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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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Van Ness makes a pitch to Wegmans

Van Ness makes a pitch to Wegmans

Some neighbors have been wondering what ANC 3F’s Van Ness Vision Committee (VNVC) has been up to.

The answer is: A lot. The VNVC and UDC’s JAZZAlive have teamed to host an outdoor UDC Jazztet performance this …

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Why you should make the Hearst e-cycle an annual tradition

Why you should make the Hearst e-cycle an annual tradition

by Marlene Berlin

Need to clear out clutter? Consider this your reminder to clear your schedule on the first Saturday of each November.

Many of us are being slowly buried under stuff that doesn’t work or we don’t need because it has been replaced by something new – desktop computers, …

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Civic tenacity gets a sidewalk fixed

Civic tenacity gets a sidewalk fixed

Gabe Fineman deserves our thanks for going the extra mile ( no pun intended) to get the Van Ness sidewalk bordering UDC campus between Connecticut Avenue and Reno Road repaired. He wrote to Forest Hills Connection:

This is the process he went through to get DDOT to fix this obstacle course:
Thank …

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Enjoy a jazzy outdoor happy hour in Van Ness on Nov. 13th

Enjoy a jazzy outdoor happy hour in Van Ness on Nov. 13th

by Carol F. Stoel

Whether you’ll be on your way home from work, or just looking for a change of pace and an opportunity to mingle with others, Van Ness will be the jazziest place to be a week from Thursday.

UDC’s famed JAZZAlive program joins the Van Ness Vision Committee and …

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