North Capitol Collaborative

via Jim Berry


I am advised that the Board of Directors of the North Capitol Collaborative will be hosting a Town Hall Meeting on Wednesday, February 17, 2005, from 6:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., at McKinley High School, 151 T Street, NE.

As you may know the Collaborative is principally responsible for working with abused and neglected children in our community, as well as their families.

The purpose of the town hall meeting is to give a progress report to the community on the work of the collaborative and the public is invited to come out in order to let their voices be heard about the group’s work. For more information concerning this meeting, you may contact Ms. LaShawn Gantt @ 202-299-9802.


Jim Berry


Tree Pruning Workshop

Pruning Workshop for All Feb 26th!

Tree Pruning Workshop

Saturday, February 26th, 10 A.M.

Seaton Elementary School

(10th and P Streets, NW)

D.C. Greenworks will be leading a FREE training workshop for all of our

TreeKeepers in the Shaw community as well as other residents interested

in becoming TreeKeepers this spring.

Come learn how to prune young trees and identify the most common

species in the neighborhood. Then you can take your new skills back to your block

and prune your own trees.

Please contact us with any questions. We hope to see you there!

RSVP by phone at 518-6195 or email at

(Rain date: Sunday, Feb. 27th, 1 P.M.)

Bethie Miller

Community Outreach Organizer

D.C. Greenworks

2451 18th Street, NW 2nd floor

Washington, D.C. 20009


202-518-5507 fax



Featured Topics for the Evening Include:

The DC Comprehensive Plan

Public Safety in the Community

John F. Cook School Library Initiative

Mini-Grant Application for Garden Resources of Washington

Monday, February 7, 2005

Mount Sinai Baptist Church

3rd and Q Streets, N.W.

Rooms 1 and 2

7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.

For more information regarding the meeting and/or the Association,

contact Jim Berry at (202) 387-8520

Closings and other annoying Inaugural things

Thursday, January 20th, DC government will be closed, as will the federal government.

Schools- Closed

Libraries- Closed

Sunday traffic regulations will be in effect and there will be street closings around the Convention Center. Also roads south of Shaw and some roads in Virginia will experience restrictions.

Trash collections will be picked up except on blocks that are closed off. BUT regular trash collection is off one day because of the Monday holiday.

BACA meeting correction


In a previous email sent to you concerning the postponement of this

month’s meeting of the Bates Area Civic Association, the rescheduled date was

incorrectly listed as Monday, 1/8/2005. However, the meeting will be

held on Monday, January 10, 2005, between the hours of 7:00 p.m. and 9:00

p.m., at Mount Sinai Baptist Church, 3rd and Q Streets, N.W.

Please take due notice of this correction and govern yourselves



Jim Berry


No BACA meeting tonight

from a e-mail from Jim


Due to a last minute glitch in the availability of space at Mount Sinai

Baptist Church, the Bates Area Civic Association, Inc. is postponing

tonight’s meeting until Monday, January 8, 2005. Please note that this

departure from our first Monday of the month meeting schedule is for


2005 only. That is, we will return to this schedule on Monday,

February 7,


Please accept my apology for any disruption that this change may cause


your schedule this evening.


Jim Berry

Follow-up Public Notice of 12212004 Meeting of ANC 5C

From our great leader Jim.


Below please find a follow-up notice concerning the next meeting of ANC


Please share its contents with other neighbors and encourage them to



Jim Berry






TELEPHONE: (202) 832-1965/1966


Monthly Meeting Invited guests include representatives from the following


Potomac Electric Power Company (PEPCO)

re. Their desire to locates a two-story substation on Harry Thomas Way,


Office of the People’s Counsel

Metropolitan Police Department

Where: St. Martin’s Catholic Church

North Capitol & T Streets, NW

When: Tuesday, December 21, 2004

Time: 7:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M.

Holiday going ons

via Jim Berry



Monday, December 6, 2004

Mount Sinai Baptist Church

3rd and Q Streets, N.W.

Rooms 1 and 2

7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.

Please join us for an evening of fun and fellowship. This is an ideal

opportunity to meet and greet neighbors from all parts of our


For more information regarding the meeting and/or the Association,

contact Jim Berry at (202) 387-8520 or at


Job Opportunity at the US Postal Service:


We are told that the US Postal Service is recruiting for Casual

Carriers at $16.00/hr. for the holiday season. To qualify, one must have a five

year driving history, with a good driving record for the past two

consecutive years. Interested persons should contact Vonn J. Jones, Secretary for

Rhondalyn McDow, Human Resources Manager, at (202) 636-1281.

14th Annual BZB Black Gift and Art Show:


The 14th Annual BZB Black Gift and Art Show will take place on the

first three Saturdays in December (December 4th, 11th, and 18th) at Shiloh

Baptist Church’s Henry C. Gregory III Family Life Center, 1510 9th Street, NW.

Show hours are 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM. Admission is free. Featured are

Afrocentric clothing, jewelry, art, and collectibles. For more information, call


Häändel’s “Messiah” at Shiloh Baptist Church:


On Sunday, December 12, 2004, at 5:00 PM, Shiloh Baptist Church’s

Senior Choir will present a concert of excerpts from “”Messiah”” by George

Friederic Häändel (1685-1759). The church is located at 1500 9th

Street, NW. A reception will follow in Heritage Hall at the Henry C. Gregory, III

Family Life Center, 1510 9th Street, NW. Admission is free, and all are

welcome to attend. The Shiloh Senior Choir is led by Thomas Dixon Tyler,

director, and Evelyn Simpson-Curenton, organist. Soloists will be Michele

Gutrick, soprano; Larry D. Hylton, tenor; Sylvia V.C. Twine, mezzo soprano; and

Steven E. Herring, baritone. They will be accompanied by a string

ensemble, brass, and timpani. For more information, call Shiloh Baptist Church

at 202-232-4200 or visit

Fifth District Police Citizen’s Advisory Council Annual Winter Holiday



5D CAC Chairperson and Truxton Circle resident Art Slater invites and

encourages you to attend the Annual Winter Holiday Party on Thursday,

December 16, 2004 from 7pm- 9pm, at the Washington Center For Aging

Services, 2601 18th St. NE . We are told that there was much fun and

fellowship at last year’s party and the same will be the case this


Happy Hannukah,

Merry Christmas,

Feliz Navidad,

Happy Kwanzaa

New Bike Trail at NY Ave Station

Metropolitan Branch Trail to Open at NY Ave Metro

Saturday, November 20th, 10am to 12pm

1st and M Street NW

Join WABA (Washington Area Bicyclist Association) this Saturday at the grand opening of the new NY Avenue Metro Station and the latest section of the Metropolitan Branch Trail(MBT). By constructing the trail along with the Metro rail station, Metro’s engineering and design were brought to bear on the problems of bringing the trail through the New York and Florida Avenue interchange, one of the most complicated and dangerous traffic areas in DC. The ribbon cutting will take place on Saturday, November 20th at the New York Avenue Metro station (red line). The ceremony will begin at 10am and feature remarks by local officals and the Coalition for the Met Branch Trail. We hope that you will come out and show your support for this exciting new project and join us in a group photo along the trail.