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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Vol. X, No. 6

THE DUPONT CURRENT Council limits impact of bond tax


■ Legislation: Amendment

removes tax on 2011 earnings By ELIZABETH WIENER Current Staff Writer

By a tight 7-6 vote, the D.C. Council voted Tuesday to protect those residents who invest in out-ofstate municipal bonds from paying taxes on them from the start of this year.

“This is the worst kind of retroactivity,” said Ward 3 member Mary Cheh, who pushed the measure through. Cheh’s amendment to the fiscal 2012 budget would use $13.4 million — previously slated to help build up the city’s depleted reserve funds — to reverse a decision to tax income on the bonds earned starting Jan. 1, 2011. Cheh said bond holders had no notice that the previously tax-exempt bonds would be subject

to an 8.5 percent income tax. New interest on all non-D.C. municipal bonds will still be subject to an 8.5 percent income tax, effective Jan. 1, 2012. During prolonged budget deliberations this spring, city officials debated cutting social programs, raising the income tax rate on high earners and ending the tax exemption on non-D.C. municipal bonds. The council ultimately restored See Bonds/Page 16

ANC backs Italian Embassy conversion By JACKIE ZUBRZYCKI Current Correspondent

Bill Petros/The Current

The 2011 Indonesian Festival took place Saturday on the grounds of the Washington Monument, featuring music and dance performances, a martial arts demonstration, Indonesian food, and an attempt to set a world record for the largest assembled group playing the angklung simultaneously.

Il Palazzo, a proposed 110-unit condominium project on the former site of the Italian Embassy on 16th Street, is a step closer to breaking ground. The Adams Morgan advisory neighborhood commission voted to support the planned-unit development application at a July 7 meeting that also featured a presentation of the most recent design plans. The project will go before the Zoning Commission on Sept. 8. The nearly century-old embassy building has sat empty on the corner of 16th and Fuller streets NW for almost 15 years. An earlier attempt at developing the site into condominiums was derailed by a successful campaign to designate the property as historic. Given that history, the current owners, Valor Development and Potomac Construction Group, See Palazzo/Page 7

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Developers have offered a number of amenities including public spaces in the historic structure.

Survey touts District’s green achievements

Dupont’s Apex nightclub shuts down after 28 years


■ Nightlife: Future unclear

Current Staff Writer

D.C. came in eighth on a recent survey of “green” cities sponsored by the global electronics and engineering corporation Siemens. The U.S. and Canada Green City Index, which rated the environmental performance of 27 North American cities, gave D.C. high marks for its green action plan, sustainable buildings and public participation in environmental policies. Specifically, the report cited D.C.’s 2010 plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 10 percent by 2012. The report also cited the city’s renewable energy incentive program — which provides rebates for residents and businesses that get their energy from renew-

NEWS ■ GWU halts plan for oncology center move. Page 3. ■ Police chief defends boundary changes at council hearing. Page 5.

for 22nd Street space, license By DEIRDRE BANNON Current Correspondent

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American University’s School of International Service Building, which enjoys LEED gold status, is one of several D.C. projects to hold the honor. able sources like solar panels — among its strengths. Meanwhile, the report highlighted local efforts, such as Casey Trees’ planting initiatives and the Anacostia Watershed Society’s cleanup programs, as models for See Green/Page 30

EVENTS ■ Woolly Mammoth brings back ‘Clybourne Park’ for summer run. Page 23. ■ Gallery features woodcuts. Page 23.

Apex nightclub, a longtime fixture in the Dupont Circle gay-club scene, has closed its doors after 28 years. Owner Glen Thompson declined to comment on the closing, and it remains unclear what will happen to the business and the building that housed it at 1415 22nd St. NW. Thompson also owns

F E AT U R E S ■ Law firms battle it out on stage at Black Cat event. Page 13. ■ Vet clinic takes alternative approach. Page 19.

the adjacent Omega Nightclub on P Street. In an email to The Current, Cynthia Simms, spokesperson for the city’s Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration, said Apex’s liquor license has been placed in safekeeping. Thus far, no application has been filed to transfer the license to another business, she said. While the owner has been quiet, social media platforms lit up as word of Apex’s closure spread. Joey Oldaker, who managed Apex for many years and served as See Club/Page 30

INDEX Business/19 Calendar/20 Classifieds/29 District Digest/4 Dupont Circle Citizen/11 Exhibits/23 In Your Neighborhood/18

Opinion/8 Passages/13 Police Report/6 Real Estate/15 Service Directory/25 Theater/23 Week Ahead/3

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The Current


GWU halts plans for oncology center move By BRADY HOLT Current Staff Writer

The George Washington University Hospital has abandoned controversial plans to relocate its Radiation Oncology Center in a mixed residential/commercial building in the West End, a hospital spokesperson confirmed yesterday. Residents of the Metropolitan Condominiums at 2130 23rd St. hired a zoning attorney after realizing that the oncology center was poised to move into the lower floors of their building. The Foggy Bottom/West End advisory neighborhood commission also unanimously opposed the move to 2150 23rd St. in a June 15 vote. Hospital officials — who said they hadn’t realized that the building included residences — rescinded their lease on the site two days after the neighborhood commission’s vote. Yesterday, hospital spokesperson Tracey Mills said the hospital is now looking to locate the facility in an exclusively commercial building. “In response to community concerns, GW Hospital has reconsidered its plan of relocating the radiation oncology unit to 1250 23rd Street, NW,” Mills wrote in

an email to The Current. “We are in the process of identifying a new location that would allow for a matter of right use with a number of alternative locations, including at least one building on commercially-zoned K Street where similar medical offices are located.” At the neighborhood commission’s June meeting, residents of the building didn’t insist that the oncology center go elsewhere. They did ask, however, that the hospital pursue a special exception from the Board of Zoning Adjustment and prove the facility would not put their health at risk, expressing concerns about the medical radiation equipment and the building’s structural integrity. If the issues could not be resolved, they said, the hospital should find another spot. “I am tremendously appreciative of the hospital’s understanding of my constituents’ concerns,” said neighborhood commission chair Rebecca Coder. The oncology center is now located in the Warwick Building at 2300 K St., across New Hampshire Avenue from the main George Washington University Hospital building. The Warwick Building is set to be torn down to make room for the university’s new School of Public Health.

D.C. Council chairman shifts committee leadership posts By ELIZABETH WEINER Current Staff Writer

D.C. Council Chairman Kwame Brown yesterday pushed through an unusual midsummer shakeup of committees that oversee transportation; general government; and parks, libraries and recreation. On a 12-1 vote, Ward 6 member Tommy Wells was shifted from chairing the Committee on Public Works and Transportation to the Committee on Libraries, Parks and Recreation — a move some consider a demotion. He will also be charged with overseeing the city’s Office of Planning. Ward 3 member Mary Cheh takes over responsibility for public works and transportation, giving up the Committee on Government Operations. But she is keeping oversight of the environment, a favorite cause. Ward 4 member Muriel Bowser moves from overseeing parks, libraries and recreation to chair the Committee on Government Operations, which includes oversight over the mayor’s office and agencies responsible for personnel and procurement matters. Brown said Bowser will also be appointed to the board of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority. The chairman said he is trying to consolidate oversight of related issues, for example combining transportation, public works and environmental matters in one committee. “Mr. Wells has done a phenomenal job with transportation. But Cheh has a long track record on clean air and the environment,” Brown said. Wells was clearly upset, declining to say whether he saw the move as payback for his committee’s scathing report on Brown’s lease of a “fully loaded” sport-utility vehicle

at taxpayers’ expense. But Wells highlighted the time and resources he had devoted to streetcars, the Circulator bus and other transit issues — expertise he says may be lost. “This sets us back a year,” he said. Wells also said it was “reckless” to switch board members at the transit authority at a time when it faces many challenges in safety and funding. Wells cast the only “no” vote on the reorganization measure. Neither Cheh nor Bowser spoke. But afterward, Cheh told The Current she thought combining oversight of agencies dealing with water, sewer, air pollution and transportation was “a great idea. When the chairman proposed it, I jumped on it.” She noted that Wells will remain a member of her new committee. Brown is still keeping control of the Committee on Economic Development — a job surrendered by Ward 5 member Harry Thomas after he was accused of misspending funds earmarked for youth sports. But Brown did assign oversight of small and local businesses to atlarge member Vincent Orange, who has not chaired a committee since taking office in May. The D.C. Republican Party denounced the changes in a statement yesterday afternoon, saying the council should be focused on more important issues. “Instead of spending their last week in session enacting comprehensive, top to bottom ethics reform, the Council wasted away another few days by going after one of their own, who is not under investigation,” committee chair Bob Kabel says in the release. “While we rarely agree with Mr. Wells on policy issues, there are much more glaring problems the Council should address like how to recoup the hundreds of thousands of dollars Team Thomas misspent.”




The week ahead Wednesday, July 13 The D.C. Department of Transportation will hold an open house on the Connecticut Avenue streetscape project. The open house will be held from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the office of the Golden Triangle Business Improvement District, 1120 Connecticut Ave. NW. Reservations are required; contact Mary Kay Moe at or 202-463-3400. ■ The D.C. Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration will hold a public scoping meeting on an environmental assessment for the rehabilitation of Broad Branch Road between Linnean Avenue and Beach Drive. The meeting will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Chevy Chase Community Center, 5601 Connecticut Ave. NW.

Saturday, July 16 The Latino Economic Development Corp. and other groups will host the fourth annual Tenant Town Hall from 2:30 to 5 p.m. at First Trinity Lutheran Church, 309 E St. NW. For details, contact or 202540-7419.

Monday, July 25 The Ward 6 Redistricting Task Force will hold a “community listening meeting” to hear from constituents of Advisory Neighborhood Commission 2C in the Shaw neighborhood, which will become part of Ward 6. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. at Watha T. Daniel-Shaw Neighborhood Library, 1630 7th St. NW.





District Digest Donations sought for under investigation, he said. Petworth fire victims Animal rescue league A clothing and furniture donation drive for victims of a fire that to expand quarters damaged several Petworth row houses earlier this month is running through 7 p.m. today, according to a release from community member Keith Jarrell, who organized the charity event. Residents can bring their donations to the community room of Engine Company 24, at 5101 Georgia Ave., the release says. The fire broke out at about 4:45 p.m. July 1 in the middle of the 900 block of Decatur Street, with “heavy fire conditions� seriously damaging four or five homes, D.C. Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department spokesperson Pete Piringer told The Current. No one was seriously injured, but the homes sustained an estimated $400,000 in damage, and about a dozen people were displaced, Piringer said. It took 125 firefighters about 30 to 40 minutes to contain the blaze, whose cause remains

The Washington Animal Rescue League is preparing to offer what it calls the country’s first “national rehabilitation center for animals� in a building it purchased in Chillum on June 30, according to a release. The league’s new 45,000square-foot building at 15 Oglethorpe St. NW sits next door to its existing 19,000-square-foot shelter, which has become too small to meet the organization’s needs, the release says. In the new facility, the league will have more space for its animals, as well as room to focus on helping thousands of animals a year recover from traumatic pasts.

Children’s hospital adds new facilities Children’s National Medical Center has opened seven new operating rooms and expects to have 17

operating rooms by next year, according to a news release from the center, located at 111 Michigan Ave. NW. The new facilities in the hospital’s Joseph E. Robert Jr. Center for Surgical Care are designed for a variety of specialized treatments. “These operating rooms equip our staff with the latest technology and tools to encourage collaboration and ensure Children’s leads the nation in providing innovative, high-quality care for our patients,� the Robert Center’s surgeon-inchief, Kurt Newman, says in the release.

Federal grant will aid science programs A $1.1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education will support a George Washington University leadership program that provides instruction to D.C. science teachers within public, charter, private and Catholic schools, according to a university announcement. The university’s College of Professional Studies, in conjunction with the American Association for

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the Advancement of Science, received the grant to provide “much-needed science, technology, engineering and mathematics content knowledge,� states the release. To date, 22 teachers have been recruited for the program, including from Benjamin Banneker Academic High School, Washington Latin Public Charter School and Hardy Middle School. Through the College of Professional Studies, the program aims to reach middle and high school teachers. It will provide graduate-level courses in mathematical techniques used in science, and courses in the physical sciences, according to the release from the university.

Taste of DC to return for Columbus Day After a years-long hiatus, the Taste of DC food-and-beverage celebration will return to Pennsylvania Avenue over the Columbus Day holiday weekend, according to a news release. Groupon, an online daily-deal operation, has signed on as the title sponsor and will handle advance ticket sales, according to the release. The festival began in the early 1990s as a way to promote the area’s culinary growth, but it was last held in 2003. Steuart Martens, chief executive officer of Taste of DC LLC and co-owner of Tradewinds Specialty Imports and On the Fly, said he decided to resurrect the event after appearing as a contestant on the 2010 version of NBC’s “The Apprentice.� Taste of DC organizers said they expect to add more sponsors and hope to surpass the prior attendance record of 450,000. The event — to be held Oct. 8 through 10 — will feature prominent chefs, restaurateurs, winemakers and domestic beer and craft beer purveyors, as well as music and cultural offerings, according to the release.

Shapiro with “The Davids,� a farewell event modeled after the Oscars. Actress Julie Halston, whose television credits include “Sex and the City� and “Law & Order,� hosted the June 10 festivities at Georgetown University’s Gaston Hall. The event featured performances by students, faculty, staff, trustees and alumni. According to a news release, Shapiro remained true to Burke’s progressive mission while guiding the school through advancements in the curriculum, construction of a new school building and improvements to faculty development. “I have never had a principal that I could talk to so comfortably,� Zachary Whitlock, class of 2016, wrote of Shapiro. On July 1, the release says, Burke welcomed a new head of school, Andrew Slater, formerly of the Logan School in Denver.

Colombian orphans seek local homes Nine orphans from Colombia are visiting the Washington area this month to see the sights and, they hope, to find a family to adopt them. The Kidsave Summer Miracles program is hosting the children, ages 8 to 14, and offering a series of events where prospective adoptive parents can meet them, according to a news release from the Palisades-based group. The next event is scheduled for 1 p.m. Thursday at a Chevy Chase, Md., swimming pool. On Saturday, July 30, a farewell pizza-making event will take place at the Lab School of Washington. The Kidsave program, which started in 1999, brings orphans to the United States for five-week summer visits. All of the childre are all legally available for adoption. For details, visit; to make reservations for an event, email

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Police chief seeks support Commission proposes fines for Pepco outages for realignment of districts By BRADY HOLT Current Staff Writer

As Metropolitan Police Department Chief Cathy Lanier last week faced residents and a D.C. Council member skeptical about her plans to redraw some city police district boundaries, she offered a succinct message: Trust us. Recent crime trends have made the existing boundaries for the city’s seven police districts obsolete, Lanier argued at last Wednesday’s hearing before the council’s Committee on Public Safety and the Judiciary. The chief was echoing a defense she has used at a series of community meetings across the city. The shifts to balance workload are essential for effective management and policing if the city hopes to retain lower crime and improved police response times, Lanier said. “I have to ask that people put some confidence in us. And the team that is here today, the command staff, has all been a part of what’s driven crime down,� Lanier said. “We debate and we analyze, and I think we have to ask that people give us a chance to continue to do that, since we’ve been successful.� None of Lanier’s proposals dramatically alters the geography of any police district, but some residents in neighborhoods that would change have opposed the changes. And in response to the changes to the 3rd District, which currently aligns closely with his ward, Ward 1 Council member Jim Graham has introduced legislation that would restore council authority to approve

or reject proposed police district changes. The council adopted that authority on an emergency basis for the last police redistricting, in 2004, but the oversight measure has since expired. Some residents said having a neighborhood in multiple districts would complicate discussions between community groups and police. “I’m seeing obstacles, barriers, to real community policing and community engagement,� said Graham. Under the department’s plan, Mount Pleasant and several blocks of Columbia Heights would shift from the 3rd District to the 4th District, and western Dupont Circle would move from the 2nd District to the 3rd to equalize service calls. “We want to have a revision of these changes, or we want an absolutely clear justification of why we’re making them,� said Graham. Several Ward 1 residents spoke out during the three-hour hearing against the changes. The residents have established relationships with their patrol officers and commanders, they said, and have worked to secure facilities like a Park Road substation that would switch from the 3rd to the 4th District. Lanier said it all comes down to crime. The current 4th District has the least police activity of any district in the city, while officers in the adjacent 3rd District have trouble getting on their radio frequencies and work under a commander whose staff is too large to manage. The same officers will patrol the same areas, Lanier added, and the See Police/Page 16


The D.C. Public Service Commission could fine Pepco hundreds of thousands of dollars if it doesn’t steadily improve electrical service in two reliability indices, according to a commission spokesperson. Under rules adopted last week, Pepco must reduce the average number of outages in the District and the average duration of those outages by 9 percent and 3.4 percent, respectively, from 2013 through 2020, according to a news release from the commission.

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Police Report This is a listing of reports taken from July 3 through 9 by the Metropolitan Police Department in local police service areas.

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Theft (below $250) â&#x2013; 3000 block, Military Road; residence; 10:30 p.m. July 4. Theft from auto (below $250) â&#x2013;  5100 block, Chevy Chase Parkway; street; 7 p.m. July 5. â&#x2013;  3200 block, Morrison St.; street; 7 p.m. July 5. â&#x2013;  6600 block, 31st Place; street; 1:30 p.m. July 8.



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Stolen auto â&#x2013; 4600 block, Verplanck Place; street; 10 p.m. July 3. Theft ($250 plus) â&#x2013;  4800 block, Albemarle St.; unspecified premises; 4:30 p.m. July 8. Theft (below $250) â&#x2013;  4300 block, Wisconsin Ave.; liquor store; 11:55 a.m. July 8. Theft from auto (below $250) â&#x2013;  5200 block, 45th St.; street; 6:30 p.m. July 4.

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Stolen auto â&#x2013; 4500 block, Connecticut Ave.; alley; 9:30 p.m. July 6. Theft from auto (below $250) â&#x2013;  3400 block, Fessenden St.; street; 6 p.m. July 5. â&#x2013;  4500 block, Connecticut Ave.; street; 9 a.m. July 6.


Burglary â&#x2013; 3500 block, Idaho Ave.; residence; 7 a.m. July 6. â&#x2013;  3500 block, Idaho Ave.; residence; 7:10 a.m. July 6. Theft (below $250) â&#x2013;  3900 block, Watson Place; residence; 4:25 p.m. July 5. â&#x2013;  3300 block, Wisconsin Ave.; grocery store; 9:30 p.m. July 8. Theft from auto (below $250) â&#x2013;  2700 block, 38th St.; street; 11:45 a.m. July 7.



Burglary (attempt) â&#x2013; 5200 block, Macomb St.; residence; 1:55 a.m. July 5. Stolen auto â&#x2013;  4700 block, Indian Lane; residence; 7:30 p.m. July 3. Theft (below $250) â&#x2013;  1500 block, 44th St.; residence; 10 p.m. July 8. Theft (tags) â&#x2013;  4700 block, Indian Lane; res-

idence; 7:30 p.m. July 3. Theft from auto ($250 plus) â&#x2013; 4800 block, MacArthur Blvd.; street; 6:30 p.m. July 6. â&#x2013;  4300 block, Forest Lane; street; 7:45 p.m. July 8.

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Burglary â&#x2013; 2900 block, Q St.; residence; 8 a.m. July 7. Burglary (attempt) â&#x2013;  1600 block, 32nd St.; residence; 1:40 p.m. July 5. Stolen auto â&#x2013;  3700 block, R St.; street; 11 p.m. July 8. Theft (below $250) â&#x2013;  3200 block, M St.; store; 5 p.m. July 4. â&#x2013;  1100 block, 30th St.; sidewalk; 9 a.m. July 5. â&#x2013;  3200 block, M St.; store; 8 p.m. July 6. â&#x2013;  1000 block, Thomas Jefferson St.; office building; 2 p.m. July 7. â&#x2013;  2800 block, M St.; street; 2:30 a.m. July 8.

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Robbery (stealth) â&#x2013; 1800 block, G St.; restaurant; 1:20 p.m. July 7. Theft from auto (below $250) â&#x2013;  1000 block, 25th St.; unspecified premises; 7 p.m. July 7. â&#x2013;  1200 block, 25th St.; street; 8:20 a.m. July 8.



Robbery (force and violence) â&#x2013; 1500 block, T St.; sidewalk; 7:11 p.m. July 6. â&#x2013;  1900 block, 15th St.; sidewalk; 9:40 a.m. July 7. â&#x2013;  2300 block, Kalorama Road; sidewalk; 2 a.m. July 9. Robbery (pocketbook snatch) â&#x2013;  18th Street and Riggs Place; street; 3:16 a.m. July 9. Robbery (snatch) â&#x2013;  1700 block, 21st St.; unspecified premises; 12:20 p.m. July 7. Robbery (stealth) â&#x2013;  17th and L streets; store; 3:20 p.m. July 5. Robbery (attempt) â&#x2013;  1700 block, Massachusetts Ave.; sidewalk; 8:45 a.m. July 8. Assault with a dangerous weapon â&#x2013;  1800 block, M St.; street; 2:55 a.m. July 4. â&#x2013;  1000 block, 18th St.; sidewalk; 3:15 a.m. July 4. â&#x2013;  1700 block, 17th St.; unspecified premises; 4:30 a.m. July 5. â&#x2013;  1700 block, Connecticut Ave.; sidewalk; 3:15 a.m. July 6. Burglary â&#x2013;  1600 block, Connecticut Ave.; office building; 2:19 a.m. July 6.

1900 block, 15th St.; residence; 9:30 a.m. July 7. â&#x2013; 1700 block, 18th St.; residence; 3:45 p.m. July 8. Stolen auto â&#x2013;  1400 block, T St.; street; 6:30 p.m. July 4. â&#x2013;  22nd Street and Florida Avenue; street; 9 p.m. July 4. â&#x2013;  2100 block, O St.; street; 8 p.m. July 7. Theft ($250 plus) â&#x2013;  1400 block, U St.; store; 3:05 p.m. July 9. Theft (below $250) â&#x2013;  1300 block, Connecticut Ave.; store; 2:05 p.m. July 4. â&#x2013;  1000 block, 15th St.; unspecified premises; 1:15 p.m. July 5. â&#x2013;  1600 block, S St.; residence; 6 p.m. July 5. â&#x2013;  1700 block, M St.; office building; 6:30 p.m. July 5. â&#x2013;  1600 block, S St.; residence; 10 p.m. July 5. â&#x2013;  2000 block, P St.; restaurant; 11 a.m. July 6. â&#x2013;  1800 block, R St.; street; 1:50 p.m. July 7. â&#x2013;  Unit block, Dupont Circle; store; 10:51 p.m. July 7. â&#x2013;  1700 block, T St.; residence; 4:30 a.m. July 9. â&#x2013;  1200 block, 18th St.; restaurant; 6:12 p.m. July 9. Theft from auto (below $250) â&#x2013;  1700 block, Willard St.; street; 6 p.m. July 3. â&#x2013;  1400 block, 16th St.; street; 8 a.m. July 4. â&#x2013;  1600 block, N St.; street; 5 p.m. July 4. â&#x2013;  16th and Swann streets; street; 6 p.m. July 4. â&#x2013;  1900 block, 16th St.; street; 1 p.m. July 6. â&#x2013;  1800 block, I St.; street; 12:20 a.m. July 7. â&#x2013;  2100 block, N St.; street; 5 a.m. July 9. â&#x2013; 

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Robbery (force and violence) â&#x2013; 1800 block, Mintwood Place; sidewalk; 1 a.m. July 6. â&#x2013;  1700 block, Lanier Place; residence; 10 p.m. July 7. Robbery (pocketbook snatch) â&#x2013;  18th Street and Kalorama Road; sidewalk; 4:10 a.m. July 9. Assault with a dangerous weapon (knife) â&#x2013;  2200 block, Champlain St.; street; 5:30 a.m. July 4. Burglary â&#x2013;  1800 block, Biltmore St.; residence; 9:15 a.m. July 5. â&#x2013;  1800 block, Mintwood Place; residence; 8 a.m. July 8. Theft (below $250) â&#x2013;  1800 block, Ontario Place; residence; 9 p.m. July 7. Theft (shoplifting) â&#x2013;  1700 block, Columbia Road; grocery store; 4:16 p.m. July 4. Theft from auto (below $250) â&#x2013;  2300 block, 19th St.; street; 12:15 a.m. July 6. â&#x2013;  1800 block, Clydesdale Place; street; 11 a.m. July 6. â&#x2013;  1800 block, Wyoming Ave.; street; 7 p.m. July 7.

1700 block, Euclid St.; street; 12:01 a.m. July 9. â&#x2013;

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PSA 307 â&#x2013; LOGAN CIRCLE Robbery (force and violence) â&#x2013;  1400 block, N St.; street; 7:45 p.m. July 4. â&#x2013;  14th and R streets; sidewalk; 3:30 p.m. July 9. Robbery (snatch) â&#x2013;  Vermont Avenue and O Street; unspecified premises; 9:25 a.m. July 5. Burglary (attempt) â&#x2013;  1400 block, R St.; residence; 3:02 a.m. July 7. Stolen auto â&#x2013;  1400 block, Columbia St.; street; 6 p.m. July 8. Theft ($250 plus) â&#x2013;  1300 block, Vermont Ave.; residence; 10:30 p.m. July 5. Theft (below $250) â&#x2013;  1400 block, P St.; drugstore; 1 a.m. July 5. â&#x2013;  1200 block, 15th St.; office building; 10 a.m. July 6. â&#x2013;  1400 block, P St.; sidewalk; 1:30 p.m. July 7. â&#x2013;  1200 block, 13th St.; parking lot; 3 p.m. July 7. â&#x2013;  1300 block, 14th St.; store; 2 a.m. July 8. Theft from auto ($250 plus) â&#x2013;  15th and Church streets; street; 9 a.m. July 8. Theft from auto (below $250) â&#x2013;  1200 block, 10th St.; alley; 11 p.m. July 7. â&#x2013;  1200 block, 10th St.; street; 6 p.m. July 8.

PSA 401 â&#x2013; COLONIAL VILLAGE PSA 401


Stolen auto â&#x2013; Alaska Avenue and Fern Street; street; 6 a.m. July 8. Theft (below $250) â&#x2013;  700 block, Fern Place; residence; 8:30 a.m. July 6. Theft (tags) â&#x2013;  1800 block, Primrose Road; parking lot; noon July 7. â&#x2013;  1800 block, Primrose Road; street; noon July 7. Theft from auto (below $250) â&#x2013;  Alaska Avenue and Fern Street; street; 6 a.m. July 7. â&#x2013;  6900 block, 5th St.; street; 12:15 a.m. July 9. â&#x2013;  7600 block, Georgia Ave.; gas station; 11:32 a.m. July 9. â&#x2013;  7000 block, Blair Road; gas station; 11:50 a.m. July 9.

PSA 403 â&#x2013; BRIGHTWOOD PARK PSA 403


Stolen auto â&#x2013; 400 block, Emerson St.; street; 3:10 pm. July 9. Theft ($250 plus) â&#x2013;  5400 block, 4th St.; sidewalk; 11 p.m. July 3. Theft (below $250) â&#x2013;  4800 block, Illinois Ave.; residence; 5 p.m. July 3. â&#x2013;  1400 block, Montague St.; alley; 1:35 p.m. July 6. â&#x2013;  5300 block, Georgia Ave.; restaurant; 11:50 p.m. July 7.


PALAZZO From Page 1 expressed a particular desire to work with the community now. “We want to bring things in that are going to last,” Valor owner Will Lansing said at the July 7 meeting. He highlighted efforts at restoration and preservation at Il Palazzo, which, he emphasized, “come at a premium for our team.” Il Palazzo’s designer is Trout Design Studios, a D.C. architectural firm that specializes in preservation and conservation. Trout’s Michael Beidler said the studio plans to locate the bulk of the project, a 90-foot tower, in the back corner of the site, while preserving the structure of the original Italian Embassy building. “The solution was pretty obvious about where the density of the project needed to be,” he said. “The site helped us decide what was the right thing for the context.” The planned tower will be 80 feet at the perimeter and will step up to a 90-foot-high roof. Developers had adjusted the design in response to community concerns. A planned parking garage is designed so cars enter on Fuller Street and exit on Mozart Place, thus avoiding serious impact on the heavily trafficked intersection of the two streets. Beidler said garage spots will be available for

neighbors to purchase. The project will include four affordable housing units, three of which will be two-bedroom spaces intended for families who might have children at area schools. While the embassy building itself will house several luxury units, the developers decided to make the ballroom, monumental staircase and other intact pieces of the historic structure available to the public, Beidler said. “We decided that instead of chopping those into apartments, we’d keep them intact and give the best part of the building back as part of the amenity package to the community for weddings, meetings and special events in the community,” he said. Neighborhood commissioner Steve Lanning welcomed that decision. “We’d love to see those spaces be made available to the public,” he said. As part of the planned-unit development process, the developer must offer public benefits to the community, and since the Adams Morgan neighborhood had not seen a project with a community benefit package in years, the commission was eager to get the amenities package right. “The Office of Zoning gives you some language as to what it should look like, but not much in the way of guidance as to what it should be,” Lanning said. Three components of the pack-

age have been finalized: preservation of the original historic structure; a community employment agreement featuring a construction apprenticeship program for 12 residents; and renovation of the kitchen used in a job-training program at the nearby Festival Center. A fourth amenity — decorative tree fences in the Reed-Cooke neighborhood where Il Palazzo is located — is included as a possibility in the commission’s recommendation. At last week’s meeting, Elizabeth Branner, executive director of the Festival Center, said the renovation of the facility’s kitchen will help “enable training programs to run more frequently.” Jim Knight, executive director of Jubilee Housing, spoke enthusiastically in support, describing “Festival Foods” as one of the center’s “newest and most promising programs.” The community employment agreement requires the developer to recruit employees from nearby areas, host job fairs at least every 90 days and provide construction training for the duration of the project to 12 area residents. Commissioners and the community will likely continue to develop the decorative tree fence project, and they requested a waiver from the Zoning Commission so the proposal can be submitted after the neighborhood commission’s Sept. 7 meeting.




The Reed-Cooke Neighborhood Association had been interested in tree fences for a while, but “there were no funds available to do it,” said association president Maureen Gallagher. “There’s not been a PUD in the neighborhood for years to do anything — we’ve had a lot of development, but nothing that would have to provide community amenities.” Gallagher described the tree fences as an appropriate benefit: “While it would be in ReedCooke, the entire Adams Morgan


community could enjoy it as they’re walking into the area.” Commissioners also debated the need for increased outreach on the amenities for Il Palazzo, as well for future projects that might arise. Commissioner Lanning spoke of the need to “work on a methodical process” for reaching out to the community at large. The commission’s zoning, planning and transportation committee will discuss the Il Palazzo project and community benefits, among other projects, at both its Aug. 1 and Sept. 6 meetings.


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Blue-ribbon ethics The D.C. Council tackled a lengthy agenda at this week’s legislative meeting, the last before its summer recess. In the days leading up to the meeting, Chairman Kwame Brown spent a lot of time and energy focusing on how to reshuffle committee leadership posts. We wish that the council had instead focused on ethics reform — something essential to rebuilding the public’s trust in the District government. The council’s public standing has suffered significant damage in recent months. First came Chairman Brown’s post-inauguration quagmire with the top-of-the-line government-issued SUV he requested — and most recently the referral of campaign finance irregularities from his 2008 campaign to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for further investigation. In between was the D.C. attorney general’s announcement that he was suing Ward 5 Council member Harry Thomas for allegedly misspending charitable funds for personal use. Years ago, the D.C. Council looked foolish when it weaved back and forth on whether to support city funding for a baseball stadium. Somehow, that no longer seems so bad. If the council is to restore credibility, developing a comprehensive ethics package and winning approval this fall are essential. The bill introduced in May by Chairman Brown and Ward 3 Council member Mary Cheh, drawing upon ideas developed through a pro bono study by the Georgetown University Public Policy Institute, was a good first step. But most observers said it did not go far enough, and might even make matters worse by creating a new Office of Government Accountability that would complicate investigative responsibilities. Togo West, the well-respected chair of the D.C. Board of Elections and Ethics, last week suggested that a key improvement would be funding more auditors for the board’s Office of Campaign Finance. That’s a low-cost measure. We’d also like to see the council establish a blue-ribbon panel to study ethics policies in place in other jurisdictions and propose legislation for the District. The commission ought to include highly regarded public servants like Alice Rivlin, Madeleine Albright and Carol Schwartz, as well as professors of public policy and ethics. To foster public trust, the D.C. Council must pass a strong, bold ethics bill by the end of the year.

Community benefits We’re pleased that a project proposed for the old Italian Embassy site has collected community support. The Adams Morgan advisory neighborhood commission voted last week in support of plans to convert the 16th Street property to condos. Commissioners and other neighbors seem especially happy at the chance to obtain some community benefits — a requirement of the “planned-unit development” process that Valor Development is following. In exchange for additional zoning leeway, the developer must provide amenities to the surrounding neighborhood. In this case, the process seems to be working particularly well. Commissioners say it’s been years since they had a chance to request benefits from a project, and they’re excited about some of the current offerings: preservation of parts of the property’s historic structure, which would be available for rent; a jobs program featuring a construction apprenticeship for 12 residents; and renovation of the kitchen of a nearby job-training facility. The commission hopes to keep the door open for further benefits, including the possible installation of tree-box fences. We believe the community should be given a reasonable amount of time to develop its plan, but the discussions also should not delay the overall project. After years of attempts to update the long-empty structure, it’s good news that a plan is moving forward. We hope further negotiations will continue in good faith.


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.C. Board of Elections and Ethics chair Togo West had just gaveled last week’s meeting to a close. The board had voted to ask that the U.S. Attorney’s Office investigate Council Chairman Kwame Brown’s 2008 council campaign committee, the one with hundreds of thousands of dollars of fuzzy accounting. Several reporters, including your Notebook, pressed around West. We were wondering why the board had passed up a chance to fine the Brown committee tens of thousands of dollars for its faulty reporting. Washington Post reporter Mike DeBonis asked why the board had put off any fine to await what could be a lengthy, uncertain probe by U.S. Attorney Ron Machen Jr. The mild-mannered West quickly swiveled toward DeBonis and said, “Let me tell you, the referral to the U.S. attorney is considered the bigger of the sanctions. … Don’t you know what a referral with an apparent violation means? It means we think that there’s criminal activity here that needs to be looked into.” Criminal activity. The mere mention of those two words raised the stakes for Kwame Brown. During the polite meeting, no one had mentioned the word “criminal.” William Sanford, the general counsel of the D.C. Office of Campaign Finance, had read a detailed complaint that listed 11 specific failings to properly report about $350,000 in fundraising and spending. He concluded by suggesting that the board consider asking for the U.S. attorney’s participation. But Sanford never said “criminal.” Board chair West continued his impromptu news conference. “When all is said and done, the people of the District of Columbia are entitled to a conclusion as to what happened here and what if any penalties there will be,” he said. A reporter asked why the audit of the 2008 campaign took so long. West said bluntly that the elections board needs more auditors. “I say, get me some more auditors so that I can flood the place with auditors the way the FBI does,” West said. “You want to improve ethics policing in the District of Columbia, get me some more auditors.” Just for the record, the board has only four auditors. And West said he didn’t believe the federal authorities would delay too long. “The board’s action is that the issue is squarely in the U.S. Attorney’s Office to use all their firepower and all the resources of the FBI to move this along,” he said. We recite last week’s story in detail because West has had a prominent legal career and is the top-ranking official in the city to link the Kwame Brown campaign’s actions with the word “criminal.” While some community leaders have called on Brown to either resign or temporarily step aside, no other elected official has been so blunt. ■ Kwame strikes back. Despite the looming

“criminal” charge freshly hanging over his politics, the council chairman on Tuesday tried to show he was still in charge of the D.C. Council. And he mostly succeeded, although the political fallout is unclear. Brown introduced a surprise committee realignment that stripped the transportation committee — and Metro board seat — from Ward 6 member Tommy Wells. It was, in the words of many, pure political payback. Wells earlier this year authored a stinging rebuke of the chairman and his city-paid leases of two “fully loaded” SUVs. After losing his committee Tuesday, Wells didn’t back down, saying he had stood for ethical behavior and was glad he had done the report. But Wells said his removal from the Metro board would set back the city a year or more while the new member gets up to speed. The committee realignment — almost unprecedented in the history of the council — was great political theater. Brown called Wells to his office late Monday night to deliver the bad news. The immediate beneficiary of Brown’s action is Ward 3 Council member Mary Cheh. Brown already had elevated Cheh to chair pro tem, a largely ceremonial job long held by Ward 2 member Jack Evans. Evans is still smarting over that snub. Now, Brown is handing the plum transportation committee to Cheh. It’s a political move that Wells won’t likely forget. Cheh told the Notebook that apart from any political interpretations of the moves, she welcomes her new committee responsibilities and will still have a strong say over environmental issues. (Some political observers note that Cheh has aligned herself with Mayor Vincent Gray, who lost Ward 3 by 80 to 85 percent of the vote, and now is aligning herself with Kwame Brown, who is facing severe ethics charges. Cheh says she’s just trying to do a good job for Ward 3.) Although the council members voted 12-1 (Wells was the only negative vote) to support the new committee shakeup, it’s a not a clear-cut victory for Brown. The turmoil of committee realignments and the legal investigations into both the chairman and Ward 5 member Harry Tommy Thomas have some citizens reeling. D.C. Chamber of Commerce president Barbara Lang was nearly speechless in the hallway outside the council chambers. But she did say that the council’s instability — plus worries about the slow-moving administration of Mayor Gray — is causing alarm among the city’s business leaders, large and small. She wasn’t speaking for ordinary citizens, but she could have been. ■ Funny headline. Washington Post business reporter Jonathan O’Connell passed along this headline from the Fairfax Times: “Residents fear Tysons Walmart will choke traffic.” We have to ask, how could it get worse? Tom Sherwood, a Southwest resident, is a political reporter for News 4.



LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Incumbents losing support over tax I understand that the D.C. Council decided to tax non-D.C. municipal bonds so that members could say they avoided a proposed tax increase (from 8.5 percent to 8.9 percent) on D.C. incomes over $200,000. Instead,

a tax will be applied exclusively to holders of non-D.C. municipal bonds. And this discriminatory tax will be imposed retroactively! Many bondholders are retired pensioners with incomes less than $200,000. This new tax will double, repeat double, the D.C. income taxes that my wife and I will have to pay. As Jim Connors pointed out in his letter to the editor [“Bond-tax votes add to disappointments,” July 6], at-large D.C. Council

members Phil Mendelson and Vincent Orange voted for this discriminatory, retroactive tax. Following Connors’ example, we have informed both Mendelson and Orange that we will never vote for them and will work to defeat them in any re-election bid. We hope other citizens will do the same. Mayor Vincent Gray has also lost our support. William B. Kelly Chevy Chase


LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Guest passes would add to parking woes While residents of Ward 1 probably would welcome dedicated resident-only parking on one side of their streets, The Currentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s July 6 article on the subject failed to fully address the impact of the law advanced by Ward 1 D.C. Council member Jim Graham. If an advisory neighborhood commission were to accept the resident-only parking on one side of the street, the law also states that each car owner in the area would receive a permanent visitorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pass for an additional car to park in the neighborhood. This aspect of the law, which could increase the number of parked cars in the neighborhood, garnered just one sentence as the last paragraph of the story. Despite objections of many residents, Graham and his colleagues included this provision that would only exacerbate parking problems in congested neighborhoods like Adams Morgan. Such a system could be filled with fraud and abuse. Any resident could give his or her pass to a friend in a different ward and allow them to use it anytime. Just imagine the number of passes that would be out there. The situation could get completely out of control and would result in more cars competing for an already-limited number of parking spaces on our streets. The current system of obtaining short-term visitor passes for out-oftown guests and contractors works adequately and should continue. It is unfortunate that a law that seeks to help residents park in their neighborhood at the same time includes a provision that would exacerbate parking problems. Because it does, I certainly hope that my neighborhood commission â&#x20AC;&#x201D; despite the advantages of some aspects of the law â&#x20AC;&#x201D; chooses not to participate in this program. Carl E. Schmid Adams Morgan

Community will miss Mayor of Tenleytown Marvin Tievsky, a longtime resident of Tenleytown, died on June 28 just two weeks before his 94th birthday. Marvin and his twin brother, George, were born in Brooklyn, N.Y., to Russian immigrants. When the boys were quite young, the family moved to Tenleytown, where the Tievskys established a grocery store in the 4900 block of Wisconsin Avenue. Like many business owners of the time, they

lived above the store. Marvin lived most of his life in the Tenleytown-Friendship Heights neighborhood, witnessing nearly a century of change and growth. From the time he was a young man, Marvin was interested in politics and community affairs, serving for many years as president of the Friendship-Tenleytown Citizensâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Association. He took an active role in various neighborhood activities, such as organizing a community fair and helping lead discussions of Tenleytownâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s growth and development. Quiet, unassuming and always a gentleman, Marvin kept track of what was going on. When a new, young librarian appeared, he stopped in to get acquainted â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and discovered that he and her father had been high school classmates. From time to time he called his advisory neighborhood commissioner to chat and exchange ideas. He could be counted on to know what was happening. Marvin had an enviable knowledge of Tenleytownâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s history. He was a treasured resource in the planning of the Tenleytown Heritage Trail with Cultural Tourism DC. Affectionately referred to as the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mayor of Tenleytown,â&#x20AC;? Marvin was a role model for many of us â&#x20AC;&#x201D; committed to his community, informed and always cheerful and civil. We learned a lot from him. His long experience and knowledge of our shared community are irreplaceable. We will miss him. Carolyn Long Jane Waldmann Board members, Tenleytown Historical Society

Change to â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;No partyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; limits participation A reader writes that he was so disappointed with the actions of several D.C. Council members that he has changed his voter registration from Democrat to â&#x20AC;&#x153;No partyâ&#x20AC;? [â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bond-tax votes add to disappointments,â&#x20AC;? Letters to the Editor, July 6]. That means the inability to vote in the primary. The District votes so overwhelmingly Democratic that it is said the Democratic primary is tantamount to the election. Wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t it be more effective to remain registered as a Democrat and vote against the disappointing candidates in the primary in an effort to keep them off the ballot in the general election? Gilda Schenker Chevy Chase

Jocelyn neighbors seeking preservation On behalf of the many neighbors hoping to save the house at

3901 Jocelyn St., I would like to respond to The Currentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s July 6 article â&#x20AC;&#x153;Threat of razing sparks outcry on Jocelyn.â&#x20AC;? Mr. Sean McGuinness, one of the new owners of the house, was quoted as saying, â&#x20AC;&#x153;The developersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; key focus is financial.â&#x20AC;? Therein lies the problem. For the 130-plus signatories of our petition against razing (including every neighbor within sight of this prominent corner lot), our priorities are preservation and conservation: Preserve the neighborhood where we live, where we raise our children, where we enjoy and benefit from the green spaces and the array of birds and other wildlife, even here in the heart of D.C., and conserve this environment. Homeowners here have improved their properties and their homes for 90 years in ways that have added to the quality of this neighborhood and made it a special section of Chevy Chase Heights. The developersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; plan â&#x20AC;&#x201D; tear down a lovely 1920s home and shoehorn in two cookie-cutter, overbuilt houses into what is an averagesized lot for one in this block â&#x20AC;&#x201D; is no model for preservation or conservation. It shows two developers intent on making money, at the expense of our neighborhoodâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s architectural integrity and character. Apparently, Mr. McGuinness is a donor to the Goose Creek Association, a Virginia-based environmental preservation and protection organization. We ask only that he bring those same values and concerns to D.C. And, by the way, they can preserve and improve the building at 3901 and still get a decent return on their investment. David Nygaard



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Battle of the barristers: D.C. lawyers rock out to raise funds By DEIRDRE BANNON Current Correspondent


t the Black Cat last Thursday night, an enthusiastic audience of over 1,000 gathered for what looked like a classic battle of the garage bands. When members of The Unnamed Party kicked off their set with the Rolling Stones’ “Gimme Shelter,” the sound from the band’s guitars amplified the space, colliding with the voices of fans singing along. A casual onlooker might not have realized that behind the band’s hipster T-shirts were six attorneys from one of the oldest law firms in D.C. The lawyers weren’t there just to re-enact long-ago dreams of becoming rock stars; they were raising money for Gifts for the Homeless, a local nonprofit that buys new winter clothes for homeless men, women and children in the greater D.C. area. In a friendly competition among law firms, 12 bands participated in the eighth annual “Battle of the Law Firm Bands” last week to support the charity. Glenn Howard emceed the event — he’s currently general counsel for the Pew Charitable Trusts, but he earned his

rock ’n’ roll stripes announcing for the 1970s group Sha Na Na. Audience members voted “Chicago style” — meaning early and often — for their favorite band by placing donations in fish bowls. The band that ended the night with the most money would be winner.

“For me personally, if I have a choice of putting on a tuxedo and going to some dinner and eating rubber chicken for a charity or raising almost $150,000 in five hours playing guitar, guess which one I’d pick?” said V. Gerard Comizio, lead guitarist for The Unnamed Party and a partner with Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP. The bands were also encouraged to raise money ahead of the event, and for its second year of competition, The Unnamed Party came up with a novel (and secret) fundraising strategy in its attempt to outwit last year’s winner: Sutherland

Comfort, from Sutherland, Asbill and Brennan LLP. Comizio said The Unnamed Party decided to ask members of its international law firm to vote for the songs band would play at the Black Cat event. The band proposed 10 songs that could make it onto the playlist for its 30-minute set, along with a write-in option. Votes could be cast for a $5 donation, a price the band hoped would encourage people to vote multiple times. By Comizio’s estimates, this early strategy brought in approximately $8,000. And the winning song? “Get Back” by The Beatles. But despite his band’s efforts, returning champion Sutherland Comfort took home top honors again this year, raising more than $31,000 for Gifts for the Homeless. Naseem Nixon, a second-year associate with Sutherland and the band’s lead singer, said she and her backup singers practiced three times a week at lunchtime for the past month or so in the firm’s fifthfloor conference room. “It was nice to create a different kind of common bond with music, rather than just the law,” she said. “And knowing we were helping to clothe people we see on the street every day was great.”

Photo courtesy of Gifts for the Homeless

Last week’s “Battle of the Bands” featured lawyers performing to raise money for Gifts for the Homeless, a nonprofit that buys new winter clothes for homeless men, women and children in the region. Clockwise from top right: Fans enjoying the show; Big Sur lead singer Bess Gutter; the backup singers of winner Sutherland Comfort; Sutherland Comfort lead singer Naseem Nixon; and members of The Unnamed Party.

The bands collectively exceeded their goal that night, raising more than $145,000 through the event and breaking last year’s record by $14,000. “It’s a worthy cause, serving the needs of the homeless in the Washington, D.C., area, and providing warm clothing in the winter,” said Comizio. Gifts for the Homeless is in its 25th year of operation, and because it is entirely volunteer-run, 100 percent of the donations raised go to helping the region’s homeless. The board of directors meets monthly in the conference rooms of various members’ firms, and when operating costs arise — like creating and maintaining the nonprofit’s website or renting trucks to deliver clothing to shelters — members volunteer to pay out of pocket. “When you put a dollar into this organization, … that dollar goes directly to the homeless,” said Comizio, who serves as a member of the board of directors. According to Bart Epstein, the organization’s president and the senior vice president and general counsel for, Gifts for the Homeless will purchase clothing with the approximately $250,000 it raises throughout the year. Residents of more than 70 shelters in the District as well as

in Maryland and Virginia will benefit, including Miriam’s Kitchen, Martha’s Table and the Community for Creative NonViolence, the largest homeless shelter in the area. Gifts for the Homeless also runs an expansive clothing drive in November, distributing the donations to shelters throughout the area. Epstein said the organization always needs more men’s clothing than women’s, and he was quick to note that anyone can get involved. “So many people today are struggling with the basics, and everyone goes through ups and downs in life,” said Epstein. More information is available at

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GEORGETOWN $1,499,000



SPACIOUS LIVING & DINING RMS, modern kit w/TS & brkfst bar. FR off kit, 4BR/2BA up, great open RR, 5BR on LL, pretty HW flrs. Susan Van Nostrand 301-529-1385 Friendship Hts 202-364-5200


RARE OPPORTUNITY to own in this amazing location across from the National Cathedral! Enjoy the simple elegance of this efficiency Condo w/beautiful HDWD floors, updated KIT & BA w/black granite, California closet and a New York-style view! Marian Huish 202-210-2346 Chevy Chase Office 202-363-9700

STUNNING renov and pristine upkeep of four-story, 5BR, 4.5BA luxury TH with top-ofthe-line finishes thruout! Elevator to all four levels, Gourmet chef’s granite KIT with FR and enclosed slate patio. Architecturally designed ceilings & lighting, built-ins throughout. Stunning renovated marble/granite bath. Nancy Itteilag Foxhall Office 202-363-1800

GEORGETOWN $2,350,000

more. 3407 N St, NW. Jennifer Wellde Georgetown Office

NEW LISTING! Wonderful Victorian in Georgetown’s West Village. Four finished levels, 5BR, 4.5BA, landscaped garden. Grand double living room, family/dining room, high-end KIT, master bedroom suite, in-law suite, and 301-602-1596 202-944-8400



LUXURY 3BR, 3.5BA TH w/garage on quiet street in Westchester, walking distance to Metro. Shows like a model w/newly updated & remodeled eat-in kit, HWFs, deck & garden. A MUST SEE!


CHARMING 2BR Condo with PKG and patio. Renovated KIT and BAs; wood burning fireplace, beautiful hardwoods, separate dining area and half bath on living area. Extra storage. Don Guthrie 202-486-7543 Woodley Park Office 202-483-6300

Helen Dodson Friendship Heights

202-487-8070 301-652-2777



WALK TO Takoma Metro from this detached 4BR, 2FBA, 2HBA. Just reduced $50K. Needs updating, great opportunity, bring your offers. 515 Underwood Rd, NW. Emmanuel Sturley 202-503-8607 Georgetown Office 202-944-8400

WESLEY HTS $910,000 ELEVATOR to all levels! Classic West-over TH, located on main entry drive into the community. Open floor plan, e l e g a n t KIT/dining on one level, gracious large LR opening to terrace, library lvl with option for total of 3BR. Master ste includes French drs to balcony! Assigned PKG, EZ access to shops & public transportation. Nancy Itteilag Foxhall Office 202-363-1800 ADAMS MORGAN $359,000 SPACIOUS 1BR condo on quiet Mintwood St. Updated with lots of its original charm. Beautiful HWs, tall ceilings, decorative frplc, WIC. Large KIT with gas stove. Views of park from BR. Close to restaurants, nightlife and Metro. Don Guthrie 202-486-7543 Woodley Park Office 202-483-6300 BETHESDA MD $1,595,900 DISTINCTIVE 4BR, 5.5BA new home ideally located within minutes of Friendship Hgts & D’town Bethesda. Well-designed floor plan includes 4 finished levels, gourmet KIT and Brkfst room, 3 frplcs & custom details thruout. 5316 Yorktown Rd. Susan Fagan 202-246-8337 Georgetown Office 202-944-8400 CAPITOL HILL $325,000 SPACIOUS 1BR, 1BA in small boutique bldg. Totally rehabbed in 2007. Home located between Capitol Hill and H Street. HWs thruout, granite counters, ss appliances and much more. Low Condo Fees! Pet friendly bldg! Mary Saltzman Foxhall Office 202-363-1800 CATHEDRAL / UPPER OBSERVATORY BRACKETS STATELY Mediterranean residence on spacious lot next to the Naval Observatory. This impressive 10,000 SF home includes LR w/chestnut paneling, 2 KITs, library, 2FR, + sun rm & decks. Lovely Grounds, mature plantings, garage w/apt above plus add’l parking. First time offered in 50 yrs. 3400 Massachusetts Ave, NW. Terri Robinson 202-607-7737 Denise Warner 202-487-5162 Georgetown Office 202-944-8400

GEORGETOWN 1680 Wisconsin Ave. NW 202.944.8400

FRIENDSHIP HEIGHTS 5101 Wisconsin Ave. NW 202.364.5200

FOXHALL 3201 New Mexico Ave. NW 202.363.1800

CHEVY CHASE 20 Chevy Chase Circle NW 202.363.9700

WOODLEY PARK 2300 Calvert St. 202.483.6300

CATHEDRAL / WESLEY HEIGHTS $525,000 HUGE 3BR IN LUXURY BUILDING. Nearly 1900 SF at “The towers.” Eat-in KIT, Balcony, huge closets, lots of light, prime PKG space near elevator. Freshly painted. Doorman, pool, gym, more. Sam Solovey 301-404-3280 Chevy Chase Office 202-363-9700 CATHEDRAL / WESLEY HEIGHTS $599,000 AN ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST renov of 2BR, 2BA unit. Gourmet KIT, Plantation shutters, French doors in dining/living area, top-of-the-line blt-in wall unit – just a few of the designer touches! Balcony w/tiled floor & garage PKG incl in price. A James Goode “Best Addresses” building. Kent Madsen Foxhall Office 202-363-1800 CHEVY CHASE DC $920,000 GREAT OPPORTUNITY! This stately 4BR, 3.5BA brick Colonial will charm you with its warmth and ability to accommodate large-scale entertaining. Open plan, beautiful hardwoods. Au-Pair Suite, multi-level Deck, multiple Patios. Andra Gram 240-515-6059 Mike Senko 202-257-5787 Chevy Chase Office 202-363-9700

COLUMBIA HEIGHTS $274,500 WARDMAN COURT. Fantastic 1BR – shows like a model. Renov historic bldg, HWF’s, W/D, CAC, Low Condo Fee, Extra Storage & Pet Friendly. Walk to Metro & all U St shops & restaurants. John Mammano 571-331-8557 Woodley Park Office 202-483-6300 CONN AVE /VAN NESS $215,000 GREAT LIVING! Sunny 495 SF efficiency in sought-after lux building. Fresh paint; newly refinished wood floors. Extra storage, garage PARKING. Absolutely SUPER amenities! Walk to METRO, shops, dining, more. FHA approved. Orysia Stanchak 202-423-5943 Chevy Chase Office 202-363-9700 DUPONT $249,000 SPECTACULAR RENOV of well located unit in the Boston House. Brand new everything! Gleaming HWFs, new KIT w/ granite, SS, new cabinets, totally new fixtures in the BA. Full serv bldg w/24-hr desk, on site mgmnt and maintenance as well as a roof deck. Fee incls all utilities. Scott Purcell 202-262-6968 Woodley Park Office 202-483-6300 DUPONT PARK $227,000 ATTRACTIVE detached brick w/ built -in garage , huge yard @4125 sq ft with shade and mature trees, sunroom/


GORGEOUS PENTHOUSE at Cityline Condo, atop the Tenley METRO. High-end KIT w/Bkfst Bar opens to LR. HDWD floors, high ceilings, WD, large MBR w/S exposure & big closet. Den or 2nd BR. Pet-friendly building with gym and doorman. Low fee. Jennifer Knoll 202-441-2301 Chevy Chase Office 202-363-9700

porch overlooking oversized garage-all at attractive price. Norris Dodson 202-786-4800 Friendship Heights 202-364-5200 DUPONT $369,000 THE BOSTON HOUSE. Don’t miss out on this rarely available, expansive 860 SF 1BR apt conveniently located in the heart of Dupont. Recently updated KIT, a dining alcove, open floor plan & located on the quiet side of the building. All with low fees that incl 24-hr desk, on-site maintenance & management, roof deck. Close to shopping and metro. Scott Purcell 202-262-6968 Woodley Park Office 202-483-6300 GEORGETOWN $1,199,000 3303 WATER ST – Gtown’s most sought-after luxury waterfront condo. Stunning over-sized 1BR w/upgrades galore. Top-of-the-line Poggenpohl KIT, designer lighting & high ceilings. One garage space conveys. 2nd gar/stor space sold separately. Rooftop pool & fitness, 24-hr doorman, Canal views! Nancy Itteilag Foxhall Office 202-363-1800 GEORGETOWN $1,695,000 BRIGHT END UNIT 3BR, 4.5BA townhouse, built in 1990. Fully finished on 4

levels. Large, open LR/DR with wonderful southern light. Chef's KIT. 3rd flr Mste & terrace has sweeping views of VA. FR opens to rear garden/patio. 3 frplcs. Sauna, Elevator, Garage, 2 car PKG. 3242 Reservoir Rd, NW. Scott Polk 202-256-5460 Tamora Ilasat 202-460-0699 Georgetown Office 202-944-8400 GLOVER PARK $225,000 FABULOUS newly renov 1BR featuring brand new kit w/granite counters, SS appl, renov BA, Jet tub, Brazilian cherry HWD flrs. Sintia Petrosian 301-395-8817 Friendship Heights 202-364-5200 GLOVER PARK $339,000 BRIGHT, freshly painted apt. New California style KIT & remodeled BA. HWFs. All new applcs, balcony, W/D in unit, roof deck. Exceptional location. Pet friendly. 2320 Wisconsin Ave, NW #305. Scott Polk 202-256-5460 Georgetown Office 202-944-8400 MT PLEASANT $719,000 SPACIOUS & AIRY home with 3+BR, 2BA up and a LL in-law Suite. Front porch, back deck, high ceilings, HWFs, large windows, modern KIT, garage PKG & more. Elaine Conroy 202-744-6291 Woodley Park Office 202-483-6300 PETWORTH $245, 000 NEW 2BR with outdoor space, oak HWs, marble BA, recessed lights. Wide open living area w/big kit & granite island. Closing cost credit. Phil Di Ruggiero 202-725-2250 Friendship Heights 202-364-5200 POTOMAC $1,998,000 STUNNING Million Dollar Renov. 7000 SF of lux living renov to Perfection. European Downsview KIT, Wonderful open spaces and light-filled rooms. Designer lighting and sound systems thruout, with elegant HWFs, Fab entertaining areas and 5BRs, all with views of the 18th Fairway at the TPC Golf Course at Avenel. Avenel provides private surveillance & landscape Maintenance. Nancy Itteilag Foxhall Office 202-363-1800 TAKOMA PARK $549,000 PRICE REDUCED! Just 3 blks to Farmers’ market & ½ mile to METRO this Charming 3-4BR, 2.5BA home has much to offer: Updtd KIT, LR w/FP, formal DR, terrific FR add’n w/PR on 1st flr. Fin LL w/ Rec Rm, BR & BA. New CAC, pretty landscaping, inviting Front Porch, Rear Deck, & OSP! Julie Roberts 202-276-5854 Chevy Chase Office 202-363-9700

A Look at the Market in Northwest Washington

July 13, 2011 ■ Page 15

Palisades home offers condo perks, single-family space


onsider the word “condo,” and you probably envision a unit within a larger building. But at this Palisades home,

ON THE MARKET BETH COPE condo translates to a sizable single-family home. The seven houses at 5032-5038 Dana Place are all part of a “condo regime,” created back in the early ’70s by the site’s original owner, according to Realtor Andrew O’Neill. That owner split his large property into seven plots and added six detached houses and a pool, leaving the original one-story house intact and moving into one of the new structures. Now, the original home is on the market — but after a total renovation. The six-bedroom, 4.5-bath property reads as nearly brandnew. Developer Washington Landmark Construction preserved the footprint but redid the entire interior and added two stories above, creating a home with all the amenities a modern family might need, and then some. The first thing apparent upon

entering the foyer is the hardwood. The builder used darkstained oak, some of it reclaimed, throughout the structure, and continued the color scheme on the stairs and railings that spiral up three stories through the home’s center. The wood is the only dark part of the house, though: Paint, tiles and cabinets throughout provide balance with their soft hues. In the gourmet kitchen at the house’s rear, for instance, white cabinetry, light-colored granite counters and a sea-foam-green glass backsplash create an airy feel, which is furthered by the connected family room. Together, the two spaces run the length of the home, having replaced the original structure’s two bedrooms. The kitchen features high-end appliances: a chef-quality Thermador oven and range, a KitchenAid refrigerator, a Thermador microwave and a Sharp warming drawer. An island is centrally placed for prep work, but an expansive counter toward the family room offers even more work space. From the family room, pocket doors with glass windows lead to a modest-size living room. A gas

fireplace with marble surround and wood mantel provides a focal point, and five large two-over-two windows bring in ample light. Circling around, the final main space on the first floor is a dining room, where a tray ceiling creates visual interest. This room connects to both the kitchen and another possible dining spot: a screened porch. The first floor also offers a small powder room with an attractive small rectangular sink. Upstairs, the second floor houses three bedrooms, two baths and two closets, one with a hookup for an optional second washer/dryer set (the first is in the basement). The master has thoughtful touches like his-and-hers reading lights and, inside the bathroom, an added linen closet and heated floors. The room houses a substantial walk-in closet. The master bathroom also features a stall shower and a Jacuzzi tub. Like others in the house, it is primarily white, with honed marble Turkish tiles. The other bedrooms on this floor have sizable closets and share

Photos Courtesy of O’Neill Realty Advisors LLC

This six-bedroom, 4.5-bath Palisades home is priced at $1,750,000. a full bath off the hallway. On the top floor, two more rooms could be used for sleeping, play or work. The spaces are similar — spacious, despite sloping walls toward the house’s front — but one offers a view, looking out toward the Potomac River and Virginia. A full bathroom on this floor includes a stall shower. The bottom floor could provide additional space for a large family or, with its separate entrance, room for a long-term guest. Along with a bedroom and living space, it houses a kitchenette, full bath and laundry facilities. There’s also a room here that could serve as a wine cellar and a final luxurious touch: a sauna.

The house offers new systems, including a four-zone high-efficiency air system and a 75-gallon gas water heater. The condo designation means a monthly fee of $350 that covers water, snow plowing, road maintenance and care of another of this property’s perks: an inviting pool that sits just steps away. There’s room here for private pool parties or for mingling with the neighbors. This six-bedroom, 4.5-bath house at 5032 Dana Place NW is offered for $1,750,000. There will be an open house Sunday from 1 to 3:30 p.m. For more information, contact Andrew O’Neill of O’Neill Realty Advisors LLC at 202-7419405 or

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Northwest Real Estate POLICE From Page 5 substation will still offer the same police services even if it is under another commander. Lanier did have an ally for her proposed changes in Ward 4 Council member Muriel Bowser â&#x20AC;&#x201D; whose support, Lanier said, was something of a surprise, because of

the 4th Districtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s added responsibilities under the proposal. Bowser said itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s important to have consistent police quality citywide. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I could take the position that we have great [low levels of] calls for service, we have great numbers in terms of crime, so I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want any changes,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But â&#x20AC;Ś I know that Ward 4 residents go to every district in the city, and they should be safe when they go shop-

ping in Columbia Heights or dining in Mount Pleasant.â&#x20AC;? Dupont residents have complained about the division of their neighborhood at community meetings, but none spoke at the hearing. The councilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s public safety committee is accepting written comments through July 20, and Lanier hopes to implement the changes this year. To see the proposal, visit



No. 1 Team Company-Wide

Claudia Donovan Richard Seaton 202.251.7011 202.907.8037


Pam Wye 202.320.4169

BONDS From Page 1 some social programs and nixed a proposed higher income tax rate on those earning more than $250,000 a year. A split council decided to tax the out-of-state bonds, as all jurisdictions but the District already do. But that meant investors who had already purchased such bonds, on the promise of a tax exemption, would have been taxed for interest they have earned thus far this year. Cheh and Ward 2 member Jack Evans have been scrambling to find a fix, and Cheh even considered an amendment to eliminate the retroactivity by boosting regular income tax rates on those earning more than $350,000 a year. But a quick vote count, she said, showed that the proposal would fail. Mayor Vincent Gray supported Chehâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s amendment, though, writing to the council Tuesday that an 8.9 percent rate on higher earners would be â&#x20AC;&#x153;more progressive and equitableâ&#x20AC;? and saying it would have broad support. Grayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s letter said he would not support using reserve funds to ease the impact of a municipal bond tax, which would largely hit more affluent investors, trusts and estates. Cheh said she still hopes to find funds to eliminate the tax on future earnings from previously purchased bonds. But taxing bonds back to Jan. 1 would be â&#x20AC;&#x153;especially retroactive, extremely unfair,â&#x20AC;? she said, and deserves immediate action. At-large member Vincent Orange argued that using reserve funds to help generally affluent investors would be â&#x20AC;&#x153;absolutely wrong and reckless,â&#x20AC;? noting that the city would put its high bond rating at risk by failing to rebuild depleted

reserves. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not funding disability assistance,â&#x20AC;? affordable housing and homeless services â&#x20AC;&#x153;so we can serve estates and trusts,â&#x20AC;? said Ward 1 member Jim Graham. The vote was 7-6, with Graham, Orange, at-large members Phil Mendelson and Michael Brown, Harry Thomas of Ward 5 and Tommy Wells of Ward 6 on the losing side. In other action, the council continued to support an exemption from the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s smoke-free workplace law to allow big charity events â&#x20AC;&#x201D; notably, the annual Fight Night, where partiers smoke cigars while raising funds for disadvantaged children. An earlier amendment on the issue was Cheh mistakenly worded loosely enough to allow many hotels to host such events. On Tuesday the wording was tightened to refer to only two large hotels, each for one event a year. That was not tight enough for Mendelson, who argued for no exemptions. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We should be true to the principle of the smoke-free law. Either we have smoke-free or we donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t,â&#x20AC;? he said. But other members said event organizers would simply take their fundraiser elsewhere, along with the wages, taxes and charitable proceeds it produces. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s penny-wise and pound-foolish,â&#x20AC;? said Thomas. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Look at the venues and hotels being built outside our city, competing for this business.â&#x20AC;? The vote was 3-10, with only Mendelson, Cheh and Graham voting to stop the cigar-smoking exemption.

Classic Colonial in Chevy Chase, Md.  



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4700 CONN. AVE., NW, #306, WASHINGTON DC 20008



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Richard Seaton

Beautiful, spacious and in move-in condition. Baronial living room, lovely balustraded yet enclosed solarium, and renovated kitchen. Parker House the utmost in convenience: luxurious lobby with manned concierge desk, a resident caretaker, .5MI to Metro. Unusually generous parking - this unit conveys with deed for 1. LARGEST GARAGE SPACE in building, AND 2. A SECOND (OUTDOOR) PARKING SPACE! CALL GRACE YANG 240.205.5671 FOR APPTMT. W.C. & A.N. Miller RealtorsÂŽ/A Long & Foster Co. 5518 Conn. Ave., NW, Washington, D.C. 20015 CELL: 240.205.5671 7NĂ&#x2026;KM"! Email:g Website:

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6 bedrooms, 6.3 baths. All stone and brick with pastel coat for old world country French charm. Interiors architecturally designed with the finest materials and workmanship including a fabulous kitchen. Elevator-ready. Only minutes from DC. Overlooking national parkland for views and privacy! $3,750,000.

Karina Mallona 703.928.4426

C L E V E L A N D PA R K , D C

Classic Cleveland Park. Spacious and sun-filled floor plan includes a formal LR w/ FP & classic chestnut detailing. Banquet sized DR, library, chef caliber Kit w/ island and dining space. 1st flr guest suite and den. 4BR 2BA up. LL is lrg family room, BR/BA and storage. Sensational studio w/ 1/2 BA and office/living space. Lush lot w/ mature plantings. Driveway pkg. $1,995,000.

Michael Rankin 202.271.3344 Jean Hanan 202.494.8157


Magnificent unit with southern exposure in the acclimated Chase Point Condominium. Features include 2 BR, 2 full bath, powder room, large den, gourmet kitchen with breakfast room and a spacious and unique living/dinning with walls of glass. Perfect for entertaining and luxury city living. Walk to Whole Foods, shopping and restaurants. $1,780,000.

Marco Stilli 202.255.1552

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6 BR, 6 full bath Villa is situated on top of a hill on two acres of land connected to the main road by a winding private drive. Inside, no detail is overlooked from its wonderful layout, perfect for entertaining, to the top of the line wood, marble and granite employed in its design. Spectacular pool. Easy commute to many business locations, and conveniently located close to restaurants and stores. $2,850,000.

Marco Stilli 202.255.1552

F OR E S T H I L L S , D C

The tranquility of the country yet minutes to Metro and downtown. Exciting contemporary on 18,935 sf lot w/6,200 sf of living space. Features include 7 BR, 5 baths, 2 half baths, chef’s kitchen, MBR with 2 full baths and dressing room, perfect outdoor space with swimming pool and parking for up to 8 cars. $1,985,000.

Barbara Zuckerman 202.997.5977


This sophisticated and stylish home with a generously sized center hall entry is ideal for formal entertaining as well as family living. The formal dining room with lovely fireplace gracefully complements the living room overlooking the manicured garden. A fireplace in the kitchen breakfast room adds a cozy ambiance. Three bedrooms with two full baths and two half baths. Two car garage. $1,775,000.

Theresa Burt 202.258.2600

W E SL E Y H E I G H T S , D C

Logan Circle living at its best! This 4-level, 2,300 sf row house has 5 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, a legal rental unit and features: original wood floors, 3 working fireplaces, private rear yard, open floor plan, large picture windows. Easy walk to Whole Foods and Metro. $1,199,000.

Two sensational opportunities at The Colonnade! Stunning upper-floor corner 1 BR + den and seperate dining room. Gorgeous sun-filled views overlooking the park! $539,000. Beautiful 2 BR on high floor with southwest exposure and stunning views. $795,000. Luxury, service, convenience. Pool, fitness, gardens.

Jesse Sutton 202.997.4361

Diana Hart 202.271.2717

Downtown, D.C. 202.234.3344

Georgetown, D.C. 202.333.1212


Traditional, 5BR 5.5 bath Colonial, built in 1923 and thoughtfully updated and added to, provides a perfect equilibrium of charm and flow coupled with many amenities required for modern living. The balance between indoors and outdoors as well as the well-designed floor plan can easily accommodate all different kinds of lifestyles while providing a superb location and an important address. $2,395,000.

Marco Stilli 202.255.1552

B E R K L E Y, D C

Special Foxhall Crescents Home designed by noted architect Arthur Cotton Moore. A brand new state of the art kitchen features a center island, custom cabinetry, top appliances as well as a breakfast area with gas fireplace. Tremendous light and custom finishes throughout. Numerous terraces offer unlimited opportunities for outdoor relaxation and entertaining. $1,975,000.

Theresa Burt 202.258.2600 Michael Rankin 202.271.3344

B E R K L E Y, D C

Foxhall Crescents. Architectural design chic with walls of windows, gourmet kitchen, 3 spacious BRs, elegant baths on 3-lvls, circular staircases, gleaming hardwoods, marble flooring, formal LR, DR & LIB, 3 marble FPs, elegant & gracious, entry-lvl 2-car garage, privately sited on a premium lot with glorious terraced gardens! Minutes to the White House! $1,350,000.

Robin Waugh 703.819.8809 Maggie Shannon 202.486.4752


Philips School. Stunning 1 BR, 1bath in the heart of Georgetown’s East Village with gated parking! 825 sf. Beautiful hardwood floors, open living/dining area, renovated gourmet kitchen, 9’+ ceilings throughout! Just blocks from Rose Park, shops and restaurants on M Street, and the Metro. Pet friendly building. $520,000.

Diana Minshall 240.401.7474 Michele Topel 202.469.1966

Chevy Chase, MD 301.967.3344

McLean, VA 703.319.3344

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3900/4000 Cathedral Ave. NW Â House too big? Apartment too small? We have just what you need! THREE 2 BDR 2 BTHS Co-ops Garden Views. Cathedral Views. Priced to Sell! Bring your offers this week!

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Northwest Real Estate ANC 1C ANCMorgan 1C Adams â&#x2013; ADAMS MORGAN The commission will meet at 7 p.m. Sept. 7 at Maryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Center, 2355 Ontario Road NW. For details, call 202-332-2630 or visit ANC 2A ANCBottom 2A Foggy â&#x2013;  FOGGY BOTTOM / WEST END The commission will meet at 7 p.m. July 20 at Heart House, 2400 N St. NW. Agenda items include: â&#x2013;  public safety report. â&#x2013;  update on the relocation of George Washington University Hospitalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Radiation Oncology Unit. â&#x2013;  consideration of the DC Road Runnersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; planned Oct. 1 10K race. â&#x2013;  presentation on the George Washington University museum project. â&#x2013;  discussion of ward and advisory neighborhood commission redistricting. â&#x2013;  update from the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development on the Stevens School building (tentative). â&#x2013;  discussion of the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board decision on a change in hours for Rivers at the Watergate restaurant, 600 New Hampshire Ave. For details, visit ANC 2B ANC Circle 2B Dupont â&#x2013;  DUPONT CIRCLE


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ANC 2C ANC 2C Shaw â&#x2013; SHAW The commission will meet at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 7 at the Watha T. Daniel-Shaw Neighborhood Library, 1630 7th St. NW. For details, call 202-387-1596. ANC 2D ANC 2D Sheridan-Kalorama â&#x2013;  SHERIDAN-KALORAMA The commission will meet at 7 p.m. Sept. 19 at Our Lady Queen of the Americas Church, California Street and Phelps Place NW. For details, contact or visit ANC 2F ANCCircle 2F Logan

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s a child, Katie Stembler struggled with asthma and “horrible allergies,” she said. Nothing much helped — including doctors — until a friend suggested she cut gluten from her diet. “It changed my life,” she said. “So I realized that there were things they weren’t teaching in medical school.” Later, she learned firsthand what they do and don’t teach in medical school, while earning her degree in veterinary medicine from the University of Georgia. She went on to work as a vet, but recently left a group practice in Dupont to open her own acupuncture, food therapy and massage operation … for pets. “All the time I get people that are totally skeptical,” she acknowledged. “And I used to be one of those people.” But she also finds many who are curious: “Will this help? Should I be doing this for my pet?” The answer, she said, is maybe. “Almost anything that I would treat with Western medicine I can treat with Chinese medicine,” she said. “Some things are better treated with Western medicine. Some things are better treated with Chinese medicine. Most things are treated better with both.”

don’t see anything wrong, she said. But acupuncture, massage and food management can address discomBETH COPE fort that doesn’t warrant traditional An acute infection, for instance, action. “It’s really rewarding to see the might require antibiotics rather than arthritic dogs be able to get around acupuncture, but the latter — or some other aspect of what’s known better,” Stembler said. She also finds that her methods can ease the as Traditional Chinese Veterinary final months and years for aging Medicine — can “help the body pets. “I’ve had heal itself and a few cases prevent recurwhere the dog rence of the is about to die problem,” she and … [I can said. improve its] Because of quality of life,” that symbiotic she said. relationship, Along with Stembler arthritis and encourages all kidney disease, of her clients to Photo Courtesy of Katie Stembler Stembler said, take their pets her methods are to traditional Katie Stembler recommends a useful for doctors as well. mix of care. addressing sur“I like to work gery pain, ligament tears, behavclosely with an animal’s ‘regular’ ioral problems, inflammatory vet to make sure they are getting bowel disease and allergies, to the best care possible,” she said. name a few. But she finds that a lot of pet Her approach begins with a look problems aren’t easy to treat with at a pet’s traditional medical prescriptions or surgery. Animals records — and then at his or her that suffer from arthritis or kidney tongue. disease, for instance, often find “The tongue tells you a lot; the relief from nontraditional efforts. different regions” reveal different “There’s a lot of cases like that, See Veterinarian/Page 30 where in Western medicine,” they





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Events Entertainment Wednesday, July 13 Wednesday JULY 13 Concerts â&#x2013; Russian guitarist Vladimir Fridman will perform. 6 p.m. Free. Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600. â&#x2013;  The Harbour Nights concert series will feature Hand Painted Swinger. 7 to 9 p.m. Free. Plaza, The Washington Harbour, 3050 K St. NW. 202-295-5007. â&#x2013;  The U.S. Marine Band will perform works by John Philip Sousa, Aaron Copland, and Alan Lerner and Frederick Loewe. 8 p.m. Free. West Terrace, U.S. Capitol. 202433-4011. Discussions and lectures â&#x2013;  John Darwin, a fellow of Nuffield College at the University of Oxford specializing in imperial and global history, will discuss â&#x20AC;&#x153;Decolonization â&#x20AC;&#x201D; a History of Failure?â&#x20AC;? 4 p.m. Free. Room 119, Thomas Jefferson Building, Library of Congress, 10 1st St. SE. 202-707-7678. â&#x2013;  Panelists will discuss â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mapping Chinese and American Mindsets: The NittyGritty of Successful U.S.-China Partnerships.â&#x20AC;? 4:30 p.m. Free; reservations required. Kenney Auditorium, Nitze Building, Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, 1740 Massachusetts Ave. NW. â&#x2013;  Author Azar Nafisi will discuss â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Timeless Legacy of alMutanabbi Street,â&#x20AC;? about the historic center of the Baghdad literary, cultural and intellectual community and the liberating role books and art can play in resisting tyranny and cruelty. 7 p.m. $15. Corcoran Gallery of Art, 500 17th St. NW. 202-639-1770. â&#x2013;  Ina Caro will discuss her book â&#x20AC;&#x153;Paris

to the Past: Traveling Through French History by Train.â&#x20AC;? 7 p.m. Free. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202364-1919. Festival â&#x2013; The DC Summer Carnival will feature more than 100 rides, games and attractions, including the Mega Drop â&#x20AC;&#x201D; a tower ride that rises to 130 feet. 5 p.m. to midnight. $5 to $25. RFK Memorial Stadium Festival Grounds, 2400 East Capitol St. SE. The carnival will continue from 5 p.m. to midnight Thursday and Friday and from noon to midnight Saturday and Sunday. Films â&#x2013;  The â&#x20AC;&#x153;Voices of Palestineâ&#x20AC;? film series will feature Vanessa Rousselotâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2010 film â&#x20AC;&#x153;(No) Laughing Matter,â&#x20AC;? about the young filmmakerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s attempt to search for humor in the West Bank. 6:30 p.m. Free. The Jerusalem Fund, 2425 Virginia Ave. NW. 202-338-1958. â&#x2013;  â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Met: Live in HD Summer Encoresâ&#x20AC;? will feature Donizettiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;La Fille du RĂŠgiment,â&#x20AC;? recorded in April 2008. 6:30 p.m. $12.50. AMC Mazza Gallerie, 5300 Wisconsin Ave. NW. â&#x2013;  â&#x20AC;&#x153;NoMa Summer Screenâ&#x20AC;? will present an outdoor screening of Wes Andersonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2007 film â&#x20AC;&#x153;Darjeeling Limited,â&#x20AC;? starring Owen Wilson, Adrien Brody and Jason Schwartzman. 7 p.m. Free. L Street between 2nd and 3rd streets NE. â&#x2013;  â&#x20AC;&#x153;From Britain With Loveâ&#x20AC;? will feature Brian Welshâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s film â&#x20AC;&#x153;In Our Name,â&#x20AC;? about a British veteran of the war in Iraq who

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becomes obsessed with the safety of her daughter. 7:30 p.m. $11; $9 for seniors and students; $8 for military personnel and ages 12 and younger. West End Cinema, 2301 M St. NW. 202-419-3456. â&#x2013; The Lions of Czech Film series will feature Jan Hrebejkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2008 film â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m All Good.â&#x20AC;? 8 p.m. $11; $9 for students; $8.25 for seniors; $8 for ages 12 and younger. Avalon Theatre, 5612 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-966-6000. Performance â&#x2013;  As part of the DC Hip-Hop Theater Festival, Arena Stage will host a workshop production of Radha Blankâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Seed,â&#x20AC;? about class and cultural divisions in one of New Yorkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most prominent black communities. 8 p.m. Free; reservations suggested. Arena Stage, 1101 6th St. SW. The performance will repeat Thursday at 8 p.m. Special event â&#x2013;  The Dalai Lama will lead the Kalachakra for World Peace ritual. 7 a.m. $35 to $45. Verizon Center, 601 F St. NW. 202-397-7328. The event will continue daily through Saturday with empowerment programs starting at 7 a.m. Thursday, July 14JULY 14 Thursday Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s program â&#x2013;  A park ranger will lead ages 5 and older on a hike along the Woodland Trail. 4 p.m. Free. Rock Creek Nature Center, 5200 Glover Road NW. 202-895-6070. Class â&#x2013;  Peat Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Neil will lead a drawing workshop for beginners. 6 to 9 p.m. $45. First Class Inc., 1726 20th St. NW. 202-7975102.

Concerts â&#x2013; The â&#x20AC;&#x153;Live! on Woodrow Wilson Plazaâ&#x20AC;? series will feature the Broadbelt Brothers performing guitar works. Noon to 1:30 p.m. Free. Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. 202-312-1300. â&#x2013;  Participants in the National Symphony Orchestra Summer Music Institute will perform chamber music. 6 p.m. Free. Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center. 202467-4600. The concert will repeat Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 6 p.m. â&#x2013;  The Fort Reno concert series will fea-

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ture performances by the Cornel West Theory, Sound Limit and Guilty. 7:15 p.m. Free. Fort Reno Park, 40th and Chesapeake streets NW. â&#x2013; The U.S. Marine Band will perform works by John Philip Sousa, Aaron Copland, and Alan Lerner and Frederick Loewe. 8 p.m. Free. Sylvan Theater, Washington Monument grounds, 15th Street and Independence Avenue SW. 202-433-4011. Discussions and lectures â&#x2013;  Ezra Shales, assistant professor of art history at Alfred University, will discuss his book â&#x20AC;&#x153;Made in Newark: Cultivating Industrial Arts and Civic Identity in the Progressive Era.â&#x20AC;? Noon. Free. Renwick Gallery, 17th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. 202-633-1000. â&#x2013;  Claire Perry, curator of â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Great American Hall of Wonders,â&#x20AC;? will discuss how inventive energies in art, science and technology shaped the United States during the 19th century. 6 p.m. Free. Smithsonian American Art Museum, 8th and F streets NW. 202-633-1000. â&#x2013;  David Zierler will discuss his book â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Invention of Ecocide: Agent Orange, Vietnam, and the Scientists Who Changed the Way We Think About the Environment.â&#x20AC;? 6 to 8 p.m. Free. Hemphill Fine Arts, 1515 14th St. NW. 202-234-5601.



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â&#x2013; A gallery talk will focus on â&#x20AC;&#x153;Evolution of a Critic,â&#x20AC;? about Duncan Phillipsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; change of heart after initially decrying the work of modern artists such as CĂŠzanne, Matisse and Picasso. 6 and 7 p.m. Donation suggested. Phillips Collection, 1600 21st St. NW. 202-387-2151. â&#x2013;  Susan Eisenhower will speak about a portrait of Mamie Eisenhower. 6 to 6:30 p.m. Free. National Portrait Gallery, 8th and F streets NW. 202-633-1000. â&#x2013;  The D.C. Preservation League will present a talk by architect Matthew Jarvis on the history of St. Thomasâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Parish and on artifacts gathered for inspiration in creating a vision for a new sanctuary. 6 to 8 p.m. $25; reservations required. St. Thomasâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Parish, 1772 Church St. NW. â&#x2013;  Curator Elsa Smithgall and head of conservation Elizabeth Steele will discuss Wassily Kandinskyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s artistic process. 6:30 p.m. $12; $10 for seniors; free for ages 18 and younger. Phillips Collection, 1600 21st St. NW. 202-387-2151. â&#x2013;  Samdhong Rinpoche, Tibetan prime minister in exile, will discuss â&#x20AC;&#x153;Tibet and the Politics of Exile in the New Millennium.â&#x20AC;? 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. Free; reservations required. Room 213, Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University, 1957 E St. NW. â&#x2013;  John A. Farrell will discuss his book â&#x20AC;&#x153;Clarence Darrow: Attorney for the Damned.â&#x20AC;? 7 p.m. Free. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-1919.

Reading â&#x2013; The Joaquin Miller Poetry Series will feature readings by Benjamin S. Grossberg and Michele Wolf. 7 to 9 p.m. Free. Rock Creek Nature Center, 5200 Glover Road NW. 202-895-6070. Special event â&#x2013;  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Indulgences: A Summer Soireeâ&#x20AC;? will feature cocktails, desserts and a presentation by Angela Newman on her new line of womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s panties that wick away odor and moisture. 5 to 7:30 p.m. Free; reservations requested. Abrielle Fine Lines & Lingerie, 3301 New Mexico Ave. NW. 202-364-6118. Sporting events â&#x2013;  The 50th-anniversary Congressional Baseball Game will benefit the Washington Literacy Council and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington. 7 p.m. $10. Nationals Park, 1500 South Capitol St. SE. â&#x2013;  The Washington Kastles will play the Springfield Lasers in World TeamTennis competition. 7 p.m. $45 to $75. Kastles Stadium at the Wharf, 800 Water St. SW. 202-397-7328. Friday, July 15 Friday JULY 15 Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s program â&#x2013;  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Story Hour at the African American Civil War Museumâ&#x20AC;? will feature a reading from â&#x20AC;&#x153;Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughtersâ&#x20AC;? by Barack Obama (for ages 5 through 10). 11 a.m. Free; reservations required. African American Civil War Museum, 1925 Vermont Ave. NW. Concerts â&#x2013;  The â&#x20AC;&#x153;Live! on Woodrow Wilson Plazaâ&#x20AC;? series will feature jazz vocalist Lori Anne Williams. Noon to 1:30 p.m. Free. Ronald See Events/Page 21





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Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. 202312-1300. â&#x2013; The â&#x20AC;&#x153;Jazz in the Gardenâ&#x20AC;? series will feature Con Candela performing Cuban jazz. 5 to 8:30 p.m. Free. Sculpture Garden, National Gallery of Art, 7th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. 202-7374215. â&#x2013;  The Washington Post Going Out Guide Weekend Concert Series will present â&#x20AC;&#x153;Latin Night,â&#x20AC;? featuring Orquesta la Leyenda, Verny Varela (shown) and His Orchestra, and Rudy Gonzalez y Su Locura. 7:30 p.m. Free; tickets required. Carter Barron Amphitheatre, 16th Street and Colorado Avenue NW. 202-426-0486.

Performances â&#x2013; The Caracalla Dance Theatre will present â&#x20AC;&#x153;Zayed and the Dream,â&#x20AC;? about a journey into the heart of the Arabian Desert. 8 p.m. $45 to $125. Eisenhower Theater, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600. The performance will repeat Saturday at 8 p.m. â&#x2013;  Dance Place will present â&#x20AC;&#x153;Word Becomes Fleshâ&#x20AC;? as part of the 2011 DC Hip-Hop Theater Festival. 8 p.m. $22; $17 for students, teachers, seniors and artists; $8 for ages 17 and younger. 8 p.m. Dance Place, 3225 8th St. NE. 202-269-1600. The performance will repeat Saturday at 8 p.m.

Discussions and lectures â&#x2013; U.S. Botanic Garden botanist Kyle Wallick will discuss â&#x20AC;&#x153;Tickled Pink â&#x20AC;&#x201D; the Caryophyllales.â&#x20AC;? Noon to 1 p.m. Free; reservations required. Conservatory Classroom, U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Ave. SW. 202-225-1116. â&#x2013;  Mount Vernon associate curator Laura Simo will discuss 18th- and early19th-century objects honoring President George Washington. 12:30 p.m. Free. Society of the Cincinnati, Anderson House, 2118 Massachusetts Ave. NW. 202-7852040. â&#x2013;  David Willman will discuss his book â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Mirage Man: Bruce Ivins, the Anthrax Attacks, and Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Rush to War.â&#x20AC;? 7 p.m. Free. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-1919. Film â&#x20AC;&#x153;Friday Teen Filmfest in Julyâ&#x20AC;? will feature Gurinder Chadhaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2004 film â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bride & Prejudice,â&#x20AC;? a Bollywood version of Jane Austenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Pride and Prejudice.â&#x20AC;? 2 p.m. Free. Chevy Chase Neighborhood Library, 5625 Connecticut â&#x2013; 

Sporting event â&#x2013; The Washington Kastles will play the St. Louis Aces in World TeamTennis competition. 7 p.m. $45 to $75. Kastles Stadium at the Wharf, 800 Water St. SW. 202-3977328. Tour â&#x2013;  The Edible Urban Garden Tour will visit city spaces and residential gardens to observe people growing food in their yards, on rooftops and in empty lots. The self-guided tour will include nine sites in Shaw, Bloomingdale and LeDroit Park, including the Common Good City Farm that Prince Charles visited earlier this year. 5 to 8 p.m. $10. Meet at Old City Green, 902 N St. NW.

Saturday, July 16 Saturday JULY 16 Classes and workshops â&#x2013; Circle Yoga instructor Anne Kennedy will present an all-levels yoga class for ages 12 and older. 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Free. Courtyard, Broad Branch Market, 5608 Broad Branch Road NW. 202-686-1104. â&#x2013;  Suzanne Bouchard, director of gardens and grounds at Tudor Place, and Chris Coppola Leibner, owner of Just Simply â&#x20AC;Ś Cuisine, will lead a hands-on workshop on â&#x20AC;&#x153;Fruit Production for Small Spaces,â&#x20AC;? and then participants will cook their own lunch using ingredients discussed in the session. 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. $95; reservations required. Tudor Place Historic House and Garden, 1644 31st St. NW. â&#x2013;  D.C. resident David Newcomb will lead â&#x20AC;&#x153;Inner and Outer Peace Through

Saturday, July 16, 6 p.m. Christopher Sten Literary Capital (Univ. of Georgia, $29.95) Whether in the spotlight for its politics and power-brokers or serving as background for ordinary lives, Washington, D.C. has inspired writers from its earliest days. In this anthology of Washington-based literature, Sten, an English professor at George Washington University, has compiled poetry, letters, memoirs, and fiction by writers from Henry Adams to Gore Vidal, Frederick Douglass to Edward Jones, Walt Whitman to Sterling Brown, and many, many more. Sunday, July 17, 5 p.m. Glenn Carle The Interrogator (Nation, $26.99) For Carle, questions about the line between interrogation and torture are not abstract. A long-time CIA agent, he was deployed to a black site overseas to question suspected Al Qaeda operatives. Despite voicing doubts about the operation, he was sent with a high-level detainee into even deeper secrecy. His memoir gives a chilling inside look at the darkest side of the U.S. war on terror.

NW. 202-639-1770. â&#x2013; Singer Nancy Scimone will perform jazz selections. 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. Free. Blue Bar Lounge, Henley Park Hotel, 926 Massachusetts Ave. NW. 202-638-5200. â&#x2013;  Cameo and Clones of Funk will perform. 7:30 p.m. $24.50. Carter Barron Amphitheatre, 16th Street and Colorado Avenue NW. 202-426-0486.

Saturday, JULY 16 â&#x2013; Festival: An 18th-century French festival will feature mansion and garden talks, country dances, pantomime, music, games and hands-on art activities. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. $18; $15 for seniors; $10 for students; $5 for ages 6 through 18; free for ages 5 and younger. Hillwood Museum and Gardens, 4155 Linnean Ave. NW. 202-686-5807. The festival will continue Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m.

Meditation,â&#x20AC;? a three-week course in Jyoti meditation. 1 p.m. Free. Juanita E. Thornton/Shepherd Park Neighborhood Library, 7420 Georgia Ave. NW. 202-5416100. â&#x2013; Soprano Alexandra Phillips will lead a vocal workshop. 2 to 3:30 p.m. Free. Hemphill Fine Arts, 1515 14th St. NW. 202-234-5601. Concerts â&#x2013;  Spirit 2 Spirit will perform songs from their album â&#x20AC;&#x153;You Better Get Ready.â&#x20AC;? 1 to 3 p.m. Free. Caribou Coffee, 1400 14th St. NW. 202-232-4552. â&#x2013;  Corcoran ArtReach students will perform original songs inspired by the exhibition â&#x20AC;&#x153;Washington Color and Light.â&#x20AC;? 2 p.m. Free. Corcoran Gallery of Art, 500 17th St.

Festival â&#x2013; The D.C. Mayorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Office on African Affairs will host the second annual D.C. Africa Festival, featuring entertainment, childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s activities, art and food vendors, fashion displays and storytelling. Noon to 6 p.m. Free admission. Takoma Community Center, 300 Van Buren St. NW. 202-7275634. Films â&#x2013; 

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Performance â&#x2013; The 2011 DC Hip-Hop Theater Festival will present â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Freshest of All Time.â&#x20AC;? Noon to 8 p.m. Free. St. Stephen and the Incarnation Episcopal Church, 1525 Newton St. NW. Special events â&#x2013;  In honor of the 150th anniversary of Italy and the 15th anniversary of Al Tiramisu, chef Luigi Diotaiuti will lead a tasting of 11 varieties of grappa and Italian dessert wines, accompanied by appetizers and pasta dishes. Noon to 2 p.m. $45; reservations required. Al Tiramisu, 2014 P See Events/Page 22

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Discussions and lectures â&#x2013; The Capital PC User Group will present a talk by computer guru Dennis Courtney on â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Cloud: Using It to Save Money and Increase Productivity.â&#x20AC;? 12:45 p.m. Free; reservations requested. Cleveland Park Neighborhood Library, 3310 Connecticut Ave. NW. â&#x2013;  Maya Soetoro-Ng (shown) will discuss her childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s book â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ladder to the Moon,â&#x20AC;? at 1 p.m.; and Christopher Sten will discuss his book â&#x20AC;&#x153;Literary Capital: A Washington Reader,â&#x20AC;? at 6 p.m. Free. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-1919. â&#x2013;  David Bagnall, director of interpretation for sites and collections at the Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust in Oak Park, Ill., will discuss the Prairie School phenomenon through the work of Wright and his contemporaries. 1 to 2:30 p.m. $20; $12 for students. Registration required. National Building Museum, 401 F St. NW. 202-2722448.

gram for children and teens will present â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sweet Tweets,â&#x20AC;? featuring animated shorts about birds (for ages 4 and older). 10:30 a.m. Free. East Building Auditorium, National Gallery of Art, 4th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. 202-737-4215. The films will be shown again Sunday at 11:30 a.m. and Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. â&#x2013; The National Archives will present Mel Stuartâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 1971 film â&#x20AC;&#x153;Willie Wonka & the Chocolate Factory,â&#x20AC;? starring Gene Wilder as an enigmatic candy maker who gives children a tour of his mystery-enshrouded factory. Noon. Free. McGowan Theater, National Archives Building, Pennsylvania Avenue between 7th and 9th streets NW. 202-357-5000. â&#x2013;  â&#x20AC;&#x153;From Vault to Screen: New Preservation From Franceâ&#x20AC;? will feature Mary Ellen Buteâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 1965 film â&#x20AC;&#x153;Passages From James Joyceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Finnegans Wakeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? and George C. Stoneyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 1958 film â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Boy Who Saw Through.â&#x20AC;? 2:30 p.m. Free. East Building Auditorium, National Gallery of Art, 4th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. 202-737-4215. â&#x2013;  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Film-makersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Co-op at Fiftyâ&#x20AC;? will feature the Washington premiere of Jonas Mekasâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; 2011 film â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sleepless Nights Stories.â&#x20AC;? 4:30 p.m. Free. East Building Auditorium, National Gallery of Art, 4th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. 202737-4215.



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Events Entertainment Continued From Page 21 St. NW. â&#x2013; â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bastille Day 2011 at the Embassy of Franceâ&#x20AC;? will feature a buffet, a silent auction and music by the duo Jacques and Marie. 7 p.m. to midnight. $100. La Maison Française, 4101 Reservoir Road NW. â&#x2013;  The Alliance Française de Washington will host a Bastille Day celebration featuring crepes, French cheese, champagne, live music, a silent auction and a DJ. 7:30 to 10 p.m. $49. Alliance Française de Washington, 2142 Wyoming Ave. NW. 202234-7911. Walks and tours â&#x2013;  A park ranger will lead a â&#x20AC;&#x153;Paws in the Parkâ&#x20AC;? hike through Montrose Park, with dogs on leash welcome. 10 a.m. Free. R Street between 30th and 31st streets NW. 202-895-6070. â&#x2013;  A park ranger will lead ages 10 and older on a two-mile hike while discussing how the National Park Service is addressing the environmental problems that confront Rock Creek Park. 10 a.m. Free. Rock Creek Nature Center, 5200 Glover Road NW. 202-895-6070. â&#x2013;  Docents will lead tours of the Folger Shakespeare Libraryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Elizabethan Garden, which is filled with a mix of plants mentioned in Shakespeareâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s works and herbs popular in his day. 10 and 11 a.m. Free. Folger Shakespeare Library, 201 East Capitol St. SE. 202-544-7077. â&#x2013;  Rocco Zappone, a native

Washingtonian and freelance writer, will lead an interactive â&#x20AC;&#x153;Walking Tour as Personal Essay.â&#x20AC;? 10 a.m. $25. Meet at the statue of Andrew Jackson in Lafayette Square, 16th and H streets NW. 202-341-5208. Sunday, July JULY 17 Sunday 17 Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s program â&#x2013; Ages 5 and older will listen to a story about Roberto Clemente and create a special piece of art. 2 to 5 p.m. Free. National Portrait Gallery, 8th and F streets NW. 202633-1000. Class â&#x2013;  S. Lynn Cooper will lead a â&#x20AC;&#x153;Facebook Bootcamp for Beginnersâ&#x20AC;? workshop. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. $45. First Class Inc., 1726 20th St. NW. 202-797-5102.

Concerts â&#x2013; The weekly Steel Drummer Sundays concert series will feature Roger Greenidge. Noon to 3 p.m. Free. Plaza, The Washington Harbour, 3050 K St. NW. 202295-5007. â&#x2013;  Dahlak Restaurant will host its weekly â&#x20AC;&#x153;DC Jazz Jamâ&#x20AC;? session. 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Free. 1771 U St. NW. 202-527-9522. Discussions and lectures â&#x2013;  Canon Michael McCarthy, director of



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music at Washington National Cathedral, will discuss the creation of musical liturgy, with a particular focus on anthems and hymns. 10:10 a.m. Free. Washington National Cathedral, Massachusetts and Wisconsin avenues NW. 202-537-6200. â&#x2013; Artist Billy Colbert will discuss the idea of episodic memory and its impact on his work. 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Free. Smithsonian American Art Museum, 8th and F streets NW. 202-633-1000. â&#x2013;  National Gallery of Art lecturer David Gariff will discuss â&#x20AC;&#x153;Shaping a National Identity: Feminine Themes in Italian Sculpture, 1815-1870.â&#x20AC;? 2 p.m. Free. East Building Auditorium, National Gallery of Art, 4th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. 202-737-4215. â&#x2013;  Anna North will discuss her novel â&#x20AC;&#x153;America Pacifica,â&#x20AC;? at 1 p.m.; and Glenn Carle will discuss his book â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Interrogator: An Education,â&#x20AC;? at 5 p.m. Free. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-1919. Festival â&#x2013;  A Peruvian dance festival will feature a workshop and demonstration with members of Mamuca, at 11 a.m.; Andean music performed by Cesar Villalobos, at noon; a screening of Mitchell Teplitskyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s film â&#x20AC;&#x153;Soy Andina,â&#x20AC;? followed by a live dance demonstration, at 1 p.m.; and a screening of Gabriela Yepesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; short film â&#x20AC;&#x153;Danzak,â&#x20AC;? followed by a live demonstration of the scissors dance, at 3:30 p.m. $10; $5 for children. Grosvenor Auditorium, National Geographic, 1600 M St. NW. 202-8577700. Film â&#x20AC;&#x153;From Vault to Screen: New Preservation From Franceâ&#x20AC;? will present Michael Linsky and Pierre Colombierâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 1926 film â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mots CroisĂŠsâ&#x20AC;? and Robert Saidreauâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 1922 film â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bonheur Conjugal!â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201D; both with live accompaniment by pianist Phil Carli. 4:30 p.m. Free. East Building Auditorium, National Gallery of Art, 4th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. 202737-4215. â&#x2013; 

Performance â&#x2013; The Aria Club of Greater Washington will present Mozartâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Magic Fluteâ&#x20AC;? in a staged and costumed production with an orchestral ensemble. 5 p.m. $25; free for school-age children. Tifereth Israel Congregation, 7701 16th St. NW. 202-7231659. Reading â&#x2013;  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sunday Kind of Loveâ&#x20AC;? will feature readings by emerging and established poets, followed by an open-mike segment.

Monday, JULY 18 â&#x2013; Film: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dial â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Hâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; for Hitchcock,â&#x20AC;? a summer movie series, will feature Alfred Hitchcockâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 1958 film â&#x20AC;&#x153;Vertigo,â&#x20AC;? starring James Stewart, Kim Novak and Barbara Bel Geddes. 6:30 p.m. Free; tickets required. Helen Hayes Gallery, National Theatre, 1321 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. 202-783-3372.

5 to 7 p.m. $5 donation suggested. Langston Room, Busboys and Poets, 2021 14th St. NW. 202-387-7638. Walk â&#x2013; A park ranger will lead ages 7 and older on a two-mile hike to Rolling Meadows Bridge. 2 p.m. Free. Rock Creek Nature Center, 5200 Glover Road NW. 202895-6070.

Monday, July 18 Monday JULY 18 Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s programs â&#x2013; Artist Maryanne Pollock will present â&#x20AC;&#x153;Make Your Own Superheroâ&#x20AC;? workshop (for ages 6 through 12). 1 p.m. Free. West End Neighborhood Library, 1101 24th St. NW. 202-724-8707. â&#x2013;  Sushmita Mazumdar will present â&#x20AC;&#x153;I Wish, I Dream, I Promise: Make a Book to Celebrate You,â&#x20AC;? about how to make a book of wishes (for ages 8 through 12). 1:30 p.m. Free. Juanita E. Thornton/Shepherd Park Neighborhood Library, 7420 Georgia Ave. NW. 202-541-6100. â&#x2013;  Artist Maryanne Pollock will present â&#x20AC;&#x153;Make Your Own Superheroâ&#x20AC;? workshop (for ages 6 through 12). 4 p.m. Free. Georgetown Neighborhood Library, 3260 R St. NW. 202-727-0232. Classes â&#x2013;  Arnold Sanow will lead a seminar on â&#x20AC;&#x153;How to Up Your Charm Quotient.â&#x20AC;? 6 to 8 p.m. $45. First Class Inc., 1726 20th St. NW. 202-797-5102. â&#x2013;  A weekly workshop will offer instruction in qi gong, a Chinese practice that uses movement, breathing and meditation techniques. 7 p.m. Free. West End Neighborhood Library, 1101 24th St. NW. 202-724-8707. Concerts â&#x2013;  The â&#x20AC;&#x153;Live! on Woodrow Wilson Plazaâ&#x20AC;? series will feature guitarist, singer and songwriter Bill Kirchen performing roots rock favorites. Noon to 1:30 p.m. Free. Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. 202-3121300. â&#x2013;  Drummer and vibraphonist Chuck

Redd, bassist Nicky Parrott and guitarist Bucky Pizzarelli will perform jazz selections. 6 p.m. Free. Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600. â&#x2013; The Fort Reno concert series will feature performances by The NRIs (shown), The Gift and The Union of Sgt. Teddy. 7:15 p.m. Free. Fort Reno Park, 40th and Chesapeake streets NW. â&#x2013;  The U.S. Navy Bandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Commodores ensemble will perform. 8 p.m. Free. West Steps, U.S. Capitol. 202-433-2525. Discussions and lectures â&#x2013;  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Political Campaigning in the Digital Ageâ&#x20AC;? will feature panelists Alan Rosenblatt (shown), associate director of online advocacy at the Center for American Progress Action Fund; Michael Bassik, U.S. digital practice chair at Burson-Marsteller; Josh Koster, managing partner at Chong + Koster; Katie Harbath, associate manager for policy at Facebook; and Patrick Ruffini, partner at EngageDC. 6:30 to 8 p.m. Free; reservations required. Lower Level Room 7, Washington, DC Center, Johns Hopkins University, 1717 Massachusetts Ave. NW. â&#x2013;  Alberto MartĂ­nez, associate professor of history at the University of Texas at Austin, will discuss his book â&#x20AC;&#x153;Science Secrets: The Truth About Darwinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Finches, Einsteinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Wife and Other Myths.â&#x20AC;? 6:30 p.m. Free. Reiterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Books, 1900 G St. NW. 202-223-3327. â&#x2013;  Alain Touwaide, historian of sciences at the National Museum of Natural History, will discuss â&#x20AC;&#x153;A Look Into Ancient Apothecaries.â&#x20AC;? 6:45 to 8:30 p.m. $35. S. Dillon Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Drive SW. 202-633-3030. â&#x2013;  Christian Parenti will discuss his book â&#x20AC;&#x153;Tropic of Chaos: Climate Change and the New Geography of Violence.â&#x20AC;? 7 p.m. Free. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202364-1919. Films â&#x2013;  A series on Polish director Krzysztof Kieslowskiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Three Colors Trilogyâ&#x20AC;? will feature the 1994 film â&#x20AC;&#x153;White,â&#x20AC;? about a poor Polish immigrant living in Paris who wants to return to his native land after his wife divorces him. 2 p.m. Free. Chevy Chase Neighborhood Library, 5625 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-282-0021. â&#x2013;  The Corcoran Gallery of Art will present Richard Pressâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; film â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bill Cunningham New York.â&#x20AC;? 7 p.m. $10. Corcoran Gallery of Art, 500 17th St. NW. 202-639-1770.

Sporting event â&#x2013; The Washington Kastles will play the Sacramento Capitals in World TeamTennis competition. 7 p.m. $45 to $75. Kastles Stadium at the Wharf, 800 Water St. SW. 202-397-7328. Tour â&#x2013;  A U.S. Botanic Garden volunteer will lead a lunchtime tour of the conservatory and discuss connections between exotic See Events/Page 24





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Gallery exhibit highlights six centuries of woodcuts


irector’s Cut,” featuring a On EXHIBIT diverse selection of woodcuts from the 15th through the 20th ing a distinctive style of pottery developed centuries, will open Friday at the Old Print some 3,000 years ago. Gallery and continue through Aug. 12. The Sackler also recently opened “Family An opening reception will take place Matters: Portraits From the Qing Court,” an Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. exhibit of 16 paintings of emperors, empressLocated at 1220 31st St. NW, the gallery es, princes and princesses from the 18th-cenis open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 tury dynasty. It will continue through Jan. 16. a.m. to 5:30 p.m. 202-965-1818. Located at 1050 Independence Ave. SW, ■ “The Great American Hall of Wonders,” the gallery is open daily highlighting 19th-century from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. American ingenuity through 202-633-1000. works of art, mechanical ■ The Freer Gallery of Art inventions and scientific disrecently restored its famous coveries, will open Friday at Peacock Room, designed by the Smithsonian American James McNeill Whistler for Art Museum and continue gallery founder Charles through Jan. 8. Lang Freer, to its appearance Located at 9th and G This ewer is part of an in 1908, filling its shelves streets NW, the museum is exhibit of ancient Iranian with the ceramics Freer colopen daily from 11:30 a.m. lected in Asia. to 7 p.m. 202-633-1000. ceramics at the Sackler. Located at 12th Street and ■ The Arthur M. Sackler Jefferson Drive SW, the gallery is open daily Gallery will open a yearlong exhibit of from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. 202-633-1000. ancient Iranian ceramics Saturday, highlight-

“Flora Photographica: A Study in Contrast,” featuring large-format photographs of plants by Robert Llewellyn and Andrea Ottesen, opened recently at the U.S. Botanic Garden Conservatory, where it will continue through Oct. 16. Located at 100 Maryland Ave. SW, the Botanic Garden is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 202-225-8333. ■ “Eyes of History,” the White House News Photographers Association’s 2011 exhibit, opened yesterday at Pepco’s Edison Place Gallery and will continue through Aug. 12. Located at 702 8th St. NW, the gallery is open Tuesday through Friday from noon to 4 p.m. 202-872-3396. ■ “Artists off Rhode,” highlighting artists from the Rhode Island Avenue NE corridor, opened recently at the Off-Rhode Studio and will continue through July 29. Located at 2204 Rhode Island Ave. NE, the gallery is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 202-554-9455. ■ The Library of Congress recently opened two new galleries devoted to cartoons, the Swann Gallery and the Herblock Gallery, in ■

Stanley Kaplan’s “Wind Song” is part of an exhibit at the Old Print Gallery. its Thomas Jefferson Building. Located at 10 1st St. SE, the building is open Monday through Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 202-707-8000.

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ruce Norris’ “Clybourne Park,” the recipient of last year’s Pulitzer Prize for Drama, will return to Woolly Mammoth July 21 through Aug. 14. In the 1950s, a white community in Chicago splinters over the

On STAGE black family about the move into the neighborhood. Fast-forward to present day: As we climb through the looking glass of Lorraine Hansberry’s “A Raisin in the Sun,” the same house now represents very different demographics. Neighbors pitch a horrifying yet humorous battle over territory and legacy that reveals how far ideas about race and gentrification have evolved — or have they? Performance times are 8 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Ticket prices start at $30, except on one pay-what-you-can night, July 21. Woolly Mammoth is located at 641 D St. NW. 202-393-3939; ■ Peru’s Spotlight Comunicaciones will present its first American production, “Gay: Accept Me If You Love Me” July 21 through 31 at the Washington DC Jewish Community Center. Franklin Gibson, a Republican senator and father of three, is remarried to Paula, a cold and calculating former model who lusts only for money and luxuries. Attempting to protect his family and career, Franklin hides a secret: his lover, Ivan. Performance times are 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Sunday and 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Tickets

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Jefferson A. Russell, Dawn Ursula, Kimberly Gilbert and Cody Nickell star in Woolly Mammoth’s “Clybourne Park.” cost $45. The DCJCC is located at 1529 16th St. NW. 800-494-8497; ■ Keegan Theatre will present Robert Harling’s “Steel Magnolias” July 23 through Aug. 21 at the Church Street Theater. Six Southern women talk, gossip, needle and harangue each other through the best of times — and comfort and repair each other through the worst. Performance times are 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday, with an extra show at 8 p.m. July 25. Tickets cost $30 to $35. The Church Street Theater is located at 1742 Church St. NW. 703-892-0202; ■ The Capital Fringe Festival is bringing “theatre to get close to” to audiences through July 24 at 14 stages in the city. The festival will feature 140 different productions, with tickets costing $17 per show. Some of this year’s shows are: ■ “The Foo Fah Show,” in

which local storyteller Marc Spiegel conducts audiences of all ages through ridiculous and sublime stories from the imaginary world of Foo Fah. At Universalist National Memorial Church, 1810 16th St. NW, July 13 at 10 p.m., July 16 at 9 p.m., July 20 at 5:45 p.m. and July 23 at 8:15 p.m. ■ “Hamlet: Reframed,” described as “Hamlet’s story through the eyes of the Danish Court.” At Fort Fringe — The Shop, 607 New York Ave. NW, July 15 at 6 p.m., July 16 at 2 p.m. and July 21 at 10:15 p.m. ■ “A Day at the Museum,” an ensemble mime piece set to an original score by composer Brian Wilbur Grundstrom. At Warehouse, 645 New York Ave. NW, July 15 at 10 p.m., July 16 at 7 p.m., July 20 at 10:15 p.m. and July 23 at 2:15 p.m. For more information on these and other shows, visit

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Events Entertainment Continued From Page 22 plants and everyday life. Noon to 1 p.m. Free. Conservatory Garden Court, U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Ave. SW. 202-225-1116. The tour will repeat July 25 at noon. Tuesday, July 19 Tuesday JULY 19 Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s programs â&#x2013; Blue Sky Puppet Theatre will present â&#x20AC;&#x153;If Pigs Could Flyâ&#x20AC;? (for ages 3 through 8). 1 p.m. Free. Watha T. Daniel-Shaw Neighborhood Library, 1630 7th St. NW. 202-727-1288. â&#x2013;  Sushmita Mazumdar will present â&#x20AC;&#x153;I Wish, I Dream, I Promise: Make a Book to Celebrate You,â&#x20AC;? about how to make a book of wishes (for ages 8 through 12). 1:30 p.m. Free. Chevy Chase Neighborhood Library, 5625 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202282-0021. â&#x2013;  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Japan-in-a-Suitcaseâ&#x20AC;? will feature hands-on activities and stories (for ages 7 through 12). 2 p.m. Free. Tenley-Friendship Neighborhood Library, 4450 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202-727-1488. Class â&#x2013; 

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Ferris will lead a weekly yoga class. Noon. Free. Watha T. Daniel-Shaw Neighborhood Library, 1630 7th St. NW. 202-727-1288.

â&#x2013; The U.S. Air Force Bandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Airmen of Note will perform jazz selections. 8 p.m. Free. West Steps, U.S. Capitol. 202-7675658.

Concerts â&#x2013; The Harbour Kids concert series will feature Mr. Knick Knack. 10:30 a.m. to noon. Free. Plaza, The Washington Harbour, 3050 K St. NW. 202295-5007. â&#x2013;  The â&#x20AC;&#x153;Live! on Woodrow Wilson Plazaâ&#x20AC;? series will feature My Susan. Noon to 1:30 p.m. Free. Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. 202-312-1300. â&#x2013;  Students from the Eastern Music Festival Piano Program in Greensboro, N.C., will perform. 6 p.m. Free. Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600. â&#x2013;  Punk rock band Harry and the Potters will perform as part of its â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ride the Lightningâ&#x20AC;? summer tour. 6 p.m. Free. Plaza, Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G St. NW. 202-727-0321. â&#x2013;  The U.S. Navy Band will perform. 8 p.m. Free. U.S. Navy Memorial, 701 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. 202-737-2300.

