Saturday, December 16, 2017

Save McMillan Action Coalition holiday gathering -- Wednesday, 12-20-2017

From: Daniel Wolkoff []
Sent: Monday, December 11, 2017 2:24 AM
To: Scott Roberts
Subject: McMillan fundraiser potluck Dec. 20 69 Bryant

Here's a long overdue McMillan Defenders update from the Save McMillan Action Coalition as launched by DC for Reasonable Development!

We are coming up on a year from the unprecedented strike down of the Zoning Commission decision to approve Vision McMillan Partners Monstrosity at our park >>

Over the spring and summer of 2017 the die-hard defenders went back to the Zoning Commission to defend again as the Mayor and Council-member McDuffie try to push the monstrosity through without any changes.  The city is relying on the $500/hour wordsmithing of Holland & Knight (your tax dollars are paying for these lawyers) to get them through.  Now we wait for the written decisions.

Suffice to say, we will be going back to Court again, and we will win again.  But, the real question is the political forces at play and our ground game, where is it?  The Save McMillan Action Coalition wants to hire an organizer to knock on doors and push for ethics in this election season.  Will you help?

Here's how:

1) Advertise and come to the McMillan Park walking tour with the Friends of McMillan Park, this weekend ( McMillan Park History Walking Tour – Sat, 2 Dec 2017, 9am (rain: 3 Dec) – Last Tour of 2017! Please register for the Park History Tour by sending an email to: or by calling Kirby at 202-213-2690.  We are accepting up to 30 people for this tour to ensure that all who join can hear and fully participate, so we will accept the first 30 registrations and we greatly appreciate a donation of $20 in advance ($25 on the day of the event) to benefit Friends of McMillan Park’s efforts to save this registered national historic landmark.

2) Bring your checkbook, cash, and love and come to the Save McMillan Action Coalition holiday gathering, the evening of December 20th at the famous home of James Fournier, Esquire.  Put it on your calendar, please.  More details to come!  Email if you are interested in pledging $5, $10, $51, $102, $501, $1001:

Thank you for all your support, interest in this amazing site, and love for our McMillan Park.

Please like us and tell others to do the same.


Chris Otten, co-facilitator
DC for Reasonable Development
and the Save McMillan Action Coalition

Daniel Goldon Wolkoff
Adams Morgan Stained Glass
1231 Randolph Street, NE
Washington, DC 20017
Tel: 202-232-8391

busy agenda at the next ANC5E meeting -- Tuesday, 12-19-2017

From: Sierra, Horacio (SMD 5E08) []
Sent: Tuesday, December 12, 2017 9:49 AM
Subject: Fw:
December Regular Meeting Agenda-Please Post


Please share our December agenda on your listserv and blog. Also, please let folks know that we will have refreshments on hand for the Christmas/End-Of-Year season.


Horacio Sierra, Ph.D.
ANC 5E08 Commissioner

From: Thomas, Bradley Ashton (SMD 5E05)
Sent: Monday, December 11, 2017 9:47 PM
To: Garnett, Eddie (SMD 5E01); Williams, Patricia (SMD 5E02); Powell, Hannah (SMD 5E03); Pinkney, Sylvia (SMD 5E04); McClelland, Katherine (SMD 5E06); Holliday, Bertha G. (SMD 5E07); Sierra, Horacio (SMD 5E08); Barnes, Dianne (SMD 5E09); Jones, Nancy Darlene (ANC 5E10)
Subject: December Regular Meeting Agenda-Please Post

Good Evening Commissioners:

Thanks for your attendance at tonight's special meeting.  Everyone was well prepared and engaged effectively in working out a solution to a challenging problem.  With that, I have added a vote on the Eckington Park CBA to our December agenda.  Please post the attached in all of the usual places and send it out to your constituents. 

Commissioner Barnes, please see that the agenda is posted on our website.

Good night and I'll see you all next Tuesday.

Bradley A. Thomas
(202) 670-0151

Bloomingdale Civic Association meeting -- Monday, 12-18-2017

See this Facebook post from the Bloomingdale Civic Association:

It's a regular civic association meeting along with some holiday festivities! So stop by.

St. George's Episcopal Church, 2nd & U Street NW, 7 pm.

you might surprise yourself -- check out tomorrow's Unified Scene Theater's monthly FREE improv workshop

See this 12-13-2017 message:

The Unified Scene Theater’s Monthly FREE Improv Workshop Returns Sunday, December 17th, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Ever thought “Hey, this improv stuff looks fun. But I’m not sure I could do it. Wouldn’t mind giving it a test run before I do.” Well, now’s your chance: we’re offering a free (that’s right: FREE) 2-hour improv workshop at The Unified Scene Theater (80 T Street NW, Bloomingdale) on Sunday, December 17th, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Come on by. Kick the tires. You might surprise yourself — and have fun doing it!

