with the New Moon on the first day of the new year and ends on the full …

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Atlanta Superbowl Experience Scores Big

In Events, Festival, Football, Fun by RUNINdc

I have experienced a few Superbowl experiences: Houston, New York, Miami to name a few. But so far, Atlanta’s rolling of the red carpet to hundreds of thousands of fans appears to be the best The World of Coca-Cola kicked off Super Bowl weekend with a “Champions Chat” featuring “Mean” Joe Greene and Carl Banks who will share stories, comment …

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Ray Lewis Foundation @Superbowl LIII

In Events, Festival, Football, Fun by RUNINdc

There are 10 major attractions within walking distance of Mercedez-Benz Stadium and dozens of fabulous Superbowl parties. The NFL Experience, NFL Live, Media Center and Mercedes-Benz Stadium are connected like a giant outdoor mall.  Last night, the Ray Lewis Foundation put out an amazing party for his charity foundation, a Ray of Hope. Ray Lewis’ Gold Jacket Party for a …

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Delayed Opening on Wednesday

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WASHINGTON — The National Weather Service is warning of falling overnight temperatures and windy conditions that will likely lead to icy surfaces and make for slippery roadways. The forecast has also led the Office of Personnel Management to announce a three-hour delayed arrival Wednesday for federal workers, with an option for unscheduled leave or telework. A number of area school systems will be …

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Le Freak, C’est Chic

In Music by RUNINdc

Similar artists with upcoming concerts Biography “Le Freak, C’est Chic”- lyrics known all around the world and definitive of the effervescent disco era and just one prime example of the influential repertoire that the legendary composer, producer and musician Nile Rodgers (born 19 September 1952) from New York, US, who has built an extraordinary legacy. Born into a family of …

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Patagonia Reopens in Georgetown

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  Photos by Jason Morenz Patagonia has reopened in Georgetown in the old Mr Smith’s location on M Street. Housed in an old factory that once produced industrial-size scales, the Patagonia store carries a nice assortment of quality clothing and gear for outdoor sports, travel and everyday living.

Fruity Friends slot Game

In Food by RUNINdc

Get fruity with the ultimate classic online slot game, ideal for beginners – the Fruity Friends Slot. Iconic and simple in design, go bananas as you match up various kinds of fruit along the five reels, which transport you into its bright world of vivacious colour. Click to play the Fruity Friends Slot at the previous link now! There’s big …

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First Night Alexandria

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First Night in Alexandria returns once again this year, one of the longest running NYE events in the country that has become synonymous with new years eve in the area, offering one of the biggest parties in the country and helping to grow the burgeoning US NYE traditions of family friendly first night events with a big outdoor party followed …

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DC First to Approve Sports Betting in the DMV

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You can’t gamble in DC, but pretty soon you’ll be able to wager on sporting events. The District of Columbia Council voted 9-2 to advance a groundbreaking sports betting bill with a single app system which will allow the the D.C. Lottery to have a monopoly on mobile/internet sports betting within the District. It also allows in-person sports betting within five professional sporting venues …

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Trump sends Government Workers a Lump of Coal for Christmas

In News, Patriotic by RUNINdc

A partial government shutdown is here, not like we haven’t seen one before, albeit not this late in the year. The good thing is that about three-quarters of the federal budget is already funded through next year. The unfunded departments are State, Justice, Treasury, Transportation and Homeland Security -about 800,000 of the 2.1 million federal workers nationwide The IRS will stay …

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Help Nina Bae Keep Room After Severe Depression

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“After a severe bout of depression and anxiety, Nina Bae is facing eviction for non payment of rent. I have been out of work since September, in a mental health facility, and waiting for my short term disability check to coming in, only to deal with appeals and having my mental health bills covered under financial assistance. Please help her …

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Massive Shaw Blaze Damages West African Eatery

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Last night, DC’s beloved West African restaurant, Sumah’s was badly damaged by a massive fire. On a cold, windy Wed night, the building on 1727 7th Street NW quickly engulfed in fire creating a terrifying scene for firefighters and onlookers in the busy Shaw district. The fire was started from propane tanks left by contractors doing repairs on the roof and was …

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Macy’s Holiday Window Unveiling

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by Jason Morenz The 2018 Macy’s Holiday Market featured festive shops, treats, live entertainment as Santa revealed this year’s holiday-themed windows. Gift gurus experienced a night of seasonal shopping and spectacular musical performances by singer-songwriter Sam Tsui and Grammy nominated R&B singer Keri Hilson.   The fun continues inside with crafts and photos with Santa.  The new ‘Made to Measure’ …

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Veterans’ Day Deals 2018

In Food, Military by RUNINdc

Great Clips On November 11, veterans and current military members can visit a Great Clips salon on November 11 to receive either a free haircut or the free haircut card to use at a later date. Non-military customers can purchase a service on Veterans Day and get a free haircut card to give to a veteran you know. Haircuts are redeemable until …

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Hunter’s Full Moon over DC

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Photo by Jason Morenz Hunter’s Full moon reaches peak brightness tonight and will shine brilliantly for the next few nights. The hunter’s moon is the full moon that comes after the harvest moon, the first full moon after the equinox and usually every October

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Burning Rubber in Security Mall

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At precisely 1:30am Saturday morning, 15-20 cars converged just outside Burlington Coat Factory. Then they started taking turns doing donuts at Security Square Mall The mall located in Security Blvd in Woodlawn, MD, is actually an oxymoron – there’s really no security there, should be renamed Wild West Yonder. Here’s a recap of what I saw: Saturday may be fairly …

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Nation’s Oldest Celebration for Columbus

In Baltimore, Festival by RUNINdc

Baltimore’s 128th Columbus Day parade, the nation’s oldest celebration of Christopher Columbus started at Orioles Park and wounded its way through the Inner Harbor, next to the UMBC Columbus Center to Little Italy today. Parade participants include five high-school marching bands, dozens of civic and Italian American organizations and seven floats.  

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The Navy Sails to the Inner Harbor

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Baltimore’s Inner Harbor is packed with ships from the US Navy, Military Sealift Command, Great Britain and Canada as part of Maryland Fleet Week 2018. The HMCS Monmouth which has its name painted in black and flies a plain black flag has been training with the U.S. Navy and is enjoying the sights and sounds of Baltimore. When liberty call …

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The Great American Truck Stop on the Mall

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The National Mall looks like a Truck Stop. Well, not really, more like the Great American Truck Show with Big Rigs from near and far all polished and decked out with flags, decor and bright lights. Starting on Big 10-4 day and running through Saturday, over 50 trucks parked right on the mall to meet with lawmakers to discuss changes …

Fashion Week @ French Embassy

In Food by RUNINdc

WHAT: International Couture Collection Show WHEN: Sunday September 23, 2018 – 5pm – 8pm WHERE: La Maison Française – 4101 Reservoir Rd, NW – Washington, D.C. 20007 PRICE:  $ 150 VIP $ 70 General Admission RESERVATION: Online dcfashionweek.org registration required. ADD. INFOS: Valid ID required, no parking inside the embassy. No large bags, helmets and suitcase. Closing out DC Fashion Week is the 29th International Couture Collections …

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Wizards Come to Southeast

In Sports by RUNINdc

This Saturday, Southeast’s new Entertainment and Sports Arena opens with a ribbon cutting ceremony. Located in St Elizabeth’s, the former site for a psychiatric hospital, the arena is the beginning of major redevelopment of the 180-acre campus. At 114,000 square feet, the arena will serve as a training facility for the Wizards and the home court for the WNBA Eastern …

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Fire at Arthur Capper Senior Housing in SE DC

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At least four people were sent to the hospital and 80 residents have been displaced as firefighters battled a massive blaze in an apartment building in Southeast D.C. that houses senior citizens. Every resident of the senior home is now accounted for and that residents have been sent to nearby shelters. “We aren’t sure how the fire started at Arthur …

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That’s a Big 10-4 on the Mall

In Trucking by RUNINdc

On Oct 4-6, there will be tons of trucks on the mall — Semi-trucks — not food trucks. The even s planned to highlight trucking’s contribution to the economy and to express concerns over some of trucking’s hot-button issues. Those include  opposition to the electronic logging device mandate, support for reform aimed at added flexibility in the hours of service and an emphasis …

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Argia’s Closes After 18 Years in Falls Church

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Pragun and Salina Rana, the Nepalese couple who has owned Argia’s for the last several years, has closed the restaurant “We would like to thank all our wonderful patrons who supported us endlessly for the last six and a half years,” said Salina Rana. Argia’s, at 124 N. Washington St., first opened in 2000 under the ownership of Adam Roth, who …

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Paolo Closes in Georgetown

In Closing by RUNINdc

After three decades serving Georgetown, Paolo’s from Capital Restaurant Concepts has closed for good. The restaurant located at 1303 Wisconsin Ave. NW opened in 1987 and caught on fire twice in 2006 and 2009 resulting in over $500,000 damages. Last year, Paolo’s was fined by the EEOC $50,000 for sexual orientation discrimination.  Capital Restaurant Concepts other Georgetown restaurant, Old Glory, closed …

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Crazy Rich Movie

In Chinese, News & Culture by RUNINdc

This summer’s feel-good record-breaking rom com is starting to get even more crazier.  For the third week in a row, it’s taken the box office lead — now surpassing $100 million in domestic ticket sales.  It’s also expected to break the Labor Day weekend record of $30 million set in 2007 by Halloween. So what’s so crazy special about Crazy …

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The Rise & Fall of OFO

In Bicycle by RUNINdc

Ofo came to DC in October on the heels of a massive dockless bike experiment that swept the Nation’s Capital and many cities throughout America. The Chinese bike sharing company brought 400 bikes into the city and fought hard to get local municipalities to ease restrictions. The trial period ended in August with Ofo and a half a dozen bike …

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The Happy Hour for Gamers

In Baltimore by RUNINdc

If you’re a gamer or a Ravens fan or both, then GAME is right down your alley. It’s a sports bar offering a nice selection of bar treats and affordable drinks. But there’s more than just watching the Ravens or Orioles. There’s Games Galore and on Wed night, it’s HiScore or Happy Hour for Gamers. Wednesday night’s Mario Party offers unlimited …

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Moco Fair Demolition Derby

In Automobile, Festival, Food by RUNINdc

Photos by Jason Morenz The MOCO Fair welcomes more than 100 cars from across the Mid Atlantic to see which vehicle can outlast the rest. Cars must navigate the track to keep damage to a minimum if they are to win the heat and make it into the finals. Cars are judged by the crowd as to who has the wildest …

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Northern Hemisphere Heading to Deep Freeze

In News by RUNINdc

This winter the United Kingdom was hit with a cold wave called the “Beast from the East” which could be a sign for grave things to come. Now the sun has gone three weeks without a sunspot — a solar minimum — which could be a harbinger for many years of cold. Sunspots are darker, cooler areas on the surface …

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Hot Bats & Strong Arms

In Baseball by RUNINdc

The All Star Futures game showed a tremendous amount of minor league talent and future All Stars in the Major Leagues at Nationals Park, Sunday Home runs were flying as USA defeated the World 10 to 6 with both teams combining for six home runs (including two by Yusniel Diaz — a Futures Game record). The Manager for the World …

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MLB All Star hits Feverish Pitch Sunday

In Baseball by RUNINdc

The 89th Annual All Star Game is Tuesday night and the Home Run Derby Monday night at National Park but this Sunday, though easily overshadowed should not be forgotten. Some of the top MLB players will be playing at Nats Park on Tuesday Night, but many of the future pro players and even all stars will be playing Sunday evening. …

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Army Veteran Double Amputee Drowns in Chesapeake Bay

In News by RUNINdc

Cody Iorns, a former combat Army medic, who lost both arms drowned after he fell off his board while paddle boarding on the Chesapeake Bay. Iorns, 25, went on a downwind run with three friends from Capital SUP yesterday afternoon when winds were gusting up to 25 MPH. From Capital SUP’s Facebook page: To our Family, Friends, and fellow Paddlers, …

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Catalonia Towers Over Washington

In Festival, Food, Smithsonian by RUNINdc

This year, Spain is rocking the FIFA World Cup, while it’s smaller cousin from the north takes center stage at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival. Catalonia, the autonomous Spanish region has its own language, flag, even anthem. And just this month, Spain lifted direct rule in Catalonia after regional government leaders were sworn in. Castell is a Human Tower built traditionally …

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Ming’s Dynasty Comes to an End

In Chinatown, Closing, Food by RUNINdc

After eight years, Ming’s, the late night establishment that often stayed open to 4am will be saying Zaijian. The building will be completely renovated to make way for another new establishment added to the ever-morphing street front of  Chinatown DC. Over the years, many prominent Washington officials, chefs and NBA stars have been known to dine and mingle at Ming’s …

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Father’s Day Shooting @Art All Night Trenton

In Food by RUNINdc

A heated dispute between gang members was the cause behind a deadly shooting that erupted in Arts all Night festival at Roebling Wire Works in Trenton, NJ, killing one and injuring 22. Gov. Phil Murphy, speaking at the Galilee Baptist Church after Sunday services, said the shooting may have stemmed from a “low-end neighborhood-level dispute” that spilled over into the venue. The deceased suspect has …

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CONGRATS ALLCAPS

In Hockey by RUNINdc

More than 100,000 people lined up on Constitution Ave and at the National Mall to cheer for and congratulate the Washington Capitals for winning the 2018 Stanley Cup Many federal and DC agencies gave their employees time off to attend the parade. The Capitals players drank a lot of beer during the parade and on stage and even threw cans …

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Ellicott City Recovery in Full Swing: Credentialing Begins

In News, Police by RUNINdc

While Ellicott City was still recovering from the devastating 2016 flood, another deluge ravaged the historic city last month. The destruction was definitely worse than before and also claimed the life of National Guardsman Eddison Hermond who was swept away while trying to save others. Unfortunately the old city is still blocked off while Howard County officials continue with the …

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Why the Nats will Finally Win in ’18

In Baseball, Food, Opinion, Sports by RUNINdc

The wretched curse is finally LIFTED. The team that won President’s Trophy thrice with arguably Hockey’s greatest current player finally won the Big Stanley. But this wasn’t a given — the Washington Capitals were known for choking in the second round, mostly to our arch rival Penguins. But the Caps did something remarkable, even coming back from behind against the …

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Library Bar Owner Indicted for Rape

In Alcohol, Bar, News, Police by RUNINdc

It was Christmas eve and and a couple of employees invited a lady to stay after hours at the Library Bar after close The woman didn’t remember much – just that the bar owner, Israel Espiricueta began flirting with her. The next thing she knew, she was lying on the bar with Espiriceuta on top of her. Then he drove …

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Potomac River Rising

In News by RUNINdc

Photo by Jason Morenz (Potomac River shot from Key Bridge) Just because the deluge has ended doesn’t mean the flooding is subsiding anytime soon.  After 10 inches of rain, the Potomac River is about to hit the highest level since 2010. “Significant portions of the C and O Canal towpath are flooded,” according to the National Weather Service, and flood …

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Stanley Cup Festival Featured Shaggy and Sting

In Chinatown, Festival, Food, Hockey by RUNINdc

he streets outside the Capital One Arena turned into a massive street festival Saturday. The Capitals hosted their first Stanley Cup game in 20 years by throwing a big pre-game and game showing party from 4-11pm at 7th and G Streets NW. There were the Red Rockers Cheerleaders, former Capitals players and even Slapshot the mascot rallying the crowd. But the encore …

