Wednesday, June 08, 2011

LCCA Annual Picnic Is Sunday, June 12!

Excitement Builds! LCCA Annual Picnic Is Sunday, June 12! LCCA’s annual picnic is confirmed for Sunday, June 12, from noon to 4 p.m., at The Residences at Thomas Circle, 1330 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W. (rain or shine). We provide the grilled items and fixins’; you bring a dish to pass. This is a great opportunity to greet longtime friends and make new ones. You do not have to be an LCCA member to attend!

Details: We’ll have hamburgers, turkey burgers, veggie burgers, and hot dogs for grilling on The Residence’s charcoal griils. LCCA has ordered condiments for the grilled items and soft drinks for all. The Residences are offering their beautiful outdoor courtyard, grills, plus beverages and ice, for the event. We’ll have Coke, Diet Coke, Coke Zero, lemonade, and iced tea on hand—plus juice boxes for the kids. You’re welcome to bring beer and wine as you wish.

We’d ask that you bring a dish to pass—that could be a veggie side, a casserole, appetizer, or dessert (don’t be afraid to go exotic!)—including your own serving utensils. Do join us for this great annual neighborhood funfest!

Volunteers needed! If you would like to volunteer for this event, please send an e-mail to Fay Arrington,, noting the time(s) you would be available between 11:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. We need help with set-up, serving, and clean-up.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

2011 Memorial Day Activities in Logan Circle

Please join us for the annual observance of Memorial Day in Logan Circle Park on Monday, May 30, from 11 a.m. to noon. If you’ve not heard the history, plan to attend and learn the moving story behind General John Logan’s creation of the legislation that resulted in the national Memorial Day holiday. The program lineup includes a Joint Armed Services Color Guard posting of colors, musical selections from noted Washington National Opera and National City Christian Church soprano Alia Waheed, a re-enactment of the reading of the General No. 11 legislation establishing Decoration Day (which eventually became Memorial Day), readings from General Logan biographer Gary Ecelbarger, and greetings from local community and government officials. Program sponsors include the Logan Circle Community Association, the National Park Service, and the Illinois State Society of Washington, D.C.

The ceremony will be followed by a guided tour of the Mary McLeod Bethune Council House, located one-half block south of Logan Circle on Vermont Avenue, and a garden reception with refreshments sponsored by the Illinois State Society and entertainment by Raddy and The Cats. If you were on hand for last year’s concert, you’ll remember Raddy’s fabulous renditions of such hits as Satin Doll, Summertime, Route 66, and My Funny Valentine.

After the Observance in Logan Circle and Council House tour, plan to head up to Café Saint-Ex, 1847 14th Street, N.W., for the annual Mid-City Memorial Day Chili Cook-Off. The festivities begin at 11 a.m. and extend to 5 p.m., closing off the 1300 block of T Street for a Chili Smack Down competition and community festival. The afternoon will offer chili tastings from the best local chefs, flowing brews, live music and a family-friendly interactive Kids’ Zone, all to raise money for the local Garrison Elementary School.

Mark Your Calendar: LCCA Annual Picnic Is Sunday, June 12, 2011! LCCA’s annual picnic is confirmed for Sunday, June 12, from noon to 4 p.m., at The Residences at Thomas Circle, 1330 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W. We provide the grilled items and fixins’; you bring a dish to pass. This is a great opportunity to greet longtime friends and make new ones. You do not have to be an LCCA member to attend!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

LCCA Needs Your Support for the 32nd Annual Holiday House Tour

The Holiday House Tour, scheduled this year for Sunday, December 5, is LCCA’s signature annual event and our only fundraiser. Please show your support today by becoming a patron or benefactor. Your generous donation will help us continue our ongoing efforts to improve the quality of life in the Logan Circle neighborhood for residents, businesses, and visitors.

We’re often asked what we do with membership dues and donations. Here are a few examples: We support local non-profits (recent beneficiaries include the Constance Whitaker Maffin Memorial Fund and N Street Village); we make community development grants, such as our major treebox initiative that enhanced the beauty of our neighborhood immeasurably. We also have administrative fees to pay, such as accounting, Web services, and insurance. Membership meetings and special events bring convening costs. And while we’re largely electronic in our communications, we do have printing and duplicating expenses to meet.

We’re proud that LCCA is a 100 percent volunteer-run organization and are grateful for the thousands hours logged by our volunteers every year. We make every effort to keep costs to a minimum, and we are deeply grateful for your support.

Please print and complete the Patron and Benefactor Registration Form today. We need to hear from you by COB Monday, November 15, in order to recognize you in the House Tour Program.

Thank you!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Logan Circle Holiday House Tour Tickets Now on Sale at Retailers, OnlineThe

The 31st Annual Logan Circle Holiday House Tour launches at 1pm on Sunday, December 6, 2009.

The Logan Circle homes were chosen because they represent a mix of historical tradition and a modern style of living. More than a dozen unique properties ranging from ultra-modern penthouse condos to a fully restored 1887 Victorian home are on the tour this year. Several properties also feature mixed-use development spaces that incorporate retail, offices, arts spaces, and residences in a single building. The self-guided tour concludes with a Wassail reception at the Studio Theatre at 14th and P Streets, NW from 3:30 until 5:30pm the day of the event.

Fill out the contact information on your ticket stub to enter the raffle for great prizes, including cool merchandise and gift certificates from local retailers and restaurants. And check out our festive Logan Circle merchandise, including a commemorative house tour ornament, t-shirts, sweatshirts, and beverage mugŃall great for holiday giving!

Advance tickets may be ordered online for $20 at and purchased at the following retail locations:

Azi's Cafe, 1336 9th Street, NW
Barrel House Liquors, 1341 14th Street, NW
Home Rule, 1807 14th Street, NW
Lambda Rising, 1625 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Logan Hardware, 1416 P Street, NW
Ace Hardware, 1055 5th Street, NW

Tickets purchased online will be held at the Studio Theatre for pickup beginning at 12:30pm on tour day. Same day tickets will also be available for $25 at Studio Theatre.

Logan Circle's 50 square blocks are rich in history, architecture, and a vibrant mixture of residents, galleries, and businesses. The Logan Circle Community Association (LCCA) has sponsored the self-guided house tour since 1978 and counts on the proceeds from it to continue the association's philanthropic and community development efforts throughout the neighborhood. Questions?

Call Tim Christensen at 202-641-6934 or e-mail To find out more about LCCA, go to

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

LCCA Mourns Loss of Desi Deschaine

The Logan Circle Community Association (“LCCA”) is mourning the passing of its Vice President and Board of Directors Member Desi Deschaine. Desi, 29, was also communications director for D.C. Council Member Jack Evans. He died in an apparent drowning in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor after a boating trip last weekend with his boyfriend, J’aime Huret, and other friends.

Prior to joining Council Member Evans’ staff in November 2008, Desi worked with the Washington National Opera and was community outreach coordinator for Mayor Anthony Williams. Desi was elected as Vice President of LCCA in 2006, the same year he was awarded LCCA’s annual President’s Award for his dedication to Logan Circle. He brought his boundless energy to LCCA and was involved in organizing many of the association’s membership meetings, outreach, and volunteer coordination. He was also a regular volunteer for the annual Logan Circle Holiday House Tour, a national committee representative for the D.C. Young Democrats, a voting member of the D.C. Democratic State Committee, and a member of the Gertrude Stein Democratic Club.

Desi spent the summer between his junior and senior years in high school studying at Georgetown University. He fell in love with Washington that summer, and decided he had to attend college here. He was admitted to Catholic University, from which he graduated in May 2001. He began to fulfill his political aspirations shortly thereafter.

Though Desi was known throughout the city as a political activist, tireless campaigner, and beloved public servant, he once said in an interview, “I do not like politics. It’s a pain in the ass, really, but to make a change for the better it’s a necessary activity to engage in.” Desi attributed his decision to commit to politics to the summer of his 15th year, which he spent helping poor and homeless children in Guatemala. Upon returning to the U.S., “I decided to do everything I could to make this world a better place. I realized that we were so blessed to live in a thriving democracy, and the only way we can keep it this way is by getting involved and making a difference.”

“Desi was not only a close personal friend, but he was my right-hand man on the LCCA Board,” said LCCA President Jennifer Trock. “He was full of creative energy and ideas of how to engage and serve our community” she said. “His endless enthusiasm and excitement for life were an inspiration for us all. He will be deeply missed. ”

It has been a tough year for the Logan Circle Community Association, which mourned the loss of long-time community leader Constance “Connie” Maffin after a short illness last February.

Plans are underway for a memorial service to be held in Washington, D.C., and details will be published when additional information is available.

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Lost Dog: Molly

We are passing this information on from Art, a dogwalker in Logan, who reports that one of his client's dogs was taken from outside of Whole Foods. Info below, but please check the other links for updates on sightings.

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Please be careful when leaving your dog outside of stores, someone is snatching up pets. A client of mine informed me today that their female Vizsla, around 7yrs old has been stolen from outside of Whole Foods Monday June 29th at 6pm!!! She has short, red/rust hair, is about 60-70lbs, and has a distinct scar from a past surgery on the inside right hind leg near her knee. She also has a pink, nylon collar with cupcakes around it if it was not removed already. She is chipped and AKC is already notified of her missing. RESPONDS to her name Molly, does not have much interest in other dogs, LOVES people (she likes to bury her face between your legs) and loves to play fetch. Please, if anyone saw anyone suspicious or has any leads to her contact any of us immediately! Owners are offering reward for her safe return.

Tyler 415-505-3857
Laurel 202-885-9534
Art 202-437-7462

Friday, May 22, 2009

Lost Puppy

****************************LOST PUPPY - "MONA"About 12 lbs.Floppy ears1’ 6” inches tallAll black with a white patch on her chest She was last seen on S and 14th. Sightings have occurred in 11th and Florida area and Logan Circle. If you see her, DO NOT CHASE HER. She’ll run away, and has from many people. Approach her slowly and calmly, even sit down close to her and let her come over to you. Please call 202 271 7702