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‘Light Up the Darkness’ gathering at Adas Israel to support Ferguson, et al.

I had been thinking of how to show solidarity with those who are often seen as “other” in our city and nation when along came this notice, forwarded by Carolyn Jacobson. This lighting ceremony tonight on the steps of Adas Israel (2800 Quebec Street) will commemorate Hanukkah and shine …

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Bread Furst now a bakery and (cook)bookstore

Bread Furst now a bakery and (cook)bookstore

The businesses along the Connecticut Avenue corridor in Forest Hills aren’t just neighbors. They’re collaborators.

Last month, Politics and Prose, Buck’s Fishing and Camping and Little Red Fox worked together on a special dinner promoting a new cookbook from New York chef Gabrielle Hamilton.
And soon, Mark Furstenberg says, …

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DCPS ousting Wilson High’s principal over test scores

DCPS ousting Wilson High’s principal over test scores

by Marlene Berlin

Last Friday, Wilson High School Principal Pete Cahall informed the Wilson community that DC Public Schools would not be renewing his contract, and that he would not be returning for the 2015-2016 school year. He also indicated that he would go quietly (see his announcement …

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Meet Hearst Elementary’s new principal, Jennifer Thomas

Meet Hearst Elementary’s new principal, Jennifer Thomas

by Nora Pehrson

Hearst Elementary may be a small school, but it has big plans for the future. Principal Jennifer Thomas describes it as a “little gem.”
Thomas took the reins at Hearst in August, but is no newcomer to DC public schools, …

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Enjoy Forest Hills Connection? Please remember us in your year-end giving

by Marlene Berlin

I started the Forest Hills Connection to develop a place for our community to share news and our diverse interests and talents. What I was hoping to find was a common curiosity about what goes on in our neighborhood, the passions of its members, and …

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You’re invited: Jazzy Christmas event at Wesley UMC

The Wesley Combo plays every Sunday at the Wesley United Methodist Church (5312 Connecticut) and consists of talented local musicians who also perform with other professional bands playing jazz, blues and other styles of music. This Saturday, December 13th they’re performing at a special holiday event, a program of “Jazz …

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Gala honors “inspirational” young women in social justice

Gala honors “inspirational” young women in social justice

Forest Hills is home to a nonprofit that recognizes and honors the work of young women in social justice and union leadership. The Berger-Marks Foundation is named for the late union organizer Edna Berger and her husband, Tin Pan Alley lyricist Gerald Marks (royalties from his songs help fund the …

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Join us Dec. 18th for caroling on Connecticut Avenue

Join us Dec. 18th for caroling on Connecticut Avenue

by Mary Beth Ray
Van Ness Vision Committee chair

The holidays are almost here! Get in the spirit of the season with holiday caroling on Connecticut Avenue next Thursday, December 18th from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Enjoy the beautiful voices of area choral groups, including St. John’s College High School and their “Vocal …

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Got ideas for Van Ness DC? OP wants to hear them

Got ideas for Van Ness DC? OP wants to hear them

by Ryan Hand
Ward 3 neighborhood planner, DC Office of Planning

The Office of Planning is setting up shop at Bread Furst from 10 a.m. to noon Friday, and we invite you to stop in and share your ideas about the future of Van Ness. Your comments will be used to inform …

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Meet your ANC 3F commissioner-elect: Pat Jakopchek, 3F07

Meet your ANC 3F commissioner-elect: Pat Jakopchek, 3F07

Pat Jakopchek ran a contested write-in campaign for ANC 3F07 and won. On Election Day, I stopped by 3F07’s polling place at Edmund Burke School. Pat was easy to spot. He was greeting just about everyone walking from ANC 3F’s southernmost single member district. Pat is eager to reach out …

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ANC 3F’s December agenda: Murch renovation; Van Ness Vision extension

ANC 3F’s December agenda: Murch renovation; Van Ness Vision extension

At ANC 3F’s December meeting next week, commissioners will share news on the Murch renovation and take up a resolution on continuing the Van Ness Vision Committee.

This is also the final meeting for commissioners Bob Summersgill (3F07) and Manolis Priniotakis (3F05). Thanks, both of you, for your service to …

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In-boundary for Murch, they chose Hearst

In-boundary for Murch, they chose Hearst

by Nora Pehrson

Two public elementary schools serve Forest Hills, Van Ness, Wakefield and North Cleveland Park: Hearst and Murch. Hearst attracts most of its students from out of bounds while most of Murch’s students claim it as their in-boundary school. So it may come as a surprise to …

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One more new addition at the Forest Hills playground

There’s something new at the new Forest Hills playground.

“But,” you say, “what more could possibly be added to a playground that just reopened in October after a complete renovation? There’s new climbing equipment, new slides, a new sandbox, new swings, a …

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Medical power of attorney for a friend – and where to get local advice

Medical power of attorney for a friend – and where to get local advice

by Marlene Berlin

What do you do when a friend asks to give you her medical power of attorney? This legal responsibility comes into play when a person becomes incapacitated and cannot make medical decisions for herself. And in many cases, it rests on a spouse, adult child or …

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Catch the vibe at UDC Music

Catch the vibe at UDC Music

by Carol F. Stoel

The happy hour concert last month by UDC’s talented JAZZtet ensemble at the Acacia Bistro and Wine Bar set the tone for a new level of musical and intellectual engagement in our community. Not only were we lucky to hear the renowned group in Acacia’s …

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Learn the ABC's of good posture at a January 17th workshop.

 

Need to raise a toast or give a speech? A local writer can help you find the right words.

   

Get fit in your own neighborhood at Murch and Lafayette bootcamps.

 

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