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FIGHT-~1Fight against Islamic State will be ‘long-term,’ Obama tells coalition military chiefs

(UPI) — While Islamic State militants have “tactical momentum on several fronts,” military chiefs involved in the U.S.-led operation against IS asserted Tuesday the coalition maintains “strategic momentum.” Chairman of…

2ND-TE~12nd Texas healthcare worker tests positive for Ebola in Dallas

(UPI) — A second healthcare worker at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital has tested positive for Ebola, health officials said Wednesday, fueling doubts about outbreak prevention. The unidentified patient works at…

HEADLINESHUD Awards $3.1 Million to Fight Housing Discrimination

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded today $3.1 million to nine fair housing agencies in the mid-Atlantic region to address housing discrimination.  Nationally, $38.3 million was…

HEADLINESDC Terrorism Exercise, October 19

District first responders will participate in a multi-location, full-scale emergency preparedness exercise on Sunday, October 19, 2014, from 8:00 p.m. through Monday, October 20, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. The exercise…

HEADLINESCredit Suisse: highest inequality since Great Depression

(UPI) — Wealth inequality in the United States is the highest it’s been since the Great Depression, according to a Swiss bank. Credit Suisse, a multinational financial services holding company…

HEADLINESNational Grant to Provide Greater Access to Youth Sports for African-American and Hispanic Girls

New “Sports 4 Life” grant initiative addresses the growing disparity in sports participation among African-American and Hispanic girls and their peers The Women’s Sports Foundation (WSF), the leading authority on…

HEADLINESNine Federal full Service Community Schools Awards Announced Among a Pool of 147 Applicants

The U.S. Department of Education today announced the nine awardees of the 2014 Full Service Community Schools grants out of a pool of 147 applications. The high number of applicants…

Tuskegee UniTuskegee No. 1 in Producing Minority Agriculture and Veterinary Graduates

Diverse: Issues In Higher Education has ranked Tuskegee University among the top 100 institutions for granting undergraduate and graduate degrees to minorities. Tuskegee took top spots for several degree areas,…

HEADLINESEpilepsy Foundation and George Washington University Epilepsy Center Partner to Webcast Grand Rounds Series

Epilepsy.com, the largest website worldwide dedicated to epilepsy and seizures, will begin hosting Epilepsy Grand Rounds, a monthly seminar series by the George Washington University (GW) Epilepsy Center. The series,…

HEADLINESAARP: Three Things You Need to Know About Medicare Open Enrollment

Don’t miss the once-a-year opportunity to make changes to your Medicare plan AARP encourages everyone with Medicare to take advantage of this year’s Medicare Open Enrollment period October 15th-December 7th…

living_longer_t750x550Americans Are Living Longer

Life expectancy is up and death rates are down Good news: We’re living longer, says a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). According to the…

localDC Councilmember Tommy Wells Teams up with Arena Stage to Host the 4th Annual DC Job Fair on October 17

DC Councilmember Tommy Wells and Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater will host the fourth annual DC Job Fair on October 17 from 10am to 2pm at…

localCoffee, Both Decaf and Regular, Promotes Liver Health

(UPI) — Researchers at the National Cancer Institute say people who drink coffee every day are doing well by their livers, improving the organ’s function and potentially staving off disease….

localLung Cancers can lie in wait for 20 years, Suddenly turn Aggressive

(UPI) — Some lung cancers can remain dormant for as long as 20 years before turning aggressive and quickly metastasizing. Researchers learned as much after studying tumor growth in seven…

localAmpro Industries, Inc., Partners with International HIV/AIDS Activist Hydeia Broadbent to Bring You “A Positive Message”

It is well known that Ampro Industries, Inc., is a leader when it comes to giving back to the community.  The company truly believes in going the extra mile for…

localChild Labor Coalition Applauds Progress In Child Labor Remediation

The Child Labor Coalition (CLC), whose 34 member organizations fight exploitative child labor, welcomed news in the US Department of Labor’s 2013 Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor…

localCox Enterprises Announces National Partnership with 100 Black Men of America, Inc.

Cox Enterprises recently announced a national diversity partnership with 100 Black Men of America, Inc. (the 100). Through the partnership, Cox will support the organization’s Collegiate 100 (C100) program that…

localThe Mayor’s Office on Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs Announces FY2015 AAPI Community Grant Awardees

The Mayor’s Office on Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs (OAPIA) awarded $278,895.38 in community grants to community-based organizations (CBOs) providing direct services to the District’s Asian American and Pacific Islander…

localGovernor McAuliffe Announces Homeland Security Grant Awards

Dozens of projects across Virginia will receive federal funding Governor Terry McAuliffe announced recently that more than $4.8 million in federal funds will be awarded to multiple local government agencies…

localMayor’s Arts Awards Honorees and Finalists

Honoring the achievements of Washington, DC’s arts, entertainment and creative industries Mayor Vincent C. Gray with the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (DCCAH) announce the special honorees and…

BGE_BGC_Makeover_6BGE and ENERGY STAR® Team Up to Kick Off the #ChangeTheWorld Tour

Energy Efficiency Upgrades and an Unveiling of a Complete Makeover of the Edgewood Branch of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Harford County The future of the Edgewood Branch of…

localMontgomery Parks and Planning Present Newest Achievements to County Council 


New Zoning Ordinance, affordable housing, urban parks and deer management are highlighted in Fall 2014 Semi-Annual Report Montgomery Parks and Planning, part of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission,…

localNew Montgomery County Zoning Ordinance Takes Effect October 30


Updated code improves usability, simplifies development process   Montgomery County has taken a giant step forward in improving the planning and development process and making the county a more desirable…

localGovernor McAuliffe Formally Unveils 2014 Virginia Energy Plan

Governor Terry McAuliffe recently formally unveiled the 2014 Virginia Energy Plan at an event co-sponsored by the Virginia Chamber of Commerce and the Virginia League of Conservation Voters.  The Governor…

localD.C. Working Families, SEIU, and UCFW Endorse Initiative 71

 Labor Groups Point to Elimination of Discriminatory Enforcement and Opportunities to Advance Worker Rights The Service Employees International Union, United Commercial Food Workers, and D.C.  Working Families endorsed Initiative 71,…

John_WallWizards Held Open Practice at Fort Belvoir

John Wall posing for pictures with fans during the Wizards’ practice at Fort Belvoir The Washington Wizards held an open practice at Fort Belvoir on Oct. 13 for military personnel…

localThomas L. Sager Donates $50,000 to the Minority Corporate Counsel Association

Thomas L. Sager, former vice president and general counsel at DuPont, who recently retired after 37 years with the company, and now partner with the law firm of Ballard Spahr,…

localHarris & Harris Wealth Management Partners with Black Benefactors for Night of Giving

Harris and Harris Wealth Management is a proud member and partner with the Black Benefactors, an innovative philanthropic project. That’s why we are hosting the upcoming “Night of Giving Event”….

localRenowned Pianists to Perform During Concert Series

For the third consecutive season, the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music will play host to world-renowned pianists for performances and master classes during the Washington International Piano Series at…

localMajority of District Schools Adopt Anti-Bullying Policy, Report Shows

OHR report and new online resource assess school compliance with anti-bullying law; October 18 event provides tips and tools to recognize and address bullying The vast majority of District students…

local$62 Million in Federal Energy Assistance Funding for Low-Income Maryland Families

Senators had requested LIHEAP funding to be released by Health and Human Services Department U.S. Senators Barbara A. Mikulski and Ben Cardin (both D-Md.) recently announced that $62 million in…

ap217104714640_296D.C. United ‘Still Standing’ as Other Washington Sports Teams Fall

(ABC)–Like Washington’s other professional teams, D.C. United has lofty goals. “I was hoping the Nats would go through (in the playoffs) and certainly (for) the Redskins (to) have a better…

orioles-royals-ap_606Royals Edge Orioles 2-1 to Take 3-0 Lead in ALCS

(ABC)–Billy Butler drove in the go-ahead run in the sixth inning, and the Royals’ bullpen shut down the Baltimore Orioles the rest of the way for a 2-1 victory Tuesday…

navajo_nations_presidentDan Snyder Sits with Navajo Nation President Ben Shelly During Game Against Cardinals

During a broadcast of Sunday’s Redskins game, owner Dan Snyder was seen sitting next to the president of the Navajo Nation and his wife, who were both wearing Redskins hats. Fox…

