This just in….

Apparently the dry cleaners on 4th St, just south of Florida is getting the final inspection today and will be opening shortly.

Yes, yes. I know. It’s been “this close to opening” forever. I talked to the owner this morning and she said they will be open very soon. I’m going to believe it this time.

Slew of dates

From Jim:


By Jim Berry, ANC 5C01

PSA 501 Meeting: Thursday, May 18, 2006
Please be advised that the PSA 501 community meeting for our area will be held on 5/18/2006 at St. Martin’s Catholic Church, 1908 North Capitol Street, N.W., between the hours of 7:00 and 8:00 p.m. For those of you who are unfamiliar with this monthly meeting forum, it provides an opportunity for residents to meet and interact with the leader of PSA 501, Lt. Dean Welch, as well as officers under his command who patrol our neighborhoods. More specifically, these meetings offer residents and others the chance to share their public safety concerns with the Metropolitan Police Department at the neighborhood level, and an opportunity to engage in a “Partnership for Problem-Solving” process that is a collaborative strategy of community policing which is designed to lead to their eventual resolution. For more information concerning PSA 501, you may contact Lt. Welch at (202) 698-0268.

Annual Ward Five Cookout and Spring Cleaning: Saturday, May 20, 2006, from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.
Ward Five Council Member Vincent B. Orange will be hosting his annual cookout and spring cleanup this coming Saturday, at Langdon Park & Recreation Center, 20th and Franklin Streets, N.E. In addition to refreshments and entertainment, Behnke’s Nurseries will be sponsoring a plant give-away.

Fifth District Police Citizen’s Advisory Council (CAC) Meeting: Thursday, May 25, 2006
Much like the PSA meeting, the CAC monthly meeting allows for a personal interface with officers from the Fifth District Metropolitan Police Department, but at the command level. That is, this process involves a focus on issues and matters of public safety that tend to have a MPD District-wide effect upon residents and other stakeholders. As suggested, the opportunity routinely exists for residents to present any major concerns that they might have, directly to the Commander of the Fifth District, Jennifer Greene, and there are a number of committees through which the CAC pursues and accomplishes the various goals that it sets for itself.

Help Send a Kid to Camp: Benefit Dinner on June 2, 2006
The MPD Police Chief’s Citizen Advisory Council is sponsoring their annual Joseph K. Smith Memorial Summer Camp Fund Dinner on Friday, June 2, 2006, between the hours of 6:30 p.m. and 10:00 p.m., at The Washington Navy Yard, Washington/Commodore/Anacostia Banquet Room, 8th and M Streets, S.E. Tickets for this affair are $40.00 per person. Proceeds from the dinner will be used to (1) send inner-city youths to Camp Brown; (2) to construct additional cabins at Camp Brown; as well as to (3) assist in the renovation of any cabins that are in a current state of disrepair. Those of you who are interested in purchasing tickets to this dinner may contact me at (202) 387-8520 as soon as possible.

Fee Cat and Dog Vaccinations: Saturday, June 3, 2006 for Ward Five Residents

District law requires that all cats and dogs be vaccinated against rabies and distemper by four (4) months of age, and be kept current. The best thing you can do to protect yourself and your family from rabies is to vaccinate your cats and dogs against this fatal disease. In addition, all dogs must have a current dog license.

Puppies and kittens 8 weeks old need Distemper shots. Then a booster every three weeks until 12 to 16 weeks.
Their first Rabies shot is at 14 to 16 weeks and it is good for one (1) year only.
After receiving the second Rabies shot a dog or cat must be re-vaccinated at least every three (3) years.
All pets must be brought to the clinic by a responsible adult.
Dogs must be secured on a leash and cats must be in a carrier box
This is your opportunity to buy a license(s) for your dog(s) and get free shots too.
Dog licenses cost $13.00 for spayed or neutered dog and $46.00 for an unsprayed or unneutered dog.

On 6/3/2006, residents may get their dogs and cats vaccinated at Fire Station Engine 26, 1340 Rhode Island Avenue, N.E., between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. and they may purchase licenses as well as other relevant services, if needed.