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35th Annual High Heel Race Kicks off in DC

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Photos by Jason Morenz On October 25th, 2022, decked-out drag queens and kings strutted their stuff in Dupont Circle DC as part of the 35th annual 17th Street High Heel Race. Each year on the Tuesday before Halloween, spectators line several blocks between R and P Streets to watch participants sprint a quarter-mile in towering heels. The parade started at 8 …

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D.C. Celebrates the 20th Anniversary of the Annual Turkish Fest

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On October 16, 2002, the Turkish Festival returned for its 20th anniversary on Pennsylvania Avenue between Third and Seventh Streets with authentic foods, a bazaar, musical performances, art, dance and other cultural activities.  The Turkish Festival is a community event organized and presented by the American Turkish Association of Washington DC. The festival is made possible through the generous and dedicated …

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Turkish Festival 2022

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The Turkish Festival Time: 11AM – 7PM will be located on Pennsylvania Ave. NW between 3rd St. & 7th St. There is street parking available on nearby streets and garages, but we encourage using the Metro or Bus. Please visit the link for more information regarding Metro access, bus access, & Capital Bikeshare. LOCATION Turkish Festival : Participating Bazaar Vendors …

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JBAB Octoberfest

In Food, German by RUNINdc

On Friday, October 14, Force Support Squadron hosted Oktoberfest at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling (JBAB). The event was rescheduled from Sept 30, due to remnants of hurricane Ian.   Coming off the heels of a successful Crab Feast, JBAB FSS put together another amazing event. Patrons and customers piled onto the deck at Slip Inn to enjoy authentic German food, live …

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The 2022 San Diego Writers Festival

In Books, Food by RUNINdc

SAN DIEGO — The Coronado Public Library hosted the fourth annual San Diego Writers Festival at the Library, Coronado High School and the John D. Spreckels Center. This year’s theme: What Unites Us offered writers and readers a series of workshops, panels and lectures by notable writers. There was something for everyone. Here’s a glimpse of some of the many …

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Silver Diner Ball Park to Open Oct 5th

In Chef, Diner, Events, Food by RUNINdc

Photos by Jason Morenz The Silver Diner will be opening it’s 21st restaurant and it’s first diner in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, October 5th. This new 8,000 square, 300-seat, two-piece project is located right across the street from the Nationals Park.  The upstairs area, dubbed Bar Silver, will sell drinks and small plates. The balcony offers a great view of the …

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Congress Heights ‘Art All Night’ Street Fest

In Art, Beer, Charity, Congress Heights, Events, Fashion, Festival, Film, Food, Fun by RUNINdc

Washington D.C. — Art All Night is D.C.’s free overnight arts festival which took place all over the city on Sept. 23-24 with different activations on each night, bringing visual and performing arts, such as painting, photography, sculpture, crafts, fashion, music, literary arts, dance, theater, film, and poetry, to indoor and outdoor public and private spaces, including local businesses and …

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Congress Heights Art All Night

In Food by RUNINdc

HOME Sept 23 | Art All Night: Paint and Sip at Busboys and Poets Anacostia Sit back and paint your masterpiece. Busboys and Poets Anacostia are putting out the canvas and the paint to do it. Join us for an evening of art, creativity, and fun led by Artist, Designer and Muralist Mia Duvall Sept 23 | Art All Night …

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H Street Fest Bigger Post Pandemic

In Food by RUNINdc

Washington D.C. — On a gorgeous September day, over 150,000 people enjoyed the annual H Street Festival, a celebrated event that dates back 17 years to when it was just a small block party. Today, the jamboree extends 11 blocks and has emerged as the most anticipated and highly attended single-day festival in the city. There were many cheerful people …

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2022 DC State Fair @ St E’s

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Washington, D.C. — The 13th Annual DC State Fair took place at the Saint Elizabeth’s East Campus in Congress Heights. The daylong celebration of all things homegrown is unique among local fairs and festivals: it is run entirely by volunteers. “After two years of virtual events during the pandemic, we are incredibly excited to be celebrating our DC State Fair …

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DC’s Fall Festivals

In Food by RUNINdc

From the Washington Post Fall festival season is one of the best times of the year in the Washington area, but with so many events to choose from, it can be tough to decide what’s worth your time and money. So, we did the heavy lifting for you. Here’s a guide on which festivals to attend based on your vibe …

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DC State Fair

In Food by RUNINdc

DC State FairSat, Sept 11: 10:00 AM 5:00 PMGateway DC at Saint Elizabeth’s East (map)Google Calendar ICSThe 13th Annual DC State Fair will include contests, local vendors, and a celebration of the District’s agricultural, culinary, and creative talents. An annual celebration of all things Washington, DC, the DC State Fair will showcase the District’s agricultural, culinary, and artistic talents. WASHINGTON, …

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AMC Alexandria Evacuated due to Threat

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Alexandria, VA — A male subject walked into an AMC Hoffman theater and said “everyone in theater 13 is going to die” causing a massive stampede. A few people were injured due to the rush to the exits. The police decided to evacuate the entire theater looking for anything suspicious. Police later shut down traffic into Hoffman Town Center, and the …

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Theaters offering $3 Fares on Saturday Sept 3

In Food by RUNINdc

Labor Day weekend is typically a bit of a slump for movie theaters. But this Saturday, Sept. 3, multiple theater chains are offering $3 movie tickets, including their premium screens (IMAX, Dolby Cinema, ScreenX, 4DX, etc.) to celebrate National Cinema Day. Many of the region’s theaters — including indie spots like The Miracle Theatre and swanky new offerings like Alamo …

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Around The World Cultural Food Festival

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The Around the World Cultural Food Festival will occur on Aug. 27, at Oronoco Bay Park in Old Town Alexandria. This is the second year the festival has taken place on the waterfront, as it was on Pennsylvania Ave in D.C. before the pandemic. The festival explores the area’s diversity by offering various foods, crafts, and performances from more than …

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Nearly $400 Million Allotted to Train Veterans – Less than 400 have been placed

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A $386 million coronavirus pandemic veteran’s retraining program run by the Department of Veterans Affairs largely did not function as was designed and did not attract as many veterans as it was created to serve, according to a Washington Post investigation. Why it matters: The program, included in the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act that passed last year, heavily …

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MLK Library turns 50

In Festival, Food, Fun by RUNINdc

Celebrate Singing, Talking and Reading with DC Public Library as we celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library! Singing, talking, reading, writing and playing are great healthy habits that will help your child grow into a confident learner. At STAR Fest, your family will learn about them all as you enjoy: Music by Latin-Grammy Award-winning …

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Vietfest – Vietnamese Heritage Festival

In Art, Events, Fashion, Festival, Food by RUNINdc

This weekend❗️ Largest Vietnamese Heritage Festival on the East Coast. There will be food, fun, performances, fashion shows, pageants, back to school giveaways, raffles, and more! Visit vietfest.com for more info. Programming schedule is available here: vietfest.com/schedule . We also have a collaborative after party event presented by @subtleasianparty.dc, tickets are available here: ticketfairy.com/event/sap-dc-retro/?r=sap VietFest is the largest Vietnamese Festival …

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DC Restaurant Week

In Capitol Hill, Chef, Chinatown, Downtown, Dupont Circle, Food, Food Blogger by RUNINdc

#DMV restaurants are IN for Summer #RestaurantWeek returning August 15 – 21! ☀️ #DineOutEatUp with 3-course menus for #lunch, #dinner and #brunch or at home with take-out & delivery. Visit https://t.co/CfwhvY5T55 for details. pic.twitter.com/403Oq1IGlC — RAMW (@RAMWdc) August 11, 2022 Below are some of the restaurants participating: La Collina — Located on 747 C St SE. The Italian(ish) restaurant is offering …

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Emma G @ the District Wharf

In Food by RUNINdc

There’s lots of wonderful things to see and do at the Wharf. And there’s always great music at Pearl Street Warehouse and Union Stage. Visit the wharf any weekend. It’s where D.C. meets for live music.

