Sunday, May 26, 2019

two weeks from today: jazz fans! 2nd Annual Afternoon of Jazz featuring the Julian Hipkins Quartet in the Pioneer Room at St. Martin's Catholic Church

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Saturday, May 25, 2019

Happy Memorial Day Weekend BFM -- meet the new meat producer !

Happy Memorial Day Weekend BFM!

Our NEW Meat Producer, Groff’s Content Farm, is joining us on Sunday just in time for Memorial Day weekend!

Our Pennsylvania and West Virginia strawberries are here! If you
missed last week’s cooking demo with Chef Jonathan for strawberries here’s the

  • BIKE HOUSE will be here so that your bikes are ready
         for the summer season
  • Lawrence is our musician at market and the kids adore
         him (adults too)
New or Special:
  • Here for limited time: Dilly Beans and Lemon Asparagus
         pickled in Virginia ACV and local sorrel from Number1Sons.
  • Be sure to taste the Half Sours and Spears pickled in
         Virginia Apple Cider Vinegar
This week at the market: strawberries, apples, asparagus, carrots, peas, lettuces, broccoli, broccoli rabe, cauliflower, swiss chard, kales, spinach, collards, tat-soi, bok-choi, beets and their greens, cucumbers, lettuces, radishes, sweet potatoes, lots of spinach, cut herbs, early girl tomatoes and cherry tomatoes, summer squash, kohlrabi, sugar snap peas, 8 kinds of mushrooms from GARNER and MOUNTAIN VIEW and KING MUSHROOMS.

Go RED: red ripe strawberries and early tomatoes at the same time!

KESWICK: 20 different aged and fresh cheeses plus Robin’s favorite yogurt

What NUMBER 1 SONS stand is full of must haves for your grilled and picnic foods: krauts, kimchi, cucumber pickles (half sours and Koshers this week), an

PANORAMA ARTISANAL BAKERY: Baguettes and rolls, boules and sandwich breads. croissants, breakfast pastries Whisked pies, cookies, cider, dried apples, jams and jellies, honey. 

WHISKED Pies, cookies and quiches settle the dessert question for Memorial Day picnics: 6 pies including Strawberry Rhubarb, Salted Caramel Apple, Sea Salt Chocolate Chess.  Quiches:  Kale, Pesto and Parmesan, Spinach with Sun dried Tomatoes, Cheddar broccoli quiches. Addictive cookies packs: Chocolate Chip, Salty Oatmeal, Molasses Spice, Hazelnut Swirl, Snickerdoodle. Flourless: Mexican Chocolate. VEGAN: Oatmeal Chocolate Chip, Simply Sugar, Chocolate Blackout

REID, GARNER AND MOUNTAIN VIEW create popup nurseries in May. Not just the usual thyme, oregano, basil, thai basil, cilantro and parsley.  Plus flowers and vegetable plants for your gardens, pots and patios.
Here are a few recipes for the grill or for your potluck for Memorial Day weekend. We have terrific collards—did you know that they make very good rolls and wraps?


Robin Shuster
14 and U Farmers' Market 
Bloomingdale Farmers' Market

Open Houses in and around Bloomingdale over Memorial Day weekend

1831 2nd St NE #202 is offered at $419,000.
The featured open house is a 2 bedroom condo in Eckington. The agent representing the seller is Kimberly Fallin with Redfin. See the link below for more details and open house times.

Weekend Open Houses

*Agents, to have your open houses included in this weekly post, please have them tagged in Bright MLS 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.

Last Sunday Food Truck Night at Engine Company 12 -- Sunday, 05-26-2019

See this event announcement:

Friday, May 24, 2019

"Dude leaning into window repeatedly this A.M. scoping out inside of my house"

See this message from a household on the unit block of Randolph Place NW:

For your information. He never knocked or rang the bell.  Just leaned far into window multiple times — The wood on my front porch may have made him believe that the house is not occupied and under construction.

Please no hate mail in response.  Note: I’m generally not a fan of getting these similar notifications on my Ring doorbell app, especially when it is just an “alert” of totally harmless dudes simply walking up to somebody’s porch and ringing the bell, which is obviously not a crime... but this guy did not do that.  He was simply peeping into the house for over a minute.  And that ain’t normal.

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

1600 North Capitol Street NW building design back before the HPRB (on the consent calendar) -- Thursday, 05-23-2019

From: DC Government
Sent: Wednesday, May 22, 2019 4:31 PM
HPRB Live Video Webcast - May 23, 2019

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View the HPRB Hearing webcast Thursday  at: . The public meeting begins at 9:30 am.

Please Note:

The Agenda and Consent Calendar for the May 23 meeting of the Historic Preservation Review Board is posted on the website at:  and copied at the end of this message.  Staff reports are posted on the website.

Project Drawings are also posted on the website at: 

The Historic Preservation Review Board will meet to consider the following items.  The meeting will be held at 441 4th Street NW in Room 220-South.  Applicants and those interested in testifying should arrive at least fifteen minutes prior to the assigned time for the case.


9:30             CONSENT CALENDAR

  1. 1600 North Capitol Street NW, HPA 19-154, revised concept/new construction

  1. 717 6th Street SE, HPA 19-315, concept/three-story addition
  2. 215 G Street NE, HPA 19-271, preliminary concept/modernization and addition to Logan School

  1. 3432 Connecticut Avenue NW, HPA 19-209, revised concept/alterations and addition to apartment building
  2. 3117 35th Street NW, HPA 19-324, concept/two-story rear addition

  1. 1229 19th Street NW, HPA 19-310, concept/addition, second floor on detached garage

  1. 1460 Rhode Island Avenue NW, HPA 19-323, concept/five-story rear addition

  1. 3120 N Street NW, HPA 19-244, concept/one-story rear addition and enclosure of second-story rear porch

  1. 1128 6th Street NW, HPA 19-215, revised concept/convert single-family dwelling to multi-family dwelling, three-story rear addition and penthouse

  1. 9:30-10:45 Scottish Rite Temple amendment (boundary expansion), 1733 16th Street NW, Case 19-05

  1. 10:45-12:00   1733 16th Street NW, Scottish Rite Temple, HPA 18-668, concept/four-story plus penthouse new apartment building

                12:00-1:00      LUNCH BREAK

WALTER REED HISTORIC DISTRICT                                            
  1. 1:00-1:30 7185 13th Street NW, HPA 19-319, permit/solar panel canopy on garage roof

  1. 1:30-3:00 3301 Lowell Street NW, HPA 19-325, concept/alterations and addition to John Eaton School and HPA 19-328, permit/substantial demolition of 1930s wing     
  1. 3:00-3:45 3401 Lowell Street NW, HPA 19-270, concept/alterations and addition

  1. 3:45-4:30 1832 15th Street NW, HPA 19-173, concept/two-story rear addition, garage addition


Bruce Yarnall • Historic Preservation Operations Manager
DC Office of Planning
1100 4th Street SW, Suite E650 • Washington, DC 20024

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see this presentation on the McMillan redevelopment traffic control plan proposal site preparation phase

See this presentation made at the Tuesday, 05-21-2019, ANC5E meeting.

Note that the development project does not have a start date.

NextDoor: gun recovery on the unit block of Channing Street NW

See this NextDoor post:

MPD traffic advisory: 2019 United House of Prayer Memorial Day Parade

Take note of a nearby parade this Saturday, 05-25-2019:

Sent: Wednesday, May 22, 2019 12:34 PM
Subject: [MPD-3d] Traffic Advisory: UHOP Memorial Day Parade

TRAFFIC ADVISORY:  2019 United House of Prayer Memorial Day Parade 

On Saturday, May 25, 2019, the United House of Prayer will be hosting their Memorial Day Parade in the District of Columbia..  In conjunction with this event, there will be several street closures that motorists should take into consideration: 

The following streets will be closed and posted as Emergency No Parking for the parade assembly from approximately 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m:  

•              M Street, NW from 5th Street to 7th Street, NW 
The following streets will be closed for the parade from approximately 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m:          

•              6th Street, NW from L Street to S Street, NW
•              S Street, NW from 5th Street to 14th Street, NW
•              13th Street, SW from S Street to O Street, NW
•              Logan Circle, NW
•              P Street, NW from 14th Street to 6th  Street, NW
•              7th Street, NW from Q Street to L Street, NW

All street closures and listed times are subject to change based upon prevailing or unexpected conditions.                    

The public should expect parking restrictions along the entire route and should be guided by the posted emergency no parking signage.  The public should also expect enforcement of these parking restrictions which may include ticketing and towing along the entire route.                                                                        
Motorists could encounter possible delays if operating in the vicinity of this event and may wish to consider alternative routes.  The Metropolitan Police Department and the D.C. Department of Transportation also wishes to remind motorists in the vicinity of this event to proceed with caution as increased pedestrian traffic can be anticipated.

brought to you by Nature Sacred a non-profit committed to improving health through urban green space: Yoga in the Garden at Crispus Attucks Park -- starting on Wednesday, 06-05-2019

See this Facebook post:

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

crimes: vehicle stolen from an alley along Crispus Attucks Park; bicycles stolen from alley between S and Seaton NW, unit block

See these two early morning 05-21-2019 messages:

Another vehicle was stolen from an alley in broad daylight, with at least two people present within 30 feet of it on Monday morning. A Comcast truck was parked in the alley, with the engine off, and somehow a thief managed to get in and drive it away, this happened around 10:30 AM right in the Crispus Attucks Park alley. 

Someone was casing the Unit Block ally between S and Seaton NW last night around 10:20pm. He stole at least 2 bikes, one of them being an old MPD bike I had purchased from auction. Here are some pictures of him.

Ward 5 Report: Crafting the budget, W Street trash transfer station hearing, and employment opportunities with DC Fire and EMS

From: Councilmember Kenyan R. McDuffie
Sent: Tuesday, May 21, 2019 3:18 PM
Ward 5 Report: Crafting the Budget, W Street Trash Transfer Station Hearing, and Employment Opportunities with DC Fire and EMS

Watch Councilmember McDuffie as he addresses Banneker High School students at the Wilson Building.


Last week, the Council took the first of two votes on the fiscal year 2020 budget. Throughout the budget process, I have focused on balancing resident needs and priorities.

Among the difficult decisions in this budget cycle, the Council considered how to meet the needs of students and parents across the city. During this debate, I was proud to see Banneker High School students demand a modern educational facility for one of the District’s highest performing schools. Ultimately, I voted to support them and relocate Banneker from their current site, and I will continue to work on this issue leading up to the Council’s second vote.

The Committee of the Whole is tasked with compiling budget reports from all Council committees into one budget. As Chair of the Committee on Business and Economic Development, I was pleased that our committee report was left largely untouched by the Committee of the Whole. Our report supported District based-small businesses, neighborhood revitalization, improved health outcomes, support for seniors, workforce investment, and pedestrian safety. I also identified $3 million to fund violence prevention and intervention through the NEAR Act’s Cure Violence model, which has demonstrated early positive results in addressing violent crime.

As the Council moves toward the second vote, scheduled for Tuesday, May 28, I will continue to work to strike a balance between needs and priorities of all District residents.

In Service,


Kenyan in the Community

Kenyan in the News

Congratulations to these Moms Who Enterprise

Congratulations to the Walker's Legacy Foundation and the Washington, DC Spring 2019 inaugural class of Moms Who Enterprise program, who celebrated the completion of this program over Mother's Day weekend. Moms Who Enterprise is a national entrepreneurship program for enterprising single mothers.  The program includes original curriculum, a dedicated instructor and a cohort model designed to support women in the growth and advancement of their firms.

Washington DC Spring 2019 Cohort:
  • Renee Davis
  • Courtney Edwards
  • Arielle Dixon
  • Tanika Johnson
  • Nefferteri Hamm
  • Ashley Quevedo
  • Raquel Brown
  • Danielle Williams
  • Ozoda Usmanova

Arboretum Bridge and Trail Project Meeting - May 21

The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) invites the public meetings on Tuesday, May 21 (Ward 5) and Wednesday, May 22 (Ward 7) to discuss the Arboretum Bridge and Trail project. DDOT will present design concepts and gather comments from the community at these public meetings. Additional details available on the Anacostia Waterfront Initiative website.

DATE: Tuesday, May 21
TIME: 6:30 - 8:30 pm
LOCATION: U.S. National Arboretum, 3501 New York Avenue NE

DCPS Dialogues - May 29

Chancellor Ferebee is looking forward to engaging more deeply on topics he heard mattered most to our families, students, staff and community members. Over the coming months, Chancellor Ferebee will be hosting a series of small-group “DCPS Dialogue” gatherings at schools, libraries, and community centers across the District. The purpose is to host topic-specific  conversations and gather feedback going into School Year 2019-2020. The first of these DCPS Dialogues will focus on Early Childhood Education in DCPS and will be hosted here in Ward 5. Attendees are asked to RSVP here:

DATE: Wednesday, May 29
TIME: 9:00 - 10:30 am
LOCATION: Bunker Hill Elementary School, 1401 Michigan Ave NE

DC Water Townhall - June 4

Each year, DC Water conducts town hall meetings in all 8 wards, which provide customers an opportunity to learn about the water authority’s proposed rates and fees for next year while allowing the public to share concerns, comments and ideas. The meetings are intended to provide customers with an opportunity to comment on new rates for the fiscal year that begins October 1. The Ward 5 town hall will take place on Tuesday, June 4. Check the DC Water website for additional details.

DATE: Tuesday, June 4
TIME: 6:30 pm
LOCATION: Trinidad Recreation Center, 1310 Childress St NE

DC Firefighter and EMT Opportunities Available

The District of Columbia Fire and Emergency Medical Services will be administering its entrance exam, which will be used to hire all Firefighter/EMT candidates for at least the next two years. FEMS is seeking candidates for Firefighter/Emergency Medical Technicians. For complete information visit: