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Café Dupont and Bar Dupont to Offer Guests a Few Thrills this Halloween

Looking for something fun to do in Dupont on Halloween?  Check out what Café Dupont and Bar Dupont are doing in this story sent to us by Lisa Pinghera:

Café Dupont and Bar Dupont, located in The Dupont Hotel, are spicing things up this All Hallows Night with a few tricks, treats and a contest for guests of all ages. On Sunday, October 31st, Café Dupont will be starting off the day with Sunday Brunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.  After brunch, patrons can enter a Pumpkin Carving contest for the chance to win a Café Dupont gift certificate.  Starting at 2:15 p.m., contestants will have 30 minutes to carve their best jack-o-lantern.  Pumpkins and carving tools will be provided by the restaurant and those who wish to participate can sign up prior to or the day of the event, but space is limited. 

Food Shake-Up on Connecticut Avenue in Dupont: Rogue States Out (For Now), Panera Bread In

It was about a week ago that I heard the news that Rogue States, my very favorite late-night snack joint in the entire city, had been legally ordered to stop operations after a law firm attached to the building filed a claim that the fumes from the burger spot were making employees sick.

Rogue States, my late night house of hamburger wonder, would no longer be in my life. 

I was devastated.

Instantly, visions of flame-grilled thick beef patties, tasty toppings, and sweet potato fries danced through my head, as I realized that, at least until they are approved to re-open their Connecticut Avenue doors, the love fest between Rogue States and I was over.  Rogue was gone, leaving my life, and furthermore my post-midnight stomach, empty.  And I didn't even get to say goodbye.

Congressional Candidate Campaigns With Graphic Abortion Pics

WASHINGTON, D.C.  (WUSA) -- The Republican candidate for DC Delegate in the U.S. Congress is using abortion, along with graphic images of abortion, as the main platform of her campaign.

Missy Reilly Smith, just released graphic ads scheduled to air this week on local television stations. She's using these ads to introduce herself as a "champion for unborn babies," according to the 30-second political commercials she's already posted on her website.

Smith used part of that time to call out democrats she says "support the murders of babies."

One of the candidates she names in the ad is her democratic opponent, Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, who is also the incumbent.

Del. Norton called Smith "A far right fringe candidate."

In a statement released to the media Norton added:

Ginuwine's DC Surprise Birthday Bash

WASHINGTON, DC (WUSA)-- Oh My GOFF! Angie Goff reports from R&B singer Ginuwine's surprise birthday party at posh DC rooftop bar Eden.

VIDA Fitness Offering New Member Specials Thru October!

VIDA Fitness is offering its 4th Anniversary specials throughout October.  Thru October, join any VIDA location in DC at it will only cost you $49---a savings of $150.

VIDA, which has locations 601 F Street NW, 1517 15th Street NW, and 999 9th Street NW, is also offering member referrals prizes.  If a current member refers a new member, they will be entered in a raffle to win:

  • 4 months of membership
  • 4 Personal Training Sessions
  • 4 Tanning Sessions
  • And more!

Additionally, VIDA will be hosting a member appreciation day on October 27th.

Check out more information regarding VIDA memberships and the member appreciation day here.

Don't Let The Costume's Fool You

WASHINGTON (WUSA) --It looks more like a costume party than a sports competition as the eight women pose for their pictures.  But the fact of the matter is they're all about to engage in something pretty unique.   Would you believe they were all dressed up to arm wrestle?  "Being in an arm wrestling competition is pretty much as far from my normal life as you could possibly get," says Andrea Kavanagh, who works for an Environmental company. 

Parents of Hardy Middle School Students Outraged After Minors Subjected to Graphic Sex Survey

Parents of students at Georgetown's Hardy Middle School knew that the DC Public School system would provide their children with sexual education courses.  They just didn't think said classes would involve such graphic content.

This past Tuesday, during a sex education session ran by Metro TeenAIDS, a DCPS contracted organization, 7th grade Hardy students were administered a survey to determine the extent of their sexual knowledge.

Parents feel as though the survey crossed the line and that the questions were inappropriate.

For example, students, some of whom are just 12 years old, were asked if they knew "the difference between oral, vaginal, and anal sex" or if they could “correctly put a condom on (them self) or (their) partner".

According to parental accounts, one student actually asked what the various sexual acts were, at which point the Metro TeenAIDS facilitator explained what they all meant.