The Hill Center opens a new six-artist show, March 5, with the opening reception on Friday, March 13.
Alan Braley’s haunting and alluring works, whether landscapes, seascapes or people, emerge from his consciousness as emotional extensions.
Peggy Fox continues to evolve with her fascinating works on aluminum.
Councilman Allen Visits ANC 6E Meeting
New Ward 6 Councilman Charles Allen, who replaced former Ward 6 Councilman Tommy Wells, made himself available at the February meeting by taking questions and laying out his future plans in the city council. Councilman Allen noted that he is honored to represent the largest ward in the city and looks forward to working with other city officials and residents to move DC in a positive direction.
Riverside Church Plans Residential Redevelopment
Councilmember Charles Allen visits
On Thursday, February 19th Friends of Kingman Park and the Rosedale Citizens Alliance held a celebration of their partnership in establishing the Kingman Park / Rosedale community garden and the help of DC Office of Tax and Revenue in granting its non-profit status. The uphill struggle to establish and maintain a community garden in the Kingman Park /Rosedale areas has reached success with the Office of Tax and Revenue forgiving back taxes and the property now belonging to the neighborhoods.
University of Georgia DC Campus
Muriel Bowser visits 6B’s regular meeting
As part of a city-wide, early term outreach effort, DC Mayor Muriel paid a visit to ANC 6B’s February regular meeting. She gave an overview of her new cabinet appointees, noting two Ward 6 representatives who regularly attend ANC regular and committee meetings.
Six years after the development team of Stanton-EastBanc, LLC won the right to develop Hine Junior High School and its surrounding areas, the project will begin construction this month. According to the project's 2011 PUD application, the developers plan to raze the school to build a mixed-use development offering 158 residential units, an underground parking garage, a public plaza, as well as office and retail spaces. With an opening date of June 2017, here is what you should expect.
With the sparkling new waterfront parks and restaurants below M Street, the new riverfront trails being laid down, the huge new stormwater tunnels, the bald eagles raising their young up by the National Arboretum and the appearance of more and more sculls and shells of rowers, it might seem all is getting well along our river. But underlying it all is a chronic sickness, a legacy of toxic pollution that is still with us and will take many years to eradicate. This month we look at what is being done to deal with it.
People who follow DC policy and politics have the right to be confused by seemingly contradictory news about the city’s finances: The District announced a $200 million surplus, yet there are also reports focus of a looming $240 million budget shortfall. This prompted one astute reader to ask several important questions that deserve answers:
A four-phase development including three residential buildings with an estimated 673 residential units and more than 10,00 square feet of retail on the banks of the Anacostia Riverfront in Southeast Capitol Hill is closer to becoming a reality following the Zoning Commission’s unanimous approval Monday night for Phase 1.
DCanter hosts a book signing on Sat., Feb. 28 from 1 to 4 p.m. for Nigel Barker, the famed fashion photographer and author for his new book, Models of Influence. Included with the purchase of Barker’s new book, customers receive a complimentary wine tasting throughout the event (those only wanting to participate in the wine tasting can purchase a ticket for $10).
The Park Hyatt Washington hosts its next in the series of Park Hyatt Masters of Food and Wine with a seasonal culinary and beverage experience this Saturday, Feb. 28, “Froth, Fromage and Fermentation” at their Blue Duck Tavern.
There was a violent robbery on the 600 block of L St. NE at 2:14 p.m
There were thefts on:
the 400 block of Sixth St. SW;
the 1300 block of Pennsylvania Ave. SE.
There was a theft from an automobile on the 700 block of C St. NE.
Reporting Illegal Activity
Prompt and detailed reporting of suspicious activities helps prevent crime. If a citizen sees suspicious activity, or any activity that seems out of the ordinary, immediately call 911.
The William Penn House (WPH), which has operated in a 1917 rowhouse at 515 East Capitol St. SE as a Quaker center on Capitol Hill since 1966, faces the prospect of losing its tax exempt status and with it the ability to fulfill its religious mission in Washington.
The WPH provides hostel-style lodging to religious and social justice groups as well as individuals.
Flashpoint Gallery – 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
There was a violent sidewalk robbery on the 700 block of Seventh St. SE at 7:45 p.m.
In Other News
There was a burglary on the 17th St. NE at the construction site.
There were thefts on:
the 400 block of Virginia Ave. SW at an office building;
the 600 block of Pennsylvania Ave. SE at a storage facility;
the 1200 block of Bladensburg Rd. NE at a gas station.
There were thefts from automobiles on: