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Week 11, Vote: Toyota Game of the Week

WASHINGTON (WUSA 9) -- Which football match-up should be named Toyota Game of the Week for Friday, November 8, 2013? Vote in the poll below, by text or on Facebook!

Click HERE or follow this URL to vote online: http://bit.ly/HGexeX 

To vote from your phone, text the code of your favorite game (listed below) to "25543."

-Text DC to "25543" to vote for Dunbar at Wilson

-Text MD to "25543"to vote for Northwest at Springbrook

-Text Private to "25543" to vote for Bullis at Georgetown Prep

-Text VA to "25543" to vote forWoodgrove at Loudoun Valley

Police called to Sandy Spring's Farm Road

SANDY SPRING, Md (WUSA9) --  Montgomery County's Planning board is refusing to recognize the existence of a century-old road, even after granting African-American landowners addresses to their historic family holdings near the Sandy Spring Slave museum.

The issuing of addresses for at least 8 property owners came in July after a series of reports by WUSA9. These reports exposed allegations that wrongdoing by developers resulted in approvals which wiped out the historic access known as "Farm Road" off state tax maps.

In June, the Montgomery Planning Board and the Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission came under the scrutiny of Maryland's Legislative Black Caucus, which held an emotional hearing into the land dispute in the wake of WUSA9's reports.

THE HAY-ADAMS PRESENTS A FALL WINE DINNER WITH BARBOURSVILLE VINEYARD

THE HAY-ADAMS PRESENTS A FALL WINE DINNER WITH BARBOURSVILLE VINEYARD

The historic hotel will host a Wine Dinner with one of Virginia’s premier vineyards

The Hay-Adams, one of the world’s leading luxury hotels, is pleased to announce that on Thursday, October 24, 2013 it will host a Five-Course Wine Dinner in partnership with Barboursville Vineyard. The Hay-Adams Chef Jaime Montes de Oca, Jr. will pair signature Lafayette Restaurant dishes with Barboursville’s featured wines presented by Barboursville Winemaker Luca Paschina.

Nourish Now fights food waste and hunger during government shutdown

WASHINGTON, DC (WUSA9) --- Nourish Now works to make sure fresh food won't have to be thrown away. Instead, the food may reach people facing hunger.

The non-profit organization offers area restaurants and caterers the chance to donate their surplus meals.  

With the ongoing government shutdown, seven families experiencing  furloughs have connected with Nourish Now, according to Brett Meyers, founder and executive director of the 501 c(3) non-profit based in Montgomery County.

Since its start in 2011, Nourish Now has collected and donated over 135,000 pounds of food.

The food reaches families, at-risk youth and low-income students who may not have enough food during the weekends.

Watch the video to find out how volunteers may help Nourish Now during the upcoming holiday season.

'Completed' $14M C&O Canal stink job isn't done

WASHINGTON, DC (WUSA9)-- A probe by WUSA9 Investigations, in collaboration with WUSA9 Call for Action, has revealed a smelly situation with a price tag of $14 million along the C&O Canal involving DC Water and the National Park Service.

Watch the video to see DC Water officials try to explain added costs, claims the project was "completed," and not even knowing the project's actual status until our investigation.

Despite a June 4 ribbon cutting and news release calling it "completed," and millions spent beyond projections,  parts of a long-awaited sewage air filtering system and brand new public restrooms remain closed under lock and key - two years past its original completion date.

Missed deadlines

Jan Jeffcoat makes her WUSA9 debut at 11 p.m.

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- You told us you wanted something different, something fast and something that spoke to you, the viewer. We listened. 

On Sunday night, WUSA9 debuted its new anchor, Jan Jeffcoat, and its new 11 p.m. show format, which reflects more viewer-friendly segments. 

We at WUSA9 are always listening to your questions and comments on www.TellWUSA9.com as well. Click the link and tell us what you think about all the hottest topics in today's news, entertainment, weather and local sports. 

UltraOutdoors.com Launches Largest Outdoor Living Site

UltraOutdoors.com Launches Largest Outdoor Living Site

UltraOutdoors.com has launched their comprehensive site to bring everything in outdoor living under one roof. The site features over 100,000 pages and over 150,000 listings, making it the largest “outdoor living” site worldwide. Created to highlight the growing outdoor-living market, it offers ideas, inspiration, and quality sources for contracting work. Currently, the site covers 65 major metro areas within the U.S. and in Canada, with more being added.

“Increasingly people want to find ideas and quality contractors to transform their landscape or yard into a great outdoor living space,” explains Bob Dallas, the chief executive officer at UltraOutdoors.com. “That’s the idea behind the site. It helps people do exactly that. They can find everything they need in one place.”