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UP & COMING Albert Schweitzer’s Magical Critters Experience the intriguing artworks of Albert Schweitzer at Art17, hosted by Coldwell Banker’s Dupont office. Finger foods and beverages will be served. For details, call 202-387-6180. Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, 1606 17th St., NW.

Andary of the award-winning duo The Sweater Set, and artists from Adventure Theatre MTC, Dana Tai Soon Burgess Dance Company, Joe’s Movement Emporium, Levine Music and N Street Village. Tickets are $90. For details, visit www.cfncr40th.org. Arena Stage, 1101 Sixth St., SW.

Community Foundation 40th Anniversary The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region’s 40th Anniversary Celebration will be an evening of cuisine, open bar, networking and performances by Grammynominated musician Christylez Bacon, Maureen

and compositions by Russian-born artist Oleg Kudryashov. The works, covering the period 1976 to 1995, refer to Russian icons, industrial landscapes and the artist’s memories of Moscow. 1662 33rd St., NW.

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MARCH 27

Islands of West Papua New Guinea from the film, “Journey to the South Pacific”- Environmental Film Fest

Pink Tie Party The National Cherry Blossom Festival’s annual fundraiser kicks off the season of the blossoms. Guests embrace the party’s theme by donning pink ties and springtime styles. The evening’s Auction Spectacular will offer fashion, dining, travel, sports, music and theater experiences of all types. Tickets start at $200. For details, visit www.nationalcherryblossomfestival.org. Ronald Reagan International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave., NW.

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Strike a (Yoga) Pose Join instructor Jackie Powell at the Georgetown Neighborhood Library for a free mixed-level community yoga class at 6 p.m. Bring a mat. To reserve a place, email Erika.Rydberg@dc.gov. 3260 R St., NW.

documentary, narrative, animated, archival, experimental and children’s films across the Washington area. The theme of the 2014 festival is “Our Cities, Our Planet.” Most screenings and discussions are free. To learn more, visit dcenvironmentalfilmfest.org.

Environmental Film Festival The 22nd annual Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital will screen over 160

Memories of Moscow Robert Brown Gallery hosts an opening reception for an exhibition of reliefs, constructions

Twentythirtysomething Book Club D.C. readers between the ages of 21 and 35 are invited to check out the Georgetown Neighborhood Library’s Twentythirtysomething Book Club (T.T.B.C.). In the first selection, “The Love Song of Jonny Valentine,” author Teddy Wayne tackles fame and the music industry with the story of a preteen pop superstar. For details, visit www.meetup.com/Twentythirtysomething-Book-Club-T-T-B-C/. Gypsy Sally’s Vinyl Lounge, 3401 K St., NW.

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St. Patrick’s 2014 in D.C. MARCH 16

43rd St. Patrick’s Day Parade Celebrate Irish heritage in D.C. at this year’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade, stepping off at noon at Constitution Avenue and 7th Street, NW. The parade route continues along Constitution Avenue to 17th Street, NW. The Reverend Monsignor Salvatore A. Criscuolo is the parade’s Grand Marshal and Cecilia Farley is the Gael of the Year. Seats in the grandstand, between 15th and 16th Streets, NW, are $15. For details, visit dcstpatsparade.com.

MARCH 17

A LaTiDo St. Patrick’s Day LaTiDo, voted Best Cabaret in DC for 2013 by BroadwayWorld.com, presents an Irish-themed cabaret on St. Patrick’s Day. Featured performers are Stephen Yednock, Aimee Barnes and Melissa Berkowitz. For tickets, visit www.eventbrite.com. Black Fox Lounge, 1723 Connecticut Ave., NW.

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National Shamrock Fest 2014 The Irish Village at this year’s festival will offer traditional entertainment, such as Irish dancers, fiddlers and bagpipers, and less-than-traditional entertainment, such as men’s and women’s “Best Kilted Legs” competitions. More than 30 bands and DJs – including the American Celtic punk band Dropkick Murphys – will perform on seven different stages. Other attractions: D.C.’s biggest cornhole tournament, carnival rides and food vendors. For details, visit www.shamrockfest.com. RFK Memorial Stadium, 2400 East Capitol St., SE. Pubs and Restaurants:

Created good paying jobs and revitalized struggling neighborhoods throughout the city. Encouraged supermarkets to move into underserved neighborhoods to create good paying jobs and improve resident’s quality of life. Fought for seniors on a fixed income through introducing legislation to eliminate their property taxes so they can stay in their homes. Hired hundreds of additional cops to keep our streets safe and allow our neighborhoods to flourish.

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BUSINESS

UNDER ARMOUR BUYS FORMER NATHANS ILDING FOR $12.25 MILLION BY R OBE RT DEVANEY

and brother of founder Kevin Plank.” The purchase of the property was first reported by The Georgetowner Feb. 27: “One of the most recognized properties at Georgetown’s most famous intersection was sold Feb. 21 for $12.25 million by the Heon family to 3150 M Street, LLC.” Interestingly, the Heon and Plank families are acquainted. Some members of the Heon family live in Kensington, Md., where Kevin Plank’s mother Jayne served as mayor. Both families have a Georgetown conCorner of M ST and Wisconsin Ave NW. Photo By Tim Riethmiller nection. The Heons in Maryland were lready part of the Georgetown scene, the ones contacted by the Planks, and Under Armour founder and CEO they helped set up the deal, according to one Kevin Plank got a little more involved Heon family member. a few weeks ago by purchasing 3150 M St., NW. The identity of the new owner was learned The trophy retail space at Wisconsin Avenue last week. “Scott Plank’s firm plans to lease and M Street which once housed Nathans the building to the Baltimore-based perforRestaurant was purchased, according to the mance athletic clothing company to open a Washington Business Journal, by “War Horse signature Under Armour Brand House retail LLC, a real estate development firm started by shop,” the Business Journal previously reported. Scott Plank, a former Under Armour executive “Under Armour spokeswoman Diane Pelkey

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March 15 marks the 50th anniversary of Georgetown Tobacco, founded in 1964 by David Berkebile. “Some of our favorite suppliers are coming by to help celebrate with a series of instore events,” the store announced. “If you are able to make it to the store, please come join us. We will try to extend special pricing to online purchases of featured products on the day of the events, when possible.” Some remaining special events include:
 La Flor Dominicana with Kyle Shackleton, 4 to 8 p.m. on Friday, March 14.
 Rocky Patel with Mark Weissenberger, noon to 6 p.m. on Saturday, March 15.
 Tabacalera Perdomo with Walt Cukier, 4 to 8 p.m. on Friday, March 21. Or just go in any old time to see David Berkebile and the other fellows at 3144 M St., NW, two doors from the intersection of Wisconsin and M. 
Alec Bradley with Frank Elam on Thursday, March 27 from 3:00 to 7:00

Preppy Clothier Tuckernuck Expands After its successful Christmastime stint at the pop-up bazaar building in Cady’s Alley, Georgetown-based Tuckernuck, which sells “preppy men and women’s clothing for the classic, all-American lifestyle” (mostly online and at its Potomac Street office and shop), has expanded. It moved some of its 1052 Potomac St., NW, operations to the second floor of 1054 Potomac St., NW. Curiously enough, Tuckernuck’s new space is a former newspaper office space for The Georgetowner.

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“Our pop-up shop was our first real foray into brick and mortar,” co-owner September Rinnier told The Georgetowner. “We learned a lot and found it to be a great marketing platform for our brand and product. Cady’s Alley was the perfect spot to test the concept…. We have been fortunate to experience such fast growth and find Georgetown to be the perfect community in which to expand – its charm, retail and history are the perfect foundation for creative thinking and collaboration amongst local businesses.”

Business Ins and Outs IN: DSW Coming to M Street Yes, “I am a shoe lover,” the commercials say, and indicate that DSW is on M Street in Georgetown. Look for an April opening of the popular Designer Show Warehouse, its third D.C. store after Friendship Heights and Columbia Heights. The 22,000-square-foot store will occupy space in the Shops at Georgetown Park retail space in a few weeks. IN: Amina Rubinacci The Amina Rubinacci Boutique opened March 1 at 2822 Pennsylvania Ave., NW. The luxury designer label was founded in 1967. “Over the past several years, I have developed a deep admiration for one refined brand in particular: Amina Rubinacci of Napoli. I could not be more thrilled to bring Amina’s sophisticated styling to the women of Washington.… We are proud to open with a stunning Spring/Summer 2014 Collection,” wrote owner Merribel Ayres. OUT: Town House Not Coming to Georgetown Chef John Shields’s plans to move into Georgetown have fallen through. “We couldn’t make the numbers work,” Shields told the Washington Post about his projected space at 1050 Potomac St., NW. The restaurant in the works was never named but was planned to be an extension of his Chilhowie, Va., restaurant, Town House, which closed two years ago. Shields and Karen Urie Shields, his wife and pastry chef, are still searching for space in Washington. IN/OUT: Little Viet Garden Becomes Pier 2934 Apparently jumping on the seafood trend in Georgetown restaurants, the restaurant at M and 30th Streets, formerly known as Little Viet Garden, transformed itself – in a matter of days – into Pier 2934, specializing in Cajun seafood.


