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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...]

WABA Trail Rangers Begin Second Season

WABA Trail Rangers Begin Second Season

Since May, bicycle commuters on Ward 5’s Metropolitan Branch Trail have been greeted by the friendly faces of the Washington Area Bicycle Association Trail Rangers.[read more...]

Banished? ARTillery Is Unique Among Monroe Street Market Art Studios

Banished? ARTillery Is Unique Among Monroe Street Market Art Studios

The art studio at Monroe Street Market rents out power tools and holds “power tool petting zoos.”[read more...]

The Blues and Beyond: The Influences of Ward 5 Poet Venus Thrash

The Blues and Beyond: The Influences of Ward 5 Poet Venus Thrash

Eckington-based poet Venus Thrash recently published her debut collection of poems, called The Fateful Apple.[read more...]

District Clay Opens in Ward 5

District Clay Opens in Ward 5

After several decades working as a lobbyist, Cass Johnson made a dramatic career change: he opened District Clay, “a ceramics teaching studio” for beginners and professionals.[read more...]

Ready, Willing & Working Keeps Ward 5 Clean

Ready, Willing & Working Keeps Ward 5 Clean

Come rain or shine, they are ready, willing, able, and working to keep 12th Street clean between Rhode Island and Michigan Avenues.[read more...]

Lois Mailou Jones: Artist, Innovator, and Neighborhood Icon

Lois Mailou Jones: Artist, Innovator, and Neighborhood Icon

1220 Randolph Street was, and is, unassuming. If it weren’t for the plaque that tells passersby of its most celebrated resident, one would pass over it.[read more...]

Brookland Artist Incorporates Local and Global Themes in Her Work

Brookland Artist Incorporates Local and Global Themes in Her Work

A representational artist, Carmen Torruella-Quander was ecstatic last year when she learned that Monroe Street Market’s Arts Walk approved her application for a studio just minutes from her house in Brookland.[read more...]

Land Swap Agreement Saves Brookland Green From Development

Land Swap Agreement Saves Brookland Green From Development

In March, Mayor Vincent Gray and Ward 5 Councilmember Kenyan McDuffie announced that the city reached a tentative deal with WMATA to spare the Brookland Green from development.[read more...]

Edgewood Charter School Offers Fine Arts Education

Edgewood Charter School Offers Fine Arts Education

It’s 8:50 a.m. on a Friday morning and the kindergarten violin class has already started to play at the William E. Doar, Jr. Public Charter School for the Performing Arts in Edgewood.[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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