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Lawyers Indeed Have a Heart: Annual AHA 10K race hits Georgetown

Lawyers Indeed Have a Heart:  Annual AHA 10K race hits Georgetown

On June 11th, 2011, The Lawyers Have Heart 10k (LHH) brought some 5,500 participants to the Georgetown waterfront for a race along the C&O Sama on Saturday, June 11, to benefit the American Heart Association (AHA).  Preceding this weekend event was the American Heart Association's Recess by the River Event on June 7th, 2011 which was a children's interactive outdoor event promoting nutrition and healthy lifestyle to high risk inner city children in Washington, DC area. 

The LHH race, the largest 10k in Washington, began at 31st and K Streets at 7:30 a.m.

WHS Waives Cat Adoption Fees in June

 

This notice comes to us from the Washington Humane Society:

To celebrate Adopt-A-Shelter-Cat Month this June, the Washington Humane Society (WHS), in collaboration with the American Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) and the makers of Fresh Step litter, is participating in a fee-waived adoption program to help find loving homes for cats. During the month of June, WHS will waive adoption fees on all cats over the age of 2 at both of its shelter locations.    

 

Less Parking Available For Cars, More For Motorcycles In Downtown D.C.?

Less Parking Available For Cars, More For Motorcycles In Downtown D.C.?

I might be late to the party with this topic...if I am forgive me.  I decided to post this anyway because this issue is really starting to irk me.

Recently, I've been seeing more and more parking spaces in Downtown D.C. reserved only for motorcycles.

The notion seems pretty absurd, to me at least, for several reasons:

1. It doesn't seem as though there are that many motorcycles in D.C..

2. There are no parking spaces "reserved" for cars.

3. Parking in the city is already slim pickings as is .

Check out the photo below, which was taken at mid-day on K Street right in front of Franklin Park.  There were no parking spaces available for cars on the block, but plenty available for motorcycles...only motorcycles.  

I think it's pretty ridiculous to see cars driving in circles in Downtown looking for a place to park when there a spaces that are going unused.  Or should say, spaces that are "reserved".

Albert H. Small Awarded George Washington University’s President’s Medal

Albert H. Small Awarded George Washington University’s President’s Medal

 

This story comes to us from Jill Sankey:  

WASHINGTON—Collector, philanthropist and real estate developer Albert H. Small has received the President’s Medal from the George Washington University—the highest honor the university president can bestow. GW President Steven Knapp presented the award in recognition of Mr. Small’s efforts to enhance national identity and to strengthen cultural and educational opportunities for Americans during a ceremony Tuesday at the university.

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Golden Triangle Summer Concert Series Underway

 

This event comes to us from Ward 2 Councilmember Jack Evans:

 

 

 

The Golden Triangle Business Improvement District (BID) recently launched its 2011 summer concert series, which includes a free concert every Wednesday during the month of June from 5:30pm-7:30pm in Farragut Square Park.  The park is bordered by K Street, I Street, and 17th Street, NW.


Grab dinner from your favorite downtown restaurant and relax in the park while enjoying some of the most popular local music talent in the District.  Upcoming concerts include:

 

DC Department of Health Offers Tips on How to Stay Healthy in the Heat

DC Department of Health Offers Tips on How to Stay Healthy in the Heat

 

 

 

 

 

This story comes to us from Mahlori Isaacs:

 

 

 

 

Catania Chairs Roundtable on Planning and Preparations for the International AIDS Society Conference

 

This story comes to us from Brendan Williams-Kief: