From the Navy Yard Neighborhood Association:
Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton has agreed to Navy Yard and Capitol Hill area residents’ requests to meet near the proposed Virginia Ave Tunnel (VAT) expansion construction site, this Saturday, November 23rd from 2 – 4 PM at the Arthur Capper Senior Apartments, at 900 5th Street SE. It’s expected to be a packed house.
CSX and the leading agencies, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and District Department of Transportation (DDOT), have not yet adequately addressed many residents’ concerns. Constituents have specifically requested this meeting with Norton to give her the opportunity to hear from them directly and unfiltered. Others on record with criticism include the EPA, Committee of 100 on the Federal City, the Sierra Club, Capitol Hill Restoration Society, and DC Water and Sewer Authority.
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Tags: CSX·development·Eleanor Holmes Norton·meeting
Have a little fun this weekend! Photo by María Helena Carey
One more weekend before Holiday season is officially upon us. Shall we fast? Juice? Meditate? Some sort of pre-party cleansing feels appropriate. But if that’s not your thing, then try this:
Tonight, get an idea behind what makes you red or blue, left or right, elephant or donkey. The Hill Center hosts a lecture by author Avi Tuschman. His book Our Political Nature explores the origins of left-right leanings in cultures around the world. Excellent. Now I can finally understand why the other side of the aisle is just SO WRONG. Kidding! The lecture begins at 7 and is free although you will have an opportunity to purchase the book. You can register in advance here. And considering how many wonks are around here, I would advise doing just that.
Friday night at the Corner Store, the Bay area bluegrass duo Melody Walker and Jacob Groopman perform at 8pm. They are the recent winners of the Chris Austin Songwriting Contest at MerleFest, and Telluride and Rocky Grass competition wins with their bluegrass project Front Country, and just released their first duo record, “We Made It Home”, produced by Grammy-winning bluegrass legend Laurie Lewis. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. More info can be found here.
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Tags: avi tuschman·corner store arts·dance place·dc cares 4 illinois·food drive·FUN·Hill Center·jacob groopman·melody walker·our political nature·step afrika·the to do list·to-do
by Ruthanne Reid on Flickr
Are you cooking for Thanksgiving? Or giving thanks that someone else is commandeering the kitchen? Either way, pack an extra bag with all the fixings while you’re loading up your cart at the grocery store. You can make a big difference to what’s on the table in the home’s of your needier neighbors. Capitol Hill Group Ministry (CHGM), with the help of Mothers on the Hill (MOTH) are packing baskets for Thanksgiving for families on Capitol Hill. See the website for a full list, but important items include green beans, yams, cranberry sauce, cake mix and $20 gift cards. (turkey is key!) The goal is to feed at least 1500 people this year. Tomorrow is the deadline to drop your items off at the THE SILVER SPORK, 303 7th Street SE, or you can drop them off directly off at Shirley’s Place, the CHGM’s annex located at 1338 G Street, SE. Come back Saturday, November 23, to help pack the meals from noon- 2 PM. Bring a jacket: you’ll be boxing things up outside.
Mother Teresa said it well, “If you can’t feed a hundred people, then just feed one.”
Tags: Capitol Hill Group Ministry·Charity·do good·Food·Moms on the Hill·MOTH·Thanksgiving
Like it or not, the holidays are pretty much here! Thanksgiving is about a week away, which means shopping season is about to be in full swing. Whether you’re someone who hits the Thanksgiving day sales after a slice of pumpkin pie, or a Black Friday aficionado, or are opposed to the big box stores, hopefully we can all agree that supporting local Hill businesses on Small Business Saturday is a worthy reason to open your wallet on November 30th.
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Tags: holiday·holiday shopping·shopping·small business saturday
by Number7Cloud on Flickr
Rotary phones? Card catalogues? I take pause when I remember that the typical tools of my youth now fall in the same category as anvils and wagon wheels for kids today… and, well, the millennials. (Gag, another millennials in DC reference). Capture the history of yesteryear and share it here with our Flickr group.
Tags: Hill's Eye View·Library of Congress