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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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Plant trees at Broad Branch stream this Saturday

Plant trees at Broad Branch stream this Saturday

by Marlene Berlin

If you didn’t get your fill of Linnean and Broad Branch streams last Saturday at the opening event or missed it altogether, you have another chance. Come plant trees by the streams this coming Saturday.
Steve Saari, the DDOE project manager for these stream restorations, is …

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Mayor Gray to kick-off Forest Hills playground Halloween party Sunday

Mayor Gray to kick-off Forest Hills playground Halloween party Sunday

At this year’s Halloween party, even Forest Hills playground is showing off a new costume.

The playground reopened recently after a summer-long transformation. Mayor Vincent Gray will make it official with a ribbon-cutting ceremony this Sunday, October 26th at 10 a.m. And …

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Ward 3 Board of Education candidates vow to be strong advocates for schools

by Nora Pehrson

On the evening of October 7, the Foxhall Citizens Association hosted a public forum for Ward 3’s DC State Board of Education candidates Tricia Braun, Phil Thomas, Ruth Wattenberg, and Stephanie Blessey Lilley. Community members filled the auditorium at the Palisades Recreation …

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You’re invited: UDC urban agriculture symposium Oct. 24-25

We thought the sustainability-minded among you would be interested in this upcoming symposium on urban agriculture at UDC. From Leslie Malone, communications manager for UDC CAUSES:

Did you know that UDC is a land-grant institution? Land-grants are tasked by USDA to research solutions for agricultural concerns. Being an urban land-grant institution …

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‘A Forest Hills Mystery’ progress report, October 2014

‘A Forest Hills Mystery’ progress report, October 2014

by Anthony Dobranski
A month ago I announced the development of a serial mystery novel to be published in these eminent pages, and set in the Forest Hills of 1942. Since then I’ve been hitting the books – and the links, and …

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Meet your ANC candidates: Malachy Nugent, 3F06

Meet your ANC candidates: Malachy Nugent, 3F06

For the past couple of weeks, we’ve been featuring the people who serve on the most local of our local government: The advisory neighborhood commission for Forest Hills, Van Ness, North Cleveland Park and Wakefield.

ANC commissioners are elected every two years, so they’ll be on the ballot on November 4th …

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Avalon’s Wednesday Signature Series

Avalon’s Wednesday Signature Series

We’d like to suggest making Wednesday night a movie night.

The Avalon Theatre, our local non-profit movie theater, now features documentaries and high-quality independent films most Wednesdays. Many of these films have not gotten the airing they deserve. The programs often include discussions with the filmmakers.

If you haven’t checked out …

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Meet your ANC candidates: Sally Gresham, 3F04

Meet your ANC candidates: Sally Gresham, 3F04

Who represents a neighborhood’s interests in the DC government? The advisory neighborhood commissions. The volunteers who serve on each neighborhood’s ANC are elected every two years, so you’ll be seeing their names on the DC ballot on November 4th (and during early voting, starting on October 20th).

We’ve invited the candidates …

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Sat 25

Murch School Fall Fair

October 25 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Wilson High Homecoming

October 25 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

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