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Down Dog brings power yoga to pro tennis

July 21, 2011

Georgetown's Down Dog Yoga, in partnership with lululemon athletica, will be hosting two free yoga sessions at the first annual Citi Open, Mid-Atlantic Women’s Tennis Championships, in College Park this Saturday.

Down Dog Yoga, founded by Georgetowners Patty and Scott Ivey, was voted the Best of D.C. in 2009 and teaches heated, power vinyasa flow at three locations. Beth Nichols-Howarth, a teacher at Down Dog since 2004, will lead the yoga sessions, accompanied by several assistants from Down Dog Yoga.

Two free community classes for adults and children over eight will be held on Saturday, July 23 at noon and 1:00 pm.  Mats will be provided for each session by lululemon athletica, Georgetown.

Those wishing to participate in the yoga sessions should contact Down Dog Yoga at 202-965-9642. These free tickets will allow participants into the yoga session as well as some of the tennis matches of the day.

 

For more information about the Citi Open, visit http://www.facebook.com/MAWTC. For more information on Down Dog Yoga, visit www.downdogyoga.com.

 


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Book party brings debt discussion to Georgetown

July 19, 2011

Conversations about debt and global economic turmoil came to Georgetown Monday as authors David Hale and Lyric Hughes Hale were hosted at the home of John Makin and Gwendolyn van Passchen for a lively discussion of What's Next: Unconventional Wisdom on the Future of the World Economy (Yale University Press).

Authors David Hale and Lyric Hughes Hale signing books and talking with Scott and Jane Evans (Photo by: Gwendolyn van Paasschen) Authors David Hale and Lyric Hughes Hale signing books and talking with Scott and Jane Evans
The book gathers the thinking of twenty leading economists and experts whose scholarship focuses on individual countries, how important current global issues will impact them, and what economic scenarios they most likely will face in upcoming years.

This kind of discussion can be missed in our soundbite-driven media culture. But the Hales aren't content to let scholarship get ignored by the blogosphere. They've started their own blog that bats around ideas like "the death of the dollar" and efforts to roll back new financial regs called Dodd-Frank.

And there is tweeting, too. David Hale is a Chicago-based global economist who serves as the Global Economic Advisor to the Commonwealth Bank of Australia and was formerly chief economist for Kemper Financial Services and Zurich Financial Services.

But he didn't start out in far-flung locales. Hale graduated in international economic affairs from the Georgetown.

Editor Lyric Hughes Hale with Georgetown resident Teresa Burt of Sotheby's and Jonathan Rauch, contributing editor of the National Journal and the Atlantic (Photo by: Gwendolyn van Paasschen) Editor Lyric Hughes Hale with Georgetown resident Teresa Burt of Sotheby's and Jonathan Rauch, contributing editor of the National Journal and the Atlantic


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Why aren’t better restaurants coming to Georgetown?

July 14, 2011

"Georgetown long ceased to be the buzzy must-be place for the next hot new thing," and the restaurants are mostly forgettable. That's the take of Washington City Paper's Lydia DePillis, writing about Wednesday's Georgetown Business Association/BID forum on nightlife. 

"You rarely hear of an edgy, new concept planning to put down roots in Georgetown, which is loyal to its stuffy standbys," writes DePillis.

Linda Greenan, a vice president at Georgetown University, points out that 14th Street and Penn Quarter are filled with people from the neighborhood, while Georgetown's restaurants are more often filled with tourists."I think it has a Rodeo Drive image," said D.C. Nightlife Association president Skip Coburn, according to DePillis' thoughtful blog.

Read the analysis here.


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