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SYMHM: The Weekend Roundup

by Borderstan.com — April 11, 2011 at 5:00 am 0

stuffed monkey, Luis Gomez Photos, Logan Circle

No monkeying around. It’s business as usual today for federal government employees. (luisgomezphotos in the Flickr pool)

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God Save the Queen President

In the most relieving of news from this weekend, President Obama signed a stopgap measure to make sure that the government would continue to run for most of this week, (hopefully) giving Congress enough time to figure out this whole budget mess and a more permanent solution. In case you’re still a bit confused as to what was happening until about midnight on Friday night, The Washington Post has the story. Though the shutdown is looking less likely, we scrambled with the feds (okay, too soon) to compile a list of things to do around the ‘hood, which are still great suggestions even if you do have to go back to work on Monday.

Eat and Drink Your Shutdown Worries Away

Local businesses went out of their way to do something nice for all the government workers that were potentially out of work this week. Got a government ID? Check out the discounts mentioned by Washington City Paper, Dining in DC, Washington Business Journal and The Washington Post.

More Metro Drama

From federal to local government budget woes, the District is working hard to find ways to save money. The Washington Examiner shares news about the latest changes being discussed as far as the metro is concerned. We may be looking at longer wait times on the weekends. Some residents of Anacostia may be adversely affected by the conclusion of a discount program that’s been in existence for years. On the bright side, it looks like the notion of ending the midnight to 3 am service has been taken off the table.

The Mansion in our Midst

CityStream shared the history of the Mansion on O Street, located at 2020 O Street NW, just off of Dupont Circle. The Mansion is essentially 5 independent townhouses that were slowly joined together to allow you to walk seamlessly from one house to the next without even realizing it. You could consider it a luxury hotel, a private club, a museum or a conference center — but regardless of what you call it, it’s a pretty cool place. You’ll have to read the full article and then check out the place itself to really wrap your head around it.

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