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Neighborhood News, Events & Reviews from Around Washington, DC

Aug 06

Clever Ways To Reduce Household Water Usage

How well do you conserve water? The government's EPA estimates that the average family of four uses 146,000 gallons of water per year, at a cost of $700. With just a few small changes, however, that cost could drop by as much as 28%. You'll save on more than just your water bill, too. You may save on District of Columbia taxes. This is because water management is often handled at the municipal level and as water usage grows, so does the need for costly investment in water treatment and … [Read more...]

Nov 21

Black Friday in Georgetown

Black Friday, November 25th, kicks off the holiday shopping season and there's no better place to do it than in DC's best neighborhood for shopping, Georgetown. On Black Friday, many Georgetown stores will offer extended hours, sales, and special incentives for shoppers. Additionally, on Saturday, November 26th, Georgetown will be participating in "Small Business Saturday", a day dedicated to supporting small businesses during one of the busiest shopping weekends of the year. The Georgetown BID … [Read more...]

Nov 20

33rd Annual Logan Circle Holiday House Tour

The annual Logan Circle Holiday House Tour (click here for previous event photos) is scheduled for Sunday, December 4, 2011, from 1 to 5 p.m.. Plan to join us for a tour of traditional and contemporary luxury homes and enjoy our Wassail reception hosted at Studio Theatre, 14th and P Streets, N.W., from 3 to 5:30 p.m. Proceeds from the tour help fund the Logan Circle Community Association’s ongoing mission to improve the quality of life for residents and businesses in Logan Circle and all of … [Read more...]

Nov 09

This Holiday Season, Think Twice Before Saving 15 Percent At The Register

With Halloween behind us, retailers are in the Holiday Spirit. Businesses know that consumers spent a median $556 on holiday gifts last year and they want this year to be just as strong. That's why it's barely November and, already, Black Friday ads clog our mailboxes and the airwaves. Retailers want our dollars and they're offering great deals to early shoppers. There's one discount a smart shopper should think twice, however -- the ever-present "Open A Charge Card Today And Save 15%" … [Read more...]

Jun 15

Washington, DC Rated Best City to Raise Kids

  Today, Parenting Magazine released their 2011 Best Cities for Families list, ranking Washington, DC #1. This announcement comes just days after Clear Capitol's June 2011 Home Data Index (HDI) Market Report, ranking Washington, DC as the top performing real estate market in the country. Parenting Magazine cites the history, the government, the breathtaking architecture and inspiring monuments—you don't have to be a child to get an amazing education in this city. Our nation's capital … [Read more...]

May 23

U Street Movie Series Begins May 24th with Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

After a successful inaugural season in 2010, Friends of Harrison Recreation Center, the U Street Neighborhood Association, and the Meridian Hill Neighborhood Association will kick off a second season of films on Tuesday, May 24 with Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, a 1939 classic political film set in Washington, DC, preceded by a short film, This Chair is Not Me, a film about how technology transforms the life of a man inhibited by cerebral palsy. Admission is free and films will be shown at … [Read more...]

May 04

U Street Movie Series Launches Second Season

After a successful inaugural season in 2010, Friends of Harrison Recreation Center, the U Street Neighborhood Association, and the Meridian Hill Neighborhood Association announced today the launch of the 2011 Summer U Street Movie Series. This year’s movie series lineup includes films that feature and celebrate Washington DC, including both classic and family friendly Hollywood films set in Washington, DC, documentaries addressing environmental and education issues that resonate in … [Read more...]

Apr 22

Good Reads: Washington, DC’s Best Blogs (Vol #1)

We’ve rounded up a list of our favorite DC blogs.  If you’re new to the city, or a seasoned veteran, these blogs offer a fresh taste of news and commentary covering just about everything in the nation’s capital.  If we're missing your favorite blog, be sure to email us and we'll review it for our next list. (Alphabetically ordered, not listed by preference.) Brightest Young Things Brightest Young Things is a daily magazine covering just about everything in DC including music, art, … [Read more...]

Apr 14

Smithsonian Snapshot of the Week: Space Tea

The Smithsonian has started a new project, giving us (and you!) a weekly peek at an object in the Institution’s vast collection (137 million items!) that is not on current display in any of their museums. This week’s artifact comes as a celebration of yesterday’s announcement of their acquisition of the Space Shuttle Discovery. Space Shuttle Columbia lifted off from Kennedy Space Center April 12, 1981, at 7 a.m. EST to begin the first shuttle mission, STS-1. The primary mission objectives … [Read more...]

Apr 13

We Love Arts: The Walworth Farce

In a dingy public housing apartment three men act out a daily routine, a twisted attempt at farce that’s rife with repeated humiliation and competition. It’s a “routine to keep the family safe,” the patriarch justifies, and it takes a bit for the audience to catch on that what they are seeing is the desperate attempt of an immigrant family to hold on to their past – as the fleeting smell of their mother’s roast chicken fades from their jackets. Irish playwright Enda Walsh is one of my … [Read more...]