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9/14 Friday Round Up: Our thoughts are with the Carolinas

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#Weekend

Awesome events: Some events planned for this weekend like the DC VegFest and H Street Festival have been cancelled or postponed due to [e]; Jose Andres can cook – and he can save lives too! He’s discussing his efforts in Puerto Rico tonight with WaPo food reporter Tim Carmen; The Best of DC Shorts Film Festival takes place this weekend at Miracle Theater – this is your chance to see the award winning audience faves from the week; The annual Go West Beer Fest returns to Eastern Market to give DCers a taste of some of the greatest beers on the other side of the continent; Sweat your Sunday scaries away at Shaw’s neighborhood fitness crawl; And there’s always the Redskins game


#Watch By NJI Media

Traveling all the way from the West Coast to Nats Park are Deidre Pujols and her husband and first baseman for the LA Angels, Albert Pujols. Deidre founded Strike Out Slavery – an organization focused on combating trafficking in the United States – and she prioritized the nation’s capital on their ball park tour ⚾️

FamousDC Spotlight: Strike Out Slavery

FamousDC spent some time with Deidre and Albert Pujols of the Los Angeles Angels at our very own Nationals Park. The founders of Strike Out Slavery are dedicated to combating to the growing trafficking problem in our own backyards, starting with the ball park ⚾️

Posted by FamousDC on Monday, September 10, 2018


#NewsYouCanUse

Pets! Animals displaced from Hurricane Florence are in DC and need homes!; The location for Amazon’s HQ2 will be decided by the end of the year. But that’s all we know. Unless you know something we don’t. In which case, that’s still all we know; We’re doing our due diligence to provide you with health and wellness before the weekend; Dance like Bengals CB Dre Kirkpatrick is watching; Ok we get it, not everyone likes cats, but please do not do this to your cats; And because you deserve a 5-minute video of babies and dogs, here you go world.

 


#EditorsPick

As the Founder and CEO of FiscalNote, along with its recent purchase of CQ Roll Call, Tim Hwang is determined to change the landscape of business and government around the world.


#FamousMerch

Fall is around the corner which means leaves – which means #sleeves. Don’t go sleeveless 🍂


#FamousForDC

How is Alex Gangitano’s golf swing?; That’s Ambassador Dorey Schiemer to you; Shana Glickfield had a rockin’ Thursday night; Macey Sevcik is making beer classy again; Does Bradley Bosserman still read this far down?; Jim Cantore is just living his best life on The Weather Channel; Nature called and Brian Walsh answered; We want to join Allie Yielding next time she eats McDonald’s for dinner;Ask Howard Mortman about the Moody Blues; DJ Jamiel is excited for cubbin’ szn; Will Gerrit Lansing ever give up his Twitter handle?; Chris Taylor was in town for 110 minutes. Did he call you?; Does Juliane Sullivan put more miles on her bike than her car?; SPOTTED: Michael Connolly in a tux; Charles Faulkner and Boris Johnson go way back; Congrats to Brian Diffell on the WTG Global expansion; Robert Jameson has been wave shredding; ALERT: Jason Roe is holding paintings of old men with beards; Here’s to hoping Ryan Welton has a quick recovery; Megan Bloomgren inspiring minds this week while powering past the impossible; Stuart Siciliano’s operational skills extend to flawless pre-school drop-offs; Kelsey Jones Art is a wonder in keeping high-speed trains on time; We’re Doug Andres’ second biggest fans; Some guy named Drake filled an entire arena last night;


#MakingMoves by S-3 Public Affairs

Tommy Andrews leaves the Hill and heads to the White House’s legislative affairs team. Mr. Andrews departs Speaker Ryan’s office as head of member services; Caitlin Huey-Burns started her new gig at CBS News on Monday as a political reporter. Caitlin previously spent the past few years at Real Clear Politics; David Aldridge is coming home to The District as Editor in Chief for The Athletic DC. Happy to have you back David; Alex Leary is joining the Wall Street Journal after most recently covering the state of Florida for the Tampa Bay Times; Joann Muller announced she is leading a new Autonomous Vehicles newsletter at Axios. She most recently worked at Forbes; Michael C. Bender is making big moves to the WSJ White House squad; Congrats to Eric Michael Garcia on his first week as an editor at The Hill; Adam Rice was named head of public affairs at the American Securities Association. He previously worked for Financial Services Roundtable; Alexander Marquardt announced he is joining CNN’s national security team in DC. He most recently worked for ABC covering Beirut, Jerusalem, and Moscow; Molly Edgington accepted a job with US Fitness as their Senior Director of Corporate Sales and Wellness — hit her up with your healthy work environment questions and needs; Wednesday was Kaya Singleton’s last day at the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation. She began her new role with the federal affairs team for The Entertainment Software Association; #DoBigThingsDC


#Birthdays

Famous birthday wishes to Molly Boyce Edgington! NBC News TODAY show senior producer Scott Foster, Rep. Tim Murphy, John Downs, Rep. Ann Wagner, Tina Gray Pelkey, Rachel Ryan McKell, CBS Face The Nation producer Jillian Hughes,  Sen. Chris Coons, Bloomberg’s Katie Boyce, Rep. Joaquin Castro, Thomas Dudley and Kelsey Smith!


#BYE

you’re late for happy hour.