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WHS Protects and Serves DC Animals in 2011

WHS Protects and Serves DC Animals in 2011

2011 has been another busy year for our field services team, comprised of our Humane Law Enforcement (HLE) and Animal Care and Control Officers. To date, our field services division has responded to nearly 15,000 new calls, including over 1,300 cases of animal cruelty and neglect investigated by our HLE officers.  

DPW Schedule For Observation of Christmas, New Year’s Day

DPW Schedule For Observation of Christmas, New Year’s Day

 

From Linda Grant:

The Department of Public Works has announced how services will be affected in observance of Christmas (December 26, 2011) and New Year’s Day (January 2, 2012). 

Trash and Recycling Collections:  For the weeks of December 25, 2011 and January 1, 2012, collections will begin Tuesday and will run through Saturday.  In once-a-week collection neighborhoods, collections will “slide” to the next day.  In twice-a-week collection neighborhoods, Monday and Thursday collections will be made Tuesday and Friday, and Tuesday and Friday collections will be made Wednesday and Sat

Mayor Gray Launches Second Phase of One City ● One Hire Campaign To Lower Unemployment

Mayor Gray Launches Second Phase of One City ● One Hire Campaign To Lower Unemployment

 

From Robert Marus:

In an effort to reach thousands of District residents who are out of work, Mayor Vincent C. Gray and officials from the D.C. Department of Employment Services (DOES) yesterday launched the second phase of the One City • One Hire campaign, an initiative the Mayor first announced in early September designed to encourage businesses in the Washington metropolitan area to hire qualified, unemployed District residents.

Advent and Christmas Events in the Archdiocese of Washington

Advent and Christmas Events in the Archdiocese of Washington

 

The following notice was sent to us by Brie Hall:

 

D.C. Ranks High on Peace Corps’ Top Volunteer Producing States & Metro Areas of 2011

D.C. Ranks High on Peace Corps’ Top Volunteer Producing States & Metro Areas of 2011

 

From Stephen Chapman:

Mayor Gray And Serve D.C. Announce Recipients Of 2011 Mayor's One City Community Service Awards

Mayor Gray And Serve D.C. Announce Recipients Of 2011 Mayor's One City Community Service Awards

 

Mayor Vincent C. Gray and Serve DC – The Mayor’s Office on Volunteerism are proud to announce the recipients of the 2011 Mayor’s One City Community Service Awards. The awards are intended to recognize, reward and encourage activities that have a significant impact on meeting community needs in the District of Columbia.

 

A tale of Thanksgiving kindness in our Nation's Capital

A tale of Thanksgiving kindness in our Nation's Capital

 

In the midst of the holiday shopping onslaught, it's good to remember the true meaning of the season. A friend of mine, Terence Tomlin, a chef and one-time front man of the phenomenal funk band The Mighty Heard, posted a story on Facebook that brought a tear to my eye. I think Terry's story deserves a bigger audience, so here it is, in his own words:

 

"Last Tuesday on my way to work I saw a lady struggling with her three kids. Looking at them reminded me of June 1980 when my mother took me, my brother and sister out of a abusive household leaving Bridgeport for California.