October 20, 2003 — Garden Resources of Washington announces —


What kind of bulbs? A mix of daffodils, tulips, crocuses, etc.

How many can we have? Depends upon the area you plan to plant.

When should they be planted? As soon as possible.

When will they bloom? At different bloom times, ranging from early March to late May.

Who can get bulbs? Groups engaging neighbors, youth, adults, club members, etc. in community & youth garden projects at diverse locations such as: parks, schools, community facilities, nursing homes, public housing, etc. These can be located in any part of the city, but priority will be given to projects located on Capitol Hill and projects benefitting low-income city residents.

How do we get the bulbs? Contact GROW (see details below) to place a request and to set up an appointment for bulb pickup.

How do we plant bulbs? GROW will provide easy to follow soil preparation and planting instructions.

What if we don’t have funds for soil preparation or tools? GROW may be able to provide these materials. Contact GROW (see details below) for simple application information on getting this extra help.

How to contact GROW: E-mail grow19@aol.com or call 202-234-0591 (don’t stop by the office; the bulbs are not there!)





TELEPHONE: (202) 832-1965/1966



Monthly Meeting

Invited guests include representatives from the following


Metropolitan Police Department

Office of the People’s Counsel

North Capitol Neighborhood Development, Inc.

North Capitol Collaborative, Inc.

North Capitol Area Business Association, Inc.

North Capitol Main Streets

Where: Paul Laurence Dunbar High School

1301 New Jersey Avenue, N.W.

When: Tuesday, October 21, 2003

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


Monthly Forum

Where: Trinity College

125 Michigan Avenue, N. E.

When: Tuesday, November 4, 2003

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

Shaw House Tour

Sunday, October 26, 2003, 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Shaw is much more than just the neighborhood where the new Washington

Convention Center is located. Residents, businesses, and institutions have

been working for years to renovate 100-plus-year-old buildings, turning one

of Washington’s oldest neighborhoods into the place to be in Washington, DC.

Some of these outstanding architecture and interior design efforts have been

recognized with feature articles in the Washington Post and Metro Weekly.

Come discover some of DC’s best-kept secrets as you visit:

· One of the oldest churches in the District, and its “secret garden.”

· Three row houses that have been converted into a complex dedicated to

public service, including a remarkable chapel.

· A bed-and-breakfast in a former mortuary.

· A former run-down rooming house that now boasts marble floors and an

impressive collection of local artists’ work.

· A former lumber store converted into office space, featuring lots of

elaborate woodwork and skylights.

· And other newly-renovated homes filled with surprises.

Along the way, you’ll meet some of the proud homeowners, entrepreneurs,

organizations, architects, designers, and developers that are helping to make

Shaw’s renaissance a reality. And also see some of the diamonds-in-the-rough

that still await restoration. Sponsored by Shaw Main Streets, Inc.

Tickets: $15.00 in advance, $20.00 on the day of the tour

To get tickets, mail a check (payable to Shaw Main Streets) to Shaw House

Tour, Shaw Main Streets, 614 S Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001, or at the

following locations:

Advance sale tickets will be available from Monday, October 6, 2003 to

Saturday, October 25, 2003 at:

City Museum of Washington, DC Gift Shop

801 K Street, NW


Tuesday-Sunday, 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

City Living, DC Style! Expo

Washington Convention Center

801 Mount Vernon Place, NW

Friday, October 24th, 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM

Saturday, October 25th, 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Sunday, October 26th, 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Alperstein’s Furniture

1015 7th Street, NW


Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM

Warehouse Theater Café

1021 7th Street, NW


Monday, Wednesday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM; Tuesday, Thursday-Saturday, 8:00 AM to

10:00 PM

Miller Copying Service

1111 7th Street, NW


Monday-Friday; 8:30 AM to 6:00 PM; Saturday, 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Crimpz, Inc.

1125 7th Street, NW


Tuesday-Friday, 10:00 AM to 6:30 PM; Saturday, 8:00 AM to 2:30 PM

Modern Liquors

1200 9th Street, NW


Monday-Saturday, 9:00 AM to 7:30 PM

DC Guesthouse

1337 10th Street, NW

202- 332-2502

Monday-Saturday, 9:00AM to 5:00 PM

Brian MacKenzie Infoshop

1426 9th Street, NW

Monday-Thursday, 12:00 PM to 9:00 PM; Friday, 12:00 PM to 10:00 PM; Saturday,

10:00 AM to 10:00 PM; Sunday, 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Chain Reaction Youth Bike Shop

1701 6th Street, NW


Wednesday-Friday, 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM; Saturday, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Lee’s Flower and Card Shop

1026 U Street, NW


Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM; Saturday, 8:00 AM to 1:00PM

African American Civil War Memorial Museum Store

1200 U Street, NW

(202) 667-2667

Monday-Friday, 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM; Saturday, 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Urban Essentials

1330 U Street, NW


Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, 12:00 PM to 7:00 PM; Thursday, 12:00 PM to 8:00

PM; Saturday, 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM; Sunday, 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Maison 14

1325 14th Street, NW


Tuesday-Thursday, Saturday, 11:00 AM to 7:30 PM; Friday, 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM;

Sunday, 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Timothy Paul Carpets + Textiles

1404 14th Street, NW


Tuesday-Saturday, 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM; Sunday, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Logan Hardware

1416 P Street, NW


Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM; Saturday, 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM; Sunday,

10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Flowers on Fourteenth

1718A 14th Street, NW


Monday-Friday, 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM; Saturday, 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Garden District

1801 14th Street, NW


Monday-Friday, 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM; Saturday, 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM; Sunday,

11:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Home Rule

1807 14th Street, NW


Tuesday-Saturday, 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM; Sunday, 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM

On Sunday, October 26, 2003, tickets will only be available at Immaculate

Conception Roman Catholic Church, northeast corner of N and 8th Street, NW,

during tour hours, and at the City Living, DC Style! Expo at the Washington

Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Place, NW, from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Washington-Area Gentrification,

a Panel Discussion with Mayor Williams

Wednesday, October 15th, 6:30-8:30pm

The City Museum, 801 K Street, NW (Mount Vernon Square)

Gentrification – the influx of high-income individuals into

previously poor neighborhoods – is one of the most important

phenomena shaping 21st-century Washington.

Yet rarely is gentrification discussed with much respect for the

complex group of forces that it represents. This panel discussion,

with experts from the fields of government, development and community

activism, aims to promote a responsible and informative public

dialogue on this contentious issue.


· Anthony A. Williams, Mayor of the District of Columbia

· Al Eisenberg, former chair of the Arlington County Board,

current Vice

President for Government relations at the Washington Board of Trade


candidate for the Virginia House of Delegates

· Jim Abdo, president of Abdo Development, a builder of luxury

urban homes in

Washington’s Dupont, Logan Circle and Capitol Hill neighborhoods

· Maria Maldonado, Director of Housing Programs at Casa of

Maryland, an activist

organization for Maryland’s Latino communities

Erik Wemple, editor-in-chief of Washington City Paper and frequent

guest on

WAMU’s Kojo Nnamdi Show, will moderate the discussion.

The event is hosted by the City Museum; The Next American City (a new


of urban affairs); the Loeb Fellowship of Harvard; and the Washington


Paper. It is free with museum admission: $3 adults, $2 students and


About the City Museum of Washington, D.C.

Located in the historic Carnegie Library building, the City Museum of

Washington, D.C. is the only museum dedicated solely to the history

of the nation’s capital. The City Museum features a groundbreaking

multimedia show entitled, “Washington Stories;” changing exhibits

currently featuring: “Sandlots to Stadiums: A History of Sports in

Washington, D.C.,” and “Taking a Closer Look: Images from the Albert

Small Collection;” an archaeology lab (opening October 2003); and a

D.C. visitor information center. It is managed by the Historical

Society of Washington, D.C. The City Museum is located at 801 K

Street, NW. For more information call (202) 383-1800 or visit


About The Next American City

This new national magazine asks, “Where will we go from here?” In a

rapidly changing urban landscape, how can businesses and developers

thrive? How can cities and suburbs expand their economies? And how

can our society successfully address social and environmental

challenges? The Next American City answers these questions with

clear and accessible stories on issues central to how our cities and

suburbs are changing — including but not limited to architecture,

planning and development, transportation, urban economies, housing,

environmental issues, labor issues and workforce development,

education, crime, and religion. The result: a thought-provoking

national magazine that engages not just the planner, architect,

developer, or policy analyst but also the

businessperson, school board member, artist, and community activist.

