Tuesday, May 31, 2016

MPD: "Person(s) of Interest Sought in Two Sexual Abuse Offenses" - unit block of R Street NW

From: MPD-5D@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Tuesday, May 31, 2016 4:49 PM
To: MPD-5D@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [MPD-5D] RE: Person(s) of Interest Sought in Two Sexual Abuse Offenses

Person(s) of Interest Sought in Two Sexual Abuse Offenses

(Washington, DC)- The Metropolitan Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division, Sexual Assault Unit seeks the public’s assistance in identifying and locating a suspect or suspects in connection with two Sexual Abuse offenses that occurred at the following:
  • On Sunday, April 3, 2016, in the Unit block of R Street, Northwest, at approximately 2:00 am, a suspect approached a victim from behind and sexually assaulted her, and then fled the scene. (Second Degree Sexual Abuse)
    • The suspect is described as a black male with short hair in his mid-30s to 40s, about 5’7” to 5’11” tall, wearing a neutral colored jacket and jeans.  
  • On Wednesday, May 25, 2016, in the Unit block of R Street, Northwest,  at approximately 2:30 am, a suspect approached a victim from behind and sexually assaulted her, and then fled the scene. (Third Degree Sexual Abuse)
    • The suspect is described as a black male who was bald, in his late 20s to 30s, about 5’6’’ to 5’7’’ tall, wearing a white shirt.   

The Metropolitan Police Department is currently investigating both offenses and attempting to determine if the offenses are connected.                                                                                               

Anyone who has information regarding this case should call police at 202-727-9099.  Additionally, information may be submitted to the TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.  The Metropolitan Police Department currently offers a reward of up to $1,000 to anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for an assault committed in the District of Columbia.

Common Good City Farm: Check out our upcoming Farm--to-Table Cooking Workshops

From: LeDroitPark@yahoogroups.com [mailto:LeDroitPark@yahoogroups.com]
Sent: Tuesday, May 31, 2016 2:31 PM
To: ledroitpark@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [LeDroitPark] Check out our Upcoming Farm--to-Table Cooking Workshops! [1 Attachment]


[Attachment(s) from Josephine Chu included below]

Hi Everyone,

Come check out our upcoming Farm-to-Table cooking workshop series!

Are you part of a CSA and unsure how to use certain vegetables? Or are
you looking for new & creative ways to use that kale?
Or are you simply looking for quick and affordable ways to prepare
healthy meals for the week?

Join us to meet Mi Ae Lipe, Author of Bounty from the Box: The CSA Farm
Cookbook, to get inspired with new ideas to use those vegetables with a
talk & cooking demo using one of the recipes from her book!
Copies of her cookbook will be available for sale.

Bounty from the Box Book Signing & Cooking
Saturday, June 4, 11 am - 12 pm
Register here: http://bit.ly/22nG1tX

This is the Kick-off Event for a 3-Part Farm-to-Table Cooking workshop

Spring into Healthy Cooking Pt. 1
Wednesday, June 8, 5:30 - 7:30 pm
Register: http://bit.ly/1QCVtdg

Summer: Cooking Produce at its Peak Pt. 2
Wednesday, July 27, 5:30 - 7:30 pm
Register: http://bit.ly/1SvnQQo

Fall Forward Cooking Pt. 3
Wednesday, September 28, 5:30 - 7:30 pm
Register: http://bit.ly/21hnCyq

Register for the 3- Part Healthy Cooking Workshop Series:

Feel free to email me if you have any questions.

Josephine Chu
Program and Outreach Coordinator
Common Good City Farm
V Street between 2nd and 4th Streets, NW
Washington, DC 20001
202-559-7513 (office)


Common Good City Farm's mission is to grow food, educate, and help
low-income DC community members meet their food needs. Our programs
provide hands-on training in food production, healthy eating, and
environmental sustainability.

Federal employee? Our CFC# is 74984.

Signup for our e-newsletter: http://commongoodcityfarm.org/join

Showtime's ABRA case for expansion of total occupancy of 78 with 46 seats - today, Tuesday, 05-31-2016

Here is an item from ANC5E09 Commissioner Dianne Barnes's current News to Use newsletter:

Tuesday, May 31st, ABRA- License #089186 -Case #16-PRO-00038, Spo-dee-o-dee, LLC t/a Showtime, 113 Rhode Island Avenue, NW, Retailer Class CT, Substantial Change (expansion of premises with total occupancy of 78 with 46 seats)

ANC5E resolution for the G2 bus zone restoration at the corner of 2nd and Bryant Street NW

Here is an item from the current News to Use newsletter from ANC5E09 Commissioner Dianne Barnes:

ANC5E Resolution for the G2 Bus Zone Restoration at the corner of 2nd and Bryant Street NW.  On May 10th, Sean stated that prior to restoring the bus stop DDOT is working to make the area compliant with the requirements of the federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  Essentially, this requires the installation of a clear 5-foot by 8-foot landing pad at the stop.  We are working with our sidewalk improvement team to get this scheduled inserted into the work plan as soon as possible.  Once the landing pad is installed, we can restore the bus stop.  Please let me know if there is any additional information I can provide.  Sean C. Egan, Deputy Associate Director for Transit Operations, Progressive Transportation Services Administration, DDOT, 55 M Street SE, Suite 500, O.2/671-1358, M.2/763-8564, F.2/673-1733,
sean.egan2@dc.gov, Web Site: ddot.dc.gov

see this News to Use Newsletter from ANC5E09 Commissioner Dianne Barnes

From: Barnes, Dianne (SMD 5E09) [mailto:5E09@anc.dc.gov]
Sent: Monday, May 30, 2016 10:44 PM
To: Barnes, Dianne (SMD 5E09) <5E09@anc.dc.gov>
5E09 SMD News U Can Use

Community Awareness:  Please review and share.

Respectfully Submitted By,

C. Dianne Barnes, Commissioner
Cell: 202-409-7155
Email:  5E09@anc.dc.gov

Monday, May 30, 2016

this Wednesday, 06-01-2016, is the deadline for the Bloomingdale Civic Association 2016 scholarship applications

The deadline for the 2016 Bloomingdale Civic Association (BCA) Scholarship applications is this Wednesday, June 1, 2016.

This year the BCA is awarding two $1,500 scholarships to students accepted to or currently enrolled in an accredited college, university, or vocational-technical program for the Fall 2016 semester.

Eligible applicants must:
- Reside within the District-recognized boundaries of Bloomingdale (see map) AND/OR be a student or alumni of McKinley or Dunbar H.S.;
- Have a 2.5 or above GPA for the most recently completed academic year; and,
- Be accepted to or enrolled in an accredited college, university, or vocational/technical program for the Fall 2015 semester.

**Applicants (or whose parent or guardian) who are members of the BCA at the time of application are eligible for additional points on their application** Click here to find out more about membership in the BCA.

Applications are due by June 1, 2016. Recipients will be announced at the June 20, 2015 BCA meeting.

starting this Wednesday, 06-01-2016: Common Good City Farm's 4-Session Urban Herbal Gardening Apprentice Program

From: Tricia McCauley
Sent: Tuesday, May 17, 2016 10:51 AM
4-Session Urban Herbal Gardening Apprentice Program at Common Good City Farm

Begins June 1st ! 

Compliment your herbal studies with hands-on growing and harvesting experience, and create deep bonds with medicinal plants by interacting with them as they grow. Over these four summer evenings at the farm, you’ll learn basic botany and gardening techniques, you’ll take home seedlings to start your own garden if you like, and you’ll harvest a lot of plants to create teas, oils, and tinctures.

Some of the 50 medicinal herbs growing on the farm include holy basil, boneset, calamus, mugwort, passionflower, nettles, comfrey, yarrow, angelica, and so many mints!  

