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Photo by PoPville flickr user Lorie Shaull

From a press release:

“Prominently situated on a hill overlooking the Potomac, MGM National Harbor will open its doors to the public at 11 p.m. tonight, introducing the first luxury gaming resort to the Capital Region. The debut marks an entirely new generation of entertainment and hospitality projects in the U.S.: a fully integrated resort in the heart of a major metropolitan area.

Built as a resort for the world but with a strong rooting in its community, MGM National Harbor is a destination distinct to its setting with monumental architecture inspired by the historical region. Stunning views of the Washington Monument, National Mall, U.S. Capitol, Potomac River, National Harbor and Old Town Alexandria are complemented by the lush woodlands and rolling riverscape of Prince George’s County, where the resort is located.

Delivering a new experience to the East Coast and Mid-Atlantic, the $1.4 billion MGM National Harbor is more than simply a casino or hotel – it is an entertainment destination offering an unrivaled collection of attractions: (more…)

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And all was well in the world again.

From a press release:

“Singer, songwriter and producer Lionel Richie will perform his greatest hits at The Theater at MGM National Harbor Thursday, Dec. 22 at 9 p.m. The award-winning music legend will be one of the first entertainers to take the stage at the new state-of-the-art entertainment venue at MGM National Harbor. The $1.4 billion resort and casino will open December 8.

The Theater at MGM National Harbor will offer an experience unlike any other in the region, providing fans the opportunity to see world-class entertainment in an intimate setting. The new venue features seven VIP suites and flexible seating designs, accommodating 3,000 guests for reserved-seating events and just over 4,000 for general admission shows.

Tickets for Lionel Richie range from $200 to $395, including applicable service charges, and go on sale Saturday, Oct. 29 at 10 a.m. EDT. Tickets can be purchased online at mgmnationalharbor.com or ticketmaster.com. For more show and ticket information, visit mgmnationalharbor.com or call (844) 346-4664.”

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Bob Dylan’s first permanent public sculpture will be installed at MGM National Harbor. courtesy MGM

From a press release:

“When MGM National Harbor opens its doors in Prince George’s County, Maryland later this year, guests will be ushered into the $1.3 billion resort casino through “Portal,” a sculpted iron archway designed by legendary folk artist Bob Dylan. The 26-foot by 15-foot custom piece will adorn the west entrance as part of the property’s art collection and is Dylan’s first permanent work of art for a public space. (more…)

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“Dear PoPville,

My friends’ dog Capote bolted after they were involved in a serious car accident early this morning. He was last seen wearing a red harness and blue collar, heading toward the woods on BW Parkway near 95. They suspect he may have gotten into Greenbelt Park. The owners are both in hospital at the moment and completely broken up about this as they can’t search themselves. Local animal shelters are being contacted. If you’re up in the College Park/Greenbelt area, please keep a lookout. Please send sightings to [email protected]

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via Maryland DNR

Putting snakes falling from the sky in proper perspective…

“Black Bears Spotted in Suburban #Maryland. Take Commonsense Precautions.”

From Maryland’s Department of Natural Resources:

“The Maryland Department of Natural Resources would like to alert citizens that juvenile black bears have been seen wandering through the state’s more suburban areas this spring. There have been recent, confirmed bear sightings in Baltimore, Howard, Montgomery, and Prince George’s counties as juvenile bears disperse, or seek out a new territory.

“Please treat bears the same as you would any wild animal,” Bear Project Leader Harry Spiker said. “Give them plenty of space and allow them to move on at their own pace. If a bear has been spotted in your neighborhood, please take down bird feeders and secure trash cans so that the bear does not get an easy meal, which may prolong their visit to your neighborhood.”