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focused schools want to grow By ELIZABETH WIENER Current Staff Writer

The halls of a 1933 nurses’ residence at Walter Reed could one day ring with the sound of teenagers speaking Chinese, Spanish, French — and English — under a stillunfolding proposal for a language-

based charter school at the former Army hospital campus in Ward 4. Washington Yu Ying Public Charter School, with its Chinese immersion program, has already won conditional approval to place a middle and high school in 100,000 square feet of the old Delano Hall at the former Walter Reed Army Medical Center. And the Latin American Montessori Bilingual charter school, which teaches children in Spanish and English, has

dibs on 35,000 square feet in the same building. The two are in discussion with two other language immer- ■ WALTER sion charters — REED: Council Mundo Verde hears details of Bilingual, which reuse plan. offers Spanish Page 3. and English instruction near Dupont Circle; and the Elsie Whitlow Stokes See Charters/Page 14

Talks revive on Grimke redevelopment By KATIE PEARCE Current Staff Writer

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The Garrison Elementary School field hosted a free baseball clinic Saturday as part of a kickoff for an effort to renovate the ballfield and nearby playground. The school’s PTA has partnered with local organizations to lead the project.

As the city prepares to open up the old Grimke School building near U Street to charter school bids, a community group has mobilized to push for other uses. There have been years of talks about how to redevelop the 1937-era Grimke site. Of its three current occupants, two — the Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department and the Department of Corrections — are expected to leave the building by this December. That leaves only the African American Civil War Museum, which moved into a portion of the Grimke building last summer and is expected to remain there. The city plans to offer space in the building at 1925 Vermont Ave. to D.C. charter schools through a request for proposals. That solicitation is expected to go out within the next 60 to 90 days, according to Darrell Pressley of the D.C. Department of General Services. See Grimke/Page 10

Alcohol board hears new testimony on Hank’s case

Locals raise ideas for future of Corcoran By KATIE PEARCE

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Though the Corcoran hasn’t publicly narrowed down any options for its future, members of the museum’s community last week offered ideas for mergers and rebranding as opposed to sale of the 1879 building. “I think we all agree that this institution is at a turning point,” said Fred Bollerer, director and president of the Corcoran, at a community meeting last Thursday. Officials from the Corcoran Gallery of Art and its school, the Corcoran College of Art + Design, convened the meeting after news broke that the institution’s board of trustees was exploring a sale of the historic beaux-arts building on 17th Street NW. Staffers and trustees said they were confident in the accuracy of a recent estimate that the Corcoran requires

NEWS Wilson pool shifts schedule for short/long lap lanes

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A group of neighbors is hoping a public-private partnership could revitalize the old Grimke School building near U Street, built in the 1930s.

Local leaders question fight By BRADY HOLT Current Staff Writer

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Corcoran officials are considering a move from 17th Street to a neighboring county.

about $130 million in upgrades to sustain itself there. Several attendees questioned whether the Corcoran might try to merge with another local institution, such as George Washington University or the Smithsonian Institution. One woman suggested placing a smaller galSee Corcoran/Page 18

EVENTS ‘Addams Family’ production visits Kennedy Center

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Is the legal battle involving Hank’s Oyster Bar about the preservation of vital community rights, or merely an unnecessary hassle for a well-regarded Dupont Circle business? Many community leaders are arguing it’s the latter, even in a neighborhood where residents routinely turn to legal covenants known

FEATURE Georgetown alum tries for 5,000-meter race in London

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as voluntary agreements to control the effects of alcohol-serving establishments in their midst. In 2010, the restaurant at 1624 Q St. successfully requested that the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board terminate its 2005 voluntary agreement with a group of residents, allowing it to expand its physical size and increase its outdoor seating. But after the D.C. Court of Appeals last month remanded the alcohol board’s decision as lacking sufficient justification, the board is once again considering a request for See Hank’s/Page 13

INDEX Calendar/20 Classifieds/29 District Digest/4 Dupont Circle Citizen/11 Exhibits/23 In Your Neighborhood/16

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Council hearing explores Walter Reed plan By ELIZABETH WIENER Current Staff Writer

As the transfer of more than half of the former Walter Reed Army Medical Center campus to local control approaches, city officials are laying out details about what will be one of the largest redevelopment projects in city history. A marathon D.C. Council hearing last week explored parts of the reuse plan, which will have the sprawling federal property provide housing and support services for veterans and the formerly homeless, space for charter schools, medical facilities for Howard University, and a badly needed fire station. Those elements of the proposal must be approved by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development before the transfer of 67.5 acres can occur, and before the rest of the project — including stores, office space and market-rate housing — can break ground. City officials envision a “vibrant destination” as well as a new community

woven into the fabric of Ward 4. Under the latest timetable, the council is expected to sign off on the “homeless assistance and public benefit provider” part of the package before its recess July 15, with votes possible on June 26 and July 10. Approval by the housing agency could take months, with the actual land transfer expected in 2014. That would be nearly a decade after the Base Realignment and Closure Commission declared Walter Reed surplus, five years after the feds determined that the District could have about half the land, and about two years after a Local Redevelopment Authority of citizens and government officials decided what to do with it. “Until we submit [the homeless assistance plan], they can’t convey the land,” said at-large Council member Michael Brown, who conducted last Thursday’s hearing. “And there’s nothing to happen until we get the land.” But other parts of the massive redevelopment effort are also in

motion. The city will advertise for a “master developer” starting in September — even as the Housing and Urban Development review and required environmental studies are under way — and hopefully choose a firm to supervise the entire project by January, said Victor Hoskins, deputy mayor for planning and economic development. Hiring a private firm as master developer for such a large public project is somewhat controversial. But Hoskins insisted that the city will maintain control — dictating specific users, for example — while an outside firm manages construction of new buildings and rehabilitation of historic structures. Ward 4 Council member Muriel Bowser is urging that citizen members of the Local Redevelopment Authority stay in the loop, perhaps in an advisory role, while the redevelopment effort moves forward. “Our process has evolved,” responded Jeff Miller, real estate director for Hoskins’ office. “The See Walter Reed/Page 19

The week ahead Thursday, June 21

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority and the D.C. Department of Transportation will hold a final public meeting on their study of ways to improve transit service along 14th Street. The meeting will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Metrobus Northern Division Facility, 4627 14th St. NW. ■ The Kalorama Citizens Association will hold its annual Summer Dinner Party at Perrys Restaurant, 1811 Columbia Road NW. A happy hour will begin at 6 p.m., with dinner served at 7. For details, call 202-232-8829.

Saturday, June 23

The National Park Service will hold a town-hall meeting for area residents to interact with agency officials who manage Rock Creek Park, the C&O Canal National Historical Park, the National Mall and Memorial Parks and National Capital Parks-East. The meeting will be held from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Town Hall Education Arts Recreation Campus (THE ARC), 1901 Mississippi Ave. SE.

Tuesday, June 26

The D.C. Office of Planning will host a community open house as part of the review process for the Walter Reed Army Medical Center Small Area Plan. In lieu of a formal presentation, issue-specific boards and illustrations on proposed urban design guidelines and proposed Comprehensive Plan land-use map designations will be available for review and comment. The event will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Shepherd Elementary School, 7800 14th St. NW. ■ The Carter Barron East Neighborhood Association will meet at 7 p.m. at the Metrobus Northern Division Facility, 4627 14th St. NW.

Wednesday, June 27

D.C. Public Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson will hold a “State of the Schools 2012” meeting for Ward 2 residents. The meeting will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. at Francis-Stevens Education Campus, 2425 N St. NW.

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District Digest Taxicab commission drops fuel surcharge

today, averaging $3.66 per gallon, the Taxicab Commission expects a continued decline, the release states.

Effective tomorrow, the District’s taxi passengers will no longer be assessed a $1 fuel surcharge on top of their regular fares, the D.C. Taxicab Commission announced Friday. According to a news release, the commission decided that gas prices are no longer high enough to justify the surcharge. The temporary regulation was adopted in March 2011 when gas prices in the District averaged $3.45 per gallon and were continuing to climb. Although prices are higher

Police link 1996 rape to string of crimes Police now believe the July 20, 1996, rape of a pedestrian in the 4900 block of MacArthur Boulevard was committed by the same “Potomac River Rapist� linked to a 1998 murder in Georgetown and eight sexual assaults in Montgomery County. In a news release Thursday, the Metropolitan Police Department cited similarities between the

MacArthur Boulevard attack in the Palisades and an Aug. 1, 1998, rape and murder in the 3600 block of Canal Road: Both victims were pulled from a sidewalk into a wooded area, and the two incidents occurred less than two miles apart. Victims in a series of rapes from 1991 to 1997 described their assailant as a muscular, neatly dressed black or Hispanic male in his late 20s or early 30s standing between 5 feet 8 inches and 6 feet tall. The suspect was never caught. The 1998 Canal Road case is the most recent attack attributed to the “Potomac River Rapist,� and the only homicide. DNA testing

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Car sharing added at public housing sites

Zipcar’s car-sharing service will soon be available at six public housing sites across the District, including the Regency House at 5201 Connecticut Ave. NW, according to a news release from the D.C. Housing Authority. Zipcar vehicles are available for rent by the hour, and the service is pitched as an affordable alternative to owning a car. The District encouraged the company to offer vehicles near public housing, but is not subsidizing the rental rates, which start at $8 an hour on top of a $60 annual fee. The other new sites are located in Southeast and Southwest, and cars will be in place by July 1, the release states.

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An increase of 12,700 D.C. jobs over the last year has helped cut the city’s unemployment rate from its peak of 10.2 percent in August 2011 to 9.3 percent today, city officials announced Friday. The biggest job growth came in the leisure and hospitality industry, followed by the public sector, according to a release from Mayor Vincent Gray’s office. The 9.3 percent figure is the lowest D.C. unemployment rate since April 2009.

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Scheele’s Market, the longestrunning corner store in Georgetown, is staying open thanks to community support. A block party celebrating that effort will take place Thursday from 6 to 9 p.m., in front of Scheele’s at the corner of Dumbarton and 29th streets. “The party will give the community the opportunity to say farewell to Mr. and Mrs. Kye Lee,� who have run the store for more than 20 years, said Mike Peabody, who heads up Friends of Scheele’s, the nonprofit established to help support the market. “We also want to welcome Dong Kuk Kim and his family,� Peabody said of the market’s new operator, “and we will introduce Jordan O’Neill, the new owner, to the community.� The market, started by the Scheele family in Georgetown, has been in business for 118 years. All are welcome to attend Thursday’s event. A rain date is scheduled for the following day.

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Lap lane changes at Wilson Georgetown grad looks to make Olympics pool spur additional debate By BRIAN KAPUR

By BRADY HOLT Current Staff Writer

The Wilson Aquatic Center has switched to a new schedule for the configuration of its lap lanes, reopening last year’s heated debate over how the pool should best serve the swimming public. Effective this week, the pool will offer 25-yard lanes on Tuesdays and Thursdays and 50-meter lanes on other days, and portable bulkheads will create some shorter lanes on Saturdays, according to Department of Parks and Recreation spokesperson John Stokes. With more time allocated to 50-meter swimmers and less time spent restringing the lap lanes, the pool will now be open for 61 hours a week with 50-meter lanes and 30 hours with 25-yard lanes, compared to 52 and 33, respectively. Stokes said that based on pool usage, the new schedule “just seemed like a fair way to divvy up the days.� The change coincides with the end of the school year, as the 25-yard configuration — with

lap lanes strung across the pool’s width rather than its length — was in part intended to accommodate Wilson High School students. Tenleytown/Friendship Heights advisory neighborhood commissioner Matt Frumin said the change is a step in the wrong direction — away from an equal compromise between swimmers who prefer 25 yards and those who favor 50 meters. “Hopefully we can get to a place where the full community of users and potential users including kids and families can be fully served,� Frumin wrote in an email. But proponents of keeping the lanes at 50 meters at all times said the schedule change doesn’t go far enough. Surveys last year showed overwhelming citywide support for the 50-meter configuration, they said, and residents who want a smaller pool have many more options in the city than those who want the workout that longer lap lanes provide. “On a recent Friday, there were six people in the pool, and that’s See Wilson/Page 14

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In 2008, Elizabeth Maloy qualified for the 1,500meter Olympic trials, which could have sent her to the Beijing Olympics. While running for Georgetown University at the NCAA championships shortly thereafter, she took a hard fall and broke her foot. She was forced to watch the games at home that summer, but the experience motivated her for this year. “It was pretty devastating to not be able to compete that year,� said Maloy, who works part-time as

program assistant for the Citizens Association of Georgetown. “But we decided to go all in the next four years and really commit to doing this in 2012. My goal evolved from participating in the Olympic trials to having a shot at making the team.� As part of her preparation for the Olympic trials, which begin Monday at the University of Oregon, Maloy decided to focus on her best event — the grueling 5,000-meter, which consists of 12.5 laps. “The 5,000 is where I am most competitive in the U.S.,� said Maloy. “It’s been this gradual change. See Oympics/Page 7

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Theft ($250 plus) â&#x2013; 1200 block, H St.; store; 5:30 p.m. June 13. â&#x2013;  1200 block, G St.; store; 4:30 p.m. June 17. Theft (below $250) â&#x2013;  1100 block, G St.; restaurant; 12:15 p.m. June 11. â&#x2013;  1200 block, K St.; restaurant; 3:20 p.m. June 11. â&#x2013;  1200 block, G St.; store; 6:30 p.m. June 13. â&#x2013;  1200 block, G St.; construction site; 6:30 p.m. June 14. Theft from auto ($250 plus) â&#x2013;  13th and G streets; street; 8:30 p.m. June 10. Theft from auto (below $250) â&#x2013;  1300 block, New York Ave.; street; 8:30 a.m. June 10.

