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Silver Diner Looking for Young Washingtonians to Star in TV Commercial

Silver Diner Looking for Young Washingtonians to Star in TV Commercial

Young fans of the Silver Diner, ‘Next Generation’ diner of choice in the Washington, D.C. Metro Area, can audition to be spotlighted in the restaurant’s upcoming TV ad campaign. By filming homemade audition tapes, children ages 5 to 12 can upload their videos to YouTube – with a chance of being selected as one of the featured star talents.

As part of the restaurant’s initiative to communicate the importance of incorporating fresh and local ingredients in traditional menu items, Silver Diner has engaged in a strategic communications campaign, kicking off with a TV commercial set to air throughout the Washington, D.C. media market.

Continuing with the restaurant’s mission to be an active and engaged member of its local communities, Silver Diner is looking for children who are familiar with the diner and understand the importance of eating healthier.

Spring into Bocce

Spring into Bocce

If you like specials on quality beers; an excuse to make endless ball jokes; or building a social network after-hours, then DC Bocce is perfect for you.

This spring you can enjoy the nice weather and play bocce at various locations in DC/VA/MD: Arlington, Bethesda, Capitol Hill, Crystal City, Columbia Heights Adams Morgan, or Dupont.

The Season runs for eight weeks including a play-off tournament, two end-of-season events, contests, giveaways, and food & drink specials after each night's match.

Bocce is a great game that is enjoyed by players of all ages and abilities, and DC Bocce is a league that is well organized and easy to make friends in.

Visit DCBocce.com to register for the season, which begins the week of April 18th, and to find out more information about the League.

Howard Students Deliver 1,000-Plus Books to D.C. High School

Howard Students Deliver 1,000-Plus Books to D.C. High School

This story comes to us from Kirstin Lewis:

WASHINGTON – A week ago, there was almost nothing in the mid-sized room that served as the library for Washington Metropolitan High School, save two barely-stocked bookshelves with four disconnected computer monitors. Today, there are hundreds of books stacked up across the room. There range from algebra to the Autobiography of Malcolm X, from Langston Hughes to Howard Hughes, from language to love stories. They are the fruits of a two-week book drive by Howard University student to give the students at Washington Metropolitan a well-stocked library.

What Do You Think Should Go Into This Vacant Space around U Street?

What Do You Think Should Go Into This Vacant Space around U Street?

I saw this strip of vacated buildings around the U Street Corridor and want your opinion of what should be done with them.

Vigil For Peace Corps Victims at U.S. Capitol on 2nd Anniversary of Kate Puzey's Murder

This story comes to us from David Puzey:

Over 100 mourners will gather in front of the U.S. Capitol for a vigil tonight, on the second anniversary of the tragic murder of Peace Corps Volunteer Kate Puzey, in honor of her and all Peace Corps victims of violence.

 

Stars Shine, Legends Honored At NABOB's 27th Annual Awards Dinner

Stars Shine, Legends Honored At NABOB's 27th Annual Awards Dinner

Last Friday night, hundreds descended upon Washington DC's Omni Shoreham Hotel to honor legends in communications broadcast and entertainment at the National Association of Black Owned Broadcaster's 27th Annual Awards Dinner. 

Guests that attended the glamorous, black tie affair came out to pay homage to this year's award recipients which included award winning CNN anchor, Soledad O'Brien, television show host and gospel music pioneer, Bobby Jones, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and blues guitarist & singer, Buddy Guy and world renowned calypso singer and songwriter, Mighty Sparrow.