Sponsored By The Catalogue for Philanthropy.

The Catalogue for Philanthropy is Greater Washington's trusted guide to giving to the area's best charities for high-impact local giving.

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It’s your last chance to donate before the clock strikes midnight on 2015, so why not support the very best organizations serving Greater Washington? The Catalogue for Philanthropy has put together the only local guide to giving that you need.

No matter your interest, the Catalogue will help you find a charity that’s the right fit. (more…)

TodayTix

Sponsored By TodayTix.

TodayTix is an app for buying last-minute theater tickets at the best prices in Washington D.C.

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The holiday season in Washington D.C. can be a great time for residents and visitors alike. Among the bevy of activities you can enjoy in the nation’s capital is a vibrant arts scene which includes some captivating theater productions. For those theater lovers looking to get great tickets at prices that won’t totally deflate their wallet, TodayTix is a valuable tool. (more…)

D.C. Apartments: 817 Varnum St NW

Sponsored By The Alex Venditti Group of Compass.

Compass is a technology-driven real estate platform with offices in New York City, the Hamptons, Miami, Boston, Los Angeles, and Washington, DC.

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Regular readers of PoPville probably don’t need a primer on how great a neighborhood Petworth is. But in case you’re new here: It’s a diverse corner of the district with lots of neighborhood spirit. New restaurants and bars are opening left and right. President Lincoln used to spend his summers in a cottage nearby, while President Obama was just here the other day, celebrating Small Business Saturday by shopping with his daughters at Upshur Street Books.

If you’re ready to move to PoPville’s favorite hood, you’ll want to check out the condos at 817 Varnum Street NW. These newly constructed condos feature hardwood floors, recessed lighting and lots of natural light. The open kitchens boast quartz countertops, stainless steel appliances, and breakfast bars, and each master bedroom includes a walk-in closet and an ensuite bathroom with dual vanities and spacious glass shower enclosures.

Of the three units at 817 Varnum, Unit 2 is in contract, but Unit 1 and the penthouse are still available. Unit 1 is 1,720 square feet, with 2 bedrooms and 2.5 baths. Given the quality of finishes, the square footage, and the premier location, this is a great value at the new offering price of $649,900. The stylish penthouse boasts 1,215 square feet, with 2 bedrooms and 2 baths, and is listed at $599,900. You can see them for yourself at their open house, this Sunday, December 6, from 1 to 3 p.m.

Click through for more pictures, or check out their video here. To find out how you can live in these beautiful apartments in one of D.C.’s most exciting neighborhoods, contact The Alex Venditti Group online or contact Jill Patel 202-302-3797, Greg Schneider 202-480-7927, Alex Venditti 202-550-8872.

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Sponsored By The Catalogue for Philanthropy.

The Catalogue for Philanthropy is Greater Washington's trusted guide to giving to the area's best charities for high-impact local giving.

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After a weekend of hyper-spending through Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday provides a way to give back. But with so many charities, how can you find a worthy cause that keeps your donation close to home?

Your best bet to give like a local this Giving Tuesday is The Catalogue for Philanthropy. The Catalogue is the only locally focused guide to giving in Greater Washington. They’ve spent more than a decade figuring out the best small charities in the area and connecting them to donors. Their team makes sure you’re not only giving like a local, but that you also feel good about giving back. All of their charities are screened for excellence so that your donation makes a real impact. (more…)

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Sponsored By Best of Brookland.

Join us in one of DC's most vibrant and historic neighborhoods to celebrate all things Brookland.

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Brookland has occupied an interesting place in D.C. history. Later it acquired the nickname “Little Rome” because of the nearly 60 Catholic institutions that grew up around around the Catholic University of America. These days, Brookland is probably best known to District residents as the home of the Monroe Street Market, a mixed-use development that includes an “Arts Walk” of dozens of artists’ studios as well as restaurants, cafes, and a Barnes & Noble bookstore.

You can get a taste of the neighborhood this Saturday at Best of Brookland. Put together by Gallery Towns, a new community of townhomes by Bozzuto Homes at Monroe Street Market, Best of Brookland will treat visitors to food and drink from some of the area’s favorite hang outs, including Busboys and Poets, Halsa, Brookland’s Finest, and the Dewdrop Inn. Brookland Pint will welcome guests to a beer garden, with community sponsors including Barnes and Noble, CUA, Dance Place, and A Creative DC. (more…)

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Sponsored By Blue Apron.

Blue Apron offers fresh ingredients and great recipes delivered weekly to your home.

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Stuck in a summer cooking rut? You’re not alone. Summer socializing can make it hard to get your culinary act together. (We’ve barely been home since Memorial Day).

At the moment it may feel too hot to turn on the stove, but autumn is only a few weeks away. Once cooler temperatures arrive, your kitchen will no longer feel like a sauna. Which means you can finally reacquaint your hot dog-addicted kids to vegetables. Or if you’re still a student, back-to-school season is the ideal time for a Seamless intervention.

September is a great time to take stock of what’s on your plate. If your cooking skills are a little rusty, Blue Apron is an easy way to get back in the game. And if you sign up now, you’ll get two meals free on your first order.
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Sponsored By Getaround.

Rent great cars nearby from $5/hr, instantly from your phone. Sign up for Getaround and get $50 off your first trip.

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Summer will be over before you know it, so now’s the time to plan a weekend getaway. After all, the best revenge is coming to work on Monday morning with a huge smile on your face.

To get yourself outside the belt, all you need is a jazzy ride from the peer-to-peer car-sharing service Getaround. Rent a car from one of your neighbors for as little as $5 an hour (or $40 a day), using your phone to reserve and unlock it. Plus you get a $50 credit just for signing up.

Of course, there’s no shortage of great destinations within driving range in the DC area. Here are five that we recommend, and the Getaround cars we recommend for them.

The Chesapeake Bay
The Chesapeake Bay is one of the DC area’s favorite weekend getaways, famous for fishing, crabbing, swimming, kayaking, and sailing. It’s also a great place to take in nearly 200 miles of shoreline, eat amazing seafood, and hole up in a cute bed and breakfast for the night. Start in Annapolis and take route 50 across the bay to historic St. Michaels. You’ll enjoy the ride there and back a lot more in a powerful black Tesla Model S. (more…)

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Sponsored By New Belgium Brewing.

New Belgium Brewing regularly hosts events in the DC Metro Area. Visit our website for our summer line-up!

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Want to enjoy a Sunday afternoon, get some exercise, tour some new neighborhoods and help deserving young people learn a trade and earn a bike? You can do all of the above a few days from now.

On July 19, New Belgium Brewing, makers of Fat Tire Ale — along with its partners Gearin’ Up Bicycles and Phoenix Bikes — present the DC Sunshine Ride. It’s a unique opportunity to ride through NoMa and Brookland while benefiting some great causes. Riders will be treated to a tour, public art happenings, and pop-up food sellers showcasing what’s best in Northeast DC. (more…)

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Sponsored By CubeSmart.

CubeSmart helps create the room you need to live your life.

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Living in a tiny apartment (or a big one that just feels tiny) is a challenge nearly all city dwellers are familiar with. Where to put the Christmas decorations your grandmother gave you, where to keep the tennis rackets until the summer . . . and what about that kayak?

CubeSmart—a kind of enhanced self-storage company—gives you, well, space, along with all the advice and tools you need. (more…)

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Sponsored By Blue Apron.

Blue Apron offers fresh ingredients and great recipes delivered weekly to your home.

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Admit it. Sometimes you find yourself in a fancy grocery store, staring at a fruit you can’t name or a sauce you can’t pronounce. You think to yourself, What would I even do with this? Will I ever be the kind of person that knows how to use star anise in a recipe?

Blue Apron makes learning about new (and delicious) ingredients fun. Their weekly recipes are designed to introduce you to new flavors while gently showing you your way around the kitchen. Best of all, these fresh ingredients from small farms and specialty vendors are shipped to you without a grocery store mark-up. That means the ingredients are more affordable, you don’t buy more than you need, and you won’t spend an hour trying to find them in your local gourmet supermarkets. And if you sign up now, you’ll receive two free meals on your first order.

Following are six of the more fun ingredients to be featured in recent Blue Apron recipes. There are a lot more where they came from!

Epazote
Done with kale? Let us introduce epazote. Traditionally used in a range of Mexican dishes, epazote has a pungent fragrance often compared to citrus, savory herbs, or mint.

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