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National Plug In Day is Sept 23 in Manassas

National Plug In Day is Sept 23 in Manassas

Northern Virginia’s National Plug In Day event will be Sunday, September 23 from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm at The Manassas Museum, 9101 Prince William Street, Manassas, Virginia.  The event will give you the chance to learn more about electric vehicles (EV) via interaction with private owners and local EV dealers, as well as through vehicle test drives. The event will feature EVs from Sheehy Nissan (Leaf), Malloy Mitsubishi (i-MiEV), and Miller Toyota (Plug In Prius). 

Who Should Attend

EV Owners: Come mingle and swap stories with other owners.

Prospective EV Buyers: Learn more about EVs through interaction with owners and dealers and stick around for a test drive.

Curiosity Seekers: See what all the buzz is about and find out why people are switching to electric.

For more information about the event, contact Kayne Karnbach at 202-738-2245 or visit pluginday.org.

 

 

 

 

 

Evans Introduces Amendment Preserving Uber Operations

Evans Introduces Amendment Preserving Uber Operations

 

From Andrew Huff: Councilmember Evans today introduced an amendment to the taxi modernization bill which explicitly allows Uber to continue to operate legally in the District without newly proposed price controls. The amendment was co-sponsored by Councilmembers Brown, Catania, and Wells. The measure passed.

 

City Duck Departs DC for Southern Living

City Duck Departs DC for Southern Living

By Diana Foley, WHS Volunteer

 

Early one Friday morning in June, Donnie the Pekin duck was preparing to fly south—via US Airways. Tucked inside a soft-sided pet carrier, we made our way through the airport, keeping our fingers crossed that Donnie would make it through check-in and security without any trouble. We had called the airline ahead of time to confirm that Donnie would be allowed in the cabin, but knowing that ducks probably aren’t an everyday sight for travelers and airline staff, we proceeded with caution.

 

Alexandria Seaport Foundation receives $50K grant at Economic Club event with guest Warren Buffett

Alexandria Seaport Foundation receives $50K grant at Economic Club event with guest Warren Buffett

Buffett and David Rubenstein, The Economic Club of Washington, DC's President, are among business leaders at 25th anniversary celebration on June 5th where 10 community organizations, including the Alexandria Seaport Foundation, received a total of $500,000 in grants

The Alexandria Seaport Foundation (ASF), which offers disadvantaged youth and young adults a paid, work-based apprentice program in boat building that prepares participants for careers in the building trades, received a $50,000 grant from The Economic Club of Washington, D.C. at its 25th anniversary on June 5th at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park.

Mayor Vincent C. Gray and DDOT Celebrate 10 Years of Accomplishments

 

From Robert Marus: Mayor Vincent C. Gray, District Department of Transportation (DDOT) Director Terry Bellamy, former DDOT Directors, federal transportation officials and DDOT employees celebrated DDOT’s 10th anniversary today at the department’s headquarters. During the event, Mayor Gray issued a proclamation declaring June 7, 2012 “DDOT Day” in the District of Columbia, toured DDOT’s state-of-the-art offices at 55 M Street SE and congratulated staff for a decade of success and significant milestones.

 

Memorial Day Weekend Road Closures

Memorial Day Weekend Road Closures

 

From John Lisle: The Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) and the U.S. Park Police have provided the following information about temporary road closures for events scheduled over the Memorial Day weekend.

 United House of Prayer for All People Memorial Day Parade

 

Dept. of Motor Vehicles Georgetown Service Center Closure And Temporary Relocation

Dept. of Motor Vehicles Georgetown Service Center Closure And Temporary Relocation

Due to construction at the Georgetown Park Mall, the District of Columbia Department of Motor Vehicle (DC DMV) Service Center located at 3222 M Street, NW, will close on Saturday, May 19, 2012 at 4:00pm.  Although DC DMV will open a temporary service center location, it will not be operational until two weeks later.  Therefore, customers are encouraged to “skip the in-person” trip and conduct their transactions online at dmv.dc.gov.  This recommendation will prevent extremely long lines at the other two service center locations.