WTOP's Bob Madigan
Bob Madigan has been with WTOP Radio for 18 years. For most of that time, he has been covering the "Good" "Positive" news of Washington. Here is a chance to listen to some of his most recent pieces and you may even download if you wish. You can email Bob at firstname.lastname@example.org or follow him on Twitter.
** PHOTO: Bob Madigan, left, shaved his head for childhood cancer.
and with out the benefit of a time machine. It's possible with the Anytime Fitness "Anything Is Possible (AIP)" 5K Race. Sunday, Nov. 6 when Daylight Savings Time ends at 2:00 and the clocks "fall back" to a 1 a.m. setting. The field for this first-ever event is limited to 1,000 runners; the first 750 people to register will receive AIP t-shirts Registration for the D.C.-area Anytime Fitness "Anything is Possible" 5K is now open click here. The entry fee is $30 now through October 1, increases to $35 until November 5 and will be $40 the morning of the event.
Well, it is NOT when in the hands of Washington Ballet Artistic Director Septime Webre using F. Scott Fitzgerald's story about obsession, wealth and excess in the roaring twenties -- The Great Gatsby. November 2-6 at the Kennedy Center. Ticket Information click here
Getting a flu shot not only protects you from the worst of the flu, but also your co-workers. That's because you won't carry it to them... I got my flu shot at work from the fine folks at Washington Adventist Hospital which is holding Flu Shot Clinics -- click here for where and when.
and THIS for Diplomats" formerly known as The Hospitality and Information Service had a 50th anniversary celebration in one of the most exclusive places on planet earth!
There are lots of chances for you to give of yourself.
One way to do that is to volunteer to plant trees with The Anacostia Watershed Society (AWS) a non-profit environmental organization dedicated to restoring and protecting the Anacostia River.
That's what happened at the Four Seasons as The Hexagoners roasted DC City Council member Jack Evans!
By ordering the special drink of the month at the M Bar and Lounge in the Renaissance Dupont Circle Hotel. Each month there is a special drink as part of RX: A Unique Blend of Cocktails, Culture, Philanthropy and Style is a fundraiser for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals®, a charity that raises funds for 170 children's hospitals. This month Nycci Nellis founder & editor of TheListAreYouOnIt.com And Nycci with her husband David co-host "Foodie and the Beast"on Federal News Radio 1500 AM Sundays, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Community Service Week was kicked off this past Sunday October 16 at the World of Montgomery Festival. Attendants enjoyed celebrating the diversity of Montgomery County through food, music, education and service! Montgomery County Community Service week is October 16-22
Kids Euro Festival, the largest performing arts festival of its kind in the United States, once again brings together the European Union (EU) community to transform metro-Washington into a European adventure for children and their families. For the fourth year in a row, through November 10, Kids Euro Festival will present more than 200 free events in and around the District.
Redskins safety Reed Doughty is giving a lot of time to the National Kidney Foundation to raise awareness about Kidney disease. Doughty's son was born with kidney failure and received a kidney transplant at the age of 18 months.
The Distilled Spirits Council's tenth annual "Spirit of Mount Vernon" heritage dinner and rare spirits auction held on the lawn of Mount Vernon raised $214,000 for education programs at Historic Mount Vernon, bringing the grand total for the history of this event to $2.4 million.
Cameron Mackintosh presents a new 25th anniversary production of Boublil and Schönberg's legendary musical, Les Misérables, at the Kennedy Center featuring glorious new staging and spectacular reimagined scenery inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo. thru Oct 30.
Restoration begins this month on Martha Washington's Waxwork Tableau -- a rare work of wax, seashells, silk and wood classical miniature scene created for George and Martha Washington more than 225 years ago. Click here for a video of the tableau It is being tenderly shipped from its home at Tudor Place Historic House and Gardens to the studio of a waxworks expert, commencing a $37,400 restoration funded by The Richard C. von Hess Foundation of Philadelphia.
is set for Sunday (10/16) in The Barns at Wolf Trap for Noel Paul Stookey! An intimate concert showcasing some of his newest material as well as some old favorites. 7:30 pm.
It is an easy recipe: Paula Deen, Cokie Roberts and You! Join Celebrity Chef Paula Deen and Inn Board Member Cokie Roberts at November, 5th for an exclusive VIP Reception to support The Children's Inn 2012 Kitchen Renovation Project! Just click here to find out what that's all about. It's in conjunction with The Metropolitan Cooking and Entertaining Show at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. 801 Mount Vernon Place, NW Tickets $250.00
It is the 4th Annual event under the stars to help the Living Classrooms of the National Capital Area This FRIDAY, October 14th
at the Yards Park in the Capitol Riverfront in Southeast.
7pm-11pm Tickets are $125 per person and includes beer, wine, delicious signature dishes, great music and a silent auction. Young Professional tickets are available for $75
To learn some of what Living Classrooms is about check out this You Tube Video.
That's the title of the latest Lincoln Legacy Project discussion this coming Monday evening (10/10) at 7 pm at Ford's Theatre. Tied in with the the musical "Parade" playing at Ford's thru Oct. 30.
About 2 years ago, after following up with a breast reconstruction patient, and injecting his next patient with BOTOX® Cosmetic, Dr. Paul G. Ruff IV, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon had a revelation. "What if we held a BOTOX® and Juvéderm® injection fundraiser and donated 100% of the proceeds to finding a cure for breast cancer?" With that, the annual "Wrinkle Erase for the Cure" was born. Friday, October 14th. 7:00am to 7:00pm Ruff Plastic Surgery
2440 M Street. NW
Second Floor, Suite 200
Get in the Halloween spirit at Gadsby's Tavern Museum's Mousequerade Ball for kids! On Saturday, October 22, Gadsby's Tavern Museum welcomes author Cheryl Barnes who will sign her book, "Alexander, the Old Town Mouse" and read the story of Alexander and his ball at Gadsby's Tavern. Then kids can create masks and enjoy a ball of their own, in the very same ballroom where Alexander - and George Washington - danced!
Costumes are encouraged but not required. This hour-long program begins at 1 p.m., with a second program starting at 3 p.m. The Mousquerade Ball is recommended for kids ages 4 to 7. Admission is $10 per child (ages 2 and older); adults with child admissions are free. Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling 703.746.4242