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DC Area's Film Scene: "Underground Hollywood"

In 1998, Eduardo Sanchez and Neal Fredericks, two Montgomery County Community College alums, shot a film in the woods of Maryland called “The Blair Witch Project.” It went on to gross nearly $250 million at the box office, making it one of the most successful independent films of all time. “The Blair Witch Project” was a perfect storm of a clever idea and a shrewd marketing campaign that capitalized on the budding new medium of the internet. It's a good possibility that you've heard this story before.

It's an equally good possibility that you haven't heard of the army of filmmakers in the D.C. area that has been growing in the decade since “The Blair Witch Project” captured the country's imagination. I should know. I'm one of them.

French Deer

Last weekend, two deer tried to move in with the French ambassador. The animals wandered on to the ambassador’s property in Northwest, DC and refused to leave. Several Animal Control Officers were called to help relocate the two deer back to Rock Creek Park where they originally came from. The ambassador's home, while very nice, was not deer friendly.  The property was too small, there was not enough grass or leaves for the deer to eat, and if they tried to jump the tall fence they could get hurt.

It took the ACOs nearly five hours to safely sedate both deer and transport them back to Rock Creek Park. Once back home, the animals were woken up and released back into the woods.

The deer may not have understood what we were trying to do for them, but they are now safe. We would like to thank the wonderful staff at the French Ambassador’s home for assisting us in this rescue.

Choosing Cloth Diapers over Disposable

WASHINGTON, DC (WUSA)-- Angie Goff is in studio with Lee-Ann Pinkard of EcoBabiesOnline.com. Pinkard hosts cloth diapering parties and workshops to show moms how easy it is.

Pinkard says that cloth diapers are more affordable and have health benefits for your baby.

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Diaper Debate: Should you use cloth or disposable?

Cloth Diapering Workshop DC

A D.C. Bar With No Alcohol? BloomBars in Columbia Heights Serves Up Art Instead

Let me start this article off by giving you some background.  You should know that this story only came to my attention because I was contacted on Twitter about a very unique type of bar in Columbia Heights…a bar that didn’t serve alcohol.

I was intrigued.

I first began receiving direct messages from @BloomBars inviting me, @LandauDC, to various programs and events that they were hosting about a week ago. 

“What’s a BloomBar?” I thought to myself. 

I visited their website and discovered BloomBars, not BloomBar, is a non-profit art “bar” that acts as a platform for artists, dancers, and other performers to show their stuff.

To be completely honest, though, I still didn’t really get it.  I decided I needed to go and see it for myself.

Perrys Restaurant in Adams Morgan Cooking Up Thanksgiving Feast

This tasty, Thanksgiving possibility comes to us from Perrys Restaurant on Columbia Road in Adams Morgan:

Relax this Thanksgiving and watch the parade, catch football games, and enjoy time with your family instead of sweating in the kitchen by bringing home a Perrys gourmet Thanksgiving feast. Chef Mark Furstenberg and Perrys Chef Robert Dalliah (formally of Marvelous Market, The BreadLine, Praline, and Buck's) will be working magic in the kitchen all week so you don't have to, with an exclusive BloomSpot dinner package ready for you to pick up on Wednesday, November 24th.

Perrys provides everything you need for a traditional Thanksgiving feast, from side dishes like brussel sprouts and sweet potatoes, to a perfectly roasted turkey with homemade gravy, to a sweet and spicy pumpkin pie finish. 

Whether you are feeding a family of five or entertaining forty of your closest friends, Perrys fills your table with a cornucopia of delicious food.

DC Tweed Ride to Hit the Streets Sunday, November 14th

Dandies & Quaintrelles, a Washington, DC based social group, that organizes and hosts vintage-inspired, stylish events in partnership with and in support of noble causes, will be hosting the second anual Tweed Ride on Sunday, November 14th.  2009 was the first Tweed Ride and was a raging success for the newly founded group. Over 500 riders showed up on their vintage bikes at the H Street meeting spot, all clad in tweed on a blamy 75 degree day in November.

Top Chefs Cooking at Eatonville

Check out Metromix's story about this tasty event taking place this evening at Eatonville on 14th Street: