You are so accomplished. Our occasional roundup can’t keep up. But darn it, you’re making us proud.
Without further ado, here’s Neighborhood in the News, part deux:
Teaching teens to use their voice: Nearly 50 years ago, then-teenage Mary Beth Tinker took her Vietnam War protest all the U.S. Supreme Court, which ruled that students and teachers do not “shed their constitutional rights to freedom of speech or expression at the schoolhouse gate.” In December, she appeared at a mock trial based on the landmark case and staged for DC-area students. “After the reenactment finished, students crowded around Tinker as she asked them what they wanted to change in the world,” writes The Washington Post.
We had the honor of meeting Mary Beth Tinker in 2012, in one of our earliest “Meet Your Neighbors” features.
Washingtonians of the Year: Politics and Prose owners Lissa Muscatine and Bradley Graham are two of this year’s awardees, so chosen by Washingtonian magazine because they “make our region better.” Muscatine and Graham took over a beloved neighborhood institution with one early goal: “Don’t screw it up.” Lissa and Brad, you most certainly did not. Scroll to the end of this Washingtonian piece about the honorees to find their story.
(Our neighbor Pat Davies was a 2016 awardee.)
What we’d give for a seat at this table: Sfoglina owner Fabio Trabocchi put together quite a spread for CBS Saturday Morning and spoke to the hosts about how his father inspired his cooking career.
A food truck at every condo: The condo management at 3883 Connecticut is bringing in food trucks in an effort to bring neighbors together. It’s been so successful with residents and food truck proprietors it’s expanded from a monthly to a weekly event.