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Dec. 7, 2013
The Rosie Network
The Rosie Network connects you with military family-owned businesses in the D.C. metro area — making it easier to support our men and women in the armed forces. One site that is featured on the list is military wife Sarah Bacon’s The Custom Jewelry Find, which creates unique, customized jewelry.
Dec. 6, 2013
National Christmas Tree Lighting
The National Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony will take place on the Ellipse at 4:30 p.m. Dec. 6. Gates will open at 3 p.m. and all ticket holders will enter from the west side (17th Street NW) of the Ellipse. Click here to see the security measures and road closures that will be in place.
Dec. 5, 2013
Wreaths Across America
Wreaths Across America, a non-profit group, is looking for donations to ensure every tombstone at Arlington National Cemetery has a wreath this holiday season. Wreaths cost $15 each and the wreath laying at Arlington Cemetery takes place on Dec. 14. Click here to donate to the cause.
Betty White Music Video
America’s favorite Golden Girl appears in the music video for Brit Smith’s “Provocative.”
Dec. 4, 2013
Smooth McGroove is very talented. In this video he performs the theme to the old video game Tetris acapella style.
Blues Brothers Legos
Recreating the famous movie starring John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd using Legos. And yes, it’s animated.
Dec. 3, 2013
Ancient Manuscripts Put Online For The First Time
Spoof on Amazon Drones
In response to Amazon’s announcement that they will start using drones to deliver packages, bookseller Waterstones has published a video on their official YouTube page, introducing the Harry Potter-esque Ornithological Waterstones Landing Service, known as O.W.L.S.
Mike Cohee Fundraiser
D.C. firefighter Mike Cohee died Nov. 29 in an off-duty accident. Cohee served on Rescue Squad 3 with Engine Company 15. To help Cohee’s family, his friends and co-workers have set up an online fundraiser. Click here to donate to Cohee’s family.
Dec. 2, 2013
E-commerce giant Amazon is offering perhaps a glimpse into the future of parcel delivery. In a short video posted online Sunday, Amazon is hinting at a service to deliver goods in less than an hour via drones. The service would need approval from the FAA and likely is years away.
Dec. 1, 2013
If you are looking to volunteer in your local community, then check out Serve DC. They engage DC communities by facilitating public, private and government partnerships and providing meaningful service opportunities. If you are interested in volunteering, participating in a service day or event, or working with Serve DC this holiday season Click Here.
Nov. 30, 2013
If you enjoy making crazy food concoctions, then Spike TV’s “Frankfood” is just for you. The show is looking for amateur cooks to compete with their outrageous recipes, which may end up in the menu at a popular local restaurant. Click here to enter the contest.
Weight watchers has joined with ABC’s “THE CHEW” for a cooking competition. They’re looking for six experienced cooks to create healthy meals. The winner gets $75,000 and a one-year consulting contract with Weight Watchers.
Making a Scene
New York Times magazine’s annual Hollywood edition has gathered some of the biggest stars for their Making a Scene project. The very short films feature Oprah Winfrey, Forest Whitaker and Robert Redford and can be watched here.
Nov. 29, 2013
Record Store Day
As it turns out record stores are neither gone nor forgotten, as evidenced by Record Store Day.
Nov. 27, 2013
See How Many Planes Are In The Sky Right Now
Flightradar24.com’s live air traffic map, which illustrates just how many planes are in the air at any given moment, might make your jaw drop during this, the busiest travel season of the year.
Charities for Giving Tuesday
It hasn’t happened since 1888 and won’t happen again for another 79,043 years: “Thanksgivukah.” That’s what some families celebrating both Thanksgiving and Hanukkah are calling the combined holiday this year, and they’ve even made a rap to explain it.