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Long-awaited sidewalk being installed on 4800 block of 32nd Street

Long-awaited sidewalk being installed on 4800 block of 32nd Street

Just a couple of the things I’m thankful for:

32nd Street sidewalk under construction

After many years of requesting, cajoling and demanding that officials put in a sidewalk on 32nd Street between Davenport and Ellicott, it is finally going in.


Kudos go to ANC 3F Commissioner Sally Gresham …

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In one book, 300 years of Crestwood history

Crestwood is a DC neighborhood that is just on the other side of Rock Creek Park from Forest Hills. Blagden Avenue and Broad Branch Road connect us. Many of our Crestwood neighbors depend on these roads to come over to Forest Hills and avail themselves of restaurants and shopping. …

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The Soapstone Valley Trail is endangered

The Soapstone Valley Trail is endangered

by Marlene Berlin

If you haven’t walked the Soapstone Valley Trail for a couple of weeks, you’ll notice some changes on your next visit. The Rock Creek Crew of the Potomac Appalachian Trail Club was out working on trail improvements on November 15th.
Alex Sanders heads the crew, and he …

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Congrats to the commissioners-elect of ANC 3F

The DC Board of Elections has completed its final count of absentee and special ballots and added those totals to Election 2014 results. And in our little corner of DC, some congratulations are in order.

3F02 incumbent Karen Perry defeated her challenger, Brett Grindrod, by 91 votes. Adam Tope of 3F01, …

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A new sidewalk disappears under leaf piles

A new sidewalk disappears under leaf piles

The autumn leaves can be a lot of fun to walk through and play in. But no one is jumping in these leaf piles unless they hear a car approaching.

These leaves were piled along the 2800 block of Davenport, waiting for the District’s leaf collection crew, when I walked …

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Office of Planning investing in Van Ness

Office of Planning investing in Van Ness

by Marlene Berlin

What happens when a group of residents decides to invest time and energy in their community? The group becomes a catalyst for investment in the community.

Ryan Hand, the Ward 3 planner with the District Office of Planning, has written to community leaders and major property owners …

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New designs imagine a ‘magical wonderland’ at Van Ness

New designs imagine a ‘magical wonderland’ at Van Ness

Water features, a light bridge, a lookout over the Soapstone Valley, and lots of green. A proposed community hub at Connecticut Avenue and Windom Place brings it all together.

Architect Travis Price and his team took the ideas that the community churned out during

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‘A Forest Hills Mystery’ progress report, November 2014

‘A Forest Hills Mystery’ progress report, November 2014

by Anthony Dobranski

When have you researched enough? That’s a difficult question for a novelist. For months now, with the help of historians, librarians and journalists, I’ve been steeping myself in the history of Forest Hills and of wartime Washington – from oral histories recorded by our local scientists

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The long process of dreaming up a new Van Ness DC hub

The long process of dreaming up a new Van Ness DC hub

If you’re just becoming aware of tonight’s unveiling of plans for a Van Ness neighborhood hub at Windom Place, you might wonder how this all came about.
In fact, it has been in the works since ANC …

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Jazzy launch for ‘Music at Van Ness’

Jazzy launch for ‘Music at Van Ness’

by Mary Beth Ray
Chair, Van Ness Vision Committee and ANC 3F commissioner

The chilly weather was no match for the hot jazz and warm community vibe at last Thursday night’s first “Music at Van Ness” series.
The renowned UDC Jazztet got the crowd swinging in no time, with tunes by Duke Ellington …

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Dine out for Hearst this Tuesday

Dine out for Hearst this Tuesday

Instead of wondering what you’re going to make for dinner this Tuesday, why not dine out and help a local school at the same time?

On Tuesday, November 18th from 5 to 9 p.m., Hearst Elementary is having a fundraiser at the Nando’s restaurant in Tenleytown, 4231 Wisconsin …

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Changes on the Avenue: Clock tower and Quiznos

Changes on the Avenue: Clock tower and Quiznos

The UDC Student Center is starting to look a little more like this rendering…

…With the addition of the bones of the center’s clock tower. Our thanks to David Jonas Bardin for sharing this photo.

Change is also afoot at the former Quiznos location at 4481-B Connecticut Avenue. Brown …

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ANC 3F November 18 agenda: Van Ness hub reveal

ANC 3F November 18 agenda: Van Ness hub reveal

At ANC 3F’s November meeting, architect Travis Price will reveal concept designs for a new neighborhood hub for Van Ness. You can see them in person by heading to Forest Hills of DC (formerly The Methodist Home) at 4901 Connecticut at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 18th. …

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Survey results: Acacia Bistro and the neighborhood restaurant

Survey results: Acacia Bistro and the neighborhood restaurant

by Marlene Berlin and Sharon Bauer

According to Forest Hills Connection’s Van Ness retail survey last year, neighbors want more and better restaurants at Van Ness. To accomplish this, we need to tell our local restaurants how they can serve us.
This survey …

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Neighborhood in the news: P&P, Bread Feast, former Intelsat

Neighborhood in the news: P&P, Bread Feast, former Intelsat

Politics and Prose @ Busboys and Poets: All those who’ve been urging Politics and Prose to expand to other parts of the DC area are about to get their wish, in a way. P&P will manage the bookstore operations at the two Busboys and Poets locations opening …

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