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Robbery (snatch) â&#x2013; 400 block, H St.; sidewalk; 8:40 p.m. June 13. â&#x2013;  700 block, D St.; park area; 3:41 p.m. June 15. Theft (below $250) â&#x2013;  400 block, Massachusetts Ave.; office building; 1:32 a.m. June 11. â&#x2013;  700 block, 8th St.; church; noon June 14. â&#x2013;  400 block, Massachusetts Ave.; drugstore; 12:30 p.m. June 15. â&#x2013;  600 block, F St.; restaurant; 1 p.m. June 15. â&#x2013;  700 block, Pennsylvania Ave.; Metro station; 3 p.m. June 15. â&#x2013;  600 block, H St.; restaurant; 11:15 p.m. June 15. â&#x2013;  700 block, G St.; sidewalk; 11:35 a.m. June 16. â&#x2013;  700 block, 7th St.; store; 4:14 p.m. June 17. Theft (attempt) â&#x2013;  800 block, 7th St.; sidewalk; 6 p.m. June 11. Theft from auto (below $250) â&#x2013;  400 block, K St.; unspecified premises; 7:38 a.m. June 11. â&#x2013;  400 block, L St.; parking lot; 5 p.m. June 13. â&#x2013;  5th and K streets; parking lot; 5:20 p.m. June 16.

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Robbery (force and violence) â&#x2013; 3300 block, Prospect St.; sidewalk; 2:35 p.m. June 12. Burglary â&#x2013;  3300 block, P St.; residence; 7 a.m. June 11. Theft ($250 plus) â&#x2013;  1000 block, Wisconsin Ave.; office building; 2:47 p.m. June 12. â&#x2013;  1000 block, Wisconsin Ave.; drugstore; 12:02 p.m. June 16. Theft (below $250) â&#x2013;  1200 block, Wisconsin Ave.; store; 6:45 p.m. June 11. â&#x2013;  1200 block, Wisconsin Ave.;

store; 2:07 p.m. June 12. â&#x2013; Dumbarton Street and Wisconsin Avenue; street; 5:35 p.m. June 12. â&#x2013;  1400 block, Wisconsin Ave.; drugstore; 5:30 p.m. June 13. â&#x2013;  1400 block, Wisconsin Ave.; drugstore; 8:50 p.m. June 14. Theft from auto (below $250) â&#x2013;  1600 block, 31st St.; street; 1 p.m. June 14.

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Robbery (snatch) â&#x2013; 500 block, 23rd St.; unspecified premises; 8:46 a.m. June 15. Burglary â&#x2013;  500 block, 22nd St.; residence; 9:30 a.m. June 11. â&#x2013;  1100 block, 17th St.; church; 2:30 p.m. June 14. Stolen auto â&#x2013;  2400 block, L St.; unspecified premises; 5:32 a.m. June 12. Theft ($250 plus) â&#x2013;  2000 block, L St.; unspecified premises; 8:10 p.m. June 14. Theft (below $250) â&#x2013;  1600 block, I St.; store; 4:30 p.m. June 10. â&#x2013;  1400 block, K St.; park area; 10:47 a.m. June 11. â&#x2013;  1100 block, 17th St.; store; 6:15 p.m. June 11. â&#x2013;  1700 block, K St.; unspecified premises; 8:30 a.m. June 12. â&#x2013;  2200 block, I St.; park area; 12:45 p.m. June 13. â&#x2013;  1800 block, L St.; park area; 1:30 p.m. June 13. â&#x2013;  2400 block, M St.; store; 7 p.m. June 13. â&#x2013;  1700 block, Pennsylvania Ave.; restaurant; 12:45 p.m. June 14. â&#x2013;  700 block, 15th St.; government building; 1:39 p.m. June 14. â&#x2013;  600 block, 14th St.; restaurant; 8:21 p.m. June 14. â&#x2013;  1700 block, G St.; bank; 12:09 a.m. June 15. â&#x2013;  1400 block, K St.; office building; 9:15 a.m. June 15. â&#x2013;  1100 block, 19th St.; office building; 3:45 p.m. June 15. â&#x2013;  1100 block, Connecticut Ave.; unspecified premises; 5:47 p.m. June 15. â&#x2013;  1100 block, 17th St.; bank; 2:42 a.m. June 16. â&#x2013;  1400 block, F St.; park area; 5:45 p.m. June 16. â&#x2013;  2200 block, I St.; park area; 8:35 p.m. June 16. â&#x2013;  25th and N streets; sidewalk; 5:30 p.m. June 17. Theft (shoplifting) â&#x2013;  1100 block, Vermont Ave.; school; 4 p.m. June 16. Theft from auto (below $250) â&#x2013;  1900 block, Pennsylvania Ave.; church; 9:20 p.m. June 14. â&#x2013;  400 block, 23rd St.; unspecified premises; 11 a.m. June 16. â&#x2013;  20th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue; unspecified premises; 2:20 a.m. June 17.

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Assault with a dangerous weapon (miscellaneous) â&#x2013; 1300 block, New Hampshire Ave.; bank; 11:57 p.m. June 15. Stolen auto â&#x2013;  1500 block, Q St.; street; 11 p.m. June 11. â&#x2013;  Connecticut Avenue and N street; street; 10:30 p.m. June 13. â&#x2013;  1300 block, 15th St.; street; 10 p.m. June 15. Theft ($250 plus) â&#x2013;  1600 block, Connecticut Ave.; sidewalk; 8:30 a.m. June 17. Theft (below $250) â&#x2013;  1700 block, Rhode Island Ave.; unspecified premises; 10:30 a.m. June 11. â&#x2013;  1400 block, 16th St.; unspecified premises; 12:30 p.m. June 15. â&#x2013;  1600 block, Rhode Island Ave.; office building; 1:30 p.m. June 15. â&#x2013;  Connecticut Avenue and M Street; sidewalk; 10 p.m. June 15. â&#x2013;  23rd and S streets; street; 2:30 p.m. June 17. â&#x2013;  1200 block, Connecticut Ave.; store; 3:05 p.m. June 17. Theft from auto ($250 plus) â&#x2013;  1400 block, N St.; unspecified premises; 8:16 a.m. June 13. â&#x2013;  2100 block, Ward Place; street; 6:45 p.m. June 14. Theft from auto (below $250) â&#x2013;  1700 block, 19th St.; unspecified premises; 11:57 a.m. June 12. â&#x2013;  1700 block, N St.; drugstore; 11:23 p.m. June 12. â&#x2013;  1600 block, Church St.; unspecified premises; 10:45 a.m. June 14. â&#x2013;  1800 block, S St.; unspecified premises; 12:16 p.m. June 14. â&#x2013;  1400 block, Rhode Island Ave.; unspecified premises; 12:05 p.m. June 15.

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Robbery (force and violence) â&#x2013; 1600 block, S St.; sidewalk; 1:49 p.m. June 14. Assault with a dangerous weapon (miscellaneous) â&#x2013;  1400 block, W St.; sidewalk; 10:57 p.m. June 15. Burglary â&#x2013;  1700 block, S St.; residence; 9:15 a.m. June 12. â&#x2013;  1700 block, Seaton St.; residence; 6:13 p.m. June 16. â&#x2013;  1500 block, Corcoran St.; residence; noon June 16. Stolen auto â&#x2013;  1600 block, 18th St.; street; 6:45 a.m. June 12. â&#x2013;  1700 block, U St.; drugstore; 6:45 p.m. June 13. â&#x2013;  2000 block, 14th St.; government building; 10:30 a.m. June 15. Theft (below $250) â&#x2013;  17th and Corcoran streets;

restaurant; 8 p.m. June 13. â&#x2013; 14th and S streets; sidewalk; 6:50 p.m. June 14. â&#x2013;  2200 block, 14th St.; tavern/nightclub; 6:15 p.m. June 15. â&#x2013;  15th and V streets; park area; 8:45 p.m. June 17. Theft from auto (below $250) â&#x2013;  1400 block, Swann St.; street; 12:30 p.m. June 13. â&#x2013;  1800 block, T St.; drugstore; 6:30 p.m. June 15.

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Robbery (force and violence) â&#x2013; 1700 block, Lanier Place; sidewalk; 10:15 p.m. June 13. â&#x2013;  18th Street and Florida Avenue; street; 4:15 a.m. June 16. â&#x2013;  18th Street and Florida Avenue; street; 3:10 a.m. June 17. Robbery (snatch) â&#x2013;  2000 block, 18th St.; alley; 2 a.m. June 16. Robbery (attempt) â&#x2013;  18th and California streets; sidewalk; 2:20 a.m. June 14. Assault with a dangerous weapon (miscellaneous) â&#x2013;  18th Street and Kalorama Road; sidewalk; 2:45 a.m. June 17. â&#x2013;  1700 block, Columbia Road; store; 9:36 a.m. June 17. Stolen auto â&#x2013;  1800 block, Wyoming Ave.; street; 5 p.m. June 10. â&#x2013;  1700 block, Lanier Place; street; 4 p.m. June 12. Theft (below $250) â&#x2013;  1800 block, Connecticut Ave.; drugstore; 8 a.m. June 13. â&#x2013;  1700 block, Euclid St.; alley; 7:50 p.m. June 13. â&#x2013;  1900 block, Biltmore St.; street; 7 p.m. June 15. â&#x2013;  1800 block, Connecticut Ave.; unspecified premises; 8:45 a.m. June 16. â&#x2013;  1800 block, Connecticut Ave.; street; 6:10 p.m. June 17. Theft from auto ($250 plus) â&#x2013;  1900 block, Calvert St.; street; 6 p.m. June 15. â&#x2013;  1700 block, Lanier Place; street; 5 p.m. June 13. â&#x2013;  2400 block, 18th St.; alley; 1:26 a.m. June 17.

psa PSA 307 307

â&#x2013; logan circle

Robbery (knife) â&#x2013; 13th and Riggs streets; street; 2:40 p.m. June 12. Assault with a dangerous weapon (miscellaneous) â&#x2013;  1200 block, M St.; residence; 10:05 p.m. June 16. â&#x2013;  1100 block, 14th St.; hotel; 4:40 a.m. June 17. Stolen auto â&#x2013;  1100 block, M St.; residence; 5:30 p.m. June 15. Theft from auto (below $250) â&#x2013;  1100 block, 13th St.; street; 9:30 a.m. June 13. â&#x2013;  1300 block, Corcoran St.; street; 2:30 p.m. June 13. â&#x2013;  1500 block, 11th St.; alley; 11 p.m. June 16.


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Necessary stability

When a brief tussle arose this spring over the revenue projections that undergirded the city’s 2012 budget, rumor had it that the stiffly worded letter penned by Mayor Vincent Gray spelled trouble for Chief Financial Officer Natwar Gandhi. Last week, the mayor put an end to the speculation. He reappointed Dr. Gandhi as chief financial officer, subject to council confirmation. We trust that the D.C. Council will review the nomination with appropriate scrutiny, but at this point we believe that Dr. Gandhi deserves another five-year term in the post he has held since 2000. Given the turnover in one of the District’s top two local elected offices, the need for stability is paramount. Dr. Gandhi’s record is not unblemished, but it is solid when it comes to a fundamental measure: the relative strength and stability of the District’s finances in a tumultuous period. Despite grave economic uncertainties after 9/11 and throughout the more recent financial crisis, D.C. has balanced its budget each year — with a “clean” opinion from independent auditors. The city has also maintained a good relationship with Wall Street, even securing several rating upgrades. District officials have certainly had to make hard decisions on tax matters and spending cuts. But the District’s fiscal condition — so perilous just two decades ago — is nothing short of remarkable when compared with dozens of cities and states throughout the country. One of the complaints raised by Dr. Gandhi’s critics — including, perhaps most prominently, at-large D.C. Council member David Catania — focuses on faulty revenue projections. These conservative numbers are said to have forced needless tax hikes and service cuts. The matter merits discussion, but we doubt that any prognosticator could have come much closer in recent years, particularly when considering the turmoil in the national and global economy. It is far better to err on the side of conservative projections than to overstate revenues and force drastic midyear cuts — or, worse, end up with deficits that would bring back the financial control board. For us, probably the most serious issue dates from early in Dr. Gandhi’s term, when a midlevel manager was arrested and sentenced for embezzling $48.1 million in fraudulent tax refunds over nearly 20 years. Legislators should certainly press Dr. Gandhi on what he and his lieutenants have done since then to prevent miscreants.

