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Opening Day Symbolizes More Than Just Baseball For One Southwest D.C. Resident

Opening Day to most Washingtonians simply symbolizes the start to a new season of baseball, filled with hope that the Nationals will actually have a winning year.

But to other D.C. residents, specifically members of the greater Southwest Waterfront community who work as vendors around the ballpark, the day is far more significant.

Meet Dyane.  Dyane lives a block from Nationals Stadium, and sells hats before each game to help pay the bills.

Check out the video interview above with Dyane and see what he says baseball season means to his life.

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So Where Do Those Verizon Center Leftover Concessions Actually Go? D.C. Central Kitchen

So Where Do Those Verizon Center Leftover Concessions Actually Go?  D.C. Central Kitchen

Have you ever been at a Washington Wizards, Mystics, or Capitals game and wondered where all the leftover concessions go?  You know, all of those sausages and chicken fingers that are left untouched and uneaten?

Well, rest assured that they are going to a good cause: D.C. Central Kitchen, one of the city's largest organizations dedicated to combatting hunger.

Capitol Riverfront: A New Era For A Community On The River

This story comes to us from Norma Kelly:

(Washington, D.C.) --- As baseball fans stream to the Capitol Riverfront neighborhood for another summer of sports fun, one of D.C.’s most exciting new neighborhoods celebrates a year of growth and dynamic change as well.  The Capitol Riverfront has experienced a continued resurgence with thousands of new residents, hundreds of thousands of square feet of new office tenants and retail businesses, and the extraordinary amenity of the recently opened 5.5-acre Yards Park. 

 

Summer Youth Employment Program Employer Host Applications Outpace Last Year's Tally

This story comes to us from Robert Marus:

 

Mayor Vincent C. Gray announced this past week that the One City Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) outreach to employers has resulted in nearly 5,200 jobs created, which significantly outpaces jobs created in years past at this point in planning.

 

Vigil For Peace Corps Victims at U.S. Capitol on 2nd Anniversary of Kate Puzey's Murder

This story comes to us from David Puzey:

Over 100 mourners will gather in front of the U.S. Capitol for a vigil tonight, on the second anniversary of the tragic murder of Peace Corps Volunteer Kate Puzey, in honor of her and all Peace Corps victims of violence.

 

Bike to Work Day is (Sort Of) Almost Here!

Bike to Work Day is (Sort Of) Almost Here!

Bike to Work Day, the culminating event for Bike to Work Week, is quickly approaching. Well, actually, it’s not until May 20th, but it’s not too soon to start planning! Registration is now open on the Washington Area Bicyclist Association website, which also gives you all the information you need to know to have fun, be safe and win free stuff. Here are some key things to know: