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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.

Keep Your Social Life Active and Fun This Winter with DC Bocce

Keep Your Social Life Active and Fun This Winter with DC Bocce

Don't hibernate this winter.  You can keep your social life active this winter by playing in DC's home grown bocce ball league.  Bocce is an easy, fun, and social game to play.  The league welcomes newcomers as well as experienced players. There are indoor leagues during the winter time, so you can keep active and keep warm at the same time.

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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

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.