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Boffi-Maxalto create Albero di Natale, Italian for Christmas tree, at this year’s Georgetown Jingle

Boffi-Maxalto create Albero di Natale, Italian for Christmas tree, at this year’s Georgetown Jingle

Julia Walter of Boffi and Brian Fell of Maxalto designed an Italian-themed tree that includes a Tuscany Villa getaway and gift certificates from local Italian restaurants and beauty salon.

Spectacular holiday trees and décor are now on display in the lobby of the Four Seasons Hotel in anticipation of the 8th Annual Georgetown Jingle held this Sunday, December 15th. The event benefits pediatric programs at Medstar Georgetown University Hospital’s Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center.

John Wall Visits Elementary Students In D.C.

John Wall Visits Elementary Students In D.C.

WASHINGTON (WUSA) – Washington Wizards guard, John Wall, will be visit Simon Elementary School located at 401 Mississippi Ave in S.E., D.C. on Thursday. Wall will take part in a before-school activity program that aims to enhance academic performance and the overall health of kids with over 200 students named BOKS.

BOKS is a national non-profit organization backed by the Reebok Foundation and supported by many Reebok athletes. The program is currently in more than 160 schools around the country and aims to be in hundreds more come January 2013

DC Rollergirls Season Opens On Sept. 22

DC Rollergirls Season Opens On Sept. 22

The DC all-female roller derby league will open it's season at the DC Armory on Saturday, Sept. 22nd.

The league’s four teams -- the Cherry Blossom Bombshells, DC DemonCats, Majority Whips and defending champion Scare Force One -- will bring their tough skating action when they compete against each other during the regular season.

“You can’t beat the overall fan experience at Rollergirls’ bouts. There is energy, excitement, and serious competition as well,” Erik A. Moses, managing director of Events DC’s Sports and Entertainment Division said in a press release. “Whether you are a veteran fan or newcomer to roller derby, you don’t want to miss the great action and electric environment this season.”

The season will end with the league championship on Saturday, May 18, 2013.

Get Your Natitude On The Cheap: Nationals Offering Gear 25% Off

Get Your Natitude On The Cheap: Nationals Offering Gear 25% Off

It's July 24 and the Washington Nationals still sit atop the NL East division with an incredible record of 56-39.

As we creep closer and closer to the MLB stretch run it is becoming increasingly likely that the Natties will make the playoffs.  Should that actually happen this entire city will probably be covered with curly red, white, and blue W's, which means if you don't have some kind of Nats' apparel you're going to be all left out.

Womp womp.

Don't let that happen.  

The Nationals announced today via Twitter that for three days only their web shop is offering 25% off selected summer gear including shirts, flip flops, and shades.

Visit Nationals.com to see the entire product list and shop away.

Meet the Rabkin Behind the Rubik

Meet the Rabkin Behind the Rubik

Ashby Ponds resident Dick Rabkin worked as a patent attorney who helped bring the Rubik’s Cube to America
 

(ASHBURN, VIRGINIA) – Dick Rabkin spent over 15 years working as a patent and trademark attorney for Ideal Toy Company, which manufactured and distributed toys, dolls, and games beginning with the Teddy Bear in the early 1900s.  “I had toys and games all over my office,” said Rabkin.  The Ideal Company’s largest competitors were Hasbro and Mattel before the company was dissolved in 1985 a few years after being purchased by CBS.  Some notable toys produced by the Ideal Toy Company include Mr. Machine, Chrissy, Betsy Wetsy, the Magic 8-Ball, and the Rubik’s Cube.