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3327 Cady’s Alley NW

From District Doughnut:

“Our Georgetown pop up has been months in the making. We are so excited to finally share it with you today! Our new space, located at 3327 Cady’s Alley NW, is tucked away in Cady’s Alley right off of M Street. The doors open today at 8AM – come and see us!

Our new space features our signature doughnuts, coffee and espresso by Compass Coffee, and beautiful art by local artist Taylor Kampa. We can’t wait to treat you to a new doughnut and coffee experience right in the heart of Georgetown.

What: Handcrafted doughnuts, coffee, espresso, local art Where: 3327 Cady’s Alley NW
When: Tuesday through Sunday, 8AM – 2PM

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Photo of 3500 R Street, NW by PoPville flickr user Jacques Arsenault

Office of the District of Columbia Auditor:

“The cost of a new Duke Ellington School for the Arts has grown from $71 million to $178 million without a comprehensive review by the D.C. Council on the location, other cost drivers, and all of the elements required for a performing arts high school, according to a new report by the D.C. Auditor.”

From ODCA’s executive summary (read the full report here):

“May 31, 2016

The Department of General Services Failed to Provide Information the DC Council Needed to Make Informed Decisions on the Scope and Cost of Modernizing the Duke Ellington School of the Arts
What ODCA Found:

 The Department of General Services (DGS) and The District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) failed to provide timely information to policy makers so they could make informed decisions on the location and desired level of investment for a new performing arts high school.

 DCPS did not finalize Educational Specifications for Duke Ellington School of the Arts before DGS proposed the project for inclusion in the FY 2012 District’s Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) adopted by the Council.

 DGS based initial and subsequent cost estimates for Duke Ellington on significantly different projects that did not take into account the costs required for a performing arts school.

 DCPS, DGS, and the Executive Office of the Mayor were not transparent while considering alternate sites for Duke Ellington—sites that might have cost less and/or better served the needs of the student population. (more…)

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“The Fat and Greasy Citizens Brigade’s
Fourth Annual Production:
“The Tempest” by William Shakespeare

Washington, DC, June 23, 2016- The Fat and Greasy Citizens Brigade (FGC), a Washington, DC based theatre company, is bringing back free outdoor theatre to the city for its fourth year.

This summer we will be mounting our production of William Shakespeare’s “The Tempest,” with performances running for three weekends on June 9,10,11,16,17,18, 23, and 24, 2016. Performances will be held nightly at 8 p.m. at Grace Episcopal Church in Georgetown (1041 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20007). Audience members will be able to lay out blankets, pack a picnic and enjoy a free performance out under the stars. In case of inclement weather the show will be performed indoors in the church Sanctuary. Doors will open at 7 p.m. for picnicking and relaxing pre-performance. Some concessions and fun FGC swag will be available for sale on site. For additional information, please visit our website: http://www.fgcitizens.org. (more…)

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From an email:

Mālama Honua Worldwide Voyage has docked in Washington, D.C.; this Polynesian voyaging canoe is sailing across the earth to join and grow the global movement toward a more sustainable world. It seeks to perpetuate the art and science of traditional Polynesian voyaging and the spirit of exploration through experiential educational programs that inspire students and their communities to respect and care for themselves, each other, and their natural and cultural environments.

The Washington Canoe Club is hosting the Hōkūleʻa; canoe tours and dockside outreach will be offered Friday, May 20 from 1 to 5 pm; Saturday, May 21 from 10 am – 3 pm; and Monday May 23, 1 – 5 pm. The club is located at 3700 Water St N.W. (more…)

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From DC Streetcar:

“May 17, 2016 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Carnegie Library, 1st Floor
801 K St NW

The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) along with The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) invite the community to a public meeting Tuesday, May 17, 2016, to discuss an upcoming Environmental Assessment (EA) for the proposed Union Station to Georgetown Streetcar Transportation Improvements.

Following the successful launch of the DC Streetcar on February 27, 2016, this EA process considers alternative approaches to extending the existing line from Union Station to Georgetown. The study will evaluate the environmental and cultural effects of the proposed improvements. The study is being conducted in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) and Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 (NHPA), and will be released by DDOT, FHWA, and FTA in the winter of 2017. (more…)

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Paisano’s website says:

“Paisano’s is a gourmet pizza delivery chain that truly offers something for everyone on the menu. When you pass our menu around the dinner table at home or around the conference room at work, we guarantee that everyone will find something that they like.

From our dough to our pizza sauce to our pasta, we make almost everything that we deliver to your home or office fresh and from scratch daily. We focus on delivering a high-quality product with a relentless focus on customer satisfaction.

The first Paisano’s opened in the Shoppes at Fair Lakes in Fairfax, VA in June of 1997. Since then, we have expanded by adding multiple company-owned locations as well as franchises. Our management team has decades of experience in food service and has grown Paisano’s into one of the premier food establishments in Northern Virginia.

We are very active in our local communities because we care about our customers and the communities that have embraced us over the years. Thank you for your continued support and patronage.”

You can see their menus here.

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1815 Wisconsin Ave, NW