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To Blog or Not To Blog, It's Not Even A Question - Free Workshop @ Connect113 - Old Town Alexandria

To Blog or Not To Blog, It's Not Even A Question - Free Workshop @ Connect113 - Old Town Alexandria
  • Where: Connect113, 113 S Columbus St, Alexandria, VA 22314 (Suite 100 (Below Red Barn Mercantile))
  • Date: February 18, 2011
  • Time: 12:00pm–1:30pm
  • Have you felt perplexed by starting a blog. To many it can be seen as a possible waste of valuable time. Trust me it is not!

    This energetic workshop conducted by DeeNice Rhodes, the Digital Dynamo, will help you clear up any apprehensions about the world of blogging and make positive steps toward using one of the most profound internet platforms today.

    What will be covered:

Area Students Competed in the Annual Biomedical Competition

It was check-up time for the Patriots on February 7, 2011! The U.S. National Institutes of Health and four of their institutes, National Library of Medicine, NIH Office of Communications and Public Liaison, NIH Office of Science Education, and National Human Genome Research Institute, sponsored the Patriots 2nd Annual Biomedical Competition.  Their goal was to encourage students to further their interest in various medical fields. 

We had students from Virginia, Maryland and Washington DC participating in the competition, and 10 medical professionals to serve as judges.  We also had 10 future doctors from Georgetown University Medical Center to give our guests a pre-doctor check up.  Each team was required to present a five-page research paper, brochure, slide show presentation, one-page web site, display board, and an oral presentation on one of the pre-selected medical careers.  

Ivan Update

Ivan Update

He stole our hearts when he was stolen from the New York Avenue shelter in November. Since being returned to us, Ivan has been in a loving WHS foster home. His foster parents have taught him great manners and they say he is an amazing dog who will make a great addition to any family.

If you are interested in meeting this sweet pup, please email: jdkirbyjr@comcast.net or call 202-548-3593.

Uniting Girls: United Nations Launches Girl Up in D.C.

Uniting Girls:  United Nations Launches Girl Up in D.C.

On Saturday, January 15th, the Boys and Girls Club of Washington at the THEARC was full of hundreds of excited, passionate, smart adolescent girls, united to change the world with the help of the United Nations Foundation’s Girl Up Campaign.

Girl Up is an innovative campaign, created by the United Nations Foundation, to address the needs of adolescent girls in developing countries. This “for girls, by girls” campaign mobilizes American girls to raise awareness and funds for programs of the United Nations that help some of the world’s hardest-to-reach adolescent girls. Through Girl Up’s support, girls will have the opportunity to become educated, healthy, safe, counted and positioned to be the next generation of leaders.

In true “Pollywood” fashion, for the pep rally tour launch, D.C.

The Y Spreads Holiday Cheer Around the Metro Area

The Y Spreads Holiday Cheer Around the Metro Area

During the month of December, the YMCA of Metropolitan Washington’s volunteers and staff were able to spread holiday cheer all around the area.  Here’s a quick recap of 2 instances where our association was able to strengthen our connection to the community:

Ready to Get Rid of Your Christmas Tree? Here's How To Do It Properly in the District

Ready to Get Rid of Your Christmas Tree?  Here's How To Do It  Properly in the District

Wondering how to get rid of your Christmas tree?  D.C. Public Works has got you covered. 

Between January 3rd and January 15th, D.C. residents can put their trees in their treeboxes or curbside for DPW to collect.

To see when DPW is scheduled to pick up trees in your area, log onto the DPW Leaf Collection site.

http://dpw.dc.gov/DC/DPW/Services+on+Your+Block/Leaf+Collection/Leaf+Collection+-+Holiday+Tree+Collection

Help Make The Holidays Warmer: Donate to The Lydia's House Coat Drive

Help Make The Holidays Warmer: Donate to The Lydia's House Coat Drive

Lydia's House, the D.C. based non-profit that is "dedicated to growing children, strengthening families and changing neighborhoods" is running a winter clothing drive and needs your help!

The charity, which is the only housing counseling agency in Ward 8, is asking locals to bring gently used coats and jackets to their building located at 3939 South Capitol Street in Southwest.

The coat drive was founded by Eugene and Patrice Shepard, the founders of Lydia’s House, and will run from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. today, and then will be closed from Friday, December 24th-January 2nd for the holidays.  The drive will then re-open on January 3rd and stay open until the end of March.