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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 …

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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Fire at Arthur Capper Senior Housing in SE DC

In Food by RUNINdc

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Seoul Spa in Security Square Baltimore

In Food, 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 it all and try. So I finally did. For first timers visiting a Korean Spa can be an eye-opening experience. The uniform rules in the wet spa is simple and …

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Baskin Robbins Offers $1.50 Cones

In Food by RUNINdc

All day Saturday, March 31,  Baskin-Robbins around the country are selling $1.50 ice cream cones. You get a single scoop of any flavor you like—toppings and additional scoops cost extra. Baskin-Robbins calls this deal the “Celebrate 31” promotion touting its famous 31 flavors. That’s why it’s being held on the 31st of March.

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Night at the Museum by OneTrust

In Events, Food by RUNINdc

t was quite a night at the Museum with plenty of fantasy, humor and yes, networking.  OneTrust had an important announcement — the launch of a Consent and Data Subject Rights 2.0 Platform which would be showcased  at the IAPP Global Privacy Summit the next day The Global Privacy Summit is where the world’s data protection profession gathers And for the professionals …

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Students Pour into DC to March for Our Lives

In Food by RUNINdc

Gifs by Jason Morenz undreds of thousands of students took to the streets to demand tough gun-control laws in the March for our Lives Rally today in Washington, D.C. Student protesters stretched from the US Capitol to the White House. It was arguably one of the biggest student-led protests in D.C. since the Vietnam War.   More than 150 student survivors …

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Most Snow in Spring since ’64

In Food by RUNINdc

Photo by Jason Morenz t may be the second day of spring, but it was the most significant snowfall all season.  As of 4pm, Reagan Airport has recorded over 4 inches of snow, the most snow this late of the year since 1964. Dulles reached 5 inches of snow, which is double the record of 2.3 inches set in 1964. As expected, …

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Carnival’s Cruise Vacay Nightmare

In Food, News by RUNINdc

  10 day cruise onboard a luxury cruise ship in the balmy South Pacific would seem to be rest and relaxation for some people, but not for these vacationers. A Carnival Legend cruise ship which can carry more than  2,000 people just returned to Melbourne Saturday after several large fights erupted causing many passengers to hide  inside their cabins, especially from …

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VT Hacks

In Food by RUNINdc

Virginia Tech at Blacksburg, VA held it’s VT Hacks on Feb 16-18, 2018. VT Hacks is an annual event held since 2014 where students of local schools come together at Virginia Tech and spend 36 hours working on teams of up to four people to create and build a project they are passionate about.

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14th Street Pizzeria Closes After Marijuana Bust

In Closing, Food, News, Pizza, Police by RUNINdc

After five years, Piola, the 14th street Italian-based restaurant chain  has closed. Earlier last month, Police responded to a marijuana party, finding several tables with marijuana on display apparently for sale. Five people were arrested in this case. Gifting marijuana is legal in DC, but storefronts are not allowed causing business deals to be made in area bars and restaurants. It’s …

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Papa John Points Finger at NFL for Piss Poor Sales

In Food, News by RUNINdc

ohn Schnatter, the founder of the Papa John’s pizza chain, will step down as CEO in the wake of controversial comments he made in November about the NFL’s handling of the anthem protests. The 56-year-old founder of the pizza chain came was criticized after remarks he made during the company’s third-quarter earnings call. He said Papa John’s — a National …

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Potomac Lanes Bowling

In Food, Sports by RUNINdc

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

In Food by RUNINdc

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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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

In Food by RUNINdc

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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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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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

In Food by RUNINdc

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

In Food by RUNINdc

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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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

In Alcohol, Food by RUNINdc

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

In Food by RUNINdc

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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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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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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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

In Food by RUNINdc

*** 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

In Food by RUNINdc

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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Mad Man Rampage on Good Friday @ Glory Days

In Food by RUNINdc

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

In Food by RUNINdc

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

In Food by RUNINdc

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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Atlanta’s First Cat Cafe

In Food by RUNINdc

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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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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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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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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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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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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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 …

“No Lifeguard on Duty” at Fairfax County Pools

In Food by RUNINdc

FAIRFAX, VA   – For the first time in over 40 years, Fairfax County will allow hotels and condominium complexes to stand down their lifeguards. That’s what Tyson’s Sheraton Premiere did and now there’s been no lifeguard on duty. The hotel is one of 15 proprieties that the Fairfax County Health Department has recently allowed to operate without lifeguards. Comfort Suites: …

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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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#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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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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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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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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Plenty Bars Open for Thanksgiving

In Food by RUNINdc

Thanksgiving is not just for family and feasting — it’s also for football and drinking.  Here are some spots that will be open where you could catch a game. Parlay Sports Bar in Golden Triangle / Dupont Circle will be showing the Cowboys – Carolina game at 4. Union Pub near the Union Station will be showing the Bears / Packers game …