Space is limited, so let us know you’re coming by emailing us at and say, “yeah, what the heck, I’m coming.”

Prerequisites: A Pulse

Shawn Westfall
Artistic Director
The Unified Scene Theater

shop online with Bloomingdale-based JSquared Candle Co. -- get your gifts before Christmas

See this tweet:

this morning: World Missions Toy to Needy Kids Give-Away Rally at Bible Way Church

Note that the World Missions Extension Center used to be located in Bloomingdale at 1720 1st Street NW on the northwest corner of 1st and Randolph Place NW.

From: Barnes, Dianne (SMD 5E09) []
Sent: Tuesday, October 10, 2017 9:29 PM
To: Garnett, Eddie (SMD 5E01) <5e01"">; Williams, Patricia (SMD 5E02) <5e02"">; Thomas, Bradley Ashton (SMD 5E05) <5e05"">; McClelland, Katherine (SMD 5E06) <5e06"">; Holliday, Bertha G. (SMD 5E07) <5e07"">; Barnes, Dianne (SMD 5E09) <5e09"">; Pinkney, Sylvia (SMD 5E04) <5e04"">; Sierra, Horacio (SMD 5E08) <5e08"">; Powell, Hannah (SMD 5E03) <5e03"">;;; Jones, Nancy Darlene (ANC 5E10) <5e10 .anc="""">
Subject: World Mission and McLean Bible Church Holiday Rallies

Community Awareness:  Please review and share the attachments.

 Respectfully Submitted By,
 C. Dianne Barnes, Commissioner
 Cell: 202-409-7155

Friday, December 15, 2017

The Holiday Market is Back!

Wednesday December 20th

Big Bear Holiday Market

Happy Holidays!! 
Hard to believe that we are two weeks into December and your Christmas shopping days are now numbered. Feeling the Christmas gift jitters?! Fear not - the bears are here for you!

The Big Bear Holiday Market is next Wednesday December 20th from 4 PM - 9 PM.

We've got a fantastic list of vendors lined up this year including several newcomers and returning favorites.  There will be everything from locally made vinegar to gifts for the kids and turkish towels for the home.

We'll also be running a specials menu for the night including a one-night return of BBC's Famous Fried Chicken Sandwich  & Mulled Reid's Apple Cider a la Jim

It's going to be a great night so mark your calendar and bring your friends!

xxx The bears 


Black and Pink Holiday Cards - Encarcerated LGBTQ Support Partnership with Big Bear

This Sunday night (12/13) Big Bear Cafe is teaming with Black & Pink to make holiday cards for LGBTQ people who are currently incarcerated. 

We will set up the community table from 6pm-8pm with card making materials for all to use. Please feel free to bring your own materials as well!

The holiday season is often a rough time for those isolated in the DC penal system - especially for those in the LGBTQ community. Whatever holidays you may or may not celebrate this time of year, come be creative, and make some holiday cards. Black and Pink helps to bring moments of joy, connection and kindness.

Please take a look at our Facebook event for more information: 

Amahl and the Night Visitors at St. George's Episcopal Church -- Sunday, 12-17-2017

See this St. George's Episcopal Church Facebook post:

great fun at last night's Boundary Stone toy drive!

See these tweets:

LeDroit Park Civc Association and the Friends of the Park at LeDroit invite you to the annual LPCA Holiday Party at Shaw's Tavern -- Sunday, 12-17-2017

See this LeDroit Park Civic Association Facebook post:

Thursday, December 14, 2017

all-you-can-eat tacos at El Camino

See this tweet:

next PSA 501 meeting -- Wednesday, 01-24-2018

From: []
Sent: Thursday, December 14, 2017 4:27 PM
Subject: [MPD-5D] RE: PSA 501 Monthly Meeting for December

Good evening PSA 501,

We will not hold a PSA meeting for the month of December due to the holidays.  The PSA meeting will resume on Wednesday, January 24th
PSA501 will be holding a Monthly PSA Meeting on Wednesday, January 24, 2018, @ 7-8 p.m.   
EVENT:           PSA 501 Monthly Meeting
DATE:             Wednesday, January 24, 2018
TIME:              7 – 8 P.M.
LOCATION:   St George's Episcopal Church - 160 U Street, Northwest 


·        Welcome remarks
·        Speakers –Sergeants Farid Fawzi and Nicole Brown
·        PSA 501 Monthly Crime Stats
·        Address any immediate concerns
·        Discuss problem solving techniques 
We will be gathering every 4th Wednesday of the month in order to discuss the PSA’s Crime Stats, and work on problem solving techniques.

Natalie Hopkinson: monument to enslaved workers needed in Bloomingdale

See this tweet:

Boundary Stone toy drive -- today, Thursday, 12-14-2017

See this Facebook post:

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

join Christi this Saturday at Yoga District in Bloomingdale

See this tweet: