Archive for October 2017

Have a Happy & Safe Halloween Everyone!

October 31, 2017

There’s certainly  not a shortage of things to do or places to go tonight to celebrate Halloween — whether its good old fashioned Trick-or-Treating or going to the 11th and Monroe Trolley park. Wishing everyone a fun and safe time of it tonight!

(House at 15th and S decorated for Halloween.)

The Midlands Hosting Welcome Back Dogs Halloween Party Tomorrow

October 30, 2017

To celebrate the return of dogs back to the patio of The Midlands, they are having a celebration on Halloween to commemorate the occasion. Below is the announcement from their Facebook page.

Mayor Bowser signed the dog legislation! Dogs are welcome back to our patio and we’re celebrating on Oct 31st! Free hotdogs for all dog’s with humans, a Flying Dog Brewery Beer Special and a raffle to win a Whistle3 Dog GPS & Activity Monitor! Tickets will be given to all humans who visit between 4P and 8P with their dog. Humans who are with dogs in costumes will get 2 tickets!! Dogs may bring as many humans as they like.

Halloween Decorations Beginning to Abound

October 27, 2017

Halloween is only a few days away, and decorations are beginning to pop up throughout the community, like the decorations at 1342 Kenyon Street below.

650 Lamont Starting to Take Shape

October 27, 2017

The 650 Lamont development — at Georgia and Lamont — is starting to take shape. The building permits were issued on August 9, 2016, and work began in earnest in October 2016.

Development of this site is by Brick Lane, with a building designed by Nelson Architects. The building will be a mixed-use development of 15,000 square feet providing space for nine apartments and ground floor retail.

(650 Lamont project under construction (above) and artist rendering of completed project (below))

Checking out Progress at 3110-3112 Georgia Avenue

October 26, 2017

Over a year ago I was alerted that the one-story commercial buildings at 3110-3112 Georgia Avenue had a building permit issued on 5/12/2016 to remove the existing one story structures for new construction. The permits state that the existing party walls are not to be disturbed and includes excavation for a new cellar and construction of a five-story mixed use building. While development of this property hasn’t been moving swiftly, it has been moving. It is located a few doors south of Colony Club and below are photos of its current state.

(3110-3112 Georgia avenue as of October 22, 2017 from front (above) and rear (below))

Wangari Gardens Fall Festival is Saturday, October 28th

October 25, 2017

The Wangari Fall Festival is this Saturday from 2-5 pm! There will be face painting, a pumpkin carving demo, LIVE music, a bake sale, and information about how to get a garden plot. You can support urban gardening, food access, and local music ALL at the SAME TIME!

See the flyer below.

Fish in the Hood Seeks Donations to Assist in Repairs & Reopening

October 23, 2017

A fire on April 14, 2017, shuttered Fish in the Hood. Bill White is working to reopen the business.

Back on April 14, 2017, a fire at Fish in the Hood lead to its closure. Since that time, owner Bill White has been working to reopen the business located at 3601 Georgia (corner of Georgia and Otis Place). Here’s an opportunity where you can help! While insurance will cover some of the costs needed to reopen, it won’t cover everything. Fish in the Hood is currently seeking community support to assist in getting this well loved business repaired and reopened.

Neighbors can make donations through a GoFundMe fundraiser. Below is the text from teh GoFundMe page.

Bill White began Fish in the Neighborhood as a family business in 1996, taking orders out of a home kitchen.  In no time, orders were coming in at two or three hundred each weekend.  Our family eventually raised enough money to rent the building on 3601 Georgia Avenue.

For 20 years, we’ve been proud to serve great food with support from the loving people in this community.  Fish in the Hood is a special place because we offer something for everyone, our customers include doctors, lawyers, politicians and actors,  in addition to everyday people who just need a good meal.  We love our customers, and we love to give back to the community we share.

On April 14, 2017, the day before Good Friday, we were getting the kitchen ready and heard someone screaming. One of the deep friers was flaming like a blowtorch, it quickly jumped to the duct work and up to the ceiling. Luckily, we all escaped safely, including Bill’s stepmother Gina, who was upstairs above the fire.

We hope to renovate and bring Fish in the Hood back in operation  (including thicker, more durable deep friers!). While insurance covers part of the costs, we need help from the community to make up the difference.

Since the fire we have had such an outpouring of support from customers, friends and family, asking how they can help. We created this page as a resource to take donations. Thank you all for your amazing support.


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