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Excite Your Palate at the Taste of Dupont!

Tonight, October 5, the Dupont Circle neighborhood will host "Taste of Dupont 2010".

Taste of Dupont showcases some of the community's most delicious food from some of its most popular restaurants.

Participating restaurants include:

  • Cafe Dupont
  • Darlington House
  • Firefly
  • Lupe
  • Urbana
  • And many more

Taste of Dupont gives foodies the opportunity to create their own meal, charging $5 for individual tasting tickets(or $20 for five tastings) that can be used at any one of the participating establishments.

The event will run from 6 p.m.-9 p.m., and tickets can be purchased on the Taste of Dupont website or at the Dupont Circle Resource Center(the brick building between P Street and Massachusetts Avenue), tonight starting at 5 p.m..

DC Armored Car Robbery

WASHINGTON (WUSA) -- Four masked men robbed an armored car outside a bank
Thursday afternoon, police
said.

Police said it happened just before 2:30 p.m. in front of a
BB&T Bank branch at Wisconsin Ave. and O Street, NW.

Police are looking for four black males in a black Dodge Magnum with tinted windows.

No one was hurt in the robbery. Police aren't saying how much cash the robbers got away with.

Shaw Main Streets Development Forum Addresses Howard Theatre, CityMarket Among Others

This story was sent to us by the office of Jack Evans, Ward 2 Councilman:

The annual Shaw Main Streets Development Forum was recently held at the Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library, where developers presented updates on their projects, as well as plans for sites not previously presented to the community.  Shaw continues to see movement on several important neighborhood projects such as:

Dance4Peace To Host Brunch4Peace Event This Sunday

This Sunday, October 3 from 12:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m., Dance4Peace, the D.C. non-profit offering youth empowerment and peace education through movement and dance, will host a Brunch4Peace event to kick-off their new conflict resolution initiative for D.C. Public Schools.

Dance4Peace's new initiative hopes to develop tolerance and cultural understanding throughout D.C. Public School classroms.

This event is open to the public.  In addition to a three-course brunch for $28, there will also be a silent auction and 50-50 raffle to benefit Dance4Peace. 

It will be hosted in the Hudson, located at 2030 M Street NW.


For more information about Dance4Peace's brunch event and to RSVP, log onto Brunch4Peace.

DC Delinquent Taxes Accepted Without Penalties Until September 30 at Midnight

Scofflaws who owe the District of Columbia delinquent taxes have until midnight tonight, Thursday, September 30, to clear the slate and take advantage of the tax amnesty which waives collection fees, penalties and fear of prosecution.

“If you have outstanding taxes with the District, this is your last chance to pay them without penalties and fees,” warned Stephen M. Cordi, deputy chief financial officer for the District’s Office of Tax and Revenue (OTR).  “The last District amnesty was held in 1995, so it is likely to be some time before there is another opportunity.”

Employed individual tax debtors who do not take advantage of the amnesty should expect that additional money will be withheld from their paychecks beginning January 2011.

At Walk This Way, Fashion Stepped Out Against Domestic Violence

The Second Annual **Walk This Way** Charity Fashion Show took place last evening at The Liaison Hotel in Capitol Hill. The event was hosted by Becky's Fund and Eric Finn Custom Clothiers, and as anticipated, many of D.C.'s social and philanthropic elites were present, including WUSA 9's Angie Goff.

Man Who Committed Two Sexual Assaults in Dupont Circle Area Sentenced to Eleven Years in Jail

This was sent to us from the U.S. Attorney's Office:

Brandon B. Petty, 26, was sentenced today to eleven years in jail, followed by 20 years of supervised release, in connection with two sexual assaults of women he met through Craigslist, U.S. Attorney Ronald C. Machen Jr. announced.

Petty, of Washington, D.C., pled guilty July 30, 2010, to one count of assault with intent to commit first degree sexual abuse and one count of attempted first degree sexual abuse while armed. He was sentenced by the Honorable Lynn Leibovitz in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia.