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ADVISORY NEIGHBORHOOD COMMISSION 7C04

WORKING TOGETHERBETTER!

SUMMER 2010

ISSUE 3 VOL 1

My actions on behalf of our Single Member District:

Organized “bus stop shovel out” during Snomageddon 2010 Walkthrough with Mayor’s Office of Community Relations & Services re:

A DVISORY N EIGHBORHOOD C OMMISSION 7C04 WORKING TOGETHER … BETTER ! SUMMER 2010 ISSUE 3

illegal dumping, Housing Choice Voucher landlords, hanging utility wires, alley, sidewalk, and curb installations, street cleaning Met with Metropolitan Police Dept PSA 602 officers about drug use & sales and other criminal activity and police patrols Coordinated anti-graffiti mural at neighborhood business Transportation planning for Sheriff Road, NH Burroughs, and residential streets Attended grand opening of the Deanwood Community Center and Library

A DVISORY N EIGHBORHOOD C OMMISSION 7C04 WORKING TOGETHER … BETTER ! SUMMER 2010 ISSUE 3
A DVISORY N EIGHBORHOOD C OMMISSION 7C04 WORKING TOGETHER … BETTER ! SUMMER 2010 ISSUE 3

The Advisory Neighborhood Commission is YOUR voice and representation to our elected officials! Join us the second Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at 5109 N.H. Burroughs Ave. NE (Sargent Memorial Presbyterian Church).

OFFICE: 4651 NH Burroughs Ave. NE Suite #2, 202-398-5100, anc7c@verizon.net

How do you get your neighborhood news?

Progress: Your timeline or mine As an Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner

DEANWOOD COMMUNITY CENTER & LIBRARY: OPEN HOUSE

THURS., SEPT. 2, 6:30 P.M.

With a slowing economy many private development projects have stalled, such as the large scale development of the Lincoln Heights- Richardson Dwellings New Communities, rehabilitation of the Strand Theatre, and the East Capitol Gateway grocery store. However, public developments are progressing. In late July with much fanfare the long- awaited Deanwood Community Center and Library opened. The 60,000+ square foot building includes an indoor pool with water slide, over 20 computers, and meeting space. The building has been packed to capacity, partly because it is new but mostly because it is needed. Neighbors from as far away as Division Avenue & Blaine Street to Kenilworth and Mayfair can be seen walking to the Center.

All, though, has not been welcomed at the Center. During its soft opening there were safety disturbances. According to Commissioner Brown, “These reports of adults and youth fighting are unacceptable. It is important to have adequate staffing levels and a police presence. At the same time residents must say ‘NOT IN MY CENTER!’” Mr. Orvin Wright, Center Manager, agreed, “The Deanwood Rec belongs to everyone. Having a visible, positive adult population will go a long way to curbing dust-ups.”

elected to represent you and about 2000 other neighbors, I grapple with how best to reach out to neighbors that are busy but want to see community improvement and have questions about government. Despite ANC7C having a listserv along with the Deanwood Citizens

Association what I’ve found is many of us are not reliant on the Internet. Instead neighbors receive information through word-of-mouth or randomly running into an informed neighbor.

I work as well and understand time constraints with work, family, and other personal obligations. I want to make it as easy as possible for us to “work together…better.” Please feel free to call me at 202-398-5100. If you see me walking the neighborhood (I’ll likely be taking pictures of nuisances) stop me and say, “Hello, Neighbor!” I want to hear from you!

A DVISORY N EIGHBORHOOD C OMMISSION 7C04 WORKING TOGETHER … BETTER ! SUMMER 2010 ISSUE 3
 

COMING SOONCAPITAL BIKESHARE!

 

Capital Bikeshare is a bicycle renting program that aims to connect community members to neighborhood retail, entertainment and recreational options that are just too long to walk to but too short to hop on the Metro or take the bus.

The Capital Bikeshare will install 1100 bikes across the city in September and October. The Deanwood bike rack will be at Minnesota-NH Burroughs at the new Marvin Gaye Park entrance. Users can rent by the day, month, or year and the first 30 minutes will be free. Go to http://www.capitalbikeshare.com or come to the annual Deanwood Community Day on September 18 at the Deanwood Center to see a bike, learn more, and sign-up for a membership.

C OMING S OON … C APITAL B IKESHARE ! Capital Bikeshare is a bicycle renting

The Center’s offerings are for the whole family and individuals. In fact, tryouts will start soon for adult, co-ed kickball! Check out the open house on September 2, 6:30 p.m.! Call 671-3077 for more info.

H.D. WOODSON: TOWER OF POWER RISES AGAIN

The venerable educational and sports institution is taking shape after being demolished over three years ago. The symbolic beam signing and topping out ceremony is slated for Monday, August 30, 3:30 p.m. Each fourth Wednesday there is a community meeting to give project updates and get answers to questions about the curriculum and school environment. Call 439-3277 or email tony.robinson1@dc.gov to be a part of shaping our neighborhood’s future.