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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.

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

Mayor Vincent C. Gray and DDOT Launch U Street Project Construction

 

From Robert Marus: Today Mayor Vincent C. Gray, officials from the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) and representatives from the U Street NW business community gathered to officially kick off construction for the U Street NW Streetscape project. Mayor Gray outlined the project schedule and emphasized that the U Street corridor will be kept safe and accessible at all times during construction.

 

Construction Activity Schedule for the U Street NW Streetscape Project

From John Lisle: Today the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) began the construction activities for the U Street NW Streetscape Project. The project area includes a 0.4 mile segment U Street, NW between 9th and 14th Streets and all critical work is scheduled to be completed by spring 2013, weather permitting. 

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.

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

 

DC Snow Team Goes into Full Deployment Tonight

DC Snow Team Goes into Full Deployment Tonight

 

From Linda Grant: The full DC Snow Team is deploying today, applying salt to major roadways and residential streets, as needed.  The District also will move rush-hour traffic signal timing up to begin at 1 pm to facilitate the movement of traffic as employees leave work earlier to reach their destination before conditions can hamper travel.