Governor Terry McAuliffe recently announced that Virginia has received a $9.76 million federal grant to help fight the opioid epidemic. The one-year grant comes from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. It will support prevention, treatment and recovery efforts in 18 Virginia communities. The grant will be administered by the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS).Read more
Sixty students attending the Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School in Southeast D.C. are now characters in four different books produced through the LIVING STORYBOOK Project which is a special literacy program developed by Do The Write Thing of DC, a tax exempt nonprofit:Read more
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The District of Columbia’s top two youth volunteers of 2017, Ayomide Okuleye, 17 and Debora Abera, 11, were honored in the nation’s capital last night for their outstanding volunteer service during the 22nd annual presentation of The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards.Read more
Outstanding Youth for Human Rights International volunteers and national advocates were honored with Presidential Volunteer Service Awards in a Capitol Hill ceremony marking the finale of Youth for Human Rights International’s 14th annual World Education Tour.Read more
The DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) Aquatics Division will be hosting a “Water Safety Awareness Workshop” in honor of International Water Safety Day on Monday, May 15, 2017 beginning at 4:00pm at various Aquatic Centers throughout the District of Columbia. Participants can register either online via our registration system or in person at any recreation center. Online registration will end Sunday, May 14, 2017, early registration is highly recommended.Read more
The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (CAH) Board of Commissioners recently approved $1.73 million in grant awards to District-based individuals and organizations to support arts and humanities projects taking place between now and September 30, 2017.
The grant announcements come as part of innoMAYtion, Mayor Bowser’s month-long initiative showcasing how ideas from local entrepreneurs and innovators are making the District a global model for inclusive innovation.Read more
The National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) hosted the kick off for its 25th annual “Stamp Out Hunger” campaign at the Capital Area Food Bank Tuesday morning. The food drive takes place Saturday, May 13; letter carriers will pick up non-perishable food at your mailbox. The event co-sponsors included the AFL-CIO, UFCW, the United Way, the U.S. Postal Service and others.Read more
Annapolis’ arts scene will be front and center during Annapolis Arts Week, June 3-11. Kicking off with the June 2-3 Annapolis Irish Festival and culminating with the newly revamped Arts and Wine Festival at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium on June 10-11, the nine-day event is a microcosm of the rich and dynamic visual and performing arts scene that’s alive and well in Annapolis.Read more
Horton’s Kids, a nonprofit that empowers children living in one of Washington, D.C.’s most at-risk neighborhoods to graduate high school ready for success, is hosting its 9th Annual Home Runs for Horton’s Kids at Nationals Park on Wednesday, June 21.Read more
This summer, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden will present “sunrise, sunset,” a large-scale, site-specific wall mural by Swiss artist Nicolas Party, on view June 7-Oct. 1. The mural will be painted directly onto the museum wall over the course of two weeks, responding to the museum’s unique circular architecture and spanning nearly 400 feet along its inner-ring gallery. Once completed, it will mark the artist’s first solo exhibition in Washington, D.C.Read more
The carbon footprint for a typical Dominion Virginia Power customer would shrink by as much as 25 percent over the next eight years under a plan the company presented today. When added to reductions already made by Dominion, carbon emissions to meet the energy needs of a typical residential customer would fall by up to 46 percent between 2007 and 2027.Read more
DC residents involved in the arts and cultural production sector were compensated more than $6.88 billion in 2014, according to a new study released recently through a collaboration of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA).Read more
Howard University, one of the nation’s premiere institutions of higher learning, will honor four ground-breaking women during its annual commencement, including an award-winning journalist, the first African-American woman Episcopal priest, an acclaimed scholar and critic and the first African-American U.S. Senator from California.Read more
70 students share their experiences of life this school year in a project run by literary and arts education nonprofit 826DC. The students all identify as either black or Hispanic, and the conversations happening on the national stage have particularly affected their lives.Read more
We all know that youth homelessness is a chronic problem on the streets of our nation’s capital. With your help, and with the intervention of an extraordinary figure from the world of opera, we have a unique opportunity to draw it to the attention of policy-makers and opinion formers.
The man who can help us do that is Ryan Speedo Green – who is enjoying a spectacular rise in opera. Mr Green has a remarkable story to share with you.Read more
The Department of General Services commends eight (8) DC Public Schools (DCPS) and the one (1) public charter school that participated in the Reduce First Challenge – Paper Edition.
“By moving beyond recycling and taking steps to ‘Reduce First’, District students and staff continue to demonstrate their capacity for community leadership,” said DGS Director Greer Gillis. “These classroom leaders serve as role models to us all in the District’s transition towards zero waste.”Read more
Bald eagle fans from around the world recently participated in a “Name the Nestlings” social media campaign to suggest names for “DC4” and “DC5,” the two eaglets currently residing in a nest at the U.S. National Arboretum with their parents, Mr. President and The First Lady. Thousands of names were submitted and the top four most-suggested name pairs are being put to a final public vote!Read more
Governor Terry McAuliffe recently accepted the 2017 StateScoop GoldenGov: State Executive of the Year Award for his outstanding leadership in growing Virginia’s IT sector. Each year, the StateScoop 50 Awards honor the best and brightest who make state government more efficient and effective. These awards celebrate the outstanding achievements of the leaders from the public and private sector who make the state government information technology community so unique.Read more
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage will once again host Healthy Food Week, a 10-day-long campaign to collect money and food to restock area food pantries in time for the summer months, when food pantries often experience the greatest need for their services.
Donations will be collected at Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage offices in the Baltimore and Washington, D.C. areas from April 28 to May 7. Items collected at each office will then be donated to the organizations chosen by branch managers and agents.Read more
Governor Terry McAuliffe and the Virginia Council on Women announced the winners of the 6th annual STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Essay Contest for young women enrolled in their junior or senior year of high school.
“It is my pleasure to join the Virginia Council on Women to announce this year’s STEM Essay Contest winners,” said Governor McAuliffe.Read more
The End of Prostate Cancer joins forces with Potomac Urology to host the ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk this June. The goal is to create Generation ZERO – the first generation of men free of prostate cancer. Participants from the DC-area will run and walk together on Father’s Day, June 18, to fight a disease that takes the life of an American man every 20 minutes.Read more
America Walks, a national advocacy organization that promotes walking and walkable communities, announced this week that Adriana Hochberg, Chief of Staff at the District of Columbia’s Department of Energy and Environment, has been awarded a Walking College Fellowship.
The Fellowship will enable Ms. Hochberg and 23 other advocates from around the country to participate in a four-month training program designed to strengthen local efforts to make communities more walkable.Read more
On Saturday, May 13th at 2:00pm, the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra performs this year’s Family concert, “Beethoven Lives Upstairs” with Classical Kids Live!, under the musical direction of José-Luis Novo, at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts. Before the concert at 1pm, a Scavenger Hunt and Photo Booth will be provided by Chesapeake Family Life and directly following the concert, the audience is invited to stay and meet the musicians.Read more
The University of Maryland will host its 19th annual Maryland Day on Saturday, April 29 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event, a campus-wide celebration of innovation, creativity and academic excellence, offers more than 400 free, educational, family-friendly activities that teach and inspire future innovators.Read more
It’s 9 a.m. and the savory smells of garlic, ground beef, and cabbage waft through the air of a quaint, but adequate commercial kitchen at Zion Lutheran Evangelical Church in Takoma Park.
Jamie Griffin, 37, is using all the strength her roughly 5’ 4” frame can muster to stir a large pot of beef and cabbage–a meal that will feed those who otherwise could not feed themselves, scores of residents just seven miles from the nation’s Capitol who are part of the 2.4 million seniors who daily rely on Meals on Wheels.Read more
Passport DC celebrates its 10th anniversary this year. The annual festival that commemorates International Cultural Awareness Month in the District of Columbia runs from May 1 through 31 with a wide array of cultural activities presented at embassy open houses, street festivals, and performing arts organizations throughout the city, according to Steven E. Shulman, executive director of Cultural Tourism DC, the producing organization.Read more
Pride of Baltimore II, the historic tall ship that has dazzled people around the nation and globe, launches the 40th year of Pride in Baltimore, with an exciting itinerary that includes stops in Annapolis, Md.; Charleston, S.C.; Bermuda, coinciding with the America’s Cup 2017 races; and Boston.
Pride, a topsail schooner that recalls 19th-century Baltimore clippers, will leave the Inner Harbor May 13, bound for Charleston. She will be a featured vessel at tall ships festivals in Charleston; Hamilton, Bermuda; and Boston.Read more
Encore Creativity for Older Adults is the largest choral music program for older adults in the country. Encore was started in 2007 from a George Washington University study to address the mental and physical health benefits of singing in older adults.
The late Dr. Gene Cohen, the world-renowned psychiatrist (and the first director of the National Institute on Aging) who inspired Jeanne Kelly, a former opera singer, to create Encore, observed that age offers countless opportunities for growth, development, and creativity.Read more
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has presented BGE with its ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award. The award recognizes the success of the BGE Smart Energy Savers Program®, the company’s suite of energy efficiency programs that aims to help customers reduce energy usage. BGE, along with Exelon sister utilities ComEd in Chicago, Delmarva Power in Wilmington, Del., and Pepco in Washington D.C., will be recognized at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. on April 26, 2017…Read more
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has named Pepco a 2017 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award winner for the fourth consecutive year for its continued success in helping customers save energy and money through a variety of energy efficiency programs. Pepco along with sister Exelon utilities Delmarva Power in Wilmington, Del., ComEd in Chicago, and BGE in Baltimore, will be honored at an awards ceremony in Washington, D.C. on April 26, 2017…Read more
Governor Terry McAuliffe announced recently the launch of the Smart City Works Infrastructure Actuator, a first-of-its-kind business accelerator focused on growing early-stage companies that help make cities smarter, more livable, and more resilient. This program, operated in conjunction with the Center for Innovative Technology, is the first in a series of Commonwealth initiatives that will drive innovation in infrastructure while simultaneously fostering economic development across Virginia and the DC-Metropolitan region.Read more
This Spring 2017, prepare to lace up your sneakers for the BEST Kids annual Superhero 5K race and Fun Run. Join us at 7am on April 22nd at Anacostia Park to raise support and awareness for youth in the DC foster care system. This year, our 5th Annual Superhero 5K & Fun Run is proudly presented by our Champion Sponsor, Atlantic Building Supply.Read more
On the morning before Earth Day, staff from the District’s Department of Energy and Environment (DOEE) will again hand out pollinator plant seeds at 17 Metro stations across the District. In addition to encouraging residents to plant backyard habitats that enhance the survival of our native pollinators like bees and butterflies, this year’s giveaway has an added special theme: DC Statehood.Read more
Stretch your legs and your mind during the 34th Annual Dupont Kalorama Museum Walk (June 3 and 4, 2017). Five diverse museums will open their doors free of charge for this weekend long celebration in one of Washington, D.C.’s most beautiful neighborhoods. Discover Anderson House, Dumbarton House, National Museum of American Jewish Military History, The Phillips Collection, and the President Woodrow Wilson House free of charge.Read more
Members of Youth of Virginia Speak Out About Traffic Safety’s (YOVASO) Youth Advisory Council (YAC), along with college-level Regional Trainers and students selected to serve as youth leaders for the YOVASO Summer Leadership Retreat will participate in a special training session at the Virginia State Police Driver Training Complex in Blackstone, Virginia on April 22 and 23.Read more
Governor Terry McAuliffe recently announced that Spectrum Brands, Inc., a global consumer products company offering an expanding portfolio of leading brands, is investing $7.28 million over the next couple years in its Montgomery County operation to purchase equipment and upgrade its production processes. Spectrum Brands will receive funding from the Virginia Jobs Investment Program (VJIP) to support the retraining of existing employees on the new machinery.Read more
The Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (CHAW) is proud to partner with Dacha Beer Garden for one of their Cause Tuesday events on May 2, 2017 to kick off Paint Bucket 2017, an annual campaign to raise funds for our tuition assistance program.
Next month, Dacha will be opening its doors to supporters to help CHAW kick off the Paint Bucket Campaign as well as its 45th Anniversary year. For a $20 bracelet, participants get access to an extended happy hour (4pm-8pm) on Tuesday, May 2—at one of the best beer gardens in the city.Read more
April is National Safe Digging Month and Pepco reminds its customers and all contractors to call 811 to have utility-owned underground lines marked before digging. Nationwide, there were nearly 350,000 incidents of damage to an underground utility line because of digging without first calling 811, according to the Common Ground Alliance, the national association that promotes the 811 phone number and safe digging practices.Read more
To raise awareness about fair housing rights, responsibilities and resources, District government agencies, along with local housing organizations, will hold an annual symposium on Monday, April 24, 2017 from 3 pm to 8 pm at the UDC Student Center, in celebration of National Fair Housing Month.Read more
The Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI), will once again bring the excitement of the National Math Festival to Washington, D.C. The Festival will fill the Walter E. Washington Convention Center on April 22 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. with more than 80 interactive exhibits, performances, films, athletic games, and lectures by some of the most fascinating mathematicians of our time.Read more
Giant Food of Landover, Md. recently announced that its 2016 charitable donations, facilitated by in-store campaigns and initiatives, totaled $14.6 million in combined cash and product donations, including contributions from customers, vendors and associates. As part of its ongoing better neighbor and responsible retailing efforts, Giant is committed to supporting organizations that help eradicate hunger…Read more
The Enoch Pratt Free Library, Baltimore Gas and Electric (BGE) and Exelon proudly announced the launch of the new Mobile Job Center powered by BGE and Exelon. This Job Center on wheels is the first of its kind in the Baltimore region and will travel to neighborhoods across the city to help job seekers search and apply for employment.Read more
More than 150 photographs and related objects will be on display in the exhibition “More Than a Picture: Selections From the Photography Collection at the National Museum of African American History and Culture” opening May 5. This will be the first exhibition opening in the National Museum of African American History and Culture’s Special Exhibitions Gallery on the Concourse Level…Read more
Opening on May 27, The Phillips Collection presents an exhibition celebrating prolific German artist Markus Lüpertz. Curated by Phillips Director Dorothy Kosinski, Markus Lüpertz explores the entirety of the artist’s five-decade career with a survey of his earliest works along with more recent paintings.Read more
Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts announces its 2017 season lineup for Children’s Theatre-in-the-Woods. Since 1971, Children’s Theatre-in-the-Woods has been a Washington-area summer tradition for children and their families, featuring diverse acts including puppetry, storytelling, dance, theater, and music.Read more
The Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development is announcing the FY18 application round for four available State Revitalization Programs – Project C.O.R.E. (Creating Opportunities for Renewal and Enterprise), Community Legacy, Strategic Demolition Fund – Statewide (all non-Baltimore City) and the Baltimore Regional Neighborhood Initiative.Read more
Governor Larry Hogan, along with Senate President Thomas V. “Mike” Miller and Speaker of the House Mike Busch, today signed 120 bills into law during the first signing ceremony in the State House following the conclusion of the 2017 session of the Maryland General Assembly.Read more
A new national study shows the Maryland Department of Transportation’s Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) was again America’s safest transit system in terms of serious crimes (Part I) in 2016 out of the top 12 transit agencies. The study was conducted by the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA).Read more
Local construction trades workers are walking a little taller than usual after the DC Water Blue Plains tunnel project was recognized as “Project of the Year” by the Engineering News Record (ENR). The project beat out 65 entries and “part of the reason for the award is that the project came in on time, below budget, with no accidents,” says Dennis Desmond of LiUNA Local 11.Read more
The In Flanders Fields Fund is hosting its third annual commemorative ceremony on April 30, 2017 in Pershing Park at 12 p.m. to honor both veterans and their amilies with a reading of the historic “In Flanders Fields” poem.Read more
Deputy Mayor for Education Jennifer Niles and My School DC Executive Director Catharine Peretti announced the results of My School DC, the District’s common lottery system for DC Public Schools (DCPS) and nearly all public charter schools that serve grades PK3-12.
My School DC is a joint effort between the Deputy Mayor for Education, DCPS, the Public Charter School Board, the Office of the Chief Technology Officer, and public charter school leaders.Read more
An analysis released for Equal Pay Day tomorrow reveals the size of the gender wage gap and its detrimental effects on the spending power of D.C. women. Women employed full time, year-round in the District are paid just 86 cents for every dollar paid to men, amounting to a yearly gap of $10,039. That means D.C. women lose a combined total of more than $2.6 billion every year – money that could strengthen the state economy and is especially significant for the more than 42,000 D.C. households headed by women, 31 percent of which are in poverty.Read more
Investments Extend Steadfast Commitment to DC Values, Build Inclusive Prosperity for DC Residents
Mayor Muriel Bowser presented “DC Values in Action,” DC Fiscal Year 2018 (FY2018) Budget and Financial Plan, to DC Council. As the twenty-second consecutive balanced budget, this proposal will help ensure that every single resident has a roadmap to inclusive prosperity.Read more
Tony Award-nominee David Ives and STC Artistic Director Michael Kahn, the team that created the award-winning French “trilogy” of The Liar, The Heir Apparent and The Metromaniacs, will unite once more to present a newly revamped version of Ives’ The School For Lies at the Lansburgh Theatre (450 7th Street NW) from May 30–July 2, 2017.Read more
Governor Larry Hogan joined by Senate President Pro Tem Nathaniel McFadden and Speaker of the House Mike Busch for a bill signing ceremony to sign HB 684, which enables additional funding to be distributed to school systems in Baltimore City and ten additional jurisdictions facing declining enrollment.Read more
On Friday, April 7, from 7-9 p.m. join the third annual Paint Ball created by the Portrait Gallery’s Teen Museum Council.
Come and celebrate this teens-only spectacular with dancing, food and loads of activities! Find inspiration in our Recent Acquisitions gallery and then create your own portrait and decorate the frame. Play foosball, air hockey and ping pong or dance all night long with DJ Adrian Loving!Read more
Ward 6 Councilmember Charles Allen introduced emergency legislation to protect women’s health care benefits required under the Affordable Care Act by making them local DC law. All 12 of Councilmember Allen’s colleagues had signed on as co-introducers, and voted unanimously to pass the emergency legislation.Read more
The Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development is partnering with Montgomery County for a new homebuying initiative through the Maryland Mortgage Program. Called the Montgomery Homeownership Program, the program incentivizes homebuying in Montgomery County by offering a zero-interest loan of up to $40,000 that can be used for down payment or closing cost assistance.Read more
The Junior League of Washington (JLW) will host its sixth annual Kitchen Tour on Saturday, April 22, from 12 – 4 p.m. in the H Street Corridor neighborhood of Washington, DC.
An expected 300-500 ticketed attendees will enjoy a walking tour of seven hand-selected homes for tastings, demonstrations, and lectures by local chefs, mixologists, floral designers, interior decorators, and real estate experts.Read more
Mayor Muriel Bowser was joined by Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development (DMPED) Brian T. Kenner to reveal over 20 projects now available to Washington, DC’s development community. The announcement came at DMPED’s March Madness, an annual effort to create more quality affordable housing, support small and local business, and expand job opportunities for DC residents.Read more
Georgetown University, in partnership with the Archdiocese of Washington and the Society of Jesus in the United States, will host a Liturgy of Remembrance, Contrition and Hope at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 18, in Gaston Hall, in honor of the enslaved men, women and children sold by Maryland Jesuits in 1838.Read more
In recent weeks, news about Washington, DC’s missing youth, particularly teenage girls of color, has garnered local and national attention and concern. Ensuring that Washington, DC continues to improve its response to missing children, Mayor Bowser has identified six immediate initiatives to locate young people who have been reported as missing…Read more
Governor Terry McAuliffe recently announced that Virginia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was down 0.1 percentage point in February to 3.9 percent, the lowest rate since June 2008. When Governor McAuliffe took office in January 2014, the unemployment rate was 5.4 percent.Read more
Two artists from very different cultures bring their talents together in a unique collaboration at the Smithsonian’s Arthur M. Sackler Gallery: the pop-up exhibition “Kung Fu Wildstyle.” It will be on view April 1-30.
The month long pop-up exhibition features works by hip-hop entrepreneur Fab 5 Freddy and Hong Kong graffiti and hip-hop pioneer MC Yan. Together, they explore the relationship between Kung Fu movies and urban culture.Read more
Pride of Baltimore, Inc. invites visitors to take part in “Nautical Before Nighttime” activities during Light City Baltimore from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 1, through Saturday, April 8.
Pride of Baltimore, Inc. will partner with USS Constellation during Light City on a wide-ranging series of family-friendly activities each day during the festival.Read more
Returning for its 9th year, Chloé & Maud Productions presents the annual DC Tap Festival & All-Star Concert. This internationally recognized festival continues to establish the District of Columbia’s global reputation as a preeminent source and destination for the classical art of Tap Dance.Read more
The National Association of Real Estate Brokers (NAREB), in concert with their national affiliate, NID-Housing Counseling Agency(NID) and the trade group’s local chapter, the Prince George’s County Chapter of NAREB are offering Black Americans, a one-day opportunity to learn what it takes to build wealth through homeownership.Read more
To help swim lesson providers nationwide offer lessons to children who wouldn’t otherwise be able to afford them, the USA Swimming Foundation has awarded more than $342,000 through its 2017 Make a Splash grant program. Since 2007 the Foundation has given more than $4.3 million dollars to help fund learn-to-swim programs across the country.Read more
Governor McAuliffe recently issued a proclamation to officially recognize April 23-29, 2017 as Virginia High School Student Voter Registration Week. During this week, high school students, teachers and administrators across the Commonwealth will be encouraged to conduct voter registration drives at their schools.Read more
Think you can beat the #FastestManInDC? Here’s your chance!
Before the Nationals’ exhibition game on Friday, the team will host the “Race to Opening Day,” a Stealing Home Challenge for fans to see if they can run as fast as Trea Turner.Read more
Mayor Bowser recently announced that her Administration will extend Immigrant Justice Legal Services (IJLS) grant funding to ten organizations in Washington, DC. In January, Mayor Bowser announced that the DC Government would provide up to $500,000 to community-based organizations, private organizations, associations, and law firms that do legal work for immigrants in Washington, DC.Read more
As part of Monumental Sports Global Academies, Washington Mystics head coach Mike Thibault will be joined by players Ivory Latta and Krystal Thomas, as well as assistant coach Eric Thibault, on a trip to the United Arab Emirates where they will conduct a series of clinics from March 24-26.Read more
Broadway at The National announces its 2017-18 season featuring the anticipated world premiere of the Broadway-bound new musical Mean Girls, with a book by nine-time Emmy Award winner Tina Fey based on her screenplay for the Paramount Pictures film, the return of Cameron Mackintosh’s new production of Boublil and Schönberg’s Tony Award-winning musical phenomenon Les Misérables…Read more
The NAACP DC Branch will host a Fair Housing Training for NAACP members on Sunday, March 26, 2017 at 1:00pm at the Dorothy I. Height Library located at 3935 Benning Road, NE Washington, DC. The purpose of this training is to educate NAACP members about housing discrimination and the Fair Housing Amendments Act.Read more
Washington, DC has been recognized by CityHealth, a project of the de Beaumont Foundation, as a leading city for policies that improve the health and well-being of its residents. The assessment is the culmination of a two-year analysis of how the 40 largest U.S. cities fare across nine policy areas that help residents live healthier lives and enable communities to thrive.Read more
The District of Columbia Department of Insurance, Securities and Banking (DISB) is advising residents of the top 10 financial schemes to watch out for as well as informing them of resources and services available to them to help protect against potential fraud.Read more
Councilmember Charles Allen, Chair of the Committee on the Judiciary and Public Safety – which includes oversight of the Board of Elections – introduced the Primary Date Alteration Amendment Act of 2017.Read more
DC Bike Ride, the region’s premier scenic urban bike ride, has announced its Finish Festival Main Stage lineup for the post-ride celebration as well as entertainment acts throughout the 20-mile course. The second annual DC Bike Ride takes place on May 14.Read more
The DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) announced the 2017 Summer permits schedule. The permit window dates for the upcoming season are currently posted on the DPR website on the Athletic Fields permit page and the Aquatics permit page.Read more
With the hope of impressing top culinary judges from around the country and winning college scholarships, culinary students from 12 Maryland high schools will meet at the Hyatt Regency Baltimore on March 24, 2017 to compete in the 13th annual Maryland ProStart Student Invitational (MPSI).Read more
Governor Terry McAuliffe announced this week that Virginia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was down 0.1 percentage point in January to 4.0 percent, after holding steady at 4.1 percent the previous six months. This drop comes after the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) issued benchmarked data for 2016.Read more
In 2017, Giant added three new nutritionists to its in-store nutritionist team, further expanding nutritionist services across its operating region. Giant’s in-store nutritionist program includes a team of 10 nutritionists across Maryland, the District of Columbia and Virginia who work with customers to help make the best nutritional choices for themselves and their families.Read more
[CapitalWirePR] March 14, 2017 – In an effort to guarantee Latino youth across the country benefit from access to one another’s educational opportunities and leadership programs, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) and the Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF) announced a partnership…Read more
The DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) announced today that 2017 Spring Break Camp registration will open on Monday, March 20 at noon. DPR offers full-day Spring Break Camps for children, ages 3 to 5, 6 to 12, and 8 to 13 years old, during DC Public Schools’ (DCPS) Spring Break…Read more
Youth of Virginia Speak Out (YOVASO) and the Virginia State Police are encouraging high and middle schools across the state to participate in a safety campaign for youth and teens to encourage safe driving behaviors and passenger safety.Read more
Mayor Muriel Bowser and Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development (DMPED) Brian Kenner unveiled DC’s Economic Strategy, a framework for how Washington, DC will continue its work as an international leader for inclusive economic growth and resilience.Read more
Mayor Muriel Bowser recently presented a certificate to Eastern Market Main Street, designating the area as a full member of the DC Main Streets program. Each DC Main Streets program is organized and led by local volunteers and community development professionals who lead sustainable, community-driven efforts to promote economic development, strengthen their neighborhoods, and improve the quality of life for residents.Read more
The District of Columbia is celebrating a decade of green building leadership, 10 years after official enactment of the landmark Green Building Act. The Act, the first legislation of its kind, requires green building certification for private, public, and publicly financed projects.Read more
Applications are now being accepted through March 31 for the Naval Academy’s Summer Seminar. Rising high school seniors have the opportunity to choose from three sessions: June 3 – 8, June 10 – 15, and June 17 – 22.Read more
Antwanye Ford’s $200,000 investment in Howard University is a crucial step towards leveling the tech playing field for Black innovators. The Cybersecurity Education and Research Center (CERC) will be housed at Howard University; providing Black students with an advanced opportunity to gain skills in cybersecurity.Read more
The fourth annual Students of the Year gala presented by Sentrillion celebrated a record breaking year. Exceeding all expectations, the 2017 Students of the Year campaign, raised over $851,000 for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) mission, a world without blood cancers.Read more
The Freer Gallery of Art is undergoing renovations and upgrades to its galleries and infrastructure and has been closed for the past year. The Arthur M. Sackler Gallery will also temporarily close its doors starting Monday, July 10, to allow for reinstallation of the exhibition galleries and to refresh elements of the facility in order to improve the museumgoer’s experience.Read more
The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (CAH) continues to accept applications from individuals and organizations for CAH’s FY17 Projects, Events and Festivals Grant Program and FY17 Public Art Building Communities Grant Program. Activities receiving funding must be completed by September 30, 2017.Read more
Government officials will join staff members and other special guests for a celebration of the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory’s 75th Anniversary on Friday, March 10, in APL’s Kossiakoff Center.Read more
The Maryland Bar Foundation (MBF) has awarded approximately $40,000 in grants to support law-related projects around the state that contribute to the betterment of the legal profession and access to justice. The beneficiaries include:Read more
The Bonifant at Silver Spring, a newly constructed, 11-story, high-rise residential apartment building located next to the Silver Spring Library and a future Purple Line transit station, is 100 percent leased. The Bonifant is the first residential property built alongside a public-use facility in Montgomery County and is part of a new innovative effort to use County-owned land to increase the supply of housing affordable to lower-income residents.Read more
Montgomery County Recreation will host a free Summer Camp Fair on Sunday, March 12 from noon to 4 p.m. at the North Potomac Community Recreation Center, 13850 Travilah Road, Rockville. The Summer Camp Fair is designed to assist families who are looking for summer camp opportunities for their children.Read more
The Montgomery County Commission for Women is kicking off Women’s History Month in a unique way this year. The Commission is inviting residents of all ages to participate in the first annual Girl Power Writing Contest, “What’s It Mean to Be a Woman in 2017?”Read more
World-renowned operatic singer DeAndre Simmons performs Franz Schubert’s epic song cycle Die Winterreise alongside pianist Robert Cassidy Sunday, March 19, at 4 p.m., at Castleton in Performance (CiP). Simmons, a Castleton Festival alum, has performed for seven U.S. presidents, Her Majesty Queen Silvia of Sweden, Pope John Paul II, and Nelson Mandela.Read more
Mission’s Camp Bennet, a free sleep-away summer camp for inner-city children from the Washington, DC metropolitan area, has been awarded an Imagination Playground in a Cart™, an innovative playground equipment system, thanks to a grant provided by Target and national non-profit KaBOOM!.Read more