Wednesday, April 19, 2006


O'Brien's Creates Charity

The owners of Fran O'Brien's Stadium Steakhouse in Northwest Washington have created a charity to help fund the Friday night steak dinners they hold for wounded soldiers from Walter Reed Army Medical Center.

The restaurant's lease at the Capital Hilton, at 16th and L streets NW, expires May 1.

The dinners have become an institution among the soldiers recovering from severe injuries at the medical center. The gatherings act as a support group for the veterans, and many fear their end.

Organizers and veterans are trying to find a place to keep the dinners going while the restaurant's owners look for a place to reopen.

Donations can be sent to: Aleethia Foundation Inc., C/O Fran O'Brien's Steakhouse, 1001 16th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20036.

-- Petula Dvorak


Rec Center Hosts Air Day

Air and Atmosphere Day observances will be held today at Kennedy Recreation Center in Northwest.

The event, sponsored by the D.C. Transportation Department, will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the center at 1401 Seventh St. NW.

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