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Photos: Fun at Forest Hills Playground

Photos: Fun at Forest Hills Playground

Proud grandpa + professional photographer = some great photos of a family enjoying the new Forest Hills playground. David Luria couldn’t resist sharing these photos of his granddaughters, Millie (in pink) and Zoey (in gray) from MLK weekend.

“It really is a great playground,” …

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Forest Hills resident’s photo chosen for national Parkinson’s awareness calendar

Forest Hills resident’s photo chosen for national Parkinson’s awareness calendar

Fantastic news about a Forest Hills Connection contributor and neighbor:

Forest Hills resident Pat Davies is getting creative in the fight against Parkinson’s disease. A photograph she took of women in Sapa, in the north of Vietnam, has been selected to appear in the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation’s (PDF) 2015 Creativity and …

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This Saturday, join us in planning the future of the Van Ness commercial district!

This Saturday, join us in planning the future of the Van Ness commercial district!


The DC Office of Planning is hosting a Van Ness Community Workshop this Saturday, January 31st. Come share your ideas for the future of Van Ness. The DC Office of Planning will lead discussions and interactive exercises that explore strategies to enhance retail, improve public space, and increase sustainability …

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For kids who might be left behind, DCPS work begins well before pre-K

For kids who might be left behind, DCPS work begins well before pre-K

A service of DC Public Schools takes a keen interest in your child before he or she is even old enough to sit in a classroom.

Called Early Stages, its staff provides developmental screenings and evaluations for young children, and lays the groundwork for services if they’re needed. …

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How our dog helped sniff out an opportunity to help the neighbors

How our dog helped sniff out an opportunity to help the neighbors

by David Cohen

Our dog Romeo blazed my trail to volunteering for Northwest Neighbors Village (NWNV.org), an organization of neighbors helping neighbors to remain in our homes as we age.

Romeo is a 16-and-a-half pound rescue dog who broke into prison. (See “Pooch Profiles: An Ex-Con In Forest …

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What the Forest Hills Citizens Association has been up to these past 86 years

What the Forest Hills Citizens Association has been up to these past 86 years

The founders of the Forest Hills Citizens Association would have felt right at home at the association’s 2015 meeting. It was held at the same place as their first meeting in 1929: The Methodist Home, which was rebranded last year as Forest Hills of DC. At the meeting last Thursday, …

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Where we go: Biking in Bali

Where we go: Biking in Bali

I cannot keep up with Jan and Jack Buresh’s travel schedule. When we caught up with each other at a neighbor’s party, they told me they had gone back to Bali. Of course, I could not resist tapping Jack for a story – and a taste of sun, warmth and …

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Meet your neighbors: A designer turned toymaker

Meet your neighbors: A designer turned toymaker

by Lee Armfield Cannon

“My earliest memories are not of people or places but of color, shape and light.”

Ann Elkington has spent her career as a photographer, industrial designer and a teacher of design. Her photography skills have served the National Building Museum, the Soldiers’ Home, Sidwell Friends …

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One road to health coverage was full of roadblocks

One road to health coverage was full of roadblocks

by Marlene Berlin

I decided to join the Obamacare ranks after my husband, our household’s health insurance provider, went on Medicare last year. I was actually looking forward to it. I was ready to roll up my sleeves and dive into the vagaries of the system.

It turned out to …

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DC’s high school graduates can be armed with more than a diploma

DC’s high school graduates can be armed with more than a diploma

by Vera Mayer

For some years I have been working on establishing a training program in DC high schools that would enable high school graduates to get entry-level jobs in the expanding health care industry.

In conjunction with the DC Coalition on Long Term Care, a group of DC organizations working to …

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Photos: Winter scenes along our creeks

Photos: Winter scenes along our creeks

Last Saturday, I took a walk with a friend in Rock Creek Park along Soapstone, Broad Branch and Rock Creeks. Here is the beauty of our park dressed up in snow and ice.
In the Soapstone Valley:




Ice over the Broad Branch:

These ducks found a …

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You’re invited: Forest Hills Citizens Association’s annual meeting

Consider yourself invited:

Dear Forest Hills Neighbors and Friends,

You are invited to the Annual Meeting/Wine & Cheese Meet & Greet of the Forest Hills Citizens Association & Neighborhood Alliance on Thursday, January 22nd at 7:00 p.m.
We are pleased to announce that Ryan Hand, the Ward 3 Community Planner at the DC …

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How UDC architecture students would enliven Van Ness

How UDC architecture students would enliven Van Ness

by Carol F. Stoel

What can Van Ness, DC be? Great minds have come to similar conclusions.

As the Van Ness Vision Committee was busy developing a vision for that Connecticut Avenue strip, UDC Associate Professor Kathy Dixon was giving her graduate architecture class a similar assignment: Concentrate on an …

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Mayor Bowser gets advice on making UDC blossom

Mayor Bowser gets advice on making UDC blossom

A couple of UDC’s neighbors see a lot of promise lurking behind the problems facing the District’s only public university. They’ve expressed hopes that UDC will blossom under Mayor Muriel Bowser’s watch – and they have a few suggestions about making that happen.

Before Mayor Bowser was sworn in on January …

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ANC 3F’s January agenda: Electing officers, Pepco-Exelon merger

When the seven newly-elected ANC 3F commissioners gather for their January meeting next Tuesday, two of them will be seated at the front of the room for the first time. Andrea Molod of 3F05 and Pat Jakopchek of 3F07 ran write-in campaigns last fall for the …

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Sun 01

Exhibition - Martin Karplus: Photographs 1953-2009

January 13 @ 7:30 pm - February 13 @ 11:00 am
Wed 04

Upper Northwest Knitters

February 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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ANC 3F Meeting

February 17 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Upper Northwest Knitters

February 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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