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Washington Sports Clubs Opening Doors to Hurricane Irene Victims

Although Hurricane Irene is long gone, her fury is still being felt by millions of east coast residents as they wade through her aftermath in an attempt to return to normalcy.  From severe flooding to lost power and water supply, the stories of all of our friends in all our communities affected are as expansive as those who have felt her aftermath.

Week 2: 1 Volunteer + 19,000 Hours = 1 Extreme Exterior Makeover

Week 2: 1 Volunteer + 19,000 Hours = 1 Extreme Exterior Makeover

Week 2: 1 Volunteer + 19,000 Hours = 1 Extreme Exterior Makeover

by Sherry Moeller

Yesterday’s Earthquake Doesn’t Hinder Progress of the Exterior Home Makeover at Virginia Volunteer Gary Gaal’s Alexandria Residence

Mayor Gray Invites D.C. Residents To Observe 10th Anniversary of 9/11

Mayor Gray Invites D.C. Residents To Observe 10th Anniversary of 9/11

 

This story comes to us from Robert Marus:

Today, Mayor Vincent Gray announced that the District of Columbia will sponsor several events from September 9-11, 2011 to honor those who lost their lives during the tragic September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks and to recognize the commitment of our first responders.

 

Week 1: 1 Volunteer + 19,000 Hours = 1 Extreme Exterior Makeover

Week 1: 1 Volunteer + 19,000 Hours = 1 Extreme Exterior Makeover

Week 1: 1 Volunteer + 19,000 Hours = 1 Extreme Exterior Makeover
by Sherry Moeller

Case Design/Remodeling, Inc. Wins Ply Gem’s Designed Exterior Giveaway; Gifts It to Virginia Volunteer Gary Gaal

National Night Out Kickoff Event Tonight, August 2nd

 

This event comes to us from Robert Marus:

Mayor Vincent C. Gray and Metropolitan Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier will kick off the District’s observance of National Night Out 2011 with an event at 6 p.m., tonight, August 2nd, at Deanwood Recreation Center, located at 49th and Quarles Streets in NE.  The event will encourage residents throughout the District to join with their neighbors and officers in their Police Service Areas in participating in block parties and other events.

WUSA9's First Ever Post the Most Contest is Live!

WUSA9's First Ever Post the Most Contest is Live!

WUSA9 is proud to present our first-ever Post the Most contest...post the most stories to the WUSA9 community websites from August 1st to August 14th and win an awesome prize!

The community content producer (CCP) who posts the most stories within the allotted time frame wins a prize. It's that simple. This offer applies to all existing CCPs, and to all the new CCPs we're hoping to sign up this week.

The winner will be selected based on the number of approved stories published by the end of business hours on Monday, August 15th.

The winner will be announced on Tuesday, August 16th on all of our 53 community websites.

Here’s what you could win:

-$100 gift card to Starbucks, Amazon, Apple or Best Buy (your choice!)

Top Three FREE Things To Do To Beat The Heat

Top Three FREE Things To Do To Beat The Heat

WASHINGTON (WUSA) -- With temperatures rising, it may not come as a surprise to see the cash in your pocket book dropping.

Air conditioner bill goes up.

A constant need to buy bottled water.

And always having to give into the kids- “Mommy, can I have an ice cream?”

We hit the streets to find all things free in the DC area- well maybe just a few summer opportunities here and there. Take a break from the scorching heat, cool down and stay safe with our list of the “Top 3 FREE Things To Do To Beat The Heat:”

1.      Catch some sun at the local swimming pool, splash pad, sprinkler system or fire hydrant: