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DDOT To Manage Public Space Permitting Process For Neighborhood Block Parties

DDOT To Manage Public Space Permitting Process For Neighborhood Block Parties

 

From Monica Hernandez: Effective Monday, April 23, 2012, the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) will begin managing the public space permitting process for neighborhood block parties. Residents seeking to obtain a public space permit for an event on their block will need to submit their request directly to DDOT instead of the Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency (HSEMA).

 

Home and Design Weekend Coming To 14th Street Corridor

From Missy Snelling: Washington, D.C. - Washington Fine Properties, the leader in luxury real estate in the Washington D.C Metropolitan region, is presenting its’ Second Annual Home & Design Weekend.

The weekend will celebrate the excellence in design and home furnishings offered by merchants along the 14th Street NW corridor. Free in-store lectures and hands-on-demonstrations by experts in their field will be offered throughout the weekend of April 21 and 22nd, from 11:00am  – 6:00pm each day.

Topics will include: Using Paint to Transform Your Space; New Spring Trends, Design Around Textiles, Knoll Furniture Discussion; Creating The Perfect Bed and Designing the Finest Bathroom.

 

A Preview of Space 20, the Kitchen, at the 2012 DC Design House

A Preview of Space 20, the Kitchen, at the 2012 DC Design House

 

This is the Seventh of an Eight-Part Feature on the designers’ vision and progress at the DC Design House, which is now open through May 13th.

For the second year in a row, Nadia Subaran of Aidan Design in Bethesda, MD, www.aidandesign.com, is part of the DC Design House. “It’s truly an honor,” Subaran says. “I feel very grateful to be in the company of so many fine designers.” Last year, Subaran designed the Pool Kitchen and this year took on the much larger main Kitchen in this Spring Valley home.

Safe Driving Tips For Space Shuttle Landing in The Metro Area

Safe Driving Tips For Space Shuttle Landing in The Metro Area

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Able to leap tall planets in a single bound. Look! Up in the sky! It’s a bird. It’s a plane. It’s the Space Shuttle Discovery!  It is the biggest arrival in the Washington metro area since the Beatles performed here on February 11, 1964, Pope John Paul II in October, 1979, Pope Benedict XVI in 2008, and Queen Elizabeth’s many trips here.

Evans Celebrates Grand Reopening of Historic Howard Theatre

Evans Celebrates  Grand Reopening of  Historic Howard Theatre

From Councilman Jack Evans' newsletter: Councilmember Evans joined city leaders and members of the arts community this week for the Howard Theatre Community Day and grand reopening of the historic venue. After a thirty year hiatus, the theatre, located at 620 T Street, NW, has benefited from a $29 million renovation.

"I am honored to be a part of this historic event at the theatre that launched the careers of such greats as Marvin Gaye, Duke Ellington, and Ella Fitzgerald," said Evans. "The arts are integral to the fabric of our neighborhoods and city and their importance cannot be overstated."

The Community Day celebration kicked off the theatre's opening week, which included a fundraising gala and the return of performances to the theatre.

A full schedule of upcoming performances can be found here.

A Preview of Spaces 17, 18 & 19 at the 2012 DC Design House

A Preview of Spaces 17, 18 & 19 at the 2012 DC Design House

 

This is the Sixth of an Eight-Part Feature on the designers’ vision and progress at the DC Design House, which is underway and set to open on April 14th.

The top floor of the Fifth Annual DC Design House includes three spaces. Susan Nelson of Susan Nelson Interiors of Great Falls, VA, www.susannelsoninteriors.com, is designing Space 17, the Daughter’s Bedroom. By combining block and geometric prints in green, yellow, pink, brown and cream, Nelson creates a cozy haven. “By using a mix of new and repurposed furniture, the room has a quality of changing along with the girl,” Nelson says. For instance, the coverlet features a sophisticated fabric with a watercolor quality, while the club chair is slipcovered in a fun confetti print in pinks and purples that the “daughter” might have loved as a child.

Fashion 4 Paws: Wagging to the Runway

Fashion 4 Paws: Wagging to the Runway