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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, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    Eagle cam catches Eaglet hatching:
    Larry Boyer, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    Hello, world! Eagle cam captures baby bird's arrival
    wtop.com Liberty and Justice, one of D.C.’s three bald eagle couples, welcomed a baby eaglet...
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  2. Larry Boyer, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    Snow/sleet storm followed by frigid temperatures are sure to doom the cheery blossoms this year just as they were about to peak in a few days.
    Larry Boyer, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    Plunging temperatures threaten delicate DC cherry blossoms
    wtop.com Below freezing temperatures expected this week could destroy as much as 90 percent of the cherry blossoms now forming along the Tidal...
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    Christine Stevens
    15/03/2017 #1 Christine Stevens
    I saw that this morning. It is very sad. The cherry blossoms are so pretty and it looks like we won't get to see very many.
  3. ProducerChristine Stevens
    Enjoying the Cherry Blossoms Can be a Walk in the Park - If You Know the Tricks
    Enjoying the Cherry Blossoms Can be a Walk in the Park - If You Know the TricksUpdate: The National Park Service revised the peak blossom dates.It's springtime in Washington, DC. (Okay, it is early for spring, but Mother Nature is having problems. I blame it on the booze.) The cherry blossoms and the tourists are about to...
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    Christine Stevens
    08/03/2017 #5 Christine Stevens
    #4 And, if I am not mistaken, it is against the law to damage the trees.
    Larry Boyer, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    08/03/2017 #4 Larry Boyer, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    Great tips. I'd add don't break the the cherry trees - don't snap of twigs to bring a blossom much home with you (they probably won't make it home anyhow!
    Christine Stevens
    06/03/2017 #3 Christine Stevens
    I generally try to avoid the main cherry festival. I've seen it and I let the tourists have first pick. Plus, I am very allergic to their pollen. I alternate between "oh, so pretty" and "I want to set them all on fire". ;) This is the first spring in 17 years I won't work downtown and I'm actually kind of excited to miss the traffic nightmares!
    David B. Grinberg
    06/03/2017 #2 David B. Grinberg
    As a fellow Washingtonian, Christina, I commend you on these excellent tips. I would also advise to avoid weekends, if possible, and go later in the day to minimize the overflowing crowds. Perhaps I'll see you there!
    Laura Mikolaitis
    06/03/2017 #1 Laura Mikolaitis
    Excellent advice, @Christine Stevens. Thanks for sharing. I love DC. I was there last year in mid-February for a business trip and had some free time to explore. It was great because I hadn't been there for many years, and I was with a colleague who had never been. For me, it was like watching a movie I had seen before but paying closer attention and appreciating the moments more. I was able to take some stunning photos and was in my element with all of the history and walking. I'd love to get back there when the blossoms are in bloom, that's for sure. It's definitely on my re-visit list.
  4. Larry Boyer, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    The story behind the story of DC's famed Cherry Trees.
    Larry Boyer, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    D.C.'s iconic cherry trees almost didn't happen, author says
    wtop.com The cherry blossoms have graced D.C. for more than 100 years. But it's a tradition that came close to never happening, author Dan Stone...
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  5. Larry Boyer, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    You heard about it here first, now the Infinity Mirrors exhibit at the Smithsonian's Hirshhorn Museum is extending hours to keep up with demand.
    Larry Boyer, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    Hirshhorn's Infinity Mirrors passes gone in seconds | WTOP
    wtop.com The popularity of the Hirshhorn's latest exhibit, Infinity Mirrors, has made securing passes harder than getting into some of D.C.'s top...
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  6. Larry Boyer, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    Here is your chance to attend a TEDx event in the DC area - in Tysons Corner in Virginia. Saturday, June 10th, from 10am to 5pm. Details and purchase tickets here.
    Larry Boyer, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    TEDxTysons 2017: [i]mpact
    www.eventbrite.com This year, TEDxTysons explores how people, ideas, and projects create impact. To do this, we started with the word impact and broke it down to discover the power behind it. And so β€œimpact” became [i]mpact. At its core, β€œimpact” represents a single...
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  7. Brian McKenzie

    Brian McKenzie

    27/02/2017
    Same as it ever was..... Same as it ever was Brian McKenzie
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    Warren Kellam
    01/03/2017 #3 Warren Kellam
    #2 ah yes, the useful idiots are on full display.
    Brian McKenzie
    01/03/2017 #2 Brian McKenzie
    #1 Ignorant masses & useful idoots feeding on Pavlovian Kibble and under the table pay-offs to the instigators.
    Warren Kellam
    01/03/2017 #1 Warren Kellam
    Has to be the brain structure of folks who ascribe to this ideology, because it certainly is not common sense.
  8. Larry Boyer, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    If you're in or coming to DC you may want to check out this exhibit at the Hirshhorn Museum on the Mall.
    Larry Boyer, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    5 reasons to see Hirshhorn's 'Infinity Mirrors' exhibit |WTOP
    wtop.com The Hirshhorn Collection debuts its latest exhibit by world renowned artist Yayoi...
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  9. Larry Boyer, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    Last chance to see Bao Bao before she moves to China
    Larry Boyer, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    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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  10. Larry Boyer, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    Washington, DC has some unique jobs from the President to the Smithsonian's Beer Historian.
    Larry Boyer, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    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, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    11/02/2017 #2 Larry Boyer, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    #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.
  11. Larry Boyer, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    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, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    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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  12. Larry Boyer, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    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, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    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
  13. Larry Boyer, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    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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  14. Larry Boyer, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    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, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    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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  15. Larry Boyer, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    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, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    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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  16. Larry Boyer, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    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, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    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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  17. Larry Boyer, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    A look ahead at what are expected to be some of the top stories in the DC metro area in 2017.
    Larry Boyer, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    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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  18. Larry Boyer, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    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, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    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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  19. Larry Boyer, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    For those interested in the Presidential Innauguration and possible getting tickets to events, here's the website to keep tabs on:
    Larry Boyer, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    The 58th Presidential Inauguration
    www.58pic2017.org Your default description...
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  20. Larry Boyer, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    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, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    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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  21. Larry Boyer, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    There a new restaurant getting attention in DC - Sounds like a fun place to go.
    Larry Boyer, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    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. β€” and the focus of the menu at Ten Tigers Parlour is a hard-to-find...
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  22. Larry Boyer, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    The MGM Grand at National Harbor is opening on Thursday. See what the Buzzzz is all about.
    Larry Boyer, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    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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  23. Larry Boyer, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    Check out these photos of the White House all decorated for Christmas. Be sure to scroll through all 16
    Larry Boyer, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    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.
  24. Larry Boyer, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    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, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    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, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    03/12/2016 #2 Larry Boyer, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    #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.
  25. Larry Boyer, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    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, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    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, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    03/12/2016 #2 Larry Boyer, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    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!
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