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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 06/28/2011

Aging in the ’burbs with drink and pickleball

Good morning. It’s not the weather; you are actually getting older, and so are all those other baby boomers in the ’burbs.

That’s enough to drive you to drink, but good news! You may not have to drive. The Prince Georges County council will discuss today whether to continue to allow home liquor delivery. Their meeting starts at 10 a.m.

Pickled one way or another: All those suburban seniors have a sport to master: pickleball. a tennis-badminton-table-tennis hybrid invented half a century ago by a congressman and a couple of his friends to keep their kids occupied. It’s become popular in Arlington.
Pickleball players Rick Keller, 61, left, and Dawit Tesfamichael, 62, both of Arlington, return a shot during a match at the Thomas Jefferson Community Center. (Ricky Carioti - WASHINGTON POST)

Meanwhile, you have to work, and an ink-jet manufacturing plant is moving to Southeast D.C. and expects to hire nearly 300 people in its first year, D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray announced. Your teenagers should get a taste of adulthood, too, and the D.C. summer jobs program now has found money for 4,000 more jobs.

Working the night shift is rarely easy. In the next segment of a summer-long series on local people who work the late and early hours, Dan Zak profiles a crisis hotline counselor that will make you feel glad someone is there for those who need help.

Ground has been broken on Fort Belvoir’s USO Warrior Center and it will be done in fall 2012. A similar center is planned for the new Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda.

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