Category Archives: Health

Breast Cancer in Ward 5

Did you know that Ward 5 has the highest rate of late stage breast cancer? Learn more about education, earlier detection, and access to mammogram services at a free event with Medstar Washington Hospital at Old Engine 12 Restaurant this Saturday.

I Love Me Invitation

To Ward 5 Residents and Organizations

You are invited to:

Medstar Washington Hospital Center
First Annual I Love Event- Get2Breast Cancer Project ( SEE ATTACHED FLYER)
Saturday February 27, 2016
12 pm – 5 pm
Old Engine 12 Restaurant
1626 North Capitol Street NW (near Florida Avenue and North Capitol St)
WDC 20001

This project targets women who live in Ward 5. Ward 5 women have the highest rate of late stage breast cancer in the city. Come out if you can and support this event.

Free Admission
Breast Cancer Education and Navigation Services
Food and Prizes will be offered

RSVP to 202-525-9381

“Early Detection is the key to survival”



H Street NE to Launch Twilight Farmers Market at Starburst Plaza

 ** Updated: Farmers Market postponed 2 weeks, to start July 2nd **

H Street Main Street Announces a new evening farmers market in our community:

Nighttime farmers market in the District will offer residents after work sustainable grocery shopping from a variety of local vendors fresh produce signThe H Street NE Corridor’s inaugural Twilight Farmers Market will take place on Thursday, July 2 June 25, 2015 from 3 p.m. – 7 p.m. at the Starburst Plaza Intersection. Organized by H Street Main Street, the weekly market will feature 10 to 20 local vendors offering fresh, locally grown seasonal fruits, vegetables, herbs, flowers and plants, artisan baked goods, natural meats, food products and food-related products. Stop by and browse the food offerings, including artisanal breads, delectable desserts and savory, sampler-sized, portable portions from local downtown and area restaurants. Beverages from the beer and wine garden will also be available to sip and stroll, while shopping inside the event area. In recent years, the rising demand for fresh and local produce and sustainable grocery practices have caused farmers markets to pop up all over the nation. Their latest evolution takes advantage of the fact that for many people, the evening hours are the best time for a shopping expedition. Nighttime farmers markets are blurring the lines between grocery shopping and entertainment—a fun night out that speaks to urban citizens of every age. And with summer temperatures soaring across the country, these markets are catching on at just the right time. The Starburst Twilight Market will take place every Thursday from 3 p.m. – 7 p.m. starting this Thursday, June 25 through mid-September at the Starburst Plaza Intersection, where H Street NE, Bladensburg Road NE, Benning Road NE, Maryland Ave. NE and Florida Ave. NE meet (1500 block of H Street NE). There’s even more to look forward to this summer at the Starburst Plaza! The Twilight Farmers Market is just the first taste of all the exciting programming planned for the intersection this summer. In the coming weeks, area residents can look forward to the launch of a weekly live entertainment series, a weekend market, rotating art exhibitions and more all at this exciting location. For more information, please visit

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