Elizabeth Festa

29 Nov 2011

Boy Scout Coat Drive is On! Your Warm, Usable Coats Are Welcome

Folks: make a difference by reaching to the back of your coat closet, or the front, and taking out a couple of items you no longer really wear. (Though check the pockets first for spare keys,  jewelry and anything else you are not quite ready to donate.) Now’s the time to take inventory of all […]


23 Nov 2011

Seniors Feast Moved to Wednesday (Today) at Convention Center

Seniors, the meal is on the stove now. Safeway will be sponsoring a Thanksgiving dinner–or full food event– for seniors today, Wednesday, to be served at the Convention Center between 9:30 am and 1 pm. The event will also feature a health screening, employment information, musical entertainment and give-aways. It will be staffed by volunteers. […]


12 Oct 2011

Fashion on the Hill: Attainable Fashion Meets the Runway–at North Hall Saturday

Need glamour heading into the “social season? ” Need a closet pick-me-up or a  special dress you can’t seem to get on the Hill? Or anywhere downtown? Get ready for ReadysetDC, which is holding its Capitol Hill fashion show, featuring all local designers, this Saturday at Eastern Market’s North Hall. It is an evening affair, a […]


26 Jul 2011

Limited School Spots Create Demand — and Suspicions

With DC schools welcoming students in less than a month, waiting lists at sought-after Hill elementary schools have shaken out a teensy bit to allow some lucky few to enroll their children come Aug. 22. But luck here is relative. Peabody Elementary  preschool program here on the Hill  has the longest waitlist in the city […]


22 Jul 2011

D.C. School Board Jay-Vees needed

Hey Ward 6 Kids! (and their parents/caregivers, right?) The DC State Board of Education is looking –now!– for two student representatives to serve for the upcoming school year. How cool would that be?  Going out the door, telling your folks the Board is waiting for your input, as you take off on your skateboard with your […]


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