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09/11/2017 - 3:41pm
I was pulled out of my AP Literature class on Thursday by two women who said they were with DCPS. They told me that I was selected to meet the Chancellor of DC Public schools and that they needed to take my picture. After this I thanked the women and they added hinting emphasis in telling me “Don’t miss school tomorrow. You’ll regret it.” And they were right, I would’ve regretted it. The next day I heard an announcement in my fourth period environmental science... >>more
08/21/2017 - 10:12am
August Delivers Many Jazzy Delights Jazz offerings this month include a Summer Breeze Concert at THEARC, B.J. Jansen & Common Ground at Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club, Cyrus Chestnut at Blues Alley, and a Jessica Boykin-Settles show at Westminster Presbyterian Church. The Anacostia Diaspora Group presents Tamara Wellons and her band in the 2017 Summer Breeze Concert at THEARC (Town Hall Education Arts Recreation Center) from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 13, with refreshments served... >>more
08/21/2017 - 10:12am
August Delivers Many Jazzy Delights Jazz offerings this month include a Summer Breeze Concert at THEARC, B.J. Jansen & Common Ground at Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club, Cyrus Chestnut at Blues Alley, and a Jessica Boykin-Settles show at Westminster Presbyterian Church. The Anacostia Diaspora Group presents Tamara Wellons and her band in the 2017 Summer Breeze Concert at THEARC (Town Hall Education Arts Recreation Center) from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 13, with refreshments served... >>more
08/21/2017 - 9:12am
Medical marijuana is about to celebrate its fourth year in the District. However, lack of patient enrollment has the medical cannabis industry wondering if residents know cannabis can treat a variety of mental and physical conditions including chronic pain, insomnia, and anxiety-related disorders such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The city supports the program, recently adding an opportunity for a dispensary license. Once awarded, it will bring the medical pot shop count up to six.... >>more
08/19/2017 - 10:12am
DC rooftops are busy places. A flyover of the District shows a growing mosaic of rooftop terraces, solar panels, green roofs – and increasingly, retail space. Niraj Ray, CEO of Cultivate the City(CtC) (www.cultivatethecity.com), is just one DC entrepreneur who’s taking advantage of rooftops to run a green business, create jobs, and grow food. I met Ray at H Street Farms, on the roof of the W.S. Jenks & Son hardware store on Bladensburg Road, on a sunny May morning. Ray loves his... >>more
08/19/2017 - 9:12am
In order to get to the heart of America’s substance abuse problem it’s important to know that drug addiction and mental health struggles are not always mutually exclusive. As we search for more holistic ways to address drug addiction, we must include assessment of a person’s mental health to determine what can be done. Peeling back the layers to find the root causes of addiction can be an arduous task because it could mean unearthing mental health challenges as well.... >>more
08/18/2017 - 10:12am
Shaw Businesses Hold Open House Shaw Main Streets held its spring Open House on Saturday, June 17. Participants were able to check out 26 businesses, restaurants, bars, barber shops and hair salons, fitness facilities, and other establishments in lower Shaw for four hours that afternoon. They received free #loveshaw T-shirts and refrigerator magnets and recyclable shopping bags, and enjoyed cocktail and food samples, caricatures, and other freebies. The Open House ended at the French Quarter... >>more
08/17/2017 - 10:12am
The American College of Sports Medicine has ranked DC one of the fittest cities in the nation. But this year, after holding the title for three years, DC was edged out of first place by Minneapolis. The ranking takes into account rates of smoking and cardiovascular disease deaths, consumption of fruits and vegetables, per capita expenditures for parks, and reported physical activities. Our score isn’t because of the influx of summer interns who hit the gyms, pools, and softball fields. It... >>more
08/17/2017 - 9:12am
Providing Healthy Food Where Government and Business Have Fallen Short People living east of the river exert more effort to obtain healthy food than those living in the rest of the District. A 2016 study by DC Hunger Solutions found that there were two grocery stores in Ward 7 and only one in Ward 8 – a combined three stores serving 164,000 residents. While the District has debated the issue and formed a variety of programs to address it, the problem persists. Tired of waiting for action... >>more
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