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Mark Furstenberg learns it’s good to be proven wrong

Mark Furstenberg learns it’s good to be proven wrong

Some new neighbors quickly become part of the fabric of the neighborhood. After a few months, you can hardly imagine life without them.

Bread Furst (4434 Connecticut Avenue) is such a neighbor. Welcomed by our neighborhood and craved by fans of Mark Furstenberg’s previous ventures, Marvelous Market and BreadLine, the bakery …

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Tonight! Forest Hills artists, food and fun at Acacia Bistro

Tonight! Forest Hills artists, food and fun at Acacia Bistro

Come out and enjoy an evening at Acacia Wine Bar & Bistro (4340 Connecticut Avenue, 202-537-1040) in support of Forest Hills Connection. Meet our local artists, schmooze with your neighbors and bid on items donated by neighborhood artists for a silent auction.

If you know you want a piece you can …

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Neighbors recommend: Become a home history detective

Neighbors recommend: Become a home history detective

Learn how to dig out the stories that are buried in your house – or any other distinctive building you’ve had your eye on.

Barbara Bates, a historian who focuses on the residential architecture in Forest Hills (and told us about the history of the

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Artists in Monday’s silent auction for Forest Hills Connection

by Marlene Berlin

Reservations are still available for the Forest Hills Connection fundraiser Monday at Acacia Bistro. I will be there to greet you from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., so if your regular dinner hour is already …

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A taste of Monday’s Forest Hills artists dinner and auction at Acacia Bistro

A taste of Monday’s Forest Hills artists dinner and auction at Acacia Bistro

More than a dozen talented neighbors have donated works of art, photographs, home and studio tours and more to the Forest Hills Connection silent auction and fundraiser this Monday, March 30th, 6 to 10 p.m at Acacia Bistro. We’ll publish a more complete list of what’s on offer tomorrow, but …

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You’re invited: Easter egg hunts at Forest Hills playground

The community is invited to two Easter egg hunts being held at the Forest Hills playground this Saturday and the next.

The host is All Nations DC, an Anglican church that meets Sundays at the Capital Memorial Church on Chesapeake Street, just to the east of the playground.

The egg hunts will …

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High-Rise Life: DC’s 2015 rent increases – under rent control

High-Rise Life: DC’s 2015 rent increases – under rent control

by Barbara Cline

As a member of the Citizens Advisory Group of Iona Senior Services, I attended Mayor Bowser’s “Talking Transition DC Town Meeting” in January. This forum was held to let the new mayor know of her residents’ concerns about our growing and changing city. Housing costs, …

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Neighbors recommend: “The spoof, the whole spoof, and nothing but the spoof!”

A recommendation from Jan Buresh:

Hexagon! See it at the Wilson High School auditorium at 8 pm Friday or Saturday, March 27th and 28th.

Hexigon advertises itself as “Washington’s only original political satirical musical comedy revue.” This is the 60th year for this all-volunteer group, which donates the profits from its …

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Artists aged 62 or older: Apply by April 15 for a rare opportunity

Artists aged 62 or older: Apply by April 15 for a rare opportunity

by David Cohen

Are you a visual artist age 62 or older? Then here’s a chance to organize and document your work – and maybe even to find a new audience.

Artists brim with creativity, passion, and vision. When it comes to organizing, cataloguing, and summarizing the work of a lifetime…. Well, …

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Meet your neighbors: Robin Rose, artist and ‘frustrated curator’

Meet your neighbors: Robin Rose, artist and ‘frustrated curator’

by Marlene Berlin

When Robin Rose met me at the door to his home, he seemed to me like a kind of St. Nicholas, albeit one with a neatly cropped beard, a southern twang, and a blue plaid flannel shirt and jeans in place of Santa’s signature red suit. …

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Brandywine Street potholes have been filled… Is your street next?

Brandywine Street potholes have been filled… Is your street next?

by Marlene Berlin

ANC 3F Commissioner Sally Gresham has been on a tear, working to draw various DC agencies’ attention to problems on Brandywine Street between Connecticut Avenue and 31st Street. Among the problems that need to be addressed have been potholes, poor drainage, bank erosion, curb ramps and …

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The ducks return to Broad Branch stream

The ducks return to Broad Branch stream

by Marlene Berlin

Last year I enjoyed watching a duck couple hatch and raise their brood at the restored Broad Branch and Linnean streams. We were even treated to our own version of “Make Way For Ducklings” as the proud …

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Parkinson’s diagnosis turns Forest Hills woman into national research advocate

Parkinson’s diagnosis turns Forest Hills woman into national research advocate

by Deirdre Bannon
Current Newspapers correspondent

Reprinted, with permission, from the March 11th edition of the Northwest Current. Download the paper here.

When winter weather hits the District, it often reveals two kinds of people: Those who huddle inside to wait until it passes, or those who venture outside …

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Meet your neighbors: The Swedish artist

Meet your neighbors: The Swedish artist

by Dzenita Mehic Saracevic
I heard about the new family from Sweden before I met them. It was an extremely hot September afternoon, three weeks after they had moved to DC, and the Lithells were getting ready to visit friends for a barbecue. While moving back and forth between …

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Raising support – and expectations – for UDC

Raising support – and expectations – for UDC

by David Jonas Bardin

The University of the District of Columbia isn’t perfect. But it is unique and necessary part of DC life, and many of its problems stem from being chronically underfunded.

UDC is Ward 3’s largest DC governmental institution and DC’s only public university system. UDC’s community college …

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