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George Washington, Captain America Attend Tea Party Patriot Event

Men dressed as George Washington and Captain America attended the Tea Party Patriot party on Election night.  Here's what they each had to say about their outfits and their meaning:

George Washington man: "(George Washington) was with the original tea party activists in America, and (they) gathered together to fight for liberty, and our independence, and our Republic. That's what the revelation is here tonight.  It's a reprise of our recovery of our Republic.  That's what we're here for."


Captain America man: "I'm Captain America, I'm here to save my country.  I'm tired of Christianity being removed, about the Constitution being stepped on and ripped up.  I'm tired of everything that this country holds near and dear being destroyed."

Backyard Habitat Garden Workshop

This story comes to us from the DC Department of Parks and Recreation:

The DC Parks and Recreation Department and the District Department of the Environment are helping property owners create habitat for wildlife on their own land by hosting free educational, hands-on workshops. The event will take place on November 6 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Langdon Recreation Center at 2901 20th Street NE.

Let's Move! In ONE Healthy Direction Event to Take Place October 30 in Northeast

We received this story from Tanikka Cunningham:

Healthy Solutions, My Community Union, Washington Parks and People Riverside Center, and community members will celebrate its first “Fall Harvest Festival”. The event will focus on healthy eating, nutrition, exercise, food and agriculture, while raising awareness of food deserts in DC.

"Now is the time to create unity, and for everyone to work together to create healthier communities, and healthier families." says Tanikka Cunningham, Executive Director of Healthy Solutions. The basic idea of this festival is to "give practical and hands on tools that will help community members live healthier lives now." says Cunningham.

The Fall Harvest Festival theme this year will be "Let's Move! In ONE Healthy Direction. The Fall Harvest Festival will feature:

Community Meetings: ANC 5A and ANC 5A10


Wednesday, October 27, 2010- 6:30-9:30 pm

Thurgood Marshall Elementary School

3100 Ft. Lincoln Drive, NE

Click here for Meeting Agenda:  http://www.anc5a.org/


Thursday, October 28, 2010- 6:30-8:00 pm

Church of Our Saviour, 1616 Irving Street, NE





Susan G. Komen for the Cure Gala

Over last weekend, the Susan G. Komen Foundation celebrated 30 years of research and education, including an A-list dinner for donors on Friday at the Kuwaiti Embassy.  The Kuwaiti dinner was the kickoff to a weekend full of activities sponsored by the Susan G. Komen Foundation, including the "Honoring the Promise" event at the Kennedy Center Saturday evening with Laura Bush.  The Kuwaiti Embassy holds a special place in my heart because I was honored at the Kuwaiti Embassy for my work as a youth ambassador to the Kuwait-American Foundation's "Do The Write Thing Campaign" which gives middle school students an opportunity to examine the impact of youth violence on their lives through classroom discussions and writings. 

DC Street Sweeping To End Oct. 29

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Officials with the  D.C. Department of Public Works said weekly residential street sweeping will end for the season on Oct. 29.

Parking restrictions will be lifted and motorist can park along posted, alternate-side daytime street sweeping routes without moving their cars on cleaning days.

Overnight sweeping on the District's major roadways, which include Pennsylvania, Georgia, Constitution and Independence avenues, will take place as usual all winter as weather permits.

Leaf collection season will run from November 8 through January 15.

Leaves will be vacuumed from each street at least twice.

Allegation Of Theft In DC Summer Jobs Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WUSA) -- DC City Councilman Michael Brown says he is about to ask the DC Auditor to commence an investigation of the Department of Employment Services to see if funds were embezzled from the city's controversial Summer Jobs for Youth program.

Brown has been tipped that a person or persons may have entered the payroll program at DOES and altered payroll records to increase the payments due several young people and at least one adult who had served in the jobs program.

Investigators will likely ask if that suspect or suspects then diverted the funds electronically to an account in North Carolina.

"That's what we're hearing and, frankly, it's quite disturbing. We hope that's not the case, but we want to make sure the taxpayer dollars are protected and that we do all of our jobs as overseers," Brown told 9NewsNow.