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Bike to Work Day is (Sort Of) Almost Here!

Bike to Work Day is (Sort Of) Almost Here!

Bike to Work Day, the culminating event for Bike to Work Week, is quickly approaching. Well, actually, it’s not until May 20th, but it’s not too soon to start planning! Registration is now open on the Washington Area Bicyclist Association website, which also gives you all the information you need to know to have fun, be safe and win free stuff. Here are some key things to know:

Councilmember Jim Graham to Update Community on the Status of the Ward One Green Team Program

The following story comes to us from Councilmember Jim Graham:

Councilmember Graham was joined by members of the Ward One Green Team, Ward One business owners, and community residents at a press conference Friday, February 11 on the 1300 block of U St. NW to update the community regarding the future of the Green Team.

While the main function of the Green Team is trash and graffiti removal, the men and women have also become de facto community liaisons, helping elderly residents remove snow when they cannot shovel themselves, as well as giving directions to residents and tourists who travel through Ward One on a daily basis.

“The Green Team has had a great impact in keeping our neighborhoods throughout the ward clean, graffiti free, and safe,” said Councilmember Graham. “The Green Team is an integral member of the community."

Together, Let's End Domestic and Dating Violence

 

Please view and share this video message. The video is directed at the important women who complete our lives, and each time the video is viewed, 4 cents will be donated to Becky's Fund. Becky's Fund is a non-profit organization based in Washington, D.C., and it focuses on domestic violence awareness and education.

For more information about Becky's Fund and how you can make a difference in the fight against domestic and dating violence, visit www.BeckysFund.org.

'For Love of Children' To Host Fundraising Happy Hour at Asylum in Adams Morgan Tonight, Feb. 10

This story comes to us from Natalie Torentinos:

Are you looking for a happy hour that’s also for a good cause?

Join staff, volunteers and friends of For Love of Children (FLOC) tonight, Feb. 10!

U.S. Organizations Celebrate Achievements by Venezuelan Government in Adams Morgan

On Wednesday, February 2 the twelfth anniversary of Venezuela’s Bolivarian Revolution was celebrated by a diverse group of progressive organizations. The groups, which included those representing Afro-descendents, immigrants and workers and others opposed to war and interventionism, organized an event to express their support for the government of President Hugo Chávez.

 

Gathered in the Festival Center in Adams Morgan, more than 200 representatives of the organizations highlighted the achievements made by the Venezuelan government over the last 12 years.

 

Ivan Update

Ivan Update

He stole our hearts when he was stolen from the New York Avenue shelter in November. Since being returned to us, Ivan has been in a loving WHS foster home. His foster parents have taught him great manners and they say he is an amazing dog who will make a great addition to any family.

If you are interested in meeting this sweet pup, please email: jdkirbyjr@comcast.net or call 202-548-3593.

Are You A Longtime U Street Area Resident? We Want To Hear From You

Hi All,

I'm working on a video story about the evolution and change that the U Street community has experienced, and what the future holds for the neighborhood.  I am looking for people to interview on camera who have worked or lived in the area for a while and have seen the changes take place.  I want to hear opinions on what has improved in the neighborhood and what has declined.

If you're interested in talking with me, send me an e-mail at slandau@wusa9.com letting me know who you are, what your story is, and what you think about the changes and future of the U Street community.

Look forward to hearing from you.

Simon Landau
Where You Live, D.C. Community Web Producer