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Join Becky's Fund this Tuesday evening, September 28, 2010, as fashion takes a stand against domestic violence.

That's right. Eric Finn Custom Clothiers and Becky's Fund will host the Second Annual **Walk This Way** Charity Fashion Show. There, Matt Landsberg, founder and owner of the luxury men’s clothier, will showcase his collection, which will be modeled by local professional athletes and celebrity models.

D.C.'s social and philanthropic elites are expected to congregate for this fabulous event, which will benefit Becky’s Fund, a Washington, D.C.-based national non-profit organization that uses education and empowerment to prevent and raise awareness regarding domestic violence.

Have Your Voice Heard! Attend the Streetscape Design Project Meeting

The 14th Street, NW Streetscape Design Project has been something that the entire community has been keeping tabs on.  Now is your chance to chime in.

On Wednesday, September 29, 2010, the D.C. Department of Transportation will
host a public community meeting about the project. 

The Streetscape Design is focused on the area from Thomas Circle, up north to Florida Avenue.

The meeting, which will take place from 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm, will be held on the 2nd Floor of the Reeves Center, located at 2000 14th Street NW.

At the meeting, the Transportation Department will present its current design, a set-up that was created after public meetings that were held in 2009.

NALEO's 6th Annual Summit on the State of Latino Education Coming to D.C.

This notification was sent to us by the U.S. Department of Education:

50 States, 13 Colonies Bike Tour Rides Coming This Saturday

50 States and 13 Colonies Ride will be held this Saturday, September 25th.  The tour, presented by the Washington Area Bicyclists Association, offers two courses:

  • The 50 State tour is a 60+ mile ride that goes all over the city, through all 8 wards.
  • The 13 Colonies Ride is a ride that is under 15 miles and travels throughout the 13 streets named after the original United States colonies.

Tthe cost of attending the event is $10 for WABA members and $15 for everyone else.   There are three scheduled stops on the routes, and there will even be lunch and a post-ride happy hour offered.  Check-in for both the races will begin at 8:00 am in Kalorama Park located at 1875 Columbia Road, NW.  The 50 States ride will begin at 8:30 a.m., and the 13 Colonies ride will kick off at 9:00 a.m..

Chancellor Rhee On Oprah

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WUSA)-- DC school chancellor Michelle Rhee took her education reform efforts to Oprah on Monday.

Rhee's appearance was on the Oprah Show was in conjunction with her star role in the film "Waiting for Superman", a documentary about the poor state of education in the country's public schools.

The taping occured before the September 14 Primary in which her boss Mayor Adrian Fenty lost to DC Council Chairman Vincent Gray.

Rhee has said she couldn't work for Gray. He says he wants a Chancellor who gets along with people.

The two could meet as early as this week.

Written by Bruce Johnson
9NEWS NOW & wusa9.com

DC Community Going Green: Capital Bikeshare Launches Several Stations Around the Area

Capital Bikeshare has launched new stations throughout DC, including several in and around the Columbia Heights community.  The Bikeshare program, which allows people to rent bikes from one station and drop them off at any other station, continues to expand.  There are several pricing options that are offered by Capital Bikeshare, including one day passes.

The new stations in Columbia Heights are set outside of the Giant supermarket, as well as on the corners of 14th and Harvard and 16th and Harvard.

Now Northwest DC residents will have their choice of dozens of stations including at the following locations:

Fenty Says This Is Likely His Last Election

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WUSA) -- Mayor Adrian Fenty called Vincent Gray to concede and promised to work with him on the general election and the transition.

But the defeated mayor declined to look back much on how he lost -- or offer much insight on what he does next.
 
Fenty is not yet 40, and he's spent half his adult life in public service. He says he has no other job offers at this point, but insists he'll keep charging ahead for the next 106 days that he's Mayor of the District of Columbia.

By the time he finally conceded only the hard core supporters had the energy to come back to his campaign headquarters. "It's very probable that I would not be in elected office again. No one can predict the future, but I feel I've had my turn," he said.