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Patrons at the Great American Beer Festival.  (Eric Althoff)

GABF winners and participants celebrate anniversaries, announce expansion plans

- The Washington Times

Innovation, celebrations of milestones and whiskey-beer collaborations were just some of the stories wafting out of the Colorado Convention Center this weekend at the Great American Beer Festival, wherein brewers from all 50 states converged to show off their wares at the country’s largest annual suds-fest. Here are some newsworthy items The Washington Times picked up over the beer-tastic weekend.


Ketel One Vodka unveils ‘Treat Yo Self Day’ cocktails

- The Washington Times

“Parks and Recreation” characters Donna (Retta) and Tom (Aziz Ansari) brought the world “Treat Yo Self Day,” marked on the calendar as Oct. 13. In keeping with the humorous bent of the long-running sitcom, Ketel One Vodka will be celebrating Treat Yo Self Day this year with some specialty cocktails to commemorate one of the year’s best days.

(from left) Jennifer, Jill and Jessica Emich, owners of Shine Restaurant and Gathering Place.  (Susan France)

‘Blissful’ triplets buck old boys’ club of craft brewing

- The Washington Times

Triplets Jennifer, Jessica and Jill Emich — known colloquially as “The Blissful Sisters” — came into the Great American Beer Festival competition at the weekend a double minority — not only as female owners of a brewery, but one that retails heavily in gluten-free beers.


Spa Week offers customers discounted massage treatments

- The Washington Times

Two of the grandest words, Spa Week, are about to make October more about revitalizing bodies than shoveling them full of candy. From Oct. 17-23 dozens of retailers around the country and around the DMV are offering special deals on full-service premium treatments, normally priced between $100 and $500, for $50 each.

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton waves to members of the media as she boards her campaign plane in White Plains, N.Y., Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016, to travel to Charlotte Douglas International Airport. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Clinton influenced style as first lady; will she do so again as president?

- The Washington Times

Throughout recent history, American fashions have reflected the styles of the first ladies, from Jacqueline Kennedy’s elegant suits and pillbox hats to Nancy Reagan’s signature red to Michelle Obama’s sleeveless dresses that have inspired ladies to embrace their feminine side (and work on toning their muscles). With the Obamas leaving the White House, who is the latest American political fashion inspiration? Enter Hillary Clinton, pursuing the most powerful position on earth.

The seafood linguini special at Aperto.  (Eric Althoff)

Mangia mangia! Diotaiuti opens Aperto in Northwest

- The Washington Times

There’s a bold new spot for power lunching in Northwest, and it’s fitting that celebrity chef Luigi Diotaiuti is there to be your guide. Mr. Diotaiuti, whose fortunate clients have included George Clooney, Hillary Clinton, Harrison Ford and John F. Kerry, has opened Aperto to be the companion piece to his other District Italian bistro, Al Tiramisu, which has been a Dupont Circle staple for two decades.

A work from Ron Hess Original Art shows a D.C. office building with only one worker in it.  (Facebook)

The zen state: Pennsylvania artist draws D.C. office building with one worker in it

- The Washington Times

Artist Ron Hess of Easton, Pennsylvania, never wants for a sketchpad. The store manager and father of three has been drawing for years, capturing the world about him in a prolific series of works that was on display at the weekend at the Riverside Festival of the Arts. Mr. Hess also commits to the canvas the great American urban scenescapes, especially of New York and Washington. One of his recent master works entails a painting he made of a District office building located at 17th and H streets in Northwest.

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Holiday-themed chocolates are customizable from TopThisChocolate.com.  (Shana Elson)

District native offers customers customizable Christmas and Hanukkah treats

- The Washington Times

D.C. native Shana Elson is taking customizable candies to the next level with her business, Top This Chocolate out of Santa Monica, California, a boutique customizer of all manner of chocolate treats. "Before Top This Chocolate, the only chocolate that was available was whatever came off the factory floor," Ms. Elson said. "If you liked almonds, you were in luck, but if you preferred pistachios with cranberries, there was nowhere to turn."

Kathryn Sargent  (vebidoo.com)

Sargent aims to dress up D.C.

- The Washington Times

British designer Kathryn Sargent aims to dress up the capital. The London-based designer recently came to the District for a "Tailored Tea" and "Wine and Design" event at The Jefferson Washington D.C. in Northwest. Ms. Sargent showed off her wares and explained the importance of a bespoke tailored suit for doing business in the District, be it for government, business or simply social occasions.

Actor Chazz Palminteri has his own signature brand of vodka, BiVi.  (swineandswill.com)

Palminteri unveils BiVi, first-ever Sicilian-style vodka

- The Washington Times

Chazz Palminteri, the writer-actor-director known for his one-man show and subsequent film adaptation of "A Bronx Tale," has gone where no Sicilian distiller has gone before. "My [business partner] Rich DeCicco said to me, 'You know there's never really been an Italian/Sicilian vodka made in Sicily,'" Mr. Palminteri, 63, told The Washington Times of his entry into the vodka business with his new signature brand, BiVi.

The Hillary Files

May 19, 2015: Join us at the Capitol Hill Club for a private dinner with Congressman Dan Burton, President and CEO Larry Beasley, Editor John Solomon, and Opinion Editor David Keene for a rare opportunity to hear Congressman Burton's account of "The Hillary Files." Seating is limited.

Ed Goaes from the Tarrance Group

The Calculation Behind Deciding to Run for President

The Washington Times

May 13, 2015 Ed Goeas, President and CEO of the Tarrance Group joins us on a telephone briefing. The Tarrance Group, in partnership with Lake Research Partners, has produced a series of "Battleground" surveys for George Washington University since 1991. These surveys are looked to by political, journalistic, and campaign professionals for unbiased information as they have accurately portrayed the political climate through five Presidential and four mid-term election cycles.

Rebecca Hagelin and her daughter, Kristin Carey.

Family meals nourish body, spirit and relationships

The "center" of a home — the place with the most traffic — tends to be wherever food is found, which makes the kitchen or, more specifically, the table, the most important spot in every home. It's important for a simple reason: Everyone needs to eat. But its significance reaches far beyond the filling of stomachs. The table has the potential to be the place where schedules line up, where work and entertainment get put aside in favor of the conversation that nourishes relationships.