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“Go the ___ to Sleep” Cracks Up DC Parents

Adam Mansbach, author of the hilarious lullaby parody ‘Go the F*** to Sleep’ stopped by DC’s P.J. Clarke’s for a reading and signing. Adam had the audience laughing to tears as he shared his journey as a writer and parent.

Guests had the chance to ask questions, one of whom asked whether Mansbach preferred  Samuel Jackson’s reading or Werner Herzog’s reading. Mansbach revealed that although both are fantastic and very funny, he likes Samuel Jackson’s reading slightly better.

After the reading and interview, Adam stuck around to sign books for his fans. More to come on the WUSA9 Morning Show this week. Yoni Lee contributed to this report.

 

Designer discounts in Bethesda

The temperature is up, but not Bethesda Row’s prices. Bethesda Row hosted its Summer Sidewalk Sale with designer denim for as low as $25! Watch more on WUSA9’s morning show:

Gilt arrives in DC

One of the leading online coupon provider in the designer world, Gilt, is now expanding its reach to a city near you. Gilt City is currently available in 10 locations, including Washington DC, offering daily discounts to spas, theatre shows, restaurants and experiences to rediscover a city. Check it out:

Sweet Treatment: Nectar Skin Bar Opens

The next time you’re slurping down Serendipity’s frozen hot chocolate or doing your usual shopping, check out Georgetown’s newest addition: Nectar Skin Bar. Located at 1633 Wisconsin Ave., Nectar Skin Bar is a cozy spa that boasts an impressive selection of skin care and beauty products along with signature spa services. Yoni Lee check out the new place along with others who tried out their services. Apart from other salons, NSB has a patio for outdoor treatments when the weather’s good! Hot pick: Their organic sunless tanning treatment.

Local charity calling on public for new name

Arlington Learning In Retirement Institute (ALRI) is looking for a new name- and you could be the person to name it!

ALRI is a DC nonprofit organization that’s been educating ‘the over 50 crowd’, offering 30 courses for those eager to learn. Now, with nearly 10 years under their belt, ALRI  is rebranding and on the market for a new name- something that is a strong representation of who they are and showcases their features.

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From now until July 15 mid-night, Sisarina is hosting a naming contest with tons of great prizes for the top 3 names. The Grand Prize includes a full-color Nook and wining and dining for 4 at Willow restaurant in Arlington.

SUBMIT: Your name for ALRI

For those on twitter, every tweet about the #getbranded contest (with the hashtag), your name gets entered into a random drawing for a $100 Amazon giftcard!

Tigerlily raises $100K for breast cancer

Tigerlily Foundation hosted their 3rd annual EmPower Ball at the Willard Hotel in Washington and the turnout was incredible. See more pictures here…

Watch more on Tigerlily’s EmPower Ball on WUSA9

Founder and survivor Maimah Karmo says the money will give financial assistance to local young survivors in treatment

Thoughts of a Butterfly

Art Soiree hosted a private event for ‘Thoughts of a Butterfly’ book release at Puro Lounge in Georgetown. The crowd, like the awe-inspiring book, was in good spirits enjoying drinks and live jazz music outdoors.

Watch ‘Thoughts of a Butterfly’ book release on WUSA9 Friday morning!

Let go, laugh, live, love is Shirley Ramos personal credo and motif in her new book ‘Thoughts of a Butterfly’. After suffering a stroke at the young age of 29, Shirley grabs her second chance at life with passion, even writing a book of poems about her journey. Yoni Lee contributed to this OMG report.

MORE: Read Ramos’ blog

Coverage of event on WUSA9 Below

Fun tribute to military

Kings Dominion paid tribute to American soldiers,  in a blood-rushing, adrenaline pumping, explosive way. Military service members spent the day at the amusement park for FREE, riding the infamous coasters and enjoying the fireworks with their family.

WATCH: Coverage on WUSA9

MORE: Plan a visit to Kings Dominion

This was Kings Dominion’s 2nd annual military tribute, honoring those who serve. There was a special fireworks show and evena moment of silence in the park to remember those lives lost at war.

Video by L.I.A.M. Productions, LLC

Free Diapers in DC

As a new mom, I quickly found out that having a baby is an invaluable, yet costly experience.  Diapers alone can average about $70 per month which means that for some families, even the essentials are hard to provide.   

You can donate $5 by texting BABY to 5200

MORE: Good 360- Goods for the Greater Good

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Which is why non-profit organization Good360 holds diaper drives for those in need to be able to provide proper care for their newborn. Most recently, Good 360 gave out nearly 4,000 7th generation diapers (meaning eco-friendly) at The Carpenter Shelter in Alexandria and The Family Place in DC. For more, visit good360.org . Check out video from the diaper drive that ran on WUSA9

42nd NAMC Gala is All That Jazz

Washingtonians enjoyed Alan King’s jazzy sound at the black-tie NAMC Gala. The Gala marked the end of the 4-day National Association of Minority Contractors Conference. Read more here…

Watch this story on the WUSA9 Morning Show

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