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MGM National Harbor hopes Revenue Improves in the Fall

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 …

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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. at Mellon Convenience Store, 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. …

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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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Sexual Harassment: The Epidemic in Egypt

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It was the first day of EID.  The holy month of Ramadan had just ended and Egyptians were out in the streets en mass to reward themselves for the struggle that they endured for the last month. After visiting the mosque to say a special prayer a special time of meet and greet provided with homemade sweets, many Egyptians went to …

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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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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

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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

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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

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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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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 …

Fruity Friends slot Game

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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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Veterans’ Day Deals 2018

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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

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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

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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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Moco Fair Demolition Derby

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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

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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

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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

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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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DC Bike Ride Continues Despite Heavy Rain

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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

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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, 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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Baskin Robbins Offers $1.50 Cones

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

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La Niña Means a Green Christmas for the East

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

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US Navy Draws Gigantic Penis in the Sky

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

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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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Rays Provide Relief to Puerto Rico

In Food by RUNINdc

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

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Golden Corral to get Redesign

In Food by RUNINdc

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

Chilly Sales for Chili’s

In Food, News by RUNINdc

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

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Dolphins Coach Snorting Coke

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

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Hy-Vee to Develop 26 Wahlburgers

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

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Dollar Margaritas @Applebees

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

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Black Chick labeled at Tropical Smoothie Cafe

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

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Team St John Strong

In Charity, Food, Running by RUNINdc

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

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Tesla Semi Beast to Disrupt Trucking

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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.  (Ringling Brothers closed in 2007 after 146 years) 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 – …

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DC Westin Hotel Kitchen Fire

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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

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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 …