Friday, May 28, 2010

Voice your opinion on redevelopment of the Walter Reed site!

With major projects coming up quickly in just about every "emerging" neighborhood in the city but ours (see Minnesota-Benning, Skyland, and Rhode Island Station, to name a few), I'm really, really (really!) looking forward to things moving along at Walter Reed.

There are four town meetings scheduled over the next couple of months, at which residents of the surrounding neighborhoods will be encouraged to give their opinions on how the land will best be utilized. Meeting dates/times are:

Wednesday, June 9 at 7pm (focus of this meeing is to gather community ideas)
Saturday, July 10 at 10am (for the community to review the 'redevelopment alternatives')
Thursday, Aug. 5 at 7pm (for the community to comment on 'prefered options')
Thursday, Oct. 7 at 7pm (for the presentation of the final plans)

The meetings will be held at MWR Conference Center, Delano Hall, Suite 2-120. (Delano Hall is the long building near 16th St. that backs on Aspen Street) From the Elder St entrance go left in front of the parking garage/new hospital and follow the main road past the old hospital and around the fountain.

It's very important that these meetings have a strong turnout. Please register here.

Monday, May 10, 2010

New vintage furniture store on Upper GA Ave!

Via Prince of Petworth: the Modern Mobler vintage furniture store opened on Saturday at 7313 Georgia Ave.

The 1700 sq ft store will feature select items of Vintage and Mid Century / Danish Modern furnishings from my vast collection of over 4000 sq ft of current inventory. To start, Modern Mobler will be open Thursday through Sunday 11am – 7pm. I plan to take consignments in addition to purchasing furniture. I have already established a wide network of collectors, dealers and suppliers who will keep my inventory fresh & ever changing. Delivery will also be available.

Modern Mobler is very pleased to be part of the revitalization of Takoma Park & Georgia Ave.

NYT profiles Coolidge HS football coach Natalie Randolph

A Football Coach Used to Tests Insists Her Players Pass Theirs

“When we heard that Ms. Randolph was the new coach, a lot of us thought it was a joke,” Daniel West, a junior fullback and linebacker, said. “I was like, ‘Ms. Randolph? The science teacher here? No way.’ She doesn’t look like a stereotypical coach who’s big, masculine and who yells. But she knew what she was talking about.”

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Premier showing of John Fahey doc this Friday

Catch the debut of this documentary about legendary Takoma-based guitar hero and adulation subject John Fahey.

Here's the info:

In celebration of the completion of the newly renovated auditorium,
the City, in partnership with the Arts and Humanities Commission, the
Recreation Committee, and the Friends of the Library, will be hosting
a series of free events beginning Friday, May 7 at 7 p.m. with the
premier showing of the documentary, "The Legend of John Fahey." The film maker, Marc Minsker, will be present to answer questions,
accompanied by Peter Lang, Fahey's protégée and an accomplished
acoustic guitarist. Lang will give a musical performance.

This is a free event, but tickets are required as space is limited.

Tickets may be picked up between 8:30 am and 10:00 pm at the Takoma Park Community Center - 7500 Maple Avenue - Takoma Park, MD, which is where the event will take place.