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The U.S. Botanic Garden Presents Orchid Mystique

The U.S. Botanic Garden Presents Orchid Mystique

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The U.S. Botanic Garden presents Orchid Mystique: Nature’s Triumph from February 18 through April 29. This annual orchid exhibit, in collaboration with Smithsonian Gardens, features orchids from around the globe.

 

WHS Fashion For Paws Partners With The Jefferson on Launch Event

WHS Fashion For Paws Partners With The Jefferson on Launch Event

 

McKinley Technology High School Students to Participate in Today’s Digital Learning Day

From Frederick Lewis: Sixteen students from McKinley Technology High School will join U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julian Genachowski for the first-ever Digital Learning Day National Town Hall Meeting that will be broadcast live over the Internet today from 1-2:30 p.m.

 

Media Moguls Cathy Hughes and Natasha Eubanks Empower with Verizon Wireless

Media Moguls Cathy Hughes and Natasha Eubanks Empower with Verizon Wireless

Thursday, January 26, 2012—Washington, DC. Downtown Chinatown in DC was full of buzz on Thursday night, but not with the typical buzz of tourists from the Verizon center but instead it was from over 300 hundred women business owners flooding Hotel Monaco for the Verizon Wireless Empowerment event.  Small business owners joined Verizon Wireless for an intimate evening of dialog featuring Founder/ Chairperson of Radio One, Inc., Cathy Hughes, Natasha Eubanks Founder/ CEO of Young, Black and Fabulous LLC., facilitated by Executive Editor of Black Enterprise, Caroline Clarke.

Look Good, Feel Good, Do Good! - $100K Unique Thrift Initiative Fashion Show

Look Good, Feel Good, Do Good! - $100K Unique Thrift Initiative Fashion Show

Silver Spring, MD.  -- The Unique Thrift Store celebrated another successful Unique Closet Fashion Show event donating a $100,000 in store gift certificates that support Montogmery County families in need via County agencies, nonprofit organizations and schools.  Since the program began in 2007, Unique Thrift and Value Village stores have distributed $500,000 in gift cards to more than 15,000 County residents in need, enabling them to obtain a variety of merchandise from clothing and winter coats, to books and school supplies, to toys, bed linens, furniture, pots and pans, appliances and more at no charge. 

Both the fashion show and the gift certificate program were started in 2007 by Chesapeake Public Strategies’ Ellen Bogage and this year's show was coordinated by Chesapeake's Dana Davidson. 

Tens of Thousands of Teens to Attend the Youth Rally and Mass for Life

From Brie Hall: For the second year in a row, the annual Youth Rally and Mass for Life will be held at two arenas in Washington due to the overwhelming demand to attend. More than 28,000 Catholic teens and young adults from around the world will pack the Verizon Center and the D.C. Armory for this moving and inspirational event. Media are welcome at the Verizon Center. The Youth Rally and Mass for Life mark the anniversary of the 1973 Supreme Court decision, Roe v. Wade, which legalized abortion in the United States.