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The Girl Scouts are celebrating their 100th Anniversary with a huge event on the National Mall tomorrow, Saturday June 9, beginning at 11:00 AM. You can watch a live web cast, just click here. Hosted by the Girl Scout Council of the Nation's Capital they are expecting as many as 200 thousand people. The largest gathering of Girl Scouts, friends, family and alumnae from across the world.
WTOP's Michelle Basch reports.
WTOP's Kate Ryan reports.
Research - Rehabilitation - Re-Employment.
Those three make up the mission of the Blinded American Veterans Foundation (BAVF). This week was the 27th Annual BAVF Congressional Awards Reception in the Cannon House Office Building.
Mark Shriver always loved, respected and valued his father Sargent Shriver. But after this remarkable man's battle with Alzheimer's Disease and death wanted to get to know why people called the founder of the Peace Corps and architect of President Johnson's War on PovertyŚ "A Good Man". The result is the new book A GOOD MAN Rediscovering My Father, Sargent Shriver. "An inspirational and deeply personal story about a son discovering the true meaning of his father's legacy." Henry Holt and Co.
Consider the eight thousand DC area school kids who were treated by the Washington National's to the Tuesday night's 12 inning Nats-Met's game. It was the 4th Annual annual D.C. Public School Night. During pregame ceremonies the Nationals spotlighted students on the field for their academic and athletic achievements.
Sheehy Ford/Nissan Springfield in conjunction with The George Washington University Medical Faculty Associates will offer FREE mammograms (for those who don't have accepted health insurance coverage) when the GW Mammovan makes a stop at the dealership. To be eligible, women must be over the age of 40; have not had a mammogram in 12 months; have not been previously treated for breast cancer or have knowledge of existing lumps; and not have breast implants. Thursday, June 28 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Appointments necessary (no later than by June 13) on a first come, first serve basis. To schedule (202) 741-3252 Sheehy Ford/Nissan-Springfield 6727 Loisdale Road Springfield, VA
WTOP's Mark Segraves talks about getting shoved by D.C. Council Chairman Kwame Brown.
WTOP's Andrew Mollenbeck reports from Wisconsin.
One way to do that is with Reel Tributes a Silver Spring based company that combines interviews, photographs, and music into broadcast-quality films that are documentaries which will be cherished for generations to come.
Andrew Mollenbeck, WTOP reporter
Meet Bridget Spence, who at 21 was diagnosed with Stage IV breast cancer now seven years ago. She was one of the most inspirational speakers at the 2012 Susan G. Komen Global Race for the Cure on June 2nd. Hear some of that by clicking play/download.
WTOP's Nathan Hager reports.
and it appears that this past week's attempt to break the Guinness Book of World Record for the "Largest all-trombone orchestra" was SUCCESSFUL at National's Park thanks to FAME (The Foundation for the Advancement of Music & Education, Inc.), which along with Arena Stage aims to focus awareness on the musical education needs of children in the greater DC Metro area.
The paparazzi and fans were out in force in front of Ford's Theater Sunday night?? Why all the excitement?? Give it a listen.
Randi Martin, a View from Venus
AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural was the host for the fourth annual Lights, Camera, Literacy film festival featuring movies written, directed and produced by local students. The films are made by Silver Spring International Middle Schoolers ages 11 through 13. They include silent films, documentaries and short films.
WTOP's John Aaron reports.
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