Music & Travel Lovers! Don`t Miss This Extraordinary Travel Opportunity

Jenni Cloud

September 27 - October 6, 2019

Incredible value! Just $4870 per person/two per room, including airfare from Washington, DC
Reserve your spot by June 28!

Experience beautiful music and the mystical beauty of Western Ireland with the Pressenda Chamber Players.

Join Aaron Berofsky and Kathryn Votapek (violins), Amadi Azikiwe (viola), and Tobias Werner (cello), along with Washington Conservatory of Music Executive & Artistic Director Kathy Judd and like-minded classical music lovers!


The many times I have performed concerts in other countries while traveling with new and old friends - sharing both the music and the beauty and culture of that country - have been some of the best memories of my life.” 

- Tobias Werner, Founder & Artistic Director,  Pressenda Chamber Players


·       Round-trip air on Aer Lingus from Dulles to Dublin
·       Professional driver/guide for 7 days
·       4 concerts by Pressenda Chamber Players
·       8 nights first class accommodations as outlined in the itinerary
·       8 full Irish breakfasts, including day of arrival
·       5 table d'hôte dinners
·       Admissions and sites as outlined in the itinerary
·       Porterage of one suitcase per person
·       Luggage tags, deluxe document holder, ear plugs & travel adapter included


·       Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane Gallery in Dublin
·       Markree Castle in Collooney, County Sligo
·       Clifden, in the heart of Connemara, presented by Clifton Arts Festival
·       PorterShed in Galway, for a fundraiser for the homeless, sponsored by the American Chamber of Commerce, Ireland

HIGHLIGHTS: Group tours plus ample free time to explore or shop on your own.

·       Hop on Hop off double decker bus tour in Dublin - Trinity College, Book of Kells, and other landmarks
·       St. Columba's Church and W.B. Yeats Gravesite
·       Boat cruise around Lough Gill with tea/coffee and scones on board
·       Museum of Country Life
·       Kylemore Abbey
·       Burren Smokehouse
·       Breathtaking beauty of the Cliffs of Moher and the Aran Islands, described by National Geographic as "one of the world's top island destinations”


·       Dublin - 1 night: Davenport Hotel
·       Sligo - 2 nights: Markree Castle
·       Clifden - 2 nights: Station House Hotel
·       Galway - 2 nights: Park House Hotel
·       Dublin - 1 night: Clontarf Castle



CADDIE TOURS. Custom Vacation to Ireland

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ISO: Local movers for move on 6/28 or 7/1 - suggestions?


Hi neighbors—

I’m in a bit of a panic as I’ve just sold my one-bedroom condo on Connecticut Ave but the buyers have requested a quick settlement. I’m having a tough time finding movers that can accommodate this short turnaround request given that it’s also high season (summer) and the end/beginning of the month.

If anyone has any leads of a small operation that might be able to take on this quick job, please let me know.


3901 Connecticut Ave

Jazz@Wesley this Sat. - The Michael Thomas Quintet

Jeanie M

Currently celebrating 20 years together, the Michael Thomas Quintet is a powerful and energetic group, deeply rooted in the rich tradition of jazz. The Quintet has the unique ability to capture an audience and take them on an excursion where “Hard-bop and blues” swing joyfully, prayerfully, and soulfully. There is nothing “laid back” about this group!


The Michael Thomas Quintet are:


Michael Thomas - trumpet

Zach Graddy – tenor sax

Darius Scott – piano

Kent Miller – contra bass

Frank T. Williams IV – drums


Saturday, June 22, 6:30 - 8:30pm
Wesley Campus of National United Methodist Church
5312 Connecticut Ave., NW (@ Jenifer)
Enter on Conn. Ave. thru the glass doors.

$10 general admission
$7 seniors
$5 students
Free for ages 12 and under
Credits cards accepted!

Complimentary coffee and tea with additional food and beverages available for purchase. Enjoy local jazz in an alcohol-free, family-friendly neighborhood venue every month at Jazz @Wesley.

Jeanie Mah
Veazey Terrace

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Re: ISO someone to sand and stain oak floors

Dorita Sewell

It's an uphill push to say anything unflattering about Universal Floors, but I don't think much of them.  The floors looked OK--they usually do, no matter who refinishes them. I like my floors sanded to the unstained oak and finished with a matte polyurethane so they look like oiled wood--not shiny--and so they are the color of the wood. I've done this for almost every move, so I've tried various floor people.  I'd say the only distinction among companies has been ethics.

Universal splashed polyurethane here and there on my new paint. It took an eon. They confirmed what had happened, but they never fixed it. They offered me a take-it-or-leave it can of paint.   

Dorita Sewell
Connecticut and Porter

A-WA Concert Jun26 DC | Free 2-Tix Giveaway

Franz Afraim Katzir

Live at The Hamilton in NW DC
Doors 6:30PM  | Opening 7:30PM  |  A-WA 8:30PM

Critically acclaimed Yemenite-Israeli trio A-WA—Tair, Liron, and Tagel Haim—defy genre boundaries with a delightful union of rap-style beats, high-energy electronic propulsion, hypnotic harmonies, and mainstream resonances. 

On their new album BAYTI FI RASI , they translate the journey of the great grandmother from Yemen to Israel, during the Post-WWII “Operation Magic Carpet,” into 14 undeniable anthems sung in a Yemeni Arabic dialect and backed by indigenous instrumentation, electronic orchestration and hip-hop beats.

Get TIX ($20-25) and MORE INFO on A-WA;
Also enter to *WIN 2 FREE TIX* in a giveaway by 

Hope to see you there!  

You can also check out the other exciting things SHIN DC is doing at

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For Sale: 4 Drawer File Cabinet

Susie Zimmermann

Metal cabinet in very good condition. $20

Macomb St

Re: What is your experience with RCN, please?

Beth Beuchner

I agree with the 2 prior comments. I have had excellent service via personal contact and telephone contact. I have been a customer since they were District Cablevision. It is my understanding that they moved all their help line personnel back to USA, which makes life much easier for individuals like me who only speak 2 languages, American English and Southern English.  


-- previous message --
Excellent. We have phone, internet and cable TV as a package. All are excellent. The interface with Tivo is outstanding. Doesn't get PAC-12 network but many other cables don't either. We hate connecting with one of the monopolists.

Reminder: Community Ice Cream Social / Meet & Greet, June 21, 4pm at Turtle Park


Please join the Metropolitan Police Department (Second District) as we celebrate the first day of summer, with a Community Ice Cream Social!

Friday June 21st (4 - 6pm)

Friendship-Turtle Park Recreation Center, 4500 Van Ness Street NW

Come out and meet the Officers that serve your community...they'll be serving ice cream!

Kyi Branch, Community Outreach Coordinator

MPD Second District


Re: ISO someone to sand and stain oak floors

Alec Dann

Nelson Rivas is good: 301-466-3063

One challenge with floors is to get the stain right. After the sanding is done, test different stains and when you’ve picked the one you like, have the tests sanded off but the whole floor is stained with your choice. Nelson will bring you a swatch book to pick from but until you see a stain on your wood, you won’t really know how it will look.

Also, the high gloss finishes wear longer but will make your floor look like a gym.  Consider semi-gloss or another less glossy option.

38th St

Repaving of Macomb St.

Nancy MacWood

DDOT plans to repair sidewalks and curbs as the first stage of a repaving project on Macomb St. The work could begin soon, but no parking signs will be posted on Macomb St. between 34th St. and Ross Place with the start date.  If you travel on Macomb St. once you see the no parking signs, you will know that work is scheduled to begin in 72 hours.  The street  will be open during the first phase of work, but there will  equipment on the street and regular travel lanes may be impeded.  If you don't have to use Macomb St. during this project, it would be much appreciated. 

The second phase of work will involve milling the roadbed and repaving.  Again, there will be no parking on the street between 34th and Ross Place.  At the end of this phase when the road is actually repaved, the street will be closed.  This should not last for more than one day and the street should be  reopened at the end of the construction day. 

I've asked DDOT to reassess the scope of work up to Connecticut Avenue.  In my view, many of the curbs are almost non-functional and sections of the sidewalk, which is very narrow in some places, need repairs.  The street trees limit what DDOT can do, but I hope DDOT will agree that there is a need for safety improvements. 

Please respect the no parking areas on Macomb St. and avoid the street once work begins, if you can.

Nancy MacWood
ANC 3C09

Re: ISO BCBS Primary care physician recommendations


Marc Shepard, MD. Awesome. Affiliated with Medstar these days; I think they take all insurance.  


-- original message --
Hello neighbors -
Is your primary care doctor awesome and accepting both BCBS and new patients? My go-to doc has gone boutique, charging a hefty yearly membership fee to be his patient, so I am seeking recommendations for a new primary care doctor in NW DC. Your time and recommendations are appreciated!

Missing cat family - 3500 block of Woodley Rd - have you seen them?


Some neighbors have been feeding a stray cat and 4-5 kittens she recently gave birth to, underneath a backyard shed in the 3500 block of Woodley Rd and were hoping to get them to a foster home this week. However they seem to have deserted their nest, no one has seen them in 36-48 hours and their food has gone uneaten. We're hoping that a nice neighbor has offered them better accommodations. 

Could you please let me know if you have seen them? 

Thank you, 

Free love seat

Robert Keatley

Does anyone have an interest in a Victorian-style loveseat--available to anyone who will take it away. It's old--belonged to my wife's mother--but not old enough to be a valuable antique. It's been sitting in the garage under plastic sheeting for some time and appears to be basically sound. But it would need care, probably re-upholstering, to make it truly respectable.

Anyway, if someone wants it, let me know.

-Robert Keatley

What`s New at FOLio Used Books

Susan Price

What’s new at FOLio this week?

 If you saw the movie, Call Me by Your Name, you might want to read the NYT Best Seller it was based on.  If you liked A Gentleman in Moscow, try Towles’ other book, Rules of Civility. Other offerings include Booker Prize Finalist Hot Milk, The Turner House, and The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye. We also have a wide selection of young adult titles.


On the non-fiction shelf are biographies and memoirs on John le Carre, Charles Darwin, Gloria Steinem, Helen Mirren, Paul Cezanne, Nikola Tesla, and Anderson Cooper and his mother Gloria Vanderbilt. And there’s a pictorial book on World War II and one on the selfie generation.


Specials include all CDs for 25 cents, DVDs for 50 cents, and a collection of coffee table books for under $5.


Shop FOLio and help support libraries and literacy programs. The store is open every Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Susan C. Price
CCDC Friends of the Library
5625 Connecticut Ave. NW

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Re: ISO someone to sand and stain oak floors

aquint7 .

We’ve had Universal do work on our floors. They have multiple crews and were generally pretty good, but some were better than others. Luis Criollo was referred to me by my realtor for floors, and I’d say his work was a notch above Universal’s. He installed new flooring and did a beautiful job repairing and refurbishing old flooring that was in such bad shape I thought we’d need to replace the entire first floor. He’s now a general contractor but for many years did only flooring. I thought his prices were quite reasonable, likely less than Universal. He’s also a man of integrity and a delight to work with. I know because his estimate for the flooring morphed into working with me getting the whole house ready for sale. We didn’t even get to the flooring until over a year later! Luis can be reached at (240) 601-4629. By all means tell him I recommended him.

Aline Quint

LAST CHANCE TO REGISTER: Encore Career, What`s Your Next Move?

Jodi Ochstein

Join OWL Network - Organizing Women to Lead as we workshop ideas to help you launch your encore career. 

Whether you're switching careers, jumping back into the work force, or starting your own business - We're Here to Help

We'll cover:
* Resources for business licensing, funding, and taxes
* Marketing tips
* Website best practices
* Branding strategy
* Smart Networking
Thursday, June 20th
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Cleveland Park Library Conference Room
(2nd Floor)

[Or go to  if the long link above is broken]

This event is free, but seating is limited
We all do better when we help each other succeed.

Jodi L. Ochstein
Ochstein Strategies
Ochstein Strategies

When was the last time you updated your website?

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Seeking Ride from DC - Philly, June 30 a.m.


Will pay ALL gas and tolls. Ride is for me, my medium sized friendly / dopey dog, and a few bags.


Mojimo Jackson

Need to Plane Down Door


I have a pocket door that had paneling added so the large flat 32” wide x ~ 72” side needs to be planed down by 3/8” or 1/4” so it will slide easily. Can anyone recommend someone who can do this for me and where I can have it done?

Thank you!

Robin Wolfson

Resources Presentation by DC Dept. Of Aging - June 25, 10 am

Sal Selvaggio

Northwest Neighbors Village is hosting an informative presentation highlighting resources available from the Department of Aging and Community Living (DACL).  
Come learn about what DACL offers, and hear from other government agencies that help DC residents thrive in their community:

Dept. Aging and Community Living 
Dept. of Justice – Elder Abuse and Senior Exploitation Legal Counsel for the Elderly 
Metro Access / Transport 
DC Office of the Peoples Counsel 
Office of Tax and Revenue 

When: Tue 06 / 25 / 2019 from 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM 

Where: Forest Hills of DC, 4901 Connecticut Avenue NW 

Price: Free  

You can register for the event by clicking on the link below: 

Or by calling NNV at: (202) 777-3435  

NNV is a local non-profit that gives members the confidence and practical help to age in their community while staying healthy, engaged, and connected to neighbors and friends.  

Sal Selvaggio 
Northwest Neighbors Village Outreach 

Free: Moving Wardrobe Boxes - without bars

Helen Qubain


The previous owner of my house left 5 wardrobe moving boxes: new and unused.  I don't see the bars that go across the top so you would have to make up a bar.  If anyone wants them, please let me know.  There are also two big moving boxes there. Email hqubain at gmail dot com


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