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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.
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WTOP's Hank Silverberg
We continue sharing great tips on getting in shape and staying in shape from my "Fitness Doc" Pamela Peeke, MD. As she says, "Yes, round is a shape but not the shape you want for your body."
WTOP's Neal Augenstein reports from Charlottesville
Especially when one is speaking of an ARTINI! This spring, the Corcoran Gallery of Art and College of Art + Design's 1869 Society presents the fifth annual ARTINI. This special March long event celebrates the 20th year of ArtReach, the Corcoran's community art program providing high-quality visual arts education for local community youth. Throughout the month of March, 12 of the city's most creative mixologists compete to make the most artistic martini inspired by works in the Corcoran collection. The celebration culminates at the ARTINI cocktail party on Saturday, March 31, 2012 from 8:30 p.m. to midnight. Tickets are on sale now.
The winners of this year's Draper Prize (engineering's equivalent to the Nobel Prize) are the inventors of the Liquid Crystal Display (LCD). LCDs are the interface between people and many of today's modern technologies. Engineer speak for the way information is presented on smart phones, computer monitors, clocks, calculators, TV screens and more. The engineering profession's highest honors for 2012, presented by the National Academy of Engineering (NAE)
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J.J. Green, WTOP national security correspondent
Theatre critics may not often be bowled over by new young playwrights, but that is different in the case of dctheatrescene.com's Larry Bangs and what he experienced recently thanks to YPT: Young Playwrights' Theatre.
Just the right size and color. The Trust for the National Mall is thanking the Akridge Family Foundation for making the Trust's first $1 million Founding Investor donation to support the Trust's Campaign to help restore, revitalize and preserve the National Mall. John E. "Chip" Akridge, III is the Founder of the Trust for the National Mall, and serves as Chairman of the Board. His wife, Sally Akridge, is the Founding Chair of the Trust's Women's Committee.
Part of the long holiday weekend was the 26th Annual WAMMIES! from the Washington Area Music Association. The most diverse musical event of the year in DC was Sunday night at the Stage Theatre in Falls Church.
Veronica Robinson discusses the breakfast bowl that "Eat This, Not That" recommends for its high ratio of fiber to sugar. It provides half the fiber adults need in a day without the sugar.
Ford's Theatre will celebrate Presidents' Day and the opening of the Center for Education and Leadership with a day of free programming and activities. Over the course of the day, visitors can attend an author discussion by Tony Horwitz (Midnight Rising and Confederates in the Attic), ranger talks, and performances of Papa Day, Tales of the Lincoln with storyteller Jon Spelman and One Destiny. Visitors can also view the Center's new exhibits, participate in workshops with the Education Department and enjoy scavenger hunts and prize drawings. The Ford's Theatre Museum will be open for visits on the hour beginning at 9 a.m. Tickets are free and available at the box office beginning at 8:30 a.m. on February 20. 202.638.2367
The historic reconstruction of George Washington's Distillery spawned more than just the 1st President's Rye Whiskey, there is also a new book. "Founding Spirits: George Washington and the Beginnings of the American Whiskey Industry" has been written by Dennis J. Pogue,PhD, Vice President for Preservation at George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate, Museum and Gardens. Where there is free admission on Monday Presidents' Day.