ISO professional to dye a (dressy) linen tunic

Susan Lukas

I have I purchased a load of Rit dyes that I was going to use to transform my wardrobe from grays and whites to more vibrant colors during the lockdown hours. But in the end, I got cold feet. Does anyone know or heard of or had a good experience with professionals who dye clothes? Dry cleaners, perhaps?

Thanks in advance. 


ISO a Wednesday afternoon sitter #iso #nannyshare #babysitter

Jessica Leader

Hello, Cleveland Park!

My family and another are hoping to find someone who would be interested in taking care of 2 kids outdoors on Wednesday afternoons from 12:30-5:30. The schedule involves playing with two first-graders, going with one of them to pick up a little sibling at day care (the other first-grader gets picked up), and then playing with them until 5:30. Pay is flexible and can be set at or above the DC minimum of $15 per hour, depending on experience.

This could be a fun opportunity for someone on a gap year, or a high-school student with remote-learning Wednesdays, to connect with fun kids and earn some dollars one day a week. 

Interested? Questions? You can reach me at jessica.leader@...


ISO Auto Repair Shop, Doctor, Roofer, Plumber, or Veterinarian in Cleveland Park? #homerenovations #recommendation #petcare #contractor

Kevin Moss

As hundreds of Cleveland Park residents can tell you, Consumers’ Checkbook has the ratings and advice you need to make an informed decision the next time you’re looking for a local service. Washingtonians have relied on us to help them save time and money for more than 45 years.

Consumers’ Checkbook provides ratings and advice on a wide range of local service providers and healthcare professionals, from auto repair shops to doctors to plumbers to vets and everything in between. We’re nonprofit and do not accept advertising or kickbacks from the businesses we review, like most other ratings organizations. Our evaluations are based on more than 400,000 ratings collected in surveys of Consumers’ Checkbook subscribers and other local consumers, extensive undercover comparison price shopping, checks on complaint records at local consumer agencies, and much more.

Let us show you how Checkbook can make a difference in your life. As a special invitation to Cleveland Park Listserv members, we’re offering a discounted Checkbook subscription for first-time subscribers. We invite you to visit to join for $18 for one year, a savings of $10 off our regular price.

Kevin Moss
Consumers’ Checkbook
Nonprofit, No Advertising, Ratings You Can Trust

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Shmurah Matzah - Wheat and Gluten-free Oat

Baked by Yael

In addition to making hand-rolled bagels, cakepops, and other delicious baked goods, Baked by Yael is one of the largest distributors in the country of shmurah gluten-free oat matzah, made in Israel and Brooklyn, NY.
We have Kestenbaum's gluten-free oat matzah in machine-made squares and matzah meal ground from machine matzah. Both are shmurah (meaning "guarded,") which is a strict level of kosher supervision. 
We are also thrilled to offer handmade wheat matzah from the famous Kehilath Yakov Pupa & Zehlem Matzo Bakery in Brooklyn, New York! This round matzah is rolled by hand and baked in a wood-fired oven under the strictest rabbinic supervision. It's thin and crispy -- a welcome change from the dense grocery store matzah most of us have come to know.
Please click here to place your order. Take advantage of our contact-free curbside pickup or discounted local delivery. Or, have the matzah shipped to someone out of town. We ship nationwide.

There is detailed information about the matzah on our website, including answers to frequently asked questions. Please email us at info@... if you have any questions not listed. Thank you again for your support!
Yael Krigman
Owner, Baked by Yael
Baked by Yael
3000 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20008
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ISO info on safe disposal of magnets

Stephanie Gerard

Is it OK to discard fridge magnets with recyclables, or do they go into regular trash? I have hundreds of souvenir travel magnets. Unable to get info from DC.


Editor's note: The place to go for any info on disposal of items in DC is the Zero Waste DC website:   However, I have a different suggestion
When you type in "magnets" you get this instruction: "Put this item in your trash. Trash should be in a plastic bag inside green trash bins."
However, I have a different suggestion: There might be someone or some organization that would be happy to have your collection of souvenir travel magnets. Might make for a fun geography lesson!

Tues, Mar 16 at 1 PM: NNV Virtual Lecture: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt: America’s First Power Couple

Sal Selvaggio

When: Tuesday, March 16
Time: 1:00 to 2:00 p.m.
Price: Free!
To attend, you need to register by clicking the link below. A Zoom link will be sent to you via email before the event.

Franklin & Eleanor Roosevelt, America’s First Power Couple
Speaker: Paul Sparrow, Director, Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library & Museum

Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt were the most important American couple in the 20th century, and their influence and legacy live on today. Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum director Paul Sparrow will explore their remarkable accomplishments using photographs and rare home movies from the 1930s.

Paul Sparrow is the Director of the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum which is part of the National Archives. He works with the Roosevelt Institute to support the library in its ongoing fundraising efforts. He previously held positions at the Newseum, the University of Maryland’s Future of Information Alliance, and was an Emmy-Award winning television producer.

Northwest Neighbors Village is a local non-profit dedicated to building a supportive community where older adults are valued and age with dignity. We are delighted to offer these programs for free to our neighbors, and keep you engaged and learning. To learn more about us or to support our efforts to enable older adults to thrive in Northwest, DC, please visit our homepage.

Sal Selvaggio
Northwest Neighbors Village Outreach 

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Connecticut Avenue NW Reversible Lane Operations and Safety Study (whew!)

Ann Hamilton

I have been impressed with the quality of the discussion on this listserv about the alternatives for reconfiguration of the traffic lanes on Connecticut Avenue – thoughtful, substantive, and only rarely infused with a touch of hostility. The problem is quite straight-forward: The only “given” is the width of the roadway (60 feet, enough for six 10-foot-wide lanes, while the competing demands for that space are legion – commuters, cyclists, shoppers, schools, pedestrians, zoo-goers, buses, diners, and businesses, to name but a few).  So there will inevitably be winners and losers from any decision.

In very over-simplified terms, the difference of opinion about the valuable community resource that is Connecticut Avenue can be distilled into Bikers vs. Walkers and Drivers. Those who side with the Bikers have been urged to write to DDOT in support of “Option C.”  Since the discussion has led my preference to lie elsewhere, I urge those who have expressed reservations about that option to be sure to write to DDOT to weigh in. I wouldn’t want DDOT to be led solely by volume to believe that the community has a strong and unified view. If you don’t support Option C, it would be very helpful if you could say which option (modified as necessary) you would like to see, rather than simply describing problems (with which they are probably very familiar).

Their website says the Project Email is Conn-Ave-revstudy@..., but I am not confident that it is read and absorbed. They also offer the email of the Project Manager, Ed Stollof, Edward.Stollof@... and the Deputy Project Manager, Cynthia Lin, Cynthia.Lin@....   

Ann Hamilton 

The foregoing is the point of this message, so you can stop reading right here.  But if you haven’t taken a dive into the details of the DDOT options,  (or if that link doesn’t work) [as far as I can tell, DDOT’s own website has not been updated], or if you’d like a CliffNotes summary, here is what I pulled together for myself (which probably contains errors, for which I apologize in advance): 

No-Build (Keep Reversible Lanes, No Protected Bike Lanes). Peak: AM - 4 lanes inbound, 2 lanes outbound; reverse for PM peak; no parking.  Off-peak: 2 travel lanes each direction; parking on one side of CT.  May include intersection improvements (probably true of other options). 

Option A (Keep Reversible Lanes, Two One-Way Protected Bike Lanes). Peak: AM – 3 lanes inbound, 1 lane outbound; reverse for PM peak  Off-peak: 2 vehicle lanes each direction.  Requires expensive overhead signage opposed by Commission on Fine Arts.  Always: 2 one-way bicycle lanes. no parking. 

Option B (Remove Reversible Lane, No Protected Bike Lanes). Peak: 3 lanes outbound; 3 lanes inbound; no parking.  Off-peak: 2 lanes each direction; parking and loading both sides. 

Option C (Remove Reversible Lane, Two One-Way Protected Bike Lanes).  Peak and Off-Peak:  2 lanes outbound, 2 land inbound; 1 Protected Bike Lane; 1 parking/loading lane for 118 cars in commercial areas [not clearly defined], remove 507 parking/loading spaces in other areas.

Option D-0 (One Reversible Lane, One Two-Way Protected Bike Lane).  Peak: AM – 3 lanes inbound, 2 lanes outbound; reverse for PM peak.  Off-peak: Something about left-turn pockets (not constructible), conflicts in narrower 2-way bike lanes.  Needs overhead signage.

And several complicated options (D-1, D-2, and E) described as “by others”.  Option E contains a “Fatal Flaw” since it does not conform to DDOT’s guiding principles.

As for parking, there are now 625 spaces, of which 209 are in commercial areas, distributed as set out below.  The table attempts to show how many of those would be removed. (If formatting doesn’t work, see Slide 34). 

                                                                                                      Removed                           ­

                                                   Current       Option A     Option B       Option C       Option D

Nebraska – Fessenden                    20                20                0                       11                11

          Albemarle – Van Ness           81                 81                0                       41               41

          Porter – Macomb                54                 54               0                       23                 23

          North Rd. – Cathedral           34                34                0                       10                 24

          Woodley – Calvert                 20                20                0                        6                  6

          Added during Peak                                      0                0                     <118­­­>             0

                  TOTAL                          209               209               0                  91 + <118>       105

        Loading                                   21                 21                0                       5                  12

Re: Dialing "202" for All Local Calls

Sara Schreiber

This is the first time I’ve heard this information, Chuck. No notification from Verizon, at this point.
Sara Schreiber
Fessenden St.
- original message -
Dear Listserv,
We are being told by our landline provider that we'll now have to dial "202" before all local calls to another 202 number. This is due to the fact that 202 is no longer going to be the only DC number -- 771 is being added. We should begin transitioning to 202 dialing on April 10 and must do so starting November 9.
Is this what everyone is hearing from their landline and cell providers?
To be clear, if there will now be two "DC" area codes, I can understand the new rule. Without "202," the phone companies won't know if we're 202 or 771.

Re: ISO someplace to have a watchband reattached or replaced #iso

Mary Latka

I second the recommendation for Town Jeweler in Cleveland Park. They are great, and local!


- previous message -
We use Town Jewelers on Conn Ave near Macomb St for watch batteries and watch repair. It’s a family business and the older gentleman owner is a watch repairman for most watches. Very nice people.

Re: ISO someplace to have a watchband reattached or replaced #iso


I recommend Friendship Jewelers — the jeweler near Dalton Brody on Idaho Avenue — for watchbands and jewelry. Joel is the owner and is always helpful.

Beth-Ann Gentile

- previous message -
The jeweler next to Dalton Brody on Idaho Ave. is Joel, and the shop is Friendship Jewelers, . They've been in neighborhood over thirty years, father and son. Years before Cathedral Commons was next to Sullivan’s Toy Store.

Re: ISO Feedback on PNC Bank...and Capital One

Lisa Wallace

I have been a PNC customer for over 10 years and have mostly been happy with them until recently. I was chatting and doing business with the PNC folks at Cathedral Commons last year and was encouraged to take advantage of their offer for a credit card. I did not need another credit card- I exercise my Capital One MC a lot and it works well! But I decided maybe to help out and you never know when you might want a back-up card. I assumed my APR was going to be reasonable because my credit score is in the excellent range. Well, they did not come back to me with a reasonable rate and I called all of their customer service offices, no one could give me an audible answer of why having a high credit score would they give me not just a high but and extremely high APR %. I tried a few more phone calls and asked my friends at the branch - nothing! I also relayed that processing the credit card would be contingent on if they could adjust the rate or I didn't want or need it. It was processed anyway. So that's it. That's my story with PNC. Note: I am extremely happy with Capital One Credit Services.

~Lisa Wallace Giordano

Re: ISO Feedback on PNC Bank...and Capital One

Lucie Patton

I’ve been with PNC for a long time.

Their service is good depending  on which branch and the manager. I loved this one manager’s service so much I moved with her to her different branches... even Rockville! Her name is Georgia Di Bella and she now runs the Bethesda branch (across the old Modell’s and Panera) on Wisconsin. She’s a star when it comes to customer service! 
We used to use PNC for our business banking but we had such a bad experience with the business relationship person and their portal that we switched our business banking to Capital One whose portal was so much better. However, Capital One closed all their branches in Bethesda and screwed up something big for us that I started looking again and was reconsidering PNC. I don’t know if their difficult-to-use portal has been fixed but I found out the business relationship person we had a problem with before is not only still there but has been promoted. Needless to say, we didn’t move our business banking back to PNC. Relationships are important for us.

- previous message -
Capital One is slowly moving to all digital and cafes. Their branches will eventually close, cafes with ATM's will remain and be opened, Targets and CVS' will have ATMs for cash and deposits should phone deposits not be available for you.
PNC bank seems to be a favorite. Are they favored for business accounts as well?

TAKEN / DONATED AND DONATIONS ! Old Camera equipment FREE available for pickup but donate to help feed others #donate #free

Rick Gersten

NICE RESPONSES! These cameras will be donated to the DC youth missioned organization - , at the suggestion of another listserve reader. Plus, we received several offers for the cameras by readers who despite not obtaining the cameras will be donating to S.O.M.E. (So Others Might Eat). Others sent money used to bring coffee & breakfast this morning to the folks living in tents at Dupont Circle. Thanks much


Enjoy Free Zoom Classes on Jewish Robots (Mar 10) and on Jewish Community of Argentina (Mar 17)

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(21W5) Can Robots Be Jewish? On 10 March 2011 at 8:00-9:15 PM EST

A conversation with Amy E. Schwartz about her new book, Can Robots Be Jewish? And Other Pressing Questions of Modern Life.  It’s a collection of questions and answers drawn from Moment Magazine's popular "Ask the Rabbis" feature, in which Moment poses a different question every issue to ten rabbis from ten different denominations spanning the range of modern Jewish thought, from Humanist, Renewal and Reconstruction to Orthodox and beyond.  

