Re: ISO Experiences at Nail Salons - Wonderful mani-pedi at Lavish Nails in Cleveland Park!


I agree! I love Lavish!! Ask for BeBe - she does a great pedicure! 
Ordway St

- previous message - 
I had an appointment yesterday at Lavish Nails (3416 Connecticut Avenue, NW, next to Byblos,, 202-506-5655). It was a wonderful experience. Professional nail care, friendly staff, and a very reasonable price (less expensive if you use cash rather than credit). Newly refreshed interior, too.
It was such a positive experience that I wanted to mention it to the listserv.

Re: ISO College Essay Review Assistance

Fern Daves

Happy to recommend Steve Goodman who lives in the neighborhood 

Fern Daves

- original message -
Looking for recommendations for assistance with college admission process. Specifically  to review son’s draft college essays and provide feedback. Someone with college admission experience would be appreciated for this convoluted process.  
Thank you so much!  

How to donate assistive equipment (was: Re: Free: cane and walker (practically new) #free


Hi John,

If no one takes this equipment, these are 2 places that will gladly accept your donations!

● IONA Senior Services has a loan closet for smaller items and occasionally matches donors and recipients on larger ones. 202- 895-9448.

● DC Shares provides manual wheelchairs, walkers and other items to D.C. residents with an income under $20,000. 202- 332-2595

Gabrielle Czaja, PT, M.ATI, M.AmSAT
Physical Therapist
Alexander Technique teacher
Holistic Educator

Re: ISO Recommendation for knee doctor

richard salke

I wholeheartedly agree with Patrice’s recommendation of Dr. John Klimkiewicz. I have had Dr. K (as he’s known) for over twenty years as my “go to” greatest Orthopedist.


- previous message -
I highly recommend my knee specialist, Dr. John Klimkiewicz, at Washington Orthopedics and Sports Medicine. I’m happy to answer specific questions if you want to contact me privately at pgancie @ aol dot com

ISO new primary care / internist


Would welcome recommendations for a PCP or internist in the area.

straiter @ gmail dot com

Re: ISO College Essay Review Assistance

Laine Shakerdge

Erika Markman has  a strong track record of supporting a range of students and their families through successful college search and application processes. She lived in Cleveland Park for decades and now lives just up the road in Chevy Chase. And she’s been through the process personally with 3 daughters who are very different from one another. She’s warm, patient, candid with diplomacy, practical and wonderful.
It’ll all work out. Enjoy the process.
Laine Shakerdge

- original message -
Looking for recommendations for assistance with college admission process. Specifically  to review son’s draft college essays and provide feedback. Someone with college admission experience would be appreciated for this convoluted process.  
Thank you so much!

Re: ISO College Essay Review Assistance

B Ferris

Happy to recommend Dr. Elizabeth Boles to help your son with college essays. She's a university professor and has helped many students successfully and calmly navigate the admissions process. She's an absolute delight to work with and you are welcome to say that I recommended her to you. Below is a brief description of Dr. Boles.
"Experienced writer, editor, and university professor is available to assist high school students in writing their college essays as well as helping them and parents navigate the complex admissions process.  Patient, thoughtful, attentive to detail and successful at advising young people on how to best present themselves in their essays combined with a unique ability to focus on strengths and challenges.  Dr. Boles has a demonstrated record of success helping high school seniors attend one of their preferred colleges or universities. 

Please contact Dr. Elizabeth Boles for rates and availability: emboles@... [emboles @ gmail dot com] 202.271.3329. References upon request."
Barbara Anne Ferris 
International Women's Democracy Center 

- original message -
Looking for recommendations for assistance with college admission process. Specifically  to review son’s draft college essays and provide feedback. Someone with college admission experience would be appreciated for this convoluted process.  
Thank you so much!

Get Out! Did You Know There's an ICE MAZE in DC?

Cleveland Park Editor

by Peggy Robin

This is literally (yes, I’ve used that word correctly) the coolest thing you can do in DC:  

Lose yourself in a maze built of ice blocks. 

It’s covid-safe outdoor winter fun, especially if you keep your face warm and protected by double masking and wearing a scarf.

It opens tomorrow, Friday, December 10 at City Center.

Here are all the deets from the website:

Ice Maze
DECEMBER 10–12, 2021

Bundle up in your most stylish winter wardrobe and prepare to have unanticipated twists and turns throughout the 150,000-pound clear ice maze that will light up throughout The Park at CityCenterDC.

While this event is free and open to the public, CityCenterDC is encouraging visitors of the Ice Maze to make a donation to Children’s National Hospital Foundation and help spread the gift of giving in the community. 

Donate here today. 

No tickets are needed for this event. Face masks are suggested. This event is open to the public and CityCenterDC will follow all local and CDC guidelines related to COVID-19.

Hours of Operation

Friday, December 10th from 4pm–9pm
Saturday, December 11th 10am–2pm and 4pm–9pm
Sunday, December 12th from 10am–2pm and 4pm–9pm
(Closed to the public from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. each day for chilling repairs) 


The “Get Out!” event of the week is posted on the Cleveland Park Listserv and on All Life Is Local on Thursdays.

ISO Website Tracking App

Lyn Arnold

Hey Neighbors - 

This is not so much a neighborhood-type question, but thought I’d ask. Maybe there are some tech-savvy folks out there.
I need to find an app that will (reliably) check a specific website for any changes/additions to that website. Not so much Google Alerts, which searches for news on a subject, but an app that will let me know if anything is added and/or changed to a website.
To elaborate, I have a Client who wants to buy Object X from Auction House. Auction House gives no notice on when they put up any objects on the website for bid, so I need to continuously check the Auction House website for Object X. This is not an eBay sized site, this is a small independent Auction House.

I do the best I can, but if I miss Object X when it is finally listed and someone else buys it, Client will be very unhappy. If I can find an app that can alert me to any changes to Auction House’s website, that would be so helpful. Is there an app out there that can help?
Any ideas, thoughts, alternatives? Thanks!

Lyn Arnold JD
Licensed in Maryland, the District of Columbia, and Washington State

FS: C3 Lifecycle Exercise Bike #forsale

John Korbel

We have an ~10-year old, hardly used (unfortunately) exercise bike that is looking for an owner who will use it! Here is a new version of the bike:

Come over, take a look, and make an offer.

Cleveland Park 

Re: ISO Info on Old Dutch Painting & Recommendation for Conservator-Restorer


Contact the National Gallery of Art and ask to be put in touch with a curator who can help you identify (or at least make a guess at) the date and artist. Also ask to talk to a paintings conservator. Conservators who work for the National Gallery and Smithsonian are federal employees and don’t usually do work for private clients. But one of them could refer you to a conservator in private practice who could evaluate and treat your painting.

Carolyn Long
Alton Place
The original message with attached photo of the painting is available at Message 

Ward 3 Democrats Education and Health Taskforce Event: Optimizing COVID Testing to Keep DC Schools Safe

William P Thomas

Ward 3 Democrats Education and Health Taskforce would like to invite you Optimizing COVID Testing to Keep DC School Safe. 
Register in advance for this meeting:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing a link to join.  

Phil Thomas 
Chair, Ward 3 Democratic Committee 


DDOT Deploying Automated Traffic Enforcement Cameras to New Locations


DDOT Deploying Automated Traffic Enforcement Cameras to New Locations
Today, the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) announced the planned deployment of automated traffic enforcement cameras to new locations throughout the District. The camera locations are traffic sites where data analysis has identified speeding and stop sign running as safety issues.
Once Photo Enforced signs are installed in the direction of travel within at least 100 to 150 feet of the approach of the location, a 30-day educational phase will start for each camera deployment. During this period, violators will receive warning citations. After the 30-day warning period, DDOT will begin issuing notices of infraction with fines that will range from $100 to $500 based on excess of the speed limit to violators.
The new photo enforcement locations and timelines are as follows:
[Lengthy list edited by moderator to locations in Northwest DC. Abbreviations: N/B = Northbound; SE/b = Southeast bound; e/b = eastbound; ne/b = northeast bound.]
Location                                                  Enforcement type      Deployment timeline
4900 block 16th St NW N/B                    Speed                          February      
4700 block Reservoir Road NW se/b      Speed                         February  
Fessenden St e/b @ 44th St NW            Stop Sign                    December 15
Blagden Ave ne/b @ Allison St NW         Stop Sign                    December 15
For more information about automated camera safety enforcement locations, please visit
DDOT encourages drivers to register for the District's Ticket Alert Service (TAS). To learn more about TAS, visit:
German Vigil
(202) 306-1668
Mariam Nabizad
(202) 359-2678
Follow DDOT on Twitter; like us on Facebook and Instagram and visit the website at Visit for more information on transportation options in the District. 

FS: Lego Guggenheim Museum (21035) Building Set #forsale



We're selling a Lego Architecture Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum 21035 Building Kit. The price is $120.00.

Amazon is selling it for $204.94 and I've seen it on eBay for 188.99. 

I've attached a photo of the box.

Please reply directly if you're interested - kellysaunders0 @ gmail dot com

Thank you,

Kelly Saunders
Van Ness

HELP WANTED: Listing Supervisor…

Marjorie Dick Stuart

Top agent looking for Listing Supervisor to manage all activities at properties from pre-marketing preparation through post-settlement completion.

This is not a full-time job. Cases are assigned once agent is hired to sell property. Compensation is a flat fee per case paid upon settlement of each transaction.

In addition to working remotely, candidates must have immediately available transportation. Professional appearance and attire for all meetings and visits to listings.

Minimum qualifying skills for success:
  • Proactive and responsive
  • Careful attention to detail
  • Impeccable follow-up
  • Capable of managing multiple projects under pressure and meeting deadlines without supervision
  • Clear and timely communication coordinating with and updating agent, staff, clients, vendors and contractors
The candidate must be available to professionally supervise all of agent’s listings.

QUALIFIED CANDIDATES: Do NOT reply to this post... instead, please send email to billstuart4@... detailing why you’re the ‘ideal’ Listing Supervisor.
Marjorie Dick Stuart
#1 Agent Coldwell Banker DC Metro
CLEVELAND PARK’s Favorite Agent

Coldwell Banker Realty

Cleveland Park Listserv Sponsor

Hilariously Funny Art Show with Lots of Other Art for the Holidays

Margery Goldberg

- New works by Stephen Hansen
Show dates: December 10, 2021 - January 8, 2022

Friday Dec.10, 5-8 PM &Saturday, Dec. 11, 2-6 PM
At Zenith Gallery
1429 Iris St. NW, Wash DC 20012
Hours: Wed-Sat 12-6 PM; or by Appointment | 202-783-2963 | art@...

The Bedroom, 1889BW.jpg

"The Bedroom, 1889 - Vincent Van Gogh"
Paper Mache and acrylic and mixed media on canvas on panel, 20" x 25" x 4"


ZENITH offers a wide variety of handcrafted
JEWELRY by local artists.
 See selections here!


Crescent Moon, silver pendant by Carol Newmyer



On Display Now through January 15, 2022
At 1111 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC 20004 (Masks required)
Hours: M-F Open Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Saturday, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM (On Saturday, enter on 12th Street, Knock for entrance)

THE ART OF LOOKING: Through the Eyes of Painter Bradley Stevens
Now through January 19, 2022
At The Cosmos Club
2121 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008

If you are not a Cosmos member, call to make an appointment to see the show.

ZENITH GALLERY | 202-783-2963 | art@...

At Hillwood Museum & Gardens
4155 Linnean Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008
June 26, 2021 – January 9, 2022 REVIEWED IN METRO WEEKLY

NEW YORK TIMES- October 24, 2021 | Read review
On a Once Hidden Estate, a Sculpture Show with Deep Emotional Resonance

All works at the Museum by Kristine Mays are available for purchase through Zenith Gallery.

All works will stay at the Museum until the exhibit closes in January.

Margery E. Goldberg
1429 Iris Street NW
Washington DC 20012-1409
Hours: Wednesday -Saturday noon -6pm or by appointment
Cleveland Park Listserv Sponsor 

Teach English to Immigrants and Refugees with the Washington English Center! #volunteeropportunity

Yaritza Abrego - The Washington English Center

Looking for ways to help immigrants and refugees? Join our community of over 350 volunteers! Volunteering with the Washington English Center (WEC) gives volunteers the opportunity to be exposed to new cultures, experiences, languages, attend free trainings, and to meet other like minded people in online and in-person volunteer socials throughout the term. 

WEC is a non-profit, community-based organization that prepares volunteer teachers to provide high-quality educational services and life-skills programs to all adult immigrants in the Washington metropolitan area, regardless of ability to pay. 

This January, we are continuing in-person ESOL classes at our location at 401 9th St NW c100, Washington, DC 20004 (in addition to our online offerings). We are looking for volunteers interested in tutoring online one-on-one and/or to teach ESOL group classes in-person and online. Please see our winter flier here: Winter 2022 Volunteer Opportunities 

And a video about our programs here:
Fall 2021 at WEC

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 each 11-week 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!

The winter term begins January 18th (and runs through the week of March 31st). We require all volunteers to be fluent English speakers and at least 18 years old to participate. No teaching experience is necessary. WEC asks that all volunteers (new and returning) participate in our FREE online trainings prior to their first class. For anyone interested in teaching in-person, please note we require proof of vaccination(s) and masks in the building at all times for staff, students, and volunteers. To apply please do so here: Winter 2022 Volunteer Form   

For more information about our programs please visit We look forward to welcoming you to WEC!   

Yaritza Abrego, Volunteer Manager 
Email: yabrego@... [yabrego @ washingtonenglish dot org]

Free: 4 Mahonia bushes. More if you would like

Helen Qubain


There are 4 mahonia bushes sitting outside my house that were dug up this afternoon while planting a new tree. I will water them for a couple of days to keep them alive.  

If you want more, I have many in my yard which you can dig up.


hqubain at gmail dot com
Cell: 540-460-5246
3602 Albemarle St NW

Lost iPhone ear pod case #lost

Laine Shakerdge

Somewhere between Highland Place and the woods of the National Cathedral I think I dropped my white earpod case. It’s got my name on it. If you see it, I’ll gratefully come to pick it up.

Thank you very much.

Laine Shakerdge
laine@... [laine @]

FREE: Foldable Walker with Wheels -- Like New #free

Frances Pickering

Foldable walker with wheels.  
Drive Medical brand. Used for just a couple of days after knee surgery.
Free for pickup near the Zoo on Devonshire Place, just off Connecticut. 
Please contact me at fpickering@...
Frances Pickering
Devonshire Place

10661 - 10680 of 192401