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The other most wonderful time of the year: When the farmers markets return

The other most wonderful time of the year: When the farmers markets return

Spring brings blossoms, fall is about colorful foliage, and late May heralds the start of one of our favorite times of year: farmers market season!

Last Saturday, the UDC farmers market was back up and running on the wide brick sidewalk outside the David A. Clarke School of Law (4200 Connecticut).
The …

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Metro taking ANC 3F on Van Ness walkthrough today to explain 3-year project

Metro taking ANC 3F on Van Ness walkthrough today to explain 3-year project

by Marlene Berlin

WMATA is meeting with ANC 3F commissioners today at the Van Ness Metro station to walk them through its planned escalator replacement project.

The work could close the west entrance to the station for most, if not all, of the project’s expected three-year length. And when …

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The Van Ness East condos plug into the sun

The Van Ness East condos plug into the sun

by Deidre Bannon
Current Newspapers correspondent

Reprinted, with permission, from the May 6th edition of the Northwest Current. Download the newspaper here.

As Washington springs forward into the summer months, two local communities are looking to harness the sun’s power by installing solar panels on homes. In Ward 2, …

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The Scientists and the Spy: A Forest Hills Mystery – Chapter 6

The Scientists and the Spy: A Forest Hills Mystery – Chapter 6

by Anthony Dobranski

(We first met Dorothy Sharpe in Chapter 2. Catch up on the five previous chapters here.)
Thursday was Dorothy’s second full day of work at her new assignment in the Munitions Building, a few blocks south of the War Department building where she had first …

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Tonight: Meeting on creating a public electric utility for DC

Tonight: Meeting on creating a public electric utility for DC

Advocates for creating DC’s own public electric utility are hosting a public meeting at UDC’s law school this evening, starting with a reception at 5 p.m. and the first remarks at 6. Ward 3 Council member Mary Cheh is scheduled to speak. Details from the sponsoring group,

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Survey: Does the Connecticut Ave. crossing at Chesapeake need a pedestrian signal?

Watch out for more HAWKs. DDOT recommends installing two more of these pedestrian-activated signals on Connecticut Avenue between those in Cleveland Park and Chevy Chase, DC. And after a community meeting last week announcing the recommendations, DDOT Pedestrian Coordinator George Branyan said a third HAWK signal could be justified.

Branyan’s presentation …

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ANC 3F has an open seat. Here’s how to fill it.

ANC 3F has an open seat. Here’s how to fill it.

Until her death earlier this month, Karen Perry served our community and her single member district for more than 15 years on Advisory Neighborhood Commission 3F.

The DC Board of Elections has now declared her seat vacant and will accept nominating petitions for SMD 3F02 from Monday, June 1st …

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ANC 3F asks: Do you support closing Van Ness Metro on weekends to speed escalator work?

Do you support closing the Van Ness Metro station on weekends if that would speed up work to replace four of the station’s escalators? ANC 3F wants to hear your opinion ahead of a special meeting next Tuesday, May 26th.

At this week’s regularly scheduled ANC meeting, WMATA’s lead escalators engineer …

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No new date for delayed 3-year Van Ness escalator project – yet

No new date for delayed 3-year Van Ness escalator project – yet

Metro and DDOT sent representatives to last night’s ANC 3F meeting to talk about the now-delayed Van Ness escalator replacement project. Some notes:

No new date has been set for the work. “We’re ready to start right now,” said Cedric Watson, WMATA’s project manager for elevator and escalator …

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In memoriam: Karen Perry, ANC 3F02 commissioner of 15+ years

Longtime ANC 3F Commissioner Karen Perry passed away Friday after a long illness.

Reader MaryAnn Miller alerted us to the news yesterday. Perry was intensely private and told very few people she was ill. Only her empty chair at ANC meetings in recent months told the tale. Miller says Perry was …

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The history behind the story: Transcripts and audio of “The Scientists and the Spy” kickoff event

It’s 1942. The nation’s at war. And Forest Hills is part of the fight.

That’s the setting for The Scientists and the Spy, a novel by Anthony Dobranski. Our Forest Hills neighbor and author is publishing this story, chapter by chapter, week by week, right here on ForestHillsConnection.com. And …

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The Scientists and the Spy: A Forest Hills Mystery – Chapter 5

The Scientists and the Spy: A Forest Hills Mystery – Chapter 5

by Anthony Dobranski

(Just joining this spy thriller set in 1942 Forest Hills? Catch up on Chapters 1-4 here.)

The Sound Section was on the west side of the Bureau campus, near the Bureau’s original quadrangle between Tilden and Van Ness Streets.
Enos would have cut up to Van Ness, …

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UDC engineering students propose Metro escalator fixes

UDC engineering students propose Metro escalator fixes

by Carol F. Stoel

Metro is preparing to undertake a three-year project to replace four Van Ness escalators that are at the end of their 35-year lifespan – and have broken down frequently during that period. What if the escalators could be redesigned to extend their useful life, and keep breakdowns …

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Volunteers return to Soapstone Valley Trail to make more repairs

Volunteers return to Soapstone Valley Trail to make more repairs

Thanks to the sweat and muscle of more than two dozen volunteers, the Soapstone Valley trail is safer and more stable, and the stream itself is in better shape.

Last Saturday, the 26 volunteers, led by Alex Sanders of the Potomac Appalachian Trail Club, rebuilt the stream crossing by Broad Branch …

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Neighborhood in the News: Love for Laliguras, Bread Furst; Travis Price home for sale

Neighborhood in the News: Love for Laliguras, Bread Furst; Travis Price home for sale

Metro’s stalled effort to close the Van Ness station’s west entrance for a three-year escalator project got the DC media’s attention in the past couple of weeks. But so did a few other places around the neighborhood.

The Indian and Nepalese cuisine at Laliguras (4221-B Connecticut) gets a …

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