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George Washington, Captain America Attend Tea Party Patriot Event

Men dressed as George Washington and Captain America attended the Tea Party Patriot party on Election night.  Here's what they each had to say about their outfits and their meaning:

George Washington man: "(George Washington) was with the original tea party activists in America, and (they) gathered together to fight for liberty, and our independence, and our Republic. That's what the revelation is here tonight.  It's a reprise of our recovery of our Republic.  That's what we're here for."

 

Captain America man: "I'm Captain America, I'm here to save my country.  I'm tired of Christianity being removed, about the Constitution being stepped on and ripped up.  I'm tired of everything that this country holds near and dear being destroyed."

Maryland Governor's and Senate Race Projections

According to projections posted by The Huffington Post, it seems that democratic candidate Governor Martin O'Malley is ahead of republican candidate former Governor Robert Ehrlich.

O'Malley leads by 51.5% while Erhlich trails behind with 40.6%.

In the race for Senate, democratic Senator Barbara Mikulski has a steady lead against republican candidate Eric Wargotz.

Mikulski is projected to win with 56.4% compared to Wargotz's 36.2%

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O'Malley/Brown Set-Up Underway

It's a gorgeous day on the Inner Harbor and a fantastic location at the American Visionary Arts Museum where the O'Malley/Brown team has just begun to set up shop for Maryland's gubernatorial race.

Today, Governor Martin O'Malley faces former Governor Robert Ehrlich in a heated competition.  With voter turnout in Maryland forming at a steady pace,The Baltimore Business Journal reports that both campaigns have turned to social media to spread the word and get residents to the polls.

O’Malley’s Twitter feed, @GovernorOMalley, started blasting tweets at 6:30 a.m. telling voters: “Polls open in a half hour. Are you ready to move #md4ward? #mdvote”

Participate in Community Clean-Up Day at the Friendship Recreation Center

November 13 will be Community Clean-Up Day at the Friendship Recreation Center.  The community clean-up event consists of the community cleaning the park and playground area, planting flowers and scrubs. Light refreshments will be served.

It will run from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. and will meet at the Friendship Recreation Center located at 4500 Van Ness Street in NW.

For more information, call Enrique Leiva at (202) 282 -2198.

Cultural Tourism DC to Introduce new Tenleytown Heritage Trail

This story comes to us from Pat Wheeler of Cultural Tourism DC:

Cultural Tourism DC invites residents and visitors to journey to the highest point in DC with the Top of the Town: Tenleytown Heritage Trail. This newest addition to the Neighborhood Heritage Trails takes participants though the history of a vibrant neighborhood that began as an intersection of two Native American footpaths.  From President Theodore Roosevelt and Kermit the Frog to the stone-carving Perna and Porto families, Top of the Town: Tenleytown Heritage Trail presents stories of the people who shaped this historic neighborhood.

 

Night of the Living Zoo: Adult Halloween Bash at the National Zoo

Check out this story from Metromix about how to celebrate Halloween in a different kind of way...at the Zoo!  The event will be held on Friday, October 29 from 8 p.m. - 12 a.m.:

Join the National Zoo for an adult Halloween bash! Wear your best costume while enjoying the National Zoo by moonlight. Experience many different areas of performance art including palm readers, fire eaters, talking bats, and illusionists.  The night will climax with a performance by Grace Potter & The Nocturnals, named one of the Best New Bands of 2010 by Rolling Stone Magazine. All who attend are invited to dress their most ghastly and to dance until the clock strikes midnight.