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Early Voting Locations In DC

WASHINGTON, DC (WUSA)--Beginning Monday, August 30th District voters, for the first time, will be allowed to do early voting.  This will last until September 13th for the Primary.

Early voting hours will be 8:30am through 7pm.  Voters can cast their ballots at the following location beginning Monday:

One Judiciary Square
441 4th Street, NW

Beginning on Saturday, September 4 from 8:30 AM - 7:00 PM, four additional early voting locations will open:

Chevy Chase Community Center
5601 Connecticut Avenue, NW

Hine Junior High School
335 8th Street, SE

Southeast Tennis and Learning Center
701 Mississippi Avenue, SE

Turkey Thicket Recreation Center
1100 Michigan Avenue, NE

Please note that early voting centers will not be open on Sunday, September 5 or Sunday, September 12. Voting locations will be open on Monday, September 6 (Labor Day).


Adams Morgan Annual Arts & Crafts Festival October 2

This coming Saturday, October 2nd, Adams Morgan will play host to their annual "Crafty Bastards Arts & Crafts Fest".

The list of vendors for the 2010 Adams Morgan "Crafty Bastards Arts & Crafts Fest" has been released!

The event will take place from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Marie Reed Learning Center at 18th & Wyoming.  The festival will have dozens of booths that will feature a variety of types of arts and crafts, as well as live performances.

I went to last year's festival and can say from experience that there truly is something for everyone.

Check out the entire Crafty Bastards' vendor list here, and come out to the event on Saturday! 

Also, if you send us photos or blog posts after the event to neighborhoodtips@wusa9.com, your work will be featured on our Where You Live site!


Michael Brown, What's In A Name?

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WUSA) -- Michael D. Brown is running for the at large seat on the DC Council now held by Phil Mendelson a popular democrat and proven vote getter in all parts of the District.

The first surprise is that its NOT the Michael A. Brown who already sits on the Council, the son of the late Democratic Party leader. That Michael brown is not up for re-election.

The Michael Brown on the ballot is the Shadow Senator for DC, a fairly unknown public figure, outside the DC full voting rights movement.

DC voters are apparently confusing the two Browns and telling Washington Post pollsters they prefer the latter Michael Brown, when they really mean the former.

Michael D. Brown dropped the middle initial in his name on the ballot, further confusing voters.

Mobile Street Vendors Say Restaurants Want Them Shut Down

WASHINGTON, DC (WUSA) -- Some restaurants claim that mobile vendors are taking their lunchtime business. The mobile vendors say restaurants are trying to shut them down.

Many of the mobile street vendors, including Fujol's Brothers, put their location on Twitter. City rules requires there be a line of waiting customers before they can stop and open for business.

But they're not just serving lunch-- they're asking their customers for support.

"We only operate a couple hours a day. We're impacted when the weather's not good. We're not always in the same place every day," says Peter Korbel, Fujol's Brothers.


What would you put in a Snooki Burger, to pay homage to (or poke fun at) the wild star of MTV’s smash hit Jersey Shore?  BGR The Burger Joint’s www.BGRTheBurgerJoint.com founder and vice-chairman Mark Bucher took to Twitter and Facebook to ask his followers and fans what they thought a Snooki burger should be. 

Delicious Dupont Circle Empanadas at Panas

Great lunch at Panas in Dupont.  Cute spot to get some tasty empanadas. 

I tried the CubaNovo filled with pork, the Fiesta Cheese and the Popeye with sauteed spinach.  The Popeye was my favorite!  The dough has a perfect sweet flavor.  The empanadas are smaller than Julia's empanadas, but there are more options to choose from on the menu.  They also offer a variety of dipping sauces and salads. 

Blue Bus To Be Replaced by Circulator

In just over a week, the Georgetown Metro Connection, also known as the Blue Bus, will become part of the Circulator system. 

Starting August 29, the new service will begin.  The new system will keep the exact same route, and will still run from Dupont Circle to Rosslyn, Virginia, with stops throughout Georgetown.

Regular tickets will cost one dollar, while senior citizens and people with disabilities can ride for fifty cents.

While the new Circulator route will accept SmarTrip and cash, passengers will not be able to use Blue Bus monthly passes.