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Monday, August 29, 2011

Met Branch Trail Day of Service - planning meeting TODAY!

Interested in being a group leader for the MBT Day of Service? Attend the Friends of the Met Branch Trail meeting TONIGHT (Monday, 8/29) at 6pm. We’re meeting at the S St. pocket park (on the trail at 4th and S Streets, NE) and will walk the trail to identify areas that need special attention. Bring a full water bottle.

AND…Join your friends and neighbors for the MBT Day of Service – Saturday, September 10 from 9am until noon. Free refreshments provided! Register today.

Hope to see you there!


Kelly Pack, Director of Trail Development
Rails-to-Trails Conservancy
2121 Ward Court, NW, 5th Floor, Washington, DC 20037p: 202.974.5148 ~ f: 202.223.9257

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Friends of the Met Branch Trail mtg this Thursday (8/11) 7pm at 459 I St, NW

Love the trail? Get involved!

What: Friends of the Met Branch Trail (re-launch)
When: This Thursday, August 11, 2011 7:00-8:00pm
Where: BicycleSpace, 459 Eye Street, NW

Join other trail lovers as the Friends of the Met Branch Trail re-launches with our first meeting to discuss September 11th Community Service Day projects along the trail. We've all been wishing we could pitch in and help get the trail in better shape – this is your chance.

BicycleSpace's shop will be open until 7pm and will be hosting a ride beginning at 8pm (


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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

The Day Has Come - Chocolate City Beer Launch Party

The guys at Chocolate City Beer have finally made it through all the hurdles to open their brewery in Edgewood!!!  Come support them and help them celebrate at their official Launch Party at RFD next Thursday.  Here are the details and I hope to see you there!!!

When: Thursday night August 18th, 9pm- Close.

Where: RFD's Backroom (Chinatown- 810 7th St NW)

$4 Pints all night long and DJ O'Scool will be there!

Friday, August 5, 2011

REMINDER Edgewood Neighborhood Cleanup is TOMORROW!

Just wanted to send out a reminder that tomorrow is the Edgewood Neighborhood monthly cleanup. The group meets in front of the Edgewood Rec Center at the corner of 3rd and Evarts NE at 10:30 a.m. The cleanup is sponsored by the Friends of Edgewood Recreation Center and occurs the first Saturday of every month same time and location. The group picks up trash around the neighborhood including the rec center and has a cookout afterwards.

This is a great way to meet your neighbors and show pride in our neighborhood!

If you cannot come try and cleanup around your block today or tomorrow morning so we can cover more areas!!!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

CALLING ALL CURATORS | 5x5 Public Art Project

I am wondering if this is what those five concrete spaces being built along the Met Branch Trail near the Rhode Island Avenue Shopping Center entrance will be used for?

Single Member District 5C10 Meeting Announceme​nt - Aug 10th at 7pm

Single Member District 5C10 Meeting Announcement

Join the neighbors of Single Member District 5C10 for our quarterly meeting.

Date: Wednesday, Aug 10th

Location: 721 Lawrence St NE, De Sales Hall, De Sales Library

Time: 7 – 8 pm

Invited guest include Jonathan Dorrough of MPD 5D, Mike Henehan of Bozzuto Construction and representatives from Catholic University.

Agenda Topics Include

- Crime and Safety

- Emergency Planning

- New Construction (CUA South Campus)

- Pet Waste Receptacle

- Catholic University 2012 Campus Plan Community Workshops

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

REMINDER: Friends of Edgewood Recreation Center Meeting TONIGHT

Title: Friends of Edgewood Recreation Center

Date: Wednesday August 3, 2011

Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Repeats: This event repeats every month on the first Wednesday.

Location: Edgewood Recreation Center 3rd and Evarts Street NE

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Chocolate City Beer Update

As I am still catching up on everything from my vacation I wanted to share all the pieces of news that suggest (fingers crossed) Chocolate City Beer will be up and running this month.  Here is a little news round up on where they stand with equipment, approvals and production.  They tweeted yesterday that they would have launch party details by the end of the week!!!!!

My First Interview

Their Website Updates

City's Best Article  (I especially love them because they mention Edgewood!)

DCist Article

ANC 5C Special Meeting, Thursday 7 PM

Thursday, August 4, 2011 First New Hope Baptist Church
7:00pm -9:00pm
Notice & Agenda

This is to provide notice that ANC 5C will hold a Special Emergency Meeting on
Thursday, August 4, 2011. The following items will be discussed:
3rd Quarter Financial Report
Status of Documents\Submission
Consider Emergency Funding Request –
Stronghold Civic Association – August 6, 2011 Event
Consider Request for ABRA/Stipulated Liquor License…….Firehouse
Grant Applications -The following groups have submitted applications for consideration:
Friends of Edgewood Rec (Michael Henderson)
Amateur Kickboxing Federation ( Michelle Hamond)
Edgewood Farmers Market
Perry School
“R” Street Bike Lines………………………………………………………
CUA South Campus Tree Planting Plan……………………….……….
PRE - EXECUTIVE MEETING – Starting at 6:00 P.M.
1818 3rd Street NW

Monday, August 1, 2011

NoMa Free Movie for National Night Out, Tues. Aug. 2

Join us to celebrate National Night Out!

The NoMa Business Improvement District, in partnership with Sursum Corda, is showing a FREE children’s film, Megamind, to celebrate National Night Out. FREE refreshments provided (first-come, first-serve) starting at 7:30 p.m. Film starts at 8:30 p.m. All neighbors are invited.

August 2, 2011, 8:30 p.m.

FREE Children’s Movie: Megamind

Location: Mini Park, First & L Streets, NW

For more information, please contact Lonnie Durham at 202-439-9312 or Merrit Drucker, 202-494-0374,  See you at the movie!