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Get Your 'I Do' Passport at Ritz-Carlton Georgetown Aug.8

July 15, 2020

You’re invited on Saturday, August 8, 2020 from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm for an interactive wedding vendor hall and a panel with DMV industry experts at the Ritz-Carlton Georgetown, 3100 South Street NW. 


Guests will receive complementary bites and sips while interacting with local wedding vendors. After the panel, guests will have an afternoon of shopping and celebrating at the local businesses related to the wedding industry. 


Additionally, guests will receive a goody bag and an exclusive I Do Passport that will include special promotions from venues, retailers, and restaurants to guide attendees throughout the afternoon.


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Degas at the Opéra Virtual Tour

June 4, 2020

Degas at the Opéra was open for less than two weeks before the National Gallery of Gallery closed. 


This first show dedicated to Edgar Degas’s fascination with the Opéra—its spaces, the music, and the people involved with the thriving theatrical life of 19th-century Paris. 


The dynamic new virtual tour allows you to explore each room of the exhibition. Click on the different-colored dots to read wall texts, listen to the audio tour, watch related video clips, and more. While available on mobile, this tour is best viewed on a desktop or tablet.


This exhibition is organized by the National Gallery of Art, Washington, and the Musées d'Orsay et de l'Orangerie, Paris. 


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Brooke Pinto is the Best Ward 2 Candidate to Fight for the Rights of Senior Citizens

May 21, 2020

Written by Howard Marks, Founder, Ward 2 Better Government Association


Brooke Pinto has both the experience and the commitment to make a difference on the DC Council in the lives of seniors. That’s why I’m supporting her in the Ward 2 race.


Brooke’s commitment to the long-living started early in her career working at the Brookdale Senior Living Community in New York City where she advised residents on healthcare options. She particularly bonded with a resident named Gil, whose wife had passed away and son could only visit once a month. Brooke ate every meal with Gil and became a surrogate daughter. She even played matchmaker, setting him up with a new girlfriend in the community.


Later, Brooke worked as a Health and Aging Fellow in the U.S. Senate for Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT). The majority of her work focused on the Subcommittee on Aging where she dealt with issues around robocalling abuse, healthcare access, and the mistreatment of seniors.  Brooke also helped a constituent who was being defrauded by her own children stealing her assets. Brooke ensured all of the woman’s money was returned to her and that the children were prevented from abusing her again.  


Today, as seniors are the population most vulnerable to COVID-19, we need a strong and steadfast advocate like Brooke on the DC Council to get us through this crisis. She has pledged to make medication delivery permanent under her COVID-19 Relief & Resiliency plan, ensuring we don’t unnecessarily put ourselves at risk to the virus.


She favors the establishment of clear rules and strict enforcement around dockless electric scooters so our sidewalks are safe for everyone, including the elderly and disabled.


Lastly, and most importantly, she plans to expand affordable options for senior living communities and long-term care, as well as increase subsidies for in-home care options. This will provide the long-living—like myself—quality physical, social, and emotional stimulation regardless of their financial status.


Because Brooke is the only candidate with a platform that specifically addresses senior issues and the career experience to successfully see it through, I encourage you to join me in supporting her candidacy for Ward 2 Councilperson.

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