Posts Tagged ‘DPR’

D.C. Government Wants You To Help Foster Urban Bees

Buzz buzz

These D.C. Recreation Centers Will Have Delayed Reopenings

They're located in Wards 3, 4, and 5.

America’s Coolest Sport, Pickleball, Coming to a Rec Center Near You

No, the ball isn't brined.

Photos: DPR Pool Opening

Photos: Park View Recreation Center

600 Block Otis Pl. NW.  March 23rd.  © 2013 Matt Dunn

Photos: Rosedale Rec Center Opening

Slideshow.  Rosedale Rec Center, 1701 Gales St., NE.  May 25th.  © 2012 Matt Dunn

D.C’s. Pee Wees Dominating at Pop Warner Football Nationals

If Andrew Luck really is gone by the time the Redskins get a turn in the next NFL draft, maybe they can use the pick on Vincent Abney.
Sure, he's a little kid — scouting reports and Pop Warner rules put Abney at less than 12 years old and no more than 120 pounds.
But still.
Yesterday afternoon, [...]

RIP: Being Cooled Off By Fire Hydrants

For the annually under-consumed holiday week print rendition of Washington City Paper, I wrote about the various ways the city lets kids gets wet. This issue is suddenly hotter than July, what with the Grinches of Summer—otherwise known as D.C. Water and DCFEMS—having teamed up to ban the opening of fire hydrants for cooling off. [...]

Photos: Barry Farm Rec Pool

Loose Lips Quotes of 2009: Ximena Hartsock

"I was mistreated. Not only me, but my entire heritage....If Marion Barry was a white person and I was a black person, there would be riots in the streets right now."
—Ximena Hartsock, parks and recreation director, Oct. 10

Loose Lips Quotes of 2009: Clark Ray

"When you get called to the Wilson Building at 7 p.m. on a Sunday, you don't expect a fruit basket."
—Clark Ray, ex-parks-and-rec director, April 21

Cheap Seats Daily: Dan Snyder Tells Santa the Redskins Have No Waiting List?

Lamont Peterson lost by unanimous decision on Showtime on Saturday night in his bid to take Tim Bradley's WBO junior welterweight title. Peterson was knocked down early, and the judges' cards weren't close. Peterson, who as a teenager trained with a fight club in the basement of Lincoln Junior High in Columbia Heights, now has [...]

Is Peter Nickles’ ‘Angry Woman’ Comment Sexist? Yes.

I know the fight between AG Peter Nickles and Councilmember Mary Cheh is getting a lot of play on City Desk. LL noted it. And our Weekend in Reviewer picked it up as well. I think it needs a third look. WaPo wrote on Sunday:
“It’s almost becoming a lawless administration,” said council member Mary M. [...]