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06/04/2015 - 1:49pm
“We used to go to Port City Java to sit and talk,” recalled mother Francine Milton. “I happened to be going past one day, and I noticed the Capital Community News (CCN) office nearby. I told Charnice about it and she decided to visit,” she continued. “The next day I was surprised when she told me that she was going to be a reporter for CCN.” I remember that day in early August of 2012. A well-dressed young woman knocked on the door of my office, resume in... >>more
05/19/2016 - 11:33am
In an order issued this morning, The DC Alcoholic Control Board approved Bullfrog Bagel’s application for a New Retailer’s Class CR License and Sidewalk Café Endorsement at their new location at 317 Seventh St. SE. The application had been opposed by immediate neighbors, who feared an increase in noise. Recognizing the validity of their concerns, the Board restricted Bullfrog's operations in its order. The Board’s order limits the hours of operation on the... >>more
05/16/2016 - 1:47pm
Runners laced up on May 15 to raise more than $90,000 in support of the Capitol Hill Cluster Schools at the 37th Capitol Hill Classic. More than 3,500 adults and children participated in the 10K, 3K and children’s fun run. The courses ran around Stanton Park between Fourth and Sixth Streets in Northeast as far as RFK. The top five winners of the 10K included: Lucas Meyer of DC at 32 minutes 17 seconds; Denzel Ramirez of Hyattsville, Md., at 33:13; Andy Goodstein of Charlottesville,... >>more
05/15/2016 - 5:18pm
New construction on Joy Evans Park, located on the 500 block of L Street SE, starts in July. The plan is to install new Netplex play equipment, a garden learning space, outdoor seating for neighbors and an informal outdoor classroom area. Due to the park being next door to Van Ness Elementary, DC Public Schools (DCPS) is funding this phase of the project within the overall Van Ness renovation budget of about $32.4 million. On May 10, Bradley Site Design and DCPS presented the new plans for the... >>more
05/13/2016 - 3:57pm
Soon, I'll be leaving you, old house,     but I'll come back, as spirits do, To listen to new, joy-filled voices     wafting in these rooms and through. You knew me, then, they'll know me when     my smiling ghost confronts them there And in your halls and on your stair…     contentment here is what we'll share. I'll always haunt your space, old house—     relaxed, serene, with loving... >>more
05/12/2016 - 2:56pm
A new Asian fusion eatery opened at 1253 H Street NE on May 7. Combining Japanese, Korean and Chinese influences, Pow-Pow serves up farm-fresh salads, hearty bowls and giant egg rolls in a fast-casual setting. Plus, any dish can be made vegetarian or vegan. Pow-Pow is the joint creation of partners Shaun Sharkey, Lavangna's Stephen Cheung and Sticky Rice's John Yamashita. While many establishments on H Street focus on the nightlife and sit-down dining, Pow-Pow is designed to fill a void... >>more
05/11/2016 - 11:30am
Friday, May 13 Touchstone—6:30-8 p.m. Touchstone celebrates its 40th anniversary this weekend with a champagne gala on Friday.  Three concurrent exhibitions, including a group retrospective, feature the works of member artists past and present.  For more information, click here. Touchstone Gallery is located at 901 New York Ave. NW Washington Studio School —7 p.m. Catherine Kehoe welcomes guests to discuss her work in It is not What you Think. For more details, click here... >>more
05/10/2016 - 2:17pm
The Capitol Riverfront Business Improvement District’s (BID) has banned the longstanding BYOB (Bring Your Own Booze) policy at its Summer Friday Night Concert Series in Yards Park, 355 Water St. SE. With the average summer concert attendance averaging 3,000 per event, the change made at the end of 2015 was motivated by environmental and insurance considerations, stated the BID's Marking and Communications Manager Bonnie Wright. "The popularity of Yards Park has grown beyond our... >>more
05/06/2016 - 2:49pm
Metro plans to squeeze three years of vital maintenance work into one. Under its 27-page “SafeTrack Plan,” major repairs begin on June 4 and continue until March of 2017, stated Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) General Manager Paul Wiedefeld. The public has until May 16 to provide input before the plan is finalized. Ward 6 Councilmember Charles Allen (D) opened a comment page for residents at The draft of SafeTrack, released... >>more
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