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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

    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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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!
  15. 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.
  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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.
  20. 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
  21. 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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  22. 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.
  23. Larry Boyer

    Larry Boyer

    16/10/2016
    Rocket launch will be visible tonight from much of the East Coast shortly after 8pm. Just be patient in case there are launch delays (which you can listen for online). The further away you are the closer to the horizon it will be, so look for a place with out trees or find a roof top where you can look in the direction of the launch.
    Larry Boyer
    Orbital ATK CRS-5 Launch Viewing Maps
    www.nasa.gov Orbital ATK's next cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station is scheduled to launch on Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016 from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. The five-minute launch window opens at 8:03 p.m. EDT. Populations all along...
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    David B. Grinberg
    16/10/2016 #2 David B. Grinberg
    Thanks for this update @Larry Boyer. It's also supposed to be a full "Harvest Moon" and "Super Moon" tonight, in which it's been reported the moon will be orbiting closest to Earth until the next time in 2034. It's also been reported the moon will be closer to Earth tonight compared to any other time thus far in the 21st century. I'll try to find and post an article about this. So get those binoculars/telescopes ready!
    cc: @Aurorasa Sima
  24. Larry Boyer

    Larry Boyer

    13/10/2016
    12 restaurants in the DC area have been added to the exclusive list of starred restaurants in the new Michelin Guide. There are only 127 restaurants nation-wide in the list.
    Larry Boyer
    12 restaurants awarded stars in DC's new Michelin Guide
    wtop.com The wait is over: D.C.’s Michelin Guide is finally here. And 12 restaurants were awarded...
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  25. ProducerDavid B. Grinberg
    Many Mentors on Road to the White House: Meet George & Paul (Part 3)
    Many Mentors on Road to the White House: Meet George & Paul (Part 3)Anyone who has ever worked with George Stephanopoulos knows that he’s a bona fide “work horse” – a prerequisite for his many high-profile jobs over the years. These positions range from serving as a top advisor to President Bill Clinton, to...
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    David B. Grinberg
    10/10/2016 #35 David B. Grinberg
    Just a note of thanks for your kind words @Jason Versey and @Loribeth Pierson. I'm grateful for your gracious support and hope this series is especially helpful for the next generations of leadership embarking on new careers (Millennials and Gen Z).
    Also, as Bruce Springsteen sang in his 1980s album, "Born in the USA" -- "Glory days, well they'll pass you by."
    Still, memories and lessons learned can last a lifetime.
    Jason Versey
    10/10/2016 #34 Jason Versey
    Loved the 3rd installment David. So cool that you were able to have that kind of experience. I am envious! Great article.
    Loribeth Pierson
    09/10/2016 #33 Loribeth Pierson
    That was wonderful David, thank you for sharing a piece of your jouney. You are right, no one does it alone, besides it is better with mentors.
    Aurorasa Sima
    08/10/2016 #32 Aurorasa Sima
    #31 I´ve never been interested in politics. I would say that in Germany (at least until a few years ago when negative parties became stronger) it´s not as important as here. I dated a mayor a few times but the local politicians were totally going on my nerves and boring the ... out of me. It´s not my world.

    Selfishness is found in most influential positions, I believe you every word about the negative sides. I guess I have more faith in people who are greedy for money than prestige.