454224643Nate Schmidt Happy to Be Contributing to Capitals

(NBC)–Nate Schmidt strolls into the locker room after practice, almost bouncing with each step, offering a smile and fist bump to anyone he passes on the way to his stall…

20141014+Marine+Corps+Marathon+FileMarine Corps Marathon Weekend Events for All

(NBC)–The Marine Corps Marathon invites runners and spectators to attend a variety of events held throughout the Marathon’s big weekend later this month. Events start on Thursday, Oct. 23 with…

DC Democratic Nominees Attend A "Get Out The Vote" Campaign EventMayor Gray Announces District Has Invested $1.3 Billion in Affordable Housing; on Track to Exceed Goal of 10,000 Units

Administration Has Created Nearly 6,500 Affordable Units through Historic Investment Mayor Vincent C. Gray recently announced that his administration has invested $1.3 billion to create nearly 6,500 affordable housing units…

Thomas-Eric-Duncan-e1412305550914U.S. Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan dies in Dallas

(UPI) — Thomas Eric Duncan, the Liberian national who became the first person ever diagnosed with the Ebola virus in the United States, died Wednesday at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital…

HEADLINESDC Chamber PAC Endorses Muriel Bowser for Mayor

The DC Chamber of Commerce Political Action Committee (“DCCC PAC”) publicly announced their endorsement of Councilmember Muriel Bowser for Mayor of the District of Columbia. “I’m honored to be endorsed…

HEADLINES2014 Disability Awareness Expo, October 9

The 2014 Disability Awareness Expo will take place on Thursday, October 9th from 10:00am-3:00pm at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library, which is located at 901 G St., NW….

US-gas-prices-lowest-since-FebruaryU.S. Gas Prices Lowest since February

(UPI) — U.S. refinery startups and a steady supply of oil from the Middle East are helping keep U.S. gasoline prices at historic lows, motor club AAA reports. AAA reports…

FORMER~1Former President Clinton says prison reform will be hot-button issue in 2016

(UPI) — According to former President Bill Clinton, one of the main issues on voters’ minds going into the 2016 election will be prison reform. “We basically took a shotgun…

Reining-in-college-tuition-and-student-debtReining in College Tuition and Student Debt

By Peter Morici (UPI) — Parents don’t need an army of economists to tell them college is too expensive and too many students will default on their education loans. An…

HEADLINESFaith Leaders Join in Solidarity as Thousands Converge in St. Louis for Ferguson: A Weekend of Resistance

More than 1,000 Participants Expected During Four Days of Action to Demand Justice for Mike Brown and Continue the Nationwide Movement Against Police Violence Hundreds of interfaith clergy members and…

localFCC Announces National CybersSecurity Month Awareness Expo

–As part of its commitment to promote cyber security awareness, the FCC will host a Technology Demonstration and Expo on Tuesday, October 28, 2014. Through hands-on, interactive exhibits and demonstrations…

Ebola-virus-structureEbola virus and U.S. Preparedness

  The first U.S. case of Ebola was reported on September 25, 2014, when a man who had earlier traveled to Liberia sought help in a Dallas hospital. The U.S….

HEADLINES2015 Coca-Cola Scholarship Program now Accepting Applications

– Deadline to apply is October 31, 2014. – The Coca-Cola Scholarship program is an achievement-based scholarship awarded to graduating high school seniors each year. Students are recognized for their…

HEADLINESFord Launches Community Challenge In Search of Teams From Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Ford Motor Company and Ford Motor Company Fund are encouraging students enrolled at Historically Black Colleges and Universities to submit proposals in a competition to earn scholarships while also contributing…

HEADLINESKindle Owners can now Read the ‘Washington Post’ for Free

(UPI) — Thanks to the fact Amazon owner Jeff Bezos owns the Washington Post, as of last year, the company has now decided to let Kindle Fire owners read the…

HEADLINESDepartment on Disability Services Celebrates National Disability Employment Awareness Month

DC Mayor Vincent Gray applauds local businesses for inclusive hiring practices Mayor Vincent C. Gray encourages all businesses based in the District to acknowledge October’s designation as National Disability Employment…

localHBCU Connect Partners with Merck for Novel Approach to Health

HBCU Connect, the trusted source for community engagement and lifestyle information for the alumni of America’s Historically Black Colleges & Universities, recently announced a new partnership with innovative pharmaceutical company…

localSAMHSA provides up to $139 million for integrated approaches to treat mental and substance use disorders

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is providing up to $139 million in funding to programs promoting integrated treatment and recovery services for mental and/or substance use…

localKidsPeace team up to combat homelessness

Back on My Feet, 5th annual Trick-or-Trot 5K/1-Mile Walk at Camden Yards Runners know that the only way to finish a race is one step at a time. But what…

localFederal Grant to Bolster Virginia’s Supports and Services for Residents with Dementia

Governor Terry McAuliffe recently announced that the Commonwealth has secured a federal grant that will strengthen and expand services for Virginians experiencing dementia. 

The $441,131, three-year grant from the federal…

localAre Your Investments Doomed by Overfunded Public Markets?

(NewsUSA) – A recent 15-year research report comparing the Public Dow Index companies’ revenues to their stock price by the Private Company Index (PCI) seems to show how there is…

localGrowing Investment Opportunities In Green — and Blue — Technologies

(NewsUSA) – As an investor, you’ve probably heard companies use the phrase “going green” too many times to count — but have you heard of “going blue”? “Tighter environmental regulations…

localMayor Gray, Deputy Mayor Miller and DC Innovates Announce Selection of Digital DC Tech Fund Grantees

Eight Early-Stage Tech Entrepreneurs Selected to Receive First Round of Funding Mayor Vincent C. Gray, Interim Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development M. Jeffrey Miller and DC Innovates recently…

girl_in_china_tent_with_dragon_[permission_from_parent]_photo_by_Ken_StanekWorld of Montgomery Festival will Feature Multicultural Performances, Art, and Food

Rich colors and fabrics, scents of spices and traditional foods, and the feet pounding rhythms of music and dance – The World of Montgomery Festival celebrates and displays the rich…

localColder Weather a Good Time to Replace Older Appliances and Save Money

~ Energy Star and WaterSense Products ‘Holiday’ Begins Oct. 10 ~   Cold weather is on the way so it’s the perfect time to take stock of your older appliances…

Caesar_picFolger Theatre Opens the 2014/15 Season with Julius Caesar

Robert Richmond to direct Anthony Cochrane, Maurice Jones, Louis Butelli, Michael Sharon, and others in Shakespeare’s political thriller Folger Theatre launches its 2014/15 season in Rome with William Shakespeare’s enduring…

localGeorge Washington’s Mount Vernon and Black Women United for Action Honor Slaves at Ceremony

George Washington’s Mount Vernon joins Black Women United for Action in remembering the slaves who lived at Mount Vernon with a program and wreathlaying ceremony at the Slave Memorial on…

localNational Parks Invite Visitors to Discover Something New with Free Admission on Nine Days in 2015

There are nine more reasons to enjoy national parks next year! The National Park Service will offer free admission to every visitor on nine days in 2015. The 2015 entrance…

localEPA Awards $2.6 million to Protect Mid-Atlantic Region Wetlands, Maryland is Among Six to be Funded

 EPA Regional Administrator Shawn M. Garvin announced recently at an event in Dover, Delaware, that EPA’s Mid Atlantic Region has awarded a total of $2,642,270 in Wetland Program Development Grants…

localEPA gives $75,000 grant to Living Classrooms Foundation for program at Masonville Cove Environmental Education Campus

The U.S Environmental Protection Agency today announced a $75,000 environmental education grant for the Living Classrooms Foundation to help the Masonville Cove Environmental Education Campus provide community outreach and watershed…

localRide On to Hold Public Forum on Proposed Service Additions

Montgomery County will hold a public forum on proposed Ride On service additions on Wednesday, October 29 at the Silver Spring Civic Building, One Veterans Place. The forum will begin…

localDC.Gov Portal Wins 2014 Best of Web Award

Mayor Gray Lauds OCTO, District Agencies for Making Websites More Accessible, Useful to Residents, Businesses, Visitors Mayor Vincent C. Gray and District Chief Technology Officer (CTO) Rob Mancini today announced…

localD.C. Council Votes Unanimously to Strengthen Record Sealing Laws to Relieve People with Prior Marijuana Possession

The D.C. Council voted unanimously today in favor of a bill that would improve the process by which a person can seal criminal records pertaining to conduct that has since been decriminalized or…

localAARP Smart Driver Course to be Offered at Germantown Library

A four-and-a-half hour AARP Smart Driver course will be presented at the Germantown Library on Saturday, October 25 from 1 to 5:30 p.m. The library is located at 19840 Century…

localFinal Used Book Sale at Current Silver Spring Library on Saturday, October 11

A used book sale, bake sale and two free family programs will be held at Silver Spring Library, 8901 Colesville Rd., on Saturday, October 11, from 10 a.m. to 3…

localGW Physician Helps Launch HerStory App for Women Experiencing Breast Cancer, Mastectomy

As physicians spend less time with their patients, often as little as 10-15 minutes per appointment, they grow increasingly wary of the limited emotional support they can provide within that…

goodell-newser-ap_606Most NFL Fans Think Commissioner Roger Goodell Should Keep Job, says New Poll

(ABC)–Most NFL fans believe Commissioner Roger Goodell should keep his job after his handling of recent domestic violence cases. Only 32 percent say Goodell should lose his job over the…

5434bf8e86eba.preview-620Giants Win NLDS with 3-2 victory Over Nats in Game 4 on a Wild Pitch by Aaron Barrett

(ABC)–Joe Panik scored the go-ahead run in the seventh inning on Aaron Barrett’s bases-loaded wild pitch, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Washington Nationals 3-2 Tuesday night to return…

size_550x415_WINNERS Boy_8Pay It Forward: Winners Lacrosse Brings New Sport Inner-City

(ABC)–Playing lacrosse was something Nova Coston had never done as a senior at the University of the District of Columbia, but it was something she wanted to try. “I don’t…

Washington_Wizards_reservesWizards Beat Bulls in Heated Preseason Opener

(CBS)–The Wizards and Bulls distaste for one-another has carried over from last post-season and apparently Paul Pierce was brought up to speed. The Wizards defeated the Bulls 85-81 in a…

michael-phelps_2293977bMichael Phelps Suspended by USA Swimming

(CBS)–United States Swimming suspended Michael Phelps from USA Swimming-sanctioned competition, the team stated in a news release. Phelps will not participate in the 2015 FINA World Championships Team and will…

PRESID~1-2President Obama and Israeli PM Netanyahu hold bilateral Talks at White House

(UPI) — U.S. President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met in the Oval Office of the White House on Wednesday. “Obviously, he’s no stranger to the White…

Mayor GrayMayor Gray Welcomes District’s Bond Rating Upgrade

Mayor Vincent C. Gray recently announced that the District’s General Obligation (GO) bond rating has been raised to AA from AA- by the Fitch and Standard & Poor’s (S&P) ratings…

HEADLINESDC Government Beginning New Paid Family Leave Program

Mayor Gray welcomes federal grant to study expanding paid family leave to private sector Mayor Vincent C. Gray, following through on the commitment he made in his 2014 State of…

HEADLINESHUD Awards $273,000 to Help DC Low-Income Residents Receive Job Training & Employment

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded today $273,698 to the District of Columbia Housing Authority to help public housing and Housing Choice Voucher residents in the…

HEADLINESDistrict Releases Infant Mortality Report

Mayor Vincent C. Gray and officials from the DC Department of Health (DOH) released the 2012 Infant Mortality Report listing an infant mortality rate (IMR) of 7.9 infant deaths per…

HEADLINESU.S. Conference of Mayors Survey Shows My Brother’s Keepers Efforts Underway in Cities

Under the leadership of USCM President Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson, the nation’s mayors today released the findings of a survey on mayors’ efforts to promote and implement the goals of…

HEADLINESCitywide Campaign Highlights Broad Civil Rights Protections in DC

#DC19 Campaign Features the 19 Protected Traits in DC’s Anti-Discrimination Law More than almost any other city in the nation, the civil rights laws of the District of Columbia provide…

ATMMachineATM fees on the rise, Again

ATM fees have risen an average of five percent the past year. (UPI) — Anytime a customer takes money from an ATM that is not owned by their bank they…

HEADLINESData mining giant Westat to pay $1.5 million to settle discrimination case with US Labor Department

Nearly 4,000 African American, Asian American, Hispanic and female applicants to benefit Federal contractor Westat Inc. has agreed to settle allegations that it failed to provide equal employment opportunities to…

HEADLINESSBA Will Continue to Zero Out Fees on Small Dollar Loans, Expands Relief for Larger Loans to Vets

The U.S Small Business Administration has announced that fee relief on 7(a) loans of $150,000 or less implemented last year and originally slated to expire on Sept. 30, will be…

HEADLINESInterdisciplinary Research Team Finds Method for More Precise Diagnosis of Pneumonia

George Washington University researchers find DNA sequencing may lead to greater care for patients with ventilator-associated pneumonia   A patient survives life-threatening trauma, is intubated in the intensive care unit…

HEADLINESThe American Bus Association Selects ConnectedHealth’s 
Benefits Marketplace for its Members

 The American Bus Association (ABA), the trade association for the motorcoach, group tour and travel industry, has partnered with ConnectedHealth to offer the ABA Insurance Service, a consumer-focused ecommerce benefits…

HEADLINESStudy: Drug cocktail for advanced breast cancer can extend life up to 16 months

(UPI) — A new breast cancer drug by Swiss pharmaceutical company Roche has delivered unprecedented results in recent clinical trials, extending the lives of women fighting an aggressive type of…

NEW-ST~1New study claims Antibiotics fail at least 15 percent of the time

Using antibiotics in the course of treating an ailment rose from 60 to 65 percent between 2002 (UPI) — According to a new study from researchers at Cardiff University in…

HEADLINESTips for Raising Money-Wise Kids

(Family Features) Kids are never too young to learn the skills of saving, budgeting, and other basics for becoming a money-wise individual.   In fact, T. Rowe Price’s 2014 Parents,…

localDistrict Sports Partners with DC Public Education Fund to Bolster Opportunities for Local Youth

With DC’s adult intramural sports season starting and city youth returning to school, District Sports has partnered with the DC Public Education Fund to help bolster athletic programs in city…

gavindegraw-600CBS Radio Washington, D.C. Officially Unveils Street Level Performance Space with Concert By Gavin DeGraw on OCT. 9

Studio To Serve As Anchor Of CBS RADIO’s Broadcast Operations In Capitol Riverfront, DC Lottery Secures Naming Rights To State of the Art Facility CBS RADIO Washington, D.C. and the…

localGovernor Debuts Virginia Faces of Drunk Driving Site to Combat DUI in Commonwealth

Leads Remembrance Event to Pay Tribute to State’s Victims of Drunk Driving  Following last year’s increase in drunk driving fatalities – the first rise in six years – Virginia Governor…

localEnergy Efficiency Program Available to Many Across Virginia

– DHCD’s Weatherization Assistance Program provides energy cost reduction to low-income families –     The Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development wants people across Virginia to be thinking…

localDC’s 5×5 Public Art Project Showing Through December

New DCCAH Gallery Exhibit Presents Curatorial Process The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (DCCAH) presents a gallery exhibition, “5×5: District Transformations through Public Art,” which chronicles the creation…

localWest End Library to Host Local Author’s Oct 8th

aptivating Talk on History of Foggy Bottom; Showcasing Historic Images & Texts Rarely Made Public Author Matthew Gilmore couldn’t say it better when describing Foggy Bottom; “It is D.C. in…

localMount Vernon’s Fall Wine Festival & Sunset Tour


Tickets Still Available for Sunday, October 5, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. Enjoy live blues and spectacular views of the Potomac River while sampling wine from 16 Virginia wineries. Visitors…

localThe DC Palestinian Film and Arts Festival

The DC Palestinian Film and Arts Festival (DCPFAF) is pleased to announce its fourth annual festival, which will run between October 2nd and 5th, 2014. This year’s festival is dedicated to…

localDPR Announces First 2014/2015 “DPR Fun Day” During DC Public Schools’ Professional Development Days

The DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) announced that during the 2014-2015 school year, when DC Public Schools (DCPS) is closed for staff development, the agency will offer ”DPR Fun Day,”…

localGovernor O’Malley, Lt. Governor Brown Announce Infant Mortality Rates in Maryland Show Downward Trends

Governor Martin O’Malley and the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene announced recently that the average infant mortality rate has been driven down by 15 percent in Maryland in the…