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February 2018

Found 18 blog entries for February 2018.

Temple Micah Hosts Marjorie’s “Decluttering” Talk

Marjorie was invited to share her strategies to simplify decluttering. Over 20 guests enthusiastically participated in the session on February 11.

This is Marjorie’s second “decluttering” workshop for neighbors who may not be quite ready to sell their home, but are overwhelmed just thinking about moving someday.

Last year, the Cleveland & Woodley Park and Chevy Chase Villages invited their members to discover a simple step-by-step process that has worked for others and how to get the help to make it easier. Over 60 members gathered to listen & learn, ask questions & take notes, and most importantly breathe a little easier.

Marjorie explained the enthusiastic response, “Whether you need more

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By Kirk Kramer - February 21, 2018   Parents of children at the St. Paul’s Nursery School in North Cleveland Park say they are receiving parking tickets while dropping their children off at school. (photo courtesy of Tim1965)  

For Christine Bonanno and other parents of children at St. Paul’s Nursery School in North Cleveland Park, getting their youngsters safely to school has gotten a lot more complicated – and expensive – in recent months.

One morning last week Bonanno parked in front of the school, located on Ellicott Street NW between Reno Road and 36th Street. She took her two- and four-year-olds inside and came out to find a $25 parking ticket on her windshield.

“I’m paying a tax for dropping off my child at school,”

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By Susan Bodiker - February 21, 2018   The roofdeck of apartment 412 in the Adams Morgan Lofts at 2328 Champlain St. NW. The complex was built in 2002 and offers more than 2,000 square feet of living space. It is currently on the market for $1.27 million. (photos courtesy of HomeVisit)  

In the ultra-buzzy neighborhood of Adams Morgan, down the street from “The Line” – the new hipper-than-thou hotel where the Obamas recently dined – stands the Adams Morgan Lofts at 2328 Champlain St. NW.

Developed by PN Hoffman (one of whose most visible projects is the transformation and build-out of the new Wharf on the Southwest waterfront), it is the first and only condominium building in the city awarded air rights. And despite its modern

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As you probably know, I am a big supporter of Friendship Place, a nonprofit that's ending homelessness for thousands of people in our region. This week, ABC 7 News did a story about their successful campaign to meet a $1 million matching challenge from Amazon. If you have not already seen it, take a look:

 Without the help of our community members, Friendship Place wouldn't have been able to take full advantage of Amazon’s offer. Their newly created Family Connect program, funded through Amazon's donation, is allowing them to act quickly and catch families before they fall into homelessness.

Thanks for making their success—and the success of our community—possible!

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By Current News Staff Writer - February 22, 2018   Wilson head coach Angelo Hernandez hands the championship trophy to Ricardo Lindo and the rest of the Tigers after their team defeated Theodore Roosevelt, 71-59 in the DCIAA Championship game. (photo by Hannah Wagner/The Current)  

The Wilson boys’ basketball team defeated Theodore Roosevelt, 71-59 in the District of Columbia Interscholastic Athletic Association (DCIAA) Championship game at Howard University’s Burr Gymnatisum on Feb. 21.

It was the Tigers’ second conference championship in as many years after not winning one since 1984.

Wilson point guard Ayinde Hikim, who was named the DCIAA’s Most Valuable Player earlier in the week, was named the tournament’s MVP after

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By Current News Staff Writer -February 14, 2018 St. John's Richard Njoku skies to grab a pass in the post during the second quarter of their game with Bishop Ireton Friday night. (photo by Robert Bettmann)  

By Robert Bettmann

After struggling with Bishop Ireton’s zone defense, and dealing with early foul trouble, the St. John’s College High School boys basketball team stayed on a roll Friday night, wining its fourth game in row by a score of 48-40.

Three days prior, on Tuesday night, the Cadets topped Gonzaga at the buzzer, 49-47, and now have a 17–8 record with three games remaining before the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference tournament begins on Feb 21.

 

“We have to keep improving,” Cadets head coach Patrick

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By Susan Bodiker - February 14, 2018 The Victorian townhouse at 1415 33rd St. NW was fully renovated in 2017 and is on the market for $2.825 million. (photos courtesy of HomeVisit)

 

Love is in the air. So let us now thank the Victorians, most especially today, for inventing the Valentine’s Day card. We should thank them, too, for their then-disruptive romantic notion that our homes, furnishings and clothing should strive for beauty rather than mere practicality.

Less a formal style than a design philosophy, Victorian homes were unusually inclusive and individualistic, borrowing features from a range of eras (from ancient Egypt to Queen Anne) to reflect their owners’ and architects’ taste and imagination. No two houses were alike

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3506 Springland Lane

Not quite ready for "showtime" call Marjorie for a sneak peek! 240-731-8079

Grand scale 5 bedroom, 4 1/2 bath home sits high among the trees. Large living room with moldings & recessed lighting, formal dining room, open kitchen with walk-in pantry, butlers pantry & large table space, family room with fireplace and library with built-ins. Great for entertaining. Lower level with additional family room plus bedroom and full bath. Low maintenance yard, back & side patios, two car garage plus two more spaces & heated driveway. Phenomenal location convenient to restaurants, shops & between two Metro stations.

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By Zoe Morgan - February 14, 2018 A still from “Hide and Seek,” a nine-minute independent film shot in the Palisades by native Shoshana Rosenbaum. The film will premiere at the D.C. Independent Film Festival this week. (photo courtesy D.C. Film Festival)  

The Palisades might not be the first place that comes to mind when thinking of locations to shoot a movie, but for Shoshana Rosenbaum, it provided a supportive environment to film her narrative short, “Hide and Seek.”

Rosenbaum’s nine-minute movie, filmed in the same neighborhood that she lives in, will premiere at the D.C. Independent Film Festival this week. The piece tells the story of a rock musician turned stay-at-home father who makes a spontaneous wish that transports

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By Zoe Morgan - February 4, 2018 Senior Joey Dunn of Sidwell Friends wrestles Potomac's Tim Fahlgren at 152 pounds. (Zoe Morgan/The Current/January 2018)

 

The Sidwell Friends wrestling team took down Potomac, 48-24 in a Jan. 30 meet with only three matches wrestled and many more forfeits.

Because of the small size of both teams, there were few weight classes that had wrestlers from both schools. Sidwell prevailed in two of the three matches held, all of which ended in pins. There was a fourth exhibition match between the 113 and 126-pound wrestlers, which Potomac won.

“It was just an unfortunate set of pairings that left us with just the three matches,” Sidwell head coach Joshua Markey said. “That’s always disappointing, for

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