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Our warm and loving nanny will be available in August #nanny

Elizabeth Malesa Wong
 


We will be sad to say goodbye to our patient, kind, and caring nanny, Lesly, when our younger daughter starts pre-school. Lesly will be available as of August 9th.  


She has been with us for over two years, starting when our younger daughter was 3 months old. Lesly also cared for our older daughter (when she was not in school - and this was often the case during the pandemic!) who is now 5.  

Lesly is fully vaccinated and CPR/first aid certified. We trust her completely and our daughters look forward to her arrival in the mornings. 

Lesly follows our routines well and works hard to stimulate our children. She has helped our children establish friendships at the playground and during non-pandemic times would take our daughters to story-time at the library. Thanks to her, our daughters are fluent in Spanish for which we will be forever grateful. Lesly herself is primarily Spanish speaking - if you are as well that is a plus, but we are not and we successfully relied on translator apps to communicate. Lesly communicates well about any concerns that may come up and often updates us with adorable photographs (her second career should be in photography!) Lesly also has experience with twins, having raised twin sons of her own who are now in upper elementary school.  

We would like to help her find a new family for a full-time position, preferably with a baby. 

Lesly can be contacted by phone/text at 240-633-9342or via email at lesli_07_07 at hotmail dot com. Feel free to reach out to me as well at 202-361-2800 or emalesa at gmail dot com.  

Elizabeth


Re: ISO Co-Op Lawyer

Nicholas Cobbs
 

My recommendations:
Mark Mitek, Kass Legal Group PLLC, 202-659-6500
Joe Douglas, Whiteford, Taylor & Preston, (202) 659-6779

Nick Cobbs
ncobbs@erols.com
202-965-0477

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Hi Everyone!
I’m on the board of one of the co-op buildings along Porter Street. Like many buildings, we have an old unit at the basement level that was built for the maintenance person.
We would like to renovate that unit to sell and generate some money for other much needed building repairs.
Does anyone have a recommendation for a lawyer who would be able to guide us through the process of creating the new unit (and then either making new shares in the co-op, or redistributing them), as well as some of the other potential legal hurdles?
Thank you!


Wonderful nanny available for nanny share #nannyshare

Francesca M
 


We are looking for a family with whom to share our wonderful nanny.

We are interested in sharing 35-40 hours/week (approx. 9:30-5:30 M-F). Our nanny has 20 years of experience, is French-speaking, a US Citizen, and drives. She is joyful and incredible with babies, toddlers and children.

-       Our daughter is 20 months old and we are ideally seeking a toddler around the same age.
-       Walking-distance ideal (from 34th and Woodley Rd.)

Please call/text or email if you are interested and would like to discuss further.

Many thanks,
Francesca

202-641-7622


ISO Recommendations for Built-In Bookcases

Christopher Backley
 

All,

My wife and I are looking to get some built-in bookcases installed. Our budget is somewhat modest but we’re realistic about what built-ins can cost. Can anyone please recommend a company/contractor?

Thanks,

Chris


ISO Co-Op Lawyer

Peter Miles
 

Hi Everyone!

I’m on the board of one of the co-op buildings along Porter Street. Like many buildings, we have an old unit at the basement level that was built for the maintenance person.

We would like to renovate that unit to sell and generate some money for other much needed building repairs.

Does anyone have a recommendation for a lawyer who would be able to guide us through the process of creating the new unit (and then either making new shares in the co-op, or redistributing them), as well as some of the other potential legal hurdles?

Thank you!

Peter Miles
Porter St NW


Re: Why were Cathedral bells tolling this evening?

E Boehler
 


They are tolling 600 times to commemorate the 600,000 Americans who have died of Covid.
 
Edith

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Can anyone tell me why the Cathedral deep knell bells have been tolling for the last hour….


Re: ISO a great dentist for emergency repair

Cathy Winer
 


Try Gerard Madden at Connecticut and Albermarle (4501 Connecticut Ave NW # 208). He is at 202-363-3103. I don't know how booked up he is, but he recently did an emergency repair on my husband after he fell and chipped two teeth. 
 
Cathy Winer 
quilt9999@...


ISO volunteers to coordinate food-insecurity efforts or bring food to people in need in Ward 3

ebfromdc
 

Hello, Neighbors:

I've been working for more than a year on food-insecurity in Ward 3, together with Ward 3 Mutual Aid. There are more than 800 people in Ward 3 who are chronically food-insecure. We need volunteers who can pick up food from pantries and deliver the food to Ward 3 neighbors who live too far from pantries or are disabled. We also need people who can work from home as coordinators (make phone calls, send emails, etc.).  

We have several pantries that we use. 

1. 16th St., NW, Thursdays and Fridays: Pantry is organized by the Food for All DC program at 1810 16th St. NW (Universalist National Memorial Church, alley off S St. NW). Pickup time is 11 am, but we can arrange for pickups as late as 3 pm. Saturday morning pickups are possible, but you might have to wait in line. 

2. St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Saturday mornings: Pantry is organized by St. Paul's, 4900 Connecticut Ave. NW (off Ellicott St.). 

Please let me know if you might be interested or if have any questions. 

Thanks much, 

Elisa Braver
Cleveland Park
Ward 3 Mutual Aid
elisabraver@...


ISO Rolling clothing rack to borrow

Rachel Goslins
 

Hi neighbors,

I am having a small shindig on Sunday that involves clothing and need to borrow a couple small, lightweight hanging racks (like the rolling cart kind you use for coats at events or basement storage.) I have one, but am hoping to avoid buying more that I probably won’t need again. If you have one that I could grab for a couple days, that’s easy to breakdown and reassemble, I’d be forever grateful. Happy to pick up tomorrow or Sat afternoon, and drop back off again later on Sunday.

Thanks so much in advance!

Rachel
rachelgoslins@gmail.com


Why were Cathedral bells tolling this evening?

catherine chieco
 


Can anyone tell me why the Cathedral deep knell bells have been tolling for the last hour….

Kate


From DC Health: A Note on Masking

DCGovtAnnouncement
 


If you see someone masked after the CDC removed masking requirements for fully vaccinated people, please remember:
 
- People may have cancer
- People may have autoimmune diseases
- People may have unvaccinated children at home
- People may have high-risk loved ones they are protecting
- People may have asthma and have realized that their symptoms are alleviated when wearing a mask outdoors
- People may be unvaccinated.
 
PLEASE BE KIND.
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DC Health


Get Out! Capital Pride Events This Weekend and All Month Long

Cleveland Park Editor
 

by Peggy Robin
 
Too many events to post them all! Last year's Pride Month events were all virtual, and we seem to be making up lost time with more real-live events this year than anyone could attend!
 
Close to home is the Dupont Circle Pop-up on Saturday from 12 noon to 6 PM with more than 50 artists, craftspeople, and other vendors celebrating Pride week with their art, jewelry, handicrafts, and other wares. Support our neighborhood businesses and artists. More info at www.DupontCirclePopup.com   
 
Also at Dupont Circle starting at noon on Saturday, June 12, it's the Pride Walk & Rally
SAT JUN 12 2021 FROM 12:00 PM TO 05:00 PM - Dupont Circle to Freedom Plaza
Gather at Dupont Circle at noon to prepare to walk, run, bike, rollerblade, stroll, etc. to Freedom Plaza. We will depart at 12:30 pm and head down P ST NW to Logan Circle. From Logan Circle we will head south on 13th ST and finish at Freedom Plaza for the Pride Rally. No motor vehicles will be permitted. If anyone is unable to meet at Dupont Circle, then please depart from your own neighborhood and make your way down to Freedom Plaza by 2:00 pm. There will be a short rally with music at Freedom Plaza as we prepare to kick-off the Pridemobile Parade at 3:00 pm.
 
You won't want to miss the big highlight of Pride Weekend, the Pridemobile Parade. Forget the marching bands, the disco dancers, and all those water-bottle giveaway from corporate sponsors. This parade is all about the coolest wheels. Here's the write-up posted by the Capital Pride Alliance: 
 
This year, the Capital Pride Alliance is excited to present for the first time the Colorful Pridemobile Parade! This unique mobile parade will feature the official Pridemobile trolley, followed by a colorful array of automobiles decorated by registered organizations and businesses, all on display for enthusiastic onlookers to enjoy. The Pridemobile Parade route will be shared with the general public prior to the event and will pass through some of the city’s most lively areas for optimum visibility, including Dupont and Logan Circles, and iconic landmarks such as the Capitol Building.
 
Want to participate in a way that gets you moving? You can join in the Pride Run:
 
PRIDE RUN: Celebrate with endorphins by joining DC Frontrunner’s Pride 5K event. The offers both virtual and in-person options: runners/walkers can get in their 5K (3.1 miles) on their own or join the Frontrunners family at the Congressional Cemetery on June 12. Registration includes a medal and discounts for Pacers and DC Brau. Sign up: https://runsignup.com/Race/DC/Washington/DCFRPrideRun  
 
Can't make it to any of these specific events? Here's something to see all month long:
Paint the Town Colorful - https://www.capitalpride.org/paint-the-town/  
During the month of June, we invite you to enjoy a self-guided tour of participating Paint the Town Colorful with Pride installations. Each registered entry will be featured on our interactive Paint the Town Colorful map, so that you can explore other creations in your specific neighborhood, ward, or throughout the entire region! Participating locations will feature a QR code, making it easy to support the GivePride365 Fund. Donations can be made in any amount, and the more times you donate, the more chances you’ll have to win exciting prizes!  View participant list: https://capitalpride.sharepoint.com/:x:/s/ProductionTeam/EdSNbJOu9C9CqEH72jQ3lEkBkacpWVglVqoyjPcQQSn3DQ?rtime=op7IREos2Ug   View map: https://www.capitalpride.org/paint-the-town/ - scroll down the page to view the map - zoom in to see any locations up close.

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You can find the Full Monty of Pride Events this month at https://www.capitalpride.org/celebration/. If that chock-full-of-Pride website is too much for you to navigate, you can see a curated version of what's on over at DCist.com. First, here are the events listed for this weekend: https://dcist.com/story/21/06/03/12-things-to-do-in-dc-weekend-pride-rupaul-soufside-market/ And here's the DCist's easy-to-navigate guide to Pride Month in Washington: https://dcist.com/story/21/06/07/june-pride-month-events-dc-2021/
 
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Still Life with Robin is posted on the Cleveland Park Listserv and on All Life Is Local on Thursdays.


DDOT's Weekly Construction Update: Work Between Friday, June 11 and Friday, June 25, 2021

DCGovtAnnouncement
 


Mayor Bowser is committed to eliminating all roadways, alleys, and sidewalks in poor condition in Washington, DC by 2024 through the PaveDC initiative. This Weekly Construction Update lists all of the road, alley, and sidewalk paving projects that will be under construction during the next two weeks.
 
The 2021 Paving Plan is published on the PaveDC website with the start of the construction season occurring. The website also includes separate tabs for sidewalks scheduled for repair, and the Alley Restoration Plan for Fiscal Year 2021. For more information about these projects, please visit DDOT's interactive tool, PaveDC.  
 
For frequently asked questions about the 2021 paving plan, please visit  https://ddot.dc.gov  
 
Please noteWork may be adjusted depending on weather and other conditions. Additional projects may be added to this list. DDOT contacts residents and businesses within the work zones before work begins. Unless otherwise noted, work is not conducted on weekends.
 
Citywide Pavement Restoration Projects
 
DDOT is committed to improving and restoring local roadways through pavement restoration. Residents should expect paving activities at the following locations over the next two weeks, weather permitting:
 
Ward 1
Otis Place NW, between Warder Street NW and 6th Street NW
8th Street NW, between V Street NW and Barry Place NW
 
Ward 2
H Street NW, between 13th Street NW and Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Swann Street NW, between 18th Street NW and 19th Street NW
23rd Street NW, between Q Street NW and Sheridan Circle NW
P Street NW, between 17th Street NW and 18th Street NW
 
Ward 3
McKinley Place NW, between Utah Avenue NW and Dead End
Upland Terrace NW, between 31st Place NW and 32nd Street NW
Sherier Place NW, between Manning Place NW and Newark Street NW
Quebec Street NW, between 49th Street NW and University Avenue NW
Rittenhouse Street NW, between 30th Street NW and 32nd Street NW
Rittenhouse Street NW, between 28th Street NW and 29th Street NW
Rittenhouse Street NW, between Oregon Avenue NW and 26th Street NW
Ingomar Street NW, between 42nd Street NW and 43rd Street NW
Yuma Street NW, between Massachusetts Avenue NW and 50th Street NW
Elliot Place NW, between Greene Place NW and MacArthur Boulevard NW
Volta Place NW, between 44th Street NW and Foxhall Road NW
Newark Street NW, between Sherier Place NW and Potomac Avenue NW
Oliver Street NW, between Moreland Street NW and Utah Avenue NW
Moreland Street NW, between Northampton Street NW and Nebraska Avenue NW
Stephenson Place NW, between 29th Street NW and 31st Street NW
Grant Road NW, between 30th Street NW and 32nd Street NW
 
Ward 4
Blagden Avenue NW, between 16th Street NW and Allison Street NW
Luzon Avenue NW, between Whittier Place NW and 14th Place NW
Madison Street NW, between 16th Street NW and Colorado Avenue NW
Manchester Lane NW, between Nicholson Street NW and 16th Street NW
Fern Street NW, between 13th Street NW and Alaska Avenue NW
Shepherd Street NW, between 16th Street NW and 18th Street NW
Crestwood Drive NW, between Shepherd Street NW and Shepherd Street NW
Whittier Street NW, between 14th Street NW and 16th Street NW
Underwood Street NW, between 16th Street NW and Dead End
Underwood Street NW, between 13th Street NW and Piney Branch Road NW
Van Buren Street NW, between 16th Street NW and Dead End
Whittier Place NW, between 13th Street NW and Luzon Avenue NW
Whittier Place NW, between 8th Street NW and Piney Branch Road NW
Missouri Avenue NW, between 14th Street NW and 16th Street NW
Roxboro Place NW, between 7th Street NW and 8th Street NW
Sheridan Street NW, between 7th Street NW and 8th Street NW
7th Street NW, between Somerset Place NW and Tuckerman Street NW
Sandy Spring Road NW, between Van Buren Street NW and Dead End
4th Street NW, between Aspen Street NW and Butternut Street NW
Madison Street NW, between 4th Street NW and 6th Street NW
Allison Street NW, between 17th Street NW and 18th Street NW
Yorktown Road NW, between West Beach Drive NW and Sudbury Road NW
Oglethorpe Street NW, between Sligo Mill Road NE and Dead End
 
Ward 5
West Virginia Avenue NE, between Mount Olivet Road NE and New York Avenue NE
 
Citywide Sidewalk Restoration Projects
 
As part of DDOT's commitment to the improvement and restoration of local sidewalks, construction activities will occur at the following locations throughout the next two weeks.
 
Ward 1
W Street NW, between 12th Place NW and 14th Street NW
 
Ward 2
21st Street NW, between Hillyer Place NW and Q Street NW
O Street NW, between 16th Street NW and 17th Street NW
15th Street NW, between Q Street NW and Corcoran Street NW
 
Ward 4
Rittenhouse Street NW, between 30th Street NW and 33rd Street NW
2nd Street NW, between Whittier Street NW and Van Buren Street NW
 
Ward 7
40th Street SE, between R Street SE and Fort Davis Place SE
 
Citywide Alley Restoration Projects
 
DDOT is improving alleys across the city. Once work begins, access to parts of the alley under construction will be closed, and parking is restricted. In emergency situations, access may be permitted by notifying DDOT. Work is estimated to take about two weeks, weather permitting.
 
Ward 3
Square 1851, bound by Garrison Street NW, Fessenden Street NW, 39th Street NW and 38th Street NW
Square 1588, bound by Albemarle Street NW, Butterworth Place NW, 45th Street NW and 44th Street NW
 
Ward 6
Square 0933, bound by 9th Street NE, 10th Street NE, I Street NE and H Street NE
 
Ward 7
Square 5003, bound by Benning Road NE, 34th Street NE, Dix Street NE and Anacostia Avenue NE
 
Contact Information
 
For more information about the latest DDOT happenings, follow us on Twitter and Instagram; like us on Facebook; or visit the website at www.ddot.dc.gov o or DDOT’s blog, d.delivers 
For media inquiries, please call (202) 465-6112. For constituent inquiries, please call (202) 671-2700 or click here to find contact information for DDOT's community engagement specialists. 


Re: ISO: Reasonably priced interior designer

Margery Goldberg
 

Hi Susan;
 
Nina O'Neil, nina@..., 202-321-8667.
 
She has an art and interiors background, and is quite lovely to deal with. I imagine the building has high ceilings. I have the book, which building? 
 
When you need some art or art furniture I hope you will consider Zenith Gallery.
 
Creatively Yours,
Margery Goldberg

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We're purchasing an apartment that needs a fair amount of renovation in a beautiful old "Best Addresses" building. Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated.


Re: ISO: Reasonably priced interior designer

Laine Shakerdge
 


Mary Douglas Drysdale is a superb designer, HQ in Dupont Circle, with many home design magazine covers to her credit, and she was recently the director of the AspireHouse designer showhouse in McLean. She works with what you love, respects your aesthetic, enhances your style,  and suggests very practical time/energy/money saving solutions, and has a unique eye for maximizing space. Her studio’s in a historic townhouse, and she’s consulted with me on my own historic home at various stages. Her fees are reasonable; where it can get pricey is in selection of fabrics. Have fun!  http://www.marydouglasdrysdale.com.

Laine Shakerdge 

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We're purchasing an apartment that needs a fair amount of renovation in a beautiful old "Best Addresses" building. Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated.


Join Mayor Bowser for a fireside chat with Dr. Fauci and leading healthcare experts on the importance of getting vaccinated

DCGovtAnnouncement
 

FAUCI AND FRIENDS:
A Fireside Chat with Dr. Fauci and DC Healthcare Leader
 
Friday, June 11, 2021 at 1:00 PM
TheARC, 1901 Mississippi Avenue SE
Washington, DC 20020
 
FREE.
 
Please Join Mayor Bowser as she hosts a fireside chat with Dr. Fauci and leading healthcare experts to discuss vaccine hesitancy and efficacy, youth vaccinations and the rise in youth hospitalization rates, and the urgency of crushing the virus.
 
Dr. Anthony Fauci
Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
at the National Institutes of Health
 
Dr. LaQuandra Nesbitt
Director, DC Health
 
Dr. Shelly McDonald Pinkett
Chief Medical Officer
Howard University Hospital
 
Dr. Kurt Newman
President and Chief Executive Officer
Children's National Hospital
 
Moderated by:
Denise Rolark Barnes and James Wright
 
Register at:
 

MMB FAUCI
 RSVP HERE

 

Government of the District of Columbia. Muriel Bowser, Mayor


Re: Volunteer at the Washington English Center from Home this Summer! #volunteeropportunity

lwides
 

I’ve been teaching at Washington English Center for 6 years and have loved it. It’s a wonderful program, and I have learned so much from my fellow teachers and tutors and from my students.

Louise Wides

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Are you looking for a meaningful and fun way to meet others and give back to the community from the comfort of home? Volunteer at Washington English Center!

Washington English Center is a non-profit, community-based organization that prepares volunteer teachers to provide high-quality educational services, access to technology, and life-skills programs to all adult immigrants in the Washington metropolitan area, regardless of ability to pay. We are currently recruiting volunteers for one-on-one English tutors and co-teachers for the upcoming summer term. Please look at our summer flyer here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1_chhQwYSUemhHWif9dxJGKT0Y8Nyl3QuIXtayaPqX7g/edit?usp=sharing

While our students come to class multiple times a week, we ask our volunteers to commit to only one day a week (1-2 hours) during the 6-week summer term. We provide teachers with a course syllabus and a textbook and use a unique co-teaching method to provide new volunteers with the support they need throughout the term. The WEC staff is also always here to support you with hands-on guidance. We have your back every step of the way!

Virtual group classes start July 19th and run through the week of August 25th. However we accept volunteers all year round! We require all volunteers to be fluent English speakers and at least 18 years old to participate. No teaching experience is necessary, just a desire to learn.

Please note, WEC asks that all volunteers (new and returning) participate in online training prior to the term.

WEC offers employment services to students. If you are interested in becoming a job coach, please contact Renee McKie, rmckie@washingtonenglish.org

For more information about our programs OR to apply, please visit www.washingtonenglish.org/volunteers/ . We look forward to meeting you!

Contact:
Yaritza Abrego, Volunteer Manager
Email: yabrego@washingtonenglish.org
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Looking to buy or take off your hands tree watering bags

Ruth Greenspan Bell
 

If your tree/trees have grown enough to be ready to give up their watering bags, we would be happy to take them off your hands, even pay for them.  

If you need to decide whether to move on, here is what Davey says about watering bags:  

 
But some trees don’t reap these benefits. Tree watering bags and rings come with some cons, like:
  • They’re not meant to stick around for the long haul. Bags should only be used for two-to-three months at a time, and they must be removed before winter.
    • Sometimes tree bags don’t hold enough water or just aren’t big enough for large, mature trees. They’re much better suited for young, small trees.
    • Watering bags are usually a sound investment for tree owners in northern climates, but in southern climates, problems like girdling roots or root rot can crop up. For southern areas, a different deep watering method is best 

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      THANKS!

      Ruth Greenspan Bell
      Phone:  home during Covid  202 363 4993
      U.S. Mobile: +1 202 361 2409


Re: ISO a great dentist for emergency repair

James Linde
 

Howard university has a dental school and they have been known to handle emergencies. 

Department of Dentistry
2041 Georgia Avenue, NW
Suite 4C-46
Washington, DC 20060
Phone: (202) 865-1361
 
Hours: Monday - Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
24-hour emergency services available through the emergency room.
 
Appointments
To schedule an appointment call (202) 865-1491

http://huhealthcare.com/healthcare/hospital/departments/dentistry/contact-us

-Jim


ISO: Reasonably priced interior designer

Susan1228
 


We're purchasing an apartment that needs a fair amount of renovation in a beautiful old "Best Addresses" building. Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated.

Susan
Susan1228@...

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