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Anacostia Park celebrates 100th birthday, receives $861K grant



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One-hundred years ago, on Aug. 31, 1918, Congress preserved a stretch of land along the Anacostia River as a national park. On Friday and Saturday, to mark the centennial of that event and highlight Anacostia Park’s offerings, the National Park Service will throw a two-day birthday bash at the 1,200-acre park, which runs from the Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge on South Capitol Street up to the Kenilworth Park and Aquatic Gardens in Northeast.

The occasion will feature music, arts and crafts, boating and canoeing, yoga, a bike tour, and a “disco skate party,” among other activities. It kicks off with a go-go concert at 6:30 p.m. on Friday at the Anacostia Park Skating Pavilion, located at 1500 Anacostia Drive SE.

“A lot of people don’t know or recognize it as a national park,” says National Park Service spokeswoman Pya Langley. “It’s open to everyone. We want to make sure that people who visit the National Mall know that they can visit [Anacostia Park] while they’re staying here.”

The park has long served as a community amenity, hosting family reunions and picnics. In recent years, as the health of the Anacostia River has improved, it has increasingly become a place for water-based activities. The park has played an important role in national history too, says Langley. There, veterans protested in support of benefits, resulting in the G.I. Bill, and Langston Golf Course—which is part of the park—was an early haven for black golfers.

The park is also receiving a $861,000 grant to support community outreach and long-term philanthropy as part of a broader effort to revitalize the space, the National Park Foundation announced on Tuesday. The money will fund a new community liaison position “focused on connecting neighbors from D.C. Wards 7 and 8 directly to the park,” according to a release.

In addition, the grant will help pay for an assessment to find an anchor partner for the park who could spearhead future fundraising. While private partners support many parks across the U.S.—the Rock Creek Conservancy and the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, for …

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11 Surprising Resume Secrets of a Google Recruiter (Google Reviews 50,000 Resumes a Week)



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Does your résumé have what it takes to stand out?

If you’re applying for a competitive job or position, you know the highly sought-after employer you have your eyes on is not going to accept just anyone. Hiring managers want the best of the best, and that means all application materials you submit should be free of errors and perfectly crafted. That’s a given.

But what else can you do to make your résumé stand out in a good way?

In a Google video, recruiter Rebecca and software engineer Kendall have all the secrets. And since Google fields more than 50,000 applicants a week, I suspect they know what they’re talking about.

Here are 11 résumé secrets from these two Google hiring experts.

1. Be concise and don’t be afraid to brag. Be precise in the description of your job experience, but don’t be shy when it comes to describing the selective process you went through in order to be selected for a role or project.

2. Keep your résumé to just one or two pages. Include relevant information only, and edit, edit, edit.

3. Use action-oriented language. Use verbs such as “negotiated,” “developed,” “managed,” “led,” and so forth.

4. Write the résumé for the job description. Read the job description and study how it’s written. Then, write the résumé specifically for that job description–tailoring it to the duties and requirements.

5. Use data and examples. You should be able to highlight your accomplishments in current and past positions with data and examples that support them.

6. Make pertinent information quick and easy to find. Avoid the fluff–get right to the good stuff.

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“It’s a Family Affair” Community Day and School Supplies Giveaway – Saturday, August 24, 2019



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“It’s a Family Affair” Community Day and School Supplies Giveaway

SAVE THE DATE AUGUST 24, 2019 FROM 10:00 AM TO 2:00 PM

The Honorable Tony Knotts and community partners will host a FREE Community Day and School Supplies Giveaway!

Tony Knotts is hosting “It’s a Family Affair” Community Day and School Supplies Giveaway for youth in conjunction with community partners, Cloverleaf Standardbred Owners’ Association, Rosecroft Raceway and, Old School Boxing.

This event will take place on Saturday, August 24, 2019, from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at Rosecroft Raceway, 6336 Rosecroft Drive, Fort Washington, Maryland 20744.

The event will include, LIVE Entertainment with a DJ, Children’s Play Station with Games, Books, Moon Bounce, Face Painting, Pony Rides, School Supplies with Backpacks (WHILE SUPPLIES LAST), Medical/Health Screening, Outdoor Boxing and much more.

Tony Knotts and the event sponsors hope to provide backpacks to school-age children as the school year approaches, while also providing fun and entertainment.

This is familiar terrain for Tony Knotts, who as Councilmember, was known throughout the community for annual community day events, senior boat cruises, and various outreach events.

“My goal has always been to help make government more accessible and positively impact the community, especially the next generation.” – Tony Knotts

Participants: Tony Knotts, Cloverleaf Standardbred Owners’ Association, Rosecroft Raceway, Old School Boxing, and community partners.

For more information about the event call Naomi Muse at (240) 478-8642 or email:


Tony Knotts has extended an invitation to be a vendor at our Community Day. It’s a FREE vendor opportunity! We are asking all vendors to donate one backpack for the giveaway.  Limited vendor space so please contact Valerie White at 240-605-4715 to reserve your space or if you have any questions etc. Vendor Application can be downloaded from

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