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‘READ and LEARN This Summer’ Program Focuses on Educational Activities

‘READ and LEARN This Summer’ Program Focuses on Educational Activities

 

This story comes to us from Robert Marus:

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) —Mayor Gray and the city's education leaders visited the Deanwood Neighborhood Library today to launch the next phase of the “One City Summer Fun … Something for Everyone” initiative, “READ and LEARN this Summer.” This component of the comprehensive summer program encourages residents to take advantage of educational programs that cover everything from summer reading for children to adult literacy. 

BEST OF DC Suburbs Survey: Vote Now!

BEST OF DC Suburbs Survey: Vote Now!

It’s that time of the year again where you, dear readers, can make your voices heard and help choose the absolute best the D.C. metro area has to offer. After an exhaustive elimination process, we have narrowed down the list to the below categories and selections so that you can help make our Best Of Issue the ultimate insider’s guide to the best of the best in this region. The deadline for voting is July 1st , so don’t wait and cast your vote for your favorite businesses and people in our area.


 

CLICK HERE TO TAKE SURVEY     

Caught In The Heat Wave, Without A Home

As the temperatures continue to soar, most D.C. residents find sanction in the cozy, air-conditioned confines of their office or home.

But not Duckett, a Northeast D.C. native who is now homeless, as he spends his days and nights around various areas of Northwest...even in dangerous weather like today.

Watch the video above in which Duckett explains how he deals with extreme weather in D.C. without a home, and the problems that come with it.

DPW to Collect Trash/Recycling Starting at 6 A.M. June 8 and 9

DPW to Collect Trash/Recycling Starting at 6 A.M. June 8 and 9

 

 

 

This notice comes to us from Linda Grant:

(Washington, DC)  The DC Department of Public Works has announced that its trash and recycling crews will begin their collections an hour earlier, at 6 am, Wednesday, June 8, and Thursday, June 9, due to a forecast of 90° and above temperatures and unhealthy air quality.

 

Most Viewed Video In The D.C. Metro?

The video above, a commercial for Audi's A6 model, is currently one of the most viewed videos in the D.C. Metro area, according to YouTube.

How do you feel about it?  I personally don't see what's particularly special about it.

Sound off in the comments section below.

Residential Trash and Recycling Collections to Begin at 6 am Tuesday and Wednesday Due to Heat

Residential Trash and Recycling Collections to Begin at 6 am Tuesday and Wednesday Due to Heat

 

This advisory comes to us from Nancee Lyons:

The DC Department of Public Works announced today that its trash and recycling crews will begin their collections one hour earlier, at 6 am, today, Tuesday, May 31, and Wednesday, June 1, due to a forecast of 90 degrees and above temperatures and unhealthy air quality.

 

Residents may put their trash and recyclables out for collection starting at 6 pm the night before collections so they do not have to change their morning schedules to make sure these materials are collected. 

 

Throughout the season, when the temperature is predicted to be 90 degrees or higher or the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments announces unhealthy air quality (Code Orange or Code Red days), DPW collection crews will begin their work at 6 am to avoid environmental issues and to protect the quality of their health. 

DC Department of Health Offers Safe Barbecue Tips for Memorial Day

DC Department of Health Offers Safe Barbecue Tips for Memorial Day

 

This story comes to us from Mahlori Isaacs: