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Twenty-seven percent of those questioned in D.C., Maryland and Virginia list living in a safe community with low crime as the top issue, while 20 percent thought jobs and the ecomomy were most important.
Several hundred Washingtonians gathered at the Italian Embassy for a gala to celebrate "10 years of education, opportunity, dedication, and success" at the Washington Jesuit Academy. Which educates academically talented adolescent 6 through 8th grade boys from low-income families regardless of religious denomination and "provides for them a disciplined, rigorous learning environment."
100 years is worth kicking up a storm, stomping your feet and having a day of fun competition. That's exactly what the Girl Scout Council of the Nation's Capital did this past Saturday at Trinity Washington University in northeast with the annual "Girl Scout DC Step Showcase"
WTOP's Rosemary Frisino Toohey reports.
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In Viera, Fla., WTOP's Craig Heist talks with Bill Ladson from MLB.com. (runs 5:19)
The DC Independent Film Festival brings in 47 films comprising features, documentaries & shorts never seen before. Among them Zombie Bohemia. You will have a chance to see the art of film-making through the eyes of cultural chronicler Les Blank & Hollywood horror veteran Jorge Saralegui ~ and much more such as screenings, seminars and events ~ tickets may be purchased online or at the door thru Sunday, March 4th. The primary venue this year is the US Navy Memorial 701 Pennsylvania Ave, NW
In observance of Black History Month, the Vietnam Memorial Fund (VVMF) has been highlighting the great contributions African American Servicemen and Women made to the Vietnam War. Including a video featuring Brigadier General George Price, USA (Ret.), telling the story of Captain Riley Pitts, the first African American officer to receive the Medal of Honor.
Even though the nominations for the Helen Hayes Awards have just been announced there is already a DC Theatre company celebrating a win! TheatreWashington Chairman Victor Shargai announced the recipient of the John Aniello Award for Outstanding Emerging Theatre Company.
The "Helens" are the Helen Hayes Awards produced by TheatreWashington.org" . The nominations for this year's awards have been announced and can be found here . The Helen Hayes Awards Gala is April 23rd at the Warner Theatre. It is always a star studded night for the Washington Theatre community.
It was NOT the way the organizers wanted it to go, but the Oscar Party goers did "Go with the Flow" in Silver Spring.
Michelle Basch, WTOP Reporter
The Capital City Diner, housed in a silver diner car on Bladensburg Road in Northeast, closed this January, citing rising costs, a declining economy and competition from the new Denny's a few blocks away.
Not at all! That's part of what Commedia dell Media is about. Journalists doing stand-up to put the "fun" back into fundraising. Raising money and awareness about Writopia Lab a non-profit organization that holds after-school, weekend, and summer creative writing workshops for kids ages 8 to 18. And Reach Incorporated which hires and trains older students to tutor younger students.
WTOP's Hank Silverberg reports from Richmond
For some because of Lent, but it doesn't have to. A hot new place has opened at 14th & K downtown, Fujimar Restaurant -- a Latin/Asian fusion cuisine in the same spot that housed Lima.
Kate Ryan, wtop news
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