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March 2018

Found 15 blog entries for March 2018.

By Current News Staff Writer - March 22, 2018 Azzi Fudd of St. John's was named the DCSAA Girls Basketball Player of the Year. (Photo by Hannah Wagner/The Current)

 

The District of Columbia State Athletic Association recently announced its All-State basketball teams. The teams were selected by voting among the coaches.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Azzi Fudd, St. John’s.

 

FIRST TEAM: Nalani Lyde, Sidwell Friends; Tatyana Seymour, Bell; Ellie Mitchell, Georgetown Visitation; Mya Moye, Anacostia.

SECOND TEAM: Mariah Mitchell, Dunbar; Miamour Mesa, Bell; Malu Tshitenge-Mutombo, St. John’s; Taylor Webster, Georgetown Visitation; Niyjha Wright, Washington Latin.

 

BOYS BASKETBALL

PLAYER OF THE YEAR:

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By Susan Bodiker - March 22, 2018 The neo-classical at 3212 Garfield St. NW offers nearly 6,000 square feet of living space, as well as a backyard patio. It is on sale for $2.25M. (Photos courtesy HomeVisit)

 

Childhood homes play an outsized role in our memories. Every room tells a story; every detail recalls an emotion.

The grand neo-classical at 3212 Garfield St. NW is full of design elements that would enchant adults and children alike – from the numerous porches and outside spaces to the elegant rooms just right for formal entertaining.

Built in 1928 (one of the peak periods for homes of this style), the red brick manor with an imposing two-story columned portico offers 5,808 square feet of living space on four levels and

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By Kirk Kramer - March 21, 2018 The proposed project at the Wisconsin Avenue Baptist Church site would include the creation of a Sunrise Senior Living facility. (photo courtesy of Sunrise Senior Living)

 

The lively, sometimes raucous, discussion in Tenleytown about the proposed redevelopment of a church’s property as a Sunrise senior living facility continued last Thursday at a community meeting.

Jonathan McHugh, who sits on Advisory Neighborhood Commission 3E (Tenleytown, Friendship Heights), wondered if a new building at the site of Wisconsin Avenue Baptist Church on Alton Place NW can really serve both as a church and a continuing care retirement community.

 

“Is it a Reece’s cup?” he mused during the March 15 meeting.

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By Susan Bodiker - March 14, 2018   A 3,400-square-foot Colonial at 6425 31st St. NW is on the market for $1.35 million. (Photos courtesy Marlon Crutchfield)  

Barnaby Woods is a close-knit community living in harmony with its surroundings. Bordered by Rock Creek Park and developed to make the most of its natural contours and topography, it is a green and tranquil refuge that has long appealed to high-pressured Washingtonians and their families.

While Cape Cods and Colonials are the predominant architectural style, there is more to these homes than meets the eye. Many have been updated to suit today’s lifestyles and use of space while still keeping some of the unique exterior details that make each one unique.

Like its

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By Shawn McFarland - March 5, 2018 The St. John's girls basketball team poses with the DCSAA trophy and championship banner after defeating Georgetown Visitation, 65-40 on March 3. It was the Lady Cadets' fourth state title in the last five years. (Photo by Hannah Wagner/The Current)

 

This is a public service announcement to the high school girls basketball teams in the D.C. area: St. John’s has officially created a dynasty after winning its fourth state title in the last five years on Saturday.

And the area should not expect the run to end any time soon, as the Lady Cadets will graduate just one starter and will have one of the best freshman in the entire country in Azzi Fudd coming back for another three years.

Fudd, who

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By Kirk Kramer - March 12, 2018 Dockless bikes, while providing another public transportation option, are being left anywhere by their riders. The way the bikes are disposed of is becoming an issue for residents. (Shani Madden/The Current)

 

The dockless bikes that have popped up in recent months on Washington, D.C.’s streets – and sidewalks – have a strong advocate in Colin Browne.

“Once we can get past sidewalk issues, I think the dockless bikeshare program will be a great asset for the city,” said Browne, communications director for the Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA). “Dockless bikes offer flexibility. You can pick one up where it is and leave it where you’re going. They provide ‘last-mile solutions’ for a lot of

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Still a Seller's Market: DC's housing numbers are in for February 2018

Every month, I review DC's home sale prices, how long it's taking to sell a home, what percentage of list price sellers are getting, and how those indicators seem to be trending. The numbers for February are in (thanks to our friends at the Bright MLS), and I'd like to share them with you here - along with my insights.

Perhaps the most important indicator in the housing market's direction is the change in home prices compared to the same month last year. The chart below (from MarketStats by ShowingTime) shows that home prices are still trending up. In fact, February's median home sale price hit a record high of $410,000; that's the highest we've seen in any February since

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  By Shawn McFarland - February 27, 2018

 

Things were not looking good for the Wilson boys basketball team at halftime of its District of Columbia State Athletic Association championship game with St. John’s. The Tigers were down by seven points, had shot 1-for-9 from three-point land, and could not seem to get any momentum flowing in their direction. But then, after consecutive and-one plays, and a hard foul by Willem Bouma on St. John’s Casey Morsell that resulted in double-technicals being handed out and the Wilson crowd being driven into a frenzy, the Tigers found their mojo. 

The sequence seemed to spark Wilson, as it stormed back from a seven-point deficit late in the third to force overtime on an Ayinde Hikim layup with

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  By Zoe Morgan - March 7, 2018 Students Against Gun Violence held a demonstration on March 3 on the western lawn of the Capitol building. The student-led group protested gun violence within the country. (photo courtesy Serena Baldick)  

Students across the District are organizing protests and walkouts to advocate stricter gun regulations in the wake of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla.

Women’s March organizers are coordinating a nationwide school walkout on March 14, which marks one month since the Parkland shooting. Students throughout D.C. are planning to participate, including at Wilson High School, Emerson Preparatory School and Sidwell Friends School. Students are also participating

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By Susan Bodiker -March 7, 2018    

The Forest Hills neighborhood is unique, even by Washington standards.

Bordered on one side by the wild beauty of Rock Creek Park and on the other by Connecticut Avenue’s more civilized pleasures, it is also home to a stunning array of mostly contemporary homes, many of which are tucked within forested steep-angled cliffs.

Among them is the property at 2801 Davenport St. NW, a concrete and glass mid-century modern sitting high in the hills and overlooking the park. Designed by architect Charles Egbert and built in 1970, it offers 3,750 square feet of living space on three levels and includes four bedrooms, three-and-a-half baths, one wood-burning fireplace, walls of oversized and

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