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Jack Rose Dining Saloon Hosts Fundraiser for Horton’s Kids

August 22, 2012

On Tuesday evening,  Jack Rose Dining Saloon hosted a back-to-school fundraiser on their rooftop terrace to help Horton’s Kids get ready for school.

 Adra Williams enjoying a Mint Julep Snow Cone (Photo by: Janine Schoonover) Adra Williams enjoying a Mint Julep Snow Cone

Despite a torrential rainstorm, folks ventured out to show their support and help raise $1,350 for the children to get school supplies and shoes. Jack Rose Dining Saloon generously donated 10% of the ring total to Horton’s Kids, provided the space and created food and drink specials.  Most enjoyable were the Mint Julep Snow Cones and the intriguing cocktail menu created by their mixologist.  Tasty sandwiches from the grill, along with half-price grilled shrimp and chicken wings kept everyone satisfied. 

Horton’s Kids, a 501c3, serves the most at-risk families of Washington, D.C., 100% of whom come from Ward 8.  Horton’s Kids is the 2011 Winner of The Washington Post Award for Excellence in Nonprofit Management.

Jennifer Rae, Ayda Sanver, Alexander Ferguson, Jeff Peri (Photo by: Janine Schoonover) Jennifer Rae, Ayda Sanver, Alexander Ferguson, Jeff Peri

Janine Schoonover of JSW Group organized the event pro bono along with Adra Williams and Joseph Otim of OtimWilliams

Horton’s Kids will be hosting their annual Give Back & Give Thanks Gala at House of Sweden on November 14, 2012.  Bill Starrels, Hope Solomon, Jim Wilcox and Janine Schoonover are all serving as co-chairs representing the Georgetown community.  Celebrity Chef Spike Mendelsohn will be the master of ceremonies.

Visit Horton’s Kids for more information and to make a donation.


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It's Restaurant Week

August 9, 2012

From August 13-19 during Washington DC Restaurant Week, more than 200 of Washington, D.C.’s finest restaurants offer 3-course lunches for $20.12 and 3-course dinners for $35.12.

This is a great opportunity to experience the area's best restaurants at affordable prices. Cuisines include Contemporary American, Mexican, French, Mediterranean, Italian, Southern, Seafood, Spanish, California, Pan-Asian and more!

A complete list of participating restaurants is posted here. The event is held in January and August.

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The Community Remembers Kadian Harding

July 30, 2012

Kardian Harding, the 14-year old son of City Bikes CEO, Debora Harding was killed July 25, 2012 after being struck by a vehicle while riding his bicycle with his father. The local bike shop released this statement over the weekend:

Kadian Harding was an avid cyclist and lover of technology. He lent a hand at his mother’s bike shop during his school vacations for years, always wanting to help out with IT needs. At the time of his death, Kadian was preparing to install a network of almost 30 new computers at all three of City Bikes’ locations. Being a lover of all things Apple, Kadian was very excited to have been offered an opportunity to train at the Apple Business Center in the coming months.

Kadian will be remembered as a brilliant, articulate, and kind young man. His oft-occurring smile can still be felt within the walls of all three City Bikes shops, especially the Capitol Hill location, which Kadian helped to build.

A 13-mile bicycle ride and candlelight vigil for Kadian Harding was held Sunday. On the event’s Facebook page was posted this: “Kadian's death is a huge loss for the City Bikes community and beyond, reaching Shepherdstown, W.V. and the UK, not to mention all of the District of Columbia. This tragedy reminds us all of the necessity of proper bicycle safety measures."

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