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Vigil For Peace Corps Victims at U.S. Capitol on 2nd Anniversary of Kate Puzey's Murder

This story comes to us from David Puzey:

Over 100 mourners will gather in front of the U.S. Capitol for a vigil tonight, on the second anniversary of the tragic murder of Peace Corps Volunteer Kate Puzey, in honor of her and all Peace Corps victims of violence.

 

Bike to Work Day is (Sort Of) Almost Here!

Bike to Work Day is (Sort Of) Almost Here!

Bike to Work Day, the culminating event for Bike to Work Week, is quickly approaching. Well, actually, it’s not until May 20th, but it’s not too soon to start planning! Registration is now open on the Washington Area Bicyclist Association website, which also gives you all the information you need to know to have fun, be safe and win free stuff. Here are some key things to know:

Wizards to Host Viewing Parties in Northern Virginia

Wizards to Host Viewing Parties in Northern Virginia

From Monumental Sports:

WASHINGTON, D.C. –The Washington Wizards will host viewing parties on Friday February 25 to support the team as they face the Miami Heat. Although the game will tip-off at 7:00 pm, fans will have the chance to get ready for the game at Grevey’s  with happy hour specials starting at 6:00 pm. Specials include $3.50 Budweiser and Bud Light as well as the Kentucky Burger as a salute to Wizards guard John Wall.   Icons will join the viewing fun at 9:00 with $3 Michelob ultras, $5 chicken phillys and $9 Budweiser pitchers. In addition, fans will have a chance to win prizes that include tickets to a Wizards game as well as autographed jerseys.

Don't Miss Out On The Biggest Chinese New Year Festival in the Area

Don't Miss Out On The Biggest Chinese New Year Festival in the Area

Tonight is Chinese New Year's Eve. Tomorrow marks the start of the Year of the Rabbit on the lunar calendar. The Asian Community Service Center is proud to present the 4th Annual Chinese New Year Festival on Saturday, February 12th. The Festival will take place all day long, from 10:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the Luther Jackson Middle School in Falls Church, VA. The middle school is located at 3020 Gallows Road. 

The entire school will be filled with Chinese New Year decorations, booths, games, dancing, food, and more. The auditorium, the cafeteria, the gymnasium, and even the hallways will be filled with different cultural activities and decor. Admission is FREE and you will get the chance to try great asian food, watch live performances, see the traditional Chinese New Year Parade, draw prizes, and gain Asian cultural exposure. 

NCPC to Review Eisenhower Memorial Concept Designs, Georgetown Waterfront Park

This story comes to us from Stephen Staudigl:

At its monthly meeting on Thursday, February 3 at 12:30 p.m., the National Capital Planning Commission (NCPC) will provide comments on three concept designs for the Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial. Submitted by the National Park Service, the memorial honoring America’s 34th president will be located on a four-acre site south of Independence Avenue, SW across from the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum.

The Commission also will review final site development plans for Phase III of the Georgetown Waterfront Park. At its January meeting the Commission deferred consideration of the National Park Service’s plans to allow time for the Park Service to research the feasibility and appropriateness of replacing Sycamore trees already planted in the park with another size and/or species of tree. There will be no staff presentation for this project.

Ivan Update

Ivan Update

He stole our hearts when he was stolen from the New York Avenue shelter in November. Since being returned to us, Ivan has been in a loving WHS foster home. His foster parents have taught him great manners and they say he is an amazing dog who will make a great addition to any family.

If you are interested in meeting this sweet pup, please email: jdkirbyjr@comcast.net or call 202-548-3593.

The Y Spreads Holiday Cheer Around the Metro Area

The Y Spreads Holiday Cheer Around the Metro Area

During the month of December, the YMCA of Metropolitan Washington’s volunteers and staff were able to spread holiday cheer all around the area.  Here’s a quick recap of 2 instances where our association was able to strengthen our connection to the community: