Archive for the ‘Community Involvement’ category

Fish in the Hood Close to Re-Opening, Still Needs Your Support.

October 9, 2018

I know that many neighbors in the greater Park View area have been watching Bill White make repairs to Fish in the Hood and wondering when this beloved restaurant will reopen for business. It has been a long road since an April 14, 2017, fire shuttered Fish in the Hood, but now based on a reports on Petworth News and NBC4, most of the repairs have been made. The only major hurdle left if funding to make the necessary final tweaks and to stock the restaurant with delicious fish.

To that Bill has been selling personal items to generate funds and also has a GoFunMe Campaign running to help achieve the goal of raising the $16,000 dollars needed to reopen his doors.

Fish in the Hood has been an excellent neighbor and business. Donating $20 or more to this campaign is a good investment in Fish in the Hood, and in Georgia Avenue. I’m positive that Bill can reach his goal and as of Tuesday, 10/9, he had less than $3,000 to go.

Neighbors can help Fish in the Hood reopen by making a small donation at GoFundMe.

Next Park View Cleanup This Saturday, October 6th!

October 4, 2018

Georgia Avenue Thrive will hold their next neighborhood cleanup this Saturday at 10 a.m. beginning at the corner of Georgia Avenue and Irving Street.

Volunteers will receive free stainless steel straws, thanks to District Bridges. They’ll also debut 10 new, top-notch trash pickers, thanks to a generous donation from DC Reynolds, a wonderful friend of the community.

See the flyer below for more details.

Fall Fun Fest is this Sunday at the Soldiers’ Home — Here’s the Guide to Events

September 28, 2018

The Armed Forces Retirement Home & Friends of the Soldiers Home’s annual Fall Fun Fest is this Sunday, September 30th. Below is the Guide to the day’s events to help you decide when to go.

Fall Fun Fest at Armed Forces Retirement Home Scheduled for September 30th!

September 14, 2018

The Friends of the Soldiers Home’s 2018 Fall Fun Fest is scheduled for Sunday, September 30th. It is a full day of events for the community, with more information on their website. Also, the flyers below include additional details.

Park View Neighborhood Block Party This Saturday!

September 11, 2018

The 5th annual Park View United Neighborhood Block Party is this Saturday, September 15th, from 1-4 pm. This year it will be on the 600 block of Princeton Place. See the flyer below for more details.

DCRA Director Bolling to Engage Neighbors at Wednesday’s Park View UNC Meeting

September 3, 2018

The September 5th meeting of the Park View UNC has special guest, Director Melinda Bolling of the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA), better known as the agency that approves building permits and sends out inspectors when construction exceeds permitted work.

In neighborhoods like Park View where a large majority of housing stock is rowhouses, major construction can have — and often has — an impact on property owners next door.

If you live next to a construction project, or just have questions and want to know more about the process, join the Park View United Neighborhood Coalition this Wednesday evening for their special meeting:

“The problem next door: What to do when development, illegal construction or a vacant property affects your home.”

When/where: Wednesday, September 5, 7-8pm, Park View Rec Center (Warder St. and Otis Pl. NW)

The discussion will feature Melinda Bolling, Director, DCRA and neighborhood residents who will share their experiences dealing with neighboring property issues

This is a great opportunity to join the UNC and neighbors for an informative meeting to learn from neighbors who’ve been through these experiences and from the director of DCRA about your rights, responsibilities, and tips for what to do.

Artist Maryanne Pollock Hoping to Create Tent Murals at Wangari Gardens in 2109

August 29, 2018


(Artist Maryanne Pollock is working to create tent murals at Wangari Gardens.)

In July, artist Maryanne Pollock came before Advisory Neighborhood Commission 1A seeking a letter of support for an art project she is working on for Wangari Gardens. ANC1A unanimously supported the art project and supplied a support letter (read letter here) to be included in Pollock’s DCCAH Public Art Grant application.

If successful, Pollock’s proposal is to make collaborative hand painted tent murals during a free event for the community that will celebrated at Wangari Gardens and then to organize a picnic in the late spring or early fall of 2019. Pollock has already successfully done similar art projects in Maryland, Delaware, and Scotland.

(Pollock’s tent murals have already be part of successful community art projects in Maryland, Delaware, and Scotland.)


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