Logan Circle Community Association News and Events

03/01/2012

LCCA and the Blagden Alley & Naylor Court Association Joint Happy Hour Is Tuesday, March 6. Join the LCCA and Blagden Alley & Naylor Court Association leadership for this social hour celebrating the arrival of Tortino Restaurant in our neighborhood! Complimentary appetizers will be provided along with drink specials from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. This is a great opportunity to catch up with old friends and make lots of new ones! Tortino is located at 1228 11th Street, N.W., between N and M Streets. We aren’t charging admission for this event but you must register (http://www.eventbrite.com/event/2370217384) in order to participate.

Community Forum for the DC Council At-Large Democratic Primary Is March 13. A number of community organizations, including LCCA, are sponsoring a community forum for the at-large Democratic primary from 7 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, March 13, at the Black Cat, 1811 14th Street, N.W. Doors open at 6:30. The forum will feature at-large candidates Sekou Biddle, E. Gail Anderson Holness, Vincent Orange, and Peter Shapiro. An informal reception with complimentary appetizers and cash bar will follow at Café Saint-Ex, 1847 14th Street, N.W. More information is available on the Borderstan blog.

Next LCCA Community Meeting Is March 14. Please join us on Wednesday, March 14, for our monthly community meeting at the Washington Plaza Hotel, 10 Thomas Circle, N.W., from 7 to 9 p.m.  This month’s program features Logan Circle’s own Bike Rack owner Chuck Harney. Chuck will lead us in a discussion of everything bikes, including bike selection and safety and opportunities to get biking in Washington, DC. We will also present LCCA’s 2012 Work Plan and budget for adoption. Refreshments will be served!

April Happy Hour Is on the 3rd at Stoney’s. Join us at Stoney’s Upstairs, 1433 P Street, N.W., on Tuesday, April 3, from 5 to 8 p.m. for free food plus drink specials. As is our custom, there is no formal program but lots of fun socializing with neighbors and friends. Be on the lookout for Stoney’s famous grilled cheese sandwich! No registration is required

Related News and Events

ANC 2F Will Discuss Proposed Residential Parking Changes on March 7. Ward 2 DC Council Member Jack Evans is proposing a pilot parking program, starting in the Logan Circle neighborhood, that would reserve one side of a street for residential parking permit holders exclusively at least six days a week. The proposal will be the lead topic at the next meeting of Advisory Neighborhood Commission 2F at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 7, at the Washington Plaza Hotel. More information on is available on the ANC’s Web site.

Ross Elementary Auction is March 10. The 4th Annual Ross Elementary School Auction will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, March 10, at the German Marshall Fund of the United States, 1744 R Street, N.W. Online bidding is currently underway. For more information, visit the Ross Auction Site on Facebook.

Dupont Circle Village’s Auction Is Also March 10. The 2nd Annual Dupont Circle Village Silent Auction is also Saturday, March 10, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Woman’s National Democratic Club, 1526 New Hampshire Avenue, NW. Tickets are $30. For more information, visit Dupont Circle Village online.

An Open Letter from the ANC 2F Education Committee Chair:

Dear Fellow LCCA Members,

ANC 2F created a standing Education Committee a little more than a year ago and appointed me chair. I have spent the time since consulting with DCPS officials, parents, education foundations, elected officials, businesses and community members. By far, the most powerful testimonials regarding the importance of education have come from friends and neighbors who have no school-aged children but who believe passionately that it is vital that our local neighborhood schools deliver a world-class education. I am always stunned and enlightened by the absolute clarity and conviction.

One of my resolutions for 2012 is to start blogging on the ANC 2F Web site. I am working up a concept in which recruits from all walks of life in our neighborhood who do not have as direct and immediate an interest in education as we parents of youngsters have would blog about the importance of our neighborhood schools being excellent ones. The idea is to demonstrate that the broader community has a stake by hearing directly from various people from their unique and authentic perspectives. I have developed a few questions to lend some uniformity and make sure everyone speaks to the key issues. I would love for all sectors of our community to be heard. My plan is to stockpile them and post them monthly—or more frequently if we get a good number of them. So far, I have commitments from Council Member Jack Evans, at least one ANC 2F commissioner, a real estate agent, and an econ professor from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) who is prepared to cite studies linking high quality public education to economic development.

Please add your unique voice by writing an item for the ANC 2F Education Committee blog. I have developed the following guide questions to make it easy for you.

Feel free to email me if you have questions and send your articles directly to me at eyboyd1@aol.com. Be sure to use “Logan Circle Community Voices on Education” as your subject heading to make sure I don’t miss it!

Hope to hear from you!

Evelyn Boyd Simmons

Chair, ANC 2F Education Committee

(202) 251-9415

We look forward to seeing you at all LCCA-sponsored events! Questions? Contact Tim Christensen at 202-641-6934 or tim.christensen@logancircle.org.

 

 

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