Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Upcoming open houses at Capitol Hill Montessori at Logan

To enroll in Capitol Hill Montessori School @ Logan (215 G St NE) for school year 2013/2014, please apply via the DC Public School’s preschool and pre-K online lottery between January 28, 2013 and February 25, 2013. For more details about the DCPS lottery, visit the DCPS website here.
To learn more about Capitol Hill Montessori School @ Logan, you are invited to attend one of their upcoming open houses at 215 G Street, NE:
  • December 3, 9:30-10:30am
  • January 16, 6:30-7:30pm
  • February 22, 9:30-10:30am
The Montessori school is a city-wide program and 100% out of boundary.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Local politics panel discussion at Hill Center tonight, w/ Ward 6 Dems, Mike DeBonis, Mark Segraves & James Wright

Don't forget... this Tuesday night! 6:30 pm at the Hill Center, 921 Pennsylvania Ave, SE.

The Ward 6 Democrats will have a great panel discussion by leading journalists covering the District and local politics. They'll be slicing and dicing the results from the November 6th election -- in particular the at-large elections -- and give us a sneak peek of what we should expect in the upcoming special election to fill the now vacant at-large councilmember seat.

Our panelists will be:

-- Mike Debonis, Washington Post (confirmed)
-- James Wright, Washington Informer (confirmed)
-- Mark Segraves, WTOP (confirmed)

The meeting is free and open to the public. While the Ward 6 Democrats are hosting the meeting, it is an open meeting and the general public is welcome to attend. We think this will be an engaging conversation for everyone!

As always, we'll end the meeting by heading over to Tunnicliff's for a bit more discussion and less formal setting.

Charles Allen

Monday, November 26, 2012

Winter Wine Dinner: Wednesday, December 12, 7 pm at Boundary Road

Boundary Road Winter Wine and Game Dinner
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at 7pm
Boundary Road / 414 H St NE

A seasonal five-course meal prepared by Chef Brad Walker, featuring rustic game dishes and paired with Old World wines from the Terlato International portfolio.

Course 1:
Oyster and Leek Chowder paired with Berlucchi Brut

Course 2:
Salad of Frisee and Confit Rabbit Legs and Kidneys paired with Chapoutier Petite Ruche Blanc

Course 3:
Grilled Squab with Collards, Cranberry, and Calvados paired with Chanson Puligny Montrachet

Course 4:
Roasted Shoulder of Wild Boar with Mushroom Fricassee paired with Il Poggione Brunello

Course 5:
Hazelnut Panna Cotta with Pomegranate Molasses paired with Kracher Beerenauslese

$100/person, including gratuity

Please call 202-450-3265 or email for reservations

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Today is the LAST FreshFarm H Street Market of the season. Stock up & support their 3rd annual food drive!

Today is the LAST Fresh Farm H Street Farmers Market of the season.  Get there early to stock your freezer for winter.  Today is also the Market's third annual food drive.

This food drive is different than most, as it is really a FRESH food drive. People are welcomed to bring shelf stable stuff from home, but most people to either shop at market and donate the food OR to donate cash (check or credit too) at the market info table. As they collect money, they spend it with the farmers to benefit the needy. Last year they collected over $1000 and used it all to purchase food from the Market.  The First Church of Christ uses the donated food to assemble Thanksgiving baskets for needy families.

Last weekend the Market collected over $200 in donations for the upcoming drive. Let's help them get even more this weekend. 

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Interested in getting more involved in your community? Join an ANC6A Committee

Lookingfor a very rewarding chance to participate in city government? Want to stop complaining about city government and start doing something about it? Do you want a chance to work for and with your neighbors?

Your Advisory Neighborhood Commission - ANC6A - has been one of, if not the, best in the City. Since 2003, the ANC has led the way to new zoning laws (restaurant, school siting, H Street Overlay, etc.), street and alley reconstruction, a moratorium on the single sales of beer and spirits, encouraged the streetcars on H Street, fought for tax relief and TIFs for merchants hurt by H Street construction, helped drive the change in the law to allow dog-parks, worked with the City to slow traffic in residential areas, and worked to upgrade the physical facilities and equipment at Maury, Miner, Eastern, and Eliot-Hine schools.
The ANC does most of its work in citizen volunteer-led committees, a model that has now been adopted in other ANCs. The committees are a pool of expertise and experience that informs the recommendations of the ANC. New committee volunteers should either have or be willing to develop expertise in important policy or technical issues related to governmental functions as they affect our neighborhood.

Our committees are Alcoholic Beverage Licensing, Transportation and Public Space, Economic Development and Zoning, and Community Outreach.
The Alcoholic Beverage Licensing Committee makes recommendations about licenses for liquor stores, markets, restaurants and taverns. This committee is the voice of our community about violations of appropriate behavior by liquor licensees (excess noise and community complaints), appropriateness of a particular site, hours of operation, roof top decks and sidewalk service, for example. This committee is vital to economic health of our area and to the public safety and livability of homes and public areas near bars, stores and restaurants.

The 6A Transportation and Public Space Committee assesses the condition of our roadways, traffic flow and speed, and the use of public space (valet parking, curb cuts, street trees, etc.). It reviews the activities of the District Department of Transportation within ANC 6A.
Community Outreach determines how the Commission informs the community about the ANC's activities, and administers the grants program through which ANC 6A has been able to support charitable activities within the ANC. This committee does not need additional volunteers.

Economic Development and Zoning reviews projects seeking approval before the Board of Zoning Adjustment, the Zoning Commission, and the Historic Preservation Review Board (for properties within the Capitol Hill Historic District). It reviews the actions of such city departments as DCRA, DDOE, and HPO within ANC 6A. Many exterior projects that involve changing the front of a building (other than painting) or expansion of a building need ANC approval. Help us be appropriately helpful to the home- or business-owner while protecting the neighborhood.

If you would like to serve, attend a meeting or two to learn more about the way they operate and determine if the fit is right for you. Then ask the committee chair or your ANC commissioner to nominate you for a seat on the committee. The ANC web site has the meeting times and places -
You will have a positive impact on your community.
David Holmes
Chair, Advisory Neighborhood Commission 6A

Monday, November 12, 2012

6th Annual Livable, Walkable Awards with Councilmember Tommy Wells Friday, Dec. 7, 6:30 pm at 200 I St SE

You are invited to join Councilmember Tommy Wells and your neighbors for the 6th Annual Livable, Walkable Awards that will be held on Friday, December 7, 2012 at 200 I Street SE from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm. The Livable, Walkable Awards will be held in the beautiful space once occupied ny the Washington Star and now home to DC Arts and Humanities and Child & Family Services Agency. This is a wonderful annual event featuring performances this year by the DC Youth Orchestra and Choir, food provided by local restaurants and a cash bar. You can make your nominations for our annual community awards celebration at We look forward to seeing you there! Please contact Pat Joseph at 202-724-8072 or if you have any questions or concerns.

NC beer & food night Wednesday, November 14, at Boundary Road

Boundary Road (414 H St) picked up a bunch of nice local beers from Raleigh and Durham, NC and is celebrating with North Carolina Beer and Grub this Wednesday, November 14, starting at 5pm.
18 Beers from 11 North Carolina Breweries -- All normally unavailable in the DC market, including beer from:

Natty Greene's
Big Boss
Mother Earth
Carolina Brewery
Olde Hickory

plus Carolina-Inspired Eats Prepared by Chef Brad, including:

Bag of Skins, Liver Mush with Chow Chow, Fried Pimento Cheese Tea Sandwiches, Wings with Texas Pete, Collards