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FINALLY, A POSITIVE CAMPAIGN AD?...OOPS, IT'S FOR 2016

Although born and bred in upstate New York, I have lived in Northern Virginia for 31 years. This election cycle, the Commonwealth is a battleground in the Presidential race, and by virtue of anticipated coattails, negative or positive, in the Senatorial one as well. For what seems like an eternity, residents have endured increasingly nasty TV ads, and it isn't even post convention, post Labor Day!  Candidates have been crisscrossing the state in attack dog mode, spewing gall and gaffes, attempting to drum up support. I want to buy earplugs.

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.

WHS Alumni Update: June 8, 2012

WHS Alumni Update: June 8, 2012

Mocha
One-year-old foster pup Mocha found a forever home this week! We are so grateful to Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. and his DC staff, our first official Congressional foster office, for taking great care of Mocha and supporting our mission. We love our incredible growing team of life-saving foster volunteers!

Tom, formerly Pie
“Last summer I helped cat Pie find an adoptive family in College Park, MD. They have renamed him Tom because he looks like the 'Tom' in Tom and Jerry.  Pie quickly became friends with the couple's dog Sydney, and here are the two of them lying together on the bed.”
-Ann Curtsinger, WHS Foster Volunteer

Spiro
Spiro, a New York Avenue adoption center alumni, joined a recent PACK run!

Gretel

County Executive Releases Statement Regarding U.S. Senator Barbara Mikulski’s Achievement

County Executive Releases Statement Regarding U.S. Senator Barbara Mikulski’s Achievement

The following information was sent to us by Scott L. Peterson:

 

Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III, released the following statement following U.S. Senator Barbara Mikulski’s historic milestone:  

“On behalf of the citizens of Prince George’s County, I want to lend our voice of thanks and appreciation to Senator Barbara Mikulski on her historic accomplishment of being the longest serving female Member of the United States Congress.  

 

Prince George’s County Voters Can Vote Beginning Saturday, March 24th

Prince George’s County Voters Can Vote Beginning Saturday, March 24th

The following information was sent to us by Daneen Banks:

 

Marylanders can vote early for the Presidential Primary beginning Saturday, March 24, 2012 through Thursday, March 29, 2012.  The early voting centers will be open from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. each day of early voting, except for Sunday.  Early voting centers will open on Sunday, March 25th from 12 noon until 6:00 p.m.  Voters who are in line by the closing time will be allowed to vote.

“The Board of Elections is excited about early voting.  This will give Prince George’s County voters the option of voting at their convenience and I encourage them to take advantage of the opportunity” said Elections Administrator Alisha Alexander. 

County Executive Testifies To Implement Bag Fee In Prince George's County

County Executive Testifies To Implement Bag Fee In Prince George's County

Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III testified Tuesday in front of the Maryland General Assembly to allow Prince George's County the authorization necessary to implement a bag fee on all non-disposable bags. 

"Litter harms our environment and costs taxpayer dollars," said County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III on Tuesday via Twiter.  He went on to say, "Last year, we picked up 7,000 tons of trash, including plastic bags." 

The Maryland General Assembly meets in Annapolis each year for 90 days to act on over 2300 bills including the bag fee, and Maryland’s annual budget. By passing the HB 895 bill, Prince George's County will then be given the right to debate the issue in front of the County Council.