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CrisisLink Hosts Art Show at L2 Lounge

June 14, 2012

If someone asked you to pose with what you live for, what would that be?

Walter Grio and Julia Stephens, CrisisLink executive director (Photo by: Judith Beermann) Walter Grio and Julia Stephens, CrisisLink executive director

For 32 lucky volunteers, the answer was turned into art for a good cause Wednesday evening, when CrisisLink teamed with Walter Grio of  Shoot for Change  to host an exhibition of photographs at L2 Lounge in Cady's Alley.

Susannah Fox and Walter Grio (Photo by: Judith Beermann) Susannah Fox and Walter Grio

The "What I live For Project" began as a series of photo shoots earlier this spring. Its purpose is to motivate and inspire, reminding all of us about the value of human life. Every single one. All of the money raised, and for this event that means over $4,000, goes to CrisisLink, a suicide prevention and crisis hotline that handles over 60,000 calls a year.

Walter Grio points to his photo showing how fashion turned him into a Shoot for Change fashiontographer (Photo by: Judith Beermann) Walter Grio points to his photo showing how fashion turned him into a Shoot for Change fashiontographer

Susannah Fox posed with Shoot For Change photographer, Walter Grio and explained the image behind her. In the photo is her husband Mike, Pedey (the dog) and Ketchup (the car). As Mike explained, " My audience is a wife I'm deeply in love with, a silly dog full of energy, a little one on the way that holds the future ... and a dorky little car."

For Mehdi Kohanbani (pictured above) the cherished item is a gold Allah necklace he had made like one his father owned, symbolizing "to truly love someone, whether it be God, a spouse, family member or friend ..."

For more information, contact CrisisLink.


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Worst Traffic Merges: Georgetown Makes The List

June 4, 2012

Monday's report from WTOP Traffic Center on the The Top 10 Worst Traffic Merges in the D.C. Metro Area includes one in Georgetown (see #6 below).

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The 10 Worst Traffic Merges:

1.       Southbound GW Parkway to Northbound I- 395/14th Street Bridge

2.       Firth Sterling Ave. to Northbound I-295

3.       3rd St Tunnel to the Westbound Southwest Freeway

4.       Outbound Pennsylvania Ave to Northbound DC- 295

5.       Waterside Dr/Mass Ave to Southbound Rock Creek Pkwy

6.       P St NW to Northbound Rock Creek Pkwy

7.       Northbound DC-295 to Eastbound US Route 50

8.       9th St Tunnel to EB SE/SW Freeway

9.       Memorial Circle/Washington Blvd to SB GW Parkway

10.     NB GW Parkway to Inner Loop


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Georgetown DMV Office Closes Saturday, May 19th

May 17, 2012

Due to construction at the Georgetown Park Mall, the D.C. Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV) Service Center located at 3222 M Street will close on Saturday, May 19, 2012 at 4:00 pm.

On Monday, June 4, 2012, D.C. DMV will open a temporary service center at 301 C Street, NW. This temporary service center will operate the same hours as Adjudication Services which will be co-located with the temporary service center. The hours of operation for the other two DC DMV service centers will remain unchanged with Tuesday – Saturday operations.

New D.C. residents who had their out-of-state titles sent to the Georgetown Service Center will need to visit the Penn Branch Service Center to title and register their vehicles after Saturday, May 19, 2012.


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