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Ellicott City Floods Again

In News by RUNINdc

Ellicott City was devasted by a massive storm Sunday as the overflowing Cooper River tried to empty into the Patapsco River. Just two years ago a flash flood forced the historic city in Howard County to rebuild much of its Main Street. An emergency was issued in Ellicott City in Howard County at 4:40 p.m. “This is an EXTREMELY DANGEROUS …

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The Drought is Over after Rout

In Food by RUNINdc

  The Capitals routed heavily-favored Lightening to advance to Stanley Cup Finals for the first time in 20 years. Two decades of playoff frustration for the Redskins, Nationals, Wizards and United are fading fast with the Caps winning three series in the playoffs especially after winning the last two games when all hope had seemed lost.

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Capital Blend Spring Concert @ XChange DC

In Music by RUNINdc

The Capital Blend an all-female professional a cappella group made a stunning performance at its Spring Concert in front of hundreds at the Exchange Saloon in Washington, DC. Photography by Jason Morenz Capital Blend is an all-female a cappella group in the D.C. performing all genres of music, including pop, rock, R&B, oldies, and more. Capital Blend has had the …

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DC Bike Ride Continues Despite Heavy Rain

In Food by RUNINdc

Weather update: DC Bike Ride is a rain or shine event! In 2016, our first annual event, we saw weather JUST like this, and still 7,000 bicycle lovers showed up and had a blast. Take some extra time to prepare for Saturday by making sure your bike is ready, your tires are inflated, and plan to wear layers and moisture …

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Derecho hits DC

In Food by RUNINdc

Severe thunderstorms blew through the D.C. area Monday evening bringing strong winds, heavy rain and moderate damage to cars and home from downed trees to lightning strikes. Also the George Washington Parkway southbound was closed for a few hours after being blocked by downed tree The derecho affected a wide swath of Northern Virginia, DC and Maryland with the most …

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Czech out Embassy Run

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The Czech Embassy celebrated 100 years of Czech Independence Enjoyed the spacious spacious acres of grassy meadows in the beautiful Rock Creek Park with the Ambassador’s house in the background. We enjoyed Pilsner Urquell and smoked sausages while checking out the latest Czech technology, including urban smart benches and tractors.

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Seoul Spa in Security Square Baltimore

In Food, Gay, Health, Review by RUNINdc

t took me a while before I mustered the courage to visit Seoul Spa. I’ve heard nothing but great things about Korean Spas, but never made the effort to bare my soul. And I’m glad I finally did. For first timers visiting a Korean Spa can be a nerve-racking eye-opening experience. The uniform rules in the wet spa is very simple and …

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French President Macron Visits GW

In GW, News by RUNINdc

he President of France, Emmanuel Macron, visited Washington, DC and held a town hall meeting at the Smith Center with George Washington University students and staff. It’s not everyday you see a foreign head of state walking around town shaking hands and meeting with the people. This is after President Trump’s first state dinner and after President Macron ripped him …

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Wind Gusts Wreck Havoc to DC’s Cherry Blossoms

In Cherry Blossom, News by RUNINdc

Peak bloom is this weekend and on the day before the Nationals Opening Day, DC’s highly-touted and delicate Cherry Blossoms took a heavy beating with winds gusting to 50 MPH. The winds will subside when the Nationals play the NY Mets and huge crowds is expected at the Tidal Basin for peak bloom. But a cold front is approaching Saturday …

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April Pranks at Awesomecon

In Convention Center, Events, Fashion by RUNINdc

GIFs by Jason Morenz Awesome Con brought HUGE crowds and colorful costumes to the Convention Center in DC The sixth-annual Awesome Con is a celebration of geek culture, bringing hundreds of thousands of fans together with their favorite super heroes and villains from across comics, movies, games and television.   The three-day event held at the Washington Convention Center which include panels, …