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Reminder: Tour Broad Branch Stream Reconstruction May 4th

Reminder: Tour Broad Branch Stream Reconstruction May 4th

by Marlene Berlin

The reconstructed streambed for the Broad Branch tributary of Rock Creek is moving closer to Linnean Avenue. It is quite amazing to see the metamorphosis from a grassy field to a naturalistic stream bed, including a propped-up tree trunk that will serve as a perch for …

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Bread Furst Sets Timers For Early May Opening

Bread Furst Sets Timers For Early May Opening

by Marjorie L. Share

The opening of our new “neighborhood bakery” is just around the corner! Owner and founder Mark Furstenberg and his staff are eager to fire up their ovens, test out their recipes and swing open the doors.
Despite his best efforts to open by his sister Carla’s birthday …

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Passover Perspective: What About That Wicked Child?

Marlene Berlin submitted this essay on Monday, April 21st.

At the Passover Seder, the Haggadah is the book, of which there are many versions, that leads us through ceremony. This includes blessings, songs, and the story of Exodus, the Hebrews’ journey from slavery under the Egyptians to freedom, and questions. Before …

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Art On The Fence At UDC

Art On The Fence At UDC

The dull, gray construction fence around UDC’s future student center has been given a splash of color and a new purpose: Public art display.

Deniece Clifford, the manager of operations for UDC’s facilities management office, says these are …

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‘Daffodils for Dad’ Ready To Bloom

‘Daffodils for Dad’ Ready To Bloom

One Saturday in November, a few dozen volunteers planted 3,000 daffodil bulbs at Van Ness. Now, we’re starting to see the fruits – or rather the shoots – of their labors.

As Mary Beth Ray wrote about November’s planting day, “Daffodils for Dad” was initiated by …

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Earl Eutsler, Our Hero On 30th Street

Earl Eutsler, Our Hero On 30th Street

by Marlene Berlin

Spring has finally come, and DDOT’s Urban Forestry Administration is planting new street trees. But there was a bit of a hitch on 30th Street.

Back from my walk this past Monday, I saw Denison Nursery putting in redbuds to replace the maple street trees …

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Learn About The ‘Real’ Monuments Men Thursday

Learn About The ‘Real’ Monuments Men Thursday

You’ve likely seen the promos for The Monuments Men. Perhaps you’ve even seen the movie. Our neighbor and famous American filmmaker, Aviva Kempner, is moderating and hosting a discussion about the “real” Monuments Men this Thursday, April 24th at the DCJCC.

Aviva and her brother Jonathan sponsor this and …

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‘Exploring The Sky’ Is Back

‘Exploring The Sky’ Is Back

Blossoms and new leaves on trees aren’t the only signs of spring in Forest Hills. Spring also marks the return of stargazing nights in Rock Creek Park.

Hosted by the National Park Service and National Capital Astronomers, “Exploring the Sky” is free and welcomes all ages. These events are held once …

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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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Thu 24

Panel Discussion: The Real "Monuments Men"

13.50 General Admission/11.50 for JCC members
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April 24 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat 26

Peirce Mill tours and demonstrations

April 26 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sun 27

Upper Northwest Knitters

April 27 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon 28

JAM - Jazz Appreciation Month - Calvin Jones BIG BAND Jazz Festival

$20 (general admission), $15 (seniors), $10 (students)
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April 28 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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