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January 8th, 2013

You’ve Got 23 Days to Have a Drink with Every Single Person You Know

Insatiable

I’m ringing in the holiday season, not with snow and caroles, but with the discovery of my first double-booked lunch. Dining in December is a desperate attempt to connect with your friends, network contacts, and as many acquaintances as possible in the 23 days before heading home to see family. The only thing that keeps my husband Jason and me sane, and still fitting in (most of) our clothes is a firm commitment to great restaurants and avoiding those always disappointing mini-beef Wellington appetizers.

The Business Lunch

The Changing Seasons

The Garden Fairy

The Changing Seasons

Bloomingdale Bites

Year-End Crime Review

Year-End Crime Review

Shaw Streets

Signage Restored, Added at Historic 1314 9th Street

Signage Restored, Added at Historic 1314 9th Street

Often fading and barely legible, ghost signs are hand-painted advertising left over from another era on a building. Until recently, such a sign could be barely made out on the side of 1314 9th St. NW, at the entrance to Naylor Court. Thanks to historic-minded caretakers of the building and the work of artist Mark Walker (www.lordants.com) the ghost sign has been restored and another added in the same style advertising the businesses located in this grande dame of a building.

Ward 8 School Consolidations

Ferrebee-Hope, Malcolm X, Johnson Middle and M.C. Terrell-McGogney slated for closure

Ward 8 School Consolidations

Ferrebee-Hope, Malcolm X, Johnson Middle and M.C. Terrell-McGogney slated for closure

By Charnice A. Milton

Ward 7 School Consolidations

On Tuesday, November 13, DC Public School (DCPS) parents received unexpected news after picking up their children from school: Chancellor Kaya Henderson had announced a list of 20 proposed school consolidations, nine of which are east of the Anacostia River. Although some schools, like H.D. Woodson High, will be receiving students from other schools and River Terrace Elementary will be reopened as a school for students with special needs, parents and community leaders are ready to fight impending school closures.

Davis Elementary

Do Manners Matter?

Vicki Fleming Says Manners Can Make a Real Difference in Kids’ Lives

Vicki Fleming recalls the friend whose boyfriend’s 13-year-old daughter was attending a dinner at her grandparents. Upon leaving, they said, “Good night.” The daughter’s response? Silence.

Perhaps it was adolescent sullenness. But too often children and teens do not understand proper behavior and the consequences of not practicing it.

Do Manners Matter?

Vicki Fleming Says Manners Can Make a Real Difference in Kids’ Lives

Vicki Fleming recalls the friend whose boyfriend’s 13-year-old daughter was attending a dinner at her grandparents. Upon leaving, they said, “Good night.” The daughter’s response? Silence.

Perhaps it was adolescent sullenness. But too often children and teens do not understand proper behavior and the consequences of not practicing it.