Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Poll Results: Half Select Michael Brown to Exit Mayor's Race

Our January poll question was 'Which candidate do you think will drop out of the race for DC mayor?' Half of you selected Michael Brown. Interestingly, no one chose Linda Cropp. Here are all of the results.

Michael Brown 50%

Linda Cropp 0%

Adrian Fenty 20%

Marie Johns 10%

Vincent Orange 20%

All of them will stay in 0%

Visit us in February for our next poll.

It's the Last Day to Vote in Our Poll

Yep, our poll ends today. Let your voice be heard today.

And let us know if there other polls you'd like to see us create.

dc gal

Monday, January 30, 2006

Heard on the Forums: Is Your Yard Sign Missing?

This post is from the Brookland Yahoo Group.

"Has anyone (Fenty supporters) noticed their, and their neighbors Fenty signs being stolen off their lawn ? It's real nutty. We still won't change how we'llvote in a few months. W.M. III"

May your yard be safe. dc gal

Saturday, January 28, 2006

Brookland Poetry Reading is Wednesday Feb. 1

Brookland Area Writers and Artists (BAWA) Poetry Series
Wednesday February 1, 2006
7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Location: Brookland Visitors Center
9th Street across from Col. Brooks
3420 9th Street, NE
Washington, DC 20017
This is a FREE reading featuring local and invited poets and readers to share wonderful poetry. BAWA hosts a poetry reading at this location on the 1st Wednesday of every month.

Friday, January 27, 2006

Our Poll Ends Tuesday

Our poll, yes the one to your right on the side bar, ends on Tuesday. Share your opinion your about the race for mayor today.

dc gal

Thursday, January 26, 2006

New Contributor Joins Shaw Blog

In Shaw, the wonderful blog about the Shaw community, has welcomed a second contributor, Truxtonian. Check out Truxtonian's thoughts on low income housing in Eckington.

dc gal

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Story behind the Design: DC's Best Dad

This DC's Best Dad shirt was created as a Christmas gift for my dad. Once I made the design, I figured why not share it. While we all may be biased on who the best dad in town is, my father knows who my pick is.

dc gal

Monday, January 23, 2006

Puzzling Yard Sign on Newton Street

While yard signs are popping up everywhere this election year, the most puzzling one so far is in on the 1000 block of Newton Street NE. It reads 'Keep County Judge Devlin'. Since DC neither elects judges or has counties, what's the story behind that sign. If you know, please dish in a comment.

dc gal

Saturday, January 21, 2006

Have you voted in our poll?

Be heard. Our poll on the right sidebar asks your opinion about the candidates for mayor. Vote now as this poll will be ending soon.

And feel free to let us know what questions you'd like to see in future polls.

Thursday, January 19, 2006

Ward 5 Constituent Services Summit

Here's the info for the Councilmember's constituent services event.

Annual Ward 5
Constituent Services Summit

Saturday, March 11, 2006
8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Trinity University (O'Connor Auditorium)
125 Michigan Avenue N.E.
Washington DC 20017

For more information call 202-724-8028

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Envisioning Brookland

Envisioning Brookland

Exhibition and Reception
Friday, January 20, 2006
4:30 - 7:00 p.m.

Pryzbyla Center
3rd floor atrium
The Catholic University of America
Washington DC

Sponsored by the School of Architecture and Planning

Features work by CUA architecture students. The exhibition sets out ideas for urban, parks, and transportation enhancements, in consultation with community members and design and planning professionals.

Monday, January 16, 2006

Logan Circle Public Safety Forum Scheduled for January 18

Logan Circle Public Safety Forum
Public Safety Forum: Logan Circle - Are We Safe Enough?

Deputy Mayor for Public Safety and Justice Ed Reiskin
Police Chief Charles Ramsey
Director Michael Latessa, Office of Unified Communications (including 911 & 311 dispatch)

Andrew J. Kline, Esq.

The Logan Circle Community Association is proud to sponsor a public safety forum for all concerned citizens of Logan Circle. The intent is to discuss the issues impacting our community, and to create a meaningful dialogue of solutions and concerns between the residents, business owners, working professionals, and our city officials.

Wednesday, January 18, 2006
The Washington Plaza Hotel
7 PM
NOTE: Out of respect for our membership, no political campaigning or commercial solicitation will be permitted.
For more information on the forum, or to find out more about the LCCA, please visit: http://www.logancircle.org/.

Friday, January 13, 2006

Basements and Attics: Two Levels of Bliss

Gary Imhoff over at www.dcwatch.com asked for submissions to that site about what makes living in DC a joy. He posted my entry (repeated below) about Basements and Attics. Now I've already gotten an e-mail asking where it's located. Answer: 3217 12th Street, NE. Now here's the from themail at dcwatch.com.
Last year several interesting shops opened up in Brookland. The new offerings include a coffee shop, a home accessories place, and my favorites: furniture resale store Basements and Attics and an art gallery, Roxanne’s Artiques (yes, “artiques” — it’s not a typo). What’s fun about Basement and Attics is that the merchandise changes constantly. I’ve been several times since they opened a few months ago and it’s never the same store twice. On a recent visit I saw a marble dining room table, a Grecian key patterned drapery panel, a cedar wardrobe, and a glass bowl shaped like a flower. For those folks like me who enjoy vintage furniture perhaps a little too much, Basements and Attics is two levels of bliss.
Any questions about the store? Please kindly direct them to www.basementsandattics.com.

Thursday, January 12, 2006

Standing meetings set for ANC 5A07

Commissioner William Boston announced that meetings for ANC 5A07 will be held on the 3rd Tuesday of every month in the Slowe School Library from 6:30 to 8:30 pm.

The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 17th, 6:30 pm , Slowe School Library
(14th and Jackson St, NE).
Invited Guests:
Rhode Island Metro Developers
Brookland Businesses
Office of Tax and Revenue
Community Concerns
Police Report

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Wizards win with new starting line-up

Michael Ruffin and Calvin Booth started in place of Brendan Haywood and Antawn Jamison in tonight's win over the Atlanta Hawks.

In his post-game press conference, coach Eddie Jordan wouldn't say if he would keep the new starting line up for Friday's game.

Thinking of coach Jordan, why is there of talk in some circles of firing Eddie Jordan?This is the same coach who last season led this team to its first winning playoff series in over TWENTY YEARS. He's earned the opportunity to show what he can do with the rest of the season.

Parting question: When will see Jared Jeffries make two 3-pointers in the same game again?

Monday, January 09, 2006

Storewide Sale!

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Saturday, January 07, 2006

Write-in for Mayor: The story behind the design

Why should professional politicians have all the fun of running for mayor? We created the 'Write-in for Mayor' line to equal the playing field. No matter how small your campaign budget, you too can have campaign shirts, buttons and magnets just like the pros. For a limited time, we'll personalize your gear with your name at no extra cost.

Kick-off your campaign today.

Tuesday, January 03, 2006

New Website Focuses on Columbia Heights

New website Columbia Heights News aims to be a "one-stop source for news and information" for that community. The site is elaborate and well-organized. There's a community message board, neighborhood history, real estate information and much more. The "news" is thin today, but one expects that content will be beefed up soon given the name of the site. One question is who is providing this community service. The about page doesn't say. Well, whoever you are, good job.

Best of Washington DC T-shirts and Gifts is not affiliated with Columbia Heights News.

Monday, January 02, 2006

Vote in our new poll

Share your opinion with our new poll. It's to your right on the side bar. We'll be changing the poll from time to time.

Our first poll asks you about the race for mayor of DC. Future polls will range from local politics, home town sports and whatever else catches our fancy. If there's something you'd like us to survey, let us know.

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