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Archive - 2015

December 15th

December Mid-City Gallery Exhibitions and News

Depeche Art

New Outdoor Mural Museum Opens in Shaw

Phil Hutinet is the publisher of East City Art, dedicated to DC’s visual arts. For more information visit www.eastcityart.com.

December 14th

Mormon Church Opens on The Hill

The New Church of the Latter-day Saints Serves More Than 300 Members

Correction Dec. 18: The new church has a partial basketball court and the church bought the Safeway building before 1993, but didn't start renovations to build their current site until 2011. 

Busy as a Bee

Community Fixture Juanita Britton and the BZB Holiday Gift and Art Show

“Hey! Admission is a smile!”

A smiling, effusive Juanita “Busy Bee” Britton is sitting inside the doorway of the Shiloh Family Life Center in Shaw. The church is brimming with energy; people perusing hundreds of African artisan crafts and gifts.

Britton has organized the BZB Holiday Gift and Art Show “Shop til Ya Drop” event for the past 25 years. The annual event has grown from ten or twelve vendors to upwards of 70 across two floors.

Busy as a Bee

Community Fixture Juanita Britton and the BZB Holiday Gift and Art Show

“Hey! Admission is a smile!”

A smiling, effusive Juanita “Busy Bee” Britton is sitting inside the doorway of the Shiloh Family Life Center in Shaw. The church is brimming with energy; people perusing hundreds of African artisan crafts and gifts.

Britton has organized the BZB Holiday Gift and Art Show “Shop til Ya Drop” event for the past 25 years. The annual event has grown from ten or twelve vendors to upwards of 70 across two floors.

Jazz Avenues

A Happy Happy to GVJ Jr.

It is that time of year for Christmas and holiday celebrations and happily looking forward to a New Year, when we can all strive to do better for ourselves and others. And those who enjoy the Washington DC Jazz Network and all the jazz presented there, and presented courtesy of George V. Johnson Jr., keeping us abreast of jazz world news via WDCJN and Facebook, can help celebrate Johnson’s 65th birthday at a star-studded gathering on Dec. 20 at Bohemian Caverns.

Steve Monroe is a Washington, DC, writer who can be reached at steve@jazzavenues.com and followed atwww.twitter.com/jazzavenues.

December 12th

ANC 6E Report - October 2015

Monumental Realty Requests T Street Development

A representative from Monumental Realty appeared before the commission to get support for a zoning request for a development project that takes up four properties starting with 608 to 618 T St. NW. The property will be seven stories tall, house 50 to 60 units, and provide up to 38 parking spaces.

Charles Allen’s Vision for the Anacostia

Our River: The Anacostia

Anyone who was around when the Anacostia Waterfront Initiative Master Plan was developed in 2000 would surely be impressed with what has been accomplished in the past 15 years. The Yards Park, Canal Park, the new trails on the east side of the river, the baseball stadium, streams like Watts Branch restored and set into parklands – the list goes on. Like all such undertakings, some things are great, some are slow, and some never seem to go anywhere.

Bill Matuszeski writes monthly about the Anacostia River. He is the retired director of the Chesapeake Bay Program, DC vice-chair of the Citizens Advisory Committee on the Anacostia River, and a member of the Mayor’s Leadership Council for a Cleaner Anacostia River. 

The Mental Cost of Violence

Jonetta's Take

I sat next to her as audience members departed for the arts healing sessions during “The Gift,” a program presented by myself and Esther Productions, Inc., a nonprofit organization serving girls and women. She was reluctant to join a group, confessing a heavy heart. A day earlier, her cousin’sboyfriend had been killed; they were a close group.

jonetta rose barras is a freelance writer.