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Europe loves Susan Lehrman: Washington socialite gets medals from France, Russia in same week

You know what’s a cool way to say thank you? A diplomatic medal. Susan Lehrman got two in the past week — one from France, one from Russia, presented by their ambassadors at the D.C. embassies. The real estate investor (she made a fortune in NYC, and husband Sam is a developer and Giant supermarket heir) was honored for contributions to international relations, i.e., big bucks to arts programs dear to the ambassadors.
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New ambassadors for British, Italian embassies

Entertainment / Pop Culture : Reliable Source (2 years ago)

Moving trucks on embassy row: Two of D.C.’s A-list embassies are welcoming new ambassadors. Britain’s Nigel Sheinwald ended his four-year run in Washington Friday — and his 35-year diplomatic career. Sheinwald will be replaced by Si... Read Post

Got an extra $250,000 lying around? You could buy Mark Pavelich's 'Miracle on Ice' medal

Business & Finance : The Week: World Business (19 hours ago)

Do you believe in — sentimentality? Mark Pavelich does not, at least not too much; the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team forward is putting his gold medal up for auction, beginning next week. Facing the heavily favored Soviet Union in t... Read Post

Connie Lawn: Investiture Ceremony at the New Zealand Embassy, Washington D.C.

News : Huffington Post (2 years ago)

The heavy and handsome gold medal was presented at a ceremony at the New Zealand Embassy by a terrific man, Ambassador Mike Moore. I am grateful, and pleased I got through the ceremony without crying, passing out, or tripping. Read Post


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