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Archive for June, 2014

Prepared for by Jo Ricks, Realtor / Reporting Period: April 2014

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Society of the Cincinnati Hosting Two Free Lectures June 19th & 20th

These lectures are being presented by the Society’s American Revolution Institute at its historic Anderson House library and museum (2118 Mass. Ave., NW. On Thursday evening , the 19th at 6 pm the topic will be about the U.S. Navy during the War of 1812. William M. Fowler, Jr., professor of history at NortheasternUniversity, will […]

West End Branch Library Has Temporarily Relocated

As of Jun. 23rd, the West End branch library re-located on an interim basis to a 4,000 square-foot facility in Foggy Bottom at the Watergate (2522 Va. Avenue NW). Located next to the post office at the western end of the building nearest the infamous Watergate office building, in addition to having 20 computers and a meeting room for […]

National Postal Museum Opens Exhibition Showcasing the Postal Inspection Service

In late June of 2014 a permanent exhibition titled “Behind the Badge” was installed in the museum’s spacious lower level showcasing the work of one of the nation’s oldest federal law enforcement agencies opened at this fascinating Smithsonian museum in the historic building that once was the city’s main post office across from Union Station (2 […]

Stead Park Athletic Field Redevelopment Presentation Set for Monday, the 23rd

The long awaited final presentation to the community of plans for the reconstruction of the athletic playing field at Stead Park will be given by the Friends of Stead Park and its northern Virginia landscape architecture firm, Studio 39, in the Chastleton Condominium’s ballroom at 16th and R Streets, NW on Monday evening, June 23rd, […]

Streetcars — Folly or Not?

We honestly do not know with absolute certainty whether or not proceeding with building a few streetcar lines is outright folly or not. But what we do know is that the manner in which the District’s transportation department (DDOT) has so far gone about things is indeed outright folly. Unfortunately, it has so far been […]

“The Queen of Spices”: Tasting Cardamom – Part 1

I chewed on the cardamon seeds and a pleasing bittersweet taste took over my mouth. “It’s good for breath,” Kiran Kumar Kamble, the Indian chef who once prepared a lunchtime Indian buffet at Jolt ’N Bolt, the Adams-Morgan coffee house at 1918 18th Street, NW, told me. He offered me a few pods and, with […]

St. Thomas’ Parish

By Stephen A. Hansen* In 1886, a Mr. Gibson sold his house at 17 Dupont Circle to a wealthy clergyman, Reverend John Abel Aspinwall. Aspinwall was the son of William Aspinwall, who was once president of the Pacific Mail Steamship Company and had built the Panama Railroad across the isthmus. Due to poor health, Aspinwall resigned […]

Adams Morgan Moratorium Zone Extension Decision Expected to be Decided by ABC Board Next Month; Strong Community Opposition Revealed at Hearing

Accompanying images can be viewed in the June 2014 issue PDF By Anthony L. Harvey An almost eight hour public hearing conducted by the District’s Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) Board on May 7, 2014, heard testimony from 27 witnesses voluminously armed with charts, graphs, policy statements, statutory and regulatory findings, and lists of the 72 liquor […]