Tag: Living News

Thousands gather, stream along H Street for annual arts festival

WASHINGTON — It was postponed in September because of the severe weather Hurricane Florence was expected to bring to the area, but the one-day H Street Festival had the area teeming with life on Saturday. Folks streamed through the H Street Corridor, walking lanes on that usually usher cars and over rails that guide street […]

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National Law Enforcement Museum hopes to encourage dialogue, education

WASHINGTON — Saturday marks the grand opening of the National Law Enforcement Museum in the District. The celebrations kicked off with free activities for the community, including the Run For the Badge 5K, as visitors poured in to explore and engage with 12 new exhibits. Saturday’s grand opening of the museum in Judiciary Square has […]

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PHOTOS: Hundreds help clean up Anacostia River’s Kingman Island

WASHINGTON — Hundreds of volunteers with the Ocean Conservancy were rolling up their sleeves and picking up “endless amounts” of trash from Kingman Island. It sits in the middle of the Anacostia River, underneath bridges that take traffic across Benning Road and East Capitol Street. Kingman Island also picks up a lot of trash. “I […]

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New DC center will treat pediatric cancer with protons

WASHINGTON — A new center is under construction at Sibley Memorial Hospital, but a quick glance behind the yellow tape is enough to leave visitors questioning their whereabouts. Towering steel structures and tracks of tubes and magnets — all of which take up as much space as a parking lot — look more like aeronautical […]

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DC native, U of Richmond student invents anti-binge drinking tumbler

WASHINGTON — D.C. native and current University of Richmond junior Olivia Pivirotto has invented a drinking tumbler that’s designed to control college student binge drinking and prevent their drinks from being unknowingly spiked with drugs. She has named the product the SWIGSAFE, and Olivia and her mother Brenda have formed a company, Thomas Point Enterprises […]

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DC-area chef Mike Isabella: ‘I probably should have apologized earlier’

WASHINGTON — More than four months after settling a federal lawsuit alleging workplace sexual harassment and days after filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, D.C.-area celebrity chef Mike Isabella is offering something new — an apology. “I want people to know that I’m sorry,” Isabella told Fox 5. “I probably should have apologized earlier.” In May, […]

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New eatery wants to change the way Washingtonians think about hummus

WASHINGTON — On restaurant menus, hummus is typically listed as an appetizer. At cocktail parties, it often accompanies crudités. But at D.C.’s newest fast-casual spot, the popular chickpea spread has been called off the sidelines, and instead, is the star of each meal. Inside Little Sesame’s new home at 1828 L St. NW, chefs and […]

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3 stars, 40 years: Va. chef celebrates coveted Michelin status

WASHINGTON — Patrick O’Connell waited 40 years for the call, and on Thursday, Sept. 13, it finally happened. His restaurant, The Inn at Little Washington, just received the highest and most-coveted rating in the culinary world: three stars from the Michelin Guide. And ever since that call, O’Connell’s phone has not stopped ringing. “I was […]

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Students grow food for homeless neighbors

WASHINGTON — Those walking the block of 24th and H Streets NW will likely notice several things: Cars and buses whizzing by, doctors and nurses hustling to the hospital, and a motorcade or two barreling through the narrow streets . But look closely — just a few feet from the sidewalk — and you’ll see […]

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Va. restaurant becomes area’s first 3-star Michelin

WASHINGTON — The release of the star-rated restaurants in the 2019 Michelin Guide brought a wave of excitement to D.C.’s culinary community Sept. 13. The Inn at Little Washington became the area’s first three-star restaurant since the Guide’s D.C. launch in 2016. Congratulations PATRICK! ⭐⭐⭐@Michelin After 40 years you got it! @InnatLittleWash my team and […]

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DC puts maternal health in spotlight with mayor’s inaugural summit

WASHINGTON — On Sept. 12, the third floor of D.C.’s Washington Convention Center was packed with policy leaders, health care experts … and quite a few babies — all for Mayor Muriel Bowser’s first Maternal and Infant Health Summit. The open-to-the-public event convened mayors, physicians and nonprofit executives to examine trends in pregnancy-related health outcomes, […]

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New program amps up mental health efforts in DC’s schools

WASHINGTON — Deanne Johnson’s tiny office is a cheerful place. Toys are stacked on shelves, posters hang from the walls and books are on display throughout. But often, the children that come to Johnson’s office are far from cheerful. Some are victims of abuse or neglect. Others are just hungry. All range in age from […]

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Ahead of hurricane, animals from Va. arrive at DC’s Humane Rescue Alliance

WASHINGTON — Dogs and cats from Norfolk, Virginia, made it to the Humane Rescue Alliance in D.C. on Tuesday ahead of Hurricane Florence. The animals from the Norfolk Animal Care Center will be available for adoption soon, according to HRA. They were evacuated to make room for the pets that may become displaced because of […]

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DC’s Race for the Cure brings in almost $600,000 for cancer research

WASHINGTON — Saturday’s Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure featured pink-clad participants and brought people from across the nation together on Freedom Plaza to raise close to $600,000 for breast cancer research. And they’re off! @SusanGKomen @WTOP #RacefortheCure pic.twitter.com/F0flKYSLJc — Melissa Howell (@Mhowell003) September 8, 2018 Regina Mathis has been a volunteer with the Susan […]

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Saturday’s Race for the Cure brings runners, road closures to DC

WASHINGTON — Runners, walkers and supporters will flock to downtown D.C. for the annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure on Saturday. The 5K event, which aims to spread awareness on breast cancer and raise funding for research, kicks off at Freedom Plaza. There is also a 1-mile route option. The race closes Pennsylvania […]

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Michelin announces 19 new Bib Gourmand restaurants in DC

WASHINGTON — Nineteen local restaurants have good reason to celebrate. On Sept. 6, Michelin Guide announced its picks in this year’s Bib Gourmand lineup — a cheap eats category, of sorts, that recognizes restaurants delivering high-quality food at a value — and 19 new restaurants made the cut. The new Bib Gourmand list comes one week […]

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Mike Isabella’s business files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

Mike Isabella Concepts filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Thursday in the wake of a six-month period during which the business was sued for sexual harassment and closed several eateries, including its massive food hall at Tysons Galleria. The bankruptcy case, filed with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Greenbelt, is not yet available online. Mike […]

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PHOTOS: DC’s District of Fashion showcases local designers, models

WASHINGTON — With New York Fashion Week officially underway, D.C. had its own fashion moment Wednesday with the District of Fashion runway show. The semiannual event, which kicks off New York Fashion Week, featured local designers and models showcasing this year’s spring and summer collections. TV personality and stylist, Paul Wharton, hosted the event. Photographer […]

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Want ‘gut-friendly’ fast food? LEON opens first US restaurant in DC

WASHINGTON — London-based LEON, a fast food chain founded in 2004 with a goal of making fast food healthy and natural, will open its first U.S. location in downtown D.C. this month. The LEON restaurant will occupy space at 1724 L Street, NW, in the Washington Square building. LEON calls itself the pioneer in “naturally […]

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Want “gut-friendly” fast food? LEON opens first U.S. restaurant in DC

WASHINGTON — London-based LEON, a fast food chain founded in 2004 with a goal of making fast food healthy and natural, will open its first U.S. location in downtown D.C. this month. The LEON restaurant will occupy space at 1724 L Street, NW, in the Washington Square building. LEON calls itself the pioneer in “naturally […]

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‘Together forever:’ DC Mayor shows off new baby on ‘Today’ show

WASHINGTON — When D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser held her baby for the first time, she said she knew they would be together forever. Now, for the first time, Bowser showed off her new daughter to the world. The Today Show aired a segment with Bowser Thursday morning, introducing baby Miranda Elizabeth Bowser. Bowser adopted Miranda […]

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Duke Zeibert’s: The retirement, the return … and no reprise

Nearly a quarter-century after its closing, WTOP looks back at D.C.’s legendary Duke Zeibert’s restaurant — a place where Washington’s elite and celebrities from across the world came to see and be seen, but most importantly experience something they’d never forget. In Part 2 of “Duke’s Dominion,” WTOP chronicles Duke’s short retirement, a second location, […]

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