Tonight (Tues.) there was an entirely foreseeable fire in River Terrace, which could have been prevented, and could have ended in tragedy. There’s been a long abandoned and condemned house; for several weeks a squatter has taken up residence. Many calls and messages have been sent to local leaders and authorities over weeks and months. They’ve known about it, even so much to come out and inadequately board up doors to prevent entry several times.
With weather getting colder, neighbors were worried that to stay warm someone in the abandoned home would start a fire. Tonight that fire was set, and then it spread, causing a family with young kids to flee their neighboring house into the pouring rain. We don’t know if the squatter is safe (we hope so) and luckily this fire started in the early evening when people were walking by and neighbors were awake. It could have been a tragedy, considering how quickly fires can spread between row homes. I can’t tell you how long there have been complaints about this house, and no one has been able to do anything. Neighbors will no longer accept inaction.”
DC Fire and EMS reported: “Working Fire Dispatch 300 block 34th St NE. Had fire 2nd floor & attic 2 story vacant end row dwelling. Visible fire knocked down. Checking for extension into adjacent occupied home. No injuries reported.”
Thanks to M. for sending: “Just saw this morning, New Rule at the DC USA.”
Thanks to Ken for sending: “This was seen near the Ranger Station in Rock Creek Park this morning” J. also writes: “The USGS guys doing water sampling in Rock Creek”
978 I Street, NW Thanks to TE for sending:
1212 4th Street, SE Thanks to Forrest for sending: Banfield in Navy Yard Closing” Saturday January 27th.
You are cordially invited to the Washington Opera Society’s exclusive Christmas/Hannukah Party!
We are pleased to welcome our great opera stars to the company!
Juliette Di Bello, Manuela Tomasz Korossy, Kristin Sampson from the NY City Opera Company, and Kevin Short of the Metropolitan Opera.
Don’t miss this unique holiday concert of seasonal favorites and hit arias from the operatic repertoire sung by our cast of stellar singers. Maestro Benichou will bring his infectious energy as he leads the WOS Festival Ensemble in an evening sure to remember. Glad tidings!
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…..
Get your tickets now!
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
Join the Terrells and many other local artists for a holiday party at The Fillmore School in Georgetown from 6-8pm on Saturday, December 16th. There will be open studios, live music, chair massages, and local businesses with holiday specials. This