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Archive - Dec 12, 2014

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Is the District’s Homeless System Ready for Winter?

The Numbers

The first cold weather of the season has arrived, and believe it or not, that is good news for DC’s homeless families. That’s because this is when families with children have the legal right to shelter. From April until November, the city turned away most homeless families, leaving them to sleep in cars, return to living with an abuser, or some other unstable situation.

Lazere is executive director of the DC Fiscal Policy Institute (www.dcfpi.org). DCFPI promotes budget and policy solutions to reduce poverty and inequality in the District of Columbia, and to increase the opportunity for residents to build a better future.

Is the District’s Homeless System Ready for Winter?

The Numbers

The first cold weather of the season has arrived, and believe it or not, that is good news for DC’s homeless families. That’s because this is when families with children have the legal right to shelter. From April until November, the city turned away most homeless families, leaving them to sleep in cars, return to living with an abuser, or some other unstable situation.

Lazere is executive director of the DC Fiscal Policy Institute (www.dcfpi.org). DCFPI promotes budget and policy solutions to reduce poverty and inequality in the District of Columbia, and to increase the opportunity for residents to build a better future.

Smells Like Green Spirit!

The Nose

It has been many months, Dear Readers, since The Nose's fingers last graced his computer keyboard to compose a paean to the residents of the Wilson Building. Please forgive this poor scribbler; the lethargic mayoral race of the somnolent lulled him to sleep.

Smells Like Green Spirit!

The Nose

It has been many months, Dear Readers, since The Nose's fingers last graced his computer keyboard to compose a paean to the residents of the Wilson Building. Please forgive this poor scribbler; the lethargic mayoral race of the somnolent lulled him to sleep.

Chef George Kapnos at The Hill Center

Top Chef Contestant to Teach Northern Greek Cooking

Looking for a thoughtful holiday present? Have a Top Chef groupie on your list? 2014 Top Chef contestant George Kapnos is scheduled to teach at Hill Center March 7 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. – where you’ll get to meet this culinary talent and be inspired through his class, Northern Greek Cooking.

Annette Nielsen has been engaged in food, farming and sustainability issues for nearly two decades. The food editor of the Hill Rag, Nielsen’s experience includes catering, coordinating artisanal and farm-based food events and teaching cooking classes. She’s the editor of two Adirondack Life cookbooks, and is at work on an Eastern Market cookbook. Nielsen heads up Kitchen Cabinet Events, a culinary, farm-to-fork inspired event business.  A native of the Adirondacks, she’s a long-time resident of both NYC and DC, and she returned to Washington, DC from Washington County, NY; annette@hillrag.com.

J.O. Wilson Elementary School

School Notes - November 2014

J.O. Wilson Arts in Action 

Academics are very important at J.O. Wilson, and so are the arts. In addition to weekly music and visual art classes, third graders take ballet. Twice a week, instructors from the Washington Ballet come to the school to teach classes in the third-floor dance studio. Students are learning the basics of ballet along with general movement techniques. The lessons build toward a final performance for parents. In the spring, second graders will get the chance to participate in the ballet classes.