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The Georgetown Dish Seeks Writer

January 6, 2012

The Georgetown Dish, a leading daily news and social media site focused on Washington's most famous neighborhood, seeks Georgetown-based writer to join The Georgetown Dish team.

Founded in December, 2009, The Georgetown Dish has grown in two years to an audience of over 40,000 visitors per month. The audience includes media, academic, political and diplomatic opinion leaders in the nation's capital.

Excellent writing and great people skills are required. 

The Georgetown Dish offers compensation based on experience, and desired schedule. Please send resume with introductory note to judith@thegeorgetowndish.com.

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Shuttered: Penn Camera files for bankruptcy

January 5, 2012

Penn Camera Exchange Inc., with eight retail stores in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area, and a fixture since 1953, announced on their website Wednesday, January 4, 2012 that it has filed for bankruptcy protection under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code.

Five Penn Camera locations are closed immediately and a special clearance sale will be held at the E Street, Rockville and Tysons locations.

Citing a dramatic decline in sales performance during the preceding holiday period has precipitated this action, the company expressed appreciation, "It has been an honor and a privilege to serve the photographic needs of this community for nearly sixty years. We extend our deepest gratitude to our many employees and wish for them a smooth transition."

For information on repair servicing, contact Penn Camera.


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Pie Sisters sweeten Regency Row

December 21, 2011

"We grew up baking," Erin Blakely told The Georgetown Dish. Our dad has a local tree service business, and mom would mass-produce blueberry and peach pies. All handmade, and that's what we continue to do." For the three Blakely sisters (Erin, Allsion and Katherine) it's a family affair. 

Katherine, Allison and Erin Blakely (Photo by: Pie Sisters) Katherine, Allison and Erin Blakely

Planning to open the first week in January, the charming bakery on M Street's Regency Row directly facing Key Bridge, is currently taking phone and email orders.

They use only local produce, hand-peeling the fruit and offering customization with pie crust initials and other decorations.

The pies come in three sizes: cuppie ("as accessible as a cupcake"), 7" serving four to five people, and the 9" that serving eight. Starting in January, they will offer vegan and gluten-free.

Holiday pies (Photo by: Pie Sisters) Holiday pies

Visit Pie Sisters for more information and orders. Pie Sisters is located at 3423 M Street. Tel: 202.338.7437

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