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07/24/2016 - 12:00am
Tickets are on sale now for Sugarfoots Broadway on the Hill closing dinner theatre performance on Thursday, July 28, 6:30 pm., at School Within School Auditorium, 920 F St. NE. This year’s production is adapted from Sugarfoots Tattle-Tales Children’s Book Series; Sugarfootn’ in Ghana, a delightful West African folktale – Why People Have to Work? Call 202-316-2258 or book on line at sugarfoots.com. $15 ticket includes dinner.  >>more
07/22/2016 - 12:00am
The DC Department of Small and Local Business Development has set aside funding in FY2017 to create a Main Street program for the Eastern Market neighborhood, adjacent to the Barracks Row Main Street district. This meeting will be to discuss the Request for Applications that has just been released and the next steps in the process. The meeting is on Tuesday, July 26, 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Hill Center Lincoln Room.    Read more at easternmarketmainstreet.org.  >>more
07/22/2016 - 12:00am
The Office of the District of Columbia Auditor has launched new blog and podcast pages titled Checked & Balanced. The goal of the initiative is to give District residents ready access to ODCA reports that detail how the District government is operating and how tax money is being spent. Focusing on past and future ODCA audits, both platforms feature a wide variety of topics and discussions for readers to explore as well as the opportunity to provide feedback. Both platforms allow readers to... >>more
07/20/2016 - 3:04pm
H Street Main Street will start hosting a new farmer’s market in Starburst Plaza at 1501 Maryland Ave. NE on Wednesdays from 3 to 7 p.m. It will run from July 20 until Oct. 26. Each week the market organizers plan to bring in eight to ten vendors selling everything from fruits and vegetables to ice cream to skin products. The community hopes the new activity will draw positive attention to Starburst, a site known for its crime and dilapidated appearance in the last few years, said Anwar... >>more
07/19/2016 - 4:36pm
Businesses in and around the Eastern Market community may gain access to city funds for a Main Street organization in the DC fiscal year 2017 budget. The proposed Eastern Market Main Street would include the area along Seventh Street SE from North Carolina SE to the Southeast Library (402 7th St. SE) and 600 block of Pennsylvania Avenue SE to the 600 and 700 blocks of C Street SE.  The new non-profit organization “Merchant Row Association, Inc.” (MRA), made up of about a dozen... >>more
07/19/2016 - 2:07pm
Six young black men lounge in front of a long row of cars parked under the lights on Half Street, SE, close enough to hear the pounding pop grooves that fuel drag-queen performers at Ziegfeld's. It is an unseasonably warm Friday night in January. In fact, the intersection at Half and O streets smacks of summer; large crowds attracted by the cluster of gay-oriented venues mill out-of-doors in the otherwise industrial turf. But “Half and O,” also called near southeast, is unlikely... >>more
07/15/2016 - 2:46pm
Anyone interested in running for a position on their Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) must pick up and return a nomination petition to the DC Board of Elections (441 Fourth St. NW, Room 250N) by 5 p.m. on Aug. 10. Candidates need to pick up the petition themselves. They must get at least 25 registered voters within the petitioner’s Single Member District (SMD) to sign in support. In order to guarantee a name on the Nov. 8 election ballot, candidates must also file a “... >>more
07/14/2016 - 4:25pm
Hilleast ANC Commissioner Chander Jayaraman (6B08) wants neighbors to join him Friday in asking for Ward 6 Councilmember Charles Allen’s help in fighting two health clinics opening around the intersection of 15th Street, Massachusetts Avenue and Independence Avenue SE. The meeting is Friday, July 15 at 8 a.m. at the Pretzel Bakery (257 15th St. SE). In January 2016, Jayaraman and Commissioner Denise Krepp (6B10) started fighting Andromeda Transcultural Health’s plans to put in a... >>more
07/13/2016 - 3:32pm
For 20 years, Andrea Mial taught and led in the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) schools for military families. While she enjoyed the experience, she always wanted to give back to her own community in DC. And starting in the fall of 2016, she will get the chance as the new principal for Miner Elementary School (601 15th St. SE). “I created an environment and staffing to give those military children everything they needed,” Mial (pronounced “mile”) said.... >>more
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