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3rd Annual 'A WINNter Affair' Gala at The Powerhouse Feb. 22

February 18, 2014

Celebrate The Children's Inn at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Young Ambassadors Council as they host their 3rd annual gala, A WINNter Affair, at The Powerhouse on Saturday, February 22 from 8:00 pm to midnight.

Enjoy an evening of cocktails, hors d'oeuvres and dancing featuring DC Neekola. This fun fundraising and outreach event will help raise awareness of The Children's Inn and provide an opportunity for young professionals to support the Inn's mission.

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The Powerhouse is located at 3225 Grace Street in Georgetown.

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Ready-to-Wear Georgetown Cupcakes

February 12, 2014

(Photo by: baublebar.com)

Local Georgetown Cupcake moguls (and sisters) Katherine Kallinis Berman and Sophie Kallinis LaMontagne have launched a limited edition collection of fashion jewelry to go along with their legendary confections.

Through BaubleBar, they're selling necklaces, rings and earrings.

Coordinating 'Sweet Sparkle' cupcakes available to match, are available at Georgetown Cupcake through Thursday.

Georgetown Cupcake is located at 3301 M Street.

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Bringing Vinyl Back: Hill & Dale Opens in Georgetown

February 9, 2014

(Photo by: Judith Beermann)

Many of us our downloading our music these days, but before you take your dusty LPs to Goodwill or sell them on eBay, check out Hill & Dale. Vinyl is back!

Attracting all those who love ‘physical music,' it was a packed multi-generational crowd that poured into Hill & Dale's Friday evening for their opening reception. As if this had been a decades old neighborhood record store, the audiophiles quickly perused the racks for their favorites albums, posters and photographs.

Rob Norton (Photo by: Judith Beermann) Rob Norton

“The collection reflects what I like,” says owner Rob Norton, “A mix of pop, classical, and 60’s and 70’s music.” He’s had his eye on the spot for some time. When Parish Gallery closed in Canal Square, Rob Norton knew it was the right time and the right place.

All the vinyl is new. Yes, turntables are making a comeback and new artists, responding to the trend, are releasing their music digitally as well as on vinyl. Older albums are being re-released on vinyl too. Not ready for floor-to-ceiling woofers and tweeters? Just hook up the turntable to your computer.

Norton invited friend and photojournalist Peter Simon for the opening. Simon’s iconic photographs are part of the store’s permanent collection for lovers of ‘physical art.’

(Photo by: Judith Beermann)

Hill & Dale is located at 1054 31st Street. Tel: 202.333.5012

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