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On Earth Day, Help Beautify WAMU’s ‘Mini Park’

American University is marking Earth Day with “Beautification Day” on Tuesday, April 22nd. And as part of that, AU will have a team at WAMU (4401 Conn Ave) from 9 to 11 a.m. to spruce up the mini park. The community is invited to help.
Says Andrew Huff, AU’s Director …

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Local Talk Will Take You To The Ocean’s Depths

The Carnegie Institution at 5251 Broad Branch Road is inviting its neighbors over tonight for some refreshments and a journey to the ocean’s depths.

Tonight at 6:30 p.m., the Geophysical Laboratory’s Dr. Dionysis Foustoukos will present a talk titled “Journey to the Extreme Depths of the Ocean.”
Can’t make it tonight? …

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Artists Open House And Fundraiser For FHC May 18th

Artists Open House And Fundraiser For FHC May 18th

Save the date: Sunday, May 18th, 1 to 4 p.m., for Forest Hills artists studio tours!

Forest Hills is home to some remarkable artists. Three of them are opening their homes to us one Sunday afternoon in May.

To raise funds and awareness for the operational support of our award-winning website and …

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4600 Linnean Gets Designer Makeover For Charity

4600 Linnean Gets Designer Makeover For Charity

by Beth Cope
Current Newspapers staff writer

Reprinted, with permission, from the April 9th edition of the Northwest Current. Download the paper to see the full-color photos of some of the redesigned rooms.

Not in the market for a new home but dreaming of sprucing up your own? Inspiration …

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ANC 3F Meets 4/22: Intelsat Landmark, School Boundaries

ANC 3F Meets 4/22: Intelsat Landmark, School Boundaries

School boundaries, Intelsat landmark status, a Bread Furst sidewalk cafe and more. ANC 3F has a packed agenda for its April meeting on Tuesday the 22nd. The meeting will be held at 7:30 p.m. at The Methodist Home (4901 Connecticut Avenue).

Can’t make it to the meeting? View it live or …

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Call 311 For Trash Can Removal

Those of us who live in single-family homes got new trash and recycling cans. However, the directions for getting DPW to remove the old ones aren’t clear. So Ken Terzian got answers:

“Inside the new Supercans and trash cans, you will find an information packet from DPW that will include three …

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Sidewalks Get Big Boost In Mayor’s Budget

Sidewalks Get Big Boost In Mayor’s Budget

by Marlene Berlin

Mayor Gray’s proposed FY 2015 capital budget includes a dramatic increase in funding for sidewalk maintenance. Originally, $7.975 million had been budgeted for 2015-2017. Gray’s budget sets aside $33.525 million, an increase of $25.550 million.

The group advising the mayor and the DC Council on …

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Walk Broad Branch Stream With Us On May 4th

Walk Broad Branch Stream With Us On May 4th

by Marlene Berlin

I’ve been sharing updates and photos of the Broad Branch stream daylighting project, but it’s really something you should see for yourself. So I’ve cajoled Steve Saari, who manages this project for the District Department of the Environment, to lead us on another walk of the …

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Unsignalized Crosswalks Under DDOT’s Microscope

Unsignalized Crosswalks Under DDOT’s Microscope

by Marlene Berlin

Did you know that on a busy four- to six-lane road like Connecticut Avenue, having a marked crosswalk with no traffic signals is actually more dangerous than having no crosswalk at all? On Connecticut between Albemarle Street and Chevy Chase Circle, we have ten marked, unsignalized …

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Thursday: ANC 3F Hosting School Boundaries Info Session

This Thursday evening, please join ANC 3F commissioners for an information session and discussion of the ongoing DC Student Assignment and School Boundaries Review process. The goal of the meeting will be to provide clear information about what has been proposed, explain what the balance of the process will entail, …

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School News: Boundaries

It seems fitting that the first post on Forest Hills Connection, exactly two years ago, was on overcrowding in our neighborhood schools and the need to reassess school boundaries.

Last Saturday, the DC Advisory Committee on Student Assignment announced three proposals for changing – perhaps even up-ending …

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Neighborhood In The News: Closed Quiznos, Slow-rising Bread Furst

What the local news and blogs have been saying about people and happenings in our neighborhood:

Quiznos closes: We noticed this location at 4481 Connecticut had closed in early March. So did an astute Popville.com reader. What did this franchise in? It could be any number of things, including …

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Davenport St. Anti-Speeding Effort Gains Allies

Davenport St. Anti-Speeding Effort Gains Allies

by Tansy Blumer

Residents of the 2800 block of Davenport Street NW have been trying for years to get some relief from traffic safety issues on the block. Families with small children who moved to this block added momentum that galvanized them to …

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FH Playground Redo To Begin In June

FH Playground Redo To Begin In June

Virginia Marentette, the vice president of Friends of Forest Hills Playground, has an update that will be of interest to many of you, if searches of our site are any indication:

So now that spring is here at last, go play! Let’s get the most out of our playground before construction …

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Workshop Envisions New Van Ness Hub

Workshop Envisions New Van Ness Hub

by Dipa Mehta
Van Ness Vision Committee member

Ever wonder why Connecticut Avenue at Van Ness is so drab and unappealing?
Sure, it serves some functional purposes. One can access the Metro, mail packages, do dry cleaning, pick up groceries, and exercise. But, is it a destination for strolling, lingering, and sitting?

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