First, Christmas came early. Thank you frmr. Council Chair Kwame Brown for stepping down from the City Council without dragging this thing out. Of course, if he did drag things out maybe a few weeks, the special election to replace him could have been around Nov. 2. By my guess this might be in early October maybe.
Also under things that have made me happy this week, my grant for the DC Humanities Council's DC Community Heritage Project grant, was approved. This is the first grant proposal, and wholly molly it was approved. So within 120 days I plan to put up all that dang census data from 1880-1940 for every man woman and child in the Truxton area captured by the US Census, and make it available to everybody. Once the grant kicks in I'll be looking for volunteers to donate a few hours to make up for weaknesses in my own skillset (graphics, editing, etc). So for the next few months I'll be busy with Truxtoncircle.org, where the data will be placed. I want to give a huge thank you to North Capitol Main Streets, Inc for sponsoring me and working with me. Also thanks to Geovani Bonilla of the Bates Area Civic Association for his support.
Speaking of BACA it will be having its annual Flower Power June 23rd. I think tickets are $10.
EastShaw has already covered the Garden State, but that blog has images of the proposed restaurant. Also the blog mentioned something about a groundbreaking at the Kelsey Gardens/Jefferson at Marketplace.
PoP mentioned that Old City Green is going away.
Rumor has it a another restaurant I can walk to may come to the Wonderbread factory.
Speaking of food, banished? productions is having a pop up bake sale fundraiser this Saturday. Bites are $2, and $2 bills are encouraged. You can get $2 bills from your bank, you just have to ask.