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The Downtown D.C. Bathroom Dilemma

The Downtown D.C. Bathroom Dilemma

It was just the other day that I was walking around Downtown D.C. near Dupont when I suddenly felt the need to go to the bathroom.

We've all been there in that awkward state, the state of needing to use a restroom away from the confines of our home or office.

Well, that was me.

About a minute after the urge struck, I reached the corner of 18th and M.

There stood Caribou Coffee, in all its glory, an establishment that many people know for serving up fine brew, but a place that I know for having spectacularly clean bathrooms.

Please don't think I'm really weird and that I have some kind of city-wide index of clean bathrooms...I just knew this fact because I have been there before. 

Anyway, I went into the shop, headed straight for the loo, relieved myself, and walked out.  

Donna Cryer, First Patient Elected Chair Of The American Liver Foundation


This story comes to us from Mike Wilson:

New York, NY:    The American Liver Foundation announced this week the selection of Donna Cryer as Chair of the Foundation Board of Directors.  Mrs. Cryer will be the first patient to hold the office and the first female chair since the founding of the organization in 1976. 

DC Workforce Incentive Program Contracting & Job Opportunities


These events come to us from Tony Robinson:

WASHINGTON — In a continuing effort to recruit qualified workers for upcoming school modernization construction projects, Mayor Vincent C. Gray announced in February an informational workshop for contractors and two job fairs for DC residents looking to participate in the pilot Workforce Incentive Program (WIP).


Basketball Stars Team Up In Southeast To Promote Teen Vaccinations

Former NBA All-Star Bob Lanier and current Washington Mystics Forward Monique Currie joined forces today at Sousa Middle School in Southeast D.C. to encourage teens to receive vaccinations, as part of the Vaccines For Teens campaign.

The event, sponsored by NBA/WNBA Cares in association with the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine (SAHM), featured the basketball stars, as well as other special guest speakers, like John Kach, a Meningococcal Disease Survivor, discussing the importance of teens receiving vaccines for influenza, meningitis, and other life-threatening diseases.

Ward 2 Budget Meeting Tonight

Tonight, Monday, May 9, there will be a Ward 2 budget briefing regarding the 2012 fiscal year.  

The event will take place at 7:00 p.m. at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church,  located at 1315 8th Street NW.

A Mother's Love Letter: "The Way that I Love You"

A Mother's Love Letter: "The Way that I Love You"

It’s indescribable, really . . . the way that I love you. I want more for you than I could ever imagine wanting for myself.

The McLaughlin Group and Reuters News Correspondents’ Brunch Completes a Weekend of Celebration

The McLaughlin Group and Reuters News Correspondents’ Brunch Completes a Weekend of Celebration

The tradition goes on for The McLaughlin Group Correspondents’ Brunch the morning after the White House Correspondents’ Dinner. On Sunday, May 1, John McLaughlin, creator, executive producer and host of The McLaughlin Group, along with Stephen Adler, editor in chief of Reuters News, hosted the brunch that for McLaughlin has been a ritual for 20-plus years.

Typically held at the Hay Adams Rooftop, with a recent exception in 2009, the event was again at the famed hotel, but in newly renovated rooftop spaces. Once tented and open to the elements, the L-shaped reception hall is now lavishly adorned with classic finishes and glass doors at every turn opening to the balcony offering bird’s-eye views of the White House and Washington Monument. Sources say the first event in the newly renovated spaces was in January of this year.