Sunday, December 10, 2017

Boundary Stone merch

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first snow at Crispus Attucks Park in 2017

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Bloomingdale roofline at sunrise

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have you checked out Fish Scale at 637 Florida Avenue NW ?

See this 12-09-2017 message from new business Fish Scale at 637 Florida Avenue NW:

Hello Scott,

A Bloomingdale resident referred me to you. They mentioned you are the Bloomingdale Community blogger.

I am the restaurant manager for FishScale @ 637 Florida Ave NW. We are hoping to spread the word regarding our existence. We opened our doors in the neighboring area Sept. 1st.  Our specialty is freshly served wild caught fishburgers using an array of sustainable fish of fine dining quality.  We feature 2 fishburgers per day and seasonally inspired accompaniments. We offer counter-service for carryout or dine in.

We appreciate any assistance you can provide with sharing us with the Bloomingdale community. Thank you in advance. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me via email.

Kristal Williams
IG @wearefishscale

special ANC5E meeting -- Monday, 12-11-2017

From: Barnes, Dianne (SMD 5E09) []
Sent: Monday, December 4, 2017 9:30 AM
Subject: Fw: Notice of Special Call Meeting-Please Post

Community Awareness:  Please review and share.

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

this Saturday, 12-16-2017: World Missions Toys to Needy Kids Give-Away Rally

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

Saturday, December 09, 2017

Open Houses in and around Bloomingdale scheduled for 12/10/2017

1911 2nd St NW is listed for $1,299,900. and will be Open 2-4pm
The featured listing is a Victorian bay front house with a contemporary interior, featuring a four level floating staircase at 1911 2nd St NW.  The listing is priced at $1,299,900. and is represented by Suzanne DesMarais with Compass. You can find more information in the links below.

The list of open houses scheduled for Sunday in and around Bloomingdale can be seen here. The same info can be seen in a map format here

*Agents, to have your open houses included in this weekly post, please have them tagged in MRIS by 10am on Friday. If you don't see your open house in the links, feel free to add in the comments. Also, if you would like your open to be featured with a picture for this post, please e-mail suzanne at compass dot com by 10am on Friday before the open.

wood-fired latkes next week for Hanukkah at Tyber Creek Wine Bar and Kitchen

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a message from Common Good City Farm: "did you know that your donations will be matched by our Board of DIrectors from now until the end of the year?"

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Friday, December 08, 2017

what's up with the small triangle at Florida and North Capitol Street NW ?

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it's time for the 2017 St. George's Episcopal Church Christmas Bazaar and Cafe - on Saturday, 12-09-2017

From: Janis Evans
Sent: Tuesday, October 31, 2017 12:46 PM
Subject: Christmas Bazaar Time!

Hello Community Friends and Neighbors,

Mark your calendars for our annual ECW Christmas Bazaar and Café set for Saturday, December 9th from 10am to 4pm. Please share the attached flyer with your respective communities. Stop by if you can, thank you in advance for your support.

Bazaar Chair

Thursday, December 07, 2017

today's Ward 5 Report from Councilmember McDuffie's office

From: Councilmember Kenyan R. McDuffie [] On Behalf Of Councilmember Kenyan R. McDuffie
Sent: Thursday, December 7, 2017 10:48 AM
Subject: Ward 5 Report - The Ward 5 Holiday Party is Next Wednesday, December 13


The holiday season is now in full swing and we naturally focus much of what we do this time of year on children. So I'd like to take this opportunity to share some inspiring stories of young people from around Ward 5.

A young man in Woodridge, Jamar Lee, has become active in the youth empowerment program with The National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa, Inc. His most recent project is to raise funds to purchase socks for underprivileged youth. Last Saturday, he raised enough from neighbors to purchase 224 pairs of socks that will help children ages 3-11 this winter season.

Sasha Ariel Alston is a graduate of McKinley Tech High School and is currently attending college today, however she has already written and published a children's book, Sasha Savvy Loves to Code.

In August, Sarah-Marie Ramson of Brookland traveled to North Carolina to compete in the 2017 U.S. Kids World Golf Championship. When she wanted to represent D.C. by bringing a flag, I was proud to loan her mine.

Finally, the Ward 5 Warriors Pop Warner Junior Pee Wee Football Team won the Eastern Regional Championship. These 10 and 11 year olds all maintain at least a 3.0 GPA (the team average is over 3.5!) and are currently in Orlando, Florida competing in the national championship tournament.

These young people are an inspiration and part of what makes Ward 5 such a great community.

In Service,


Legislative Update

This legislation seeks to protect residents, like senior citizens or residents living with a disability, who are vulnerable to false, misleading, or deceptive advertisements received at their home or business, like the notices below. The legislation makes it unlawful in the District of Columbia to advertise a false deadline when an offer is open-ended, or to create a false sense of urgency by misusing terms such as “Final Notice,” “Urgent,” or “Time Sensitive.” These advertisements are often sent by companies seeking to mislead residents to sell their property below market value.

Ward 5 Holiday Party - December 13

Join Councilmember McDuffie and the Ward 5 community to come together to celebrate the holiday season. Please celebrate the season of giving by bringing a new, unwrapped toy for our annual toy drive benefiting children in our community.

Kenyan in the Community

My School DC EdFEST - December 9

EdFEST 2017 is the District’s annual citywide public school fair. Come and explore the city’s many public school options (PK3-12) for your child. Representatives from more than 200 D.C. Public Schools and public charter schools will showcase their programs.

With the launch of the My School DC common lottery application on December 11, 2017 for the 2018-19 school year, EdFEST is the perfect opportunity to ask questions about schools and their services and programs from those who know first-hand. EdFEST will also have many free health screenings, sports activities, story time and more, so bring the whole family! Admission and parking are free. Interpretation in American Sign Language, Spanish, Amharic, Mandarin, Vietnamese, and French are available throughout the day. Take Metro to Stadium-Armory on the Orange / Blue / Silver lines or the B2, D6, E32, 96, 97 Metrobus routes.

Commission on Fathers, Men, and Boys Celebration in Brookland - December 15

On December 15th, the Commission on Fathers, Men, and Boys (CFMB) will celebrate two years of engaging the community with a social mixer, toy giveaway, and recognition of our commissioners, city leaders, and partners. The theme will be "The Champs Are Here," a positive affirmation from the late, great Muhammad Ali to recognize DC champions who work tirelessly to create pathways to prosperity and success for fathers, men, and boys of the District of Columbia.

DATE: Friday, December 15
TIME: 6:00 PM
LOCATION: Smith Public Trust, 3517, 12th Street NE

St. George's Episcopal Church Christmas Bazaar and Cafe - December 9

DATE: Saturday, December 9
TIME: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: Saint George's Episcopal Church, 160 U Street, NW

Rhode Island Ave Main Street Holiday Market - December 16

Join the Rhode Island Avenue Main Street for the 3rd Annual RIAMS Procrastinator's Holiday Market. Featuring local arts and crafts vendors, entertainment, holiday cards and crafts tent courtesy of Plaza Art, photos with Santa, food + beverages and more! This is a RAIN or SHINE event, with activities for the entire family.

DATE: Saturday, December 16
TIME: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
LOCATION: 1300 Block of Rhode Island Avenue NE between Brentwood Road and Montana Avenue*
*Please note the location change from last year