Saturday, December 31, 2016

Safe and Happy New Year from the Bloomingdale Civic Association

See this 12-31-2016 message from the Bloomingdale Civic Association:

The Bloomingdale Civic Association wishes You and Yours a Safe and Happy New Year in 2017!

year-end donation request from Arcadia Food

From: Arcadia Center For Sustainable Food & Agriculture <>
Date: December 31, 2016 at 1:29:52 PM EST
Subject: The Arcadian's 2017 New Year’s Resolution List

(check all that apply, print, and stick on your refrigerator or bathroom mirror)

  Help veterans find new careers in farming

  Make sure everyone, like you, has access to great food

  Teach children to enjoy vegetables

  Support local farmers

  Collect freshly laid eggs

  Tone your triceps by hoeing

  Learn to grow your own food

  Watch the sunset from Arcadia Farm with a cocktail in hand and dirt under your fingernails

If any of these strike a chord with you…you’re definitely one of us.

Help make 2017 an even bigger year with a year-end donation. Your donation makes all of this possible.

With gratitude for your continued support –

Team Arcadia
Pam, Matt, Alicia, Erin, Jeremy, Katherine, LaRon & Morgan

Support our Mission
Please consider making a donation to Arcadia so that we may continue to provide services to children, small farmers, veterans, and low-income families throughout our region.

Tax deductible donations
may be made online 
through Paypal.

Donations may also
be mailed to:

Arcadia Food, Inc.
C/O Eagle Bank
277 South Washington St.
Alexandria, VA 22314

To arrange other donations, please contact Matt Mulder at or by phone: 202.365.0158

Arcadia Center for Sustainable Food & Agriculture 
is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, identified as
Arcadia Food, Inc.
(Tax ID 27-3611614) 

Copyright © 2016 Arcadia Center for Sustainable Food & Agriculture, All rights reserved.
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Our mailing address is:
Arcadia Center for Sustainable Food & Agriculture
9000 Richmond Highway
Alexandria, VA 22309


Happy New Year from Ward 5 Councilmember McDuffie

From: Councilmember Kenyan McDuffie [] On Behalf Of Councilmember Kenyan McDuffie
Sent: Saturday, December 31, 2016 3:32 PM
Subject: Happy New Year

Happy New Year!


As we turn the calendar, let extend my wishes for a happy and healthy 2017.

Happy New Year!


Samsara House 2023 at East Meets West Yoga: New Year's Morning Meditation Class: New Year, New Me

From: Cullen Kowalski []
Sent: Saturday, December 31, 2016 2:14 PM
Subject: Samsara House 2023 at East Meets West Yoga: New Year's Morning Meditation Class: New Year, New Me

New Year’s Morning Meditation Class!

New Year, New Me
Setting Positive Intentions

January 1, 2017
9:30AM - 10:45AM
at East Meets West Yoga Center, Vienna VA

With Bennett Crawford & Cullen Kowalski

“Learn key essential mindfulness skills and practices to begin your New Year with clarity, inspiration and purpose.”

New Year’s Day is a time for reflection and contemplation on the personal state of our life.  Go inward to our place of deepest consciousness as the most profound and powerful way to set an intention for the coming year.

This class is a teaser for the new monthly four-week meditation series starting January 8th.  (see website/flyer) :

Come join Bennett and Cullen first thing New Year’s Morning for a New Year, New Me!
(please arrive 15 minutes before the 9:30AM opening bell)

$10 - Suggested Donation

oh look: A new McMillan Twitter account called @McMillanParkDC

Look what I just stumbled upon -- a new Twitter account of @McMillanParkDC.

I assume that DMPED created this....yes / no ? 

Even if the city did not create this new Twitter account, is it intended to be the new DMPED-blessed Twitter account for the McMillan project?

Here is the associated logo:

I don't see an associated @McMillanParkDC Instagram account.

Here is a sample tweet from Mayor Bowser using the new @McMillanParkDC Twitter account -- regarding the recent McMillan groundbreaking event.

New Years Jazz Brunch at Big Bear Cafe


Happy New Year!
Come join us at Big Bear for a jazzy new years day 11am-4pm

No automatic alt text available.

Free for all!


Simone Baron, keys,
Percy White, bass
Joey Antico, drums

and other special guests

DC Zoning Commission Notice of Closed Meeting: VMP & DMPED on the zoning-related Remand from the DC Court of Appeals on McMillan

Here is the link to the DC Zoning Commission closed meeting announcement.

Recall that one remanded order was for zoning and the other two orders that were remanded were for historic preservation.

This ZC closed meeting notice addresses one of the three remanded order from the DC Court of Appeals. 

The remand news was posted at the Bloomingdale Neighborhood blog back on 12/08/2016.



last day to contribute to Crispus Attucks Park for 2016

See this 12-26-2016 message from the Crispus Attucks Development Corporation:

Consider Crispus Attucks Park as Part of Your Year-End Giving!
Dear Bloomingdale neighbors,

As we near the end of 2016, I ask that you consider Crispus Attucks Park as part of your year-end giving!
Crispus Attucks Park is one of the very few green spaces in Bloomingdale, and a tranquil spot to walk your dog, play with your kids, read a book, lay out in the sun, and spend time with friends.  The park gets no financial support from the DC Government.  The park is run by a neighborhood nonprofit, supported by entirely by the generosity and volunteer work of the Bloomingdale community.

Please consider a tax-deductible donation!
Happy Holidays!

Will Gomaa
President, Crispus Attucks Development Corporation (CADC)

Maria Fyodorova: If you want to make a donation in Tricia's honor...

See this Facebook post from LeDroit Park resident Maria Fyodorova:

Friday, December 30, 2016

Yoga District: "In honor of Tricia: We'll be holding community gatherings for healing, advocacy letter writing & meditation Thursdays at Bloomingdale"

See this tweet from Yoga District:

NBC4 Washington: "Friends of Slain Actor, Yoga Instructor Raise Money for Other TheaterProfessionals in Her Memory"

Click on the link to read the entire NBC4 Washington article.

Friends of a D.C. actor and yoga instructor who went missing Christmas Day -- and was later found beaten and strangled to death in her car -- have founded a crowd-funding site in her memory, devoted to paying for health insurance for other D.C. theater professionals. 

Friends of Tricia McCauley said on their YouCaring site that Mccauley, who was self-employed, was "often without health insurance."

McCauley eventually qualified for insurance under the Actor's Equity Association union, but others may need help paying premiums. "The intent is to have an ongoing endowment, not a one-time award," the site reads.

As of Friday afternoon, it had raised almost $25,000. 

McCauley was reported missing after she didn't appear at a friend's house for dinner on Sunday, then missed a flight the next day. The search for her and her white Toyota Scion IQ lasted until early Tuesday morning.

pitmaster Shawn McWhirter back on deck at DCity Smokehouse

See this Instagram message from DCity Smokehouse, which will re-open on Wednesday, 01-04-2016:

Mayor Bowser: "Can't wait for DCity Smokehouse to reopen Support this local business in the new year!"

Here you go: