And Fenty Said, “Let Those Stogies Be Lit.”

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‘Smoke, Farragut Park Washington DC’
courtesy of ‘Photos by Chip Py’

And for the 17th day of March, Mayor Fenty said, “Let there be light on the tips of all cigars in closed quarters for two and ONLY two events in the District of Columbia on St. Patrick’s Day,” …or something close to that affect.

Fenty has signed legislation allowing an exception to the District’s smoke-free law for the annual Irish holiday due to a bill sponsored by D.C. Council member Jack Evans (D-Ward 2), member of the all-male Society of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick. Which, when you think about it, is pretty shocking considering Fenty introduced and championed the workplace smoking ban in 2006.

The two events allowing lit cigars include the Society of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick’s  annual gathering of Washington’s business and government elite as well as the Fight for Children event in which a professional boxing fundraiser takes place.

Rachel moved to DC in the fall of 2005 to study Journalism and Music at American University. When she’s not keeping up with the latest Major League Baseball news, she works on making music as an accomplished singer-songwriter and was even a featured performer/speaker at TEDxDupont Circle in 2012. Rachel has also contributed to The Washington Examiner and MASN Sports’ Nationals Buzz as a guest blogger. See why she loves DC. E-Mail:

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One thought on “And Fenty Said, “Let Those Stogies Be Lit.”

  1. Why doesn’t Jack Evans push for exceptions for ALL privately owned bars and events, instead of just the ones he wants to frequent?