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Walk This Way

Join Becky's Fund this Tuesday evening, September 28, 2010, as fashion takes a stand against domestic violence.

That's right. Eric Finn Custom Clothiers and Becky's Fund will host the Second Annual **Walk This Way** Charity Fashion Show. There, Matt Landsberg, founder and owner of the luxury men’s clothier, will showcase his collection, which will be modeled by local professional athletes and celebrity models.

D.C.'s social and philanthropic elites are expected to congregate for this fabulous event, which will benefit Becky’s Fund, a Washington, D.C.-based national non-profit organization that uses education and empowerment to prevent and raise awareness regarding domestic violence.

National Book Festival Is This Saturday

(WUSA) -- The Library of Congress hosts the 10th annual National Book Festival Saturday, September 25th on the National Mall.  The event features over 70 authors from all over the country and the world.  There will be readings, book signings, and events for the entire family. 

The event runs from 10:00 am to 5:30 pm, and will take place on the National Mall between 3rd Street and 7th Street.  The Library of Congress has more information on the Book Festival's website.

 

This Weekend WalkingTown DC and BikingTown DC Offering Tours All Over the City

This story about this weekend's WalkingTown DC and BikingTown DC events comes to us from Pat Wheeler of the Cultural Tourism DC Board:

Cultural Tourism DC celebrates the history and heritage of Washington, DC with the Fall Edition of WalkingTown DC and BikingTown DC on Saturday and Sunday, September 25 and 26. This two-day event of DC features guided tours in all eight wards of the city. Healthy for both body and mind, this weekend of more than 100 free walking and biking tours allows visitors and residents to explore both new and familiar places throughout the city. From the well-known to the unfamiliar, tour topics explore all things DC, including neighborhood history, art, community heritage, environmental initiatives, and much more. 

 

Nationwide "TextKills" Tour Concludes in Northwest DC

Today marked the end of the “Textkills" Tour that saw an RV cross the entire nation in attempt to raise awareness about the dangers of texting while driving.

The RV traveled cross-country collecting signatures that the organization hopes will sway law enforcement officials to outlaw texting while driving in all fifty states.

The RV concluded its tour in DC today, September 21, at the Renaissance Hotel at 999 Ninth Street NW.  The conclusion of the tour featured a full day of events and speakers, brought together by U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray Lahood. 

Iconosys, an app development company that worked on the tour, gave away free downloads of the special driving while texting app that they created.  The app sends customized autoreplies to texts and calls when a person is driving.

Chancellor Rhee On Oprah

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WUSA)-- DC school chancellor Michelle Rhee took her education reform efforts to Oprah on Monday.

Rhee's appearance was on the Oprah Show was in conjunction with her star role in the film "Waiting for Superman", a documentary about the poor state of education in the country's public schools.

The taping occured before the September 14 Primary in which her boss Mayor Adrian Fenty lost to DC Council Chairman Vincent Gray.

Rhee has said she couldn't work for Gray. He says he wants a Chancellor who gets along with people.

The two could meet as early as this week.

Written by Bruce Johnson
9NEWS NOW & wusa9.com

Unique Wheat Food Festival Coming to Downtown DC

This event, which was sent to us by Shane Arman, will take place on Thursday, September 23 from 9 a.m.-7 p.m., and on Friday, September 24 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m..  The event will be held on 3rd Street and Maryland Avenue in Southwest, next to the National Museum of the American Indian, just a mile from the Chinatown metro stop.  The event is free to all entrants:

Fenty Says This Is Likely His Last Election

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WUSA) -- Mayor Adrian Fenty called Vincent Gray to concede and promised to work with him on the general election and the transition.

But the defeated mayor declined to look back much on how he lost -- or offer much insight on what he does next.
 
Fenty is not yet 40, and he's spent half his adult life in public service. He says he has no other job offers at this point, but insists he'll keep charging ahead for the next 106 days that he's Mayor of the District of Columbia.

By the time he finally conceded only the hard core supporters had the energy to come back to his campaign headquarters. "It's very probable that I would not be in elected office again. No one can predict the future, but I feel I've had my turn," he said.