TOWN TOPICS Old Georgetown Board Rejects EastBanc Condo Designs It is back to the drawing board, once again for developer EastBanc and its proposed condos at the Key Bridge Exxon property on Canal Road, known as Georgetown Hillside. A March 6 decision by the Old Georgetown Board asked the developed to redraw its conceptual plans. With its 1055 Water condo project well on its way to completion, the developer returned to its condo plans for the gas station property, next to the “Exorcist” steps and the Car Barn. In April 2011, EastBanc’s plans called for a 35-unit building to raise to the height of Prospect Street properties above. At the time, EastBanc head Anthony Lanier later sidelined the project. Designs for the M Street-Canal Road condos were also re-introduced at the March 3 meeting of the Georgetown-Burleith Advisory Neighborhood Commission 2E as well as the March 6 OGB meeting. Both community groups panned the condo plans for the condos, describing them as out of step with the architectural context of the neighborhood. Plans are also criticized by the neighbors who live up the hillside on the 3600 block of Prospect Street, NW. According to EastBanc, plans call for 26 to 28 units, “averaging 2,500 square feet in size,” each with two parking spaces.

Ellington School Modernization Being Redrawn Designers of the modernization for the Duke Ellington School of the Arts are back at work, responding to community concerns about a

rooftop venue leading to noise issues and to questions about a front re-do to the school’s western facade. Other concerns are about parking in a driveway in the front of the 19th-century school. Also questioned were elevators being in view of the neighborhood. The D.C. Department of General Services has set aside $80 million for the much-needed work. Known for its school designs in the area, Cox Graae and Spack Architects are the architects for the project.

GWU Receives Record-Breaking $80 Million George Washington University has received three gifts that total $80 million, the university announced March 10. These gifts, as GWU reported, “will address—in collaboration with other institutions—many of the world’s public health challenges, focusing on prevention of disease and promotion of wellness. The contributions are from the Milken Institute, the Sumner M. Redstone Charitable Foundation and the Milken Family Foundation. “In honor of these transformative gifts, the G.W. Board of Trustees has unanimously approved the renaming of the School of Public Health and Health Services as the Milken Institute School of Public Health and the establishment of the Sumner M. Redstone Global Center for Prevention and Wellness.” “In the spirit of collaborative philanthropy, the gifts include $40 million from the Milken Institute to support new and ongoing research

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COMMUNITY CALENDAR Tuesday, 7 p.m., reception; 7:30 p.m., March 18 – monthly meeting of Citizens Association of Georgetown: “The River Runs Through Us,” a documentary on the Potomac River and a discussion with several experts; 1680 Wisconsin Ave., NW, Long & Foster’s newly renovated Georgetown office.

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EDITORIAL/ OPINON

★ Jack Evans for Mayor of Washington, D.C. ★ At The Georgetowner, we’ve seen, watched and known Ward 2 Councilman Jack Evans for a long time – about the same length of time he has served the ward, which includes Georgetown, as its representative. That would be 22 years, ever since he won a hotly contested special election to replace John Wilson, who went on to become chairman of the District Council. We’ve seen him in good times and in bad (he was one of the steadying Council members when it went through the throes of having the city run by a control board) and in good times again. The most recent good times are evidenced everywhere today in a city that’s growing in population by leaps and bounds, with a budget surplus and a redeveloped and resurgent downtown. We’ve also seen him experience personal joys and triumphs, and a devastating tragedy: the loss of his first wife, Noel, the mother of his three children. And we’ve watched him suffer the disappointment of losing his first mayoral bid. Now, Evans is running again, in a Democratic

primary that has been haunted by a kind of instability and unreality. The investigative cloud over Mayor Vincent Gray’s previous campaign four years ago has injected an atmosphere of unpredictability and nerves into the campaign. Gray, of course, is running for re-election and remains a low-key leader of the pack in the polls to date, though he’s hovering around 30 percent. Just how much the federal investigation has affected the campaign can be seen in the recent big news that businessman Jeffrey Thompson agreed to a plea bargain with prosecutors, saying that Gray knew of the pre-arranged shadow campaign. This news is still rocking the campaigns looking to win the Democratic primary on April 1. If true, as it unfolds it will have a powerful impact on the Democratic primary and on the general election in November. However that may shake out, at The Georgetowner our choice is Jack Evans. Here are the reasons. They have nothing to do with the fact that Evans and his family live in Georgetown and that he’s a familiar and important presence in our village.

Yes, on Decriminalization of Pot, But . . . Y es, on Decriminalization of Pot, But . . . We hear that business is booming in the legal marijuana trade in Colorado. That’s good news, right? Well, maybe yes, maybe no. When it comes to legalizing the use of recreational marijuana, and decriminalization of the same, it’s a little like the invention of the Internet. Beware of what you’re getting into. You can be of several minds on the issue: there is no question in our minds that when it comes to policing and the justice system, the heaviest burden -- in terms of prison time, incarceration and policing -- has befallen young black men in America. So, for certain, something has to be done about sentencing, those penalties exacted for using and buying. Those kinds of inequities should not be abided. We do feel that some proposals on fines for just walking or smoking in public are too light. There should some more disincentive. Lots of people worry about marijuana and its uses. So goes the argument: people will start smoking again and become addicted and even move on to stronger things like cocaine. Those

claims are questionable. You have to smoke a lot of pot to get into the cancer territory, although the danger exists. The leap from strong to stronger is debatable, too—marijuana and coke are two very different kinds of drugs and usually don’t go hand in hand. But marijuana, like alcohol, is impairing. Smoke enough and you can miss your turnoff, while driving, and end up in Ohio—or, for that matter, miss seeing that stop sign or red light. That’s no laughing matter, and police have complained already that there is no way of testing for its use. There should be, however, some studies done on the use, control and economic effects in such places as Colorado, Washington or Oregon. But economic success—big bucks for entrepreneurs—shouldn’t override common sense and legitimate concerns. Would legalizing marijuana be the end of the world as we know it? You bet. But our world is ending every day and becoming something else. Just ask the people who miss Jay Leno so badly. ★

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Without equivocation, we endorse Evans because he’s the one person who is uniquely and – we firmly believe – pragmatically qualified to preside over and run the District of Columbia government. Those 22 years of experience make him the longest-sitting member of the Council. His imprint is on almost all of the major changes that have occurred in the physical and economic rise of our city. He was a leading supporter of the convention center and bringing baseball to Washington and, it’s fair to say, had a hand in most of the development that has occurred in the city. Evans knows – by dint of working on the Council, on its committees (especially as chair of the finance committee) and with the business community – what this city is all about in all of its aspects. He is not merely and only (as one of his rivals in the campaign has suggested) a councilman from Georgetown. While leading and representing a ward that’s one of the District’s largest and most diverse, he has a record of reaching out to all of the many communities in a city that’s changing rapidly in its racial, ethnic

and overall population. Ward 4 Council member Muriel Bowser has been impressive at times during the campaign. Yet for all her goals and plans, she’s remarkably short on detail and – in her seven years on the Council – light on concrete achievement except for an ethics bill. In many ways, we don’t feel that the city has had a chance to get to know her. We think the mayor has done serious damage to himself and his reputation. In spite of the fact that he may have maintained the city’s momentum and financial soundness (with the help of councilmen like Evans), it is the kind of damage that is hard to repair in terms of trust, as polls have shown. We do know Jack Evans, and not just because he has a lengthy track record. We’ve seen him become a mature leader over the years. Evans is the only candidate who has the experience to move forward and address the issues that prosperity can bring, including its impact on long-time residents. There isn’t anybody running who knows the city and how it works better. ★

CONGRATULATIONS ON 50 YEARS TO GEORGETOWN TOBACCO

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ongradutations to David Berkebile, founder of Georgetown Tobacco on M Street, who established his business on March 15, 1964. Berkebile is well known, loved and respected within the Georgetown business community and in the neighborhood and a nicer guy and more sterling gentleman you could not meet. His business is also well known across the nation; the sights and smells of his store are a delight. Whether it be superlative cigars, elegant cuff links or beautiful Venetian masks, he deals in the best – and Georgetown has been the better for it all these decades. Thank you, David. Light one up for us. ★

CORRECTION: In a Feb. 26 column, “Dream Scenarios for Getting Elected Mayor,” by Mark Plotkin, the time allowed for registered voters to switch parties to vote in the April 1 Democratic primary was incorrect. The time to switch parties for the April 1 election has now passed. Nevertheless, if you are a registered Democrat, please do vote April 1.

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EDITORIAL/ OPINON

Graying and Un-Graying of D.C.’s Mayoral Campaign Mess

BY GARY T IS CHL ER

A Safeway worker in Adams Morgan shook his head when asked about his feelings about Mayor Vincent Gray’s chances in the Democratic Primary with the election just a few weeks away on April 1. “Man, he’s toast,” the man said. “I don’t know, I’m really, really disappointed. I was before, but now this is bad. I voted for Gray last time. Hell, I went door to door with hand-outs and brochures. “You know what’s really sad is that they didn’t need to do any of that stuff. He would have won anyway.” This was the morning after businessman Jeffrey Thompson, the alleged lynchpin of a Gray’s off-the-books “shadow campaign” was charged and then pleaded guilty to one count each of conspiring to break federal and local campaign finance laws during a six-year period through illegal conduit contributions and offthe-books spending as part of an agreement in which he alleged that the mayor knew about the illegal contributions and, in fact, had asked for Thompson’s help directly. The news, already rumored late last week, dropped like a bomb on the ongoing primary campaign Monday. Thompson is alleged to have funneled more than $600,000 into Gray’s campaign in 2010. Those contributions totaled more than $2 million, with some $600,000 going to Gray’s electoral campaign. But so far, it doesn’t look as if the mayor thinks he’s toast or any other kind of breakfast food. In response, Gray, who has steadfastly denied doing anything wrong since the investigation into his campaign but has also refused to talk about it on the advice of his attorney, emphatically said that said that Thompson’s allegation are “lies. These are lies. These are falsehoods.” Talking in an interview with WUSA’s Bruce Johnson and with other media, including the Washington Post, Gray, saying more about the 2010 campaign than he has in over three years, said that “I was shocked and surprise about the allegations. We anticipated that with Thompson speaking with the feds that this would all be finally over and cleared up. I was shocked. I spoke with Mr. Thompson about campaign contributions once, and it was then that he came up with the ‘Uncle Earl’ reference. That’s the only

Jack Evans Report: Bringing Fairness to Tax Policy BY JACK E VANS

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wrote last month about the 2013 budget surplus of $242 million identified in our recent audit, the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report. By law, this money falls to our reserve accounts, as it should. In addition to this “one-time” money, however, the chief financial officer has stated that, due to improving economic conditions, the District is likely to receive a substantial amount of “new revenue,” which will be recurring. Since we are required by federal law to have a balanced budget for each of the four

thing that was accurate. I assumed everything was on the up-and-up and that he did not want Mr. Fenty to find out about contributions to our campaign.” Gray was intense and direct in his response to the allegation as part of a day that created a firestorm of local news, although that won’t last long either, given that Thompson, who gave new meaning to the idea of “Hey, big spender,” allegedly spread money around to numerous campaigns -- not only to District council candidates, but to Hillary Clinton’s campaign in 2008, among others. Councilman Vincent Orange, who’s also running for mayor has already admitted to receiving funds from Thompson. “Sure, this business is going to affect the campaign,” he said to various reporters. “But I’m going to continue to say what I’ve been saying. These are lies. The big headlines were that “Prosecutors say Gray knew” and allegedly asked for additional moneys and presented a budget for that money before the election. So far, a number of Gray campaign officials and workers have been indicted and pleaded guilty, including veteran campaign operative Vernon Hawkins and Gray’s public relations consultant Jeanne Clark Harris, both of whom figure strongly in the allegations as participants in the “shadow campaign.” Basically, it’s a campaign that was allegedly run off the books, with unreported funds, or disguised funds. It would appear that Gray continues to keep on running which may or may not be good for the campaign as a whole, since almost every forum or public occasion will turn into a likely heated media event in which the mayor will be asked once again about the 2010 campaign, or whether he’ll resign or not or if he’s being indicted. That process no doubt began Tuesday when the Mayor was scheduled to give his annual “State of the District” address at a school. Other folks have chimed in that the mayor’s chances, should he continue to run, have become slim, but others say that he still might be able to win at least the primary. By the way, David Catania, the high-profile at large council member who had indicated before that he would run if the mayor should win the primary, now has officially years in our financial plan period, these revised projections mean we will have $139.2 million in new revenue to allocate in 2015, $132.7 million in 2016 and $144.9 million in 2017. The Council has separately budgeted $18 million per year to fund a variety of possible tax changes suggested recently by our Tax Revision Commission. The mayor and the chairman of the Council each select up to five members of the Tax Revision Commission, established by the Council as part of the 2012 budget and chaired by former mayor Anthony Williams. Its stated goals are to increase fairness and simplicity in our tax policy while encouraging business and employment growth and enhancing our competitive position in relation to other jurisdictions. In carrying out its mandate, the Commission identified three areas of major concern: the tax burden of middle-class residents, our high business taxes and the inherent limitations of the District’s tax base.

announced that he’ll be running in the general election in November. “Here’s the thing,” said Mark Plotkin, a long-time Washington political reporter, pundit and expert who is a commentator and reporter on America politics for BBC America, “[U.S. Attorney Ronald] Machen was asked on a time when the mayor might be indicted -- say before the primary or before the general election if he wins – and he said, “We have no time line.” Machen did say at a televised press conference immediately after Thompson’s testimony that the guilty plea “pulls back the curtain to expose widespread corruption. . . . His plea gives the citizens of D.C. an inside look at the underground, off-the-books schemes that have corrupted election after election, year after year.” Machen called it “the tip of the iceberg.” Plotkin thinks that certain elements could combine which could result in a Gray win. “First of all, we have no run-off elections. Which means that a candidate could get as little as 28 percent of the vote in the primary and win it. Second of all, Washington, in terms of voting, is a racial town. Not racist, but racial, which means that groups tend to vote for their own groups. I think a lot of people in Wards 6, 7 and 8 feel an affinity with Gray. And we don’t know who the beneficiaries of all this are. I’m sure Bowser thinks she is, that Jack [Evans] or Tommy [Wells] think they are. I can’t tell you. There was a lot of uncertainty in this campaign before that. Now, there’s a lot more. A lot of this boils down to whom people believe now. I’ve known Gray for a long time. He’s a very passionate, intense guy, and he can be extremely stubborn.” Thompson, per his plea agreement, could face six months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release. “He [meaning Gray] could very well—and has to some extent already—use the really light sentence, and it is a light sentence, it’s a slap on the wrist, a kiss on the lips,”as a defense, and point to it as motivation for Thompson,” Plotkin said. There were some immediate reactions from Gray’s rivals in the primary race. Tommy Wells, the one person among the I have a tremendous amount of respect for the Commission’s work and agree with many of their recommendations. At the end of February, I sent letters to the mayor and to the chairman of the Council highlighting items that I would prioritize for funding. Specifically, I would: Raise the estate tax threshold to the • federal level and index it for inflation, at a cost of $15.8 million per year; • Establish a new middle-class tax bracket of 6.5 percent, at a cost of $63.9 million per year; • Lower the unincorporated and business franchise taxes to 8.25 percent, at a cost of $57 million per year; • Increase the maximum D.C. Earned Income Tax Credit for childless workers, at a cost of $10.8 million per year; • Exempt investment funds from the unincorporated business franchise tax, which

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candidates who has consistently pushed the fact that he refused corporate campaign contributions and thus is not threatened by Thompson’s fund raising shadow, said that if the allegations are true, “Gray is absolutely disqualified from serving for mayor any longer.” In a statement, Ward 2 Councilman Jack Evans, who is also running for mayor, said “Today is a sad day in the District. The allegations against the mayor are extremely serious. However, it is critical that this matter not cast a cloud over our city and the progress we have made. If the allegations are true, and if the mayor is charged, I believe he should do what’s in the best interest of the city.” All along, this 2014 Democratic primary has been something of a surreal experience and operation, at almost every step of the way a process where everyone was supposed to ignore the elephant in the room, the single dark cloud overhead, Dorothy’s house whirling in the weather. That was and remains the investigation into the 2010 Campaign, into Thompson and, by inference, into Gray. The elephant has made his first but probably not last roar. The dark cloud has dropped its first load of rain. Dorothy’s house is still circling, waiting to drop, like the proverbial other shoe. The campaign at this late stage seems to be starting over. It remains as surreal as ever. ★ will have no cost; • Raise the standard deduction to the federal level, at a cost of $34.1 million per year; and Raise the personal exemption to the • federal level, at a cost of $51.6 million per year. The first five items on my list, totaling $147.5 million per year, can be funded with the new revenue plus the Tax Revision Commission allocation, with nearly $10 million to spare. For the last two items, we will have to identify another $85 million. I always look forward to our annual budget discussions as a chance to put our values into action. I believe we can enact tax reform benefiting those residents with the greatest immediate need, at the same time building a business tax base that will support our city in years to come. ★

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$325,000

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2500 Q ST NW #331

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$377,000

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53

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$550,000

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The Auction Block By Ari Post

Doyle New York The Forster Flag Auction Date: April 9 Estimate: $1 million to $3 million This important relic of our nation's past is the earliest extant flag incorporating 13 white stripes to represent the 13 United Colonies. Prepared for militia use a full year before the Declaration of Independence, the Forster Flag was inspired by Liberty Flags flown in Boston in the years following the hugely unpopular Stamp Act (1765) and the Boston Tea Party (1773). Comprising a field of fine red silk, a canton of numerous stitched lengths of a differing red silk and 13 applied white stripes, the flag has never been restored and is in a remarkable state of preservation with fresh original color.

Freeman's Child Hassam (1859-1935) “The Norwegian Cottage,” 1909 Oil on canvas Auction Date: March 30 Estimate: $200,000 to $300,000 This brilliant work of American Impressionism is part of the auction of the George D. Horst Collection of Fine Art. Tucked away in the depths of the Sheerlund Forest in Pennsylvania, a modest dwelling held an unknown cache of paintings. The collection includes fine examples of world-famous American and European painters such as Frank Weston Benson, Childe Hassam and Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot. The Horst collection is a beautiful time capsule, to be revealed for the first time later this month.

Sotheby's John James Audubon and John Bachman “The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America,” 1845-48 Auction Date: April 1 Estimate: $200,000 to $400,000 Sotheby’s will auction copies of John James Audubon’s two masterworks, consigned by the Indiana Historical Society. In four monumental volumes, “The Birds of America” of 1827-38 preserves 435 hand-colored aquatint plates depicting all the species of birds then known in the United States. Commonly known as the “Double-Elephant Folio” – after the size of the paper that had to be specially made for the publication – “The Birds of America” has long been recognized as a towering achievement of both book illustration and natural history. Smaller in size and reputation, though perhaps not in significance, is Audubon’s “The Viviparous Quadrupeds of America,” which contains 150 hand-colored lithographs of American mammals, on many of which Audubon was assisted by his son John Wodehouse Audubon.

Sloans and Kenyon Early 20th-Century Carved and Painted Carousel Horse with Glass Eyes and Metal Horse Shoes, Mounted on Brass Pole. Auction Dates: April 12-13 This piece of early 20th-century Americana will be sold as part of the April Estate Catalogue Auction at Sloans and Kenyon. The rustic, well-preserved painting is reminiscent of the early French style of old-fashioned carousels. The mechanical carousel was an innovation at a crucial time in American culture, when increased prosperity meant that more people had time and money for leisure pursuits. The principal novelty of the modern fairground was the carousel, delighting thousands of pleasure seekers at home and abroad. To view all of the auction items, download the free Sloans and Kenyon iPad catalogue app.

Bringing the Hammer Down Final selling prices for last month’s featured Auction Block items: Doyle New York Set of Six Russian Gilt and Polychrome Decorated Porcelain Dessert Plates Auction Date: Feb. 19 Estimate: $15,000 to $20,000 Final Selling Price: $34,375

Now seeking consignments Call on the expertise of Freeman’s specialists to assess the value of your fine works of art. Our American & European Art experts will be in the Washington, D.C. area from April 2–5 to evaluate paintings, prints, drawings and sculpture for our upcoming June auctions. For your complimentary and confidential appointment, please contact: David Weiss 202.412.8345 dweiss@freemansauction.com To be sold 06/08/14 Max Weber, “Draped Figure,” watercolor and gouache on paperboard $20,000–$30,000 (detail) To be sold 06/17/14 Montague Dawson, “The Clipper - White Swallow,” oil on canvas $40,000–$60,000 (detail)

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Doyle New York The Forster Flag Auction Date: April 9 Estimate: $1 million to $3 million This important relic of our nation's past is the earliest extant flag incorporating 13 white stripes to represent the 13 United Colonies. Prepared for militia use a full year before the Declaration of Independence, the Forster Flag was inspired by Liberty Flags flown in Boston in the years following the hugely unpopular Stamp Act (1765) and the Boston Tea Party (1773). Comprising a field of fine red silk, a canton of numerous stitched lengths of a differing red silk and 13 applied white stripes, the flag has never been restored and is in a remarkable state of preservation with fresh original color.

Freeman's Child Hassam (1859-1935) “The Norwegian Cottage,” 1909 Oil on canvas Auction Date: March 30 Estimate: $200,000 to $300,000 This brilliant work of American Impressionism is part of the auction of the George D. Horst Collection of Fine Art. Tucked away in the depths of the Sheerlund Forest in Pennsylvania, a modest dwelling held an unknown cache of paintings. The collection includes fine examples of world-famous American and European painters such as Frank Weston Benson, Childe Hassam and Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot. The Horst collection is a beautiful time capsule, to be revealed for the first time later this month.

Sotheby's John James Audubon and John Bachman “The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America,” 1845-48 Auction Date: April 1 Estimate: $200,000 to $400,000 Sotheby’s will auction copies of John James Audubon’s two masterworks, consigned by the Indiana Historical Society. In four monumental volumes, “The Birds of America” of 1827-38 preserves 435 hand-colored aquatint plates depicting all the species of birds then known in the United States. Commonly known as the “Double-Elephant Folio” – after the size of the paper that had to be specially made for the publication – “The Birds of America” has long been recognized as a towering achievement of both book illustration and natural history. Smaller in size and reputation, though perhaps not in significance, is Audubon’s “The Viviparous Quadrupeds of America,” which contains 150 hand-colored lithographs of American mammals, on many of which Audubon was assisted by his son John Wodehouse Audubon.

Sloans and Kenyon Early 20th-Century Carved and Painted Carousel Horse with Glass Eyes and Metal Horse Shoes, Mounted on Brass Pole. Auction Dates: April 12-13 This piece of early 20th-century Americana will be sold as part of the April Estate Catalogue Auction at Sloans and Kenyon. The rustic, well-preserved painting is reminiscent of the early French style of old-fashioned carousels. The mechanical carousel was an innovation at a crucial time in American culture, when increased prosperity meant that more people had time and money for leisure pursuits. The principal novelty of the modern fairground was the carousel, delighting thousands of pleasure seekers at home and abroad. To view all of the auction items, download the free Sloans and Kenyon iPad catalogue app.

Bringing the Hammer Down Final selling prices for last month’s featured Auction Block items: Doyle New York Set of Six Russian Gilt and Polychrome Decorated Porcelain Dessert Plates Auction Date: Feb. 19 Estimate: $15,000 to $20,000 Final Selling Price: $34,375

Now seeking consignments Call on the expertise of Freeman’s specialists to assess the value of your fine works of art. Our American & European Art experts will be in the Washington, D.C. area from April 2–5 to evaluate paintings, prints, drawings and sculpture for our upcoming June auctions. For your complimentary and confidential appointment, please contact: David Weiss 202.412.8345 dweiss@freemansauction.com To be sold 06/08/14 Max Weber, “Draped Figure,” watercolor and gouache on paperboard $20,000–$30,000 (detail) To be sold 06/17/14 Montague Dawson, “The Clipper - White Swallow,” oil on canvas $40,000–$60,000 (detail)

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New Condos Come to Georgetown BY SERA F INE GE ORG E

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hile the condominium craze is nothing new to D.C, when new building projects pop up in Georgetown, people take notice. The complexity of preserving historic buildings and keeping Georgetown a high-end residental neighborhood makes largescale building projects a heated topic. Here are few luxury residneces coming to town.

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Georgetown Hillside’s Design Rejected While better known as the Exorcist Steps condos at 36th and M Streets, designs from EastBanc for an approximately 30-unit condo complex were rejected by the Old Georgetown Board. The board, a part of the Commission of

Fine Arts and controls the look of building with the Georgetown Historic District. For EastBanc, it is back to the drawing board for Georgetown Hillside. While delayed, condos will eventually be built at the site.

$2.4 million. “It’s a unique property not only in Georgetown, but in all of Washington, D.C.,” said Christine Basso, sales manager for Urban Place.

The Montrose The Montrose residences are a luxury, 15-unit development being sold by Urban Pace. The condos are located on the southern side of R Street, facing Montrose Park near the Georgetown Public Library. The residences were built by renovating the inside of the historic building that has been in Georgetown since it was built in 1897. The building was originally the headquarters for the Association for the Blind of the District of Columbia. Known as the Hurt Home, the space most recently housed the Devereux Children’s Center, a residential and psychiatric home to foster children. Now, this historic building will contain 15 units of luxury residences. The company kept the original façade of the building, but updated the inside with high-end amenities, including white marble countertops and beverage refrigerators in the island of the kitchens. The location gives the residence the

1055 High 1055 High is a new development by EastBanc, located on the C&O Canal on Wisconsin Avenue. The condo is situated in a prime location, a little more than one block from the Potomac River and steps from M Street. The building will contain seven units, varying from 3,300 to 4,300 square feet. Buyers can choose between a three or four bedroom unit. Prices range between $3 million and $5 million. Each unit will also have a private terrace or balcony attached, as well as two parking spaces for owners. Guest parking will also be available. To add to the high-end living, residents will be able to enjoy a landscaped rooftop complete will pool and fitness center. Along with the seven residential units, the street level of the building will have two retail spaces. The retail south area is 831 square feet and the other is 1,409 square feet.

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Wes Foster, founder, chairman and chief executive officer of The Long & Foster Companies is no stranger to military service. A veteran himself, Wes has chosen to demonstrate his gratitude to those who serve in the US Military by providing active duty personnel, honorably discharged veterans and the spouses of both groups with scholarships for real estate licensing classes so they can benefit from a career in real estate. To learn more about the P. Wesley Foster Military Service Scholarship, contact your local Long & Foster office. We can’t think of anyone we’d rather have on our team.

