St Albans School 39th Annual Christmas House Tour and Boutiques #event #holiday #shopping #activity

Kristine Desmarais

Please join St Albans School for the 39th Annual Christmas House Tour, December 3-4. This event is a treasured community tradition. All proceeds benefit the faculty, staff, and students.

Please visit the website to purchase tickets to the House Tour and Luncheon. Holiday boutiques will be open in the Cafritz Refectory on campus December 3-4. This year’s house tours will include four private homes in historic Georgetown beautifully decorated for the holidays.
Cleveland Park Listserv Sponsor 


MPD 2D Crime Alert: Robbery in 4200 blk Conn Ave NW (PSA 201-208)

Cleveland Park List

Alert: Robbery Investigation in the 4200 block of Connecticut Avenue, NW.
Lookout for (3) B/M's wearing all black and face mask. Suspect (1) wearing a black reflective jacket with green in it.

Sent to 2nd District (PSA 201-208) Alert DC
Sent by MPD Cad #11045

Invitation to participate in an infant study at Georgetown University!

Early.Learning.Project [Organization]

Dear Cleveland Park parents, 

Do you have a child under 9 months old? Have you ever wondered what your children are learning or remembering from the world around them? Here at the Georgetown Early Learning Project, we study how babies acquire and retain information from different sources. 

Currentlywe are looking for bilingual and monolingual 6 to 9 month-olds and their parents to participate in a fun study. 

Typically, this study involves:  

  • A 30-minute phone call before the campus visit to complete a Language Exposure Questionnaire. 

  • Coming to Georgetown University campus for no more than 1hr (w/ Reserved Parking). We are available anytime including early mornings, evenings, and weekends. 

  • Showing your child either live or video demonstrations with any number of our fun toys and seeing if they remember the game at a later time. 

  • Compensation for your participation and a small gift for your child. 

Interested? Awesome! You can sign up here! 

Click here to check out this study in more detail on our website!   

If you would like further information or if you have any questions, email us at 
earlylearning@...We will answer your questions and, hopefully, arrange a visit. 

You can also check us out on Facebook or to learn more about our past and current projects! 

Thanks so much, and hope to hear from you soon! 


ELP Staff 
Georgetown Early Learning Project  

Cleveland Park Listserv Sponsor 

NNV Zoom Lecture: David Wessel on Opportunity Zones - Tues, Nov 30 at 11am

Sal Selvaggio

When: Tuesday, November 30 2021
Time: 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Price: Free! You need to register for this event by clicking on the link below. A Zoom link will be sent to your email before the event.

The Story of Opportunity Zones
Speaker: David Wessel
How Sean Parker (of Napster and Facebook fame) helped get a provision into the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that led to the creation of 8,764 tax havens across the country – and what has happened on the ground, so far.

David Wessel is a senior fellow in Economic Studies at Brookings and director of the Hutchins Center on Fiscal and Monetary Policy, the mission of which is to improve the quality of fiscal and monetary policies and public understanding of them. He joined Brookings in December 2013 after 30 years on the staff of The Wall Street Journal where, most recently, he was economics editor and wrote the weekly Capital column.  He is a contributing correspondent to The Wall Street Journal, appears frequently on NPR’s Morning Edition and tweets often at @davidmwessel.

David is the author of two New York Times best-sellers: “In Fed We Trust: Ben Bernanke’s War on the Great Panic” (2009) and “Red Ink: Inside the High Stakes Politics of the Federal Budget” (2012). His most recent book is “Only the Rich Can Play: How Washington Works in the New Gilded Age” (2021), the story of Opportunity Zones.

He has shared two Pulitzer Prizes, one in 1984 for a Boston Globe series on the persistence of racism in Boston and the other in 2003 for Wall Street Journal stories on corporate scandals. David is a member of the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Data Users Advisory Committee. He also has taught in the Dartmouth Tuck School of Business Global 2030 executive education program and in the journalism program at Princeton University.

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.

P.S.  Our village serves neighbors from Upton Street to the Maryland line. For complete details on the neighborhoods we serve, visit Northwest Neighbors Village's website.  Our closest neighboring Village is Cleveland & Woodley Park Village, click here for complete details on the areas they serve.  The Village movement is growing in the DC area and across the United States!  Click here to learn more about the DC Villages.  To find a Village near your older family member or friend, visit the Village to Village Network's website   

Sal Selvaggio 
Northwest Neighbors Village Outreach 

Cleveland Park Listserv Sponsor 

You Deserve an In-Home Professional Massage

Laurie Lee Massage Therapist

Dear Friends and Neighbors on the Cleveland Park Listserv,

My name is Laurie Lee. I am a Licensed Massage Therapist who comes to your home. I’m totally vaxxed and incredibly healthy. I am busy massaging the world ONE BODY AT A TIME. You deserve it! It’s been one heck of a year.

60 minute Massage is $140. (Pack of 5 is $650)
90 minute Massage is $165. (Pack of 5 is $775) 

The package gives a $10 discount on each massage.

Call / Text / Email me to set up your IN-HOME Massage.

With a year like we just had, SELF-CARE is extremely important.   

Laurie Lee 

LMT NCBTMB Licensed and Board Certified 
c: 202.438.6369  
LaurieLee2@... [LaurieLee2 @ aol dot com]

Cleveland Park Listserv Sponsor 

Jewish Study Center program: A Philosopher in Search of the Sabbath (Wed., Dec 8)

Listserv Sponsor

A Philosopher in Search of the Sabbath

Visit to register for the free Zoom class A Philosopher in Search of the Sabbath  (21F3) scheduled for Wednesday, 8 Dec 2021 at 8-9:30 pm EST.

Using an often-humorous power point presentation, Philosopher Susan Pashman takes you through her new book, Journey to a Temple in Time: A Philosopher's Quest For The Sabbath. Dr. Pashman, raised in an atheist family, always loved the Sabbath lights and the notion of a day separated from all others, but wondered how she, who could be sure where she stood on the question of God's existence, could authentically "keep" the Sabbath. Her search for an answer takes her into the Ten Commandments as a whole to see how the fourth Commandment, on the observance of the Sabbath, fits in with the others. She concludes the Sabbath is a special TIME, set aside to be with God. But how does one accomplish that? A review of the "melachot," the work forbidden on the Sabbath, proved unhelpful. But looking to some old philosopher friends like Spinoza and Kant, Aristotle, Nietzsche and Sartre, she finally figured out the deepest meaning of the Sabbath and why it is a morally good thing to exercise one's "Godlike self" on the day set aside to do just that. 

Jews, Comics, and the Creation of the Superhero

A week later come to the free Zoom class on Jews, Comics, and the Creation of the Superhero (21F4) on Wednesday 15 Dec 2021 at 8-9:30 pm EST. Danny Fingeroth, the author of the definitive book on Jews and comics, Disguised as Clark Kent: Jews, Comics, and the Creation of the Superhero, will explore the backgrounds of the largely young American Jewish men from Eastern European backgrounds who created the most well-known superheroes who are so prominent in current popular culture, notably in movies such as Avengers: Endgame and Spider-Man: Into the SpiderVerse.  Accompanied by an entertaining and informative PowerPoint slide show, Fingeroth will discuss how the creators’ Jewish origins may have helped make superheroes the most familiar popular culture icons of all—on TV, in movies and electronic media, as well as in comics.

To receive a link to our free Zoom classes, register at

If you have a topic of Jewish interest that you want to teach or you want to learn, please contact us at 
info@... .

Cleveland Park Listserv Sponsor  

Holidays Promotion Qigong - the gift of well-being

Alessia Pierini

On the occasion of the holidays I offer a special promotion for the month of December to discover the wonders of Zhineng Qigong. It could be an original idea for a different gift to a friend or to yourself!

An introductory class is never enough to fully savor the benefits offered by Zhineng Qigong, such as more vitality and balance.

It is a pleasure for me to offer two packages of classes on Zoom at a really affordable price to deeply enjoy the practice together. 

Starting from 12/1 and 12/02, you will have the chance to choose between two times for practicing Lift Qi Up method

One at 7:30am on Wednesdays, and the other at 3:00pm on Thursdays. But, if you wish, you can join both classes and take the advantage of 10 classes for the price of $60

If, on the other hand, you decide to participate in only 5 classes the price is $40. Come and try, or give a friend a gift of pure and long lasting well-being! (Gift Coupons Available)

Zhineng Qigong is one of the most effective and popular qigong in the world, and it is often translated as Wisdom 

(Zhi Neng) Qigong (Working on our internal Energy). 

My name is Alessia but my friends call me Ale. I am an internationally certified instructor, Master of Medical Qigong and Energetic Medicine, Trainer of future professional teachers of Zhineng Qigong in Italy. Join me to experience the flow of the Qi Field, one of the peculiar characteristics of Zhineng Qigong that makes it truly effective without limitations of space and time, wherever we are, even on Zoom!

For more information, please visit 

To receive your links, please contact me directly at zhinengtaiji at gmail dot com to receive your links for registration and for the Zoom classes.

Have a great week!


Alessia Barbieri de Pierini
Master Medical Qigong 
ATCQA Certified Instructor
Therapist and Teacher of Zhineng Qigong 

Cleveland Park Listserv Sponsor 

ISO Wallpaper hanger

Meri Kolbrener

Any recommendations from the list serve?
Meri Kolbrener
2808 29th St NW

Re: Does DC still impose restrictions on solar installation?

Ralph Allen

DC had one of the most expensive solar soft costs in the country. Typically costs are installation, materials, and soft costs i.e., getting you modifications through the DCRA. So nothing would surprise me about a city espousing green technology and on other hand imposing the most expensive bureaucratic costs in the country. 

BTW it takes 4 months, plus, to get construction permits through the DC government. That is what you get when the number of city workers exceeds by nearly 4 times per capita including city/county/state workers that other city jurisdictions have. One would think 4 times fast but it is just the opposite.


Great house cleaner available #cleaning


Judith Velasco has been working for us for many years and is honest, reliable, and does a great job for a reasonable price. She works with her colleague, who is equally good (but only Judith speaks English). I cannot recommend them both highly enough. Please contact Judith at 240-535-0074. She prefers text.
Woodley Rd

Does DC still impose restrictions on solar installation? (was: ISO solar panel installation)

Thomas L. Hutcheson

Does anyone know if DC has reformed the restrictions on installation? 
Thomas Hutcheson
- original message -
We want to install solar panels and would appreciate any experience people have had with specific solar companies that they worked with.
Thank you.

Re: ISO solar panel installation

Josh Foster

We are currently in process of solar installation with Sustainable Energy Systems
Our project lead is Kurt Zwally
(703) 216-2325  • Mobile


Cutting the cord: suggestions for landline number parking (was: RCN billing issues)

L Allen

Like many other posters, I've had it with RCN— in my case, in the wake of a $60 monthly increase for my triple-play package, along with longstanding terrible technical support for TV and phone issues. I am now planning to cut the cable cord altogether and switch my internet service to a cheap Verizon plan. Don't need TV service, with streaming services and Roku liveTV channels bridging that gap. But I would like to keep and park my old landline number.

Once in a blue moon (or maybe every six months), a call  that I'm interested in comes in on that old number, so I'd like to have a voicemail/email notifications feature on it. Don't need to know about calls the instant they come in. What "parking" services have people used and liked, or disliked, for these needs, including Google Voice and smaller outfits?

Thank you for any and all recommendations and warnings.

Happy Thanksgiving, and wishing everyone a stress-free transition back to the "normal" workaday week!


ISO Feedback on Redfin Concierge Service (Or similar real estate services).

Lisa Ann


I am hopefully going to be moving to Massachusetts in 3-4 months and will need to sell my co-op in Cleveland Park. I'm interested in feedback from anyone who has used the Redifn Concierge Service. I met with a Redfin Realtor and the service sounds great to me. They will manage the repairs and do staging. Work would be paying for the move so the higher commission is not an issue. I have a bunch of repairs to get done that I really don't want to deal with. I'm also interested in learning about any realtors that would offer this service too (the repairs).


Lisa Megna
lisa234groupmembership @ mailbolt dot com 

FREE packing boxes #free #movingboxes

Anne Morin

A variety of moving boxes on the porch at 3718 Chesapeake St. 

A few large boxes, many sturdy medium size boxes.


Still Life with Robin: Mask Me Again

Peggy Robin

By Peggy Robin

Montgomery County has reissued its indoor mask mandate. DC, on the other hand, just lifted its mask mandate, but there’s reason to believe it could be back on again soon. Certainly anyone who is cautious, getting up there in years, or dealing with anything that could weaken the immune system would want to continue being masked indoors around people of unknown vaccination status (in stores, restaurants, public buildings, etc.) And even for those who are young, vigorous, and fully vaccinated, there’s reason to stay masked until we get more information on the location, prevalence, and transmissibility of the newest incarnation of Covid-19 – the Omicron Variant.

Seeing the crowds that had gathered at this year’s Downtown DC Holiday Market – crammed together under booths tented on 3 sides and lacking any space for social distancing – I decided it would be wise to remain masked, even at that outdoor event. This was on Black Friday, and I discovered yet another, almost as compelling reason to stay masked: It was 35 degrees out, with wind gusts up to 22 mph, and I had not dressed warmly enough for the wintry conditions that day. But my face was protected, so it wasn’t so bad. Double masking would have been even better.

I’ve now made sure there’s an extra mask in at least one pocket of every warm coat or jacket I own.

Is this an example of a silver lining in our dark-cloud days? Not exactly. But it is a little added layer of protection, like a small, warm security blanket for your face – and one you can keep with you at all times.

Still Life with Robin is published on the Cleveland Park Listserv and on All Life Is Local on Saturday (and occasionally a day late, on a Sunday).

TAKEN: Free: Clear/white/silver Christmas ornaments

Kristen Lewandowski

These have been claimed—thanks! 


Re: ISO summer camp job for teenager

Bosworth Dewey

I only have one piece of advice as my daughter did this in Montgomery County a few years ago. She worked at a camp (Calleva?)  for 4 weeks and she thought she was earning $500/week, but it turned out that it was for the entire period. She was there 5 days per week for 8 hours a day. This is apparently completely legal as I called the Labor Dept in MoCo to ask. 
I have no problem with kids making less than an adult minimum wage so they can get jobs to learn and make some extra money, but the equivalent of $3/hour was a big disappointment. 
She chalked it up to experience and a lesson on reading a contract, but I thought others should at least be aware. 
Bos Dewey

- original message -
My 15-year-old granddaughter would like to work at a camp this summer--either in DC or a sleepaway camp. I have no idea how to help her arrange this. Where could I look?

Free: Clear/white/silver Christmas ornaments #free

Kristen Lewandowski

Hi neighbors, 
We have a box of about 50 clear, white, and silver glass Christmas bulb ornaments out in front of 3066 Porter St. if anyone needs more to add to their tree. 
kmlewandowski @ gmail dot com

ISO Wii Games



I set up the old Wii for the kids, realize somehow most of my games have gone missing over the years.
Figured someone might have some collecting dust they would be willing to part with for a reasonable offer?



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