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Bike to Work Day is (Sort Of) Almost Here!

Bike to Work Day is (Sort Of) Almost Here!

Bike to Work Day, the culminating event for Bike to Work Week, is quickly approaching. Well, actually, it’s not until May 20th, but it’s not too soon to start planning! Registration is now open on the Washington Area Bicyclist Association website, which also gives you all the information you need to know to have fun, be safe and win free stuff. Here are some key things to know:

I am Dave McKenna

There are far more important things going on in the world right now than Dan Snyder's lawsuit against the parent company of Washington City Paper: political unrest in the middle east, extreme weather at home in the U.S., and some football game on Sunday. But for some reason, I am completely riveted by Dan Snyder's vendetta on City Paper writer, Dave McKenna. For the last two days, I've been reading every piece of news I could find on “the story.” At the first possible opportunity, I chipped in what little money my debt-riddled posterior could afford to help the Washington City Paper Defense Fund. It was then that I realized why I am so engrossed by this little bit of human drama; I am Dave McKenna.

Feb. 19 Futsal tournament A Chance for High School Teams To Give Back

Feb. 19 Futsal tournament A Chance for High School Teams To Give Back

On Feb. 19, local nonprofit DC SCORES is hosting the first-ever Soccer & Service Cup -- a Futsal tournament that also involves giving back.

The 5v5 tournament is for high school boys and girls in the greater DC area. It will be held at St. Albans School – with the girls tournament beginning at 11am followed by the boys in the afternoon.

Registration for a team is $600, with 100% of the proceeds benefiting DC SCORES’ after-school program that serves 800 students at 25 schools in six of the District's eight wards. DC SCORES combines soccer, poetry and service-learning to inspire kids to be physically fit, engaged in school, and active in their communities.

Continue Riding Trough the Winter: Cold Weather Biking Tips

Continue Riding Trough the Winter: Cold Weather Biking Tips

It’s hard to believe it’s only mid-December and we've already seen our first snowflakes, accompanied by freezing temperatures and wind advisories. While the D.C. area doesn’t generally get the kind of snow we saw last year, we certainly see our fair share of occasional flurries, as well as miserably cold and wet weather, which can make for treacherous conditions when biking on roads and trails. And as the days get shorter, most cyclists will probably be riding home from work in the dark. So, if you plan to continue commuting by bike through the winter months, start preparing now in order to stay warm and safe as weather conditions shift.

Keep Your Social Life Active and Fun This Winter with DC Bocce

Keep Your Social Life Active and Fun This Winter with DC Bocce

If you're like most people in the DC area, right now you are hating this bitter bitter cold weather.  I'm with you!!

One way to fight these winter blues is with fun activities.  DC's home grown bocce ball league has the answer for you, with their indoor leagues.  The Capitol Hill (Wednesday) division plays at the PourHouse and American Legion.  And the Adams Morgan (Tuesday) division plays at Tom Tom on 18th Street. Game times are after work, starting at 6:30, 7:15, 8:00 and 8:45 pm.

Perseus Realty Getting Ready to Break Ground on Apartment Complex, YMCA at 14th and W

This story comes to us from Leslie Braunstein:

Perseus Realty, LLC (Perseus Realty) of Washington, D.C. and its joint venture partner Jefferson Apartment Group (JAG) of McLean, Virginia will begin construction shortly on a new mixed-use development at 14th and W Streets, N.W. in Washington, D.C. The approximately 300,000 square foot project will have 231 rental apartments, an all-new 44,000 square foot YMCA facility, and over 10,000 square feet of ground-level retail space.  With equity financing from Rockpoint Group, L.L.C. and a $53 million construction loan from Wells Fargo Bank, NA, the development team will begin demolition of the existing buildings in early December. The state-of-the-art YMCA and first apartments will deliver in summer of 2012, with the remaining apartments delivering by fall of 2012.

 

Running with the PACK

The rain and drizzle did not put a damper on the spirits of more than twenty Department of Labor (DOL) employees who, on Tuesday, November 16, participated in their second P.A.C.K. (People & Animals Cardio Klub) walk/run around the Nation's Capitol.  As part of the Obama administration’s "Feds Get Fit" program, the DOL employees spent their lunch hour on a PACK walk with WHS dogs available for adoption.  It was  a refreshing two mile trek near the National Mall.