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Howard Road Academy DC SCORES coach receives Washington Wizards community award

Howard Road Academy DC SCORES coach receives Washington Wizards community award

For the second consecutive year — or NBA season — a DC SCORES coach stood at center court of a Washington Wizards game to be honored.

During a recent Wizards game at Verizon Center, Howard Road Academy soccer coach Adwoa Blankson-Wood was presented with the Wizards Care Community Assist Award for her dedication to her community.

A year ago, Burrville soccer coach Chiara Lee received the same honor.

After receiving the award, Blankson-Wood expressed her excitement.

“From start to finish, it was a wonderful dream,” she said. “My experience (at the game) was truly awesome and one that I will look back on fondly for the rest of my life.”

Have a little room for us?

Have a little room for us?

As the only open access shelter in Washington, DC, WHS takes in an average of 30 animals every day. The WHS team works around the clock to provide comfort to all of the animals in our care, but our space and resources are limited. Thanks to the hard work and determination of the WHS team, the New York Avenue shelter facility is undergoing major renovations in the coming months to help us provide a better environment for all of our animal residents while they are in our care. 

A construction project is currently taking place in the main holding kennel.

WHS Protects and Serves DC Animals in 2011

WHS Protects and Serves DC Animals in 2011

2011 has been another busy year for our field services team, comprised of our Humane Law Enforcement (HLE) and Animal Care and Control Officers. To date, our field services division has responded to nearly 15,000 new calls, including over 1,300 cases of animal cruelty and neglect investigated by our HLE officers.  

DPW Schedule For Observation of Christmas, New Year’s Day

DPW Schedule For Observation of Christmas, New Year’s Day

 

From Linda Grant:

The Department of Public Works has announced how services will be affected in observance of Christmas (December 26, 2011) and New Year’s Day (January 2, 2012). 

Trash and Recycling Collections:  For the weeks of December 25, 2011 and January 1, 2012, collections will begin Tuesday and will run through Saturday.  In once-a-week collection neighborhoods, collections will “slide” to the next day.  In twice-a-week collection neighborhoods, Monday and Thursday collections will be made Tuesday and Friday, and Tuesday and Friday collections will be made Wednesday and Sat

Mayor Gray Launches Second Phase of One City ● One Hire Campaign To Lower Unemployment

Mayor Gray Launches Second Phase of One City ● One Hire Campaign To Lower Unemployment

 

From Robert Marus:

In an effort to reach thousands of District residents who are out of work, Mayor Vincent C. Gray and officials from the D.C. Department of Employment Services (DOES) yesterday launched the second phase of the One City • One Hire campaign, an initiative the Mayor first announced in early September designed to encourage businesses in the Washington metropolitan area to hire qualified, unemployed District residents.

Advent and Christmas Events in the Archdiocese of Washington

Advent and Christmas Events in the Archdiocese of Washington

 

The following notice was sent to us by Brie Hall:

 

DC's Newest Farm Market DC CHEW Launches in Ward 7 on December 10th

DC's Newest Farm Market DC CHEW Launches in Ward 7 on December 10th

 

From Brittany Garrison: