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Community Breaks Ground on Matthews Memorial Terrace

This story came to us from Jamie Glick.  If you would like to see your community story or event posted on our Where You Live websites, let us know!  Send us an e-mail to neighborhoodtips@wusa9.com:

Matthews Memorial Baptist Church, city officials, community leaders, development and finance partners and residents broke ground on October 8, 2010, for Matthews Memorial Terrace, an innovative new affordable housing rental development for seniors, working families and individuals in Anacostia.

Annual Ward 8 Walkaton Against Domestic Violence

On Saturday, October 9, the Ward 8 Council Against Domestic Violence will host their annual walkathon.

The walk is 4 kilometers, and will kick off from 1901 Mississippi Avenue in Southeast.

Registration begins at 9:00 A.M. and the walk will commence at 10:00 A.M..

The cost of participation are as follows:

  • Ages 0 to 12: Free
  • Ages 13 to 21: $5
  • Ages 21 and over: $10
  • Businesses/Churches/Organizations: $50

The walk will take place rain or shine.  For more information, contact Sandra Seegars at 202-561-6616 or send an e-mail to beasurvivortoday@aol.com.

A portion of all proceeds will go to the William Kellibrew Foundation.

DC Pro Sports Teams Join Forces With Coca-Cola to Battle Childhood Obesity

The Coca-Cola Company, Washington Capitals, Washington Mystics, Washington Nationals, Washington Redskins and Washington Wizards joined forces at the U.S. Capitol on Tuesday, September 28 to announce a unique partnership aimed at educating local area youth about the importance of physical activity and a balanced diet. The collective influence of these high profile partners is expected to amplify the need to educate and engage area youth about eating right and keeping fit. These are shared goals for Washington’s professional sports teams and Coca-Cola, giving youth an exciting opportunity to connect with local icons and teaching them how to “play like pros and eat like pros.”  The D.C.-area alliance, which is an extension of Coca-Cola’s numerous Live Positively programs, will serve as a pilot program for future partnerships between Coca-Cola and professional sports teams throughout the country.

City-Wide Plastic Bag Usage Down; Is the Anacostia River Bag Tax the Reason?

The "Save the Anacostia River" Bag Tax might actually be working.  The Wall Street Journal is reporting that plastic bag usage is down all over the District by about 60%, which seems to be a direct result of the city charging customers five cents per bag. 

Here is an excerpt from the WSJ report, which can viewed on the Wall Street Journal's website:

This Weekend WalkingTown DC and BikingTown DC Offering Tours All Over the City

This story about this weekend's WalkingTown DC and BikingTown DC events comes to us from Pat Wheeler of the Cultural Tourism DC Board:

Cultural Tourism DC celebrates the history and heritage of Washington, DC with the Fall Edition of WalkingTown DC and BikingTown DC on Saturday and Sunday, September 25 and 26. This two-day event of DC features guided tours in all eight wards of the city. Healthy for both body and mind, this weekend of more than 100 free walking and biking tours allows visitors and residents to explore both new and familiar places throughout the city. From the well-known to the unfamiliar, tour topics explore all things DC, including neighborhood history, art, community heritage, environmental initiatives, and much more. 

 

The "BIGReveal" Finally Revealed: "Eat, Shop, Live Anacostia" Arrives

Finally, Anacostia has answered the question that has captivated the region. What exactly is the Big Reveal?

In a ceremony on Friday, September 10th, reSPIN Public Relations, the ARCH Development Corporation, and the DC Department of Housing and Community Development Corporation announced the arrival of “Eat Shop Live Anacostia”, a social/community/business network designed to continue to increase the marketability of Anacostia.

Eat Shop Live Anacostia” will feature its own website, storefront branding, community incentive cards, giveaways, and community events.