Dick's Sporting Goods Store at 2470 Market Street NE (The Shops at Dakota Crossing) has the above now hiring sign posted. Apply online at dicks.com/jobs. As of the time of this post, the store's website says they're looking a sales associate for the golf department at the Dakota Crossing location. Other locations have additional positions available.
Art Enables creates opportunities for adult artists with disabilities. The DC based organization is hiring for a Development and Communications Manager. According to the job listing, this is a new role at Art Enables in which they're looking for someone who can provide both structure and imagination to their development and communications efforts. Learn more.
2018 marks two hundred years since the birth of famed author, orator, abolitionist, and statesman Frederick Douglass in February 1818. The National Park Service is celebrating the occasion with a party on February 17th and 18th from 10 am to 4 pm at Douglass' home in Anacostia.
Here in DC our kids went back to school on August 21. For those parents of Maryland students who be going back to school until September 5 or later, here are some ideas on what to do with the kids for these last days of summer.
2. Play at a new playground.
The huge playground at Cabin John Regional Park has the added benefit of being in the shade of the park's many trees.
Check out the Wizard of Oz themed playground at Watkins Park,
My plan was to start a new business when the kids went back to school. I'm chronicling this new business on my blog as a bit of accountability for myself.
As a little bit of backstory, I've had a couple of online shops for a number of years. The oldest one is focused on Washington DC themed apparel and gift items but over the years I've added a lot of other topics. My other shop is similar to the first but it's on a different company's platform. This year I opens two new, niche stores online. For My Home is a home decor shop while Ready to Wed sells wedding stationery and bridal party gifts.
Ok, enough backstory. Getting back to my new endeavor. My plan was to start a resell business the week my kids went back to school. I am having trouble deciding what to sell. My advisers have wanted me to go into selling furniture. This is a good idea, however, there are some barriers. I am a small person who drives a small car. Until I figure out how to overcome those obstacles, I wanted to deal with something smaller like books and dvds.
Yesterday I set out buy books to resell. Immediately I ran into another obstacle. My app to scan books for value prior to purchase wasn't working properly. I scanned several books but each time the app gave me an error message instead of a value. I've used the app before so I don't know what went wrong yesterday.
Lesson learned: Have a back-up plan.
Washington DC is more than the nation's capital. We often focus on local Washington DC because:
1. "Regular" people also live here.
2. It's a really cool place to live.
3. Washington DC is more than monuments, Congress and the President, it's our hometown.
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