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via DOEE

From the Mayor’s Office:

“On Friday, April 21 at 8:30 a.m., Mayor Muriel Bowser will deliver free statehood-themed pollinator plant seeds at the Columbia Heights metro station in recognition of Earth Day. In addition to Mayor Bowser, Administration officials will visit 17 metro stations covering all eight wards delivering free seeds which will enhance the survival of native pollinators such as bees and butterflies.

The plant seeds will bloom into red Eastern Columbine and white Calico Aster flowers, emblemizing the stars and bars of the DC flag in support of the Bowser Administration’s efforts to make Washington, DC the nation’s 51st state. Each packet contains enough seeds to cover a 6-by-6-foot area.

Administration officials will be located at the following metro stations:

WARD 1: Columbia Heights (GR/YL) and Shaw-Howard (GR/YL)
WARD 2: Foggy Bottom-GWU (SV/BL/OR) and Dupont Circle (RE)
WARD 3: Cleveland Park (RE) and Tenleytown-AU (RE)
WARD 4: Takoma (RE) and Georgia Avenue-Petworth (GR/YL)
WARD 5: Brookland-CUA (RE) and Rhode Island Avenue-Brentwood (RE)
WARD 6: Eastern Market (SV/BL/OR), Potomac Avenue (SV/BL/OR), and Waterfront (GR)
WARD 7: Benning Road (SV/BL) and Minnesota Avenue (OR)
WARD 8: Anacostia (GR) and Congress Heights (GR)

From DOEE:

“For Earth Day DOEE will give away native pollinator plant seeds (while supplies last) at various metro stations across the District on Friday, April 21, from 7:30 – 9:00 am.”

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Photos courtesy Council of the District of Columbia

From an email:

“Century-Old Photo Negatives Discovered, Depicting Taft Inauguration, Newly-Constructed Wilson Building, and Historic Blizzard

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Through its ongoing effort to highlight elements of the history of the District government and its headquarters, the Council has discovered a cache of 108-year-old photo negatives featuring unique local subject matter.

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Specifically, the 31 images constitute a historic triple-play in terms of their content, in that they depict:

· The Inaugural Parade of William Howard Taft as the 27th President on March 4, 1909

· The District (now Wilson) Building just months after its dedication

· A historic blizzard so bad that the Presidential Oath was extraordinarily moved indoors

Photos drawn from these negatives, perhaps the first to see the light of day in a century, are on display in the Ground Floor Atrium of the Wilson Building. For full details on the exhibit, please see below. (more…)

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Wisconsin and Veazey St, NW

From a press release:

“Starting today and running through the Inauguration, Nando’s PERi-PERi is launching a campaign at all of its Washington, DC, restaurants that declares “#Everyone Is Welcome.” Hatched after one of the most divisive elections in our nation’s history, the campaign expresses Nando’s belief in the values of inclusion, diversity and mutual respect.

On Nando’s social media sites and the windows of Nando’s six DC locations, the South African-Portuguese restaurant known worldwide for its spicy flame-grilled chicken states:

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Nando’s also is distributing 60,000 free posters to Washingtonians that state “#Everyone Is Welcome” with an oversized heart. The front of the poster is not branded, to encourage widespread display. On the back, the posters include the Nando’s statement and add: “Even if you’ve never sat at one of our tables, you’re welcome to stand with us.” The posters will be included in copies of the free Express newspaper, available at Metro stations throughout Washington, DC. Nando’s also will pass out the posters at its DC restaurants and encourage shop owners, restaurants and DC residents to download printable versions of the poster at everyoneiswelcome.us, for display in public places. (more…)