Greenspring Village Chili Cook-Off

It’s been 12 years since I’ve been to Greenspring Village. Back in the day I was an intern at the senior living community when it was starting up it’s news station. More than a decade later it was a huge honor to be invited back to emcee their annual Chili Cook-Off. What I thought was so cool is that  now that little station is known as Channel 6 and they do a LIVE news show every day. Residents often anchor the newscasts! As for the event.. the people were so amazing and the food delicious! Congrats to resident Clint Lambert and staff member Chef Eric for winning Best in Show. Their chili will be entered in the big DC101 Chili Cook-off!

Big Winner Clint!



What a bash!

The 5th annual Newsbabes Bash for Breast Cancer was a huge hit! More than 250 people partied at a pinkified Hamilton DC! The gals and handsome Newsmen in Pink donated more than 10,000 to the Howard Hospital Cancer Center! WUSA9’s JC Hayward.. who is a breast cancer survivor was a riot and brought the house down by bringing the humor to her very serious situation! Thanks again for sporting your pink and supporting such a great cause!
NBC4’s Danella Sealock is surrounded by the crew from Howard University Cancer Center Dayleen Deriggs, Alicia Meredith, Alice Mahan, Desta Golden, and Kim Hayes. Photo by TheSceneBisnow

WUSA’s JC Hayward hit it out of the park!

The bash is BACK!

Don’t miss the 5th Annual Newsbabes Bash for Breast Cancer. It’s Thursday June 27th at The Hamilton in DC.The Newsmen in Pink are back again this year too. Attire for ladies and gents.. anything pink! This year’s event benefits Howard Hospital’s Cancer Center. Get your tickets today!

Lil Jon loves the Redskins

Hip-hop artist Lil Jon, known for such number-one hits as “Yeah!” and “Get Low,” hosted and DJed a blowout house music party at The Huxley. Lil Jon, known for his work as a hip-hop artist, producer, and television personality, first got his start as a DJ in Atlanta during the 90s. The Huxley performance – which welcomed house, pop and hip-hop lovers – marked Lil Jon’s first in DC this year. The Atlanta DJ – rocking a Redskins tee – fired up the crowd and cheered “if you didn’t come to party, get out of the club.”
We’re just loving his gear! Cool that Fred Davis stopped by too.

DC’s Asian American Celebratiion

Mayor Gray’s Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Celebration In partnership with the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (DCCAH) and Kollaboration DC
When: Thursday, May 30, 2013 at 7pm (Doors Open at 6pm)
Where: Lincoln Theatre 1215 U St NW, Washington, DC 20009
Cost: Free
RSVP for FREE via EventBrite
The evening will feature performances by Kollaboration DC alum and friends – a winners showcase!

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month. Throughout May, OAPIA will be hosting many events to commemorate the significant achievements of AAPIs in American history. For a complete listing of events, please visit

NBC4 Asian-American Reception

It is great working for a place that really embraces diversity. NBC4 teamed up with McDonald’s Corporation to present the Asia and Pacific Islander Heritage Month reception in Studio A.  Asian-American leaders in our community were recognized at the event and a $5,000 check was given to the Asian Pacific American Legal Resource Center.

WATCH: NBC4 Asian-American Special

There was great company, Chinese food and beautiful live music. We also celebrated the success of our recent 30 minute special which told some incredible stories of people making a difference here and across the world. It airs again this Sunday May 26th at 11:30 on NBC4.

NBC4 General Manager presents check, Angie with honoree & poetry teacher Simone, Rosemary and Bill Lauer of Devotion to Children, Ginger and Frances Park with Eun Yang & Live Quartet!

Tickled Pink 2013

With three weeks left before I’m scheduled to pop I was a little nervous about jumping on stage for a fashion show. However, I knew it would be a forgiving crowd because the Tickled Pink Mother-Daughter Tea is all about being a momma! The Lilly Pulitzer fashion show is one of my favorite events. It benefits Children’s Hospital and always draws the best crowd. For the third year in a row we walked the catwalk. Adora even waved to the crowd and did a twirl at the end of the runway! Thank you to everyone who came out to support! Photos by and Kipp Burgoyne




lilly 2013



Gold Cup with Becky’s Fund

So excited to see this event coming up once again this year.  On May 4th.. get ready for an outdoor event with beautiful dresses, outfits and people. Watch horse and dog races, meet gorgeous people in our area and all for a great cause.

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If you missed the last 3 Gold Cup events with Becky’s Fund, you not only missed out on a lot of SPRING fun and networking, but you missed an opportunity to contribute to the great efforts and contributions by Becky’s Fund to ending Domestic and Dating violence in our city. Support Becky’s Fund by attending this event and share this event on your blogs and social networks. See photos here and get tickets and LIVE conversations about this event.

Anti-Bullying Workshop

The METRO DC LINKS & the YWCA are sponsoring an anti-bullying event this Saturday, 20 April 13 at the YW on 14th Street, NW. The featured speaker is Jimmy Locust , a highly sought after dancer/choreographer,  who has worked with Michael and Janet Jackson. He also worked on a Justin Bieber tour.
Jimmy was bullied as a young teen because of his short stature. Since so much has been in the news lately about the deadly  consequences of being bullied this is a perfect opportunity to be empowered on the issue.
Confirmed schedule:
11:10 AM- 12:00 PM Jimmy Locust: Guest Speaker- (also Q &A)
12:00 PM – 12:30 PM- Lunch
12:30 PM – 1:00 PM – Closing Ceremony
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM – Jimmy Locust- Dance Finale in Studio with the YWCA Dream Girls (including the Rubies – ages 5 – 9 yrs old for the dance finale only)
Contact Information:
Dana Davis Mitchell (Links, Inc.): (301-365-3251)
Twanisha Mitchell (YWCA) (202-626-0703)

Fashion for Paws 2013

Nearly $700,000 was raised at a night filled with furry friends dressed to the nines! It was Fashion for Paws 2013, an show stopping production that included many familiar faces of DC and their pooches. I had a great time walking the runway with little Inko. I would’ve brought Atticus again but these days he’s so strong and being me so pregnant I was afraid I’d have a tough time wrangling him on stage.
I was thrilled to be part of the Lilly Pulitzer part of the show. The evening featured fashions from shops you’d find at Tysons Galleria. E! News’ Ashlan Gorse and Pamela Sorensen did an outstanding job as the night’s emcee and Mistress of Ceremonies. Special thanks to Richard and his friends for coming out to show the support! We were really tired for the show this morning.. but the great cause was worth the no sleep! Photos by Rich Kessler Photography and Travis Vaughn

Top fundraising models Susan Ostrowski, Melinda Griffith and Dr. Ashley Gallagher. Susan Ostrowski raised $37,000, followed by Melinda Griffith at $24,000 and Dr. Ashley Gallagher at $17,900.

With Inko!

Philippe Cousteau and Ashlan Gorse

Richard and Renee

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