REI Outdoor Classes at Wunder Garten

REI is opening a store in the old Uline Arena in 2016. Ahead of the store opening, they are offering free outdoor classes in bike maintenance, yoga for athletes, knots, and backpacking basics as well as trivia sessions, a run club, and other events. You can see the full schedule and descriptions of classes at http://wundergartendc.com/rei/.

All classes will be held at Wunder Garten, the pop-up beer garden at 150 M Street NE by the NoMa metro. Since the site is a beer garden, you must be 21 to enter or be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

This is a great chance to learn new skills but stick close to the neighborhood!

REI Uline

More details released after burned body found in garbage can

WTOP shares more information on recent homicide:

More details released after burned body found in garbage can

WASHINGTON – The individual found as firefighters doused a garbage can fire in the Trinidad neighborhood earlier this week died of a gunshot wound and his death has been ruled a homicide, according to D.C. police.
The male, human remains were discovered as firefighters put out a fire in the alley of the 1200 block of Holbrook Terrace NE early Tuesday morning.
Police have not provide a name or age for the individual found.
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H Street NE to Launch Twilight Farmers Market at Starburst Plaza

 ** Updated: Farmers Market postponed 2 weeks, to start July 2nd **

H Street Main Street Announces a new evening farmers market in our community:

Nighttime farmers market in the District will offer residents after work sustainable grocery shopping from a variety of local vendors fresh produce signThe H Street NE Corridor’s inaugural Twilight Farmers Market will take place on Thursday, July 2 June 25, 2015 from 3 p.m. – 7 p.m. at the Starburst Plaza Intersection. Organized by H Street Main Street, the weekly market will feature 10 to 20 local vendors offering fresh, locally grown seasonal fruits, vegetables, herbs, flowers and plants, artisan baked goods, natural meats, food products and food-related products. Stop by and browse the food offerings, including artisanal breads, delectable desserts and savory, sampler-sized, portable portions from local downtown and area restaurants. Beverages from the beer and wine garden will also be available to sip and stroll, while shopping inside the event area. In recent years, the rising demand for fresh and local produce and sustainable grocery practices have caused farmers markets to pop up all over the nation. Their latest evolution takes advantage of the fact that for many people, the evening hours are the best time for a shopping expedition. Nighttime farmers markets are blurring the lines between grocery shopping and entertainment—a fun night out that speaks to urban citizens of every age. And with summer temperatures soaring across the country, these markets are catching on at just the right time. The Starburst Twilight Market will take place every Thursday from 3 p.m. – 7 p.m. starting this Thursday, June 25 through mid-September at the Starburst Plaza Intersection, where H Street NE, Bladensburg Road NE, Benning Road NE, Maryland Ave. NE and Florida Ave. NE meet (1500 block of H Street NE). There’s even more to look forward to this summer at the Starburst Plaza! The Twilight Farmers Market is just the first taste of all the exciting programming planned for the intersection this summer. In the coming weeks, area residents can look forward to the launch of a weekly live entertainment series, a weekend market, rotating art exhibitions and more all at this exciting location. For more information, please visit www.hstreet.org.

Free Safety Training Classes this Summer from Serve DC

DC Be ReadyDC Be Ready National Safety Month Kicks Off F.R.E.S.H. Summer of Training: FREE First Aid/CPR/AED Classes!

June is national safety month and Serve DC kicks off the Summer of Safety Training – First Aid/CPR/AED classes in each of the District’s eight wards June through August 2015 providing FREE training to 100 residents in each ward. The Summer of Safety Training’s goal is to get 1,000 properly trained citizens prepared to respond to emergencies in their communities. When emergencies happen, this basic training can provide critical support to first responders, immediate assistance to victims and can help organize spontaneous volunteers at a disaster site. Trainings are FREE and conveniently located in each ward at accessible times to fit most schedules and are open to anyone who lives, works or congregates in the District of Columbia.
Register at http://dcsafetysummer.eventbrite.com/ or call 202.727.7925.

Avoid Court: Free Dispute Resolution through Mediation

DC Courts has a Community Information and Referral Program (CIRP) of the Multi-Door Dispute Resolution Division for DC residents to reach compromise on disputes with family, neighbors, landlords or tenants. This is a free service in conflict resolution and a way to avoid going to trial with a judge. CIRP provides trained staff to support the parties in dispute to articulate arguments in a way that does not negatively impact relationships.

You can contact CIRP at (202) 879-3180 or by visiting Court Building C, 410 E Street, N.W., Suite 1700. Staff will conduct intake interviews and provide guidance on mediation steps or other services available. If mediation is recommended, that is a formal process that is conducted in person and results in a written agreement. Conciliation, a more informal process of resolving disputes by phone, is another avenue led by the CIRP staff to quickly resolve issues.

For additional information see: http://www.dccourtsnews.gov/content/dcsc-community-information-referral-program-public-services-without-case-filed.

Don’t let problems escalate. Call CIRP to see if this free and relatively quick service will be a timely solution to disputes.

Woofstock! Fun for you and your pup


Wepwo
, a new dog walking mobile app with a network of insured dog walkers, is hosting Woofstock right here in Trinidad!

woofstock

BTW, Bardo is always dog-friendly.

Breaking News: Burned Body Found in Trash Can on Holbrook Terrace

Fox5 News’ @JenniferDavisDC is reporting a gruesome crime in Trinidad this morning. Police were called out for a burning trash can in the alley behind the 1200 block of Holbrook Terrace NE around 6am and found a body inside. Chief Lanier and Council Member McDuffie were on the scene. This is all we know right now.

Chief Lanier on WJLA.

Open Houses for WVA Ave Public Works Campus Master Plan

Here is a great opportunity for community members to voice their opinions on a major District development project on West Virginia Ave just north of Mt. Olivet Road. Here is the message from the District Office of Planning.

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ANC 5D06 Meeting on Pierce Investment Project on Florida Ave

SMD5D06 June 26 Commissioner Yvonne Buggs is holding another meeting with representatives from Pierce Investments in regard to their development project at 1124 – 1126 Florida Ave NE. The developers have made changes to previously presented plans for the large condo complex planned for the former Avilla auto repair shop.  The meeting is Friday June 26th at 7pm at New Samaritan Baptist Church, 1100 Florida Ave NE.

Read related posts about this project noted below.

Tonight at Fringe

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Capital Fringe enters DOUBLE DIGITS this July ☆☆10th Annual Fringe Festival July 9 to 26☆☆ Begin the celebration of Fringe’s first decade and the next one ahead :: June 19th! This event is free and for all people of all ages. ☆☆Double up and Down on Free Local Music☆☆ Music Start 7pm till midnight Analog Soul Club DC vinyl DJ Cigarbox Planetarium Time Is Fire The CooLots Janka Nabay & The Bubu Gang ☆☆Double up on Tickets! The steal of the Festival ☆☆ One Day Deal. Only Sold in person. One per person. Two tickets, Two Buttons and $10 at the bar. Value $54. Cost $30! – for sale starting at 6pm under the Baldacchino Tent till 11pm

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