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Over the weekend, Garrison Elementary School’s dilapidated field hosted a baseball clinic. The location may have seemed less than ideal, but drawing attention to the patchy, uneven play space was sort of the point: A major community effort is working to update the 1200 S St. school’s outdoor spaces, and Saturday’s event was the kickoff. D.C. Public Schools had planned an interior modernization of the Logan Circle school that will start in 2014, and exterior work for a few years later, but PTA leaders said that would not be soon enough. PTA leaders and others have rounded up architects and landscape designers — working pro bono — to help fix up the school’s playground and fields in the meantime. The work is part of a larger effort to improve the school. The PTA, which activated last year, has helped orchestrate volunteer cleanups and a major library makeover, among other projects. Now the group and other local residents are focusing on the unpleasant outdoor space, which some say is off-putting to potential and current parents. Along with the unkempt field, the school has broken playground equipment and a long-defunct wading pool. The organizers are hoping to draw both public and private money for the project, which they estimate will cost $3 million, and last week brought some good news on the fundraising front: Ward 2 D.C. Council member Jack Evans announced that he has secured $1 million from fiscal year 2013 capital funds to contribute. We’re thrilled to see this effort beginning and commend both the organizers and Council member Evans for their work.

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ometimes our friend the sun can be a bit much. Today, Wednesday, is the longest day of sunlight for the year as the days begin to get shorter. Over the weekend, your Notebook suffered some sunburn as we sat in the stands on Sunday vainly waiting for the Nats to beat the Yankees and to avoid a sweep. The home team hits didn’t come often enough, and the Yankees strutted away with three wins. Memo to self: Next time, put sunscreen on your arms and face, not just the back of your neck and ears. ■ Heated rumor. There was yet another hot political rumor floating around in recent days, this one that Mayor Vincent Gray was about to resign at any moment. Instead, the mayor on Monday served his civic duty by doing jury duty in D.C. Superior Court. And on Saturday, he is due to make his first trip to China on a trade mission. So much for resigning and — while we’re at it — so much for all the other wild rumors floating about. Memo to rumormongers: Check the mayor’s schedule before the next whisper. ■ On the velvet ropes? Somebody — no one took responsibility — must have had too much sun before showing up at the D.C. Council offices last week. At-large member Phil Mendelson was there to be chosen chairman of the council, replacing Kwame Brown. Someone had rounded up some velvet ropes and draped them on both sides of the door leading to the council chambers. They looked like something you’d see at the entrance of a cheesy nightclub. If they were intended for the low-key Mendelson, he never got to grandly walk behind them. Just as he was coming out to take reporters’ questions, WUSA9’s Bruce Johnson kicked one of them out of the way. Your Notebook slid the other one aside. Mendelson didn’t notice, and we knew they weren’t his style. We’ll see if they’re still there for the next council session. Memo to whoever put them up: Don’t waste your time. Get rid of them. ■ Orange crushed. At-large Council member Vincent Orange got hot under the collar last week as his colleagues rejected his bid for chairman and then again for the council’s second-in-command pro tempore job. Orange engaged in so much histrionics — there’s

no other term — that the staff of WAMU 88.5 FM’s Politics Hour mixed up a video for host Kojo Nnamdi and his listeners. The credit goes to staffers Michael Martinez and Brendan Sweeney. It’s funny. Find it at tinyurl.com/kojomixtape2012. Orange also clearly was indicating that he intended to run against Mendelson in the Nov. 6 election to fill out Kwame Brown’s term through Jan. 2, 2015. Mendelson on Monday picked up petitions to run his own campaign for the remainder of the term, but Orange appeared to be backing out. We guess we can’t credit the video … but maybe it played a little role? A lot of people wondered why Orange lost his cool. Memo to potential candidates: Don’t lose your cool. ■ Lawyer up. We know, we know that people think there are too many lawyers in town. But the University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law helps train some of the best community-oriented lawyers. Now you can help the law school. Dean Shelley Broderick is inviting sponsors and one-time givers to assist the school. Check out the appeal at law.udc.edu/donations/. “We’re getting ready for another hot summer,” she wrote in a recent fundraising appeal. But she was talking about lots of activity — not the temperature. The school is in the midst of renovating its teaching spaces and preparing to welcome its latest class. Memo to well-heeled lawyers and others: Take a look at this unique law school, which is growing in impact and respect. ■ The bottom line. Mayor Gray has nominated Chief Financial Officer Natwar Gandhi to another term as the city’s top money man. The nomination irritated quite a few of Gandhi’s critics. But government insiders say Gandhi — on the job since 2000 — has a strong reputation on Wall Street and with its bond rating agencies. Besides, with Mayor Gray under federal investigation for his own campaign finance issues, it was no time to replace Gandhi and create another firestorm to address. Gandhi’s an independent chief financial officer, and that makes his job all the more important. We’ll see how the council treats the reappointment. Tom Sherwood, a Southwest resident, is a political reporter for News 4.

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Letters to the Editor Tregaron tax break was bait and switch

The Current’s June 6 article “Houses go up by Tregaron, benefiting site’s conservancy” reports that the agreement between Tregaron Limited Partnership and the Tregaron Conservancy, approved by the D.C. Historic Preservation Review Board in 2006, included investor plans to build five houses on the currently barricaded section of Klingle Road NW. These plans were not speculative. In 2006, D.C. law required repair and reopening of Klingle Road for public auto access, and the government’s draft environmental impact statement recommended rebuilding Klingle to its historic two-lane configuration. Similarly, these investor plans

were not speculative in 2007, when Ward 3 D.C. Council member Mary Cheh introduced legislation relieving the conservancy of its duty to pay transfer and real estate taxes on the 10 acres it received under the agreement. Nor were these plans speculative during council hearings on that bill, when witnesses from the conservancy and the Tregaron Limited Partnership asserted that D.C.’s loss of Tregaron transfer and real estate revenue would be outweighed by the real estate and income taxes flowing from development and sale of eight houses, including the five adjacent to Klingle Road. Ms. Cheh’s Tregaron tax relief bill became law in March 2008 and soon became bait for a major switch. Soon after securing tax relief for the conservancy, Ms. Cheh introduced legislation repealing the Klingle Road repair and reopening law, and ordering replacement of the barricaded sec-

tion of the road with a pedestrianbicycle path. Ms. Cheh’s legislation passed without a public hearing in June 2008 — thereby depriving the city of anticipated revenues from the five Klingle Road houses provided for under the 2006 agreement. In 2011, the D.C. Department of Transportation estimated the cost to repair and rebuild Klingle Road for auto traffic and restore Klingle Creek at $11 million. On its website, the local Sierra Club chapter has announced that D.C. Department of Transportation director Terry Bellamy recently advised Ms. Cheh that the estimated cost to build the bike-hike trail is now at $12 million. More bait and switch. It’s time to reverse the tax status of the Tregaron Conservancy land until Klingle Road is a road and the adjacent five houses are marketable for full value. Laurie Collins Cleveland Park


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Letters to the Editor Lights arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t justified at Chevy Chase Circle

As advisory neighborhood commissioner for single-member district 3/4G01, I do not support the D.C. Department of Transportationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s plan to install traffic signals on Western Avenue and Connecticut Avenue for the following reasons: â&#x2013; The department has collected insufficient data to warrant traffic signal installation. Has the Maryland State Highway Administration done its due diligence? Chevy Chase Circle is not Dupont Circle. The volume of traffic varies widely throughout the day. The transportation agency measured 30 minutes of morning and afternoon rush-hour traffic on a single day in 2010. This is not an accurate measurement of traffic patterns throughout the day. â&#x2013;  What other intermediate, less costly, less invasive and less impactful measures have been considered and piloted before arriving at traffic signals? â&#x2013;  Northwest D.C. and Chevy Chase, Md., will be the ones most impacted by this proposal ultimately. Why was there no community involvement prior to the advisory neighborhood commissionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s June 11 letter of support to the National Park Service? A hearty thank you to commissioner Henry Griffin, who joined me to oppose sending a letter of support for signalization of Chevy Chase Circle at this time. Residents drive these roads daily and should have been consulted. â&#x2013;  Traffic circles are designed to improve the flow of traffic â&#x20AC;&#x201D; not impede it. What are the costs/benefits of encouraging pedestrians to traverse the circle rather than improving the existing crosswalks along the perimeter? And what are the risks/rewards of encouraging greater pedestrian access to Chevy Chase Circle? Has a pedestrian safety analysis been conducted? Is it safe? Does it make sense to create another park when Rock Creek Park is so close? Furthermore, sitting on the circle isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t relaxing, peaceful or healthy with cars whizzing all around you as you inhale exhaust fumes. Would its use justify the cost and inconvenience? I urge the D.C. Council to require that the D.C. Department of Transportation go back to the drawing board for 1) an in-depth traffic analysis; 2) a pedestrian safety study and 3) a review by transportation experts before installing signals on Chevy Chase Circle without community support. I am confident that the D.C. Department of Transportation, the Maryland State Highway

Administration and our Chevy Chase community can arrive at an intermediate, less costly and less impactful solution that satisfies the goals of reducing aggressive driving and improving pedestrian safety. Carolyn â&#x20AC;&#x153;Callieâ&#x20AC;? Cook Commissioner, ANC 3/4G01

GU should extend efforts to C&O park

It was very encouraging to read in The Currentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s June 13 issue that Georgetown University has prepared a plan to improve relations with its neighbors. This is a welcome acknowledgment that the university has a profound effect on the areas surrounding its campus. To further demonstrate its responsible attitude, the university should renounce any intention to build a boathouse for its rowing team on a site within the C&O Canal National Historical Park. There is a range of other practical options to accommodate the needs of Georgetown Universityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s rowers. The university would show true neighborliness by discarding the idea of creating a new private enclave within the canal park, a scenic and historic preserve that belongs to everyone. Sally Strain Coordinator, Defenders of Potomac River Parkland

District shouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t cut school librarians

Libraries are a hot topic in Foggy Bottom/West End at present, as we look toward the demolition of the West End Library, the selection of a temporary home and the opening of a new building. Of serious concern to this writer, however, is a provision in the mayorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s budget that would eliminate librarians in public elementary schools with fewer than 300 students, including Francis-Stevens at 24th and N streets. Both Mayor Vincent Gray and Chancellor Kaya Henderson are pushing this cut. Even schools that retain their librarians will have them included under â&#x20AC;&#x153;flexible funding,â&#x20AC;? allowing principals to decide to keep or cut them. To any person who loves books, it should be a clarion call to step up and advocate for the reversal of these cuts. It is well-known that many households in our city are bereft of books â&#x20AC;&#x201D; a sad, sad situation indeed. Without librarians to foster childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s love of books, there may well be a generation in the future without the joys and benefits we have had at our disposal for as long as we can remember. Ward 6 D.C. Council member Tommy Wells and others persuaded the mayor to keep the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library open on Sundays. Anyone in agree-

ment on the need to fund school librarians should contact Wells and other council members about this issue. The chancellor is scheduled to hold a meeting for Ward 2 residents on Wednesday, June 27, at FrancisStevens. It will be a good opportunity to discuss this issue. Ellie Becker

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

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City isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t spending too much on cycling

A letter to the editor in last weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Current takes the D.C. Department of Transportation to task for, among other things, spending â&#x20AC;&#x153;disproportionateâ&#x20AC;? resources on cycling infrastructure when only â&#x20AC;&#x153;1 percent of the Districtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s residents use bicycles.â&#x20AC;? Two points about that: First, the writer has the facts wrong. The share of D.C. commuters using bikes in 2010 was about 3.1 percent (up from 1 percent in 2000). That number has only grown since then. In 2012, the portion of the Transportation Departmentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s capital investment budget going to cycling infrastructure â&#x20AC;&#x201D; including Capital Bikeshare â&#x20AC;&#x201D; is about 0.1 percent ($14 million out of $1.5 billion). So if thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an imbalance, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s that cycling is dramatically underfunded relative to its transportation mode share today. Second, todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mode share is the wrong number to focus on. People use bicycles in cities that have good cycling infrastructure. The more bike lanes you build, the more people will bike. So the correct question to ask is, what do we want the Districtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s transportation mix to look like in the future? Mayor Vincent Gray has set a goal of 75 percent of total trips taken without a car in 10 years (up from 57 percent today). Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a terrific goal; to reach it, we have to spend more, not less, on making D.C. bikeable and walkable. We all benefit from getting more people onto bikes: Every commuter who takes a bicycle to work represents one less car on the road, and if you drive, you benefit from less congestion. And cycling infrastructure is relatively inexpensive; a little paint goes a long way. In the past, transportation departments assumed their mission was to get cars and trucks moving as efficiently as possible, pedestrians and cyclists be damned. The D.C. Department of Transportation sees its mission more broadly, as enabling mobility for people and goods. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a smarter way to think about transportation, and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s impressive that this institutional focus has stayed constant for the last three mayoral administrations. Herb Caudill Cleveland Park

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A working group of neighbors, however, is hoping to see other uses in the Grimke building, ideally through a public-private partnership. Jeffrey Willis, representing that group, said neighbors are emphasizing â&#x20AC;&#x153;daytime uses,â&#x20AC;? as opposed to the late-night alcohol-oriented activity thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s saturated the neighborhood. He mentioned the idea of a â&#x20AC;&#x153;welcome centerâ&#x20AC;? to the U Street and Shaw neighborhoods, as well as arts uses modeled after the Torpedo Factory in Alexandria. Willis said the group of about 20 neighbors has met several times for discussions, and theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve voted unanimously to oppose a charter school. There are already three other schools in the area, notes a draft document from the group, and the Grimke site contains no indoor or outdoor play areas. A federal law requires vacant public school buildings to be offered first to charter schools, but Ward 1 D.C. Council member Jim Graham said Grimkeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s case isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t so clear-cut.

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;What makes it complicated is that this has not been a school building for a very long time. This has been government offices,â&#x20AC;? Graham said. He said he wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t prepared yet to â&#x20AC;&#x153;give a legal opinion to whether the law applies full forceâ&#x20AC;? in this situation. The D.C. Department of General Services held a public a hearing late last month on whether to declare the Grimke building â&#x20AC;&#x153;surplus,â&#x20AC;? meaning that itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s unnecessary for public uses. Pressley said there hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t yet been a decision on that. Graham noted that D.C. Council approval is necessary for surplusing the property, but he said the council generally reaches that decision when reviewing a specific development proposal for a site. Graham said at this stage, thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;a welcome opportunity for the neighborhood to have a real say in what [Grimke] is going to be used for.â&#x20AC;? He said neighbors have had problems with government employees taking up parking spaces around the See Grimke/Page 18


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Like us on facebook DC Seeking Artists to Create Permanent Light Installation in Connecticut Ave Median from K Street to Jefferson Pl Application Deadline Friday, June 22 at 5pm The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (DCCAH) in partnership with the Golden Triangle Business Improvement District (GTBID) seeks an artist or artist team to design and create a permanent light installation within the Connecticut Avenue medians from K Street to Jefferson Place. The installation will enhance the lush landscaping of the medians and create a dynamic nighttime element along the busy downtown corridor that can be programmed for events throughout the year. Open to professional regional artists with site-specific and/or public art experience, as related to exterior lighting design. Theatrical, landscape and retail designers are encouraged to submit. Preference will be given to artists who reside in DC. The artwork should draw the public along Connecticut Ave and create a unique and dynamic interpretation of the space. Each block of the median will have a separate connection at surface level in the median for electrical power. More info: Tonya Jordan tonya.jordan@dc.gov 202-724-5617

Walk this Way: The Economic Promise of Walkable Places in Metropolitan DC In May, the Brookings Institute published an economic analysis of a sample of neighborhoods in the DC metropolitan area using walkability measures. The study finds that:

More walkable places perform better economically. For neighborhoods within metropolitan Washington, as the number of environmental features that facilitate walkability and attract pedestrians increase, so do office, residential, and retail rents, retail revenues, and for-sale residential values. Walkable places benefit from being near other walkable places. On average, walkable neighborhoods in metropolitan Washington that cluster and form walkable districts exhibit higher rents and home values than standalone walkable places. Residents of more walkable places have lower transportation costs and higher transit access, but also higher housing costs. Residents of more walkable neighborhoods in metropolitan Washington generally spend around 12 percent of their income on transportation and 30 percent on housing. In comparison, residents of places with fewer environmental features that encourage walkability spend around 15 percent on transportation and 18 percent on housing. Residents of places with poor walkability are generally less affluent and have lower educational attainment than places with good walkability. Places with more walkability features have also become more gentrified over the past decade. However, there is no significant difference in terms of transit access to jobs between poor and good walkable places.

… a closer look at the post-recession housing numbers ... While U.S. home values dropped steadily between 2008 and 2011, distant suburbs experienced the starkest price decreases while more close-in neighborhoods either held steady or in some cases saw price increases. This distinction in housing proximity is particularly important since it appears that the United States may be at the beginning of a structural real estate market shift. Emerging evidence points to a preference for mixed-use, compact, amenity-rich, transitaccessible neighborhoods or walkable places … and bodes quite well for Dupont. But of course we residents already knew that!

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June 20, 2012 District Launches the City's First Healthy Homes Program Up to $7,000 in Funding Available For Hazard Mitigation Program to Address Urgent Health Threats in 200 At-Risk Homes The District Department of the Environment (DDOE) recently launched the city’s first Healthy Homes program, designed to identify and assess environmental health threats to children and pregnant women and provide customized solutions to eliminate them. Through this program, DDOE will evaluate 100 hazardous homes with children, 18 years and under, who have been hospitalized with asthma, and an additional 100 homes with atrisk children or pregnant women. Asthma, the disorder caused by inflammation in the airways that lead to the lungs, affects more than 26 million Americans, ratcheting up an estimated $18 billion per year in health care costs, according to the National Center for Health Statistics (2012). In DC, more than 400 children are hospitalized because of asthma problems each year. Many of these children’s severe asthma problems result from exposure to environmental hazards such as mold, major infestations of rodents and insects, poor ventilation and allergens that trigger asthma attacks in the home. Other hazards identified and mitigated through this program include carbon monoxide, lead and asbestos. Though such hazards have historically been addressed through a variety of District agency programs, this is the first time the District has engaged in a consolidated, holistic approach. DDOE performs home assessments using certified Healthy Homes Specialists. The assessments form the basis for strategic case management in which existing DC grant programs and code enforcement efforts are leveraged to ensure quick repairs or customized solutions to eliminate them. In a select number of cases, DDOE and program partner, the National Nursing Centers Consortium, will provide up to $7,000 to fund hazard mitigation. Referrals for the program come from local healthcare providers including IMPACT DC, an asthma research and treatment specialty unit within Children’s National Medical Center. Other program partners include the Department of Human Services’ Strong Families program and the Department of Health’s Healthy Start program, both of which refer cases to DDOE involving the presence of severe environmental hazards (mold, deteriorating paint, safety hazards, pest infestations, etc.) identified in the homes of at-risk families.

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After DDOE conducts its home assessments and provides its analysis of the home health threats it identifies in each home, referrals may then occur from DDOE to two other sister agencies that are collaborative partners in this pilot program: the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs, to follow up on any pressing code enforcement concerns, and the Department of Housing and Community Development for potential enrollment in home repair and/or lead abatement grant programs. To further support this program, DDOE has also launched an interactive webpage on home hazards that result in health problems. The site helps District residents obtain information about health risks that exist within their home environment through various easy to use interactive tools pertaining to lead, mold, second-hand smoke, pest infestations, carbon monoxide, radon etc. www.dchealthyhomes.com

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In The Spotlight The Lab School of Washington came out as the top fundraiser of a May 10 “extreme reading relay” supporting the International Dyslexia Association, according to a news release. The event — an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the largest number of people in a read-

ing relay for a single book — raised more than $75,000 total. Out of the 28 schools nationwide that participated, the release says, the Lab School earned the highest amount, $19,524. Half of those funds will go back to the school, and half will go toward the dyslexia association. Lab School sixth-grader Baxter Nichols was the top student fundraiser, bringing in $1,910 through sponsors, according to the release.

Students in last month’s relay read a sentence each from a youngadult fantasy novel, “The Sword of Darrow,” via live Internet feed. Former Lab School student Alex Malchow, who now attends St. John’s College High School, penned that novel with his father Hal Malchow. With 470 total participants, last month’s relay eclipsed the past record of 415, the release says, but

paperwork for the formal Guinness record remains under review.

Student wins honor for work for animals

District native Stephanie Leontiev, a National Cathedral School student, received an Animal Action Award from the International Fund for Animal Welfare last month for her work on increasing public awareness about biodiversity and conservation. She was honored at a reception on Cape Cod, Mass. Leontiev worked with peers in 2010 to create the Youth for Conservation Forum, which now comprises student leaders across the globe who work to boost public knowledge of wildlife issues. It is a partner with the Global Tiger Initiative at the World Bank, and its initial projects have focused primarily on efforts to maintain and protect tiger populations in Asia. Leontiev was one of four animal activists honored at the reception.

Four Troop 52 Scouts receive Eagle awards

Four members of the city’s oldest Boy Scout troop who either live or attend school in Northwest won Eagle awards recently after completing community service projects. Tai Dinger, a sophomore at St. Albans School, installed two wheelchair ramps to the clothing room at So Others Might Eat’s 71 O St. NW facility. Patrick Holland, a junior at Georgetown Day School, collected 1,900 books in a drive for Books for America, which distributes to those in need in the area. Skyler Hughes, a senior at Wilson High School, organized a field trip to the National Mall for underprivileged elementary school students. Daniel Scheiner, a senior at the Lab School, created three nursery beds for sick plants at the Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens.

Edmund Burke School

Every year at Burke, all the grades do a community service project. This year, in sixth grade, we held a movie night as a fundraiser for the Washington Animal Rescue League. We picked “We Bought a Zoo,” an animal-themed

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movie. A lot of people thought it was sad. We didn’t sell out of all the snacks, so we sold some the following week. Over those two sale days, we raised about $300. We sold root beer and Coke floats, chips, juice boxes, lollipops and popcorn. Two weeks before the movie, we had a visit from a Washington Animal Rescue League representative. She told us about her dog Nigel, who was originally rescued by the league. She also told us about something that happens a lot in shelters: euthanization, which many shelters do when they get too crowded. It is a passive way of killing animals. Twelve percent of the animals at Washington Animal Rescue League in 2011 were euthanized. Nationwide, the average was 64 percent. As you can see, the rescue league is one of the best shelters in the U.S. in terms of euthanization rate. — Shira Glassman, Billy Conte and Daniel Green, sixth-graders

Boy Scout Troop 52, which is sponsored by All Saints Episcopal Church in Chevy Chase D.C., is celebrating its centennial this year.

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HANKâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S: Community leaders criticize protest From Page 1

nation, and that the termination wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t harm the neighborhood. termination that many residents had supported the first The appeals court rejected the 2010 termination because the alcohol boardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s order addressed only the time around. After a hearing last week, the board expects to issue latter point, but Hankâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s legal representative Andrew a new decision later this year. In the meantime, part of Kline has argued that the others have also been met. the outdoor seating at Hankâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s has been ordered closed Mike Silverstein, a member of the alcohol board who also serves on the Dupont Circle neighborhood until the issue is resolved. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I see the protestants as sort of combing through commission, said at the commission meeting that technicalities and throwing up barriers â&#x20AC;&#x201D; almost laugh- Hankâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s simply didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know it had to file written docuably so,â&#x20AC;? Victor Wexler, who represents Hankâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and mentation of its efforts to negotiate with neighbors nearby residences on the Dupont Circle advisory neigh- during the 2010 process. borhood commission, said at the commissionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s meeting Even once the alcohol board issues a new determination later this year, the case may last Wednesday. still remain unresolved. Silverstein Michael Hibey, an attorney for â??I see the protestants said the protestantsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; arguments at the six residents protesting the terlast weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s board hearing seemed as ... throwing up mination, declined to comment. structured to justify another appeal. Resident Susan Meehan, one of Wexler, who attended last the protestants, said it was disap- barriers.â?&#x17E; pointing to see neighbors and the â&#x20AC;&#x201D; ANC commissioner Victor Wexler Wednesdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s four-and-half-hour alcohol board hearing, said the protalcohol board treating her position estantsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; case seemed weak and was dismissively and sometimes downright insultingly. For her, she said, the protest is as much disrupting operations at Hankâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Someday I think about precedent as it is about Hankâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s itself â&#x20AC;&#x201D; an estab- someone is going to tell them to shut up, which I think lishment that she said has not been especially problem- is the only solution: a good slap in the face,â&#x20AC;? he said. atic in the community, even after the voluntary agree- Another proposal would have a more pronounced impact citywide: An idea now under discussion would ment was terminated. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a matter of principle in retaining a very valu- eliminate the provision that allows any group of five or able tool that should not be dropped,â&#x20AC;? Meehan said in more residents to protest a liquor license for a nearby an interview. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I really see it as a means of allowing the establishment and sign a voluntary agreement. A news little guy not to dictate, but to have a forum that allows release from the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington quotes Dupont Circle Citizens Association his views to be heard.â&#x20AC;? Having a voluntary agreement in place keeps an president Doug Rogers supporting such a change in establishmentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s operations constant, she said, prevent- response to the Hankâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s issue. Hankâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s owner Jamie ing a change that could greatly harm nearby residents. Leeds has also spoken out against the power of small â&#x20AC;&#x153;Restaurants are good neighbors in general,â&#x20AC;? Meehan groups. said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s taverns and nightclubs that cause most of the A petition posted online Monday asking that the problem, but they can morph from one to another fairly District eliminate the rights of small groups to protest a liquor license had nearly 1,300 signatures as of yestereasily.â&#x20AC;? Hankâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s is required to demonstrate that it attempted day afternoon. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A small number of individuals should to reach a compromise with neighbors before seeking not be allowed to dictate what happens in our commuto terminate its voluntary agreement, that new circum- nity,â&#x20AC;? reads the petition letter, which is available at stances since the agreement was signed justify its termi- tinyurl.com/hanks-petition.

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and feedback from swimmers to determine any future schedule changes, he said, and the use of portable bulkheads will likely expand beyond Saturdays to allow multiple uses of the pool simultaneously. Debates over the lane configuration have been stirring since the Tenleytown aquatic center reopened after an extensive renovation in August 2009. Wilson is D.C.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s only public pool with indoor 50-meter lanes.

