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MuralsDC to Kick Off 5th Year with “The Art of Vandalism”

MuralsDC to Kick Off 5th Year with “The Art of Vandalism”

 

This story comes to us from Nancee Lyons:

Disabled Vets, Civilians Fall In Love With Rowing

(WUSA) -- As 90-year-old Julius Fleischman preps to head out on the Anacostia River, he takes comfort in knowing that coach Ginger Hedegore is by his side. The Army veteran recently lost his sight to glaucoma. 

Fleischman said, "I can do anything the sighted world can do. It just takes me a little longer."

He gets help from volunteers with the Capital Adaptive Rowing Program. Started by the Capital Rowing Club, the program introduces disabled military veterans and civilians to the sport of rowing.

According to assistant coach Nathan Ballou,  "All the problems people have, you can let them go away for a while and just row."

DC DMV to Adjust Hours for Vehicle Inspection Station Due to Excessive Heat

 

This notification comes to us from Robert P. Marus:

 

The District of Columbia Department of Motor Vehicles (DC DMV) Vehicle Inspection Station will operate on special hours beginning Thursday due to the excessive heat forecasted for the District. The special hours for the inspection station will be from 5 am to 1 pm. 

D.C. Job Fair

This event comes to us from Marilyn Mceachin:

 

The DC Department of Employment Services (DOES), in conjunction with the Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area and George Washington University (GWU), will host a job fair for Washington, DC residents on Wednesday, July 20, 2011, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., at the George Washington University Cloyd Heck Marvin Center. University Consortium leaders are committed to responding to Mayor Vincent C. Gray’s challenge to area business and community leaders to help address the District’s high unemployment crisis, given that universities in Washington, DC are a major source of local jobs and income for the city.

 

NFL Player Chris Draft to Visit Boys and Girls Club in Southeast

NFL Player Chris Draft to Visit Boys and Girls Club in Southeast

This story comes to us from Kate Enos:

Former Washington Redskin and education proponent Chris Draft will the visit Boys and Girls Club on Mississippi Avenue in Southeast this Wednesday at 3:00 p.m., engaging students in summer athletic activities.

Draft will be in Washington. D.C. to host a series of events on Wednesday, July 20 to engage local students in an effort to combat childhood obesity and summer reading loss through the United We Serve’sLet’s Read. Let’s Move. summer initiative.

Four Boats On Fire At Washington Yacht Club

WASHINGTON, DC (WUSA) -- Four boats were destroyed and a fifth was badly damaged during an early morning fire.

DC Police and Fire officials say the fire occurred around 2:45 a.m., Monday, at the Washington Yacht Club in the 1500 block of M Street, SE.

Sixty firefighters, required to wear life jackets on top of their heavy equipment, battled the fire.  The 40 foot boats were engulfed in flames by the time firefighters arrived.

Jeffrey Taylor was sleeping on his boat when the fire broke out. "I saw a cloud billowing that wasn't really a cloud...flames coming up from the boats down the other end," said Taylor.

Taylor was able to help save some of the boats before firefighters arrived.

"Tried to cut loose some of the boats, got the water hose and started to keep some of them a little wet," shared Taylor.

Volunteer Opportunities Available with Nation's Football Classic

Volunteer Opportunities Available with Nation's Football Classic

 

This story comes to us from Teri Washington: