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Come Celebrate! 100th Anniversary ENGINE COMPANY No. 23 — 1910-2010

This article as well as the photo were sent to us by Susan Trinter and was originally published in the Foggy Bottom News:

In 1910, the residents of Foggy Bottom prevailed upon the city for a new fire station.

Built at 2116 G Street NW (across from the historic Grant School/School Without Walls), Engine Company 23 is one of three fire stations constructed in the District prior to World War I and granted landmark status in 2005 by the Historic Preservation Review Board.

A focal point of the Italianate-styled architectural exterior is the arched door for the fire vehicles, originally pulled by a team of horses (Engine Company 23 was the last to rely on horsepulled equipment). When you visit, the building design may not really sink in until you go inside and look out. The tall (FBN guesses 30 feet) doors that open to reveal (alas, no horses) Engine 23 positioned for the next call in its role as a first responder.

Jazz Artist Liode Jorge Performance at "Social" Safeway Cafe

This story was sent to us by Whitney Stringer via our Where You Live tip e-mail address at neighborhoodtips@wusa9.com:

Jazz artist Loide Jorge will grace the Safeway café on Friday, October 22nd from 5-7pm.

Loide’s music is best described as a mix of contemporary jazz and warm afro-lusophone rhythms reflective of her African heritage and Portuguese as her native tongue.

Jorge has performed for televised events in Hollywood, the Zipper theatre in New York, as well as around the DC area at jazz clubs like Bohemian Cavern and Blues Alley...and on October 22nd, at what has been dubbed the "Social Safeway" located at 1855 Wisconsin Ave NW.

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DC Metro Rap Celebrity Remy Interviewed at FedTalks 2010 about His Favorite Communities in DC Area

While at the FedTalks 2010 event on Tuesday, October 12, I caught up with DC area resident rapper/funny guy Remy Munasifi.  Some of Remy's hits include "Arlington: The Rap" and "The Metro Song".  In this video, Remy answers questions about his favorite DC Metro communities, as well as what new songs he has in store for the DC area---so check it out.

Fannie Mae Mini-Walk for Georgetown Ministry Center

On Sunday, October 17th from 12:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., Fannie Mae invites you to their Help the Homeless Mini-Walk in Georgetown.

The event will take place at Grace Episcopal Church, located at 1041 Wisconsin Avenue NW.  It will be held rain or shine.

Some of the attractions include:

  • Grilled food provided by Whole Foods
  • Live music by John Lange, GMC's treasurer
  • A Moonbounce
  • Cotton Candy
  • Face-painting
  • And prizes

When registering, you will receive a t-shirt from Fannie Mae.  Registration costs are $15 for children and $25 for adults, and 100% of the proceeds will support the Georgetown Ministry Center.

For more information call (202)338-8301.