Sunday, June 23, 2013

Chesapeake 10.3 Tribute: People and Places” photography exhibit opens June 29

My friChesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, St. Michaels, Maryland end Charles Colby let me know about this cool exhibition at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, MD that features the watermen and maritime heritage in Maryland Bay region.

The exhibition opens on Saturday, June 29, and is titled “Chesapeake Tribute: People and Places” . The exhibition opens in the Van Lennep Auditorium of the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum (CBMM) in St. Michaels, MD. The show continues through September and is free for CBMM members or with museum admission.

More details on this Facebook Page

Photo Credit : Lee Canon: Flickr

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

[Event] Thursday, June 27th - Newsbabes Bash for Breast Cancer: Hamilton DC

Newsbabes Bash for Breast Cancer Event To Benefit the 2013 Charity: Howard University Cancer Center
organized by

Washington's Coalition of Female News Anchors

Margaret Brennan, Anita Brikman, Rebecca Cooper, Laura Evans, Lesli Foster, Doreen Gentzler, Angie Goff, Jennifer Griffin, Hillary Howard, Megan Hughes, Brianna Keilar, Britt McHenry, Sue Palka, Wendy Reiger, Andrea Roane, Monika Samtani, Danella Sealock, Cynne Simpson, Alison Starling, Shawn Yancy and Eun Yan. g
Date : Thursday, June 27th, 7-9pm
Venue: The Hamilton : 600 14th Street NW | Washington DC
Tickets are $75 and can be purchased at dcnewsbabes.org
Event Sponsors : Gold Sponsor: The Hamilton
Silver Sponsor: Lindsay Cars
Event has a Silent Auction, Pink Cocktail Bar, Hors d'Oeuvres, Newsmen in Pink and more

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Hooman Rafdar & Alexis Juneja Speaking in the June 2013 TechCocktail Sessions



Hope to see you at June's TechCocktail Sessions on June 19th. This event features  Hooman Rafdar of AddThis and Alexis Juneja , co-founder of Curbed.com who will share their stories. It is a great place to meet with fellow DC enthusiasts and many friends. I have been attending TechCocktail since they have been organizing events and highly recommend this event.

Date and Time : Jun 19, 2013 6:30 pm - 9 p.m

Venue:  Capital One Labs - 8th Floor Address: 3030 Clarendon Blvd., Arlington, VA,

Saturday, June 08, 2013

Good option for a first time car for your College Graduate

As a parent one of the toughest times is when your kids grow up and it comes the time to teach them driving. Universally it seems that parents are the worst driving instructors (My wife and daughter will agree) which is more because parents are stressed when their kids start driving. The next big decision is when you need to give your children a car. there are many times I wish that the public transport was so good in the US that we never ever need to depend always on a car.

My favorite go to place to buy cars is the Fitzmall in Gaithersburg, MD and I have bought 3 cars from this dealership and all from Harmeet Suri . The cars that I have bought are a Volkswagen Passat (Used car), A Toyota Sienna Van and a Toyota Camry Hybrid.

Over the next few months, once my first born gets a license and feels the need for a car we will be in the market for a car for her. How do you go about choosing a car for your kids? I asked Harmeet Suri who works at Fitzgerlad Auto Mall in Gaithersburg .

Most parents want to spend only $6 to $8k and for that you probably get a used car with over 120k miles and no warranties on it. Generally people want to buy time and target ownership for only about 3 years.

The better alternative is to think out of the box and lease a car for 3 years. 

You are targeting an ownership for 3 years because in 3 years they want to change the cars anyway. Remember a leased car comes with full warranty. In my experience a leased car for young graduates is a good ownership experience. There is a safety factor – when you look an older automobile  it does not have the safety features that a new leased car has and if you count the cost of ownership of the 3 year lease you may come close to the cost of a used car.

If you want to contact Harmeet Suri  to get advice on buying a car for your graduate - email him at Surih@fitzmall.com  or call Fitzmall 301-921-0300 and ask for Harmeet Suri