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DC Fire & EMS Department Receives Large Donation to Expand Their Community Outreach Program

This story comes to us from Pete Piringer of the D.C. Fire Department: 

It is often said that education is our most powerful tool.  Fire safety education programs, which teach people how to prevent fires and how to react in the event of an emergency, are extremely powerful in preventing avoidable injury and even death. In order to better educate their community around fire-safety, the DC Fire & EMS Department will expand their current education program.

Fireman’s Fund is donating $16,000 to the DC Fire & EMS Department so they may purchase fire safety training equipment, including audio and visual training equipment and “take home” fire safety brochures.

Rally to Restore Sanity

    People are quibbling over how many people showed up at the rally to restore sanity on the mall Saturday. I have no idea what the real number is (200,000 or ten million), but I was at the inauguration and took the same metro stop into the city and I've never seen anything like it.     It took about an hour to get on the train and then we were packed like sardines.  At each stop the people on the train would shove closer to each other to try to get more people on. The guy next to me said sharing butt heat from the guy/girl behind him that he couldn't see was a special moment in time, it would be over soon, and he didn't want to know who it was.

Barracks Row Fall Festival on Capitol Hill To Highlight Hometown American Charm and Military Flair

Check out this event in Barracks Row taking place this weekend, sent to us by Emma Post:

On Saturday September 25, 2010, the Barracks Row Fall Festival on Capitol Hill will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. hosted by Barracks Row Main Street.  This urban street fair is held annually on Washington, DC’s oldest commercial corridor, 8th Street, SE, known as Barracks Row, between E Street, SE, and I Street, SE, one block from the Eastern Market Metro Plaza.  Right away you will be reminded of classic hometown American street fairs. There will be a midway with cotton candy; a petting zoo with llamas, lambs and rabbits; games for kids and a magic show; as well as antique cars and artists’ booths. Fair-goers can also grab a table at one of Barrack’s Row’s 30+ restaurants and watch this unique fair unfold!


This Weekend WalkingTown DC and BikingTown DC Offering Tours All Over the City

This story about this weekend's WalkingTown DC and BikingTown DC events comes to us from Pat Wheeler of the Cultural Tourism DC Board:

Cultural Tourism DC celebrates the history and heritage of Washington, DC with the Fall Edition of WalkingTown DC and BikingTown DC on Saturday and Sunday, September 25 and 26. This two-day event of DC features guided tours in all eight wards of the city. Healthy for both body and mind, this weekend of more than 100 free walking and biking tours allows visitors and residents to explore both new and familiar places throughout the city. From the well-known to the unfamiliar, tour topics explore all things DC, including neighborhood history, art, community heritage, environmental initiatives, and much more. 


Children Invited to Capitol Hill Library Story Time

Children from around the DC area are invited to attend story time at the Northeast neighborhood library. 

Story time will take place on Tuesday, August 31 at 10:15 a.m., and will occur each Tuesday at that time.

The Northeast neighborhood library is located at 330 7th St. NE. 

Children up to age four are admitted to story time.

Call the Northeast neighborhood library at 202-698-3320 for more details.