Park service tests dyke system + Spirit Coach fired: Top-DC-News


Tomorrow, DC! It’s Thursday so let’s start with everything you need to know in the District of Columbia today.

First the weather today:

Clear all day. High: 72 Low: 54.

Here are the top stories in DC today:

  1. This dam protects $ 14 billion of DC property from flooding (DCist)
  2. ‘Share the Space’: 3 miles from DC’s Georgia Ave. will be closed to Open Streets (NBC4 Washington)
  3. It’s Time to Redistribute DC (Washington City Paper)
  4. 5 Best Web Development Services in Washington, DC (Kev’s Best)
  5. Laguna Beach jewelry brand Gorjana expands to DC and Bethesda (Commercial Observer)
  6. Coming to DC, a new Jewish museum highlighting activism and heritage (Next)
  7. DC Launches Educational Recycling Campaign (Waste Today Magazine)
  8. Georgetown Homes Great Room, Garden Great For Entertaining (Washington DC Patch)
  9. Rapper Yo Gotti joins four new DC United minority owners (NBC4 Washington)
  10. Washington Spirit Coach Richie Burke has been fired after an NPR investigation
  11. Two district men charged with illegal possession and sale of firearms (Ministry of Justice)
  12. DC Covid Memorial: National Mall with more than 650,000 white flags to commemorate the victims (The Washington Post)
  13. Amazon Fresh to Reach 750 Employees in DC Area Stores by End of 2021 (Washington DC Patch)
  14. Bowser Administrator Candidate for Ward 5 on the DC Council (The Washington Post)
  15. Mayor Bowser presents the 36th Annual Mayor’s Arts Awards in celebration of Washington, DC’s artistic and creative communities | (Mayor’s Executive Office)
  16. “Civilization is a Progress”: March of the Washington Film Festival Returns to DC (WTOP)

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Today in Washington, DC:

  • Meet and Greet (Events) – Community College Preparatory Academy PCS (12:00 p.m.)
  • Prize Benowitz vaccination competition (12:00 p.m.)
  • Untold Stories: Women and the Asian Art Trade (8:30 a.m.)
  • Human Origins Research in times of COVID-19 (11:30 a.m.)
  • Let’s Talk Gardens, Washington National Cathedral Gardens: Divine Inspiration and Earthly Changes (12:00 p.m.)
  • Roosevelt Girls Volleyball vs Ballou High School (5:00 p.m.)
  • [OffStage: Ballet in Nature] Houston Ballet Soo Youn Cho ‘Sketches for a Working Heart’ (6:00 p.m.)
  • Roosevelt JV Football vs. KIPP – Roosevelt High School (6:00 p.m.)
  • The Block After Hours: Terra Firma die Band (The Block DC) (6:00 p.m.)
  • Four-day virtual lecture series by Sunandaji on “The Yoga of Meditation” (7:30 pm)
  • Kiss me kosher (7:30 p.m.)
  • Joytime Pimp (8:00 PM)

Washington DC Patch Notebook

  • Washington, DC: “It’s a wonderful day to explore the nation’s capital. 🧡 What’s on your DC bucket list this fall ?! 🍁 📷: @sheseesdc #MyDCcool #ExperienceDC” (Instagram)
  • DC Public Library: “Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with Mr. Lilo! Sing, jump and dance with Mr. Lilo and his guitar. Enjoy original music and traditional songs in English and Spanish on Facebook Live. This program is made possible by the West End. . ” (Facebook)
  • Visit Washington DC: “As soon as summer fades and autumn arrives, DC turns into yellow, orange and red tones. 🍁 Between the colorful canvas of leaves and the incredible weather, autumn in DC is the ideal backdrop for this picture book. .. “(Facebook)
  • Visit Washington DC: “Are you planning a Washington, DC fall adventure? Check out these exciting exhibits to see at DC museums this season. 😍 #MyDCcool #ExperienceDC” (Facebook)
  • DC Public Schools: “Repost from @whittierecstem • Happy Hard Workin ‘Wednesday! What is Heggerty? Heggerty @heggertypa is a phonological and phonemic awareness program written by Dr. Michael Heggerty. The daily program offers a high level of explicit M …” ( Instagram)
  • Visit Washington DC: “#NationalCoffeeDay + Autumn = a wonderFALL Combo. 😍 Check out these seasonal drinks and other fall flavors for your next caffeine hit in Washington, DC. 💯 With favorites from Compass Coffee, Colada Shop and more! 🧡 #MyDCcool #Experien …” (Facebook)
  • Public schools in DC: “The health, safety and well-being of our employees, students and families is our top priority and we look forward to hearing from you in the upcoming town halls. Come and visit us tonight, September 29th at 5:00 pm, for a look what happens when there … “(Facebook)
  • Washington DC VA Medical Center: Vaccine and Booster Update: Flu shots will be available to veterans starting October 4, 2021; make an appointment with your VA primary care provider. DC VAMC continues to deliver COVID-19 vaccines to veterans, their spouses, and caregivers on … “(Facebook)
  • DC Mayor‘s Office for Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs: “Join DVRP (the Asian / Pacific Islander Domestic Violence Resource Project) for an Instagram Live tomorrow, Wednesday, September 29th at 6pm for a conversation about supporting queer and trans survivors. To find out more about To find out about the event, visit … “(Facebook)
  • DC Mayor’s Office for Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs: “Great to be at the Mayor’s Arts Awards at the Mayor’s Nightlife and Culture tonight!” (Facebook)
  • District Office for Transport: “Did someone say Pop-Up-Verkehrsgarten? This Saturday, Discover TrafficGardens is creating space for traffic education and lots of FUN at #OpenStreetsDC! Visit 👉 for the full event schedule. ❤️ Platinum Sponsor @pepcocon …” (Facebook )
  • DC Mayor’s Office for Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs: “Join @mayor_bowser tomorrow at 11am as we begin the next round of applications for the $ 400 million housing production trust fund – one of the many tools we are using to build and maintain affordable housing in the district . RSVP: tin … ” (Facebook)
  • DC Mayor’s Office for Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs: “Join @mayor_bowser, @ddotdc, and Team MOAPIA this Saturday at 10am for #OpenStreetsDC! Three miles of street are yours for walking, talking, biking, running, shopping, dancing, and scootering, and lots of fun activities ! ” (Facebook)
  • District Office for Transport: “#Repost @districtbridges 🚨𝗖𝗮𝗹𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗮𝗹𝗹 𝗩𝗼𝗹𝘂𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗲𝗿𝘀🚨 We are looking for additional help with the construction, dismantling and room activation for Open Streets. Volunteers receive a free one-year membership with Capital …” (Facebook)
  • DC Mayor’s Office for Latino Affairs: “Estos son los sitios de vacunación y pruebas sin cita previa. For more information sobre la vacuna visit: Recuerda, las vacunas y las pruebas son FREE.” (Facebook)
  • DC Public Works Department: “Confused about your trash and recycle pickup day? Find it here! Http://” (Facebook)

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  • Shadowalk Mansion Downsizing, Online Auction (September 30)
  • Sale of native plants on Sat. 10/2 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (October 2)
  • Wedding Dress Up Rump Roost-Shepherd Park Community Yard Sale (October 2nd)
  • 26th Annual Art on the Avenue (October 2nd)
  • Volta Park Fall Festival is back October 2nd, 2021 (October 2nd)
  • Silver and Brass Restoration Services: Mondays 10-4 (October 4th)
  • Fall Salad at Little Wild Things Farm (October 6)
  • Classical music concert by the Auryn Quartet (October 6th)
  • How to Buy a Home Zoom Course (Oct 15)
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