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DC Workforce Incentive Program Contracting & Job Opportunities

 

These events come to us from Tony Robinson:

WASHINGTON — In a continuing effort to recruit qualified workers for upcoming school modernization construction projects, Mayor Vincent C. Gray announced in February an informational workshop for contractors and two job fairs for DC residents looking to participate in the pilot Workforce Incentive Program (WIP).

 

A Mother's Love Letter: "The Way that I Love You"

A Mother's Love Letter: "The Way that I Love You"

It’s indescribable, really . . . the way that I love you. I want more for you than I could ever imagine wanting for myself.

The McLaughlin Group and Reuters News Correspondents’ Brunch Completes a Weekend of Celebration

The McLaughlin Group and Reuters News Correspondents’ Brunch Completes a Weekend of Celebration

The tradition goes on for The McLaughlin Group Correspondents’ Brunch the morning after the White House Correspondents’ Dinner. On Sunday, May 1, John McLaughlin, creator, executive producer and host of The McLaughlin Group, along with Stephen Adler, editor in chief of Reuters News, hosted the brunch that for McLaughlin has been a ritual for 20-plus years.

Typically held at the Hay Adams Rooftop, with a recent exception in 2009, the event was again at the famed hotel, but in newly renovated rooftop spaces. Once tented and open to the elements, the L-shaped reception hall is now lavishly adorned with classic finishes and glass doors at every turn opening to the balcony offering bird’s-eye views of the White House and Washington Monument. Sources say the first event in the newly renovated spaces was in January of this year.

Despite Bin Laden's Death, One Thing Will Remain The Same For D.C. Area Residents

Despite Bin Laden's Death, One Thing Will Remain The Same For D.C. Area Residents

It was just after President Obama had finished his speech to the nation Sunday evening, announcing the death of Osama Bin Laden, that I left my apartment in Cleveland Park to drive the four short miles to the White House.

The trip down Connecticut Avenue was one I will never forget: Cars packed with citizens making the exact same trek, to the exact same location, for the exact same reason.

American flags hung out of windows, waving in the wind.  The calls of “USA”, joyous screams, and honking horns pierced through the Downtown D.C. night.

The blocks surrounding the President’s home played host to the revelry: Thousands of jubilant locals and tourists alike rallied to celebrate.

I circulated the crowd for about an hour, getting reaction from those involved.

Throughout this hour, one that seemed to be frozen in time, the feelings that were displayed, the sheer, raw human emotions that were expressed, showered over me.

DPW To Begin Charging For 32-Gallon Solid Waste Containers

DPW To Begin Charging For 32-Gallon Solid Waste Containers

This press release comes to us from Linda Grant:

DooWop Talent...On A Metro Platform?

DooWop Talent...On A Metro Platform?

I'm sure many of you have already encountered After The Storm, as this certainly isn't breaking news, but I figured a video of the group was warranted.

Plus, we want to get your opinion on their musical abilities.

For those of you who don't know After The Storm, they are a group of four men, generally dressed in Washington Redskin jerseys, that sing old school DooWop music on Metro platforms to entertain people who are waiting on trains.

Check out the video above, taken at Metro Center, which features the group singing songs like "My Girl" and explaining why they always wear Redskin jerseys to perform.

What do you think about the group?  We want to know.

 

Local High School Girls Get "Dream Prom Outfits" Free Of Charge

Local High School Girls Get "Dream Prom Outfits" Free Of Charge

Last night, Wednesday, April 20, Chinatown Coffee Company opened its doors to The Prom Dress Project.  

The Prom Dress Project is an event that gives back to local high school girls in the D.C., Maryland, and Virginia community.

The event, which was supported this year by over a dozen sponsors, allowed girls to select a prom outfit, from an expansive wardrobe, completely free of charge.

The girls in attendance, many of whom attend D.C. public schools, tried on a variety of dresses, courtesy of the Prom Dress Project and its sponsors, and went home with their perfect gown, matching earrings, and more.

Check out the photos from the event below.

Also, watch the video above, featuring interviews with Janice Wallace, founder of the Prom Dress Project, and Raven Smith, a Coolidge student who took home a long, black dress.