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New Apartments For Low-Income Seniors In Md.

New Apartments For Low-Income Seniors In Md.

New apartment homes in Silver Spring, Md., will now be available to very low-income seniors provided by the Archdiocese of Washington’s affordable housing agency and federal and county governments.

Located at 721 Beacon Road in Silver Spring, Md., the three-story building includes 48 one-bedroom apartments for those who are 62 or older, and whose incomes are at or below 50% of the area median income. The building includes patio and porch areas, an art and crafts room, a library with computers, fitness room, wellness center, and community room. 

Join Bishop Holley and Reverend Michael Johnson, Pastor of St. Camillus Church, along with many others at the dedication on Monday, Oct. 1 at 10 a.m. in Md. 

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Occasionally Cake Offers FREE CAKE TRUFFLES; Donates to Boys & Girls Club On Friday

Occasionally Cake Offers FREE CAKE TRUFFLES; Donates to Boys & Girls Club On Friday

Occasionally Cake of Old Town Alexandria, Va. is hosting a special back to school event on Fri., Sept. 14 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. handing out a free cake truffle per person to all their patrons with no purchase necessary and is selling apple-shaped cookies with all cookie proceeds to be donated to the Dunbar Alexandria-Olympic Branch of Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington. Event takes place at 207 King Street in Old Town Alexandria, Va. Call 703- or visit www.occasionallycake.com for more information.

We Remember: 9/11 Events In D.C. Area

We Remember: 9/11 Events In D.C. Area

 

There are select events scheduled across the D.C. area in remembrance of those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001.

Vote for local after-school program DC SCORES to win $50,000

Vote for local after-school program DC SCORES to win $50,000

Across the District this afternoon, over 1,400 kids representing 42 schools will don bright new uniforms; be handed crisp new poetry notebooks; and take to the soccer field, many of them for the very first time, as the DC SCORES fall season kicks off.

Thanks to a Soccer for Success Social Innovation Fund (SIF) Sub-Grant from the U.S. Soccer Foundation, nonprofit after-school program DC SCORES -- in partnership with the Latin American Youth Center (LAYC) and KIPP DC -- is serving, by far, the most youth in its 18-year history.

To continue to do so, however, it needs DC's support over the next 30 days.

Ashby Ponds Celebrates Grandparents Day!

Ashby Ponds Celebrates Grandparents Day!

On Sunday, September 9, the Ashby Ponds retirement community celebrated Grandparents Day with residents, family, and friends.  A celebration of games, food, and fun included the first ever Ashby Ponds fishing tournament from the observation deck of the community's newest pond.  Ashby Ponds hosted this event to honor the hundreds of grandparents at the community who make a difference in the lives of their family and friends each and every day.

Patriots Back To School Kick Off

Patriots Back To School Kick Off

WHO:             Students, Parents, Teachers, Corporations, Government Agencies and the Community

WHAT:           Patriots Back to School Kick Off

WHEN:           Saturday, September 15, 2012   

                        10:00am to 1:00pm

WHERE:          Kettering Middle School

                         65 Herrington Drive

Hispanic Veterans Honored At Benefit Concert

Hispanic Veterans Honored At Benefit Concert

The concert name couldn't be more appropriate: Stars, Stripes, & Salsa!

The event will be hosted by Stars, Stripes, & Hearts, a national non-profit dedicated to making positive differences in the lives of Latino/Hispanic military service members and their families.

The concert will pay tribute to Hispanic men and women who served and are still serving in the U.S. Armed Forces for their strength, honor and commitment. Rodolfo Hernandez, an 81-year-old veteran of the Korean War and recipient of the Medal of Honor, will be recognized during the event for a lifetime of inspirational service to his country, the press release said.

But that’s not all! Mega salsa music artists Gilberto Santa Rosa and Tito Puente Jr. will perform during the event.

All proceeds from the concert will be donated to charitable organizations that provide services to Latino/Hispanic Americans military families impacted by war.