Discussions and lectures â&#x2013; â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Lincoln Assassination Conspiraciesâ&#x20AC;? will feature panelists Michael Kauffman, author of â&#x20AC;&#x153;American Brutusâ&#x20AC;?; Frank J. Williams, chair of the Lincoln Forum and retired chief justice of Rhode Island; and H. Donald Winkler, author of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Stealing Secretsâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Lincoln and Booth: More Light on the Conspiracy.â&#x20AC;? 7 to 9 p.m. $25. Fordâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Theatre, 511 10th St. NW. 202-393-7798. â&#x2013;  Nick Gillespie and Matt Welch will discuss their book â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Declaration of Independents: How Libertarian Politics Can Fix Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Wrong With America.â&#x20AC;? 7 p.m. Free. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-1919.

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Films â&#x2013; A series of screenings based on â&#x20AC;&#x153;AFIâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 100 Years â&#x20AC;Ś 100 Moviesâ&#x20AC;? list will feature No. 83 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Olver Stoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 1986 film â&#x20AC;&#x153;Platoon,â&#x20AC;? about the day-to-day existence of an infantry rifle platoon in Vietnam. 6 p.m. Free. Georgetown Neighborhood Library, 3260 R St. NW. 202-727-0232. â&#x2013;  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Movie Night With EntryPointDC and WJFF Year-Roundâ&#x20AC;? will feature â&#x20AC;&#x153;Coffee â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Between Reality and Imagination,â&#x20AC;? a 2010 video compilation of works by Israeli and Palestinian filmmakers. 7 p.m. Free; reservations suggested. The Lounge at the Renaissance Dupont Circle Hotel, 1143 New Hampshire Ave. NW.

Wednesday, July 20 Wednesday JULY 20 Concerts â&#x2013; Kiu Haghighi of Illinois will perform Iranian santour music. Noon. Free. Coolidge Auditorium, Thomas Jefferson Building, Library of Congress, 10 1st St. SE. 202-707-5510. â&#x2013;  The â&#x20AC;&#x153;Live! on Woodrow Wilson Plazaâ&#x20AC;? series will feature vocalist Liz Briones. Noon to 1:30 p.m. Free. Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. 202-3121300. â&#x2013;  Kiu Haghighi will perform on the santour and Tooraj Moshref-Zadeh on the tombak. 6 p.m. Free. Millennium Stage,

Wednesday, JULY 20 â&#x2013; Film: â&#x20AC;&#x153;NoMa Summer Screenâ&#x20AC;? will present Billy Wilderâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 1959 film â&#x20AC;&#x153;Some Like It Hot,â&#x20AC;? starring Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon. 7 p.m. Free. L Street between 2nd and 3rd streets NE.

Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600. â&#x2013; The Harbour Nights concert series will feature Kerry McCool. 7 to 9 p.m. Free. Plaza, The Washington Harbour, 3050 K St. NW. 202-295-5007. â&#x2013;  The U.S. Marine Band will perform works by Edwin Franko Goldman, H. Owen Reed and Stephen Schwartz. 8 p.m. Free. West Terrace, U.S. Capitol. 202-433-4011. Discussions and lectures â&#x2013;  NASA scientist Robert Bindschadler, an expert on glaciers and ice sheets, will discuss â&#x20AC;&#x153;Big Ice Sheets Doing Big Things: Why Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a Big Deal.â&#x20AC;? 11:30 a.m. Free. Mary Pickford Theater, James Madison Building, Library of Congress, 101 Independence Ave. SE. 202-707-5664. â&#x2013;  Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Joby Warrick will discuss his book â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Triple Agent: The Al-Qaeda Mole Who Infiltrated the CIA.â&#x20AC;? Noon to 1 p.m. Free. International Spy Museum, 800 F St. NW. 202-3937798. â&#x2013;  Jay Wertz will discuss his book â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Native American Experience.â&#x20AC;? Noon. Free. National Portrait Gallery, 8th and F streets

NW. 202-633-1000. â&#x2013; Charles Bourland, former director of NASAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s food program, will discuss his book â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Astronautâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Cookbook.â&#x20AC;? Noon. Free. McGowan Theater, National Archives Building, Pennsylvania Avenue between 7th and 9th streets NW. 202-357-5000. â&#x2013;  Eric Van Young, professor of history at the University of California at San Diego, will discuss â&#x20AC;&#x153;â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;In Mexico There Are No Mexicansâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;: Decolonization and Modernization, 1750-1850.â&#x20AC;? 4 p.m. Free. Room 119, Thomas Jefferson Building, Library of Congress, 10 1st St. SE. 202707-7678. â&#x2013;  Author Christopher Grant will discuss his book â&#x20AC;&#x153;Teenie.â&#x20AC;? 6:30 to 8 p.m. Free. Langston Room, Busboys and Poets, 2021 14th St. NW. 202-387-7638. â&#x2013;  Peter Tomsen will discuss his book â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Wars of Afghanistan: Messianic Terrorism, Tribal Conflicts, and the Failures of Great Powers.â&#x20AC;? 7 p.m. Free. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202364-1919. Films â&#x2013;  â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Met: Live in HD Summer Encoresâ&#x20AC;? will feature Pucciniâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Tosca,â&#x20AC;? recorded in October 2009. 6:30 p.m. $12.50. AMC Mazza Gallerie, 5300 Wisconsin Ave. NW. â&#x2013;  â&#x20AC;&#x153;From Britain With Loveâ&#x20AC;? will feature Hattie Daltonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2010 film â&#x20AC;&#x153;Third Star,â&#x20AC;? about a man who invites three friends to join him on a road trip. 7:30 p.m. $11; $9 for seniors and students; $8 for military personnel and ages 12 and younger. West End Cinema, 2301 M St. NW. 202-419-3456. â&#x2013;  The French CinĂŠmathèque series will feature Alain Corneauâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2010 film â&#x20AC;&#x153;Love Crime,â&#x20AC;? about a scheming boss who begins stealing and taking credit for the ideas of an ambitious young executive. 8 p.m. $11; $9 for students; $8.25 for seniors; $8 for ages 12 and younger. Avalon Theatre, 5612 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-966-6000.

Sporting events â&#x2013; The Washington Mystics will play the Atlanta Dream. 11:30 a.m. $10 to $300. Verizon Center, 601 F St. NW. 202-3977328. â&#x2013;  D.C. United will play the New England Revolution. 7:30 p.m. $23 to $52; $15 for college students. RFK Memorial Stadium, 2400 East Capitol St. SE. 202-397-7328.


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NANNY AVAIL - 7am to 12:30pm. Monday through Friday. Loves children, excellent refs. Drives. Fluent French and English. 240-643-3632. NANNY AVAIL M-F. Exper. with newborns - age 10. Excel English. Native French speaker. 202-652-7360.


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Hardware Associate Position Old School Hardware (located at 3219 Mount Pleasant NW Washington DC) is currently seeking a dedicated individual to join our team. Our associates are enthusiastic, thrive in a fast paced retail environment, welcome challenges, take initiative, and are passionate about our customers, products and services we provide. Please visit for job requirements, duties, benefits and application instructions.

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NW DC resident with adult training background will teach you to use the Internet, e-mail, Windows, Microsoft Word, numerous other programs, or other electronic devices. Help with purchase and setup available. Mac experience. Call Brett Geranen at (202) 486-6189.

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HOUSE FOR RENT, PALISADES, 2 BR, 2BA, Family room, CAC, HW, Fenced in yard, 2 blocks from C+C Canal and bus line $ 2600.- Tel: 202-244-1643 or TOWNHOUSE WITH off-street parking to share with Episcopal/Anglican Nun: Available immediately in Foggy Bottom near GWU & Metro. Contact Sister Lydia: or 202-642-7985.


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Cooking Classes Glover Park/ Burleith Simple, delicious, everyday vegetarian cooking. Eat dinner first, then learn how to make it! Contact Juliette @ SPANISH INSTRUCTION All ages and levels: Students, business and travel. Professor, native of Spain, 20 + years teaching in DC: St. Albanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, GW, GU Belen Fernandez 202-316-0202 Voice/ Piano Students: The Music is in You! Study with exceptional teacher. Fully equipped professional studio. Lowell School Area Call Dr. Jeanne Estrada. (202)716-6444

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NANNY AVAILABLE -Experienced nanny with great reference offering dependable child care services. Full time, live out. Please call 301-891-0001.

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TEACHER N.A.E.Y.C. Accredited, Partnership for Jewish Life and Learning commended, progressive, play-based nursery school in Upper NW seeks teacher 5 mornings/wk for Fall. Degree in ECE or related field required. Competitive salary & benefits. Supportive & professional work environment. Fax resume to 202-363-6396, Attn: Nursery School or email resume to:

Newspaper Carrier Needed (car required) Earnings on most routes $50-$70

The Current has openings for Home Delivered newspaper delivery routes to serve on Wednesday (daylight hours), rain or shine. Dependability is essential. Call Distributor Jim Saunders 301-564-9313

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Cat Care Services Providing loving, attentive care for your cat(s) while you are away by doing more than just cleaning the box & filling the bowl. • Over 15 years experience. • Am/pm & weekend visits • Short term & long term. Will also take care of other small indoor pets, water plants & bring in mail. References available upon request. Great rates! Located in The Palisades. call 703-868-3038

General office/clerical assistance After hours (5:30-8:30). Ideally suited for the busy executive working from home. Able to assist with filing, organizing documents, Accounts Payable, organization. etc. Reasonable Rates • Palisades Area Please call Ann at 202.352.1235.

Dog Boarding Susan Mcconnell’s Loving Pet Care. • Mid-day Walks • Home visits • Personal Attention

Senior Care CERTIFIED GERIATRIC nursing assistant, over 12 years exp. 10 yrs. exp. childcare. Good ref’s, honest, reliable, hardworking. Seeking L/O pos for childcare/ caregiver. Reliable, loving and Caring. Call 240-645-2528.


202-966-3061 Dogsitter/ Dog Daycare Personalized daycare and overnight petsitting in my home. Lots of care, walks and park time. Good references.


Vacations BETHANY WEST beach hse, sleeps 11, pool/tennis courts, available Aug 12-Labor Day; $850/wk; call 202.345.7365 SANIBEL ISLAND - Waterfront cottage, 2 BR, 2 BA, fully furnished. Near beach, canoes and bikes. 202-965-4381


Ace Window Cleaning Window Cleaning, Lic., Bonded, Ins. 25 years exp., working owners assure quality. many local references.

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VETERINARIAN From Page 19 information, such as what the pet needs to balance his or her system, she said. “You feel their pulse, … ask whether they seek sun or cool … what they’re eating.” And then she suggests a regimen: acupuncture, massage, herbs and/or particular types of food. A dog that has a warm bent, for instance, would want to eat cooling foods, and vice versa. Recommending organic chicken is all well and good, but what pet would sit still to be stuck with needles? Stembler said you’d be surprised. Even some pets that are initially hesitant are enthusiastic on return visits. “The next time they’ll kind of come to you because they know they’re gonna feel better — it’s amazing,” she said. And she can also offer tips that don’t require much in

BOCCE From Page 1 Bocce in 2009. The Baltimore league grew rapidly, inspiring Marcantoni to expand the effort to other locations by creating the Great American Bocce League. The national organization currently has three leagues in Baltimore and is starting programs in Philadelphia, Charleston, S.C., and Denver. The new Georgetown Bocce league is one of the fastest growing in the network, according to Marcantoni. “Lots of people seemed to like the idea of a really relaxed social sport,” he said. Elliot Jeffords, a rising junior at American University and communications intern for Georgetown Bocce, agreed. “D.C. has a knack for social sports like kickball and softball,” he said. But Jeffords believes bocce has an advantage: “You might not be good at kickball. Anyone can be good at bocce ball.”

the way of return visits, such as some simple massage techniques and pressure points. Applying pressure to the little divot on the top of a cat’s head, for instance, can calm the animal. “It’s really nice especially if they can’t get to acupuncture often,” she said of teaching these methods. “It kind of empowers the owners.” Stembler’s is the first practice in D.C. to offer alternative treatments for pets, and she said it took months of work with the city Department of Health before she could open on June 8. But despite the hurdles, the city was responsive: “Luckily the state veterinarian does acupuncture,” she said of the official tasked with helping approve her license. And other city staffers were supportive as well. “They were telling me they think this is where veterinary medicine is going,” she said. Dr. Stembler’s Wellness Veterinary Care is located at 4115 Wisconsin Ave. NW in Suite 107. Learn more at

The sport, which involves throwing heavy balls in an effort to land them as close as possible to a target ball without touching it, is more social than competitive, said Sarah DeLucas of DC Bocce. “Every single person, it doesn’t matter who you are, can play. … It’s a casual outdoor sport where you can chat with friends, catch up, meet new people.” This “social sport” seems to have appeal: Approximately 2,200 people are participating in DC Bocce’s summer season, up from 50 people seven years ago. The league — the nation’s largest — plays throughout the city, including in Georgetown’s Rose Park. Marcantoni and Jeffords anticipate that the new Georgetown Bocce will be a “niche” local league, drawing members mainly from Georgetown, Glover Park and, due to Jeffords’ American University connection, Tenleytown. The founders have been recruiting members through word of mouth, at local establishments and through social media

MALL From Page 1 designed to provide more exterior entrances to individual shops, a scheme used — for example, at Mazza Gallerie in Friendship Heights — to get away from the outmoded era of enclosed shopping malls with store entrances tucked away inside. But the details, presented by architect Jon Eisen, troubled the three members of the panel, all distinguished architects themselves. The same board required multiple reviews and revisions before approving a glassy new Apple Store on Wisconsin Avenue two years ago. Of particular concern this time around was a proposed two-story glass window near the northwest corner of the mall, designed for “a larger format tenant, up to 100,000 square feet. Whoever that tenant may be, they would want a presence on M Street,” Eisen said. Vornado has not revealed major tenants, but there is much speculation that Bloomingdale’s or perhaps Target might come to the site. Of the big expanse of glass, member Anne Lewis said flatly, “no second-story storefront. It’s not appropriate for this facade, or for Georgetown.” Along the western side of the mall, facing the Dean & Deluca cafe, Eisen suggested a variety of new show windows and entrances, some with bays, and one with doors sticking out of a window bay. “That’s four different conditions, and four different solutions,” Lewis said. “Openings in bays are problematic,” she added, noting that the doors could bang into sidewalk traffic.

like Facebook, Twitter and Residents have been receptive, Marcantoni said. “In some other cities, people are like, ‘Bocce? What are you talking about?’ Here I just mention it and they’re like, ‘In Glover? This is awesome.’” He said current group is small enough that it still feels “intimate — everybody knows everybody.” BreadSoda pool hall is serving as sponsor to the league and will offer food and drink specials to participants after games. The Great American Bocce League as a whole is sponsored by Miller Lite. Bringing the league to the Georgetown area has been a more involved endeavor than anticipated, Marcantoni said, but “people have been overwhelmingly positive. … It’s very rewarding seeing people sign up for something that’s brand new.” Registration — individually, or as a team — for the league will continue through Saturday online at The cost is $40 per player.

There were also drawings that showed windows added to the tower on the mall’s southwest corner, as well as entrances to the mall itself filled in with windows and doors for individual shops. “That’s your approach — introducing nothing but randomness,” criticized board member David Cox. “Considering the economic conditions Georgetown Park has found itself in, you want to give each tenant what they want, and extend the square footage.” Board members and others noted that the mall itself is not an architectural masterpiece. “Not that we’re trying to protect this non-historic building,” said Tim Dennée of the city Historic Preservation Office. “But it should be compatible with the neighborhood.” And then there was the proposal for a metal rolldown door in the middle of the M Street facade. It would cover an open loading dock, and Eisen said it is needed “to get better control of trucks” and to shut off the loading dock entirely when the building is closed. “There’s a way to do gates, or roll-up doors,” said Dennée. “But this makes me think of a riot gate. It’s not the kind of thing you want to see on the main street of Georgetown.” There was no formal vote, but the board urged Eisen, as Cox put it, “to rethink your approach.” Vornado Realty Trust has been close-lipped about its plans for the mall, which it will manage for New York firm Angelo, Gordon & Co. Mark Semer, a New York-based spokesperson for Vornado, said, “We won’t be able to comment” on potential tenants or the Old Georgetown Board review.

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