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4-H Awarded $9.8 Million to Support National Mentoring Program4-H Awarded $9.8 Million to Support National Mentoring Program
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2014

CHEVY CHASE, Md., Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ The Department of Justice's Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) has awarded a $9.8 million grant to National 4-H Council in support of the 4-H National Mentoring Program. The grant comes as a part of the OJJDP's national effort to strengthen, expand and implement youth mentoring activities nationwide to improve the lives of millions of young Americans. This is the fifth round of funding that 4-H has received under OJJDP's National Mentoring Program, including $7.2 million in 2013 and $5 million in 2012. (more...)

Americans Favor Mobile Apps, Text Messaging, E-Mails and Web Sites to Make Appointments with Dentists, Doctors, and OthersAmericans Favor Mobile Apps, Text Messaging, E-Mails and Web Sites to Make Appointments with Dentists, Doctors, and Others
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2014

CHEVY CHASE, Md., Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ A majority of Americans would like to schedule different kinds of personal appointments by usingmobile apps, e-mail, text messaging or websites, according to a new national survey.Fifty-three percent would like to use smartphone and computer-based technologies to book appointments with dentists, 60% with doctors, 66% with hair stylists, and 69% with nail specialists. (more...)

OpenTable Mobile Payments March into WashingtonOpenTable Mobile Payments March into Washington
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ OpenTable, the world's leading provider of online restaurant reservations and part of The Priceline Group (PCLN), today announced that Pay with OpenTable is now available in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. (more...)

ABC Family to Kick Off COUNTDOWN TO 25 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS on 11/23ABC Family to Kick Off COUNTDOWN TO 25 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS on 11/23
by TV News Desk - Oct 8, 2014

ABC Family offers viewers the best way to gear up their holiday festivities with the network's annual programming bonanza “Countdown to 25 Days of Christmas” beginning on Sunday, November 23rd . (more...)

SRA Sponsors Bethesda Car Show and Family Day to Benefit the Children's Inn at NIHSRA Sponsors Bethesda Car Show and Family Day to Benefit the Children's Inn at NIH
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2014

FAIRFAX, Va., Oct. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ SRA International, Inc., a leading provider of IT solutions and professional services to government organizations, today announced that the company is proud to be a sponsor for this year's 'Come Back to Bethesda Car, Truck & Motorcycle Show and Family Day' on Saturday, October 11, 2014 .from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Participants can see the finest display of vintage, classic and custom cars in the showroom of Chevy Chase Acura, 7725 Wisconsin Avenue, right down the street from the popular 'Taste of Bethesda' event. (more...)

4-H, Tractor Supply Company Launch Fall Fundraising Program4-H, Tractor Supply Company Launch Fall Fundraising Program
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2014

CHEVY CHASE, Md., Oct. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ Today, National 4-H Council announced the launch of the fall 2014 4-H Paper Clover Campaign in partnership with Tractor Supply Company (TSC). This event marks the fifth year of collaboration between the organizations on the national in-store fundraiser, benefiting state and local 4H programming in each of the communities where a TSC or Del's Farm and Feed Supply store is located. (more...)

The Ritz-Carlton, Guangzhou Opens Synagogue and Kosher Restaurant in Time for the Canton Fair The Ritz-Carlton, Guangzhou Opens Synagogue and Kosher Restaurant in Time for the Canton Fair
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

The Ritz-Carlton, Guangzhou recently announced an exciting new partnership with Hong Kong's Kehilat Zion Synagogue. Designed to accommodate the spiritual and gastronomic needs of Jewish travelers arriving for the 116th Canton Fair, this luxury hotel in Guangzhou will open a temporary synagogue and glatt kosher restaurant on property. The unparalleled beauty of the hotel, combined with the convenience of religious services and meals, translate to an exceptional travel opportunity for people around the world. (more...)

Leslie Mann in Talks for VACATION RebootLeslie Mann in Talks for VACATION Reboot
by Movies News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Leslie Mann is in talks to join the reboot of the upcoming classic VACATION franchise - in a familiar role. (more...)

Chevy Chase and Beverly D'Angelo to Star in New ABC Sitcom?Chevy Chase and Beverly D'Angelo to Star in New ABC Sitcom?
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2014

A new sitcom starring Chevy Chase and Beverly D'Angelo might be headed to ABC in the near future. According to PerezHilton.com, this sitcom (previously mentioned on BWW) now has a script commitment from ABC network and ABC Studios for such a show with the National Lampoon's Vacation stars attached. With a script by Brad Copeland, the show is from producer Aaron Kaplan. The unnamed work centers around Chase and D'Angelo as a married couple who suddenly have the task of raising their grandchildren by themselves. (more...)

Ross Companies Enters Partnership With Federal Capital Partners In DC Area's Largest Multifamily Real Estate Transaction This YearRoss Companies Enters Partnership With Federal Capital Partners In DC Area's Largest Multifamily Real Estate Transaction This Year
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

BETHESDA, Md., Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ ROSS Companies, respected as one of the premier owners, property managers and renovators of multifamily communities in the Washington, DC metro area, is partnering with real estate investment company Federal Capital Partners (FCP) to recapitalize six ROSS apartment properties totaling 2,044 rental units, with financing by Wells Fargo and Fannie Mae. Under the terms of the transaction, ROSS Companies retains an ownership interest and will continue providing property management and renovation services. (more...)

