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bulletA new creative laboratory for D.C. arts organizations,“Flashpoint,” was unveiled at an event at Fusebox on January 23. Part of
the redevelopment of the historic MatherBuilding at 916 G Street, N.W., the sophisticated new venuewill offer business services and feature a contemporary art gallery,theater lab, dance studio, and shared office space. It willfeature a variety of arts organizations and artists presenting newand experimental works.

bulletwashingtonpost.com was honored with 27 awards in 15categories at the White House News PhotographersAssociation’s (WHNPA) “The Eyes of History 2003” televisionphotography and editing competitions. washingtonpost.comvideojournalist Travis Fox was named WHNPA’s “Editor ofthe Year” for the second consecutive year, and along with JohnPoole, Ben de la Cruz and Chet Rhodes, won individualhonors in multiple categories. Over the last three years, the website has broken new ground, winning more journalism awardsthan the major television outlets.

bulletThe Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington(RAMW) will be the sole producer of this year’s RestaurantAwards Gala in June. A celebrity-studded salute, event chairJodi Lehr (director of marketing and special events for Galileo)describes it as “an Andy Warhol-esque look at the chefs who areattracting so much attention to our nation’s capital.”

Tatiana Gau, Eric Ford, Tareq Salahi & Delaney O’Hagan

bulletTareq Salahi, owner and CEO of Oasis Winery,was named the 2002 “National Man of theYear” by The Leukemia and LymphomaSociety in January 2003 in recognition of his outstandingwork raising $118,000 over a two-monthperiod for the Society. This makes it the third consecutiveyear that a volunteer from the National CapitalArea Chapter has won the title “National Man of theYear.” Pictures of Tareq Salahi and The Leukemia andLymphoma Society’s Woman of the Year TatianaGau, Senior Vice President of Integrity Assurance at AmericaOnline, Inc., now grace the back of city Metro buses.

bulletFirst Lady Laura Bush was spotted lunching at Café Milano ona chilly day in early February (the 6 th). Boyden Gray was alsospotted at Milano, celebrating his birthday in style with friends.

bulletRunners, take your mark. Citing the overwhelming success of lastyear’s D.C. Marathon, which drew thousands of visitors to thenation’s capital and netted $5 million for the city, the D.C. CityCouncil recently passed a resolution citing the importance of themarathon. The second annual D.C. marathon will take place onMarch 23. Visitwww.washingtondcmarathon.com.

bulletHave you been looking for the perfect place to holdyour next big event? Foxchase Manor, the region’slargest private special events venue, is slated to openin May 2003. According to owners Antonio andEnrico Cecchi, the Jeffersonian Manor, located ona 32,000-square-foot, ten-acre wooded site near thehistoric Bull Run battlefield, will be able to accommodate morethan 1500 guests at full capacity in an elegant Old World setting.The Manor will allow clients to bring in caterers and other eventvendors of their choice, providing business opportunities for a multitude of vendors.

bulletCan WL politely suggest that you Go Fly a Kite? March is the perfectmonth to take advantage of a stiff breeze on the Mall. No ducttape is required! The Smithsonian’s annual Kite Festival, withcompetitions in design, performance and other categories is scheduledfor March 22 (with a rain date of March 23).

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