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First Family Serves Thanksgiving Dinner to Homeless

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resident Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, Malia, and Sasha volunteer at Friendship Place, a local organization in Washington, DC that serves the local homeless population. November 25, 2015. “It’s not only of the spirit of giving during this holiday season, but our national obligation to make sure all those who serve and sacrifice for our country have a place to …

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7 Locks Brewing Opens in Rockville

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7 Locks Brewing opens tomorrow at an industrial park in Rockville. The 15-barrel system at the Rockville warehouse location is capable of producing about 3,000 kegs per year. Owners Jim Beeman and Keith Beutel, who were roommates at the University of Maryland, plan to have six to eight beers on tap initially, including a spicy rye ale and an oatmeal …

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DC’s Marijuana Debacle

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OPINION ast November, D.C. voters approved Initiative 71 which allowed DC residents to cultivate and smoke marijuana in their homes. Despite Congress objection , the initiative became law earlier this year.  DC legalized pot while the governing body that oversees the legislation of this city staunchly objects it. At first glance, this appears to be a victory for DC and its quest …

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Catharsis on the Mall

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The National Mall was the scene of a two-day vigil which included a ceremonial burning of an interactive art installation dedicated to victims of the drug war. Catharsis on the Mall: A Vigil for Healing the Drug War, featured exhibits, art, music, dance. The vigil’s centerpiece is the “Temple of Essence,” a structure that “offers a space for healing personal and collective trauma, …

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Arlington Finances Ballston Mall

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Arlington’s County Board gave the green light to $55 million in renovations for Ballston Common Mall,  to turn it into a mixed-use, entertainment-oriented development. By a unanimous vote, the County agreed to allocate $10 million in public revenue for garage and transportation improvements and to generate a  tax increment financing district that would generate up to $45.5 million. Owner, Forest City, has plans …

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Lime Fresh Closes all Locations – Becomes Rubio’s

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There’s now one less place to go for super cheap Happy Hour for $3 tacos and $3 Coronas in Arlington and Chinatown Last year, Lime Fresh closed its Columbia Heights and College Park location. The Columbia Heights location is now home to DC’s first Chick Fila After a three year run, Lime Fresh closed its Pentagon City location for good. …

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Veterans Day Deals Around DC

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Agua 301 301 Water St., SW; (202) 484-0301 50-percent discount on all food for active or retired military dining in-restaurant Applebees Free meal from a limited menu Bar Louie (several locations in the DMV) Free entree up to $12 Complimentary Bang Bang Shrimp at all Bonefish Grill locations. Bed Bath and Beyond 20% off entire order Bonefish Grill Complimentary Big …

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Internet of Things Global Summit

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 The 2nd Annual Internet of Things Global Summit will take place at the National Press Club in Washington, DC from October 27th to the 28th.   Summary: The digital transformation of global economies continues, driven by the demand for innovation alongside economic imperatives such as cost reduction and globalization. The Internet of Things is central to this disruption of traditional …

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Changemakers TGIF @ Manor this Fri, Oct 23

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ow that both the GOP and the DNC have held their round of debates, Jim McBride, President of Network for Progress can take a breather. An active grassroots activist for over ten years, McBride has hosted a ton of political events this year.  So now it’s the right time to host an event that doesn’t have anything to do with the …

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All Souls: Rochelle Rice Quartet

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The next in the All Souls Presents concert series (and the inaugural concert in our new annual Jazz in Pierce Hall series), this event stars our very own Rochelle Rice, backed by a trio of excellent musicians. In the first hour, Rochelle will perform a conversation/concert of originals and jazz standards, including new music from her upcoming debut album, Wonder. …

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Jerusalem 3D

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Soar high above the ancient city of Jerusalem — a city of many religions and an important crossroads of civilization. After being granted special permission in the region’s strict no-fly zone, filmmakers were able to capture the first-ever large format aerial footage of the Old City and throughout the Holy Land. Through breathtaking aerial footage, eye-opening personal stories and remarkable …

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DC Losing Last Remaining Big Bookstore

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If you’re looking for a fire sale for books and furniture, perhaps you should visit the city’s last big book store this year. After December, Barnes and Nobles located on the corner of 12th and E NW will be shutting its doors.  The Georgetown location closed in 2011 and the Union Station location closed two years ago. Still Washingtonians are …

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The Y to Close

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The YMCA used to be the place to go mesmerized by the Village People over 30 years ago Now the iconic location in downtown DC will be shutting down at the end of the year. The YMCA of DC has entered a deal with Akridge Developers to close the property in December and then to redeploy their funds. Here is …