Beautiful 3BR/2BA home on quiet residential street in Glover Park. Newly renovated kit w/granite & stainless appl. Large LR, separate DR & FR, office, rec room, garage & new roof. Minutes to shops, restaurants & downtown. This is a Glover Park Gem! Pamela Potolicchio 301-602-2907 Miller Bethesda Office 301-229-4000

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NEW ON MARKET! Walk to Petworth and Columbia Heights Metro! 3BR, 2.5BAs, beautiful wood works, full basement & 3 porches. Deep yard and lot for off-street parking. Norris Dodson 202-486-7800 Friendship Heights Office 202-364-5200

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Charming colonial in prestigious Woodacres w/1-car garage & 4 off-street driveway spaces. 3BR 3-1/2BA, Lower level au pair or in-law suite. Mary Saltzman Foxhall Office

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Masterful Georgetown renovation by Dale Overmyer. Semidetached townhome with side patio, back yard and parking for 2 cars. A total of 4BR 4-1/2 BAs in the heart of Georgetown. Nancy Itteilag 202-905-7762 Foxhall Office 202-363-1800

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Stylish, updated 2 BR, 1 1/2BA unit in the center of Georgetown. Close to all that the neighborhood has to offer - shopping, dining, entertainment, water front parkland, bike paths and near the Foggy Bottom metro station and numerous bus routes. Miller Spring Valley Office 202-362-1300


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Stunning Almost New Arts & Crafts home (2006). Over 6300 SF of luxury living. Exceptional millwork & high end materials. True gourmet kit w/custom cabs open to fabulous family rm. Amazing master BR & BA. Gorgeous fin. LL. Close to 2 Metros, shops, park. Joe & Wendy Faraji Bethesda Office

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Sundrenched TH 3 minutes to urban life of Friendship Heights yet tucked away in a private setting w secret garden. Foyer, TS kit, PR, DR w wall of windows & LR w doors to deck. 5BRs, 3.5Bs, attic loft & walk-out LL full in-law suite w kit. 2 car pkg. Nathan Carnes Miller Chevy Chase Office

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Beautiful and immaculate 5 bedroom/4.5 bath home in Wesley Heights. Private backyard oasis, Master with Balcony, huge sunroom. Hi quality from top to bottom. Home office with craftsman built in. Walk to shops and restaurants. Adam Gelb Bethesda Office

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Wes Foster, founder, chairman and chief executive officer of The Long & Foster Companies is no stranger to military service. A veteran himself, Wes has chosen to demonstrate his gratitude to those who serve in the US Military by providing active duty personnel, honorably discharged veterans and the spouses of both groups with scholarships for real estate licensing classes so they can benefit from a career in real estate. To learn more about the P. Wesley Foster Military Service Scholarship, contact your local Long & Foster office. We can’t think of anyone we’d rather have on our team.

Beautiful 3BR/2BA home on quiet residential street in Glover Park. Newly renovated kit w/granite & stainless appl. Large LR, separate DR & FR, office, rec room, garage & new roof. Minutes to shops, restaurants & downtown. This is a Glover Park Gem! Pamela Potolicchio 301-602-2907 Miller Bethesda Office 301-229-4000

Columbia Heights, Washington, DC $585,000

NEW ON MARKET! Walk to Petworth and Columbia Heights Metro! 3BR, 2.5BAs, beautiful wood works, full basement & 3 porches. Deep yard and lot for off-street parking. Norris Dodson 202-486-7800 Friendship Heights Office 202-364-5200

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Georgetown, Washington, DC $1,698,000

Bethesda Maryland

$850,000

Charming colonial in prestigious Woodacres w/1-car garage & 4 off-street driveway spaces. 3BR 3-1/2BA, Lower level au pair or in-law suite. Mary Saltzman Foxhall Office

609-468-7838 202-363-1800

Masterful Georgetown renovation by Dale Overmyer. Semidetached townhome with side patio, back yard and parking for 2 cars. A total of 4BR 4-1/2 BAs in the heart of Georgetown. Nancy Itteilag 202-905-7762 Foxhall Office 202-363-1800

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Stylish, updated 2 BR, 1 1/2BA unit in the center of Georgetown. Close to all that the neighborhood has to offer - shopping, dining, entertainment, water front parkland, bike paths and near the Foggy Bottom metro station and numerous bus routes. Miller Spring Valley Office 202-362-1300


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Custom built 1936 home is one of the original Westmoreland Hills houses with all of the fine craftsmanship of that era. In a wooded setting this 4 BR, 3 ½ BA house has the feel of living in the country, yet located blocks from the DC line. Miller Spring Valley Office

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McLean, Virginia

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4BR/3.5BA Colonial. Lge KIT & brkfst area opening to FAM RM. 
Luxurious Mstr Ste w/ 2 wlk-in closets & Mstr BA. 2 Car Garage. Judi Levin 202-438-1524 Chevy Chase Uptown Office 202-364-1300

Sited prominently on a .93 acre landscaped corner lot in the prestigious RESERVE estate community, this Basheer Edgemoore built home with custom features offers an inviting floor plan, spacious rooms, and decorator finishes. Call Tracy for details!

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Bethesda, Maryland

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6 Br , 4 full BA, renovated open eat in kit w/ granite & stainless & breakfast room. Large FLR & FDR. 2 fireplaces. Finished basement. Screened porch & large flagstone patio. Beautiful landscaping, great home for entertaining. Deborah Charlton 202-415-2117 Georgetown Office 202-944-8400

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$1,950,000

A dashing Colonial on R Street in Georgetown’s fashionable East Village. Completely renovated w/ 3BR/3.5 BA great for entertaining. Tasteful crown moldings, millwork & gleaming wooden floors. Elegant LL w/ family rm, guest rm w/bath, laundry. Garage. Margaret Heimbold Georgetown Office

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Brand new 7,400 sq ft 5 BR beauty combines high style & thoughtful functionality for the ultimate in 21st century living. Unmatched outdoor living on huge cul-de-sac lot. The city is just mins away; the commute by car or metro a breeze.

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Wandergolf

DOMINICAN WINDFALL BY WAL LY GREE V E S

The Corales Eighteenth Tee Box “Devil’s Elbow” shot over water to the Clubhouse.

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eing the same age as former Dominicanborn baseball star Sammy Sosa, I found it a bit painful that my knowledge concerning the Dominican Republic -- largely derived from reading cigar bands -- was tripled solely by gawking out the airplane window on the way there. Four days at the brand-new Westin Puntacana were an experiential windfall for me. With no shame, I admit, I ended up doing the retirement reevaluation thing, where you drive around with a realtor. A low-density community, knockout ceviche and ocean spray drifting over tee boxes from waves slamming into the island’s perimeter made this winter golf getaway something special. La Cana Golf Club comprises 27 of the 45 resort holes, in three separate P.B. Dye-designed nine-hole tracts: Arrecife, Hacienda and Tortuga. Hibiscus hedges and Bougainvillea abound. Arrecife and Tortuga boast six holes along the gently frothing, splotchy blue Caribbean waters. Possibly having to yield your ball flight to kite surfers on Arrecife’s trifecta of ocean holes to finish the nine is a mesmerizing reality. Tortuga’s ocean introduction by way of an absolutely beautiful par five #4 hole is followed up by a wickedly provocative par three over the ocean, easily my favorite hole at La Cana. The curvy and seductive shoreline cuts into just a little more than half of the approach and made me just a little uncomfortable. I blame the mental images of tottering seesaws, curve balls that don’t break and the recessionary pull of the ocean on my nine iron for the resulting ball theft. Unapologetically, the ocean belched away, hungry for more.

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The implanted grassy knolls and lumpy, wide fairways of the newly designed Hacienda course could have been transported from the northwestern United States, and complemented the other nines well. The La Cana clubhouse had a great evening view and was completely relaxing. If I had found that it wasn’t, I could have walked down one flight of steps for any number of types of massages designed for everyone from golfers to grandmothers, if they were not already both. Corales golf course was a consummately manicured, expansive piece of unpopulated greenery, bordered by limestone bluffs, and featured massive catcher’s-mitt-shaped Fazio trademark sand traps. Stretched to 7,650 yards at the tips, with forward tees of 5,123 yards, this course proves a challenge for any level golfer. We enjoyed it so much that we played it twice in a row. We had to, because while approaching the ocean on the par five hole #7, standing on the tee box and fairway at #8, playing the entire 9th hole and all the way through the “Devil’s Elbow” three finishing holes, we took more shots with cameras than with clubs. The humbly sized clubhouse alone atop the bluffs brought to mind a ranger station at a national park -- a reminder that the real show is the venue that nature lets us borrow for a little while to play in. From course management to cuisine, sustainability is a popular theme at Puntacana. The resort is on the forefront of irrigation techniques that utilize ocean water and fertilization methods that highlight the use of worm scat. That’s right! Turns out all those fishing worms you found in dark, rich soil didn’t migrate there, they were the

“The Seductive Par Three #5 Hole at Tortuga That Stole My Ball”

reason it was there. A 1,500-acre ecological park that boasts 12 swimmable, freshwater lagoons and iguana habitat (not on the same acre) amongst a network of walking trails are good for eco-friendly exercise. Without being too noticeably available, there was no shortage of anything that I could think of doing on vacation. Just the fishing and food options launched me into a mini panic attack halfway through my second day there, when I realized how much I would leave untouched on

my visit. The staff at the Westin, and at every other establishment within the resort, could not have been more welcoming without being intrusive. My room was right on the beach. I couldn’t wait to throw open the double doors each morning and watch the sun burn off the predawn gusts of warm wind rustling through the palm trees, leaving the tapered tips of their long-legged leaves tap dancing in the air. Upon learning I was from Georgetown,


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Entrance to the brand new Westin at Puntacana Resort & Club.

the realtor who was unwittingly co-authoring the future of my daydreams, called local resort homeowners from Georgetown. A short time later, I was drinking lemonade in their backyard, which, by the way, is a few driveways away from P.B. Dye’s Puntacana house. Longtime Georgetown residents Sacha Knob and Anthony

Van Eych couldn’t say enough about the merits of raising their son in Puntacana, exposing him to “a population base that really is only 20 or 30 percent American, with representation from all over the world.” With business partners like Oscar de la Renta and Julio Iglesias living at Puntacana, the resort’s pull is far-reaching but manages to

maintain its rudimentary charm. Talk of expanding the airport owned by the resort, which already flies directly to more than 98 cities worldwide, leaves the future development of Puntacana yet to be defined, although wall murals all over the resort promote the ownership’s desire for responsible growth over time. On talking over

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WHITE OAK - Historic Hunt Country Estate, nestled right in the heart of the Middleburg Hunt territory in Middleburg with 63 acres. Completely renovated. A turnkey horse farm with a 4 bdrm manor with a charming guest cottage. 7 stall barn, 4 run in sheds, automatic waterers and outdoor riding ring.

