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“Happy New Year, everyone! I wanted to start New Year’s day fresh and good spirits when I woke up on Thursday morning, but I quickly soured when I saw all the garbage and litter floating around U st. (I have a short temper…working on it in the new year).
I realize the benefits of living on U come with some of the burdens of trash, but sometimes the trash lingers for days on the street, becoming an unattractive mix of food wrappers, pizza boxes and leaves. When the wind kicks up, even trash that’s been responsibly thrown away gets blown out since the bins are almost always filled to capacity.
So rather than simply complain, can we come up with a solution, and can we come up with any strategies to implement the solution? A few quick thoughts:
– Could we solicit U st. business & condos to start a business improvement district (much like Golden Triangle or Downtown BID) so there’d be funds for more frequent clean-up efforts? How could we go about getting that started?
– Could we start our own clean-up group? Maybe volunteers meet up every Saturday and Sunday morning to clean up the streets between 14th and 9th streets? (the simplest solution, but perhaps the most difficult to implement). I would provide the coffee!
– Could we ask the city to install garbage bins that have a lid on them, or install the solar powered trash compacter so that at least the garbage thrown away doesn’t pop back out when the wind kicks up?
Any other ideas? Or please chime in if you’re willing to be a clean-up volunteer – that could be the easiest and quickest solution.”
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You are cordially invited to the Embassy of Austria for a thrilling evening with Mozart. What a better way to spend Christmas and Hannukah! Our full orchestra and lead singers, some of whom sing at the Met, will appeal to teens as they begin their journey to the classics! We expect to be sold out soon…..
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Under the Gracious Patronage of H.E. Petra Schneebauer, Ambassador of Austria
Julien Benichou, Conductor
Kevin Short as Figaro
Manna K. Jones as Susanna
Stephen Powell as Count Almaviva
Laquita Mitchell as Contessa
Anna Kelly as Cherubino
Maggie Polglaze as Barbarina
John Gibney as Bartolo
Leah Heater as Marcellina
Christopher Jon Hartung as Antonio & Don Curzio
Narration provided by Robin Phillips
Embassy of Austria
3524 International Court NW
Washington, DC 20008
Doors Open/Cocktails 6:30 pm
Performance including Intermission 7:15 pm
Wine Reception with Heavy Hors d’oeuvres 9:15 to 10:30 pm
Box Seats $250
Orchestra Reserved $150
Seniors (over 65 years old) Unreserved $80 [sold out]
Students with ID $50
Come solve a crime that took place in Takoma Park 130 years ago!
HouseMouse Books and Vintage is excited to announce the debut of Escape the Bookshop II, our new limited-run escape room experience. Escape the Bookshop II is a unique group puzzle game that is based on a real crime that took place in Takoma Park around 130 years ago. It is designed and created by HouseMouse to be played in our atmospheric little bookshop. This is not your typical corporate escape room and makes for a memorable evening out with friends or family!
Bookings are now open for game dates in January through April 2024. The game generally takes place Wednesday through Saturday at 8 PM but special arrangements can be made upon request. It is designed to be played by a group of 3 to 6 people (ages 16+) and lasts for one hour. No prior escape room experience is needed to enjoy the game.
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