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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Vol. XXII, No. 47

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■ Transportation: Disputed

bike lane remains in proposal

By BRADY HOLT Current Staff Writer

The D.C. Department of Transportation has revised some of its proposed changes to New Mexico Avenue, but some neighbors remain concerned about plans for a northbound bicycle lane.

By revising plans around New Mexico’s intersection with Garfield Street — eliminating proposals for a left-turn lane and pedestrian safety improvements there — the agency was able to preserve a dozen parking spaces it otherwise would have eliminated as part of the project. The department still intends to eliminate two parking spaces on New Mexico closer to Nebraska Avenue that neighbors had said were creating a traffic bottleneck.

When the agency’s Mike Goodno discussed the plans at a community meeting at Sutton Towers Monday night, the first resident to speak was furious about a significant loss of parking. When Goodno said the change had been made, she replied, “Thank you very much” and raised no further objections. Other concerns remain, though. Many residents at the meeting said they worry a bike lane would See Lane/Page 15

Group seeks OK for Halcyon House use By ELIZABETH WIENER Current Staff Writer

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Twins Ryan and Jordan Strike, 4, enjoyed having their faces painted by Barbara Scheeler during Saturday’s annual Burleith summer picnic at the 37th Street park.

The S&R Foundation, now delighting visitors with its intimate concerts and recitals at the historic Evermay estate, has laid out very different plans for the more recently purchased Halcyon House on Prospect Street in Georgetown. In a new zoning application, the foundation says it wants to make Halcyon House the headquarters for its other major effort: research and collaboration on avoiding and managing catastrophes and natural disasters like the earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan two years ago. The D.C. Board of Zoning Adjustment will hear the case for nonprofit use of the storied brick mansion on Sept. 10, when the foundation will discuss its planned measures to prevent an objectionable impact on the community. The application is also on the Georgetown See Halcyon/Page 20

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The S&R Foundation wants to make the Halcyon House the headquarters for its work on avoiding and managing catastrophes and natural disasters.

Fine arts panel endorses monument entry space

Guy Mason users urge city to open center on Sundays


■ Recreation:

ANC backs idea as potential pilot project

Current Staff Writer

After numerous fits and starts, the National Park Service appears close to achieving an acceptable plan for screening visitors to one of its most cherished but vulnerable structures: the Washington Monument. Plans tentatively approved by the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts last week would add a glassy, rectangular security facility to the eastern base of the storied obelisk. The design that won conceptual approval would be about 17 feet tall and slightly wider, with room inside for 25 visitors at a time to queue up for screening and then enter through the monument’s original front door. “It’s a little box on the east side,” as architect Hany Hassan described it, saying it would respect “the simplicity of the iconic structure.”


By ALIX PIANIN Rendering courtesy of National Park Service

Newly approved plans call for a glassy visitor screening structure at the Washington Monument’s base. Earlier concepts didn’t clear design reviews.

That plan was one of four presented to the commission last Thursday. The commissioners rejected two plans for simple glass cubes, as well as one for a rectangular structure with a ceramic panel set into one side, which they found too fussy. See Monument/Page 12


Strip club to reopen but ABC Board will review operations — Page 3

Maret’s Andrew Culp wins D.C. Gatorade Award — Page 11

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Glover Park’s Guy Mason Recreation Center may add Sunday hours to its schedule if some community members get their wish. Instructors, volunteers and benefactors of the community facility are pursuing a pilot program to keep the center open seven days a week. The extra day would allow for more course and activity offerings for the

neighborhood and provide an extra venue space for parties and events, they say. And proponents say the program could cost D.C. nothing — and even lead to a slight uptick in city revenue. In 2011, the city completed a $4 million renovation of the facility, which boasts multipurpose rooms, renovated classrooms, art studios and pottery workshops. Located at 3600 Calvert St. NW, Guy Mason is one of only two community centers under the D.C. Department of Parks and Recreation to offer adultSee Center/Page 10



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Developer says any project would include Steak ’n Egg By ELIZABETH WIENER Current Staff Writer

Raze applications posted last week for three low-scale Tenleytown buildings caused quite a bit of heartburn, especially from patrons of the beloved Steak ’n Egg at 4700 Wisconsin Ave., who feared their favorite 24-hour greasy spoon might be going out of business. But developer Frank Economides, who now owns the three properties, assured reporters from other media outlets that he intends to preserve and even expand Osman & Joe’s Steak ’n Egg Kitchen, perhaps within a larger building he would construct on the three-lot site. Economides did not return a call for comment from The Current, but D.C. property records show that his company, 47th Avenue LLC, bought the Steak ‘n Egg property at the corner of Wisconsin and Chesapeake Street in 2004 for $1 million. The company acquired 4702 and 4704 Wisconsin, both part of a dilapidated two-story commercial building, for $1.5 million each in April. That building is now vacant. Zoning maps show that all three properties are zoned to allow a maximum lot occupancy of 100 percent and a maximum building height of 50 feet. Economides did not reveal specific design plans to reporters or to the Tenleytown advisory neigh-

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Developer Frank Economides owns the restaurant site and two adjacent buildings.

borhood commission. “The ANC has not received any notifications that our opinion will be solicited,� said commission chair Jonathan Bender, who also represents the immediate area. But Osman Barrie and Joe Vamboi, who own the Steak ’n Egg and its popular patio, told American University’s student newspaper, The Eagle, that they have long been hoping to expand. The pair, both immigrants from Sierra Leone, met while working at the restaurant, according to their website, and purchased the outlet when the franchise that owned it collapsed.

ABC Board allows nightclub to reopen but sets limitations By DEIRDRE BANNON Current Staff Writer

JP’s in Glover Park reopened Friday, but with some restrictions on how the strip club can operate, following an Alcoholic Beverage Control Board ruling last week. At a fact-finding hearing last Wednesday, the board voted unanimously that JP’s could not yet use its five new tabletop stages and two alcoves for private dances because they constitute a “substantial change� to the establishment. JP’s must first file an application with the board seeking approval for those changes. In the meantime, the board allowed the club at 2412 Wisconsin Ave. to open with the use of its two original stages. The board will now issue two placards for JP’s: one to address the substantial change, and another that was automatically triggered with the release of the JP’s liquor license from a dormant period of “safekeeping.� Those placards will be in place for 45 days to notify the community, which will have the right to protest both the substantial change and the liquor license renewal. There has been long-standing

community concern about JP’s, most notably from the Glover Park advisory neighborhood commission, as some residents argue that the strip club is no longer appropriate in what has become an increasingly familyfriendly neighborhood. The tabletop stages and private alcoves exacerbated those concerns because some feared the new setup would easily lend itself to illegal physical contact between dancers and customers. JP’s first opened in 1986, but it closed in 2008 after a fire gutted the establishment. New owners purchased the club last year, and community members have been fighting its reopening ever since. Paul Kadlick, who serves as the registered agent for JP’s owners in alcohol matters, said the club plans to file the substantial change application this week, and “expects to be successful.� He called the board’s Wednesday ruling “a big victory for JP’s� because it granted the club permission to reopen after more than five years. He stated that the tabletop stages and private alcove areas are allowed under the city’s zoning regulations and those of the Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration, but said See License/Page 12

GWU to renovate former Howard Johnson’s By ALIX PIANIN Current Staff Writer

George Washington University intends to gut and heavily renovate the former Howard Johnson’s hotel on Virginia Avenue that it uses as a graduate student dormitory, according to university officials. Officials discussed the future of the Hall on Virginia Avenue, or “HOVA,� at last Wednesday’s Foggy Bottom/West End advisory neighborhood commission meeting, emphasizing that the plans are preliminary at this stage. The school has completed a feasibility study for the project and is now in the process of hiring an architect, university spokesperson Michelle Sherrard wrote in an email to The Current. The project team will complete a comprehensive design and engineering review of the building and then demolish the exterior skin and interior finishes down to the building’s base structure, according to Sherrard. That work will likely start next summer. The Howard Johnson’s at 2601 Virginia Ave. was briefly in the media spotlight in the 1970s when authorities learned that Watergate burglars had taken rooms there — 419 and 723 — that looked out onto the Democratic National Committee headquarters across the street. But “the character of the hotel has been significantly changed over time,� said Sherrard, and “previous alterations have already removed the significant characteristics of the era.� Students living in the HOVA dorm — which the

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The university bought the former hotel in 1999.

university acquired in 1999 — have long complained about the building’s lacking quality, and several years ago they petitioned school administrators to address “poor living conditions,� according to the GW Hatchet, the university student newspaper. The renovated building will feature about 120 residential units, a combination of studios, onebedrooms and two-bedrooms, Sherrard said. The building will house 170 to 185 graduate students and faculty members. (Currently, HOVA houses approximately 191 people.) The school announced its renovation plans last month, and they were first reported by the Hatchet. The university’s board of trustees has approved $2 million for planning and design work; Sherrard said See Dorm/Page 10

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District Digest Metro boosts bus service in Northwest

Improvements to Metrobus service along several Northwest routes will take effect Sunday, according to a news release from the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority. To reduce crowding and improve on-time performance, Metro will add trips to weekday morning service on route 32 (Penn-

sylvania Avenue) and route 63 (Takoma-Petworth). Schedule adjustments on other lines are coming in response to changes in ridership or to reflect current traffic conditions. In Northwest the affected service includes routes 42 and 43 (Mount Pleasant), daily; route 63 (Takoma-Petworth), weekdays; and route D5 (MacArthur Boulevard-Georgetown), weekdays. New timetables are available

aboard buses and on, according to the release.

Keegan Theatre buys Church Street venue

The Keegan Theatre has closed on its purchase of the Church Street Theater in Dupont Circle, with renovations and modernization of the building slated to begin in spring 2014, according to a news release. The theater company did not

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announce the purchase price but said it paid fair market value. The District’s current assessment for the property is $1.6 million. After hosting a truncated season that will include Neil Simon’s “The Sunshine Boys,� Gore Vidal’s “The Best Man� and the musical “Hair,� the theater will go dark for six months to complete the facilities work. Keegan is embarking on a $2 million fundraising campaign to pay for the planned renovations, which will include building out a new basement level with rehearsal and community space, storage, expanded dressing rooms and restrooms. Located at 1742 Church St., the building will now be known as the Andrew Keegan Theatre.

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Restaurant group hands out awards

Northwest hot spots ranked among the winners Sunday evening when the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington handed out its annual RAMMY awards. Adams Morgan’s Mintwood

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Place was named Best New Restaurant, and Blue Duck Tavern in the West End won honors as Fine Dining Restaurant of the Year, according to a news release. Dupont Circle’s C.F. Folks Restaurant was Casual Restaurant of the Year. Two 14th Street spots won titles — Estadio was honored as Upscale Casual Restaurant of the Year, and Bar Pilar was dubbed Hottest Restaurant Bar Scene. And P.J. Clarke’s, just a few blocks from the White House, won honors as the top Power Spot. Fabio Trabocchi, chef/owner at Fiola downtown (and the forthcoming Fiola Mare at Georgetown’s Washington Harbour), was named Chef of the Year. Ashok Bajaj, owner of the Knightsbridge Restaurant Group, which includes Rasika and 701, was declared Restaurateur of the Year.

Norton urges NPS to ban smoking in parks

D.C. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton is calling on the National Park Service to ban smoking on its parkland in the District. Legislation is pending before the D.C. Council regarding a possible ban near city playgrounds, but Norton noted that most parkland in the District is controlled by the National Park Service. “Many find smoking in parks to be incompatible with enjoying the fresh air and recreation afforded by our many parks here,� Norton says in a news release. “In a city with high rates of bronchitis and asthma, the parks ought to be a refuge from smoking.�

Calypso St. Barth coming to M Street

Women’s apparel and luxury goods store Calypso St. Barth will open a 2,700-square-foot store in Georgetown next year. The company, which began as a resort-wear boutique and grew to a “luxury lifestyle brand,� according to a news release, has signed a 10-year lease for a space at 3307 M St. that previously housed an AT&T Wireless store and Salon Rafik. A grand opening of the shop is expected in early spring 2014. It will be the first D.C. outpost for Calypso St. Barth, which has boutiques in 11 states and on the island for which it is named.


In the June 19 issue, an article about Sibley Memorial Hospital’s new addition listed inaccurate building heights for the project. The new patient facility will be seven floors above ground and two below grade, while the new Emergency Department wing will be one story. The Current regrets the errors. As a matter of policy, The Current corrects all errors of substance. To report an error, call the managing editor at 202-567-2011.

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Logistical questions linger for School Without Walls By DEIRDRE BANNON Current Staff Writer

With just two months remaining before School Without Walls opens its doors as a newly merged preschool-through-high school, many parents are worried that too many details of the process remain unknown. The merger was announced six months ago as a way to protect the West End’s Francis-Stevens Education Campus from closure while offering overflow space and extra amenities to Foggy Bottom’s School Without Walls magnet high school. Now, one chief concern is that a task force on the merger — which was formed in part to determine how the high school can best make use of the Francis-Stevens space at

2425 N St. — has not begun meeting this month as promised. Another fear is that unexpectedly low enrollment in preschool through middle school grades could crimp the newly combined School Without Walls budget, hurting the high school. One of the biggest changes for Walls is that principal Richard Trogisch will oversee both campuses, a plan that has caused considerable concern among parents who didn’t want to see the high school left without its own principal. At the urging of the Walls Local School Advisory Team, D.C. Public Schools took initial steps to set up a task force to establish clear guidelines and expectations for the school’s administration, headed by Jennifer Smith, former principal of See Walls/Page 20

The week ahead Wednesday, June 26

The D.C. Department of Transportation will host a meeting of the moveDC Transportation Plan Advisory Committee from 6 to 8 p.m. in the chambers of the National Capital Planning Commission, Suite 500, 401 9th St. NW (enter from the North Lobby). ■ The University of the District of Columbia Community-Campus Task Force will meet at 6:30 p.m. in Room A-03, Building 44, University of the District of Columbia, 4200 Connecticut Ave. NW. For details contact Thomas E. Redmond at 202-274-5622 or ■ The D.C. Sierra Club will host a public forum on “D.C. Smart Grid — What’s the Benefit?” The meeting will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Sierra Club’s eighth-floor offices at 50 F St. NW. Reservations are required; visit dcsmartgridforum.

Thursday, June 27

The D.C. Historic Preservation Review Board will hold its monthly meeting at 9 a.m. in Room 220 South, One Judiciary Square, 441 4th St. NW. Agenda items include consideration of landmark applications for the George M. Lightfoot House at 1329 Missouri Ave. NW and the Sterrett Residence at 3530 Springland Lane NW. ■ The D.C. Department of Transportation will hold a public meeting to discuss the development of a long-term plan to remove accessibility barriers on D.C. sidewalks for persons with disabilities. The meeting will be held from 10:30 a.m. to noon in Room A-5, Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G St. NW. ■ The D.C. Department of Transportation will hold a DC Streetcar Community Information Fair. The “open house”-style event will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H St. NE.

Saturday, June 29

The Palisades Community Church will host an American Red Cross blood drive from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 5200 Cathedral Ave. NW. To schedule an appointment, visit and look up ZIP code 20016 under “Find a blood drive near you.”

Monday, July 1

The D.C. Council Committee on Transportation and the Environment will hold a public hearing on District’s streetcar system. The hearing will begin at 11:30 a.m. in Room 500 of the John A. Wilson Building, 1350 Pennsylvania Ave. NW.

Tuesday, July 2

The D.C. Council Committee on Education will hear government witnesses testify on six school-related bills, including the Individual School Accountability Act of 2013, the Focused Student Achievement Act of 2013 and the Public Education Governance Improvement Act of 2013. The hearing will begin at 9 a.m. in Room 412 of the John A. Wilson Building, 1350 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. ■ The D.C. Council Committee of the Whole will hold a public roundtable on the D.C. zoning regulations review. The hearing will begin at 10:30 a.m. in Room 500 of the John A. Wilson Building, 1350 Pennsylvania Ave. NW.

Wednesday, July 3

The D.C. Council Committee on Education will hold a public hearing to hear public witnesses testify on the Unified Public Education Lottery Act of 2013 and the Comprehensive Planning and Utilization of School Facilities Act of 2013. The hearing will begin at 9 a.m. in Room 412 of the John A. Wilson Building, 1350 Pennsylvania Ave. NW.

Gray talks statehood, other issues with Dems Current Staff Report In a wide-ranging address before the Ward 3 Democratic Committee last week, Mayor Vincent Gray called for congressional hearings on statehood, criticized the D.C. Council for not acting on his proposed campaign finance reform and shared concerns that Walmart could drop some of its planned D.C. stores. On statehood, the mayor said residents should capitalize on recent support from U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid — shared during the dedication of a statue of Frederick Douglass in the U.S.

Capitol last week — and urge the Senate to hold hearings on the issue. In fact, Sen. Tom Carper, D-Del., who introduced D.C. statehood legislation and heads the Senate’s homeland security committee, has pledged to do so. “We’ve never had a hearing” on statehood, said Gray. “[Reid] has opened the door. ... Let’s walk through it.” Still, Gray noted that there is no ready path. “I’m not sure we have a real enduring strategy for getting statehood,” he said. When only a few people turn out See Gray/Page 15



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Police Report This is a listing of reports taken from June 17 through 23 by the Metropolitan Police Department in local police service areas.

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Theft from auto â– 400-499 block, 12th St.; 10:39 a.m. June 17. Theft â–  1000-1099 block, F St.; 4:13 p.m. June 18. â–  900-999 block, F St.; 9:33 p.m. June 18. â–  900-999 block, Massachusetts Ave.; 3:13 a.m. June 20. â–  1000-1099 block, F St.; 4:14 p.m. June 20. â–  1000-1099 block, F St.; 5 p.m. June 20. â–  1100-1199 block, G St.; 8:21 p.m. June 20. â–  900-999 block, K St.; 10 a.m. June 22. â–  1100-1199 block, Pennsylvania Ave.; 3 p.m. June 22. â–  1200-1299 block, G St.; 4 p.m. June 22. â–  1000-1099 block, F St.; 7:45 p.m. June 23.

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Robbery â– 600-699 block, H St.; 9 p.m. June 17. â–  800-899 block, 5th St.; 5:30 p.m. June 18. â–  H and 7th streets; 10:19 p.m. June 20. â–  400-499 block, 7th St.; 3 p.m. June 21. Assault with a dangerous weapon â–  400-499 block, Massachusetts Ave.; 1 p.m. June 17 (with knife). â–  6th and H streets; 2:30 a.m. June 18. â–  700-899 block, Pennsylvania Ave.; 2:20 p.m. June 19. Theft â–  400-499 block, 8th St.; 12:47 p.m. June 17. â–  700-799 block, 7th St.; 5:19 p.m. June 17. â–  300-399 block, 7th St.; 4:05 p.m. June 18. â–  400-499 block, L St.; 6:12 p.m. June 18. â–  600-699 block, Pennsylvania Ave.; 1:46 p.m. June 19. â–  700-799 block, 7th St.; 7:28 p.m. June 19. â–  400-499 block, K St.; 8:48 p.m. June 19. â–  700-799 block, 6th St.; 12:18 p.m. June 20. â–  700-799 block, 7th St.; 3:05 p.m. June 20. â–  400-499 block, L St.; 4:30 p.m. June 20. â–  700-799 block, 7th St.; 8:48 p.m. June 20. â–  7th and G streets; 8:40 p.m. June 21. â–  700-799 block, 7th St.; 9:08 p.m. June 21. â–  400-499 block, Massachu-

setts Ave.; 2:57 p.m. June 22. â– 800-899 block, 7th St.; 5 p.m. June 22. â–  700-899 block, K St.; 4:35 a.m. June 23. â–  904-999 block, 6th St.; 7:05 a.m. June 23. â–  700-799 block, 7th St.; 12:40 p.m. June 23.

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Burglary â– 3300-3499 block, Runnymede Place; 4:28 a.m. June 18. â–  3300-3499 block, Runnymede Place; 7:49 a.m. June 18. â–  3500-3599 block, Rittenhouse Street; 8:24 a.m. June 18. Theft from auto â–  3700-3799 block, McKinley St.; 9:36 a.m. June 19.

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Robbery â– 4500-4599 block, 40th St.; 11:20 a.m. June 19. Theft from auto â–  4000-4099 block, Ellicott St.; 11:25 a.m. June 20. â–  4315-4399 block, 44th St.; 8:57 a.m. June 21. Theft â–  4300-4326 block, Wisconsin Ave.; 6:39 p.m. June 17. â–  3700-3799 block, Davenport St.; 5 p.m. June 18. â–  4500-4537 block, Wisconsin Ave.; 6:15 p.m. June 18. â–  5300-5399 block, Wisconsin Ave.; 8:48 p.m. June 18. â–  4500-4537 block, Wisconsin Ave.; 8:54 p.m. June 18. â–  4800-4899 block, Wisconsin Ave.; 4:15 p.m. June 21. â–  4500-4537 block, Wisconsin Ave.; 4:23 p.m. June 21. â–  4500-4599 block, Fort Drive; 4:50 p.m. June 21. â–  5300-5399 block, Wisconsin Ave.; 1:05 p.m. June 22.

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Theft from auto â– 2500-2899 block, Upton St.; 10:02 p.m. June 19. Theft â–  4300-4449 block, Connecticut Ave.; 7 p.m. June 18. â–  2900-2999 block, Van Ness St.; 12:05 a.m. June 21. â–  4200-4399 block, Connecticut Ave.; 8:38 p.m. June 22.

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Burglary â– 2301-2499 block, Wisconsin Ave.; 6:16 a.m. June 17.

â– 3200-3299 block, Connecticut Ave.; 1:16 a.m. June 21. â–  3526-3599 block, W Place; 12:32 p.m. June 22. Theft from auto â–  42nd Street and Tunlaw Road; 7:28 a.m. June 17. â–  42nd Street and Tunlaw Road; 8:48 a.m. June 17. â–  2800-2899 block, New Mexico Ave.; 9:13 a.m. June 17. â–  2300-2499 block, 40th St.; 2:08 p.m. June 17. â–  34th Place and Garfield Street; 3:25 p.m. June 18. â–  Cleveland Avenue and 30th Street; 5:46 p.m. June 22. â–  2200-2399 block, 39th St.; 1:29 p.m. June 23. Theft â–  3600-3699 block, 38th St.; 3:26 p.m. June 17. â–  2900-3099 block, Cathedral Ave.; 3:31 p.m. June 21. â–  2400-2798 block, Calvert St.; 8:28 p.m. June 23.

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Wesley Heights / Foxhall

Assault with a dangerous weapon â– 4625-4639 block, Q St.; 9:58 a.m. June 21. Theft from auto â–  4800-4899 block, Upton St.; 7:19 a.m. June 21. â–  4500-4599 block, Potomac Ave.; 10:23 a.m. June 22. Theft â–  5100-5199 block, Sherier Place; 1:43 p.m. June 17. â–  4500-4599 block, Q Lane; 11:46 p.m. June 19.

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Burglary â– 1350-1422 block, Wisconsin Ave.; 9:45 p.m. June 20. â–  1600-1699 block, 29th St.; 2:30 p.m. June 22. Theft from auto â–  1600-1642 block, 31st St.; 6:14 a.m. June 23. â–  2700-2899 block, Virginia Ave.; 12:35 p.m. June 23. Theft â–  1350-1422 block, Wisconsin Ave.; 12:42 a.m. June 17. â–  3200-3277 block, M St.; 11:40 a.m. June 17. â–  3200-3247 block, O St.; 12:19 p.m. June 17. â–  3600-3699 block, O St.; 1:39 p.m. June 17. â–  3808-3899 block, Reservoir Road; 3 p.m. June 17. â–  3400-3500 block, Water St.; 7:04 p.m. June 18. â–  1402-1442 block, Wisconsin Ave.; 12:43 p.m. June 19. â–  3000-3049 block, M St.; 6:20 p.m. June 19. â–  1000-1025 block, Wisconsin Ave.; 8:35 p.m. June 19. â–  3200-3277 block, M St.;

1:41 p.m. June 20. ■1000-1003 block, Thomas Jefferson St.; 1:39 p.m. June 21. ■ 3300-3347 block, M St.; 6:04 p.m. June 21. ■ 3900-4399 block, Reservoir Road; 7:30 p.m. June 21. ■ 3600-3799 block, Prospect St.; 9:14 a.m. June 22. ■ 3000-3091 block, K St.; 12:50 p.m. June 22. ■ 3100-3199 block, K St.; 3:27 p.m. June 22. ■ 1234-1299 block, Wisconsin Ave.; 4:29 p.m. June 22. ■ 2800-2899 block, Pennsylvania Ave.; 5:51 p.m. June 22. ■ 3300-3399 block, Cady’s Alley; 7:55 p.m. June 22. ■ 3100-3199 block, M St.; 7:45 p.m. June 23.

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Georgetown stalwart receives posthumous honor from business group Current Staff Report The Georgetown Business Association has granted one of its founding members a Lifetime Achievement Award for his work enhancing the neighborhood, documenting community history and operating a historic local hardware store. James Weaver, who died in April at 81, ran the W.T. Weaver & Sons hardware store at 1208 Wisconsin Ave., which his grandfather

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Charter options

Six years after District officials overhauled governance of the city’s public schools, Mayor Vincent Gray and D.C. Council members are looking at ways to improve student performance and access to quality schools. Next week, the D.C. Committee on Education will begin a series of public hearings on various proposals introduced by Mayor Gray and at-large Council member David Catania, the committee’s chair. These bills demand a serious look prior to adoption — due both to the urgent need to improve educational opportunities and to the risk that even well-intended ideas could disrupt current reform efforts. Nonetheless, we do believe that some of the legislative proposals could help accelerate the educational reforms of recent years. One idea in particular stuck out for us in the mayor’s lengthy policy speech last week: “We must make it easier for charter schools that want to be neighborhood schools.” The debate over the creation of a neighborhood preference for charter school enrollment is both contentious and long-standing, but the mayor’s proposal is much more specific. It would create an option for a charter school to offer a neighborhood preference for nearby students. Schools chartered by the chancellor — a power that would be granted by another section of the bill — could become “schools of right in high-need neighborhoods.” Not all charter schools would be eligible to gain that authority. Under the mayor’s proposal, the neighborhood preference would have to benefit students from neighborhoods designated as “having a critical gap between the demand for high quality educational opportunities and the availability of such options.” The case-by-case review of a school’s request would involve the deputy mayor for education, the executive director of the Public Charter School Board, the chancellor of the D.C. Public Schools and the state superintendent of education. We support the thrust of the mayor’s proposal. It seems to fit with a fundamental aspect of charter schools — allowing educators the greatest freedom possible to serve their students. We would encourage the addition of a hybrid model to allow a proportion of neighborhood students while keeping a citywide lottery in place for others. We would also like to hear why neighborhood preference should be allowed only in areas with a shortage of high-quality seats. While the multiagency review seems like overkill, some oversight is absolutely necessary. Granting neighborhood preference to too many charter schools would alter the framework of both the D.C. Public Schools and the city’s charter school network. But granting the authority in limited cases is an experiment worth undertaking.

A golden milestone

In 1963, Stuart Davidson saw an opportunity in Washington. Just a year before, alcohol laws had made it impossible to enjoy a glass of whiskey while standing at a bar; liquor was sold only to restaurant patrons seated at tables, and, according to Washingtonian magazine, waiters even had to transport the hard stuff from table to table should a guest wish to visit nearby friends. But in 1962, President Kennedy signed legislation allowing D.C. bars to sell spirits. And a year later, Davidson opened a bar with an accompanying food menu in Georgetown, opining that he would “rather eat at a saloon than drink at a restaurant.” Fifty years later, Clyde’s is still going strong. And last weekend, the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington honored the local institution for its five decades in business. The association gave Clyde’s the 2013 Honorary Milestone RAMMY Award, which honors local restaurants and association members that have been in business for at least 50 years. The award puts Clyde’s in good company: Neighbor Martin’s Tavern won it in 2009, and U Street stalwart Ben’s Chili Bowl was honored in 2008. The Tune Inn and The Monocole in Capitol Hill are also recent honorees. And though the award is particularly aimed at Clyde’s of Georgetown, it’s more than worth mentioning that the institution has become a chain, with 14 sites throughout the region, including in Chinatown and Friendship Heights. Cheers to Clyde’s for quenching Washingtonians’ thirst and satisfying their hunger for half a century.

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Drip, drip, drip …


ike an unrepaired leaky faucet, the federal probe into illegal campaigning and D.C. government corruption is turning into a stream of convictions and court actions — a stream that should make the guilty still out there nervous and send them searching for life preservers. Philadelphia businessman Stanley L. Straughter stood in the court dock on Monday, his hands clasped nervously behind his back, and pleaded guilty to making $132,000 in bogus campaign contributions in his and family members’ names over six years. Those contributions, according to lawyers familiar with the case, were improperly reimbursed by District businessman Jeffrey Thompson, publicly identified only as “Executive A” from “Company A.” Straughter pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor and will be back in court in September. He could face jail time and hefty fines. As he left the court on Monday, Straughter kept a stoic appearance as he walked to his car while his attorney Steven McCool (what a great last name!) stopped to speak briefly with reporters. “Mr. Straughter is a 71-year-old man,” McCool said. “He’s spent his life helping the underserved, here and abroad. He exercised poor judgment, and that’s what brought him here today. But that doesn’t change the fact that he’s a good and decent man and he’s going to continue to cooperate with the government and he’s going to uphold his end of the bargain.” Drip, drip, drip. Straughter is the second person in less than a week to plead guilty in the campaign scheme. More friends and associates of Thompson’s are expected in court in the coming days. Last week, Lee A. Calhoun pleaded guilty to making $160,000 in straw donations — all of which Calhoun’s lawyer said was reimbursed by Thompson. After that plea, U.S. Attorney Ronald Machen said the accounting firm had allowed “an assembly line” of contributions orchestrated by “Executive A.” Even as we write this on Monday, some defense lawyers were saying other friends and associates of “Executive A” could be announced this week. Four people have now pleaded guilty in the fakecontribution scandal. Former D.C. Council member Michael Brown pleaded guilty to accepting cash payments from undercover FBI agents, and also for accepting fake contributions from the alleged Thompson scheme. And last summer, D.C. public relations executive Jeanne Clark Harris pleaded guilty to orchestrating and making thousands of dollars in fake contributions on behalf of Thompson’s scheme.

Drip, drip, drip. The pace of the investigation moved one attorney familiar with the cases to ask how many friends and associates of Thompson have to wind up in court before Thompson will reconsider his (and his lawyer’s) refusal to cooperate in the investigation? The attorney who made that point — who asked not to be identified so he may speak freely about the cases — said that with every conviction, it will be harder and harder for Thompson himself to strike a deal with prosecutors. He’ll watch as his friends and associates, bit players in the campaign finance scheme, see their careers and reputations ruined. That’s typical of the kind of pressure prosecutors will put on reluctant witnesses or someone who may be a focus of an investigation. Thompson has not been charged with any crime, and his lawyer, Brendan Sullivan, declines to speak with reporters about ongoing cases. Drip, drip, drip. Some attorneys believe that before it’s over, Thompson and his scheme may total millions of dollars and affect campaigns across the country. Last week, D.C. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton announced that she had reviewed her campaign files and determined that about $20,000 came from Thompson-related donors. She said that to clear her records she decided to donate the same amount to the nonprofit group DC Vote. Drip, drip, drip. ■ And what of Mayor Gray? The inquiry into the Thompson scheme flows from the initial investigation into how Thompson provided $650,000 for a “shadow campaign” to elect Vincent Gray mayor. NBC4 reported last year that Gray showed up at his campaign headquarters with about $100,000 in checks that were supposedly collected by Thompson. It’s unclear now which of those checks, if any, were real donations or straw donations, lawyers say. Gray has consistently declined to comment on this investigation, saying he’s following the advice of his attorney. But he has generally denied wrongdoing. Drip, drip, drip. ■ Good news. On the positive side of the campaign ledger, former council candidate Elissa Silverman has returned to her post at the DC Fiscal Policy Institute, one of the city’s most influential advocacy groups. Ed Lazere, executive director of the organization, said of Silverman: “Elissa’s campaign is yet another notch on her belt of D.C. experiences, and the things she learned by directly connecting with voters makes her an even stronger employee.” Tom Sherwood, a Southwest resident, is a political reporter for News 4.



Letters to the Editor City’s reversal risks Glover Park safety

The D.C. Department of Transportation’s recent decision to reverse key aspects of the new traffic pattern on Wisconsin Avenue in Glover Park was a big mistake. The new lane patterns were having their desired effect — slowing (but not stopping) traffic, while keeping pedestrians safe. They made Glover Park a safer and more pleasant place to walk for those who live, work and play in our neighborhood, and for the many children who no longer had to take their lives in their hands when crossing Wisconsin Avenue.

That’s why I supported the original changes to the traffic pattern. I was aware of the concerns about cut-through traffic on Tunlaw Road and 37th Street, and that’s why I supported additional modifications — like a narrower 37th Street ramp from Wisconsin Avenue, new stop signs on 37th Street, and a redesigned 37th and Tunlaw intersection — that will make this part of the neighborhood safer. But the reversal threatens to now make southbound traffic worse on Wisconsin, increasing the incentive for cars to cut through on 37th and Tunlaw. It’s disappointing that Ward 2 D.C. Council member Jack Evans (who does not live in Glover Park) was able to successfully force the Transportation Department to make changes that endan-

ger our community. It’s disappointing that Ward 3 Council member Mary Cheh did not do enough to prevent these dangerous changes. And it’s disappointing that the Transportation Department succumbed to political pressure and forced this change on our community without appropriate notice or a rigorous analysis of safety alternatives. Council member Evans, Council member Cheh and D.C. Department of Transportation officials: The challenge is now in your hands. Your actions have made a dangerous stretch of Wisconsin Avenue even less safe. What will you do to improve this situation before another pedestrian is struck and badly injured? Brian A. Cohen Commissioner, ANC 3B05

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Letters to the Editor Transportation plans ignore local residents

Transportation planning is the last refuge of the technocrat. In no other field can a person behind a desk initiate sweeping change without asking the beneficiaries whether they will actually benefit. While a community can spend decades patiently building a neighborhood, the transportation planner’s focus is on newfangled ideas such as bike lanes, car-sharing and mantras like “smart growth.” I was therefore heartened to read in the June 12 edition about the Spring Valley/Wesley Heights advisory neighborhood commission’s attempt to rationalize and push back on the D.C. Department of Transportation’s proposed bike lanes that would impact motorized vehicle traffic and parking. Let’s hope the neighborhood wins out over the city. But the paternalist approach has its adherents, and I see from the news article that one of our own American University Park/Friendship Heights commissioners was on hand to dismiss the concerns of “just one apartment building” and remind the Wesley Heights commissioners of their oath to the city. To those of you in Wesley Heights, we residents of Advisory Neighborhood Commission 3E feel your pain. Martin Offutt Friendship Heights

Greater public input needed on libraries

Shortly before reading Tom Sherwood’s June 5 column on the retirement of Ginnie Cooper as D.C.’s head librarian for the District, I attended a lecture in the Mount Pleasant Library’s meeting room, which I found to be an acoustical disaster. Echoes bounce from wall to wall, and a staff person agreed with several of us that the architect seemed unable to create a listener-friendly space. Some of us missed most of the lecture due to noise pollution. There were many poorly maintained libraries before Ms. Cooper arrived, and her “building bigger is better” campaign sometimes missed the finer points — the things that citizens might suggest. She invigorated the library system; now seems the time to finetune what she accomplished. Then The Current’s June 12 issue told readers decisions are being made rapidly to “kick off” new plans for the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library. The Freelon Group from North Carolina, which “has served as the library system’s architect of record in

recent years,” has come up with concepts for a giant alteration to that library, and planning is moving forward without much notice from the citizens who will be using this facility. Many residents worked to save this building, which was finally given historic landmark protection that prevented its destruction. Some may not like MLK’s Bauhaus style, but it is a landmark in the history of modern art and design. Architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe was a member of that significant group of architects experimenting in the Bauhaus style. Unfortunately the upper floors he envisioned were never built and the flexibility he created in the open spaces was never adequately addressed. Now are we expected to hand this icon over to the Freelon Group without meaningful opportunity for the residents of the city to join in the process? And then, once the plans have been developed, “the people” will be asked to get involved? Isn’t that a little backward, just as Robin Diener, director of the Library Renaissance Project, is quoted as saying in The Current’s article? Mary Jane Owen

Portland’s new parking minimums are not a model for D.C.’s zoning update proposal. A city with no recent history of mandating parking structures or surface lots, Portland’s new parking minimums affect only new buildings with more than 30 units. D.C., by comparison, has required parking lot construction by law for decades with no discretion based upon community need. The result is scattershot parking surpluses that the zoning update will correct going forward. The lesson of Portland is the need for better curbside parking management, not requiring developers to build more parking. If anything, our parking minimums have created neighborhoods throughout D.C. that have half-empty lots for much of the day or night. With an updated zoning code, new buildings will be able to share existing parking, build an amount of parking that is suitable for that location, and better address our changing city where more than a third of residents do not own a car. Today’s D.C. needs smarter parking management, not an Eisenhower-era government mandate for parking structures. Abigail Zenner Member, Ward3Vision Steering Committee

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Article on sculpture Portland parking vote left out artist’s name not example for D.C. The Current’s June 19 story Sally MacDonald’s recent letter [“Portland parking woes offer lessons,” June 5] lacked some important details about both the D.C. Office of Planning’s zoning proposal and the new parking minimums in Oregon. The Portland reversal on parking minimums was a reflection of politics, not failed policy. In addition, the new parking minimums in Portland mandate much less parking than the current zoning update from the D.C. Office of Planning would. Portland’s reversal was a reaction to the growing and changing Richmond neighborhood and the perception that curbside parking is scarce. The neighborhood does not have residential parking permits but could have requested such a program to limit visitor parking and overnight parking. In a Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability survey, most residents reported parking on the street one to two blocks from their homes with little time spent looking for parking. It isn’t clear that a parking problem exists there. As long as parking is free on every street in the area, no matter how much garage parking new buildings have, many people will find it more convenient and cheaper to park on the street. Only additional on-street parking restrictions, or charging market value for spaces, will address this problem.

about the installation of the Frederick Douglass statue at the Capitol failed to mention the artist, Steven Weitzman. The sculptor was chosen from several local applicants by the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities. The politics surrounding the installation of the statue is interesting, but so is the art. Mariah Josephy President Emeritus and Board Member, Washington Sculptors Group

Field School can’t host holiday viewing

The Field School wants to let people know that our campus — where so many of our neighbors and friends have come to enjoy the July Fourth fireworks for the last 10 years — will not be available for that purpose this year. We are working on a construction project (which will be continuing for next year’s Fourth of July as well) that makes our terrace and back lawn dangerous and unavailable for viewing the show. We have loved hosting this wonderful community in the past and look forward to doing so again in the future. Our school community wishes everyone a wonderful Independence Day! Will Layman Director of Institutional Advancement, The Field School

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DORM: GWU graduate hall, formerly a Howard Johnson’s hotel, is slated for gutting

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the board will be asked to approve the final plan and budget in May 2014. Early media reports on the plans for HOVA had suggested that the university intended to raze the dorm, which officials said was never the intent. “It’s not a demolition. It would be repurposed ‌ for graduate housing,â€? university community relations director Britany Waddell said at the neighborhood commission meeting last week.

In her email, Sherrard wrote that the building will be gutted and “the base structure will be retained and incorporated into the renovated building.� The scale of the work has concerned some Watergate residents who worry about the HOVA project overlapping with extensive renovations planned at the Watergate Hotel at 2650 Virginia Ave., according to Foggy Bottom Association board member Marina Stretznewski. Stretznewski also said many residents have expressed concerns about students con-

tinuing to place items on and hang objects off their balconies, a longtime annoyance for their Watergate neighbors. Still, Watergate residents have reminisced about convenient dining at the old Howard Johnson’s restaurant, Stretznewski said, and might encourage the university to make space for businesses at the site. “It would be interesting to contemplate some kind of retail there if that’s doable, and coordinate that with the effort to bring back more retail to the Watergate,� said Stretznewski. “They might ‘cross-pollinate’ each other.�

Neighborhood commission chair Florence Harmon shared this sentiment, saying at last week’s meeting that commissioners had told the university that they would “really like to have some good retail� in the new development. Sherrard said retail space — which would require additional zoning review — is not currently included in the plans, but the project’s final scope will be decided during the design process over the next year. Staff writer Brady Holt contributed to this article.

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focused, fee-based classes, and the art, dance and fitness courses are popular in the neighborhood. But John Kerr, who has been teaching pottery classes at Guy Mason for almost four years, said the schedules at the community center make some courses and activities inaccessible to residents. Many classes take place in the evenings, making attendance difficult or impossible for anyone with a night job or family or evening obligations. And Guy Mason tends to have few classes on Saturdays, which many folks set aside to run errands anyway, he noted. Kerr began to research community centers in other major cities — Richmond, Baltimore, Boston and New York City — and found that many offer Sunday hours. But friends told him he would never be able to secure funding from the D.C. government to keep Guy Mason open an extra day a week. Dan Melman, president of the Friends of Guy Mason Recreation Center, was impressed by Kerr’s research and thought the idea of opening up the center for full weekends dovetailed with Mayor Vincent Gray’s PlayDC initiative, a recent effort to modernize the District’s play areas. “For many working families — that play happens on weekends, and a structure like the Guy Mason Recreation Center is ideal for hosting weekend classes and functions,� Melman wrote in an email. But he also balked at the idea of a “tradeoff� — shuttering a different day of operations at Guy Mason to open Sundays. “Recreation doesn’t take a day off.� But after making initial inquiries with the parks department, Melman learned that the only facilities the department keeps open seven days a week are aquatic centers. “Whenever someone says, ‘It’s never been done before,’ well, good! We’ll do a pilot program!� Melman said in an interview. And then, a stroke of luck. Kerr had a chance encounter with Mayor Gray, who stopped by Guy Mason as part of the annual Glover Park Day festival earlier this month. Gray was admiring a set of student ceramics Kerr had put on display when the mayor mentioned that the city

planned to start opening certain libraries on Sundays. “I told him, ‘The community center needs to be open on Sundays,’â€? Kerr said — and Gray seemed enthusiastic about the idea. The message was passed from the mayor’s office to JesĂşs Aguirre, director of the Parks and Recreation Department, and Guy Mason advocates have a meeting with Aguirre scheduled for early July, said Kerr. Melman said he and other members of the Friends group have also pitched the initiative to D.C. Council members Mary Cheh (Ward 3), Muriel Bowser (Ward 4) and Phil Mendelson (chairman), all of whom have seemed receptive. Earlier this month, the Glover Park/Cathedral Heights advisory neighborhood commission unanimously passed a resolution supporting Sunday hours. The resolution highlighted some of the less obvious benefits the Guy Mason center offers to the community. Seniors — especially those without air conditioning — cool off in the building during hot summers; game enthusiasts meet to play bridge and pinochle; and children playing Sunday baseball games outside need to use the restroom facilities. Commissioners also urged the parks department to use Guy Mason as a model when considering Sunday hours at centers across the city. Kerr and Melman don’t see how the Sunday openings could cost the District extra. The electricity and air conditioning runs in the Guy Mason building Sundays even when it’s closed, they say. And if the center is able to offer more classes, Kerr said, they’ll be able to collect more course fees — all of which, by law, go back to the D.C. government. Guy Mason could also be rented out for events, another potential source of revenue — albeit modest — for the District. Melman shot down the idea that the pilot program would require staffers to work more hours, though he admitted that it might require some employee “reshufflingâ€? and changing of work schedules. “It’s almost a no-brainer. All the facilities are there, the air conditioning is on whether anyone is in the building or not — why not use these services that are provided?â€? said Joe Fiorillo, a neighborhood commissioner for Glover Park/Cathedral Heights.


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Maret pitcher earns Gatorade award By BRIAN KAPUR Current Staff Writer

When Andrew Culp was on the mound for Maret this season, his teammates would shout encouragement, calling him “A.C.” Though the nickname comes from his initials, it might as well refer to his coolness under pressure. Culp posted a perfect 6-0 record while the Frogs went 26-4 overall. The senior pitcher helped lift Maret to its second straight D.C. Classic baseball championship and third consecutive Mid-Atlantic Conference crown. In recognition of his fantastic season, Culp was named this year’s Gatorade D.C. Baseball Player of the Year. He found out he won the title on May 28, before the city tournament, but he waited to earn that last crown before celebrating. “It didn’t mean much to me until we won the city championship,” Culp said. “Now that we took care of business, it’s an incredible award. I just worked so hard, and that was one of my goals coming into Maret.” The award is given annually to the top baseball player in each state and the District. Past local winners have included former St. John’s players Danny O’Donnell, Michael Bowie and L.J. Hoes, as well as Gonzaga’s Mark Williams and St. Albans’ Matt Bowman and Danny Hultzen. “To be in company with them is an honor,” said Culp. He earned that honor by filling up the stat sheet. The pitcher posted a pair of no-hitters and racked up 76 strikeouts while posting a 1.74 ERA in his 41.1 innings. He used a variety of pitches to mow down batters — fastballs, two-seam and four-seam splitters, and a curveball — and focused on making his fastball and off-speed curveball look identical coming out to confuse batters. At the plate he was just as effective, with a 3.91 batting average, 28 RBIs and 24

runs. But the numbers and technique hardly define the player, according to Frogs coach Antoine Williams. “He’s been our No. 1 guy on the mound,” Williams said. “He battles and he competes. I tell him that he’s going to be successful because he hates losing more than he likes winning.” And Culp credits the coach as a big factor in his development. “Coach Williams is one of the best coaches in the area,” he said. “His passion is probably unmatched by any other coaches. He’s our coach, but he’s also one of our best friends. He’s the best coach you could ask for. He really pushes you to get better.” Williams said the seniors on this year’s team are the “winningest” in the school’s history. The coach cited Culp’s transfer to Maret from MAC foe Potomac School prior to his sophomore season as a major turning point for the program. “Culp really was the last piece of the puzzle,” Williams said. “A lot of these guys were at Maret when he came.” That final piece was put in place by fellow senior Jonathan Korobkin, who grew up playing baseball with Culp. When Korobkin heard that his friend wanted to leave Potomac after

Sports Desk Visitation sophomore wins award

Visitation sophomore Emily Kaplan was named the Gatorade D.C. Track and Field Player of the Year last Wednesday, according to a news release. This is the second Gatorade award Kaplan has won this school year; she claimed the cross-country award last fall. The sophomore blew past the competition all spring in long-distance events. She won the grueling 1,600-meter and 3,200-meter races — and set ISL records in both events

his freshman year, he immediately became a recruiter and talked Culp into donning the green and black. “I was like, ‘You’re coming to Maret,’” said Korobkin. The connection between the two made it an easy switch. “Jonathan would always talk about him and give us the scouting report,” said Williams. “Jonathan made it an easy transition for Culp at Maret. Being familiar with each other and helping him adjust to the way we play ball at Maret was pretty easy.” The duo of Korobkin and Culp, who have been together since Little League, will break up next spring. Culp will be playing at the college level at Tulane University while Korobkin heads to the University of Delaware. “His dad and my dad coached together for years,” said Culp. “Our families have been really close. It’s been Jonathan and I since we were like 8 years old. It’s been incredible to have him on the squad with me and to accomplish so much with him.” For Culp, winning the city championship 10-1 over Wilson on June 5 marked the culmination of his high school career. “This has been an incredible ride,” said Culp. “I put my team in

— to help lift Visitation to the Independent School League championships. Opposing coaches took note of Kaplan’s outstanding season. “Emily Kaplan is an extremely hardworking and accomplished high school student-athlete,” National Cathedral coach Jim Ehrenhaft said in the release. “Her performances this spring were phenomenal.” Kaplan also became the first Cub to win the Gatorade award for track and field. She is the first winner in girls track and field from within The Current’s coverage area since JuaShaunna Kelly won the award for Roosevelt in 2008.

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Maret senior pitcher Andrew Culp, above, helped the Frogs repeat as city champions last month. Overall Maret won three conference titles and two D.C. Classic crowns during Culp’s stint at Maret. position to win every time I went out there. They’d take care of the offense and I would take care of the pitching. There is no better way to go out than this.” Beyond suiting up for the Green

Wave next year, Culp dreams of the big leagues after finishing at Tulane. “I definitely want to graduate and see how far I can get in baseball,” he said. “I’m going to play until they take the jersey off my back.”

Locals to play in lax showcase

Several local lacrosse standouts will put aside school rivalries and team up on the underclassmen teams as part of the Under Armour All America Lacrosse showcase at Towson University July 5 through 7. On the girls side, National Cathedral will be represented by midfielder Parker Garrett, while Visitation midfielders Maggie Jackson, Kelly Myers and Addie Zinsner and defender Lauren Martin will play in the games. Gonzaga is the only local school with boys in the showcase. The Eagles will be represented by defender Michael Borda and attacker Timmy Monahan.

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Kelly Myers will play in the event.

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The preferred option, they said, evokes an archway or passageway, with thick metal beams at the top and two sides emphasizing the sense of entry. “It’s not a cube-like structure, but more arch- or portal-like,� said Hassan. “It’s obvious how you enter from the east.� The outer layer would be clear but reinforced glass, with a laminated mesh inside “so officers can look out and observe, but anybody who intends to do harm will not see in,� he said. The rectangular structure would be connected to the front door of the obelisk by an indented “hyphen� to minimize impact on the monument. And because the monument has a slight incline, the attachment will appear very light, Hassan said. The fine arts commissioners seemed to appreciate the minimalism. “It’s not like the pyramid outside the Louvre, a piece of architecture,� said member Teresita Fernandez, a sculptor. “Rather than being a little baby monument next to a big monument, it’s a security screening facility that may change. This is tempo-

rary.� Figuring out how to protect the treasured obelisk without detracting from its stark stand-alone beauty has been an almost intractable problem, exacerbated by structural concerns and the number of stakeholders — including Congress — that must weigh in. Some have suggested simply closing the monument to visitors rather than digging tunnels or cluttering the base with another structure. The Park Service has been searching for a solution since the 1990s, and with added urgency since the terrorist strikes of Sept. 11, 2001. But a proposal presented in 2002 for a 400-foot-long tunnel from the historic lodge east of the monument to its base, including an underground visitor center, got almost no support. Since then, famed landscaped architect Laurie Olin devised a system of low granite walls spreading in circles out from the monument to protect it from vehicular attack, and its execution won wide praise. But that didn’t solve the problem of protection from human visitors to the monument itself. A temporary woodshed at the base now serves that purpose, but even the Park Service acknowledges that it’s unsight-

ly and unworthy of the monument it guards. Last fall the Park Service and Hassan, of the Beyer Blinder Belle architecture firm, presented five new options for leading visitors into a screening facility, with four of them requiring a below-grade pathway and entrance. The Fine Arts Commission didn’t buy that idea, but commissioners encouraged more study of the fifth option: the aboveground, glassy screening facility attached — delicately — to the monument’s base. Now that the idea has conceptual approval, Hassan will continue to refine the design and seek approval from other bodies — like Congress and the National Capital Planning Commission — before the project is finalized. And then perhaps one day it won’t be needed anymore. “You can demolish it immediately if security stops being an issue in the world,� said fine arts commissioner Alex Krieger. “Which,� he added, “seems unlikely.� The monument remains closed due to damage from the 2011 earthquake. Repairs are ongoing and are scheduled to be completed in late spring 2014.

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Executive Director’s Message John M. Thompson, Ph.D., FAAMA D.C. Office on Aging in this month’s edition of the Spotlight on Community Living, i would like to discuss fraudulent schemes and scams that target seniors and provide you with information to avoid becoming victims of this criminal activity. recently, i confronted this issue with my parents who live in columbia, south carolina. around 7 pm on a friday, my father responds to a knock at the door. two individuals, a male and a female, wanted to sell my parents a vacuum cleaner. although my father had not called a vacuum cleaner company to request this visit, he invited them in and they spent two hours giving my father a demonstration on their product in an attempt to convince him to purchase the vacuum cleaner. while i am pleased to report that my father did not purchase a vacuum cleaner that evening, i am disturbed that my father allowed these two individuals into his home for two hours. in speaking with my father about his encounter and asking him some basic questions, i am convinced that this was a scam. first, the individuals never provided my father with their business cards, contact information, or web address to learn more about the company or the product after their visit. second, the individuals did not even have a vehicle. they were dropped off by someone in a non-descript

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Paid off the Mortgage? don’t forget to KeeP Your hoMeowners’ insurance current By Lucy Drafton-Lowery, Public Affairs Specialist, D.C. Department of Insurance, Securities and Banking “I thought I didn’t need homeowners’ insurance,” said the 75-year-old District homeowner. That was until a guest smoking a cigarette fell asleep and burned down the house she had lived in for 40 years. Because she had paid off her mortgage, her lender was no longer setting aside monthly premiums to pay for homeowners’ insurance. She was homeless, with no insurance. Terrified, she contacted people who are now trying to help her get money from government, churches and grant-making nonprofits to rebuild her house. Nobody keeps track of how many people have paid off their mortgage and either purposely or accidentally let their insurance lapse. But you may have a relative in the same position. If they’ve paid off their mortgage, they must

white van. were robbed and beaten by my father is a trustworthe “maintenance worker”. thy person who believes i trust that the situations that others are trustworthy described here put you on as well. he definitely is an alert about criminal intenoptimistic person and views tions to scam seniors even if the glass as half full, instead it means harming them. let of half empty. however, in me remind you to keep your today’s society, we all must doors locked and do not be cautious of strangers and allow anyone to come into their potentially bad intenyour home if you have not tions. my father mentioned requested a visit in advance. that he just wanted to be moreover, if you have schednice to them. ultimately, it uled a visit to your home, is more important my father be sure that the individual considers his welfare and comes at a mutually agreed safety and that of my mothupon time and has a photo er by protecting themselves name badge imprinted with and their finances from such the employer’s or company’s perpetrators. fortunately, name. this story does not have a should you suspect that sad ending of violence or a perpetrator is knocking at stolen money. your door, please immedisuch crimes against unately contact metropolitan suspecting seniors will not Police Department by dialing always present themselves as a Mayor Vincent C. Gray stopped by the Hattie Holmes Senior Wellness Center, Hayes Senior Wellness Center and the Model Cities Senior Wellness Centers recently. perpetrator masDuring his visits the Mayor spent time listening to seniors and sharing future plans for the querading as a District including the Age-Friendly City initiative. While at the Hayes Senior Wellness vacuum cleaner Center the Mayor assisted with serving meals to participants. sales represenFor more information on programs and services provided by the D.C. Office on Aging, tative. crimes please call 202-724-5626 or visit may present themselves in other ways such as the incident that occurred in Dc where an individual posed as a maintenance worker to gain entrance into the apartments of two seniors. unlike my parents’ experience, these two seniors

remember to keep up their homeowners’ insurance. What if your home were destroyed by fire, for instance, and you discovered that there was no longer a homeowner’s policy in force? What if a burglar breaks in? If you don’t have a homeowner’s insurance policy, you will be responsible for covering the costs of repairs and stolen merchandise. If the entire house is destroyed, it will be your responsibility to finance a new home. As tempting as it may seem, especially since some homeowners have sued their banks for allegedly colluding with insurance companies to overcharge them, it is not a good idea to let the insurance lapse without at least seriously considering the risks and shopping around for reasonable coverage. Not having homeowner’s coverage is an enormous financial risk. Lenders require that homebuyers purchase homeowners insurance in order to get a mortgage. In fact, most mortgage companies require that homebuyers pay premiums into an escrow account each month, from which the mortgage company pays the insurance company each year. This way the mortgage company is assured that insurance will be available if the home is damaged. But once the mortgage is paid off, there is no longer a mortgage company requiring homeowners insurance. Some homeowners unintentionally allow their coverage to lapse because their lender no (continued on next page)

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dcoa caLL-in-taLK Line The DC Office on Aging has launched a Call-In-Talk Line to help alleviate the isolation and loneliness that many seniors in the community experience. The program allows seniors an opportunity to share their concerns with a caring individual that directs them to resources and services available to assist DC residents. The FREE service is available Monday – Friday 8:15 am – 4:45 pm. Call in weekdays to 202-724-5626! Someone cares and is waiting to speak to you!

Community EvEnts CalEndar JuLY 3rd – 7th • 11am -5:30pm 2013 SmithSonian FolkliFe FeStival on the National Mall, between 7th and 14th Streets. This annual event sponsored each June-July by the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage celebrates cultural traditions from around the world. The Folklife Festival includes daily and evening music and dance performances, crafts and cooking demonstrations, storytelling and discussions of cultural issues. Parking is limited, Metro may be the best option. The closest stations are Smithsonian, Federal Triangle and National Archives. 2nd • 10am-2pm Seabury Ward 5 aging ServiceS will host a “Lunch & Learn Series - Ultraviolet Safety Month”

at all of their nutrition sites. To participate or for more details, call Vivian Grayton 202-529-8701

Happy JuLy 4tH! 11th • 10:30am a “diabeteS SerieS FolloW up” will be held by Seabury Ward 5 Aging Services at Green Valley Senior Nutrition Site, 2412 Franklin Street, NE. Contact Vivian Grayton at 202-529-8701. 18th • 10am the dcoa ambaSSador program is a FREE, interactive program designed to reach out to older adults and their caregivers to help them learn about DCOA programs and services. Ambassador Training is held at the Office on Aging, 500 K Street, NE. Call 202-724-5626 to register today!

Keep your HomeownerS’ InSuranCe Current (continued) longer requires them to pay. Others may voluntarily decide to end the coverage to save money because they don’t think anything will happen to their home. What does homeowners insurance cover? The physical structure and personal property such as clothes, furniture, jewelry, electronics and other things. And don’t forget personal liability insurance that covers policyholders against lawsuits because somebody got hurt on their property. If the homeowner negligently causes an injury or damages another person’s property, the policy protects the homeowner. Additionally, the homeowner’s policy usually pays for a lawyer, if necessary. (The homeowner’s policy does not cover all negligent acts – for example, auto accidents are not covered.) Be sure to contact an insurance professional to help you decide which policy to buy (there are several different forms) and how much to insure you house for. For questions about homeowner’s insurance, you can call the D.C. Department of Insurance, Securities and Banking at 202-727-8000. Paying the final mortgage payment is a dream come true. Be sure it doesn’t turn into a nightmare. ~

22nd • 10:00am Stop by the “Ft. lincoln 3 health inFormation day” Learn more ways you can remain healthy. Get important tips to assist your daily life. Ft. Lincoln III is located at 3298 Ft. Lincoln Drive, NE. For more information, call Vivian Grayton 202-529-8701. 31st • 11am a “medical identity theFt Seminar” will be held at Edgewood Terrace Senior Nutrition Site, 635 Edgewood Street, NE. Find out ways you can prevent yourself from becoming a victim of theft. For more information, contact Vivian Grayton 202-529-8701.

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LANE: Plans for New Mexico Avenue debated From Page 1

increase traffic congestion by narrowing the space on the street available for motorists and by forcing buses and delivery trucks into tight lanes. “No matter how you slice it, right now the motorists are clearly in a majority by a five-to-one margin,” said Sutton Place resident Mary Levkoff, referring to city traffic counts identifying 19 bicycles and 130 vehicle trips in a one-hour period. “Why should one bicycle be able to push over so many cars?” As planned for several years, the Transportation Department intends to install a 5-foot-wide bike lane on the northbound side of New Mexico, between the travel lane and parked cars. To accommodate it, the agency would shift the painted median a few feet to the west and narrow the travel lanes by roughly 2.5 feet each, to 10.5 feet. Southbound New Mexico would also get bicycle facilities: a sharrow, which is a painted indication to motorists and cyclists that the route is intended for shared use. The current plan has both the travel and bicycle lanes at or barely above the minimum standard, so there’s no room for a southbound bike lane without affecting parking. But

Goodno said bicycles going southbound — downhill — can keep up with cars better than those trying to make their way up the hill. The change, applauded by cyclists and some neighbors, would provide a safer route from Georgetown and Glover Park toward American University and the Tenleytown Metro station, Goodno said. He added that narrower travel lanes have been shown to reduce speeding. “It’s extremely dangerous for bikes to be riding on that road,” Chevy Chase resident Steve Seelig said at the community meeting. “Traffic is moving very quickly, and they don’t have a dedicated lane.” One issue raised by both proponents and opponents of the bike lane is illegal truck loading near New Mexico Avenue businesses, which currently blocks traffic. Seelig urged the Wesley Heights advisory neighborhood commission to call for increased enforcement. Some neighbors also argued that the bike lane would be untenable because buses using New Mexico would block the lane when they stop to collect and discharge passengers. Goodno said this is common throughout the city, and that

it’s better for bicyclists to go into the vehicle travel lane for a few feet to get around a bus than to ride in the lane at all times. Joe Wisniewski, a neighborhood commissioner who lives in The Berkshire on Massachusetts Avenue, said at the meeting that a bicycle lane should improve traffic flow by separating cyclists from motorists. It would also give cyclists less reason to ride on the sidewalk and endanger pedestrians, he added. “Those bikes are already there, and they’re getting in your way,” he said. “This is for you, for car drivers. The bikes aren’t going to be in your way. … We’ve got three different groups of people: people who drive, people who ride bikes and people who walk. And this balances the needs of all three.” Some residents urged the Transportation Department to recommend that bicyclists ride on side streets paralleling New Mexico, but Goodno said there are no other direct north-south routes. The Wesley Heights neighborhood commission will consider a recommendation to the Transportation Department at its July meeting. In 2011, the commission overwhelmingly opposed the bike lane plan, but there has since been turnover of commissioners.


GRAY: Mayor addresses Ward 3 From Page 5

at demonstrations, it’s easy for members of Congress to say, “I’m not for it,” he said. Gray also addressed campaign finance reform, complaining that legislation he has proposed, which would prohibit city contractors from making contributions and lobbyists from bundling client donations, has languished in the council. He spoke a bit about transportation, noting that a car-alternative plan is crucial to prevent the city from becoming “completely overrun with automobiles.” D.C. is projected to gain 250,000 residents by 2032 with more than 100,000 more cars, he said. Establishing a 37-mile, $1.5 billion streetcar system is an attempt to solve the problem, he said. One question from an attendee addressed a bill that would increase the minimum wage for retailers with sales revenues of more than $1 billion — and Walmart’s subsequent threat to consider dropping plans for three of its six D.C. stores if that

legislation passes. “To have Walmart back out on us would be a devastating blow,” Gray said. “It could have a chilling effect on retail development. … We’ll find a solution by the end of the day. I’m not sure what it is.” Another attendee asked about staffing shortages in the Fire and Emergency Services Department. Gray said the situation is not as bad as has been claimed by the union. “I’ve seen bogus information on the Web. A lot of it happens because of labor relations. We are now headed towards arbitration,” he said. Gray also shared a handout that cited praise for the city from various entities: According to Policom, the metro area has the strongest economy in the country; the U.S. Green Building Council said the District is No. 1 for LEED-certified buildings; Forbes magazine called D.C. the top new technology hot spot; Marcus & Millichap named the city the No. 1 retail market on the East Coast; and Careerbuilder called it the best city in the country for college grads.


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with a three-story guesthouse at 4400 Garfield St. in Wesley Heights. Built in 1930, this Tudorstyle home was extensively renovated in 2002, which included the addition of a second wing and guesthouse — though the work was done so seamlessly one would be hard-pressed to know where the original structure ends and the new portion begins. Situated on an expansive corner lot, the property is offered for $7,500,000. The entranceway opens to a grand foyer with marble floors, wood-paneled walls and crown molding. To the right is a step-down living room, where a massive stone fireplace takes center stage. One of five in the house, this fireplace is more than 5 feet tall. Stenciled beams on the ceiling are representative of the fine millwork found throughout the home. On two walls, large windows face the beautifully landscaped front and back yards.

The spacious kitchen is a home chef’s dream. Custom cabinetry in maple includes both glass and solid doors, complemented by granite countertops in a light neutral color. There are three islands with marble countertops, one with a prep sink. Top-of-the-line appliances include a Viking double-range with six burners, a grill and a griddle, a second double oven, two Sub-Zero refrigerators, and two Miele dishwashers. There’s also a warming drawer, wine refrigerator, ice maker and microwave oven. Facing the side yard is a greenhouse-like wall of windows, with a skylight above. There’s also an adjacent breakfast nook and a formal dining room. The kitchen’s greenhouse effect extends into the adjacent step-down family room, which has walls of large-paned windows and tall arched double doors that lead to the backyard. A fireplace adds warmth to the light and airy space. The home’s library is at the top of the main staircase landing. This dramatic room has a vaulted ceiling with a stone fireplace along one wall and built-in bookshelves along the others. A stunning chandelier in the center of the ceiling completes the sumptuous reading room. Down the central hallway is the

Left: Photo by Stu Estler / Above: Photo by Maxwell MacKenzie

This nine-bedroom Tudor-style home in Wesley Heights is priced at $7,500,000. luxurious master suite, which is part of the new wing of the house. The spacious bedroom features beamed ceilings and a fireplace, with windows that look out over the backyard. There are two master baths that incorporate marble and inlaid wood. One has a Jacuzzi soaking tub, and the other has an oversize shower. The suite also has two dressing rooms, one of which features a walk-in closet befitting Carrie Bradshaw. There are three additional bedrooms on the second level — one with an en suite bath and the other sharing a full bath off the main hallway. One bedroom features a window seat that overlooks the backyard and another has French doors that open to a terrace. On the top floor are two additional bedrooms (which the current


Keepsake Quality

Kent. Gracious home renovated & updated to the highest level. 4 fin. levels w/7 BRs, 5 BAs, 2 HBAs. Gourmet eat in kit., 2 fam rms w/ firpls. art/lot studio, amazing MBR suite, home theater. LL au pair suite. Pool! $3,200,000 Beverly Nadel   202-236-7313 Melissa Brown  202-469-2662

Storybook Charm

Chevy Chase, DC. Colonial w/sweet front porch on beautiful lot. 3 BRs, 2 BAs. TS kitchen, LR w/frpl & 3 light filled exposures. Finished 3rd flr study. Detached garage. $789,000 Susan Berger  202-255-5006 Ellen Sandler  202-255-5007


Grand Residence

Town of Chevy Chase, MD Close in home built in 2001 w/6 BRs, 4. BAs. Open spaces perfect for entertaining. 4 finished levels! Lovely tree lined street. Short walk to Metro. $1,999,995 Eric Murtagh   301-652-8971

an en suite bath. The lower level features a kitchen and a spa room with a hot tub. French doors open to a brick patio and the pool area. The grounds are beautifully landscaped with a number of seating areas, including a wood deck, a built-in semi-circle seating area in stone, and a wood bench under a pergola. Mature trees surrounding the property ensure both privacy and quiet in an outdoor oasis. The home also includes one two-car garage and a one-car garage. This nine-bedroom, 10-and-ahalf-bath property at 4400 Garfield St. is offered for $7,500,000. For details contact Nancy Itteilag of Long & Foster Real Estate at 202905-7762 or


Sitting Pretty

Chevy Chase, MD. Fabulous updated Colonial w/ lge family addition. near Rock Creek Pk. Sun filled 4 BRs, 3.5 BAs. Updated kit, MBR w/sitting rm. Finished LL. Lovely landscaped yard. $899,000 Delia McCormick  301-977-7273 Laura McCaffrey 301-641-4456

Live Grand

Columbia Heights. Renovated Wardman townhouse w/3 BRs, 3.5 BAs. TS kit opens to rear deck. MBR suite w/whirlpool tub. Skylights, LL w/2nd kit. Inviting front porch, gated pkg pad. $575,000 Amber Wason 202-640-9004 Sammy Dweck 202-716-0400

homeowners use as guest rooms), as well as a full bath. The central hallway features a long desk. Cedar closets off the main hallway serve as seasonal storage areas. The lower level features an au pair suite with a kitchenette, laundry room and exercise room. There’s also a spacious media room with a theater system, projector and a wet bar. The current owners have the space outfitted with a large sectional sofa and a pool table. An adjacent room is now home to two pinball machines. The property is perfect for entertaining and accommodating guests — made even easier with the threestory guesthouse. The two upper levels have one bedroom each with

De-LIGHT-ful Duplex

Cleveland Park. Sunny LR w/frpl Open designer kitchen. 1 BR & BA on 2nd level. 4 lge closets. Hrdwd flrs. Parking included. Pool. Near to Metro Bonnie Roberts-Burke 202-487-7653

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â&#x2013; Foggy bottom / west end

The commission will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 17, at St. Maryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Court, 725 24th St. NW. For details, visit ANC 2B ANCCircle 2B Dupont

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The commission will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 10, at the Brookings Institution, 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW. The commission has been holding a series of â&#x20AC;&#x153;listening sessionsâ&#x20AC;? on the 17th Street moratorium, which will expire later this year unless the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board renews it. The third and final meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 7, in the Ballroom at The Chastleton Cooperative, 1701 16th St. NW. For details, visit dupontcircleanc. net. ANC 2E ANC 2E Georgetown â&#x2013; Georgetown / cloisters Cloisters burleith / hillandale The commission will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, July 1, at Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School, 1524 35th St. NW. Agenda items include: â&#x2013;  public safety report. â&#x2013;  financial report. â&#x2013;  transportation and public works report. â&#x2013;  commendation recognizing Jennifer Altemus for sustained contributions to the community. â&#x2013;  presentation by the D.C. Office of the State Superintendent of Education on its report card project. â&#x2013;  general community conversation. â&#x2013;  discussion of a D.C. Department of Transportation proposal to make 35th Street two-way between Whitehaven Parkway and Wisconsin Avenue. â&#x2013;  consideration of a Board of Zoning Adjustment application by Holy Trinity School, 3514 O St., for special exception and variance relief. â&#x2013;  consideration of a Board of Zoning Adjustment application by Halcyon Georgetown LLC for a special exception to establish a nonprofit use at 3400-3410 Prospect St. â&#x2013;  consideration of Alcoholic Beverage Control matters: Hotel Monticello/Graham, 1075 Thomas Jefferson St., status report; George, 3251 Prospect St., application to terminate a settlement agreement; and Kintaro, 1039 33rd St., request for a stipulated license while its application is pending. â&#x2013;  presentation by the D.C. Department of Transportation on concept plans for repaving the residential alley off R Street between 31st and 32nd streets. â&#x2013;  consideration of Georgetown Universityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s concept plans for construction of a new dormitory. â&#x2013;  consideration of Old Georgetown Board matters: 2734 P St. (also known as 1417 28th St.), residence, demolition of rear and new three-

Citizens Association of Georgetown

The associationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s office staff, board members and committee chairs do not keep a record of the number of phone calls and emails we receive and answer each week. Maybe we should! Our organization has a mission to preserve the historic character of Georgetown and to develop its aesthetic values as a place in which the nationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s capital was planned and to assist in making it a pleasant place in which to live. As such, many hours are dedicated to supporting our community. I am proud of our response to your calls. When you contact us, we answer. The now-common three minutes of recorded prompts prior to being able to speak to a real person is not our style. We might not be on the other end of your call or email right away, but my experience is that you will hear from us in a timely fashion and we will do our best to answer your concerns. Some of the most frequent questions we receive have to do with historic preservation issues. The Citizens Association of Georgetown is a strong supporter of improved neighbor notification measures. In the next few months we hope to begin work with all the parties involved in historic preservation to find a better method of informing residents about plans by their neighbors to change their properties. We believe that our wonderful residential streets, alleys and especially residential properties that abut commercial properties will benefit from neighbors being informed in the early stages of nearby proposed changes. How else do we support our historic district? Your concerns and opinions receive our attention, on issues such as late-night noise, improperly stored trash, parking, and ways our commercial district can grow in vibrancy to serve both residents and visitors. We look forward to your calls and, if your schedule allows, your participation in our mission. A reminder: The final Concert in the Park is at 5 p.m. Sunday, June 30, in Rose Park. It will be an early Independence Day celebration with music, a patriotic parade, family fun, games and lots of goodies. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Pamla Moore story addition plus basement, site work, concept â&#x20AC;&#x201D; revised design; 2802 P St., residence, garage off rear alley, permit; 3009 P St., residence, raze metal garage, new parking pad, site work, permit; 3030 P St., residence, partial demolition of rear ell, one-story rear addition plus basement, concept; 3030 Q St., residence, replace rear deck, permit (for review by Historic Preservation Review Board); 2803 Dumbarton St., residence, two-story rear addition, permit â&#x20AC;&#x201D; options; 2809 Dumbarton St., residence, addition and alterations, concept; 1624 30th St., residence, alterations to rear, replacement window, permit (for review by Historic Preservation Review Board); 1699 31st St., residence, relocate driveway and curb cut, permit â&#x20AC;&#x201D; options; 1622 34th St., residence, two-story rear addition to replace one-story covered porch, concept; 3301 N St., residence, additions and alterations, concept; 3100 P St., residence, replacement deck and railing, permit (for review by Historic Preservation Review Board); 3240 P St., commercial, two-story rear addition, concept; 3143 Dumbarton St., residence, replacement windows, alterations, garage door, permit; 3143 Dumbarton St., residence, third-floor addition at rear, concept; 1511 Wisconsin Ave., commercial, rear addition at second floor, permit; 3000 K St., mixed-use, replace sails with fixed awning at Farmers Fishers Bakers, permit; 3211 M St., commercial, sign and blade sign for â&#x20AC;&#x153;Billy Reid,â&#x20AC;? light fixtures, permit; 3259 M St., commercial, alterations to storefront, signs for â&#x20AC;&#x153;Coach,â&#x20AC;? permit; 3277 M St, commercial, sign scheme for

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Capitol Prague Restaurant,â&#x20AC;? permit; 3299 M St., commercial, alterations to storefront, new openings, replacement windows, concept â&#x20AC;&#x201D; revised design; and 3616 Prospect St., residence, alterations to rear windows for new decks, concept. For details, call 202-724-7098 or visit ANC 3B ANCPark 3B Glover

â&#x2013; Glover Park / Cathedral heights

The commission will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 11, at Stoddert Elementary School and Recreation Center, 4001 Calvert St. NW. For details, call 202-338-2969, email or visit anc3b. org. ANC 3C ANC 3C Cleveland Park â&#x2013; cleveland park / woodley Park Woodley Park massachusetts avenue heights Massachusetts Avenue Heights Cathedral Heights The commission will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday, July 15, at the 2nd District Police Headquarters, 3320 Idaho Ave. NW. For details, visit ANC 3D ANCValley 3D Spring â&#x2013;  spring valley / wesley heights Wesley Heights palisades / kent / foxhall The commission will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 10, in the Abramson Family Founders Room, School of International Service Building, American University, Nebraska and New Mexico avenues NW. For details, call 202-363-4130 or visit

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Northwest Real Estate WALLS: Details still uncertain for plans to merge Francis-Stevens with high school

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the Capitol Hill Cluster School. In a May 23 letter to parents about the task force, John Davis, D.C. Public Schoolsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; chief of schools, said that Trogisch â&#x20AC;&#x153;will be spending significant time at Francis-Stevens.â&#x20AC;? And now frustration at Walls is rising again because the task force was supposed to begin meeting in June, but so far, members havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t been selected. Some Walls parents say they continue to be troubled by a lack of vision for the high school, which is among the highest performing public schools in the city. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not going so great,â&#x20AC;? said John Mitchell, most recent past president of the Walls advisory team. He said the latest letter from Smith indicated that the group would look at how to bring the two campuses together, and would include members of the Francis-Stevens community. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This was supposed to be a high schoolfocused working group to determine whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s best for the high school,â&#x20AC;? and to home in on

finding â&#x20AC;&#x153;a strong leader who can make decisions independently and run the school on a day-to-day basis,â&#x20AC;? he said. D.C. Public Schools did not immediately respond to The Currentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s inquiry about the task force. Walls parents are also concerned about the high schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s budget. Now that the two schools are combined, they share one budget. Despite strong enrollment projections for Francis-Stevens, the school has enrolled only about 120 students for the coming school year, according to a statement by Trogisch at a Francis-Stevens community meeting last week. The target enrollment was 380 students, and Walls parents are worried this deficit could draw funds away from the high school. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not about wanting to see a benefit to Walls from this merger anymore. We just want to tread water and for our school to stay the same, with the same budget,â&#x20AC;? said one parent who said she preferred to remain anonymous because many Walls parents have been criticized for questioning aspects of the merger.

She said Walls parents were accused of not caring about all students, but she noted that they were just fighting for their school â&#x20AC;&#x201D; as the Francis-Stevens parents did. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We want to see Francis-Stevens succeed,â&#x20AC;? she added. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d like to see a separate budget for Walls,â&#x20AC;? given the uncertain enrollment at the lower school campus. Meanwhile, parents at Francis-Stevens are seeing improvements at their campus and are excited about whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ahead. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d be lying if I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t say itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been a lot of work and that there have been some bumps in the road, but over the past few weeks, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve started to see the light, and things are really pulling together,â&#x20AC;? said Erin Martin, president of the Francis-Stevens Home and School Association. Principal Trogisch announced at last weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Francis-Stevens meeting that two new administrators have been hired for the lower school: Ben Williams, who will serve as associate principal, and Ann Marie Igee, who will be the new assistant principal.

The Francis-Stevens Home and School Association has also formed a number of committees to bolster parent engagement and strengthen the school. The school is hosting an open house tonight at 6:30 at the Francis-Stevens auditorium so that new, returning and prospective parents can meet the staff and administrators. Principal Trogisch is also expected to discuss his vision for the school and the new academic program, which is said to be aligned with that of Walls. Parent Chris Sondreal said he felt he got an explanation of how the merger might work when Mayor Vincent Gray mentioned School Without Walls in his education speech last week. In the talk, Gray mentioned â&#x20AC;&#x153;scaling up,â&#x20AC;? and replicating successful programs at struggling elementary and middle schools. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s kind of how we were feeling about the merger â&#x20AC;&#x201D; that a more experienced school could help one that was struggling, but I was glad to see the mayor throw some logic around it,â&#x20AC;? Sondreal said.

HALCYON: Historic home to house think tank

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advisory neighborhood commissionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s July 1 agenda. Sachiko and Ryuji Kuno purchased the Evermay estate in July 2011 for $22 million and the Halcyon House a few months later for $11 million. Since then, the Kunos â&#x20AC;&#x201D; who made their fortune with Bethesda-based Sucampo Pharmaceuticals â&#x20AC;&#x201D; have emphasized their efforts to be good neighbors as they put the two historic houses to charitable use. At Evermay, dedicated mostly to the foundationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s arts and cultural interests, they promised to limit the number of events and attendees,

with valet parking to ease longstanding traffic and parking concerns. Now at Halcyon, although the uses are different, they promise the same sort of limits to reduce the impact on neighbors, according to the zoning application. The document notes, discreetly, that previous owners of the two houses used them for many events â&#x20AC;&#x201D; some profit-making, and â&#x20AC;&#x153;without zoning approvalâ&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201D; that upset nearby residents. Now Halcyon, like Evermay, will hold limited events, but under conditions spelled out in a zoning order. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Unlike past events, number, attendees, hours and days of events


will be limited by conditions of BZA approval,â&#x20AC;? the application says. Most meetings, lectures and other events at Halcyon will include fewer than 50 people, and â&#x20AC;&#x153;often under 25,â&#x20AC;? it says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t do weddings,â&#x20AC;? said Kate Goodall, spokesperson for the S&R Foundation. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My least favorite part of this job is saying â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;noâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; to brides.â&#x20AC;? Goodall said the Kunos are â&#x20AC;&#x153;very conscientious stewardsâ&#x20AC;? of the two historic properties. The cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s zoning code allows historic homes with gross floor area of more than 10,000 square feet to be converted to nonprofit use, a provision crafted largely to encourage preservation of large estates that most private owners would find too expensive to buy and too hard to maintain. Both Evermay and Halcyon House fit that definition. The application explains why Halcyon House is â&#x20AC;&#x153;well suitedâ&#x20AC;? for its new purpose: headquarters for the foundationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s International Institute

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The Kunos bought the Halcyon House in 2011 for $11 million. They hope to win city approval for nonprofit use at the historic estate. of Global Reliance, a think tank dedicated to improving response to and management of natural disasters and other global catastrophes. It will also house an S&R program called â&#x20AC;&#x153;Illuminate,â&#x20AC;? which encourages â&#x20AC;&#x153;passionate, forward thinkersâ&#x20AC;? to develop and share innovative ideas in the arts, sciences and international relations. The latter is â&#x20AC;&#x153;akin to an incubator,â&#x20AC;? according to the application, and will provide â&#x20AC;&#x153;a limited number of emerging entrepreneurs a base of operations for up to six months, to live, work and collaborate.â&#x20AC;? Both programs will host meetings, seminars, lectures and retreats, as well as limited fundraising events â&#x20AC;&#x153;to support their mission.â&#x20AC;? The house will serve as â&#x20AC;&#x153;a gathering place for international experts, scholars, scientists, entrepreneurs, and innovators,â&#x20AC;? some needing temporary lodging. Â The 1787 Federal-style house has undergone numerous additions and alterations, and it offers â&#x20AC;&#x153;a vast array of room types, sizes, shapes, and configurations,â&#x20AC;? offering â&#x20AC;&#x153;multiple settingsâ&#x20AC;? for various types of gatherings. The foundation envisions no additions to the house or changes to its exterior. The property now includes the historic main house, attached apartment units and an adjacent town house, all on one lot, totaling 26,000

square feet. The house also offers a library on the fourth floor and studio beneath, added by a previous owner. And since Halcyon was once used as a dormitory by Georgetown University, portions are already divided into compact guest rooms. As to impact, the foundation envisions various activities throughout the year, but most with only 10 to 20 attendees. Because the programs are â&#x20AC;&#x153;internationally based,â&#x20AC;? some participants will stay at Halcyon but very few are expected to bring private cars. There are 15 parking spaces on site, more than will be needed by the nine employees expected to work there. The foundation is also promising a traffic study before the zoning hearing, coupled with a pledge to follow its recommendations. There are already plans to direct drivers to off-site parking lots with a shuttle service for the few events with more than 50 attendees. The zoning application does state that the Halcyon House is â&#x20AC;&#x153;an ideal venue for corporations sharing the foundationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s goals to host corporate events, meetings and retreats.â&#x20AC;? But the number of attendees will be restricted, and â&#x20AC;&#x201D; as with all events â&#x20AC;&#x201D; â&#x20AC;&#x153;attendees would arrive and depart outside peak traffic hours, and under conditions that do not impact surrounding residents,â&#x20AC;? the application says.

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Kalorama, DC $1,200,000

Mount Vernon Square, DC $595,000

Silver Spring, MD $774,900

Chevy Chase, MD $2,650,000

Stately 5-bedroom Wardman classic, nestled in a unique row of elegantly designed homes.

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Gorgeous 4-bedroom, 3.5-bath colonial with 3700 SF. Expanded with amazing open kitchen.

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Wednesday june 26 Children’s program ■ Performer Arianna Ross will weave together dance, music, visual arts and theater (for ages 6 through 12). 6 p.m. Free. Tenley-Friendship Library, 4450 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202-727-1488. Class ■ The Georgetown Business Association will present “Free Yoga Wednesdays,” led by instructors from Down Dog Power Yoga. 6 p.m. Free. Georgetown Waterfront Park, K Street and Wisconsin Avenue NW. Concerts ■ As part of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, Hungarian singer, film and stage actress Eszter Biro will perform with her band. 6 p.m. Free. Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600. ■ The seventh annual Nordic Jazz Festival will feature Denmark’s Soren Moller, Sweden’s Lina Nyberg (shown) and her band, Iceland’s Tómas R. Einarson Trio and Norway’s Maren Selvaag Trio. 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. $15 to $30. House of Sweden, 2900 K St. NW. ■ The Marine Band’s Free Country ensemble will perform modern and classic country hits. 8 p.m. Free. West Terrace, U.S. Capitol. 202-433-4011. Discussions and lectures ■ Artist Kerry James Marshall will discuss his work, much of which explores the experiences of African-Americans and the narratives of American history that have typically excluded black people. 3:30 p.m. Free. East Building Auditorium, National Gallery of Art, 4th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. 202-737-4215. ■ Photographer Michael Kamber will discuss his book “Photojournalists on War: The Untold Stories from Iraq,” and preview the new exhibition “War/Photography: Images of Armed Conflict and Its Aftermath.” 6 p.m. $5 to $10; reservations suggested. Corcoran Gallery of Art, 500 17th St. NW. 202-639-1700. ■ George Ciccariello-Maher will discuss his book “We Created Chávez: A People’s History of the Venezuelan Revolution.”


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Events Entertainment 6:30 to 8 p.m. Free. Langston Room, Busboys and Poets, 2021 14th St. NW. 202387-7638. ■ Diane Hoskins, Mariela Buendia-Corrochano and Theresa Shells of the design firm Gensler will discuss how working on a global scale and fostering collaboration among people from different backgrounds and areas of expertise sparks creativity and drives innovation. 6:30 to 8 p.m. $12 to $20; free for students. Reservations required. National Building Museum, 401 F St. NW. 202-272-2448. ■ Anchee Min will discuss her memoir “The Cooked Seed,” about her difficult early years in America. 7 p.m. Free. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-3641919. ■ Judy Tiger, owner of D.C.-based Just That Simple, will share the basics of getting and staying organized. 7 p.m. Free. Tenley-Friendship Library, 4450 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202-727-1488. ■ A panel discussion on funeral and burial choices will feature Brian E. Ditzler, vice president of the Funeral Consumers Alliance; Ed Leonard, manager of Cool Spring Natural Cemetery; and Carlos A. Suarez-Quian, professor of biochemistry and molecular and cellular biology at Georgetown University. 7 p.m. Free. West End Library, 1101 24th St. NW. 202-7248707. Festival ■ The Smithsonian Institution’s 47th annual Folklife Festival will focus on “Hungarian Heritage: Roots to Revival,” “One World, Many Voices: Endangered Languages and Cultural Heritage” and “The Will to Adorn: African American Diversity, Style, and Identity.” 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Free. National Mall between 7th and 14th streets. 202-633-1000. The festival will continue daily through June 30 and from July 3 through 7. Films ■ Hemphill Fine Arts will present Colby Waller’s documentary “Fishing the Anacostia,” about efforts underway to return the river to a more natural state, and Zoeann Murphy’s documentary “The Protester,” about America’s longest-running peace vigil. 6:30 p.m. Free. Hemphill Fine Arts, 1515 14th St. NW. 202-234-5601. ■ “The Met: Live in HD” will feature an encore showing of “Il Trovatore.” 7 p.m. $12.50. AMC Mazza Gallerie, 5300 Wisconsin Ave. NW. ■ The Czech That Film Festival will    

present Tomás Lunák’s 2011 animated movie “Alois Nebel,” about the lonely life of a train station attendant. 7 p.m. $10.34. West End Cinema, 2301 M St. NW. 202419-3456. ■ The NoMa Summer Screen outdoor film series will feature John Hughes’ 1985 comedy “The Breakfast Club,” about five high school students who meet in detention. 7 p.m. Free. Loree Grand Field, 2nd and L streets NE. ■ The Reel Israel DC film series will feature Eran Riklis’ film “Playoff,” about legendary Israeli basketball coach Max Stoller. 8 p.m. $8.50 to $11.50. Avalon Theatre, 5612 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202966-6000. Performances ■ Contemporary dance company Christopher K. Morgan & Artists will perform a program that explores social and cultural issues through dance. 6:15 p.m. Free. Monroe House, Arts Club of Washington, 2017 I St. NW. 202-331-7282. ■ The collective LYGO DC will host a stand-up comedy show featuring Ol’ Mike B and Tommy Taylor Jr. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. $10. The Codmother, 1334 U St. NW. ■ The Wonderland Circus will feature burlesque artist Dainty Dainridge, musician Justin Trawick, storyteller Chuck Na and comedians Mike James and Michael Larrick. 8:30 p.m. $5 donation suggested. The Wonderland Ballroom, 1101 Kenyon St. NW. 202-431-4704. ■ Busboys and Poets will host an open mic night centered on LGBT-focused poets and poetry. 9 to 11 p.m. $5. Cullen Room, Busboys and Poets, 1025 5th St. NW. 202-789-2227. Service ■ The Washington National Cathedral will host a “Special Service in Response to the Supreme Court Rulings on Marriage Equality.” 7 p.m. Free. Washington National Cathedral, 3001 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202-537-6200. Sporting event ■ The Washington Nationals will play the Arizona Diamondbacks. 7:05 p.m. $5 to $65. Nationals Park, 1500 South Capitol St. SE. 888-632-6287. The series will continue Thursday at 4:05 p.m. Tasting ■ A tequila tasting will feature Avión Reposado and Avión Silver. 7 to 9 p.m. Free with $12 minimum purchase. Shelly’s Back Room cigar bar, 1331 F St. NW. 202737-3003. Thursday, June 27

Thursday june 27 Concerts ■ As part of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, traditional Bolivian ensemble Los Masis will perform traditional Andean music. 6 p.m. Free. Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600. ■ The 14th Street Uptown Business Association’s summertime concert series will feature Oasis Island Sounds. 7 to 8:30 p.m. Plaza, 4700 14th St. NW. ■ The Tükrös Ensemble will perform Hungarian folk music. 7 to 9 p.m. $15. Abramson Family Recital Hall, Katzen Arts Center, American University, 4400 Massa-

Thursday, june 27 ■ Discussion: Biographer, essayist and novelist Marie Arana (shown) will discuss her book “Bolívar: American Liberator” in conversation with Colombian historian Iván Duque Márquez. 6:30 p.m. Free. Iglesias Auditorium, Inter-American Development Bank, 1330 New York Ave. NW. 202-623-3558.

chusetts Ave. NW. ■ The Nordic Jazz Festival will feature Finnish saxophonist and composer Eero Koivistoinen. 7 to 10 p.m. Free; registration required. Embassy of Finland, 3301 Massachusetts Ave. NW. ■ The Marine Band’s Free Country ensemble will perform modern and classic country hits. 7:30 p.m. Free. Yards Park, 355 Water St. SE. 202-433-4011. ■ The U.S. Army Blues will perform with the Uptown Vocal Jazz Quartet. 8 p.m. Free. West Steps, U.S. Capitol. The concert will repeat Friday at 8 p.m. ■ The Nordic Jazz Festival will feature Danish pianist and composer Soren Moller. 8 and 10 p.m. $16. Twins Jazz, 1344 U St. NW. Discussions and lectures ■ Lilianne Ploumen, minister of foreign trade and development cooperation for the Kingdom of the Netherlands, will discuss “The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership: The Next Step in Transatlantic Relations.” Noon; reservations required. Free. Kenney Auditorium, Nitze Building, Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, 1740 Massachusetts Ave. NW. ■ Scholar Jason Blokhuis will discuss “Public Educational Authority and Children’s Rights.” Noon. Free. Room 113, Jefferson Building, Library of Congress, 10 1st St. SE. 202-707-3302. ■ Author and psychologist Rona Fields will discuss her book “Against Violence Against Women: The Case for Gender as a Protected Class.” Luncheon at 12:15 p.m.; program at 1 p.m. $10 to $30. Woman’s National Democratic Club, 1526 New Hampshire Ave. NW. 202-232-7363. ■ Alicia Campi, a visiting scholar at the School of Advanced International Studies and president of the Mongolia Society, will discuss the results of Mongolia’s June 26 presidential election. 4 p.m. Free; reservations required. Room 806, Rome Building, Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies,

1619 Massachusetts Ave. NW. ■ A gallery talk will focus on “Tricks of the Trade: Illusion and Truth in Braque’s Painting.” 6 and 7 p.m. $10 to $12; free for members and ages 18 and younger. Phillips Collection, 1600 21st St. NW. 202387-2151. ■ A panel of artists and gallery owners will discuss collecting prints, drawings and other works done on paper. 7 to 8:30 p.m. Free; reservations suggested. Studio Theatre, Katzen Arts Center, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. 202986-0105. ■ Poet Bob Holman will discuss his book “Sing This One Back to Me.” 9 to 11 p.m. Free. Langston Room, Busboys and Poets, 2021 14th St. NW. 202-387-7638. Films ■ The Phillips Collection will present Lucy Walker’s 2010 film “Waste Land,” about artist Vik Muniz’s use of materials from a landfill outside of Rio de Janeiro to create a series of portraits. 6:30 p.m. Free. Phillips Collection, 1600 21st St. NW. 202387-2151. ■ In honor of the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s “Ich bin ein Berliner” speech, an evening of feature films and documentaries will mark the period in history and the immense role Kennedy played in German society. The lineup will feature the documentary “Kennedy Visit to Berlin, June 26, 1963,” at 6 p.m.; Billy Wilder’s 1961 film “One, Two, Three,” at 6:30 p.m.; Andreas Dresen’s 2005 film “Summer in Berlin,” at 8:30 p.m.; and Nicolas Flessa’s 2007 film “Straight,” at 10:30 p.m. Free; reservations required. Goethe-Institut, 812 7th St. NW. ■ “Canal Park Thursday Movies” will feature an outdoor screening of Ang Lee’s 2003 film “Hulk.” Sundown. Free. Canal Park, 2nd and M streets SE. Meeting ■ The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library’s Graphic Memoir Discussion Group will meet to talk about “Our Cancer Year” by Harvey Pekar and Joyce Brabner. 6:30 p.m. Free. Peregrine Espresso, 7th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue SE. Readings ■ Poets Holly Bass and Al Young will celebrate the birthday of American poet Paul Laurence Dunbar by reading selections from his work and discussing his influence on their own writing. Noon. Free. Dining Room A, Madison Building, Library of Congress, 101 Independence Ave. SE. 202-707-5394. ■ As part of International Crime Month, authors Wolf Haas, Quintin Peterson and Zane Lovitt will read from their work and discuss international crime writing. 7 p.m. Free. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-1919. Sporting event ■ The Washington Mystics will play the Phoenix Mercury. 7 p.m. $12 to $300. Verizon Center, 601 F St. NW. 800-745-3000. Tours ■ Education technician Alex Torres will lead a tour of the U.S. Botanic Garden highlighting its diversity of American plants. 10:30 a.m. Free. Meet at the National Garden Lawn Terrace, U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Ave. SW. 202-225-8333. See Events/Page 23

Continued From Page 22 ■ The Washington National Cathedral will lead a behind-scenes-tour of its many stone gargoyles and grotesques. 6:30 p.m. $5 to $10; reservations suggested. Washington National Cathedral, 3101 Wisconsin Ave. NW. The tour will repeat Sunday at 2 p.m. Friday, June 28 Friday june 28 Class ■ An AARP driver safety course will offer instruction in proven safety strategies. 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. $12 to $14; registration required. Zion Baptist Church, 4850 Blagden Ave. NW. 202-439-3665. Concerts ■ Organist Charles Miller will perform. 12:15 p.m. Free. National City Christian Church, 5 Thomas Circle NW. 202-7970103. ■ The U.S. Navy’s Sea Chanters chorus will perform. 12:30 p.m. Free. National Air and Space Museum, 6th Street and Independence Avenue SW. ■ Big band swing ensemble Swingtopia will perform. 5 to 8:30 p.m. Free. Sculpture Garden, National Gallery of Art, 4th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. 202-2893360. ■ As part of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, the Chicago-based Ethnic Heritage Ensemble will present a program combining contemporary African-American musical styles, jazz and traditional African instrumentation and rhythms. 6 p.m. Free. Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center. 202467-4600. ■ Cantigas, Washington’s Premier Latino Chorus, will present a benefit concert to support its outreach programs. 7 to 9 p.m. $60; tickets required. Residence of the Ambassador of Spain, 2350 Foxhall Road NW. embassyofspain-benefitconcert. ■ The 17th annual YouthCUE Nation’s Capital Festival Grand Concert will feature a combined choir of 150 students from 10 individual choruses and five Christian denominations across the U.S., with musical accompaniment by the National Symphony Orchestra. The program will include works by composers Mack Wilberg, Craig Courtney and Allen Pote. 7:30 p.m. Free. Washington National Cathedral, 3101 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202-537-2228. ■ As part of the 2013 Serenade! Festival, the Children’s Chorus of Washington will perform with The Watch, Wroclaw Philharmonic Choir, Florida’s Singing Sons Boychoir and Latvian Voices. 7:30 p.m. Free; reservations suggested. Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G St. NW. ■ The Nordic Jazz Festival will feature Finnish saxophonist and composer Eero Koivistoinen. 8 and 10 p.m. $20. Twins Jazz, 1344 U St. NW. ■ Ensemble Banda Magda will perform original music infused with South American grooves and jazz. 10 p.m. $10. Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H St. NE. 202-399-7993. Discussions and lectures ■ The Greater Washington Board of Trade will host a talk by John S. Hendricks, founder and executive chairman of Discovery Communications, on his book “A Curious Discovery: An Entrepreneur’s Story.” 8


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Events Entertainment to 10 a.m. $85 to $105. The Hamilton, 600 14th St. NW. ■ Stuart Butler will discuss his book “Defending the Old Dominion: Virginia and Its Militia in the War of 1812.” Noon. Free. Jefferson Room, National Archives Building, Constitution Avenue between 7th and 9th streets NW. 202-357-5000. ■ Biographer John Taliaferro, a former senior editor at Newsweek, will discuss his book “All the Great Prizes: The Life of John Hay, From Lincoln to Roosevelt.” 7 p.m. Free. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-1919. Films ■ The Juanita E. Thornton/Shepherd Park Library will screen the 2004 animated film “The Incredibles” (for ages 19 and younger). 3 p.m. Free. Juanita E. Thornton/ Shepherd Park Library, 7420 Georgia Ave. NW. 202-541-6100. ■ The 18th annual Made in Hong Kong Film Festival will feature the 2012 thriller “Cold War.” 7 p.m. Free. Meyer Auditorium, Freer Gallery of Art, 12th Street and Jefferson Drive SW. 202-633-1000. The film will be shown again Sunday at 2 p.m. ■ The Golden Triangle Business Improvement District and the Heurich House Museum will present Billy Wilder’s 1959 film “Some Like It Hot” as part of the weekly “Golden Cinema Series” of outdoor screenings. 8 p.m. Free. Courtyard, Heurich House Museum, 1307 New Hampshire Ave. NW. Meeting ■ A weekly bridge group will meet to play duplicate bridge. 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. $6. Chevy Chase Community Center, 5601 Connecticut Ave. NW. 301-654-1865. Performances ■ Family dance troupe Pacific Rhythm will explore the cultures of the Polynesian islands through dance. 1 p.m. Free. Takoma Park Library, 416 Cedar St. NW. 202576-7252. ■ Pacific Rhythm will explore the cultures of the Polynesian islands through dance. 4 p.m. Free. Mount Pleasant Neighborhood Library, 3160 16th St. NW. 202671-3121. ■ Parno Graszt will perform Hungarian Roma music and dance. 8 p.m. $10 to $15. Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H St. NE. 202-399-7993. ■ The U.S. Marine Corps will host a weekly Friday Evening Parade with music and precision marching. 8:45 to 10 p.m. Free; reservations required. Marine Barracks, 8th and I streets SE. 202-4336060. Sale ■ Central Union Mission will hold a moving sale featuring office furniture, accent pieces and framed art, among other items. Proceeds will benefit programs for the area’s poor and homeless and assist the group’s relocation to a new facility this fall. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free admission. Central Union Mission, 1350 R St. NW. 202-745-7118. The sale will continue Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Service ■ Metro Minyan, a Washington Hebrew

bees and honeybees bring the environment, and he will release select butterflies into the U.S. Botanic Garden’s Butterfly Garden. 10:30 a.m. and noon. Free. National Garden Butterfly Garden, U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Ave. SW. 202-225-8333. Saturday, June 29 Saturday june 29

Saturday, june 29 ■ Concert: Qanunist and vocalist Ali Amr (shown), bassist Antoine Katz and percussionist Tareq Rantisi will perform. 7 to 8:30 p.m. $20. The Jerusalem Fund, 2425 Virginia Ave. NW. 202-338-1290. Congregation initiative for area Jewish young professionals, will present an informal, musical Shabbat service led by Rabbi Aaron Miller. 7 p.m. $10 to $15. St. Columba’s Episcopal Church, 4201 Albemarle St. NW. Special event ■ Plant health care specialist Jim Willmott will discuss what butterflies, bumble-

Book sale ■ The Friends of the Tenley-Friendship Library group will hold a sidewalk usedbook sale. 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free admission. Outside the Tenley-Friendship Library, Albemarle Street and Wisconsin Avenue NW. Children’s programs ■ “Saturday Morning at the National” will feature “¡Mucha Música! A Musical Journey With Cantaré,” a look at the European and African cultures that shaped Latin American music. 9:30 and 11 a.m. Free; tickets required. Helen Hayes Gallery, National Theatre, 1321 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. 202-783-3372. ■ The National Zoo’s Bear Awareness Day will feature educational activities, keeper talks and animal demonstrations. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free. National Zoo, 3001 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-633-2614. ■ Children will hear a story about sculptor Alexander Calder and then create a wire sculpture. 1 to 4 p.m. Free. National Portrait Gallery, 8th and F streets NW. 202-

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633-1000. The program will repeat Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. ■ Park ranger Tony Linforth will lead a planetarium show exploring famous astronomers through history (for ages 7 and older). 4 to 4:45 p.m. Free. Rock Creek Park Nature Center and Planetarium, 5200 Glover Road NW. 202-8956224. Class ■ The Sackler Gallery will explore artifacts on display as part of the “Hand-Held: Gerhard Pulverer’s Japanese Illustrated Books” exhibit, and then artists from the Pyramid Atlantic Art Center will present a workshop on making “pouch-books,” a common format used for novels, romances and humorous works during the Edo period. 1 p.m. $15; registration required. Sackler Gallery, 1050 Independence Ave. SW. The program will repeat Sunday at 1 p.m. Concerts ■ The Adams Morgan Summer Concert Series will feature The Originators, a Las Vegas house band specializing in supercharged ska punk reggae. 5 to 7 p.m. Free. Public plaza in front of BB&T Bank at Columbia Road, Adams Mills Road and 16th Street NW. 202-997-0783. ■ The Dimen Dong Folk Chorus will perform a program featuring a multi-part polyphonic singing technique, unique to See Events/Page 24


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Continued From Page 23 the Southwest Chinese Dong nationality. 6 p.m. Free. Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600. â&#x2013; The 50-member a cappella ensemble 18th Street Singers will perform. 8 p.m. $15 to $20. Sixth & I Historic Synagogue, 600 I St. NW. 800-745-3000. â&#x2013;  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Cathedral, Court & Countryside,â&#x20AC;? a gala benefit concert for the Washington Early Music Festival, will feature Arco Voce, Armonia Nova, BHB, Ensemble Gaudior, Illuminare, Modern Musick, the Suspicious Cheese Lords and the Vivaldi Project. 8 p.m. $20 to $40. St. Markâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Episcopal Church, 3rd and A streets SE. â&#x2013;  The Nordic Jazz Festival will feature Eivind Opsvikâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Overseas, a Norwegian ensemble. 8 and 10 p.m. $20 Twins Jazz, 1344 U St. NW. Discussions and lectures â&#x2013;  NPR commentator, essayist and poet Marion Winik (shown) will discuss her book â&#x20AC;&#x153;Highs in the Low Fifties: How I Stumbled Through the Joys of Single Living,â&#x20AC;? at 1 p.m.; historian Mason Williams will discuss his book â&#x20AC;&#x153;City of Ambition: FDR, LaGuardia, and the Making of Modern New York,â&#x20AC;? at 3:30 p.m.; and Roxana Robinson will discuss her novel â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sparta,â&#x20AC;? at 6 p.m. Free. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-1919. â&#x2013;  Judy Tiger, owner of D.C.-based Just That Simple, will share the basics of getting and staying organized. 1:30 p.m. Free. Chevy Chase Library, 5625 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-282-0193. â&#x2013;  DC by the Book will explore post-Civil

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Events Entertainment Angella Foster and Wayles Haynes, with live music by local ensemble Harp 46. 8 p.m. $8 to $22. Dance Place, 3225 8th St. NE. 202-269-1600. The performance will repeat Sunday at 7 p.m. â&#x2013; â&#x20AC;&#x153;Teal Tides: With Dignity and Dance,â&#x20AC;? a fundraiser to benefit the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance, will feature performances by D.C.-based dance companies Taurus Broadhurst Dance, Hollow Dance Project and LillyVonn Dance, as well as the story of a local ovarian cancer survivor. 8 p.m. $25 to $40. Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H St. NE. 202-399-7993.

War Washington with a discussion of Stephen L. Carterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s novel â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Impeachment of Abraham Lincoln.â&#x20AC;? Culinary historian Michael Twitty and authors C.R. Gibbs and Steve Dryden will explore changing dynamics of race, class, gender and education. 2:30 p.m. Free; reservations suggested. Historical Society of Washington, D.C., 801 K St. NW. â&#x2013; Artist Nan Montgomery will discuss her new exhibit â&#x20AC;&#x153;Opposite and Alternate.â&#x20AC;? 4 p.m. Free. American University Museum, Katzen Arts Center, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. 202-8851300. Films â&#x2013;  The National Gallery of Art will screen the 2012 film â&#x20AC;&#x153;Leonardo Live,â&#x20AC;? a movie made from the live simulcast of the opening celebrations for the 2011 exhibit â&#x20AC;&#x153;Leonardo da Vinci: Painter at the Court of Milanâ&#x20AC;? in London. 12:45 p.m. Free. East Building Auditorium, National Gallery of Art, 4th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. 202-737-4215. â&#x2013;  The Black and White Classics Film Series will feature the 1956 film â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Bad Seed,â&#x20AC;? starring Nancy Kelly and Patty McCormack. 2 p.m. Free. Tenley-Friendship Library, 4450 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202727-1488. â&#x2013;  In conjunction with the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, filmmaker PĂŠter ForgĂĄcs will present a screening of his 2009 film â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hunky Blues: The American Dream,â&#x20AC;? about the passages to America of Hungarians who arrived between 1890 and 1921. 2:30 p.m. Free. East Building Auditorium, National Gallery of Art, 4th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. 202-737-4215.


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Sunday, june 30 â&#x2013; Discussion: To commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, historian Harold Holzer will discuss his book â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Civil War in 50 Objects.â&#x20AC;? 5 p.m. Free. Politics and Prose Bookstore, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-3641919. â&#x2013;  The National Gallery of Art will screen Manoel de Oliveiraâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2012 film â&#x20AC;&#x153;Gebo and the Shadow.â&#x20AC;? 4:45 p.m. Free. East Building Auditorium, National Gallery of Art, 4th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. 202-737-4215. The film will be shown again Sunday at 4:30 p.m. Meeting â&#x2013;  The Teen Book Club will meet to talk about Maggie Steifvaterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s novel â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Scorpio Races.â&#x20AC;? 2 p.m. Free. Cleveland Park Library, 3310 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202282-3080. Performances â&#x2013;  Rallo Boykins will host â&#x20AC;&#x153;Wake & Bacon,â&#x20AC;? a weekly brunch and comedy show presented by the collective LYGO DC. 3 to 5 p.m. $10. Shawâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Tavern, 520 Florida Ave. NW. â&#x2013;  SpeakeasyDC will present the storytelling show â&#x20AC;&#x153;So Emotional: Stories About Feelings Gone Wild,â&#x20AC;? which will later be broadcast as part of the podcast â&#x20AC;&#x153;Risk!â&#x20AC;? 7 to 9 p.m. $26 to $30. Town Danceboutique, 2009 8th St. NW. speakeasyDC-emotional. â&#x2013;  The alight dance theater will present performances led by choreographers


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Special event â&#x2013; Politics and Prose and Modern Times Coffeehouse will host a trivia night. 8 p.m. Free. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-1919. Sporting event â&#x2013;  D.C. United will play the Vancouver Whitecaps. 7 p.m. $26 to $55. RFK Stadium, 2400 East Capitol St. SE. 800-7453000. Walks and tours â&#x2013;  Washington Walks will present a walking tour of the Brookland neighborhood. 11 a.m. $15. Meet outside the 10th Street NE exit to the Brookland/CUA Metro station. â&#x2013;  A tour of Peirce Mill and its grounds will feature a look at how renewable energy and gravity powered the 1820s technological marvel. 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Free. Peirce Mill, Tilden Street and Beach Drive NW. 202-895-6227. The tour will repeat Sunday at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. â&#x2013;  A park ranger will lead a tour of the Old Stone House and discuss life in Georgetown in the late 1700s. 3 to 3:30 p.m. Free. Old Stone House, 3051 M St. NW. 202-895-6070. Sunday, June 30

Sunday june 30 Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s programs â&#x2013; Rock Creek Park volunteer Libby Moulton will introduce games and toys that children played with during the 1770s (for ages 6 through 12 and their families). 3 p.m. Free. Old Stone House, 3051 M St. NW. 202-895-6070. â&#x2013;  Park rangers will lead a planetarium program exploring the sun, moon, stars, planets and other space phenomena (for ages 7 and older). 4 p.m. Rock Creek Park Nature Center and Planetarium, 5200 Glover Road NW. 202-895-6070. Concerts â&#x2013;  The Citizens Association of Georgetownâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 11th annual Concerts in the Parks series will culminate with an Independence Day Celebration, featuring a patriotic parade, childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s activities and a performance by the U.S. Air Force Bandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Max Impact ensemble. 5 to 6:30 p.m. Free. Rose Park, 26th and O streets NW. 202-337-7313. â&#x2013;  As part of the 2013 Smithsonian Folklife Festival, the Heveder Hungarian Folk Ensemble will perform Hungarian, Romanian and Roma folk music with dance house musician GĂĄzsa, Moldavian flute player ZoltĂĄn JuhĂĄsz and singer and gardon player RĂŠka JuhĂĄsz. 6 p.m. Free. Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center. 202467-4600. â&#x2013;  Dahlak Restaurant will present its weekly â&#x20AC;&#x153;DC Jazz Jamâ&#x20AC;? session. 6:30 to

9:30 p.m. Free. 1771 U St. NW. 202-5279522. â&#x2013; The Mendelssohn Piano Trio will perform works by Mendelssohn and Tchaikovsky. 6:30 p.m. Free. West Garden Court, National Gallery of Art, 4th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. 202-8426941. Discussions and lectures â&#x2013;  Courtney Angela Brkic will discuss her novel â&#x20AC;&#x153;The First Rule of Swimming.â&#x20AC;? 1 p.m. Free. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-1919. â&#x2013;  Art historian Eileen Costello will discuss â&#x20AC;&#x153;Brice Marden: Beyond Visual Realityâ&#x20AC;? 2 p.m. Free. East Building Auditorium, National Gallery of Art, 4th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. 202-737-4215. Reading â&#x2013;  The Joaquin Miller Poetry Series will feature readings by Jane Schapiro and Kevin McLellan. 3 p.m. Free. Rock Creek Park Nature Center, 5200 Glover Road NW. 703-820-8113. Special events â&#x2013;  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Frisbee Flinging Funâ&#x20AC;? will feature a friendly game of ultimate Frisbee. 10 to 11 a.m. Free. Meet at Picnic Grove 24, across from the tennis stadium parking lot at 16th and Kennedy streets NW. 202-895-6227. â&#x2013;  Tudor Place will hold an Independence Day tea service and tour. 1 to 3 p.m. $25 to $30; reservations required. Tudor Place Historic House and Garden, 1644 31st St. NW. 202-965-0400. â&#x2013;  The Capital Memorial Church of Seventh-day Adventists will host a Community Fun Day with a moon bounce, games, a puppet show, drinks and snacks. 1 to 4 p.m. Free. Forest Hills Playground, 32nd and Chesapeake streets NW. Sporting event â&#x2013;  The Washington Mystics will play the Tulsa Shock. 4 p.m. $12 to $300. Verizon Center, 601 F St. NW. 800-745-3000. Tour â&#x2013;  Ranger Tony Linforth will lead a horseback tour through Rock Creek Park. 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. $45. Rock Creek Park Horse Center, 5100 Glover Road NW. 202-362-0117. Monday, July 1 Monday july 1 Concerts â&#x2013;  The â&#x20AC;&#x153;Live! on Woodrow Wilson Plazaâ&#x20AC;? performance series will feature D.C.-based reggae band The Archives. Noon to 1:30 p.m. Free. Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. 202-312-1300. Performances will continue through Aug. 27 each Monday and Tuesday at noon. â&#x2013;  As part of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, the Hungarian ensemble Parno Graszt will perform Roma music. 6 p.m. Free. Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600. â&#x2013;  Hungarian ensemble Szalonna and His Band will perform with klezmer musician Bob Cohen. 7 p.m. $15; reservations required. Abramson Family Recital Hall, Katzen Arts Center, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. â&#x2013;  The U.S. Navyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Concert Band will perform. 8 p.m. Free. West Steps, U.S. Capitol. Discussion â&#x2013;  Washington Post copy editor Bill See Events/Page 30


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he National Gallery of Art will open an exhibit Friday of paintings and drawings by Chicago artist Kerry James Marshall in its East Building Tower and continue it through Dec. 7. The works evoke the Middle Passage of slaves from

On exhibit West Africa to the New World and give rise to themes of immigration, class mobility and American aspirations. Also, â&#x20AC;&#x153;A World of Bonds: Frederick Sommerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Photography of Friendship,â&#x20AC;? showcasing works by Sommer, Edward Weston, Max Ernst, Man Ray, Aaron Siskind and Charles Sheeler, recently opened in the East Building, where it will continue through Aug. 4. Located at 4th Street and Constitution Avenue NW, the museum is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. 202-737-4215. â&#x2013; â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bernhard Hildebrandt: A Conjugation of Verb,â&#x20AC;? featuring a video sequence by Baltimore artist Hildebrandt based on El Grecoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

painting â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Repentant St. Peterâ&#x20AC;? (circa 1600-1605), will open tomorrow as part of the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Intersectionsâ&#x20AC;? series at the Phillips Collection. It will continue through Sept. 22. Located at 1600 21st St. NW, the museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday until 8:30 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission on the weekends costs $10 for adults and $8 for seniors and students; it is free for ages 18 and younger. Admission during weekdays is free. 202-387-2151. â&#x2013; â&#x20AC;&#x153;Nothing Is the Same,â&#x20AC;? featuring sculptures and an installation by Sam Scharf made with everyday materials, will open tomorrow with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. at Flashpoint Gallery. It will continue through July 27. Located at 916 G St. NW, the gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday from noon to 6 p.m. 202-315-1305. â&#x2013;  â&#x20AC;&#x153;A Democracy of Images: Photographs From the Smithsonian American Art Museum,â&#x20AC;? presenting some 130 photographs that trace the evolution of photography in America from a purely documentary medium to a fullfledged artistic genre, will open Friday at the

Smithsonian America Art Museum and continue through Jan. 5. Located at 9th and G streets NW, the museum is open daily from 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. 202-633-1000. â&#x2013; â&#x20AC;&#x153;One Life: Martin Luther King Jr.,â&#x20AC;? celebrating the civil rights leader on the 50th anniversary of his â&#x20AC;&#x153;I Have a Dreamâ&#x20AC;? speech, will open Friday at the National Portrait Gallery and remain on view for a year. Located at 8th and F streets NW, the gallery is open daily from 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. 202-633-1000. â&#x2013;  â&#x20AC;&#x153;War/Photography: Images of Armed Conflict and Its Aftermath,â&#x20AC;? presenting war photographs by more than 185 photographers and spanning the past 165 years, will open Saturday at the Corcoran Gallery of Art and continue through Sept. 29. Located at 500 17th St. NW, the gallery is open Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Thursday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission costs $10 for adults and $8 for seniors and students; it is free for ages 12 and younger and military personnel. 202-6391700.

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he Kennedy Center will host the hit Broadway musical â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Book of Mormonâ&#x20AC;? July 9 through Aug. 18 in the Opera House. The irreverent show by â&#x20AC;&#x153;South Parkâ&#x20AC;? creators Trey Parker and Matt

On StAGe Stone received nine Tony Awards in 2011, including Best Musical. It is the story of two young, naive missionaries sent to a remote village in Uganda overseen by a brutal warthe broadway hit â&#x20AC;&#x153;the book of Mormonâ&#x20AC;? will run at the Kennedy lord. Centerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Opera house July 9 through Aug. 18. Performance times are generally Wildeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s controversial one-act trage7:30 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday dy â&#x20AC;&#x153;SalomĂŠâ&#x20AC;? July 10 through Aug. and 1:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. â&#x2013; The Studio 2ndStage will celebrate its 25th anniversary with the 18 at the Atlas Performing Arts Tickets cost $43 to $250. As of horror comedy musical â&#x20AC;&#x153;Richard Center. Monday night, limited tickets were Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Brienâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s The Rocky Horror Victorian-era censors banned the available on the Kennedy Center Showâ&#x20AC;? from July 10 through Aug. 4 play from the London stage on the website; there are also some limitin the Metheny Theatre. grounds that it was illegal to portray ed-view seats available at the box Two lovers, Brad and Janet, seek biblical characters on stage. The office or by phone. 202-467-4600; shelter from a thunderstorm in an dark tale of revenge, lechery and old castle â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and find themselves deception tells the story of the beauâ&#x2013;  The Woolly Mammoth Theatre thrust into the laborato- tiful stepdaughter of King Herod Company and Chicary of pansexual, crossAntipas. goâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s The Second City dressing mad scientist Performance times are generally will collaborate on Dr. Frank â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Nâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Furter Thursday through Saturday at 8 â&#x20AC;&#x153;America All Better!!â&#x20AC;? and his cadre of madp.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. Tickets July 9 through Aug. 4. cap minions. Stripped cost $20 to $40, except for $10 preTargeting everything of their clothes and views July 10, 11 and 12. The Atlas from politics and high their inhibitions, the Performing Arts Center is located at school to the economy couple embarks on a 1333 H St. NE. 202-399-7993; and online dating, the wild odyssey of carnal new production will Studio 2ndStage will pleasures and self-disâ&#x2013;  The Studio Theatre has extended feature Woolly Mamcovery. Tom Stoppardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s drama â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Real moth company mempresent â&#x20AC;&#x153;the Rocky Performance times Thingâ&#x20AC;? through July 7 in the Milton bers and other local horror Show.â&#x20AC;? are Wednesday through Theatre. performers as well as Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 7 Performance times are generally actors from The Second City. p.m. Tickets start at $40, with some 8 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday, 2 Performance times are Tuesday discounts available. The Studio p.m. Saturday and Sunday, and 7 through Saturday at 8 p.m., Saturp.m. Sunday. Tickets cost $39 to day at 3 p.m. and Sunday at 2 and 7 Theatre is located at 1501 14th St. NW. 202-332-3300; $82. The Studio Theatre is located p.m. Tickets cost $35 to $67.50. at 1501 14th St. NW. 202-332Woolly Mammoth is located at 641 â&#x2013;  Scena Theatre will present Oscar 3300; D St. NW. 202-393-3939;


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Continued From Page 24 Walsh will discuss his book â&#x20AC;&#x153;Yes, I Could Care Less: How to Be a Language Snob Without Being a Jerk.â&#x20AC;? 7 p.m. Free. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-1919. Films â&#x2013; â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mr. Stewart Comes to Washington,â&#x20AC;? a salute to legendary actor James Stewart, will feature Frank Capraâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 1939 film â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mr. Smith Goes to Washington,â&#x20AC;? co-starring Jean Arthur and Claude Rains. 6:30 p.m. Free; tickets required. Helen Hayes Gallery, National Theatre, 1321 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. 202-783-3372. â&#x2013;  In honor of the 50th anniversary of the treaty establishing a lasting GermanFrench friendship, a film series will feature Christian Carionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2005 film â&#x20AC;&#x153;Joyeux NoĂŤl.â&#x20AC;? 6:30 p.m. $4 to $7. Goethe-Institut, 812 7th St. NW. 202-289-1200. Performance â&#x2013;  The Cultures in Motion series will feature â&#x20AC;&#x153;In Haste, Laura Keeneâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Road From Appomattox,â&#x20AC;? two short plays about characters from the Civil War. 7 p.m. Free; reservations suggested. National Portrait Gallery, 8th and F streets NW. 202633-8520. Special event â&#x2013;  SpeakEasy Spirits owner Lindsay Marsh will lead a tasting of Leopold Bros. whiskey. 7 p.m. $18. Sixth & I Historic Synagogue, 600 I St. NW. 877-987-6487. Sporting event â&#x2013;  The Washington Nationals will play the Milwaukee Brewers. 7:05 p.m. $5 to $65. Nationals Park, 1500 South Capitol St. SE. 888-632-6287. The series will continue Tuesday at 7:05 p.m., Wednesday at 6:05 p.m. and Thursday at 11:05 a.m. Tuesday, July 2 Tuesday july 2

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Concerts â&#x2013; The â&#x20AC;&#x153;Live! on Woodrow Wilson Plazaâ&#x20AC;? performance series will feature the band Mahala performing a mix of South African â&#x20AC;&#x153;township jiveâ&#x20AC;? and modern pop. Noon to 1:30 p.m. Free. Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. 202-312-1300. â&#x2013;  The American Folklife Centerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Homegrown Concert Series will feature traditional music by Garifuna performers from California and New York. Noon. Free. Coolidge Auditorium, Jefferson Building, Library of Congress, 10 1st St. SE. 202707-5510. â&#x2013;  Organist Jeremy Filsell will perform works by Jongen and Vierne. 12:10 p.m. Free. Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G St. NW. 202-347-2635. â&#x2013;  As part of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, the group Libaya Baba and James Lovell will perform a program of Garifuna music and dance. 6 p.m. Free. Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600. â&#x2013;  To commemorate the bicentennial of the War of 1812, the Colonial Music Instituteâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s David and Ginger Hildebrand will perform songs of the time and offer historical commentary, in costume with period instruments. 6 p.m. Free. Anderson House, Society of the Cincinnati, 2118 Massachusetts Ave. NW. 202-785-2040. â&#x2013;  The U.S. Air Force Bandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Max Impact ensemble will perform. 8 p.m. Free. West Steps, U.S. Capitol. 202-767-5658. Discussions and lectures â&#x2013;  The Bread & Roses labor series will

present â&#x20AC;&#x153;Creating a 21st-Century Workplace: A Roundtable Discussion About Workforce and Workplace Development.â&#x20AC;? 6 to 8 p.m. Free. Cullen Room, Busboys and Poets, 1025 5th St. NW. 202-789-2227. â&#x2013; Howard University professor Douglas Taylor will lead a discussion of the book â&#x20AC;&#x153;Black Against Empire: The History and Politics of The Black Panther Partyâ&#x20AC;? by Joshua Bloom and Waldo E. Martin Jr. 6:30 p.m. Free. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G St. NW. 202-7270321. â&#x2013;  Jonathan Alter will discuss his book â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Center Holds: Obama and His Enemies.â&#x20AC;? 7 p.m. Free. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-3641919. Films â&#x2013;  As part of its Groundbreakers film series, the Georgetown Library will screen the 2006 movie â&#x20AC;&#x153;Tsotsi,â&#x20AC;? about six days in the violent life of a young Johannesburg gang. 6:30 p.m. Free. Georgetown Library, 3260 R St. NW. 202-727-0232. â&#x2013;  Alliance Française de Washington will screen the 2009 dramatic comedy â&#x20AC;&#x153;8 fois debout (8 Times Up).â&#x20AC;? 7 p.m. $10 suggested donation. Bloombars, 3222 11th St. NW. Performance â&#x2013;  Washington Women in Theatreâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 10th-anniversary celebration will feature staged readings of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Funnel Cake Flowers & The Urban Chameleonsâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Showhouse.â&#x20AC;? 8 p.m. $10 to $12; reservations required. Studio Theatre, Katzen Arts Center, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. The event will repeat Wednesday at 8 p.m. Tour â&#x2013;  Tudor Place will lead a tour highlighting its historic gardens. 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. $10; registration recommended. Tudor Place Historic House and Garden, 1644 31st St. NW. 202-965-0400. Wednesday,july July 3 3 Wednesday Discussions and lectures â&#x2013;  The Omnibus Lecture Series will feature a streaming video of political scholars Alex Miles, Inderjeet Parmar, John Dumbrell and Matthew Alan Hill discussing â&#x20AC;&#x153;U.S. Foreign Policy and the Rogue State Doctrine.â&#x20AC;? 12:30 p.m. Free. Secondfloor West Lobby, Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G St. NW. 202-7270321. â&#x2013;  A summer lecture series on architecture will feature Nader Tehrani of Bostonbased NADAAA. 5:30 p.m. Free. Koubek Auditorium, Crough Center of Architectural Studies, Catholic University, 620 Michigan Ave. NE. Films â&#x2013;  West End Cinema will screen Cathryne Czubekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s documentary â&#x20AC;&#x153;A Girl and a Gun,â&#x20AC;? about women in the gun community. 1 p.m. $8.46. West End Cinema, 2301 M St. NW. 202-419-3456. â&#x2013;  The NoMa Summer Screen outdoor film series will feature Andrew Davisâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; 1993 movie â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Fugitive,â&#x20AC;? starring Harrison Ford and Tommy Lee Jones. 7 p.m. Free. Loree Grand Field, 2nd and L streets NE. Performance â&#x2013;  As part of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, the group MÄ puna Leo will celebrate the revitalization of Hawaiian culture and language. 6 p.m. Free. Millennium

Stage, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600. Special event â&#x2013; An Independence Day Ice Cream Social will feature sundaes, childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s games and crafts, and a tour of the Tudor Place mansionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s many George and Martha Washington artifacts. 1 to 3 p.m. $5 to 10; free for military families. Tudor Place Historic House and Garden, 1644 31st St. NW. 202-965-0400. Tour â&#x2013;  An in-depth tour of the Washington National Cathedral will precede a traditional English tea. 1:30 p.m. $30; reservations required. Washington National Cathedral, 3101 Wisconsin Ave. NW. Thursday, July 4

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Concerts â&#x2013; The Washington National Cathedralâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s annual Independence Day Organ Recital will feature selections by the U.S. Navyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Sea Chanters ensemble, as well as classical and patriotic organ and piano performances. 11 a.m. Free. Washington National Cathedral, 3101 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202-537-2228. â&#x2013;  The U.S. Air Force Bandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Airmen of Note ensemble will perform. 6 p.m. Free. National Air and Space Museum, 6th Street and Independence Avenue SW. 202767-5658. â&#x2013;  Klezmer musician Bob Cohen will perform a blend of Hungarian, Romanian, Moldavian and Yiddish music with Szalonna and His Band. 6 p.m. Free. Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center. 202-4674600. â&#x2013;  The National Symphony Orchestra and cast members from Broadwayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Motown the Musicalâ&#x20AC;? will join singers Barry Manilow, Candice Glover, Scotty McCreery, Darren Criss, Jackie Evancho and Megan Hilty for â&#x20AC;&#x153;A Capitol Fourth 2013.â&#x20AC;? 8 p.m. Free. West Lawn, U.S. Capitol. 202-467-4600. Parades â&#x2013;  The 47th annual Palisades Citizens Association Fourth of July parade will include neighborhood children on decorated bicycles, the Washington Scottish Bagpipe Band, Alma Boliviana, the Georgetown-Palisades Lions Club, the Masons, the D.C. Different Drummers marching band, D.C. Fire Department Engine Co. 29, United Horsemenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Association, clowns, vintage cars and city officials. The parade will start at 11 a.m. at Whitehaven Parkway and MacArthur Boulevard NW and proceed along MacArthur to the Palisades Recreation Center at Sherier and Dana places NW, site of a free post-parade picnic. 202-363-7441. â&#x2013;  The 2013 National Independence Day Parade will feature marching bands, floats, balloons and military units. 11:45 a.m. Free. Constitution Avenue between 7th and 17th streets NW. Special event â&#x2013;  The National Archives will celebrate the Fourth of July with an annual dramatic reading of the Declaration of Independence, performances by the Fife and Drum Corps and Continental Color Guard, and tours and activities inside the Archives Building. Ceremony from 10 to 11 a.m.; other activities from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free. National Archives Building, Constitution Avenue between 7th and 9th streets NW. 202-357-5000.

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CALL US WITH YOUR REAL ESTATE For 280 years, acres of terraced lawns at Rosedale have sprawled through Cleveland Park, providing a lush oasis in what is today a busy urban area. Once the heart of a farm that extended all the way to the Potomac River, now the three acres of green space on Newark Street in northwest DC provides a backdrop for colorful neighborhood Easter egg hunts, concerts, barbeques, pumpkin carving in the fall and a dog park. The history of Rosedale starts in the early 1700s when a Maryland man built a stone cottage on what was hundreds of acres extending from modern-day Rock Creek Park and Wisconsin Avenue.

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Dirty sneakers, box turtle treks, picnics, painting in Rock Creek Park and star-gazing after dark – the National Park Service is offering free summer camps near Chevy Chase, DC and in Georgetown. We talked to families whose kids attended the camps last year. Their report? Lots of fun, great hiking and time with friends. For parents, it’s a great outdoor activity for the kids and a break from high-cost summer camps.

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“I love hiking,” says Interpretive Park Ranger Scott Einberger, who says the program’s first-ever “Like to Hike Camp” will be a fun opportunity for him to share trail games and activities he learned as a kid at camp in Yosemite National Park.


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