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Bartered Threads: Thrifty Shopping in Ward 5

Bartered Threads: Thrifty Shopping in Ward 5

The thrift boutique shop, owned by sisters Tameka Tillman and Tonia Gore, specializes in providing a wide-variety of inexpensive clothing to its customers. “We have everything from Gap to Gucci,” said Ms. Gore. “If it looks good we put it on the rack."[read more...]

Charter Schools Vie for Mamie D. Lee School Building

Charter Schools Vie for Mamie D. Lee School Building

Several charter schools are vying to occupy Mamie D. Lee School when it closes at the end of this school year.[read more...]

Ward 5 Performers Are Heroes for the Children

Ward 5 Performers Are Heroes for the Children

“They make our patients the stars of the show and they give them the space to feel like a kid again,” said Dana Morgan, Ward 5 resident and Performance Coordinator at the Children’s National Medical Center.[read more...]

Local Jazz Artist Changamiré Releases New Album Titled "Love"

Local Jazz Artist Changamiré Releases New Album Titled “Love”

Changamiré, Ward 5 resident and jazz vocalist, performs in the Straight-Ahead Jazz style, known for its walking bass.[read more...]

After 150 Years, Gallaudet Looks to the Future

After 150 Years, Gallaudet Looks to the Future

Gallaudet University, founded in April 1864 to educate the deaf and hard of hearing, recently celebrated its 150th Anniversary and is looking to the future.[read more...]

Dance Place Celebrates New Space

Dance Place Celebrates New Space

After a year-long renovation, Dance Place celebrated its grand re-opening with an open house.[read more...]

Truxton Circle Church Holds 34th Annual Health Fair

Truxton Circle Church Holds 34th Annual Health Fair

On September 20, Mount Sinai Baptist Church held its 34th Annual Health Fair.[read more...]

Park Honors the Godfather of Go-Go

Park Honors the Godfather of Go-Go

Langdon Park has become Chuck Brown Memorial Park, honoring the Godfather of Go-Go.[read more...]

Smith Public Trust Brings Food, Drinks and Interaction to Brookland

Smith Public Trust Brings Food, Drinks and Interaction to Brookland

Ward 5 residents no longer have to travel to H Street to experience the “Smith” brand: owner Miles Gray opened Smith Public Trust in Brookland on June 13 at 3514 12th Street NE.[read more...]

An Afternoon of Jazz @ the Park

An Afternoon of Jazz @ the Park

The Park is Michigan Park Christian Church’s new outreach ministry designed to provide a safe environment for fun and fellowship.[read more...]

Ward 5 Food Desert Disappears in Avalanche of Farmers Markets

Ward 5 Food Desert Disappears in Avalanche of Farmers Markets

Open air markets are bringing the bounty of nearby farms to parts of Ward 5 long devoid of grocery stores, other than the corner market.[read more...]

Eight Local Farmers Markets Tempt Shoppers

Eight Local Farmers Markets Tempt Shoppers

The list of local Farmers Markets in Ward 5 is long and growing.[read more...]

Ward 5 Farmers Markets Offer Way to Stretch Food Dollars

Ward 5 Farmers Markets Offer Way to Stretch Food Dollars

The new Ward 5 Farmer’s Markets are creating greater access to fresh food by accepting virtually all forms of Federal and DC nutrition assistance.[read more...]

Features

Poet Dan Vera Finds Home in Brookland

Poet Dan Vera Finds Home in Brookland

Brookland resident Dan Vera published "Speaking Wiri Wiri," a book of poems that explores his Cubano upbringing in South Texas.[read more...]

The Red Hen Lands in Bloomingdale

The Red Hen Lands in Bloomingdale

Ward 5 residents who bemoan the lack of local fine dining options have cause to celebrate: The Red Hen is expected to open in mid-April.[read more...]

Harvey’s Market: Local Butcher Is a Cut Above

Harvey’s Market: Local Butcher Is a Cut Above

The changing times have brought changes to Harvey’s Market, a Washington-based butcher well known to regular shoppers at the D.C. Farmers Market, an indoor market which was recently renovated and reopened as Union Market.[read more...]

Thai Food on First: Aroi Thai Offers Fine Thai and Japanese Cuisine in Bloomingdale

Thai Food on First: Aroi Thai Offers Fine Thai and Japanese Cuisine in Bloomingdale

“Pad Thai, curry, and California Rolls within walking distance? You can’t beat that.”[read more...]

Little Ricky’s Brings Cuban Food, Culture to Brookland

Little Ricky’s Brings Cuban Food, Culture to Brookland

What sets Little Ricky’s apart from the typical Cuban restaurant is the fact that it recreates the atmosphere of a paladar.[read more...]

Kindcare Animal Hospital Makes Way for Brookland Animal Care Center

Kindcare Animal Hospital Makes Way for Brookland Animal Care Center

Neighborhood veterinarian Dr. Ericson Isles has retired and Dr. Shearon Smith is being welcomed as his replacement.[read more...]

Brookland Farmers Market: 12 Years of Good Food at Good Prices

Brookland Farmers Market: 12 Years of Good Food at Good Prices

Located steps away from Brookland/CUA Metro station, the market is a relatively undiscovered gem.[read more...]

Providence Opticians: Local Business Unites Family, Eyeglasses and Art

Providence Opticians: Local Business Unites Family, Eyeglasses and Art

The Winslow siblings have been working with their hands for decades.[read more...]

New Restaurant Will Bring Spain to Bloomingdale

New Restaurant Will Bring Spain to Bloomingdale

After a trip to the northeastern coast of Spain, Larry Holden found the inspiration for his first business venture.[read more...]

Scrap DC Sells Used Materials to Artists and Crafters

Scrap DC Sells Used Materials to Artists and Crafters

If ever there was a brick and mortar store proving that one person’s trash is another person’s treasure, this is it.[read more...]

Kennedy Care Offers Personalized Home Care to Local Residents

Kennedy Care Offers Personalized Home Care to Local Residents

Pledging to offer compassionate, personalized and dependable home care services, Kennedy Care opened its first D.C. office in Ward 5.[read more...]


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