It’s a conversation that The New York Times correctly dubs a “subtle

plan to change the world.” Find out more and subscribe at


For more information, contact:

Josh Olsen


The Next American City

209 W. 108th St., #11

New York, NY 10025

Late but…


Invited Guests Include Representatives from the Following:

Third District, Metropolitan Police Department

The Assembly of Petworth

Smokefree DC

United Planning Organization

Monday, October 6, 2003

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 J. Berry at (202) 387-8520

Agency Offers Emergency Food Aid

The D.C. Department of Human Services has set up a one-week emergency


stamp program, totaling about $4 million in federal aid, for District

residents who lost food during Hurricane Isabel. Current food stamp

recipients will receive half of their monthly allotment to compensate


food lost during the storm, and those who lost income or had to buy

emergency goods can receive special assistance to purchase food. New

applicants for food stamps will also get one month of benefit


until Oct. 6 at seven service centers run by the Departments’ Income

Maintenance Administration: 508 Kennedy St. NW, 5 N St. NE, 645 H St.


3917 Minnesota Ave. NE; 3851 Alabama Ave. SE; 400 South Capitol St. NW;


2100 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. SE. The agency’s food stamp customer

service hotline is 202-724-5506.

Public Notice of the 10/7/2003 and 10/21 Meetings of ANC 5C





TELEPHONE: (202) 832-1965/1966



Monthly Forum

Invited guests include representatives from the following:

Metropolitan Police Department

Office of the People’s Counsel

Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate

re. a building that they plan to demolish and reconstruct on their


Where: Archbishop Carroll High


4300 Harewood Road, N. E.


When: Tuesday, October 7, 2003

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


Monthly Meeting

Where: Paul Laurence Dunbar High


1301 New Jersey Avenue, N.W.

When: Tuesday, October 21, 2003

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



Mt. Sinai Church in basement 7PM Q St & 3rd ST NW.

Convention Center Area Strategic Development Plan

Planning Workshop #1

Project Review and Community Visioning

Tuesday October 14th, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Kennedy Recreation Center

7th and P Streets, NW (main gymnasium)

This study includes the area bounded by 11th Street, Vermont Avenue on the

west, U Street and Florida Avenue on the north, New Jersey Avenue on the

east, and Massacusetts Avenue and New York Avenue on the south. Join the

Office of Planning for the first of four planning workshops to discuss the

future of your neighborhood.

* Meet the team working on this planning initiative.

* Talk about how having the convention center in the community can help to

build stronger neighborhoods.

* Learn about housing and retail issues in your community.

* Find out about future meetings.

RSVP with Chris Shaheen

DC Office of Planning



Chris Shaheen

Ward 2 – Neighborhood Planning Coordinator

801 N. Capitol Street, NE, Suite 4000

Washington, DC 20002

Disaster Recovery Center Will Go to Washington Neighborhoods

September 30, 2003

Disaster Recovery Center Will Go to Washington Neighborhoods

(Washington, DC) The DC Emergency Management Agency (EMA) and the US

Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

will bring a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) to the people in areas of the

District who were affected by Hurricane Isabel.

The Disaster Recovery Centers, which will operate from the EMA Mobile

Command Vans, will be available from 9 am to 6 pm at the following sites and


Date and Locations:

Wednesday and Thursday October 1 and 2

1) 3924 Minnesota Ave., NE Chartered Health Parking Lot

2) Lot 4 RFK Stadium

Friday and Saturday October 3 and 4

1) 2100 Martin Luther King Ave., SE

2) Alabama Ave and Good Hope Rd, SE Safeway Parking Lot

Monday and Tuesday October 6 and 7

1) 16th St. and Colorado Ave., NW Carter Barron Amphitheater

2) 4th St. and Rhode Island Ave., NE (old Ames)

Wednesday and Thursday October 8 and 9

1) 4450 Wisconsin Ave., NW Tenley-Friendship Library

2) 2200 Champlain St, NW Marie Reed Learning Center

Friday and Saturday October 10 and 11 (Tentative)

To be determined at a later date To be determined at a later date

Disaster Recovery Centers are designed to provide detailed program

information to those who have already applied for assistance under President

Bush’s September 20 disaster declaration for the District of Columbia.

Representatives of the District, federal, and voluntary agencies will be

present, including loan officers from the US Small Business Administration.

“The DRC will give residents an opportunity to meet one-on-one with District

and federal officials to discuss specific aspects of their damage claims and

get answers to any questions they may have,” said DCEMA Director Peter G.


Applicants are encouraged to apply by using the FEMA toll-free registration

number: 1 (800) 621-FEMA (3362). The TTY number is 1 (800) 462-7585 for

those who are speech- or hearing-impaired. Recovery specialists are

available to take calls from 7 am to midnight, EDT, seven days a week until

further notice. To date, more than 700 District residents have called to


On March 1, 2003, FEMA became part of the US Department of Homeland

Security. FEMA’s continuing mission within the new department is to lead the

effort to prepare the nation for all hazards and effectively manage federal

response and recovery efforts following any national incident. FEMA also

initiates proactive mitigation activities, trains first responders, and

manages Citizen Corps, the National Flood Insurance Program and the US Fire


Desi Deschaine

Community Outreach Coordinator

Executive Office of the Mayor

1350 Pennsylvania Ave. NW Suite 211

Washington, DC 20004


Government of the District of Columbia

Executive Office of the Mayor

Office of Communications

Tony Bullock, Director


Contacts:Tony Bullock


Jo’Ellen Countee (EMA)

202-727-2985, X1137

DC Government Media Information Center for Hurricane Isabel

202-673-2101, x1158

District of Columbia Government

Hurricane Isabel Status Report

General Information: Mayor Williams strongly encourages everyone to use public transportation today as DC is expecting serious traffic problems due to inoperable traffic signals and some blocked lanes on our roads. Concerns remain for flooding over the next several days along the Potomac River and its tributaries. Widespread power outages, downed wires and downed trees have caused severe damage to streets and sidewalks throughout the city. Food distribution centers will be operating throughout the District and will open at 12 noon for lunch and 5 pm for dinner.

Local and Federal Declaration of Emergency: The District’s Declaration of Emergency remains in effect. On Saturday, September 20, President Bush authorized the use of federal disaster funds and emergency resources for the District to help families and business recover from the effects of Isabel.

The declaration covers damage to private property from Isabel beginning on September 18. Affected residents and business owners in the District may begin the disaster application process by calling (800) 621-FEMA or (800) 462-7585 (TTY) for the hearing and speech impaired. The toll-free numbers will be available beginning Sunday, September 21 from 7 a.m. – midnight seven days a week until further notice.

Government Status: On Monday, the District Government will be open with liberal leave.

School Status: DCPS has announced that schools in DC will not open today, Monday, September 22.

Metro: On Monday, Metrorail will operate on a regular schedule and Metrobus is utilizing snow emergency routes in areas where trees are down. Visit www.wmata.com.

PEPCO: As of 6:00 am, Monday, 56,149 customers were without power in the District and crews remain working. Residents are encouraged to report downed electric wires and power outages at the following numbers:

Number to call for downed wires: (202) 872-3432

Number to call for power outages: (877) PEPCO-62

Mayor Williams is urging residents to take extreme caution when encountering downed power wires. District government work crews are working with PEPCO to make the streets passable and to restore power. It will likely take several days to bring all PEPCO customers back on line.

Utilities: The DC Water and Sewer Authority reports that the pumping station at Nannie Helen Burroughs and Minnesota Avenue, NE is operating but not at full capacity.

Food Distribution: The following facilities will be food distribution sites:

. Drew Elementary School, 5600 Eads St., NE

. Spingarn High School, 2500 Benning Rd., NE

. H.D. Cooke Elementary School, 2525 17th Street, NW

. Brightwood Elementary School, 1300 Nicholson St., NW

. Birney Elementary School, 2501 MLK Ave., SE

. Ron Brown Middle School, 4800 Meade St., SE

. Douglas Junior High School, 2600 Douglas Pl. SE

. Hart Middle School, 601 Mississippi Ave., SE

. Green Elementary School 1500 Mississippi Ave., SE

. Miner Elementary School, 601 15th St., NE

. Sousa Middle School, 3650 Ely Pl., SE

. Nalle Elementary School, 219 50th St., SE

Food distribution will begin at two times, 12 noon for lunch and 5 pm for dinner. Note: If you are picking up certificates or meals for an elderly or homebound neighbor, please bring that resident’s identification with you to the distribution site.

Ice: Beginning again at 9 am, Monday, bulk ice will be available at four locations while supplies last. Residents should bring coolers to:

. DC General, 19th St. and Massachusetts Ave., SE (doctor’s parking lot)

. Backus Junior High School, 5171 South Dakota Ave., NE

. Turner Elementary School, 3264 Stanton Rd., SE

. Murch Elementary School, 4810 36th St., NW

The ice is packaged in 5-pound bags for ease of transport. Residents will be limited to one bag of ice per person. If you are picking up ice for an elderly or homebound neighbor, please bring that resident’s identification with you to the distribution site. More than 466,000 lbs of liquid ice has been distributed to residents.

Metropolitan Police Department (MPD): Residents are encouraged to reserve 911 for life threatening or other extremely serious emergencies. Please do not call 911 for non-emergencies.

District Department of Transportation (DDOT): Most major highways, primary and secondary roads have been cleared for traffic. Many roads or portions of roads remain impassable at this time due to downed trees. Residents should call (202) 727-1000 to report road damage.

Approximately 168 traffic lights are reported down. MPD is directing traffic at 47 major intersections and temporary STOP signs have been installed at two dozen other intersections. Residents must use extreme caution at intersections. All intersections with disabled traffic lights should be treated as four-way stops.

Department of Public Works (DPW):

Normal parking enforcement has resumed, including rush hour and metered parking restrictions. Emergency parking restrictions have been lifted.

Trash collection will resume Monday, pending access to the area of collection. Street sweeping will resume pending access to streets. If power lines or trees block a street or alley, trucks will not be able to get to those areas. Bulk collections are suspended. Customers will be contacted to reschedule appointments. Nighttime littercan collection is on schedule. Citizens should call (202) 727-1000 if their cars have been towed.

Residents are asked to rake small debris, like leaves and twigs, and set them out at the regular point of collection. Flood debris and larger limbs and branches should be carried to the curb for collection. Large debris resulting from major tree removal done by District work crews will be picked up as soon as possible.

Food safety is a critical issue for residents who have been without power since the storm, many refrigerated and frozen foods should now be discarded. Food from refrigerators should be emptied into heavy garbage bags, tied and put into trash containers with tight-fitting lids.

Shelters: Johnson Junior High School is open and operating as a shelter.

Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV): All DMV facilities will be open except the Penn Branch Service Center (no power) and C Street (normally closed on Mondays). Penalties resulting from failure to transact business on days that DMV offices close due to weather will be waived. Previously scheduled hearings and road test appointments will be rescheduled. Booted and towed vehicles not retrieved already can be retrieved on Monday, September 22. Vehicles due for inspection or registration renewal will be granted a three-day extension and will not be liable for tickets issued for failure to report for inspection and/or failure to display current license plates during the closure or extension period.

Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA): DCRA encourages residents to ensure that contractors performing work at or around their homes are properly licensed in DC. On Monday, call (202) 442-4311.

Department of Mental Health (DMH): Residents needing mental health services to help cope with the effects of the storm can call (888) 7-WE-HELP.

Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR): Free-standing recreation centers in communities with power will operate from 11:30 am – 8 pm.

Volunteers: DC is looking for volunteers to help elderly and homebound residents cope with the storm, and assist in medical transports, etc. If you would like to volunteer, please visit www.dc.gov or call (202) 727-1000.

Additional Information: Additional information can be obtained at www.dc.gov