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Yu Ying and Latin American Montessori Bilingual would control the allotted space at Delano Hall, but collect rent from other members of the â&#x20AC;&#x153;cooperative high school.â&#x20AC;? Shaffner said the goal is to serve students from all four schools, and perhaps other District children. As an International Baccalaureate school, Yu Ying is part of a program that requires a second language and promises a rigorous education for â&#x20AC;&#x153;world citizensâ&#x20AC;? from the primary grades though high school. The goal is to open a â&#x20AC;&#x153;language-based IBâ&#x20AC;? secondary school once the Walter Reed property is transferred to the city and necessary alterations are made to the 80-year-old building. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It needs major renovation,â&#x20AC;? Shaffner said in a phone interview. Yu Ying, which has relocated several times since its 2008 founding, now teaches pre-kindergartners

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through fourth-graders at a former monastery in Brookland. It is D.C.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s only Chinese immersion charter. Diane Cottman, executive director of Latin American Montessori Bilingual, said the school now teaches 263 students in pre-kindergarten through fifth grade on its main campus at 1375 Missouri Ave., and 80 more at a temporary site in Michigan Park. The school enrolls children at age 3 or 4 so they can â&#x20AC;&#x153;gain full biliteracyâ&#x20AC;? by the time they move on, Cottman said. The program tries to add one grade level each year. But adding a full high school is an expensive proposition, and the idea of combining with other charters makes it much more feasible. The Walter Reed facility could provide â&#x20AC;&#x153;a language-rich secondary program, which none of the schools could afford to do on their own,â&#x20AC;? Cottman said.

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plicity of the relaxed aesthetic or the places itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s often found â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Montauk, N.Y., is a haven for such homes â&#x20AC;&#x201D; these properties somehow conjure long summer evenings and easy, uncomplicated living. A Cleveland Park home built in 1908 and newly listed for sale is no exception, though this is a Shingle style adapted to city life. Its exterior shingles are a sophisticated dark brown, for example, rather than a sea breeze-battered gray. And a deep front porch partially topped by the styleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s signature gambrel roof looks out on charming Newark Street, not sand dunes. The interior â&#x20AC;&#x201D; maintained impeccably by the homeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s owner of 45 years â&#x20AC;&#x201D; retains the touches expected in a home of this vintage. Heart-pine floorboards throughout the home, wavy glass in the nineover-one windows and corner cabinets in the dining room are all hallmarks of the age. In a sunny living room, a fireplace flanked by built-ins provides

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This four-bedroom, 3.5-bath house in Cleveland Park is priced at $2,150,000. a focal point, and an emerald-green tile surround adds a pop of color. For a moodier vibe, the next space is a cozy redwood-paneled den. This isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t the old-school paneling that begs for a coat of paint, either, but beautifully striated, warm wood. That spot opens directly into another redwood-lined space, this one a very large screened porch. Past this space waits an open-air deck with room for grilling and even more seating. Shading all of this is an enormous tulip poplar, one of many trees dotting this large backyard that slopes down to a distant lot line. A few terraced steps wait near the homeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s one-car garage.

Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s also access to the tablespace kitchen from the deck, which is helpful during summer barbecues. This kitchen follows the house rule and is easy and unpretentious as a result. Renovated in the 1970s, thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s little out-of-date here. Italian backsplash tiles are bold and graphic. The metal cabinets are from manufacturer St. Charles, which is once again crafting this designer favorite, and the hefty brass hardware here shows why that material has made a comeback. Ample storage includes an understairs cubby, and those stairs offer access to the bedroom level above. A renovated half-bath is a clean, bright spot.

Four sizable bedrooms and two baths surround a large landing on the second level. Two of the bedrooms, including the master, share a bath with a shower stall. Buyers interested in an en-suite master bath could consider walling off the shared door with the secondary bedroom. The master bedroom has another draw: a deck overlooking the large, shaded backyard. A third floor here is unfinished but large. Two bedrooms or a roomy master suite would fit nicely.

Loads of useful spots wait in the bottom level. A large laundry room contains a sink and built-in shelving, while a pantry is a good space to hold entertaining extras. A large utility room includes work benches. A full bath and a rear entrance mean that a den here could easily be used as a fifth bedroom. This four-bedroom, 3.5-bath home at 3312 Newark St. is offered for $2,150,000. For details, contact Marjorie Dick Stuart of Randall Hagner at 240-731-8079 or marjorie@marjoriedickstuart.com.

      

 

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Northwest Real Estate ANC 1C ANCMorgan 1c Adams ■ adams morgan At the commission’s June 6 meeting: ■ commissioner Stacey Moye reported that a “community shred day” will be held Saturday, June 30, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. just outside the Kalorama Recreation Center at 1875 Columbia Road NW. The commission unanimously voted to provide a $600 grant for the project. ■ commissioners unanimously agreed to hold a special commission forum on the proposed Adams Morgan hotel project at 7 p.m. July 18 at the 3rd District Police Headquarters at 1624 V St. NW, and authorized expenditures of $300 to promote it. ■ Tom Pipkin, representing the D.C. Department of Transportation reported that the 18th Street reconstruction project is in its final phases. Sidewalk work north of Belmont Road will take about 10 days. All major work is expected to be completed by the end of June or possibly even earlier. Parking meters still have to be moved. ■ Sylvia Robinson outlined the process used by the Georgia Avenue Community Development Task Force in developing a community plan for the Georgia Avenue area between New Hampshire Avenue and S Street. Commissioner Marty Davis pointed out that the group’s work could serve as a model for creating a community plan for Adams Morgan. ■ commissioners unanimously sup-

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ported a $1,000 grant to the Archives Working Group of the All Souls Unitarian Church for photography equipment to help preserve the history of the church, formed in 1821. Commissioner Marty Davis said the project will also create a photo archive of Adams Morgan. ■ commissioners unanimously voted to oppose a public-space application for 2309 18th St. as the commission wants 12 feet of public access between any private use and either the curb or tree boxes. Commission chair Wilson Reynolds said the proposed patio would be only 8 feet from the edge of a tree box. ■ commissioners unanimously voted to provide a $200 grant to support graduation ceremonies for H.D. Cooke Elementary and a $404.17 grant for graduation ceremonies for the Marie Reed Learning Center. ■ commissioners unanimously supported the D.C. Department of Transportation’s proposed reconstruction of alleys in Lanier Heights behind the Safeway store. ■ commissioners voted 7-1, with Katherine Boettrich opposing, to support the use of public space in the commercial areas of Adams Morgan for banners for two years, to be installed and maintained at the expense of the Adams Morgan Partnership Business Improvement District. Denis James, president of the Kalorama Citizens Association, opposed the idea, saying it would further commercialize Adams Morgan and that the proposed banners are not attractive. ■ commissioners unanimously supported the proposed amended rules put out by the D.C. Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs regarding the sale of secondhand goods. ■ commissioners declined to take any action to support a proposed health fair on Saturday, June 23, at Marie Reed Learning Center as it would involve closing a block of 18th Street. The commission’s planning, zoning and transportation committee will hold its final informational meeting on the proposed Adams Morgan hotel project. The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 20, at the First Church of Christ, Scientist, 1770 Euclid St. NW. The commission will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, July 9, at Mary’s Center, 2355 Ontario Road NW. The meeting date was changed because of the Independence Day holiday. For details, call 202-332-2630 or visit anc1c.org. ANC 2A ANCBottom 2A Foggy

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The commission will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 20, at St. Mary’s Court, 725 24th St. NW. Agenda items include: ■ updates on Stevens Elementary School redevelopment proposals and EastBanc projects. ■ discussion of a letter regarding

Army Ten Miler course alternatives. ■ presentation on the Navy-Air Force Half Marathon and Navy 5-Miler on Sunday, Sept. 16. ■ update on the neighborhood’s aging-in-place project. ■ consideration of Alcoholic Beverage Control matters: license renewal for Watergate Wine and Beverage, 2544 Virginia Ave; license renewal for McReynolds Liquors, 1776 G St.; discussion of strategies to address a recent uptick in security incidents at McFadden’s, 24th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue. ■ consideration of the second phase of the D.C. Water and Sewer Authority’s Internal Joint Repairs Project on M Street between 26th Street and New Hampshire Avenue/ Ward Place. ■ consideration of Zoning Commission matters: minor modification to the George Washington University campus plan regarding the university-community advisory committee; minor modification to George Washington University’s Law Learning Center garage project on Square 103; and a minor modification to the planned-unit development at 2001 L St. ■ consideration of public-space matters: extension of permits for George Washington University’s Foggy Bottom centennial banners; application by the U.S. Institute of Peace, 2301 Constitution Ave.; and proposed improvements to the front garden at the 22West condominium, 1099 22nd St. For details, visit anc2a.org. ANC 2B ANCCircle 2B Dupont

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Northwest Real Estate GRIMKE: In latest round of requests, city offers site to charter schools From Page 10

site. The corrections agency and fire department are slated to relocate into the Reeves Center at 14th and U streets, according to Graham. Moving plans for those agencies have been up

in the air for years. By all accounts, the African American Civil War Museum is expected to remain in place in Grimke. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re encouraging the museum to reach out to potential respondents, to be a part of that process,â&#x20AC;? said Pressley of the General Services Department.

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With funding help from the council, the museum moved into part of Grimke last July from its former storefront space at 1208 U St. Both Graham and Willis said the museum hopes to expand within the Grimke building. Museum director Frank Smith was unavailable for comment yesterday.

The District has released numerous solicitations for Grimkeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s development over the years, but none have come to fruition. Willis said his group has talked to two past respondents â&#x20AC;&#x201D; the Torti Gallas architecture firm and the Community Three development firm â&#x20AC;&#x201D; that remain interested in Grimke.

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lery on an existing Kennedy Center lot. After Bollerer repeated a few times that the Corcoran â&#x20AC;&#x153;would consider all options,â&#x20AC;? an audience member tackled the perceived passivity of that stance. She asked whether the Corcoran has been â&#x20AC;&#x153;proactiveâ&#x20AC;? about initiating such talks. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When I said weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll talk to anyone who will talk to us, I meant that,â&#x20AC;? Bollerer said, adding that the Corcoran has had â&#x20AC;&#x153;serious conversations with a number of organizationsâ&#x20AC;? over the past few months, as well as more informal talks. Corcoran trustee Kathryn Gleason said the link between the school and the museum is crucial to maintain, and not many institutions could accommodate both functions. Another trustee, Henry Thaggert, said it was important for the Corcoran to complete â&#x20AC;&#x153;Step 1 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; to get a valuation of the buildingâ&#x20AC;? before moving on to merger talks. The Washington Post last week referred to experts who guessed the propertyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s value at between $40 million and $60 million â&#x20AC;&#x201D; a price reflecting the buildingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s National Historic Landmark status, which could limit any development.

The Post noted the interest of neighboring counties in taking on a relocated Corcoran, including Montgomery Countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s desire to plant the museum in downtown Wheaton as a revitalization catalyst. There have also been rumors about a decision to move to the Alexandria waterfront, which Bollerer has denied. At last weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s meeting, trustee Gleason said the board is â&#x20AC;&#x153;looking into what form of incentives can be given to us by governments in the Washington area.â&#x20AC;? Beyond that, officials didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t offer many specifics about a future direction for the museum. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no validity to the rumor that weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re moving to one place or another,â&#x20AC;? said new communications director Mimi Carter. The final decision rests with the Corcoranâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s board of trustees. Several audience members Thursday â&#x20AC;&#x201D; including some students of the school who donned yellow T-shirts with the slogan â&#x20AC;&#x153;Stay Sane and Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t Sellâ&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201D; spoke of the Corcoranâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s need to reinvent itself in order to stay afloat. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Right now, the Corcoran doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have a brand image,â&#x20AC;? said an audience member. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s very difficult to say, why should we care?â&#x20AC;?

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Some suggested the museum needs to improve efforts to engage the local artist community. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If the Corcoran could become the D.C. arts center, ... I think a lot of support would come from the D.C. political community as well as the artists,â&#x20AC;? said Mariah Josuphy of the Washington Sculptors Group. Paul Roth, senior curator at the Corcoran, said he was â&#x20AC;&#x153;personally offendedâ&#x20AC;? by the suggestion that the museum doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t work with the community. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fundamentally not true,â&#x20AC;? he said, pointing to 25 exhibitions he helped arrange that were devoted to local artists. Donna Ari, a former curator of education at the Corcoran, called for a loftier mind-set. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I challenge you to raise your sights, think of Corcoran as a national organization playing a national role in the nationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s capital,â&#x20AC;? she said, adding that â&#x20AC;&#x153;the money will comeâ&#x20AC;? if the museum has â&#x20AC;&#x153;great vision and beliefs.â&#x20AC;? The discussion made clear that the Corcoran community hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t quite figured out how to balance the needs of the art gallery with those of the school. Bollerer said the college, with its 600 students, is now â&#x20AC;&#x153;pretty much at capacity [and] seeing a lot of demand for growth,â&#x20AC;? including interest in a doctoral program. Some questioned why the Corcoran hadnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t used the space on its former parking lot â&#x20AC;&#x201D; which is now under development with Carr Properties as a nine-story office building â&#x20AC;&#x201D; to expand the school. Bollerer said the Corcoran couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t afford to retain the property. Communications director Carter also explained that the money from that sale went to â&#x20AC;&#x153;immediate cashflow needsâ&#x20AC;? and couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t help the Corcoranâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s long-term financial woes. Of the $130 million total now needed, about $70 million would fund necessary repairs of the aging building, officials said. But by starting the process of upgrades, the Corcoran would lose its existing waivers for Americans with Disabilities Act compliance, requiring more renovations. About $30 million would go toward â&#x20AC;&#x153;soft costs.â&#x20AC;? Corcoran officials expressed little confidence that they could find a way to raise those funds. The Corcoran is now accepting public input and questions at feedback@corcoran.org and staffquestions@corcoran.org.


