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Mar

So often as a community, we tend to focus on the new: new restaurants, new boutiques, new condo buildings. We identity this new growth as progress. The unfortunate effects of this attitude is that small businesses get trampled underfoot. A few weeks ago we, we celebrated both Black History Month and ushered in March and…

22

Dec

Ahhhhhh the perks of proximity. Living in the capital, an area rich with history, certainly has it’s advantages. We don’t want to brag or anything….but recently Congresswoman Eleanor Norton Holmes stopped by to shop with us. And this wasn’t some willy nilly, she’s walking by and something-caught-her-eye type of thing – nope! – Congresswoman Norton…

17

Nov

If you’re anything like us, then you can see through the phoniness of corporate holiday cheer. It’s hard to believe that big businesses like Walmart and Best Buy, who let their shoppers claw each other for savings really care about the holidays. It’s usually the little guys – the neighborhood businesses and people like you…

10

Nov

It’s one thing to talk the talk and another to walk the walk, right? At least that’s what we’ve always heard. So after spending last week talking about the merits of shopping local and supporting your community – after going on and on about the whopping 80% that goes back into the community  – and…

31

Oct

So at this point, pretty much anywhere you go looking for a Halloween costume – you’re not going to have any luck. We can say that with whole hearted confidence. Those last minute, cheesy masks at CVS – sold out. Party City – forget about it. Walmart – do you really have time to stand…

15

Oct

No one is getting up extra early to eat a hearty breakfast and if you do, well good for you. You get to live in the nursing home a few more years than everyone else. The rest of us eat nothing in the morning and it doesn’t matter how many times a talking head on…

16

Sep

At this point, we’ve all seen the “Hey Girl, I’m Ryan Gosling,” webfest, no? The inter-nuts really know how to grab onto something and never let it go. Of course, it’s only interesting because Ryan Gosling is involved and he’s a bronze God. Men wanna be him and ladies wanna do him. So if we…

14

Sep

Have you ever run into someone you know at a sex shop? Your neighbor? Your boss? Your current partner with someone else? Cringe. Right now. Cringe. How do you even begin to work your way out of that situation? Do you gracefully toss whatever is in your hand and run for the hills? Do you…