From Fort Dupont Ice Arena’s Save Our Rink:
“DC Government is now considering rescinding its commitment to Fort Dupont and thousands of users, including children from Ward 7, Ward 8, and the users that subsidize FDIA’s free and reduced-cost programming. At a time when the DC Government’s coffers are full, the city is considering “reprogramming” its commitment to Fort Dupont in favor of other interests. Therefore, we need your help.
THE MOST IMPORTANT THING ANY FT. DUPONT SUPPORTER CAN DO … ATTEND THE COUNCIL MEETING AT 10:00 AM ON TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 5th! AT LEAST 150 SUPPORTERS IN THE CHAMBER — AND SILENTLY STANDING UP WHEN COUNCILMEMBER VINCENT GRAY’S RESOLUTION TO SAVE THE RINK IS CALLED UP FOR A VOTE — CAN MAKE THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN WINNING AND LOSING. The Council meets in the Wilson Building, 1350 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Room 500. This is truly our last stand. If Gray wins, the new rink funds are preserved. If he loses, the new rink’s funds will be gone. Click here to rsvp.
Your efforts have helped generate more good news… no, this is GREAT news: Ted Leonsis, Monumental Sports & Entertainment president, and the National Hockey League (NHL) have started a GoFundMe page for Fort Dupont Ice Arena … and they have each contributed $100,000 already!
Ed. Note: The fundraiser is now over $300,000 towards the $500,000 goal.
Spread the word far and wide! The rink was on the brink before our supporters engaged on (and beyond!) social media and reached out to the Council. This final effort will SAVE OUR RINK! On behalf of the thousands of kids that call Ft. Dupont home, THANK YOU!
One final task: Come and bring everyone you can to Council Chambers (1350 PA AVE, NW) this Tuesday, Feb. 5, at 10:00AM! Together, we can SAVE THE RINK!“
photo by jwhokie From AlertDC: “The Naval Air Force Atlantic will conduct a military aircraft flyover in the NCR over the Pentagon and Arlington National Cemetery on Tuesday, September 26,…
photo by Lee M.. You can talk about whatever is on your mind – quality of life issues, a beautiful tree you spotted, scuttlebutt, or any random questions/thoughts you may…
From Atlas (tickets here): “From 12- 5pm, enjoy all beers for $5, a variety of food trucks, live music, and a dunk tank with proceeds going to charity. Your $20…
Thanks to Terry for sending this boat I mean beaut!
District Cutlery is celebrating their 10th and 11th anniversaries this week (we forgot last year) and offering customers 25% off all sharpening services. Walk-in service at Union Market is welcome or you can make arrangements for mail-in service on their website. Typical turn-around is less than an hour (but sometimes the queue gets long).
DMV’s professional chefs and passionate home cooks have trusted the District Cutlery with their knives for over 10 years. You can see pictures of their work @districtcutlery Instagram. They also specialize in sharpening styling shears, scissors and smaller garden tools and axes.
Girls in Gear is a Non-Profit that teaches girls age 5+ life skills through bike skills. We aim to get your girl to fall in love with herself, her friends, and her bike! Registration is open across the DMV for our eight-week program that starts the weekend of September 23rd. Programming runs for 90 minutes once a week on a weekend morning.
All abilities of riders – balance bikes, training wheels, two wheels, road-bike pros and everything in between – are welcome. We are non-competitive and focus on having fun no matter what your level of riding is. We pride ourselves in being a low-cost program and also have a no-questions-asked scholarship policy that includes bikes and helmets if needed.
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