North Columbia Heights Civic Association

Taste of Tivoli North Saturday
BY JEFF ZEEMAN, ON OCTOBER 13TH, 2010
Tivoli North Business Association, with help from our businesses, neighbors, CHSFSC’s Green Team, Neighbor’s Consejo, Councilmember Graham, and DC Government Agencies, hosts the “Taste of Tivoli North”, a community based event, on Saturday, October 16th, 2010 from 12 to 6pm on Spring Road between 14th and 13th Streets, NW. Taste of Tivoli North aims to highlight the diverse flavors from the corridor and showcase talent of our surrounding community. There will also be activities for kids.

For more information, please visit www.tivolinorth.com. Look forward to seeing you there. Here is a list of performers:

“Teatro Callejero” by Gala Theatre
Un Mundo Azul
Baile folclórico de Panamá
Powell E.S. Drumming Group
Karaoke
Just Moxie Improv
Street Boy
Moon Farmers
DJ Travieso
Sin Kontrol
Migo Productions
Ocho de Bastos
Eminence

Participating restaurants include:

Taqueria DF
La Cabana
Social
Thaitanic
Susana’s Pupuseria
Carolina
Pollo Mio
Hermano’s
La Molienda

 

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Community Service Opportunities in Columbia Heights
BY JEFF ZEEMAN, ON OCTOBER 9TH, 2010
Save the date of our next meeting, Wednesday, November 3 at 7:00 P.M. (location to be announced), when you can learn more about community service opportunities in Columbia Heights. This will also serve as a planning / brainstorming meeting for the first neighborhood Great Day of Service, which we hope to schedule for Spring 2011. Click here for a full list of community service opportunities in the neighborhood.

Speakers at the meeting will include:

Joe Callahan from 826DC, which opens October 24 in Park Triangle. Check out this great slide show of the 826 construction progress. Anyone need any Unicorn Tears??
Lisa Pollin from LIFT-DC
Nathan Mishler from Thrive DC. Oh, and for anyone going to the soccer game tonight, be sure to bring a toiletry donation for Thrive DC so you can cash in on a two-for-one ticket promotion!
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Neighborhood Clean-Up Saturday, October 2
BY JEFF ZEEMAN, ON SEPTEMBER 30TH, 2010
Saturday at 9:30 A.M. (NOTE THE NEW TIME), meet on 11th Street by Columbia Heights Coffee for the monthly neighborhood clean-up. Following the clean-up, feel free to drop by Meridian Pint for a discounted neighborhood brunch for clean-up participants. Thanks folks!

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Columbia Heights T-Shirts For Sale
BY JASON FOX, ON SEPTEMBER 25TH, 2010
As promised we have made the T-Shirts that we sold at Columbia Heights Day available for purchase online in our Gear section, also you can add them to your cart below! These are quality American Apparel t-shirts with a one-of-a-kind design by Robbi Behr. We have then in slate and green colors as well as the V-Neck which seemed so popular at Columbia Heights Day. They are now available in a variety of sizes.

Please help support the NCHCA by purchasing these great shirts!

Crew Neck: $15.00
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Details on New Eatery on 11th Street
BY JEFF ZEEMAN, ON SEPTEMBER 15TH, 2010
The Washington City Paper provides detailed information about the new restaurant coming to 11th Street, in the long vacant retail space next to Arthur’s.

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New to the NCHCA Website: Community Forum
BY JEFF ZEEMAN, ON SEPTEMBER 14TH, 2010
Be sure to register on our new community forum page, where you can post and discuss neighborhood news, referrals, information, issues of concern, for sale / help wanted information, community events, or anything else that interests you!

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Clean-Up Recap
BY JEFF ZEEMAN, ON SEPTEMBER 8TH, 2010
Thanks to the volunteers who showed up on a beautiful Saturday morning to help keep our community clean. And thanks to Meridian Pint for providing a 25 percent brunch discount to all clean-up volunteers. We will continue to host monthly clean-ups at 10:30 on the first Saturday of every month (weather permitting), followed by brunch at Meridian Pint. I hope to see even more folks at our next clean-up on October 2nd!

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Tonight’s Meeting
BY JEFF ZEEMAN, ON SEPTEMBER 1ST, 2010
Reminder: please drop by tonight’s meeting at 7:00 at the Park Road Community Church (meeting in the basement, corner of Park and Sherman). We will have a presentation from the developer of the 11th and Monroe property, followed by an open discussion of our agenda / plans for the next year.

We still have t-shirts left in sizes large through XXL (plus one last small), so if you didn’t get a chance to snag one at Columbia Heights Day, either bring $15 dollars tonight or contact jeff.zeeman@northcolumbiaheights.org to arrange for a pick-up. And be sure to check out photos from Columbia Heights Day on our Facebook page.

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What is “North” Columbia Heights?
BY JASON FOX, ON AUGUST 30TH, 2010
One of the most commonly asked questions of us during Columbia Heights Day was “So what is North Columbia Heights?” According to our About Us section, we define North Columbia Heights as an area which “stretches between 16th Street and Georgia Ave. (west-east) and Spring Road and Irving Street (north-south) in Northwest Washington, D.C. ” This would correspond to the darker shaded area in the map. While our organization is known as the North Columbia Heights Civic Association, we by no means wish to exclude our neighbors to the south. It is important for us that all residents of the Columbia Heights neighborhood feel they have a voice and an organization that helps represent them and their interests. So if you are from north, south, east, or west Columbia Heights, or the surrounding neighborhoods, please consider the NCHCA your local community organization!

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Green Update
BY JEFF ZEEMAN, ON AUGUST 29TH, 2010
August 28, 2010
Dear Green Partners,

The community’s long dream of the North Columbia Heights Green is coming true. Stage Two sitework is now complete, and we are now at last doing the fun part of planting and furnishing the Green! Here’s what’s been done:

• Nearly all the rubble (many truckloads) has been excavated and removed.
• The stormwater engineering, grading, fence, gate, kiosk, bollards, and parking are all
complete.
• Most of the butterfly garden is in.
• The raised bed garden frames are constructed and installed.
• The first layer of topsoil is down.

Here are the next steps:
1. Spread the rest of the topsoil and mulch.
2. Add organic compost to the planting beds.
3. Install rain barrels.
4. Construct the pavilion and greenhouse.
5. Install and paint the storage space.
6. Set up the compost area.
7. Plant the Rain Garden.
8. Plant the Berry Patch.
9. Plant the Grape Arbor.
10. Plant the trees (including fruit trees such as serviceberry).
11. Add children’s art, play, and discovery features.
12. Install solar lighting.

The next Work Day at the Green will take place in conjunction with Columbia Heights Clean-Up Day next Saturday, September 4, from 9-1. At 12 Noon, we will have a ceremony to celebrate the beginning of planting the garden plots. Next month, we will begin using the Green as a base of green job training. We are planning a full range of programs and planting for the Fall. Winter crops will include hardy
greens for salads and cooking, herbs, garlic, turnips, radishes, and sweet potatoes. We are now signing up gardeners and other partners. If you know of youth, school, or community groups wanting to do programs at the Green, or if you know of people, groups, or businesses who would like to plant Fall and Winter crops in the Green, please let us know. Thanks for all that you have done through the years to make this happen.

Happy gardening and greening!

Steve Coleman
Washington Parks & People