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master developer helps fast-track things, but also includes the community.â&#x20AC;? Hoskins also testified that redevelopment will be â&#x20AC;&#x153;phased by the market,â&#x20AC;? with retail stores probably coming in first. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an extremely attractive site to a lot of retailers, companies we donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have in the city now,â&#x20AC;? he said. Walter Reed has also been mentioned as the site of the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first Wegmans, although city officials did not confirm that. The redevelopment canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t come too soon for local businesses on Georgia Avenue, which have seen their customer base dwindle since thousands of employees and patients at the Army hospital relocated. Local Redevelopment Authority member Tim Shuy, who owns a Ledoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, testified that stores and restaurants are â&#x20AC;&#x153;hurting,â&#x20AC;? and suggested that they may need no-interest loans, marketing assistance and property tax abatements. Hoskins said his office last month began an effort to

help those businesses. But Shuy said he just learned that Tropicana Restaurant at 7820 Georgia Ave. is planning to relocate to Maryland. An employee at the restaurant told The Current that business is down â&#x20AC;&#x153;70-75 percentâ&#x20AC;? at formerly busy times, and that a staff of 20 is now down to five or six. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Most of our business was Walter Reed,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s our 10th year here, and weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re giving ourselves to the end of July.â&#x20AC;? Asked whether Tropicana has received any government assistance, she said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;We never heard from anybody.â&#x20AC;? Bowser noted that some 3,000 former workers from Walter Reed are gone now, and that â&#x20AC;&#x153;this loss of customers will persistâ&#x20AC;? until the campus is fully redeveloped, in perhaps 20 years. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is what I think: I think nothingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s happening,â&#x20AC;? she told Hoskins. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I ask you, deputy mayor, to personally be involved, so that this corridor doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t shrivel up and die.â&#x20AC;? Other specifics about the redevelopment, such as the height and den-

sity of buildings, and a detailed mass transit plan â&#x20AC;&#x201D; including specifics on a long-debated streetcar line â&#x20AC;&#x201D; will be hashed out as part of a â&#x20AC;&#x153;small area plan,â&#x20AC;? which will recommend zoning categories for the unzoned land. Several witnesses said they were concerned about the height of buildings planned for the northwest part of the campus, facing single-family homes, but officials said those concerns would be addressed as part of the zoning process. Hoskins also said heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s trying to coordinate with the U.S. State Department, which will use the rest

of the campus for foreign chanceries. Hopefully, embassy staff will use the stores and other services on the city side. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We tried to talk about flow onto our site, but flow onto their campus will be limitedâ&#x20AC;? by security restrictions, he said. Still outstanding are questions about a site on the east side of Georgia Avenue at Butternut Street, designated for a new fire station. Last year the council used emergency legislation to exempt the firehouse project from normal competitive bidding rules under the mistaken analysis that a private firm had the

redevelopment rights. Several witnesses urged the council to repeal that exemption to protect the city from potential litigation by the firm, and suggested the District could instead enter into an interim lease with the Army so construction of the fire house can begin. Bowser said she understood â&#x20AC;&#x153;that the government has ceased negotiationsâ&#x20AC;? with the firm. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our intention is to have that part of the property transferred directly to the cityâ&#x20AC;? so that the firehouse can be built before disposition of the rest of Walter Reed, she said.

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Wednesday june 20 Concerts â&#x2013; The weekly Harbour Nights concert series will feature Kerry McCool. 7 to 9 p.m. Free. Plaza, Washington Harbour, 3050 K St. NW. 202-295-5007. â&#x2013;  Texas troubadour Ray Wylie Hubbard will perform. 7:30 p.m. $27.50. The Hamilton, 600 14th St. NW. thehamiltondc.com. â&#x2013;  The U.S. Marine Band will perform works by Williams, von SuppĂŠ and Sousa. 8 p.m. Free. West Terrace, U.S. Capitol. 202-433-4011. Discussions and lectures â&#x2013;  Chris Hedges, a senior fellow at the Nation Institute, will discuss his book â&#x20AC;&#x153;Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt.â&#x20AC;? 6:30 to 8 p.m. Langston Room, Busboys and Poets, 2021 14th St. NW. 202-387-7638. â&#x2013;  John Evans, former U.S. ambassador to Armenia and director of Russian affairs at the U.S. Department of State, and Richard Kauzlarich, former U.S. ambassador to Azerbaijan and Bosnia, will discuss â&#x20AC;&#x153;Averting Conflict in the Caucasus â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Is Russia a Partner or a Spoiler?â&#x20AC;? 6:30 p.m. Free; reservations required. Kenney Auditorium, Nitze Building, Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, 1740 Massachusetts Ave. NW. worldaffairsdc.org. â&#x2013;  British historian Antony Beevor will discuss his book â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Second World War.â&#x20AC;? 7 p.m. Free. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-1919. â&#x2013;  Glover Park Village will present a talk by Victoria Goldhammer, founder of Living at Home Consultations, and Greg Olavarria, owner of Get a Grip, on

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Singing Sergeants will perform. 8 p.m. Free. West Steps, U.S. Capitol. 202-7675658. â&#x2013; The U.S. Marine Band will perform works by Williams, von SuppĂŠ and Sousa. 8 p.m. Free. Sylvan Theater, Washington Monument grounds, 15th Street and Independence Avenue SW. 202-433-4011.

Performance â&#x2013; In honor of World Refugee Day, the Millennium Stage will host Kim Schultzâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;No Place Called Home,â&#x20AC;? about her travels to Jordan, Lebanon and Syria and how she fell in love with one of the Iraqi refugees she interviewed along the way. 6 p.m. Free. Terrace Theater, Kennedy Center. 202467-4600. Special event â&#x2013;  The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma will celebrate its tribal history and heritage with food, workshops and performances. 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Free. National Museum of the American Indian, 4th Street and Independence Avenue SW. 202-633-1000. The festival will continue Thursday through Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sporting event â&#x2013;  The Washington Nationals will play the Tampa Bay Rays. 7:05 p.m. $5 to $65. Nationals Park, 1500 South Capitol St. SE. 888-632-6287. The series will continue Thursday at 7:05 p.m. Thursday, June 21 21 Thursday june Benefit â&#x2013;  A benefit for Arlingtonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s WSC Avant Bard company and its inaugural free performance of Shakespeareâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Julius Caesarâ&#x20AC;? will feature French singer Barbara Papendorp, vegan cuisine and organic wines and spirits. 6:30 p.m. $50. Elizabethâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Gone Raw, 1341 L St. NW. wscavantbard.org/wsc-goes-raw. Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s programs â&#x2013;  Griot and master storyteller Baba-C will bring to life the oral histories and traditions of West African cultures through dancing, rapping and singing (for children ages 9 through 12). 1 p.m. Free. Juanita E. Thornton/Shepherd Park Library, 7420

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Thursday, june 21 â&#x2013; Concert: Dennis Stroughmatt, an Illinois Creole fiddler/singer, will perform. 6 p.m. Free. Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center. 202-4674600. Georgia Ave. NW. 202-541-6100. â&#x2013;  Jester Nicolo Whimsey will combine juggling, music, poetry and storytelling in a performance that emphasizes language skills and encourages creativity and tolerance (for children ages 4 through 9). 1 p.m. Free. Watha T. Daniel-Shaw Library, 1630 7th St. NW. 202-727-1288. Concerts â&#x2013;  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Live! on Woodrow Wilson Plazaâ&#x20AC;? will present â&#x20AC;&#x153;Island Festivitiesâ&#x20AC;? by D.C. Caribbean Carnival performers. Noon to 1:30 p.m. Free. Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. 202-312-1300. â&#x2013;  The Golden Triangle Summer Concert Series will feature the cover band Down Wilson performing top 40 and alternative music. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Free. Farragut Square, 17th and K streets NW. goldentriangledc.com. â&#x2013;  The Fort Reno concert series will feature performances by Edie Sedgwick, Art Sorority for Girls and Brenda. 7 p.m. Free. Fort Reno Park, 40th and Chesapeake streets NW. fortreno.com. â&#x2013;  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Banding Together 2012: The Battle of the Law Firm Bandsâ&#x20AC;? will benefit Gifts for the Homeless and its programs serving the areaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s homeless people. 7 p.m. to midnight. $10. Black Cat, 1811 14th St. NW. gfth.org. â&#x2013;  The U.S. Air Force Concert Band and

Demonstration â&#x2013; Master printer Scip Barnhart will demonstrate basic printmaking techniques presented in â&#x20AC;&#x153;Jasper Johns: Variations on a Theme.â&#x20AC;? 6:30 p.m. $20. Phillips Collection, 1600 21st St. NW. phillipscollection.org/calendar. Discussions and lectures â&#x2013;  Experts will discuss â&#x20AC;&#x153;Is There Smart Defense Without Smart Integration? The Impact of the Eurocrisis on NATO and EU Cohesion.â&#x20AC;? 10 a.m. Free; reservations required. Room 500, Bernstein-Offit Building, Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, 1717 Massachusetts Ave. NW. eventbrite.com/event/3746439702. â&#x2013;  Osher Lifelong Learning Instituteâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s June speaker series will feature a talk by local filmmaker Aviva Kempner about her most recent project, a documentary about the 5,300 schools funded by philanthropist Julius Rosenwald for rural black children in the early 1900s. 10 to 11:50 a.m. Free. Abramson Family Recital Hall, Katzen Arts Center, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. 202-885-4860. â&#x2013;  Journalist Susan Tejada will discuss her book â&#x20AC;&#x153;In Search of Sacco and Vanzetti: Double Lives, Troubled Times and the Massachusetts Murder Case That Shook the World.â&#x20AC;? Noon. Free. Mary Pickford Theater, Madison Building, Library of Congress, 101 Independence Ave. SE. 202-707-5221. â&#x2013;  As part of the â&#x20AC;&#x153;25 Architects in 25 Weeksâ&#x20AC;? lecture series, Ralph Cunningham will discuss environmental, contextual and other factors contributing to his design work. Noon. Free. District Architecture Center, 421 7th St. NW. 202-347-9403. â&#x2013;  Ekaterina Khmelnitskaya will discuss â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Creative Legacy of Russian Ă&#x2030;migrĂŠ Sculptors and Their Porcelain Chefsdâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;oeuvre.â&#x20AC;? Noon. Free. Room 119, See Events/Page 21

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Auditorium, National Geographic, 1600 M St. NW. 202-857-7700. Films â&#x2013; Richard Gage, founder and chief executive officer of Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth, will present the groupâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s documentary â&#x20AC;&#x153;9/11: Explosive Evidence â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Experts Speak Out.â&#x20AC;? A discussion will follow. 7 p.m. $10; reservations required. American Institute of Architects Headquarters, 1735 New York Ave. NW. expertsspeakout.eventbrite.com. â&#x2013;  The Friends of Mitchell Park group will open its â&#x20AC;&#x153;Films in the Fieldâ&#x20AC;? series with Pixarâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Wall-E.â&#x20AC;? 8:30 p.m. Free. Mitchell Park, 23rd and S streets NW. â&#x2013;  Dupont Festival will present Robert Zemeckisâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; 1985 film â&#x20AC;&#x153;Back to the Future.â&#x20AC;? 9 p.m. Free. Dupont Circle Park, Connecticut and Massachusetts avenues NW. dupontfestival.com. Performance â&#x2013;  Step Africa! will explore hip-hop and technology with guest artist Kenny Muhammad. 8 p.m. $20 to $39.50. Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H St. NE. 202-399-7993. Performances will continue through July 1 at various times. Special event â&#x2013;  â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Georgetown Dash,â&#x20AC;? a scavenger hunt-style event benefiting Girls on the Run DC, will offer teams of four a chance to win prizes from local merchants by completing a series of physical and mental challenges. 6 to 9 p.m. $25 per person. City Sports Georgetown, 3338 M St. NW. georgetowndash.eventbrite.com. June 22 22 Friday, Friday june Art event â&#x2013;  Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage will host a wine and cheese reception for its art exhibition and sale to benefit the Duke Ellington School of the Arts. 5 to 8 p.m. Free. Washington Harbor, 3050 K St. NW. 202-471-5264. The exhibition will continue Saturday and Sunday from noon to 7 p.m. Benefit â&#x2013;  The Smith Center for Healing and the Arts will host a â&#x20AC;&#x153;Pop Up Boutique,â&#x20AC;? featuring high-end, new and vintage womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fashions and accessories. Proceeds will benefit programming for people living with cancer and for the greater community. 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Free admission. Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, 1628 U St. NW. 202-483-8600. The event will continue Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Concerts â&#x2013;  Organ majors from Mississippi College will present a recital. 12:15 p.m. Free. National City Christian Church, 5 Thomas Circle NW. 202-797-0103. â&#x2013;  The â&#x20AC;&#x153;Jazz in the Gardenâ&#x20AC;? series will feature guitarist John Lee. 5 to 8:30 p.m. Free. Sculpture Garden, National Gallery of

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Saturday, june 23 â&#x2013; Concert: Israeli jazz musician Amir Gwirtzman will perform. 6 p.m. Free. Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600. Art, 7th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. 202-737-4215. â&#x2013;  The Alliance Française de Washington will present â&#x20AC;&#x153;FĂŞte de la Musique,â&#x20AC;? featuring a variety of local musical talent. 6 to 11 p.m. Free; reservations required. Malmaison, 3401 Water St. NW. 202-234-7911. â&#x2013;  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Reggae Nightâ&#x20AC;? will feature Image Band, JohnStone Reggae Band and Akua Benjamin with Ilahvibez. 7:30 p.m. Free. Carter Barron Amphitheatre, 16th Street and Colorado Avenue NW. 202-426-0486. â&#x2013;  The U.S. Army Band will present â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sunsets With a Soundtrack,â&#x20AC;? featuring works by Sousa, Puccini, Pryor, Gershwin, Parker and others. 8 p.m. Free. West Steps, U.S. Capitol. 703-696-3399. â&#x2013;  As part of the Washington Early Music Festival, The Suspicious Cheese Lords will present â&#x20AC;&#x153;La Pucelle: Celebrating

Discussions and lectures â&#x2013; Ed Rendell (shown) will discuss his book â&#x20AC;&#x153;A Nation of Wusses: How Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Leaders Lost the Guts to Make Us Great,â&#x20AC;? at 4 p.m.; and Rachel L. Swarns will discuss her book â&#x20AC;&#x153;American Tapestry: The Story of the Black, White, and Multiracial Ancestors of Michelle Obama,â&#x20AC;?

Performance â&#x2013; The D.C.-based dance company Just Tap will perform. 6 p.m. Free. Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600. Special event â&#x2013;  A Community Health Fair will feature displays from dozens of senior service providers. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free. Friendship Terrace Retirement Community, 4201 Butterworth Place NW. 202-244-7400. Saturday, June 23

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Saturday, june 23 â&#x2013; Special event: The Royal Thai Embassyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s second annual Thai Village in Georgetown will feature authentic Thai food and performances. Noon to 6 p.m. Free admission. Grace Episcopal Church, 1041 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202-298-4790.

â&#x2013; The Washington Chorus will present â&#x20AC;&#x153;New Music for a New Age: Paola Prestiniâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Oceanic Verses.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? 7:30 p.m. $25. Terrace Theater, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600. 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;  As part of the Washington Early

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Discussions and lectures â&#x2013; William J. Dobson will discuss his book â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Dictatorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Learning Curve: Inside the Global Battle for Democracy,â&#x20AC;? at 1 p.m.; Mary R. Morgan will discuss her book â&#x20AC;&#x153;Beginning With the End: A Memoir of Twin Loss and Healing,â&#x20AC;? at 3:30 p.m.; and Leni Zumas will discuss her novel â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Listeners,â&#x20AC;? at 6 p.m. Free. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-1919. â&#x2013;  Historian David Hanna will discuss his book â&#x20AC;&#x153;Knights of the Sea: The True Story of the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Boxerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; and the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Enterpriseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; and the War of 1812.â&#x20AC;? 2 p.m. Free. National Portrait Gallery, 8th and F streets NW. 202-633-1000. â&#x2013;  Dance critic Alexandra Tomalonis will discuss â&#x20AC;&#x153;Pursuit of Perfection,â&#x20AC;? about the Parisian approach to ballet that emphasizes detail and precision. 3 p.m. $15. Atrium, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600.

Performances â&#x2013; Glory Theatreworks will present â&#x20AC;&#x153;Daddyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Maybe,â&#x20AC;? about the price and pain of fatherhood from a young manâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s point of view. 5 and 7 p.m. $15. Aldridge Theatre, Howard University, 2455 6th St. NW. daddysmaybe.com. â&#x2013;  Opera Camerata of Washington will present a gala production of Rossiniâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Barber of Seville,â&#x20AC;? a starring JosĂŠ SacĂ­n (shown), Elizabeth Treat, Pablo HenrichLobo, Daryl Ott, IvĂĄn Amaro, Katy LeĂłn and Gregory Hoyt. The event will include a silent auction and Latin American buffet. 6 p.m. $95 to $125. Hall of the Americas, 17th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. 202-386-6008. â&#x2013;  DancEthos and Word Dance Theater will present a joint performance. 8 p.m. $22; $17 for students, teachers, seniors and artists; $10 for college students; and $8 for ages 17 and younger. 8 p.m. Dance Place, 3225 8th St. NE. 202-269-1600. The performance will repeat Sunday at 7 p.m.

Films â&#x2013; â&#x20AC;&#x153;Caribbean Seen: Double Featureâ&#x20AC;? will feature Cess Silveraâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2002 film â&#x20AC;&#x153;Shottasâ&#x20AC;? and Perry Henzellâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 1972 film â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Harder They Come.â&#x20AC;? 10 a.m. Free. Auditorium A-5, Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G St. NW. 202-7270321. â&#x2013;  The National Gallery of Art will present Marshall A. Neilanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 1918 film â&#x20AC;&#x153;Amarilly of Clothesline Alleyâ&#x20AC;? and Edward Slomanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 1925 film â&#x20AC;&#x153;His People,â&#x20AC;? with accompaniment by pianist Dennis James and tenor Douglas Bowles. 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;Classic Film Festival: The Films of Clint Eastwoodâ&#x20AC;? will feature the 1976 film â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Outlaw Josey Wales,â&#x20AC;? about a Confederate guerrilla who takes revenge on Union soldiers who murdered his family, at 1 p.m.; and Richard Schickelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2010 documentary â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Eastwood Factor,â&#x20AC;? about Eastwoodâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s film career as an actor, director and songwriter, at 6 p.m. Free. Warner Bros. Theater, National Museum of

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Continued From Page 22 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. â&#x2013;  As part of the Washington Early Music Festival, Le Tendre Amour will present â&#x20AC;&#x153;A Musical Journey Through Ancient Scripture.â&#x20AC;? 8 p.m. $15 to $20. St. Markâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Episcopal Church, 3rd and A streets SE. earlymusicdc.org. Discussions and lectures â&#x2013;  Miko Peled, author of â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Generalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Son,â&#x20AC;? will discuss â&#x20AC;&#x153;Can the Occupation of Palestine Be Undone?â&#x20AC;? 9 to 11 a.m. Free. Cullen Room, Busboys and Poets, 1025 5th St. NW. 202-387-7638. â&#x2013;  Carrie Barron and Alton Barron will discuss their book â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Creativity Cure: A Do-It-Yourself Prescription for Happiness,â&#x20AC;? at 1 p.m.; and Emily Jeanne Miller (shown) will discuss her novel â&#x20AC;&#x153;Brand New Human Being,â&#x20AC;? at 5 p.m. Free. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-1919. â&#x2013;  Arthur K. Wheelock Jr., curator of

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Yassamin Maleknasrâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2003 film â&#x20AC;&#x153;Afghanistan, the Lost Truth.â&#x20AC;? A discussion with the filmmaker will follow. 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Free. Langston Room, Busboys and Poets, 2021 14th St. NW. 202-387-7638. â&#x2013; â&#x20AC;&#x153;Focus-In! Films: Cinema for a Conscious Communityâ&#x20AC;? will present Dee Reesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; film â&#x20AC;&#x153;Pariah,â&#x20AC;? about a 17-year-old who is quietly but firmly embracing her identity as a lesbian. 8 to 10 p.m. Free. Cullen Room, Busboys and Poets, 1025 5th St. NW. 202-387-7638.

Sunday, june 24 â&#x2013; Concert: Pianist Leslie Amper will perform works by Gershwin, MacDowell and other composers. 6:30 p.m. Free. East Building Auditorium, National Gallery of Art, 4th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. 202-737-4215. Location provided upon registration. gpsusa2012@gmail.com. Films â&#x2013;  Busboys and Poets will present

Reading â&#x2013; The Joaquin Miller Poetry Series will feature readings by Meredith Davies Hadaway (shown) and Pamela Murray Winters. 3 p.m. Free. Rock Creek Nature Center, 5200 Glover Road NW. 703-8208113. Special events â&#x2013;  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Park Hyatt Masters of Food & Wineâ&#x20AC;? will feature a farm-fresh breakfast, cooking demonstration and walking tour of the Dupont Circle FreshFarm Market. 9 a.m. to noon. $55; reservations required. Park

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Continued From Page 24 book “Justice, Justice Shall You Pursue: A History of New Jewish Agenda.” 7 p.m. Free; reservations suggested. Library, Washington DC Jewish Community Center, 1529 16th St. NW. washingtondcjcc.org. ■ Alex Stone will discuss his book “Fooling Houdini: Magicians, Mentalists, Math Geeks, and the Hidden Powers of the Mind.” 7 p.m. Free. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-3641919. Film ■ The Washington Psychotronic Film Society will present Alan Rudolph’s 1985 film “Trouble in Mind.” 8 p.m. Donation suggested. McFadden’s Restaurant and Saloon, 2401 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. 202462-3356. Readings ■ “Zeitgeist DC — Contemporary Literature Series” will feature a staged reading of Thomas Arzt’s “Chirping Hill,” followed by a discussion with the playwright and director Jenny Lord, resident assistant director of the Shakespeare Theatre Company. 7 to 9 p.m. Free; reservations required. Embassy of Austria, 3524 International Court NW. 202-895-6776. Tuesday, June 26

Tuesday june 26 Children’s programs ■ The weekly Harbour Kids Series will feature Mr. Don. 10:30 a.m. to noon. Free. Plaza, Washington Harbour, 3050 K St. NW. 202-295-5007. ■ “The Dances of Ohana of Polynesia” will feature an interactive presentation and workshop with a variety of authentic dances, music and costumes (for children ages 12 and younger). 4 p.m. Free. Chevy Chase Library, 5625 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202282-0021. Concerts ■ “Live! on Woodrow Wilson Plaza” will present The Crawdaddies performing Cajun and zydeco music. Noon to 1:30 p.m. Free. Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. 202-312-1300. ■ The Tuesday Concert Series will feature cellist Kenneth Law and pianist Stephen Buck. 12:10 p.m. Free. Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G St. NW. 202-3472635, ext. 18. ■ The Washington DC Choral Festival will showcase performers from around the world, including Countermeasure and Imilonji KaNtu Choral Society. 6 p.m. Free. Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center. 202467-4600. ■ As part of the Nordic Jazz 2012 festival, Iceland’s Björn Thoroddsen, Norway’s Hakon Kornstad, Denmark’s Soren Moller and Sweden’s Goran Kajfes Subtropic Arkestra will perform. 6 to 11 p.m. $25. House of Sweden, 2900 K St. NW. nordicjazz.eventbrite.com. ■ The Rock Creek Singers, a 25-voice chamber ensemble of the Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington DC, will perform. 7:30 p.m. Free. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G St. NW. 202-7270321. ■ The New Dominion Chorale will host a singalong of Mozart’s “Requiem,” led by Thomas Beveridge, artistic director of the New Dominion Chorale and the National

Men’s Chorus. 7:30 p.m. $10. Western Presbyterian Church, 2401 Virginia Ave. NW. 703-442-9404. ■ The U.S. Navy Concert Band will perform. 8 p.m. Free. U.S. Navy Memorial, 701 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. 202-7372300. ■ The U.S. Air Force Band’s Max Impact will perform. 8 p.m. Free. West Steps, U.S. Capitol. 202-767-5658. Discussions and lectures ■ Osher Lifelong Learning Institute’s June speaker series will feature a talk by Susan Norton of the National Geographic Museum on “Building Bridges by Sharing Culture.” 10 to 11:50 a.m. Free. Temple Baptist Church, 3850 Nebraska Ave. NW. 202-885-4860. ■ Jason Emerson will discuss his book “Giant in the Shadows: The Life of Robert T. Lincoln.” Noon. Free. McGowan Theater, National Archives Building, Constitution Avenue between 7th and 9th streets NW. 202-357-5000. ■ Member organizations of the Clearinghouse on Women’s Issues — including the Center for Women Policy Studies and the League of Women Voters of D.C. — will highlight their activities for women and girls. Noon to 1:30 p.m. Free. Clearinghouse on Women’s Issues, eighth floor, 1 Dupont Circle NW. 202-744-6592. ■ Liana Paredes, chief curator at Hillwood, will discuss the experience of working with Belgian artist Isabelle de Borchgrave and her studio to create an exhibit of French 18th-century court gowns, Russian costumes and artistic early-20th-century dresses, all made out of ordinary paper. 6:30 p.m. $20; $7 for students. Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens, 4155 Linnean Ave. NW. 202686-5807. ■ James Mann will discuss his book “The Obamians: The Struggle Inside the White House to Redefine American Power.” 7 p.m. Free. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-1919. Films ■ The D.C. Public Library’s popular movie series will show the 2012 film “21 Jump Street.” 6 p.m. Free. Auditorium A-5, Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G St. NW. 202-727-0321. ■ The Church of the Holy City will present the PBS documentary “Shining Soul: Helen Keller’s Spiritual Life and Legacy.” A discussion about Keller’s links to the Church of the Holy City will follow. 7 p.m. Free. Church of the Holy City, 1611 16th St. NW. 202-462-6734. The film will be shown again Wednesday at 7 p.m. Sporting event ■ The Washington Mystics will play the Seattle Storm. 7 p.m. $17 to $300. Verizon Center, 601 F St. NW. 202-3977328. Wine tasting ■ Fabrice Rosset, chief executive officer of Deutz & Delas, will lead a wine class on “Champagne Deutz & Maison Delas.” 7 p.m. $70. La Maison Française, 4101 Reservoir Road NW. instantseats.com. Wednesday, June 27

Wednesday june 27

Children’s program ■ The dance troupe Step Afrika! will

promote reading and literacy skills with a story time, followed by a mini-workshop with artists from its new production, “nxt/ step.” 11 a.m. Free. Georgetown Library, 3260 R St. NW. 202-727-0232. Concerts ■ “Live! on Woodrow Wilson Plaza” will present Billboard star Frank Sirius. Noon to 1:30 p.m. Free. Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. 202-312-1300. ■ The D.C.-based dance-rock quartet Dance for the Dying will perform. 6 p.m. Free. Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600. ■ The U.S. Air Force Concert Band and Singing Sergeants will perform. 6 p.m. Free. National World War II Memorial, 17th Street between Constitution and Independence avenues. 202-767-5658. ■ As part of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, the National Museum of African American History and Culture will present “Bring Back the Funk,” featuring music legends George Clinton, Meshell Ndegeocello, and Ivan Neville and Dumpstaphunk. 6 to 9 p.m. Free. Performance tent, National Mall between 12th and 14th streets. 202633-1000. ■ The Harbour Nights concert series will feature D.C.-based singer-songwriter Jason Masi. 7 to 9 p.m. Free. Plaza, Washington Harbour, 3050 K St. NW. 202-295-5007. ■ The U.S. Marine Band will perform works by Agapkin, Offenbach, Saint-Saëns, Copland, Rimsky-Korsakov, Sousa and Ward. 8 p.m. Free. West Terrace, U.S. Capitol. 202-433-4011. Discussions and lectures ■ Osher Lifelong Learning Institute’s June speaker series will feature a talk by historian Virginia Newmyer on “Jews in Britain: Act British, Think Yiddish.” 10 to 11:50 a.m. Free. Temple Baptist Church, 3850 Nebraska Ave. NW. 202-885-4860. ■ The Tenley Library Book Discussion Group will focus on “Cleopatra: A Life” by Stacy Schiff. 2 p.m. Free. Tenley-Friendship Library, 4450 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202727-1225. ■ The Woman’s National Democratic Club will host a talk on financial planning and investing as part of a monthly series of financial seminars. 6 to 7:30 p.m. $15; reservations required. Woman’s National Democratic Club, 1526 New Hampshire Ave. NW. 202-232-7363. The series will continue July 25. ■ Alexander Nagel, assistant curator at the Freer and Sackler galleries, will discuss “A New Look at the Art and Architecture of the Ancient Near East.” 6:45 to 8:45 p.m. $40. S. Dillon Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Drive SW. 202-633-3030. ■ David Maraniss will discuss his book “Barack Obama: The Story.” 7 p.m. Free. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-1919. Festival ■ The Smithsonian Institution’s 46th annual Folklife Festival will focus on “Campus and Community: Public and Land-Grant Universities and the USDA at 150,” “Citified: Arts and Creativity East of the Anacostia River” and “Creativity and Crisis: Unfolding the AIDS Memorial Quilt.” 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Free. National Mall between 7th and 14th streets. 202-6331000. The festival will continue daily through July 1 and from July 4 through 8.


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The CurrenT

M as s av e H e iG H t s , d C

Highly distinguished, prominent, European style estate offers exceptional scale, quality & sophistication. Beautifully proportioned public rooms. Includes a gallery sized reception hall, sensational formal LR and DR and intimate circular library all with fireplaces. Public rooms open to massive terrace with Park views. A first level master wing, two family rooms and a gourmet kitchen complete this offering. $7,399,000.

Michael rankin 202.271.3344

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a l e x a n dr ia , va

Constructed c. 1855 & recently renovated, lovely Victorian in historic Old Town features grand entertaining spaces & exquisite period details on 4 levels, with an elevator servicing all floors. Luxury amenities include chef’s EIK, smart house tech, audio system w/ pvt media rm & dual staircases to pvt rooms w/ roof balconies. 2 sybaritic master suites w/ marble spa baths, wine tasting cellar & charming rear garden w/ parking. $2,495,000.

robin waugh 703.819.8809

G e orG e tow n , d C

Rare oppty to own a detached home with an enormous landscaped yard & 2-car parking in the heart of the East Village. Steps from Dumbarton Oaks, Montrose Park & shops & restaurants of Wisc. Ave, this location offers unparalleled prestige & access. Cozy 4 BR, 2.5 bath has 3 finished levels + lrg attic, 2 fplcs, wide-plank floors & butler’s pantry. $2,290,000.

Michele topel 202.469.1966 alexandra Thomas 202.725.2545

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Pa l i s a de s , d C

This sensational brick, cedar and glass home with 4 BR and 4.5 baths is hidden behind a quiet façade within a secret garden. Sited on a stunning landscaped bluff overlooking the Potomac Valley, this home offers a lifestyle of simplicity and beauty just minutes from the heart of downtown Washington. $2,275,000.

diana Hart 202.271.2717 Bill abbott 202.903.6533

G e orG e tow n , d C

G e orG e tow n , d C

3 BR, 3.5 bath jewel box w/ garage prkng. Spectacular entertaining spaces, picture perfect living room opens to an enchanting garden-terrace with fountain & glorious master BR (en suite) with fplc. Kitchen w/ Sub-Zero, Viking & Bosch appliances w/ marble counters. 3 Carrara marble & Waterworks full-baths, fam/media rm, lrg office & 2 fplcs. $2,250,000.

Greg Gaddy 202.421.4734 Carroll dey 202.320.0441

C H e v y C Hase , d C

Exquisite new construction by Foxhall Developers. Features include an open floor plan, generously sized rooms, soaring ceilings and unique architectural details on a gorgeous 6,900+ sf. lot. Select your own finishes. Fall 2012 delivery. $2,250,000.

Bill abbott 202.903.6533

G e orG e tow n , d C

B e r k l e y, d C

This outstanding 4 BR, 3.5 bath Federal townhouse in Georgetown features a renovated kitchen, a living room with fireplace, built-ins and French doors to a beautifully landscaped rear garden, an open dining room, a spacious master suite and parking. $1,495,000.

Great new price in Georgetown! Sunny, wide and move-in ready on a tree-lined street. Architectural details abound in this 3 BR, 3.5 bath home featuring a large living room, dining room, spacious family room, office, 2 fireplaces, hardwood floors, wainscoting, new bathrooms and kitchen. A private garden completes this offering. $1,420,000.

Located on a quiet street in lovely Berkley, this must-see charming Colonial features a gracious first floor with a bright living room with a fireplace, sunroom, private home office/den, and a dream kitchen. The home includes 3 generous bedrooms, 3.5 baths, and a large in-law suite. Turn-key condition. Perfect indoor/outdoor lifestyle. $1,399,000.

Carrie Carter 202.421.3938

Michelle Galler 703.217.9405

katherine kranenburg 703.307.1024

w e sl e y H e iG H t s , d C

This outstanding 4 BR, 3.5 bath Tudor is sited on a lovely landscaped lot. Features include a living room with fireplace, spacious dining room with French doors to deck, sun room, large sunny kitchen, finished attic and basement. $1,125,000.

elizabeth d’angio 202.427.7890 Carrie Carter 202.421.3938

www.ttrsir.com

C H e v y C Hase , d C

This stunning, renovated all-brick townhome is located in sought-after Chatsworth. A unique split-story design with 12-floot ceiling, gourmet kitchen, formal dining room, family room, 3 BR, 2 full baths, 2 half baths, zoned HVAC, 1 car garage, private terrace and a garden. Move-in ready. $959,000.

donald Corin 202.288.1772

Downtown, D.C. 202.234.3344

w e sl e y H e iG H t s , d C

This beautiful, spacious, renovated end unit on an upper floor boasts views from every window. Featuring a balcony, kitchen with window, granite counters and stainless steel appliances, parquet floors, and garage parking. The building features a 24 hour desk, pool, tennis, grocery store, beauty parlor, dry cleaner, a stunning new lobby, and spectacular grounds. $550,000.

Barbara Zuckerman 202.997.5977

Georgetown, D.C. 202.333.1212

Chevy Chase, MD 301.967.3344

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The CurrenT BesT of BoTh Worlds

MarVelous MasTerPieCe

TiMeless Treasure

Kenwood, Md. Magnificent & grand Colonial on 2/3 acre lot. Featuring 8 BRs, 6.5 BAs. Elegance & grace throughout including a beautiful curving staircase to both the 2nd & 3rd floors. $2,995,000

Ted BeVerley 301-728-4338 PaT lore 301-908-1242

Palisades. Brilliant new home designed by Chryssa Wolfe. High style & environmentally friendly. 4 levels, 6000+ sf of luxurious living space. 6 BRs, 5 FBAs, 2 HBAs. Gorgeous pool w/multilevel patios, outdoor frpl & dramatic landscaping. $2,900,000

nanCy haMMond 202-262-5374

fine TradiTions

Potomac/Camotop. Wonderful home on lovely cul de sac w/tennis court. 5 BRs, 4 BAs, impressive 2 story foyer. lge kit opening to screen porch. Walk out LL $1,690,000

Delia McCormick 301-977-7273

sTyle & CharM

Chevy Chase, MD. Incredible living space await! 4 beautifully finished levels. Sunny & spacious kitchen w/breakfast bar & lge eat-in area. Amazing great rm. A must see! $1,599,000

Eric Murtagh 301-652-8971 Karen Kuchins 301-275-2255

unParalleled

American University Park. Exceptional & majestic home on 1/3 acre facing tree lined street. 6 BRs, 3 BAs, 2 HBAs. Awe inspiring designer living & entertaining spaces unlike anything you’ve seen. All close to Metro & shops. $2,495,000

CheVy Chase ClassiC

Town of Chevy Chase, MD. Stately classic Colonial impressively sited on an estate sized lot backing to woods. 4 BRs, 2 FBS, 2 HBAs. Terraced yard, 2 car garage $1,495,000

ellen aBraMs 202-255-8219 anne-Marie finnell 202-329-7117

Georgetown. Beautifully renovated Federal on charming one block street. Sun filled & enhanced w/renovated kitchen & baths. Great lower level,expansive deck & flagstone patio. TradiTional Values hoMe & gardens Parking! $1,312,000 Bethesda. Ashleigh. Just renovated North Potomac. Gracious & inviting Beverly Nadel grand Colonial w/new kitchen, home w/dramatic two story foyer, 202-236-7313 baths, windows, hvac. 4 BRs, vaulted ceiling, stone fireplace & back Melissa Brown 3.5 BAs, walk-out LL w/rec room. stairs! Flagstone terrace on quiet 202-469-2662 One half acre + lot. 2 car garage. cul de sac. 4 BRs, 2.5 BAs. $925,000 Motivated Seller. $1,120,000.

eVeryThing ThaT MaTTers

inViTing sPaCes

Lucinda Treat 202-251-4000 Penny Mallory 202-251-6861

Anne-Marie Finnell 202-329-7117 Ellen Abrams 202-255-8219

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Linda Chaletzky 301-938-2630

Kalorama. The bustle of Dupont & the elegance of Kalorama in this sweeping 5000 sf mansion. Stunning, sun-drenched & urbane. 6 BRs, 5 frpls, pkg for 3 cars. $2,250,000

Kathi Higdon-Kershaw 301-613-1613

JusT sTePs aWay

life aT The ToP

Chevy Chase, DC. 3 levels, 4,000+ sf of luxurious open living space plus huge private roof top terrace. 4 BRs, 3.5 BAs includes 2 master suites. Large top of the line kitchen, gas frpl, balconies, private elevator. Walk to Metro. 9 year old bldg has concierge. $1,399,000

Delia McCormick 301-977-7273

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The BesT of The BesT

Chevy Chase, DC. Impeccable 1930 Colonial. Spacious rms & high ceilings. 4 BRs, 3.5 BAs on 4 finished levels.Fam rm, bkf rm & LL rec rm w/full kit. Det. garage. 5439 Nevada Ave NW

Ellen Abrams 202-255-8219 Judy Meyerson 202-276-0755

urBan oasis

ViCTorian CharM

Gaithersburg, MD. Award winning restoration blending the charm of the past with today’s amenities. 4BRs. 3 FBAs, 2 HBAs. Updated kitchen, huge glassed-in porch, finished top floor. $699,000

KaThi higdon-KershaW 301-613-1613

BrighT & sPaCious

Cleveland Park. Charming lge Convention Center. Sunny Forest Hills. Welcoming Woodley Park. Spacious one Observatory. Don’t miss this spectacular 1 bedroom co-op w/sun room & open 9th flr corner 1 BR + 1 bedroom + den on top floor. bedroom at The Carlton. Kitchen one bedroom condo w/garage parking. & eat-in kitchen at The Porter. den unit. 3 exposures w/terrific Renovated kitchen & bath. w/SS appliances, new granite & sink. Hardwood floors, sep. dining area, Beautiful hardwood floors, high views. Balcony, great storage Tons of closets & indoor pkg. Lots of windows, balcony & many walk-in closet & plantation shutters. ceilings & stylish entry. Low fee. in a pet friendly bldg. Pkg 10’ ceilings & exquisite details. closets. Bldg has pool, roof deck, included. Near to Metro Lovely Beaux Arts bldg. $418,500 gym & pkg. Near to Metro. $370,000 2 blocks to Metro , Uptown Theatre. Pet friendly bldg. Walk to Glover Park Georgetown. $245,000 $309,500 & shops. $459,000 Pat Lore 201-908-1242 Andrea Evers 202-550-8934 Kate Sheckells 301-806-4450 l eyla P helan 202-415-3845 John Nemeyer 202-276-6351 Ted Beverley 301-728-4338 Melissa Chen 202-744-1235

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