Unfortunately, the beach isn’t at our doorsteps, so we usually have to find other ways (or excuses) to lounge under an umbrella and enjoy the summer breeze. Luckily, many of the restaurants along our stretch of Connecticut Avenue offer al fresco dining. Here are a few:
Did we miss a favorite? Please mention it in a comment.
News items of note in the past month:
WAMU’s move a done deal: The ink has dried on American University’s $27 million purchase of 4401 Connecticut. The building will become WAMU’s new home. (GlobeSt.com)
They lost the lottery: Because of limited space, nearly 30 in-boundary families who applied to enroll their 4-year-olds in Murch pre-kindergarten classes this fall did not win the 2012-2013 DCPS lottery. So does DC really have universal pre-K? Our education officials say we do. Apparently, it’s all in how you define “universal.” (Greater Greater Washington blog)
Reno Road remembrance: Our piece of Connecticut Avenue gets a few mentions in this loving tribute to Reno Road. (Huffington Post)
A streetcar ran through it: Get a glimpse of DC’s past, and of Forest Hills’ beginnings in this Washington street map from 1892. (Washington Post)
See any mentions of neighbors or neighborhood institutions in the news? Send links to firstname.lastname@example.org.