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Emergency Alert System Established in Prince George's County

 Emergency Alert System Established in Prince George's County

Prince George’s County citizens and residents will now be able to receive emergency notifications and alerts via email, text message, and pager through a new alert system, NotifyMe Prince George’s, which launched, Wednesday.

Administered by the Prince George’s County Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security, NotifyMe Prince George’s, allows enrolled county citizens and residents to be informed of real time events taking place such as amber alerts, severe weather, school and government delays and closings, severe traffic, utility interruptions and emergency preparedness measures.

Giving Thanks and Giving Back: 2011 Horton Kids Cocktails and Crooners

Giving Thanks and Giving Back: 2011 Horton Kids Cocktails and Crooners

November 3, 2011-- Washington, DC.  Thursday night in Washington was all about giving back and giving thanks at the House of Sweden at the "Horton's Kids 2011 Give Thanks Give Back Fundraiser:  Cocktails & Crooners" in Georgetown.  It’s held each year to thank the many volunteer tutors, mentors, board members, and supporters who help enrich the lives of kids that reside in Ward 8 in Washington.

Horton’s Kids is a 501(c)3 mission is to educate and empower the children of Washington, DC’s Ward 8 by providing comprehensive, direct services which improve the quality of their daily lives and nurture their desire and ability to succeed. These services include tutoring and mentoring along with a host of other wrap around services benefiting children the Anacostia neighborhood.

Police Remind Pedestrians To Travel Safely

 Police Remind Pedestrians To Travel Safely

 

State Troopers from the La Plata Barrack remind pedestrians about the importance of safety when traveling Maryland roads on foot. Statewide and Local pedestrian fatality collisions have increased significantly from the previous year.

More and more people are choosing to take to the roads than ever before.  For some people, maintaining a healthy lifestyle means using the road to walk or run. As a reminder, there are numerous Parks and Recreation areas in Charles County for these types of activities. For those who try to save on gas, electing to walk to the store or to their friends’ home is the mode of transportation used instead of driving. 

It is not only motorists who need to take extra caution when a pedestrian is using the road.  State troopers also remind pedestrians to use extra caution.

As a pedestrian, it is important to avoid dangerous situations and make yourself visible to others: 

Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church: Washington D.C.’s Largest and Oldest Greek Festival

Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church: Washington D.C.’s Largest and Oldest Greek Festival

SAINTS CONSTANTINE & HELEN
GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH

Washington D.C.’s Largest and Oldest Greek Festival
Celebrates 51st Anniversary in Sept.

 The Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church festival celebrates their 51st annual festival, Friday through Sunday, Sept. 16, 17 and 18, 2011, from 12 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and 12 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Sunday (rain or shine). The largest and oldest DC Greek Festival is located at Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church at the corner of 16th and Upshur streets in Washington, D.C. Admission is FREE.