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Archive for October, 2011

Ward 2 Online Gambling Public Meeting Set for Tue., Nov. 15

This new offering, authorized by the City Council last December when it enacted the “Lottery Modernization Amendment Act of 2010” without prior notice or hearings, is the subject of much controversy. The Ward 2 community meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 15th from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the MLK Library (G St. NW, […]

Mid-City Artists Open Studios Event Set for Weekend of October 22-23

Continuing their twice-yearly event, 21 members of the Mid-City Artists group working in the area east of Dupont Circle, roughly bounded by 17th Street on the west, V Street on the north, 9th Street on the east, and P Street on the south, will be hosting the public on Saturday and Sunday, October 22 and […]

From October 2011 Issue / November issue to post on the 11th

The Mansion Next to Washington’s “Spanish Steps”

The large and unusual red brick mansion that is situated at the northeast corner of Decatur Place and 22nd Street was built beginning in May of 1906 for a single woman named Miss Martha C. Codman. It was designed by her nephew, noted architect Ogden Codman, Jr., and built at a cost of an astonishing […]

“Sweet Wood”: Cinnamon – Part I

Young men should be wary of women “whose feet abide not in their home” and who invite them back to their cinnamon-scented beds. These temptresses, the Hebrew proverb says, offer an amorous evening: “Come, let us take our fill of love until the morning.” In the ancient world, cinnamon and its lower-status sister, cassia, were […]

Restaurant Review: Dirty Martini

Believe it or not, Google lists about 112,000 entries for a drink called “Dirty Martini.” Comprised of vodka or gin, vermouth, green olives and a drizzle of olive juice, this not-quite-martini cocktail also happens to be the name of a Connecticut Avenue restaurant/lounge that looks more upscale eatery than good-times cocktail destination. In fact, if […]

Adams Morgan ANC Holding Community Meeting to Receive Comments on Hotel Project

Mon., Oct. 17 (7-10pm): The Adams Morgan ANC will be holding a Special Forum / Community Information Session at the Goodwill Baptist Church (1862 Kalorama Rd.) on the proposal to construct a 10-story “Adams Morgan Historic Hotel” at Euclid and Champlain Streets, NW which would incorporate the existing First Church of Christ, Scientist and its […]

Public Invited to Art Show Opening in Dupont East

Sat., Oct. 29 (6-8pm): The Church of the Holy City 16th & Corcoran Sts.) will be hosting the opening reception in the upstairs chapel for photographer John Potter’s show, “ECLECTICA,” featuring his thematically diverse  conventional and abstract work, landscapes, panoramas, and portraits. The show will continue, at no charge, through November and be open for […]

Adams Morgan Activist Edward G. Jackson, Sr. Honored for Years of Service

By Anthony L. Harvey Accompanying images can be viewed in the January 2008 issue PDF at page 5 In the large and spacious ballroom and conference center of the Saint George Antiochian Orthodox Church on 16th Street in Crestwood, north of Washington’s Mt. Pleasant neighborhood, over 100 friends, family, and colleagues — all admirers of […]


Long-time readers of The InTowner are likely to recall the idiotic police action back in June of 1997 when a perfectly pleasant, law-abiding Dupont East woman resident of the 1600 block of Q Street was summarily arrested by a poorly trained police officer who charged her with drinking booze in public. Her presumed crime? She […]