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2014-04-01 23:27:36

Conference Will Encourage Students to Become Environmental Stewards (PRWEB) April 01, 2014 The Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access is hosting a free online education conference for teachers and students on April 9. An expert from the Smithsonian’s Anacostia Community Museum will discuss the “Citizen Science: A Watershed Study” program, in which Washington, D.C. high school students explore the Anacostia Watershed. As a project-based educational immersion experience,...

2014-03-24 20:21:06

PHL cited for Most injury-Free Operation, Best Safety Rate and Safety Person of the Year; Anacostia's Tom Leopold is Safety Professional of the Year CHICAGO, March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Pacific Harbor Line and its parent company Anacostia Rail Holdings (www.anacostia.com) will receive four top safety awards from the American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association April 24 at its annual meeting in San Diego, Calif. Pacific Harbor Line will receive the President's Award for...

2014-02-03 16:21:41

Will Educate Key Audiences About Toxics in Anacostia River WASHINGTON, Feb. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Seven leading environmental and business groups in the District announced today the formation of United for a Healthy Anacostia River, a new coalition that will work to educate key audiences about the toxics in the bottom sediments of the Anacostia River. The Anacostia River consistently ranks as one of the most polluted and toxic rivers in the nation. Toxins found in the river have...

2014-01-10 16:21:40

WASHINGTON, Jan. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Anacostia Community Museum's 29th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Program featuring a talk by Nicole C. Lee, president of TransAfrica WHEN: Tuesday, Jan. 14 6:40 p.m.: Media check-in 7-9 p.m.: Program WHERE: Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History Baird Auditorium 10th Street and Constitution Avenue N.W....

2013-12-31 20:20:29

"Ubuhle Women...recognizes the powerful cultural currents and back stories from the artists as central to their every stitch. ...Art is often what happens when our life experiences become too big for our words," notes Lonnae O'Neal, Washington Post, Dec. 27, 2013 WASHINGTON, Dec. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --The intersection of artistic ingenuity and women's empowerment is explored in two new exhibitions, "Ubuhle Women: Beadwork and the Art of Independence" (main gallery) and "Home Sewn:...

2013-12-02 16:22:20

Media Advisory WASHINGTON, Dec. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Media preview for the exhibitions "Ubuhle Women: Beadwork and the Art of Independence" and "Home Sewn: Quilts from the Lower Mississippi Valley" WHEN: Wednesday, Dec. 410:30 a.m. - noon WHERE: Smithsonian's Anacostia Community Museum1901 Fort Pl. S.E. WHO: Beverly Gibson and James Green, co-curators, "Ubuhle Women" Jasmine A. Utsey,...

2013-09-27 20:21:27

Exhibition extended through Nov. 3, 2013 WASHINGTON, Sept. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Whether in literature, art, song or speech, mankind has always made reverential reference to rivers and waterways, recognizing the essential value of water to life itself. Despite this basic understanding, the waterways of the Earth have often been abused and some of greatest offenses have occurred in cities. The Smithsonian's Anacostia Community Museum has extended through Nov. 3, 2013, its...

2013-01-03 12:20:41

CHICAGO, Jan. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Anacostia Rail Holdings, Inc. (www.anacostia.com) has appointed Mark H. Sidman as general counsel, a newly created position, effective January 1, 2013. His responsibilities include legal guidance, regulatory matters, transaction negotiations and related matters for Anacostia and its railroad subsidiaries. Mr. Sidman has provided legal assistance to transportation and railroad industry clients for more than 30 years. Previously, he was partner, founder...

2012-12-20 16:26:48

WALTHAM, Mass., Dec. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Aggregate Industries US (AIUS), a Holcim Group Company, is marking the centennial of its parent company with Together for Communities, a year-long 2012 initiative in which employees lead local volunteer projects. Throughout the year employees from AIUS' Mid-Atlantic region contributed more than 1,700 volunteer hours to community projects and events in the area. "The Centennial is an excellent opportunity to celebrate our values of strength,...

2012-11-29 20:21:46

WASHINGTON, Nov. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Whether in literature, art, song or speech, mankind has always made reverential reference to rivers and waterways, recognizing the essential value of water to life itself. Despite this basic understanding, the waterways of the Earth have often been abused and some of greatest offenses have occurred in cities. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click:...