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The GeorGeTown CurrenT

Hank’s wins late hours, use of patio

■ Transportation: Gas line

work slows streetscape effort

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By DEIRDRE BANNON Current Staff Writer

Construction on Wisconsin Avenue in Glover Park is nearly complete, but a few unexpected adjustments have pushed the streetscape project to about two months past its original end date of Sept. 29 — or possibly longer, if the weather doesn’t cooperate. The extra work includes upgrades to underground gas lines and improvements to a problematic

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intersection at 37th Street and Tunlaw Road. The D.C. Department of Transportation says its work on Wisconsin Avenue is now 78 percent complete. The project was on schedule to finish on time before Washington Gas decided to piggyback onto the work about threequarters of the way through. The company will work during midday hours to replace aging gas mains under the street, aiming to finish by Oct. 31. Once that work is finished, final paving on Wisconsin could begin in November, weather permitting, See Traffic/Page 2

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Dinky the Clown entertained children during Saturday’s Street Fair at the First Baptist Church, Georgetown. The event commemorated the historic church’s 150th anniversary.

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St. Connie’s church sells 16th Street building

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ANC calls for hearing on confusing JP’s ownership By DEIRDRE BANNON Current Staff Writer

West End firehouse needs interim location As the city searches for an interim site for the West End firehouse during the planned redevelopment of its present location, residents across Ward 2 are expressing concerns that officials might select Francis Field as the temporary location. Under a comprehensive deal with the deputy mayor for planning and economic development and the D.C. Council, developer EastBanc agreed to rebuild the aging firehouse at 23rd and M streets in exchange for permission to build an apartment building above it. The project is set to break ground early next year, with

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By KATIE PEARCE The case of Hank’s Oyster Bar, which has ping-ponged through various legal processes over the past couple of years, finally seems to have rolled to a stop. Hank’s can resume operating without a voluntary agreement, the D.C. Alcoholic Beverage Control Board decided last week. That means the restaurant at 1624 Q St. can also bring back late-night hours on weekends and keep its full patio open. The alcohol board’s ruling reaffirms its 2010 move to allow Hank’s to terminate its voluntary agreement with neighbors, a controversial decision that ended up in the D.C. Court of Appeals. Hank’s owner Jamie Leeds said yesterday that she is “thrilled” that the process is now over, and that the alcohol board “came back and gave us what we needed” for the restaurant to succeed. Hank’s was among the first restaurants in the city to try to cut off its agreement — an option that’s legal See Hank’s/Page 5

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The fire station will be rebuilt as part of a mixed-use project.

construction expected to take two years. The station serves Dupont Circle, Foggy Bottom, the West End and the area around the White House. According to Jose Sousa, spokesperson for the development office, city

agencies are evaluating an area bound by K and N streets, 25th Street or Rock Creek Park, and Connecticut Avenue for potential sites. The sites “being evaluated at this time” are the L Street frontage of the vacant Stevens School near 21st Street, and Francis Field, in the 1200 block of 25th Street, Sousa wrote in an email. And some residents and officials say both have their problems. Last Wednesday, the Dupont Circle advisory neighborhood commission voted unanimously to oppose an interim firehouse at Francis Field, citing concerns about traffic congestion in that area. With See Firehouse/Page 9

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Who owns JP’s? That’s the big question Glover Park advisory neighborhood commissioners have about the shuttered strip club at 2412 Wisconsin Ave. that’s making moves to reopen, and they’ve now asked the city alcohol board to hold a public hearing on the matter. “There’s been a lot of obfuscation,” commissioner Jackie Blumenthal said in an interview. She said her commission has seen various information about the JP’s ownership structure that conflicts with applications filed with the Alcoholic Beverage RegulationAdministration. William Hager, spokesperson for the alcohol agency, said a licensing specialist is now reviewing the latest filings from Wisconsin Ventures LLC, the firm that claims ownership. The agency has also asked Paul Kadlick, the most public representative for Wisconsin Ventures in recent months, to provide additional documentation that his firm did not

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JP’s, at 2412 Wisconsin Ave., has been closed since a 2008 fire.

include in a recent ownership transfer application, submitted in August. Kadlick, at last week’s neighborhood commission meeting, conceded that the ownership structure for JP’s has been “convoluted” but that impending changes would clean up “someone else’s mess.” He did not respond to The Current’s request for comment, but at the meeting he stated with confidence that the alcohol board would approve the latest ownership transfer and that JP’s would reopen this fall. A few months ago, Kadlick claimed that he and another partner owned 90 percent of Wisconsin See Nightclub/Page 5

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according to the Transportation Department’s Paul Hoffman. Wet conditions or temperatures below 50 degrees could push the last stage of the project into the spring, he added. If that happens, pavement cuts and steel plates on Wisconsin would be removed during the winter months to ensure safe driving conditions. “No one wants to see this project extended,” Hoffman said at last week’s Glover Park advisory neighborhood commission meeting. He said plans are almost finalized for redesigning a longtime problem spot at 37th Street and Tunlaw Road — where spillover traffic from the Wisconsin Avenue project exacerbated existing problems. Residents’ complaints and a push from advisory neighborhood commissioners prompted the Transportation Department to commit to reconfiguring the intersection last month. Hoffman said work should begin and end there in October. The redesign will create two new intersections instead of one, forming an elongated K shape. Two new extended curb lines along the east side of Tunlaw, with four stop signs, will help slow traffic. The project will also remove two concrete islands, resurface the roads and add new high-visibility crosswalks, along with two left-turn-only lanes on Tunlaw and 37th. Stormwater runoff will be collected in a new “low-impact development” area on the east side of Tunlaw, which will consist of soil, sand, gravel and greenery. While most residents at the meeting seemed to support the redesign, some debate still lingered. A few who live in front of the proposed extended curb lines and storm drainage area expressed concern about their loss of “curb appeal” once construction is complete. They fear the project could significantly diminish their property values. Some neighbors concurred, say-

ing they wouldn’t want to live in front of the new concrete structures, but others said street improvement projects often boost property values. Residents also expressed concern over the loss of five parking spaces — two on Tunlaw and three on 37th — in their dense neighborhood. Hoffman said officials looked at five options to reconfigure parking in the area, but the narrow street width didn’t allow any solutions. One loading-zone-type parking spot will be designated for the 2100 block of Tunlaw, allowing 15-minute parking so residents can drop off groceries, for example. Hoffman also said the department is looking at whether three more spaces could be added to the cul-de-sac where Tunlaw dead-ends to the south. Resident concerns have also prompted the Transportation Department to correct one aspect of the ongoing Wisconsin Avenue work. After hearing complaints about the excessive brightness of the newly installed Washington Globe streetlights from Calvert Street to Massachusetts Avenue, the agency plans to swap out some light bulbs next month. Street-facing apartment dwellers in particular said the light was glaring into their homes. Though Hoffman said the streetlights’ 250-watt bulbs are standard across the city, he said his agency would replace them with 150-watt bulbs north of Calvert, in order to reduce glare by about 60 percent in the more residential area. The neighborhood commission has also proposed upgrades for the fire hydrants along the avenue — one was not working, and the others don’t meet current specifications. While the D.C. Water and Sewer Authority plans to fix the non-working hydrant, the agency doesn’t have the funding to address the others. Other upgrades along Wisconsin Avenue include installing new bike racks and updating loading zones in front of the corridor’s businesses. More information is at wisconsinavenueproject.com.


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Filipino church moves to 16th Street as St. Connie’s relocates to suburbs By ELIZABETH WIENER Current Staff Writer

It’s musical chairs again on upper 16th Street, long known as the Avenue of Churches — both for its many and diverse congregations, and for the Sunday traffic crawl they create. Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church, which built its imposing sanctuary at 4115 16th St. NW in the 1950s, has just sold

the building to Iglesia Ni Christo, a Filipino church, for $9.1 million. St. Connie’s, as it is known, moved out last week, following much of its congregation to the Maryland suburbs. Church staffers, reached at their temporary quarters in Silver Spring, said they plan to hold services at St. Andrew’s Ukrainian Orthodox Church on an interim basis, then build a new church on land already purchased on Norwood Road near Olney.

The week ahead Wednesday, Sept. 19

The D.C. Public Library system will hold a public meeting to discuss the future of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library building. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. at the library, located at 901 G St. NW.

Thursday, Sept. 20

The Cleveland Park Citizens Association will hold its first meeting of the fall. The business portion of the meeting will follow a question-and-answer session with Ward 3 D.C. Council member Mary Cheh. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Cleveland Park Library, 3310 Connecticut Ave. NW. ■ The Ward 3 Democratic Committee will hold its regular meeting, which will include remarks by Ward 6 D.C. Council member Tommy Wells. The meeting will begin at 7:15 p.m. at St. Columba’s Episcopal Church, 4201 Albemarle St. NW.

Saturday, Sept. 22

The D.C. Office of the Tenant Advocate will hold its fifth annual Tenant and Tenant Association Summit. The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Kellogg Conference Center, Gallaudet University, 800 Florida Ave. NE. To register, visit ota.dc.gov or call 202-719-6560. ■ The D.C. Office of the State Superintendent on Education will hold the Parent and Family Engagement Summit. The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Place NW. To register, visit osse.dc.gov or call 202-741-1887.

Sunday, Sept. 23

The Washington, D.C., Chapter of the Irish American Unity Conference will present “Remembering Robert Emmet, Irish Patriot.” Activities will include Irish poetry readings and a recital of one of Emmet’s speeches. The event will begin at 11 a.m. at Emmet’s statue near Sheridan Circle, 24th Street and Massachusetts Avenue NW. ■ The D.C. Department of the Environment and the Forest Hills Connection will host a walk of the site for “daylighting” the Broad Branch stream. Participants will include watershed specialist Steve Saari and representatives of the National Park Service. Meet at 36th Street and Nevada Avenue NW at 4 p.m. For details and updates in case of rain, visit foresthillsconnection.com.

Monday, Sept. 24

The D.C. Health Benefit Exchange Authority will hold a public meeting to discuss the Essential Health Benefits Plan, Exchange Certification and reports from the board’s working committees. The meeting will be held from 5:30 to 8 p.m. in Suite 406, 899 North Capitol St. NE. ■ D.C. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton will host a community meeting regarding expansion and construction issues at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Nebraska Avenue Complex. Norton and Ward 3 D.C. Council member Mary Cheh will make remarks, and the General Services Administration and the Department of Homeland Security will make presentations. The meeting will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Mann Elementary School, 4430 Newark St. NW. ■ The D.C. Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency will host a “Ward 2 Preparedness Exercise” as part of efforts to build community resilience throughout the District. The meeting will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. at Rice Hall, George Washington University, 2121 I St. NW. Registration is suggested; visit hsema.dc.gov.

Wednesday, Sept. 26

The Mayor’s Task Force on Power Line Undergrounding will hold a meeting to discuss priority actions that may be taken to reduce future storm-related power outages. The meeting will be held at 2 p.m. in Room G-9 of the John A. Wilson Building, 1350 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. ■ The D.C. Department of Transportation will hold one of its “Parking Think Tank” meetings to obtain public input on the future of parking in the District. The agency plans to use the information in developing a comprehensive curbside parking management plan; this session will focus on the western area of the District. The meeting will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the cafeteria at Wilson High School, 3950 Chesapeake St. NW. For details, visit ddot.dc.gov/ parkingthinktanks. ■ The D.C. Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency will host a “Ward 4 Preparedness Exercise.” The meeting will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. at Brightwood Education Campus, 1300 Nicholson St. NW. Registration is suggested; visit hsema.dc.gov.

“Most of our people moved out to the suburbs,” said one church leader. “We’re hoping to start building in two years.” The nearly century-old congregation was started by a small group of Greek immigrants at 6th and C streets NW in 1918, according to the St. Connie’s website. The church bought the big corner lot at 16th and Upshur streets in 1954 to serve a growing membership. St. Connie’s is well-known not only for the imposing white edifice facing 16th Street,

with circular blue mosaics, pillars and arches adorning the façade, but also for a popular Greek festival held on its parking lot every fall. That festival has been postponed for now, according to the church’s website, which notes that members still “plan to share homemade Greek food, sweets and music — so please stay tuned.” Meanwhile, Iglesia Ni Christo, a branch of the largest independent Christian church in the See Church/Page 9


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A reimagined Shops at Georgetown Park mall may be anchored in part by a T.J. Maxx clothing store and HomeGoods, a home furnishings store owned by the same parent company, according to a marketing flier posted online by the Georgetown Metropolitan blog. The blog says the flier is being circulated to retail brokers, and it shows large sections of the mall as occupied by a combined T.J. Maxx/ HomeGoods space. The flier also

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Scientology debuts new office in Dupont

The Church of Scientology has established a new National Affairs Office in the historic Dupont Circle manor it has owned since 1994, according to a news release. The church had previously used the Fraser Mansion, 1701 20th St., to house its Washington church; the local church has since relocated to 1424 16th St. The National Affairs Office will host conferences, seminars, workshops and other events.

Brightwood will host Lincoln-Thomas Day

The Brightwood neighborhood will celebrate Lincoln-Thomas Day Saturday from noon to 3 p.m. with a street renaming, wreath-laying ceremony, living-history demonstrations and lectures. In 1924, the National Association of Colored Women’s Clubs of America created Lincoln-

Thomas Day to commemorate President Abraham Lincoln’s signing of the Emancipation Proclamation and Brightwood resident Elizabeth Thomas’ contributions to the Union Civil War effort. “Aunt Betty,� as Thomas was known, owned land that was seized for use as Fort Stevens, and she helped out at the military installation despite the loss. On Saturday, Ward 4 D.C. Council member Muriel Bowser will unveil a new street name — Elizabeth Thomas Way — for Quackenbos Street NW between Georgia Avenue and 13th Street. The Military Road School Preservation Trust is organizing the event with other groups. Details are at mrspt.org.

‘Art4All’ events to highlight local artists A series of exhibitions and performances began this month and will continue through Oct. 21 as part of the Cultural Tourism DC “Art4All� event. The events will show off artists from across the District in conventional venues and in street performances alike. For details, visit tinyurl.com/art4all12.

Correction

In the Sept. 12 issue, a sports article on the Georgetown Day School volleyball team misidentified junior Alyssa Patterson. The Current regrets the error. As a matter of policy, The Current corrects all errors of substance. To report an error, please call the managing editor at 202-2447223.

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under certain conditions, but hadnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t been explored much before then. The alcohol boardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s decision on Hankâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s seemed to foretell bigger changes for the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s go-to system for negotiating between alcoholserving venues and their surrounding neighbors. After weighing in on Hankâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, the board allowed at least a dozen other D.C. establishments to scrap their voluntary agreements. The agreements have also been a subject of scrutiny as the D.C. Council now considers updates for the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s liquor license laws. Voluntary agreements generally prescribe operating conditions like hours, noise control and trash removal. Neighbors and community groups can help set terms for the contracts, which are attached to liquor licenses. Leeds has publicly objected to this process, which she says allows small groups of neighbors to exert too much influence over a restaurantâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s operations. When the alcohol board decided to allow her termination, a handful

of the restaurantâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s neighbors brought the case to the Appeals Court. This May, the court ruled in favor of the neighborsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; group, poking holes in the alcohol boardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2010 decision and ordering the board to try again. So the board held a fresh hearing on Hankâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in June, taking in new testimony and documents. The boardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new decision on Hankâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, which came out last week, essentially justifies its old one by adding new information. In response to the Appeals Court opinion â&#x20AC;&#x201D; which argued that Hankâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s met only one of three legal criteria for ending a voluntary agreement â&#x20AC;&#x201D; the board determined that Hankâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s has now fully complied with the process for termination. According to the alcohol agencyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Fred Moosally, the boardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s order will become final in 30 days if no one files a motion of reconsideration or another appeal. Dave Malloff, a neighbor who pursued the past appeal, wrote in an email the latest decision shows a â&#x20AC;&#x153;clearly broken and biased ABC Board cynically arriv[ing] again at its prewired and long desired result.â&#x20AC;?

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Ventures. But in a Sept. 12 letter to the alcohol agency, Kadlick stated that he is no longer a stakeholder, shareholder or managing member for that firm. Then at the Sept. 16 neighborhood commission meeting, Kadlick showed up and introduced three individuals who he said are the clubâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new owners. Commissioners said in their resolution that after â&#x20AC;&#x153;the series of actions, representations and misrepresentationsâ&#x20AC;? pertaining to the clubâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ownership, theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve lost confidence that JPâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s will be managed appropriately. Many community members have voiced similar concerns. Commissioners say they need to determine whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in charge at JPâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s responsible financially and who will field community concerns. They want to have a point person from the club to help negotiate a voluntary agreement and deal with any problems that might arise. At the meeting, Blumenthal told Kadlick: â&#x20AC;&#x153;You saying you have no financial ownership â&#x20AC;Ś doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t solve our problems. We need to know who the owner is.â&#x20AC;? Commissioners voted unanimously that night to ask the city alcohol agency to step in and provide transparency on which individuals are seeking ownership of JPâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, and to hold those applicants to the strict standards set by law. Hager said there is no timeline for making that decision. The clubâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ownership has a complicated history. Michael Papanicolas was the original owner of the liquor license for 2412 Wisconsin Ave., dating back years before the property became a strip club in 1986. After

a fire shut down JPâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in January 2008, that license was placed in safekeeping with the alcohol agency, essentially making it inactive. In April 2011, the alcohol board approved a transfer of the inactive license from Papanicolasâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; BJ Enterprises to Brian Petrushka of Wisconsin Ventures. When Petrushka failed to negotiate a lease with the landlord of 2412 Wisconsin Ave., he took on partners to help finance his bid. Enter Kadlick, who along with partner Jake Akkus operate The Vice Group LLC. In May of this year, Kadlick announced that he and Akkus owned 90 percent of Wisconsin Ventures, with Petrushka as a minority shareholder. Kadlick also claimed to have signed a lease with the landlord at 2412 Wisconsin Ave. Neither the ownership transfer nor the lease documents were filed with the alcohol agency, according to the neighborhood commission. But on Aug. 13, a handwritten application with some names crossed out was submitted to the alcohol agency, seeking unspecified ownership changes between BJ Enterprises and Wisconsin Ventures. The document identifies Kadlick as the attorney/agent, and does not list Petrushkaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s name at all. Two previously unmentioned names are listed on the application as president and vice president. Kadlick introduced these men at the neighborhood commission meeting last week, along with a third who was not identified by name in the August application. Kadlick also said that Petrushka â&#x20AC;&#x201D; who was present at the meeting but did not comment â&#x20AC;&#x201D; had remained on board as a shareholder.

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Police Report This is a listing of reports taken from Sept. 9 through 15 in local police service areas.

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Robbery (force and violence) â&#x2013;  700 block, 13th St.; sidewalk; 3:30 a.m. Sept. 12. Theft (below $250) â&#x2013;  1100 block, New York Ave.; sidewalk; 9 a.m. Sept. 10. â&#x2013;  700 block, 14th St.; government building; 12:04 p.m. Sept. 10. â&#x2013;  500 block, 14th St.; liquor store; 12:19 p.m. Sept. 11. â&#x2013;  1100 block, K St.; unspecified premises; 2:10 p.m. Sept. 12. â&#x2013;  900 block, F St.; restaurant; 3:22 p.m. Sept. 12. â&#x2013;  1300 block, G St.; restaurant; 7:04 p.m. Sept. 12. â&#x2013;  1000 block, F St.; store; 2:35 p.m. Sept. 14.

psa 102

â&#x2013;  Gallery PSA 102 place

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Robbery (snatch) â&#x2013;  800 block, 7th St.; unspecified premises; 11 p.m. Sept. 10. Assault with a dangerous weapon (knife) â&#x2013;  700 block, H St.; sidewalk; 5:36 a.m. Sept. 10. Assault with a dangerous weapon (miscellaneous) â&#x2013;  4th and K streets; sidewalk; 1:52 a.m. Sept. 14. Stolen auto â&#x2013;  600 block, I St.; street; 7:10 p.m. Sept. 14. Theft ($250 plus) â&#x2013;  700 block, H St.; street; 3:13 p.m. Sept. 15. Theft (below $250) â&#x2013;  600 block, H St.; restaurant; 8:30 p.m. Sept. 10. â&#x2013;  700 block, 7th St.; store; 4:30 p.m. Sept. 11. â&#x2013;  600 block, F St.; unspecified premises; 3:30 p.m. Sept. 12. â&#x2013;  800 block, 7th St.; store; 5 p.m. Sept. 14. Theft from auto ($250 plus) â&#x2013;  600 block, New York Ave.; unspecified premises; 11:15 a.m. Sept. 12.

psa PSA 201 201

â&#x2013;  chevy chase

Burglary â&#x2013;  5800 block, Chevy Chase Parkway; residence; 8:30 a.m. Sept. 13. Stolen auto â&#x2013;  5100 block, Chevy Chase Parkway; street; 8:30 p.m. Sept. 13. â&#x2013;  5300 block, Chevy Chase Parkway; street; 2:30 p.m. Sept. 15. Theft (below $250) â&#x2013;  6000 block, 28th St.; residence; 2:25 p.m. Sept. 12.

psa 202

â&#x2013;  Friendship Heights PSA 202

Tenleytown / AU Park

Burglary

â&#x2013;  5100 block, 41st St.; residence; midnight Sept. 14. Burglary (attempt) â&#x2013;  4500 block, Wisconsin Ave.; office building; 10:50 p.m. Sept. 11. Theft (below $250) â&#x2013;  4500 block, Wisconsin Ave.; restaurant; 3:25 p.m. Sept. 15. Theft from auto ($250 plus) â&#x2013;  4700 block, Ellicott St.; street; 9:30 p.m. Sept. 11.

psa 203

â&#x2013;  forest hills / van ness PSA 203

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Theft ($250 plus) â&#x2013;  4200 block, Connecticut Ave.; unspecified premises; 3:12 p.m. Sept. 14. Theft from auto (below $250) â&#x2013;  3200 block, Ellicott St.; street; 6:30 p.m. Sept. 11. â&#x2013;  5000 block, 34th St.; street; 10 p.m. Sept. 11. â&#x2013;  3100 block, Davenport St.; street; 11 p.m. Sept. 11. â&#x2013;  3000 block, Tilden St.; unspecified premises; 6:30 a.m. Sept. 12. â&#x2013;  3000 block, Tilden St.; unspecified premises; 8:05 a.m. Sept. 12. â&#x2013;  3000 block, Tilden St.; unspecified premises; 10:30 a.m. Sept. 12. â&#x2013;  29th and Upton streets; street; 5:15 p.m. Sept. 12.

psa 204

â&#x2013;  Massachusetts avenue

heights / cleveland park woodley park / Glover PSA 204 park / cathedral heights

Theft (below $250) â&#x2013;  3900 block, Tunlaw Road; residence; 10 a.m. Sept. 11. â&#x2013;  3300 block, Cleveland Ave.; residence; unspecified time Sept. 12.

psa 205

â&#x2013;  palisades / spring valley PSA 205

Wesley Heights / Foxhall

Stolen auto â&#x2013;  5900 block, MacArthur Blvd.; street; 7:30 a.m. Sept. 14. Theft (below $250) â&#x2013;  4400 block, Massachusetts Ave.; unspecified premises; 6:21 p.m. Sept. 14. Theft from auto (below $250) â&#x2013;  5000 block, MacArthur Court; residence; 8:03 a.m. Sept. 11.

psa PSA 206 206

â&#x2013;  georgetown / burleith

Stolen auto â&#x2013;  1800 block, 39th St.; street; 8:30 a.m. Sept. 10. Theft ($250 plus) â&#x2013;  3200 block, M St.; store; 1:22 p.m. Sept. 10. â&#x2013;  3000 block, M St.; residence; 10:12 p.m. Sept. 10. Theft (below $250) â&#x2013;  1000 block, Thomas Jefferson St.; office building; 9:30 a.m. Sept. 11. â&#x2013;  1000 block, Thomas Jefferson St.; office building; 2:51 p.m. Sept. 11.

â&#x2013;  3100 block, M St.; store; 4 p.m. Sept. 11. â&#x2013;  3200 block, M St.; grocery store; 9:52 a.m. Sept. 12. â&#x2013;  37th and O streets; school; 10 p.m. Sept. 12. â&#x2013;  3100 block, M St.; store; 12:08 p.m. Sept. 14. â&#x2013;  1200 block, 33rd St.; sidewalk; 9:05 p.m. Sept. 14. â&#x2013;  O Street and Wisconsin Avenue; street; 3 p.m. Sept. 15.

psa PSA 207 207

â&#x2013;  foggy bottom / west end

Assault with a dangerous weapon (knife) â&#x2013;  2100 block, I St.; park area; 6:15 p.m. Sept. 12. Theft (below $250) â&#x2013;  1000 block, Connecticut Ave.; unspecified premises; 4:09 p.m. Sept. 10. â&#x2013;  900 block, 24th St.; unspecified premises; 6:30 p.m. Sept. 10. â&#x2013;  1000 block, Connecticut Ave.; medical facility; 4:05 p.m. Sept. 11. â&#x2013;  2200 block, Pennsylvania Ave.; restaurant; 8:58 p.m. Sept. 11. â&#x2013;  700 block, 18th St.; store; 1:30 p.m. Sept. 12. â&#x2013;  20th and C streets; unspecified premises; 6 p.m. Sept. 12. â&#x2013;  1800 block, L St.; unspecified premises; 8:50 a.m. Sept. 13. â&#x2013;  1000 block, Connecticut Ave.; store; 1:51 p.m. Sept. 13. â&#x2013;  2200 block, M St.; medical facility; 2:16 p.m. Sept. 13. â&#x2013;  1500 block, K St.; store; 6 p.m. Sept. 14. â&#x2013;  1100 block, Connecticut Ave.; store; 12:39 p.m. Sept. 15.

psa 208

â&#x2013;  sheridan-kalorama PSA 208

dupont circle

Robbery (snatch) â&#x2013;  1200 block, New Hampshire Ave.; sidewalk; 11:58 p.m. Sept. 14. â&#x2013;  1900 block, 18th St.; residence; 4:49 a.m. Sept. 15. Assault with a dangerous weapon (knife) â&#x2013;  2100 block, P St.; hotel; 2:15 a.m. Sept. 10. Burglary â&#x2013;  1800 block, Swann St.; residence; 10 p.m. Sept. 13. â&#x2013;  1800 block, Swann St.; unspecified premises; 1:18 a.m. Sept. 15. Burglary (attempt) â&#x2013;  1700 block, 20th St.; residence; 3:47 p.m. Sept. 15. Stolen auto â&#x2013;  1800 block, R St.; parking lot; 9 a.m. Sept. 14. â&#x2013;  1300 block, 18th St.; unspecified premises; 12:30 a.m. Sept. 15. Theft (below $250) â&#x2013;  Unit block, Dupont Circle; store; 6:53 a.m. Sept. 10. â&#x2013;  1600 block, Connecticut Ave.; restaurant; midnight Sept. 11. â&#x2013;  1600 block, Connecticut

Ave.; restaurant; 9 p.m. Sept. 11. â&#x2013;  1200 block, 19th St.; restaurant; 11:34 a.m. Sept. 12. â&#x2013;  1200 block, 19th St.; unspecified premises; 12:54 p.m. Sept. 12. â&#x2013;  1600 block, Massachusetts Ave.; unspecified premises; 5:45 p.m. Sept. 12. â&#x2013;  Dupont Circle and Massachusetts Avenue; street; 8:30 p.m. Sept. 12. â&#x2013;  1700 block, Massachusetts Ave.; unspecified premises; 9 p.m. Sept. 12. â&#x2013;  1600 block, Rhode Island Ave.; sidewalk; 8 a.m. Sept. 13. â&#x2013;  Connecticut Avenue and M Street; street; 11 a.m. Sept. 13. â&#x2013;  1400 block, 16th St.; church; 5:01 p.m. Sept. 14. â&#x2013;  1600 block, Massachusetts Ave.; unspecified premises; 6 p.m. Sept. 14. Theft from auto ($250 plus) â&#x2013;  1400 block, N St.; street; 6 p.m. Sept. 9. Theft from auto (below $250) â&#x2013;  1400 block, Rhode Island Ave.; hotel; 2:30 p.m. Sept. 10. â&#x2013;  1800 block, 24th St.; unspecified premises; 4:05 p.m. Sept. 10. â&#x2013;  1600 block, 21st St.; street; 1:59 p.m. Sept. 12. â&#x2013;  2200 block, Decatur Place; street; 1:25 p.m. Sept. 13. â&#x2013;  1400 block, 15th St.; unspecified premises; 12:30 a.m. Sept. 14. â&#x2013;  1700 block, Church St.; unspecified premises; 2:30 a.m. Sept. 15.

psa PSA 303 303

â&#x2013;  adams morgan

Robbery (knife) â&#x2013;  Florida Avenue and U Street; street; 12:30 a.m. Sept. 13. Robbery (force and violence) â&#x2013;  1900 block, Calvert St.; street; 1:36 a.m. Sept. 15. â&#x2013;  1600 block, Lanier Place; street; 3:58 a.m. Sept. 15. Robbery (fear) â&#x2013;  1600 block, Columbia Road; unspecified premises; 8:03 p.m. Sept. 11. Burglary â&#x2013;  1800 block, Vernon St.; office building; 11:29 a.m. Sept. 10. â&#x2013;  1800 block, Biltmore St.; residence; 7:30 a.m. Sept. 12. Theft ($250 plus) â&#x2013;  1800 block, Connecticut Ave.; office building; 9:09 a.m. Sept. 13. Theft (below $250) â&#x2013;  1800 block, Calvert St.; street; 9 p.m. Sept. 9. â&#x2013;  1800 block, Calvert St.; street; 6:26 p.m. Sept. 10. â&#x2013;  2400 block, 20th St.; residence; 9 a.m. Sept. 11. â&#x2013;  1700 block, Lanier Place; residence; 4:54 p.m. Sept. 11. Theft from auto (below $250) â&#x2013;  Connecticut Avenue and Leroy Place; street; 10:17 a.m. Sept. 11. â&#x2013;  1700 block, Kalorama Road; unspecified premises; 2:52 p.m. Sept. 13.


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Next Thursday, Sept. 27, we kick off our fall membership meetings. This program should be particularly compelling. We are working with Gunther Stern from the Georgetown Ministry Center on a panel discussion with psychiatrist Ronald Koshes, who has been working with the homeless at the center for almost two decades, and legal expert Brian Stettin, policy director of the Treatment Advocacy Center. We will also hear personal accounts from the homeless, formerly homeless and families of the homeless. Panelists will explain that most homeless people living on the streets in our area are seriously mentally ill. They are making bad decisions because of mental illness. These are people with families and ties to community somewhere. The families of homeless people will talk about their relatives before the mental illness, the onset of the illness and how it has affected the family. We will also look at city services to see how D.C. deals with mentally ill people who end up on the street. What does the city do well and what could be better? Located at Grace Episcopal Church and founded in 1987, the Georgetown Ministry Center includes a winter shelter that offers a safe haven from the streets to our most withdrawn and vulnerable homeless neighbors. Its staff has been able to engage with people who have avoided services for years. In 1995 the center became a part of the â&#x20AC;&#x153;D.C. Initiative,â&#x20AC;? Washingtonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s comprehensive plan for fighting homelessness within the city. The centerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s unique presence in Georgetown makes it an essential part of the â&#x20AC;&#x153;netâ&#x20AC;? of services cast to the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s homeless population. Please join us at Grace Church on Sept. 27 at 7 p.m. for a reception and at 7:30 p.m. for the program to discover more of what the ministry does for our community and the plight of homelessness. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Jennifer Altemus also reported that police believe a reported stabbing last month on 44th Street was self-inflicted. â&#x2013;  Wagshalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Family of Fine Foods president Bill Fuchs discussed his plans to open a market and cafe at 3201 New Mexico Ave. in the first quarter of 2013. Similar to the firmâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Spring Valley locations in the 4800 block of Massachusetts Avenue, the Wesley Heights facility will target nearby residents who may be able to walk to the store to purchase a prepared meal or a few items to cook at home, Fuchs said. Fuchs is preparing to seek a liquor license for the establishment, and will return to the commission once he has filed an application. â&#x2013;  commissioners voted 8-0, with Deon Jones absent, to support street closures for the Oct. 20 Best Buddies bicycling event. Canal Road and the Clara Barton Parkway will be closed from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. on that Saturday morning. â&#x2013;  commissioners voted 6-2, with Nan Wells and Ann Haas opposed and Deon Jones absent, to support a Board of Zoning Adjustment application for a rear addition at 5041 Glenbrook Terrace, contingent upon the homeowner providing written evidence of neighborsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; support. â&#x2013;  commissioners postponed discussion of a public space application to construct a new curb cut at 4626 Garfield St. because not all commissioners received the required documentation in time. The property owner seeks to close an existing curb cut and install a replacement 10 feet away. The commission had previously supported zoning flexibility to allow for a new house to be built at the property, and drawings illustrated a relocated driveway, but several commissioners said the curb cut requires

further scrutiny. â&#x2013;  D.C. Fire and Emergency Medical Services Battalion Chief David Foust reported that construction is about to begin to renovate and expand the Engine Co. 29 firehouse at 4811 MacArthur Blvd. Firefighters have relocated to a temporary location on the grounds of the Dalecarlia Reservoir until the project is completed in fall 2013. â&#x2013;  representatives of the Field School, 2301 Foxhall Road, discussed their plans to add buildings and expand others on their campus and to increase their schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s student cap from 320 to 400 and their faculty/ staff cap from 74 to 110. The commission will vote on the schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Board of Zoning Adjustment application at a future meeting. â&#x2013;  commissioners voted 5-1 to support a proposed new design for the Whitehaven Parkway entrance to George Washington Universityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Mount Vernon campus. In response to the commissionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s concerns, the university moved a planned wall farther back from the street and reduced its height from 10 feet to 6 feet, among other changes. While commissioners generally supported the concept, some hesitated to support it because the new design isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t yet part of a formal public space application. Ann Haas voted against supporting the project at this time, Kent Slowinski and Tom Smith did not vote, and Deon Jones was absent. â&#x2013;  commissioner Tom Smith recommended that the group revise the proposed minutes of its July 11 meeting. The commission didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t properly follow its procedures in changing its assistantâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s salary, Smith said, suggesting the group could face trouble with the city auditor if the minutes correctly reflected what transpired.


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recently started construction on the New Hampshire Avenue streetscape compounding existing issues, they said, a fire truck might not be able to quickly respond to emergencies. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want the firehouse thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s protecting my house to be in a place where the fire trucks are going to be stuck in gridlock,â&#x20AC;? said commissioner Mike Silverstein. The Foggy Bottom/West End commission is scheduled to discuss the issue tonight, but some residents have added their own concerns: Francis Field was recently renovated and shouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be disrupted by construction, they said, and fire engines would ideally be housed farther from both residences and the Francis-Stevens Education Campus. The other location, the Stevens School site, faces its own issues, though, according to city officials who requested anonymity to discuss the issue candidly. The firehouse project is facing delays, which could affect the timing of an unrelated plan

for redevelopment at Stevens. The DC Library Renaissance Project group has appealed the Zoning Commission order authorizing EastBanc to redevelop the firehouse and the West End Library site at 24th and L streets, arguing that the city has offered too great of a subsidy. And the suit has delayed the start of the EastBanc projects â&#x20AC;&#x201D; the company now estimates theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll begin in the second quarter of 2013, but it could be later still. Under a later schedule, the new firehouse might not be complete in time for the Stevens project, which will remake the site as an office building and special-needs school. Officials have also mentioned the Francis-Stevens tennis courts near 23rd and N streets as a possible site, and residents reported hearing that the city was eying a series of private locations. Sousa at the development office did not respond to follow-up questions; Battalion Chief David Foust at the Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department referred questions to Sousa.

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Phillipines, had outgrown its current sanctuary at 777 Morton St. NW. St. Connieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s had been on the market for some time, said broker Anthony Lofrumento of Summit Real Estate, with several contracts falling through. The sale closed on Sept. 11, he said. Iglesia Ni Christo is planning minor renovations and hopes to move in shortly, according to one

member reached by phone. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re still in the planning stage,â&#x20AC;? she said. Washington Latin Public Charter Schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s middle school has been leasing an education building on the site, built by St. Connieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s for its own long-gone church school. Latin also rents space on the church parking lot, for teachersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; cars and for two large demountable classrooms, and uses the church community room as a cafeteria. Head of school Martha Cutts

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Campaign finance

Mayor Vincent Gray recently proposed campaign finance changes that would, among other things, prohibit anyone holding or seeking a large District contract from contributing to campaigns of officials involved in approving such contracts. At-large D.C. Council member Vincent Orange told us recently that he would support the measure only if the city also changes its rules regarding council members’ outside employment, barring members from holding other jobs. The legislator is right that there can sometimes be a conflict — or at least the appearance of conflict — when an issue before the council affects the employer of a member. A good example of the kind of appearance problems that can arise occurred when at-large Council member Michael Brown, whose law firm represents several gambling interests, attempted to insert an Internet gaming provision into a 2010 budget act. Often, however, there is no conflict at all. Ward 3 Council member Mary Cheh teaches at George Washington University Law School, and we are unaware of any time in her tenure that the council has considered legislation directly affecting the school. If it did, we doubt the outcome would truly impact the legislator for better or worse. Mr. Orange’s position suggests to some that he is out to scuttle the campaign-finance bill — a measure that, if passed, would vastly improve our government’s reputation for integrity. It isn’t a perfect bill, but lawmaking involves compromise; perfection is very difficult to achieve. We hope Mr. Orange will rethink his stance. On the council-employment issue, we prefer candidate David Grosso’s approach. He said he would exempt current members from a ban and allow future members to apply for waivers. To receive the exceptions, members would have to show that their employment does not create a potential conflict, except in very rare cases; if a situation did arise, the members would be banned from participating.

Fixing speed cameras

Fines from automated speed and red-light cameras are proving to be a significant and growing source of city revenue, with $86.2 million expected to come in to D.C. coffers in fiscal year 2013. It’s all the more crucial, therefore, to make sure the structure of penalties is reasonable and fairly applied. A D.C. Council task force is on the job, and we hope its recommendations work to expand the camera system — which has done its job of improving traffic safety — while reducing the too-high fines triggered by the cameras’ flashes. In theory, camera fines start at $75, for violations up to 10 mph above the speed limit. But since most cameras are set to catch violators only above that threshold, fines in effect start at a higher level, and rise quickly to the $250 ceiling, for going 26 mph above the limit. We believe that a wider net of cameras with a somewhat lower fine schedule would create the sense among drivers that they’re always potentially in sight of a speed trap — and should therefore slow down. Now, many drivers wait until they’re close to a speed camera to hit the brakes, creating a rippling — and dangerous — domino effect that’s particularly hazardous at high speeds. That’s why we think officials should look closely at the impact of the speed camera on I-295. The Washington Post’s Courtland Milloy wrote recently about a near accident caused by drivers braking to avoid tickets, and Ward 3 Council member Mary Cheh, a task force member, told The Current that she hears many complaints about that particular camera. Finally, if the city plans to add more and more cameras to roadways, officials should make sure that posted speed limits are fair and reasonable. We believe that — on the whole — they are, but a speed camera in combination with a too-low limit will convince drivers that the city is far more interested in fining drivers than in lightening their lead feet.

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ere in the voteless nation’s capital, we get the endless television deluge of political ads, but we’re pretty much bit players in national politics. And the word “bit” may be stretching it. But it’s the Wild West of politics in neighboring Virginia. Both the presidential race and the U.S. Senate contest are — pardon the Southern slang — closer than two roaches on a bacon bit there. President Barack Obama leads Republican Mitt Romney by just one point, 48 to 47, according to the website realclearpolitics.com. (It’s a great site for keeping up with all the national politics and polling.) Former Republican Sen. George Allen is seeking to return to the Senate after losing six years ago to Democrat Jim Webb, who found that one term on the Hill was enough for him. Allen, a former Virginia governor, is being challenged by another former Virginia governor, Tim Kaine. They have been neck and neck for a year, and the latest polling average has Allen ahead by less than one point. So when Kaine and Allen meet for a one-on-one televised debate in Northern Virginia Thursday at noon, you might want to tune in. It’ll be on NBC4. NBC’s David Gregory, host of “Meet the Press,” will moderate the one-hour debate that’s being hosted by the Fairfax Chamber of Commerce in McLean at the Capital One headquarters. Reporters asking questions include the Notebook’s colleagues Julie Carey and Aaron Gilchrist of NBC4, and Washington Post reporter Ben Pershing. “For the 23rd year in a row, we’re pleased to host Northern Virginia’s premier political event,” said Fairfax Chamber president and chief executive officer Jim Corcoran when he announced the faceoff. “History has shown us that to fare well in Northern Virginia, a candidate must do well in this debate,” he said. “We’re eager to hear from the candidates in this nationally watched race.” Former Northern Virginia Rep. Tom Davis knows how important Northern Virginia can be in statewide races. In a recent interview on the WAMU Politics Hour with host Kojo Nnamdi, Davis said Democrats have carried the area by more than 200,000 votes, forcing Republicans to make it up elsewhere. (If you miss the Thursday telecast, the debate will be rebroadcast on NBC4 at noon on Sunday. Your Notebook will be making a rare venture into Virginia Thursday to report on the debate. But we promise to scurry back as quickly as we can to our voteless city.) ■ Michael Brown’s follies? Most any elected official wanting to avoid controversy might pay more

than normal attention to his or her campaign finances, personal finances and other matters, like a personal driving record. It seems that at-large D.C. Council member Michael Brown has outdone himself in flailing about in all these categories and more. As one person said, “Talk about self-inflicted wounds!” The Washington Post reported the latest episode this past week, noting that Brown’s driver’s license has been suspended five times in the past eight years. Reporter Tim Craig, citing Department of Motor Vehicle records, wrote that Brown has “lost his driving privileges for a quarter of the time he’s served on the council.” Our first thought was not about how this might affect his troubled re-election bid for Nov. 6. Our first thought was, what the heck is he paying for insurance? Maybe he should follow up on some of those past flirtations with running for mayor. If he won, at least he would have someone to drive for him. The Post story said records show Brown was ticketed nine times for traffic violations from May 2005 until April 2010. The offenses included speeding in Virginia, red-light running in D.C. and something about “unreasonable speed” in New York. At least there has been no really recent offense on the records. But the driver’s license embarrassment was recently preceded by Brown’s embarrassing announcement that $113,000 was missing from his campaign account. It’s far from clear what happened to that money. And the tale told so far is too complicated to summarize here. Brown has stumbled for years over debts and disputes involving business deals and his home. A few months ago, Brown stunned his own staff when he seemed to minimize concerns about ethics in city government, complaining on WAMU’s Politics Hour that if you jaywalked somebody could call that unethical. It was an astonishingly flippant answer to perhaps the city’s No. 1 issue, corruption and malfeasance in office. In response to our questions about the latest reports, Brown’s campaign released this statement: “We believe that voters care about issues that impact their own lives, not discussions about Michael Brown’s life. Instead of distracting voters, we want to talk about substantive issues like jobs and housing.” Someone maybe ought to “drive” the importance of these issues home to Mr. Brown. Many think he seems to be having trouble steering his own ship. Tom Sherwood, a Southwest resident, is a political reporter for News 4.

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Letters to the Editor D.C. must prepare for disaster impact

In recognition of National Preparedness Month, the D.C. Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency has scheduled ward-based discussions on disaster preparedness. I attended the first session, which was held on Sept. 11 at the Chevy Chase Community Center. D.C. has not been a disasterprone area. The region is not in the path of frequent tornadoes; we do not experience the full impact of hurricanes as coastal areas do along the East Coast; wildfires are nonexistent; and we long considered earthquakes to be confined to the West Coast.

Yet during the last year, the Washington area has experienced the impact of a range of weather systems. Hurricane Irene moved up the coast last summer, bringing high winds and rain into the D.C. region and leading to the rescheduling of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial dedication ceremony. A 5.8 magnitude earthquake on Aug. 23, 2011, was unsettling and caused significant damage to the Washington Monument and Washington National Cathedral. Tropical storm Lee added record levels of rainfall in Northern Virginia and Prince George’s County last September. And this year, on June 29, we learned the Spanish word “derecho,” referring to a straight-line windstorm. It’s clear that our area now has to be prepared for a range of natural disasters that we have seen in news stories and read about occur-

ring in other parts of the country. The D.C. Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency coordinates the disaster response and provides updates or situation reports at hsema.dc.gov. Given the number of fast-moving weather events we experienced over the past year, including the violent storm on Sept. 7, the discussions about preparedness should be a “must-attend.” There are sessions scheduled for Sept. 24 in Ward 2 and Sept. 26 in Ward 4; details are on the website. For Ward 3 residents who missed the community discussion, the agency’s website offers information on disaster preparedness. To sign up for emergency alerts and updates on information during a major weather event, go to hsema.dc.gov/page/web-alerts. Muriel Watkins Chevy Chase


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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Criticisms of high-tech tax break unfounded VIEWPOINT pedro ribeiro

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Sept. 12 Viewpoint piece authored by the DC Fiscal Policy Institute made several false and misleading claims about Mayor Vincent Grayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s proposed legislation to incentivize technology investment in the District. As part of his efforts to diversify the local economy, the mayor introduced the Technology Sector Enhancement Act after countless conversations with local technology entrepreneurs, investors and employees. This legislation was carefully drafted to lift up the entire tech community, including both startups and investors. The administration stands shoulder to shoulder with our cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s creative entrepreneurs, employees and investors who could benefit from the billâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s provisions. It is unfortunate that the DC Fiscal Policy Institute has disseminated misinformation about the billâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s origins, as well as its content. For example, the piece erroneously claims that the bill would allow â&#x20AC;&#x153;wealthy investors to pay the lowest income tax rate in the District.â&#x20AC;? This is simply false. The bill establishes a 3 percent rate for capital gains specifically due to local tech investments, and will not affect tax rates for any other kind of income. For example, imagine someone with $80,000 in annual wages, $10,000 in capital gains from a local tech company, and $10,000 in other capital gains. The bill would affect the tax rate applied to only one-tenth of her income. The piece also asserts that we should not provide tax breaks when â&#x20AC;&#x153;critical services for children and families [are] unfunded on a wish list.â&#x20AC;? It does not mention that the Office of the Chief Financial Officer â&#x20AC;&#x201D; the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s official fiscal scorekeeper â&#x20AC;&#x201D; wrote that this legislation would increase tax revenues within the next four years because it closes a loophole allowing out-of-town companies to avoid local taxes. Looking into the future, the bill would help preserve an estimated $3 million in tax revenue that could be spent on social services programs for those most in need. By allowing the District to retain more of its successful tech entrepreneurs, it would help D.C. become a founding headquarters location for the spinoff companies that talented, early-stage employees often found, creating jobs and additional

Letters to the Editor Students embrace constitutional rights

Constitution Day was Sept. 17, but Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m celebrating all week. How? By celebrating D.C. students who stand up for their rights. If Ben Franklin were here, he might join me. Years before signing the Constitution in 1787, he was a teen activist himself, writing about â&#x20AC;&#x153;a blessed time when you might think what you would and speak what you thought.â&#x20AC;? Ben didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know that his ideas improve â&#x20AC;&#x153;student outcomes,â&#x20AC;? but Dana Mitra does. Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an associate professor at Penn State who won a Fulbright award for her research on the benefits of student participation. So, letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s encourage D.C. students who participate, and implement policies that encourage even more. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We just want our dignity,â&#x20AC;?

revenue. To dig deeper, the chief financial officerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s financial impact statement on this bill reads, â&#x20AC;&#x153;There are mitigating factors to [the Districtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fiscal] risk: the investor has to be a District resident to take advantage of the capital gains tax break, and most venture capital investments in technology companies are made by firms that are outside of the District and so the preferential tax rate does not help them if the income is partnership income that is not taxable in the District.â&#x20AC;? Simply put, few District residents are currently paying capital gains on D.C.based tech company investments, so the chief financial officer is not concerned about foregone tax revenue in the foreseeable future. So if the Office of the Chief Financial Officer isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t worried about it, why is the DC Fiscal Policy Institute? The piece also claims that â&#x20AC;&#x153;evidence from policy analysts â&#x20AC;Ś does not show that tax cuts like these will encourage investment.â&#x20AC;? Once again, the group is wrong. John Ross of the Office of the Chief Financial Officer stated in his testimony to the D.C. Council Committee on Finance and Revenue that, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Given the environment that we live and work in, surrounded by both Virginia and Maryland, who are happy to give tax breaks, we would expect that tax breaks would be more important [in the District] than in other locations.â&#x20AC;? Bear in mind: The Districtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 8.95 percent capital gains rate is over 50 percent above Marylandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 5.5 percent rate, and Virginia has no capital gains rate at all for many tech investments. These differences matter when a business decides where to locate, or a tech investor decides where to live. And if they locate outside the District, our city would not be able to get a single dollar of tax revenue from them. Rather than proposing to raise taxes, as some advocates suggest year after year, Mayor Grayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s administration believes the better course is to grow and diversify the Districtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s economy â&#x20AC;&#x201D; thus growing the pie for everyone. A small tweak to encourage tech investment now could lead to tremendous economic benefits in the coming years. We are committed to preserving the Districtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s safety net, and in some cases even expanding it. Growing local businesses is the best way to generate the revenue we need to accomplish this critical goal. Pedro Ribeiro is director of the D.C. Office of Communications in the Executive Office of the Mayor.

Jaquan exclaimed in a hallway of Roosevelt High School. Last year, he and other students testified at the D.C. Council and distributed photos of their dilapidated school at a Ward 4 meeting. They say their school should be modernized, as promised, so they can enter through the schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s majestic front rather than a back alley. Cardozo students also addressed a community meeting last year about their school. Then, a study funded by the Walton Family Foundation called for the closing or turnaround of 37 schools, including Cardozo. In April, Chancellor Kaya Henderson announced that â&#x20AC;&#x153;we cannot continue to fund 123 schools.â&#x20AC;? Right to assemble? Cardozo students practice it. Freedom of the press and freedom to petition are alive at Wilson High. In one of our few surviving student-run newspapers, a controversial article revealed that Title I monies would reward high DC-CAS scores. When the paperâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

faculty adviser was fired in June, students started an online petition calling for his reinstatement. Across town, Lashon, 14, announced, â&#x20AC;&#x153;We take care of our community.â&#x20AC;? He and other youths joined efforts to use Ivy Cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s closed Crummel school for community education, not a bus parking lot. Monia, 13, knocked on doors to â&#x20AC;&#x153;make things better.â&#x20AC;? Free speech? They practice it. When I was in eighth grade in Iowa in 1965, I wanted free speech, too. With other students, I was suspended for wearing a black armband to school to mourn the war in Vietnam. But the American Civil Liberties Union took our case to the Supreme Court, which ruled in 1969 that students have rights. Today, the precedent of Tinker v. Des Moines remains. So, letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s celebrate Constitution Day by promoting student voices. Ben Franklin would. Mary Beth Tinker Forest Hills

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Spotlight on Schools

Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a great honor to be the head boy and head girl of the primary school. We were selected a week ago. We had to write a letter of application, and we had two interviews with members of the school. As head boy and girl we have many special jobs, such as being the chair and secretary of the student council and working with the younger children. Our first council meeting was yesterday. We got to meet the new members from other classes. Another one of our duties is representing the school at various events and activities. We both feel proud to represent our school. In past years, our head boy and head girl have been to the White House and various embassies and guided Prince Michael of Kent on an official visit to the school. Our parents were very pleased with us and even though we know it might be difficult sometimes, we are very much looking forward to all of the jobs

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we will have to do this year. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Emily Smith and Charlie Lane, fifth-graders

Field School

The Field School started the first full week of the academic year with a â&#x20AC;&#x153;welcomeâ&#x20AC;? assembly for new and returning members of the community. One notable attendee was a student in a falcon suit, flapping about the gym and inadvertently startling many sixth-graders. Other points of interest included welcomes from the grade heads, introductions of new students, and a lively cover of â&#x20AC;&#x153;What I Like About Youâ&#x20AC;? from a high school music class. Fieldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sports teams started their fall games with other schools last week. At Field, everybody plays and nobody gets cut from the teams. Field sports are mainly about having fun and being active, not about winning. Last week, both the boys

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and girls middle school soccer teams played against squads from Washington Waldorf School. While the boys won 4-1, the girls lost 0-3 but had a good time. In following a longtime tradition at Field, all members of the community read one of two books over the summer â&#x20AC;&#x201D; â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Girl Who Threw Butterfliesâ&#x20AC;? by Mick Cochrane or â&#x20AC;&#x153;In These Girls, Hope Is a Muscleâ&#x20AC;? by Madeleine Blais. The books connect through the central theme of girls participating in sports that had been dominated by boys. On Friday, students split up into groups to discuss the themes and lessons of the books. Blais came to talk at an all-school assembly in the morning and with several classes later in the day. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Maddy Williams, sixth-grader, and Jana Cohen and Lila Bromberg, eighth-graders

Georgetown Day School

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school year, the high school students can be overheard grumbling about the number of major assignments already piling up. To break up the backbreaking routine of carrying a truckload of books to school every day, high school students have enjoyed two pleasure-packed Fridays. This yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Sept. 7 â&#x20AC;&#x153;First Fridayâ&#x20AC;? theme was the Olympics. Classes were suspended in the afternoon, and the school gathered for a talent show, speed-texting competition and math competition. Other events included a dunk tank, knockout and speed-walking contest. Of course, gold, silver and bronze medals were credited to each grade level when a representative of each grade reached the podium. The junior grade received the most medals overall! On Friday, Sept. 14, Georgetown Day held a club fair in the forum area. At the fair, student-led clubs could promote themselves and students had the option to sign up for a club on the spot. Some prominent clubs include the Augur Bit school newspaper, Fata Morgana (studentled dance troupe) and Quiz Bowl. Other smaller clubs include the Frisbee Club, Ping-Pong Club and Freestyle (rap) Club. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Carlton Marshall II, 11th-grader

Hearst Elementary

Fifth grade is cool. We have been studying coordinate grids in math. We got to draw big grids and create our own cities. Then we had to make up quiz questions for someone else to answer about our grids. And we got to color them! We also have started studying the solar system. We got to do an experiment to tell how far apart the planets are. Now we are making 3-D model of the solar system. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Mrs. Massingillâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fifth-graders

Murch Elementary

We interviewed first-grade teacher Kathleen Bergin about her trip to Scotland this summer to carry the Olympic torch.

Q: How did you get picked to carry the torch? A: Ms. Otten (a Murch fifth-grade teacher) nominated me to represent D.C. teachers. Q: How heavy is the torch? A: About 3 pounds â&#x20AC;&#x201D; kind of heavy. Q: How far did you run? A: 300 meters. Q: Did you drop the torch? A: Luckily, I did not drop the torch. Q: Did you get to meet any Olympians? A: I did not. Q: Who did you pass the torch to? A: I passed the torch to a teacher from Minnesota also named Kathleen! Q: What time of day were you running? A: 7:30 in the morning. Q: Did you get to keep the torch? A: I did. Samsung bought the torches for us. Q: Did your family and friends come to watch? A: One friend came to Scotland, and everyone else got up at 2 a.m. to watch on the computer. Q: Where were you running? A: Edinborough, Scotland. Q: If you were doing an Olympic sport, what would it be? A: Swimming. Q: How many people got to carry the torch? A: Eight thousand! And on each torch there are 8,000 holes, one for each torchbearer. Thank you, Ms. Bergin! â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Murphy Harllee, fifth-grader; Lucy Harllee, third-grader; and Van Harllee, first-grader

St. Albans School

The school year began on Sept. 4. Students lined Pilgrim Road with backpacks, blazers and milk crates filled with textbooks and other school supplies. Mr. Herman welcomed each student with a firm handshake. The students of forms C, B and A (fourth, fifth and sixth grades) found out from the lower See Dispatches/Page 43

 

  

  

 



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Cadets girls soccer: The young and the talented

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The St. John’s College High School girls soccer team come into the 2012 season with a young roster, after graduating 14 seniors from last year’s Washington Catholic Athletic Conference championship team. But don’t let their lack of experience fool you: This is a skilled squad. “Many people underestimate SJC,” said Cadets coach Devin Payton. “This year it’s about learning to play together. We have a brand-new squad of young and talented players, and they are trying to work together and develop as a unit.” The Cadets have demonstrated both their youth and their talent in their first two games this season. They lost their season opener to WCAC rival Paul VI 3-1, but rebounded with a 3-1 win against Independent School League postseason champion Visitation Friday. “We’ve come together [in] the past week,” said senior defender Liz Parks. “We’ve been bonding and gotten a lot closer off the field, and I think it showed today. We knew we had to bounce back. We came out to and definitely wanted a

‘W.’ We came out and proved ourselves.” On Friday, Visitation controlled the ball for the opening 10 minutes of the game, but the Cadets’ defense weathered the storm. St. John’s then went on the offensive, scoring the first goal of the game when sophomore middie Sammatha Scadiffi fired the ball to the back of the net with 25:59 to go in the first half. “It was just great work from the whole team,” said Scadiffi. “It’s very diverse with who scores and who assists.” The Cubs picked up the pace and scored their own goal when sophomore Jillian Murray connected with

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Samantha Scadiffi, No. 5 above, and Gabby Rouse, No. 24 above, scored goals as St. John’s topped Visitation 3-1 Friday. Senior Liz Parks, No. 23 above left, helped anchor the Cadets’ back line. Marisa Coene, who tied the game at one with 9:37 to go before intermission. But after the break, St. John’s seized control of the ball and the game. Cadet Nina Sena scored another goal just two minutes into the half, and four minutes later Gabby Rouse put the game out of reach and set up the final 3-1 margin.

“The girls have worked so hard as a team,” said Payton. “They put away those chances today and defended well as a unit.” One of the keys to the win was the Cadets’ defense and new goalkeeper Lizz Dunn, who took over for graduated senior Kirsten Glad. “Lizz Dunn brings the ability to communicate,” Payton said. “You can eliminate a lot of scoring chanc-

es if you properly communicate to the defense. She’s a really good shot stopper and good at stopping oneon-one opportunities.” Payton also has goalkeeper Eve Smith vying for position. St. John’s will continue to work out team chemistry as it hosts Wilson Friday afternoon in a Northwest showdown.

NCS hopes to rebound in ’12

Football roundup: Gonzaga, Sidwell and St. Albans all notch big wins

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Gonzaga thrashes Georgetown Prep Saturday in Gridiron Classic

By BRIAN KAPUR

National Cathedral School’s volleyball team struggled last year, and hadn’t won a match since November 2010. Their losing streak sent them into the Independent School League’s lower division for this year. But despite past trials, the Eagles were optimistic coming into the season. That belief was validated when the team rebounded Tuesday with its first win in nearly two years — a 3-1 victory against St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes. “Things are looking better this year,” said Cathedral coach Allison Carpenter. “We lost six seniors, but we have six new players.” The team will look to junior middle Hailey Murray, whom college recruiters are watching, to kill the ball. “Last year was her first year to ever touch a volleyball,” said Carpenter. “We have her at middle this year; she’s an amazing hitter. ... She’s only been playing for a year, and she’s already that good.” Murray accelerated her development by

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Colleges are keeping an eye on Cathedral volleyball player Hailey Murray.

joining a club team to home her skills. “Last year to this year is a huge difference,” Carpenter said. “She’s our best player. She’s See Cathedral/Page 14

Gonzaga traveled to Georgetown Prep Saturday afternoon looking to avenge last year’s defeat in the annual Gridiron Classic rivalry game — and succeeded. The Eagles rolled to a 44-14 victory despite a distinct home field advantage for the Little Hoyas. With the win, the Eagles moved to 3-1 on the season. Quarterback Chris Schultz, who made his first start of the season, had 150 yards in the air to lead Gonzaga’s passing game, and Eagles sophomore wideout Jabari Greenwood led the squad with 60 receiving yards. But Gonzaga made its mark on the ground, where junior Robbie Walker racked up 153 yards and three touchdowns, and sophomore Reggie Corbin added 62 more yards and one score. Gonzaga will host defending Washington Catholic Athletic Conference champion Good Counsel next Saturday at 2 p.m.

Sidwell stays perfect

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Saturday for its second game of the season, emerging with a 31-21 win over Victory Christian. It wasn’t an easy game, though, with Sidwell having to rally from a 21-12 See Football/Page 14


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Cubs junior setter Lauren Singer brings experience to the team.

Coming off a top-four finish in the Independent School Leagueâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s upper division last year, Georgetown Visitationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s volleyball squad has high hopes and expectations for this season. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I expect us to compete very hard, and finish first or second in the division,â&#x20AC;? said Cubs coach Terry Smallwood. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s my expectation. I tell the girls less than that so they donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get big-headed. We have a very competitive and athletic group.â&#x20AC;? The Cubs recently won their conference opener against National Cathedral 3-1, and played Madeira â&#x20AC;&#x201D; last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ISL champions â&#x20AC;&#x201D; last night after The Currentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s deadline. Visitation has a slew of junior and senior talent, which gives the team reason for high hopes. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They are used to each other because

theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been together for a couple of years now,â&#x20AC;? said Smallwood. The Cubs will look to explosive outside hitter Tess Burns to kill the ball. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Tess is a great athlete and sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s really strong. She can put the ball away,â&#x20AC;? Smallwood said of the senior. The team also has an experienced setter in junior Lauren Singer, who will have to get the ball to Burns; junior outside hitter Juliette Lewis; and the Cubsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; offensive players. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Lauren is very consistent at serving, which is a big part for an experienced group,â&#x20AC;? said Smallwood. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Her passing is on point.â&#x20AC;? The one area where the team has less experience is on the defensive side: The Cubs have a young libero in sophomore Annie Kogler. Visitation will look to win another ISL game when they travel to play Stone Ridge Friday evening.

FOOTBALL: St. Albans trounces Riverdale Baptist From Page 13

deficit at halftime. Sidwell senior quarterback Chase Plebani finished with 160 passing yards and three touchdown passes. Holloway notched 86 receiving yards and caught all three of Plebaniâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s scoring passes.

St. Albans notches first win of the season

St. Albans scored a combined 67 points in its first

two games of the season, but the Bulldogs werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t able to emerge with a win in either instance. That all changed in the teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s third game of the season, Friday night, when St. Albansâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; defense got on track as the team throttled Riverdale Baptist 34-8. Senior quarterback Mike McCurdy led the squad with 235 yards and two passing touchdowns. McCurdyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s favorite target was junior wideout Matt Sniezek, who notched 151 yards and a receiving touchdown. Sniezek now has 436 receiving yards on the season.

CATHEDRAL: Eagles volleyball on the rise From Page 13

awesome.â&#x20AC;? The Eagles will also look to junior outside hitter Sara Bredenkamp to provide some offensive fireworks. Meanwhile, junior setter Gabby

Drummond will set the table for the Eaglesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; hitters. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a great leader on the court,â&#x20AC;? the coach said of Drummond. The Eagles do have some uncertainty at the libero position. There are two players vying for the spot. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t really set right now,â&#x20AC;?

Cathedral a 1-0 advantage. But Ireton tied the game in the second half, and no one scored after that.

Sports Desk Cathedral soccer ties with Ireton

In a battle between 2011 ISL and Washington Catholic Athletic Conference playoff runners-up, National Cathedralâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s soccer team emerged with a 1-1 tie against Bishop Ireton. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I definitely think we were the dominant team in that game,â&#x20AC;? said Cathedral coach Danielle Malagari. The team came out aggressively against Ireton Thursday afternoon. Sophomore forward Rubi Tamen scored the first goal of the game when she connected with senior forward Tori Hanway to give

Scores Football

Forestville 30, Roosevelt 0 Calvert Hall 21, St. Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 17 Ballou 20, Coolidge 17 Gonzaga 44, Prep 14

Boys soccer

Burke 2, Covenant Life 0 Burke 2, St. Anselmâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 0 Sidwell 1, Maret 1 St. Albans 4, GDS 1 Maret 3, St. Andrewâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2 WIS 5, Walls 0 Sidwell 2, GDS 1

said coach Katie Zulandt. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re both new to varsity and a little raw. They both have a lot of good qualities.â&#x20AC;? The Eaglesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; road to redemption will continue when they travel to play defending ISL champion Madeira Thursday afternoon.

Girls soccer

Wilson field hockey wins

The Wilson field hockey team won its first game of the season Saturday. Wilsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Mazlyn Ortiz scored the only goal as the Tigers topped St. Johns 1-0.

SJC Volleyball wins tourney

St. Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s traveled to Richmond to compete in the Gator Classic volleyball tournament last weekend, winning three matches to capture the tournament championship.

Burke 6, Model 1 Cathedral 3, Visitation 0 GDS 3, Holton-Arms 2 Sidwell 1, Flint Hill 0 NCS 1, Ireton 1 GDS 2, Bullis 1 Sidwell 7, Holy Child 1

Maret 5, St. Andrewâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2 St. Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 3, Visitation 1

Field hockey

NCS 6, Calverton 0 Episcopal 1, Visitation 0 St. Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2, Sidwell 1 St. Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2, Ireton 0

Volleyball

GDS 3, Sidwell 0 St. Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 3, St. Paulâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2 NCS 3, St. Stephenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 1 GDS 3, NCS 0 WIS 3, Oakcrest 0 Oakton 2, Visitation 0 St. Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 3, McNamara 0


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2012 fall guide

Low inventory adds to stable market but can frustrate house hunters By CHRIS KAIN Current Staff Writer

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ocal Realtors have long said that inadequate inventory was limiting the pace of Northwest’s residential market, but the statistics are becoming all the more persuasive. There were 1,339 houses, condos and coops on the market in D.C. in August, well below the fiveyear August average of 2,321,

according to the monthly “Local Market Insight” report compiled by RealEstate Business Intelligence. The figure was also 35 percent lower than that of last August. The average listing had been on the market for 56 days — much shorter than the five-year average, as well as last year’s figure (70 in both cases). And owners came closer to getting what they were asking for their properties: The average ratio of

sales price to original list price was 96.8 percent, a rise from the fiveyear August average of 94.3 percent and last year’s 93.6 percent. In short, all three measures outpaced the August tallies since 2008. For days on the market and sales versus asking prices, this year’s numbers come close to those from August 2007 — but the D.C. market had about twice as many properties for sale back then. “Our issue right now is invento-

ry,” Dan Melman of TTR Sotheby’s International Realty said in an interview last week. “We have a really low, low supply of homes.” With the limited supply of houses and condos on the market, the demand is sufficient — thanks in part to historically low interest rates and the area’s relatively healthy economy — to create a fairly strong, stable market, according to several local Realtors. “The low inventory helps the

Throughout area, construction ahead

INSIDE

Eight-bedroom Chain Bridge Road mansion sports ballroom, infinity pool

By BRADY HOLT Current Staff Writer

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s the District’s population declines have reversed in recent years, residents and city officials have generally pointed to a few high-development hot spots as the key drivers of growth — mainly large apartment buildings in sections of wards 2 and 6. But the last census actually showed population growth in every part of the city except Ward 8, albeit by differing rates. And with a series of new developments planned or under construction across Northwest D.C. — including rental apartments, condominiums and even single-family homes — developers seem confident the trends can continue. Here is a sampling of significant residential projects within The Current’s coverage area, listed by neighborhood:

Brightwood

sellers and gives support to the prices,” said Keene Taylor Jr. of the Taylor/Agostino Group at Long & Foster Real Estate. “It’s a little frustrating for the buyers sometimes.” Despite an increase in multiple contracts — and despite inventory shortages in many instances — buyers remain careful, Taylor said. And a major drop in consumer confidence nationally could dampen D.C.’s market, he said. See Market/Page RE16

■ Walter Reed Army Medical Center site: 6900 Georgia Ave. The Army has shuttered the sprawling, walled-off campus and is in the process of handing over 67.5 acres – all but the northwest corner, which is envisioned as an enclave for embassies — to the District. Preliminary plans call for condos and apart-

After languishing for years, historic Mount Pleasant estate is remade as a dozen condos

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Walkability study judges neighborhoods, pedestrian appeal

Bill Petros/The Current

Among the projects under way are The District at 14th and S streets, above, and Foxhall Ridge on MacArthur Boulevard, left.

ment buildings along Aspen Street and town houses along Fern Street, along with mixed-use projects with additional housing along Georgia Avenue. A total of 2,110 housing units are envisioned once the project is complete, coming online in phases between 2014 and 2032. Office, retail and institutional space will also be part of the redevelopment. tinyurl.com/walter-reed-plan

Cleveland Park

■ Cathedral Commons: Wisconsin Avenue and Newark Street An overhaul of the aging Giant supermar-

ket is corresponding with a full-scale redevelopment of two blocks along Wisconsin Avenue, which now feature a surface parking lot and adjacent low-density retail. In addition to a new, larger Giant and other retail and office space, the project will create 137 apartment units and eight town homes. Demolition of the existing supermarket is now under way, and the entire project is slated to be completed in 2014. wisconsinavegiant.com

Foxhall

■ 1801 Foxhall: Hoban Road and Foxhall Circle One of two subdivisions nestled along the Foxhall Road corridor, this one is broken into 27 custom home sites near Glover Archbold See Development/Page RE20

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New independent firms emerge in real estate field with growth in high-tech outreach tools

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Sitting pretty in Northwest: A look at purchasable porches

— Page RE26

Corcoran Street house boasts intriguing past with plaque honoring former resident

THE CURRENT NEWSPAPERS NORTHWEST • GEORGETOWN • FOGGY BOTTOM • DUPONT

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RE2 Wednesday, september 19, 2012

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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

RE3

On Chain Bridge Road, a six-level home fit for a king

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f British royalty were to settle in Northwest Washington, this Georgian estate might suit. The six-level mansion would be at home in the English countryside, but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s also content tucked away on Chain Bridge Road, where Battery Kemble Park takes the place of the

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vast (but upkeep-heavy) grounds that would typically surround such a property. Realtor/owner Brian Logan, who built the 15,600-square-foot mansion eight years ago, said he wanted â&#x20AC;&#x153;a house with a central gallery that opens up to the park.â&#x20AC;? Indeed, the green space provides a focal point throughout the house, even peeking at visitors from the entry, where a 60-odd-foot-long center hallway stretches all the way back to a rear stairway tower made of glass. Logan said he designed the place with the possibility of an ambassador as resident, and thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s clear from both the elegant entertaining spaces and the careful attention to security. The main gathering space is a true ballroom, up on the third floor, thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s big enough for a 125-person wedding (Logan has hosted one) or a 70-guest sit-down dinner (that, too). To complete its functionality for such events, the floor offers two powder rooms, a service kitchen and two balconies. But the highlight of parties here would be climbing up a center flight of stairs â&#x20AC;&#x201D; or taking a quick elevator ride â&#x20AC;&#x201D; to a rooftop deck with 360-degree views. The space

has a sightline to Virginia, but Battery Kembleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s trees almost entirely obscure Washingtonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hot spots. The first floor is also suited to parties, with an expansive dining room that has built-in cameras so caterers know when to clear places, and a living room with space for two seating areas and a grand piano. But thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s also a familyfriendly kitchen/den on this level, and in fact the propertyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s last inhabitants â&#x20AC;&#x201D; as renters â&#x20AC;&#x201D; were a set of parents and two small kids. A library rounds out the first floor, which also offers two outdoor patios â&#x20AC;&#x201D; of equal size, but with one surrounded by screens. A bridge stretching back from these spots takes guests to what Logan said is a favorite attraction for many: a twolevel pool house and infinity pool. This outbuilding is particularly cozy and private â&#x20AC;&#x201D; the perfect place to put guests who would enjoy the romantic appeal of two fireplaces and exposed beams. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s also an upstairs bathroom, a small downstairs kitchen and living area, and a wall of doors from which one could jump directly into the black-bottomed pool. But this area is also â&#x20AC;&#x201D; again â&#x20AC;&#x201D; suited to entertaining, with doors on another wall opening from the flagstone-floored first level to a similarly paved patio, allowing owners to create one open space for parties. A waterfall into the pool adds to the ambiance. The rear property line sits just beyond this building, meaning thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s almost no yard to maintain; as Logan notes, the Park Service mows Battery Kembleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s grass.

Back in the main house, there are two basement levels. The first houses a staff suite â&#x20AC;&#x201D; two bedrooms, two bathrooms and a kitchen/living area â&#x20AC;&#x201D; as well as a catering kitchen, laundry room, gym complete with sauna and shower, 1,200-bottle wine room and two heated two-car garages. The true basement â&#x20AC;&#x201D; as the previous level actually sits above grade except in front â&#x20AC;&#x201D; hosts a mechanical room and a storage space that, thanks to its location 20-plus feet below ground, could serve as a safe room. Such security considerations repeat in other floors, such as on the bedroom level, where pocket doors can close off the private spaces on party nights. The all-levels elevator also has locks, allowing owners to limit their guestsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; access. The bedroom level offers a den and five sleeping spaces, all at least 13-by-18 feet and all with their own bathrooms. The master suite certainly stands out from the others with a wall of French doors open-

Photos courtesy of Brian Logan Real Estate

The eight-year-old Chain Bridge Road house features an infinity pool, above right, and a ballroom that spans a full floor, top left. ing to a balcony; two walk-in closets; two bathrooms; and a connection to a possible nursery or study. The suiteâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s primary bath features not only a steam shower and Jacuzzi tub, but also a bathing space that opens slightly to the elements. The floor is completed with a small laundry area â&#x20AC;&#x201D; to save that trip to the basement for quick washes â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and a breakfast bar to store things like sodas and coffee. The homeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s finishes and wall colors contribute to its classic, stately look. Crown moldings top many rooms, and Brazilian walnut covers

the floors. Most of the bathrooms are simple, with white tiles on floor and walls, so as to last for decades. Final amenities include a private generator to protect the home from the uncertainties of the city power grid and a steel beam structure that Logan said makes the place as solid as an office building. This eight-bedroom home with nine full baths and three half-baths at 3101 Chain Bridge Road NW is offered for $16,125,000. For more information, contact Brian Logan of Brian Logan Real Estate at 202387-5555 or blogan5555@aol.com.

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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

The Current â&#x2013;  Fall Real Estate Guide 2012

Decaying mansion transformed into condos By KATIE PEARCE Current Staff Writer

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few years ago, the mansion at 3324 18th St. NW in Mount Pleasant seemed headed toward irreversible rot. The property had lived through many phases â&#x20AC;&#x201D; as the grand home of a German-American family in the early 1900s, a facility for disabled veterans in the middle of the century, and finally, as the target of an idealistic but ultimately failed renovation. By the time developer Grant Epstein came upon the faded four-story mansion in 2010, a condo conversion was the inevitable lifesaver. But Epstein says his firm, Community Three Development, handled the project differently than others might have. In the first place, they took it on. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We started this company a number of years ago to do projects that other developers didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to do,â&#x20AC;? Epstein said. Community Three purchased the ramshackle Mount Pleasant property for $1.35 million after its previous owners â&#x20AC;&#x201D; a couple who had dreamed of renovating it as a single-family home â&#x20AC;&#x201D; gave up on the daunting project and moved out of town. Over the past two-plus years, the firm has carved out 12 distinc-

tive condo units from the sprawling mansion. The building takes its new name, The Schafer, from its initial owner, and each unit is named after its location in the homeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s original layout. The largest, â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Library,â&#x20AC;? is a 1,825-square-foot, two-level unit with two bedrooms, two baths and a broad front porch. The tiniest, â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Study,â&#x20AC;? is a 465-square-foot one-bedroom unit in the attic. The project also includes a detached carriage house unit and five parking spots. The condos, which range in price from $279,000 to $599,000, are expected to go up for sale early next month. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is a building that was dying,â&#x20AC;? Epstein said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Now itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to have a life again.â&#x20AC;? Community Three specializes in challenging restorations of historic properties in D.C. Epstein started the company with two other colleagues from the Silver Spring-based Torti Gallas architecture firm, where he had spent seven years before completing a masterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s of business administration at Georgetown University. Community Threeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s condo projects include The Nine, which incorporated Civil War-era stables and a 1920s storefront in Blagden Alley; and the Residences at St. Monica,

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The 1909 property seemed doomed before the firm Community Three remade it as a dozen condos. which transformed a historic Capitol Hill church. The firm is now working on a 24-unit building at 435 R St. in Shaw, which will replace a derelict commercial storefront. In the Mount Pleasant project, Community Three tackled a turnof-the century property designed by German-American architect Albert Goenner, who worked in the same circle as the prominent Adolf Cluss. Goennerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s still-standing work includes The United Church at 20th and G streets and several buildings in Chinatown. Through a German financial organization, Goenner came in contact with Charles Schafer, the wellto-do president of the American Fire Insurance Company. Schafer enlisted the architect to design his new home on 18th Street, which was completed in 1909. With his

wife, four children and a small team of servants, Schafer lived in the mansion until his death in 1939. The house remained in Schaferâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s family until the late 1960s, when it was sold and converted into the Embassy Rest Home, a live-in facility for about 20 disabled veterans that operated for about three decades. The propertyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most recent owners, Ron Lipsius and Marta Ortiz, pursued an ambitious vision of restoring the home to its past grandeur. The couple started by ripping out features from the veteransâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; home, like linoleum floors and wall partitions. But the mansionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s poor condition, along with its sheer size â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 30 rooms, two staircases and eight fireplaces â&#x20AC;&#x201D; made the project untenable. The house then made for a complicated sale, involving various legal issues and aborted deals.

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Epstein said he embraced the condo conversion because he likes a challenge. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re doing a building like this â&#x20AC;Ś you have to design every day,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You assume stuff about the structure of the building, but then you have to change.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is fun for me,â&#x20AC;? he added. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Every day is different.â&#x20AC;? For the new condos, Community Three retained the homeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hall and grand staircase as the centerpiece. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The plan was to keep the central hall and create all the units around it,â&#x20AC;? Epstein said. On the upper levels, that meant extending the original wooden staircase â&#x20AC;&#x201D; by sending pieces to a mill that could replicate the features as closely as possible. The firm also re-created the columns and balustrades of the homeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wrap-around porch, and the wavy concrete tiles of its roof. And developers retained, whenever possible, the buildingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s original woodwork and tall ceilings. The new features in the 12 condo units include energy-efficient window glass, hardwood floors, solid quartz kitchen counters, central air-conditioning, modern bathrooms, and washers and dryers. Since the property falls within the Mount Pleasant Historic District, Epsteinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s firm had to work closely with the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Historic Preservation Review Board. The process â&#x20AC;&#x153;wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t that difficult,â&#x20AC;? he said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;because we werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t trying to do anything too outrageous.â&#x20AC;? The largest change developers made was building a two-story addition that creates an outdoor balcony for one unit and an enclosed, sun-filled main room for another. Epstein said he never considered a more radical transformation for The Schafer. â&#x20AC;&#x153;As an architect, I like things to fit.â&#x20AC;? The Urban Pace firm is handling sales and marketing for The Schaferâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s units, which real estate agents toured this week as construction wraps up. More information about the project is available at theschafer.com.


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ing, a plaque on the red-brick facade backs up claims of a pedigree. Carl Lutz, a Swiss diplomat who saved the lives of 62,000 Hungarian Jews during World War II, once lived here. The plaque notes that Lutz received the title of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Righteous Among the Nationsâ&#x20AC;? for his efforts. The circa-1900 property also boasts as a former resident Dean Acheson, secretary of state under President Harry Truman â&#x20AC;&#x201D; though he didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get a plaque. On the ground floor, a one-bedroom, one-bath rental unit leases, according to Realtor Jennifer Knoll, for approximately $1,800 per month. The next three floors comprise a single-family home. On the first level, a living room is anchored by a fireplace and looks out on quiet Corcoran Street through a large bay. A window seat here invites lounging, and the spot also hides extra storage. A dining area sits between the living room and a remodeled kitchen, and hardwood floors continue. Storage is always a challenge in historic properties, but owners here sought to include as much as possible. Cherry cabinets stretch all the way to high ceilings, offering space for everyday items on lower shelves and once-in-a-while implements up top. An angled corner sink maximizes counter space, and the wood floors continue even here, keeping the look warm and classic. Through one door, a half-bath and laundry center wait, while another exits to the wood deck that stretches along the rear of the home. Under that deck lies a garage, though it is unavailable for parking because of its location behind other parking spots. Possible uses include storage or conversion to a home office.

One floor up there are two bedrooms and a remodeled bath with a double vanity. Hardwood floors continue on this level as well. Appropriately, the best bit comes at the end, up one more flight of stairs. A master suite sports a large, skylit bath â&#x20AC;&#x201D; renovated to the tune of $70,000 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; with a very roomy, five-showerhead space behind a frameless glass door. Glass tiles line the double vanityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mirror, and sconces sit directly on that mirror. Floor tiles are Daltile porcelain and tie in nicely with the white-onwood vanity. The master bedroom is a large space perfect for cocooning at the

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The installation of a plaque honoring a previous resident drew a crowd. end of the day. Walls are a restful blue-gray, and thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s space for a sitting area near the window. The roomâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s original closet is still in place, but renovations yielded a large, walk-in spot next to the bathroom. Elfa fittings include loads of drawers as well as the expected rods and shelves. Though less than two blocks from the Dupont Circle Metro station, this stretch of Corcoran Street is peaceful, as well as picturesque. But all the offerings of the neighborhood, from restaurants to shops to green space, are mere blocks away. This three-bedroom, 2.5-bath home with a one-bedroom, onebath rental unit at 1828 Corcoran St. NW is offered in a private sale for $1,500,000. For details, contact Realtor Jennifer Knoll of Long & Foster Real Estate at 202-331-2301 or jennifer@jenniferknoll.com.


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Stately row house gets spot-on renovation

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sunny bay-front living room, acres of built-in shelving stretch nearly to the ceiling, emphasizing the height of the lofty ground floor. Streamlined sconces cast pools of light here and are just a couple of the contemporary touches that fit easily in this historic — but thoroughly renovated — property at 1531 S St. NW. Pocket french doors slide to reveal a dining room anchored by a fireplace. The room, lined in hardwood flooring like the rest of the ground level, also features of-themoment lighting — a conical pendant that will convey with the home. There are buyers who always check out the kitchen first, and they won’t be disappointed here. A bright spot thanks to a half-dozen windows, the renovated space is clean and contemporary. Black granite tops cool, off-white cabinets, and stainless steel appliances sport names like Sub-Zero.

A trend in kitchen design is well-deployed here: There are hardly any upper cabinets along the wall with windows, just a range hood and an expanse of glassy miniature subway tiles. On the opposite wall waits tons of storage, meaning there’s no shortage of spots to stash stuff. But the effect is that of a larger, more expansive space thanks to the absence of bulky upper cabinets. A bi-level bar and a trio of pendants separates the kitchen from the adjacent family room, an ideal spot for watching television or the birds outside in the garden. A glasspanel door leads to that formally landscaped space, which centers on a fountain now used as a planter. The garden accesses a few more spots. A one-car garage waits in one direction, while stairs take visitors to the lower-level studio apartment. Tiled floors line the clean, well-kept space, which includes a white kitchen and bath as well as a laundry closet. As is required by D.C. law, the apartment has two entrances. A separate basement area can be used for owners’ storage needs. On the main home’s second

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This three-bedroom, 3.5-bath row house on S Street is listed at $1,595,000.

level, three bedrooms and two baths wait. Two of the bedrooms sit next to each other at one end of the level and share a renovated bath that’s a classic in black and white. A laundry closet is also located on this level. But the real focus of this floor is the master suite — a large, sunny bedroom linked to a show-stopping bath. The bedroom offers space for a sitting area as well, thanks to the bay window here. In the bath, marble and other

stone are classic materials that nod at the home’s vintage, but fixtures here are decidedly modern. Dual showerheads inside a large, frameless-glass enclosure, for example, are state-of-the-art. But there are old-world elements here, too — from the restrained palette to the fireplace that sits opposite the marble-topped vanity.

Twin walk-in closets are kitted out with custom fittings, including angled shoe shelves. The buyer for 1531 S St. will likely be drawn in by the neighborhood as much as by the stately gray home itself. Almost equidistant from Logan and Dupont circles, the property also has easy access to the shops and restaurants of 14th and U streets. Two Metro stops — U Street and Dupont Circle — are close by as well. This three-bedroom, 3.5-bath home at 1531 S St. NW is offered for $1,595,000. For more information, contact Lindsay Reishman Real Estate at 202-491-1275 or info@reishmanrealestate.com.

We recently bought and sold a home in Chevy Chase, D.C. with Jennifer Knoll and we cannot recommend her highly enough. She is a consummate professional; smart and knowledgeable about the local real estate market. Jennifer gave us great ideas on getting our house ready to sell, actively looked for houses for us in a tight market, and was always available to discuss all aspects of the process. Because of Jennifer’s expertise, we found the perfect house for our family and sold our house in four days with multiple offers! Jennifer definitely goes the extra mile and is a pleasure to work with.  She made a stressful time both easier and enjoyable. Lisa & Tom Jen is the reason you use an agent to buy a house.  She watches the market diligently to find the properties you want, knows how to manage a negotiation, always thinks one step ahead of you, and doesn’t rest until you are moved in and happy! Amie & Evan, Kalorama Jennifer Knoll is amazing – efficient, smart, creative, unfailingly helpful in getting everything done quickly to sell my home – and at top asking price. She made it all seem easy. I highly recommend her. Jean, Woodley Park

The Washington DC market has proved its resilience. Unlike other markets, DC home values continue to rise month after month. Please contact me so that I can help you make the most of this trend. I will work to save you money whether I am helping you sell your current home or finding you a new place to call home. I have worked very hard for my clients during these years and my sales have put me in the top 1% of agents in the country, in my region, and within my company. My number one priority is protecting your investment.

Own A Piece of History - Mere Steps to Dupont Metro You really can have it all - this beautifully remodeled 4-story historic row home has an unbelievable remodeled master-bath, remodeled kitchen, and a rental unit. tLess Than 2 Blocks to Dupont Circle and Metro tFormer residence of Dean Acheson, Secretary of State under Truman and later of  Carl Lutz, A Swiss Diplomat during WWII, who saved over 62,000 Jews. t4 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths tRemodeled Kitchen with 60” Upper Cabinets tRemodeled $70,000 Master Bath tProfitable Rental Unit  tLarge Deck for Entertaining tHardwood Floors, Huge Closets tShown By Appointment Only

Jennifer treated us as if we were her only clients. Her ideas for properly staging and selling our condo were creative and brilliant. We sold our condo for far more than we ever thought we could. This allowed us to buy a house with Jennifer's help. Again, thanks to Jennifer's excellent negotiating skills, we paid far less for the house than we thought we would and than we were willing to pay. Jay & Carol, Cleveland Park I have worked with Jennifer on three transactions over the last five years. From listing to closing, she makes the selling process simple and straightforward, and her comprehensive knowledge of DC markets is a buyer's dream. Whether you are buying or selling, I highly recommend Jennifer Knoll. George & Amy, Cleveland Park and AU Park

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The Current â&#x2013;  Fall Real Estate Guide 2012

New â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;WalkUPâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; report looks at neighborhoodsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; walkability By ELIZABETH WIENER Current Staff Writer

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ome of Northwest Washingtonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s trendier neighborhoods â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and some of the dowdy ones, too â&#x20AC;&#x201D; have made a new list of â&#x20AC;&#x153;walkable urban placesâ&#x20AC;? that attract new residents and spur investment as they become engines of growth for the region. But the designation comes, predictably, with a downside. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pretty hard to be trendy, walkable and dense without also being an expensive place to live. So the neighborhoods doing best in the reportâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s economic rankings, with some variation, tend not to do so well in what author Christopher Leinberger calls â&#x20AC;&#x153;social equityâ&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201D; diversity, affordable housing prices and lack of displacement of minorities by whites. The report released last week by LOCUS, a network of real estate investors and developers who favor smart growth, designates 43 â&#x20AC;&#x153;walkable urban placesâ&#x20AC;? in the Washington area where people can live, work and shop without getting in a car. It says they represent the next big trend in real estate development. The so-called â&#x20AC;&#x153;WalkUPs,â&#x20AC;? both in the city and its suburbs, boast high density, multiple modes of transportation, and many different â&#x20AC;&#x153;real estate productsâ&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201D; meaning residential, retail and office â&#x20AC;&#x201D; in the same place. Leinberger, an urban real estate expert at George Washington University, discards the old â&#x20AC;&#x153;urban vs. suburbanâ&#x20AC;? dichotomy, instead

dividing the metropolitan area into â&#x20AC;&#x153;drivable sub-urbanâ&#x20AC;? communities and â&#x20AC;&#x153;walkable urbanâ&#x20AC;? ones. For decades, the drivable suburban model was the focus of growth as residents fled the cities. But such communities are now overbuilt and out of fashion, he says. Now thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a pent-up demand for walkable urban neighborhoods, making them attractive for investors and residents alike. The trend has gained strength in the last two decades, he writes: â&#x20AC;&#x153;The market has spoken.â&#x20AC;? And D.C. and its suburbs, for a variety of reasons, stand â&#x20AC;&#x153;at the vanguard of this trend.â&#x20AC;? But many wealthier neighborhoods leading the trend rank lower on the more nebulous scale of â&#x20AC;&#x153;social equity,â&#x20AC;? offering fewer job and housing opportunities for lowerincome residents. The report also ranks neighborhoods on an economic scale, which Leinberger uses to assess their growth and economic potential. The ranking is based on office, retail and residential rents and housing prices. Among neighborhoods in Northwest winning the â&#x20AC;&#x153;WalkUPâ&#x20AC;? designation, the ones rated highest on this economic scale are Georgetown, downtown, Foggy Bottom/West End and the Golden Triangle â&#x20AC;&#x201D; all of which got the â&#x20AC;&#x153;platinumâ&#x20AC;? ranking. Georgetown earns the dubious distinction of being â&#x20AC;&#x153;the least affordable WalkUP,â&#x20AC;? because of poor transit accessibility and because a residentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s average housing and transportation costs consume 84 percent of the areaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s median income. Leinberger pairs it

with Old Town Alexandria, describing them as â&#x20AC;&#x153;the oldest, most historic, riverfront places, with no rail transit and little affordable housing.â&#x20AC;? Foggy Bottom/West End, meanwhile, which â&#x20AC;&#x153;has large wealthy institutions, including George Washington University and the World Bank, sits strategically between downtown and Georgetown â&#x20AC;Ś and is evolving into D.C.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Upper East Side,â&#x20AC;? he writes. The report offers pithy, sometimes biting, comments on other Northwest neighborhoods: Van Ness earns the lowest economic rating among the WalkUPs, for its relatively low rents and density. The neighborhood straddling Connecticut Avenue, Leinberger writes, is â&#x20AC;&#x153;not close to achieving critical mass. The character is still perceived as drivable suburban.â&#x20AC;? Adams Morgan, Columbia Heights, U Street/Shaw, and Woodley Park are a little higher on the economic scale. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Critical mass is still not achieved, although it is obvious it eventually will be.â&#x20AC;? Columbia Heights is a â&#x20AC;&#x153;national model of urban commercial WalkUP redevelopment,â&#x20AC;? he writes. Adams Morgan has â&#x20AC;&#x153;successfully implemented an urban entertainment strategy â&#x20AC;Ś but its performance is leveling off.â&#x20AC;? Dupont Circle, Friendship Heights, Logan Circle and Tenleytown have â&#x20AC;&#x153;achieved critical mass.â&#x20AC;? Land prices and rents are high, with developers attracted by the low market risk. Some of these neighborhoods have â&#x20AC;&#x153;aggressive place management, and also benefit by being near other walkable places.â&#x20AC;? Dupont Circle was perhaps the regionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first WalkUP, located in a former luxury man-

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sion district and benefiting from â&#x20AC;&#x153;early reinvestment by the gay community, an urban pioneering demographic.â&#x20AC;? But the circle is â&#x20AC;&#x153;vulnerable,â&#x20AC;? Leinberger writes, because of its â&#x20AC;&#x153;fat, dumb and happyâ&#x20AC;? approach to development, with no plans for streetcars and no aggressive â&#x20AC;&#x153;place management.â&#x20AC;? Adams Morgan, Columbia Heights and Dupont Circle do better on the social equity scale, largely because of more diverse populations, Metrorail accessibility and some affordable housing. Some Metro-accessible neighborhoods, such as Petworth, Brookland and Cleveland Park, get only fleeting mention. Leinberger describes them as â&#x20AC;&#x153;local serving WalkUPs,â&#x20AC;? rather than â&#x20AC;&#x153;regionally significantâ&#x20AC;? ones, and says he will study them in the future. The Palisades is described, dismissively, as â&#x20AC;&#x153;drivable sub-urban,â&#x20AC;? and lopped in with â&#x20AC;&#x153;subdivisionsâ&#x20AC;? in Prince William County. The WalkUP report is available online at business.gwu.edu/walkup.

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Miller-built Sumner Colonial refreshed in & out. At just under 4,000 SF, it is one of Sumner’s largest homes. Currently configured as 8 BRs with 4 full BAs / 2 half BAs, 2 car garage, lrg FR opening to redone pool, fountain and flagstone patio. Miller Spring Valley Office 202.362.1300.

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$4,450,000 | sothebysrealty.com/id/ch7884001 Michael Moore | 301.967.3344

Prestigious Embassy Row townhouse, limestone façade, porte-cochere entrance, w/ 1-car garage plus parking for 4 more vehicles. Nearly 6,000 sf, 4BR plus au pair suite, 4.5 BA. High ceilings, exquisite architectural detail throughout, 4 fireplaces, elevator, library, and entertaining room w/ roof terrace overlooking yard, Rock Creek Park, and the city. $3,295,000 | sothebysrealty.com/id/dc7921599 Jonathan Taylor | 202.276.3344

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Maiden Point Farm is 127 manicured, waterfront acres w/ a meticulously renovated 18th century manor house as its centerpiece. It offers 5BR/4.5BA and 7 fireplaces. 250’ pier w/ boat lift, 17 stall barn, 1BR garden cottage, 2BR/1BA gate house, 3BR/1BA waterfront tenant house, 3 stall carriage house.

Featuring over 5,000 sf of custom finished living space with spacious rooms, soaring ceilings and custom millwork throughout, this newly constructed craftsman style home is ideally suited for both entertaining and family living with 5 BRs, 5.5 BAs, screened porch w/ fireplace and a fitness center. $2,295,000 Bill Abbott | 202.903.6533

Exquisite new home to be built with open floor plan, generous rooms with soaring ceilings and unique architectural details. When finished, this rare gem will have 5 BRs, 4.5 BAs and feature over 5,000 sf of custom finished living space on three levels. Additional features include fireplace, fitness center, and attached garage. $2,200,000 Bill Abbott | 202.903.6533

This 6-bedroom residence is sited across from beautiful Battery Kemble Park on Chain Bridge Road. With exquisite renovations, this residence offers over 6,000 sf of living/entertaining space on four finished levels, and a shared tennis court and pool. $2,750,000 | sothebysrealty.com/id/dc7921201 Theresa Burt | 202.258.2600 Michael Rankin | 202.271.3344

This elegant home with grand wrap-around veranda sits on a nearly 1-acre landscaped lot. Perfect for entertaining, this four-level home offers a top-level private suite with kitchenette. Also offers a bright lower-level family room, living room with fireplace, eat-in kitchen, den and exercise room. Move-in condition. $1,675,000 | sothebysrealty.com/id/dc7813356 Tad Stewart | 202.431.5856

Private townhouse boasts large foyer, DR w/ fpl overlooks private garden. Large kitchen w/ sep breakfast room. LR & Library w/fpls, 10ft ceil. & crown mldg. MBR w/ fpl, his & hers sep BR/closet. 3 more BRs, 2 baths, elevator, 2-3 car private parking w/ guest parking. 24-hour doorman, gardens and pool. $2,495,000 | sothebysrealty.com/id/dc7915491 Lawrence Calvert | 202.510.7040

Modern and chic interior, with double foyer, double living room & sublime chef’s kitchen. There are 6 bedrooms, 5 1/2 baths, including a magnificent master suite with private terrace. New green-friendly systems. Walk to metro, shops, parks and more. Garage. $1,499,000 | sothebysrealty.com/id/dc7922157 Richard Seaton | 202.907.8037 Claudia Donovan | 202.251.7011

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This renovated yet classic residence blends modern convenience w/ the charm of a bygone era. Renovated kitchen w/ breakfast area, sun room, office, and rec. room are among the highlights. 5 BRs, 3 full BAs. Features enclosed porch and detached one-car garage. $1,480,630 | sothebysrealty.com/id/dc7925666 Claudia Donovan | 202.251.7011 Richard Seaton | 202.907.8037

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Nestled on a 6-acre wooded oasis, this contemporary retreat is a private haven! Master suite w/ sitting room, gas fireplace, walk-in closet and luxury bath w/ steam shower, jacuzzi tub and double vanities. Detached 3 car garage, circular driveway w/ parking pad. Landscaped property w/ koi pond, gazebo, decks and patio. $1,395,000 | sothebysrealty.com/id/fx7871239 Penny Yerks | 703.760.0744

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Opportunity to own a 2 BR unit in the Metropole! Entertain in your kitchen with custom cabinets & Bosch appliances or relax in your 3 spa-like BAs. Enjoy the finishes in this 1,490 sf condo. Use your garage parking spot or walk to all that Logan Circle has to offer. $935,000 | sothebysrealty.com/id/dc7923951 Bill Hounshell | 202.427.7890 Michael Fowler | 202.812.0272

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Spacious and renovated end unit on upper floor with views from every window. Featuring balcony, kitchen with window, granite counters, stainless steel appliances, parquet floors, garage parking. Bldg features 24 hr desk, pool, tennis, grocery store, beauty parlor and dry cleaner. Stunning new lobby and spectacular grounds. $3,300 rental | sothebysrealty.com/id/dc7920339 Barbara Zuckerman | 202.997.5977

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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

The Current â&#x2013;  Fall Real Estate Guide 2012

Unit in the Denver offers an oasis with varied amenities

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condo shopper with a laundry list of wishes might find fulfillment in 1417 Chapin St. NW. Two-bedroom Unit 506 has a balcony, a roof deck, a garage parking spot, 2.5 bath-

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rooms and even a fireplace. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s also petfriendly, and to top it all off, the unit is split into two levels, with the bedrooms tucked away below to nearly guarantee a peaceful nightâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sleep. The Denver building is centrally located, sitting between three major commercial corridors: U Street, 14th Street in Logan Circle, and 14th Street in Columbia Heights. Yet because this unit faces into an interior courtyard, the busy city seems far away. This central outdoor space provides the light for the entire apartment, with windows shining into the living room and kitchen/dining room upstairs and the two bedrooms downstairs. The unit also has a balcony that looks

down at the courtyardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s abundant plantings. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s room for a table here, and a light and electrical outlet make it perfect for small-scale entertaining. Inside, the top floor offers an open plan, extending the entertainment options. The kitchen is spacious and bright, with a black granite counter serving as both a room divider and breakfast bar. The appliances here are stainless steel, and darkwood cabinets add visual interest. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s room for a dining table between the kitchen and living room, and in fact placing one here separates the space nicely. A gas fireplace with wood mantel provides a focal point in the living area, where two windows bring in light from the courtyard. A wall of closets offers both room for coats as well as space for the unitâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s own hot-water heater and

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Unit 506 at 1417 Chapin St. offers two levels, two bedrooms and parking for $574,500.

parking spot and two nearby Metro stations mean a buyer could easily access the rest of the city. But with all the offerings of the burgeoning Columbia Heights and 14th Street areas, staying close to home would be appealing as well. Unit 506 at 1417 Chapin St. NW is offered for $574,500. Monthly fees total $468. For details, contact Washington Fine Propertiesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Nate Guggenheim at 202-333-5905 or nate.guggenheim@wfp.com or Anne Savage at 202-342-0409 or anne.savage@wfp.com.

HVAC system. And a half-bath with both a stacked washer-dryer and extra storage space completes the level. Down a wide spiral staircase wait two ensuite bedrooms, which are similar in size; the current owner has chosen to use one as an office. Both bathrooms have tubs, and hardwood floors stretch throughout this level and the one above. While the Denver was built in 1903, this unit was upgraded in 2003, providing a nice mix of history and convenience. A garage

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everyone else in the room. Not all, of course; many islands fit into their settings just fine. But itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s past time to remind home buyers and renovators that an eat-in â&#x20AC;&#x201D; or table-space, as itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s now called â&#x20AC;&#x201D; kitchen suits many properties just fine. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s certainly the case with this 1920 stucco Colonial in Chevy Chase. The kitchen, though updated, is clearly that of a vintage home, thanks to the wise decision to keep a large built-in cabinet thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s original to the home. A newer arrival is the restaurantgrade, stainless-steel gas range and double oven. This behemoth includes a griddle and a grill, as well as a utility shelf and a no-nonsense hood. But what makes this space an inviting, sit-down-and-stay-awhile sort of kitchen are the table and chairs in one corner. They create a homey, welcoming effect that an island just canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t accomplish.

Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s warmth throughout this property, in fact. A sunny, three-exposure living room is grounded by a very large fireplace with its original white surround. A chair rail, crown molding and hefty baseboards are other bits that acknowledge the large roomâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s vintage. A dining room, also lined in hardwood floorboards, sits across the center hall from the living room. Wide doorways to both the living and dining rooms, as well as a stairway thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s set back from the front door, help this entry feel quite expansive. A swinging door â&#x20AC;&#x201D; another touch of 1920s charm â&#x20AC;&#x201D; leads from the dining room to the kitchen. A half-bath on this level features

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the same smart design decision that the homeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s other renovated baths share: classic white fixtures and a marble-tiled floor. Out back, a two-car detached garage sits on the other side of a patio. But most outdoor relaxing will take place on the deep front porch, which now comfortably fits two seating areas. A large basement includes a laundry spot and could be fully fin-

ished to add a rec room and guest suite to the home. For many families, though, the second floorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s four bedrooms will prove to be enough. Two bedrooms share a jack-and-jill bath, and a hall bath serves the other two rooms, including the master. If new owners wanted to create a master suite that included that bath, however, adding a door at one end of a short hall would easily accomplish that goal. Another option for owners looking to create a new master suite waits in the large attic. The homeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s final bedroom, in fact, already sits up here, and Realtor Kimberly

Cestari has marked where cappedoff plumbing could be transformed into a bath. With Connecticut Avenue located steps from this quiet location, thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s easy access to much of the city from this spot. In the other direction, Friendship Heights has a Metro stop as well as shopping and dining. This five-bedroom, 3.5-bath home at 3717 Ingomar St. NW is offered for $1,150,000. For details, contact Kimberly Cestari of W.C. & A.N. Miller Realtors, a Long & Foster Co., at 202-253-8757 or kimberlyc@lnf.com.

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Park, of which 14 have already been sold, according to the projectâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s website. St. Patrickâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Episcopal Day School bought the Casey Mansion property there, setting aside part of it for a new campus and part of it for the housing development. 1801foxhall.com â&#x2013;  Phillips Park: Foxhall Road and W Street Just north of the 1801 development, the partially developed 46-site Phillips Park project also has additional lots available for custom homes. phillipsparkdc.com

Georgetown

â&#x2013;  Key Bridge Exxon station site: 3607 M St. Developer EastBanc purchased the gas station property for $7.5 million in December, and the firmâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Mary Mottershead said in an interview that the company plans to â&#x20AC;&#x153;dust offâ&#x20AC;? earlier plans for some three-dozen residential units. Design work will likely begin in earnest next year, she said, working toward an envisioned 2014 groundbreaking. EastBanc will continue to lease the site to the Exxonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s operators until the firm is ready to proceed with redevelopment, she said. â&#x2013;  Hurt Home site: 3050 R St. Work began last month on over-

hauling the three-story 1897 structure into a 15-unit condo building with three affordable units. First built as an assisted living facility for the blind, it had been owned by the District government since 1987. The Montrose is set to open in late 2013. themontrosegeorgetown.com

that a residential component of the project wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be viable, increased confidence in the local economy encouraged them to move forward. The 80-foot-tall building is expected to be completed in 2014. tinyurl.com/petworth-safeway

Logan Circle

â&#x2013;  The Terraces at Tenley: 42nd and Davenport streets In contrast to the Petworth project, an effort to redevelop the Tenleytown Safeway is facing community opposition, and developers withdrew their zoning application to continue community negotiations. As presented earlier this year, the project would include 175 apartment units above a new supermarket, and 14 town houses attached to the building facing 43rd Street. tenleytownsafeway.com â&#x2013;  The Bond at Tenley: Wisconsin Avenue and Brandywine Street Another controversial Tenleytown project, the proposed 60-unit apartment building on the vacant Babeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Billiards site has sparked community concerns because the developer plans to include no parking spaces. Developers have argued that the proximity to Metrorail stations and other transit will attract tenants who donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t own cars and that the site could accommodate parking only without a desired retail component. The Zoning Commission expressed

â&#x2013;  The District: 14th and S streets A seven-story, 125-unit rental apartment building, The District is slated to be completed by the end of this year at the former WhitmanWalker Clinic site. The mixed-use project will include ground-floor retail space. dcdistrict.com

Palisades

â&#x2013;  Foxhall Ridge: 4452 MacArthur Blvd. Thirty-four town homes are under construction on the site of the former Riverside Hospital. The project, previously known as Canal Parc, began a year ago and is set to wrap up by mid-2013. Half of the homes are already sold. foxhallridgetowns.com

Petworth

â&#x2013;  Safeway site: 3380 Georgia Ave. A groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled for today for the redevelopment of the aging Safeway supermarket site, which will create 218 residential units atop a new store. Though officials initially worried

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The Louis building under construction at 14th and U streets will include 267 residential units as well as retail and office space. skepticism over the summer but has yet to hold a full hearing on the proposal. thebondattenley.com

U Street

â&#x2013;  Louis, 14th and U streets Construction began early this year on a nine-story mixed-use building â&#x20AC;&#x201D; formerly dubbed Utopia â&#x20AC;&#x201D; that will include 267 apartment units above retail and office space. Developers are preserving some historic buildings, which will serve as office space. The building is slated to be completed in late 2013. louisat14.com

West End

â&#x2013;  Fire station site: 23rd and M streets; library site: 24th and L streets Two related developments from EastBanc will rebuild the neighbor-

hoodâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s library and fire station as mixed-use projects. With dramatic designs and inclusion of city property, the projects have attracted significant attention â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and some resistance â&#x20AC;&#x201D; over the years. The DC Library Renaissance Project, a community group, has appealed a Zoning Commission order approving the project, causing some delays, but the developments have otherwise cleared most hurdles. EastBanc expects to break ground in the second quarter of 2013 for two years of construction. The firehouse project will include between 52 and 60 units of affordable housing and likely a squash court; the library project will have approximately 164 high-end units. EastBanc will decide later whether to offer the library site as condos or rental housing.

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Boutique firms aim to leverage social media, optimize service By DEIRDRE BANNON Current Staff Writer

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he Internet has radically changed many industries, even what may seem the least virtual enterprise — real estate. These days, more and more boutique and independent real estate firms are leveraging new technology and social media — as well as old-fashioned customer service — in an effort to provide clients with the same or a greater level of services as traditional brokerages. One of the newest members of that vanguard is Real Living At Home, a D.C. franchise of the national real estate company, opened last month by Darrin Friedman and Jason Sherman at 11 Dupont Circle. “I think what we’ve seen over the last five years is an innovation in the delivery system of content and listings online,” said Friedman. “You don’t need to be one of the national power players to deliver.” More than 85 percent of people looking to buy a home begin their search online, according to Friedman. Popular real estate listing websites include realtor.com, zillow. com and trulia.com. Friedman says his firm’s niche is serving a younger clientele, from Generations X and Y. That’s also the age group Friedman and Sherman fall into, along with most of the 10 agents at their firm, and it’s the age group that participates in 70 percent of all real estate transactions nationwide, according to Friedman. “We speak their language,” he said. And his firm’s marketing techniques demonstrate that: In addition to its website, the firm has a presence on Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter. “We’re trying to provide people with not only a platform to look at listings, but a platform to understand what it’s like to live in Washington and be a Washingtonian,” added Friedman. Skip Singleton, co-founder with his wife Debbie of DC Living, has been providing a boutique real estate experience for clients at his 4933 MacArthur Blvd. office for more than 10 years. Originally an attorney at a hightech law firm, Singleton said his wife, already a successful Realtor, encouraged him to make the jump. DC Living incorporated cuttingedge technology from the start. “We were like a high-tech real estate start-up,” said Singleton. “The Internet has been a great equalizer for all of us.” Singleton says the District’s market is dynamic, as are his clients, who often operate in a “24-7” world, which prompted his firm to go paperless, incorporating electronic signature capabilities with its transaction documents. “We’re a little more nimble and

able to adjust to our clients’ needs,” said Singleton. “If they have to fly out for a business trip, as is so often case with our clients, we can continue with negotiations and signing documents. It doesn’t matter where in the world they are; they can still conduct real estate business with the technology that’s out there.” That’s not to say that larger firms aren’t incorporating digital tools. One example is Evers & Co., a local firm established in 1985 that now fields more than 100 agents. The firm offers a blog and monthly market analyses online as well as via podcast. Smaller offices, therefore, must compete on the fundamentals as well, and Singleton says his firm does that with an old-fashioned focus on customer service. “We establish strong relationships with our clients, and hopefully they will come back to us, tell their friends about us,” he said. Boutique firms can also simplify a client’s bill, eliminating some fees that larger brokerages may levy, according to Singleton. He says DC Living doesn’t have the overhead of a larger firm, so Singleton doesn’t have to pass along those costs through the $200 to $400 administrative charges that are often standard with larger companies. After more than 10 years in the business, Singleton believes that boutique firms have created solid competition for larger firms. “The competition is good for

everybody,” he said. “It creates better results and more choices for clients.” One more competitor is Joseph Himali, who founded boutique firm Best Address Real Estate in 2004. “The most important thing about independent brokers is that they can offer all the same services or more at a competitive price or better than the bigger companies,” said Himali, whose office now has 14 agents. Himali offers clients a 24-hour cancellation policy with all contracts; at larger firms, contract terms often last several months, he said. “If an agent signs an agreement that locks a client in for six months, what is the incentive to work hard?” Himali asked. “At my firm, if I’m not doing my job, the client could fire me, so they know I’m going to

work hard every day.” One challenge Himali notes is that without instant name recognition, potential clients are sometimes hesitant to hire a smaller firm. “People sometimes say to me, ‘Why would I hire you? I’ve never heard of your little firm,’” Himali said. “It’s a natural tendency, but once I explain how we are different, what we can provide and our firm’s statistics, we can make it happen.” Working for a smaller firm, Himali found, can sometimes lead to professional isolation, so three years ago he formed the Alliance for Independent Real Estate Brokers, serving Realtors in the greater Washington area. The group started with 15 members in 2010 and has grown to 63 members who work for firms with fewer than 100

Photo courtesy of Real Living At Home

Darrin Friedman and Jason Sherman launched Real Living At Home last month.

agents. Those firms must be “truly independent,” said Himali, “and not affiliated with a larger broker.” “When you’re an independent broker, you don’t have 100 other agents to talk to every day, so this alliance is a way to give brokers the opportunity to find information outside of their usual bailiwick,” he said.


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These sales are among those recorded from July 1 through 31 by the D.C. Office of Tax and Revenue and listed on its Real Property Sales Database.

SINGLE-FAMILY HOMES

â&#x2013;  3280 Aberfoyle Place in Chevy Chase. Sold to Christopher D. Barraza for $660,000. â&#x2013;  7408 Alaska Ave. in Shepherd Park. Sold to Kim C. Dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Abreu for $715,000. â&#x2013;  4414 Albemarle St. in American University Park. Sold to Carl Pechman for $853,750. â&#x2013;  4943 Albemarle St. in American University Park. Sold to Van W. Fowlkes for $717,000.

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JUST SOLD â&#x2013;  4721 Alton Place in American University Park. Sold to Eric D. Tucker for $925,000. â&#x2013;  4836 Alton Place in American University Park. Sold to Margaret D. LopezBalboa for $959,000. â&#x2013;  3257 Arcadia Place in Chevy Chase. Sold to Mercedes V. Martin for $930,000. â&#x2013;  4319 Argyle Terrace in Crestwood. Sold to Christopher L. Seek for $942,000. â&#x2013;  4507 Argyle Terrace in Crestwood. Sold to Donna L. Brazile for $1,200,000. â&#x2013;  3227 Beech St. in Hawthorne. Sold to

Lisa R. Hopson for $895,001. â&#x2013;  4520 Blagden Ave. in Crestwood. Sold to Calvin R. Robinson for $735,000. â&#x2013;  4834 Blagden Ave. in Crestwood. Sold to Douglas M. Beridon for $936,000. â&#x2013;  4348 Brandywine St. in American University Park. Sold to Daniel O. Pulido for $715,000. â&#x2013;  4514 Brandywine St. in American University Park. Sold to Seth R. Gassman for $1,130,000. â&#x2013;  1857 California St. in Adams Morgan. Sold to Alessandro Ghidini for $1,350,000. â&#x2013;  3300 Cathedral Ave. in Woodley Park. Sold to Christopher A. Landberg for $1,125,000. â&#x2013;  4311 Cathedral Ave. in Wesley

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Heights. Sold to Richard R. Robinson for $1,720,000. â&#x2013;  5211 Chevy Chase Parkway in Chevy Chase. Sold to Stephanie B. Tankel for $760,000. â&#x2013;  1237 Crittenden St. in 16th Street Heights. Sold to Melissa L. Davenport for $800,000. â&#x2013;  919 Decatur St. in Petworth. Sold to Enrique Borroto for $220,699. â&#x2013;  1213 Decatur St. in 16th Street Heights. Sold to Steve Aupperle for $500,000. â&#x2013;  1217 Delafield Place in 16th Street Heights. Sold to William D. Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Brien for $755,000. â&#x2013;  3335 Dent Place in Georgetown. Sold to Tillie A. Fowler for $1,495,000. â&#x2013;  3124 Dumbarton St. in Georgetown. Sold to Atila Omer for $1,820,000. â&#x2013;  905 Emerson St. in Petworth. Sold to Nantucket Holdings Ltd. for $287,750. â&#x2013;  4421 Faraday Place in American University Park. Sold to Jacob S. Rubin for $830,000. â&#x2013;  817 Farragut St. in Petworth. Sold to Catherine Ogorzaly for $434,500. â&#x2013;  819 Farragut St. in Petworth. Sold to Nikki Lugo for $341,000. â&#x2013;  730 Fern Place in Brightwood. Sold to Kenneth R. Stinson for $380,000. â&#x2013;  1205 Fern St. in Shepherd Park. Sold to Penelope E. Codrington for $585,000. â&#x2013;  4413 Fessenden St. in American University Park. Sold to Christine E. Eibner for $700,000. â&#x2013;  1416 Foxhall Road in the Palisades. Sold to Nicholas Kappas for $829,900. â&#x2013;  2701 Foxhall Road in Berkley. Sold to Anthony D. Bruce for $2,475,000. â&#x2013;  3213 Foxhall Road in Wesley Heights. Sold to Foxhall Real Estate LLC for $899,000. â&#x2013;  5028 Fulton St. in Kent. Sold to Irby J. Thompson for $1,060,000. â&#x2013;  1208 Gallatin St. in 16th Street Heights. Sold to Cheryl Ringer for $640,000.

â&#x2013;  4511 Garrison St. in American University Park. Sold to Mark E. Stacey for $1,015,127. â&#x2013;  4453 Greenwich Parkway in Foxhall. Sold to Sudeep Anand for $814,999. â&#x2013;  5009 Hawthorne Place in Kent. Sold to Ahmed R. Al Tamimi for $1,205,000. â&#x2013;  3706 Huntington St. in Chevy Chase. Sold to Michael McNeely for $690,000. â&#x2013;  3805 Huntington St. in Chevy Chase. Sold to Bethany Hatef for $1,800,000. â&#x2013;  4816 Hutchins Place in the Palisades. Sold to Foxhall Developers LLC for $760,000. â&#x2013;  4419 Illinois Ave. in Petworth. Sold to Kevin T. Byrne for $515,000. â&#x2013;  4829 Illinois Ave. in Petworth. Sold to ADG DC 1 LLC for $255,000. â&#x2013;  423 Ingraham St. in Petworth. Sold to Eduardo Simpson for $260,000. â&#x2013;  441 Ingraham St. in Petworth. Sold to Kirth Bobb for $375,000. â&#x2013;  639 Ingraham St. in Petworth. Sold to 5 Design Management LLC for $220,000. â&#x2013;  1323 Ingraham St. in 16th Street Heights. Sold to Mohammad A. Khasawinah for $670,000. â&#x2013;  3751 Jenifer St. in Chevy Chase. Sold to Nathan S. Tyrrell for $1,863,000. â&#x2013;  1413 Kalmia Road in Shepherd Park. Sold to Ian A. Elder for $560,000. â&#x2013;  4713 Kansas Ave. in Petworth. Sold to Jessica L. Watson for $629,000. â&#x2013;  5304 Kansas Ave. in Petworth. Sold to BTC Holdings I LLC for $262,000. â&#x2013;  527 Kennedy St. in Petworth. Sold to Janet E. Lawrence-Johnson for $379,000. â&#x2013;  4349 Klingle St. in Wesley Heights. Sold to Colin Curvey for $1,580,000. â&#x2013;  1316 Leegate Road in Shepherd Park. Sold to James D. Werner for $560,000. â&#x2013;  5105 Lowell Lane in Kent. Sold to David G. Helfrich Trustee for $5,400,000. â&#x2013;  3509 Lowell St. in Cleveland Park. Sold to Timothy R. Schantz for $1,850,000. â&#x2013;  4417 Lowell St. in Wesley Heights. See Sales/Page RE24


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lic transportation.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Part of itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s being green. Part of itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s convenience. Part of itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lifestyle,â&#x20AC;? Taylor said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t something 20 years ago that people were obsessed about.â&#x20AC;? Though the convenience of most neighborhoods within the city limits means D.C. benefits overall compared to most suburbs, some urban buyers focus on the micro boundaries of different neighborhoods. Taylor said that proximity-minded buyers set on American University Park often will rule out anything west of 46th Street because of the distance from the Tenleytown and Friendship Heights Metro stations. The same applies in Chevy Chase, where proximity to shops and restaurants on Connecticut Avenue is a big plus. But there, he said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to get more bang for your buck if youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re looking east of Utah.â&#x20AC;? When it comes to home values, Realtors said they are seeing appreciation. The median sales price climbed 9.78 percent in August, from $399,000 in 2011 to $439,00 this year; the average price grew more modestly, with a 4.5 percent rise from $532,992 to $556,974. Worthington said prices have already gone up at least 5 percent this year in many areas. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be surprised to see them go up another 5 percent,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no inventory â&#x20AC;&#x201D; thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what jacks the price up.â&#x20AC;? Taylor said that heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s observed a 2 percent to 5 percent growth trend over that past two to four years. In most market segments, owners are coming close to where they peaked in 2006 or 2007, he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been a slow, modest trend

upward, with peaks and valleys,â&#x20AC;? Taylor said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not crazy up â&#x20AC;&#x201D; itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s good, stable up.â&#x20AC;? Melman cautioned against expecting the kind of rises seen in the white-hot market that characterized much of the past decade. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to sustain multiple years of 10 and 15 percent increases,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll compound them year after year, but things will be higher next year than they are now.â&#x20AC;? Traditionally, the D.C. market experiences a rise in inventory in the fall, Realtors noted. But the current level is so low, it may not be enough to satiate demand. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll see a little bump â&#x20AC;&#x201D; it will get absorbed, and weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll see prices rise,â&#x20AC;? Reishman said. Melman and Fred Kendrick of TTR Sothebyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s International Realty offered similar assessments. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m hopeful weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll have more housing coming on,â&#x20AC;? Melman said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But I think we are going to be at these low levels for a while, which means the sellers are driving the market.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Typically September is a transition month where the inventory builds up,â&#x20AC;? said Kendrick, who compiles a monthly report on the Districtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s real estate market. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think the hope is that in September we would see some kind of buildup, but it looks like the demand is so good right off the bat that thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not going to have a chance to happen.â&#x20AC;? At this point, D.C.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s market dynamics provide fodder for both buyers and sellers, Realtors said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The fact that interest rates are low is what makes this a great time to buy,â&#x20AC;? said Worthington. â&#x20AC;&#x153;And having very little inventory makes it a great time to sell. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a very unique time from my experience.â&#x20AC;?

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SALES From Page RE22 Sold to ZP Lowell LLC for $915,000. â&#x2013;  5347 MacArthur Blvd. in Kent. Sold to Andrew Martin for $1,200,000. â&#x2013;  5129 Macomb St. in Kent. Sold to Lisa J. Bender for $1,295,000. â&#x2013;  1208 Madison St. in 16th Street Heights. Sold to SQB LLC for $235,000. â&#x2013;  1322 Madison St. in 16th Street Heights. Sold to Timothy Fuchs for $446,000. â&#x2013;  3501 McKinley St. in Chevy Chase. Sold to Jeffrey Kaplan for $1,138,500. â&#x2013;  3337 Military Road in Chevy Chase. Sold to Mark Schofield for $825,500. â&#x2013;  1431 Montague St. in 16th Street Heights. Sold to Jacquelyn D. Leatherman for $635,000. â&#x2013;  2907 N St. in Georgetown. Sold to Laura R. Taylor for $975,000. â&#x2013;  3106 N St. in Georgetown. Sold to 3106 N Street LLC for $2,950,000. â&#x2013;  5134 Nebraska Ave. in Chevy Chase. Sold to Derek H. Chollet for $855,000. â&#x2013;  5142 Nebraska Ave. in Chevy Chase. Sold to Jennifer L. Ayres for $750,000. â&#x2013;  5301 Nebraska Ave. in Chevy Chase. Sold to Sean M. Tepe for $939,000. â&#x2013;  5616 Nebraska Ave. in Chevy Chase. Sold to Oracle Construction LLC for

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$570,000. â&#x2013;  6110 Nebraska Ave. in Chevy Chase. Sold to Brandon L. Butler for $725,000. â&#x2013;  3055 Oliver St. in Chevy Chase. Sold to Charles E. Meisch Jr. for $855,000. â&#x2013;  601 Oneida Place in Brightwood. Sold to Talib M. Shareef for $419,000. â&#x2013;  2125 Ontario Road in Adams Morgan. Sold to Mehmet O. Ozlu for $781,000. â&#x2013;  2254 Ontario Road in Adams Morgan. Sold to Justine White for $723,000. â&#x2013;  7927 Orchid St. in Colonial Village. Sold to Terri H. Reed for $730,500. â&#x2013;  5020 Overlook Road in Spring Valley. Sold to Jose J. Gomez for $1,300,000. â&#x2013;  2734 P St. in Georgetown. Sold to Timothy J. Naughton for $1,020,000. â&#x2013;  3132 P St. in Georgetown. Sold to James F. Humphreys for $2,100,000. â&#x2013;  1805 Phelps Place in SheridanKalorama. Sold to Leslie Zuercher-Sublett for $1,205,035. â&#x2013;  4863 Potomac Ave. in the Palisades. Sold to Landbreeze LLC for $1,500,000. â&#x2013;  5517 Potomac Ave. in the Palisades. Sold to Christopher R. Degarmo for $1,900,000. â&#x2013;  603 Quintana Place in Brightwood. Sold to Martin Hayes for $295,000. â&#x2013;  812 Randolph St. in Petworth. Sold to Marc Goldwein for $610,000. â&#x2013;  4201 River Road in American University Park. Sold to Rupsha 2006 LLC

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The Current â&#x2013;  Fall Real Estate Guide 2012 for $625,000. â&#x2013;  4720 Sedgwick St. in Spring Valley. Sold to Randall S. Coleman Trustee for $1,200,000. â&#x2013;  727 Shepherd St. in Petworth. Sold to Brent E. Troyan for $628,000. â&#x2013;  613 Somerset Place in Brightwood. Sold to Mark J. Hayburn for $369,000. â&#x2013;  2748 Stephenson Lane in Chevy Chase. Sold to John T. Haecker for $800,000. â&#x2013;  1815 Sudbury Road in Colonial Village. Sold to Marta Mazurkiewicz for $605,000. â&#x2013;  1528 Swann St. in Dupont Circle. Sold to Thomas G. Young for $1,185,000. â&#x2013;  1464 T St. in Logan Circle. Sold to Christian P. Cronin for $634,000. â&#x2013;  1519 T St. in Dupont Circle. Sold to Gerard B. White for $1,240,000. â&#x2013;  3816 T St. in Burleith. Sold to Jill E. Brown for $829,000. â&#x2013;  721 Taylor St. in Petworth. Sold to Patrick K. Desmond for $608,000. â&#x2013;  1351 Taylor St. in Columbia Heights. Sold to Phillip A. Bush for $510,000. â&#x2013;  3319 Tennyson St. in Chevy Chase. Sold to Neil Joseph Numark Revocable Living Trust for $1,220,000. â&#x2013;  608 Tewkesbury Place in Brightwood. Sold to Christina B. White for $275,000. â&#x2013;  2743 Unicorn Lane in Chevy Chase. Sold to Susan Chertkof for $970,000.

â&#x2013;  3880 University Ave. in Spring Valley. Sold to Diana Block for $885,000. â&#x2013;  2930 Upton St. in Forest Hills. Sold to Steven M. Kaufmann for $1,245,000. â&#x2013;  705 Varnum St. in Petworth. Sold to Dennis M. Lee for $615,000. â&#x2013;  1720 Varnum St. in Crestwood. Sold to Katherine A. Trefz for $967,500. â&#x2013;  6115 Western Ave. in Chevy Chase. Sold to Karen E. McSweeney for $855,000. â&#x2013;  4312 Westover Place in Wesley Heights. Sold to Bruce C. Zotter for $775,000. â&#x2013;  4442 Westover Place in Wesley Heights. Sold to Brinton A. Miller for $880,000. â&#x2013;  4322 Windom Place in American University Park. Sold to Benjamin E. Berkman for $1,049,000. â&#x2013;  2725 Woodley Place in Woodley Park. Sold to John J. Honea for $1,105,000. â&#x2013;  3218 Woodley Road in Cleveland Park. Sold to Meera Narayanaswamy for $1,500,000. â&#x2013;  3846 Woodley Road in Cleveland Park. Sold to Ernest B. White for $1,623,500. â&#x2013;  7055 Wyndale St. in Hawthorne. Sold to Andrew Geary for $625,000. â&#x2013;  4008 5th St. in Petworth. Sold to Thomas Kullish for $615,000. â&#x2013;  6905 5th St. in Brightwood. Sold to

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Jason A. Levitis for $631,000. â&#x2013;  6200 7th St. in Brightwood. Sold to Ivo R. Morales for $353,000. â&#x2013;  6926 9th St. in Brightwood. Sold to Brian Leatherman for $558,000. â&#x2013;  5206 14th St. in 16th Street Heights. Sold to Nathan S. Murphy for $750,000. â&#x2013;  1812 24th St. in Sheridan-Kalorama. Sold to Eric B. Bruce for $1,657,500. â&#x2013;  1337 27th St. in Georgetown. Sold to John Salamon for $995,000. â&#x2013;  5308 28th St. in Chevy Chase. Sold to Stephen G. Penhoet for $1,299,500. â&#x2013;  4435 29th St. in Forest Hills. Sold to Patricia Davies Trustee for $1,155,000. â&#x2013;  6100 29th St. in Chevy Chase. Sold to Robert E. Tucker Jr. for $350,000. â&#x2013;  1337 30th St. in Georgetown. Sold to Estelle James Trustee for $417,000. â&#x2013;  6139 30th St. in Chevy Chase. Sold to Julia M. Cohen for $761,000. â&#x2013;  5924 31st Place in Chevy Chase. Sold to David A. Bruns for $840,000. â&#x2013;  6138 31st Place in Chevy Chase. Sold to Lori R. Finch for $935,000. â&#x2013;  6621 31st Place in Chevy Chase. Sold to Ross D. Lewin for $800,000. â&#x2013;  1681 32nd St. in Georgetown. Sold to Barbara M. Bayer for $1,250,000. â&#x2013;  1612 34th St. in Georgetown. Sold to Zoran Mladenovic for $1,275,000. â&#x2013;  1817 37th St. in Burleith. Sold to Suzanne E. Erickson for $930,000. â&#x2013;  4315 39th St. in North Cleveland Park. Sold to Susan Canning for $910,000. â&#x2013;  4426 42nd St. in American University Park. Sold to Daniel J. Simons for $795,000. â&#x2013;  4617 42nd St. in American University Park. Sold to Brian Haugh for $1,230,000. â&#x2013;  1401 44th St. in Foxhall. Sold to Sam L. Frenkel for $730,000. â&#x2013;  2706 44th St. in Berkley. Sold to Joseph Deal for $1,800,000. â&#x2013;  1645 45th St. in the Palisades. Sold to Victoria A. Tigwell for $699,000. â&#x2013;  4204 46th St. in American University Park. Sold to Aristotelis Papageorgiou for $820,000. â&#x2013;  2235 49th St. in Berkley. Sold to Thomas W. Lalor for $2,869,000. â&#x2013;  3715 49th St. in Spring Valley. Sold to Richard K. Taylor Jr. for $1,520,000. â&#x2013;  4600 49th St. in American University Park. Sold to Robert A. Klinck for $695,000.

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â&#x2013;  2627 Adams Mill Road Unit 401 in Adams Morgan. Sold to Froylan Gracia for $355,000. â&#x2013;  1626 Beekman Place Unit 3H4 in Adams Morgan. Sold to Arturo J. Andrade for $620,000. â&#x2013;  1642 Beekman Place Unit 3S2 in Adams Morgan. Sold to Catalina GarciaKilroy for $620,000. â&#x2013;  1900 Biltmore St. Unit 9 in Adams Morgan. Sold to James R. Lipinski for $132,000. â&#x2013;  4201 Cathedral Ave. Unit 621E in Wesley Heights. Sold to Yasar Yaghl for $228,000. â&#x2013;  1807 California St. Unit 101 in Adams Morgan. Sold to Andrea Moreland for $510,000. â&#x2013;  1840 California St. Unit 5A in Adams Morgan. Sold to Gerard Passannante for $339,900. â&#x2013;  2138 California St. Unit 107 in Sheridan-Kalorama. Sold to Robert S. Allison for $597,000. â&#x2013;  2725 Connecticut Ave. Unit 508 in Woodley Park. Sold to David N. Bonine for $424,500. â&#x2013;  3100 Connecticut Ave. Unit 320 in Woodley Park. Sold to Brad Neumann for $390,000. See Sales/Page RE25


The Current â&#x2013;  Fall Real Estate Guide 2012

SALES From Page RE24 â&#x2013;  3701 Connecticut Ave. Unit 305 in Forest Hills. Sold to Kelley M. Blanchard for $245,000. â&#x2013;  4600 Connecticut Ave. Unit 807 in Wakefield. Sold to Paul E. Salem for $415,000. â&#x2013;  4700 Connecticut Ave. Unit 309 in Wakefield. Sold to Christopher Paranicas for $520,000. â&#x2013;  4701 Connecticut Ave. Unit 305 in Forest Hills. Sold to Jaime Porter for $520,000. â&#x2013;  4707 Connecticut Ave. Unit 515 in Forest Hills. Sold to Martin Kirkwood for $500,000. â&#x2013;  4740 Connecticut Ave. Unit 715 in Wakefield. Sold to James L. Mirance for $385,000. â&#x2013;  4740 Connecticut Ave. Unit 916 in Wakefield. Sold to Elisabeth R. Anker for $415,000. â&#x2013;  2737 Devonshire Place Unit 21 in Woodley Park. Sold to Christopher S. Koinis for $310,000. â&#x2013;  1678 Euclid St. Unit 23 in Adams Morgan. Sold to Gaynor Bourgeois for $362,000. â&#x2013;  2030 F St. Unit 803 in Foggy Bottom. Sold to Francesca Tantazzi for $235,000. â&#x2013;  2401 H St. Unit 509 in Foggy Bottom. Sold to NM Properties LLC for $260,000. â&#x2013;  2141 I St. Unit 202 in Foggy Bottom. Sold to Yogeshwar K. Dhawan for $235,000. â&#x2013;  2710 Macomb St. Unit 315 in Cleveland Park. Sold to Terry Layton for $315,000. â&#x2013;  1312 Massachusetts Ave. Unit 210 in Dupont Circle. Sold to Ana R. Galvez for $350,000. â&#x2013;  4200 Massachusetts Ave. Unit 102 in Wesley Heights. Sold to Douglas Denby for $500,000. â&#x2013;  4200 Massachusetts Ave. Unit 104 in Wesley Heights. Sold to Joseph A. Bello for $570,000. â&#x2013;  4200 Massachusetts Ave. Unit 107 in Wesley Heights. Sold to 4340 Associates LLC for $1,400,000. â&#x2013;  4200 Massachusetts Ave. Unit 117 in Wesley Heights. Sold to Carl Pfeiffer for $1,225,000. â&#x2013;  1420 N St. Unit 305 in Logan Circle. Sold to Jonathan P. Raviv for $254,250. â&#x2013;  1440 N St. Unit 815 in Logan Circle. Sold to Steven L. Rys for $180,000. â&#x2013;  2301 N St. Unit 314 in the West End. Sold to Judith M. Amsalem for $633,500. â&#x2013;  1330 New Hampshire Ave. Unit 315 in Dupont Circle. Sold to Amedou M. Ndiaye for $447,500. â&#x2013;  1330 New Hampshire Ave. Unit 913 in Dupont Circle. Sold to Timothy Y. Fox for $435,000. â&#x2013;  1735 New Hampshire Ave. Unit 403 in Dupont Circle. Sold to Brent J. Rudell for $625,200. â&#x2013;  1926-1930 New Hampshire Ave. Unit 51 in Dupont Circle. Sold to Jean E. Theinhardt for $444,000. â&#x2013;  2801 New Mexico Ave. Unit 304 in Glover Park. Sold to Doreen E. Crompton for $450,000. â&#x2013;  3101 New Mexico Ave. Unit 1112 in Wesley Heights. Sold to Mahnaz Nikou for $550,000. â&#x2013;  3033 New Mexico Ave. Unit 302 in Wesley Heights. Sold to Michaelyn V. McLoughlin for $255,000. â&#x2013;  2007 O St. Unit 504 in Dupont Circle. Sold to Peter Bolton for $360,000. â&#x2013;  2730 Ordway St. Unit 4 in Cleveland Park. Sold to Elizabeth F. Thompson for $419,999. â&#x2013;  1718 P St. Unit 208 in Dupont Circle.

Sold to Sue D. Edwards for $349,000. â&#x2013;  2141 P St. Unit 906 in Dupont Circle. Sold to Ariturk Properties LLC for $405,000. â&#x2013;  2141 P St. Unit 1007 in Dupont Circle. Sold to Valon Budima for $413,500. â&#x2013;  1042 Paper Mill Court Unit 1042 in Georgetown. Sold to Latife Sawda for $515,000. â&#x2013;  2555 Pennsylvania Ave. Unit 410 in the West End. Sold to Sally G. Willis for $562,500. â&#x2013;  1615 Q St. Unit 408 in Dupont Circle. Sold to Althea A. Schwartz for $398,000. â&#x2013;  1615 Q St. Unit 1107 in Dupont Circle. Sold to Michael A. Giordano for $395,000. â&#x2013;  2500 Q St. Unit 542 in Georgetown. Sold to The Carlyn 542 LLC for $343,750. â&#x2013;  2022 R St. Unit 1 in Dupont Circle. Sold to James R. Hexter for $2,695,000. â&#x2013;  3850 Rodman St. Unit 231 in Cleveland Park. Sold to Giovanni Diviacchi for $329,900. â&#x2013;  2109 S St. Unit G in SheridanKalorama. Sold to John E. Dillon for $489,000. â&#x2013;  1 Scott Circle Unit 8 in Dupont Circle. Sold to Ashly M. Bauserman for $263,000. â&#x2013;  1822 T St. Unit 1 in Dupont Circle. Sold to P.L. Van Housen for $465,000. â&#x2013;  1825 T St. Unit 405 in Dupont Circle. Sold to Jean-Francois Bernard-Dauphin for $237,948.

â&#x2013;  2939 Van Ness St. Unit 216 in Forest Hills. Sold to the Herrero Family Trust for $295,000. â&#x2013;  2939 Van Ness St. Unit 602 in Forest Hills. Sold to Judy M. Buelow for $565,000. â&#x2013;  2939 Van Ness St. Unit 1003 in Forest Hills. Sold to Iraj Bahirai for $188,000. â&#x2013;  3 Washington Circle Unit 505 in the West End. Sold to Christopher A. Beatty for $369,000. â&#x2013;  2209 Washington Circle Unit 3 in the West End. Sold to Michel Charouk for $800,000. â&#x2013;  1812 Wyoming Ave. Unit 303 in Adams Morgan. Sold to Meryl Sufian for $498,000. â&#x2013;  1245 13th St. Unit 513 in Logan Circle. Sold to Charles W. Kindermann for $306,000. â&#x2013;  1245 13th St. Unit 900 in Logan Circle. Sold to Eric Dunn for $425,000. â&#x2013;  1823 16th St. Unit 2 in Dupont Circle. Sold to Aude-Sophie R. Boitreaud for $950,000. â&#x2013;  1830 17th St. Unit 308 in Dupont Circle. Sold to Roberto G. Salazar for $385,000. â&#x2013;  1931 17th St. Unit 103 in Dupont Circle. Sold to Sean M. Thibault for $259,900. â&#x2013;  1545 18th St. Unit 519 in Dupont

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$825,000. â&#x2013;  1140 23rd St. Unit 702 in the West End. Sold to Timothy R. Schnabel for $480,000. â&#x2013;  1155 23rd St. Unit N4E in the West End. Sold to JSW Condo LLC for $1,022,000. â&#x2013;  922 24th St. Unit 716 in Foggy Bottom. Sold to Maria Sebastian for $240,000. â&#x2013;  1077 30th St. Unit 612 in Georgetown. Sold to Maggy El Gawly for $425,000. â&#x2013;  3630 39th St. Unit 533 in Cleveland Park. Sold to Michael Byrne for $417,500. â&#x2013;  2400 41st St. Unit 512 in Glover Park. Sold to Solange Tissandier for $259,900. â&#x2013;  2325 42nd St. Unit 206 in Glover Park. Sold to Jeffrey W. Kuckuck for $265,000. â&#x2013;  800 25th St. Unit 206 in Foggy Bottom. Sold to Janet C. Lin for $431,000.

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The Current ■ Fall Real Estate Guide 2012

Perch appeal: Perusing the local housing market for pleasant porches By BETH COPE Current Staff Writer

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ack decks might be the spot of choice for grillers, but front porches have charm. Though porches have certainly declined in popularity from their heyday, many still find appeal in sitting out front, where it’s easy to gab with neighbors or observe a community’s goings-on. Grab a mint julep at dusk or the paper first thing in the morning and pull up a seat: These Northwest homes offer perching spots drawn from our country’s past.

5411 39th St. NW

The spacious front porch is surrounded by greenery on this classic Chevy Chase home, and the enchanted feel continues out back, where a large backyard features careful, meandering landscaping and mature plantings. There are four bedrooms, two full baths and two partial baths in the 6,300-square-foot home, which was built in 1912. ■ Price: $985,000 ■ Realtor: Claudia Donovan of the Donovan Seaton Group at TTR Sotheby’s International Realty; 202251-7011 or cdonovan@ttsir.com

4430 Grant Road NW

This porch truly feels like a step back in time: The three-bedroom, one-bath house is one of a scattering that have survived from the early days of the village that is now Tenleytown, and the wraparound porch seems little changed. Known as the ParksConnor house, 4430 hasn’t seen the tenderloving care that others in the Grant Road Historic District have enjoyed, and it awaits a buyer who will appreciate its history. ■ Price: $629,000 ■ Realtors: Steven Dean and Eddie Rangel of RE/MAX Allegiance; 202-547-6499 or homes@mydcagent.com

3745 McKinley St. NW

The Realtor describes this circa 1908 property as a “quintessential porch-front Chevy Chase residence,” and the porch in question is indeed a major factor here. It wraps around a side of the house, providing ample square-footage for outdoor relaxing.

Photos courtesy of Realtors

The renovated house with period details includes a breakfast nook with a window seat and stacked sleeping porches in the rear. ■ Price: $1,480,630 ■ Realtor: Claudia Donovan of the Donovan Seaton Group at TTR Sotheby’s International Realty; 202-251-7011 or cdonovan@ttsir.com

1808 New Hampshire Ave. NW

This Dupont Victorian mansion is notably grand inside, and the porch, surrounded by sculpted red brick, matches that vibe. The 14-bed, 12.5-bath property, which has served as a bed-and-breakfast, was built by architect Walter Paris in 1883. It features a circular turret, dining room with seating for 20, eight working fireplaces, a swimming pool and six parking spaces. ■ Price: $6,495,000 ■ Realtor: Michael Gerrior of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage; 202-7467101 or michael@groupross.com

3310 Ross Place NW

With not just one, but two usable porches — and the front an expansive space with

Clockwise from top right: 3310 Ross Place, 1808 New Hampshire Ave., 2203 Wyoming Ave., 4430 Grant Road, 5040 Sherier Place, 5411 39th St., 3745 McKinley St. and 3310 Ross Place again.

room for a swing, couch and bench — this 1906 Victorian is a porch-enthusiast’s dream. Located in historic Cleveland Park, the four-bedroom, 3.5-bath house was remade in a 2005 restoration that took the structure down to its original studs and rebuilt from scratch, while preserving the architecture. ■ Price: $1,850,000 ■ Realtor: Joseph Himali of Best Address Real Estate; 202-669-4656 or joe@bestaddress.com

5040 Sherier Place NW

Not all new construction features porches, so shoppers should take note of this artsand-crafts-style property in the quiet Palisades. The wide flagstone porch also connects to the living room via French doors, making the space even more useful. (Grillers: There’s also a back deck.) The house has five bedrooms and 4.5 baths. ■ Price: $1,695,000 ■ Realtor: Andrew O’Neill of O’Neill Realty Advisors LLC; 301-801-1166; andreworallc.com

2203 Wyoming Ave. NW

This 1912 center-hall Colonial has four porches, with the front offering space for sizable seating areas on both sides of the

home’s main door. The five-bedroom, 4.5bath house in Sheridan-Kalorama features a recent renovation and is described by TTR Sotheby’s International Realty as an “embassy-size home” sited on one of the neighborhood’s largest privately owned lots. ■ Price: $4,750,000 ■ Realtor: Michael Rankin of TTR Sotheby’s International Realty; 202-2713344 or mrankin@ttsir.com


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Tons of space in this home set amid trees on a naturally landscaped lot. 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths. Located in Forest Glen Park near Metro and Rock Creek Park.

Immaculate brick rambler. Move-in condition. Living room, dining room, table space in kitchen, den, 3 bedrooms, 2.5 updated baths, rec room with fireplace. Large lot.

Luxurious log home in Shenandoah. 57 acres, views. 4 bedrooms, 4.5 baths, mainlevel master bedroom.

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Bethesda, MD • $2,750,000

Outstanding 6 bedroom, 6.5 bath home on a private cul-de-sac. 2 story entry foyer, elegant living room, separate dining room, gourmet kitchen that opens to grand family room. Fabulous lower level with theater/media room.

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Bethesda, MD • $1,525,000

Impressive Miller-built Sumner Colonial is nicely refreshed in & out. At just under 4,000 square feet, it is one of Sumner’s largest homes. Currently configured as 8 bedrooms with 4 full baths/2 half baths, 2 car garage, large family room opening to redone pool, fountain and flagstone patio.

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Handsome 3 bedroom, 3 1/2 bath Colonial located in the prestigious community of Kent. Newly renovated kitchen, gracious rooms, fine architectural details and excellence in quality and design await you in this wonderful property.

Faezeh Khalili 202-286-6955

Bethesda, MD • $1,350,000

Sophisticated and elegant 5 BR, 5.5 BA home with over 5,000 finished SF on 16,000 SF lot. Wonderful seasonal views of Potomac River, gracious rooms for entertaining, 3 fireplaces, huge family room, au pair suite.

Becky Day 301-980-3731

Bethesda, MD • $1,049,000

Very rare 2-story expanded Center Hall Colonial sitting at the top of the hill. 4-5 bedrooms, table-space kitchen with lots of counter space. Huge attached Family room with wall of built-ins and walk-out to deck. Easy commuting. Easy living.

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Very gracious townhome in very private location in this sought after community. Features include a spacious top floor master bedroom suite with 9 Ft. ceiling, 2 spacious guest bedrooms, dining room with 2 story ceiling and windows, 2 fireplaces.

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Bethesda, MD • $899,000

Lovely all brick Colonial built by Frank S. Philips in sought after Glen Echo Heights. Featuring spacious living areas, 4 bedrooms up, 3.5 baths, den/5th bedroom, hardwood floors throughout.

Bethesda, MD • $439,000

Charming light-filled 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo with spacious living room, separate dining room opening to balcony, table space kitchen, washer/dryer in unit. Enjoy all the community amenities that Sumner Village has to offer.

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DISPATCHES From Page 12 school prefects which homeroom teacher they would have; this moment always produces many cheers and groans, but students soon discover that every teacher is kind and welcoming. Students in forms I and II (seventh and eighth grades) reported to their respective science labs and found out which adviser they would have. Sept. 5 was the first day of regular classes, when students get to meet many of their new teachers. The day begins with an opening chapel service. C formers are walked into the Washington National Cathedral by Form VI students (12th-graders), and the headmaster presents a homily. The first lunch of the year is always chaotic because many students are not familiar with the St. Albans â&#x20AC;&#x153;family-styleâ&#x20AC;? method. All of the students are assigned to a table with a specific teacher and students from various forms. The lunch is at the table when one comes into the refectory (lunchroom), and students must wait for the blessing to be said before they eat. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Will Boggs, Form II (eighth-grader)

St. Annâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Academy

The seventh grade is off to a great start. In math we are finding out about many creative ways to learn and retain information. In science we are doing many different types of labs, such as classifying beans by their shapes, textures and lengths. We have also measured wet and dry sponges. In world history we are currently studying Mesopotamia, and in religion we are beginning our preparation for the sacrament of confirmation. In language arts we are reading â&#x20AC;&#x153;Huckleberry Finn,â&#x20AC;? and in music we are learning about composers. In October we will be going to Camp Calleva for a day of teambuilding activities, which promises to be a lot of fun. Also, we are starting to have high school visits and for seventh-graders that means going to open houses. So far Gonzaga, Holy Cross and Good Counsel have been here for presentations. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Abby LeNoir and Aeiriel Ahadi, seventh-graders

St. Patrickâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Episcopal Day

After a few days of bounding up stairs and dashing from one class to another, we have finally settled into the steady rhythm of the MacArthur campus â&#x20AC;&#x201D; the home of St. Patrickâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s grades seven and eight. This year, we welcomed the largest group of seventh-graders ever on the campus. We were pleased to get to know them and give them our tips as eighth-graders. Our teachers organized some fun meet-and-greets with our new students, and we got to know them as they walked through the halls and spent time in the common

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room. Although some of us made a few changes to our class schedules, we quickly adjusted thanks to the guiding hands and sharp wit of our teachers. Even though we have been here for two weeks already, we still greet each other with giggles and shrieks, glad to be with our friends. On the athletic side of things, our cross country and soccer teams are running and kicking their way into a great school year. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Auguste White, eighth-grader

School Without Walls

Three weeks have passed since school started, and Walls is back to its everyday school routine. Students have adjusted to the new schedule that was put in place this year, and no longer do you see kids lost in the hallways, searching for the right class. Sports teams have been practicing for a while now and have begun to scrimmage other schools to prepare for the season thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s soon to come. Walls also had a club fair this past Friday. Clubs, ranging from the Rubikâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Cube Club to the Cheese Club (you sample different cheeses), explained what they do, and students signed up for those that they were interested in. Three weeks in, summer seems long gone. Our summers, whether they were spent working a job, hanging around D.C. or traveling abroad, have passed. Summers are made good use of, however. For example, this past summer students traveled to many places, many not on vacation, but for cultural exchange, to learn a language or to do community service. But in coming back to Walls these international experiences are not lost, as each year the school hosts exchange students from across the world. This year there are many exchange students, and even they, after three weeks, walk comfortably throughout the school. Three weeks have flown by, and Walls is in full swing. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Delmar TarragĂł, 11th-grader

Shepherd Elementary

Cross country and track tryouts began last week. Tryouts were held on Tuesday and Wednesday after school. Mr. Thornton was set to host the final tryouts on Tuesday, Sept. 18, and Wednesday, Sept. 19. Sept. 19 is an exciting day! It is my birthday (woo-hoo!), it is the day the track team is selected, and it is also Back to School Night. I hope everyone makes it out to Back to School Night to learn what the Shepherd family is up to. It will be held in the auditorium from 6 to 8 p.m. Finally ... drum roll, please ... itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s time for Shepherdâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s annual Fall Fest! On Saturday, Sept. 22, it will be a time for us to gather together and enjoy all of the activities at one of our schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s biggest fundraisers. There will be moon bounces, spin art, vendors, food and more. The Fall Fest will be held from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. See you there! â&#x20AC;&#x201D; London Downing, fourth-grader

  

   

 

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Wednesday september 19 Concerts ■ Kellen Blair and Joe Kinosian will perform selections from “Murder for Two,” a murder mystery/musical comedy that had its world premiere at Chicago Shakespeare Theater. 6 p.m. Free. Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center. 202467-4600. ■ The weekly Harbour Nights concert series will feature Practically Einstein. 7 to 9 p.m. Free. Plaza, Washington Harbour, 3050 K St. NW. 202-295-5007. Discussions and lectures ■ Jacob Kirkeggard, research fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics, and Annette Heuser, executive director of the Bertelsmann Foundation, will discuss “The Euro Crisis: Should Germany Keep the Belt Tight or Loosen the Purse Strings?” 6:30 p.m. Free; reservations required. Kenney Auditorium, Nitze Building Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, 1740 Massachusetts Ave. NW. worldaffairsdc.org. ■ Erik Bettermann, general director of Deutsche Welle, will discuss “A German View of the United States” (in German). 6:30 p.m. Free; reservations required. Goethe-Institut, 812 7th St. NW. 202-2891200, ext. 174. ■ Judy Anderson will discuss her book “Glorious Splendor: The 18th Century Wallpapers in the Jeremiah Lee Mansion in Marblehead, Massachusetts.” 6:30 to 8 p.m. $20; $12 for students. Reservations required. National Building Museum, 401 F St. NW. 202-272-2448. ■ Kevin Powers will discuss his novel “The Yellow Birds,” about two young soldiers supporting each other through ordeals that basic training could never have prepared them for. 7 p.m. Free. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202364-1919. ■ Local author Maria Abbott will discuss her book “Without Reservations: The Art of Looking the Other Way,” about the challenges of overseeing gracious hospitality services while turning a blind eye to the foibles of VIP guests at Washington hotels. 7 p.m. Free. West End Library, 1101 24th St. NW. 202-724-8707. ■ Kevin Salatino, director of art collections at the Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens in San Marino, Calif., will discuss “Edward Hopper and the Burden of (Un)Certainty.” 7 p.m.

Free. Smithsonian American Art Museum, 8th and F streets NW. 202-633-1000. ■ “The Constitution and the War of 1812” will feature Pietro Nivola and Benjamin Wittes (shown) of the Brookings Institution and Peter Kastor of Washington University. 7 p.m. Free. McGowan Theater, National Archives Building, Constitution Avenue between 7th and 9th streets NW. 202-357-5000. ■ U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan, D-Ohio, will discuss his book “A Mindful Nation: How a Simple Practice Can Help Us Reduce Stress, Improve Performance, and Recapture the American Spirit,” about ways to bring mindfulness meditation into education, politics and daily life. 8 p.m. Free; reservations required. Circle Yoga, 3838 Northamption St. NW. 202-6861104. ■ Ari Schonbrun will discuss his book “Miracles & Fate on 78: A 9/11 Story of Inspiration,” and Edie Lutnick will discuss her book “An Unbreakable Bond: The Untold Story of How the 658 Cantor Fitzgerald Families Faced the Tragedy of 9/11 and Beyond.” 8 p.m. $10; $8 for seniors and students. Washington DC Jewish Community Center, 1529 16th St. NW. washingtondcjcc.org. Films ■ The Center for Contemporary Arab Studies will present Rachid Bouchareb’s 2006 film “Days of Glory (Indigènes),” about French colonial rule in Algeria. 5:30 to 8 p.m. Free; reservations required. Room 241, Bunn Intercultural Center, Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW. daysofglory.eventbrite.com. ■ West End Cinema will present the D.C. premiere of “My Neighbourhood,” about a Palestinian teenager growing up in the neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah in the heart of East Jerusalem. A question-andanswer session with the filmmakers and protagonists will follow. 7 p.m. $11.28. West End Cinema, 23rd Street between M and N streets NW. 202-419-3456. ■ The French Cinémathèque series will feature Gérald Hustache-Mathieu’s 2011 film “Nobody Else But You,” about a crime

novelist beset by writer’s block until he finds inspiration while investigating a suspicious death. 8 p.m. $11; $9 for students; $8.25 for seniors; $8 for ages 12 and younger. Avalon Theatre, 5612 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202966-6000. Performance ■ Story League’s monthly storytelling contest will focus on “‘Life’s Tuition: Stories About Expensive Lessons.” 9 to 11 p.m. $10. Langston Room, Busboys and Poets, 2021 14th St. NW. 202-387-7638. Reading ■ “Versed in Science: An Evening of Poetry,” part of the Science Cafe series, will feature readings by Myra Sklarew, Michael Salcman and other local poets. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Free. Cullen Room, Busboys and Poets, 1025 5th St. NW. 202-789-2227. Special event ■ A “Restaurant Week” fundraiser for the Alzheimer’s Association will feature a four-course French bistro dinner with wine pairings by Shannon McCardos of Terasol. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. $35. Sunrise on Connecticut Avenue, 5111 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-966-8020. The event will continue Thursday with a menu by a Sunrise chef formerly with Balducci’s and Whole Foods. Sporting event ■ The Washington Nationals will play the Los Angeles Dodgers. 7:05 p.m. $5 to $65. Nationals Park, 1500 South Capitol St. SE. 888-632-6287. The series will continue Thursday at 7:05 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20

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Book signing ■ Allan Topol will sign copies of his book “The Spanish Revenge: A Craig Page Thriller.” Noon. Free. Barnes & Noble, 555 12th St. NW. 202-347-0176. Concerts ■ The Larry Brown Jazz Quartet will perform as part of the Music on the Lawn series. 5 to 7 p.m. Free. Grace Episcopal Church, 1041 Wisconsin Ave. NW. gracedc.org. ■ Classical pianist Omar Mejía will perform. 6:30 p.m. Free. Iglesias Auditorium, Inter-American Development Bank Cultural Center, 1330 New York Ave.    

Thursday, september 20 ■ Concert: German pianist Benjamin Moser will perform. 7:30 p.m. Free. The United Church, 1920 G St. NW. 202-331-1495. NW. 202-623-3558. ■ The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s annual jazz concert will feature Terri Lyne Carrington, Gerald Clayton Jr. and Lizz Wright. 7 p.m. Free. Ballroom A, Walter Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Place NW. cbcfinc.org. ■ Venezuela’s Simón Bolívar National Youth Choir will perform. 8 p.m. Free; tickets required. Eisenhower Theater, Kennedy Center. 202-342-2214. Discussions and lectures ■ Elisse B. Walter, a member of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, will deliver keynote remarks as part of the third annual Global Conference on Women in the Boardroom. 8:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Free; reservations required. Kenney Auditorium, Nitze Building Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, 1740 Massachusetts Ave. NW. boardroomdiversity.org. ■ Pieter Feith, international civilian representative in Kosovo, will discuss “Kosovo Unsupervised: The Path to Europe.” 10 a.m. Free; reservations required. Rome Building Auditorium, Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, 1619 Massachusetts Ave. NW. eventbrite.com/event/4337232780. ■ Robert Aubry Davis will lead the critics featured on WETA’s “Around Town” in a discussion of D.C.’s upcoming season in art, music, film and theater. 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. ■ Robert Sutter, professor of international affairs at George Washington University, will discuss “Measuring China’s Rise in Asia: Impacts and Implications for the United States.” 12:15 p.m. Free; reservations required. Suite 503, Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University, 1957 E St. NW. go.gwu.edu/measuringchinasrise. ■ Paul Matteucci, general partner at U.S. Venture Partners, will discuss “Feeding 10 Billion: Entrepreneurs as Change Agents.” 12:30 p.m. Free; reservations required. Rome Building Auditorium, Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, 1619 Massachusetts Ave. NW. saisevents@jhu.edu. ■ The Congressional Black Caucus

Foundation will present a panel discussion on “If You Really Are Concerned: An African-American Agenda for Jazz.” 2 to 4 p.m. Free. Room 209-A, Walter Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Place NW. cbcfinc.org. ■ National Endowment for the Arts chair Rocco Landesman and other panelists will discuss the new National Endowment for the Arts report “How Art Works.” 2 to 5:30 p.m. Free; reservations required. Abramson Family Recital Hall, Katzen Arts Center, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. how-art-works.eventzilla.net. ■ Mexican author Alberto Ruy Sanchez will discuss his work. 4 to 5:30 p.m. Free. Abramson Family Founders Room, School of International Service Building, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. american.edu/calendar. ■ Helen C. Evans, curator for Byzantine art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, will discuss “Conceiving Byzantium: Behind the Scenes at ‘Byzantium and Islam: Age of Transition.’” 5:30 p.m. Free; reservations required. Music Room, Dumbarton Oaks, 1703 32nd St. NW. 202-339-6940. ■ A panel of curators and art historians will discuss exhibitions of works by American abstract painter Jules Olitski at American University’s Katzen Arts Center and George Washington University’s Luther W. Brady Art Gallery. 6 p.m. Free; reservations required. Phillips Collection, 1600 21st St. NW. phillipscollection.org/calendar. ■ A gallery talk will focus on “Finding Beauty in Struggle — The Inspiration Behind ‘The Migration Series,’” about Jacob Lawrence’s use of economic and social hardship in his work. 6 and 7 p.m. By donation. Phillips Collection, 1600 21st St. NW. 202-387-2151. ■ Shirley Sherrod will discuss her book “The Courage to Hope: How I Stood Up to the Politics of Fear.” 6 to 7:30 p.m. Free. Langston Room, Busboys and Poets, 2021 14th St. NW. 202-387-7638. ■ Candace Shireman, Blair House’s curator, will discuss “Blair House, the President’s Guest House.” 6:45 to 8:45 p.m. $40. S. Dillon Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Drive SW. 202-633-3030. ■ Karen Chase and Michael Levenson, professors of English at the University of Virginia and trustees of the Dickens Society, will discuss “Charles Dickens: A Writer for All Times.” 6:45 to 8:45 p.m. $40. S. Dillon Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Drive SW. 202-633-3030. ■ The Classics Book Group will discuss Herman Melville’s “The Confidence-Man.” 7 p.m. Free. Barnes & Noble, 555 12th St. NW. 202-347-0176. ■ The Georgetown Book Club will discuss “Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman,” a collection of 24 short stories by Haruki Murakami. 7:30 p.m. Free. Georgetown Library, 3260 R St. NW. 202-727-0232. ■ Misha Galperin will discuss his book “Reimagining Leadership in Jewish Organizations: Ten Practical Lessons to Help You Implement Change and Achieve Your Goals.” 7:30 p.m. Free; reservations required. Washington DC Jewish Community Center, 1529 16th St. NW. washingtondcjcc.org. See Events/Page 45


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Continued From Page 44 ■ The Parent Encouragement Program will present a workshop for parents of toddlers through teenagers on “Why Don’t My Kids Listen to Me?” 7:30 p.m. Free; reservations required. Temple Micah, 2829 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 301-929-8824. ■ Musician, producer and actor Wyclef Jean will discuss his book “Purpose” in conversation with NPR’s Michel Martin. 7:30 p.m. $35. Sixth & I Historic Synagogue, 600 I St. NW. 877-435-9849. ■ Journalists Jeffrey Brown and Scott Simon (shown) will discuss “Searching for Civil Dialogue in a Divided America.” 8 p.m. $30 to $40. Lisner Auditorium, George Washington University, 730 21st St. NW. 202-994-6851. Films ■ The Karabakh Foundation will present Shamil Najafzade’s “Stepping Over the Horizon,” about the lives and works of five 20th-century Azerbaijani artists. 6:30 p.m. Free. Pepco Edison Place Gallery, 702 8th St. NW. 202-872-3396. ■ Reel Affirmations’ monthly film series will feature Thom Fitzgerald’s 2011 film “Cloudburst” (shown), about an aging couple who escape from a nursing home in Maine and drive to Nova Scotia on a quest

to be legally married, at 7 p.m.; and Robert Hasfogel’s 2012 film “Men to Kiss,” about the chaotic relationship between a respectable banker and his lover, at 9 p.m. $10 per screening. Theater, Carnegie Institution of Washington, 1530 P St. NW. tinyurl.com/septreelaffirmations. Performances ■ The D.C.-based contemporary repertory dance troupe Company E will perform “Sancho, Dulcinea, Their Knight and His Quest,” which uses puppetry, projection, song, film and shadow to tell stories from the classic tale “Don Quixote.” 6 p.m. Free. Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center. 202467-4600. The performance will repeat Friday at 6 p.m. ■ The African American Civil War Museum will present a one-woman show, “The Fannie Lou Hamer Story.” 6 p.m. $25. African American Civil War Museum, 1925 Vermont Ave. NW. 202-667-2667. ■ Shakespeare Theatre Company’s Alan Paul will direct a staged reading of Neil LaBute’s play “The Shape of Things.” 6 p.m. $20; reservations required. Phillips Collection, 1600 21st St. NW. phillipscollection.org/calendar. Special event ■ Friends of the National Zoo will hold its annual wine-tasting event, “Grapes With the Apes.” 6 to 9 p.m. $55 to $100. National Zoo, 3001 Connecticut Ave. NW. nationalzoo.si.edu. Walks and tours ■ The All Hallows Guild will present an Olmsted Woods bird walk led by Sheila Cochran. 8:30 a.m. Free. Meet on the south side of the Washington National

Friday, september 21 ■ Concert: Organist Rhonda Sider Edgington of Boston will perform works by Bach, Messiaen, Bolcom and Ritter. 12:15 to 1 p.m. Free. National City Christian Church, 5 Thomas Circle NW. 202-797-0103.

Cathedral at Pilgrim Road and Garfield Street NW. 202-537-2319. ■ Washington National Cathedral horticulture manager Deanne Eversmeyer will discuss how to identify native trees in the fall on a walk through the Olmsted Woods. Free. Meet on the south side of the Washington National Cathedral at Pilgrim Road and Garfield Street NW. 202-5372319. Sept. 21 Friday, Friday september 21 Children’s program ■ A 75th anniversary celebration of

J.R.R. Tolkien’s fantasy classic “The Hobbit” will feature a showing of the 1977 animated musical adaptation of the novel. 4 p.m. Free. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G St. NW. 202-7270321. Concerts ■ The Friday Music Series will feature cabaret artist and Georgetown University alum Steve Ross performing “The Great American Songbook.” 1:15 p.m. Free. McNeir Hall, Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW. 202-687-3838. ■ The Simón Bolivar Symphonic Youth Choir of Venezuela will perform. 6:30 p.m. Free. Iglesias Auditorium, Inter-American Development Bank Cultural Center, 1330 New York Ave. NW. 202-623-3558. Discussions and lectures ■ The Greater Washington Board of Trade will host a talk by Steve Rothschild, author of “The Non Nonprofit: For-Profit Thinking for Nonprofit Success” as part of a forum on “The Importance of Accountability in the Nonprofit World.” 8:30 to 11 a.m. $40; registration required. Capital Hilton, 16th and K streets NW. bot.org. ■ The Parent Encouragement Program will present a workshop for parents of children 18 months old through 5 years old on “Setting Limits With Young Children,” about a positive approach to discipline. 9:30 a.m. Free; reservations required. Temple Sinai, 3100 Military Road NW. 301-929-8824. ■ Vijay Mahajan, founder and chair-

man of the Basix Group in India, will discuss “Can Microfinance Deliver on Its Potential?” Noon. Free; reservations required. Room 200, Rome Building, Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, 1619 Massachusetts Ave. NW. developmentroundtable@jhu.edu. ■ Rachel Jirka, research services librarian at the Society of the Cincinnati’s Anderson House, will discuss the history and significance of the oldest book in the collection, a 1505 edition of Vegetius’ “De Re Militari.” 12:30 p.m. Free. Society of the Cincinnati, Anderson House, 2118 Massachusetts Ave. NW. 202-785-2040. ■ A philosophy lecture series in honor of the Rev. Kurt Pritzl will feature Catholic University associate professor Jean De Groot discussing “Pritzl on Aristotle’s ‘De Anima.’” 2 p.m. Free. Aquinas Hall Auditorium, Catholic University, 620 Michigan Ave. NE. 202-319-5259. ■ Jonas Grätz of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zürich will discuss “State-Building and the Multinationalization of Russian Oil and Gas Companies.” 4 to 5 p.m. Free; reservations required. Suite 412, Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University, 1957 E St. NW. tinyurl.com/ GratzGWU. ■ International Spy Museum board member Tony Mendez will celebrate the book launch of “Argo,” the inside story of his risky plan to rescue six Americans who escaped from the U.S. Embassy in Tehran on Nov. 4, 1979, during the Iranian hostage crisis. 6:30 p.m. Free; reservations required. International Spy Museum, 800 F St. NW. spymuseum.org. ■ John G. Turner will discuss his book See Events/Page 46

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Continued From Page 45 “Brigham Young: Pioneer Prophet.” 7 p.m. Free. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-1919. ■ Author Lorenzo Bellettini will discuss “Early 20th-Century Vienna, Arthur Schnitzler and the Birth of Film.” 7:30 to 9 p.m. Free; reservations required. Embassy of Austria, 3524 International Court NW. 202-885-6776. ■ Andrew McCarthy, travel writer and actor, will discuss his book “The Longest Way Home: One Man’s Quest for the Courage to Settle Down.” 7:30 p.m. $20. Grosvenor Auditorium, National Geographic, 1600 M St. NW. 202-8577700. Performances ■ The Washington DC Jewish Community Center will host a reading of Gwydion Suilebhan’s “The Butcher,” about five lives changed by one man’s fanatical gesture in a halal meat market. 2 p.m. $5. Washington DC Jewish Community Center, 1529 16th St. NW. washingtondcjcc.org. ■ “New Student Showcase: Almost Me and Outta Here” will depict the lives of incoming freshmen as they face the trials and tribulations of their first year in col-

lege. 8 p.m. $10; $5 for students and seniors. Greenberg Theatre, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. 202-885-2580. The performance will repeat Saturday at 8 p.m. ■ Dana Tai Soon Burgess & Co. will conclude its 20th anniversary season with the world premiere of “Caverns.” 8 p.m. $25; $22 for artists; $15 for students. Dorothy Betts Marvin Theatre, Marvin Center, George Washington University, 800 21st St. NW. 202-297-2436. The performance will repeat Saturday and Sunday at 8 p.m. ■ The McLean Drama Company will present a staged reading of winners in its 10-minute play contest. 8 p.m. $10 to $20. Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, 641 D St. NW. mcleandramacompany.org. The performance will repeat Saturday at 8 p.m. Films ■ The Philips Collection will present “films4peace 2012,” a series of short films by international artists on the subject of peace. Noon and 1 p.m. By donation. Phillips Collection, 1600 21st St. NW. 202387-2151. ■ “Life Journeys: Four Thai Films” will feature Wichanon Somumjarn’s 2012 film

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Jefferson Drive SW. 202-633-3030. ■ Art historian Joseph Cassar will lead a seminar on “Develop an Eye for Sculpture.” 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. $120. S. Dillon Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Drive SW. 202-633-3030. The seminar will continue Sunday with a highlight tour of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. ■ A yoga class for families with children ages 2 through 6 will combine adult and toddler poses and activities. Proceeds will benefit the National Foundation for Cancer Research. 10:30 a.m. $20. Lil omm yoga, 4708 Wisconsin Ave. NW. lilomm.com/classes.

Saturday, september 22 ■ Festival: The 17th Street Festival, produced by the Urban Neighborhood Alliance and Historic Dupont Circle Main Streets, will feature live music, art vendors, a pet zone, children’s activities and nonprofit groups. Noon to 6 p.m. 17th Street from Riggs Place to P Street NW. 17thstreetfestival.org. “In April the Following Year, There Was a Fire.” 7 p.m. Free. Meyer Auditorium, Freer Gallery of Art, 12th Street and Independence Avenue SW. 202-633-1000. Special event ■ In conjunction with the United Nations International Day of Peace, Limor Schafman and other organizers of the “Global Om 108 for Peace” will host a meditation and chant event. 6 to 7:45 p.m. Free. Steps, Lincoln Memorial. Sporting events ■ The Washington Mystics will play the Indiana Fever. 7 p.m. $17 to $300. Verizon Center, 601 F St. NW. 202-397-7328. ■ 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 Saturday at 1:05 p.m., Sunday at 1:35 p.m. and Monday at 1:05 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22 Saturday september 22 Book sale ■ The Friends of the Tenley-Friendship Library group will hold its fall book sale. 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free admission. Second floor, Tenley-Friendship Library, 4450 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202-895-9425. Children’s program ■ Bright Star Theatre Company will present “Once Upon a Time,” featuring two actors telling the stories of “Cinderella” and “Jack and the Beanstalk.” 9:30 and 11 a.m. Free; tickets required. Helen Hayes Gallery, National Theatre, 1321 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. 202-783-3372. Classes ■ Esther Methe, chief conservator at the Textile Museum, will lead a class on “Follow the Thread: How to Care for Your Textiles.” 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. $40. S. Dillon Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Drive SW. 202-633-3030. ■ Gen Kelsang Varahi will lead a workshop on “Going Deep — Overcoming Obstructions in Meditation.” 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. $30. Vajrayogini Buddhist Center, 1803 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202986-2257. ■ Instructor Shane Perry will lead a class on “From the Heart: Handmade Cards for All Occasions.” 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. $151. S. Dillon Ripley Center, 1100

Concerts ■ The Beau Soir Ensemble will perform chamber music by Debussy, Bach, Mozart and Davis. 1:30 p.m. Free. Society of the Cincinnati, Anderson House, 2118 Massachusetts Ave. NW. 202-785-2040. ■ “Broadway Today and Tomorrow” will feature the work of John Bucchino. 6 p.m. Free. Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600. ■ A “Playing for Change Day” concert will feature soprano Franca Benedicty Barton, pianist Cathy Lieu, violinists Wayne Shen and Parke Nicholson and other musicians performing selections by Turina, VillaLobos, Pender, Piazzolla, Brouwer and Albéniz. 6:30 p.m. $10. Church of the Holy City, 1611 16th St. NW. 202-462-6734. ■ Kalamandapam will present a recital by violinist Avasarala Kanyakumari and orchestra. 7:30 p.m. $25. Terrace Theater, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600. ■ “New Music at the Atlas” will feature guitarist Tim Brady. 8 p.m. $25 in advance; $28 at the door. Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H St. NE. 202399-7993. Discussions and lectures ■ Stephen Wade (shown) will discuss his book “The Beautiful Music All Around Us: Field Recordings and the American Experience,” at 11 a.m.; Alexander Nicholson will discuss his book “Fighting to Serve: Behind the Scenes in the War to Repeal ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,’” at 1 p.m.; and David Levithan and Jacqueline Woodson will discuss their respective books, “Every Day” and “Beneath a Meth Moon,” at 6:30 p.m. Free. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202364-1919. ■ “Conversations About Culture” will focus on “Georgia Avenue: Communities in Transition,” about a new website that will allow the sharing of information about neighborhoods intersected by the historic thoroughfare. 1 to 3 p.m. Free; donations encourage. Petworth Library, 4500 Kansas Ave. NW. 202-462-7571. ■ “Milos Forman: Lives of an Artist” will feature a lecture by film historian, critic and curator Michal Bregant on Forman’s career and his relationship with the Czech new wave. 4 p.m. Free. East Building Auditorium, National Gallery of Art, 4th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. 202737-4215. ■ The African American Civil War

Museum will present a talk by curator Hari Jones on “Road to Emancipation: How the War to Preserve the Union Became a War to End Slavery.” 6:30 p.m. Free. African American Civil War Museum, 1925 Vermont Ave. NW. 202-667-2667. Family activities ■ The third annual Plant Literacy Festival will feature activities highlighting how plants work and exploring all the parts that make plants unique, valuable and tasty. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free. Conservatory Terrace, U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Ave. SW. usbg.gov. ■ “The Big Build” will feature opportunities to climb aboard cranes and tractors, construct a brick wall or a log cabin, carve stone, compete in a nail-driving contest and design decorative light switch plates to take home. 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Free. National Building Museum, 401 F St. NW. 202-272-2448. ■ Jim Henson Family Day will feature music, puppet-making activities, interactive puppet theater and gallery talks. 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free. National Portrait Gallery, 8th and F streets NW. 202-6331000. Festival ■ The National Book Festival will feature dozens of authors, poets, illustrators and storytellers, including U.S. Rep. John Lewis (shown), David and Julie Nixon Eisenhower, Robert Caro, Stephen L. Carter, Marilynne Robinson and Junot Diaz. 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Free. National Mall between 9th and 14th streets. loc.gov/bookfest. The festival will continue Sunday from noon to 5:30 p.m. Films ■ “Aleksei Guerman: War and Remembrance” will feature the Russian director’s 1967 film “The Seventh Companion.” 2 p.m. Free. East Building Auditorium, National Gallery of Art, 4th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. 202737-4215. ■ Reel Portraits will feature the 1979 film “The Muppet Movie,” with an introductory talk by Jim Henson Legacy president Craig Shemin. 3:30 p.m. Free. National Portrait Gallery, 8th and F streets NW. 202-633-1000. Performances ■ Washington Improv Theater and SpeakeasyDC will present “Unraveled: An improv-story mash-up.” 7 and 9 p.m. $18. Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H St. NE. 202-399-7993. ■ West Sumatran contemporary dance company Nan Jombang will perform “Rantau Berbisik (Whisperings of Exile).” 8 p.m. $8 to $22. Dance Place, 3225 8th St. NE. 202-269-1600. The performance will repeat Sunday at 7 p.m. Special events ■ The second annual Hoya Fall Picnic — for members of the Georgetown University community and neighbors — will feature food, entertainment, family-friendly games and activities. 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free admission. Healy Lawn, Georgetown See Events/Page 48


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ut of the Vault: Early Prints and On exhibit Drawings, Benjamin Abramowitz, 1917-2011,” the first public presentation of the early work of Located at 4th Street and Constitution the D.C. artist in almost 70 years, will open Avenue NW, the museum is open Monday tomorrow at the Woman’s National through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Democratic Club and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 continue through Nov. 28. p.m. 202-737-4215. An opening reception ■ “New Group 93,” showwill take place tomorrow casing more than 100 new from 6 to 8 p.m.; reservapaintings by 14 stylisticaltions are requested at ly diverse Washingtondemocraticwoman.org. based artists, will open Located at 1526 New tomorrow in the Katzen Hampshire Ave. NW, the Art Center Rotunda and club is open Monday continue through Oct. 21. through Friday from 10 An opening reception a.m. to 4 p.m. by appointwill take place Saturday Georges Braque’s “Bottle, Glass from 4 to 7 p.m. ment. 202-232-7363. and Newspaper,” late 1913 or Located on the American ■ “Shock of the News,” 1914, is part of the National University campus at 4400 highlighting how artists Massachusetts Ave. NW, have drawn inspiration Gallery of Art’s new exhibit. the center is open daily from newspapers over the last century, will open Sunday in the East from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 202-885-1300. Building of the National Gallery of Art and ■ “Jules Olitski on an Intimate Scale,” featurcontinue through Jan. 27. ing small-scale works by the pioneering Color

Field painter, will open Friday at George Washington University’s Luther W. Brady Art Gallery and continue through Dec. 14. An opening reception will take place Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. Located at 805 21st St. NW on the second floor, the gallery is open Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 202-994-1525. ■ “The Sultan’s Garden: The Blossoming of Ottoman Art,” chronicling how stylized tulips, carnations, hyacinths, honeysuckles, roses and rosebuds came to embellish nearly all artistic creations in the Ottoman court, will open Friday at the Textile Museum and continue through March 10. Located at 2320 S St. NW, the museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. A donation of $8 is suggested. 202-667-0441. ■ “Su Li Hung & Richard Sloat: 40 Years Together in Art,” a retrospective for the two printmakers, will open Friday with a reception from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Old Print Gallery and continue through Nov. 10. Located at 1220 31st St. NW, the gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m.

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logical issues, and the indomitable forces of the industrial age. Performance times are 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets cost $20 to $25. Dress in 20th-century finery for priority seating. Fort Fringe is located at 607 New York Ave. NW. 866-811-4111; capfringe.org. ■ Spooky Action Theater will present Craig Lucas’ “Reckless” Oct. 4 through 28. On Christmas Eve, a cheery suburban mom is suddenly thrust through the looking glass on a journey where nothing is what it seems, and where absurdity, generosity, laughter and despair go hand in hand. Finally, she reaches a place where it is always Christmas. Performance times are 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday. Tickets cost $15 to $20. Spooky Action Theater is located at 1810 16th St. NW. 202248-0301; spookyaction.org. ■ The Atlas Performing Arts Center and the interdisciplinary company force/collision will present “Shape,” about the life and labors of vaudevillians exploited for their historical songs and dances, Sept. 20 through Oct. 6. Performance times are 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday. Tickets cost $10 to

Darius T. Epps, Katharina Acosta and Jefferson Farber star in “Hemispheric Dysfunctionalism and the Cortical Titanic.” $25. Atlas is located at 1333 H St. NE. 202-399-7993; atlasarts.org. ■ Washington National Opera will present Mozart’s “Don Giovanni” Sept. 20 through Oct. 13 at the Kennedy Center. Performance times vary. Ticket prices start at $25. 202-467-4600; kennedy-center.org. ■ Keegan Theatre will present Frank and Malachy McCourt’s “A Couple of Blaguards” Sept. 21 through Oct. 14 at the Church Street Theater. Performance times are generally 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday. Tickets cost $30 to $35. The Church Street Theater is located at 1742 Church St. NW. 703-892-0202; keegantheatre.com. ■ Ford’s Theatre will present the D.C. premiere of Trey Ellis and Ricardo Khan’s “Fly” Sept. 21 through Oct. 21. Performance times are generally 7:30 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Ticket prices start at $15. 800-9822787; fords.org. ■ Matthew Vaky will close his “Jesus at Guantanamo” Sept. 22 at the District of Columbia Arts Center. Performance times are 7:30 pm. Thursday through Saturday and 9:30 p.m. Saturday. All performances will be followed by a panel discussion. Tickets cost $12 to $18. The theater is located at 2438 18th St. NW. 202-462-7833; dcartscenter.org. ■ Folger Theatre will close “Hamlet” Sept. 22 in the Folger Elizabethan Theatre. Performance times are 7:30 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday; 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; and 2 p.m. Saturday. Tickets cost $60 to $85. Folger is located at 201 East Capitol St. SE. 202-544-7077; folger.edu. ■ D.C. area playwright Ann Timmons will close “Becoming See Theater/Page 54

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University, 37th and O streets NW. neighborhood@georgetown.edu. ■ “Lincoln-Thomas Day” will celebrate the life and legacy of Mrs. Elizabeth “Aunt Betty” Thomas, who owned the land that became Fort Stevens. 2 to 3 p.m. Free. Fort Stevens, 1000 Quackenbos St. NW. 202-241-7276. ■ Aquila Recovery Clinic, a medical specialty clinic that serves individuals at risk for problems with alcohol and other drugs, will hold an open house with special guest William Borchert, author of “When Love Is Not Enough.” 2 to 6 p.m. Free. Suite 350, 4455 Connecticut Ave. NW. aquilarecovery.com. ■ Alliance Française de Washington, Art Soirée and Hillwood will present an evening of fashion, culture and art that plays off the exhibit “Prêt-à-Papier: The Exquisite Art of Isabelle de Borchgrave.” 5:30 to 9 p.m. $20 to $50. Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens, 4155 Linnean Ave. NW. 202-686-5807. ■ A benefit for the Renwick Gallery will feature the American debut of “A Dress to Change the World,” a coed couture collection designed by Jeff Garner of Prophetik to honor the late Princess Grace. 8 to 10 p.m. $100. Renwick Gallery, Pennsylvania Avenue and 17th Street NW. americanart.si.edu/fashionshow.

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Sporting event ■ The DC Rollergirls will present a bout between the DC All-Stars and the Berlin Bombshells. 4 p.m. $12; $6 for children ages 6 through 11; free for ages 5 and younger. D.C. Armory, 2001 East Capitol St. SE. tickets@dcrollergirls.com. Tour ■ Local historian and tour guide Alice Stewart will lead a walking tour on “German and German-American Architects and Artists in the Old Downtown.” 1:30 to 3 p.m. Free. Meet at the District Architecture Center, 421 7th St. NW. 202-

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Book signing ■ Celebrity chef Mike Isabella will sign copies of his cookbook “Mike Isabella’s Crazy Good Italian.” 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Book purchase required. Graffiato, 707 6th St. NW. 202-389-3600. Children’s program ■ Children will hear a story about Jim Henson and then create a special piece of art. 2 to 5 p.m. Free. National Portrait Gallery, 8th and F streets NW. 202-6331000. Classes and workshops ■ Gen Kelsang Varahi will lead a weekly class on “Advice for Life.” 10 to 11 a.m. $6. Vajrayogini Buddhist Center, 1803 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-986-2257. ■ CityFitness Gym will host a new fitness program for ages 13 through 22 with cancer. 3 to 5 p.m. Free; registration required. CityFitness Gym, 3525 Connecticut Ave. NW. dc@teenslivingwithcancer.org. ■ Inspirational speaker and spiritual teacher Sunny Dawn Johnston will lead a workshop based on her book “Invoking the Archangels: A NineStep Process to Heal Your Body, Mind and Soul.” 6:30 p.m. $15. Church of the Holy City, 1611 16th St. NW. 202-462-6734. Concerts ■ The weekly Steel Drum Sundays concert series will feature Roger Greenidge. Noon to 3 p.m. Free. Plaza, Washington Harbour, 3050 K St. NW. 202-295-5007. ■ Organist and pianist Mayu White and tenor Reginald Bouknight will perform. 1 p.m. Donation suggested. Divine Science Church, 35th Street and Wisconsin Avenue

Monday, September 24 ■ Reading: The Folger Shakespeare Library will present Jeffrey Eugenides reading from his novel “The Marriage Plot.” 7:30 p.m. $15. Lutheran Church of the Reformation, 212 East Capitol St. NE. 202-544-7077. NW. 202-333-7630. ■ The Washington Bach Consort will present “Kings and Commoners,” featuring works by Blow, Boyce, Handel, Gibbons and Bach. 3 p.m. $23 to $65. National Presbyterian Church, 4101 Nebraska Ave. NW. 202-429-2121. ■ The Washington National Opera Celebrity Concert Series will feature baritone Nathan Gunn performing works by Mozart, Rossini and Sondheim. 4 p.m. $25 to $180. Opera House, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600. ■ Verge ensemble will perform works that reflect the abstract geometric forms, blocks of color and sense of architectural space that characterize Richard Diebenkorn’s Ocean Park paintings. 4 p.m. $20; $8 for students. Corcoran Gallery of Art, 500 17th St. NW. 202-639-1770. ■ Corrado Cavalli of Turin, Italy, will

present an organ recital. 5:15 p.m. Free. Washington National Cathedral, Massachusetts and Wisconsin avenues NW. 202-537-6200. ■ “Broadway Today and Tomorrow” will feature the work of Daniel Maté. 6 p.m. Free. Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600. ■ Violist Osman Kivrak, violinist Teri Lazar, cellist Paul Kosower and pianist Stephen Ackert will perform works by Bach, Kivrak and Mozart. 6:30 p.m. Free. West Garden Court, National Gallery of Art, 6th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. 202-737-4215. ■ Dahlak Restaurant will host its weekly “DC Jazz Jam” session. 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Free. 1771 U St. NW. 202-527-9522. ■ The Thelonious Monk International Jazz Drums Competition Finals & All-Star Gala Concert will raise funds for public school jazz education programs. 7:30 p.m. $50 to $75. Eisenhower Theater, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600. ■ The instrumental rock trio Dirty Three will perform. 8 p.m. $35. Sixth & I Historic Synagogue, 600 I St. NW. 800-745-3000. Discussions and lectures ■ The Rev. Al Sharpton, host of “Politics Nation” on MSNBC and president of the National Action Network, will discuss voter disenfranchisement and other subjects. 10 a.m. Free. Metropolitan AME Church, 1518 M St. NW. 202-331-1426. ■ Maryland State Del. Heather R. Mizeur, a Democrat whose district includes parts of Takoma Park and Silver Spring, will discuss “The Dream Act and Marriage Equality Issues.” 10 a.m. Free. St. John’s Episcopal Church, Lafayette Square, 16th and H streets NW. 202-347-8766. ■ Bishops Suheil Salman Dawani and John Adiema will discuss the role of the church in securing peace and justice in society. 10:10 a.m. Free. Washington National Cathedral, Massachusetts and Wisconsin avenues NW. 202-537-6200. ■ Jacques Berlinerblau (shown) will discuss his book “How to Be Secular: A Call to Arms for Religious Freedom,” at 1 p.m.; and Steven Johnson will discuss his book “Future Project: The Case for Progress in a Networked Age,” at 5 p.m. Free. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-1919. ■ Judith Brodie, curator and head of the Department of Modern Prints and Drawings at the National Gallery of Art, will offer an introduction to the exhibition “Shock of the News.” 2 p.m. Free. East Building Auditorium, National Gallery of Art, 4th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. 202-737-4215. Festival ■ Fiesta DC will feature five performance stages, children’s activities, arts and crafts events, international cuisine and a Diplomatic Pavilion for embassies and consulates. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Free admission. Pennsylvania Avenue NW. fiestadc.org. Films ■ As part of Rock Creek Park Day, the Rock Creek Nature Center’s planetarium will show “The Zula Patrol: Down to Earth,” at 11 a.m.; “Black Holes: The Other Side of

Infinity,” at noon; “Dawn of the Space Age,” at 2 p.m.: and “Oasis in Space,” at 3 p.m. Free. Rock Creek Nature Center, 5200 Glover Road NW. 202-895-6070. ■ “Milos Forman: Lives of an Artist” will feature the Czech filmmaker’s 1963 film “Audition” and his 1971 film “Taking Off.” 4:30 p.m. Free. East Building Auditorium, National Gallery of Art, 4th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. 202-737-4215. Performance ■ Sivam Inc. will present “Saayujya,” a performance of Bharatanatyam dances and Carnatic vocals. 2 p.m. $15 to $50. Terrace Theater, Kennedy Center. 202467-4600. Special event ■ Rock Creek Park Day will offer a chance to explore the four floors of Peirce Mill and see the water-powered machinery in action, with milling demonstrations on the hour and half hour. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free. Peirce Mill, Tilden Street and Beach Drive NW. 202-895-6070. Sporting event ■ D.C. United will play Chivas USA. 7 p.m. $23 to $52. RFK Memorial Stadium, 2400 East Capitol St. SE. 202-397-7328. Walks and tours ■ As part of Rock Creek Park Day and the park’s 122nd birthday, a ranger will lead a two- to three-mile hike exploring what life was like in the Rock Creek valley before the park’s creation in 1890. 10 a.m. Free. Rock Creek Nature Center, 5200 Glover Road NW. 202-895-6070. ■ A slide show and outdoor tour will focus on the whimsical stone gargoyles and grotesques that decorate the Washington National Cathedral. 2 p.m. $10; $5 for children ages 12 and younger. Seventh-floor auditorium, Washington National Cathedral, Massachusetts and Wisconsin avenues NW. 202-537-6200. The tour will repeat Thursday at 6:30 p.m. ■ Rock Creek Park will present the debut of its new exercise-oriented Track Trail along Rock Creek and host a 1.8-mile ranger-led walk for all ages. 2 p.m. Free. Meet in the west parking lot, Picnic Grove 2, Rock Creek Park, Broad Branch Road and Beach Drive NW. 202-895-6070. Monday, Sept. 24

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Concert ■ “Show Tunes & Cocktails,” a monthly cabaret singalong presented by theatrewashington.org, will feature pianist Glenn Pearson and special guest Bayla Whitten. 7 to 9 p.m. Free. Rivers at the Watergate, 600 New Hampshire Ave. NW. theatrewashington.org. Discussions and lectures ■ Ksenya Gurshtein, postdoctoral curatorial fellow at the National Gallery of Art, will discus “‘Eyear’: The OHO Collective’s Work Across Media.” 12:10 and 1:10 p.m. Free. East Building Small Auditorium, National Gallery of Art, 4th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. 202-737-4215. ■ The Ward Circle Chapter of AARP will present a talk by Sibley Senior Association director Marti Bailey on her group’s activities and Sibley Memorial Hospital’s programs for seniors. 12:30 p.m. Free. See Events/Page 49


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Metropolitan Memorial United Methodist Church, 3401 Nebraska Ave. NW. 202363-4900. â&#x2013;  The Dupont Circle Village Live and Learn Seminar will feature a talk by Mickey MacIntyre of Compassion & Choices on end-of-life choices and resources. 3:30 to 5 p.m. Free for Dupont Circle Village members; $10 for others. Sixth-floor conference room, Merrill Lynch, 1152 15th St. NW. 202-234-2567. â&#x2013;  Dahlia Lithwick of Slate Magazine will discuss noteworthy decisions of the Supreme Courtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s recent term. 4 p.m. Free. Mumford Room, Madison Building, Library of Congress, 101 Independence Ave. SE. 202-707-4642. â&#x2013;  Panelists will discuss the affirmative action case of Fisher v. University of Texas, which will be argued in the Supreme Court next month. 4 to 6 p.m. Free; reservations required. Jack Morton Auditorium, School of Media and Public Affairs, George Washington University, 805 21st St. NW. supremecourtcasediscussion.eventbrite. com. â&#x2013;  Subhankar Banerjee will discuss his book â&#x20AC;&#x153;Arctic Voices: Resistance at the Tipping Point.â&#x20AC;? 6:30 to 8 p.m. Free. Langston Room, Busboys and Poets, 2021 14th St. NW. 202-387-7638. â&#x2013;  Architect Marc Tsurumaki, one of the founding principals of the New York-based studio Lewis.Tsurumaki.Lewis, will discuss his firmâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s work. 6:30 to 8 p.m. $20; $12 for students. Reservations required. National Building Museum, 401 F St. NW. 202-272-2448. â&#x2013;  Author, social critic and political activist Naomi Wolf will discuss her book â&#x20AC;&#x153;Vagina: A New Biography,â&#x20AC;? about what it means to be female. 7 p.m. Free. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-3641919. â&#x2013;  Art historian and theorist Thierry de Duve will discuss â&#x20AC;&#x153;â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;This is Artâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;: Anatomy of a Sentence,â&#x20AC;? about four specifications for the word â&#x20AC;&#x153;art.â&#x20AC;? 7 p.m. $12; $6 for students. Corcoran Gallery of Art, 500 17th St. NW. 202-639-1770.

Tour â&#x2013;  The â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bite-Sized WalkingTown DC Lunchtime Toursâ&#x20AC;? series will feature a tour of the National Museum of American Jewish Military History. Noon to 1 p.m. Free. 1811 R St. NW. walkingtowndc.org. Tours will continue at various sites through Oct. 1.

Lunchtime Toursâ&#x20AC;? series will feature a visit to the Brewmasterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Castle, a Victorian mansion built for brewer Christian Heurich. Noon to 1 p.m. Free; reservations required. 1307 New Hampshire Ave. NW. walkingtowndc.org. Tours will continue at various sites through Oct. 1. 26 Wednesday, WednesdaySept. september 26

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Tuesday september 25 Concerts â&#x2013;  The weekly Harbour Kids Series will feature Oh Susannah! 10:30 a.m. to noon. Free. Plaza, Washington Harbour, 3050 K St. NW. 202-295-5007. â&#x2013;  The Tuesday Concert Series will feature pianist James Litzelman. 12:10 p.m. Free. Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G St. NW. 202-347-2635, ext. 18. â&#x2013;  Harpist and composer Mariano Gonzalez will perform. 6 p.m. Free. Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600. Discussions and lectures â&#x2013;  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Protecting Our Democracy: Ensuring Fair Electionsâ&#x20AC;? will feature E. Faye Williams, national chair of the National Congress of Black Women, and Marcia JohnsonBlanco, co-director of the Voting Rights Project of the Lawyersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. Noon to 1:30 p.m. Free. Conference Room A, eighth floor, 1 Dupont Circle NW. 202-309-1963. â&#x2013;  The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at American University will present a talk on â&#x20AC;&#x153;Debates 2012â&#x20AC;? by Janet Brown, executive director of the Commission on Presidential Debates. 2 to 3 p.m. Free. Room 6, Temple Baptist Church, 3850 Nebraska Ave. NW. 202-895-4860. â&#x2013;  Authors David Shinn and Joshua Eisenman (shown) will discuss their book â&#x20AC;&#x153;China and Africa: A Century of Engagement.â&#x20AC;? 6 to 7:30 p.m. Free; reservations required. City View Room, Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University, 1957 E St. NW. go.gwu.edu/chinaandafrica.

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Films â&#x2013;  A foreign film series will feature JeanPierre Jeunetâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2004 film â&#x20AC;&#x153;A Very Long Engagement.â&#x20AC;? 2 p.m. Free. Chevy Chase Library, 5625 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202Films 282-0021. â&#x2013;  The West End Film Club will present â&#x2013;  The Fiction Loverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Film Companion William A. Wellmanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 1943 film â&#x20AC;&#x153;The series will feature Michael Winterbottomâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Ox-Bow Incident,â&#x20AC;? starring Henry Fonda. 1997 film â&#x20AC;&#x153;Welcome to Sarajevo,â&#x20AC;? starring 12:30 p.m. Free. West End Library, 1101 Woody Harrelson, Marisa Tomei and 24th St. NW. 202-724-8707. Stephen Dillane. 6 p.m. Free. Martin â&#x2013;  The Georgetown Library will present Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G St. Sean Pennâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s NW. 202-727-0321. 2007 film â&#x20AC;&#x153;Into â&#x2013;  The Goethe-Institut will present the Wild,â&#x20AC;? starJacques Allardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2009 film â&#x20AC;&#x153;Last Call for ring Emile Planet Earth.â&#x20AC;? 6:30 p.m. $4 to $7. Goethe- Hirsch and Institut, 812 7th St. NW. 202-289-1200, Vince Vaughn. ext. 160. 5 p.m. Free. â&#x2013;  A classic film series will feature Georgetown Library, 3260 R St. NW. 202Douglas Heyesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; 1964 film â&#x20AC;&#x153;Kitten With a 727-0232. Whip,â&#x20AC;? starring Ann-Margret and John rienâ&#x2013; ceA popular film series will feature the Expe2012 rs a Ye 0 Forsythe. 6:30 p.m. Free. Chevy Chase film â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Avengers,â&#x20AC;? starring Samuel 2 r e v O Library, 5625 Connecticut Ave.inNW. to JournaliL.smJackson, Robert Downey Jr. and Chris Pho202282-0021. Evans. 6 p.m. Free. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G St. NW. 202-727Performance 0321. ! â&#x2013;  The Indonesian dance company Nan " !   '   !  "  Jombang will present % Berbisik,â&#x20AC;? a Reading %%â&#x20AC;&#x153;Rantau 07 C 200Dinaw mix of drumming, dance and martialSarts. Mengestu will read NW W ashâ&#x2013; . DAuthor t. n o lt u F 8 0 36Stage, Kennedy 6 p.m. Free. Millennium from his works â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Beautiful Things That

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Heaven Bearsâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;How to Read the Air.â&#x20AC;? 8 p.m. Free. Copley Formal Lounge, Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW. lannan.georgetown.edu. Tour â&#x2013;  The â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bite-Sized WalkingTown DC

Benefit â&#x2013;  Author and performance artist Jeff Biggers will present â&#x20AC;&#x153;State Out of the Union: Arizona and the Final Showdown Over the American Dreamâ&#x20AC;? at a benefit for the groups Teaching for Change and Save Ethnic Studies. 6:30 to 8 p.m. $50 donation suggested. Langston Room, Busboys and Poets, 2021 14th St. NW. 202-3877638. Concerts â&#x2013;  Mariano Gonzalez will perform with his Paraguayan folk harp ensemble from Nevada. Noon. Free. Coolidge Auditorium, Jefferson Building, Library of Congress, 10 1st St. SE. loc.gov. â&#x2013;  The Chinese group Hanggai will perform a blend of Mongolian folk music and more modern styles such as punk rock. 6 p.m. Free. Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600. â&#x2013;  The weekly Harbour Nights concert series will feature singer-songwriter Paul Pfau. 7 to 9 p.m. Free. Plaza, Washington Harbour, 3050 K St. NW. 202-295-5007.

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â&#x2013;  Davis & Elkins College will present â&#x20AC;&#x153;A Gershwin Galaâ&#x20AC;? with concert pianist Jack Gibbons. 7:30 p.m. $45. Terrace Theater, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600. â&#x2013;  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Jazz at the Atlasâ&#x20AC;? will feature the Steve Coleman Quartet. 8 p.m. $25 to $30. Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H St. NE. 202-399-7993. Discussions and lectures â&#x2013;  Mark Rozell will discuss his book â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Presidentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Czars: Undermining the Congress and the Constitution.â&#x20AC;? Noon. Free. McGowan Theater, National Archives Building, Constitution Avenue between 7th and 9th streets NW. 202-357-5000. â&#x2013;  The Tenley Library Book Discussion Group will delve into â&#x20AC;&#x153;Septemberâ&#x20AC;? by Rosamunde Pilcher. 2 p.m. Free. TenleyFriendship Library, 4450 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202-727-1225. Performance â&#x2013;  American University will host a performance of Neil Simonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Good Doctor,â&#x20AC;? directed by five Russian directors in conjunction with Synetic Theater. 11:45 a.m. Free; tickets required. Abramson Family Recital Hall, Katzen Arts Center, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. ghumphr@american.edu.

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Licenses in DC, MD and VA.

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Announcements

Stopping leaks has been our specialty since 1962!

Free estimates

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HORN&COMPANY ROOFING and

New roofs Metal Rubber Copper Slate

GUT TERS

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Interest in Joining a Sports Talk Group? If you love sports, please consider joining our active Sports Talk Gab Fest. Since Mid-February we have been meeting every-other week for 2 hours, in the Cleveland Park Library. We also have a cool e-mail list to continue the gabbing when we are not meeting. It is a small group â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 9 members, and we usually have about 6 at each meeting. Real informal. Just talking.If interested contact me at sklatsky@mindspring.com or cell phone 703-798-5276. If you think others may be interested please consider asking them.

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Building Manager PT 17 unit Apt. building, National Cathedral area. Flex sched needed to oversee maintenance, show/ rent apts., building upkeep, tenant relations. E-mail Roberta with resume SRPRealty@gmail.com

Experienced â&#x20AC;˘ Same Team Everytime Licensed Bonded, Insured Good References, Free Estimates Our customers recommend us

Mario & Estella: 202-491-6767-703-798-4143

MY EXCELLENT cleaning Lady has some days available. Laundry, Excellent references, flex sched. Call 240-490-0115

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Child Care Available EXPERIENCED LADY looking for after school nanny position. Legal, reliable. Good refâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. Own transportation. Mon-Fri 3pm to 7pm. 301-613-9423

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

Furniture TWO WOOD end tables, excel. condition. $75 per, $150 for both. Oval wood and glass coffee table. $250. Like new. Leather recliner, beige, hardly used. $650. All avail. now. (301)806-9696.

NANNY AVAILABLE Wed. Thu., Fri. References, experience, drives. Call (240)723-0814. Pls. leave a message. OUR TRULY wonderful nanny of 8 yrs seeks a new FT position. We would keep her forever but our kids are just too big. Lyn is avail beginning Oct1. Please contact me by cell: (202)236.9072 or email: hadleytr@me.com.

Cleaning Services AVAILABLE FOR housecleaning, laundry and ironing. Organization. Excel. Refâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Please (703)992-3907. Bennyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Cleaning Co., Inc. Residential & Commercial Weekly/Bi-Weekly - One Time Experienced cleaners, Own trans. Excellent work, Reasonable Prices Good References â&#x20AC;˘ Lic. & Insured 703-585-2632 â&#x20AC;˘ 703-237-2779 HOUSE CLEANING service, weekly, bi-weekly, monthly. Customer satisfaction 100%. Excel. Refâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. Call Solange 240-478-1726.

Wednesday deliveries of The Current in Chevy Chase, DC Or 7 day deliveries of The Post In Chevy Chase, DC. Good Part-Time pay. Start immediately. Reliable car and Proof Of Insurance Required. Call Jim Saunders, 301-564-9313.

Housing for Rent (Apts) AU / Cathedral Area Idaho Terrace Apts â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 3040 Idaho Ave, NW

Studio: $1250-$1380 All utilities included. Sec. Dep. $300 Controlled entry system. Metro bus at front door. Reserved parking. Office Hours: M-F, 9-5

Bernstein Management Corp. INCREDIBLE 1BR. 16th Street: 1500 sq ft. Totally renovated by famous designer, mint condition, parking, hardwood floors, roof deck. $2,850/mo. 1-888-626-9776 WEST END/ Gâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Town. Modern condo. Fully furn. penthouse studio with views of Georgetown and Rosslyn. 500 SF. 24-hr. sec. and gym. 1111 25th St., NW. Atlas Condo. Walk to Gâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;town, World Bank and Metro. $2,400/ mo. Rent incl., water, elec., gas, cable, phone, TV and internet. All furnishings new, towels, linens, etc. incl. Turn-key. 1-yr lease req. Non-smokers, no pets. Call (703)625-0289 or e-mail almatney@gmail.com

Handyman Housing Wanted

â&#x20AC;˘ Small custom carpentry projects â&#x20AC;˘ Furniture repair & Refinishing â&#x20AC;˘Trimwork, painting â&#x20AC;˘ Miscellaneous household repairs Experienced woodworker Good references, reasonable rates Philippe Mougne: 202-686-6196 phmougne@yahoo.com

RESPONSIBLE,EXPâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;D Architect looking to rent 1-2 bd apt/partâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;l house/house in NW DC pref near Rock Crk. Low/reduced rent in exchange for Property Mgmt, Design Srvcs, etc. Start Oct 6th or soon after. 1yr min stay. 202-390-9662

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EXHIBITS From Page 47 diverse works by many artists, will open Saturday at Zenith Gallery and continue through Nov. 10. An open house and artistsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; reception will take place Saturday from 2 to 8 p.m. Located at 1429 Iris St. NW, the gallery is open Friday and Saturday from noon to 6 p.m. 202-783-2963. â&#x2013;  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Down to Earth: Herblock and Photographers Observe the Environment,â&#x20AC;? spotlighting Washington Post cartoonist Herblock and images by 12 American photographers on environmental issues, will open Saturday at the Library of Congressâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Thomas Jefferson Building and continue through March 23. Located at 10 1st St. SE, the Jefferson Building is open Monday through Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 202-707-8000. â&#x2013;  The American University Museum opened four shows recently in the Katzen Arts Center. â&#x20AC;&#x153;John Cageâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s STEPS: A Composition for a Painting,

THEATER From Page 47 Calvinâ&#x20AC;? Sept. 23 at the Capitol Hill Presbyterian Church. Performance times are 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, 2 p.m. Saturday and 4:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets cost $15 to $20. Capitol Hill Presbyterian Church is located at 201 4th St. SE. 703-244-7546; becomingcalvin@gmail.com. â&#x2013;  Mead Theatre Lab at Flashpoint will close Hueman Prophetsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; â&#x20AC;&#x153;Read: White and Blueâ&#x20AC;? Sept. 23. Performance times are 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday. Tickets cost $15; $12 for students, teachers and seniors. Flashpoint is located at 916 G St NW. 202-315-1310; flashpointdc. org. â&#x2013;  Theater J will close Annie Bakerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Body Awarenessâ&#x20AC;? Sept. 23. Performance times are generally 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Wednesday and Thursday; 8 p.m. Saturday; and 3 p.m. Sunday. Ticket prices start at $25. Theater J performs in the Washington DC Jewish Community Center, 1529 16th St. NW. 800-4948497; theaterj.org. â&#x2013;  Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company is presenting Kristoffer Diazâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s satire â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deityâ&#x20AC;? through Sept. 30. Performance times are 8 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, 3 p.m. Saturday, and 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday. Ticket prices start at $35. Woolly Mammoth is located at 641 D St. NW. 202-393-3939; woollymammoth.net. â&#x2013;  Washington National Opera is presenting Gaetano Donizettiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Anna Bolenaâ&#x20AC;? through Oct. 6 in

Selected Watercolors, Various Objects, and Ephemeraâ&#x20AC;? celebrates the centennial of John Cageâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s birth with diverse works by the avantgarde composer and his collaborators. It will remain on view through Oct. 21. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Occupy This!â&#x20AC;? combines art, photojournalism, historic documents and films to consider the causes, activities and representation of the Occupy movement. It will continue through Oct. 21. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Revelation: Major Paintings by Jules Olitskiâ&#x20AC;? features 30 largescale paintings from five decades by the Color Field painter. It will be on view through Dec. 16. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Platformsâ&#x20AC;? presents freestanding and wall-hung sculptures, installations and new-media works by Damian Yanessa, Patrick McGowen, Kate Kauffman, Steven Jones, Linda Hesh, Robert Bickey, Greg Braun and M. Frank. It will remain on view through Oct. 21. An artistsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; reception will take place tomorrow from 6 to 9 p.m. Located in the Katzen Arts Center at 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW, the museum is open Tuesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 202-885-1300. the Kennedy Center Opera House. Performance times vary. Ticket prices start at $25. 202-467-4600; kennedy-center.org. â&#x2013;  Constellation Theatre Company is presenting Alan Ayckbournâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Taking Stepsâ&#x20AC;? through Oct. 7 at Source. Performance times generally are 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets cost $20 to $45. Source is located at 1835 14th St. NW. 202-204-7741; constellationtheatre.org. â&#x2013;  GALA Hispanic Theatre is presenting Spanish playwright AgustĂ­n Moretoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;El desdĂŠn con el desdĂŠn/ In Spite of Loveâ&#x20AC;? through Oct. 7. Performance times are 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday, along with student matinees at 10:30 a.m. Sept. 21 and 28 and Oct. 4 and 5. Tickets cost $20 to $40. GALA is located at 3333 14th St. NW. 202-234-7174; galatheatre.org. â&#x2013;  The National Theatre of Scotlandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Black Watchâ&#x20AC;? is back at Shakespeare Theatre Companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Sidney Harman Hall through Oct. 7 after a sold-out run last year. Performance times are 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Tickets cost $70 to $85. Sidney Harman Hall is located at 610 F St. NW. 202-5471122; shakespearetheatre.org. â&#x2013;  Studio Theatre is presenting Oren Jacobyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s adaptation of Ralph Ellisonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Invisible Manâ&#x20AC;? through Oct. 14. Performance times are generally 7:30 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Tickets cost $35 to $72. Studio Theatre is located at 1501 14th St. NW. 202-332-3300; studiotheatre.org.


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