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4-H Youth Take On Water Quality and Environmental Issues

This story was sent to us by Victoria Houghton of the National 4-H Council:

Today, Wednesday, October 6, hundreds of thousands of young people throughout the nation will simultaneously conduct a three-tiered science experiment to learn how heightened levels of carbon dioxide can impact water quality. As part of 4-H National Youth Science Day, youth will participate in 4-H2O: the 2010 National Science Experiment.

Area Residents Support More Cooperation and Regional Planning on Issues

This story comes to us from Olivia Petersen:

Despite general satisfaction with their overall quality-of-life, a majority of Metropolitan Washington residents want stronger regional accountability on long-range planning decisions by our area leaders, according to a comprehensive survey of residents from Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia released today.  Further, according to the non-profit organization that commissioned the survey, the 2030 Group, residents are willing to consider new models of regional cooperation to tackle issues such as transportation and housing and their greater impact on the entire the Washington area. 

Friendship Heights Station Least Busy Stop on WBJ's List of Metro's Top 25

The Washington Business Journal is reporting that Friendship Heights is the least busy station stop of the top 25 busiest stops on the Metro for a second straight year.

According to WBJ, the Friendship Heights station May average for weekday riders came to a total of 9,804.

The interesting thing about Friendship Heights being the last on the list is that it sits on the red line, a line that also hosts Union Station, Metro Center, Gallery Place- Chinatown, and Farragut North, which rank as the first, second, third, and fourth busiest stations respectively.


157 Montgomery County Public School Students Are National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists

There are 157 National Merit Scholarship semifinalists from Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) in the 2011 competition, eight more than the previous year. The semifinalists will go on to compete nationally for scholarships that will be offered in the spring. The competition is sponsored by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. 

The MCPS semifinalists come from 16 high schools. The schools and their number of semifinalists are:

Bethesda-Chevy Chase: 8
Montgomery Blair: 40
Blake: 1
Winston Churchill: 13
Clarksburg: 1
Einstein: 1
Poolesville:  9
Quince Orchard: 2
Richard Montgomery: 30
Rockville: 1
Seneca Valley: 1
Springbrook: 3
Walter Johnson: 7
Walt Whitman: 24
Watkins Mill: 1
Wootton: 15

Three Local Organizations Host Intergenerational Event to Celebrate Community

This story comes to us from Carole Bernard, Executive Director Northwest Neighbors Village:

Community Zoo Day has become a tradition in the Friendship Heights neighborhood. For over ten years, the Lisner-Louise-Dickson-Hurt Home and the Friendship Children’s Center have invited neighbors to share in their intergenerational programming and enjoy a fun day of activities. This year, Northwest Neighbors Village will also join in hosting this event.

DC Water Work to Impact Traffic on Connecticut Avenue

If you live in Tenleytown or Friendship Heights, and plan on driving home from Downtown DC over the next month, here's some info you need to know:

The DC Water and Sewer Authority (DC Water) has informed the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) that nighttime utility work has been scheduled beginning Thursday, September 23, 2010, and will require temporary lane closures on Connecticut Avenue between Calvert Street and Woodley Road.  The closures will be limited to off-peak hours, but traffic delays are still possible and motorists are encouraged to use alternate routes if possible.

DC Water says it will be installing a 24” storm drain pipe on Connecticut Avenue for the next 30 days, between the hours of 7 p.m. and 1 a.m.  The pipe installation is part of DC Water’s ongoing program to upgrade its infrastructure and improve service to customers.

The Past is Present: Indian Food Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

Check out the event below that was sent to us Les Dames DC.

The event will be held at Indique Heights at 2 Wisconsin Circle, Chevy Chase, Maryland at the intersection of Western Avenue & Wisconsin Avenue(take the elevator to 2nd level to get to the event):

The Les Dames d’Escoffier International, Washington, DC Chapter is hosting a culinary tour of Indian Food; past, present and future at the renowned Indique Heights restaurant. This journey through Indian food will take place on September 29, 2010 at 6:30p.m..