The Wing, Womens co-working space in Georgetown is open

The Wing, a network of co-working  and  community spaces  for  women, is  opening its  fourth  location— and  first  outside  of  New York City— at  1056  Thomas  Jefferson  NW  in  the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, D.C.

The  Wing  D.C.  will  offer  members  signature  amenities,  including  a  cafe  and  bar,  showers, lockers, meeting rooms, phone booths, and an all-female art gallery.

Additional  amenities  of  the  10,000- square-foot space include  a  wellness  and  exercise  room, bleacher seating for events, and The Wing’s largest female-centric library to date.

Designed  by  the  same all-female team behind The Wing’s NYC locations—architect Alda  Ly  and  interior designer,  Chiara  de  Rege— The Wing’s newest location will offer the flexible  work  environment  that it’s  known  for:  open  layouts,  private nooks  and  a  light-filled  atmosphere. As  a  nod  to  The Wing’s newest city, Joana Avillez and Payton Turner created a custom wallpaper featuring historically significant women illustrated in female busts.

The Georgetown space has a special significance in women’s history. 1056 Thomas Jefferson was  once  home  to  the  first  all-female architecture firm. The Wing will be open 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday-Friday, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Washington, D.C.-area High Jumper Sets World Record

On March 17, Bruce McBarnette from Loudoun, Virginia,  set a world indoor record in the high jump for men over 60 years old at the 2018 USA Track and Field Masters Championships at the Prince George’s Sports and Learning Complex in Landover, Maryland.

He won the meet on his first jump, set a new USA record on his fourth jump, and set a new world record on his seventh jump of 5-9 1/4. This was his 39th time winning a USA national championship.

Owner of Summit Connection LLC, a real estate investment firm in Sterling, Virginia, and a realtor with Keller Williams Dulles, he has also won 13 world championships representing the U.S. in masters track and field competitions.

Masters track and field is an age group competition, where athletes compete against each other within 5-year age groups.  The USA Championships featured the country’s best masters athletes from 30-100-years-old.

Bruce is a member of the Potomac Valley Track Club. His personal record in the high jump is 7 feet 1 inch, set at the Rutgers Relays in 1984.