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Diplomatic Dispatches: Peter Bondra – Local Star, National Hero

  The debate – to the degree there ever was any except in Mike Milbury’s mind – is over. Alexander Ovechkin has established himself as one of the greatest NHL players of all time, and we here in DC are … Continue reading

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Diplomatic Dispatches: Suomi, Selänne, and Sisu

One of the great things that makes Washington among the most vibrant places in America to live…are the non-Americans living here. Specifically, we’re talking about DC’s huge international and diplomatic community that extends into just about every aspect of life … Continue reading

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Capitals vs. Capitol Culture

What the Capitals and the NHL Can Teach Washington As Lee Greenwood stepped to the stage for the 2nd intermission of this year’s Winter Classic, stadium announcer Wes Johnson, working from a pre-approved script, introduced him as one of America’s … Continue reading

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Winter Classic Visitors Guide: DC’s Sloppy Seconds

So far, we’ve endeavored to take our our-of-towner Winter Classic visitors to some of DC’s most hippin’ and-a hoppin’-est neighborhoods: U Street, H Street, Barracks Row and Arlington. But there’s plenty of other places around town. Today, the best of … Continue reading

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Winter Classic Visitors Guide: Barracks Row Says “Hello Sailor!”

Today’s Washington tour guide for out-of-town Winter Classic attendees takes us to 8th Street SE, also known to locals as Barracks Row. Like many neighborhoods in DC, 8th Street SE has seen its share of tough times – but these … Continue reading

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Winter Classic Visitors Guide: H Street is for Hipsters

Today’s Washington tour guide for out-of-town Winter Classic attendees takes us to the newest up-and-coming neighborhood to up and come. H Street NE spans about 13 blocks, from just north of Union Station to around 15th Street and the old … Continue reading

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Winter Classic 2015: View from Capitol Hill

As part of our previews of the New Year’s Day Winter Classic, today we hear from a guy who knows more about Chicago, Washington, DC and hockey combined: Rep. Mike Quigley (D-Illinois D-Blackhawks). Chicago may be Quigley’s home, and Washington … Continue reading

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