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Leaders rally for democracy as investigations march on

October 16, 2011

The city’s top leadership took advantage of the national attention to the dedication of the Martin Luther King Memorial as well as continuing anti-Wall Street demonstrations, marching on Saturday for “full democracy and freedom” for District residents while media reports indicated that federal investigations of the Mayor now involve fingerprinting and key witnesses before a grand jury.

Mayor Gray fires up the crowd (Photo by: The Georgetown Dish) Mayor Gray fires up the crowd

City leaders, including Mayor Vincent Gray, Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton and Council Chairman Kwame Brown along with Ralph Nader, Ilir Zherka, director of D.C. Vote,  Walter Fauntroy, Jr. and other members of the council addressed several hundred residents, city government employees, activists and others.  Their message was a demand for full representation in Congress and freedom for D.C. residents.

“I am sick and tired of paying taxes to a nation whose leaders treat us with disdain,” the Mayor said. It’s time to “demand our freedom.”

The rally culminated with a march down 15th Street to the Sylvan Theatre on the Mall with the leaders holding a banner with a quote from Martin Luther King: “Now is the time to make real the promise of democracy…To make justice and freedom a reality for all citizens in the District of Columbia.”  On the Mall, the D.C. marchers merged with the demonstrations led by the Rev. Al Sharpton for jobs and justice and from Occupy Wall Street.

Meanwhile the Washington Post and the Washington Examiner reported that investigators appear to be focusing on Gray campaign consultants Sulaimon Brown and Howard Brooks, focusing on envelopes with cash passed to Brown during the Mayoral campaign. 

D.C. Councilmember Jack Evans told the Examiner Sunday the Gray campaign investigation and probes into Ward 5 Councilmember Harry Thomas Jr. and Chairman Kwame Brown's campaign are a distraction for city hall.

"I'm just hoping for the sake of everyone involved, they [resolve] this as quickly as possible," Evans told the Examiner.

 

This sign perhaps expressed a sentiment shared by many not at the rally. (Photo by: The Georgetown Dish) This sign perhaps expressed a sentiment shared by many not at the rally.

Two directors and march participants: DC's Director of Transportation Terry Bellamy and DC Vote Director Ilir Zherka (Photo by: The Georgetown Dish) Two directors and march participants: DC's Director of Transportation Terry Bellamy and DC Vote Director Ilir Zherka

Rev. Walter Fauntroy, D.C.'s first delegate to Congress, addresses the crowd. (Photo by: The Georgetown Dish) Rev. Walter Fauntroy, D.C.'s first delegate to Congress, addresses the crowd.


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Sunday brunch now at Serendipity 3 DC

September 15, 2011

Starting Sunday September 18, Serendipity 3, the New York landmark restaurant now at the corner of Wisconsin and M Streets in  Georgetown, will be kicking off their Sunday brunches. Yes, there is even Frozen Hot Chocolate French Toast on the menu.

Banana cream waffle (Photo by: Serendipity 3) Banana cream waffle

Serendipity 3 DC is located  at 3150 M Street. Tel: 202.333.5193


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Tari brings Italian curb appeal to Georgetown for FNO

September 6, 2011

TARI & Art Soiree host an Italia event at to Georgetown's Fashion's Night Out

WHERE: TARI, 1525 Wisconsin Avenue (between P & Q Streets)

WHEN: Thursday, September 8th, 2011 6:00 pm - midnight 

What better way to introduce TARI's style than curb appeal with a brigade of Luxury Cars by Ferrari and Maserati, Paparazzi & Red Carpet! The latest Italian car innovation, the 2012 Lamborghini Aventador, the only one of its kind in the country, will be revealed for the first time by Lamborghini Washington.

Lambrusco, traditional antipasto  and hors d'oeuvres from Puro Cafe and 42 Degrees Catering will be served in the outside private lounge as guests mix and mingle. Live male models will light up the storefront, showcasing the best of Gucci, Valentino, Zegna and other Italian finds.

Personal stylist, as well as Rachel Cothran, of Project Beltway,one of DC's fashionistas and an official FNO Host Committee member, will be at your call to deck you out in designer couture pieces! 

Tickets to outside private lounge $20 (includes food and beverages)
Purchase an item from TARI and get a complimentary admission, a sneak preview of the boutique's expansion and private loft event space, T-Square.

Tari's owner, Sara Mohktari in front of FNO window display (Photo by: Judith Beermann) Tari's owner, Sara Mohktari in front of FNO window display

TARI is the designer, vintage, couture boutique offering a wide range of brands from Chanel, Chloe, Marc Jacobs and more. Awarded as Best Vintage Store in Washington City Paper's Best of DC 2011, TARI distinctly fulfills the craving for vintage couture of fashion forward Washingtonians.


For event, please rsvp to info@theartsoiree.com
 


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