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    November is National Epilepsy Awareness Month

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 21:11

    5 years ago Kelly's teenage son was diagnosed with Epilepsy after having a grand mal seizure. She is passionate about educating people about Epilepsy and talks with Dr. Archana Pasupuleti a Pediatric Epileptologist at Children's National. We discuss what is epilepsy, signs of epilepsy, treatments, mental health implications, and what to do if you witness someone having a seizure. LINKS: Children's National Hospital https://childrensnational.org/visit/find-a-provider/archana-pasupuleti Epilepsy Awareness Month https://www.epilepsy.com/make-difference/public-awareness/national-epilepsy-awareness-month From Real.Fun.DC. “The Tommy and Kelly Show” is produced in Washington, DC providing news, culture, playful conversation, positive energy, and a dose of morning fun any time. Download the Real.Fun.DC. APP to check out our wide array of programming app.RealFunDC.com Follow Kelly Collis Twitter: https://twitter.com/cityshopgirl Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cityshopgirl/ LinkedIN: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kellycollis/ Follow Tommy McFLY Twitter: https://twitter.com/tommymcfly Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mrtommymcfly/ LinkedIN: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tommymcfly/

    Wizard's Fashion Statement, Wreaths Across America, Holiday Season in Full Swing

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 28:33

    Washington Wizards forward Kyle Kuzma had social media buzzing ahead of their game against the Charlotte Hornets last night, arriving at Capital One Arena in a giant pink sweater. Twitter compared his bold fashion statement from everything to a Pepto Bismol bottle to the Pink Panther. Wreaths Across America is on this year on December 18 at Arlington National Cemetery and military cemeteries around the country. We share a preview of local artisans that are at the Downtown DC Holiday Market. Featured vendors include Cannimals, IndiBlooms, Smell of Love Candles, Painted Palettes, Marcella Kriebel, and Turtle's Web. Many big box retailers are closed on Thanksgiving Day including Costco, Home Depot, Nordstrom, and Walmart. Washingtonian Magazine highlights “DC Christmas Bar Queen” Salame Aspiazu. She is designing a Christmas Theme bar in the Navy Yard at the wine bar Maxwell Park. The HISTORY channel partnered with Blue Star Families for “Mission to Honor” rolling up a CSX 1776 pride in service locomotive and train full of toys and educational items to military families at the B&O Railroad Museum in Baltimore. Tommy hosted the evening of fun and festive holiday cheer for military families. HISTORY's awesome new show “Toys That Built America” premieres on Sunday November 28th at 9PM. How you can support Blue Star Families: HISTORY will pledge to donate $1 for every post on social media, up to $25,000, to Blue Star Families when you share a photo, video or nostalgic memory of their favorite childhood toy using #toysthatbuiltamerica and tagging @HISTORY Links: Kyle Kuzma Sweater: https://www.sportingnews.com/us/nba/news/kyle-kuzma-pink-sweater-wizards/k6jsr68iypa916cdffv11vctz Kyle Kuzma Sweater 2: https://twitter.com/Tina77715956/status/1463119974931828737 Kyle Kuzma Sweater 3: https://twitter.com/DirtRacinGirl14/status/1463118230109794313 Kyle Kuzma Sweater 4: https://twitter.com/SosaThaPlug1/status/1463090521056976896 Wreaths Tickets: https://learn.wreathsacrossamerica.org/anc2021 Christmas Bar: https://www.washingtonian.com/2021/11/22/navy-yard-wine-bar-maxwell-park-is-becoming-a-decked-out-christmas-bar/?fbclid=IwAR0H1gNnpC5NZNuFiLXhu9FTNG3pitibsw4X6EbICuWL-SVzTkiLq36MPuw Big Retailers Closed on Thanksgiving: https://wtop.com/thanksgiving-news/2021/11/big-retailers-wont-beckon-shoppers-on-thanksgiving-day/?fbclid=IwAR3oTeeFcmElrZBfIn7mwR4X3LXV3mJttpxFOK1pgzu6hpLXNbZ85nFB_iE Holiday Market Vendors Smell of Love Candles https://smelloflovecandles.com/pages/about-us Painted Palettes https://www.paintedpalettes.com/ Marcella Kriebel https://instagram.com/marcellakriebel?utm_medium=copy_link From Real.Fun.DC. “The Tommy and Kelly Show” is produced in Washington, DC providing news, culture, playful conversation, positive energy, and a dose of morning fun any time. Download the Real.Fun.DC. APP to check out our wide array of programming app.RealFunDC.com Follow Kelly Collis Twitter: https://twitter.com/cityshopgirl Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cityshopgirl/ LinkedIN: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kellycollis/ Follow Tommy McFLY Twitter: https://twitter.com/tommymcfly Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mrtommymcfly/ LinkedIN: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tommymcfly/

    Washington Spirit Wins Championship, Pat Collins Goes Viral, Fight Night Returns with Al Roker

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 22:10


    What a season on and off the field for the Washington Spirit. They won the NWSL championship on Saturday against the Chicago Red Stars. Spirit defenseman Kelley O'Hara (33) is the oldest player to score in an NWSL Championship, while Trinity Rodman (19) is the youngest to have an assist. Fight Night will reboot in 2022, according to their press release, it will be “Fight Night meets The Kennedy Center Honors,” celebrating those who have leveraged the power of sports for positive social impact on May 19, 2022 at the Anthem, they have partnered with Al Roker's production company to tell the story of the honorees. NBC 4's Pat Collins goes viral with his vandalism story about Mike. Sculpture Garden Ice Rink reopens. Tommy and Kelly visit Sterling Middle School. Links: Washington Spirit Overcome A Crazy Season: https://www.espn.com/soccer/united-states-nwsl/story/4524920/nwsl-final-washington-spirit-a-fitting-champion-after-overcoming-year-of-controversy Fight Night Details: https://fightforchildren.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/Fight-For-Children-Honors-Press-Release-FINAL-11.18.21.pdf?fbclid=IwAR0CE55v-GepMj6AmweNb1K8aNdrojzyeMWg07W0vt9N_Cu8Moh2dPr5zeA Pat Collins' Viral Song: https://twitter.com/gregorybrothers/status/1461501962268991491?s=20 Sculpture Garden Reopens: https://www.nga.gov/visit/ice-rink.html Virginia Lottery Teacher Tour: RealFunDC.com/teachers From Real.Fun.DC. “The Tommy and Kelly Show” is produced in Washington, DC providing news, culture, playful conversation, positive energy, and a dose of morning fun any time. Download the Real.Fun.DC. APP to check out our wide array of programming app.RealFunDC.com Follow Kelly Collis Twitter: https://twitter.com/cityshopgirl Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cityshopgirl/ LinkedIN: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kellycollis/ Follow Tommy McFLY Twitter: https://twitter.com/tommymcfly Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mrtommymcfly/ LinkedIN: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tommymcfly/


    Maskless in DC, Taylor Swift Easter Eggs, Lunar Eclipse, Holiday Market Kicks Off on Friday

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 23:49

    Mayor Bowser announced yesterday that beginning Monday, November 22, masks will not be required in private businesses. Teacher Tour with Virginia Lottery and Georgetown Cupcakes continues with a visit to McLean High School. A car was vandalized in NE DC with “Mike is a cheater” spray painted and windows bashed. NBC 4's Pat Collins talks with the car owner, not Mike; someone raged on the wrong car. Taylor Swift continues to surprise fans with Easter Eggs in her 2 new videos from the re-recorded Red Album, I Bet You'll Think Of Me and All Too Well. The Downtown Holiday Market begins Friday, November 19. This year's retail lineup will feature more than 70 exhibitors including Black-owned and minority-owned businesses from the DC Department of Small and Local Business Development's (DSLBD) Made in DC program. Six food vendors will provide tasty treats and hot beverages, spread across the market. Lunar Eclipse is occurring on Friday morning, at 4:02 a.m. EST, 99.1% of the Moon will be in Earth's shadow at maximum eclipse. It will be visible across all of North America, much of South America, and portions of Asia. The last time this occurred was in the 15th Century. Links: Mike is A Cheater: https://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local/mike-is-a-cheater-vengeful-vandal-hits-wrong-car-in-dc/2884767/ TikTok Video on Taylor Swift's Easter Eggs: https://www.tiktok.com/@catquinn/video/7029921165447548166?_d=secCgwIARCbDRjEFSACKAESPgo8s3HX7Rx9x9Cm%2BITbwiQf8Rr9N%2Fod0194axPC5%2BQq3UeCQk8ktmk8XBHmGg%2Bt%2BPDfacgoP7vq3Rhx9PvvGgA%3D&checksum=9ca8b95838dd319ba698106f61fcfcd9b9b9a414b4a4d402a64616b3fada6933&clips_cover_ab=v0&enable_clips=1&language=en&preview_pb=0&sec_user_id=MS4wLjABAAAAMaOdMkDR8NszWtvShacYPXvgbgob33TxluWKi6z73denNeP7rCRW4fvKtfvGcICr&share_app_id=1233&share_item_id=7029921165447548166&share_link_id=122CD261-39F7-40AF-862F-C93D6149566B&source=h5_m×tamp=1637097083&tt_from=sms&u_code=d426hcjb6k5c9j&user_id=6642317007176695813&utm_campaign=client_share&utm_medium=ios&utm_source=sms&_r=1 Downtown Holiday market site: http://downtownholidaymarket.com/ From Real.Fun.DC. “The Tommy and Kelly Show” is produced in Washington, DC providing news, culture, playful conversation, positive energy, and a dose of morning fun any time. Download the Real.Fun.DC. APP to check out our wide array of programming app.RealFunDC.com Follow Kelly Collis Twitter: https://twitter.com/cityshopgirl Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cityshopgirl/ LinkedIN: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kellycollis/ Follow Tommy McFLY Twitter: https://twitter.com/tommymcfly Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mrtommymcfly/ LinkedIN: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tommymcfly/

    Spirit Heading to the Finals, Celebs Coming for the National Christmas Tree Lighting, Brothers Osborne Come Home to the Anthem

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 17:34

    The Washington Spirit is heading to the finals on Sunday against the Chicago Red Stars! Game is at noon, a watch party is in the works, stay tuned to the Spirit's Twitter. Game will air on CBS and Paramount+. National Christmas Tree Lighting is on December 2 in President's Park on the Ellipse. LL COOL J will be the host, joined by Billy Porter, Chris Stapleton, H.E.R., Juanes, Keb' Mo', Kristin Chenoweth, Maren Morris, and Patti LaBelle performing holiday favorites alongside the U.S. Army Band Downrange and the Howard Gospel Choir. As You Are Bar is headed for Barracks Row expected to open early next year, Washington City Paper reports. Bar will also offer programming for LGBTQ youth. We interview Deale, Maryland's Brother Osborne, who is coming to the Anthem on Friday night, fresh from winning the CMA Award for Country Duo. Links: Spirit Twitter: https://twitter.com/WashSpirit As You Are Bar: https://washingtoncitypaper.com/article/539306/as-you-are-bar-an-inclusive-queer-space-is-bound-for-barracks-row/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=newsletter_axioslocal_dc&stream=top National Christmas Tree Lighting: https://www.thenationaltree.org Brothers Osborne: https://www.brothersosborne.com/ From Real.Fun.DC. “The Tommy and Kelly Show” is produced in Washington, DC providing news, culture, playful conversation, positive energy, and a dose of morning fun any time. Download the Real.Fun.DC. APP to check out our wide array of programming app.RealFunDC.com Follow Kelly Collis Twitter: https://twitter.com/cityshopgirl Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cityshopgirl/ LinkedIN: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kellycollis/ Follow Tommy McFLY Twitter: https://twitter.com/tommymcfly Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mrtommymcfly/ LinkedIN: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tommymcfly/

    Meet DC's Queen Of The Underworld

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2021 17:32

    She was known as the "female Al Capone." Odessa Madre is a mysterious figure in DC history who ran gambling, bootlegging and other illegal activities. Madre's empire spanned decades and a new documentary tells the story of a complex woman. "She was a woman who was not welcomed in society because of how she looked because of her sexual orientation and she said, "you know what? I'm going to be successful and live life on my terms the way I want to." And she was unapologetic." Tommy chatted with filmmaker Robin Hamilton about her journey in uncovering the woman behind the folklore. Find a screening of Odessa's Reign here AroundRobin.com From Real.Fun.DC. “The Tommy and Kelly Show” is produced in Washington, DC providing news, culture, playful conversation, positive energy, and a dose of morning fun any time. Download the Real.Fun.DC. APP to check out our wide array of programming app.RealFunDC.com

    Dua Lipa Hangs in DC, Maryland Teacher Wins $1 Million, Rockefeller Tree is From Maryland

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021 17:52

    A Maryland high school English teacher who teaches at International High School at Langley Park in Prince George's County won the $1 million Global Teacher Prize from the Varkey Foundation for her work to help first generation students with college education. For the first time, the iconic Rockefeller Center Christmas tree will come from the state of Maryland. Dua Lipa in DC according to her instagram. She was in town to support the screening of the movie Hive, a story of a woman who starts her own business after her husband goes missing in the war in Kosovo. Lipa, who is of partial Kosovan descent shared on IG “ I hope it can help with the collective healing of families who were separated and people who lost their loved ones. “ For the second consecutive season, Juan Soto was honored as a Louisville Slugger Silver Slugger Award winner for National League outfielders. DC creative agency No Kings Collective and Events DC are bringing together more than 100 artists and independent curators this weekend for the second Umbrella art show. This massive free arts event will take place across 25,000 square feet of retail space at the new Collection 14, a mixed-use development project by Madison Investments (1400 W St. NW). Links: Dua Lipa Instagram in DC: https://www.instagram.com/p/CWGIN3WMDF9/ Maryland Christmas Tree: https://www.nbcnewyork.com/entertainment/holidays/2021-rockefeller-center-christmas-tree-is-on-its-way-to-new-york-city-from-maryland/3395391/ Umbrella Art Fair: https://eventsdc.com/news/events-dc-and-no-kings-collective-host-second-umbrella-art-show-nov-12-14 Red Eye Market Crowds: https://washingtoncitypaper.com/article/538581/diners-strike-out-at-redeye-night-market-swarm-downtown-restaurants/ From Real.Fun.DC. “The Tommy and Kelly Show” is produced in Washington, DC providing news, culture, playful conversation, positive energy, and a dose of morning fun any time. Download the Real.Fun.DC. APP to check out our wide array of programming app.RealFunDC.com Follow Kelly Collis Twitter: https://twitter.com/cityshopgirl Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cityshopgirl/ LinkedIN: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kellycollis/ Follow Tommy McFLY Twitter: https://twitter.com/tommymcfly Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mrtommymcfly/ LinkedIN: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tommymcfly/

    National Cherry Blossom Returns to In-Person Events, 771 Area Code Launches, Porcupine Population Is Growing in Virginia

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 17:21

    Yesterday the National Cherry Blossom Festival announced its programming for 2022 with several in-person events. They are working with the Mayor's office, the National Park Service, and other officials, partners, and stakeholders to plan a variety of safe, entertaining, and fun programming for the Festival that will unite communities, help support economic recovery, and embrace springtime in the District. It kicks off on March 20. Yesterday marked the first day DC became a two-area code city with the launch of the 771 area code. Squid Game 2 is coming! No release date but a confirmation from the director that Gi-hun will return. The porcupine population is growing in Virginia, we talked with Dr. Riley at the Blue Ridge Wildlife Center who is currently caring for a sick porcupine. Links: Squid Game 2: Squid Game 2 is Coming! National Cherry Blossom Festival: National Cherry Blossom Festival Blue Ridge Wildlife Center: Blue Ridge Wildlife Center From Real.Fun.DC. “The Tommy and Kelly Show” is produced in Washington, DC providing news, culture, playful conversation, positive energy, and a dose of morning fun any time. Download the Real.Fun.DC. APP to check out our wide array of programming app.RealFunDC.com Follow Kelly Collis Twitter: @CityShopGirl Instagram: @CityShopGirl LinkedIN: Kelly Collis Follow Tommy McFLY Twitter: @TommyMcFLY Instagram: @MrTommyMcFLY LinkedIN: Tommy McFLY

    Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Is Open to The Public, Washington Spirit Is In The Semifinals, Soto is Almost an MVP, Tommy Receives Lifetime of Friendship Award

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 24:00

    For the first time in nearly 100 years, and as part of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Centennial Commemoration, the public will be able to walk on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Plaza at Arlington National Cemetery and lay flowers in front of the Tomb on Nov. 9 and 10, 2021. Washington Spirit Is Heading to the Semi-Finals this weekend after their overtime win against North Carolina. Washington Nationals Juan Soto was named one of three finalists for the 2021 National League Most Valuable Player award, winners announced on November 18. DCA opened two new 50,000-square-foot security halls to help with passenger traffic just in time for the holidays. WMATA is testing two 7000 series trains with heavy boxes to simulate passengers with hopes to ease delays by December. 3 new Amazon stores are opening in the DC area, Gaithersburg, Logan Circle, and Columbia, MD. Tony Hawk was in DC over the weekend and left a skateboard at a park in Shaw for one lucky fan to find. Tommy McFly receives the first-ever Diane Raya Brown lifetime achievement awards from Best Buddies. Links: Tomb of the Unknown Soldier: Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Washington Spirit in the playoffs: Washington Spirit Makes the Playoffs Tony Hawk Stops By Skate Yard: Tony Hawk Stops by a Skate Yard From Real.Fun.DC. “The Tommy and Kelly Show” is produced in Washington, DC providing news, culture, playful conversation, positive energy, and a dose of morning fun any time. Download the Real.Fun.DC. APP to check out our wide array of programming app.RealFunDC.com Follow Kelly Collis Twitter: @CityShopGirl Instagram: @CityShopGirl LinkedIN: Kelly Collis Follow Tommy McFLY Twitter: @TommyMcFLY Instagram: @MrTommyMcFLY LinkedIN: Tommy McFLY

    Captain White's Seafood Sets Sail, Pickleball Craze Is Happening in DC, Washington, Spirit Gets A New Owner

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2021 23:10


    Colin Powell's funeral is today at the National Cathedral; his son Michael and Madeline Albright are expected to speak, Presidents Biden and Bush also expected to attend. Big changes at the Wharf after Captain White's Seafood Market pulls out their barges after a dispute over rent with the developer and the city. Speculation over who will replace FP in the booth to cover Nationals games for MASN- making the list are past players such as Zimmerman, Jayson Werth and pitcher Drew Storen. Pickleball is the fastest growing sport in the country and DC Parks and Rec has noticed, there are currently 34 outdoor pickleball courts in DC, with plans to have courts in all 8 Wards by 2022. Billionaire Todd Boehly, part-owner of Lakers, Dodgers in talks to buy women's soccer team the Washington Spirit, Boehly is originally from DC. This weekend is the wrap up of Southern Maryland Vegan restaurant week. Tommy talks with their founder Alissa Kircher from the Ruddy Duck in Solomon's. Links: Captain White's Seafood Market Leave the Wharf: Captain White's Seafood Market Leaving the Wharf Pickleball Courts Come to DC: Pickleball Courts Come to DC WJFK Speculates Who Will Replace FP Santangelo: Who Will Replace FP Santangelo? Washington Post Reports Todd Booehly to buy the Washington Spirit: a href=”https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/2021/10/29/todd-boehly-nwsl-washington-spirit/”>Todd Booehly to but the Washington Spirit Southern Maryland Vegan Restaurant Week: Southern MD Vegan Restaurant Week From Real.Fun.DC. “The Tommy and Kelly Show” is produced in Washington, DC providing news, culture, playful conversation, positive energy, and a dose of morning fun any time. Download the Real.Fun.DC. APP to check out our wide array of programming app.RealFunDC.com Follow Kelly Collis Twitter: @CityShopGirl Instagram: @CityShopGirl LinkedIN: Kelly Collis Follow Tommy McFLY Twitter: @TommyMcFLY Instagram: @MrTommyMcFLY LinkedIN: Tommy McFLY


    Kevin Hart Pops Up in DC, Squid Game Conspiracy, House of Gucci Local Connection, American Girl Doll From Anacostia

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2021 21:43


    Tommy and Kelly discuss conspiracy theories around the plot and characters on Squid Game. Kevin Hart pops up at the DC Improv to work on new material. House of Gucci with Lady Gaga will open in theaters in November, the book the script is based on has a DC connection, the author Sarah Forden is a reporter living in the area. A biracial American Girl Doll is inspired by environmental activist Sharon Dennis Wyeth, 73 who grew up spending time with her family on the Anacostia River. DC Night Market founded by Peter Chang from No Kings Collective is happening on Saturday, showcasing dozens of Asian inspired restaurants in an outdoor festival on Pennsylvania Ave. Links: Conspiracy Theories on Squid Game: Squid Game TikTok Conspiracies Kevin Hart at DC Improv: Kevin Hart at DC Improv New American Girl Doll from DC: < a href=”https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/a-new-environmentalist-for-the-next-generation-is-a-doll-and-shes-from-dc/2021/11/01/b0902a7e-3b38-11ec-a493-51b0252dea0c_story.html”>New American Girl Doll from DC DC Night Market: DC Night Market From Real.Fun.DC. “The Tommy and Kelly Show” is produced in Washington, DC providing news, culture, playful conversation, positive energy, and a dose of morning fun any time. Download the Real.Fun.DC. APP to check out our wide array of programming app.RealFunDC.com Follow Kelly Collis Twitter: @CityShopGirl Instagram: @CityShopGirl LinkedIN: Kelly Collis Follow Tommy McFLY Twitter: @TommyMcFLY Instagram: @MrTommyMcFLY LinkedIN: Tommy McFLY


    Election Day in VA, New Dictionary Words, Mariah Says it is Christmas Time, Smashing Pumpkins

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2021 27:18


    Election Day is here in Virginia, there are drink specials at Myron Mixon's BBQ. The new National Christmas tree is here and planted on the White House lawn and Mariah Carey has announced that Christmas time is officially here. Her song, All I Want For Christmas, consistently hits number 1 every year and has made her over $60 million since its release 25 years ago. Merriam-Webster Announces 455 new words including amirite, dad bod, air fryer and TBH. Cox Farms in Centreville, VA will be smashing pumpkins this weekend. Yummy giveaways in Shaw neighborhood for their Eat, Drink, Shaw, Reimagined campaign. Links: Merriam-Webster Announces New Words: New Words in the Dictionary Mariah Carey Cashes In On Christmas Mariah Carey Says It's Christmas Time Again New National Christmas Tree: New National Christmas Tree is Here Eat Drink SHAW, Reimagined: Eat Drink SHAW, Reimagined From Real.Fun.DC. “The Tommy and Kelly Show” is produced in Washington, DC providing news, culture, playful conversation, positive energy, and a dose of morning fun any time. Download the Real.Fun.DC. APP to check out our wide array of programming app.RealFunDC.com Follow Kelly Collis Twitter: @CityShopGirl Instagram: @CityShopGirl LinkedIN: Kelly Collis Follow Tommy McFLY Twitter: @TommyMcFLY Instagram: @MrTommyMcFLY LinkedIN: Tommy McFLY


    Coyote in Rock Creek, Halloween Festivities in DC, Teacher Tour Rolls On

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2021 21:39

    According to Popville, a female coyote was spotted in Rock Creek Park as part of #SnapshotUSA, a nationwide study using camera traps in suburban, rural, wild, and urban areas across all 50 states. Tropicana announces on social media they are releasing a toothpaste that will make your morning OJ taste good. Northern Virginia Teacher Tour continues, surprises for teachers at Willow Springs Elementary. The High Heel Race was last night and over 400 competitors completed the block and half race. Round up of Halloween activities in the DC area. Links below! Links: Coyote Spotted at Rock Creek Park: Coyote in Rock Creek Park Toothpaste Friendly OJ: Toothpaste Friendly OJ Teacher Tour: Teacher Tour Halloween Happenings - Pumpkin Decorating: Pumpkin Decorating Halloween Happenings - Pumpkins in the Park: Pumpkins in the Park Howl-o-Ween at Hirshhorn: Howl-o-Ween at Hirshhorn From Real.Fun.DC. “The Tommy and Kelly Show” is produced in Washington, DC providing news, culture, playful conversation, positive energy, and a dose of morning fun any time. Download the Real.Fun.DC. APP to check out our wide array of programming app.RealFunDC.com Follow Kelly Collis Twitter: @CityShopGirl Instagram: @CityShopGirl LinkedIN: Kelly Collis Follow Tommy McFLY Twitter: @TommyMcFLY Instagram: @MrTommyMcFLY LinkedIN: Tommy McFLY

    Katie Couric Coming to DC, Free Bikes, High Heel Race Tonight

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 24:27


    Katie Couric returns to DC on Saturday night for an appearance at the Anthem to promote her new book “Going There”. In her time as a local TV reporter in DC at WRC Channel 4, she talks about her former colleagues including Barbara Harrison, Wendy Rieger and Pat Collins. Halloween decorations at a house in Friendship Heights, shows off how many businesses are “RIP” in this NW neighborhood including Neiman Marcus, AMC, and Lord and Taylor. The High Heel race is tonight on 17th Street with a parade at 6:30 pm and the race at 9:00 pm. D.C. residents are eligible for a free one-month membership to Capital Bike Share to help ease transportation issues caused by WMATA delays. The Virginia Governor race continues to capture attention. A local foundation hopes it can also capture dollars for charity, by people picking the candidate they believe will win. Again this year, the Washington Regional Alcohol Program is partnering with Lyft to provide free rides for Halloween. Links: Katie Couric Dishes on Local Reporters: Katie Couric Talks Local Reporters Halloween in Friendship Heights: Halloween in Friendship Heights High Heel Race: High Heel Race Free Rides on Halloween: Free Rides on Halloween Capital Bike Share: Capital Bike Share From Real.Fun.DC. “The Tommy and Kelly Show” is produced in Washington, DC providing news, culture, playful conversation, positive energy, and a dose of morning fun any time. Download the Real.Fun.DC. APP to check out our wide array of programming app.RealFunDC.com Follow Kelly Collis Twitter: @CityShopGirl Instagram: @CityShopGirl LinkedIN: Kelly Collis Follow Tommy McFLY Twitter: @TommyMcFLY Instagram: @MrTommyMcFLY LinkedIN: Tommy McFLY


    Amazon Rolls Out Community Plans, Popping Bottles in a Haunted House, Metro PR Nightmare Continues

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 28:22


    Arlington County and Arlington Public Schools announced Wednesday that Amazon will support the building of a permanent home for Arlington Community High School (ACHS) as part of its PenPlace development in Pentagon City. Orkin released its Top 50 Rattiest Cities List and the top five cities didn't budge, with DC coming in at #5. Maryland's legendary screamfest Markoff's Haunted Forest to host Haunted HEIST, a nightlife takeover of Markoff's spooky "Town." In a statement, Metro said it is “working to reach out to customers that were on board the train that derailed last week and are providing a $21 SmarTrip credit. While it does not make up for their experience, we wanted to offer an apology along with this small gesture of appreciation.” Online is the Spooky Hill map of the location in the Capitol Hills neighborhood of Halloween decorations. Colin Powell's Funeral is scheduled for November 5 at the National Cathedral. The Teacher Tour continues with a stop at Hoffman Boston to visit Ms. Gomez. Links: Amazon Partners with Arlington Public Schools: Amazon Partners with Arlington Public Schools Heist Halloween Night: Heist Halloween Night Rattiest Cities in the US: Rattiest Cities in the US Metro Give $21 Smart Credit Compensation: Metro to Give $21 Smart Credit Compensation Spooky Hill Map: Spooky Hill Map From Real.Fun.DC. “The Tommy and Kelly Show” is produced in Washington, DC providing news, culture, playful conversation, positive energy, and a dose of morning fun any time. Download the Real.Fun.DC. APP to check out our wide array of programming app.RealFunDC.com Follow Kelly Collis Twitter: @CityShopGirl Instagram: @CityShopGirl LinkedIN: Kelly Collis Follow Tommy McFLY Twitter: @TommyMcFLY Instagram: @MrTommyMcFLY LinkedIN: Tommy McFLY


    Remembering Colin Powell Rules for Life, WMATA is a Disaster, Maryland Towns Rank in the Top 100

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 34:25


    We are remembering Colin Powell and his 13 rules for life. Rule #1 It ain't as bad as you think. It will look better in the morning. Delays continue with WMATA as they investigate the recent derailment. Yesterday, Washington Metrorail Safety Commission investigators found the fourth axle of the train involved in the Blue Line incident was “out of compliance with the 7000 series specifications for the wheel and axle assembly.” National Geographic released a documentary on the rescue of the Thai boys soccer team. The incredible story includes real footage, “The Rescue” has already received accolades at the Middleburg Arts Festival. Three Maryland towns, Frederick, Columbia and Annapolis are all ranked in the best 100 places to live in America, according to a report released by the community research outlet Livability. Halloween candy sales are up 48% compared to this time last year. Most popular candy in Maryland = Hershey Kisses, Virginia = Hot Tamales and DC = M&Ms. A 2 hour interview with Oprah and Adele is coming to CBS on November 14th. Political Arena is a new video game in development that allows players to choose a political candidate and make all sorts of decisions around campaigning. Links: Top Halloween Candy By State:


    Max Scherzer Saves the Dodgers, Zebras Are Still Roaming, Broadway Returns to the Kennedy Center, Adele's New Music

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 16:28

    Max Scherzer enters the 9th inning to save the Dodgers as they go on to the NL championships against the Braves. One of the three zebras that escaped from a farm in Upper Marlboro more than a month ago has died. Adele's long awaited single has been released, “Easy On Me”, it is about her divorce, and moving on. She shared the inspiration behind her new song with BBC Radio. The Capital Pride Alliance is hosting the inaugural Colorful Fest weekend, including a Block Party & Fair at Dock 5, located at Union Market on Sunday, October 17. It will feature small independent businesses, community groups, artisans, food, and entertainment. Broadway returns to the Kennedy Center this week with the production of Hadestown. Links: Max Is Shirtless: Max is Shirtless Adele Interview with BBC Radio: Adele Interview with BBC Radio Colorful Fest: Colorful Fest From Real.Fun.DC. “The Tommy and Kelly Show” is produced in Washington, DC providing news, culture, playful conversation, positive energy, and a dose of morning fun any time. Download the Real.Fun.DC. APP to check out our wide array of programming app.RealFunDC.com Follow Kelly Collis Twitter: @CityShopGirl Instagram: @CityShopGirl LinkedIN: Kelly Collis Follow Tommy McFLY Twitter: @TommyMcFLY Instagram: @MrTommyMcFLY LinkedIN: Tommy McFLY

    Baby Makes A Grandslam, Caps Win, Odessa the DC Gangster Gets a Documentary, Squid Game Candy Comes to DC

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 20:06

    Mr. National, Ryan Zimmerman, and his wife Heather announced on Instagram they are expecting their 4th child in January, a baby boy. The Capitals won their home opener last night against the Rangers 5-1. Alex Ovechkin scored a pair of goals and passed Hockey Hall of Famer Marcel Dionne for fifth place on the League's all-time list. The Korean candy made famous from Squid Game, dalgona, is available in the DC area at Annandale's Shilla Bakery for $4.99. A documentary about a DC-based black female gangster, Odessa Madre who ran a lucrative gambling ring in D.C. in the 1950s has been released on WHUT-TV. The Congressional Cemetery is holding the annual fundraiser “Soul Strolls” on Friday and Saturday night, as well as a less creepy Sunday day stroll. Links: Heather Zimmerman is Preggers: Heather Zimmerman is Pregnant Squid Game Candy: Squid Game Candy Congressional cemetery: Congressional Cemetary Odessa Trailer: Odessa Trailer Washington Post Article on Odessa: Washington Post Article on Odessa From Real.Fun.DC. “The Tommy and Kelly Show” is produced in Washington, DC providing news, culture, playful conversation, positive energy, and a dose of morning fun any time. Download the Real.Fun.DC. APP to check out our wide array of programming app.RealFunDC.com Follow Kelly Collis Twitter: @CityShopGirl Instagram: @CityShopGirl LinkedIN: Kelly Collis Follow Tommy McFLY Twitter: @TommyMcFLY Instagram: @MrTommyMcFLY LinkedIN: Tommy McFLY

    MoCo Most Vax'd, Caps Home Opener, Adele Loves DC and Has New Music, 007 Is Back in Movie Theaters, Northern Virginia Teacher Tour Returns

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 25:29

    Capitals Fans are invited to attend ‘Rock the Red Carpet' on F Street from 4-6:30 p.m. on October 13 prior to the home opener. Festivities for kids and adults are planned. Adele is expected to release new music on October 13. Is the James Bond worth seeing in a theatre and sitting through at 2 hours and 43 minutes? No spoilers, but whoa her Majesty's Royal Navy! Just the clip? Is nail clipping in a waiting room super gross or a good use of free time? Plus what's with all the Squid Game slapping? And the annual teacher tour has returned! Kelly and Tommy surprised teachers in Fairfax County at Willow Springs Elementary and Woodson High with Virginia Lottery swag, scratchers and Georgetown Cupcakes. RealFunDC.com/teachers to follow along From Real.Fun.DC. “The Tommy and Kelly Show” is produced in Washington, DC providing news, culture, playful conversation, positive energy, and a dose of morning fun any time. Download the Real.Fun.DC. APP to check out our wide array of programming

    Max on The Mound, High Heel Race Returns, Alexandria Ranks on Small Town List, DC Central Kitchen Gets Donation from Imperfect Foods, Halloween is on Nextdoor

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 16:56

    Drag Queens in high heels returns on October 26 for the 34th Annual 17th Street High Heel Race. Max Scherzer is starting on the mound for another wild card game, this time for the LA Dodgers game tonight against the Cardinals. Three former Nationals players are playing in tonight's game, Max, Trea Turner and Jon Lester (Cardinals). Alexandria, Virginia has been named a Top 3 Best Small City in the U.S. according to the 2021 Condé Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards. This week Dauphine's, Chaia Tacos, ANXO, Toki Underground, Seylou Bakery and RASA will feature limited edition, waste-less menu items, incorporating ingredients that would have otherwise fallen to less fortunate outcomes. Each dish fights food waste and helps reduce the 40% of food that is wasted each year and proceeds from the dishes will be donated to DC Central Kitchen. NextDoor is relaunching its Treat Map again this year. The app will let people in your neighborhood post if they pass out candy or have the scariest Halloween decorations. Links: Scherzer in Dodgers Gear: Scherzer in Dodgers Gear Alexandria Best Small City- Conde Nats listing: Alexandria Best Small City From Real.Fun.DC. “The Tommy and Kelly Show” is produced in Washington, DC providing news, culture, playful conversation, positive energy, and a dose of morning fun any time. Download the Real.Fun.DC. APP to check out our wide array of programming app.RealFunDC.com Follow Kelly Collis Twitter: @CityShopGirl Instagram: @CityShopGirl LinkedIN: Kelly Collis Follow Tommy McFLY Twitter: @TommyMcFLY Instagram: @MrTommyMcFLY LinkedIN: Tommy McFLY

    Being Fresh Isn't A Bad Thing, Foliage Peak Dates, Chappelle Returns to DC, Zimm's Tearful Goodbye

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 23:52

    Tommy makes amends with 94.7 Fresh FM and reconnects with the Fresh Family on Facebook. DCist shares the peak foliage times in the DC area. Hint mark your calendar for October 18. Dave Chappelle returns to DC to share his new Netflix special and raise funds for his alma mater Duke Ellington. Kennedy Center is hosting an incredible hands-on and interactive arts festival this weekend. Road Diet is a new term for road construction that will cause headaches and delays. Nationals' home closer was a tearful goodbye for Mr. National, Ryan Zimmerman and Juan Soto is in the running for MVP of the National League. Links: Tommy Facebook Post: Tommy Facebook Post Fall Foliage Map: Fall Foliage Map DC Denied Statehood: DC Denied Statehood Art Festival at the Kennedy Center: Art Festival at the Kennedy Center Road diet: Road Diet Dave Chappelle Premieres Netflix Special in DC, Raises Funds for Duke Ellington School of the Arts Dave Chappelle in DC Nats: Nats Twitter From Real.Fun.DC. “The Tommy and Kelly Show” is produced in Washington, DC providing news, culture, playful conversation, positive energy, and a dose of morning fun any time. Download the Real.Fun.DC. APP to check out our wide array of programming app.RealFunDC.com Follow Kelly Collis Twitter: @CityShopGirl Instagram: @CityShopGirl LinkedIN: Kelly Collis Follow Tommy McFLY Twitter: @TommyMcFLY Instagram: @MrTommyMcFLY LinkedIN: Tommy McFLY

    Juan Soto Sighting, Alex Ovechkin Fights Childhood Cancer, Capital One Hall Opens, New Maryland Millionaires

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 20:07

    House for sale that includes a batting cage and a panic room. Home to former Washington Nationals star Jayson Werth can be yours for just 6.495 million and is open this weekend. Nationals have their final weekend of games to end their season against the Boston Red Sox. Juan Soto, up for National League MVP player, was spotted at Carmine's on Thursday night enjoying a meal with his family and stopped to take photos with fans. Capitals' star Alex Ovechkin announced his name brand cereal, ‘Ovi O's,' has raised $44,008 for research into childhood cancer. It is opening weekend for the Capital One Music Hall with Josh Groban and Big Little Town performing there. A gas station convenience store in North Bethesda sold a $10 million winning lottery ticket. Links: Jayson Werth's Home: Jayson Werth's Home Capital One Music Hall: Capital One Music Hall From Real.Fun.DC. “The Tommy and Kelly Show” is produced in Washington, DC providing news, culture, playful conversation, positive energy, and a dose of morning fun any time. Download the Real.Fun.DC. APP to check out our wide array of programming app.RealFunDC.com Follow Kelly Collis Twitter: @CityShopGirl Instagram: @CityShopGirl LinkedIN: Kelly Collis Follow Tommy McFLY Twitter: @TommyMcFLY Instagram: @MrTommyMcFLY LinkedIN: Tommy McFLY

    Cat Count in DC, TikTok MeetUps, Weiner Dogs Takeover the Wharf

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 20:05

    The DCist has a story about the official DC Cat Count which concluded after 3 years of counting. Over 200,000 cats live in DC and 3000 of them are feral. There are 6 payphones still in operation in DC. According to WTOP the locations are: 1432 H St. NW, in front of a Cheesecake Factory, 2452 18th St. NW, in Adams Morgan, right between Shenanigans Irish Pub and Julia's Empanadas. Four phones are on Mount Pleasant Street in Northwest in front of a supermarket, dry cleaner, community center and ice cream shop. Axios DC has a story about a new meetup group of young TikTokers meeting up in DC called DMV Besties. The community of young adult friendship-seekers is now more than 700 strong. As we enter the Halloween season, what is the psychology of being scared? We talked with psychiatrist Dr. Asha Patton-Smith from Kaiser Permanente. This year's 9th Annual Wiener 500 Dachshund Dash at the District Wharf is happening on Saturday. Participants can watch over seventy Dachshunds race on the District Pier track. Spectators can catch all the action on our 17-foot jumbotron screen with live video footage and commentary from emcee Tommy McFly. Beginning October 1, electric scooters in the District will need to be locked to a pole or bicycle rack. Links: DC Counts Cats: DC Counts Cats Location of DC Public Pay Phones: Locations of DC Public Payphones DMV Besties IG: DMV Besties Instagram Enter Your Dog Into the Weiner Race: Enter Your Dog Into the Weiner Race From Real.Fun.DC. “The Tommy and Kelly Show” is produced in Washington, DC providing news, culture, playful conversation, positive energy, and a dose of morning fun any time. Download the Real.Fun.DC. APP to check out our wide array of programming app.RealFunDC.com Follow Kelly Collis Twitter: @CityShopGirl

    New Caps Pup, Celebs Filming in DC, Exorcist House Has New Owners, Twitter War Over DC Food Scene

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2021 22:09

    Happy Birthday to Rock Creek Park, turning 131 years old today. The Washington Capitals have partnered again with America's VetDogs, a non-profit that provides service dogs to veterans and first responders with disabilities, to train future service dog ‘Biscuit.' Biscuit is a 9-week-old male chocolate Lab, will undergo basic training and socialization with the Capitals staff, players and public for the next 14-16 months. DC extends its ticket amnesty program, allowing drivers to pay only the fine without late fees on outstanding parking, speeding, red light, and other tickets until December 31. HBO's White House Plumbers a docuseries about Watergate was filming in DC over the weekend and turned areas around the Eisenhower Executive Office Building into a recreation of 1972 with Nixon Campaign signs and cars Washingtonian Magazine reports on a young couple unknowingly recently purchased a home in Prince George's County that was the site of the events that inspired The Exorcist. A Florida politician recently tweeted that the DC Food scene was “terrible” and “not great”. Thousands of Washingtonians responded in defense of the restaurant industry. Links: DNA Test Links Woman to a Wanted Murderer: DNA Test Links Woman to a Wanted Murderer The Caps Get a New Puppy: The Caps Get a New Puppy Ticket Amnesty Program: Ticket Amnesty Program Politician Hates on DC Food Scene: Politician Hates on DC Food Scene Couple Purchases Exorcist House: Couple Purchases Exorcist House From Real.Fun.DC. “The Tommy and Kelly Show” is produced in Washington, DC providing news, culture, playful conversation, positive energy, and a dose of morning fun any time. Download the Real.Fun.DC. APP to check out our wide array of programming app.RealFunDC.com Follow Kelly Collis Twitter: @CityShopGirl

    Artists Will Be Up All Night in DC, Caps Are the First in the NHL to Have Jerseys Sponsored, Downtown Park to Reopen, Georgetown Student Experience An Outbreak

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021 20:51

    Georgetown University students are experiencing an outbreak of a bacteria causing gastrointestinal illness for dozens of students. The cause is unknown but comes on the heels of the CDC announcing a nationwide salmonella outbreak. Downtown Franklin Park is opening today after months of renovations. The Park will include a restaurant and pavilion, an expanded and restored fountain plaza, and a new children's garden as well as ADA accessible sidewalks and enhanced lighting. The Washington Capitals and Caesars Entertainment Inc. announced a multi-year partnership agreement today that places the Caesars Sportsbook logo on Capitals home and third jerseys worn for games played at Capital One Arena beginning with the 2022-23 NHL season. The landmark announcement marks the first team announced agreement in the NHL's Jersey Advertising Program. Art All Night happens in 16 neighborhoods across all 8 Wards of the District, Friday night and Saturday night. NBC4 visits, The Americans in Wartime Museum in Nokesville, Virginia, which displays more than 100 military vehicles from past wars, holds its annual open house this weekend. Washingtonian Magazine reviews the DC code to find out which animals you are permitted to own and a zebra is not one of them Links: CDC Salmonella Outbreak: CDC Salmonella Outbreak Caps Twitter with new sponsor: Caps Twitter with New Sponsor Art All Night: Art All Night Could you own a zebra in DC : Could You Own a Zebra in DC? Tank Farm outside of DC: Tank Farm Outside of DC From Real.Fun.DC. “The Tommy and Kelly Show” is produced in Washington, DC providing news, culture, playful conversation, positive energy, and a dose of morning fun any time. Download the Real.Fun.DC. APP to check out our wide array of programming app.RealFunDC.com Follow Kelly Collis Twitter: @CityShopGirl

    Zebras on the Loose….Still, Where to Get Pawpaws, and Heinicke Gets A Bud

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2021 30:31

    With the White Flint name no longer relevant to the surrounding community, Montgomery County requested the name be changed to North Bethesda Station after consulting with business and community leaders. Metro's Board of Directors is responsible for approving or declining requests for station name changes. Metro is seeking public feedback on the proposed name change. September is the best month for pawpaws in this area, a fruit that is a cross between a banana and mango that is native to the mid-Atlantic region. Starting this weekend, the local farmer's market will have limited supplies. Katie Ledecky announced Wednesday that she is moving to the University of Florida to be closer to home and train under Anthony Nesty, a rising star coach who will oversee her preparations for the 2024 Paris Olympics. Zebras are still on the loose in Prince George's County. Washington Football Team quarterback Taylor Heinicke announced on his Instagram that a beer company is a sponsor that is not Heinicken - He received a Bud Light, care package including a “Bud Lighticke” What's the deal with school photos, does anyone order wallet size anymore? Sukkah City comes to DC, an incredible display of 7 Sukkahs outside of the Building Museum, on display until October 3. Links: Golden Retriever on the Baseball Field: Golden Retriever on the Baseball Field Dcist: Where to Find Pawpaws this weekend: Where to Find Pawpaws This Weekend How to Weigh In for the New “White Flint” Station: How to Weigh In for the New “White Flint” Station Taylor Heinicke IG: Taylor Heinicke Instagram Jewish Museum: Sukkah City Teacher Tour: Teacher Tour From Real.Fun.DC. “The Tommy and Kelly Show” is produced in Washington, DC providing news, culture, playful conversation, positive energy, and a dose of morning fun any time. Download the Real.Fun.DC. APP to check out our wide array of programming app.RealFunDC.com Follow Kelly Collis Twitter: @CityShopGirl

    DC Winter Predictions, Indoor Ski Slope in Fairfax, Caps Bobbleheads, Yodel Lessons

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2021 19:47

    Plans for Fairfax Peak, an indoor skiing and entertainment venue were submitted to Fairfax County in late 2018. Happening this weekend an open house event is being held in advance of public hearings and a review by the Board of Supervisors. If approved, the indoor skiing facility would host a 1,700 foot indoor ski slope, the longest in North America. Farmer's Almanac predicts a “flip-flop” winter for the DC area, meaning it will be mild then a snow storm then mild again. Starting October 1, riders in the District will be required to lock their rental scooters to a bike rack, a sign or a bike/scooter corral. Champion Yodeler DC Oktoberfest Residency. Manuela Horn, a contestant on AGT in 2009 and "Queen of Oktoberfest" is making her first DC appearance. She gave us some tips on how to Yodel and how to celebrate Oktoberfest. Horn has fifteen shows coming up at Hook Hall in NE. Nominate your favorite Northern Virginia teacher today for Tommy and Kelly's annual teacher tour. Links: Farmer's Almanac: Farmer's Almanac Caps Promo Calendar: Caps Promo Calendar Hook Hall Yodel OktoberFest: Hook Hall Yodel OktoberFest Teacher Tour: Teacher Tour From Real.Fun.DC. “The Tommy and Kelly Show” is produced in Washington, DC providing news, culture, playful conversation, positive energy, and a dose of morning fun any time. Download the Real.Fun.DC. APP to check out our wide array of programming app.RealFunDC.com Follow Kelly Collis Twitter: @CityShopGirl

    Beloved Captain Obvious Shares His Long Journey of Survival and Recovery From Covid

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2021 28:36

    Captain Obvious is seen at almost every home Nationals and Capitals game wearing his signature “captain” costume and carrying his “obvious” signs. Always positive, always with a smile, fans and players love seeing him in the stands. This weekend he will be back at Nats Park for their 3 day homestand after a 5 month struggle with Covid that almost took his life. In the hospital for months and on the brink of death, he shares his experience, the strength of his family and long journey of recovery. His story is inspiring. Links: Kelly's Twitter: Kelly's Twitter Captain Obvious Recovery Journey: Captain Obvious Recovery Journey From Real.Fun.DC. “The Tommy and Kelly Show” is produced in Washington, DC providing news, culture, playful conversation, positive energy, and a dose of morning fun any time. Download the Real.Fun.DC. APP to check out our wide array of programming app.RealFunDC.com Follow Kelly Collis Twitter: @CityShopGirl

    Bugs in Cocktails, Civilians in Space….Again, Max Scherzer Back in DC, NoVA Teacher Tour is Back

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2021 24:50

    A giant painting will wrap around the Hirshhorn Museum this weekend while the museum undergoes renovations. Also on the Mall 660,000+ flags will be laid out over the next two days in front of the Washington Monument to honor those that have passed from Covid. Columbia Room is reopening with a $120 tasting menu that includes cocktails infused with algae, mushrooms and insects! Black ants, worms, and other insects are sustainable and are going more mainstream in food and drinks. Arlington based Best Buddies, Connor Garwood, 18, and his girlfriend Sarah Buzby, 16, will be featured in a billboard in Times Square this weekend as part of an awareness campaign by the National Down Syndrome Society. SpaceX is launching Inspiration4 today with four "amateur astronauts" going into orbit for three days. Nationals nominated Max Scherzer for the Roberto Clemente Award for the player “who best represents the game of Baseball through extraordinary character, community involvement, philanthropy and positive contributions, both on and off the field,” as nominated by each team and selected through a fan vote and blue ribbon panel. Jennifer Mullen with Virginia Lottery joins us to share more details on the annual Tommy + Kelly Show teacher tour. Nominate your favorite Northern Virginia teacher today! Links: Bugs in your cocktail: Bugs in Your Cocktail Teacher Tour: Teacher Tour National Down Syndrome Society: National Down Syndrome Society Arlington Teens with Down Syndrome on Times Square Jumbotron: Arlington Teens with Down Syndrome on Times Square Jumbotron From Real.Fun.DC. “The Tommy and Kelly Show” is produced in Washington, DC providing news, culture, playful conversation, positive energy, and a dose of morning fun any time. Download the Real.Fun.DC. APP to check out our wide array of programming app.RealFunDC.com Follow Kelly Collis Twitter: @CityShopGirl

    Sewage Water in DC, Olney Fans Sparking Controversy in Takoma, Met Gala - Who Cares?, H Street Has A NASCAR Driver

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2021 24:26

    On Sunday, Rock Creek stream in Northwest DC had a bright fluorescent green color. DC Water confirms that it was not toxic but a test for sewage water. Speaking of sewage water during last Sunday's Washington Football game, fans were surprised with water dumping on them. Many said it was sewage water but FedEx Field confirmed via Twitter that it was rainwater - but it wasn't raining? A satirical site in Takoma Park is having some fun with the Olney, MD baseball, developing a brand called “Olney Fans” a play on the controversial web site Only Fans. And now lawyers are involved but the satirical site is still hanging on to it. Celebrities in costume for a good cause, does anyone care about the Met Gala anymore? H Street Festival returns this weekend. Anwar Saleem the Festival's Executive Director joins us for what it will be like this year - hint includes a NASCAR driver from DC. Links: Tweet with green water in Rock Creek: Green Water in Rock Creek Tweet with “rain water” at Fedex Field: ”Rain Water” at Fedex Field Takoma Park Torch - Olney Fans: Takoma Park Torch - Olney Fans H Street Festival Link: H Street Festival From Real.Fun.DC. “The Tommy and Kelly Show” is produced in Washington, DC providing news, culture, playful conversation, positive energy, and a dose of morning fun any time. Download the Real.Fun.DC. APP to check out our wide array of programming app.RealFunDC.com Follow Kelly Collis Twitter: @CityShopGirl

    9:30 Club Reboot, Bull Riders Coming to Fairfax, DC's Best Chefs, Ovi is Back

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2021 19:27


    A smaller and intimate venue to mimic the original 9:30 Club is opening soon. According to WTOP Grohl broke the news while performing “Now, guess what — they're going to open up a place that's an exact replica of the old 9:30, right next door,” to the current club, Grohl said. “Nobody knows that, because I'm the first one to tell you right now.” Food & Wine released “Best New Chefs 2021” list with two DC chefs making the cut - former DC based (La Bodega/Maydan/Compass Rose) pastry chef Paola Velez, who co-founded Bakers Against Racism, and Angel Barreto, head chef at Anju. World Championship PBR (Professional Bull Riders) will buck back to Fairfax, VA, welcoming fans to EagleBank Arena Sept. 25-26 for the Pendleton Whisky Velocity Tour's Fairfax Invitational. Tickets on sale now and start at $15. Veteran Capitals Players are hitting the ice before the official kick off of training camps, Oshie, Hathaway, Eller were spotted at Medstar Practice rink earlier in the week, yesterday team captain Alex Ovechkin joined his team. This season Ovi will be chasing after all time high Wayne Gretzky's goals, 164 behind him to tie. Twitter is testing emoji reactions for tweets. Twitter is testing clapping hands, thinking face, crying face, tears of joy, and just a simple heart. Links: Professional Bull Riders: Professional Bull Riders Bakers Against racism IG: Bakers Against Racism Ovi on the Ice: Ovi on the Ice From Real.Fun.DC. “The Tommy and Kelly Show” is produced in Washington, DC providing news, culture, playful conversation, positive energy, and a dose of morning fun any time. Download the Real.Fun.DC. APP to check out our wide array of programming app.RealFunDC.com Follow Kelly Collis Twitter: @CityShopGirl


    Ice Cream Champion Nod to Maryland, Look Out For Armyworms, Foo Fighters Back in DC

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2021 24:11

    Rabia Kamara, a Silver Spring native won the grand prize on the Food Network show “Ben & Jerry's Clash of the Cones.” Ice cream “masters” competed for a $20,000 prize and a spot in a Ben & Jerry's Scoop Shop. Kamara explained to the Bethesda Magazine that her flavor was meant to represent her identity, both as a person of color and as a Marylander. Traffic on the Bay and Key bridges in Maryland will be held temporarily in both directions Thursday so that ships can ferry four large construction cranes. Note that this is not the Key Bridge DC, the other Key bridge in Maryland. The Armyworm is in the DC area, caterpillar infestation is destroying lawns. One of the reasons has to do with weather patterns. With the hurricanes it is believed they have traveled hundreds of miles via the jet stream. Veteran Capitals Players are hitting the ice before the official kick off of training camps, Oshie, Hathaway, Eller were spotted at Medstar Practice rink. DC is the 6th biggest earning city with an average salary of $81,000 according to data from CareerBuilder. Surprise! The Foo Fighters are performing tonight at the 9:30 Club to celebrate the opening week of the venue. Paul Tetreault Director of Ford's Theatre joins us to discuss the outdoor free production of Come From Away performance at the Lincoln Memorial to honor the 9/11 20th Anniversary. Links: Ice cream Cream Winner Interview: Ice Cream Winner Interview Come From Away at the Lincoln Memorial: Come From Away at the Lincoln Memorial From Real.Fun.DC. “The Tommy and Kelly Show” is produced in Washington, DC providing news, culture, playful conversation, positive energy, and a dose of morning fun any time. Download the Real.Fun.DC. APP to check out our wide array of programming app.RealFunDC.com Follow Kelly Collis Twitter: @CityShopGirl

    Zebras in Maryland, Britney Is Free, Metro Is Coming to Georgetown and WFT's New Name

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2021 23:38

    Several reports on Zebras being spotted in Prince George's County, NBC4's chopper spotted them grazing in a field in Upper Marlboro. According to a viral tweet, two men sprinted off a Red Line train at Dupont Circle, and one of them beat the train and boarded at the next stop, Woodley Park. Is that even humanly possible? In other Metro news, they are considering new options for expanding, including one scenario updating the Blue Line that would add an additional Rosslyn Metro station and a tunnel to a Georgetown station, then going through Buzzard Point to the St. Elizabeths campus, and ending at National Harbor. Free Britney update. After fighting his daughter's efforts to end his conservatorship for more than two years, Britney Spears' dad has finally thrown in the towel. Jamie Spears on Tuesday filed a petition with Los Angeles Superior Court, requesting that his conservatorship be dissolved, court records reveal. Tanya Snyder, Co-CEO of the Washington Football Team, reveals on a podcast that the team has narrowed down to 3 names but would not reveal the final 3. Links: Zebra Video: Zebra Video Metro Tweet: Metro Tweet Tonya Snyder Podcast: Tonya Snyder Podcast From Real.Fun.DC. “The Tommy and Kelly Show” is produced in Washington, DC providing news, culture, playful conversation, positive energy, and a dose of morning fun any time. Download the Real.Fun.DC. APP to check out our wide array of programming app.RealFunDC.com Follow Kelly Collis Twitter: @CityShopGirl

    Annual Teacher Tour Returns, Cars on the National Mall, Local Library Goes Punk

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2021 16:38

    Our Teacher Tour is back this year. Nominate your favorite teacher in Northern Virginia at RealFunDC.com/teachers, we will visit them with Georgetown Cupcakes, scratchers from Virginia Lottery and swag. Virginia Lottery, good fun for a great cause. Nationals fans have a sense of humor, jerseys spotted around the park with “Rebuild” “Prospects” with the number 21. NFL returns this week! Washington Football Team's first game is at home against the LA Chargers. Cars at the Capital is an annual celebration of America's automotive heritage in the nation's capital. Every week in September, a new car is featured on the National Mall. Kicking off first is the Delorean from Back to the Future. The Mt. Pleasant Library Friends group printed t-shirts with the slogan “What's more punk than the public library?” as a gag gift. They've now sold over 7,000 t-shirts and raised over $100,000 to support the library. Links: Teacher Tour info: RealFunDC.com/teachers Kelly Spot Fun Nats Jerseys https://twitter.com/cityshopgirl/status/1434324303663747076 Cars at the Capital: https://corporate.hagerty.com/cars-at-the-capital DC Library Punk Shirt: https://www.washingtonpost.com/dc-md-va/2021/09/04/dc-library-punk-shirt/

    Famous Washingtonians Wills On Display, ABBA back together, Maryland Blue Crabs Are in France

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 3, 2021 19:15


    16 historical figures' wills are on display at the Wills Project at the DC Superior Court building, including Frederick Douglass, and James Madison. Arena Stage will be simulcasting a live performance of Toni Stone from the stage of the Kreeger Theater to the center-field video board at Nats Park on Sunday, September 26 at 7:30. And it's FREE! Toni Stone was the first woman to play baseball in the Negro Leagues, making her the first woman to play men's professional baseball in the 1950s. After 40 years, ABBA is releasing a new album and going on tour. They recorded 10 tracks; a few tracks premiered during a globally-streamed press conference on Thursday; the full album will be released in November. The French Mediterranean now has blue crabs making their way through rides of trans-Atlantic commercial ships, and the French are not happy with the arrival of this invasive species. So they are selling them super cheap. Washingtonian Magazine calculates it could be cheaper to fly to France for crab fest than to eat them in the mid-Atlantic region. This Sunday, there is a celebration for the Frederick Douglass Bridge opening with a day of family-friendly fun, food, and live music; kicking off the day with a 5K fun run/walk! Links: Blue Crabs in France: Blue Crabs in France Labor Day 5k on New Frederick Douglass Bridge: Labor Day 5k on New Frederick Douglass Bridge ​Wendy Rieger Interview: Wendy Rieger Interview From Real.Fun.DC. “The Tommy and Kelly Show” is produced in Washington, DC providing news, culture, playful conversation, positive energy, and a dose of morning fun any time. Download the Real.Fun.DC. APP to check out our wide array of programming app.RealFunDC.com Follow Kelly Collis Twitter: @CityShopGirl


    Zoom's Boom May Be Over, 90s Fashion Makes A Comeback and DC JazzFest Starts Today

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2021 23:02

    After months of a healthy increase in their stock price, Zoom shares started falling on Tuesday. Pre-pandemic shares were around $75 and increasing well above $500 in 2020. The fall in the stock may be in part due to work and school returning in person. Starting Thursday, September 2, Taco Bamba is hosting a bar crawl highlighting a unique cocktail in collectible Bamba glassware at each of their five bar locations in Fairfax, Vienna, Ballston, Springfield and Rockville. Participants visit their bar location of choice on the start date of their release, order the cocktail and keep the glass. Each $11 cocktail will be available until the limited collectible glassware runs out. 90s fashion returns this Fall with sweater vests, shoulder pads, bright colors and even turtle necks. Newly opened Bloomies in the Mosaic District has them all available. Tommy asks are nail clippers meant to be shared? DC JazzFest starts today, CEO Sunny Sumter shares details of this annual tradition. September 1-5, there will be 20+ concerts, interviews and exclusive events featuring international superstars and homegrown talent. DC JazzFest at The Wharf will take place September 4-5, over Labor Day Weekend, as a hybrid of in-person and livestream performances to a worldwide audience. Links: Bloomies : Bloomies Taco Bamba Bar Crawl: Taco Bamba Bar Crawl Jazz Fest: Jazz Fest From Real.Fun.DC. “The Tommy and Kelly Show” is produced in Washington, DC providing news, culture, playful conversation, positive energy, and a dose of morning fun any time. Download the Real.Fun.DC. APP to check out our wide array of programming

    DC Has the Best Pizza in the World, Chefs Being Generous, Living in a Bar During Lockdown, School Board Pranks

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2021 17:21


    DC based Andy's Pizza won the top prize at the International Pizza Challenge in Las Vegas. Andy's Pizza owner Andy Brown won the traditional pizza prize with a Manhattan style cheese pie. There are locations in McLean and DC. Chefs in DC are getting together to help Afghan Refugees in need. Albi, Bammy's, Chiko, and Grazie Grazie will feature sandwiches at Belly Full, a pop-up based out of Grazie Grazie at the Wharf, from Thursday, September 2, through Sunday, September 5. The sandwiches will cost $14, and with the proceeds going to Kind Works. Bar owners of Public Option on Rhode Island Ave in DC welcomed a regular to live in the bar during the lockdown. Matthew Stoss shares his story in the Washington City Paper, his only responsibility to the owners, taking care of their 2 cats. The Henrico County Public Schools Board in Virginia recently had a session relating to students' safety and wellbeing. After one woman finished her testimony, a school board member asked the next person to step up, Phil McCrackin. The prank included many other names, the video has since gone viral with 7 million views and counting. Links: International Pizza Challenge: International Pizza Challenge Andy's Pizza: Andy's Pizza Four Chefs Join Forces For Afghan Fundraiser: Four Chefs Join Forces For Afghan Fundraiser Guy Lives in A Bar for 6 Months: Guy Lives in A Bar for 6 Months School Board Pranks: School Board Pranks From Real.Fun.DC. “The Tommy and Kelly Show” is produced in Washington, DC providing news, culture, playful conversation, positive energy, and a dose of morning fun any time. Download the Real.Fun.DC. APP to check out our wide array of programming Podcast Descriptor for the bottom of the descriptor: From Real.Fun.DC. “The Tommy + Kelly Show” is produced in Washington, DC providing news, culture, playful conversation, positive energy, and a dose of morning fun any time. Download the Real.Fun.DC. APP to check out our wide array of programming app.RealFunDC.com Follow Kelly Collis Twitter: @CityShopGirl


    Supporting Afghan Refugees, Gondola Coming to Georgetown, 9:30 Club Re-Opens, Fireworks at Nats Park

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2021 28:13

    You can help Afghan refugees that are coming to the DC area. Several organizations are helping them get settled with some basic needs for food, hygienic items, and housewares. Lutheran Social Services has a dynamic website where you can volunteer for services and goods. “Lutheran Social Services is mobilizing its community supporters to be a part of this historic welcome of Afghan Allies! Within a two-month period, LSSNCA is expecting to resettle potentially 800 individuals. As a comparison, LSSNCA welcomed 500 individuals in total last year. We need your time, talents, and gifts to help provide transportation, housing, and other basic needs to our new neighbors.” Music is returning to the 9:30 Stage this weekend. Local 90's band White Ford Bronco kicks off the weekend. There is a mystery performance scheduled for September 9, according to their Instagram many speculate that Springfield, VA native Dave Grohl will perform with his band the Foo Fighters. The National Children's Museum is set to finally open! Located just steps from the National Mall, National Children's Museum fills a critical void in Washington, D.C. for interactive, child-centric learning, and is uniquely poised to develop young minds. The Museum is a unique hybrid children's museum and science center, reimagining how a children's museum looks and operates, and creating an immersive experience for children from birth to age 12. Dreams of a Gondola coming to Georgetown have sparked up rumors again, DC has purchased a closed gas station at the foot of the Key Bridge that could be an excellent location for a terminal for a gondola that takes passengers between Rosslyn and Georgetown, according to the Washington Business Journal. Fireworks are (re) scheduled at Nats Park after the game on September 4, 17 and for the home closing weekend against the Red Sox on October 1. Baltimore Native, Jessica Long is the most decorated active U.S. Paralympian adding one more medal by winning gold on Saturday in the women's 200-meter individual medley. It's her fourth straight victory in the event, she's earned gold in it at every Olympics since 2008. Links: Lutheran Social Services: Lutheran Social Services 9:30 Club Instagram: 9:30 Club From Real.Fun.DC. “The Tommy and Kelly Show” is produced in Washington, DC providing news, culture, playful conversation, positive energy, and a dose of morning fun any time. Download the Real.Fun.DC. APP to check out our wide array of programming Follow Kelly Collis Twitter: @CityShopGirl

    Ed Hardy Breaks Cheugy, Swingers Near Nats Park, Benny Drama at the White House, 270 Gets Hot, and Scherzer's Legacy

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 13, 2021 27:47

    About that Benny Drama video at the White House. We wonder how Kooper got the internship with Jen Psaki. Restaurant week is back in the DC area. Check out several favorite spots offering $22 lunch and $25 dinner specials. Swingers' indoor golf house and bar is getting a second location at 1250 Half St. SE near Nats Park and will be the third in the U.S., 24,000 square feet across two floors, similar to its location in Dupont Circle. Washington Nationals Philanthropies announced a new Legacy Field made possible by the financial contributions of Max and Erica Scherzer, located at Ferebee-Hope in the Ward 8 neighborhood of Washington Highlands. Is this how we out cheugy, cheugy? Fashion House Ed Hardy is making a comeback with several Generation Zers posting on their socials wearing the iconic brand. 270 is getting hot lanes, a $54 million “pre-development” contract was approved to plan and design Phase 1 of the project for hot lanes from the Virginia side of the American Legion Bridge, along I-495 and up I-270 to Interstate 70 in Frederick. IMP properties (Merriweather Post, Anthem and 9:30 Club) along with the Kennedy Center and Ford's Theatre will all require vaccination cards or a negative Covid test to enter their events. Summer is still here, but Pumpkin Spice is returning on August 18 at Dunkin Donuts. Show Links: Restaurant Week is Here: Restaurant Week is Here Benny Drama at White House: Benny Drama at White House Max Scherzer Baseball Field: Max Scherzer Baseball Field Ed Hardy Georgetown: Ed Hardy Georgetown From Real.Fun.DC. “The Tommy and Kelly Show” is produced in Washington, DC providing news, culture, playful conversation, positive energy, and a dose of morning fun any time. Download the Real.Fun.DC. APP to check out our wide array of programming Follow Kelly Collis Twitter: @CityShopGirl

    Wendy Rieger on “Chasing Life,” her revolutionary treatment journey and trying to get married

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2021 41:22

    Wendy Rieger is a beloved NBC4 anchor in DC and all around force of nature. Earlier this summer “Rieger” announced she has a brain tumor. The news was a gut punch to the countless people who have watched her for years on TV and devastating to those who know her personally. Wendy isn't about to take this lying down. Just months after also having open heart surgery she sprung into action and has been on a cutting edge journey of medicine while "Chasing Life." We hope you'll find our chat with Wendy as inspiring and uplifting as we did. From Real.Fun.DC. “The Tommy and Kelly Show” is produced in Washington, DC providing news, culture, playful conversation, positive energy, and a dose of morning fun any time. Download the Real.Fun.DC. APP to check out our wide array of programming >a href="https://www.realfundc.com/app">app.RealFunDC.com Follow Kelly Collis Twitter: @CityShopGirl

    Van Gogh Comes to DC, Nadal Loves Georgetown, Earthquake in Maryland

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 6, 2021 19:27


    Dave Chappelle was seen about town before his show at the Anthem, including Hank's Oyster Bar at the District Wharf. Nadal is also in town for the annual CitiOpen tennis tournament. He has visited restaurants and monuments all around DC. Nationals released their 2022 schedule. The team will open the 18th season in Nationals history (2005 – present) with a three-game series against the Mets at Citi Field before returning to D.C. for the home opener against the Philadelphia Phillies on April 4. The 2022 season is highlighted with exciting match-ups, including Interleague play with the American League West. The Nationals will welcome the Houston Astros (May 13 – 15), Seattle Mariners, and Oakland Athletics to Nationals Park. Max Scherzer and his wife Erica are showing their thanks to the DC community by covering all adoption fees at the Humane Rescue Alliance from August 4 through August 10. Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience opens on August 6 at the Rhode Island Center at 524 Rhode Island Ave NE, the 360-degree digital art experience, where hundreds of Van Gogh's sketches, drawings, and paintings through the use of floor-to-ceiling digital projections, through state-of-the-art video mapping technology. Enchant Christmas is returning to Nationals Park starting on November 26, tickets for the winter wonderland will be on sale in September. The U.S. Geological Survey noted a magnitude 2.1 earthquake on Wednesday, August 4 in Clarksville, Maryland, WTOP reporting shakes were felt in Howard, Montgomery, Prince George's and Carroll, as well as the District. Oat Mites are invading DC as they munch on Cicada nymphs and people alike. Most likely to get bitten near oak trees, where the mites can fall on you. Links: Enchant: Enchant Van Gogh Immersive Experience: Van Gogh Immersive Experience From Real.Fun.DC. “The Tommy and Kelly Show” is produced in Washington, DC providing news, culture, playful conversation, positive energy, and a dose of morning fun any time. Download the Real.Fun.DC. APP to check out our wide array of programming Follow Kelly Collis Twitter: @CityShopGirl


    Garth Brooks Wants To Rock Baltimore, Go To The Olympics and Meet Beyoncé

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2021 8:02

    Garth Brooks certainly does have “Friends In Low Places” as he zoomed into Tommy's home studio at 630 on morning. The king of Country is embarking on a stadium tour with Baltimore's M&T Bank stadium on the list for October, tickets are on sale, but may be sold out by the time you're listening to this. In a truly open conversation Garth and Tommy McFly talk about the experience of a Garth show, his performance at Joe Biden's Inauguration, the Olympic sport he played in college and his hope to someday meet Beyoncé. Garth Brooks and the love of his life Trisha Yearwood put on an incredible show so get ready Charm City… From Real.Fun.DC. “The Tommy and Kelly Show” is produced in Washington, DC providing news, culture, playful conversation, positive energy, and a dose of morning fun any time. Download the Real.Fun.DC. APP to check out our wide array of programming Follow Kelly Collis Twitter: @CityShopGirl

    In Rizzo We Trust? The Future of Nats without Scherzer, Turner, Huddy, Schwarber and Hand

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 30, 2021 31:00

    Nationals spark a fire sale of players as the trade deadline nears. Max Scherzer and Trea Turner are expected to head to LA and play for the Dodgers, in a surprise move. Home run hitter, Kyle Schwarber heading to Boston, Daniel Hudson to the Padres, and Brad Hand who did not have his best record as a closing pitcher (just recently back to back walk off while he was on the mound) is heading to the Blue Jays. Hard for fans to digest these beloved players in another uniform but is this a good time to rebuild a team that has had a rough few seasons after the World Series run in 2019? Rizzo is piecing together a team that can make it to the playoffs next year and beyond? Good sports news, Ovi speaks about his new 5 year contract with the Capitals. From Real.Fun.DC. “The Tommy and Kelly Show” is produced in Washington, DC providing news, culture, playful conversation, positive energy, and a dose of morning fun any time. Download the Real.Fun.DC. APP to check out our wide array of programming Follow Kelly Collis Twitter: @CityShopGirl

    Ovi To Stay, More Gold for America, W Hotel to Change Hands, Mosquitos on the Rise

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2021 29:29

    Washington Capitals have re-signed captain Alex Ovechkin to a five-year, $47.5 million contract. Ovechkin's contract will carry an average annual value of $9.5 million. Ovechkin – who will enter the 2021-22 season in sixth place on the NHL's all-time goals list – is under contract through the 2025-26 season. Vitek Vanecek's stay in Seattle was a short one, just re-signed with Capitals. Nationals are struggling with Covid outbreak. More gold medals for America! Katie Ledecky won gold in the 1500 M, and Suni Lee won the gold medal in Tokyo's women's individual all-around gymnastics. Phoebe Bacon makes it through her 200 M backstroke heat. 100 year old watering hole, Hank Dietle's Tavern on Rockville Pike in North Bethesda is reopening on Friday, first time since a fire destroyed it in 2018. Mosquitoes are at their peak in the DC area, with warm temperatures and rainfall, producing perfect conditions for breeding mosquitoes. Low flying helicopters are being reviewed by the Department of Defense studying the possibility of allowing military helicopters to fly at higher altitudes to reduce helicopter noise. Washington Business Journal is reporting, the W Washington D.C., one of the city's most iconic hotels, is being sold and rebranded. Links: Metro Wedding Helicopter Noise Hank Dietel To Re-open From Real.Fun.DC. “The Tommy and Kelly Show” is produced in Washington, DC providing news, culture, playful conversation, positive energy, and a dose of morning fun any time. Download the Real.Fun.DC. APP to check out our wide array of programming Follow Kelly Collis Twitter: @CityShopGirl

