Annual Cyclocross Race at Soldiers’ Home is This Weekend

Posted October 19, 2017 by Kent
Categories: Sports leisure and entertainment

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The annual DCCX races are back and located on the lower grounds of the Armed Forces Retirement Home. The races are scheduled to be on October 21st and 22nd with the course winding around the ponds on the grounds.

The races are always a lot of fun, and a rare opportunity to enjoy the grounds of the Soldiers’ Home. More information is available here. The event was even one of the staff picks in the Washington City Paper’s Best of DC this year.

(Day 1 Race Course)

Yoga Heights Hosting Fundraiser Class on Saturday to Benefit Member’s Family

Posted October 18, 2017 by Kent
Categories: Community Involvement, Fundraisers, People

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Yoga Heights Hosting Special Fundraiser Class this Saturday, October 21st, to benefit a member’s family with medical bills. Attendees should be sure to stick around for the Colony Club reception afterwards!

Full details below:

Join the incredible Michelle Mae for a special Cosmic Flow Fundraiser class! Help us support a dear Yoga Heights member who is dealing with overwhelming medical bills in her family’s fight with cancer.
Give your senses the ultimate trip into spacious consciousness. Cosmic Flow is a Vinyasa yoga practice set to psychedelic music and starscape lighting. Postures are infused with energy through the vibrant surroundings. This class will bring you outside of your usual yoga experience and into a new window of awareness. Yoga Heights instructor, Michelle Mae (E-RYT), will lead this dynamic class one Saturday evening each month. Please refer to the class schedule for further details and prepare to be enveloped in amazement!

Mayor Bowser Visits Park View, Announces Main Street, & Walks Community

Posted October 17, 2017 by Kent
Categories: Community Involvement, Government, Small Businesses

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Yesterday, Mayor Bowser visited the Park View neighborhood with two goals. The first was to announce that Georgia Avenue Thrive and their partner District Bridges have been selected to lead the Lower Georgia Avenue Main Street program. DC Main Streets is a comprehensive program that promotes the revitalization of traditional business districts in the District of Columbia. The announcement was held at Walls of Books.

(Pablo Sierra, Brianne Dornbush, and Jennifer Kuiper with Mayor Bowser.)

Following the Main Street announcement, Mayor Bowser toured the neighborhood with community leaders and agency representatives. The route went north of Walls of Books along Georgia Avenue to Princeton Place, where it headed east to the Park View Recreation Center, wound past the school and then east on Newton Place ending at the Ward 1 Senior Wellness Center. The Mayor was especially interested in talking to small businesses owners along Georgia Avenue, checking out vacant properties, getting details on the damaged playground at the Bruce Monroe at Park View school, and everything in between. Following the neighborhood walk, Mayor Bowser held office hours at the Senior Wellness Center.

Below are a few photos from the community walk.

Neighborhood Involvement Does Help Reduce Area Crime

Posted October 16, 2017 by Kent
Categories: Crime, MPD, Public Safety

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Here’s a great example of how neighbors watching out for their community can make a difference. Last Thursday, when a neighbor noticed that a group of men were entering a building that was being renovated late in the evening, they called 911 to alert MPD. The questionable subjects were entering the building from the alley.

Below is MPD’s description of the call for service shared on the 4D listserv on Friday:

Fourth District units responded to the 600 block of Rock Creek Church Road NW just before 10:30 pm, regarding a call for subjects entering an unoccupied residence under renovation.  Officers arrived on the scene and discovered 5 individuals inside the location, officers also recovered a .25 caliber handgun from the scene.  5 individuals were arrested and charged accordingly, and another gun has been taken off the streets of the city!

Checking on Progress for Newton Place Houses

Posted October 13, 2017 by Kent
Categories: Development, Housing

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The new infill houses on the 400 block of Newton Place are coming along, as you can see from the photo below.

Multi-Family Yard Sale on Princeton Place this Saturday

Posted October 12, 2017 by Kent
Categories: Random Observations

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Here’s something that may be of interest to neighbors, the 600 and 700 blocks of Princeton Place have synchronized their attic and basement clean-outs to offer to the community a 2- block long yard sale this

According to one of the organizers, there will be many bargains, from kids’ everything to adult clothes, furniture, kitchen gear, and art, probably with a couple of lemonade/cookies stands.

DMPED Signs Bruce Monroe Redevelopment Land Disposition Agreement

Posted October 11, 2017 by Kent
Categories: Development, Housing, Parks and Green spaces

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Here is some news from the October New Communities Initiative E-Newsletter that I thought people should be aware of. Last month, the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development (DMPED) signed the Bruce Monroe Land Disposition Agreement (LDA).

Additionally, the newsletter stated that the community design process for the new park on the Bruce Monroe site will be co-lead by the Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) and the Department of General Services (DGS), which will kick off later this year.

(Rendering of approved building and park at the Bruce Monroe property.)


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