East of the River

04/09/2016 - 10:15am
With each local election for the past decade residents in Ward 7 have loudly demanded economic development. Yet according to Paul Savage, a long-time community leader, the top two candidates in the June 14 Democratic primary election for the DC Council – incumbent Yvette Alexander and challenger and former mayor Vincent C. Gray – “have done very little to provide leadership to get economic development in Ward 7.” “We’ve been left standing when the rest of the... >>more
05/06/2016 - 9:40am
Friday, May 6 Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery – 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Join Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery for the closing reception of the 4th Annual Alchemical Vessels exhibition. For more information, click here. The Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery is located at 1632 U St. NW. Saturday, May 7 District Clay – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The first 100 attendees to the annual Spring Pottery Sale will receive a free District Clay cup made by resident artists. For more details, click here.... >>more
05/06/2016 - 12:00am
For the third year, DC Public Schools is providing DCPS students with a free, four-week summer enrichment learning opportunity for students entering fifth, sixth, seventh or eighth grade in the 2016-17 school year. Students will be immersed in engaging and challenging topics in which they have a strong interest and work in groups with others who share these interests. They will use technology and other resources to carry out original investigations by solving real-world problems in science,... >>more
05/04/2016 - 2:43pm
Kids Smiles celebrated its five-year anniversary on April 26. At the gathering, Ward 7 Councilmember Yvette Alexander (D) praised the clinic for offering dental services to children who can’t afford it. She also commended their efforts to educate the local community and children on the importance of dental hygiene. “Kids Smiles has done an excellent job in educating the students at KIPP DC and in the surrounding community on the importance of oral health while providing quality... >>more
05/04/2016 - 9:32am
The District government has launched a new testing system for all water sources in city schools. The new system will test every water source for lead. After measuring the level, the source will be assigned an identifying barcode. Its lead level will then be recorded in a database that will be published in an online. The move comes after the discovery of lead in 17 water sources at 12 public schools in early April. Parents leveled severe criticism at the Department of General Services (DGS). DGS... >>more
05/01/2016 - 12:00am
On Sept. 30, 2016, the East Building galleries of the National Gallery of Art, which house the modern collection and several temporary exhibition spaces, will reopen after three years of renovation of existing galleries and construction of new galleries and a roof terrace. A completely new configuration of the permanent collection of modern art will be unveiled to the public on this date. Several new public programs will inaugurate the reopened galleries, including evening programs and a... >>more
05/01/2016 - 12:00am
Girls on the Run, DC's 10th anniversary spring 5K, is on Sunday, May 15 (rain or shine), at Anacostia Park. Celebrate the girls' accomplishments, the community coming together, and empowering young girls to be their best. Run as a buddy runner or a community participant, and enjoy the morning.   Arrival is at 8:30 a.m., race and festivities at 9 to 9:45 a.m. and fun run at 10 a.m. Register to run at gotrdc.org. >>more
04/15/2016 - 12:50pm
EMULSION 2016 Artist Talk—Thursday, April 14 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Participating artists will discuss their work at the gallery EMULSION 2016 People’s Choice Award—Saturday, April 16 from 6 to 8 p.m. Find out which two artists won the people’s vote, Saturday at 6:30 p.m. at Gallery O on H Gallery O on H is located at 1354 H Street NE   Friday, April 15 DC Arts Center —7 to 9 p.m. Panacea’s Box by Zofie Lang is a series of miniatures that use dollhouse... >>more
04/13/2016 - 10:10am
How many lists does a person have to keep track of in their memory? Groceries, schedules, to-do items, passwords, financial transactions. There is no end to the amount of information one has to keep track of without the luxury of writing it down. When it comes to medications (how much, how often), medical appointments, and emergencies, the mind has little mental space left to keep account. Enter AmeriHealth Caritas DC and itsinnovations designed to make healthcare more streamlined for members.... >>more