Should we edit our children's genes? Are there things that can't be forgiven? Are Jews still expecting a Messiah? Is Judaism good for women? Should Jews strive to be happy? What does Judaism say about love? Is democracy a Jewish idea? Are we commanded to vote? When does life begin? Can robots be Jewish? The rabbis consider these difficult and provocative questions of our time and many others, capturing the rich diversity of Jewish thought in 200-word snapshots. Sometimes they agree--but not often. And in their disagreement, they offer a model of civil dispute that's sorely needed in our time. 

Amy Schwartz is the opinion and book editor of Moment Magazine and president of the Jewish Study Center, where she teaches on Jewish commentary, psalms and literature.  Amy was a longtime editorial writer and op-ed columnist at The Washington Post, covering education, science and culture.  She was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize in commentary in 1988 and was a three-time winner of the Newspaper Guild's Bernie Harrison Memorial Award for Commentary and Criticism.  She has also worked at Harper's, The New Republic and The Wilson Quarterly.

(21W7) Jewish Community of Argentina  on Sunday 17 March 2021 at 2:00-3:30 PM EDT

Continuing its exploration of Jewish communities in Latin America, the Jewish Study Center turns to Argentina -- home of the region's largest Jewish community and the site of two horrendous antisemitic bombings in the 1990’s. With a rabbinical seminary, cherished legacy of writers on Jewish life in Yiddish and Spanish, Argentina's Jews have played a particularly influential role in Jewish life in the Spanish-speaking world.

Our guide to Argentina's richly complex Jewish community will be Alejandro Dujovne, Ph.D., Social Sciences.  He is a researcher at CONICET – the Argentine Scientific and Technology National Agency – and directs the master’s degree in Sociology of Culture at the Universidad Nacional de San Martín.  He was the co-founder and director of the Jewish Studies Program at IDES-CONICET.  His main areas of interest are modern Jewish cultural history of Latin America and Argentina and the history and sociology of book publishing.  His 2014 book A history of the Jewish book: the Argentine Jewish culture through its publishers, booksellers, translators, printers and libraries examined Argentine Jewish culture within the wider diasporic Jewish geography through the printed word.  In 2015 this book won the Latin American Jewish Association Book Award.

Jewish Study Center
info@... [info @ jewishstudycenter dot org]

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It's Taïm Tuesday! See you at Cleveland Park at 5:30 pm

Leslie Neviaser

It's Taïm Tuesday and that means get ready for our amazing, made from scratch delights!  We'll see you tonight with our free delivery at Cleveland Park at 5:30pm at our new pickup spot.

Thank you! 
The Taïm Team   

Send any questions to leslie@... [leslie @ taimfalafel dot com] 

Order Instructions
1.  Order online here or via our App (available on both iOS and Android). You'll need to register if not already registered. Make sure you're ordering from our Dupont Circle store. 
2.  Place your order for PICK UP.  Select ASAP. 
3.  In the Special Instructions notes section for at least one item, please put CLEVELAND PARK.
4.  Place the order anytime before 3:00 pm on Tuesday.  
5.  Meet at 3529 Connecticut Ave (Sam's Park & Shop) at 5:30 pm on Tuesday night.   
 Our general manager, Cindy will be parked there in her gray, Volkswagen Jetta.  If you do not see Cindy please feel free to call her at 516-749-5021 so she can find you.
We'll practice social distancing and are happy to place your bag inside your car for you if you'd like.  
6.  Note - you will receive an email saying your order is ready for pick up earlier than Tuesday at 5:30 pm.  Please IGNORE that note (it's just an auto generated message). 

About Taïm: Chef Einat Admony (2020 James Beard nominee and two-time Chopped winner!) opened Taïm in 2005 in NYC's West Village, to serve Israeli inspired Mediterranean street food made from scratch using only the finest quality spices, herbs & fresh produce.  With many NYC locations, we just opened our 2nd DC location in Dupont Circle (we are also in Georgetown)!       1065 Wisconsin Ave NW, Georgetown      1514 Connecticut Avenue NW, Dupont Circle

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Eyecare for your entire family in Cleveland Park!

Visionary Eye Doctors

Hello Cleveland Park Listserv,

We want to invite you to visit us at Visionary Eye Doctors! We are a family friendly practice founded in 1994 by Dr. J. Alberto Martinez, who believes your eye care should consist on three main elements of patient care: state of the art technology, efficiency, and a loving touch. We currently have eight Ophthalmologists and three Optometrists ready to cover all your eye care needs, such as:

·  Comprehensive Eye Care
·  Specialty Contact lens
·  Glaucoma treatment
·  Dry Eye, Blepharitis and Rosacea Treatment
·  Cornea Disorders, Cornea Transplant, and Cornea Collagen Cross Linking
·  Cataract Surgery 
·  Refractive Surgery
·  Glasses and contacts

We have an in house Optical with an extensive selection of frames and contact lenses, that can also be tried on virtually on our website. We are located at the center of your neighborhood in our Van Ness office, right above Giant foods in front of the metro station. Our DC doctors, Dr.Sarezky, Dr.Moainie and Dr.Saeed are accepting new patients and are ready to take care of your entire family starting from the age of 4 and up!

We accept most insurances including DC Medicaid, and we offer discounted self-pay pricing.

Appointments are available Monday-Saturday with late hours so we can serve the community at your convenience.

For Cleveland Park Listerv, we have a special promotion going on, of a FREE glasses prescription with any medical eye exam! Usually this would require either an out of pocket cost or a second visit, but we want to extend an invitation to the Cleveland Park Community with this special.

Please call us at 301.896.0890 to schedule a visit or visit us at

Hope to see you soon! 

Katia Ca​rpio
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ANC3C Public Meeting Agenda for Monday, March 15, 2021 at 8PM

ANC 3C Administrator

The March public meeting for ANC3C will be held on Monday, March 15, 2021, beginning at 8:00pm Online. All are welcome to hear the issues presented below. Please visit for updates prior to the meeting.
Commission Business
1. Consideration of a Resolution in Support of Immediate Modernization and Safety Improvements of the Playground and Outdoor Learning Spaces at Oyster-Adams Bilingual School
2. Consideration of a Resolution asking Council to Exempt Unemployment Benefits from Taxable Income due to the Pandemic
The following Zoom link for ANC 3C’s March Meeting is a registration link only. You will be asked to provide your email address in order to receive the Zoom login link, which will be emailed to you immediately upon registration. The email will include a link to join the meeting on March 15th as well as a passcode which will be necessary if you choose to join the meeting via phone rather than computer.  ANC 3C will not retain or disclose your email address.
You are invited to a Zoom meeting.
When: Mar 15, 2021 08:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Register in advance for this meeting:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Thank you,
Rachel Worsham
ANC3C Administrator

Dialing "202" for All Local Calls

Chuck Ludlam

Dear Listserv,

We are being told by our landline provider that we'll now have to dial "202" before all local calls to another 202 number. This is due to the fact that 202 is no longer going to be the only DC number -- 771 is being added. We should begin transitioning to 202 dialing on April 10 and must do so starting November 9.
Is this what everyone is hearing from their landline and cell providers?

To be clear, if there will now be two "DC" area codes, I can understand the new rule. Without "202," the phone companies won't know if we're 202 or 771.

Chuck Ludlam 
Watson Place NW
Washington, D.C. 20016

Re: Cleveland Park Metro to Close in 2022? Give Feedback to WMATA

Tamara Browne

Thanks all - can’t believe this. Time to mobilize - horrible impact on so many especially since this is a preferred entrance and exit for ADA affected - big hit for the commercial district too. 
Have to weigh in with entire delegation, Federal appropriators - so many of their staff rely on the metro - as well as USG time to rally.

Tamara Browne

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Thanks! Doesn’t the newly passed $1.9 trillion stimulus plan have any additional funding for WMATA? I read there was a significant block of funds set aside to help struggling transit systems. The December funding helped WMATA move the proposed stark cuts back from July 2021 to January 2022. 

- original message -
The Cleveland Park Metro Station is on the chopping block (along with 21 other stations) and will close effective Jan. 1, 2022 if additional funding is not secured.  To provide feedback about this to WMATA, please take the survey at
More information about all the proposed changes is here:

Re: ISO Feedback on PNC Bank...and Capital One

Larry M Lawrence

I dealt with PNC for several years on behalf of a non-profit organization with a 6-digit budget. I inherited this account from the Riggs era. I was very happy with them & the relationship worked fine.

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PNC bank seems to be a favorite. Are they favored for business accounts as well?

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