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Giving Thanks and Giving Back: 2011 Horton Kids Cocktails and Crooners

Giving Thanks and Giving Back: 2011 Horton Kids Cocktails and Crooners

November 3, 2011-- Washington, DC.  Thursday night in Washington was all about giving back and giving thanks at the House of Sweden at the "Horton's Kids 2011 Give Thanks Give Back Fundraiser:  Cocktails & Crooners" in Georgetown.  It’s held each year to thank the many volunteer tutors, mentors, board members, and supporters who help enrich the lives of kids that reside in Ward 8 in Washington.

Horton’s Kids is a 501(c)3 mission is to educate and empower the children of Washington, DC’s Ward 8 by providing comprehensive, direct services which improve the quality of their daily lives and nurture their desire and ability to succeed. These services include tutoring and mentoring along with a host of other wrap around services benefiting children the Anacostia neighborhood.

Bowie Selects a Deputy Chief

Bowie Selects a Deputy Chief


The following information was sent to us by David J. Deutsch:


City Manager David J. Deutsch announced today that Dwayne A. Preston will become Deputy Chief of the Bowie Police Department, after 21 years with the Prince George’s County Police Department.


Frederick County's Holiday Gift Project

Frederick County's Holiday Gift Project


The following information was sent to us by Deborah Lundahl:


Cold weather and the Holidays are right around the corner.  Once again this year, the Frederick County Department of Social Services is sponsoring the Holiday Gift Project to make the season special for some of our neighbors in need. 

There are many seniors, families, and children who would not be able to celebrate the holidays without the assistance of their neighbors and community.  Last year over 255 children and families, as well as 59 seniors were able to enjoy the holidays thanks to generous donations from our donors and sponsors. Offices, groups, families, and individuals have volunteered in the past to help spread holiday joy by participating in this program.   

A Visit with the Dalai Lama

In a recent blog, I wrote about a lecture I attended while the Dalai Lama was visiting the United States. He offered such insightful information that I’d like to share more with you regarding Life With the Dalai Lama.  Take it in and enjoy!

Here are several statements made by the Dalai Lama:

  • Open arms to change but don’t let go of your values.
  • Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before.
  • Be gentle with the earth.
  • Learn the rules so you know how to break them properly
  • Remember the best relationship is one in which your love for each other exceeds your need for each other.
  • Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it.
  • Share the knowledge.  It’s a way to achieve immortality.
  • Live a good, honorable life.  Then when you get older and look back, you’ll be able to enjoy it a second time.

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