Enjoy Local Food & Support Community Farmers

Join Common Good City Farm and Vegetate for a delightful evening of local fare, local flavors and local funk.

Enjoy Local Food & Support Community Farmers!
Monday, March 16
Happy Hour Specials on Drinks & Eats


A Fundraiser [$10 requested]
Proceeds go directly to Common Good City Farm

At Vegetate. 1414 9th Street NW
(across from the Giant, between o & P streets, near
mt Vernon sq/Convention Ctr. & shaw/Howard u
metro stations and the G2 9th & P bus stop)

RSVP recommended:

More info:

Seeking Adult Mentors!

Are you interested in making a difference in the life of a child? Consider becoming a mentor.

We are organizing a community mentoring program, in collaboration with Big Brother Big Sister, and Mentors Inc., for children ages 8-18 years old, in the LeDroit Park neighborhood of NW Washington DC. I’m currently seeking adult (21+ years old) mentors who are looking to make a difference in the life a child. Time commitment is one hour per week.

Please come to our community information meeting to learn more.

What: Community mentoring information meeting

Who: Adult mentors, 21+ years old, interested in making a difference in the life of a child.

When: Monday, March 30, from 6:30 – 8:00pm

Where: Florida Avenue Baptist Church

623 Florida Avenue NW

***Please note that you will have to enter the building via the rear entrance off of U Street, at the corner of U and Bohrer (one block west of 6th Street NW).

RSVP: Margot Hoerrner, 2/341 5686, hoerrner at gmail period com

Capital Sporting Grounds: Preface and Introduction

This is the first book I’ve read by someone I know who wasn’t my professor. That is a factor, in that those assigned books by professors pushing their products, were something to quickly get through. Heck knows I probably never read the preface or acknowledgements. If I did read the introductory chapter, it was more than likely skimmed.
B.’s or Dr. Brett L. Abrams’, PhD (American U) book, is so far, so good, but with some bumps. If I weren’t making notes in the book, I probably would read faster as this is not a difficult read, he’s telling a story. However, at points, I’m finding myself in disagreement with his writing style, and my notes are reflecting that. These are just minor stylistic things like where a sentence is in a paragraph. My other notes are just markers, either summing up a thought or highlighting major points. Habitually with non-fiction I tend to make notes in books (I own), as a way to talk with the author. Of course, in this case I could just walk over and talk with the author.
The Preface tells why this book is different from what’s out there. Books covering the topic of stadiums are coffee-table picture books or technical tomes on economics or construction. There are books that are about single stadiums, in other cities, not D.C. So what B. is doing is filling a vacuum, looking at the District of Columbia/ DC Metro area and stadium development taking in account the politics and history of that development.
The Introduction provides the historical background of the growth and development of Washington, DC as a city. He quickly reviews DC’s character as four cities, an international city, a federal city, a local city, and a regional city.