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Call for Volunteers to help with Independence Day parade on Monday, July 4th

Call for Volunteers to help with Independence Day parade on Monday, July 4th

 

This community notice comes to us from William Line:

Mayor Vince Gray Tested For HIV At Local Clinic

 

This story comes to us from Robert Marus:

Summer's Hottest Song Comes To Us From...A Middle School in Anacostia?

This is awesome.  Like really awesome.

In an effort to encourage kids to read books during their summer vacation, Greg Dohmann, a teacher at Friendship Tech Prep Middle School in Anacostia, and his students made this music video, "Read a Book", to the beat of Chris Brown's "Look At Me Now".

 

“Over the last three weeks of school we wrote the song, recorded, and fimed it," Dohmann said. “School morale after we show one of those videos is at an all-time high.  They feel good about themselves...it's great for school culture.”

 

Some observations after watching "Read a Book":

Public Meeting for Anacostia Streetcar, Environmental Assessment and Historic Preservation Study

Public Meeting for Anacostia Streetcar, Environmental Assessment and Historic Preservation Study

This community meeting comes to us from Monica Hernandez:

(Washington, D.C.) The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) are hosting the third public meeting for the Anacostia Streetcar Phase 2 Environmental Assessment and Historic Preservation Study, on Wednesday, June 29, 2011.

 

At this meeting the study team will provide an update on the status of the route alternatives that are being evaluated to create a transit connection between the Anacostia Metrorail Station and the 11th Street Bridge.

 

‘READ and LEARN This Summer’ Program Focuses on Educational Activities

‘READ and LEARN This Summer’ Program Focuses on Educational Activities

 

This story comes to us from Robert Marus:

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) —Mayor Gray and the city's education leaders visited the Deanwood Neighborhood Library today to launch the next phase of the “One City Summer Fun … Something for Everyone” initiative, “READ and LEARN this Summer.” This component of the comprehensive summer program encourages residents to take advantage of educational programs that cover everything from summer reading for children to adult literacy. 

BEST OF DC Suburbs Survey: Vote Now!

BEST OF DC Suburbs Survey: Vote Now!

It’s that time of the year again where you, dear readers, can make your voices heard and help choose the absolute best the D.C. metro area has to offer. After an exhaustive elimination process, we have narrowed down the list to the below categories and selections so that you can help make our Best Of Issue the ultimate insider’s guide to the best of the best in this region. The deadline for voting is July 1st , so don’t wait and cast your vote for your favorite businesses and people in our area.


 

CLICK HERE TO TAKE SURVEY     

DPW to Collect Trash/Recycling Starting at 6 A.M. June 8 and 9

DPW to Collect Trash/Recycling Starting at 6 A.M. June 8 and 9

 

 

 

This notice comes to us from Linda Grant:

(Washington, DC)  The DC Department of Public Works has announced that its trash and recycling crews will begin their collections an hour earlier, at 6 am, Wednesday, June 8, and Thursday, June 9, due to a forecast of 90° and above temperatures and unhealthy air quality.