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Clouded Leopard Cubs Born at National Zoo’s Front Royal Campus

Clouded Leopard Cubs Born at National Zoo’s Front Royal Campus

This story comes to us from Enica R. Thompson:

A female clouded leopard at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute in Front Royal, Va., gave birth to a litter of two cubs Monday, March 28. Staff had been on a pregnancy watch of the 2-year-old Sita (SEE-ta) for one day. Sita gave birth to the first cub at 1:15 p.m. and the second cub at 1:25 p.m. The male cub weighed 9.48 ounces and the female cub weighed 7.76 ounces. This is the first litter for Sita, who came from the Nashville Zoo, and the father, 2-year-old Ta Moon (TAH-moon). The cubs are being hand-reared by SCBI staff.

Celebrate Valentine Date Night at Your Local Giant

Celebrate Valentine Date Night at Your Local Giant

From Kaitlin Sanderson of Susan Davis:

Back by popular demand, Giant Food of Landover, Md. is hosting the third annual Valentine Date Night on Saturday, Feb. 12 at all 179 Giant Food locations. Date Night events include food tastings, raffles, cooking demonstrations, games, cookie decorating, and a special “Lovers Lane Express Checkout” for Valentine’s Day purchases. Valentine Date Night will run from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Here are some participating locations:

Perseus Realty Getting Ready to Break Ground on Apartment Complex, YMCA at 14th and W

This story comes to us from Leslie Braunstein:

Perseus Realty, LLC (Perseus Realty) of Washington, D.C. and its joint venture partner Jefferson Apartment Group (JAG) of McLean, Virginia will begin construction shortly on a new mixed-use development at 14th and W Streets, N.W. in Washington, D.C. The approximately 300,000 square foot project will have 231 rental apartments, an all-new 44,000 square foot YMCA facility, and over 10,000 square feet of ground-level retail space.  With equity financing from Rockpoint Group, L.L.C. and a $53 million construction loan from Wells Fargo Bank, NA, the development team will begin demolition of the existing buildings in early December. The state-of-the-art YMCA and first apartments will deliver in summer of 2012, with the remaining apartments delivering by fall of 2012.


Check out the Petworth Community Market on Friday, September 24

The Petworth Community Market will be held tomorrow, Friday, September 24, and it operates every Friday.

From 3 p.m.-7 p.m. in the middle of Georgia Avenue, 9th Street, Taylor and Upshur, the Petworth market has a variety of stands, including: