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News Chevy Chase Citizens

April 2011

Calendar April 9–“Rock Creek Extreme Clean-up,” 9:00 am to 12:00 pm, Rock Creek Park 11–ANC 3/4G Meeting, 7:30 pm, Community Center 19–Easter Egg Hunt & Egg Dyeing Contest, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm, Community Center 19–CCCA’s Annual Green Meeting, 7:30 pm, Community Center 21–Senior Cinema Thursday, 10:30 am, Avalon Theatre, 5612 Conn. Ave., NW 25–ANC 3/4G Meeting, 7:30 pm, Community Center 27–2nd Dist. Citizens Advisory Council Meeting, 7:00 pm, 3320 Idaho Ave., NW


P.O. Box 6321

Washington, D.C. 20015-0321


Water Wise: Saving Money and the Chesapeake Bay

Join us for our Annual Green Meeting on Tuesday, April 19th, at 7:30 pm, at the Chevy Chase Community Center, 5601 Connecticut Avenue, NW. All are welcome to attend. Light refreshments will be served. Come learn about critical water issues along with practical information about how to save money and the Chesapeake Bay by reducing water consumption inside and outside your home. Representatives from the following four organizations will give presentations: Metropolitan Council of Governments (COG), DC Water, Encore Garden Design, and the DC Department of the Environment. First, a COG representative will provide an overview of water conservation and the status of the Chesapeake Bay clean-up efforts. Then, a DC Water representative will provide water saving tips to use inside your home. Next, Mary Rollefson from Encore Garden Design will explain “water-smart” landscaping. Finally, a representative from the DC Department of the Environment will discuss resources available to residents, such as rain barrels, rain gardens, BayScaping, and rebates for planting shade trees. We hope you can join us.

Program Note

pm, Community Center 7–Spring Fair, Lafayette Elementary School, 5701

Annual Public Safety Meeting Tuesday, May 17th, 7:30 pm

Broad Branch Rd., NW 9–ANC 3/4G Meeting, 7:30 pm, Community Center 14–Community Shredding & Family Events, 11:00 am to 2:00 pm, PNC Bank Parking Lot, 5530 Conn. Ave., NW 17–CCCA Meeting, Elections and Public Safety Meeting, 7:30 pm, Community Center pm, Community Center

Next Meeting 7:30 pm, TUESDAY, APRIL 19

3–PSA 201 Meeting, 7:30

23–ANC 3/4G Meeting, 7:30

Exercise & Nutrition Seminar

25–2nd Dist. Citizens Advi-

At our March meeting, Brian Richey, the owner/

sory Council Meeting, 7:00

operator of Fit 4 Life DC, demonstrates exercise

pm, 3320 Idaho Ave., NW

for building strength.—Photo by J. Lawlor

The program will focus on awareness and prevention of internet crimes against children. In addition, we will hold our association’s annual election of officers. Look for more details in our May Newsletter.

Community Service DC Government Contact Information All area code 202 Police/Fire: 911 Govt. Service Calls: 311 or 737-4404 Second Police District Main Desk–715-7300 Commander: Michael Reese Police Service Area 201 Lt. Antonio Charland 715-7325 Mayor Vincent Gray Neighborhood Outreach & Services Specialists Ward 3-Brian Chiglinsky 615-0087 Ward 3-Petar A. Dimtchev 340-7229

March Meeting Report

The Important Benefits of Staying Fit and Eating Well Our March meeting featured presentations about the important benefits of exercise and stretching, mindful eating, and eating “well.” The program, which was co-sponsored with The Northwest Neighbors Village (NNV), provided general guidance concerning exercise and nutrition and focused especially on managing physical changes that occur as we get older. Brian Richey, the owner/operator of Fit 4 Life DC, discussed how building strength and increasing flexibility, coordination, endurance, and especially balance-components of fitness are essential to continued independence and enjoyment of life as adults get older. Richey, a certified Medical Exercise Program Director through the American Academy of Health, Fitness and Rehab Professionals, explained how certain muscles can “turn off” due to nerve impingement or atrophy over time. In such instances, he recommends a tailored regime of simple exercises that can help remind the muscles what they are meant to do. He stressed the importance of exercise to help maintain muscle function. For more information, visit

