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Most Viewed Video In The D.C. Metro?

The video above, a commercial for Audi's A6 model, is currently one of the most viewed videos in the D.C. Metro area, according to YouTube.

How do you feel about it?  I personally don't see what's particularly special about it.

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Residential Trash and Recycling Collections to Begin at 6 am Tuesday and Wednesday Due to Heat

Residential Trash and Recycling Collections to Begin at 6 am Tuesday and Wednesday Due to Heat

 

This advisory comes to us from Nancee Lyons:

The DC Department of Public Works announced today that its trash and recycling crews will begin their collections one hour earlier, at 6 am, today, Tuesday, May 31, and Wednesday, June 1, due to a forecast of 90 degrees and above temperatures and unhealthy air quality.

 

Residents may put their trash and recyclables out for collection starting at 6 pm the night before collections so they do not have to change their morning schedules to make sure these materials are collected. 

 

Throughout the season, when the temperature is predicted to be 90 degrees or higher or the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments announces unhealthy air quality (Code Orange or Code Red days), DPW collection crews will begin their work at 6 am to avoid environmental issues and to protect the quality of their health. 

DC Department of Health Offers Safe Barbecue Tips for Memorial Day

DC Department of Health Offers Safe Barbecue Tips for Memorial Day

 

This story comes to us from Mahlori Isaacs:

Report Says D.C. Is 5th Least Stressed 'State' In Country

Report Says D.C. Is 5th Least Stressed 'State' In Country

D.C. is an incredibly busy city, a city that houses some of the most powerful, most intense jobs in the world.

And yet, one report is saying that District residents are some of the "least stressed" in the nation.

According the report released yesterday by Gallup, D.C. is the fifth "least stressed" state in the country, trailing only Hawaii, Wyoming, North Dakota, and South Dakota.

Small Business Focus: McKinley Marketing Partners Hires CMO

 Small Business Focus: McKinley Marketing Partners Hires CMO

With this week’s America’s Small Business Summit organized by the US Chamber of Commerce and last week’s National Small Business Week led by the Small Business Administration, both held in Washington, DC, many area small businesses are celebrating their successes. Among them is McKinley Marketing Partners, which just hired Mike Savage as its new Chief Marketing Officer.

With more than 15 years experience in leadership roles for Fortune 500 companies including vice president of customer marketing at Vocus and senior vice president of marketing at Merkle Inc., Savage is looking forward to growing McKinley Marketing Partners as he did these firms.

3 Memorial Day Weekend Destinations You Can Drive To On The Cheap

Despite some of the most expensive gas in years, D.C. residents are still traveling for Memorial Day weekend, travel website TripAdvisor is reporting.

According to their report, 36% of D.C. residents are planning to travel for Memorial Day weekend and 27% said that their plans have been affected by gas prices. 

With the increase in fuel costs, many locals are searching for get-aways that won’t burn holes in their wallets.  Introducing the top three Memorial Day Weekend “Gas Tank Getaway” destinations for the D.C. area, according to TripAdvisor:

1. Chincoteague Island, Virginia (Approx. 1 ½ Hours Away)

2. Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (Approx. 1 Hour Away)

3. Annapolis, Maryland (Approx. 30 Minutes Away)

Mr. Mitchell and Me

Mr. Mitchell and Me

If you’ve lived in the D.C. area for a while, you’ve probably heard of DeMatha, the Catholic boys’ school in Hyattsville, Maryland. And if you have heard of DeMatha, odds are that it’s because of the school’s nationally renowned athletics program, which has boasted such names as legendary basketball coach Morgan Wootten, basketball Hall of Famer Adrian Dantley, NFL Pro Bowler Brian Westbrook, and NFL broadcaster James Brown, to name just a few. To most with a passing familiarity with the school, DeMatha is synonymous with sports. When I told people that I attended DeMatha, I was frequently asked “What sport do you play?” My response of “I don’t play a sport,” was always met by befuddlement and a perfunctory “Then why do you go to DeMatha?”

Let me tell you.