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Giving Thanks

WHS has a lot to be thankful for this year. We have found forever homes for thousands of pets, we have a dedicated staff of animal lovers, plus we have generous donors and wonderful volunteers and partners who support us year round. But what we are most thankful for are the animals. They are the life blood of this organization and now it’s our turn to give thanks to them for enriching our lives.

Please join us in giving thanks to these wonderful shelter animals. Here’s what you can do:

Briar Patch Donates Rooms for Veteran's Day

Reprinted with permission from Ashburn Patch -- Briar Patch Bed & Breakfast Inn in scenic Middleburg plans to offer free rooms to veterans as part of a nationwide promotion this week to honor those who have served our country.

B&Bs and inns across the country are providing free rooms on Wednesday, Nov. 10, in observance of Veterans Day on Nov. 11 to honor servicemen and women now serving or who have previously served time with one of the country's military forces.

Two B&B owners started the program in 2009. Both were members of the West Virginia B&B Association and this year the veteran program has expanded to include 49 states, 8 international locations and more than 850 Inns.

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.

Councilman Evans To Host Birthday Celebration, Inviting Whole Community

This story comes to us from Andrew Huff:

Councilmember Jack Evans will host residents from around Ward 2 on Wednesday, October 27 to celebrate his birthday and introduce his new family, including wife Michele Evans.

The event will take place in the Homer Building atrium (601 13th Street, NW) from 6:00pm-8:30pm. 

“I look forward to welcoming friends and colleagues from around the Ward and city to celebrate with me and my new family,” Evans said.  “If you are in the neighborhood, I hope you’ll stop by.”

Evans expects over 100 seniors to join him along with a host of constituents from around Ward 2.

Come Celebrate! 100th Anniversary ENGINE COMPANY No. 23 — 1910-2010

This article as well as the photo were sent to us by Susan Trinter and was originally published in the Foggy Bottom News:

In 1910, the residents of Foggy Bottom prevailed upon the city for a new fire station.

Built at 2116 G Street NW (across from the historic Grant School/School Without Walls), Engine Company 23 is one of three fire stations constructed in the District prior to World War I and granted landmark status in 2005 by the Historic Preservation Review Board.

A focal point of the Italianate-styled architectural exterior is the arched door for the fire vehicles, originally pulled by a team of horses (Engine Company 23 was the last to rely on horsepulled equipment). When you visit, the building design may not really sink in until you go inside and look out. The tall (FBN guesses 30 feet) doors that open to reveal (alas, no horses) Engine 23 positioned for the next call in its role as a first responder.

Jazz Artist Liode Jorge Performance at "Social" Safeway Cafe

This story was sent to us by Whitney Stringer via our Where You Live tip e-mail address at neighborhoodtips@wusa9.com:

Jazz artist Loide Jorge will grace the Safeway café on Friday, October 22nd from 5-7pm.

Loide’s music is best described as a mix of contemporary jazz and warm afro-lusophone rhythms reflective of her African heritage and Portuguese as her native tongue.

Jorge has performed for televised events in Hollywood, the Zipper theatre in New York, as well as around the DC area at jazz clubs like Bohemian Cavern and Blues Alley...and on October 22nd, at what has been dubbed the "Social Safeway" located at 1855 Wisconsin Ave NW.

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DC Metro Rap Celebrity Remy Interviewed at FedTalks 2010 about His Favorite Communities in DC Area

While at the FedTalks 2010 event on Tuesday, October 12, I caught up with DC area resident rapper/funny guy Remy Munasifi.  Some of Remy's hits include "Arlington: The Rap" and "The Metro Song".  In this video, Remy answers questions about his favorite DC Metro communities, as well as what new songs he has in store for the DC area---so check it out.