SUNSET HILL FARM - Private island on Lake Sunset. Views! HW floors, new country kitchen w/granite counters, large front porch & rear deck. Separate fully finished guest/au pair suite. Superb horse facilities w/ center aisle stable, board fencing, paddocks. Great ride out. www.5932lakesunset.com

COBBLER VIEW - Country living! Stone, cedar & glass home. 15 ac tucked away on a mountain, DC is less than an hour. Gourmet kitchen, 4 BR, 3 ½ BA, 2 FP, open floor plan with wonderful flow for entertaining. www.5667varzara.com.

my recent trip to the Dominican Republic with my father, who is thinking of hosting a family gettogether there, I couldn’t help but wonder aloud about the exploitation of the resort’s future potential. He summed this up perfectly by replying: “Well, it can’t all happen this year. So, let’s go there for Thanksgiving.”

Our faithful caddy Andreas for 36 holes at Corales.

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Le Decor: Modern Inspirations

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rt is one of the best way to inspire a space in your home. After reading through the February 26th Arts Preview issue of The Georgetowner, I was inspired by the current “Gravity’s Edge” exhibit at the Hirshorn (February7- June 15, 2014). The vibrate colors and abstract method of detecting the force of gravity, allows for one to experimental and free to mix traditional with modern works of art. There are many ways to introduce invigoraing contrast into a space, and art is one of the best. Here are some examples where modern art breathes life into traditional rooms.

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very year the D.C. restaurant scene gets a little more creative when spring rolls around. In conjunction with the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington, a number of Cherry Picked restaurants feature special Japanese or cherry blossom inspired menu items to embrace the spirit of the festival. Find a full list of restaurants and reservation information at nationalcherryblossomfestival.org/visitor-information/cherrypick

Entrees and Appetizers Fourth Estate at the National Press Club will feature a Brie and Prosciutto crostini with cherry chutney appetizer, and a Goat cheese stuffed Chicken Breast with Cherry and Peach Salsa entrée. Both will be served during the brunch, lunch and dinner services. 529 14th Street NW, Ste. 1300 Ici Urban Bistro is offering a Prosciutto wrapped asparagus poached egg, cherry jam with balsamic vinegar as an appetizer. For an entrée, Atlantic salmon couscous pistachio and dried cherries, spiced pearl onion, lemon and cilantro relish. 806 15th Street, NW Jaleo will be offering three different dishes including: "Panceta confitada con salsa de cereza,” pork belly confit with cherry sauce and “Queso Murcia al vino tinto con mermelada de cereza y pan tostado,” which is 'the drunken goat' Murcia cheese with cherry marmalade and toasted bread. Oyamel - Their main specialty dish for the festival will be a Chile relleno filled with a duck picadillo and topped with a cherry sauce and pomegranate seeds. 401 7th Street, NW

Cafe Deluxe- For a lighter cherry inspired dish, they will offer the Sherry Cherry Crispy Goat Cheese Salad, which blends mixed greens with sherry soaked cherries and corn nuts all topped with sherry vinaigrette and crispy pieces of goat cheese. 3228 Wisconsin Ave NW

Specialty Cocktails District Commons – Even though we all hope the blossoms will come on time, you can still try the "Late Bloomer" which has Leopold’s Maraschino Liqueur, Leopold’s Michigan Cherry Liqueur, and Gruet Sparkling Wine. 2200 Pennsylvania Ave NW Acadiana – The "Black Cherry Punch” features Jim Beam Red Stagg Black Cherry infused Bourbon, Combier Cherry Liqueur, club soda and simple syrup. 901 New York Avenue, NW

Desserts Georgetown Cupcake brings back their regular cherry blossom cupcakes including the Cherry Blossom, which is a classic Madagascar bourbon vanilla cupcake baked with fresh cherries and topped with a cherry infused cream cheese frosting and a fondant cherry blossom. They will also have cherry cheesecake. 3301 M Street NW Ovvio Osteria will offer multiple cherry desserts including chocolate cherry ganache filled cupcakes, sour cherry tarts, white chocolate cherry cookies, and cherry-misu. 2727 Merrilee Drive, Merrifield, Va. Olivia Macaron – March flavors include Lady Grey, mimosa, Cherry Blossom, and Irish Cream. 3222 M Street NW

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Cocktail of the Month BY JODY KURA S H Sherry, other than being a hit song for Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, is etched in many people’s minds as a sketchy elixir, along the lines of sloe gin, crème de menthe or anything else collecting dust in your grandmother’s liquor cabinet. The most well-known brand is Harvey’s Bristol Cream, a product that may be the all-time king of cheesy advertising. In my childhood, long before I truly understood the meaning, I remember learning about women’s liberation from a Christmas commercial that aired in 1978 (available on YouTube). In this tacky classic, a woman invites herself to a man’s apartment so she can “slip something under his tree.” Sherry remained off my radar for the next 20 years or so, until an accidental meeting when my boyfriend, Glenn Sorvisto, and I were on a three-week Iberian road trip. Our circular route stretched from Madrid to the Basque Country, then along the Portuguese coast and into Andalucía. It was right after we crossed back into Spain from Portugal’s Algarve when – as happened many times during the trip – we got lost, ending up in the Sherry Triangle. In this region, defined by Spanish law, I had my first adult run-in with sherry. Sherry is a fortified wine (meaning that extra alcohol is added), primarily made from Palomino, Moscatel and Pedro Ximénez grapes. The towns of Jerez de la Frontera, Sanlúcar de Barrameda and El Puerto de Santa María are the

three corners of the Sherry Triangle. Sherry can only be produced in this region, and many of the bodegas (wine cellars) welcome visitors. The limestone-based soil provides perfect conditions for growing these types of grapes. Sherry is aged and blended using a solera system, in which wine rotates through a series of older and older barrels. Though we didn’t go to a winery, I got a delightful lecture on sherry from the host at a tapas bar where we stopped for lunch. After spending a day in Lisbon educating myself at the Port Wine Institute (and OD’ing on sangria everywhere else on the trip), I was eager to try something new. As we nibbled on freshly cured ham, olives and egg tortillas, we were treated to samples of different sherry varieties. I always thought of sherry as sweet. My biggest surprise was finding out that roughly 90 percent is dry. And I discovered that, like Port wine, the flavor and characteristics of different sherries can vary tremendously. I tasted sherries from both ends of the spectrum. On one side was fino, a very dry, light-bodied sherry, strawlike in color. On the other was oloroso: dark in color, rich in flavor and served with manchego cheese. In between was a nuttyflavored amontillado. To satisfy my sweet tooth, I finished with a cloying Pedro Ximénez sherry. If you want to experience the warm ambiance of Andalucía, you don’t need to cross the pond. Just head to 7th Street, NW. Derek Brown,

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the man behind the Columbia Room and Eat the Rich, and his wife Chantal Tseng, formerly of the Tabard Inn, have teamed up at Mockingbird Hill, a ham and sherry bar inspired by their visits to Spain. Complementing a selection of Spanishinfluenced dishes and local hams at Mockingbird Hill are 54 varieties of sherry. The best way to start is with a sample flight, similar to my introduction in Spain. Or – as you would expect in a bar run by D.C.’s mixology power couple – you can order a sherry cocktail. Tseng enjoys sherry in a number of ways. She recommends the Cheribita, dry fino sherry served over ice with orange bitters and a lemon peel. Sometimes she combines sherry with other spirits: “Sherry and vermouth, sherry and gin, sherry and bourbon, sherry and scotch, sherry and aged rum, sherry and tequila.” Says Tseng, “Sherry is simply versatile.” According to Tseng, sherry mixes well in cocktails because it shares characteristics with many ingredients. “Sherry is super-complex and can taste anywhere from oyster shells, ocean spray, apples, lemongrass, chamomile, white flowers and chalk to almonds, peanuts, hazelnuts, walnuts, apricots, gingerbread, baking spices, chocolate, marzipan, figs, etc.,” she says. “Sherry mixes with something and retains its personality. It gets along with so many different ingredients but never loses itself in them. It goes from an elegant accompaniment to the rich backbone of a drink depending on how you use it.”

Her favorite cocktail on the menu is the Bamboo, a combination of fino sherry and Dolin dry vermouth with a dash of orange bitters. So it’s time to let go of all your sherry clichés and expand your horizons. Let the helpful staff at Mockingbird Hill guide you on your sherry discovery path. ★

The Bamboo 1.5 ounces fino sherry 3 ounces Dolin dry vermouth Dash of orange bitters Combine ingredients and stir. Garnish with a lemon peel. You can try a Bamboo or a sherry flight at Mockingbird Hill, 1843 7th St., NW.

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1226 36th St. NW With the ambiance of an elegant country inn, 1789 features classically based American cuisine – the finest regional game, fish and produce available. Open seven nights a week. Jackets suggested. Complimentary valet parking. www.1789restaurant.com

BANGKOK JOE’S

3000 K St. NW (One block from Georgetown AMC Loews Georgetown 14) Georgetown introduces Washington’s first “Dumpling Bar” featuring more than 12 varieties. Come and enjoy the new exotic Thai cuisine inspired by French cooking techniques. Bangkok Joe’s is upscale, colorful and refined. Absolutely the perfect place for lunch or dinner or just a private gathering.

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3124-28 M St. NW A friendly French Bistro in the heart of historic Georgetown since 1975. Executive chef and owner Gerard Cabrol came to Washington, D.C. 32 years ago, bringing with him home recipes from southwestern France. Our specialties include our famous Poulet Bistro (tarragon rotisserie chicken), Minute steak Maitre d’Hotel (steak and pomme frit¬es), Steak Tartare, freshly pre¬pared seafood, veal, lamb and duck dishes and the best Eggs Benedict in town. In addition to varying daily specials. www.bistrofrancaisdc.com

1736 Wisconsin Ave. NW Come and see for yourself why Bistrot Lepic, with its classical, regional and contemporary cuisine, has been voted best bistro in D.C. by the Zagat Guide. And now with its Wine bar, you can enjoy “appeteasers”, full bar service, complimentary wine tasting every Tuesday and a new Private Room. The regular menu is always available. Open everyday. Lunch & Dinner. Now Serving Brunch Saturday and Sunday 11-3pm Reservations suggested. www.bistrotlepic.com

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BISTRO FRANCAIS

3205 K St. NW A Georgetown tradition for over 40 years, this friendly neighborhood restaurant/saloon features fresh seafood, burgers, award-winning ribs and specialty salads & sandwiches. Daily lunch & dinner specials. Late night dining (until midnight Sun.-Thu., 1am Fri.-Sat.) Champagne brunch served Sat. & Sun. until 4pm Open Mon.-Thu. 11:30am - 2am Fri.Sat. 11:30am - 3am. Sun 11am.2am. Kids’ Menu Available. Overlooking the new Georgetown Waterfront Park ChadwicksRestaurants.com

One Washington Circle. NW Washington, DC 22037 Circle Bistro presents artful favorites that reflect our adventurous and sophisticated kitchen.

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Featuring Happy Hour weekdays from 5pm-7pm, live music every Saturday from 8pm-12 midnight, and an a la carte Sunday Brunch from 11:30am-2:30pm.

3236 M St. NW This animated tavern, in the heart of Georgetown, popularized saloon food and practically invented Sunday brunch. Clyde’s is the People’s Choice for bacon cheeseburgers, steaks, fresh seafood, grilled chicken salads, fresh pastas and desserts. www.clydes.com

Open dailyfor breakfast, lunch and dinner.

1310 Wisconsin Ave. NW Reminiscent of the classic American Grills, Daily Grill is best known for its large portions of fresh seasonal fare including Steaks & Chops, Cobb Salad, Meatloaf and Warm Berry Cobbler. Open for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.Visit our other locations at 18th & M Sts NW and Tysons Corner. www.dailygrill.com

www.circlebistro.com

3401 K St. NW Malmaison opened in June 2013 and features elegant French dining in Washington D.C’s historic Georgetown waterfront. Housed in a majestically refurbished industrial warehouse reminiscent of NYC’s Meatpacking district, the modern restaurant, pastry shop, and event lounge features the culinary talents of legendary 2 Michelin Starred French Chef Gerard Pangaud and Pastry Chef Serge Torres (Le Cirque NYC). . www.malmaisondc.com

1639 Wisconsin Ave. NW Established in 2013 Opened in August 2013, Pho Viet and Grille is a family owned Vietnamese style restaurant who caters primarily to Georgetown residents, students, and local business owners. Our family has over 20 years of restaurant ownership experience. Our goal is to bring homemade traditional Vietnamese dishes to Georgetown. We strive to offer Georgetown the best quality Vietnamese and authenticity with a relaxed atmosphere and ambiance. Come visit us once and you’ll be ours forever! www.PhoVietGrilleDC.com

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1054 31st St. NW Lovers of history and seafood can always find something to tempt their palette. Overlooking the historic C&O canal, we offer fresh seafood simply prepared in a casual relaxed atmosphere. Join us for happy hour Monday – Friday from 5:00pm-7:00pm featuring $1.00 oysters and half priced drinks. Lunch Mon-Sat 11:00am-3:00pm Dinner Mon-Sat 5:00pm-10:00pm Complimentary Parking www.seacatchrestaurant.com (202) 337-8855

1522 Wisconsin Ave. NW Captivating customers since 2003, Cafe Bonaparte has been dubbed the “quintessential” European café featuring award winning crepes & arguably the “best” coffee in D.C.! Other cant miss attractions are the famous weekend brunch every Sat. and Sun. until 3 p.m. and our late night weekend hours serving sweet and savory crepes until 1 a.m. We look forward to calling you a “regular” soon! www.cafebonaparte.com

1063 Wisconsin Ave., NW Filomena is a Georgetown landmark that has endured the test of time and is now celebrating 30 years. Our old-world cooking styles & recipes brought to America by the early Italian immigrants, alongside the culinary cutting edge creations of Italy’s foods of today, executed by our award winning Italian Chef. Try our spectacular Lunch buffet on Fri. & Saturdays or our Sunday Brunch, Open 7 days a week for lunch & dinner. www.filomena.com

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1201 F St. NW Ranked one of the most popular seafood restaurants in D.C., “this cosmopolitan” send-up of a vintage supper club that’s styled after a ‘40’s-era ocean liner is appointed with cherry wood and red leather booths, infused with a “clubby, old money” atmosphere. The menu showcases “intelligently” prepared fish dishes that “recall an earlier time of elegant” dining. What’s more, “nothing” is snobbish here. Lunch: Mon-Fri 11:30am-5pm. Dinner: Mon-Thur 5-10pm, Fri & Sat 5-11pm, Sun 5-9pm. www.theoceanaire.com

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Murphy’s Love: Advice on Intimacy and Relationships BY STA CY NOTA RAS M U R P H Y

DEAR STACY: I am a working mother of two and things in my marriage have recently gone from bad to worse. I have never been able to confide in my husband without him blaming me for having a bad attitude or, even worse, saying that everything that’s going wrong between us relates to me being depressed. Yes, I have suffered from depression since I was a teenager, but I have used all the tools to control it and have learned a lot about myself in the process. What’s wrong now is that I am married to a man who has no patience for my feelings about anything. Whenever I suggest that we seek therapy together – we could even just go see my therapist – he says I’m the depressed one and that I need to work it out myself. (That’s the nice version. When he’s being particularly mean, he tells me to adjust my meds.) I am at the end of my rope. He has no interest in working on things between us and I am sick of being told it’s all my fault. – Not All My Fault

Dear Anti, This is the struggle when one person in a couple takes the time to do some heavy lifting around her own self-awareness while the other opts out. When one partner is labeled with a diagnosis such as depression, it’s too easy for the other partner to just pathologize all of the regular ups and downs of marriage. Asking for help turns into a self-defeating process. So you avoid asking, instead building deep resentments toward Husband that make it even more difficult to invite him in the gentle manner required for counseling to really work. I know it’s hard right now, but let’s try to imagine this from Husband’s point of view. He probably knows things are not going well, but has some biases about counseling because it’s something you already know about and he’d be the outsider – ESPECIALLY if you brought him into your own therapy, with someone already on your side and unable to give impartial feedback. (Don’t get me started on this one. It’s just not a good idea.) The human brain responds to that kind of situation with great caution, always scanning the environment for

signs of danger, which leaves few resources to devote to calm comprehension and insight. My advice would be to go in as peacefully as possible, working to convey how you think he is feeling under the current conditions. For example: “I imagine you have felt the stress of our home life lately and I really want to understand how it feels for you to live with me right now.” If you come in gently and he still responds harshly, give it more time and patience. If, after several tries, he is unwilling to let you in, that may be the ultimate answer.

It would not be a matter of you being too depressed to be a good partner, it would be a matter of Husband being too defensive to be the partner you deserve.★ Stacy Notaras Murphy (www.stacymurphyLPC. com) is a licensed professional counselor and certified Imago Relationship therapist practicing in Georgetown. This column is meant for entertainment only and should not be considered a substitute for professional counseling. Send your confidential question to stacy@georgetowner.com.

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Richard Thomas: Playing the 39th President

By Gary Tischler

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he actor Richard Thomas knows a little about icons. He’s pretty close to being one himself. After all, he became something of an icon in the 1970s, when he played John-Boy Walton, Jr., on “The Waltons.” The hugely popular television series – about a big family growing up during the Depression and World War II in Walton’s Mountain, Va. – ran for nine seasons. It’s still remembered for its closing good-nights among family members, as in “Good night, John-Boy.” To this day, he remains John-Boy to thousands of fans, even if he’s in his early sixties now. He’s not bothered by that. “I call it the golden pain,” Thomas said in a telephone interview. John-Boy may have become an iconic fictional figure. However, playing a living former president of the United States, that’s something else again. Thomas will be playing President Jimmy Carter in the world-premiere production of “Camp David” by Lawrence Wright, directed by Arena Stage Artistic Director Molly Smith. “Camp David” will run Mar. 21 through May 4 in Arena’s Kreeger Theater. Thomas will be joined by veteran stage and screen actor Ron Rifkin as Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin, Egyptian actor Khaled Nabawy as Egyptian President Anwar Sadat and Tony Award nominee Hallie Foote as first lady Rosalynn Carter. Named for the presidential country retreat near Thurmont, Md., “Camp David” centers on the events and difficult negotiations surrounding the talks held there in September 1978. The resulting Camp David Accords, the ground-

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“Playing a living president, that’s quite a challenge” breaking peace treaty between Israel and Egypt, are still in place 35 years later. The historic peace treaty remains the singular, uncontestable achievement of the Carter Administration. While it was not enough to help Carter earn a second term, it was the kind of accomplishment that gave him a prominent role as a former president. It echoes throughout Washington, where many players from the Carter Administration, and the administrations before and after, are still active. We reached Thomas in a break between rehearsals. His voice still sounds as youthful as it did during a 1987 Georgetowner interview, when he was in town to play another historic figure

in “Citizen Tom Paine.” “Gosh, that was a long time ago. Wasn’t it?” he said. “A lot of years.” “Playing a living president, that’s quite a challenge,” Thomas said. “I read the script and found it impressive. It was an engaging script, a theater piece about real events, solidly grounded. And here I am, and here we are.” “People forget what happened, and most people don’t know the details,” Thomas said. “It was a very human process among three men who had ideas and ideals, a big sense of themselves, and it was extremely difficult. It was dramatic.” President Carter is a public figure about whom people have strong feelings, one way or another. Here in Washington, Carter’s involvement in the talks was one of those occasions when news of historic proportions became local news, too. “You have to avoid certain things,” Thomas said. “You’ve got to watch the accent, the things you’re overly familiar with. You can’t put him on a pedestal or you’ll be playing a statue. You can’t slip into stereotypical things or try to do an impersonation. It’s a little nerve-wracking, initially. In the end...I try to think of him, not as president of the United States, but as a character in a play, because that’s what I do.” It is expected that the Carters will be in attendance at the official red carpet premiere on Apr. 3. “Well, that could be a little extra pressure, I guess,” he said. “That awareness will no doubt add a little to the night.” “Camp David” is produced by Gerald Rafshoon, White House communications director in the Carter administration, who brings intimate knowledge along with access to tapes made by the president during the negotiations.

Playwright and screenwriter Wright is also the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning book “The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11.” Thomas was excited to be back in Washington. “It’s such an unusual town, and I love working here,” he said. “It’s a great theater town.” He worked with legendary director Peter Sellars at the Kennedy Center in “The Count of Monte Cristo” and a trio of plays by Samuel Beckett. Thomas also played the title role in “Richard II” at the Washington Shakespeare Company. Thomas and his wife, Georgiana Bischoff, have a large family with seven children, including triplet daughters from his first marriage. “They’re all grown up now,” he said. “That’s one of the biggest roles you can have, being a father and a parent.” Ralph Waite, who played Thomas’s father on “The Waltons,” passed away Feb. 13. “It was a huge loss,” Thomas said. “He was like a second father to me. I lost my father last year.” “Camp David” will run Mar. 21 through May 4 in Arena Stage’s Kreeger Theater.


Kennedy Center’s International Festival

B y Gary T ischl er mid tensions and conflicts in different parts of the world, life goes on, theatre goes on. That may be the main point of a major, farreaching Kennedy Center effort called “World Stages: International Theater Festival 2014,” now taking place in venues all over the center. If you want to map out the festival, the countries involved are: England and South Africa, Canada, Kuwait, France, Scotland, Israel, the United States, China, Mexico, Chile, Iraq, Iceland and Australia. There’ll be plays with actors, puppets and marionettes; classics and raw new plays that reflect the world today; fully staged plays and fringe components featuring new plays and new writers. Here are some highlights: “The Suit,” by Can Themba, Mothobi Mutloatse and Barney Simon, from South Africa, is being adapted and directed, with music, by legendary director Peter Brook. Brook was last here with his collaborator Marie Helen Estienne in 2011 with a production of short plays by Samuel Beckett. The play is set to diverse music, including that of Miriam Makeba and Franz Schubert. March 12-13. Then there’s “Rupert,” a play about, well, Rupert Murdoch, from Australia’s Melbourne Theatre Company. March 12-15. From Chile, there’s “Death and the Maiden,” playwright Ariel Dorfman’s classic and shocking play about life in the aftermath of Pinochet’s Chile. March 14-16. “Incendios,” by Wadji Mouawad, from Mexico’s Tapioca Inn Theater, deals with a pair of twins trying to unravel the secrets of their mother. March 14-16. “Green Snake,” from the National Theatre of China, based on an original novel by Li Bihua, directed by Tian Qinxin, is about two snake spirits and the forbidden love for an innocent man and a powerful monk. March 27-30. From France, there’s “Savannah Boy,” written by legendary novelist Marguerite Duras, from the Théâtre de l’Atelier, the first theater to have been built in Montmartre. March 19-22. “The Adventures of Robin Hood,” a U.S. premiere for young people, a co-commission with the Kennedy Center’s Theater for Young Audiences, comes from Scotland’s Visible Fictions Theatre from Scotland. It’s an imaginative re-telling of the adventures of the lord of Sherwood Forest. March 28-April 6. “Not By Bread Alone,” directed by Adina Tal, in partnership with Very Special Arts, arrives from Israel’s Nalaga’at Theater Deaf-Blind Acting Ensemble. Eleven deaf and blind actors take the audience on a magical tour in the districts of their inner world. March 25-26. From Canada, there’s “Penny Plain,” conceived and directed by puppet pioneer Ronnie Burkett of the Ronnie Burkett Theatre of Marionettes. March 20-22. In a joint production from England and South Africa, there’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” directed by Tom Morris, from Bristol Old Vic and the Handspring Puppet Company. March 20-23.

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Bulgaria’s National Day BY M ARY B IRD Ambassador of the Republic of Bulgaria Elena Poptodorova and her husband Georgi Petrov celebrated the National Day of the Republic of Bulgaria, which actually falls on March 3, at the Organization of American States on March 5. The Ambassador expressed her appreciation to the musicians for the beautiful rendition of the countries’ national anthems. She called the occasion a day of optimism and acknowledged U.S. government representatives, members of the armed services and the diplomatic corps. She cited Bulgaria’s membership in NATO and the European Union and thanked civil society and Washington society for their consistent friendship.★

Bank of Georgetown Celebrates Curt Winsor and New Headquarters BY R OBERT D EVAN EY Bank of Georgetown, founded in 2005, celebrated the life of its co-founder, Curtin Winsor III, who died in December 2012, as well as a new corporate headquarters at 1115 30th St., NW, March 5, at its 11th branch -- the Winsor Branch. Friends and colleagues gathered to observe the ribbon cutting and wish the bank continued success, as its co-founder Mike Fitzgerald, chairman, president, and CEO, toasted his business partner, Curt Winsor, remembering the early days of the bank. Bank of Georgetown has 112 employees and assets in excess of $925 million -- and offices in Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia.★

Miss Bulgaria in the USA 2013 Silviya Taseva, Dr. Zvezdomir Zamfirov

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The Wacky & Wonderful Tea for THEARC BY M ARY B IRD

The 5th Annual Tea on Mar. 9 at the Ritz-Carlton Washington, DC had a circus theme to the delight of a sell-out crowd. The Levine at THEARC String Ensemble serenaded on the stairwell. Magician Eric Hennings delighted and there were games and entertainment for all ages. For the third year, Eun Yang emceed and noted that, with nearly 50 percent of DC children leaving east of the Anacostia River, THEARC offers “the best the city has to offer in one location.” Washington Ballet @ THEARC dance instructor Ralph Glenmore introduced student Kennedy Jackson before the Washington Ballet Youth Ensemble performed “Garden of Colors.”

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March 20: National Cherry Blossom Festival’s Pink Tie Party Strut down the pink carpet in “Pink Tie” cocktail attire to celebrate the blossoms in style during the eighth annual fundraiser and kick-off to the festival. The evening features fashion displays, games of chance, cuisine, libations and more. Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center; call 202-6617567.

Judy Esfandiary with Renée Esfandiary Crupi

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MARCH 20: Celebration of Hope Gala Join Hope Connections for Cancer Support at its annual benefit that includes a reception, awards dinner and auction in honor of all people affected by cancer. Park Hyatt Washington; call 301-634-7500.

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The 6th Annual Heroes Curing Childhood Cancer gala took place at the Four Season Hotel on Feb. 22. The evening hosted over 400 guests who gathered to raise funds for pediatric cancer patient care and research at Children’s National. The 2013 gala provided the Dream Clinic in oncology at Children’s National and this year’s gala will benefit the psycho-social support team in the center for cancer and blood disorders. Photos By Tim Riethmiller

The Leukemia Ball is D.C.’s largest nonpartisan annual gala. With entertainment by Huey Lewis & The News and comedian Ryan Hamilton, it is expected to raise $3 million for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s mission: cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. The Walter E. Washington Convention Center; www.leukemiaball.org.

MARCH 22: Select 2014: WPA Exhibition & Art Auction Gala Washington Project for the Arts' Annual Art Auction Gala is the highlight of D.C.'s contemporary art world season and its longest running, most-established contemporary art auction. It supports the WPA and D.C.'s artist community. Artisphere in Arlington; call 202-234-7103 x5.

March 29: The 28th Annual Night of Vision Benefiting the Prevention of Blindness Society of Metropolitan Washington, this black-tie gala features dinner, dancing, silent auction and awards program. The Four Seasons Hotel; call 202-234-1010. Matthew Nicely and wife, Severina Mladenova.

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