It is hard to believe that five years have passed since we launched Forest Hills Connection with the support of the Forest Hills Neighborhood Alliance, Ward 3 Council member Mary Cheh’s Constituent Fund, ANC 3F and the DC Council for the Humanities. Since April 2012, we have invested in a new website with better functionality for readers and the editors, and we introduced a new look just last fall. We hope our readers like it.
We have delighted in bringing you neighborhood news you won’t find anywhere else, and in organizing community-building events like the Forest Hills art walks, a community yard sale and the December holiday bazaars.
Last October, we tried something new: a book talk with Margery Elfin, who had written a book on the Dreyfus Affair. Jane and Daniel Solomon hosted the gathering, which was a great success. We want to do more of those. And we are.
On Sunday, April 23rd, we’re hosting a book talk at Soapstone Market from 3 to 5 p.m. Another neighbor, Anthony Dobranski, will talk about his recently published novel, The Demon in Business Class. Click here for more information and to register.Then, on Thursday, April 27th, something different for the wonky and politically-conscious among you (yes, you). We are partnering with the UDC David A. Clarke School of Law to bring you a conversation on national health insurance with neighbors Alice Rivlin and Stewart Butler. They also happen to be senior fellows at Brookings Institution and specialists on health policy. Julia Baller, a Medicaid specialist at Mathematica, will moderate the discussion. Click here for more information and to register.
Both of these events are free for all, but we are asking for a suggested donation of $20 at the door or online. The money we raise goes towards expenses like web hosting, technical assistance (We publish the stories and they appear, as if by magic!) and event planning and promotion. If you can’t come out and you want to support Forest Hills Connection, please donate online. We accept donations via credit card, PayPal and personal checks.
And if you’d like your money to do double duty, consider purchasing an ad.
We thank all our ongoing supporters, writers, photographers and events volunteers who’ve given so generously of their time. And special thanks to the Forest Hills Neighborhood Alliance/Forest Hills Citizens Association, which provides us a home under their nonprofit umbrella and ANC 3F for providing ongoing support through its annual ad and grant program.