Saturday, June 30, 2018

here are the 4th of July holiday hours for Meats and Foods

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today's history bite: Marie Beale, wife of Truxtun Beale (grandson of the Beales and Truxtuns of BloomingdaleDC and Truxton Circle), bequeathed Decatur House to the National Trust for Historic Preservation

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Open Houses in and around Bloomingdale scheduled for 6/30 and 7/1/2018

2032 Flagler Pl NW is listed at $1,249,900.
The featured listing is a house in Bloomingdale. The agents representing the seller are Kymber Loving Menkiti and Victoria Gergoff with Keller Williams Capital Properties. See the links below for more details and open house times.

SATURDAY 6/30/2018 Open House list
Map of Saturday Open Houses

SUNDAY 7/1/18 Open House list
Map of Sunday Open Houses

*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.

gunshots on the unit block of Bryant Street NW -- last night, Friday, 06-29-2018

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Friday, June 29, 2018

MPD: Persons and Vehicle of Interest in Armed Robbery on the 100 block of Florida Avenue NW -- back on Wednesday, 06-20-2018

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DIY chamomile + lavender body lotion, ginger beer, and community dinner at Common Good City Farm

Sent: Friday, June 29, 2018 6:35 PM
Subject: [LeDroitPark] DIY Chamomile + Lavender Body Lotion, Ginger Beer, and Community Dinner at Common Good City Farm

Hi Everyone,

Join us at the Farm for an upcoming event!

Note, we will NOT have a Farm Market on Wednesday, July 4. Instead, come to our Farm Market on Thursday, July 5 from 3 - 7 pm. 

Tuesday, July 10, 6 - 8 pm
DIY Chamomile + Lavender Body Lotion

Join Sam Pollack, founder of Bereginya, and discover the rewarding process and the countless benefits of making your own body lotion from five simple ingredients and herbs harvested right at Common Good!

Thursday, July 12, 6 - 8 pm
Intro to Fermentation: Ginger Beer

Join Rachel Armistead, co-founder of The Sweet Farm and avid soda lover, to make your own lightly fermented ginger beer (and other sodas) with less sugar, natural ingredients and seasonal flavorings. Attendees will leave with a how-to guide, a handmade ginger bug (wild soda culture), and recipe ideas for a summertime's worth of sweet, delicious fizz! 

Thursday, July 19, 6 - 8 pm
Community Dinner

Join us for our Community Dinner, featuring dishes created by our Summer Youth Program and LEAF participants using our farm-fresh produce.  

Many thanks!

Josephine Chu
Program & Outreach Manager
Common Good City Farm
V Street between 2nd & 4th Streets, NW
Washington, DC 20001
202-559-7513 (office)
631-355-2348 (cell)
mailing address: PO Box 26030 Washington, DC 20001

neighbor seeking referrals for a local experienced and reasonably priced seamstress or tailor for work on men & women's clothing alterations and for sewing scarves/ascots and pillowcases

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Looking for good recommendations on a local experienced and reasonably priced seamstress or tailor  for work on men & women clothing alterations and for sewing scarves/ascots and pillowcases with a local designer's fabric.                 

Please provide us advice and contact information at                                                        
Much appreciated and early Happy and Safe Fourth of July to all

come out to Cultural DCs Mobile Art Gallery this evening at the Joe Mamo lot

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North Capitol Main Street's Small Biz Summit

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here's your reason to visit Spark at 12: push pops!

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"DC is shifting more than $21 million in capital funds from the McMillan project to the Saint Elizabeths East Campus project"

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Common Good City Farm: DIY chamomile + lavendar body lotion -- Tuesday, 07-10-2018

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Thursday, June 28, 2018

Ward 5 Report: Award-winning young authors from Ward 5

From: Councilmember Kenyan R. McDuffie On Behalf Of Councilmember Kenyan R. McDuffie
Sent: Thursday, June 28, 2018 3:33 PM
Subject: Ward 5 Report: Award-Winning Young Authors from Ward 5


I am excited to share that 10 of our best and brightest youth recently received national recognition as co-authors of a new book, "
The Day Tajon Got Shot." These remarkable young women, all between the ages of 11 and 13 when they began writing the book, received the Gold INDIES Award in the category of Child Authors (under 17). Their work on the book began in March of 2015, through a teen writing program developed by Beacon House, an after-school education and youth development nonprofit in the Edgewood community of Ward 5.  The 10 teen authors launched their book in March 2017 and since then have received local and national recognition.

Beacon House’s ten teen authors were inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement and for two years, they met on Friday afternoons to brainstorm, write, review, and edit their work. They began with one central question: What really happens in a community when a black youth is the victim of violence by police?

These brilliant young ladies have represented their families, Beacon House, Ward 5, and the District of Columbia well. I would like to congratulate T'Asia Bates, J'yona Calloway, Reiyanna Davis, Jonae Haynesworth, Makiya Holmes, Rose McKoy, Najae Purvis, Serenity Summers, Jeanet Teneyck, and Temil Whipple on their well-deserved recognition and look forward to following them as they continue to succeed in their future endeavors.

In Service,


Kenyan in the Community

5th District Safe Summer Kickoff - Friday, June 29

Metropolitan Police Department 5th District Community Outreach Unit, in collaboration with Paul Winestock of Saving Our Next Generation, presents a Safe Summer Kickoff. Come and enjoy free food, music from MPD’s Side By Side Band, moon bounce for the youth, employment vendors, and an opportunity to ask questions of law enforcement.

DATE: Friday, June 29, 2018
TIME: Noon - 4:00 pm
LOCATION: 1311 Rhode Island Avenue NE

Trash & Recycling Collections to Begin at 6:00 am Throughout Summer

Summer has arrived in the District and so has the hot weather. With this in mind, trash and recycling crews from the Department of Public Works (DPW) will be starting their daily collection routes one hour earlier at 6 am. The earlier collection time will remain in effect for the entire summer, ending Friday, August 31.

With summer temperatures often climbing above 90°, DPW wants to give their crews the ability to start a little earlier in the day when it’s cooler. By starting collections earlier throughout the full summer, our goal is to make things simpler for the residents we serve.

To make sure trash and recycling are out for pick-up at the earlier time, DPW’s customers can put their items out starting at 6:30 pm the day before their collections are to be made. Trash and recycling containers should be removed from public space by 8 pm on the collection day or a sanitation citation may be issued.

Residents are also advised to write or paint your address (including street name and number) on at least two sides of your containers using a bold, bright color that attracts attention and distinguishes your containers from your neighbors' containers. This helps prevent theft and ensures that your get your correct cans back after pickup. 

Spark at 12's Guava Rum Oxtails and Smoked Cheddar Mac 'n' Cheese hightlighted in the Washington City Paper Food issue

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