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Tudor Tots Workshop Nov. 21

November 10, 2015

Join Tudor House  on Saturday, November 21 from 10:30 am -11:15 am to introduce your children to the joys of Thanksgiving traditions.

Young participants learn about customs old and new in this program featuring an interactive story, songs, movement, and a craft centered on the holiday. Tots will take home a holiday craft they’ve made themselves.

This event is for children ages 2-4; parents remain with their children.

Members: FREE; non-Members: $5. To register, click here

Tudor Place is located at 1644 31st Street in Georgetown.

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Style for the Cure Oct. 29

October 21, 2015

 Come in to Roche Salon at 3000 K St NW on Thursday, October 29th from 5:00 - 8:00pm for haircuts, blowouts,

 manicures & shine glazes.  All proceeds will be donated to the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

There will be complimentary beverages and hors d’oeuvres from Nick’s Riverside Grille.

There will also be a raffle, product discounts and all guests will receive a gift bag from our product partners! Plus, during October's Breast Cancer Awareness Month, save 10% on purchases of any pink product.

Please RSVP for appointments at 202.775.0775 or email appointments@rochesalon.com


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Georgetown Crime Prevention Method Under Scrutiny

October 15, 2015

Joe Sternlieb, CEO of the Georgetown Business Improvement District (BID) responded to criticism Wednesday that a mass messaging application designed to combat shoplifting and other crime, is a method of racial profiling.

Georgetown residents, police and retailers are using GroupMe to get up-to-date information on thefts, fires and other safety concerns in the neighborhood. The BID and the Metropolitan Police Department partnered last March to keep the community connected with law enforcement. The BID is in charge of adding new members to the messaging group.

Following a critical report by The Washington Post, and speaking to WUSA9, Sternlieb said a very small percentage (about five percent) of the posts are inappropriate. When that happens the BID visits the store and retrains the staff. If it happens again they are removed from the group.

Georgetown BID has received zero complaints about the program.

There are 420 storefronts in Georgetown and roughly 380 stores are members of the GroupMe group.

"Merchants wanted to know if stores are being robbed. The store across the street wants to know that. You are less likely to be racially profiled in Georgetown because we train against it," Sternlieb said.


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