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Potomac River Battle of the George Schools on Orange Line

The Battle of Georges, the Potomac River Shootout, the ax vs. the ‘fax, Outrage on the Orange Line, the mid-season NIT, no matter what you call it, local mid-majors The George Washington University and George Mason University are taking to the hardwood tonight for their annual battle of the haves vs. the have nots to determine who is the third best college basketball team in the D.C. metro.  Both schools lack football programs, so to determine regional superiority for schools named for guys named George they will leave it to one non-conference basketball game; let’s have a look at tail of tape:

Namesake: George Washington vs. George Mason

Perseus Realty Getting Ready to Break Ground on Apartment Complex, YMCA at 14th and W

This story comes to us from Leslie Braunstein:

Perseus Realty, LLC (Perseus Realty) of Washington, D.C. and its joint venture partner Jefferson Apartment Group (JAG) of McLean, Virginia will begin construction shortly on a new mixed-use development at 14th and W Streets, N.W. in Washington, D.C. The approximately 300,000 square foot project will have 231 rental apartments, an all-new 44,000 square foot YMCA facility, and over 10,000 square feet of ground-level retail space.  With equity financing from Rockpoint Group, L.L.C. and a $53 million construction loan from Wells Fargo Bank, NA, the development team will begin demolition of the existing buildings in early December. The state-of-the-art YMCA and first apartments will deliver in summer of 2012, with the remaining apartments delivering by fall of 2012.

 

Andre Agassi Makes Appearance in Tyson's Corner

Besides being a world champion tennis player, Andre Agassi is a snowboarder, a cook, “20 + 20 years old,” and a humanitarian. Agassi appeared today at Fink's Jewelers in Tyson’s Corner to speak about his charity, the Andre Agassi Foundation for Education. This foundation has contributed $150 million to educational initiatives to date.

Agassi played in his first professional tournament when he was just 15 years old. What is the first thing that comes to Agassi’s mind when he thinks about tennis? Well, first of all “physical pain,” he joked after playing last night. But what tennis truly brings to mind for Agassi is the word “grateful.” He is grateful for what tennis taught him about himself, and he encouraged the children to push themselves in whatever they do because it will make them better people.

N.G. Fitness & The Women of Washington Redskins Join for the NFL Fit For You 5K Walk/Run on Nov. 13

Join the NFL, the Washington Redskins, and celebrity fitness expert Tracy Anderson at the NFL Fit for You 5K, an event that promotes health and fitness. All proceeds benefit the NFL PLAY 60 Challenge, a joint program of the NFL and the American Heart Association! Support a great cause and meet NFL alumni players, cheerleaders, and other members of the NFL family. The day will be filled with fun events, including a PLAY 60 area f...or kids and chances to win great NFL prizes such as tickets to Super Bowl XLV and more!

And don’t forget, the day is all about showing off your team pride, so be sure to wear your team’s apparel! To view a look book featuring the Women of the NFL sporting their NFL Women’s Apparel, visit www.nfl.com/women.

WHEN: NOVEMBER 13th, 2010
WHERE: THE NATIONAL HARBOR
START TIME (RUNNERS): 10:15 AM
START TIME (WALKERS): 10:20 AM

Linway Terrace Park Gets New Synthetic Turf Field

From Fairfax County Park Authority:

On Saturday, November 5, 2010, county and state officials gathered with members of the Fairfax County Park Authority Board, youth sports enthusiasts, and neighbors to mark the completion of a synthetic turf field conversion project at Linway Terrace Park in McLean, VA. A ceremonial ribbon was cut and speakers reflected on the importance of partnerships and finding creative ways to meet the recreational needs of an active community.

The rectangular field, which had suffered from overuse before being converted to synthetic turf, now provides a safe, level, weather resistant playing surface that requires less maintenance.

Capital One Game: McLean vs. Langley

From McLean High School:

The McLean High School football team is experiencing its best season since 1995. The Highlanders are currently 8-1 on the season. This week they finish their regular season schedule against cross-town rival, Langley.

We’re pleased to let you know that admission to this Friday’s varsity football game at Langley High School against the Saxons is FREE to all visitors until capacity is reached. That’s right, it’s free. So come out and support your local high school football team, Friday, November 5th.

Admission to the game is being provided by Capital One Bank and Fairfax County Public Schools as part of Capital One Banks Game Night initiative. Capital One will also be sponsoring an interactive tailgate before the game, as well as great music, fun games, and exciting prizes too. The fun starts at 5 p.m. Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m. See you at the game!

Redskins baby Zoie's first trip to the dentist

A dental visit at an early age is a “well baby checkup” for the teeth. 

Redskins linebacker, Lorenzo Alexander, brought in his daughter Zoie to show parents how to care for their children’s teeth.  Teaching children good dental habits at a young age reduces the fear of going to the dentist and creates a lifetime of healthy smiles.