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MGM Cancels Wind Down Thursdays

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Radio One Statement on canceling Wind Down Thursday: Due to the overwhelming popularity of Wind Down Thursday, the success of the event has outgrown the MGM National Harbor venue.  MGM has been a tremendous partner over the past two years and we look forward to collaborating with them on future events.  Radio One will be evaluating venue options for Wind …

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Emma G – Rock’n Raftup

In Food, Music by RUNINdc

Get out on the water and enjoy an evening with Emma G performing 90’s pop rock hits at the National Harbor Marina’s Rock’n Raftup Concert Series. Bring your own boat or rent one from Oasis Marina.  Cher addresses the subject of letting go of the pain felt from a broken relationship to embrace a new life. She makes it clear in the …

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Falun Gong Movement in DC

In Food by RUNINdc

Rubio Pays Tribute to Falun Gong Movement Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) issued the following statement in commemoration of the fallen victims of the Falun Gong spiritual movement, who have been brutally targeted by the Chinese Communist Party since July 20, 1999. Falun Gong is a spiritual movement based on the teachings of its founder, Li Hongzhi, and traditional …

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Fiesta Asia Street Fair

In Art, Food by RUNINdc

The National Asian Heritage festival Signature Event – Fiesta Asia Street Fair is back LIVE in 2022! Fiesta Asia Street Fair happening on Saturday July 16th, 11am – 7pm In our 17th year, Fiesta Asia Street Fair is the longest running, most inclusive & the largest FREE Pan-Asian Festival in the Washington DC Metropolitan area. Fiesta Asia Street Fair features over 1000 performers + artisans + …

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Chocolate Factory Band Performs @ JBAB

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Photo by Jason Morenz “We were SUPER EXCITED to be asked back to the JBAB 4th of July Freedom Fest this year!!  We had an amazing time performing our style of R&B, Soul, Soft Rock and Pop for such an awesome crowd!!  The festivities get better and better every year!!  A BIG Thank You!! to JBAB and the Slip Inn …

JUNETEENTH: FREEDOM DAY CELEBRATION

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Join us for a Juneteenth celebration at the Plaza stage! We’re partnering with Prince George’s Arts and Humanities Council for day of education, reflection, and celebration of Juneteenth. Featuring performances from the Prince George’s County Poet Laureate and Youth Poet Laureate, local dancers, live music and more.

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Juneteenth in DC

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Juneteenth, a national holiday marking the end of slavery in the United States, is Sunday. It’s been called the United States’ second independence day. It’s a day for activism, learning about Black history and joy — often observed with picnics and red foods. Celebrations/regional National Harbor will hold a Juneteenth Freedom Celebration with performances from the Prince George’s County Poet Laureate and Youth …

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Sisterhood Supper honors women food leaders

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In celebration of Juneteenth, the Sisterhood Supper returns to honor local women leaders who are empowering their families and communities one meal at a time in Washington, D.C. With the theme of “Liberating ourselves from farm to fork,” the community event is hosted by Women Advancing Nutrition, Dietetics and Agriculture (WANDA), a DC-based nonprofit that advocates and educates communities around …

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Boy’s & Girl’s Club BlueFest DC

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When Pat Blackburn took a club tour of The Boys & Girls Club five years ago, she was immediately impressed with the value of mentorship and immediately got involved with the BGCGW. Blackburn, President, Director and Principal Broker at Virginia-based real estate firm, Gates Hudson, got her start from people who also believed in nurturing young talent. “I had the good …

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The Well @ Oxon Run Opens

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After more than four years of planning, The Well at Oxon Run, a new urban garden and wellness space has opened its gates. Located in Ward 8 at 300 Valley Avenue in Southeast D.C., the Well had many collaborators: DC Greens, The Green Scheme, and Friends of Oxon Run—teamed up with the DC Department of Parks and Recreation and the …

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Memorial Day Parade

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Lt. Col. James H. Harvey III, 98, one of the last surviving Tuskegee Airmen, lead the National Memorial Day Parade as the Grand Marshall. Harvey, a decorated Korean War aviator served as a pilot along with three other Tuskegee Airmen in the military’s first top gun style competition back in 1949. His team took the top spot in the propeller competition …

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Benihana

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Photos by Jason Morenz The iconic teppanyaki restaurant founded by Rocky Aoki where Americans go to celebrate birthdays and chefs flip shrimp tails into their shirt pockets     https://chitopeppler.com/benihana/

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Silk Road Festival – GWU

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Part of the “News from Central Asia” Exhibit and CAP’s 10th Anniversary Celebration #CAPraising We are celebrating our 10th Anniversary by bringing Central Asia to the heart of DC and launching our first public fundraising effort #CAPraising. Join us for a one-week, in person festivities to commemorate a decade of our achievement in advancing knowledge on and for Central Asia. …

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GWU Commencement

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Commencement week at the George Washington University begins Tuesday with a week of events celebrating the achievements of its graduates culminating in the university-wide 2022 Commencement ceremony on the National Mall. It is the first in-person Commencement held in its traditional time slot at the end of the academic year since 2019. The Class of 2020 and 2021 celebrated on …

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EU Embassy Open House Returns Sat

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From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the EU and more than 20 of its associated embassies will open their doors to visitors for a day of European food, music, and fashion. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the EU and more than 20 of its associated embassies will open their doors to visitors for a day of European food, music, …

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DC Temple Open House

In Food by RUNINdc

I’ve personally driven past the majestic temple many times for the last 20 years, but never had a chance to enter.  The temple has been closed to non-members since 1974.  Now that the rededication will take place on August 14, 2022, the temple will be open to the public until June 11th, and will likely be closed for another 50 …

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Oyster Fest – at the Manor – May 14

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A SHUCKING GOOD TIME! JOIN Drink Eat Relax Events and The Manor Tavern for a Salty Good Time! This Seafood Foodie Celebration Will Feature Fresh Seafood, LIVE Shuckers, Beer, Fine Wines & Specialty Spring Cocktails, Great Music, And Lots of Fun! The Menu Offers: Freshly Shucked Oysters, Grilled Oysters, Sautéed Mussels, Steamed and Fried Clams, Louisiana Gumbo, Half-Pound Manor Burgers, …

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ATHENS TWILIGHT CRITERIUM

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Clayton St, Athens, GA 30601 Dates: April 29, 2022 – April 30, 2022 Recurrence: Recurring daily Location: Twilight Criterium The main event of the Athens Twilight Criterium attracts cyclists representing teams from all over the nation and the world. As CyclingTips.com puts it, “The streets of downtown Athens, Georgia, become a block party. Fireworks in the parking lot, bars overflowing, …

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Gillibrand joins Lummis in Crafting New Digital-asset Bill

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Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand and Cynthia Lummis are working together on legislation that could give the crypto industry a broad-based regulatory framework for how this industry should potentially be regulated in the future. The bill will cover a range of issues, including banking, taxes, privacy, and consumer protection, the two said during an event hosted by Politico in Washington. “The work …

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Freddie’s Beach Bar on 23rd.

In Food by RUNINdc

There isn’t much nightlife activity on Crystal Drive, so most folks cross Route 1 to Restaurant Row on 23rd St where there is a short but bustling enclave with a bundle of hookah shops and Ethiopian and Asian eateries Right in the center stands Freddies Beach Bar, Northern Virginia’s longest-running gay bar.  The beach-themed, purple-lavish bar is adorned with rainbow …

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You Might Not be able to Buy a New Car Next Year

In Food by RUNINdc

The chip shortage that is affecting the new car and used car market could soon get much worse due to a manganese shortage from China.  An energy crisis in China, which involves the country shutting down factories to conserve power, has created a shortage of magnesium production from the country that supplies 85% of the world’s supply that is used to make …

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Week 9 was Lucrative for Book Makers

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Underdogs went 9-3 against the spread Sunday, with seven outright upsets. The outright upsets produce the biggest win for sportsbooks, because many parlays are eliminated. Biggest upsets: Broncos over Cowboys Jaguars over Bills Browns over Bengals Falcons over Saints Giants over Raiders Chargers over Eagles Cardinals over 49ers Titans over Rams The Vikings almost pulled out an upset on the …

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Most Truckers will be Exempt from Biden’s Vaccine Mandate