The Ritz-Carlton Debuts First Social Film Series; A Ritz-Carlton Reserve AdventureThe Ritz-Carlton Debuts First Social Film Series; A Ritz-Carlton Reserve Adventure
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2014

CHEVY CHASE, Md., Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Today on our social media channels, we introduce our first social film series: A Ritz-Carlton Reserve Adventure. www.facebook.com/ritzcarlton (more...)

Federal Capital Partners Recapitalizes 2,044 Unit, Six-Community PortfolioFederal Capital Partners Recapitalizes 2,044 Unit, Six-Community Portfolio
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

CHEVY CHASE, Md., Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Federal Capital Partners (FCP) is recapitalizing six properties with a total of 2,044 apartments in the Washington, DC Metropolitan area. FCP, in partnership with ROSS Companies, who will retain an ownership interest in the portfolio and continue to provide property management services, intends to fund and complete capital projects. The recapitalization values the portfolio in excess of $240 million. The portfolio includes a high-rise apartment community in Northern Virginia and five garden style apartment communities in Maryland. The transaction is the largest apartment portfolio transaction in the Washington, DC area in 2014. The communities include: (more...)

Photo Flash: Remembering Don PardoPhoto Flash: Remembering Don Pardo
by Walter McBride - Aug 22, 2014

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Don Pardo, best known as the announcer for NBC's long-running sketch comedy series Saturday Night Live, has passed away earlier this week at the age of 96. (more...)

Hotels in Bethesda, MD Offer a Package Designed to Let Visitors See D.C. #LikeALocal Hotels in Bethesda, MD Offer a Package Designed to Let Visitors See D.C. #LikeALocal
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

BETHESDA, MD - Located northwest of Washington, D.C., Bethesda is one of those places that attracts sightseers bound for the District, conferences that want world-class service without the chaos of a downtown metropolis and modern-day explorers who are eager to see the museums, shops and restaurants located right in Bethesda proper. But no matter what brings visitors to town, Marriott has the solution to the age-old question of what to do: The Weekend #LikeALocal package. (more...)

Legendary SNL Announcer Don Pardo Dies at 96Legendary SNL Announcer Don Pardo Dies at 96
by TV News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

Don Pardo, best known as the announcer for NBC's long-running sketch comedy series Saturday Night Live, has passed away at the age of 96. (more...)

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company Tees-Up First Golf Resort In ChinaThe Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company Tees-Up First Golf Resort In China
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. has unveiled plans for its first golf resort in China when The Ritz-Carlton, Mission Hills opens in late 2015 on the tropical island of Hainan. Adding to the brand's growing portfolio of luxury hotels and resorts in China, The Ritz-Carlton, Mission Hills will be located in Haikou, the capital of Hainan Province. (more...)

Travel Channel to Premiere Season 7 of MYSTERIES AT THE MUSEUM, 9/12Travel Channel to Premiere Season 7 of MYSTERIES AT THE MUSEUM, 9/12
by TV News Desk - Aug 6, 2014

The 13 all-new, one-hour episodes will premiere on Fridays starting on Friday, September 12 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT. (more...)

America Chooses Jared Fuchs as Grand Prize Winner in National 4-H Council and HughesNet 'Inspire a Future Scientist' Video ContestAmerica Chooses Jared Fuchs as Grand Prize Winner in National 4-H Council and HughesNet 'Inspire a Future Scientist' Video Contest
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2014

CHEVY CHASE, Md., Aug. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Jared Fuchs of Helena, Ala. has won the grand prize in the 'Inspire a Future Scientist' video contest. He wins $1,000 and a trip to 4-H National Youth Science Day (4-H NYSD) in Washington, DC. Jared's 15-second video shows how science, from sub-atomic particles to the structure of the universe, explains who we are and where we are going. All 10 finalists won a 4-H NYSD 'Rockets to the Rescue' kit as an award for sharing their love of science. (more...)

The Ritz-Carlton, Boston Common, Inspired by the New My Sky Exhibition at Boston's Children's Museum, Takes You 'To The Moon and Back' With an Overnight Package That The Ritz-Carlton, Boston Common, Inspired by the New My Sky Exhibition at Boston's Children's Museum, Takes You 'To The Moon and Back' With an Overnight Package That
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

Inspired by Boston Children's Museum's upcoming My Sky exhibition [opening July 26th], The Ritz-Carlton, Boston Common is delighted to offer aspiring young astronomers an overnight suite package that takes them "To The Moon and Back." Just as the Museum's exhibition focuses on the Sun, Moon and stars above us, The Ritz-Carlton is encouraging families who reserve this package to look up at the sky and to appreciate and understand the fundamentals of astronomy. The luxury hotel package is also an extension of Ritz Kids, an engaging and immersive experience that builds upon the adventures of travel that young children and their families will treasure. Guided by playfulness and a sense of wonder, Ritz Kids is designed to delight with four key pillars of discovery including Water, Land, Environmental Responsibility and Culture. "To The Moon and Back" encourages exploration and discovery of Land and Sky and fosters interaction with the world in which young children live. (more...)

Do Good, Feel Good: The Ritz-Carlton, Washington D.C. Launches Summer Community Footprints Package Do Good, Feel Good: The Ritz-Carlton, Washington D.C. Launches Summer Community Footprints Package
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

This summer, The Ritz-Carlton, Washington D.C. is inviting guests to indulge in luxury while giving back to the community with the launch of their Do Good, Feel Good package. The package, which benefits the hotel's nationally-recognized community partner DC Central Kitchen, will offer an exclusive, behind-the-scenes glimpse into DC Central Kitchen's operation, while giving guests the unique opportunity to volunteer afterwards an experience that typically must be reserved months in advance. (more...)

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