February 2016

Found 7 blog entries for February 2016.

Bipeds of Brookland

Introducing the people who make Brookland their home, one step at a time. We'll highlight one member of our community each week, photographed and interviewed by Tom Sabella, who came to Brookland in 1995 and still hasn't left.
Petals Ribbons & Beyond

In 2005 Sara Lucas retired from working for the Superior Court and began to work every day at her flower shop, Petals, Ribbons and Beyond. “My grandmother had rosebushes when I was growing up in South Carolina and I used to love the rosebushes but every week I would get stung by a bee because the bees would come to get the pollen off the roses. So I have always been around flowers outdoors and then I was offered an opportunity in 1988 to buy into a flower business I had 3 other partners, the shop was called

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1903 Jackson St NE Washington DC
$639,000
Open House Sunday March 20th 1-4
1903 Jackson St NE DC. Front

 Virtual Tour

Relax, unplug, and live the good life in Brookland. Home feels like this: large spaces, welcoming aura, and sure to please all the senses. Natural light abounds in every room, reflected off the hardwood floors on the main and upper levels.

Enjoy your coffee and watch the world wake up while relaxing on the huge wraparound porch. The living room boasts a gas fireplace and ample room for all. The separate family room with built-in shelving is perfect for keepsakes, books, and toys, inviting your loved ones to spend time together. Enjoy meals in the generous dining room with built-in china cabinet - or host the entire neighborhood with a spring barbecue in the huge

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4717 12th ST NE Washington DC
$599,000
Open House Sunday Feb 21st 1-4 pm

4717 12th St NE DC.  exterior front
Simply put, this is your new home. From first impressions of the carefully cultivated yard and the welcoming front porch with matching rockers, wander throughout the perfectly restored and renovated rooms to see that this house was destined for you.

Step inside to find original trim and gleaming wood floors. The large living room with commanding fireplace and large windows flows effortlessly into the formal dining room. The recently renovated, spacious kitchen masterfully blends the old with the new by preserving the original sink and surrounding it with high-end stainless steel appliances, wainscoting, subway tile, and cabinets galore. Start your day off right in the breakfast room

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1239 E St SE, Washington DC 20002.
$1,100,000
1239 E ST SE Washington DC. Capitol Hill

Virtual Tour
YouTube video
5 Bedroom, 2.5 bathrooms.

Think: WOW. This former multi-family house was converted into a massive single-family home, perfect for you and yours. With five bedrooms, two and one half bathrooms, there is plenty of room for family and friends - and more friends! This home was built to impress and renovated to entertain.

Start in the gleaming kitchen, the center of it all. It was renovated around 2007 with custom cherry wood cabinets, high-end stainless steel appliances, and granite countertops. The eat-in breakfast area will be the gathering place for everyone to start their day off right. Warm up as the sun rises in the private backyard, accessible from the double-rear deck.

To the

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Ski Resorts within Road-Tripping Distance of DC

What could be finer than packing your snow clothes clad munchkins into the car and hitting the road in pursuit of high speed, snowy fun?  Or perhaps, packing the car full of pals, gear and plenty of road snacks in pursuit of fresh powder.  Any way you crack it, a day on the slopes is guaranteed fun for all.  Wax your skis, tighten your bindings and head to one of the awesome downhill ski resorts listed below - all four hours or less from DC!

Liberty Mountain Resort

1.5 - 2 hours from DC

Carroll Valley, PA

Less than 2 hours driving from the heart of the district, Liberty Mountain Resort stands as a DCers best option for close to home skiing and snowboarding.  Wake up on a weekend and decide to

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5 Fun 5k Runs in the D.C. Area to Get Your Resolutions Rolling

 

Are you wondering how January passed you by, and the mid-February greeting-card-company-holiday somehow crept up on you with your New Year’s resolutions still hanging from a proud sticky note on the fridge, no more in action than yourself?  Did you (like most everyone) promise to make 2015 your healthiest, most active year yet; but do you now find yourself gazing at melting piles of snow and your neighbor’s still-hung Christmas lights, begging them to stay around a bit longer so that your excuse: “The holidays just passed, I’ll start soon,” might endure?  Resolutions are tough.  They’re like your unfiled tax return – the longer you wait to start them, the easier it is to pretend like

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Celebrate Black History Month in the Nation’s Capital

Fifty-three years after the March on Washington and the delivery of Martin Luther King Jr’s “I Have a Dream” speech, the nation looks back on the history of the Civil Rights movement and honors the story and culture of African Americans.  Washington, DC is a riveting setting in which to remember past atrocities in solemnity, celebrate progress made and dream of a future in which true equality will flourish.  The city will celebrate Black History Month with a variety of events and special exhibitions this year - see the list below for ideas about how you can reflect, honor and celebrate this month.  

Through the African American Lens

National Museum of American History

Ongoing

On display

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