Gelman Library. Hatchet File Photo
Do you spit your gum onto the ground near Gelman Library?
If the answer is yes, last week your dirty habit put a chunk of change in the pockets of Duane M. Cummins – the owner of Gum Busters D.C. who spent last week scraping chewing gum off the sidewalk near Gelman, who was featured in the The Washington Post.
“When I first did this place years ago, oh my God, it was a mess,” the 49-year-old told The Post. “There was a lot of gum to tackle.”
Next time you want to swap your Trident for coffee before hitting the stacks, remember that the three-part process to remove the sticky substance from sidewalks takes a solution from Georgia, Cummins’ steaming “gum cart” and a power generator.
The fast food chain Chick-Fil-A is famous for its waffle fries. Photo by J. Reed used under Creative Commons License.
Students who miss J Street’s Chick-Fil-A can get their fast food fix when the chain’s new food truck hits D.C.’s streets this April.
The eatery known for its waffle fries and chicken sandwiches will begin rolling through the District April 9, NBC Washington reported Monday.
In August, the University swapped Chick-Fil-A for Thyme – which offered home-style foods – as part of a broad J Street overhaul that followed years of student complaints about expensive, unhealthy and limited options . But that venue was nixed this spring to add Indian cuisine from Aroma Restaurant to the dining hub.
The National Cherry Blossom Festival, typically a two-week celebration, will last one month this year to honor the 100-year anniversary of Japan's gift to the District. Hatchet File Photo
National Park Service horticulturalists predicted that the city’s cherry blossom trees will hit peak bloom a week after students return from spring break.
This year’s bloom schedule outlines March 24 to 31 as the peak period – when 70 percent or more of the flowers are open – for the National Cherry Blossom Festival, celebrating its centennial with a five-week lineup of events.
Japan gifted the blooming trees, planted along the Tidal Basin and Jefferson Memorial, to the District in 1912. The festival has in other years been a two-week affair.
Mayor Vincent Gray expects the month-long festival to draw in $200 million for the District next year, according to the Washington Business Journal. This is higher than the average $126 million the activities usually garner.
An opening ceremony to kick off the festival’s centennial is scheduled for March 25. The second annual Blossom Kite Festival will take place March 31 and the annual parade of floats, balloons and marching bands will progress April 14 down Constitution Avenue.