Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Rain Rain Go Away. . .

Just wanted to let you know that the District has activated its Emergency Operations Center in response to the recent weather. The District recommends that residents have emergency supplies on hand, including:

  • Flashlights and extra batteries
  • Portable, battery-operated radio and extra batteries tuned to a local station
  • First aid kit and manual
  • Emergency food and bottled water
  • A non-electric can opener
  • Essential medicines
  • Cash and credit cards
  • Sturdy shoes

Residents should telephone the Mayor's Call Center at 202-727-1000 to report fallen trees, non-working traffic lights or other weather-related matters.

Sunday, June 25, 2006

LCCA Community Picnic CANCELLED

The picnic scheduled for today at 4pm in Logan Circle Park has been cancelled. Stay tuned for more information on rescheduling the picnic.

Sorry for an inconvenience.

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Summer in the Park - Reminder

June 24th Annual Stoop Sale
9 a.m. - noon
1300 Block of Vermont Ave, NW

Join your neighbors in our annual stoop sale. We request a $15 donation for use of a table, and encourage you to drop of donations at 1344 Vermont Ave NW at 8 a.m. the day of the sale. We are also exploring a swap-o-rama, with extra clothing and donations to be provided to local community organizations. Additional details will be posted as they become available.

June 25th Annual Picnic and June Membership Meeting
4 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Logan Circle Park

Join us for our annual picnic in Logan Circle Park. Bring your family and friends. Bring a chair and blanket. It is a potluck event and don't forget to bring a covered dish. Any questions, please contact Chasta Piatakovas at nckaos@aol.com or 202-320-1205

For updates if the weather is rainy or stormy, check back to the blog!

Safe & Secure Community Shred Events

NBC4, Mercantile Potomac Bank and Shred-It are teaming up for a series of
Safe & Secure Community Shred events. Bring up to five boxes of your
personal papers to a specified location and we'll shred them for FREE! No
business or commercial material will be accepted!

The next shredding event will be held June 24, 2006, in two locations.

Date: Saturday, June 24, 2006

Hours: 8 a.m. to Noon

Mercantile Potomac Bank
702 Russell Ave.
Gaithersburg, MD 20877
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8229 Boone Boulevard
Vienna, VA 22182
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We will accept:
# All types of paper. (Staples and papers clips are OK)

# Empty binders.

# Unwanted/expired credit cards.

# Computer disks*

*Disks may be shredded offsite.

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Council Hearing on Liquor License Legislation

We'd like to pass along the following announcement from Alex Padro, SMD Commissioner for ANC 2C01. You can reach Alex at 202-518-3794 or at padroANC2c@aol.com.

As you know, two restaurants in our neighborhood, Vegetate and Queen of Sheba, have been unable to obtain liquor licenses because they are within 400 feet of a corner of the playing field behind Seaton Elementary School, and there are no restaurants or taverns already in place within that boundary, just liquor stores. Under the current law, more liquor stores are allowed to open near the school, but not sit down restaurants that serve alcohol. The only way to ensure that new restaurants throughout the city can open in commercial areas that are near schools, like the 1400 though 1600 blocks of 9th Street, NW, and serve beer, wine, and liquor, is to change the law.

Toward that end, Ward 2 Councilmember Jack Evans has introduced legislation that would grant the ABC Board the authority to issue a license to restauants or taverns within 400 feet of a school, even if there are no grandfathering restaurants or taverns in place. New establishments would have to apply and meet all the requirements, as well as address any copmmunity concerns. The text of the legislation can be found at:
http://www.dccouncil.washington.dc.us/images/00001/20060405134217.pdf. This bill is simply intended to ensure that restaurants and taverns can apply and be issued licenses on commercial streets that are being revitalized and are near schools, and that as charter schools move into commercial districts, that there are no prohibitions against granting liquor licenses to restaurants and taverns near them.

A public hearing on this legislation, Bill 16-0696, will be held on Friday, June 23, 2006, at 10:00 AM in Room 412 in the John A. Wilson Building, 1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW. Ward 1 Councilmember Jim Graham, chair of the Consumer and Regulatory Affairs Committee, will hear testimony regarding this bill. If you support having restaurants and taverns on commercial streets that are near schools, like Vegetate and Queen of Sheba, I ask that you consider attending the hearing and also testifying. The more people who demonstrate their support for this bill by coming to the hearing, the better. Please wear a white shirt or blouse, so that the Council members know that you are there to support restaurants. White ribbons will also be available for anyone who isn't wearing white.

If you are so inclined, you may testify as well. If you plan to testify, you should call John Adams at 202-724-8198 or email jadams@dccouncil.us. You will have three minutes to speak at the hearing. If you can’t attend the hearing, you can submit written testimony to the Council members on the Consumer and Regulatory Affairs Committee, as well as Committee staff member John Adams.

For information on who to contact on the Council or for a sample letter, please contact Alex directly.

Thursday, June 15, 2006


Logan Circle Community Association needs you. Get involved, meet your neighbors and have fun.

We need volunteers, committee members, and houses.

The next planning meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, June 20 at 7:00 pm at the home of:
Richard Margolis

We will be discussing the selection of the homes for the tour this year!!

Come be a part of Logan Circle history and tradition.

Please contact Heather Vargas at 571.215.2339 or heathervargas@10forward.com for more information or to RSVP for this month's meeting.

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

DDOT Update on Thomas Circle

From today's DDOT Press Release -


The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) this week will begin work on a portion of the final paving for the rehabilitation of Thomas Circle in Northwest.

The paving will include roads off the circle including Highland Terrace, M Street, and Massachusetts Avenue on the west side of Thomas Circle, as well as Vermont Avenue and M Street on the east side of Thomas Circle. Parking restrictions and brief street closures will occur while this work takes place.

The work will take place during the daytime hours from 8 a.m. to 5
p.m. on Wednesday June 7 and Thursday June 8, 2006. The paving is weather permitting. The completion of the Thomas Circle rehabilitation project is scheduled for July 2006.

Work on Thomas Circle is a joint effort by DDOT, the National Park Service (NPS) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). The final design includes directing all vehicular traffic to the perimeter of the circle, thereby eliminating cut-through lanes. The consolidation allows for a larger and more functional landscaped area.

Continuing with DDOT's desire to incorporate multi-modal transportation with smart growth features in future transportation designs, the new configuration of Thomas Circle will include bicycle lanes and for the first time, pedestrian access to the center of the circle and to the statue of Civil War General George Thomas.


Thursday, June 01, 2006

Memorial Service for Jim Brandon

For those of you who have not heard the sad news, Jim Brandon (ANC 2F02) recently passed away due to complications associated with a stroke. The memorial service, to honor Jim, will be held on Saturday, June 3, St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 18th and Church Streets, NW at 11:00 a.m. Addtional information is available in Councilmember Evans' Newsletter, available here.