    Being in the oval office and meeting the guys like you did is something. Glad you did not have to experience the ML thing up-close. I find the digging in personal affairs disgusting and disturbing. When I hear BC now, it´s hard to believe he ever was President. I lived in Germany back then and did not really follow US politics. I guess he must have been a great guy when you met him. I noticed it seems on the picture you did not want to get to close to BC.
    David B. Grinberg
    08/10/2016 #31 David B. Grinberg
    #30 Thanks for your valuable feedback, as always @Aurorasa Sima. FYI: I wouldn't say that politics = a positive work environment all the time. However, in working on a campaign or for a cause there tends to be a positive synergy which really gets one's adrenaline going if they are passionate about it. I suppose you can say the same about most jobs. But don't get me wrong. Unfortunately, there is a dark downside to politics that is ugly and dismaying. Too many sandals, too much partisan bickering, too much money influencing the process, and too many elected officials putting their personal/political self interests ahead of the interest of the people whom they represent.
    Moreover, in hindsight, I was lucky to leave the WH when I did. Why? Because I wasn't there during the Monica scandal, which was demoralizing and really tainted my views about BC's character and respect for the institution of the American presidency.
    Aurorasa Sima
    08/10/2016 #30 Aurorasa Sima
    Oval office? Picture with Clinton? That´s really cool. I never before perceived politics as something with a positive working environment. Thanks for part 3.
    Gerald Hecht
    08/10/2016 #29 Gerald Hecht
    #28 @David B. Grinberg Thank you for this series --it inspires one not to give into meaningless
    David B. Grinberg
    08/10/2016 #28 David B. Grinberg
    Many thanks for reading, commenting and sharing @Larry Boyer @Pamela 🐝 Williams @Mamen 🐝 Delgado @Flávio Rodrigues Vieira @Gerald Hecht @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman @Donna-Luisa Eversley @Milos Djukic I am always most grateful for your kind words and valuable support!
    Larry Boyer
    08/10/2016 #27 Larry Boyer
    Part 3 of @David B. Grinberg's journey from a Captiol Hill intern to working in the White House. Good lessons from mentors along the away as well as how to be a good mentor.
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    08/10/2016 #26 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    Though I only witnessed Stephanopoulos at work via the wonderful world of television I can say that I always admired his calm demeanor. His interview with Trump is the first time I think I ever saw his emotions try to get the better of him. I watched the corners of his mouth twitch as he tried his best not to crack up at everything Trump said. Having such a background in politics, Stephanopoulos was not the interviewer a political candidate should go to unprepared or better yet; unqualified. You definitely had some wonderful mentors David. Why aren't you a VP? :-)
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    08/10/2016 #25 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #24 Your so right @Mamen 🐝 Delgado, they do! I watch live buzzes in Spanish as well. I don't usually understand what people are saying but I hear enthusiasm and see so many beautiful places. Tonight @Hugo Chinchilla was cooking and wow, did it look delicious. Hugo, can you send me your recipe? I might have forgotten to click relevant, not sure... but loved the cooking expo!
    Mamen 🐝 Delgado
    08/10/2016 #24 Mamen 🐝 Delgado
    #23 Yes they are @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher, it's another dimension in the social network relationship. Live Buzzes bring each other closer.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    08/10/2016 #23 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #22 The live buzzes are great, aren't they @Mamen 🐝 Delgado? I love hearing the voices of those I've been interacting with for quite some time!
    Mamen 🐝 Delgado
    08/10/2016 #22 Mamen 🐝 Delgado
    @David B. Grinberg, I'm getting addicted to your stories. I love the way you present all the characters and now (thanks to the Live Buzzes) I can even "listen" to you talking about your mentors and your experiences. Thanks for these gifts. 😘
    Gerald Hecht
    08/10/2016 #21 Gerald Hecht
    #18 @David B. Grinberg Well we can spread this as best we can --at least some will be reached
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    08/10/2016 #20 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    Your experiences are full of worthwhile lessons, David. Thank you for sharing the series, which I feel is most helpful for the younger generations.
    David B. Grinberg
    08/10/2016 #19 David B. Grinberg
    #17 Many thanks, @Ali Anani, for your kind words. I appreciate your reading and commenting on this buzz. It's always a pleasure to hear from you -- and learn from you per your sweet honey. It's certainly true that most things worthwhile in life don't come easy, but require sacrifice, determination and perseverance to achieve. I hope younger bees read this and get the message to help guide them at the outset of their careers.
    David B. Grinberg
    08/10/2016 #18 David B. Grinberg
    #16 Good point! Remember @Gerald Hecht, the news media are consumed with sensationalism and controversy because that's what gets the ratings and boosts advertising revenue. Don't even get me started on undue influence by corporations on their media subsidiaries.
    Ali Anani
    07/10/2016 #17 Ali Anani
    Like plants that emerge in rocks and become strong so you are. Your obstacles turned into beautiful experiences that are surely worthy of sharing. Shared proudly
    Gerald Hecht
    07/10/2016 #16 Gerald Hecht
    #14 @Donna-Luisa Eversley yeah --if only the real stuff instead of the hysterics made the "evening news"...
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