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Annual Columbia Heights Tree Lighting Extravaganza is Tomorrow

December 2, 2016

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The 6th Annual Columbia Heights Tree Lighting Extravaganza is scheduled for Saturday, December 3rd, beginning at 6:30 p.m. The annual event is held at the Columbia Heights Civic plaza (14th St, Kenyon St, and Park Rd.).

Details from the Columbia Heights Initiative: This Saturday we will be decking the halls-and by halls we mean the Columbia Heights Civic Plaza-for our 6th Annual Columbia Heights Tree Lighting Extravaganza. Come to the plaza to enjoy complimentary cocoa, candy canes, carols — and perhaps even a visit from Santa!

In Remembrance of Veterans Day

November 11, 2016

In remembrance of Veterans Day (originally Armistice Day), here is a newsreel of the burial of the unknown soldier at Arlington, which happened on this date in 1921.

Happy Halloween Everyone

October 31, 2016

As tonight is Halloween, there will likely be a lot of trick-or-treaters out in the neighborhood. Be on the look out for them and enjoy the costumes and decorations.

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Park View Walking Tour Happening This Saturday

October 26, 2016
The Park View School is one of the points of interest on Saturday's Park View walking tour.

The Park View School is one of the points of interest on Saturday’s Park View walking tour.

If you’ve wanted to go on a walking tour of Park View and just haven’t been able to in past years, there is another opportunity this Saturday, October 29th. I will lead the tour, which is part of the Washington Walks series and begins at 11 a.m. at the leaf sculpture by the Georgia Avenue Metro station. The tour will occur rain or shine and last for about 2 hours. No reservations are necessary, though Washington Walks tours have a $20 fee. Full details of the tour can be found here.

2016 DCCX Provided at Great Time for All

October 24, 2016

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The 2016 DC Cyclocross races were held this past Saturday and Sunday at the old Soldiers’ Home. As with past years, the course was in the area of the two ponds just east of Park Road. While the weather was a little chilly and definitely windy on Saturday, the cyclists has great weather otherwise. I’ve provided two brief videos of one of my favorites sections of the course below.

 

 

Georgia Avenue Fall Fest is This Saturday

October 20, 2016

Georgia Ave Fall Fest will be this Saturday, October 22, 12-5pm, in Bruce Monroe Park. Organized by volunteers with Georgia Ave Thrive, this neighborhood-based event will feature local Georgia Ave performers, businesses and restaurants along with government and non-government organizations that provide services and volunteer opportunities for area residents. Kids activities will include face painting, crafts, storytelling, and interactive theater. Performers feature salsa (Salsa with Silvia) and hip hop dancers (Dance Institute of Washington, Building Rocs), steel drum youth band (PanLara), bilingual drama (Teatro de la Luna), and indie rock (French Admirals). Supported by Anne’s Ace Hardware, we will also be selling pumpkins. Food vendors will offer a variety of cuisine options, including Ana’s Mexican/Salvadoran, Petworth Cafe’s Indian/Pakistani, Heat da Spot’s and Kokeb’s Ethiopian, Morgan’s Southern fried fish, Alfie’s Asian food cart, Bjorn’s gluten-free baked goods and bravo bar’s hot dogs!

Volunteers interested in helping out are still welcome to join for set-up, activity support throughout the Fest, and clean-up. More information available by emailing GeorgiaAveThrive (at) gmail (dot) com.

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Patrick’s Pet Care Ready for Halloween

October 19, 2016

In walking around the neighborhoods, I’ve begun to notice that Halloween decorations are popping up. Below is the window display at Patrick’s Pet Care on 11th Street.

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