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Welcome to beBee DC! See what all the buzz is about in Washington, DC metro area. Whether you live in the DC area or are coming to visit DC for business or pleasure this is the hive to check in with. Our primarily purpose is to build networks for real life meet ups, networking and fun. Know of something fun or professionally relevant happening in DC you'd like to share with others, please feel free to share it. Have a favorite restaurant? Tourist site? Have a question about visiting DC?
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  1. Larry Boyer

    Larry Boyer

    14/02/2017
    Last chance to see Bao Bao before she moves to China
    Larry Boyer
    Bao Bao the panda prepares for move to China
    www.cbsnews.com One of the National Zoo’s most popular attractions will soon leave for her new home at a Chinese breeding...
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  2. Larry Boyer

    Larry Boyer

    11/02/2017
    Washington, DC has some unique jobs from the President to the Smithsonian's Beer Historian.
    Larry Boyer
    Meet the Smithsonian's new beer historian
    wtop.com "The best job ever" is no longer available. Meet the Smithsonian's new beer...
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    Larry Boyer
    11/02/2017 #2 Larry Boyer
    #1 Great idea @David B. Grinberg, but I think we should let her pick the place!
    David B. Grinberg
    11/02/2017 #1 David B. Grinberg
    Larry, maybe we can take her out to Happy Hour for a beer testing and education.
  3. Larry Boyer

    Larry Boyer

    01/02/2017
    Big news for the DC area as another company moves it's HQ here. Many people don't realize there is more to the DC area than the government.
    Larry Boyer
    Nestle to move HQ to Rosslyn, create hundreds of jobs
    wtop.com Food giant Nestle USA will move its corporate headquarters to Rosslyn and fill an office building that has sat vacant for the past four...
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  4. Larry Boyer

    Larry Boyer

    19/01/2017
    Lots of pre-Inauguration activity happening in DC, including many road closure. Many workers are being told to say away from their offices tomorrow and Friday as so many roads are being closed it may be impossible to get around.
    Larry Boyer
    Inaugural road closures: What's closed when?
    wtop.com The road closures for next week's inaugural events are expected to have a major impact on travel throughout the...
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    David B. Grinberg
    19/01/2017 #1 David B. Grinberg
    Thanks for posting this, Larry, from one Washingtonian to another.
    This is another good example of why remote work (telework/telecommuting) simply makes good business sense for both the public and private sectors -- as I previously explained in this beBee buzz: https://www.bebee.com/producer/@dbgrinberg/top-10-reasons-why-telework-makes-good-business-sense-in-the-digital-age
  5. Larry Boyer

    Larry Boyer

    18/01/2017
    Watch the opening of the 2017 World Economic Forum by Klaus Schwab. #WEF2017
    https://www.weforum.org/events/world-economic-forum-annual-meeting-2017/sessions/welcome-message-by-the-executive-chairman-2017
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  6. Larry Boyer

    Larry Boyer

    13/01/2017
    Coming to DC in the next week? Whether for business, pleasure, the Innaugration or a protest here is what you need to know:
    Larry Boyer
    Inauguration Day 2017 Survival Guide: Street closures, Metro service, parade route and more
    wtop.com Thousands of people are expected in D.C. for Donald Trump's inauguration. From road closures to the weather forecast, here's your survival...
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  7. Larry Boyer

    Larry Boyer

    12/01/2017
    Some surprisingly interesting history in the Innaugural Luncheon. Join us in the beBee DC hive to share stories of interest and networking in the DC area.
    Larry Boyer
    All the presidents' meals: The history of inaugural food
    wtop.com When it comes to presidential inaugural celebrations, plenty of things have changed. But over the years, food has remained a...
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  8. Larry Boyer

    Larry Boyer

    06/01/2017
    Out with the old, in with the new. As President Obama leaves office take a look at where he'll and his family will be living. Join us in beBee DC for more happenings in the DC area.
    Larry Boyer
    Photos: Inside the Obamas' new house
    wtop.com The Obamas leave the White House Jan. 20, but they won't be going far. See photos of their new Kalorama house, inside and...
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  9. Larry Boyer

    Larry Boyer

    03/01/2017
    A look ahead at what are expected to be some of the top stories in the DC metro area in 2017.
    Larry Boyer
    Year ahead: A look at the big stories to come in 2017
    wtop.com What will 2017 bring for the D.C. region? Here's a look at some of the big stories WTOP will be covering in the new...
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  10. Larry Boyer

    Larry Boyer

    28/12/2016
    Looking for something to do in DC for New Years that won't break your budget?Here are 4 free things to do.
    Larry Boyer
    4 free things to do in the DC area New Year's Day
    wtop.com There are plenty of events to help ring out the old year, but here are a few ways to ring in 2017 in D.C., free of...
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  11. Larry Boyer

    Larry Boyer

    22/12/2016
    For those interested in the Presidential Innauguration and possible getting tickets to events, here's the website to keep tabs on:
    Larry Boyer
    The 58th Presidential Inauguration
    www.58pic2017.org Your default description...
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  12. Larry Boyer

    Larry Boyer

    18/12/2016
    Today was the annual "Wreaths Across America" event at Artlington National Cemetary. The roads were trecherous early in the day with an ice storm moving through. Nonethess volunteers wera bel to lay a write at the graves of every soldier. Be sure to see the photos.
    Larry Boyer
    Photos: 44,000 volunteers brave icy weather to lay wreaths for veterans
    wtop.com More than 44,000 volunteers turned out even icy weather to place 245,000 remembrance wreaths at grave sites at Arlington National Cemetery...
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  13. Larry Boyer

    Larry Boyer

    16/12/2016
    There a new restaurant getting attention in DC - Sounds like a fun place to go.
    Larry Boyer
    Enjoy a new spot for soup dumplings, noodles, all-day coffee
    wtop.com A no-fuss dumpling, noodle and donburi restaurant opens in D.C. — and the focus of the menu at Ten Tigers Parlour is a hard-to-find...
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  14. Larry Boyer

    Larry Boyer

    06/12/2016
    The MGM Grand at National Harbor is opening on Thursday. See what the Buzzzz is all about.
    Larry Boyer
    Sneak peek: Inside MGM National Harbor
    wtop.com After two years of construction and $1.4 billion, MGM National Harbor is ready to open. Here's what you can expect to see on Dec. 8....
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  15. Larry Boyer

    Larry Boyer

    05/12/2016
    Check out these photos of the White House all decorated for Christmas. Be sure to scroll through all 16
    Larry Boyer
    White House Christmas 2016 | 98.7 WMZQ
    wmzq.iheart.com See how the First Family does the...
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    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    05/12/2016 #1 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    I think it looks nice. Not overdone.
  16. Larry Boyer

    Larry Boyer

    02/12/2016
    Just in - unfortunate news for DC tourism - The Washington Monument will be close until 2019. The result of needing to address the on-going problems with the elevator system..
    Larry Boyer
    Repairs to keep Washington Monument closed into 2019
    wtop.com The Washington Monument will remain closed to the public until 2019 while the structure's elevator system is...
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    Larry Boyer
    03/12/2016 #2 Larry Boyer
    #1 I agree. It seems shocking. Then again, I'm' in a building today where the elevator buttons aren't working so you have to call the security desk to request an elevator and a building employee is playing the role of old school elevator operator. Metro escalators are frequently broken. I don't know. Did the World Trade Center have such problems with the elevators?

    Being here it's easy to pick on it, but I don't have a real benchmark.
    David B. Grinberg
    02/12/2016 #1 David B. Grinberg
    Oh no, that's not good news, Larry. You would think with all of today's new tech, the fix would be faster. Oh well.
  17. Larry Boyer

    Larry Boyer

    02/12/2016
    In a DC tradition, last night the President lit the national Christmas Tree in the Ellipse, near the front of the White House. This is one of the few occasions the public can be guaranteed to catch a glimpse of the President. In addition to the big tree, seen in the photo, each of the 50 states and the territories have a smaller tree decorated by ornaments from students in each state/territory that ring the tree. There are also trains that run around the tree. There are nightly performances as well. If you're in DC or traveling through come and check it out.
    Larry Boyer
    Photos: National Christmas Tree Lighting 2016
    wtop.com See photos from the 2016 lighting of the national Christmas tree on the...
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    Larry Boyer
    03/12/2016 #2 Larry Boyer
    It is indeed. For anyone ever interested in trying to see the President, as far I know it's also one of only 2 times in the year you can be guaranteed to see the President if you show up and get close enough - the other being the Memorial Day exercises at Arlington National Cemetery.
    David B. Grinberg
    02/12/2016 #1 David B. Grinberg
    This is a beautiful annual tradition, indeed, Larry. What a lovely (and large) Christmas tree.
    Wishing everyone a happy and healthy holiday season!
  18. Larry Boyer

    Larry Boyer

    20/11/2016
    If you are thinking of coming to DC for the Inauguration or the Million Woman March you better book your hotel room soon.
    Larry Boyer
    DC-area hotels already filling up for inauguration, march
    wtop.com Finding a reasonably priced place to sleep Jan. 20 might be particularly challenging because of inauguration and a separate "Women's March on Washington....
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    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    20/11/2016 #1 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    well if I decide to come it will be for the March :-), plus I can always drive there and back in one day. Been there, done that.
  19. Larry Boyer

    Larry Boyer

    19/11/2016
    It's that time of year when it's time for the President to pardon a turkey. Here' a look back at some Presidential pardons.
    Larry Boyer
    Thanksgiving Traditions: The Presidential Turkey Pardon Through the Years (PHOTOS)
    weather.com Let's be honest, it's the best presidential photo op of the...
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  20. Larry Boyer

    Larry Boyer

    26/10/2016
    The real life haunted houses of DC. Ghosts of historical figures supposed haunt these DC landmarks. Check them out! Boo!
    Larry Boyer
    Haunted history: 10 spooky places in DC
    wtop.com The District's large collection of famous monuments, buildings and landmarks can come with some creepy back...
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  21. Larry Boyer

    Larry Boyer

    21/10/2016
    Walking around DC you never know what piece of history you will run into if you just pay attention. I've walked by this building many times, but until just now not on the side of it that explains it's history. It is the Charles Sumner School Museum and Archives, built in 1872. It was one of the first 3 public schools for black children in DC following the Civil War. At it's time it was the most modern school in DC. It remained in operation until 1978 and was saved from demolition by a community effort. Today it is a museum and serves and the archives for DC Public Schools and is on the Nation Register of Historic Places.

    It is a gorgeous building and is across the street from the National Geographic Society Headquarters.
    Larry Boyer
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  22. Larry Boyer

    Larry Boyer

    19/10/2016
    Here's an activity for you in DC! Can you find one of these pennies? Let us know if you do! #bebeeDC
    Larry Boyer
    Ally Bank hides 10 pennies in DC worth $1,000 each
    wtop.com Ally Bank hid 10 special pennies around the D.C. to drum up interest in saving. Finding one could make you richer, but far more than a single...
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    Larry Boyer
    19/10/2016 #1 Larry Boyer
    10 pennies worth $1000 each are hidden in DC.

    Join the beBee DC hive to keep up with local happenings and network with DC area bees.
  23. Larry Boyer

    Larry Boyer

    18/10/2016
    Looking for something to do in DC this fall? Here are some ideas.
    Larry Boyer
    10 things to do in DC this fall before the frost
    wtop.com The scorching heat is gone and so are the summer crowds. Here are the top 10 things to do this fall in D.C., before the frost and freeze set...
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    Larry Boyer
    18/10/2016 #1 Larry Boyer
    Keep with and share happenings and network with DC area bees on beBeeDC
  24. Larry Boyer

    Larry Boyer

    18/10/2016
    Actor Robert Duvall (Godfather, Apocolypse Now) stopped by in the DC suburbs to talk about his life and career.
    Larry Boyer
    Robert Duvall dishes on career at Washington West Film Fest in Va.
    wtop.com The Hollywood legend of "The Godfather" and "Apocalypse Now" holds a special Q&A Saturday in...
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  25. David B. Grinberg
    Rocket Launch Delayed...

    cc: @Larry Boyer @Aurorasa Sima
    David B. Grinberg
    Orbital ATK Delays Antares Rocket Launch 24 Hours Due to Glitch
    www.space.com Orbital ATK's Antares rocket launch has been delayed by 24 hours to Monday night due to a glitch with ground support...
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    Nick Mlatchkov
    17/10/2016 #7 Anonymous
    #1 (no periscope here) Btw Periscopes are only used on submarines.
    Larry Boyer
    17/10/2016 #6 Larry Boyer
    Too bad it was delayed. The time of the launch on a Sunday was perfect.
    Aurorasa Sima
    16/10/2016 #5 Aurorasa Sima
    #4 I´d think a species that is able to travel here and pose as one of us is more intelligent than that (;
    David B. Grinberg
    16/10/2016 #4 David B. Grinberg
    #3 Very interesting development, @Aurorasa Sima, thanks for sharing this info. Maybe the U.S. presidential candidates are the real ETs?
    Aurorasa Sima
    16/10/2016 #3 Aurorasa Sima
    #2 I remember but have only read about it and saw pictures.

    Are you up to date on the Wikileak thing? What did you make of this? http://www.collective-evolution.com/2016/10/10/wikileaks-email-leaks-shed-light-on-the-vaticans-possible-knowledge-of-extraterrestrials/
    David B. Grinberg
    16/10/2016 #2 David B. Grinberg
    #1 That Hubble Space Telescope is sure amazing, @Aurorasa Sima. It's findings have really transformed the way space scientists view our own galaxy in general and the universe in particular. Do you remember the repairs they had to do on Hubble when it's mirrors had problems, per a NASA space walk to fix it?
    Aurorasa Sima
    16/10/2016 #1 Aurorasa Sima
    You know what, David, when I was younger I often stayed up to see things one was supposed to be able to see. Never saw a thing. No asteroids, no nothing.

    I was grateful for Larry´s map that showed I would not see it from CHI (no periscope here) and I´m grateful for your info about the delay.

    I´ll watch some Hubble live stream instead.
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