Sunday, May 31, 2015

? lost cat on the unit block of Adams St NW ?

See this 05-31-2015 message from a household on the unit block of Adams Street NW:

We've seen this little cat on the unit block of Adams NW the past few nights and she has followed us home.  She doesn't have a collar.   Can you post this photo to see if anyone knows who she belongs to?   I can be reached at fennak then @ then 

see the map of the Capitol Hill Historic District expansion just passed by the HPRB

Of general interest to Bloomingdale:

See these tweets:

DC's Historic Pres Review Board is about to vote on expanding the Cap Hill Historic District to add 4 new squares
11:15 AM - 28 May 2015

DC's HPRB has now voted unanimously to add most of the area bounded by 2nd/F/4th/H Sts. NE to the Cap Hill Historic District (HPA 15-01)
11:21 AM - 28 May 2015

And here is the map from the Capitol Hill Restoration Society:

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Open Houses in and around Bloomingdale scheduled for 05/31/2015

There was no pic available yet for the featured property at 142 Seaton Pl NW listed at $729,000. & Open Sunday 12pm-4pm
Although, there is no pic available, I am specifically featuring this property since it is a whole house in Bloomingdale, which is becoming harder to find.  Most of this week's open house are condo units.

The featured property is located at 142 Seaton Pl NW, and is open Sunday from 12pm to 4pm.  The listing is represented by Bloomingdale neighbor J.C. Chandler-Blount with Weichert Realtors.  You can find more information in the link 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 10 square team dot com by 10am on Friday before the open.

four weeks from today at the 52 O Street Artist Studios: "Summer Open Studios"

See this info from the Facebook page of 52 O Street Studios in Truxton Circle:

52 O St NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20001
Jun 27 at 11:00am to Jun 28 at 6:00pm
It’s that time of year again! Join us on June 27th and 28th for the annual O Street Artist Studios Open Studio event! Come explore artists’ work spaces, meet a variety of artists and arts professionals with a range of backgrounds and disciplines, and see and purchase some of their most recent works fresh from the site of creation.We will have our doors open from 11am to 6pm on both days. Our full list of demos, screenings, workshops, etc. taking place during the open studios will be posted shortly.

a week from today: Washington Walks tour of Bloomingdale -- Saturday, 06-06-2015

Click on the link to read the entire Washington Walks message.

Walking Tour: Get Local! Bloomingdale

Tucked between North Capitol Street and Second Street in northeast D.C. is an enclave of tree-lined streets and early twentieth-century brick row houses, many topped with conical towers and many built by the era’s dominant developer Harry Wardman. It’s known as Bloomingdale, named for a former estate that was divided and sold in 1889. Only two miles north of the U.S. Capitol, the area attracted development when the North Capitol streetcar line extended and a commute to downtown became possible. Bloomingdale’s mix of row houses, some elegant and spacious and others more modest, attracted a range of buyers. During the walk you’ll be introduced to many of the prominent residents who located there as well as to the architects who gave these blocks a distinctive character. Although Bloomingdale builders often put restrictions in deeds that stipulated houses could be occupied only by whites, the neighborhood’s location and housing stock made it especially attractive to black buyers, many who were employed at nearby Howard University. One was the attorney who helped abolish racially restricted housing nationwide–based on a case involving a property in Bloomingdale. We’ll show you where. We’ll also reveal the location of a “secret” park.

Led by Brian with special guest Sarah Shoenfeld, lead historian for the LeDroit Park/Bloomingdale Heritage Trail.
This walk is part of our Get Local! Saturday walks, a series of weekly walking tours that focus on D.C. neighborhoods and historic sites. Click here to see them all!

National Capital Area Choir concert at St. George's Episcopal Church -- Sunday, 05-31-2015

Subject: St George's presents National Capital Area Choir
Date: Fri, 29 May 2015 18:00:29 +0000
Please join us this Sunday at 3:00 PM for this special concert — an inspiring, high-energy gospel and Christian music event for all ages! Hope to see you there!

For more information, contact Rev Kent Marcoux at or 443-315-8124.

at the Washington Firehouse Restaurant -- today on Saturday, 05-30-2015: #PlayItCool dear summer...edition

See this tweet and pic:

9:59 AM - 27 May 2015

more instances of packages being stolen


Date: Fri, 29 May 2015 17:44:35 -0400
Subject: Warning: package theft on the unit block s st nw

Just letting you know that a package of mine was stolen today.  I saw it when I came home.  I made the mistake of not taking it in then.  I went out to walk the dog and it was gone when I came back.
I thought you could let the neighborhood know.

Date: Fri, 29 May 2015 21:49:32 -0400
Subject: Tired of common theft
Two small packages containing vitamins addressed to me were found in my neighbors' yard at the corner of Flagler and Adams NW.
I can only surmise that the packages were delivered to my house (front porch) and were picked up by the thieves who opened them and discovered that the contents were not appealing to them.  They threw the boxes and contents in my neighbors' yard.  One of the bottles is missing, but I'm going to look for it in the daylight tomorrow.

I'm wondering if we should pressure DC Water to install a camera since today it's packages and tomorrow it might be an attack on one of us.
This is obviously VERY disturbing.  In the fifteen years that I have owned a home on Flagler Place, I have never had any reason to be this concerned about my safety. Instead of painting murals on the doors to the construction area, DC Water should hire security and install lights and cameras.

Chakka Chan with Kool and the Gang at the Wolf Trap today, Saturday, 05-30-2015 -- tickets available

See this 05-29-2015 message:

i have tickets to Chakka Chan with Kool and the Gang at the WolfTrap Saturday!!!

$80 for two tickets to Wolftrap
Saturday may 29th
7pm, lawn seats
Byob and byofood!
I have electronic tickets
Email me at

Ward 5 Report dated 05-29-2015

Subject: The Ward 5 Report: One vote down, one to go
Date: Fri, 29 May 2015 15:25:45 -0500


May 29, 2015  •  John A Wilson Building 1350 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Suite 506 (202) 724-8028

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The Ward 5 Report

Legislative & Committee Updates

On Wednesday, May 26, the Council of the District of Columbia took its first vote on the Fiscal Year 2016 Budget. Councilmember McDuffie's Ward 5 and public safety budget priorities received unanimous support.
“I want to thank my colleagues on the Council for supporting my vision as the Councilmember for Ward 5 and Chair of the Committee on the Judiciary,” said McDuffie. “This budget demonstrates our commitment to ending homelessness, enhancing public safety, increasing our supply of affordable housing, and improving the quality of life for residents across the District of Columbia.”
Ward 5 Priorities
  • $2.75 million for the New York Avenue Streetscape Project, which will beautify, and enhance vehicular and pedestrian access along one of the District's most heavily traveled gateways;
  • $350,000 for the Ivy City Streetscape Project, a total of $1.35 million invested to create tree boxes, repair sidewalks, and plant trees throughout the neighborhood;
  • $150,000 to support Safe Shores, a Ward 5 organization that provides intervention and healing for children and families affected by abuse, trauma and violence; 
  • $105,000 to fund living wage increases for Clean Teams; 
  • $83,000 a year to provide youth dance programs in Brookland and Edgewood; and
  • Continued funding to create a four-acre green space in Eckington.

Ending Homelessness
The Council was able to supplement the Mayor’s proposed budget with an additional $10.1 million in funding to help end homelessness:
  • $1.8 million to ensure that another 115 individuals receive intensive housing and services through the Permanent Supportive Housing Program;
  • $2.3 million for the Targeted Affordable Housing Program, which will provide long-term vouchers through the Local Rent Supplement Program for an additional 180 chronically homeless individuals;
  • $5 million to the Local Rent Supplement Program, which supports tenant-based vouchers to provide affordable housing to 333 families currently on the wait list;
  • $500,000 to provide targeted services to minor-headed households experiencing homelessness; and
  • $500,000 to eliminate the proposed cut to the Emergency Rental Assistance Program (“ERAP”).
Affordable Housing
  • The extension of the Low Income Housing Tax Credit pilot program will give affordable housing developers an opportunity to actually take advantage of the program so that we can determine the viability of a local version of this successful federal tax credit.
Breweries, Wineries and Distilleries
  • Through the Budget Support Act, Councilmember McDuffie's Sidewalk Café Endorsement bill will be enacted. Ward 5 breweries and distilleries are one step closer to having the choice to apply for sidewalk café endorsements this summer.

The Council's Investments in Public Safety

In addition to the items highlighted above, the Council unanimously supported Councilmember McDuffie and the Committee on the Judiciary’s recommendations, which you can read more about by visiting
The Council's investments

Announcements from the D.C. Government

Safety tips with fireworks

Celebrate summer holidays safely and know what fireworks are legal and which are not in the District of Columbia.  Report the sale or use of illegal fireworks to DC Fire/EMS Department at (202) 727-1600 or 911. 
Get the facts about the law and how to handle fireworks safely by visiting

Retroactive discount on DDOE’s stormwater fee ending soon

Through the District Department of the Environment (DDOE)’s RiverSmart Rewards program, District properties with rain barrels, rain gardens, green roofs and pervious pavers, can receive discounts on a DC Water bill calculated back to the date of installation or May 1, 2009, whichever date is later.  Retroactive discounts are only available to properties eligible to use the program’s Simple Application. Most RiverSmart Homes participants will qualify to use the Simple Application.
The deadline to apply for retroactive Stormwater Fee discounts is July 31, 2015. Learn more by visiting

Afterschool Programs for 2015-2016 

In School Year 2015-2016, afterschool programs managed by the Office of Out of School Time Programs (OSTP) will once again be offered in 50 schools. Schools not participating in OSTP afterschool programs may offer their own programs to students.
To see the list of 50 schools and program start dates, visit

May is National Foster Care Month

About 1,000 District children and teens are living outside their birth homes under the care of the public child welfare system. Some 100 District youngsters are hoping to be adopted. All these young people deserve to grow up with the security, guidance and support only a family environment provides.
If you are interested in becoming a foster parent, you can register for an information session today by calling (202) 671-5683 or visiting

Remembering our Fallen Heroes


Fire Fighter Memorial Day

On Friday, May 29, Councilmember McDuffie joined the proud men and women of Fire and Emergency Medical Services and Local 36 to pay tribute to the District of Columbia's fallen heroes. 
For over 100 years, members of the Fireman’s Association of the District of Columbia set aside May 29 as a day of remembrance for District Fire Fighters who died in the line of duty. Every year, on May 29, members of the Association will gather at various locations in the District of Columbia and decorate sites of deceased members who made the ultimate sacrifice.

Community Bulletin Board

DOES Ward 5 Career Pre-Screening Event


Byte Back Community Computer Day

Byte Back

West Virginia Avenue Public Works Campus Master Plan

West Virginia Avenue

Community cleanup in Trinidad

Community Clean-up
Stay Connected
For more information, please visit or contact our office at (202) 724-8028
Follow Councilmember McDuffie at and/or

Friday, May 29, 2015

DC Water Highlander ~

See this tweet and pic:

DC Water

Today's been fun but all DC govs, you've been warned.
2:56 PM - 29 May 2015

Cafe Los Suenos back at Showtime Lounge this Saturday & Sunday !

Looking for a weekend treat? Come visit us at our pop up shop in Bloomingdale on Saturday and Sunday.

From 9 am to 1 pm.

St. George's Episcopal Church presents National Capital Area Choir

Subject: St George's presents National Capital Area Choir
Date: Fri, 29 May 2015 18:00:29 +0000

Please join us this Sunday at 3:00 PM for this special concert — an inspiring, high-energy gospel and Christian music event for all ages! Hope to see you there!

For more information, contact Rev Kent Marcoux at or 443-315-8124.

St George's Episcopal Church · 160 U St NW · Washington, DC 20001 · USA

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