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Hearst’s annual ‘E-cycle and Swap Spot’ is Saturday

Hearst’s annual ‘E-cycle and Swap Spot’ is Saturday

Got any out-of-date electronics gathering dust in your home? Or unused bikes and sporting equipment taking up space?

Hearst Elementary is hosting its annual “E-cycle and Swap Spot” this Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 3950 37th Street.
So start cleaning out your drawers, attics and basements, and gather your …

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Halloween for grownups at Comet, Jake’s, Acacia

Halloween for grownups at Comet, Jake’s, Acacia

The kids had a great time at last Sunday’s Halloween bash at the Forest Hills playground, and they’ll have a great time trick-or-treating tomorrow night. But how about something for the grownups?

Neighborhood bars and restaurants are hosting their own Halloween events.
Comet Ping Pong: Orchestra of Spheres, performance …

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Watch the rehabbed Linnean stream in a rainstorm

The newly rehabilitated Linnean stream is fed by a storm sewer that collects rainwater from 24 acres of nearby streets, rooftops, sidewalks and alleys. So when it rains, it literally pours.

The Linnean stream was rehabbed to slow the flow of stormwater, reduce …

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Water lilies will bloom next spring at Broad Branch stream

Water lilies will bloom next spring at Broad Branch stream

by Marlene Berlin

Ten days ago, about 100 people gathered to to celebrate the new and improved Broad Branch and and Linnean streams. Exactly one week later, some of us returned to add more plants and trees.

I showed up …

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Ward 3 Board of Ed candidates answer our questions

Ward 3 Board of Ed candidates answer our questions

by Nora Pehrson

During early voting and the DC general election a week from today, DC’s Ward 3 residents are choosing a new State Board of Education (SBOE) member. The SBOE includes elected representatives from each of the city’s eight wards and one at-large-member, …

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Meet your ANC (write-in) candidates: Andrea Molod, 3F05

Meet your ANC (write-in) candidates: Andrea Molod, 3F05

If you live in ANC 3F (which encompasses much of the 20008 Zip code’s northern half), you are likely to see at least one name on the November 4th ballot for your single member district. The two exceptions are those voters who live in 3F05 and 3F07. No …

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A serenade for your Monday

Mary Beth Ray saw this street performer outside the Van Ness Metro station last Monday. We thought he might brighten up this one. Enjoy!

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Reflecting on women in the visual arts in 1972 vs. today

Reflecting on women in the visual arts in 1972 vs. today

by Annette Polan

This weekend, from Friday, October 31st through Sunday, November 2nd, American University will be convening the fifth annual Feminist Art History Conference. This symposium offers participants a space in which to engage with the expanding legacy of Norma Broude and Mary D. Garrard, two …

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Photos: Broad Branch and Linnean streams grand opening

Photos: Broad Branch and Linnean streams grand opening

by Marlene Berlin

Mayor Vincent Gray presided over the official opening of the reconstructed Linnean Stream and the “daylighted” Broad Branch Stream last Saturday, October 18th. Nature also put on a show. The event took place under blue skies and a bright sun that perfectly showed off this spectacular …

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At Peirce Mill, they keep their noses to the grindstone

At Peirce Mill, they keep their noses to the grindstone

by Lee Armfield Cannon

Visitors still have one chance to see live demonstrations of corn grinding at historic Peirce Mill before the mill closes for the season, this Saturday, October 25th.
You don’t have to travel to Mount Vernon, the National Mall monuments or the Smithsonian museums to see history …

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Bread Furst’s first ‘Bread Feast’ is tonight

Bread Furst’s first ‘Bread Feast’ is tonight

Try saying that ten times fast.

Remember when we told you about Bread Feast at Bread Furst? The first one, a four-course meal served family style by former Palena owner Frank Ruta, is tonight.

And it’s sold out. But fear not. More …

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DC commissioning artworks for Hearst School

DC commissioning artworks for Hearst School

by Nora Pehrson

Calling all artists.

The DC’s Department of General Services (DGS) is commissioning nine original art installations for the renovated Hearst Elementary School. The artworks, which will be located both indoors and out, will be installed in areas such as the …

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Where (and how) the stormwater flows into Soapstone

Where (and how) the stormwater flows into Soapstone

by David Jonas Bardin

Have you ever wondered which storm sewers drain into Soapstone Creek – and where from?

This District Department of the Environment (DDOE) map shows five areas – totaling 404 acres – from which rain is collected by storm sewers and flows to outfalls in Soapstone …

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Meet ANC 3F’s new administrator

by Mary Beth Ray
ANC 3F03 Commissioner

Professional football player, Juris Doctor and UDC graduate – these skills will serve Rachel Huhn well as the new administrator of Advisory Neighborhood Commission 3F.

Until now, our ANC was one of the few without paid staff. And as our commission takes on additional responsibilities to …

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This week at UDC Law: AG candidates’ forum; DC Board of Ethics symposium

Check out these two events at UDC’s David A. Clark School of Law at 4340 Connecticut Avenue:
Wednesday, October 22nd, 6 to 8 p.m.: The DC Board of Ethics and Government Accountability (BEGA) will hold its yearly Best Practices Symposium in the UDC Law Moot Court Room. The symposium, “Keeping …

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