History on the airwaves: Do you remember what aired on 90.1 FM before C-SPAN Radio? It was the University of the District of Columbia’s very own radio station, a.k.a. WDCU. Between 1979 and 1997, students hosted well-regarded jazz and talk programs. An NPR reporter visited UDC with a radio producer who is on a quest to preserve archival audio from radio stations at historically black colleges and universities. Listen here and view a photo of an early studio here.
Cookies by the truckload: They run one of the most lucrative businesses in the country, according to WUSA9. And they are back in business, selling their addictive cookies outside stores and on street corners. Girl Scouts Nation’s Capital, based in Van Ness, sold 4.6 million boxes of cookies last season.
Monorail proposed before Metro: That’s right. Monorail! And one of two lines proposed in 1959 would have run down Connecticut Avenue. Read more at Greater Greater Washington.
Nicole Crowder in Washingtonian: We got a good sense of this Van Ness resident’s modern eclectic style when she opened her pop-up upholstery shop late last year at 4340 Connecticut Avenue. Washingtonian magazine featured Crowder and her apartment in its December issue.
No fourth act for Chris Whittle: The former Esquire publisher, education entrepreneur and founder of Whittle School & Studios tells the Washington Business Journal> that this effort is his “last rodeo.”
Saving independent movie theaters: The Avalon and local documentary filmmaker Aviva Kempner are featured in this AU Eagle article.
Ideas for the first and 1,000th date: The gardens of the Hillwood Estate make The Washington Post’s compilation of Valentine’s Day date ideas (all suggestions good year ’round, we think). Or find amore at the District’s best Italian restaurants – I’m Eddie Cano and Sfoglina make this Michelin Guide list. And file this away for the next Valentine’s Day: The Singing Capital Chorus, which practices each week at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, delivers singing Valentines each year.
In other news…
Really thoughtful & excellent piece. Thankful our own Sugar Fox keeps busy with pies, pastries and cakes, because selling ice cream when it's freezing out is tough! https://t.co/LQU7H8wJE9
— Little Red Fox (@littleredfoxdc) December 19, 2019
— DCist (@DCist) November 30, 2019
— PoPville (@PoPville) February 21, 2020