Next, Rose Clifford, a registered dietitian and nutrition consultant with a private practice that focuses on elder care, emphasized that good nutrition plays a vital role in preventing, delaying onset, and managing costly and debilitating chronic diseases. She stressed that as people age, their metabolism decreases, which means that, all else being equal, to maintain their weight they would need to eat less food. She also advocated the principles of “mindful eating,” which, among other things, means learning to be aware of physical hunger and satiety cues to guide decisions concerning when to begin and when to stop eating. For more information, contact Clifford at Finally, Sandi Rothwell, who provides weekly yoga classes for the NNV community at the Lisner-Louise-Dickson-Hurt Home (a CCCA business member), discussed her gentle approach to the journey of yoga with each person reaching desired goals at his or her own pace. Rothwell explained that many of yoga’s stretching and breathing exercises can help reduce stress and alleviate various chronic

Ward 4–Chris Davis 340-7853 Ward 4–Carly Skidmore 340-8555 Transportation Director 673-6813 fax:671-0650 Traffic Services Admin. 671-2700 Traffic Operations Branch 671-3368 (incl. traffic signals) Urban Forestry Admin. 671-3368 fax: 671-5103 Public Works Director–673-6833 fax: 671-0642 Potholes Hotline 645-7055 Parking Services 541-6029 Parking Meters 541-6030 Solid Waste Administration 727-4600

March Meeting

Rose Clifford (left), a registered dietitian and nutrition consultant, discusses the vital role that good nutrition plays in preventing, delaying onset, and managing costly and debilitating chronic diseases. Yoga instructor Sandi Rothwell (right) explains that many of yoga’s stretching and breathing exercises can help reduce stress and alleviate various chronic conditions.—Photos by J. Lawlor

conditions, including arthritis and osteoporosis. She stressed that anyone with a health condition should work with a yoga instructor to avoid any yoga exercises that might aggravate the condi-

tion. For more information, contact Rothwell at Our business member Circle Yoga ( also provides yoga classes

Nominations for CCCA 2011-12 Officer Elections

Candidates Are Needed To Serve Our Community The annual election for the Association’s officers will be held at our general meeting on May 17. Our nominating committee is seeking nominations for President, First Vice President, Second Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer. As our two vice president positions have been unfilled this year, we particularly need candidates for these positions. If you would like to be a candi-

date for any position, or to suggest a candidate, please contact Julia Ulstrup, our immediate past president at We also welcome volunteers for at-large Board positions to assist in the broad vital work of the Association. Participation in the Association is an excellent way to be involved in the civic, social welfare, educational, and safety activities in the community.

Membership Corner

Updates and Opportunities Beginning with the 2011-12 CCCA calendar, membership renewal notices will be sent just once a year—in the fall. For members who have been on a spring renewal cycle, look for your next renewal notice in September, instead of spring. Individual annual dues will remain $15 per address. Information about business membership is available by clicking on our web site’s “Business Corner” at Also in September, the CCCA will be hosting Chevy Chase DC Day. This event will offer an opportunity for neighbors to come together to celebrate our community with refreshments, entertainment, and a lot of fun! Look for details in our September newsletter and on our web

site. Anyone interested in participating in the planning and organization of the Chevy Chase DC Day should contact Jonathan Lawlor at This May, we will be launching a new monthly feature in our newsletter highlighting a CCCA member of interest. If you would like to nominate someone, or be considered yourself, please let us know at If you have any questions about how to become more involved or your membership status, or if you would prefer to receive communications via e-mail, please do not hesitate to contact us at ccca.membership@—Sarah Carey

April In Chevy Chase DC: Past and Present • April 1908: Mr. and Mrs. Rogers and Mr. and Mrs. B.W. Parker moved into their homes on Oliver Street, two of the first 18 properties of Chevy Chase. Seven months later, they would be among the CCCA’s founding members. • April 1920: The Chevy Chase News, the first official publication of the CCCA, was founded by President Fred S. Lincoln. • April 1931: A national project to plant trees to commemorate the 200th birthday of George Washington was undertaken. The CCCA, which has long been involved with our area’s beautification and focus on the environment, organized the planting of the 2,000 trees allotted to Chevy Chase. • April 2011: The CCCA’s environmental commitment has continued through the decades and is now clearly visible with the rain garden at the Community Center, the plantings along Connecticut Avenue, and our annual April Green meeting.

From the Neighborhood Friends of Rock Creek’s Environment On April 9, from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm, the annual “Rock Creek Extreme Clean-up” will take place at more than 50 locations along the entire length of Rock Creek. Join Friends of Rock Creek’s Environment (FORCE) for this event and help take the trash out of your favorite part of the park! Bring family, friends, neighbors, scout troops, clubs, businesses, and faith-based groups. All are welcome! For more information, visit www.friendso-

Chevy Chase Community Center

On April 19, from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm, there will be an Easter Egg Hunt & Egg Dyeing Contest, at the Chevy Chase Community Center. The event is for children ages 5 to 8 years old. Children will dye eggs, play games, and have an egg dyeing contest. There will also be a traditional Easter Egg Hunt. For more information, contact the Center’s Director Ralph Wright at 202-282-2204 or ralph.

Lafyette Elementary

Lafayette Elementary School is competing in the “Think Recycle’s 4th Annual Earth Day Cell Phone Collection Campaign.” Bring your unwanted, old cell phones to the school (located at 5701 Broad Branch Road, NW) for safe and responsible recycling. Deposit the cell phones in the labeled collection box in the Green Matters area, just off the Great Hall inside

CCCA Officers President

Jonathan Lawlor Secretary

Debbie Parker assistent secretary

Donna Crisalli Treasurer

the school’s front blue doors. Lafayette earns a rebate value for every cell phone collected. If the school is in the top three organizations competing, it will win a cash prize that will be used for purchasing educational tools for the school. Drop-offs are welcome now through May 31. In addition, mark your calendars for Lafayette’s Annual Spring Fair on May 7. For more information, visit

In celebration of the Avalon Theatre Café’s two-year anniversary,



Joan Linderman a dminis tr at i ve c ommi t te e s



Sarah Carey, John Orem




Ted Gest, Bob Gray Nominating

Edward Hayes, Julia Ulstrup Web site

George Kinal, Robert L. Wrin pu bl ic ac t i v i t ie s c ommi t te e s


Chevy Chase Available for jewelry shows and private appointments Contact:

703.641.4790 8620 Park Street Vienna, VA 22180

Complete personalized property care in your community since 1978. Welcome to Wheat’s.

Stephen Zipp Environment/Trees

Barbara Baldwin At Large

Nancy Taylor fine arts

Teresa Grana Housing/Real Estate

Nancy Wilson Neighborhood Watch

Samantha Nolan Public Safety

Jonathan Lawlor, George Corey Public Schools

Julia Ulstrup fed. of civic assocs.

Margaret Bacon fed. of citizens assocs.

Allen E. Beach, Anne Renshaw

Thanks To Our Business Members Businesses interested in joining should visit our Web site,, and click on Business Corner. The site lists locations and phone numbers for current business members. PLATINUM MEMBERS: 202Design | American City Diner | Ark Contracting | Avalon Theatre | Barstons Child’s Play | Care For You, Inc. | Catch Can |Chevy Chase Gallery | | Chevy Chase Wine & Spirits |Circle Yoga | Holly Worthington, Long & Foster Real Estate | Michael Bonsby Heating & Air Conditioning | Parthenon Restaurant & Chevy Chase Lounge | PNC Bank-Chevy Chase | Pumpernickels Deli (DC) | State Farm Insurance, Jon Laskin | Taylor Agostino Group Real Estate | Vaughan Group/Builders | Wheat’s Landscape GOLD MEMBERS: Arucola Osteria Italiana | Broad Branch Market | Cary Bland Therapeutic Massage | Circle Exxon | Lisner-Louise-Dickerson-Hurt Home | Magruder’s Grocery Store | President Valet | Nancy Wilson, Evers & Company, Real Estate | Write For You SILVER MEMBERS: Aerobic Dancing by Jacki Sorensen | Fishery Seafood Market | Goodman/Van Riper Photography | Periwinkle, Inc. | Salon Familia | The UPS Store

Join CCCA Today!

Send $15 annual dues with your contact information to P. O. Box 6321, Washington, D.C. 20015-0321. We welcome support from local businesses; those who contribute will be recognized in this newsletter. For more information on categories of membership, see “business corner” at For more information, call Jonathan Lawlor at 202-423-5435.

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