Re: ISO exterminator for mice

luise welby

Try No Mouse in the House natural mouse repellent  - uses peppermint oil and available through their website or Amazon Prime

Sat & Sun, 9-4, Moving Sale - whole house - great finds and prices

Dan Hecker

Please come by this weekend to 3430 34th Place (between Newark and Ordway) for a huge house-wide moving sale. 9-4 each day. 

Lots of great furniture including stunning Queen Anne dining room table with wood inlay top and 2 built in expansion leaves. Also hand carved wood roll top desk. Bedroom set, chairs, lots of coffee and end tables, lamps, mirrors, and many rugs.  

Large collection of costume and fine jewelry  reflecting worldwide travels. 

Original and fine artwork. Lifetime collection of embroidered table linens, tea cloths, placemats and handkerchiefs. 

Designer scarves of all shapes, sizes and colors. 

Chinese style and other decorative porcelain pots and vases. Fine pottery pieces – including platters, pitchers and bowls. And lots more. 

Proceeds are to benefit Wishes for Elliott, our family foundation supporting research to cure rare and devastating childhood epilepsies. Come find a treasure or a trinket – and help children struggling with these devastating disorders.

Dan Hecker

3430 34th Place

Re: Any update on 3415 Porter?


Hi Mary.

The owner of 3415 Porter has been advised by the Historic Preservation Office's chief and deputy chief and the Office of Planning's in-house counsel that the remedy under the preservation law for unauthorized demolition is to apply for an amended permit (accompanied by revised plans) to reconstruct the property back to its original condition.

CPHS and Commissioner Hersh will keep an eye on the situation.

Carin Ruff
Executive Director
Cleveland Park Historical Society

-- previous message --
Is there any update on the status of the semi-demolished house at 3415 Porter Street? I always liked that house, especially the bay window in the front, which is still there. Otherwise it is quite sad looking.

Women`s History at FOLio Used Books This Saturday, 10am-5pm

Susan Price

What better way to celebrate Women’s History Month than with biographies of women? New this week at FOLio are books about Eleanor Roosevelt and civil rights icon Rosa Parks plus a new illustrated book on the history of women. In addition, FOLio’s extensive biography section always yields an array of stories about women who’ve done extraordinary things.

If you want a good novel, check out the latest arrivals from best-selling authors Michael Connelly, Lee Child, James Patterson, Paula Hawkins, Anna Quindlen, Joanna Trollope, Judy Blume and George Saunders.

Also new this week is a boxed, three-volume set of Tom Brokaw's The Greatest Generation. And start your travel planning early with our travel and guide books, specially priced at only $1 each!

FOLio is open every Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and all proceeds go to support area libraries and literacy programs.

Susan C. Price
Chevy Chase DC Friends of the Library
5625 Connecticut Ave. NW

Cleveland Park Listserv Sponsor 

Celebrate Love & Support Marriage Equality in Israel - Tues, Mar 26

Samantha Loss

3 Weddings and a Statement

Celebrate LOVE and support marriage equality in Israel!

Date: Tuesday, March 26
Time: 6:30 pm
Location: Washington Hebrew Congregation, 3935 Macomb St. NW, Washington DC

With great joy and meaning, Washington Hebrew Congregation and Adas Israel Congregation invite you to a very special event welcoming three couples into the covenant of marriage.

These couples could not or would not legally marry in Israel under the auspices of the ultra-Orthodox Chief Rabbinate for three very different reasons: one couple is gay, the second couple has one partner that Israel’s Chief Rabbinate does not consider to be Jewish, the third couple rejects the Rabbinate’s rigid control over Jewish marriage.

They would have preferred to marry in their home country. In fact, each has already had a wedding ceremony in Israel, but the government will not recognize their marriages. Much like “commitment ceremonies” that same-sex couples had in the United States before the Supreme Court decision that legalized gay marriage, the three couples are married only in their hearts.

Learn More and RSVP to join us in person or live stream the ceremony: 

Cleveland Park Listserv Sponsor

Tues, Mar 26: UDC Institute of Politics Policy and History Event

NKramMendelsohn COUNCIL

Good Afternoon Everyone,

UDC asked that we share the following invitation for a free upcoming panel hosted by the Institute of Politics Policy and History (IPPH).

Kindest Regards,

Nicholas Kram Mendelsohn
Constituent Services
Councilmember Mary M. Cheh, Ward 3
Email: nmendelsohn@...
Office: (202) 724-8062


The Institute of Politics Policy and History Presents:

Historical Inflection Point
Women in the House
Tuesday, March 26 at 7 PM

UDC Theater of the Arts 
4200 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Special Guest Welcome: Mayor Muriel Bowser

Panel Discussion
- Moderator: Michael Steele, Conservative American Commentator, MSNBC political analyst, former RNC Chairman
- Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley, D-MA
- Congresswoman Elizabeth “Liz” Cheney, R-WY (invited)
- Dr. James Ann Piland, Associate Professor, Director of Women’s Studies, Trinity Washington University
- Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, D-DC (Invited)
- Former Congresswoman, Connie Morella, R-MD

To register for the event, you can do so by visiting the following link:  
[or go to if the long link above is broken]

Jodi Samuda
Institute of Politics Policy and History
jodi.samuda@... [jodi.samuda @ udc dot edu]

For Sale: New Afghan rug runner


I have an absolutely gorgeous hand knotted 8x2 runner (dark blue with red accents) that simply doesn’t work in my home (bummer). I purchased it for $238, but am selling it for $150. It’s never been used. It’s beautiful! I can send pictures tomorrow if you’re interested. Let me know!

Porter Street

ISO a female personal trainer

Rebecca Kolodner

Does anyone have a recommendation for a female personal trainer who works at a gym in the area or who does in-home training?


Wilson Crew Plant Sale Closes Friday

joe pinder

FYI, according to the Wilson Crew website the annual plant sale orders close tomorrow, Friday March 22. I'm sort of perplexed not to have seen notice of this either on the CP or AUPark listservs, though I might have missed it...or perhaps the crew boosters are de-emphasizing it in favor of the "eat pizza" nights, etc. Anyway, I had nieces on a similarly self-funding crew up in NYC and try to support this.  

The web link if you're interested is

[Direct link to the plant sale is here:

Joe Pinder

Re: MPD-2D: Robbery Investigations


I am curious if Captain Cusick or anyone else has information regarding the arrest yesterday, Wednesday evening at about 6pm, of four individuals at the Woodley Park Metro station might have any connection to the series of robberies reported by Captain Cusick on this listserv that took place on Tuesday evening of this week, two of which were close to the Cleveland Park Metro station.  

- Warren

-- original message --

The Metropolitan Police Department Second District is currently investigating a series of robberies that occurred on yesterday evening, Tuesday, March 19, 2019 between 5pm and 6pm:

4000 block of Brandywine Street, NW CCN: 19-046-543 (Open Case)
The victim was approached from behind by an unknown suspect who snatched the victim’s iPhone and fled westbound in the 4000 block of Brandywine Street, NW. Lookout is for a male last seen wearing a red hooded shirt, no further description. The victim was not injured. 

3859 Gramercy Street, NW CCN: 19-046-530 (Open Case)
The victim was approached by three suspects from behind. One suspect grabbed the victim’s iPhone phone and all three suspects fled. Lookout is for three black males, 13-16 years of age, all wearing tan pants and dark hats, suspect 1 was wearing a red jacket, suspect 2 was wearing a gray jacket, and suspect 3 was wearing a black jacket. The victim was not injured. No further information.

3801 Connecticut Avenue, NW CCN: 19-046-580 (Open Case)
As the victim exited the Cleveland Park Metro, she was approached from behind by three males. One suspect attempted to snatch her purse but was unsuccessful. S-1 then took the victim’s cell phone but dropped it after the victim screamed. All three suspects fled southbound on Connecticut Avenue, NW. Lookout is for a black male, 14-16 years of age, last seen wearing red puffy jacket. The victim was not injured. No further information.

3620 Connecticut Avenue, NW CCN: 19-046-583 (Open Case)
The victim was approached by two suspects. One of the suspects snatched the victim’s iPhone and both suspects then fled. Lookout is for two black males, 14-16 years of age. The first suspect was last seen wearing an olive green jacket with a red hoodie and tan pants. The second suspect was last seen wearing a gray hoodie, black hat and black pants. The victim was not injured. No further information.

At this time, it is unknown if these robberies are related. Second District Detectives are actively investigating these crimes and we have stepped up police presence in the areas where the robberies occurred.  Anyone with information about these robberies is encouraged to call the Second District Detectives Office on 202-730-1903 or the MPD Command Center on 202-727-9099. Text-tips may also be sent anonymously to 50-411.  

Kelvin M. Cusick
Captain, Second District
3320 Idaho Avenue, NW
Washington, DC, 20016
Office: 202-715-7362
Kelvin.cusick@... [Kelvin.cusick @ dc dot gov]

ISO Music Studio Rental


I am looking for a room preferably with wooden floors, in the Tenleytown/Friendships Heights corridor to rent to give voice lessons 3-5 afternoons/evenings per week. I currently rent various church halls, but I would love to have one designated space instead of 3 different church music rooms. If you have any leads on a place in a building you currently occupy, or know of any possibilities, I would be grateful to hear. 

Thank you in advance! 

Diane Atherton 

ISO Tree Advice


Dear Neighbors,

I have a giant Sycamore in my front yard, which is actually on the waning hill that leads to the sidewalk, which is DC owned, as told to me by DC Tree Maintenance. I have had a licensed arborist come out and give me his opinion on this tree, which must be 60 feet tall and precariously hangs over my house and constantly drops limbs. He told me, "I wouldn't want that thing hanging over my house!" DC tells me I and or my complaining neighbors, are responsible for getting a permit to take it down AND paying for the entire bill, but they also claim it is their property. Can I tell you, it frightens me so much, that every time there is a thunder or wind storm, I sleep in the basement for fear of this behemoth crashing through my home. I feel like this is a David vs Goliath situation. This bill to take this beast down will be north of $10,000. Does anyone have any advice for me? 

All the best-Cheers! 

Stephanie in Woodley

Expert Subject & College Prep Tutoring

Liz Ronkin

Chevy Chase Prep coaches students through school and college transitions all year around. We hold top-tier advanced degrees and have decades of grade 5-college experience with academic writing, math acceleration, standardized test preparation, and competitive placements. 

DCPS summer math acceleration and Walls preparation are two of our specializations. 

Local references attest to our deep expertise, and to students' confidence and performance on standardized tests.


-- Proudly tutor academic writing, math/math acceleration, and other subjects to motivated middle and high school students
-- Expertly coach the ISEE/SSAT, HSPT, SAT and ACT, ten AP exams, and college selection and application processes, including Common and Coalition Apps and essay writing
-- Offer family discounts and welcome international students
-- Are Chevy Chase/Tenleytown/CP and GP-based and 100 percent woman-owned 

Please visit us on the web at:, and email us at chevychaseprep@... [chevychaseprep @ gmail dot com].

Maggie Ronkin
Founding Owner

Cleveland Park Listserv Sponsor 

ISO Invention Advice


Hi Neighbors,

I have an idea for an invention made of rubber/plastic. I need advice on a person who I can explain the idea to and they can create a prototype. What is the term for this person? A prototype engineer? I will need this person to sign an NDA. 

Thanks for any help and or references! 


Stephanie in Woodley

ESPN`s Sandy Nunez is coming next week!

Listserv Sponsor

Hello CP!

Thank you so much for your interest in Namic Mid-Atlantic. I've had lively discussions with a few of you regarding this diversity professional association for the cable and entertainment industry on the metro, in our local neighborhood restaurants, and yes even on our listserv! You all helped me get my showstopping dress with your recommendations - now it's time to celebrate!

As the President of the board, I wanted to send you a personal invitation to our signature fundraiser this year. We host several low to no-cost events every month. However we wanted to try something new. We wanted to bring The District one of our favorite speakers, ESPN's Sandy Nunez and also reveal our chapter's new name on Thursday March 28th hosted at CSPAN's studios!

Did you know that Sandy oversees production of all Los Angeles programming for ESPN? It is a conversation you will not want to miss.

Your $35 your ticket will include:
• An intimate discussion with Sandy Nunez (only 40 seats will be sold)
• A tour of CSPAN's Studios
• A sandwich or two from The Best Sandwich Place Ever
• And a front row seat to our historical chapter name change announcement

More details below. For questions email me, Sangeetha Subramanian at sangeetha.subram@... [sangeetha.subram @ gmail dot com]

Event Host:  Namic Mid-Atlantic

Event:  Women in Sports, Master Class with Sandy Nunez, Coordinating Producer, ESPN. Moderated by Tiffany Forte, In Game Host, Washington Wizards

When: Thursday, March 28th
5:30 - 6:30pm check-in and sandwiches
6:30 - 7:15pm panel
7:15 - 7:30pm CSPAN Studio Tour and Meet Greet with Sandy

Where: CSPAN, 400 North Capitol Street NW, half block from Union Station

Cost: $35 including Eventbrite fees.

Sponsored by CSPAN and ESPN


Check out - - for more information.

Cleveland Park Listserv Sponsor   

Re: Is anyone receiving the Northwest Current?

Alison Steadman

We have looked carefully in each of the Washington Post editions this week and have not found the Northwest Current, which people have said is now being delivered in the Post. Is it? Or isn’t it?


-- from previous message --
NW Current Newspaper editions are currently being delivered apparently on a biweekly basis as an insert in the Washington Post. The new copies have greatly reduced content [snip]

-- previous message --
It's been coming via USPS inserted inside the weekly ad packet most of us get. Also, it's now The Current -- no more neighborhood-specific versions, like Northwest, Foggy Bottom. And truncated in size, maybe eight pages total.

Fantastic Nanny/Newborn Care Specialist Available in April!

Kate T

We are so sad to say goodbye to our fantastic nanny Caroline in April when I stop working for a bit. Words can't describe how wonderful she is with our three children (4, 3 and 9 months), and how easy she is to work with as parents. Currently she lives in, and we are happy to have her stay living with us to help -- that's how much we love her! 

She is a college-educated, professionally trained nanny with years of experience with busy families. She's worked on both the west and east coast and quickly learns how families operate. Her daily duties include caring for all three children, preparing meals, picking the two older children up at school, naps, laundry, cleaning the kids areas/toys etc. She has also helped with quick runs to Whole Foods when we are out of something. Overall, she is a joy to have around and our kids love her! 

Caroline's email is nanny.caroline@... [nanny.caroline @ yahoo dot com]. She also has a website if helpful -   

I'm happy to serve as a reference or talk to any interested families. As for timing, we are slightly flexible, however, I think she would like a position starting mid-late April. 

Thanks so much!

Kate Tyrrell

Woodley Place

tyrrell.kate @ gmail dot com 

Re: ISO Appliance Repair

Alan Weinstein

Another endorsement for Weinstein. But, his name is not A Weinstein, it is Mark Weinstein. Same phone number: Weinstein Appliance Repair 301-421-1942

Alan Weinstein
Devonshire Place

Re: What`s Happening with American City Diner?

Christopher Backley

Those options all sound delicious. I’ll take one of each!


-- from original message --
What’s going on with the American City Diner? It has been sitting dark, empty and forlorn for several years. [snip]
How about it, folks, will we soon be enjoying two eggs any style served all day? Seven-bean Bison chili? Vegan BLTs? Mac & Cheese with truffle oil? Sandwiches on whole grain Chiabatta bread? deep-dish apple pie? Hamburgers named after famous figures in Literature? Won’t that be fun? And it will all be organic and so much more expensive. [snip]

Re: What`s Happening with American City Diner?

Bruce Maliken

According to UrbanTurf...

The American City Diner in Chevy Chase DC abruptly closed after 30 years. Now, we are getting an idea of what will replace it. Restaurateur Steve Salis, best known for owning Ted's Bulletin, Federalist Pig and Kramerbooks & Afterwords, is the new owner of the diner at 5532 Connecticut Avenue NW (map). Salis began talks with the landlord in May and had been under the impression that the owners would be operating the diner at least until early next year. 

"We, like many of you, caught wind that they were shutting down kind of on a whim," Salis shared at a ANC meeting last week. "As a result, there was something that was put into the lease whereby, if something like that were to happen, we would have to accelerate our efforts."  

The future of the site is being thought of as a French brasserie and café, offering breakfast, lunch and dinner at a reasonable price point. Salis described the concept as "approachable but sophisticated", insisting that the idea is to ensure the new restaurant remains a neighborhood mainstay accessible to all.

Bruce Maliken

(240) 475-4193 

-- original message --

What’s going on with the American City Diner? It has been sitting dark, empty and forlorn for several years. While I was looking for pretty little things for this year's Easter Baskets in that nice stationary store on McKinley Street—Write for You—the subject of Politics & Prose came up. 

“Oh, yes," said the sales lady. “They are taking over The American City Diner! Did you know that?”
No, I did not! But if anyone can confirm the rumor it would be someone on this listserv. How about it, folks, will we soon be enjoying two eggs any style served all day? Seven-bean Bison chili? Vegan BLTs? Mac & Cheese with truffle oil? Sandwiches on whole grain Chiabatta bread? deep-dish apple pie? Hamburgers named after famous figures in Literature? Won’t that be fun? And it will all be organic and so much more expensive. I hope they clean the floor before they reopen. It’s hard to enjoy that late night milkshake when your feet stick to the floor.

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