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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Reminder DDOT Meeting Tonight May 26, 2015 - 6PM - 8PM

Reminder to attend the livability study meeting tonight at Trinity Washington University main hall.  

If you cannot attend you can give feedback on the website:

FREE Fitness Classes

Next week is the beginning of the 2nd year of FREE fitness classes on the Metropolitan Branch Trail brought to you by the MBT5K!!  Tuesdays and Thursdays in June and July from 6-7pm meeting next to the new pedestrian bridge from the RIA Metro Station!  Looking forward to seeing you there and please spread the word.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Reminder ANC 5E10 SMD Meeting Tonight

Hello neighbors- I wanted to send out a reminder about the 5E10 SMD meeting tonight. We have lots of developments to discuss as I have an update on the Rhode Island Avenue Shopping Center redevelopment as well as DPR will have an update on the Edgewood Recreation Center and field redevelopment. Please join us tonight to share your thoughts and opinions as these projects move forward.

Advisory Neighborhood Commission 5E
Single Member District 5E10
Meeting Agenda
May 21, 2015
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

I. Introduction

II. ANC 5E June Meeting

III. Contact Information/Updates

IV. Edgewood Recreation Center and Field Redevelopment
a. DPR Updates and Timelines
b. Meetings for Community Input
c. Survey Completion

V. Rhode Island Avenue Shopping Center Redevelopment
a. PUD application
b. Timelines
c. Community benefits

VI. DDOT Edgewood Livability Study
a. Next Meeting: Tuesday, May 26, 2015 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm at Trinity (125
Michigan Ave, NE)

VII. Edgewood Block Party – May 30th 1-6 p.m.

VIII. Adjournment

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

May 2, 2015 -- Fifth Annual MBT5K Run/Walk

May 2, 2015 -- Fifth Annual MBT5K Run/Walk

Save $10 by registering now for the 5th Annual Metropolitan Branch Trail 5K Walk/Run, to be held this Saturday, May 2nd at 9:00 a.m. (on race day registration increases to $35).  Race proceeds benefit the community with activities along the trail, like free yoga and fitness classes.  We could also use a few more volunteers on race day.

WHERE:  The start/finish is at the trail entrance at the Rhode Island Avenue Shopping Center (near the Metro Station and 4th Street, NE).  Race course is along the off-road portion of the MBT.

PACKET PICK-UP:  Friday, May 11200 First Street NE(in the lobby), 5 - 7 p.m. and on race day at the start location, beginning at 7:30 a.m.

WHEN:  Race start is 9:00 a.m.  Race day registration starts at 7:30 a.m.  Warm-ups provided by Chickaro Martin of Project Fitness.

Prizes and giveaways:  
  • Platinum sponsor NoMa BID is providing race bags and the services of the Clean Sweep team.  
  • Another Platinum Sponsor, CPDC/Edgewood Commons, is donating free re-usable water bottles for participants.  
  • Healthy snack bars are being offered by Bronze Sponsor, Yes! Organic Market.
  • Bottled water will be provided by Bozzuto/Monroe Street Market, also a Bronze Sponsor. 
  • Raffle prizes available from Hilton Garden Inn, Washington Area Bicyclist Association, and Back on My Feet.  
  • 10% brunch discounts offered on race day at Brookland Pint for those who display a race bib.  
  • Free caricature drawings by artist Rajan Sedalia--for early birds only (7:30 - 8:30 a.m.). 
The race is powered by the DC Road Runners Club and organized by local volunteers.  

Free registration for runners under 18.  Register now at to run, volunteer, or sponsor the event.   "Like" us on Facebook for updates and announcements,

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Summer food gardening class in Ward 5 - starts April 18!

Please help spread the word - NFI's Summer Food Gardening Course still has spaces still available!  

All sessions are taught at our Fort Totten Garden.

No prior experience is necessary! Total beginners are welcome – as are growers with some experience who want to take it to the next level.

Our all-inclusive summer gardening course begins Saturday, April 18. Expert instruction, your own garden plot, and all materials are provided.

April 18 – August 8, from 10:00am -12:00 noon

Session Topics:

  • Planning your garden & basic soil needs
  • Transplanting and seeding
  • Mulching, irrigation
  • Pruning, thinning, staking
  • Organic pest management
  • Composting
  • Plant disease identification and treatment
  • Weeding & good maintenance
  • Harvesting techniques
  • Class wrap-up
  • + Weekly staffed hours for questions
Tuition assistance is available.
Space is limited - register today!

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Neighborhood Farm Initiative
Zone 7A • Chesapeake bioregion

Collaborative, sustainable 
cultivation of food in urban spaces

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