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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.

Thank You Dr. Seuss!

 

Thank You Dr. Seuss

 

“Oh the Places You’ll Go” by Dr. Seuss has a very special place in my life, and from speaking and listening to others, it holds similar value. I was given this when I was going through a major transition in my life and it helped me focus and reaffirm my confidence in myself.

If you haven’t had the pleasure of reading this book, it’s a ‘must read’. Don’t be fooled by the child-like style Seuss’ books have.  The messages are clearly for all ages.

Dr. Seuss discusses the ‘Great Balancing Act that is life itself, and all the ups and downs it presents’. What I love is that he encourages us to ‘find the success that lies within us’. As Dr. Seuss says, ‘And will you succeed? Yes! You will indeed! 98 and ¾ percent guaranteed.’

As Pepco Customer Restoration Nears 95 Percent, Maryland Lt. Governor Tours Pepco Work Sites

As Pepco Customer Restoration Nears 95 Percent,  Maryland Lt. Governor Tours Pepco Work Sites

 

BETHESDA, Maryland – Pepco Region President Thomas H. Graham today led a tour of Maryland government executives to witness in action Pepco’s strategic plan to restore service to customers who lost service in the wake of Hurricane Irene.  Graham and Lt. Governor Anthony Brown viewed first-hand restoration activity in District Heights, Md., where Pepco and a dozen Gulf Shores Power mutual assistance crews from Florida combined forces to replace broken poles and wires and restore power.    

Carbon Monoxide Incident Sends Two to Hospital

Carbon Monoxide Incident Sends Two to Hospital

 

The Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service responded to the 3000 block of Ferndale Street in the Kensington area just before 9 a.m. Monday, August 29th, for the report of an inhalation emergency. Crews quickly arrived on the scene and rescued two elderly residents suffering from the effects of carbon monoxide poisoning. The couple had lost power in the storm and a family member had stopped by to refuel their generator and check on their welfare. He found them disoriented and unresponsive and immediately called 911. The couple was transported to a local hospital for evaluation. 

Pepco Assesses Storm & Targets Power Outages

Pepco Assesses Storm & Targets Power Outages

According to Pepco, a fleet of trucks was dispatched at 7 a.m. to actively assess storm damage across the system, allowing Pepco to strategically target power restoration efforts. These crews include personnel and trucks from utility companies in other states, which had been arranged by Pepco earlier last week as Hurricane Irene gathered.

Restoration Efforts Include: 1,700 restoration workers in the field, including 800 from mutual-assistance companies in other states 400 field support personnel 440 staffers taking calls from Pepco customers In Pepco’s service area.

Hurricane Irene delivered heavy rains and sustained gale force winds. Damage to the electrical infrastructure has been extensive up and down the East Coast. As of 7:30 a.m., approximately 194,000 Pepco customers were without power. This is reduced from 220,000 customers without power earlier during the storm.

Pepco Mobilizes in Response to Hurricane Irene

Pepco Mobilizes in Response to Hurricane Irene

WASHINGTON – Pepco has launched its response plan in the wake of Hurricane Irene. A fleet of trucks were dispatched at 7 a.m. to actively assess storm damage across the system, allowing Pepco to strategically target power restoration efforts.  These crews include personnel and trucks from utility companies in other states, which had been arranged by Pepco earlier last week as Hurricane Irene gathered.

“We have developed a plan to attack potential outages since this storm was first predicted,” said Pepco Region President Thomas H. Graham. “We’ve now launched our restoration fleets into the communities and they will work around the clock until everyone’s power is restored.

Favorite Fridays: What's Your Favorite Grocery Store?

Favorite Fridays: What's Your Favorite Grocery Store?

 

 

As Hurricane Irene approaches the East Coast, President Barack Obama on Friday, August 26th urged Americans in the path of the “historic” storm to “take it seriously” and prepare for the heavy rains, high winds and coastal flooding as it makes landfall.

Anticipating Irene’s arrival, people up and down the Eastern Seaboard are already crowding hardware and grocery stores  to pick up generators, bottled water, batteries, non-perishables and flashlights.