Herbalist Tricia McCauley is a longtime Bloomingdale resident, and has been growing and tending the herbs at Common Good City Farm for 7 seasons.  

Wednesdays 6:30-8pm, June 1, June 15, July 13, and August 10. This program is sponsored by Sky House Yoga; cost is $180, or $120 for Sky House Herbal Apprentices & graduates.  


Tricia McCauley
(202) 812-2342

Eckington Civic Assn to vote on continuing exploration of Historic District designation status on Monday, 06-06-2016

Note that the agenda of the Monday, 06-06-2016, Eckington Civic Association meeting includes a vote by ECA membership on whether to continue exploring becoming a Historic District.

Hi neighbors,

I hope to see you all at next week's ECA meeting!

Eckington Civic Association Meeting
Monday, June 6, 2016, 7:00pm
The Summit at St. Martin’s, 116 T Street NE

1.  Committee reports

2.  Updates from elected officials

3.  Vote on continuing exploration of Historic Designation status

NOTE: If you can't attend the meeting and want to vote on this issue, learn how here: https://eckingtoncivicassociation.org/2016/05/16/vote-on-whether-to-continue-exploring-historic-designation/  

Votes are due by Sunday, June 5, 9pm.
You must be an ECA member to vote.

4.  Safety report - MPD

5.  Allocation of $15,000 to homeless or chemical dependency agencies in Eckington

Next Eckington Civic Association Meeting: Monday, July 11, 2016

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Memorial Day 2016

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Happy Sunday from Big Bear Cafe !

See this Instagram gram from Big Bear Cafe:

it's BISCUITS SUNDAY at Meats & Foods

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MPD: Robbery - 1500 block North Capitol St NW

From: MPD-5D@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Sunday, May 29, 2016 4:52 AM
To: MPD-5D@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [MPD-5D] Robbery- 1500 block N Capitol St NW

To the Fifth District Community,

On Saturday, May 28, 2016, at approximately 10:58PM the victim was walking southbound in the 1500 block of North Capitol Street NW when Suspect 1 asked for a dollar which the victim ignored his request.  The victim was then surrounded by two additional suspects when Suspect 2 grabbed the victims purse from her shoulder.  The 3 suspects fled on foot onto P Street NW.


Suspect 1: black male, 16-17 years of age, 5’6”-5’8” tall, flat top hair, wearing a black shirt and dark colored pants

Suspect 2: black male, 16-17 years of age, 5’6”-5’8” tall, flat top hair, wearing a black shirt and black cargo shorts

Suspect 3: black male, 16-17 years of age, 5’6”-5’8” tall, flat top hair, wearing a black shirt and black pants

Any persons with information regarding this crime may contact the Fifth District Detectives’ Office at 202-698-0260, or the MPD Command Information Center at 202-727-9099. Reference CCN# 16-086-100.

Persons with information may also anonymously text via cell phone to 50411. Text, photo and video messages are monitored by members of the department 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Tips on serious or violent crimes will be investigated by members of the department. If you would like a police response for any incident, please call 911. (Because the tip line is anonymous, the sender will not receive a response to the original message. The anonymous text tip line is not an emergency number. If you witness a crime in progress or have an emergency that requires the police, please call 911.)

Friday, May 27, 2016

Bloomingdale Farmers Market: The thrilling adventures of strawbs and shrooms

From: Robin Shuster
Sent: Friday, May 27, 2016 6:32 PM
Subject: Fwd: The thrilling adventures of strawbs and shrooms


Hi BFM friends,

Strawberries will be at all the stands at last so taste around:  lots of varieties.  Strawberry picnic, strawberry syrup, strawberry ice cream or granita, strawberry shortcake, strawberry and spinach salad, strawberry and yogurt, just strawberries...

Jonathan Bardzik, our amazing chef at market,  is cooking up a storm  (not the one that may be moving up the coast Monday). Oyster mushrooms with fresh mint. Strawberries with Keswick's ricotta cheese and fresh pasta from our friends at Cucina Al Volo.  Dried mushrooms with baby bok choy, snap peas and miso. Asparagus with radishes and scallions.  He gives great tips and big samples.  Don't miss him.

Grill Everything this weekend: asparagus, broccoli, bok choy, chard.   Burgers or sausages, of course, but the Washington Post has also put together a nice list of
vegetarian recipes that go to head to head with our carnivorous friends: Play with the vegetarian po' boy that uses the new summer squash with one of Keswick cheeses; grilled cabbage and grilled kohlrabi look particularly good.  I will be making yogurt dips with mint and garlic for our BBQ-- great with grilled meats or vegetables.

New this week:

  • Summer Squash from the field
  • Buns and Rolls at Pano
  • Broccoli
  • Kombucha is back
  • Memorial Day Pickle Party Special:  Buy one tall container and get the second at half price.  Yes, you will go through two containers of the half sours or crispy koshers at your barbecues.
  • Pies for the People: Whisked, of course.
DID YOU KNOW that ALL of Whisked crusts are made by just ONE guy who comes in to the bakery to make all the crusts for all the pies and quiches?   (Hope she has insured his hands)
Reid: Besides 5 or 6 different varieties of strawberries, there will be apples and herbs.  Grate apples and kohlrabi for the best slaw.
Mycolumbia Mushrooms are growing golden as well as white and gray oyster mushrooms now.
Truck Patch has the sausages and roasts and bacon.
Keswick Creamery:  Mark (co owner and co cheesemaker) brings great melting cheeses for all your Memorial Day recipes.  Wallaby. Vermeer. Cheddar. Lesher are just a few of the 20 different cheeses they will have Sunday.  As you know, I swear by their yogurt; 2 quarts a week.

The Veg: Asparagus leads the list at
Truck Patch and Garner.  Please grill it.  Broccoli and summer squash start this weekend.  If you have not tried kohlrabi, it makes the best slaw but it is also good grilled. Napa cabbage, bok choy, tai-tso, chards, kales, mustards, collards, amazing spinach,  sugar snap peas, baby beets, radishes.  Mesclun, head lettuce and little Gem romaine, arugula.  Mountain View has some gorgeous greens.

TIP: Sugar Snap peas are great boiled in salted water and then drained and tossed with shredded mint and olive oil.

Flowers and Plants:  Check out the stands for Herbs in abundance, get yours started now for use all summer.  Mint for ice tea and mojitos, basil for tomato & goat cheese salad,  rosemary or sage with grilled pork chops, Greek oregano loves Spinach. Lemon Verbena grows and grows, makes wonderful tea and dried, a great citrusy spice. Chives go with everything. Annuals are ready for your window boxes and patio pots, hanging baskets too.   Did you plant your basil too early?  Replant some more.

Condiments for the weekend at
Number 1 Sons: Besides the pickles, you need kimchi and spring ramp kraut (or one of the other krauts or curtidoes), the asparagus with tarragon and orange peel, pickled carrots, fermented green salsa, the curried beets, pickled jalapenos...

Kimchi deviled eggs are so good. Perfect picnic food.

Dessert:  So you're bringing dessert.  Jenna's pies are exactly what you want to bring to your feasts.  Strawberry Lemon, Strawberry rhubarb, Rhubarb, Apple,  Salted Caramel Apple, Seas Salt Chocolate Chess.  Asparagus ad Goat Cheese. Bacon, Cheddar and Onion. Southwestern Spinach.
Cucina al Volo fresh pastas and sauces and soups.  4 minute meals that don't heat up the kitchen and taste like Matteo and Daniele's mother took over your kitchen.
Panorama:  stop there for your rolls and buns and baguettes and sandwich breads.  In fact all your breads. Nibble a croissant or a scone.

Bike House NEWS: will  be back soon but we need more volunteers.  Kara is the new host and she says:
The Bike House has been helping people fix their bikes at the Bloomingdale Farmers' Market for the past 6 years. We teach basic repairs, including how to lube chains, put air in tires, and patch flats. The Bike House is an all-volunteer operation that relies on support from the community to exist. Unfortunately, a number of our volunteers have moved out of the area since last season and we now need your help to get the clinic up and running again!

The Bike House clinic at the Bloomingdale Farmers' Market will run every other Sunday from 11am-1pm starting on June 12.

Experience is a plus, but not necessary as we provide training to our mechanics.

If you are interested in joining our group of volunteers, please email us at
See you Sunday

Robin and the Teds.

Produce Plus restarts in a week.

under construction at 2nd & Florida Avenue NW: DCity Smokehouse!

See this Instagram gram:

here is the Powerpoint presentation from last night's DC Water 1st Street Tunnel Forum meeting

at Old Engine 12 tomorrow, Saturday, 05-28-2016: Comics Against Humanity

Comics Against Humanity comes to Old Engine 12 on Saturday, 5/28/2016

You ever try playing Cards Against Humanity … with a group of comics?

Granted, some things can’t be unheard, but it’s the laughs that have made Comics Against Humanity such a wildly popular gathering in D.C. On Saturday, May 28th, the show takes its outrageous hilarity up to Bloomingdale for the first time, making its debut at Old Engine 12 Restaurant (1626 N. Capitol St., NW).

Doors open upstairs at 6pm, with Old Engine 12 offering a fantastic selection of food and drink options. At 7pm, host David Coulter kicks off the show, alongside D.C. comedic heavyweights Chelsea Shorte, Jesse Thomas, and Dee Ahmed. A portion of the proceeds go to benefit N Street Village (nstreetvillage.org), helping to provide homeless and low-income women with transitional shelter, recovery housing, and other essential services.

For tickets, click on the link below, and select ”May 28th” under “Upcoming Events”

Organize to Save McMillan Park this Summer! meeting -- Saturday, 05-28-2016

See this McMillan-related item from an E-newsletter from EmpowerDC:

Organize to Save McMillan Park this Summer!
Saturday, May 28th
3:30-5:00 PM
Shaw Library, 1630 7th St,NW

Save McMillan Action Coalition organizing meeting -- Preparing for a Summer to Save our Park.  

RSVP here or contact smac.dc@gmail.com 202-810-2768

"hiring all positions" today at ANXO Cidery and Pintxos Bar

See this tweet and image:

We're hiring, and we want to meet you! Meet us at our new space with your resume- there will be on site interviews!
4:53 PM - 23 May 2016

list of plantings by street address - provided last night at the DC Water 1st Street Tunnel Forum meeting

See this tweet and image from last night's DC Water 1st Street Tunnel Forum meeting held at St. George's Episcopal Church:

Robbie Thompson@robbiethompson 12 hours ago
🌳 First St Tunnel project restoration plan includes planting 35 trees
9:08 PM - 26 May 2016 

Evening Star 1913: McMillan reference

See this tweet and image:

Paul Cerruti@pauljcerruti 21 minutes ago
8:29 AM - 27 May 2016 

This Month at Samsara House 2023 - June 2016

From: Cullen Kowalski
Sent: Thursday, May 26, 2016 10:46 PM
Subject: This Month at Samsara House 2023 - June 2016

Our innovative mindfulness class offered 
at East meets West Yoga in Vienna, Va

Sunday June 5th - 2:00 - 5:00PM

Mindfulness has become very trendy these days because it is known to have many benefits for our overall health and well-being. Many studies indicate how mindfulness can reduce stress and improve our overall wellness. In this workshop, you will to not only learn tools on how to reduce stress and improve wellness but you will also learn to develop a deeper trust and wisdom within and take mindful awareness “off the cushion” into your daily life. In this workshop, you will learn insights, tools and practices to become more present in life and discover its true value when you engage in “interpersonal” mindfulness or mindful mutuality with others. Mindfulness is not just a solo activity we engage in once in the morning and once at night; it’s a way of being in the world from a deeper place of trust, wisdom and compassion thus transforming the very way we engage with each other on a daily basis. [Read More]

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This Month at Samsara House 2023
- June 2016 -


Mindfulness for Daily Living: Discover A Deeper Trust & Wisdom Within You with Bennett Crawford
2:00PM - 5:00PM
Cost $30.00 preregistered; $40.00 at the door
Read More/Sign-up: https://goo.gl/yOFPQ0

Open "Fireside" Chat Awakening Circle with Bennett Crawford and Cullen Kowalski
7:30PM - 9:30PM
Cost $5 - Tea and Conscious Snacks Served
Download Flyer: https://bit.ly/OpenFireside
Download 2016 Fireside Chat Calendar: https://goo.gl/KyM8q4

(2008 post card)

Pop-up Meditation at Bloomingdale Farmer's Market (come try it!)
We're going to try this again!  We had to leave early for our May appearance because of high winds.  Come learn how to meditate within a rapidly changing world.  From traditional meditation and mindfulness to the leading edge of meditation, come learn how to meditate for a new world to blossom all around you, come learn how to live a more authentic conscious life, come learn how to become part of building the awakened society our hearts know is possible.  
9AM-1PM - Sign-up on the spot, one or more 15 Minute Experiences of Guided Meditation

A Radical Introduction to the Leading Edge of Meditation (offered monthly!)
2:00PM - 5:30PM - A 3.5 Hour Workshop
Cost $45-$40 - Tea and Conscious Snacks Served
Download Flyer: https://bit.ly/IntroMed
Download 2016 Workshop Calendar: https://goo.gl/KyM8q4

DALAI LAMA AWAKENING - Conscious Film Night May 2016 (D.C. Premiere!)
A poetic revisioning of Dalai Lama Renaissance, Narrated by Harrison Ford
7:30PM - 10:00PM
Cost $5 - Tea and Conscious Snacks Served
Watch Trailers/Download Flyer: https://goo.gl/VT85Mi
Download 2016 Film Calendar: https://goo.gl/KyM8q4

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Mindfulness Summer Retreat

Math and Mindfulness for Life! Summer Camp, ages 11-13 (Washington, DC)
with Kaira Jewel Lingo (former nun at Thich Nhat Hanh’s Plum Village Mindfulness Practice Center) and James Gaines, Jr., Math teacher, tutor and specialist.
* Improve math skills
* Learn mindfulness
* Decrease anxiety and stress
* Increase math confidence
Sign up now to learn and have fun!

Cost $70-$35 per student
Read More/Sign-up: http://goo.gl/jfw2Bg

Kundalini Yoga Locations in D.C.
Sunrise Kundalini with Jiwan Shakti Kaur
6:30AM - 7:30 AM @ Lighthouse Yoga, Petworth, D.C.
Reserve space: https://secure.yogareg.com/ghydc/pub?action=viewdropinclasslist
Cost $17 Drop In

Kundalini Yoga, Gong and Meditation with Doris Ramjot Kaur and friends
8:15AM - 10:00AM @ Yoga House, Dupont Circle, D.C.
No need to register: http://yogahousestudio.com/location/
e-mail: Ramjot Kaur for questions: dorisgermany@comcast.net
By Donation


Kundalini Yoga Class (Rotating Instructors)
8:30AM - 9:45AM @ Bloombars, Columbia Heights D.C.
No need to register: http://www.bloombars.com/event/kundalini-yoga-class-rotating-instructors
$10 Requested Donation
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About Samsara House 2023, (est. 2013)

What we do
Offering extraordinary experiences from the leading-edge of healing, connection and awakening. Beginner to advanced workshops and integrated programs for individuals, communities, schools and corporations. [ ... ] 

● creating space for healing, connection and awakening

● developing the ability to tap into the full potential of human life

● activating the next evolutionary level of consciousness

Guiding Principles



You never change things by fighting the existing reality.  To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete. ~ Buckminster Fuller

Be the change you wish to see in the world. ~ Gandhi

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