ANC 5A Public Meeting tonight

I have not seen an official notice of the meeting anywhere, but I have been told there will be an ANC 5A meeting tonight at UDC-CC, Backus campus (5171 South Dakota Avenue NE) at 6:45 pm. I have been told that DDOT representatives will attend, but since no one seems to have an official notice or agenda, I cannot say who else is on the agenda for tonight. If you have any questions for DDOT, come on out.

Neighborhood brewery news

In neighborhood brewery news, over the weekend, 3 Stars Brewing Company, located at 6400 Chillum Place NW, held a grand opening for its new tasting room dubbed the Urban Farmhouse. The Washington Post has a nice write-up of the festivities. If you never had a reason to walk through the industrial area on Chillum Place before, this new tasting room may give you a reason to go.

This weekend on November 14, Hellbender Brewing Company, located at 5788 2nd Street NE, is celebrating its one-year anniversary. There will be music, games, food trucks, and of course lots of beer. VIP and general admission tickets available at this link.

Finally, the Washington Business Journal reports that 2016 could see another brewery join the neighborhood, this one paying homage to one of the first breweries in DC, the National Capital Brewing Company. According to WBJ, the search “has focused more near Fort Totten in Ward 5 and in Anacostia in Ward 8 . . . . The space needs to be between 7,000 and 13,000 square feet and have 20-foot high ceilings.”

Hmm, sounds like the making of a neighborhood brewery tour.




Ward 5 Community Happy Hour tonight at Askale Cafe

Ward 5 Community Happy Hour! Meet your neighbors — Support local — Share some laughs, Why not?

Join us November 5th at Askale Cafe where we will have free tasting of food and a 10% discount on main dishes ordered.

Drink specials include: beer $2.50 per bottle and $10.99 for a bucket of 5 beers. $3/glass of wine or $15 for a bottle from 5:30-8 p.m.

Date: Thursday, November 5th
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Location: Askale Cafe, 3629 12th Street, NE. 20017

November 5: Councilmember Todd’s State of the Ward 4 Senior Address

From Councilmember Todd’s office:

Join Councilmember Todd for his State of the Ward 4 Senior Address, Thursday, November 5, 2015, 10 am to 2 pm at Riggs Lasalle Recreation Center, 501 Riggs Road NE 

Councilmember Todd will discuss his priorities for seniors in Ward 4 and across the District. Seniors will receive health screenings and hear from District agencies as well as private partners.  DC Office on Aging, Office and Tax and Revenue, Public Service Commission, People’s Counsel, DC Department of Parks and Recreation, AARP, Walmart along with along a variety of vendors. Breakfast and lunch will be served and the day will end with a fun afternoon of entertainment. Please RSVP with Solomon Waller at (202) 724-8052 or

LRCA meeting tonight at 7:00

Old School Civic Association

Photo courtesy of Ms. Barbara Lee


The Lamond-Riggs Citizens Association is having its monthly public meeting tonight at 7:00.

Pay dues, purchase a t-shirt, hear from At-Large Councilmember David Grosso and DC’s Office on Aging.

The meeting is at LaSalle Backus Education Campus (501 Riggs Road NE, enter on Madison Street).