​Cannon Ball!

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Washington area pools have officially opened for the season. DC public pools will be open on weekends only until June 18, when all DC outdoor pools will operate on their daily summer schedules. This year DC...
​Bask in Basque Country on the Mall

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The Smithsonian’s 2016 Folklife Festival will bring a taste of Basque Country’s language and culture to the National Mall. This year’s festival will take place Wednesday, June 29, through Monday, July 4,...
​Shaw, the Main Event

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Shaw was named one of three 2016 Great American Main Streets. In announcing the selection, the National Trust for Historic Preservation noted, “Shaw Main Streets has transformed a long blighted neighborhood...
Philz Coffee Arrives in DC

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San Francisco-based coffee shop and roaster, Philz, opened its first DC-area location in late March in Adams Morgan. The chain, known for its fresh, single-origin coffees and customized blends, will open its...
Plastic Only Please

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Metro officially stopped accepting paper farecards March 6. Metrorail faregates now only accept SmarTrip. Got an old paper farecard? You can transfer the value to a SmarTrip card at the machines in Metrorail...
695 Residential Units to Eckington

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Eckington is poised to gain thousands of new residents and a hefty influx of entrepreneurial energy from JBG and the Boundary Cos.’s 3-acre Eckington Yards project. The developers propose four connected...
Top Chef Opens First Maryland Restaurant

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Celebrity Chef Mike Isabella is expanding his DC-area restaurant empire to Bethesda. The first full week of March marked the opening of his Greek restaurant concept, Kapnos Kouzina, on Bethesda Row at 4900...
See Something? Say Something!

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You can now report illegal construction–even on the weekends. The Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs now offers regular weekend inspections to address illegal construction. See some suspicious...