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Monday, January 23, 2017

Local Briefing: J.O. Wilson Summer Camp Fair, Florida Ave Shooting, & Public Policy Questions

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J.O. Wilson Elementary's Parent Teacher Association will hold their third Annual DC Summer Camp Fair at the school (660 K St.) this Thursday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Head over to learn about spring break and summer opportunities for kids in the D.C. area.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Local Briefing: $1,000 Bourbon, an ALS Fundraiser, Argo Run Club Inauguration Routes

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Jos. A. Magnus & Co. Distillery

Jessica Sidman over at the Washingtonian reports on the fact that local distillery Jos. A. Magnus & Co. (2052 West Virginia Ave.) is selling a special limited-release bourbon priced at $1,000 a bottle. It sounds like people are buying. The author says in the Jan. 13 article that the distillery had already sold 125 of the 192 bottles they released.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Local Briefing: Deaths on Lyman Place & Directed Actions at Fringe

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Capital Fringe presents Directed Actions four nights this week. Image courtesy of Directed Actions

NBC 4 is reporting that two bodies found inside a house in the 1700 block of Lyman Place about 2 a.m. yesterday morning were both men, and that police are saying they do not suspect foul play.

Capital Fringe (1358 Florida Ave.) is hosting a special live film series called Directed Actions four days this week (Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday). The series consists of short films, discussion, and live music. The organizers hope to "create a space for content creators, and participants to connect about issues and working on solutions." Food from Chef Sora will be available. Tickets are $20, and this event is open to all ages.

Friday, January 13, 2017

Eat & Drink for Good in DC Inauguration Weekend with All in Service [Updated]

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Inauguration weekend will soon be upon us, and some local businesses have teamed for All in Service DC and pledged to donate a portion of their proceeds from the weekend to organizations that provide important assistant to District residents. The full line-up is on the campaign website, but here's a list of participating businesses in our little neck of the woods:

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The Escape Lounge (1322B H St.) in support of Words, Beats & Life
Smith Commons (1245 H St.) in support of Words, Beats & Life
Granville Moore's (1238 H St.) in support of Planned Parenthood
Toki Underground (1234 H St.) in support of Ayuda
The Queen Vic (1206 H St.) in support of Planned Parenthood
Driftwood Kitchen (400 H St.) in support of Americans for Immigrant Justice

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Local Briefing: ANC 6A Meets Tonight, Great Streets Grants Due, & Sospeso Opening

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Sospeso will serve fresh simit (a Turkish pastry) every morning. Image from Sospeso's Instagram feed

Advisory Neighborhood Commission 6A will hold its first meeting of 2017 tonight at 7:00 p.m. at Miner Elementary School (601 Fifteenth St.). Check out the agenda.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Local Briefing: New ANC 5D Officers & the Return of Nerds in NoMa

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Nerds in NoMa hosts their first discussion of 2017 Jan. 24

Advisory Neighborhood Commission 5D held its first meeting last night, and here are the new officers:

Chair - Commissioner Lee (5D07)
Vice Chair - Commissioner Blacknell (5D04)
Treasurer - Commissioner Shropshire (5D02)
Secretary - Commissioner Buggs (5D06)

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Local Briewing: Blues Music at Vendetta & X2 Poetry

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Vendetta (1212 H St.) has teamed up with Devil's Backbone Brewing Company to bring you Blues, Brews N Bites this Wednesday, Jan. 11. Doors open at 5 p.m. Blues musician Patrick Green will perform between 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Enjoy exclusive brews with appetizers the Vendetta team whipped up just for the occasion.