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Will 'Vision Zero' Cut DC Taxes?

December 28, 2015

The Washington Business Journal reports a District plan to boost fines on about 20 different traffic offenses, whose affect would add additional revenue, may inadvertently lead to additional tax cuts.

The D.C. Department of Transportation on Dec. 10 as part of the "Vision Zero" traffic safety campaign indicated it would count as recurring revenue for the purposes of a tax-cut schedule.

The D.C. Council passed in 2014 a schedule of cuts that would automatically go into effect as revenue climbed, as long as recurring revenue projections showed an increase over the previous year.

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WIDLS Segway Holiday Tour

December 13, 2015

Dr. Tina Alster (Photo by: Dr. Tina Alster

The entire team of the Washington Institute of Dermatologic Laser Surgery (WIDLS) broke out of the office (and way out of their comfort zone) for a holiday party like no other. Dashing around town and through the monuments, Dr. Tina Alster was laughing all the way as she led her team on a Segway tour of the downtown holiday decorations and more. A little bit of team building, a little bit of culture, and a whole lot of fun.

Around the Ellipse and toward the White House was a line of 25 fashionable doctors, nurses, medical assistants and the rest of the team outfitted in a colorful array of Santa hats, glowstick jewelry and sunglasses. Yes, that’s right, the view was so bright that the glasses were a necessity in the unexpected 60 degree weather.

“This is not your average office party,” Dr. Alster said. “My team deserves more! It’s always an added challenge at this time of year to take time out of the office when we have been so busy readying everyone for the holidays and the new year ahead”.

One thing is for sure … No one will forget this festive holiday celebration … and, naturally, the team was all wearing sunblock!

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Make Your Own Gingerbread House at The Fairmont Dec. 12

December 2, 2015

Come to the Fairmont Washington, D.C., Georgetown Hotel for a children's gingerbread class on Saturday, December 12, 2015 at 10:30 am.

Children will assemble and decorate their very own holiday Gingerbread House under the direction of Executive Pastry Chef Christie.

The class includes all materials, instruction and holiday refreshments. At the end of the class, each child will take home a completed Gingerbread House. 

Children’s gingerbread class is $50 per child, adults may accompany children at no cost. Call 202.457.5020 to RSVP.

The Fairmont is located at 2401 M Street NW.

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