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President Biden will enforce a mandate that workers at U.S. companies with at least 100 employees be vaccinated against COVID-19 or be tested weekly starting Jan. 4, Truckers hailed victory on Friday after Labor Secretary Marty Walsh said in an interview that most drivers will be exempt from President Biden’s vaccine and testing mandate, CNBC reported. Walsh’s comments came in …

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Veteran’s Day Deals 2021

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FOOD AND DRINK Applebee’s: Offering a full-size entree from a special menu to active duty and other veterans, on Nov. 11, for dine-in only. In addition, veterans will receive a $5 card to redeem for dine-in, to go, or delivery within three weeks. Proof of service such as military ID, DD-214, or other documentation required. Arizona Charlie’s Casinos, Las Vegas: …

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Maryland Meeting for Sports Betting Rescheduled for Thursday

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The Sports Wagering Application Review Commission (SWARC) will be reviewing five sportsbook applications Thursday. This emergency meeting was rescheduled from October 14 and sports betting was legalized in MD in May. The casinos are Horseshoe Casino Baltimore, Live! Casino Hotel Maryland, MGM National Harbor, Hollywood Casino Perryville, and Ocean Downs Casino. If the committee grants any licenses, the applicant must …

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Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Returns to Timonium

In Beer, Chef, Food by RUNINdc

by Chito Peppler TIMONIUM, Md. – For the past 15 years, Beer, Bourbon & BBQ has been held annually in Baltimore County as well as several cities along the east coast.  With a pandemic pause last year, we were thrilled for the event to return to the Timonium Fairgrounds during the Halloween weekend. Several thousand attended and received a souvenir …

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Win One for Dusty

In Food by RUNINdc

Dusty Baker, the Nationals manager from from 2015-2017, got the short end of the stick when the Nationals chose not to resign him. The Nationals then won the World Series in 2019. But a good deal fell on Baker’s lap after the sign stealing scandal.The Astros needed a steady hand, so Baker was the right choice for the hire. And …

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Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival – Timonium

In Baltimore, Food by RUNINdc

GRAND POOBAH – ALL ACCESS TICKETValid Friday 6pm – 10pm and Saturday VIP 12pm – 6pm These limited tickets will allow guests to partake in both days and all sessions. In addition to all sessions (if you can truly handle hours and hours of pure liver and artery destruction) these guests will enjoy a GOODIE BAG of SWAG (with t-shirt, …

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Turkish Festival 2021

In Festival, Food by RUNINdc

What an amazing day! We had delicious food, great performances , a bustling bazaar, Turkish coffee and fortune reading, along with lots of dancing. Turkish & Greek Songs from both side of the Aegean by DC Cafe Aman –2021 Turkish Festival at The Wharf! This performance was perfect for this year’s festival focusing on the Aegean!

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National Civil Rights Museum

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Many people flock to Memphis to see Graceland.  If you had to pick one place, I would come here instead.  An epic, must-see museum located in a very walkable part of the city.  A lot of time and patience have been put into this museum to showcase the struggle for Civil Rights and to recreate the Lorraine Hotel when Martin …

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Hong Kong Pearl Seafood

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If you’re looking for dim sum in Falls Church, the place to be is Hong Kong Pearl. They have all my favorites, and the menu has pictures and description that you can check off and provide to the server. Since I arrived later in the evening, there were no rolling carts with all the chatter. Cheung fun (steamed sheets of …

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O Street Museum

In Food by RUNINdc

Like a high class garage sale inside a mansion by Pearl Webster I first found out about this museum via a website selling tours. I decided to go directly to the O Street Museum website where I found different types of experiences and for cheaper than advertised on third party sites. We booked the “espionage experience” which turned out to …

Top five factors to consider before trading with real money

In Food by RUNINdc

Top five factors to consider before trading with real money Traders should not instantly jump into the market. Because, if they do so, they will face problems. Before starting the battle, they should take the proper preparation. But, some traders don’t consider this issue at all and start trading. And so they face a big loss. Remember, in the market, …

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Tesla’s Big Bitcoin Bet

In Food by RUNINdc

Bitcoin shot to the moon today with news of Tesla adding $1.5 Billion Bitcoin to its balance sheet.  The company also announced that they would be accepting the cryptocurrency as a form of payment for its electric vehicles very soon.  The price went from $40,000 to an all time high of $48,000 the next day. The news came from a …

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Million MAGA March in DC Saturday

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Several pro-Trump and white nationalist groups are stirring chatter on social media about supposed rallies in D.C. this Saturday in an effort to further Trump’s baseless claims about a stolen election. Right-wing groups calling themselves March for Trump, Stop the Steal and Women for America First are all posting on social media about a big demonstration on Freedom Plaza Saturday …

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Veterans’ Day Deals 2020

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The Capital Wheel: All active and retired service members ride for free and accompanying family members are eligible for its military discount. Must show military ID in person to redeem the offer. Colonial Williamsburg: Free admission during Veterans Day weekend, Wednesday through Sunday, to all active-duty Military, Reservists, Retirees, Veterans, National Guardsmen and their immediate dependents. Admission to trades and …

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Spooky Style at the Slip Inn

In Food by RUNINdc

It was a full moon over the mighty Potomac at the Slip Inn in Joint Base Bolling, and adults and children, alike were in the mood to celebrate the change of season and the successful shortened season of the waterfront restaurant and tiki bar which is shutting up shop till next year. Young and old were dressed up as ghouls …

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PSL Protest for La Riva

In Food by RUNINdc

The protest for Breonna Taylor, Deon Kay, George Floyd and against police brutality were led by Gloria La Riva, candidate for U.S. President, Party for. Socialism and Liberation. The event was held in front of the Mellon Convenience Store.

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Slip Inn Oktoberfest

In Food by RUNINdc

The cooler weather is upon us. Fall has arrived. Football is back and so is Oktoberfest at the Slip Inn. Coming off the heels of a successful Crab Feast, JBAB WFR has put together another amazing event. The food was homemade, authentic and reasonably priced. A bratwurst with sauerkraut, German potato salad and a pretzel only cost $8. A 16 …

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Asian Cajun Seafood Boil

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Never thought my favorite Asian buffet would feature a Cajun seafood boil with lots of shellfish and finger-licking good crawfish. Flaming Grill, where I have been found to be stuffing myself silly with shrimp lo mein, steamed crabs and spring rolls, have introduced a new dish – the ever-popular Seafood Boil. The boil consists of crawfish, red potatoes, shrimp and …

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JBAB’s First Big Event

In Festival, Food by RUNINdc

Every summer past the Slip Inn hosted some memorable events with big concerts and cook outs. Obviously, this year has been different with the Slip Inn opening on July 4th. And today the Slip Inn hosted its first big event since the COVID pandemic began. And with cooler temperatures and arrival of football season what better way to kick off …

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MGM National Harbor hopes Revenue Improves in the Fall

In Food by RUNINdc

MGM National Harbor, which reopened on June 29 has permanently eliminated 25% of its pre-pandemic workforce of roughly 3,200, nearly 780 previously-furloughed employees. Nationwide MGM Resorts has layed off a total of 18,000 furloughed employees in the U.S. since August. “Due to the mandated capacity restrictions and business demand, many of our amenities and venues remain closed for the time …

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Sports Betting Opens Up in Capital One

In Food by RUNINdc

Last July, we reported that sports betting is now legal in Washington, DC. The DC Council approved it making it the first in the DMV to legalize sports betting. After a year, the first sportsbook has opened in the Capital One Arena.  For now, bettors can make their wagers in the windows or kiosks. Later in November, a two-story sports …

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Fast Casual at MGM

In Food by RUNINdc

Now that the casinos have reopened, guests have returned in droves. You don’t have to worry about overcrowding. MGM National Harbor is so enormous, visitors can spend days there and never have to leave. They bring their penchance for gambling and a big appetite. If you want to splurge and impress a date, you can visit Voltaggio Brothers or Ginger. …

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Casinos Reopen

In Food, Health, Misc, News by RUNINdc

Preview(opens in a new tab) Over the last several weeks, I’ve had the opportunity to visit a handful of casinos throughout the US. Here’s my synopsis of each of them during the COVID era Indiana Grand There are no dividers at the game tables so they can get a little crowded. Smoking is allowed, so the pungent smell of smoke …

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Easton Farmers Market Flourishes Along the River

In Food, News by RUNINdc

Saturdays, 9am-1pm May – December Scott Park, 130 Larry Holmes Drive     The Easton Farmers’ Market was established in 1752, the year of the City’s founding. For more than two and a half centuries farmers and merchants have gathered in Easton’s “Great Square” to peddle their fresh and handcrafted wares. Easton’s proximity to Philadelphia and New York City and …

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Astoria Packed After Dark

In Alcohol, Food, New York by RUNINdc

This weekend as in the last couple weeks on Steinway Street endearingly called “Little Egypt”, the streets are alive like they are in Dubai. The stir crazy crowds, mostly mask-less, have gotten so large, that they have blocked traffic and caused roadblocks. They park dozens of motorcycles and quads on the sidewalk then congregate with friends smoking drinking, dancing and …

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Police Car Fire 14th & Clifton NW

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Protestors just set fire to a DC police cruiser on 14th and Clifton St NW.  Smoke can be seen in the distance and military helicopters are circling overhead looking for the instigators.

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Double Red Flags on Orange Beach

In Food by RUNINdc

The beaches in Alabama are open just in time for the summer season, but you won’t be able to go for a swim today. Double red flags are flying in Orange Beach  today, Thursday, May 14th and may stay up until Saturday. Double red means all Gulf waters are closed to the public due to potentially life-threatening currents/surf. Beach conditions …

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Mobile Opens Back

In Food by RUNINdc

Businesses across Alabama are now allowed to reopen their doors for the first time in nearly eight weeks after some restrictions. Governor Ivey announced the amendments to the Alabama “Safer at Home” order. last week, which allows more businesses to open up starting Monday, May 11, but with restrictions. While gyms, barber shops and tattoo parlors can’t reopen, restaurants, bars and …

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Tacos & Tequila for Trader Joe’s

In Food, Wine by RUNINdc

You can’t dine in at DC-are restaurants, or just about anywhere in the US today, but you sure can order a cerveza, wino or tequila and even have them delivered. The establishment has a liquor licenses and registers with the District’s Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration (ABRA).  The alcoholic beverages need to be in sealed containers and the customer needs to …

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Bowser Cordons the Cherry Blossoms

In Food by RUNINdc

The Surgeon General was on the Today Show this morning and he had a dire warning for Americans. “People are still heading to the National Mall in Washington to view the cherry blossoms, said Adams.”The disease is spreading, because many people are not following the guidance to stay at home. Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser announced on Sunday that she …

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End of the Great U.S. Shale Oil Boom

In Food by RUNINdc

For over a decade there was a huge growth in shale production throughout the U.S. resulting in America becoming the largest oil producer in the world. But over the last few years, well productivity has peaked and prime drilling areas are becoming fully tapped. Then there’s the threat of a Democratic president who could impose new regulations. On top of …

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Wizards Pride Night

In Food by RUNINdc

The Washington Wizards hosted the Atlanta Hawks for their annual Pride Night game on Friday, March 6th entitled “Love and Basketball During halftime, Beyonce impersonator, Riley Knoxx sang and danced a three -song medley including “Crazy in Love” which she performs with the Wizards dancers. Riley is the first transgender female to perform at an NBA game.  She moved to …

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Xenophobia Cripples Chinatown

In Food by RUNINdc

I don’t just go to Philly for its history. I don’t go just for the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall. I go for the museums that embodies the history and culture of the City of Brotherly Love. And I go for the food, the traditional Chinese and Cantonese cuisine served in eateries from 8th and Race to 12th and Vine …

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Katsucon DC 2020

In Food by RUNINdc

by Jason Morenz https://www.katsucon.org/ Katsucon, a three-day fan convention hosted at National Harbor is popular with anime fans. Last year, the Marvel fan meetup drew in a crowd of over one hundred fans and cosplayers, and was even featured on Marvel’s official website. If you want to get your party on, the resort has a rooftop bar and DJ every …

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Trendy & Hip..Charlotte

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She caught me staring from the corner of my eye.  I quickly turned away nervously and looked down with a slight smile. This happened a couple times through the evening until she just walked over and looked dead in my eyes. This time, I couldn’t avoid eye contact. “Come here often?” “Umm, no, I’m not from here,” I replied awkwardly. …

