In response to busy work-week and family schedules, the Logan Circle Community Association (LCCA) created “Saturdays in Logan Circle,” where where the organization updates participants on community events, programs and other local items that are covered at LCCA’s Wednesday night meetings.
The next Saturday in Logan Circle meeting is tomorrow, October 13 at 10 am at Garrison Elementary School (1200 S Street NW). Jack Jacobson (unopposed Ward 2 candidate for the State Education Board) will speak, and meeting attendees will have the opportunity to engage in a discussion with principals from the schools in the Greater Logan Circle area.
Children are welcome and babysitters will be provided. LCCA will also provide coffee and light breakfast fare, as well as snacks for the kids.
For more information on the upcoming meeting, and to RSVP, please email jim.sullivan[AT]logancircle.org.
Metrorail fare increase. It started Sunday, August 1… so when you go back to work today, remember the increase in Metrorail fares: a new 20-cent peak-of-the-peak fee during afternoon weekday travel periods, an increase in the cost of three Metrorail passes and a 25-cent increase in cost for Metrorail customers who use a paper fare card instead of a SmarTrip® card.
Meet Ward 1 candidate Bryan Weaver. There is a meet-and-greet Monday at 7 pm at Duffy’s Irish Pub, 2106 Vermont Avenue NW. Weaver is challenging incumbent Jim Graham for the Ward 1 Council seat in the September 14 Democratic Primary.
Ribbon cutting at new Shaw Library. The newly completed building housing the Shaw branch of the DC Public Library is dedicated on Monday at 10:45 am. Location is 1630 7th Street NW–the intersection of Rhode Island, R and 7th Streets by the Shaw Metro stop.
National Night Out. It’s the annual Police Night Out… locally there is an event from 5 to 8 pm in Dupont Circle. Look for details in the Crime section here at Borderstan.
PSA 305 Meets. It’s the monthly community meeting of Police Service Area 305… 7 to 8:15 pm at the DC Housing Finance Agency, 815 Florida Avenue NW.
LCCA Happy Hour. The Logan Circle Community Association (LCCA) is holding a reception and happy from 5:30 to 7:30 pm at Fathom Creative, 1333 14th Street NW (former site of Jensen Brake Shop).
Community of Fire exhibit opening. The Wood Fired Potters Group is holding an educational pottery exhibit at the Foundry Gallery August 4 to 29. The opening is this Friday, August 6 from 6 to 8 pm. Refreshments will be served and works will be available for purchase. Gallery Hours are Wednesday to Friday, 1 to 7 pm; and Saturday and Sunday, noon to 6 pm.
Dog Days Sidewalk Sale. It’s the 11th Annual Dog Days Sidewalk Sale on the 14th and U corridor, sponsored by the MidCity Business Association. More than 100 business and organizations participate and look for stores to ply their wares (with some great prices) on the sidewalk on Saturday and Sunday. Check out MidCity’s Dog Days page for to find out what stores are participating and what deals they are offering. Stop by the Borderstan.com table next to go mama go! and say hello (if it’s not too hot, look for Lupe).
Mayor Adrian Fenty easily beat challenger Vincent Gray in Wednesday night’s straw poll vote among Ward 2 Democrats. Fenty took 97 of the 163 votes cast (60%) and Gray got 63 votes (39%). Both the Dupont and Logan neighborhoods are located in DC’s Ward 2.
Both candidates spoke to the attendees of the forum, which was cosponsored by the Ward 2 Democrats and the Logan Circle Community Association. The event was open to the public but only registered Demcorats in Ward 2 could vote. It was held at the Washington Plaza Hotel on Thomas Circle NW.
Fenty picked up an important endorsement earlier this week when former DC Mayor Anthony Williams (1999-2007) endorsed Fenty for re-election. Councilmember Jack Evans (D-Ward 2) is also supporting Fenty.
From the Logan Circle Community Association:
Please join us on October 14 for LCCA’s membership meeting and nominations for Board positions (elections to be held in November). The meeting will be at the Washington Plaza Hotel [10 Thomas Circle NW] from 7-9 p.m. We’ll also have some great presentations on greening initiatives in Logan Circle, as well as tips on greening your home and ways to cut energy costs and usage while helping preserve the environment.
If you haven’t renewed your membership for 2009, it’s quick and easy. Just go to www.logancircle.org and click on “Join LCCA.” You must have an active membership in 2009 to be eligible to vote in November.
Gallery plan b in Borderstan at 1530 14th Street NW is hosting a one-night exhibition that will benefit three area non-profit groups. “Perspectives DC” is an exhibition in brush, lens, and words… a one-night exhibition to benefit Historic Dupont Circle Main Streets, Dupont Circle Village and the Logan Circle Community Association.
From Jennifer at Logan Circle Community Association… there is a happy hour celebration on Wednesday, August 19, the celebrate the life of the late Desi Deschaine; he was a staffer for Ward 2 Councilmember Jack Evans:
Dear Friends and Neighbors: While plans are still underway for a memorial celebration of Desi Deschaine’s life, we wanted to invite our members to a very special informal happy hour to celebrate Desi’s life. Fellow board member and owner of 1409 Playbill Cafe, Elsayed Mansour, has graciously offered to host and provide light appetizers for our members. The Happy Hour will run from 4-8, with a light appetizer buffet from 6-7 p.m. Drink specials as follows: well drinks and domestic beers will be $3.00 and house wine will be $6.00/glass.
We hope to see you there. – Jennifer
LCCA’s next monthly membership meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, April 8, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the fabulous new CulinAerie cooking school at 1131 14th Street NW (just below Thomas Circle). Following a brief business meeting, CulinAerie co-owner Susan Holt will conduct a cooking demonstration, followed by some tasty house-prepared hors d’oeuvres and wine. There will be time for touring the school and socializing, and members will leave with happy tummies and recipes for your next get-together.
RSVP REQUIRED because space is limited to the first 40 participants. RSVP today to Tim Christensen. To help us cover the cost of food, we will also be suggesting a $10 for this meeting. See you there!
LCCA will host monthly neighborhood happy hours/receptions at neighborhood restaurants and businesses. We are hopeful that these events will provide an informal way for residents to connect with each other, and with businesses in their neighborhood. Here are the details:
The Logan Circle Holiday House Tour will be held on Sunday, December 7, 2008 from 1 to 5 p.m. This year’s tour–sponsored by the Logan Circle Community Association–will feature East Logan. There will be a special emphasis on the rich history of residential and commercial alley life in Logan’s own Blagden Alley and Naylor Court. The tour will also feature the Blagden Alley studio of world-renowned master printmaker David Adamson.
Tour participants are also welcome to a Wassail reception hosted at the Long View Gallery, at 9th and N Streets, N.W. from 3 to 5:30 p.m. the day of the tour. Proceeds from the tour benefit LCCA’s ongoing community improvement efforts.
Properties Confirmed for Tour
- 1300 13th Street, N.W.
- 1217 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W. – Church of the Ascension and St. Agnes
- 1010 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W. PH 102
- 1010 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W. PH 202
- 910 M Street, N.W., Unit 120
- 1240 10th Street, N.W.
- 1217 10th Street, N.W.
- 926 N Street, N.W. (rear-Blagden Alley) – Adamson Editions
- 1327 10th Street, N.W.
- 1319 Naylor Court, N.W.
- 1312 Naylor Court, N.W.
You can purchase advance tickets online for $15 each. Tickets purchased online will be available for pick up after 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, December 7, at 1324 Vermont Avenue, N.W. Same day tickets are available for $20 at 1324 Vermont Avenue, N.W., after 12:30pm. Pre-tour tickets are also available at the following retail locations:
- Azi’s Café, 1336 9th Street, N.W.
- Barrel House Liquors, 1341 14th Street, N.W.
- Home Rule, 1807 14th Street, N.W.
- Lambda Rising Bookstore, 1625 Connecticut Avenue, N.W.
- Logan Hardware, 1416 P Street, N.W.
- 5th Street Ace Hardware, 1055 5th Street, N.W.
For information, or to volunteer, please contact LCCA’s Tim Christensen.
- November 20, 2008 – Annual Awards Dinner. LCCA will hold its annual awards dinner on November 20, 2008 at the Washington Plaza hotel. This year we will honor long-time board member, Eric Korpon, who has moved out of the Logan Circle area and will be stepping down from the board as a result. As is our tradition, please bring a dish to share, and prepare for a relaxing evening with friends.
- December 7, 2008 – Logan Circle House Tour. LCCA invites everyone to attend its 30th annual Logan Circle Holiday House Tour on Sunday, December 7, starting at 1 p.m. and continuing through 5 p.m. The self-guided tour concludes with a Wassail reception from 3 until 5:30 pm at Long View Gallery, 9th and N Streets, N.W. Advance tickets are available online and at selected retailers for $15. On tour day, tickets may be purchased for $20 at 1324 Vermont Avenue, N.W. For more information, or to volunteer, please contact Tim Christensen.