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Archive for November, 2010

The Rochambeau Lasted for Only 60 Years

By Paul Kelsey Williams* Images accompanying this feature can be viewed in the current issue PDF The fabled Rochambeau Apartment building was built overlooking Farragut Square at 815 Connecticut Avenue by Francis Henry Duehay beginning in June of 1903. Its luxury apartments housed many Washington elite, Congressmen, and a Supreme Court justice for the following […]

The “Mad Apple”: The Terrifying Eggplant — Part II

When the eggplant arrived in Northern Europe, it was greeted warily. John Gerard, the 16th century English herbalist, urged his countrymen to avoid it. Although it was eaten by the Spaniards and the Arabs, “I rather wish English men to content themselves with the meat and sauces of our owne country, than with fruit and […]

North Columbia Heights Green Celebration Held in Late 2010

Sat., Nov. 20 (3-7pm): The community will be celebrating the opening of the North Columbia Heights Green, the neighborhood’s newest green space and best kept secret hidden behind Red Rocks Pizza within the alleys off of the east side of the 3300 block of 11th Street, NW. Years in the making, the Green is a […]

November 2010 PDF

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DC HAS EFFECTIVELY RUN OUT OF MONEY — WHAT NOW?

Here’s the reality: As of right now, the District’s current fiscal year, which began last month, is already in the hole to the tune of a $175 million projected budget shortfall. This is thanks to $100 million less in sales and income tax receipts due to the recession; and in addition to various spending excesses, […]

From December 2010 Issue / Jan. issue to post on the 14th

$200,000 DC Grant Funding Arts District Branding Initiative

By Anthony L. Harvey Images accompanying this news story can be viewed in the current issue PDF Four sophisticated graphic design proposals for the creation of a marketable brand to advertise an arts district in the Logan Circle, Shaw, 14th and U Streets neighborhoods were unveiled to a small audience of community activists in the […]

Annual House Tour Features the Art of Living in Logan Circle

By Parker Stanzione* Images accompanying this news story can be viewed in the current issue PDF The Logan Circle Community Association (LCCA) invites DC area residents and visitors to attend its 32nd annual Logan Circle House Tour on Sunday, December 5 from 1 to 5 p m. The self-guided house tour concludes with a Wassail […]

Dupont Circle Neighbors Join Others to Improve Life for the Homeless

By Ben Lasky* Images accompanying this news story can be viewed in the current issue PDF On November 20, the Fannie Mae Help the Homeless Walkathon will take place on the National Mall. One of the programs raising money for the homeless that day will be Charlie’s Place, which operates out of St. Margaret’s Church […]

Dupont Circle Historic Preservation Public Meeting Announced

Billed as a “dynamic discussion about preservation in the Dupont Circle community,” this program, open to the public, will be held on Saturday morning, November 6th, between 10 a.m. and 12 noon at Foundry United Methodist Church (16th & P Streets, NW). This will be the first of what Catherine Buell, chair of the DC […]