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Bread Furst founder a James Beard semifinalist

Bread Furst founder a James Beard semifinalist

Bread Furst founder Mark Furstenberg is in the running for a prestigious national culinary prize: The James Beard Award.

Furstenberg is a semifinallist in the “Outstanding Baker” category.

As the Washington Post points out, the list of semifinalists will be significantly whittled down in late March ahead of the …

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The real scoop on the UDC community college’s move

The real scoop on the UDC community college’s move

by Marlene Berlin

NBC4’s Mark Segraves reported last week that UDC could move its community college from its downtown campus to Van Ness. That’s not the only potential outcome, however.

What is clear is that UDC’s community college cannot afford to stay at its headquarters at 801 …

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Windom Place’s ‘warrior tree’ shows signs of wear

Windom Place’s ‘warrior tree’ shows signs of wear

by Marlene Berlin

The “warrior tree,” a magnificent oak, has guarded the intersection of Connecticut Avenue and Windom Place for many years.

The Van Ness Vision Committee gave the tree its nickname because it fights every day to survive, surrounded in on all sides by concrete and asphalt …

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ANC 3F urges DC regulators to extract more concessions from Pepco-Exelon merger

ANC 3F urges DC regulators to extract more concessions from Pepco-Exelon merger

The five commissioners present at ANC 3F’s February 17th meeting unanimously passed a resolution opposing the Pepco-Exelon merger as is filed.

Exelon and Pepco need approval from the DC Public Service Commission and its counterparts in other states to proceed with the merger, and have been making concessions and commitments …

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City pledges Murch funds for 2016; Parents remain skeptical after previous delays

City pledges Murch funds for 2016; Parents remain skeptical after previous delays

by Deirdre Bannon
Current Newspapers correspondent

Reprinted, with permission, from the February 18th edition of the Northwest Current. Download the newspaper here.

Newly appointed deputy mayor for education Jennifer Niles is promising that the $65 million needed for Murch Elementary School’s full modernization will be delivered in the …

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On the Metro, an unexpected musical gift

On the Metro, an unexpected musical gift

by Ann Elkington

Scene: A Red Line metro car, mid-afternoon on a weekday.

As the Shady Grove train pulled into the Judiciary Square station, I could hear faint music and just figured it was some kid’s iPhone cranked up. I stepped into the train car and found a young man in his …

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A wise visitor on 29th Street

A wise visitor on 29th Street

Many of us have been hearing the distinctive call of a barred owl around the 29th Street/Audobon Terrace area, but lucky neighbors Joel, Ashley and Oliver Frushone are some of the few who’ve laid eyes on the beautiful bird. And thanks to Joel, here is a photo to prove it!

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Wilson teachers on the former principal’s failings, and what they want in their next leader

Wilson teachers on the former principal’s failings, and what they want in their next leader

by Nora Pehrson

In the middle of December, Wilson Senior High School’s then-principal revealed that DCPS would not be renewing his contract for the following school year. Just eleven days later, Pete Cahall resigned, effective immediately. Unaware of the machinations of downtown, Wilson faculty had been conducting …

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This cold weather really is for the birds

This cold weather really is for the birds

by Marjorie Rachlin

Have you noticed the mallard ducks swimming lazily in Rock Creek when it’s cold and there is snow on the ground?
“Why aren’t they freezing?” a friend asked.
I went to the web to find out. It turns out that birds have several different kinds of feathers …

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The crash that closed the Van Ness Giant Friday

The crash that closed the Van Ness Giant Friday

The Van Ness Giant was closed for a time Friday.
#BREAKING Giant at Van Ness evacuated.
— Donna Leinwand Leger (@DonnaLeinwand) February 13, 2015

Because this happened:
PHOTO 2 txptd after car smashes into Giant store in parking garage. @nbcwashington #BREAKING pic.twitter.com/3e2RMOylEq
— Darcy Spencer (@darcyspencer) February 13, 2015

Another …

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The opposition’s view of the Exelon/Pepco merger, and how you can weigh in

The opposition’s view of the Exelon/Pepco merger, and how you can weigh in

Andrea Molod, one of ANC 3F’s new commissioners and the owner of a rooftop solar system, will introduce a resolution at 3F’s meeting Tuesday recommending that DC’s regulators reject the Exelon-Pepco merger.

Molod invited an opponent of the merger to speak at the commission’s January 20th meeting. She recaps the …

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Photos: More work on Linnean and Broad Branch streams project

Photos: More work on Linnean and Broad Branch streams project

by Marlene Berlin

The restoration work on the Linnean and Broad Branch streams is complete but for a few finishing touches. Some of that work happened last weekend.

After finding Linnean Avenue at Broad Branch Road closed the …

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‘Northwest Current’ Viewpoint: Van Ness efforts aim to capture the potential

‘Northwest Current’ Viewpoint: Van Ness efforts aim to capture the potential

The Northwest Current covered the January 31st Van Ness Vision Framework workshop in its February 4th issue, and this Viewpoint, written to add more context to that article, appears in the February 11th edition of the paper. We reprint it here with permission from Current …

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UDC JazzAlive Events – Spring 2015

Spring is just around the corner, and UDC JazzAlive will be serenading us into spring with this line up of free Jazz events at the UDC Performing Arts Center. Get your calendars out, mark the date, and plan to stop in at one of our local restaurants pre …

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ANC 3F Feb. agenda: Alcohol at P&P’s coffeehouse; Pepco merger resolution

ANC 3F Feb. agenda: Alcohol at P&P’s coffeehouse; Pepco merger resolution

Alcohol at Politics and Prose? The Modern Times Coffeehouse downstairs wants to give it a try. And that’s on ANC 3F’s agenda at its February meeting next week.

The ANC will meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 17th, at Forest Hills of DC (4901 Connecticut). The meeting will be livestreamed …

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