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Ross PTA Tree Sale Ends This Weekend


Ross Holiday Tree Sale Cafe Saint-Ex John Snellgrove 14th Street NW

Cafe Saint-Ex owner John Snellgrove welcomed customers last Saturday on 14th Street NW. You can buy a Christmas tree at Saint-Ex from Ross School PTA or at the school playground on R Street. (Luis Gomez Photos)

The Ross School PTA’s annual Holiday Tree Sale ends this weekend, one weekend ahead of schedule. According to the organizers, sales were so heavy last weekend that there are not enough trees to continue into next weekend.

The main location is at the Ross School playground at 1730 R St. NW with a second location at Cafe Saint-Ex, 14th and T Streets NW.

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Ross School Holiday Tree Sale Underway


17th Street NW Florianna Luis Gomez Photos

Floriana on 17th St. NW has its Christmas/Holiday thing going. For the next two weekends,you can purchase an evergreen tree at the Ross School Holiday Tree Sale. Main location is the school playground at 1730 R St. NW; secondary site is Cafe Saint-Ex, 14th and T Streets NW. (Luis Gomez Photos)

If you’re ready to buy your Christmas/Holiday tree, you can get it at Ross School PTA’s annual Holiday Tree Sale, starting this weekend. The annual Christmas tree sale is a tradition in the 17th Street area and trees were sold for many years at the corner of 17th and R Streets NW. The main location is now on the Ross School playground at 1730 R St. NW with a second location at Cafe Saint-Ex, 14th and T Streets NW.

Proceeds from the school playground go to the PTA while Saint-Ex sales go toward renovation of the Ross School cafeteria. Tax Deductible? Yes, 50% of the purchase price of your tree is tax deductible.

During the first three two weekends of December you can purchase a tree from Ross PTA on the playground at Ross School, 1730 R St. NW. Hours are 9 am to 5 pm and they will deliver the tree to your home. The dates are Dec. 4-5, 11-12, and 18-19. Trees will also be sold at Cafe Saint-Ex at 14th and T Streets NW, including weekdays; details below. You can pre-order your tree online now.

Tree Prices

Trees at Cafe Saint-Ex

In addition, trees from Ross PTA will be available for sale at Café Saint-Ex, 14th and T St. NW, during the first three two weeks of December, weekdays included. Please inquire inside the restaurant for more details or call them at (202) 265-7839.

Ross Elementary School

The main location of the Holiday Tree Sale will be the playground of Ross School at 1730 R St. NW. (Courtesy Ross Elementary School)

Book Fair, Cookbooks

This week, concurrent with the tree sale, the Ross School PTA is running a book fair, and is selling the Historic Dupont Circle Main Streets Cookbooks. The cookbooks are $20 each with proceeds going toward the Main Streets program. In addition, Dupont Circle Village calenders will be for sale at the book fair as well.

Ross School is also having an open house from 10 am to noon on Saturday, Dec. 4.

About Ross

Ross Elementary School is part of the DC Public School System and serves grades Pre-K through fifth. You can get more information about Ross School and Ross PTA from their website. The Nov. 19 Principal’s Bulletin will also provide updates on recent school activities, which included planting bulbs in 17th Street tree boxes (Ross Students Get 17th St. Ready for Spring). Ross School PTA was also involved with first 17th Street Festival held Sept. 25.

Sponsors

In addition to the Ross School PTA, sponsors of this year’s Holiday Tree Sale are OLD CITY green, Borderstan, BaseCamp and CafĂ© Saint-Ex.

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Top Chefs Cook It Up to Benefit TrueChild


TrueChild TrueFlavors Cook-Off Luis Gomez Photos Alejandra Owens

Click on the collage to go to the slide show: Monday night’s celebrity cook-off at Eatonville benefited  TrueChild. (Alejandra Owens and Luis Gomez)

Check out the slide show with photos from last night’s TrueFlavors Cook-Off.

From Alejandra Owens of One Bite At A Time

Monday night at Eatonville restaurant on 14th Street, three Top Chefs, two local chefs, a DC celeb and a journo’s wife (Ed Henry couldn’t make it) cooked their hearts out in support of TrueChild’s True Flavors Cook-Off. TrueChild is a group dedicated to ensuring children across the nation can achieve their full potential and not be held back by narrow stereotypes for boys and girls; it is headquartered in the neighborhood on Connecticut Avenue NW.

Josie Smith Malave (Top Chef Season 2) emceed the event last night in which two teams — headed by Top Chef alumn Ed Cotton and Angelo Sosa — duked it out in the Eatonville kitchen. Each team had 35 minutes to make a cocktail, appetizer, main course and dessert from a basket of ingredients they saw just moments before the TrueFlavors contest began. The ingredients included alligator, green tomatoes and other great produce.

In the end, Team Sosa was the unanimous winner of the competition, charming a judging panel comprised of children and adults. The team included Billy Klein of Cafe Saint-Ex at 14th and T NW as well as Jonathan Capehart of MSNBC/Washington Post (a kitchen-savvy young man!).

Check out our gallery for shots of all the fun!

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Pig Roast, Block Party Benefit Public School Arts Programs


Luis Gomez Photos Cafe Saint-Ex

The Labor Day block party is on the north side of Cafe Saint-Ex is at 14th and T Streets NW from 11 am to 5 pm. (Luis Gomez Photos)

When and Where: Labor Day from 11 am to 5 pm. It’s a block party on the 1300 block of T Street NW, on the north side of Cafe Saint-Ex (corner of 14th and T Streets NW).

What: Labor Day Pig Roast/BBQ Sauce Cook Off and fundraiser to benefit the Fillmore Art Center. Fillmore provides award-winning arts programs for students at Ross Elementary (1730 R Street NW) and nine other public elementary schools across DC. Virtually all the supplies and equipment used for the program are paid for by donations and special events.

Who: Cafe Saint-Ex, attendees like you, local BBQ sauce makers and volunteers; click here to volunteer. There will be live music, lemonade stands, plenty of activities for kids and lots of great barbecue. And you get to help provide arts education for nine DC public schools.

Ross Elementary School

Students at Ross Elementary School, 1730 R Street NW, benefit from the Fillmore Art Center. (Ross School website)

Why: Kids in the DC Public Schools need arts programs. This event benefits the Fillmore Art Center, which provides arts programs for Ross Elementary and nine other DC public schools.

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Borderstan Weekend: July 11/12


Here are some suggestions of things to do during the weekend in Borderstan, really close by or in the city.

Ristorante Posto at 1515 14th Street NW. (Photo: Luis Gomez.)

Ristorante Posto, at 1515 14th Street, NW. (Photo: Luis Gomez.)

Cafe Saint-Ex Restaurant & Bar at 1847 14th Street NW. (Photo: Luis Gomez.)

Cafe Saint-Ex Restaurant & Bar at 1847 14th Street NW. (Photo: Luis Gomez.)

Ristorante Posto at 1515 14th Street, NW opened in December 2008 and is still a novelty in the area. They serve classic and modern Italian dishes, wood oven pizzas and focaccia. Its prices are in the upper mid range.

Cafe Saint-EX crowns the southeast side corner of 14th and T Streets NW. It is one of the pioneer businesses of its kind in Borderstan on 14th Street. They offer a delicious mix of American-Bistro style cuisine… always a good alternative in the area.

"Spring Awakening" at the Kennedy Center. (Photo: www.springawakening.org.)

“Spring Awakening” at the Kennedy Center. (Photo: www.springawakening.org)

"Dark Play or Stories For Boys" at the Forum Theatre at 1365 H Street NE. (Photo: Forum Theatre Web site.)

“Dark Play or Stories For Boys” at the Forum Theatre at 1365 H Street, NE. (Photo: Forum Theatre Web site.)

Spring Awakening” is playing at the Kennedy Center, 2700 F Street NW. It opens in DC after receiving eight Tony Awards. Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater created the music, keeping most of the original dialogue, but creating a contemporary score.

Dark Play or Stories for Boys” by Carlos Murillo premieres at DC’s Forum Theatre at 1365 H Street NE… with a plot about teenage loneliness in today’s world.

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The Summer Solstice, Restaurants and Stuff


Good morning, Borderstan. A few things from other blogs and online that caught my eye… as I sat around drinking coffee at my mom’s house.

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A Story About ANCs, Small Businesses, Liquor Licenses and More


Let’s take a break from The Real World: DC and DC Council crime bills… and head over to the blog, 14th & You. The folks there had a posting Tuesday (“Partner of ANC Commissioner Attempts to Scuttle Saint-Ex Agreement; Goes After Policy Employees”) about the brouhaha over Cafe Saint-Ex, Bar Pilar and Policy on 14th Street NW, and the role of ANC 2B-09 Commissioner Ramon Estrada and his partner. (For background, it helps to first read the blog’s postings from June 6 and April 24.)

This story, as reported by 14th & You, is actually about more than just these three establishments on 14th Street NW. It is about our local Advisory Neighborhood Commissions, city government, regulation of local businesses, liquor licenses, voluntary agreements and privacy issues—and how our city treats small business owners in general.

The story raises questions about all these issues, and they warrant discussion  in our neighborhood and our city. It is a discussion that is long past due. Borderstan.com welcomes comments (even some guest postings) from ANC commissioners (including Mr. Estrada), community groups, city officials and residents of the Dupont-Logan area.

From 14th & You: “Partner of ANC Commissioner Attempts to Scuttle Saint-Ex Agreement; Goes After Policy Employees” —

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MONDAY: Cafe Saint-Ex Chili Coof Off for Ross School


Cafe Saint-Ex is hosting a Chili Cook Off on Memorial Day (Monday) to benefit Ross Elementary School. (Image: Cafe Saint-Ex Web site.)

Cafe Saint-Ex is hosting a Chili Cook Off on Memorial Day (Monday) to benefit Ross Elementary School. (Image: Cafe Saint-Ex Web site.)

Cafe Saint-Ex at 14th and T NW… one of absolute favorite places in the hood. Nice to see them showing what good neighbors I know them to be. They are having a Chili Cook Off on Memorial Day to benefit Ross Elementary School at 1730 R Street NW:

Cafe Saint-Ex Chili Cook off this Monday the 25th, noon to 4 p.m. at 14th and T. Ten to 12 different kinds of Chili from Vegetrian to Seafood, Peroni beer specials and activities for kids. Please see attachment for more info.
Good cause, good food. Hope to see you all.

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On the Local Blogs


What's the problem with Cafe Saint-Ex at 14th and T NW? Find out by reading 14th & You's post. (Image: Cafe Saint-Ex Web site.)

What’s the problem with Cafe Saint-Ex at 14th and T NW? Find out by reading 14th & You’s post. (Image: Cafe Saint-Ex Web site.)

Well, here’s a look at what’s a few of the local blogs anyway…

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