Saturday, February 16, 2013
Dating website says the District is the least faithful city in U.S.
Washington, DC, tops the list of the “least faithful cities in America,” according to a blog post on the dating site AshleyMadison.com. AshleyMadison.com touts itself as “the most successful website for finding an affair and cheating partners,” and bases its ratings on the number of sign-ups to its site per capita in a given region. In 2012, 34,157 individuals in the District of Columbia enrolled on the website, earning the top spot on AshleyMadison’s top 10 list. Two Texas cities, Austin and Houston, round out the top three slots. No West Coast city appears on the list; East coast and Midwest cities complete the top 10: The website’s founder and CEO, Noel Biderman, attributes DC’s ranking to some very public events, saying, “With …
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Shoah Foundation clears confusion over project.
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- Ben Gross
Wednesday, February 13
Last week, Patch reported that the New Dimensions in Testimony hologram project in development by the Shoah Foundation, which records the story of Holocaust survivors in a 3D format, could appear at the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC, within five years. According to an email received by Patch from Andrew Hollinger, director of communications for the museum, “There are no plans to introduce holograms into the museum experience," and he clarified that "the Museum is not involved in creating holograms of Holocaust survivors." A number of news outlets, including The Washington Post, Yahoo and the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, reported the same information that originated from an Associated Press story. When asked about the …
Thursday, November 29, 2012
The top two areas may surprise you.
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- Ben Gross
Thursday, November 29, 2012
The Bureau of Economic Analysis recently released a report naming the Top 20 “Richest Metros in America” based on personal income data from 2011, according to an article on The Atlantic’s website. The Washington, DC, metro area ranked No. 5 in the list, with a per capita income of just under $60,000, trailing San Jose and San Francisco, CA, at just over $60,000. The top two metropolitan areas on the list? Bridgeport, CT, and Midland, TX. The article’s author, Derek Thompson, delves deeper into Bridgeport, describing the dichotomy of the “struggling industrial city,” Bridgeport and Greenwich “home for hedge fund billionaires." Thompson believes that using a median figure would give a more accurate representation of the area at a “typical …
Sunday, July 10, 2011
City residents would gain full voting rights.
Who thinks democracy is a good idea? And would Marylanders join with our D.C. neighbors to restore it? Curtis Gans thinks so. He wrote a provocative opinion piece last week in the Washington Post that started a lot of people talking in Maryland and the District of Columbia about a little thing called "retrocession." Retrocession is a process, already used once by Virginia, to return all or part of the land that was given to the federal government when the District of Columbia was created in 1791. Of the original 100 square miles, Virginia retroceded all the land South of the Potomac in 1847, taking back about 31 square miles in what is now Alexandria and Arlington, Virginia. Gans argues that retroceding most of the rest back to Maryland …
Friday, February 18, 2011
The Tex-Mex restaurant closed around the end of the year.
Following the sudden closure of the only Mexican restaurant in Chevy Chase, Blue 44, a new classic American cuisine eatery, is scheduled to open on Connecticut Avenue next month. Señor Pepper, which billed itself as Tex-Mex, closed suddenly around the end of the year. The former owners posted a sign on the door at 5507 Connecticut Ave., NW, near Livingston Street, about three blocks south of Chevy Chase Circle in Washington, D.C. “The management and staff of Señor Pepper, after having served you for three years, are sorry to have to tell you that we will be moving on,” the notice said. “We thank the entire Chevy Chase community for your support and patronage.” Señor Pepper often was busy on weekends with many customers at outside tables …
Thursday, February 10, 2011
Check out these places for a romantic evening with your sweetheart.
This weekly feature called Patch Picks, highlights editor and reader picks of great local businesses, destinations, services, organizations, ways to spend a day off, and more. You’ll find useful lists to help you, your family, friends, and significant others find the best places for everything from Sunday brunch to New Year’s Eve celebrations, pumpkin patches, date night destinations, florists, girlfriend nights out, kids party places, parks and more. Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, so here are some places to dine with your darling. La Ferme Restaurant This Chevy Chase restaurant has a special Valentine’s Day menu and pre-Valentine’s Day menu of French cuisine. The Valentine’s Day dining costs $68 per person, and the pre-…
Monday, December 20, 2010
Got a house full of multigenerational visitors? Have you worn out the Wii, or tired of the new trampoline? Get guests out and about with some of these activities.
Once the stockings have been torn down, the packages ripped open, the last candle on the menorah has been extinguished, the Christmas dinner has been devoured, the dreidl has been spun –it's then winter break and you have a houseful of relatives in chilly, wintery Chevy Chase. Everyone needs to get out, but you've got multiple ages to please among your visitors, and frankly everyone's seen Archie Bunker's chair and Dorothy's red slippers, and no one has any interest in waiting in line at the Smithsonian. Again. So how do you entertain the troops? Luckily, there's always a lot to do in the area. One exhibit that you won't want to miss is the U.S. Botanic Gardnen's "Seasons Greetings," which has a terrific railway exhibit featuring world …