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Columbia Heights Day is Saturday, Come Visit Some of Your ANC 1A Reps

June 16, 2016

Columbia Heights Day is this Saturday from  11 a.m. to 6 p.m. (see flyer below). In addition to the events listed below, ANC 1A will have a booth so feel free to stop by and chat with some of your local ANC reps! We’ll also have copies of both the Columbia Heights and Park View Walking Trail brochures (you can also get copies of the Park View version at Walls of Books).

Also, if you’ve ever want to see me in the dunk tank, swing by around 2 p.m. That’s when I’ll in the tank.

Columbia Heights Day 2016

Bernice Fonteneau Senior Wellness Center Celebrates Five Years

March 2, 2016

Senior Wellness Center anniversary(The gymnasium of the Ward 1 center packed during the anniversary program.)

Yesterday the Ward 1 Bernice Fonteneau Senior Wellness Center celebrated their five year anniversary. It was a great event that began at 1:30 pm and ran for about two hours. There were remarks from Office on Aging Executive Director Laura Newland; Tania Jackson, Chief of Staff for Councilmember Nadeau; former Councilmember Jim Graham; and others interspersed by performances of singing and dancing by seniors from the center. Below is a short video of dancing from Twitter.

After the anniversary program, members enjoyed conversation and light refreshments.

It was a great celebration and I wish the Senior Wellness Center many, many more years of health and success.

Save the Date: Friends of Soldiers Home Hosting Fall Fest on October 5th

September 5, 2014

I’ve just learned that the Friends of the Soldiers Home has scheduled a Fall Fun Fest for October 5th. See the flyer below, and stay tuned for more information in the coming weeks.

Fall Fest

Celebrate Petworth is Tomorrow, May 10th

May 9, 2014

If you’re looking for something fun to do tomorrow, Celebrate Petworth might be the ticket. The festival begins at noon and runs through 6 p.m. For a full list of activities, check out their Web site and see the map below.

Celebrate Petworth

Celebrate Petworth Festival in the Works — Mark Your Calendars/Supporters Welcome

April 21, 2014

For those who may not have heard about this yet, a group of community organizers in the Petworth community have come together to plan and execute a small neighborhood festival celebration in the heart of Petworth. The Celebrate Petworth Festival will highlight the creativity, diversity, culture, people, and quality of life of Petworth: the core components of what make Petworth a vibrant and wonderful place to live and do business. Celebrate Petworth will be anchored around 4 main themes: Art, Music, Food and Healthy Living, and Kids/Family and will be held Saturday, May 10th from Noon to 6 PM.

As part of the fundraising and organizing of the event, Celebrate Petworth has kicked off a CrowdRise Campaign (link here). Organizers estimate it will cost approximately $12,000 to cover DCRA and DDOT permitting fees, required security and insurance, staging and equipment, and to support the musicians and performers. They are asking the community to help them raise $5,000 while they attempt to secure the majority through corporate sponsorships.

The goal is for this inaugural festival to be the first of many to come. Your support will help make this kickoff a success and secure it as an annual celebration of the community. The following event sponsors have already been identified — Green Line Real Estate, Creativecouch Designs, Car2Go, Petworth Citizen, Fido and Kitty’s World, & Various Petworth Neighbors.

Those interested in attending can follow Celebrate Petworth on twitter @celebratePTW or like their Facebook page at  They also have a basic website up at

Reminder: Ribbon Cutting at Park View Recreation Center Tomorrow at Noon

March 22, 2013

Here’s a reminder about tomorrow’s ribbon cutting at Park View Recreation Center as well as additional details. According to the announcement (below), Mayor Gray, Councilmember Graham, and representatives from DPR and DGS will be in attendance.

Park View Ribbon cuttingShare

Ribbon Cutting for Park View Recreation Set for March 23rd

March 18, 2013
Exterior improvement included new signage and paint.

Exterior improvement included new signage and paint.

At long last, the Park View Recreation Center is set to reopen. This Saturday, March 23rd, Mayor Gray (and presumably others) is scheduled to officially reopen Park View with a ribbon cutting at noon. This is an excellent opportunity to celebrate the much-needed improvements to one of the neighborhood’s core community assets.

I’ll post more details as I get them. Consider attending. It’s a good opportunity to meet new neighbors and meet District officials.

I’m including photos to give a preview of some of the improvements that have been accomplished.

New check-in counter located at the entrance.

New check-in counter located at the entrance.

View from the front of the building looking toward the rear.

View from the front of the building looking toward the rear.

The renovations included a completely new kitchen.

The renovations include a completely new kitchen.

New furniture is throughout the building, like those shown here in the community meeting room.

New furniture is throughout the building, like those shown here in the community meeting room.


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