Monday, December 14, 2015

Nearly 600 Dear Santa letters at Brentwood Post Office need fulfilling. Can you help?

The Brentwood  Post Office has "Dear Santa" letters from nearly 600 kids (and their parents, grandparents etc) who are asking for toys, clothes, bedding and other items for Christmas 2015.  USPS is asking for donors to help fulfill these wishes.  One little boy wrote that this is the 2nd year he's asking for something, since he didn't get a reply last year.  
Donors can fulfill all or part of the requests in a letter; or substitute a more general age-appropriate gift (bear, doll, book, some socks).  Individuals can pick up to 10 letters; organizations and offices can take up to 25, Saturdays 9 to noon; and Mondays Through Fridays until December 21, when all packages are due back. Brentwood Post Office - 900 Brentwood Road, NE, WDC 20066  (202) 635-2130
**Pick up letters 9 to 3 through the 21st (Monday through Fridays and Saturdays 9 to 12).   You will be asked for Driver's License Info and phone number.  (When you arrive, ask at guard's desk for Sherry or for a Secret Santa Employee to come out).
Gifts should be wrapped, marked with the # of the letter, and put into a sealed shipping box (w the # of the letter on the outside) NO later than Monday, December 21
NOTE:  If you can't get to the Post Office, the Friends of the Rosedale Library has picked up 20 letters, which you can select from and deliver the gifts to us; or you can make a donation for a specific letter or towards the general fund.  Contact Dana Wyckoff, 571-213-1630
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Po Boy Jim to Host "Po Boy for a Toy" drive on Friday, December 18

Po Boy Jim (709 H St) will host a "Po Boy for a Toy" drive on Friday, December 18, starting at 11 a.m.  Bring them a new toy, and they will give you one free traditional po boy in return.  Collected toys will be donated to the Children's National Foundation.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

8 Crazy Nights of Hanukkah at Star & Shamrock

Star and Shamrock Celebrates Hanukkah with 8 Crazy Nights of Specials

Star and Shamrock (1341 H St), H Street’s Irish-Jewish fusion tavern is kicking off the holiday season in style with its annual “8 Crazy Nights of Hanukkah” from Sunday, December 6 through Sunday, December 13.

“Hanukkah can kind of get lost in the holiday season shuffle” says co-owner Jason Feldman. “We thought it would be fun to make it our focus for the week and turn the Festival of Lights into a Festival of De-lights”

In addition to Star and Shamrock’s usual menu of NY deli inspired sandwiches, wraps and seasonal entrees they will offer holiday food and drink specials.

By night:


1.    Get Lit with Star & Shamrock

2.    Shaygetz’s Bangers & Mash

3.    Whiskey Festival of Flights

4.    Mensch’s Latke Poutine

5.    Celebrate with Shmaltz Brewing Co. & Robby’s Bar Bingo

6.    Shiksa’s Planked Salmon or Cod

7.    Kabbalah Shepherds Pie

8.    Jameson ‘Jew’ Fusions & Gift-aways

They will also feature $5 Reuben Rye Corn Dogs & He’Brew Chanukah in Kentucky Ale every night.