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Farmers Market Returns To 14th and U

This past Saturday, May 7 marked the return of the 14th and U Farmers Market.

Check out Borderstan's report for all the juicy details about the Market, which is open on Saturdays from 9 a.m.-1 p.m..

 

Don't Tread On D.C.?

Don't Tread On D.C.?

You've all seen these signs littered all over the District.

The signs are simple: White background, red image of the city, and four lines that read in black "Congress: Don't Tread on DC!"---a phrase that the campaign's creators over at DCVote undoubtedly hope is a strong message.

We want to know what you think of the slogan.  Do you like it?  And if you don't, what would your slogan be?

Try out our new, easy to use commenting section at the bottom of this page.

Just click on the post a comment space and sound off.

 

White House Announces 2011 Easter Egg Roll Program and Talent Line-up

White House Announces 2011 Easter Egg Roll Program and Talent Line-up

Here is the official press release from the White House regarding the 2011 Easter Egg Roll:

The White House announces the program, activities, and talent line-up for the 2011 White House Easter Egg Roll, a tradition in its 133rd year. 

 

This year’s theme is “Get Up and Go!” The theme focuses on promoting health and wellness and encouraging children to lead healthy and active lives.  This is a central part of the First Lady’s Let’s Move! initiative, which is a national effort to combat childhood obesity.

 

The Easter Egg Roll is the largest annual public event at the White House. 

 

Jamie Lee Curtis To Pay Tribute to Youth Who Have Demonstrated Resilience and Overcome Trauma In DC

This story comes to us from Sarah Harrell:

Golden Globe award-winning actress and New York Times bestselling children’s book author Jamie Lee Curtis will celebrate the sixth annual National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day at the “Building Resilience in Young Children Dealing with Trauma” program on May 3 in Washington, D.C. Awareness Day is an annual observance of the importance of caring for every child’s mental health sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). More than 100 public and private organizations and over 1,000 communities across the country will participate in local events and activities in celebration of Awareness Day.

 

Aidah Collection 3rd Anniversary Runway Show & Benefit In Support of Girls Inc. of the Washington DC

Aidah Collection 3rd Anniversary Runway Show & Benefit In Support of Girls Inc. of the Washington DC

On Saturday May 7th 2011, Washington DC fashion designer Aidah Fontenot hosts her 3rd Anniversary Runway Show & Benefit in support of Girls Inc. of the Washington, DC Metro Area.

Opening Doors for High School Girls

According to a report published by the National Center for Women & Information Technology, the number of women holding computer-related jobs peaked at 36% in 1991. It’s been in decline ever since. Considering how technology-dependent our society has become, that spells bad news. It’s especially concerning for an area filled with companies that deliver cutting edge products and services to the Federal government.

So how, then, do we turn this trend around and encourage young women to go into technical fields? Enter the Girls in Technology Mentor-Protégé program.

Girls in Technology helps high school girls develop skills needed to architect an academic and professional future in technology. It’s a volunteer organization that relies on the generosity of corporate sponsorships.

WGB Cinco de Mayo Fundraiser

WGB Cinco de Mayo Fundraiser

May 5th is your chance to help cloth thousands of women and children in crisis. Come enjoy Wine Tasting, Beer Tasting, Tequilla Tasting, South of the Border Treats, Music and Raffle from 6 to 9pm at the NEW WGB Store in Sterling, VA.

Click to buy tickets

Location: New WGB Store
20 Export Dr, Sterling, VA

For more info, http://www.homeaidnova.org/ewires/cinco_de_mayo_invite.html


All proceeds benefit Women Giving Back, a HomeAid Task Force