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D.C. United Players Visiting Bruce Monroe Elementary School Today

Soccer players and D.C. United fans who are also students at Bruce Monroe Elementary School are in for a treat.

As part of D.C. United’s continued efforts to make a positive impact in the community, players Bill Hamid and Rodney Wallace will be visiting Bruce Monroe Elementary School today from 1:30 p.m.-3:15 p.m..

The appearance is in support of United Reads, a signature program of the club's charity.


 

"Present Interval/Intervalo en el Presente” A Video Installation Project by Alberto Roblest

This event comes to us from Kristen Barden:

Video artist Alberto Roblest brings his latest public art project to the heart of Adams Morgan for two nights only November 5 and 6, 2010.  “Present Interval/Intervalo en el Presente” is a temporary video installation that will transform a triangle of redbrick and asphalt at the intersection of 18th Street and Columbia Road NW into a museum experience without the museum or even a roof. It will, in fact, be a cultural experience that you can stroll through, under a starry sky.

Wale, Shaggy, Dozens More Perform at Yardfest

Angie Goff reports dozens of R&B and Hip Hop artists performed at Howard University's Yardfest.

Rapper and DC native Wale, Doug E. Fresh, Dondria and Shaggy gave crowd pleasing performances at Howard Homecoming's Yardfest 2010. The event has been credited with launching careers for rising stars. Both Kanye and Jay-Z have performed in the past. Students say Yardfest is great for networking and catching up with old friends.

Vincent Gray Officially Elected DC Mayor

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Washington voters have elected D.C. Council chairman Vincent Gray mayor, a result that had been expected for more than a month after he won the city's September primary.

Voters on Tuesday picked Gray, who had no Republican opponent in the general election.

Voters also chose Kwame Brown to replace Gray as the head of the D.C. Council and sent Democrat Eleanor Holmes Norton back to the U.S. House as the city's delegate. In a referendum, voters decided that they want to elect the city's attorney general, a position that is currently appointed.

Finally, voters re-elected six members to the 13-member D.C. Council: Phil Mendelson, David Catania, Jim Graham, Harry Thomas, Tommy Wells and Mary Cheh.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)
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Leader of Fenty Write-In Campaign Talks DC Election 2010

We caught up with John Hlinko, the leader of the Write-In Fenty for Mayor campaign, outside of a polling location in Georgetown on Election Day 2010. 

Kalorama Thanksgiving Food Drive is Now Underway

The Kalorama Thanksgiving Food Drive began yesterday, November 8, and will run through November 22, is being hosted at the Kalorama Recreation Center at 1875 Columbia Road in NW.

Residents are encouraged to donate canned goods, non-perishable items, as well as donations to the recreation center.  Donations can be dropped off at the Recreation Center between 12:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m..

For more information, call John Borges, Site Manager at (202) 673-7606.

Night of the Living Zoo: Adult Halloween Bash at the National Zoo

Check out this story from Metromix about how to celebrate Halloween in a different kind of way...at the Zoo!  The event will be held on Friday, October 29 from 8 p.m. - 12 a.m.:

Join the National Zoo for an adult Halloween bash! Wear your best costume while enjoying the National Zoo by moonlight. Experience many different areas of performance art including palm readers, fire eaters, talking bats, and illusionists.  The night will climax with a performance by Grace Potter & The Nocturnals, named one of the Best New Bands of 2010 by Rolling Stone Magazine. All who attend are invited to dress their most ghastly and to dance until the clock strikes midnight.