12th and Florida Ave, NE
Grant sends photos from the Ghost Bike installation Saturday morning.
DC Bicycle Advisory Council Statement on the killing of Dave Salovesh:
“The District of Columbia Bicycle Advisory Council issued the following statement on the killing of Dave Salovesh.
The BAC mourns the tragic loss of Dave Salovesh, a community leader struck and killed April 19 while bicycling on Florida Avenue NE.
Individual BAC and Pedestrian Advisory Council members issued the following joint statement:
“The cycling and pedestrian community has lost a passionate advocate to a needless death. The majority of the D.C. Bicycle Advisory Council, with support of members of the D.C. Pedestrian Advisory Council, calls on the Council of the District of Columbia, Mayor Muriel Bowser, the Metropolitan Police Department, and the District Department of Transportation to enact further protections for cyclists and pedestrians, and to provide more funding for safety, enforcement, and facilities for cyclists and pedestrians throughout the District.” (more…)
Beverly Jones via GoFundMe
Beverly Jones, artist, entrepreneur, “mother” of many pop-ups in and around Logan Circle for local artists, and the last manager of Pulp on the Hill and Pulp on 14th Street, NW, having taken over from Pulp founder, the late Ron “Feel the Love” Henderson, died in the early morning of March 23 of Myeloma. She was a welcoming face at Pulp and now, as we still mourn the loss of Pulp, we mourn Beverly. Her family and friends will celebrate her life on May 4 with details to be announced at the GoFundMe Page established by her daughter. We hope that many who frequented either or both stores, the pop-ups or who got to know Bev at Eastern Market where she sold her own cards and those of others for years, – – will want to donate here to help with the celebration of her too-short life.” (more…)
The story of Wendy Martinez, the runner stabbed in Logan circle last fall, was so hard for so many of us in DC.
Her fiancée Daniel is running the Boston marathon in a few weeks and is still $4,000 away from his fundraising goal. I don’t know him personally but saw a news story about the race and wanted to help out. Sometimes the runner has to make up the difference for these fundraising bibs. (more…)
Thanks to Mindy for passing on:
“So this posted at 15th and Girard and thought you could help spread the word. The email, which is sort of hard to read is [email protected]”
14th and W St, NW
It’s with great sadness that I write to you that my beloved CVS pharmacist at the 2129 14th St NW location, Annie, recently passed away.
Last week when my prescriptions got messed up I angrily asked where Annie was because she’s the only one at this pharmacy that could get my medicines right. Admittedly, I have some annoying medicines that require extra work, special orders, and atypical amounts that trip up most pharmacists. But not Annie. Over some of these weird quirks and issues, I grew closer to her and really appreciated how hardworking she was and able to solve almost any issue with ease and a smile.
When I asked where she was, I received a strange answer from one of the technicians–“she’s not here anymore.” (more…)
Prianka writes us:
“For anyone who works and/or lives in SW DC, our dear friend, Stanley Eubanks, who used to sit on the bench on the corner of 3rd and E, greeting everyone as they walk by, passed away yesterday. May we keep him and his family in our prayers, he will be missed.”
Photo by Emily Kennard
Thanks to Emily for sharing:
“On my way to work – and I ran into Lucien Bourdeau, an art teacher from NY, who came down to DC to pay his respects with a piece he painted.”
Thanks to Susan for sending a sad update on the legendary Evelyn Y. Davis, who’s tombstone is in Rock Creek Church cemetery in Petworth. “Queen of the Corporate Jungle. 1929 – Forever”
The New York Times reported yesterday:
“Evelyn Y. Davis, who spent more than 50 years haranguing American executives at shareholder meetings as she pushed companies to be more frugal and transparent, died on Sunday in Washington. She was 89.”
“The notorious gadfly decided to erect her own postmortem monument in 1981 to celebrate her successes. She used the tombstone to list her resume, divorces (there are four, two of which were etched in at later dates), and the fact that she never had children. One of the accompanying stones contains a quote that clearly sums up her philosophy on life: “Power is greater than love, and I did not get where I am by standing in line nor by being shy.”
DC Minyan and Vigil In Memory of Pittsburgh Synagogue Victims last night in Dupont Circle. Photo by PoPville Flickr user Ethan Miller
“Join us for an interfaith service and solidarity gathering (Adas Israel Congregation
2850 Quebec St. NW) as we come together to mourn the 11 innocent lives lost, express our outrage and concern, and join in prayer as a community for the speedy recovery of those injured. Hear from community leaders including Washington, DC’s Mayor Muriel Bowser, Governor of Virginia Ralph Northam, and Governor of Maryland Larry Hogan.
We are horrified and heartbroken by the despicable murderous attack at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh’s Squirrel Hill neighborhood that took place during Shabbat services. Words are insufficient to convey our community’s profound pain at the slaughter of innocent people who were worshiping with their community on the holy day of Shabbat, a time that is a weekly reminder to celebrate joy and peace.”
From a press release:
“In light of the despicable murderous attack at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington and The Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington (JCRC) are planning a community-wide interfaith service and solidarity gathering with the ADL Washington, AJC Washington, Israeli Embassy, and various other interfaith organizations on Monday, October 29th at 6:30pm at Adas Israel Congregation. More details below. (more…)
Art by Eric Gordon
From an email:
“There will be a candlelight vigil in Dupont Circle, Thursday evening October 25th from 7pm to 745pm, in advance of Friday’s interment of Matthew Shepard’s ashes in the National Cathedral. For twenty years, his ashes have not been laid to rest, as his parents worried that if they chose a final resting place, it would be at risk of desecration. But, on Friday, this tragic odyssey will come to an end, as there will be a final home for Matthew in a place his parents say he would love.
And so we will gather Thursday evening at 7pm at the fountain in Dupont Circle as a community to mark this occasion and stand against intolerance, hatred, and the violence that claimed Matthew’s life and continues today. (more…)