Post Tagged with: "Niki Clark"

#GivingTuesday Gets Personal

#GivingTuesday Gets Personal

By Punch Correspondent Lindsey Clark  Last November, my sister called me in a panic. She was a few days away from leaving for a 2 week long work trip to Kenya, and she had randomly found a lump in her left breast. Unlike me, who would have ignored it until after the trip, she went [...]

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Laura Mvula Shines at the Hamilton

Laura Mvula Shines at the Hamilton

By Punch Pulse Correspondent Niki Clark  I was first introduced to Laura Mvula in Chattanooga, Tennessee. My dear friend Sally and I had met up for a girls weekend (Chattanooga being somewhat equi-distance between Arlington, Virginia and Alexandria, Louisiana) and when her powerful voice radiated from Sal’s laptop, I was immediately intrigued. And I knew, [...]

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Christmas on the Potomac

Christmas on the Potomac

By Punch Pulse Correspondent Niki Clark  The holidays are notorious for starting earlier and earlier each year. As soon as Labor Day is past, the Christmas décor pop ups at every chance it gets. The Gaylord National’s Christmas on the Potomac, however, a spectacular culmination of everything merry and jolly, makes an early start seem [...]

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District Oktoberfest–Less than 2 DAYS to Purchase Tickets

District Oktoberfest–Less than 2 DAYS to Purchase Tickets

By Punch Pulse Correspondent Niki Clark  Three things make me really feel like fall has finally arrived. The return of the pumpkin spice latte. The tear out sheet in my planner reminded me to order next year’s calendar. And, my favorite fall arrival of all, the celebration of Oktoberfest. This weekend, DC’s own version, District [...]

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Independence Day at the Canadian Embassy

Independence Day at the Canadian Embassy

By Punch Pulse Correspondent Niki Clark  The last place that you’d think is the ideal place to celebrate the 4th of July—the quintessential American holiday—is the Canadian Embassy. But that’s where I found myself this Independence Day, and the celebration was as American as it gets. If you’ve never been, the Canadian Embassy is one [...]

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Celebrating Iowa at the National Arboretum’s Cookout Under the Stars

Celebrating Iowa at the National Arboretum’s Cookout Under the Stars

By Punch Pulse Correspondent Niki Clark  I have lived in the Washington area for the better part of 12 years, and although I had heard of the National Arboretum, I had never visited. That changed when I was invited to the Great National Cookout Under the Stars, the annual fundraiser of the Friends of the [...]

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Balling on the Mall : Trust for National Mall Celebrates 5 Years of its Ball

Balling on the Mall : Trust for National Mall Celebrates 5 Years of its Ball

By Punch Pulse Correspondent Niki Clark  As a resident of DC for the better part of 12 years now, I’ve spent a lot of time on the mall. I’m in good company. Every year, the National Mall hosts over 25 million visitors. I’ve run on the mall, flew kites on the mall, seen movies and [...]

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Locked Up Abroad: A Tale of Two American Heroes

Locked Up Abroad: A Tale of Two American Heroes

By Punch Pulse Correspondent Niki Clark  May 21, 1965 started off like every other day for Ernie Brace. As a United States civilian pilot hired to transport supplies during the Vietnam War, Brace regularly flew for the Lao Special Forces United, who were supporting American troops and organizing civic action on the ground. But when [...]

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Face to Face: Alison Wright Captures the Human Spirit at National Geographic Live

Face to Face: Alison Wright Captures the Human Spirit at National Geographic Live

By Punch Pulse Correspondent Niki Clark  Photojournalist Alison Wright claims she developed wanderlust “in utero.” As the daughter of a British flight attendant, she was working on her second passport by the age of two. After a childhood of travel surrounded by chatter in languages she didn’t understand, and a college backpacking tour around Asia [...]

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Gordon Biersch is NO Joke

Gordon Biersch is NO Joke

By Punch Pulse Correspondent Niki Clark It may be April Fools, but there’s one thing I never joke around about—a good brew. And on that note, it’s your lucky day. Gordon Biersch, an upscale brewery serving authentic, rich German lagers opens today at Washington Navy Yard, conveniently located right across from both the metro and ballpark. [...]

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Whiskey Walking in DC

Whiskey Walking in DC

By Punch Pulse Correspondent Niki Clark Spring seemed to have finally sprung this past weekend in DC and as if to mark its celebratory arrival, the perfectly timed DC Whiskey Walk brought the crowds out in scores. Benefitting local non-profits Becky’s Fund and the Washington Literacy Center, (drinking for a cause?  Yes, please!) the first [...]

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Africare Hosts “Girl Rising” in DC

Africare Hosts “Girl Rising” in DC

By Punch Pulse Correspondent Niki Clark Today, on International Women’s Day (March 8th), people around the world celebrate the potential and power of woman. But before becoming a woman, she was once a little girl. And as film “Girl Rising“ so eloquently shows, educating a girl can make every difference in the life she goes [...]

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