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Swank Designs brings locally-made custom panels and pillows to area homes

Swank Designs brings locally-made custom panels and pillows to area homes

 

Swank Designs' owners are inspired by world travels to create beautiful window treatments, accent pillows and children's bedding

After searching for decorative panels and accents and finding the available designs were just more of the same, Tabitha Mahaffey and Patricia Ulliman decided to combine their expertise and form Swank Designs, offering custom lines of pillows, panels and children's bedding. Together, they share a passion for using and incorporating fabrics in unexpected ways. 

Stars Shine at D.C. BET Honors Awards

Stars Shine at D.C. BET Honors Awards

The annual BET Honors with the stunning host Actress Gabrielle Union again celebrated and showcased the achievements of African Americans with their version of what can be likened to the Kennedy Center Honors.

The lineup at the Warner Theatre: Honorees Halle Berry (Service), Chaka Khan (Musical Arts), T.D. Jakes (Education), music exec Clarence Avant (Entrepreneur) and basketball player Lisa Leslie (Athletics).

Snow Totals Thursday Morning 1-24-13

WASHINGTON (WUSA) -- A gorgeous dry, fluffy snow fell during the overnight of 1-24-13. For some, it was the first snow of the season and also closed schools for quite a few.

Recipe: Crab Soup That Will be Served at President Obama Inaugural Gala

Recipe: Crab Soup That Will be Served at President Obama Inaugural Gala

Riderwood retirement community in Silver Spring, MD, is sharing the recipe to its award-winning Crab Soup that  will be served January 20 at a President Obama Inaugural Gala hosted by the Delaware, Maryland and New York State Societies of Washington, D.C. The Gala will be held at 7 p.m. at The Fairmont Hotel in Washington, D.C. The more than 300 invited guests will include elected officials, friends of the states, and guests from all corners of the globe. Riderwood chefs will serve the soup to attendees.

The recipe follows:

5 Tips for Teachers to Make Classrooms Bully Free, New Educational Curriculum Released

5 Tips for Teachers to Make Classrooms Bully Free, New Educational Curriculum Released

 

Each day in America, it is estimated that 160,000 students stay home from school to avoid being bullied. If you take a look at the media headlines in any given week, it’s easy to see that bullying is a growing problem in our schools. The good news is that it is a problem that many teachers can help tackle by creating a bully-free classroom, something that is easier to do than one might think.

“We all know that bullying is a major concern in our schools,” explains Peter J. Goodman, author of the book “We’re All Different But We’re All Kitty Cats.” “But there are things teachers can do to help address this problem and prevent it from happening.” 

Health Violations Close McDonald's, Dunkin Donuts, Others

Washington, D.C. (WUSA) - This week's WUSA9 Food Alert identifies violations ranging from rodents at Dunkin Donuts to McNuggets at unsafe temperatures at McDonald's and video showing rats startling our Food Alert crew.

See the video to watch two rats as they run out towards us at a Northeast produce warehouse and watch as we inspect that Thai restaurant for the signs of mice and rats found by inspectors.


McDonalds on M St. N.W. suspension

Inspectors cited 9 violations at McDonalds including Chicken McNuggets, hamburgers and grilled chicken at unsafe temperatures, and no hot water.

McDonalds passed a health department re-inspection and reopened prior to our visit.

McDonald's issued a statement saying it was an "unexpected decrease in our restaurant's hot water temperature" and it has "consistent procedures in place for checking" and "has reinforced those procedures to all employees."

Rodents In Restaurants Thursday At 11:00 PM, WUSA9

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WUSA) - The WUSA9 Food Alert that airs Thursday at 11:00 p.m. finds violations ranging from rodents to no hot water at Dunkin Donuts, McDonalds, Bangkok Garden, Wang Produce, and Delta Produce.

Inspectors temporarily closed all the establishments due to health risks.

See the report tonight or check out our photo gallery section to see stills and specific violations and locations now.

In tonight's report, Investigative Reporter gets on his knees in a Thai restaurant looking for signs or rats, roaches, or mice.

A dead rat greets the Food Alert crew outside a Dunkin Donuts and two live rats cross our path as we approach a produce warehouse in Southeast.

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