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Archive - Nov 2012


November 15th

Oxon Cove Park/Oxon Hill Farm Hosts Winter Multicultural Festival

Oxon Cove Park/Oxon Hill Farm, units of the National Park Service will host a Multicultural Winter Festival on Sunday, December 1, from noon to 3 p.m., at 6411 Oxon Hill Road, Oxon Hill, Maryland. This event will be free and open to the public.

November 14th

Fairlawn Yes! Organic Market to Close after Two Years

Located on the first floor of the Grays on Pennsylvania, the Fairlawn Yes! Organic Market was the first organic supermarket located east of the Anacostia River, the first to be built since 2007, and seventh Yes! location in the city. “Residents in Ward 8 have not been able to buy fresh, nutritious food at an affordable price in their neighborhoods,” then-Mayor Adrian Fenty said in a 2010 statement. “This store changes that.” However, two years later, Gary Cha, its owner, has announced that it will close sometime in December.

Unemployment’s Run Out. Now What?

Defeat Poverty DC Hosts Simulation to Demonstrate Difficulties Many DCers Face

Rev. Dr. Kendrick Curry, pastor of the Pennsylvania Avenue Baptist Church, received an assignment many people would consider to be Mission Impossible: “You have been using your credit cards as a means of survival while the father continues to look for employment, but now the credit cards have reached their maximum limit. Mother has health insurance through her work but it is too expensive to cover her husband and her children. They have no insurance at this time.”

EOTR - Bulletin Board 2012



2012 Military Bowl Tickets on Sale

Barry Farm Redevelopment Plans Restart

On the first Friday in November, Nella Peterson, President of the Barry Farm Resident Council, was asked by the DC Housing Authority (DCHA), along with other members of the resident council, to read and evaluate seven proposals within a week to select a master planner and developer for her neighborhood.

“They’re very complicated and in depth,” Peterson says. “Housing has put a priority on these proposals. It’s mind-boggling; we have no time.”

EOTR - Kids & Family Notebook 2012

I love snow! at Kenilworth Park

On Dec 2 and 9, from 1-1:45 p.m., discover the secret life of animals as you hunt for footprints in the snow with Ranger Lee at Kenilworth Park and Aquatic Gardens, 1550 Anacostia Ave. NE. Appropriate for all ages. Free. For more information, call 202-426-6905 or visit

Largest Playground Improvement Project in DC History

One Couple, Two Businesses