    Simone Biles Out of the Olympics, Best Restaurants in DC, FAA Cancels Bezos and Branson Astronaut Wings

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2021 30:24


    US gymnast Simone Biles is out for the Team USA portion of the Olympics. Unclear yet if she will compete in the individual section on Thursday, July 29. Washington Capitals' defenseman Tom Wilson is engaged to his long time girlfriend Taylor Pischke. Dave Chappelle is returning home to his DC roots and is the first show on Friday, July 30, since the pandemic shut down concert venue the Anthem at the District Wharf. RAMW announced new categories this year to honor the restaurant industry in the annual RAMMYS nominations. For this year only, many stakeholders came together to identify categories that speak to 2020 and the myriad of challenges, unforeseen hurdles, and opportunities that arose to let creativity shine. Categories include Most Innovative To-Go Packaging Game and Coolest Cocktails and Beverages To-Go. RAMMYS takes place on September 19 and tickets are on sale now. A fundraiser for the Chesapeake Bay is kicking off on August 27. Bay Paddle will host stand-up paddleboards, kayaks, canoes and any other people-powered water vessels for a 200 mile race from Havre de Grace, MD to Virginia Beach, over the course of eight days. Are Jeff Bezos and Richard Branson astronauts? A new policy at the FAA's that went into effect on July 20 states for a person to qualify for the FAA Commercial Space Astronaut Wings Program, a person must meet a new specific set of requirements. Links: Rammy Nominees Tom Wilson's Fiance IG Dave Chappelle Tickets at the Anthem Bay Paddle From Real.Fun.DC. “The Tommy and Kelly Show” is produced in Washington, DC providing news, culture, playful conversation, positive energy, and a dose of morning fun any time. Download the Real.Fun.DC. APP to check out our wide array of programming Follow Kelly Collis Twitter: @CityShopGirl


    Katie Ledecky Goes For Silver, Leo DiCaprio Movie Films in DC, Zimmerman Loves His Bourbon

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2021 22:12

    Australia's Ariarne Titmus beat Katie Ledecky to win the women's 400-meter freestyle at the Olympics, getting the gold medal with the second-fastest time in history on Monday. Break dancing is coming to the Summer Olympics in 2024 and on Sunday, in Silver Spring the Black Box Theatre hosted “Rock the Box” break dancing competition. Nats Player Ryan Zimmerman is on the cover of the food issue of Washingtonian Magazine shares his favorite restaurants around DC. A movie is being filmed at Eastern Market, it is a b-roll for an upcoming Netflix movie Don't Look includes the actors Leonardo DiCaprio, Meryl Streep, Timothee Chalamet, Jennifer Lawrence, Cate Blanchett and Jonah Hill. Saturday night, Animal Rescue and Montgomery County responded to the grounds of Norwood School, Potomac, to rescue the mixed-breed Lab from an abandoned underground well. LINKS: Leo's Movie Washingtonian Magazine From Real.Fun.DC. “The Tommy and Kelly Show” is produced in Washington, DC providing news, culture, playful conversation, positive energy, and a dose of morning fun any time. Download the Real.Fun.DC. APP to check out our wide array of programming Follow Kelly Collis Twitter: @CityShopGirl

    Free Football Tickets, Hello Kitty is Coming to Town, Amazon Fresh Opens in DC

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 23, 2021 18:33

    Ford's Theatre Society announced a one-night concert version of musical Come From Away on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, September 10, 2021, at 6:00 p.m. Members of the Come From Away company will star in this free, 100-minute concert in honor of the 20th anniversary of 9/11. The official Hello Kitty Cafe Truck is coming to Pentagon Row on Saturday, July 24 from 10 am - 7pm. Hello Kitty food and swag will be available for purchase. . DC's first Amazon Fresh grocery opened on Thursday, July 22 in Logan Circle. Washington Football Team is hosting 25,000 fans on August 6 at FedEx Field for 'Friday Night Football' practice event. Tickets are free. NHL released their 2021-22 schedule, Caps will open the season with a three-game homestand, beginning with a home opener against the New York Rangers on Oct. 13. Students at the Bullis School helped their teacher's husband who is in a wheelchair and new dad by building a special baby stroller that attaches to a wheelchair. Links: Washington Football Tickets Caps Schefule From Real.Fun.DC. “The Tommy and Kelly Show” is produced in Washington, DC providing news, culture, playful conversation, positive energy, and a dose of morning fun any time. Download the Real.Fun.DC. APP to check out our wide array of programming Follow Kelly Collis Twitter: @CityShopGirl

    Jose Andres' Gets Bezos Money, Garage Sale At Capital One Arena, Mormon Temple To Reopen to the Public

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2021 17:51


    Washingtonian reports a few details about Jeff Bezos' trip to space. Amelia Earhart's aviator goggles, a piece of canvas from the Wright Brothers' plane, and a bronze medallion made from the first hot air balloon flight in 1783. All items were borrowed from The Explorers Club. Jeff Bezos announced in a post-flight press conference that he would be donating $100 million to José Andrés' D.C.-based World Central Kitchen. Monumental Sports & Entertainment's professional sports team brands is hosting a Garage Sale at Capital One Arena on Friday, July 23 from 8am-8pm. Merch items from Washington Capitals, Wizards, Mystics, Capital City Go-Go and Wizards District Gaming. In addition, items from the various entertainment events held at Capital One Arena over the years will be available, too. Items will be as low as $1 - nothing over $30. The Mormon Temple is reopening to the public after renovations. The Temple will host an open house for the general public from April 28 to June 4, 2022. Ticket info will be available online on November 1. Code of Support celebrates its 10th anniversary. They change lives by connecting military, veterans, caregivers, and families to the support they have earned through their service and sacrifice. Digital message boards on Virginia's interstates, “Driving fast and furious? That's Ludacris” or “Speeding leads to the dark side” and “It's fall, y'all. Buckle up before you leaf.” Are they funny but do they work? DCist reports on a study by the Cognitive Research Team at Virginia Tech. Links: Washingtonian About What Went Up In Space Info About the Mormon Temple Reopening Code of Support From Real.Fun.DC. “The Tommy and Kelly Show” is produced in Washington, DC providing news, culture, playful conversation, positive energy, and a dose of morning fun any time. Download the Real.Fun.DC. APP to check out our wide array of programming Follow Kelly Collis Twitter: @CityShopGirl


    Jeff Bezos Cooks Before Space Flight, Exercise Dress Goes Viral, Olympic Beds Are Fake News, New Food Hall Comes To DC

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2021 13:53


    Washingtonian is reporting on a viral trend of the exercise dress from Outdoor Voices. The Exercise Dress is nearly sold out in all colors and sizes on their website and sells out in days at the DC location in Georgetown. Irish Olympian Rhys McClenaghan posted a video on his Twitter of him jumping up and down on Olympic beds to proves they are not anti-sex beds. Former Anthropologie and PF Chang's in Chevy Chase will become The Heights Food Hall at Wisconsin Place, coming from Alexandria, VA based restaurant group Common Plate Hospitality. The Virginia Zoo in Norfolk, VA is proud to announce the historical birth of its first-ever Southern white rhinoceros, born to mom, Zina, and dad, Sibindi, on Sunday, July 11, 2021. Jeff Bezos cooks Cuban food for the press corp covering the rocket launch. Disney will unveil President Joe Biden to the stage as the 46th President of the United States at their Hall of Presidents in August. Links: Outdoor Voices Dress Norfolk Zoo Baby Rhino Olympian Shares Fake News of Sex Beds Hall of Presidents From Real.Fun.DC. “The Tommy and Kelly Show” is produced in Washington, DC providing news, culture, playful conversation, positive energy, and a dose of morning fun any time. Download the Real.Fun.DC. APP to check out our wide array of programming Follow Kelly Collis Twitter: @CityShopGirl


    Dr. Ovi on Ice, Air and Space is Opening Back Up, New Coach at the Wizards, Trade Rumors

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2021 17:18

    Smithsonian announced that visitors no longer need to reserve a timed-entry pass to check out most of the Smithsonian museums starting on Tuesday, July 20, except for the National Zoo and the National Museum of African American History and Culture, which required free tickets prior to the pandemic. The Olympic Rings will be open to the public from 10AM to 6PM on Tuesday, July 20th on the grounds of the Washington Monument. Jazz in the Garden is now Concerts in the Garden, the series returns this month with four performances of different genres, including mariachi, brass, and classical music. ​​Russian Machine blog is reporting that Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin is about to be “Dr. Ovi”. The Federal Science Center of Sports and Culture at the Sports Ministry of the Russian Federation approved Ovechkin for the discussion and defense of his PhD dissertation. The topic: “Comparative Analysis of Professional Hockey Training Methods in North America and Russia.” Wizards welcome their new coach back to DC today, Wes Unseld, Jr a DMV-native and son of Bullets coach Wes Unseld Sr. Links: Ovi Getting his PhD Little Fox Talks Taking the Perfect Panda Selfie From Real.Fun.DC. “The Tommy and Kelly Show” is produced in Washington, DC providing news, culture, playful conversation, positive energy, and a dose of morning fun any time. Download the Real.Fun.DC. APP to check out our wide array of programming Follow Kelly Collis Twitter: @CityShopGirl

    Saturday Night At Nationals Park, Emotional Account

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 19, 2021 34:11

    Kelly shares her experience at Nationals Park on Saturday night as shots rang out just outside the Park. Not our usual content at RealFunDC but an important story to tell for our neighbors in and around DC and Nats fans. And Davey Martinez, manager of the Nats, again proves what a class act he is. From Real.Fun.DC. “The Tommy and Kelly Show” is produced in Washington, DC providing news, culture, playful conversation, positive energy, and a dose of morning fun any time. Download the Real.Fun.DC. APP to check out our wide array of programming Follow Kelly Collis Twitter: @CityShopGirl

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