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Maryland Early Voting

ANNAPOLIS, Maryland (WUSA)-- For the general election, early voting centers will be open starting Friday October 22, 2010 through Thursday, October 28, 2010, except for Sunday, October 24th when early voting centers are closed.

Early voting centers will be open from 10 am until 8 pm each day of early voting. Anyone in line at 8 pm will be allowed to vote.

Where can I vote early?

You can vote in an early voting center in the county where you live. From the list below, select the county where you live to find out where the early voting center or centers are in your county.

Allegany County

Anne Arundel County

Poll of the Week: DCPS Doing Enough To Keep Violence Out of Schools?

Last week, we wrote of a fight that began in the cafeteria of Anacostia High School that extended onto the streets of D.C.

Our poll of the week asks how you feel regarding DCPS' effort to keep violence out of city schools.  Chime in below! Write your own answer in the comments bar below.

DC Triathalon Opens Registration for 2011 Race, To Take Place on Sunday, June 19, 2011

This story was sent to us by Jennifer Devlin:

The 2011 DC triathalon race will take place on Father’s Day, June 19, 2011.  The event will include both a Sprint distance (.8k swim, 20k bike, 6.7k run) and International distance (1.5K swim, 40K bike, 10K run) course along DC’s most scenic parkways and national monuments.  The race will finish on America’s Main Street – Pennsylvania Avenue – with the U.S. Capitol Building as the backdrop.

Registration fees are $135 for the Sprint distance and $190 for the International distance.  Prices will increase on October 29, so competitors are urged to register early.  To register, go to www.DCTri.com

Newest Chapter of 826 Writing Center to Open Doors in Columbia Heights

This story was sent to us by Nell McGarity:

The newest chapter of the nationally renowned 826 writing centers – founded in San Francisco by bestselling author Dave Eggers and award-winning educator Nínive Calegari, and with eight centers across the country – officially opens its doors in Columbia Heights this Saturday, October 23.  826DC has operated workshops and provided assistance to teachers in DC Public Schools since fall 2008, reaching more than 1,000 students and publishing two books compiled from students’ writing. The opening of its own dedicated space will expand the nonprofit’s reach to thousands more District students. 

Mount Pleasant's Beauty Shining Through in October

I feel as though some people in the D.C. area forget about Mount Pleasant. 

It's understandable why.  Mount Pleasant is an incredibly small community surrounded by more "happening" hoods like Columbia Heights, Adams Morgan, Cleveland Park, and Woodley Park.

Mount Pleasant might not be as big as other communities in the Capital City, and it might not offer as many food and drink options as others, but, in the Fall when tree leaves change color, Mount Pleasant just might be the most beautiful place in the city.

The tall trees engulf the roads like a canopy, their leaves a collage of colors, and the scene is absolutely picturesque.  Check out some of these photos, and go visit Mount Pleasant over the next few weeks to see it for yourself.  Don’t wait until all the leaves fall off!

New Target Grocery Store Opens, Will You Shop There?

The Target located in the DC USA mall in Columbia Heights has opened up its a grocery store section.  We want to know how often you'll be shopping there.



Free Help at DC Financial Planning Day in Columbia Heights

This story comes to us from Ward 2 Councilmember Jack Evans' newsletter:

We've all heard that there's no free lunch, but in these challenging economic times, District residents will be able to get free financial planning advice and guidance from professional financial planners at the DC Financial Planning Day.