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Florida State Fair – Tampa

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One thing with Florida's good weather, there's an abundance of fairs. There's over 200 state fairs from Sept to May and I was dispatched to move a thrill ride from one fair to another. From the South Florida Fair at West Palm Beach to the granddaddy of them all, the Florida State Fair in Tampa. Florida is so in love ...
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Superbowl LIVe

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Miami knows how to host a football-themed party.  Of the LIV (that’s 54 for those not fluent in Roman Numerals) Superbowls held since 1967, Miami has hosted 11 of them.  KC played in that first one way back in 1967.  The 49ers have played in seven – if they win this one, they will tie with the Patriots and Steelers …

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The Best Decade in a Generation

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I still remember clearly Y2K and the turn of the new century. That’s why it’s hard for me to fathom that we are now ushering the 2nd decade of the 21st century. Decades are normally immortalized years after they’ve passed. The 80s was remembered for popular music and AIDS; 90s peace and prosperity (with the ending of the Cold war); …

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2019 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

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For the first time since 1971, there was concern that the balloons would not fly.  This happens when there is sustained winds over 20 knots. or gusts up to 30.  Luckily, NYPD and the parade organizers decided to keep the balloons flying tethered low to the ground — which was ideal since the winds picked up during the day. The …

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2019 Nationals – Greatest Miracle in Major League Baseball

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Photos by Jason Morenz The 2019 World Series will go down in the annals of sports as the most unusual series in history. The home team has lost every game in the seven game series And the Nationals will go down as the greatest miracle in sports.  They went from 19-31 to make the post season. They almost got eliminated from …

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Nats Win 8 in a Row

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Washington wins Big 12-3 in Houston, despite been huge underdogs. Now the Nats take a commanding two game lead with the next three at home.  Can the Nats sweep it? The 2019 Nats is the biggest Miracle since the 69 Mets Last time a team that was 12 games below .500 near mid season to win it all was 1914 …

Shippensburg Halloween Parade

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The weather was flawless and my timing was perfect. There was no rain and I arrived just in time for a huge parade. The 32nd Annual Halloween Parade was just about to kick-off – chockfull of costumed characters, H.S. marching bands and yes big rigs. As I drove into the quaint, picturesque town, I noticed the entire King Street sidewalk …

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Smokey Joe’s Barbecue in Shanksville

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At Smokey Joe’s in Central City, Somerset County PA, the cooking is slow and methodical. I actually just left the Flight 93 Memorial in Shanksville, PA and found this beauty straight off the road. Ordered a mix of brisket (moist and lean) and halushki. The trailer serves  fatty and lean brisket and pulled pork. Brisket was moist and literally melted in …

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U.S. National Whitewater Center Introduces 17,000 Sq Ft Ice Skating Rink

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Photo by Jason Morenz Charlotte, N.C. | Introducing Ice Skating and Lights, two new experiences coming to the U.S. National Whitewater Center (USNWC) this Fall. Ice Skating features a one-of-a-kind skating environment with 17,000 sqare feet of ice, three distinct programming areas, and complete with a “skate-up bar” where visitors can order hot chocolate, coffee, or beer. Lights is a new half-mile walking trail in …

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Mystics Win WNBA Title in New St Elizabeth’s Arena

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The Washington Mystics have won their first Title in 22 years during their first year they played at the Entertainment and Sports Arena in St Elizabeth’s, and it has been quite a journey In 2015, when the announcement was made that the Washington Mystics would play at a new sports arena in St Elizabeth’s, many fans weren’t happy of the …

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Lordstown on a Lifeline

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It’s called Lordstown and they’re living on a lifeline.   The rural town just 30 miles northeast of Youngstown has gone through struggled before, but never as devastating as this one. After all, this charming Ohio town used to be the treasured gem of General Motors In the 1960s, when the Chevy was the poster car of America, GM executives envisioned …

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Fiesta DC

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It’s the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. It’s also the 50th anniversary of Fiesta DC street festival in DC and event launched with plenty of fanfare without a hitch   

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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 …