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Spring Cleaning for Water Distribution Pipes to Start March 21

Spring Cleaning for Water Distribution Pipes to Start March 21

From DC Water:

From March 21 through May 2, 2011, the disinfectant in drinking water will temporarily switch from chloramine to chlorine.

This annual change is part of a routine maintenance program to keep the water distribution system in the District of Columbia, Arlington County and Falls Church clean and free of potentially harmful bacteria. A temporary switch to chlorine with system-wide flushing is done to maintain water quality throughout the year. This is standard practice for many water systems that use chloramine during the majority of the year.  

The Washington Aqueduct is the organization responsible for treating drinking water for the District of Columbia, Arlington County, and Falls Church, Virginia.

UMC Partners With Wizards' Josh Howard To Promote Nutrition and Physical Fitness

UMC Partners With Wizards' Josh Howard To Promote Nutrition and Physical Fitness

This story comes to us from Chennelle Harris:

 

DC Bartender wins National Model Search

DC Bartender wins National Model Search

 

Where are all the breast cancer donations going this month?

Do you know?  To breast cancer research, education, some national organization? Why not keep your donations in the community?   Help someone locally who cannot afford their treatments.....like The Tigerlily Foundation has done time and time again!

The Tigerlily Foundation's motto is “impacting young women’s lives before, during and after breast cancer.”   It has been helping local victims of breast cancer with financial assistance when breast cancer strikes, and health insurance may not be enough.  

DC Pro Sports Teams Join Forces With Coca-Cola to Battle Childhood Obesity

The Coca-Cola Company, Washington Capitals, Washington Mystics, Washington Nationals, Washington Redskins and Washington Wizards joined forces at the U.S. Capitol on Tuesday, September 28 to announce a unique partnership aimed at educating local area youth about the importance of physical activity and a balanced diet. The collective influence of these high profile partners is expected to amplify the need to educate and engage area youth about eating right and keeping fit. These are shared goals for Washington’s professional sports teams and Coca-Cola, giving youth an exciting opportunity to connect with local icons and teaching them how to “play like pros and eat like pros.”  The D.C.-area alliance, which is an extension of Coca-Cola’s numerous Live Positively programs, will serve as a pilot program for future partnerships between Coca-Cola and professional sports teams throughout the country.

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: